Period
to 19 October 2018

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 6 months to 19 October 2018 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 318 348
Rank change year-on-year -28 +30 -4
Contract jobs citing EPoS 29 50 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 1.02% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 97 54
South East median daily rate £130 £110 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +4.76% -65.57%
10th Percentile £110 £100 £100
90th Percentile £501 £135 £475
England median daily rate £145 £115 £105
% change year-on-year +26.30% +9.52% -63.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
South East median hourly rate - £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.52% +16.53%
England median hourly rate £13.50 £10.30 £13.50
% change year-on-year +31.07% -23.70% -18.18%

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,319 4,900 5,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.34% 30.12% 31.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,149 2,813 3,124
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £588 £570 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 253 315
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.39% -8.79% +20.89%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.03 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing EPoS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
Hampshire -16 11 £475 +313.04% 9
Thames Valley -7 10 £153 +41.86% 3
Berkshire -3 7 £270 +157.14% 2
Kent +4 4 £129 +11.96%
Surrey -19 4 £130 +13.04%
Buckinghamshire +8 3 £150 +39.53% 1
EPoS
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing EPoS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 19 (65.52%) Retail
2 5 (17.24%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Driving Licence
3 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
3 4 (13.79%) Process Improvement
3 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
3 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
4 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.34%) Windows
4 3 (10.34%) ATM
4 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.90%) Microservices
5 2 (6.90%) Data Lake
5 2 (6.90%) Break/Fix
5 2 (6.90%) SCCM
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) iPad
5 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) FMCG
6 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.45%) Logistics
6 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
6 1 (3.45%) Data Transformation

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Data Lake
General
1 19 (65.52%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Business Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Retail Business Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) EPoS Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) IT Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Business IT Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) EPoS Manager
5 4 (13.79%) EPoS Test Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Field Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) IT Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) IT Business Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Test Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Architect
6 3 (10.34%) EPoS Field Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Field Service Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.90%) EPoS Business Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Driving Licence
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) iPad
4 1 (3.45%) FMCG
4 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
1 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Project Management
2 4 (13.79%) Process Improvement
2 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
2 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
2 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Break/Fix
4 2 (6.90%) Microservices
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (3.45%) Data Transformation
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) Logistics
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.45%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Apple
1 1 (3.45%) HP
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.45%) Sun