Period
to 19 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EPoS over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 558 640 585
Rank change year-on-year +82 -55 -40
Contract jobs citing EPoS 125 211 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.72% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 154 330
England median daily rate £175 £140 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +21.74% +4.55%
10th Percentile £134 £100 £100
90th Percentile £477 £525 £463
UK median daily rate £173 £140 £115
% change year-on-year +23.57% +21.74% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 13
England median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +31.07% -31.33%
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £10.30
% change year-on-year -11.11% +31.07% -31.33%

EPoS is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 19,826 29,258 30,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.77% 32.20% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,616 19,271 20,484
England median daily rate £474 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.14% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £663
UK median daily rate £456 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.00% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 867 938 931
England median hourly rate £22.93 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.19% -2.33% +8.83%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.85 £20.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +16.34% -4.65% +9.95%

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing EPoS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for EPoS in England

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EPoS in England

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing EPoS in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EPoS in England

EPoS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for EPoS in England

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +107 50 £150 -18.92% 12
South East +72 29 £200 -52.38% 12
East of England +44 18 £171 -14.50% 9
South West +22 16 £319 +210.98% 5
North of England +36 7 £263 +137.56% 12
Midlands +24 4 £381 +172.32% 12
East Midlands +29 3 £413 +3.13% 6
North East +21 3 £140 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire +45 2 £575 +447.62% 2
North West +23 2 £393 +253.60% 9
West Midlands +21 1 £140 +27.27% 6
EPoS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing EPoS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 78 (62.40%) Retail
2 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (12.80%) ATM
4 14 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.40%) Fat Client
5 13 (10.40%) Thin Client
5 13 (10.40%) Windows
6 12 (9.60%) .NET
7 11 (8.80%) E-Commerce
7 11 (8.80%) C#
8 10 (8.00%) Waterfall
9 9 (7.20%) Test Automation
9 9 (7.20%) .NET Framework
9 9 (7.20%) Middleware
10 8 (6.40%) Active Directory
10 8 (6.40%) HP
10 8 (6.40%) SOLID
10 8 (6.40%) Mobile App
10 8 (6.40%) Windows 7
10 8 (6.40%) Functional Testing
11 7 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (5.60%) Client/Server
11 7 (5.60%) OOP
11 7 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (4.80%) BT
12 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
12 6 (4.80%) Change Management
12 6 (4.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
12 6 (4.80%) SQL

EPoS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.60%) CMS
1 2 (1.60%) Confluence
1 2 (1.60%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.80%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (3.20%) CINEMA 4D
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) SaaS
2 3 (2.40%) Azure
3 1 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.80%) AWS
3 1 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.80%) Heroku
3 1 (0.80%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.80%) ATM
2 5 (4.00%) 4G
2 5 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.60%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.60%) DHCP
3 2 (1.60%) DNS
3 2 (1.60%) NFC
3 2 (1.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.60%) MySQL
4 1 (0.80%) Firebird
4 1 (0.80%) Power BI
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) JIRA
1 3 (2.40%) Selenium
2 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.60%) JMeter
2 2 (1.60%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.80%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
General
1 78 (62.40%) Retail
2 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.00%) Back Office
3 5 (4.00%) Finance
4 4 (3.20%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.60%) French Language
5 2 (1.60%) German Language
5 2 (1.60%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.80%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (25.60%) EPoS Engineer
2 26 (20.80%) Analyst
3 21 (16.80%) IT Engineer
4 17 (13.60%) EPoS Field Engineer
4 17 (13.60%) Field Engineer
4 17 (13.60%) Test Analyst
5 15 (12.00%) Developer
6 13 (10.40%) Installations Engineer
7 12 (9.60%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
7 12 (9.60%) Field Service Engineer
8 10 (8.00%) .NET Developer
8 10 (8.00%) Support Engineer
9 9 (7.20%) EPoS Manager
9 9 (7.20%) Project Manager
10 8 (6.40%) Software Developer
11 7 (5.60%) .NET Software Developer
12 6 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (4.80%) C# Developer
12 6 (4.80%) EPoS Project Manager
12 6 (4.80%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.60%) .NET
2 9 (7.20%) .NET Framework
2 9 (7.20%) Middleware
3 4 (3.20%) WPF
4 3 (2.40%) HTML
5 2 (1.60%) .NET Core
5 2 (1.60%) CSS
5 2 (1.60%) Web Services
5 2 (1.60%) XML
6 1 (0.80%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.80%) COM
6 1 (0.80%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.80%) JSON
6 1 (0.80%) Node.js
6 1 (0.80%) React
6 1 (0.80%) REST
6 1 (0.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.40%) Fat Client
1 13 (10.40%) Thin Client
2 8 (6.40%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.60%) Client/Server
4 6 (4.80%) Chip and PIN
5 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.00%) Driving Licence
5 5 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.60%) Apple TV
7 2 (1.60%) iPad
7 2 (1.60%) iPhone
7 2 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.40%) Windows
2 8 (6.40%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.20%) Mac OS X
3 4 (3.20%) Windows 8
3 4 (3.20%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.60%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.60%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (8.80%) E-Commerce
3 10 (8.00%) Waterfall
4 9 (7.20%) Test Automation
5 8 (6.40%) Functional Testing
5 8 (6.40%) SOLID
6 7 (5.60%) OOP
6 7 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.80%) Change Management
8 5 (4.00%) API Development
8 5 (4.00%) OO
8 5 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (4.00%) Project Management
9 4 (3.20%) Customer-Centricity
9 4 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (3.20%) Patch Management
9 4 (3.20%) Process Improvement
9 4 (3.20%) Product Roadmap
9 4 (3.20%) Software Distribution
9 4 (3.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.80%) C#
2 6 (4.80%) SQL
3 5 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.20%) Java
5 2 (1.60%) C++
6 1 (0.80%) Delphi
6 1 (0.80%) Java 8
6 1 (0.80%) PHP
6 1 (0.80%) Python
6 1 (0.80%) RPG
6 1 (0.80%) RPG/400
6 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.20%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.40%) ISEB
3 3 (2.40%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.60%) Degree
5 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) QA
2 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.60%) PMO
2 2 (1.60%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.80%) Jamf Pro
2 2 (1.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.40%) HP
3 6 (4.80%) BT
4 5 (4.00%) Adobe
4 5 (4.00%) EMC
4 5 (4.00%) IBM
5 4 (3.20%) Dell
5 4 (3.20%) Sun
5 4 (3.20%) Toshiba
5 4 (3.20%) Vectorworks
6 2 (1.60%) Google
6 2 (1.60%) Ingenico
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle
7 1 (0.80%) BMC
7 1 (0.80%) NCR
7 1 (0.80%) Sophos
7 1 (0.80%) VeriFone