Period
to 19 September 2018

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 6 months to 19 September 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)
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 712 621 591
Rank change year-on-year -91 -30 +80
Contract jobs citing EPoS 171 262 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.78% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 341 329
UK median daily rate £150 £115 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% +9.52% -58.00%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £100
90th Percentile £515 £488 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £118 £115 £103
% change year-on-year +2.17% +12.20% -60.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 8
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £10.30 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.07% -20.77% -21.21%
10th Percentile £8.13 £10.15 £10.35
90th Percentile £14.25 £11.66 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.20 £10.30 £13.00
% change year-on-year -20.39% -20.77% -21.21%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35,154 33,727 36,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.11% 34.16% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,939 22,025 24,067
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.54%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,073 1,049 1,241
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.16 £20.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +2.35% +11.73%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +17.14%

EPoS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing EPoS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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 16 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 6 months to 19 September 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
England -83 164 £170 +47.83% 62
UK excluding London -77 108 £118 +2.17% 61
London -20 59 £350 +16.67% 13
North of England -18 27 £115 +9.52% 10
South East -38 25 £425 +286.36% 11
Midlands -28 20 £100 -13.04% 17
East of England -22 17 £331 +208.14% 6
South West -2 15 £100 -4.76% 5
North West -16 14 £285 +147.83% 6
West Midlands -32 13 £100 -13.04% 12
Yorkshire -8 12 £105 -2.33% 2
East Midlands -6 7 £100 -13.04% 5
Scotland -37 2 £110 -6.38% 12
Northern Ireland +39 1 £120 -
North East -13 1 £120 +20.00% 2
Wales -19 1 £100 -13.04%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 with a requirement for EPoS.

1 101 (59.06%) Retail
2 23 (13.45%) Driving Licence
2 23 (13.45%) Break/Fix
3 22 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (9.36%) Windows
5 15 (8.77%) Microsoft
5 15 (8.77%) Finance
6 14 (8.19%) E-Commerce
7 12 (7.02%) ITIL
8 11 (6.43%) Windows 7
9 10 (5.85%) ATM
9 10 (5.85%) Project Management
10 9 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (5.26%) Active Directory
10 9 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.26%) CMS
10 9 (5.26%) SaaS
10 9 (5.26%) Content Management
10 9 (5.26%) Banking
11 8 (4.68%) SCCM
11 8 (4.68%) Test Strategy
11 8 (4.68%) JavaScript
11 8 (4.68%) SAP
12 7 (4.09%) CSS
12 7 (4.09%) SQL
12 7 (4.09%) HTML
12 7 (4.09%) ERP
12 7 (4.09%) HP

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 9 (5.26%) CMS
2 3 (1.75%) Marvel
3 2 (1.17%) IIS
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.75%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.58%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.58%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.26%) SaaS
2 4 (2.34%) Office 365
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.85%) ATM
2 2 (1.17%) DHCP
2 2 (1.17%) DNS
2 2 (1.17%) LAN
2 2 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (1.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.17%) Wireless
3 1 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.58%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (0.58%) Firewall
3 1 (0.58%) Internet
3 1 (0.58%) IPsec
3 1 (0.58%) MPLS
3 1 (0.58%) SAN
3 1 (0.58%) VPN
3 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.17%) Hudson
3 1 (0.58%) Selenium
General
1 101 (59.06%) Retail
2 15 (8.77%) Finance
3 9 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (1.17%) Back Office
4 2 (1.17%) Marketing
5 1 (0.58%) Electronics
5 1 (0.58%) French Language
5 1 (0.58%) Games
5 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (22.22%) EPoS Engineer
2 33 (19.30%) Analyst
3 28 (16.37%) IT Engineer
4 16 (9.36%) Field Engineer
5 15 (8.77%) Architect
5 15 (8.77%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (7.60%) Business Analyst
7 12 (7.02%) Service Analyst
7 12 (7.02%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (5.85%) EPoS Manager
9 9 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
10 8 (4.68%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.68%) Retail Business Analyst
11 7 (4.09%) Break Fix Engineer
11 7 (4.09%) EPoS Business Analyst
11 7 (4.09%) IT Analyst
12 6 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (3.51%) EPoS Field Engineer
12 6 (3.51%) EPoS Test Manager
12 6 (3.51%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.09%) CSS
1 7 (4.09%) HTML
1 7 (4.09%) XML
2 4 (2.34%) .NET
2 4 (2.34%) Ajax
2 4 (2.34%) RESTful
2 4 (2.34%) WPF
3 3 (1.75%) CSS3
3 3 (1.75%) HTML5
4 2 (1.17%) Web Services
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.45%) Driving Licence
2 6 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.51%) User Experience
3 4 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.17%) iPad
5 1 (0.58%) FMCG
5 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.58%) Replication
5 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.36%) Windows
2 11 (6.43%) Windows 7
3 6 (3.51%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.34%) Android
5 3 (1.75%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.75%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.58%) HPUX
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.45%) Break/Fix
2 22 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (8.19%) E-Commerce
4 12 (7.02%) ITIL
5 10 (5.85%) Project Management
6 9 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (5.26%) Content Management
6 9 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.68%) Test Strategy
8 7 (4.09%) Data Architecture
8 7 (4.09%) ERP
8 7 (4.09%) Test Automation
8 7 (4.09%) Waterfall
9 6 (3.51%) Migration
10 5 (2.92%) Business Analysis
10 5 (2.92%) CRM
10 5 (2.92%) Programme Management
10 5 (2.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (2.34%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.68%) JavaScript
2 7 (4.09%) SQL
3 4 (2.34%) C#
3 4 (2.34%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.34%) VB
3 4 (2.34%) VB6
4 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (2.34%) A+ Certification
2 2 (1.17%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.58%) CCNA
3 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.58%) MCSA
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.58%) VCP5
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.92%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.34%) QA
3 3 (1.75%) SLA
4 2 (1.17%) PMO
5 1 (0.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (4.68%) SCCM
3 3 (1.75%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.58%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.68%) SAP
3 7 (4.09%) HP
4 6 (3.51%) Remedy
4 6 (3.51%) Sun
5 5 (2.92%) Oracle
5 5 (2.92%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.34%) Citrix
6 4 (2.34%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.75%) Adobe
7 3 (1.75%) Apple
7 3 (1.75%) Vectorworks
8 2 (1.17%) Dell
8 2 (1.17%) hybris
8 2 (1.17%) Ingenico
8 2 (1.17%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.58%) BMC
9 1 (0.58%) CA
9 1 (0.58%) JDA
9 1 (0.58%) Peregrine