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 26 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)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 480 505 519
Rank change year-on-year +25 +14  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 109 118 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 0.73% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 64 74
Median daily rate £190 £450 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.77% +56.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £115 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £625 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £108 £381 £248
% change year-on-year -71.80% +54.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Median hourly rate £10.15 £13.50 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.81% +20.85%  
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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14478 16219 16382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.54% 33.28% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9485 10793 10517
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 523 579
Median hourly rate £21.70 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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 26 June 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 -8 46 £460 -16.36% 7
South East +39 19 £325 -18.75% 11
East Midlands -3 18 £250 -45.94% 1
West Midlands +23 10 £115 -73.71% 6
North West +19 7 £105 -61.29% 3
South West +5 7 £105 -8.69%
Yorkshire +28 5 £105 -49.09% 2
North East +71 4 £100 -
East of England -17 3 £325 -21.21% 3
EPoS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 125 (55.80%) Retail
2 37 (16.52%) Microsoft
3 34 (15.18%) Project Management
4 31 (13.84%) Windows
5 26 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (9.82%) E-Commerce
8 20 (8.93%) Windows Server
8 20 (8.93%) Break/Fix
9 19 (8.48%) SCCM
10 18 (8.04%) SQL Server
11 17 (7.59%) Finance
12 16 (7.14%) SQL
12 16 (7.14%) LAN
12 16 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (6.70%) PowerShell
13 15 (6.70%) Hyper-V
13 15 (6.70%) DHCP
13 15 (6.70%) VBScript
13 15 (6.70%) PRINCE2
14 14 (6.25%) IIS
14 14 (6.25%) HP
14 14 (6.25%) Dell
14 14 (6.25%) Wireless
15 13 (5.80%) TCP/IP
15 13 (5.80%) DNS
15 13 (5.80%) .NET
16 12 (5.36%) Java
16 12 (5.36%) Active Directory
16 12 (5.36%) ATM

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 14 (6.25%) IIS
2 6 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.79%) Confluence
4 3 (1.34%) Apache
5 2 (0.89%) Drupal
5 2 (0.89%) Kentico
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.89%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.89%) Magento
3 2 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.89%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.45%) BASE24
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.45%) Postilion
4 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.34%) Office 365
2 3 (1.34%) Twilio
3 2 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.14%) LAN
2 15 (6.70%) DHCP
3 14 (6.25%) Wireless
4 13 (5.80%) DNS
4 13 (5.80%) TCP/IP
5 12 (5.36%) ATM
5 12 (5.36%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.89%) Internet
6 2 (0.89%) Intranet
6 2 (0.89%) Network Security
6 2 (0.89%) SAN
6 2 (0.89%) VoIP
6 2 (0.89%) WAN
6 2 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.89%) WLAN
7 1 (0.45%) 3G
7 1 (0.45%) Firewall
7 1 (0.45%) NFC
7 1 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.34%) RethinkDB
5 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.89%) MS Access
5 2 (0.89%) MySQL
5 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.45%) QlikView
6 1 (0.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 7 (3.13%) Maven
2 5 (2.23%) JIRA
3 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.34%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.45%) Selenium
5 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 125 (55.80%) Retail
2 17 (7.59%) Finance
3 7 (3.13%) Marketing
4 5 (2.23%) Back Office
4 5 (2.23%) Banking
5 3 (1.34%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.89%) Billing
6 2 (0.89%) Games
6 2 (0.89%) German Language
7 1 (0.45%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.45%) French Language
7 1 (0.45%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.45%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 47 (20.98%) Project Manager
2 31 (13.84%) EPoS Engineer
3 28 (12.50%) EPoS Manager
4 23 (10.27%) EPoS Project Manager
5 22 (9.82%) Analyst
6 19 (8.48%) Field Engineer
7 16 (7.14%) Architect
8 15 (6.70%) Field Service Engineer
9 12 (5.36%) Developer
9 12 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.02%) Business Analyst
10 9 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.02%) Technical Manager
11 8 (3.57%) IT Engineer
12 7 (3.13%) Coordinator
12 7 (3.13%) EPoS Field Engineer
12 7 (3.13%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
12 7 (3.13%) Technical Project Manager
12 7 (3.13%) Test Analyst
13 6 (2.68%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.80%) .NET
2 9 (4.02%) Kafka
3 8 (3.57%) Spring
4 7 (3.13%) Spring Boot
5 6 (2.68%) Apache Camel
5 6 (2.68%) Node.js
6 5 (2.23%) Web Services
7 4 (1.79%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.79%) WPF
8 3 (1.34%) Swagger
8 3 (1.34%) XML
9 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.89%) ATL
9 2 (0.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (0.89%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.89%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.89%) STL
9 2 (0.89%) WAP
9 2 (0.89%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.46%) CCTV
2 8 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.57%) Chip and PIN
3 7 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.68%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.68%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.34%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.89%) EFT
7 2 (0.89%) EFTPOS
7 2 (0.89%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.89%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.89%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.89%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.45%) APACS
8 1 (0.45%) EMV
8 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.45%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.84%) Windows
2 20 (8.93%) Windows Server
3 16 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (2.68%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.79%) Linux
7 2 (0.89%) Unix
7 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.89%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.45%) Android
8 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.18%) Project Management
2 26 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (9.82%) E-Commerce
5 20 (8.93%) Break/Fix
6 15 (6.70%) PRINCE2
7 12 (5.36%) CRM
8 11 (4.91%) ERP
9 9 (4.02%) Migration
10 8 (3.57%) Scrum
10 8 (3.57%) Test Automation
10 8 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (3.13%) Microservices
11 7 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (2.68%) Business Analysis
12 6 (2.68%) Programme Management
12 6 (2.68%) Resource Management
12 6 (2.68%) Strategic Planning
12 6 (2.68%) TDD
12 6 (2.68%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.14%) SQL
2 15 (6.70%) PowerShell
2 15 (6.70%) VBScript
3 12 (5.36%) Java
4 8 (3.57%) C#
5 4 (1.79%) C++
6 2 (0.89%) Python
6 2 (0.89%) XAML
7 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (2.68%) PMI Certification
2 6 (2.68%) PMP
3 5 (2.23%) Degree
4 4 (1.79%) MCSE
4 4 (1.79%) MCTS
4 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.89%) MCP
6 2 (0.89%) MCSA
6 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.89%) VCP6
6 2 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.45%) ISEB
7 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.68%) QA
2 6 (2.68%) SLA
3 2 (0.89%) GDPR
3 2 (0.89%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 15 (6.70%) Hyper-V
2 12 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.02%) Docker
4 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (8.48%) SCCM
2 2 (0.89%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.89%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 37 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.25%) Dell
2 14 (6.25%) HP
3 11 (4.91%) SAP
4 6 (2.68%) Oracle
4 6 (2.68%) Sun
5 3 (1.34%) Symantec
5 3 (1.34%) Toshiba
5 3 (1.34%) VMware
6 2 (0.89%) Adobe
6 2 (0.89%) Apple
6 2 (0.89%) Cisco
6 2 (0.89%) EMC
6 2 (0.89%) FIS
6 2 (0.89%) Google
6 2 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.89%) Sophos
6 2 (0.89%) VeriFone
6 2 (0.89%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 2 (0.89%) WorldPay
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