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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
UK
Rank 473 536 536
Rank change year-on-year
+63 0
Contract jobs citing EPoS 123 88 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 0.56% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 60 44
Median daily rate £138 £354 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.13% -14.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £109 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
-61.66% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £16.25 - £17.22
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 - £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 - £26.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 - £17.22

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
14008 15787 15511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.89% 30.86% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8998 10203 9585
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 569 636
Median hourly rate £19.05 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.39% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.34 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +64 117 £138 -62.06% 31
London +24 44 £163 -63.06% 8
East Midlands +23 21 £245 -18.33% 2
East of England +20 18 £115 -79.09% 3
South East +23 17 £126 -68.43% 11
Leicestershire +21 10 £250 -16.66% 1
West Midlands -6 9 £150 -61.41% 5
Hampshire +18 8 £160 - 2
South West +3 8 £105 -80.00% 1
Bedfordshire - 7 £283 -
North West +23 6 £108 -41.89% 1
Yorkshire +10 6 £203 -44.13%
Hertfordshire +4 6 £115 -79.09% 1
Leicester - 6 £250 - 1
Enfield - 6 £110 -
Somerset +3 5 £105 -80.00%
Coventry -9 5 £150 -56.36%
Derby - 5 £270 -
Cambridge - 5 £91 -
Southampton - 5 £160 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £91 -
Derbyshire - 5 £270 -
City of London - 5 £90 -
West Yorkshire +16 4 £165 -54.48%
Wiltshire +3 4 £105 -34.37%
Birmingham +2 4 £150 -61.53% 1
Croydon -1 4 £110 -18.51%
Luton - 4 £115 -
Taunton - 4 £105 -
Cheshire - 4 £93 -

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 114 (35.40%) Retail
2 25 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 22 (6.83%) Windows
4 22 (6.83%) E-Commerce
4 22 (6.83%) Project Management
5 20 (6.21%) Finance
6 16 (4.97%) Driving Licence
6 16 (4.97%) ATM
7 15 (4.66%) PRINCE2
8 14 (4.35%) Java
9 13 (4.04%) .NET
10 12 (3.73%) SQL Server
10 12 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (3.42%) Test Scripting
11 11 (3.42%) Marketing
11 11 (3.42%) HP
12 10 (3.11%) SQL
12 10 (3.11%) Web Services
12 10 (3.11%) MS Excel
12 10 (3.11%) Kafka
13 9 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (2.80%) SAP
13 9 (2.80%) LAN
13 9 (2.80%) Service Delivery
13 9 (2.80%) Spring
14 8 (2.48%) Business Analysis
14 8 (2.48%) ERP
14 8 (2.48%) SLA
14 8 (2.48%) MS Office

