The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 23 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)
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 376 379 386
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 46 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.59% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 33 21
Median daily rate £460 £550 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.36% +69.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £136 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £108 £399 £250
% change year-on-year -73.04% +59.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £85.50 -
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7882 8097 8562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.12% 37.43% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5660 5858 6021
Median daily rate £515 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 106 148
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.26 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.58% +1.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EPoS in London

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing EPoS in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EPoS in London

EPoS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for EPoS in London

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the London region over the 3 months to 23 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
City of London -7 2 £389 -18.15%
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Bromley - 1 £115 -
Croydon - 1 £115 -
Westminster - 1 £115 -
EPoS
England

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

1 60 (67.42%) Retail
2 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
4 14 (15.73%) E-Commerce
5 13 (14.61%) Project Management
6 12 (13.48%) Windows
6 12 (13.48%) Java
7 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (10.11%) SQL
8 9 (10.11%) PRINCE2
8 9 (10.11%) Kafka
8 9 (10.11%) Docker
9 8 (8.99%) Spring
10 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (7.87%) Microservices
10 7 (7.87%) Data Centre
10 7 (7.87%) Spring Boot
10 7 (7.87%) Maven
10 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
10 7 (7.87%) Test Automation
10 7 (7.87%) Finance
10 7 (7.87%) SAP
11 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (6.74%) Client/Server
11 6 (6.74%) ERP
11 6 (6.74%) CRM
11 6 (6.74%) Active Directory
11 6 (6.74%) B2C
11 6 (6.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (6.74%) PMP

EPoS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.49%) Confluence
3 2 (2.25%) Drupal
3 2 (2.25%) Kentico
3 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.12%) Apache
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.12%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.25%) Magento
2 2 (2.25%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.25%) SAP Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.37%) Office 365
2 3 (3.37%) Twilio
3 2 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.12%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) ATM
1 2 (2.25%) DHCP
1 2 (2.25%) Internet
1 2 (2.25%) SAN
2 1 (1.12%) 3G
2 1 (1.12%) Firewall
2 1 (1.12%) LAN
2 1 (1.12%) NFC
2 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.37%) RethinkDB
3 2 (2.25%) MS Access
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
1 7 (7.87%) Maven
2 5 (5.62%) JIRA
3 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (67.42%) Retail
2 7 (7.87%) Finance
3 4 (4.49%) Marketing
4 3 (3.37%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.25%) Games
5 2 (2.25%) German Language
6 1 (1.12%) Arabic Language
6 1 (1.12%) Back Office
6 1 (1.12%) Banking
6 1 (1.12%) French Language
6 1 (1.12%) Interactive Media
6 1 (1.12%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.12%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 19 (21.35%) Project Manager
2 12 (13.48%) Analyst
3 11 (12.36%) Architect
4 9 (10.11%) Technical Manager
5 8 (8.99%) EPoS Manager
6 7 (7.87%) Technical Project Manager
7 6 (6.74%) Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Head of Delivery
7 6 (6.74%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.62%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) EPoS Project Manager
9 4 (4.49%) Head of IT
9 4 (4.49%) Head of Project Delivery
9 4 (4.49%) Programme Manager
10 3 (3.37%) Head of Projects
10 3 (3.37%) Payments Project Manager
10 3 (3.37%) Retail Business Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) Kafka
2 8 (8.99%) Spring
3 7 (7.87%) Spring Boot
4 6 (6.74%) Apache Camel
4 6 (6.74%) Node.js
5 4 (4.49%) .NET
5 4 (4.49%) Web Services
6 3 (3.37%) Swagger
6 3 (3.37%) XML
7 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.25%) ATL
7 2 (2.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (2.25%) STL
8 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.12%) Electron Framework
8 1 (1.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (7.87%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.74%) CCTV
2 6 (6.74%) Client/Server
2 6 (6.74%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.49%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.25%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) APACS
6 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.12%) EFT
6 1 (1.12%) EFTPOS
6 1 (1.12%) EMV
6 1 (1.12%) FMCG
6 1 (1.12%) iPhone
6 1 (1.12%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.12%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.48%) Windows
2 6 (6.74%) Windows 10
3 5 (5.62%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.25%) Linux
5 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.12%) Android
6 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.73%) E-Commerce
3 13 (14.61%) Project Management
4 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (10.11%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.87%) Microservices
6 7 (7.87%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.74%) B2C
7 6 (6.74%) CRM
7 6 (6.74%) ERP
7 6 (6.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (6.74%) Strategic Planning
7 6 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.62%) Programme Management
9 4 (4.49%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.49%) Data Modelling
9 4 (4.49%) Functional Testing
9 4 (4.49%) Migration
9 4 (4.49%) Scrum
9 4 (4.49%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.48%) Java
2 9 (10.11%) SQL
3 2 (2.25%) C#
3 2 (2.25%) C++
3 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) PMI Certification
1 6 (6.74%) PMP
1 6 (6.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (5.62%) Degree
3 3 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.25%) MCP
4 2 (2.25%) MCSA
4 2 (2.25%) MCSE
4 2 (2.25%) MCTS
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.25%) VCP6
4 2 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.11%) Docker
2 6 (6.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) SCCM
2 2 (2.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) SAP
3 5 (5.62%) Oracle
4 3 (3.37%) Symantec
4 3 (3.37%) VMware
5 2 (2.25%) EMC
5 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.25%) WorldPay
6 1 (1.12%) Aquila
6 1 (1.12%) Avaya
6 1 (1.12%) Cubic Transportation
6 1 (1.12%) Elavon
6 1 (1.12%) FIS
6 1 (1.12%) Google
6 1 (1.12%) Hypercom
6 1 (1.12%) Ingenico
6 1 (1.12%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.12%) Sage
6 1 (1.12%) Thales
6 1 (1.12%) Wincor Nixdorf
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