Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 684 702 614
Rank change year-on-year +18 -88 -1
Contract jobs citing EPoS 107 153 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.50% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 99 267
England median daily rate £400 £285 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.35% +147.83% -16.36%
10th Percentile £120 £100 £100
90th Percentile £538 £519 £553
UK median daily rate £388 £275 £115
% change year-on-year +40.91% +139.13% -16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 12
England median hourly rate - £8.03 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.09% -15.92%
UK median hourly rate - £8.03 £10.30
% change year-on-year - -22.09% -15.92%

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 26,771 30,888 29,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.48% 32.83% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,419 20,086 19,234
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £280 £275 £268
90th Percentile £675 £669 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 943 959 941
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.82% +6.63% -
10th Percentile £11.69 £12.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -1.28%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019. 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 +41 36 £450 +9.09% 9
South East +32 35 £475 +72.73% 21
South West -19 13 £320 +220.00% 7
East of England +22 12 £350 -25.33% 10
Midlands +13 7 £460 +360.00% 21
West Midlands +9 5 £468 +367.50% 10
North West +1 4 £394 +38.16% 8
North of England 0 4 £394 +228.13% 14
East Midlands +17 2 £400 +300.00% 11
EPoS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 61 (57.01%) Retail
2 30 (28.04%) Test Automation
3 29 (27.10%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (14.95%) C#
4 16 (14.95%) .NET
4 16 (14.95%) Selenium
5 15 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (12.15%) Windows
6 13 (12.15%) JIRA
7 12 (11.21%) OO
8 11 (10.28%) NCR
8 11 (10.28%) E-Commerce
8 11 (10.28%) Java
8 11 (10.28%) Git (software)
8 11 (10.28%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (9.35%) API Development
9 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (9.35%) .NET Framework
9 10 (9.35%) SQL
9 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
9 10 (9.35%) Scrum
10 9 (8.41%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (8.41%) JavaScript
10 9 (8.41%) Stress Testing
10 9 (8.41%) Bitbucket
10 9 (8.41%) Heroku
10 9 (8.41%) REST
11 8 (7.48%) Node.js
11 8 (7.48%) Drupal
11 8 (7.48%) PHP

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 8 (7.48%) Drupal
2 4 (3.74%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.87%) IIS
3 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Marvel
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.93%) Sketch
1 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) BASE24
2 2 (1.87%) Postilion
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.41%) Heroku
4 4 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.74%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.80%) Office 365
6 2 (1.87%) GitHub
6 2 (1.87%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) ATM
2 1 (0.93%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.93%) Network Security
2 1 (0.93%) NFC
2 1 (0.93%) VPN
2 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.41%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.74%) Power BI
5 2 (1.87%) MySQL
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (14.95%) Selenium
2 13 (12.15%) JIRA
3 11 (10.28%) Git (software)
4 9 (8.41%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.80%) Appium
6 2 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.87%) JMeter
6 2 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.87%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.93%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.93%) TestRail
General
1 61 (57.01%) Retail
2 3 (2.80%) Finance
3 2 (1.87%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (26.17%) Developer
2 20 (18.69%) Analyst
3 14 (13.08%) Test Analyst
4 12 (11.21%) Architect
5 11 (10.28%) Project Manager
6 10 (9.35%) C# Developer
7 9 (8.41%) Software Developer
8 8 (7.48%) C# Software Developer
8 8 (7.48%) EPoS Engineer
9 7 (6.54%) EPoS Manager
9 7 (6.54%) EPoS Project Manager
10 6 (5.61%) .NET Developer
11 5 (4.67%) .NET Software Developer
11 5 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Embedded Developer
11 5 (4.67%) IT Engineer
11 5 (4.67%) IT Manager
12 4 (3.74%) C# WPF Developer
12 4 (3.74%) Node.js Developer
12 4 (3.74%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.95%) .NET
2 10 (9.35%) .NET Framework
3 9 (8.41%) REST
4 8 (7.48%) Node.js
5 6 (5.61%) Express
6 5 (4.67%) HTML
6 5 (4.67%) WPF
7 4 (3.74%) CSS
7 4 (3.74%) Middleware
8 3 (2.80%) jQuery
8 3 (2.80%) JSON
9 2 (1.87%) GWT
9 2 (1.87%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.87%) Java EE
9 2 (1.87%) Web Services
9 2 (1.87%) XML
10 1 (0.93%) Ajax
10 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.93%) IBM Integration Bus
10 1 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (6.54%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.74%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.80%) EMV
5 2 (1.87%) APACS
5 2 (1.87%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.87%) EFT
5 2 (1.87%) iPad
5 2 (1.87%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Apple TV
6 1 (0.93%) Contactless
6 1 (0.93%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.93%) Handset
6 1 (0.93%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.15%) Windows
2 6 (5.61%) Windows 10
3 4 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.87%) Unix
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.04%) Test Automation
2 29 (27.10%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (11.21%) OO
4 11 (10.28%) E-Commerce
5 10 (9.35%) API Development
5 10 (9.35%) Scrum
6 9 (8.41%) Stress Testing
7 8 (7.48%) Product Roadmap
8 6 (5.61%) DevOps
8 6 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (5.61%) Project Management
8 6 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.61%) Waterfall
9 5 (4.67%) API Testing
9 5 (4.67%) Coaching
9 5 (4.67%) Test Planning
10 4 (3.74%) Functional Testing
10 4 (3.74%) SDLC
11 3 (2.80%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.80%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.95%) C#
2 11 (10.28%) Java
3 10 (9.35%) SQL
4 9 (8.41%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.48%) PHP
6 2 (1.87%) Java 8
6 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.87%) RPG
6 2 (1.87%) RPG/400
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.93%) VB
7 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.80%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.87%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) ISO 8583
2 3 (2.80%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.80%) QA
3 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.93%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.93%) NIST
System Software
1 6 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.87%) Docker
2 2 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) SCCM
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.87%) Terraform
3 1 (0.93%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (10.28%) NCR
2 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.67%) Oracle
4 4 (3.74%) FIS
4 4 (3.74%) VeriFone
4 4 (3.74%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 3 (2.80%) Ingenico
6 2 (1.87%) Cubic Transportation
6 2 (1.87%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 2 (1.87%) Elavon
6 2 (1.87%) Google
6 2 (1.87%) Hypercom
6 2 (1.87%) Sage
6 2 (1.87%) SAP
6 2 (1.87%) Thales
6 2 (1.87%) TSYS
6 2 (1.87%) VocaLink
6 2 (1.87%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.93%) HP
7 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com