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 6 (1.86%) IIS
2 5 (1.55%) Apache
2 5 (1.55%) CMS
3 4 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.31%) Confluence
5 1 (0.31%) Drupal
5 1 (0.31%) Kentico
5 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.48%) MS Office
3 3 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.86%) SAP CAR
1 6 (1.86%) SAP POS DM
1 6 (1.86%) SAP Retail
2 4 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.93%) BASE24
3 3 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.93%) Postilion
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Magento
4 1 (0.31%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.31%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.24%) Office 365
2 3 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.31%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.31%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.97%) ATM
2 9 (2.80%) LAN
3 7 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.86%) DHCP
4 6 (1.86%) DNS
4 6 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (1.86%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.86%) Wireless
5 2 (0.62%) VPN
5 2 (0.62%) WAN
6 1 (0.31%) 3G
6 1 (0.31%) Firewall
6 1 (0.31%) Internet
6 1 (0.31%) Network Security
6 1 (0.31%) Skype
6 1 (0.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.31%) RethinkDB
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (2.17%) Maven
2 4 (1.24%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.93%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.62%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.31%) eggPlant
5 1 (0.31%) JIRA
5 1 (0.31%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 114 (35.40%) Retail
2 20 (6.21%) Finance
3 11 (3.42%) Marketing
4 6 (1.86%) Back Office
5 4 (1.24%) Banking
6 3 (0.93%) Games
6 3 (0.93%) Law
6 3 (0.93%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.62%) Advertising
7 2 (0.62%) Billing
7 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.31%) German Language
8 1 (0.31%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 94 (29.19%) EPoS Engineer
2 54 (16.77%) Field Engineer
3 43 (13.35%) Analyst
4 39 (12.11%) Field Service Engineer
5 30 (9.32%) Project Manager
6 25 (7.76%) Architect
7 22 (6.83%) IT Engineer
8 21 (6.52%) EPoS Manager
9 19 (5.90%) EPoS Field Engineer
10 18 (5.59%) Installations Engineer
11 17 (5.28%) EPoS Installation Engineer
11 17 (5.28%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (4.97%) Developer
13 15 (4.66%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
13 15 (4.66%) EPoS Project Manager
14 12 (3.73%) Break Fix Engineer
15 11 (3.42%) Consultant
16 10 (3.11%) Business Analyst
16 10 (3.11%) Programme Manager
16 10 (3.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.04%) .NET
2 10 (3.11%) Kafka
2 10 (3.11%) Web Services
3 9 (2.80%) Spring
4 6 (1.86%) Node.js
4 6 (1.86%) Spring Boot
5 5 (1.55%) Django
6 4 (1.24%) Apache Camel
6 4 (1.24%) SOAP
6 4 (1.24%) WPF
7 3 (0.93%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.62%) Electron Framework
8 2 (0.62%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.62%) Middleware
8 2 (0.62%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.62%) WinForms
9 1 (0.31%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (0.31%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.97%) Driving Licence
2 9 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.86%) Social Media
4 5 (1.55%) Chip and PIN
4 5 (1.55%) Raspberry Pi
5 4 (1.24%) EFT
5 4 (1.24%) EFTPOS
5 4 (1.24%) Smartcard
6 3 (0.93%) User Experience
7 2 (0.62%) iPhone
7 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.62%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.31%) APACS
8 1 (0.31%) AS400
8 1 (0.31%) CCTV
8 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.31%) Clustering
8 1 (0.31%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.31%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.83%) Windows
2 8 (2.48%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.17%) Windows 7
3 7 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.24%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000
5 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (6.83%) E-Commerce
2 22 (6.83%) Project Management
3 15 (4.66%) PRINCE2
4 12 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (3.42%) Test Scripting
6 9 (2.80%) Service Delivery
7 8 (2.48%) Business Analysis
7 8 (2.48%) ERP
8 7 (2.17%) CRM
8 7 (2.17%) Migration
8 7 (2.17%) Scrum
8 7 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (1.86%) Health Informatics
9 6 (1.86%) Informatics
9 6 (1.86%) Resource Management
9 6 (1.86%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (1.86%) Test Strategy
10 5 (1.55%) MVC
10 5 (1.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.35%) Java
2 10 (3.11%) SQL
3 7 (2.17%) C#
4 6 (1.86%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.86%) VBScript
5 5 (1.55%) Python
6 2 (0.62%) XAML
7 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (0.93%) ISTQB
2 2 (0.62%) A+ Certification
2 2 (0.62%) Degree
2 2 (0.62%) ISEB
2 2 (0.62%) MCSE
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (0.62%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.62%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.31%) CCNA
3 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (0.31%) MCP
3 1 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.31%) PMP
3 1 (0.31%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (0.31%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.48%) SLA
2 7 (2.17%) QA
3 5 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.24%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 7 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 7 (2.17%) Docker
2 6 (1.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.31%) Firmware
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.86%) SCCM
2 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.62%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 23 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.42%) HP
3 9 (2.80%) SAP
4 8 (2.48%) WorldPay
5 7 (2.17%) Dell
6 6 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.86%) Twitter
7 4 (1.24%) Cisco
7 4 (1.24%) FIS
7 4 (1.24%) VeriFone
8 3 (0.93%) Apple
8 3 (0.93%) Google
8 3 (0.93%) Oracle
8 3 (0.93%) Sun
8 3 (0.93%) Wincor Nixdorf
9 2 (0.62%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.62%) IBM
9 2 (0.62%) Toshiba
9 2 (0.62%) VMware
10 1 (0.31%) Sophos
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