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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
Rank 522 539 463
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -76
Contract jobs citing EPoS 134 110 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.63% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 57 86
Median daily rate £425 £248 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.71% -34.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £85 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £238
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 4
Median hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.52% -21.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.16 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.40 £16.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.17 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-1.52% -17.25%

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
18012 17578 16813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.03% 31.84% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11669 10770 10365
Median daily rate £425 £413 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 718 736
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 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 +6 120 £450 +50.00% 32
London +1 51 £525 +50.00% 8
East of England +13 15 £413 +66.66% 2
West Midlands 0 14 £280 +8.73% 2
North West +9 13 £265 - 2
Hertfordshire +14 11 £418 - 2
East Midlands +20 10 £400 +36.17% 6
Manchester - 10 £425 -
South East -15 9 £450 +127.84% 8
Scotland -14 7 £103 -
City of London +39 6 £600 +69.01%
South West -5 6 £115 +27.77% 4
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £425 -
Birmingham +8 4 £103 +20.58%
Bedfordshire -1 4 £413 -11.29%
Yorkshire +10 3 £208 -44.66%
Coventry -5 3 £280 -31.07% 1
Surrey -8 3 £475 +131.70%
County Antrim - 3 £81 -
Edinburgh - 3 £90 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £81 -
Belfast - 3 £81 -
Staffordshire +9 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +2 2 £103 -68.46% 2
West Yorkshire +1 2 £103 -72.66%
Nottingham +1 2 £103 -68.46% 2
Leeds -4 2 £103 -72.66%
Wiltshire -4 2 £270 - 1
North East -41 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -46 2 - -

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 140 (63.35%) Retail
2 32 (14.48%) E-Commerce
3 28 (12.67%) Windows
4 26 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (10.41%) Project Management
7 18 (8.14%) Finance
7 18 (8.14%) ERP
7 18 (8.14%) Microsoft
8 15 (6.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (4.98%) SQL
10 11 (4.98%) Scrum
10 11 (4.98%) Wincor Nixdorf
11 10 (4.52%) Java
11 10 (4.52%) Oracle
12 9 (4.07%) CRM
12 9 (4.07%) ITIL
12 9 (4.07%) EMV
13 8 (3.62%) SQL Server
13 8 (3.62%) .NET
13 8 (3.62%) MS Excel
13 8 (3.62%) ISEB
13 8 (3.62%) SC Cleared
13 8 (3.62%) Security Cleared
14 7 (3.17%) VeriFone
14 7 (3.17%) Active Directory
14 7 (3.17%) Windows XP
14 7 (3.17%) SAP
14 7 (3.17%) Change Management

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 3 (1.36%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.36%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.90%) CMS
2 2 (0.90%) IIS
3 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.45%) JBoss
3 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.81%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.71%) BASE24
2 3 (1.36%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.36%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.45%) Magento
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.45%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.45%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.45%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.45%) Office 365
1 1 (0.45%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.71%) ATM
2 2 (0.90%) Network Security
2 2 (0.90%) WAN
2 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.45%) DHCP
3 1 (0.45%) DNS
3 1 (0.45%) LAN
3 1 (0.45%) SAN
3 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.36%) Datazen
2 3 (1.36%) Power BI
2 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (2.71%) JIRA
2 5 (2.26%) Selenium
3 4 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.36%) eggPlant
4 3 (1.36%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.36%) TestComplete
5 2 (0.90%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.45%) Appium
6 1 (0.45%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.45%) Subversion
6 1 (0.45%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.45%) WinRunner
General
1 140 (63.35%) Retail
2 18 (8.14%) Finance
3 4 (1.81%) Billing
4 2 (0.90%) Advertising
4 2 (0.90%) Banking
4 2 (0.90%) Front Office
4 2 (0.90%) Legal
4 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Back Office
5 1 (0.45%) Games
5 1 (0.45%) Law
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (25.79%) Analyst
2 34 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 32 (14.48%) EPoS Engineer
4 29 (13.12%) Business Analyst
5 23 (10.41%) Architect
5 23 (10.41%) EPoS Manager
6 20 (9.05%) Field Engineer
6 20 (9.05%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (7.24%) EPoS Project Manager
8 13 (5.88%) Retail Business Analyst
9 11 (4.98%) EPoS Field Engineer
9 11 (4.98%) Test Analyst
10 9 (4.07%) Developer
10 9 (4.07%) Senior Manager
11 7 (3.17%) EPoS Business Analyst
11 7 (3.17%) EPoS Developer
11 7 (3.17%) IT Engineer
11 7 (3.17%) Project Engineer
11 7 (3.17%) Senior Project Manager
11 7 (3.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.62%) .NET
2 5 (2.26%) SOAP
2 5 (2.26%) Web Services
3 4 (1.81%) REST
4 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.90%) EDI
4 2 (0.90%) HTML
4 2 (0.90%) XML
5 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.45%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.45%) COM
5 1 (0.45%) CSS
5 1 (0.45%) CSS3
5 1 (0.45%) HTML5
5 1 (0.45%) J2EE
5 1 (0.45%) jQuery
5 1 (0.45%) JSON
5 1 (0.45%) Spring
5 1 (0.45%) Velocity
5 1 (0.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.07%) EMV
2 7 (3.17%) EFT
2 7 (3.17%) Smartphone
3 6 (2.71%) EFTPOS
3 6 (2.71%) Smartcard
4 5 (2.26%) Chip and PIN
5 4 (1.81%) Contactless
6 3 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.36%) User Experience
7 2 (0.90%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.90%) FMCG
7 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.90%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.45%) APACS
8 1 (0.45%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.45%) Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) iPhone
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.67%) Windows
2 7 (3.17%) Windows XP
3 6 (2.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.90%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) AIX
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.48%) E-Commerce
2 26 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (10.41%) Project Management
5 18 (8.14%) ERP
6 15 (6.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (4.98%) Scrum
9 9 (4.07%) CRM
9 9 (4.07%) ITIL
10 7 (3.17%) Change Management
10 7 (3.17%) Logistics
10 7 (3.17%) TOGAF
11 6 (2.71%) Mobile Commerce
11 6 (2.71%) PRINCE2
11 6 (2.71%) UML
12 5 (2.26%) Programme Management
12 5 (2.26%) Regression Testing
12 5 (2.26%) Supplier Management
12 5 (2.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.98%) SQL
2 10 (4.52%) Java
3 5 (2.26%) C#
4 3 (1.36%) C
4 3 (1.36%) C++
4 3 (1.36%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.90%) PHP
6 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.45%) VB
6 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (3.62%) ISEB
1 8 (3.62%) SC Cleared
1 8 (3.62%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.17%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.45%) Degree
5 1 (0.45%) MCP
5 1 (0.45%) MCSA
5 1 (0.45%) MCSE
5 1 (0.45%) MCTS
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.71%) ISO 8583
1 6 (2.71%) QA
2 3 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.36%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.36%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (8.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.98%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 10 (4.52%) Oracle
4 7 (3.17%) SAP
4 7 (3.17%) VeriFone
5 5 (2.26%) Apple
5 5 (2.26%) WorldPay
6 4 (1.81%) HP
7 3 (1.36%) IBM
7 3 (1.36%) JDA
7 3 (1.36%) Retek
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco
8 2 (0.90%) Citrix
8 2 (0.90%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.90%) Infor
8 2 (0.90%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.90%) Toshiba
8 2 (0.90%) VMware
8 2 (0.90%) VocaLink
9 1 (0.45%) Google
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