The table below looks at the prevalence of the term EPoS in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EPoS over the 3 months to 30 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)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 477 537 527
Rank change year-on-year +60 -10  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 124 103 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.61% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 64 56
Median daily rate £144 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -66.17% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £109 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £613 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £300 £363
% change year-on-year -61.66% -17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £16.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -32.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £9.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £11.00 £17.22
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14524 16885 16255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.90% 31.19% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9395 11035 9819
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 570 684
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +21.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EPoS in the UK

EPoS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing EPoS over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EPoS in the UK

EPoS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for EPoS in the UK

EPoS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EPoS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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
England +74 121 £144 -66.17% 29
London +40 43 £313 -34.21% 4
South East +27 18 £138 -63.33% 6
West Midlands +14 17 £115 -61.66% 6
East Midlands +2 17 £250 -16.66% 5
East of England +14 12 £115 - 2
North West +30 8 £108 -41.89% 4
Hertfordshire +8 8 £190 - 1
South West +4 8 £105 -80.00% 2
Walsall - 8 £219 -
Leicestershire +4 7 £250 -16.66% 2
Yorkshire +21 6 £203 -44.13%
Coventry +2 6 £150 -50.00%
City of London +16 5 £538 -10.41% 1
Birmingham +6 5 £150 -61.53% 3
Oxfordshire -3 5 £208 -40.71%
Derbyshire - 5 £270 -
Cheshire - 5 £108 - 1
Leicester - 5 £250 - 1
Derby - 5 £270 -
Berkshire +27 4 £113 -72.72% 1
Hampshire +15 4 £138 - 3
West Yorkshire +15 4 £165 -54.48%
Somerset +5 4 £105 -80.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £103 -
North East - 4 £105 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £265 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £105 -
Bromley - 4 £110 -
Nottinghamshire +11 3 £165 +60.97% 2

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for EPoS.

1 109 (38.52%) Retail
2 33 (11.66%) Microsoft
3 28 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (9.54%) Windows
5 23 (8.13%) Finance
6 20 (7.07%) Project Management
7 18 (6.36%) SQL
7 18 (6.36%) E-Commerce
8 17 (6.01%) ATM
9 16 (5.65%) Java
9 16 (5.65%) SQL Server
10 15 (5.30%) .NET
11 14 (4.95%) HP
11 14 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (4.59%) Active Directory
12 13 (4.59%) Windows Server
12 13 (4.59%) SCCM
13 12 (4.24%) Kafka
13 12 (4.24%) MS Office
14 11 (3.89%) PRINCE2
14 11 (3.89%) MS Excel
14 11 (3.89%) CRM
14 11 (3.89%) Dell
14 11 (3.89%) LAN
14 11 (3.89%) ERP
14 11 (3.89%) Spring
14 11 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (3.53%) Test Scripting
15 10 (3.53%) PowerShell
15 10 (3.53%) Hyper-V

