Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 540 658
Rank change year-on-year -52 +118 -23
Contract jobs citing EPoS 266 345 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 1.07% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 470 147
England median daily rate £115 £105 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -63.79% -29.27%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £83
90th Percentile £474 £475 £425
UK median daily rate £115 £105 £273
% change year-on-year +9.52% -61.47% -29.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 17
England median hourly rate £10.30 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.43% -17.65% +54.55%
UK median hourly rate £10.30 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -26.43% -13.58% +47.27%

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 31846 32126 34279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.86% 33.25% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21371 21210 22183
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1105 1349
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% +6.41% +8.33%

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 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing EPoS in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 2017. 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 -58 93 £425 +94.06% 6
South East +16 56 £109 +3.57% 5
North of England +55 49 £115 +9.52% 2
Midlands -11 40 £115 +9.52% 5
East of England -25 35 £108 +2.38%
North West +24 24 £110 +4.76%
West Midlands +17 23 £115 +9.52% 3
East Midlands -25 19 £115 +9.52% 2
South West +1 17 £105 -
Yorkshire -1 15 £115 +9.52% 2
North East +64 13 £105 +2.44%
EPoS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 133 (50.00%) Retail
2 48 (18.05%) ATM
3 41 (15.41%) Banking
4 39 (14.66%) Break/Fix
5 32 (12.03%) Driving Licence
6 24 (9.02%) Project Management
7 22 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (7.89%) Windows
8 21 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (7.52%) E-Commerce
9 20 (7.52%) Microsoft
9 20 (7.52%) Business Analysis
10 18 (6.77%) SQL
10 18 (6.77%) SAP
11 17 (6.39%) Finance
12 15 (5.64%) ERP
13 13 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (4.51%) Test Automation
14 12 (4.51%) Java
15 11 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
16 10 (3.76%) Windows 7
16 10 (3.76%) PCI DSS
16 10 (3.76%) Test Scripting
16 10 (3.76%) PRINCE2
16 10 (3.76%) Oracle
16 10 (3.76%) Windows Server
17 9 (3.38%) Mobile App
17 9 (3.38%) Active Directory
17 9 (3.38%) SQL Server

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 6 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.88%) CMS
3 4 (1.50%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.50%) Confluence
3 4 (1.50%) IIS
4 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.26%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (1.13%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.13%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.13%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.75%) Retail-J
4 2 (0.75%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.38%) Magento
5 1 (0.38%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.50%) Office 365
2 3 (1.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (18.05%) ATM
2 7 (2.63%) LAN
3 5 (1.88%) DHCP
3 5 (1.88%) DNS
3 5 (1.88%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (1.50%) Wireless
5 3 (1.13%) WAN
5 3 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.38%) Internet
6 1 (0.38%) IPv4
6 1 (0.38%) Skype
6 1 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.75%) MS Access
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.38%) QlikView
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.01%) JIRA
2 4 (1.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.50%) Maven
3 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 133 (50.00%) Retail
2 41 (15.41%) Banking
3 17 (6.39%) Finance
4 4 (1.50%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.75%) Back Office
5 2 (0.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 54 (20.30%) Analyst
2 47 (17.67%) EPoS Engineer
3 40 (15.04%) ATM Engineer
4 34 (12.78%) Business Analyst
5 29 (10.90%) Project Manager
6 25 (9.40%) EPoS Business Analyst
7 23 (8.65%) Retail Business Analyst
8 22 (8.27%) EPoS Manager
9 21 (7.89%) Field Engineer
10 19 (7.14%) IT Engineer
11 15 (5.64%) EPoS Installation Engineer
11 15 (5.64%) Installations Engineer
12 14 (5.26%) EPoS Project Manager
13 12 (4.51%) Architect
14 11 (4.14%) Break Fix Engineer
15 10 (3.76%) Test Analyst
16 9 (3.38%) Business Systems Analyst
16 9 (3.38%) IT Analyst
16 9 (3.38%) IT Manager
17 8 (3.01%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.01%) Node.js
2 7 (2.63%) Middleware
3 4 (1.50%) Kafka
3 4 (1.50%) React
3 4 (1.50%) Spring
4 3 (1.13%) .NET
5 2 (0.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.03%) Driving Licence
2 13 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.38%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.75%) CCTV
5 2 (0.75%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.75%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.75%) iPad
5 2 (0.75%) iPhone
5 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.38%) FMCG
6 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.89%) Windows
2 10 (3.76%) Windows 7
2 10 (3.76%) Windows Server
3 8 (3.01%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.50%) MVS
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.66%) Break/Fix
2 24 (9.02%) Project Management
3 22 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (7.52%) Business Analysis
5 20 (7.52%) E-Commerce
6 15 (5.64%) ERP
7 13 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (4.51%) Test Automation
9 10 (3.76%) PRINCE2
9 10 (3.76%) Test Scripting
10 8 (3.01%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (3.01%) CRM
11 7 (2.63%) Logistics
11 7 (2.63%) Migration
11 7 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (2.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (2.26%) ITIL
12 6 (2.26%) Release Management
12 6 (2.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.77%) SQL
2 12 (4.51%) Java
3 7 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.63%) T-SQL
3 7 (2.63%) X++
4 4 (1.50%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.50%) Scala
4 4 (1.50%) VBScript
5 2 (0.75%) C#
6 1 (0.38%) VB
6 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (2.26%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.88%) Degree
2 5 (1.88%) PMP
2 5 (1.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.13%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.76%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.63%) SLA
3 6 (2.26%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.26%) SCCM
2 4 (1.50%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 20 (7.52%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.77%) SAP
3 10 (3.76%) Oracle
4 4 (1.50%) Dell
4 4 (1.50%) Facebook
4 4 (1.50%) HP
4 4 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.75%) BT
5 2 (0.75%) Cisco
5 2 (0.75%) NCR
5 2 (0.75%) WorldPay
6 1 (0.38%) Apple
6 1 (0.38%) Citrix
6 1 (0.38%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.38%) Google
6 1 (0.38%) Motorola
6 1 (0.38%) Symantec