The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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)
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 268 234
Rank change year-on-year +39 -34  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 19 10 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.11% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.37% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 15
Median daily rate £325 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £130 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £108 £381 £248
% change year-on-year -71.80% +54.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £11.17
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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2239 2695 2973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.73% 30.57% 31.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 1604 1604
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £259 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 137 133
Median hourly rate £19.66 £31.00 £16.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.58% +92.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.47 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.50 £40.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EPoS in the South East

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing EPoS in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EPoS in the South East

EPoS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for EPoS in the South East

EPoS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the South East 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
Hampshire - 6 £550 - 1
Buckinghamshire -14 4 £485 +7.77% 3
Berkshire +22 3 £108 - 6
Surrey +2 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -6 1 £325 +44.44%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
EPoS
England

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 South East region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 15 (42.86%) Retail
2 6 (17.14%) Break/Fix
3 5 (14.29%) Project Management
3 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 5 (14.29%) SQL
4 4 (11.43%) CRM
4 4 (11.43%) ATM
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.43%) CCTV
5 3 (8.57%) Analytics
5 3 (8.57%) Banking
5 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
5 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
5 3 (8.57%) Windows
5 3 (8.57%) .NET
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.71%) IIS
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (5.71%) MySQL
6 2 (5.71%) VBScript
6 2 (5.71%) MCSE
6 2 (5.71%) Apache
6 2 (5.71%) VoIP
6 2 (5.71%) WAP
6 2 (5.71%) Adobe
6 2 (5.71%) Apple
6 2 (5.71%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.71%) Intranet

EPoS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (2.86%) BASE24
2 1 (2.86%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) ATM
2 2 (5.71%) Intranet
2 2 (5.71%) Network Security
2 2 (5.71%) VoIP
2 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Selenium
1 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (42.86%) Retail
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (14.29%) EPoS Manager
3 4 (11.43%) EPoS Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) EPoS Project Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) ATM Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Break Fix Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Field Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) IT Support
4 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.71%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) IT Architect
5 2 (5.71%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Printer Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) WAP
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) CCTV
2 2 (5.71%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (5.71%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.86%) EFT
3 1 (2.86%) EFTPOS
3 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.86%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Break/Fix
2 5 (14.29%) Project Management
3 4 (11.43%) CRM
4 3 (8.57%) Analytics
5 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.71%) Data Management
5 2 (5.71%) Health Informatics
5 2 (5.71%) Informatics
5 2 (5.71%) Resource Management
5 2 (5.71%) Task Automation
5 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.71%) Time Management
5 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.86%) Data Extraction
6 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.86%) Matrix Management
6 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.86%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) VBScript
3 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) MCSE
1 2 (5.71%) MCTS
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
2 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) GDPR
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Adobe
2 2 (5.71%) Apple
2 2 (5.71%) Sophos
3 1 (2.86%) FIS
3 1 (2.86%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Sun
3 1 (2.86%) Toshiba
3 1 (2.86%) VeriFone
3 1 (2.86%) Wincor Nixdorf