EPoS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 10 (3.53%) IIS
2 7 (2.47%) Apache
3 6 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.71%) Drupal
5 2 (0.71%) Kentico
6 1 (0.35%) CMS
6 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (4.24%) MS Office
2 11 (3.89%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) SAP CAR
1 5 (1.77%) SAP POS DM
2 4 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.41%) SAP Retail
3 3 (1.06%) BASE24
3 3 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.06%) Postilion
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.71%) Magento
5 1 (0.35%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.41%) Office 365
2 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.06%) Twilio
3 2 (0.71%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.35%) PaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.01%) ATM
2 11 (3.89%) LAN
3 10 (3.53%) DHCP
3 10 (3.53%) Wireless
4 8 (2.83%) DNS
4 8 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (2.83%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.06%) Internet
5 3 (1.06%) Network Security
6 2 (0.71%) SAN
6 2 (0.71%) VoIP
6 2 (0.71%) WAN
6 2 (0.71%) WLAN
7 1 (0.35%) 3G
7 1 (0.35%) Firewall
7 1 (0.35%) Skype
7 1 (0.35%) VPN
7 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.06%) RethinkDB
5 2 (0.71%) MySQL
5 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.35%) QlikView
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (3.18%) Maven
2 6 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.06%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.71%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.35%) eggPlant
5 1 (0.35%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.35%) Selenium
5 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 109 (38.52%) Retail
2 23 (8.13%) Finance
3 9 (3.18%) Marketing
4 6 (2.12%) Back Office
5 4 (1.41%) Games
6 3 (1.06%) Banking
6 3 (1.06%) Law
7 2 (0.71%) Advertising
7 2 (0.71%) Billing
7 2 (0.71%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.35%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 62 (21.91%) EPoS Engineer
2 47 (16.61%) Field Engineer
3 35 (12.37%) Analyst
4 31 (10.95%) Field Service Engineer
4 31 (10.95%) Project Manager
5 21 (7.42%) EPoS Manager
6 17 (6.01%) Architect
6 17 (6.01%) EPoS Project Manager
7 15 (5.30%) EPoS Field Engineer
8 14 (4.95%) Developer
8 14 (4.95%) IT Engineer
9 13 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.89%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
11 10 (3.53%) ATM Engineer
11 10 (3.53%) Consultant
11 10 (3.53%) Installations Engineer
12 9 (3.18%) Break Fix Engineer
12 9 (3.18%) EPoS Installation Engineer
12 9 (3.18%) Test Analyst
13 8 (2.83%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.30%) .NET
2 12 (4.24%) Kafka
3 11 (3.89%) Spring
4 8 (2.83%) Spring Boot
5 7 (2.47%) Web Services
6 6 (2.12%) Apache Camel
6 6 (2.12%) Node.js
7 4 (1.41%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.41%) WPF
8 3 (1.06%) Swagger
9 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.71%) Electron Framework
9 2 (0.71%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.71%) Middleware
9 2 (0.71%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.71%) WAP
9 2 (0.71%) WinForms
10 1 (0.35%) RESTful
10 1 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (2.47%) Driving Licence
2 6 (2.12%) Chip and PIN
3 4 (1.41%) EFT
3 4 (1.41%) EFTPOS
3 4 (1.41%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.41%) Smartcard
4 3 (1.06%) CCTV
5 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.71%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.71%) Internet of Things
5 2 (0.71%) iPhone
5 2 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
5 2 (0.71%) User Experience
6 1 (0.35%) APACS
6 1 (0.35%) AS400
6 1 (0.35%) Clustering
6 1 (0.35%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.54%) Windows
2 13 (4.59%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (1.77%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.77%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.06%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.71%) Linux
6 2 (0.71%) Unix
6 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) Android
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (7.07%) Project Management
3 18 (6.36%) E-Commerce
4 14 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (3.89%) CRM
5 11 (3.89%) ERP
5 11 (3.89%) PRINCE2
6 10 (3.53%) Test Scripting
7 8 (2.83%) Service Delivery
8 6 (2.12%) Business Analysis
8 6 (2.12%) Microservices
8 6 (2.12%) Migration
8 6 (2.12%) Scrum
8 6 (2.12%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (2.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (1.77%) Change Management
9 5 (1.77%) Data Modelling
9 5 (1.77%) MVC
9 5 (1.77%) TDD
10 4 (1.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.36%) SQL
2 16 (5.65%) Java
3 10 (3.53%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.53%) VBScript
4 8 (2.83%) C#
5 2 (0.71%) C++
5 2 (0.71%) Python
5 2 (0.71%) XAML
6 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (2.12%) MCSE
1 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.41%) MCTS
3 3 (1.06%) Degree
3 3 (1.06%) MCP
4 2 (0.71%) ISEB
4 2 (0.71%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.71%) MCSA
4 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) VCP6
4 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.35%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.35%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.35%) PMP
5 1 (0.35%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (0.35%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.53%) SLA
2 6 (2.12%) QA
3 4 (1.41%) ISO 8583
3 4 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.53%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.18%) Docker
4 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (4.59%) SCCM
2 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.71%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.35%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (11.66%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.95%) HP
3 11 (3.89%) Dell
4 10 (3.53%) SAP
5 7 (2.47%) Sun
6 6 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.77%) Apple
7 5 (1.77%) Cisco
8 4 (1.41%) FIS
8 4 (1.41%) Toshiba
8 4 (1.41%) VeriFone
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle
9 3 (1.06%) Sophos
9 3 (1.06%) VMware
9 3 (1.06%) Wincor Nixdorf
10 2 (0.71%) Adobe
10 2 (0.71%) EMC
10 2 (0.71%) Fujitsu
10 2 (0.71%) IBM
10 2 (0.71%) Symantec
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