The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 29 March 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 - 52
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.15% - 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.90% - 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £138 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £300 £363
% change year-on-year -61.66% -17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year +36.36% -36.12%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 77 48 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 29.50% 16.84% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 27 90
Median daily rate £425 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £188 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £657 £478 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Median hourly rate £15.63 £12.88 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.35% -6.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.74 £10.58 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £15.18 £30.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EPoS in Southampton

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing EPoS in Southampton over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EPoS in Southampton

EPoS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for EPoS in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Southampton region with a requirement for EPoS.

1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Back Office
3 2 (25.00%) ATM
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) Informatics
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) RedPrairie
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) Health Informatics
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing

EPoS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Back Office
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) ATM Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Break Fix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Customer Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Printer Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Chip and PIN
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Health Informatics
2 1 (12.50%) Informatics
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) RedPrairie