The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 427 545 542
Rank change year-on-year
+118 -3
Contract jobs citing EPoS 211 92 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 0.50% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 64 61
Median daily rate £105 £213 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.58% -25.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £85 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £409 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £285 £190
% change year-on-year
-63.15% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.30 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £17.32 £12.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +45.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16353 18243 18179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.59% 33.35% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10596 11467 11532
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 787 758
Median hourly rate £19.02 £20.63 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +21.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

EPoS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing EPoS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

EPoS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

EPoS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing EPoS within the UK.

EPoS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

EPoS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

EPoS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

EPoS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing EPoS within the UK.

EPoS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

EPoS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EPoS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

EPoS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

EPoS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +115 193 £105 -62.50% 29
London +29 66 £165 -8.83% 4
East of England +38 33 £105 +23.52% 3
South East +34 33 £105 -67.18% 8
East Midlands +15 28 £105 -72.00% 4
Yorkshire +23 17 £105 -73.75%
West Midlands -11 17 £105 -63.15% 3
Scotland +14 14 £103 +7.89% 2
South West +17 12 £105 -33.33% 3
Hertfordshire +9 12 £110 -80.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - 11 £90 -
North West +15 10 £105 +23.52% 4
Nottinghamshire +5 10 £108 -
City of London - 10 £90 - 1
West Yorkshire +13 9 £105 -73.75%
Coventry -4 9 £105 -
Oxfordshire - 9 £105 -
Hampshire +26 8 £108 - 3
Buckinghamshire +18 8 £105 - 2
Leeds +13 8 £100 -75.00%
North East - 8 £105 -
Oxford - 8 £105 -
Milton Keynes +18 7 £105 - 2
Berkshire +13 7 £105 -48.14% 2
Swindon +5 7 £105 +16.66% 2
Leicestershire +4 7 £245 - 1
Wiltshire -2 7 £105 -33.33% 2
Birmingham -4 7 £120 -51.02% 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £105 -
Lancashire - 7 £105 -

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing EPoS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for EPoS.

1 145 (37.28%) Retail
2 39 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (9.25%) Project Management
4 31 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (7.71%) SAP
6 29 (7.46%) Microsoft
7 28 (7.20%) Driving Licence
7 28 (7.20%) Finance
8 22 (5.66%) PRINCE2
8 22 (5.66%) E-Commerce
9 19 (4.88%) Windows
9 19 (4.88%) ATM
9 19 (4.88%) Test Scripting
10 18 (4.63%) QA
10 18 (4.63%) MS Excel
11 17 (4.37%) SQL
11 17 (4.37%) Scrum
12 15 (3.86%) WorldPay
12 15 (3.86%) Test Strategy
13 14 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (3.60%) ISTQB
14 13 (3.34%) Business Analysis
14 13 (3.34%) ERP
14 13 (3.34%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (3.08%) Banking
16 11 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
16 11 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (2.83%) Games
16 11 (2.83%) Functional Testing
17 10 (2.57%) Windows 7

EPoS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (2.06%) CMS
2 3 (0.77%) Apache
2 3 (0.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.51%) IIS
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (2.57%) MS Office
4 7 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.57%) SAP Retail
2 4 (1.03%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.51%) BASE24
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.51%) Postilion
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.26%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.80%) SaaS
2 4 (1.03%) PaaS
3 3 (0.77%) IaaS
3 3 (0.77%) Office 365
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.26%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.88%) ATM
2 11 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (1.29%) LAN
4 3 (0.77%) WAN
4 3 (0.77%) Wireless
5 2 (0.51%) DHCP
5 2 (0.51%) DNS
5 2 (0.51%) Internet
5 2 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.26%) Network Security
6 1 (0.26%) Skype
6 1 (0.26%) VLAN
6 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.77%) JIRA
1 3 (0.77%) Maven
2 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.26%) TestPartner
General
1 145 (37.28%) Retail
2 28 (7.20%) Finance
3 12 (3.08%) Banking
4 11 (2.83%) Games
5 10 (2.57%) Marketing
6 6 (1.54%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.29%) Legal
8 4 (1.03%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.77%) Advertising
9 3 (0.77%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Back Office
10 2 (0.51%) Billing
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 106 (27.25%) EPoS Engineer
2 59 (15.17%) Analyst
3 54 (13.88%) Field Engineer
4 48 (12.34%) Field Service Engineer
5 38 (9.77%) Project Manager
6 31 (7.97%) Installations Engineer
7 29 (7.46%) Architect
7 29 (7.46%) IT Engineer
8 28 (7.20%) Consultant
8 28 (7.20%) EPoS Manager
9 25 (6.43%) EPoS Installation Engineer
10 22 (5.66%) SAP Consultant
11 20 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (4.88%) EPoS Project Manager
13 16 (4.11%) Test Analyst
14 15 (3.86%) EPoS Field Engineer
15 14 (3.60%) Business Analyst
15 14 (3.60%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
16 12 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
17 11 (2.83%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.06%) .NET
1 8 (2.06%) Django
2 6 (1.54%) SOAP
2 6 (1.54%) Web Services
3 3 (0.77%) Kafka
3 3 (0.77%) Middleware
3 3 (0.77%) Spring
4 2 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.20%) Driving Licence
2 14 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.06%) Health Informatics
3 8 (2.06%) Informatics
3 8 (2.06%) Raspberry Pi
3 8 (2.06%) Social Media
4 6 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.77%) Chip and PIN
5 3 (0.77%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.51%) EFT
6 2 (0.51%) EFTPOS
6 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.51%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.51%) User Experience
7 1 (0.26%) Clustering
7 1 (0.26%) FMCG
7 1 (0.26%) iPhone
7 1 (0.26%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.26%) Pricing Data
7 1 (0.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.88%) Windows
2 10 (2.57%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.03%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.26%) Linux
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (9.25%) Project Management
3 31 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (5.66%) E-Commerce
4 22 (5.66%) PRINCE2
5 19 (4.88%) Test Scripting
6 17 (4.37%) Scrum
7 15 (3.86%) Test Strategy
8 13 (3.34%) Business Analysis
8 13 (3.34%) ERP
8 13 (3.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (2.83%) Functional Testing
10 8 (2.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (2.06%) Data Management
10 8 (2.06%) Process Improvement
10 8 (2.06%) Resource Management
10 8 (2.06%) Test Management
11 7 (1.80%) Risk Analysis
11 7 (1.80%) Software Testing
11 7 (1.80%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.37%) SQL
2 9 (2.31%) Java
3 8 (2.06%) Python
4 2 (0.51%) C#
4 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.51%) VBScript
5 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (3.60%) ISTQB
2 6 (1.54%) ISEB
3 5 (1.29%) Degree
4 2 (0.51%) A+ Certification
4 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.51%) MCSE
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.26%) CCNA
5 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.26%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.26%) MCP
5 1 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.26%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (0.26%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.63%) QA
2 9 (2.31%) SLA
3 4 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.51%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.51%) Firmware
2 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.51%) SCCM
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 30 (7.71%) SAP
2 29 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.86%) WorldPay
4 10 (2.57%) HP
5 8 (2.06%) Twitter
6 6 (1.54%) Cisco
6 6 (1.54%) Oracle
7 4 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.77%) Apple
8 3 (0.77%) Dell
8 3 (0.77%) Juniper
9 2 (0.51%) FIS
9 2 (0.51%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.51%) hybris
9 2 (0.51%) VeriFone
10 1 (0.26%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.26%) Belkin
10 1 (0.26%) NETGEAR
10 1 (0.26%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.26%) Workday
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