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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
UK / England
Rank 463 518 499
Rank change year-on-year +55 -19  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 115 94 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 0.62% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 58 57
Median daily rate £138 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.62% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £183 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £603 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £126 £300 £350
% change year-on-year -57.91% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £16.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -32.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £9.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £11.00 £17.22
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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13245 15176 14631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.11% 31.18% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8568 10017 8972
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 519 604
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +18.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EPoS in England

EPoS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
London +25 43 £300 -36.84% 8
East Midlands +7 17 £250 +24.22% 4
South East +22 16 £138 -65.62% 7
West Midlands +7 16 £133 -55.83% 6
East of England +6 11 £105 - 2
North West +21 7 £111 -39.86% 6
South West +3 7 £105 -80.00% 1
Yorkshire +10 6 £203 -44.13%
North East - 3 £105 -
Midlands - 2 £400 -
EPoS
UK

EPoS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 102 (37.23%) Retail
2 33 (12.04%) Microsoft
3 28 (10.22%) Windows
4 25 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (8.03%) Project Management
6 21 (7.66%) Finance
7 18 (6.57%) E-Commerce
8 16 (5.84%) Java
8 16 (5.84%) SQL Server
9 15 (5.47%) ATM
10 14 (5.11%) Windows Server
10 14 (5.11%) HP
10 14 (5.11%) SQL
10 14 (5.11%) .NET
11 13 (4.74%) MS Office
11 13 (4.74%) SCCM
12 12 (4.38%) Kafka
12 12 (4.38%) SAP
12 12 (4.38%) PRINCE2
12 12 (4.38%) MS Excel
12 12 (4.38%) Active Directory
12 12 (4.38%) LAN
13 11 (4.01%) ERP
13 11 (4.01%) CRM
13 11 (4.01%) Spring
13 11 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (3.65%) Hyper-V
14 10 (3.65%) PowerShell
14 10 (3.65%) Marketing
14 10 (3.65%) IIS

EPoS
Top Related 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 10 (3.65%) IIS
2 7 (2.55%) Apache
3 6 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.09%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.73%) Drupal
5 2 (0.73%) Kentico
6 1 (0.36%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (4.74%) MS Office
2 12 (4.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.19%) SAP CAR
1 6 (2.19%) SAP POS DM
1 6 (2.19%) SAP Retail
2 4 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.09%) BASE24
3 3 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.09%) Postilion
4 2 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.73%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.73%) Magento
5 1 (0.36%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.82%) Office 365
2 3 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.09%) Twilio
3 2 (0.73%) SaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.47%) ATM
2 12 (4.38%) LAN
3 10 (3.65%) DHCP
4 9 (3.28%) Wireless
5 8 (2.92%) DNS
5 8 (2.92%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (2.92%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.09%) Network Security
6 3 (1.09%) WAN
7 2 (0.73%) Internet
7 2 (0.73%) SAN
7 2 (0.73%) VoIP
7 2 (0.73%) VPN
8 1 (0.36%) 3G
8 1 (0.36%) Firewall
8 1 (0.36%) Skype
8 1 (0.36%) VLAN
8 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.09%) RethinkDB
5 2 (0.73%) MySQL
5 2 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (3.28%) Maven
2 6 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.73%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.36%) Selenium
5 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 102 (37.23%) Retail
2 21 (7.66%) Finance
3 10 (3.65%) Marketing
4 6 (2.19%) Back Office
5 4 (1.46%) Banking
5 4 (1.46%) Games
6 2 (0.73%) Advertising
6 2 (0.73%) Billing
6 2 (0.73%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.36%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.36%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 60 (21.90%) EPoS Engineer
2 46 (16.79%) Field Engineer
3 34 (12.41%) Field Service Engineer
4 32 (11.68%) Project Manager
5 29 (10.58%) Analyst
6 23 (8.39%) Architect
7 22 (8.03%) EPoS Manager
8 19 (6.93%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (6.57%) EPoS Project Manager
10 15 (5.47%) IT Engineer
11 14 (5.11%) EPoS Field Engineer
12 12 (4.38%) Developer
12 12 (4.38%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
13 11 (4.01%) Consultant
14 10 (3.65%) Installations Engineer
15 9 (3.28%) Break Fix Engineer
15 9 (3.28%) EPoS Installation Engineer
16 8 (2.92%) ATM Engineer
16 8 (2.92%) IT Support
17 7 (2.55%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.11%) .NET
2 12 (4.38%) Kafka
3 11 (4.01%) Spring
4 8 (2.92%) Spring Boot
5 7 (2.55%) Web Services
6 6 (2.19%) Apache Camel
6 6 (2.19%) Node.js
7 4 (1.46%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.46%) WPF
8 3 (1.09%) Swagger
9 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.73%) Electron Framework
9 2 (0.73%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.73%) Middleware
9 2 (0.73%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.73%) WAP
9 2 (0.73%) WinForms
10 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (2.55%) Driving Licence
2 6 (2.19%) Chip and PIN
3 4 (1.46%) EFT
3 4 (1.46%) EFTPOS
3 4 (1.46%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.46%) Smartcard
4 3 (1.09%) CCTV
5 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.73%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.73%) Internet of Things
5 2 (0.73%) iPhone
5 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.73%) Smartphone
5 2 (0.73%) User Experience
6 1 (0.36%) EMV
6 1 (0.36%) FMCG
6 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.36%) Pricing Data
6 1 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.22%) Windows
2 14 (5.11%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (2.19%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.19%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.09%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.36%) Android
8 1 (0.36%) Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Unix
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (8.03%) Project Management
3 18 (6.57%) E-Commerce
4 12 (4.38%) PRINCE2
5 11 (4.01%) CRM
5 11 (4.01%) ERP
6 9 (3.28%) Service Delivery
6 9 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (2.55%) Migration
8 6 (2.19%) Business Analysis
8 6 (2.19%) Microservices
8 6 (2.19%) Scrum
8 6 (2.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (1.82%) Change Management
9 5 (1.82%) Data Modelling
9 5 (1.82%) Health Informatics
9 5 (1.82%) Informatics
9 5 (1.82%) Resource Management
9 5 (1.82%) TDD
9 5 (1.82%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.84%) Java
2 14 (5.11%) SQL
3 10 (3.65%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.65%) VBScript
4 7 (2.55%) C#
5 2 (0.73%) XAML
6 1 (0.36%) C++
6 1 (0.36%) Python
6 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (2.19%) MCSE
1 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.46%) MCTS
3 3 (1.09%) Degree
3 3 (1.09%) MCP
4 2 (0.73%) ISEB
4 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.73%) MCSA
4 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.73%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.73%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.73%) VCP6
4 2 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.36%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.36%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.36%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (0.36%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.65%) SLA
2 6 (2.19%) QA
3 5 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.46%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.65%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.28%) Docker
4 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.36%) Firmware
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (4.74%) SCCM
2 2 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.73%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.73%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.36%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.11%) HP
3 12 (4.38%) SAP
4 10 (3.65%) Dell
5 7 (2.55%) Sun
6 6 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.82%) Apple
7 5 (1.82%) Cisco
8 4 (1.46%) FIS
8 4 (1.46%) VeriFone
8 4 (1.46%) VMware
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle
9 3 (1.09%) Sophos
9 3 (1.09%) Toshiba
9 3 (1.09%) Wincor Nixdorf
10 2 (0.73%) Adobe
10 2 (0.73%) EMC
10 2 (0.73%) Fujitsu
10 2 (0.73%) Google
10 2 (0.73%) Symantec
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