Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 325 355 313
Rank change year-on-year +30 -42 +51
Contract jobs citing EPoS 33 29 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.56% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 61
South East median daily rate £475 £120 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +295.83% +4.35% -71.25%
10th Percentile £120 £100 £105
90th Percentile £596 £438 £338
England median daily rate £178 £124 £138
% change year-on-year +43.43% -10.00% -67.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £15.00 - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £10.30 £10.15
% change year-on-year +45.63% +1.48% -7.73%

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 4,495 5,206 4,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.43% 31.14% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,662 2,983 2,670
South East median daily rate £443 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £225 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 241 245
South East median hourly rate £18.35 £26.44 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.60% +60.21% -28.26%
10th Percentile £11.78 £10.16 £11.33
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £45.10
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.90 £19.50
% change year-on-year -4.11% +12.31% -7.14%

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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
Thames Valley +25 27 £475 +331.82% 2
Buckinghamshire +42 14 £475 +375.00% 1
Berkshire -12 9 £550 +423.81% 1
Hampshire -16 4 £298 +183.33% 2
Oxfordshire - 4 £323 -
Kent +1 2 £200 +100.00% 4
EPoS
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 17 (51.52%) Retail
2 15 (45.45%) C#
2 15 (45.45%) .NET
3 14 (42.42%) OO
3 14 (42.42%) .NET Framework
4 11 (33.33%) WPF
5 8 (24.24%) MSTest
5 8 (24.24%) Moq
6 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
6 7 (21.21%) MVVM
6 7 (21.21%) Task Parallel Library
7 6 (18.18%) C++
7 6 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (18.18%) API Development
8 4 (12.12%) Driving Licence
8 4 (12.12%) SQL
8 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
9 3 (9.09%) Migration
9 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
10 2 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (6.06%) Embedded Software Development
10 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (6.06%) Office 365
10 2 (6.06%) Data Integration
10 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.06%) REST
10 2 (6.06%) Virtual Servers

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 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) BusinessWare
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) DB2
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Moq
1 8 (24.24%) MSTest
General
1 17 (51.52%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) French Language
3 1 (3.03%) German Language
3 1 (3.03%) Italian Language
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) Software Developer
3 9 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 9 (27.27%) .NET Software Developer
4 8 (24.24%) WPF Developer
5 7 (21.21%) C# Developer
5 7 (21.21%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (15.15%) IT Engineer
7 4 (12.12%) Analyst
7 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
8 3 (9.09%) C# WPF Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Installations Engineer
8 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
9 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) Data Analyst
9 2 (6.06%) EPoS Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Field Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Systems Manager
10 1 (3.03%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) .NET
2 14 (42.42%) .NET Framework
3 11 (33.33%) WPF
4 7 (21.21%) Task Parallel Library
5 3 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (6.06%) REST
6 2 (6.06%) SOAP
6 2 (6.06%) XML
7 1 (3.03%) HTML
7 1 (3.03%) Middleware
7 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (12.12%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.03%) EMV
4 1 (3.03%) Graphic Design
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) OO
2 7 (21.21%) MVVM
2 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
3 6 (18.18%) API Development
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) Data Integration
5 2 (6.06%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) ERP
5 2 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.06%) User Stories
5 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Analytics
6 1 (3.03%) Complex ETL
6 1 (3.03%) Data Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) C#
2 6 (18.18%) C++
3 4 (12.12%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.03%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.06%) Vitria
2 1 (3.03%) Meraki
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.03%) Samsung