The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 30 March 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 127 116
Rank change year-on-year +14 -11  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 12 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.56% 0.040% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.76% 0.15% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 12
Median daily rate £115 - £485
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 - £427
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £300 £363
% change year-on-year -61.66% -17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year +36.36% -36.12%  

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 East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 682 655 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 32.05% 26.05% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 358 407
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 62 61
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £48.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EPoS in the East of England

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing EPoS in the East of England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EPoS in the East of England

EPoS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for EPoS in the East of England

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Hertfordshire +8 8 £190 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £265 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £93 -
EPoS
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 East of England region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 11 (26.19%) Retail
2 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.52%) UML
4 4 (9.52%) Finance
5 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) HP
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.76%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (4.76%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (4.76%) Presales
6 2 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (4.76%) Dell
6 2 (4.76%) Python
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) C++
6 2 (4.76%) SQL
6 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.76%) Unix
6 2 (4.76%) Windows
6 2 (4.76%) Linux
6 2 (4.76%) ATM
6 2 (4.76%) LAN
6 2 (4.76%) WLAN
6 2 (4.76%) WAN
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.76%) Wireless

EPoS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) ATM
1 2 (4.76%) LAN
1 2 (4.76%) WAN
1 2 (4.76%) Wireless
1 2 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (26.19%) Retail
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Field Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) IT Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) EPoS Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Business Systems Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Field Service Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.14%) EPoS Field Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) EPoS Manager
6 3 (7.14%) EPoS Project Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Project Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.76%) EPoS Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) EPoS Installation Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Installations Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Problem Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Retail Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
1 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.52%) UML
4 3 (7.14%) Change Management
4 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Presales
5 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (4.76%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Change Control
6 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL
6 1 (2.38%) Line Management
6 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.38%) Product Management
6 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) C++
1 2 (4.76%) Python
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) ISEB
1 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) OpenView
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco
2 2 (4.76%) Dell
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Toshiba
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix
3 1 (2.38%) Retalix
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) Sun