The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 157 197
Rank change year-on-year -7 +40  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.061% 0.21% 0.069%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.52% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £389 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.15% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £120 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £650 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £108 £399 £250
% change year-on-year -73.04% +59.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £85.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.15 £12.50 £11.17
% change year-on-year -18.80% +11.90%  

EPoS is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1382 1335 2184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 41.88% 39.45% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1046 1116 1739
Median daily rate £530 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 39
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -23.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £62.00 £59.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing EPoS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for EPoS in the City of London

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing EPoS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for EPoS in the City of London

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing EPoS in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EPoS in the City of London

EPoS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for EPoS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Drupal
3 2 (25.00%) Magento
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Kentico
3 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (25.00%) Break/Fix
3 2 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

EPoS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (25.00%) Drupal
1 2 (25.00%) Kentico
2 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (25.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) NFC
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate
3 1 (12.50%) Payments Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Payments Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) Break/Fix
2 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 2 (25.00%) Coaching
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft