The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 28 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.

Electronic Point Of Sale (EPoS)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 60 65
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.36% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.88% 0.54% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £190 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £300 £363
% change year-on-year -61.66% -17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 206 186 219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 34.92% 27.07% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 92 115
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 10
Median hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.50% +7.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.71 £37.50 £36.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EPoS in Hertfordshire

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing EPoS in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EPoS in Hertfordshire

EPoS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for EPoS in Hertfordshire

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £90 -
St Albans - 2 £95 -
Stevenage - 2 £265 -
Watford - 2 £115 -
Welwyn Garden City -2 1 £325 -
EPoS
East of England

EPoS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 8 (44.44%) Retail
2 4 (22.22%) UML
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (11.11%) Presales
4 2 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Wireless
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) ATM
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) WLAN
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.11%) Unix
4 2 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Toshiba
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) ISEB

EPoS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) ATM
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
1 2 (11.11%) Wireless
1 2 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (44.44%) Retail
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Business Systems Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) EPoS Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) EPoS Manager
4 3 (16.67%) EPoS Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) EPoS Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Retail Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Business Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
6 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) UML Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (22.22%) UML
2 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Presales
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Logistics
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Product Management
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C++
1 2 (11.11%) Python
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) OpenView
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco
1 2 (11.11%) Dell
1 2 (11.11%) HP
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) Toshiba
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) Retalix
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Sun