Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 312 334 345
Rank change year-on-year +22 +11 -32
Contract jobs citing EPoS 59 46 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 0.93% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 93 17
South East median daily rate £110 £105 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -66.13% -10.79%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £83
90th Percentile £128 £168 £408
England median daily rate £115 £105 £288
% change year-on-year +9.52% -63.48% -30.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -8.47% +34.09%
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.45 £11.17
90th Percentile £19.20 £13.75 £17.23
England median hourly rate £10.30 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -26.43% -17.65% +54.55%

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 4857 4957 5885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.84% 29.65% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2854 2852 3408
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £225
90th Percentile £565 £575 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 288 322
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £23.59 £19.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.22% +22.45% +18.88%
10th Percentile £10.72 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.75 £54.13 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.92 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.51% +9.62% +6.00%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -2 33 £110 +4.76% 5
Berkshire +10 16 £115 +9.52% 2
Hampshire +16 13 £110 +4.76% 4
Buckinghamshire -22 13 £108 +2.38% 3
Oxfordshire +1 11 £108 +2.38%
Kent -12 9 £115 +10.84%
Surrey -15 9 £115 +9.52%
West Sussex -6 8 £100 -4.76%
East Sussex +4 5 £115 +9.52%
Middlesex - 1 £115 -
EPoS
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 23 (38.98%) Retail
2 20 (33.90%) ATM
3 15 (25.42%) Break/Fix
4 13 (22.03%) Banking
5 9 (15.25%) Driving Licence
6 5 (8.47%) Windows
7 4 (6.78%) SQL
7 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
8 3 (5.08%) Finance
8 3 (5.08%) Logistics
8 3 (5.08%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.08%) Oracle
8 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.39%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (3.39%) Line Management
9 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (3.39%) Office 365
9 2 (3.39%) Time Management
9 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
9 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (3.39%) ITIL
9 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.39%) BT
10 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.69%) Legal
10 1 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.69%) TOGAF

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 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.90%) ATM
2 1 (1.69%) LAN
2 1 (1.69%) Skype
2 1 (1.69%) VPN
2 1 (1.69%) WAN
2 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (38.98%) Retail
2 13 (22.03%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Finance
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) EPoS Engineer
2 14 (23.73%) ATM Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) IT Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Field Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) EPoS Installation Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Installations Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Break Fix Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) EPoS Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) EPoS Business Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Services Manager
9 2 (3.39%) ITIL Manager
9 2 (3.39%) ITIL Service Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Retail Business Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Service Desk Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) Break/Fix
2 3 (5.08%) Business Analysis
2 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
2 3 (5.08%) Logistics
3 2 (3.39%) ITIL
3 2 (3.39%) Line Management
3 2 (3.39%) Time Management
4 1 (1.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (1.69%) Data Transformation
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (1.69%) Matrix Management
4 1 (1.69%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (1.69%) Project Management
4 1 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (1.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (1.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle
2 2 (3.39%) BT
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco
3 1 (1.69%) Citrix
3 1 (1.69%) SAP