Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 677 570 693
Rank change year-on-year -107 +123 -39
Contract jobs citing EPoS 199 282 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.92% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 403 119
UK median daily rate £115 £110 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -71.61% +10.71%
10th Percentile £97 £100 £97
90th Percentile £500 £425 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £110 £300
% change year-on-year -4.55% -63.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 6
UK median hourly rate £10.65 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.46% +25.00% +16.38%
10th Percentile £7.85 £12.38 £10.25
90th Percentile £13.75 £19.28 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.30 £13.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year -25.09% +1.85% +20.86%

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 34,311 30,728 35,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.96% 33.70% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,541 19,948 23,126
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £260 £249
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,069 1,087 1,256
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £21.00 £21.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.76% -0.80% +20.97%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.56 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.39% -6.88% +20.00%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -123 188 £115 +4.55% 82
UK excluding London -94 124 £105 -4.55% 63
London -67 74 £413 +117.11% 22
North of England -6 34 £100 -4.76% 16
Midlands -44 31 £115 +4.55% 14
South East -44 30 £115 +6.98% 16
North West -12 25 £100 -4.76% 9
West Midlands -22 22 £105 -2.33% 10
East of England -21 16 £105 -4.55% 5
East Midlands -34 11 £115 +8.24% 4
South West -9 9 £105 - 9
Yorkshire -31 6 £103 -6.82% 7
North East +18 4 £105 +5.00%
Scotland -41 4 £135 -1.82% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £120 -
Wales -9 1 £100 -4.76%

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 109 (54.77%) Retail
2 37 (18.59%) Driving Licence
3 36 (18.09%) Break/Fix
4 22 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (9.55%) Windows
6 17 (8.54%) Project Management
7 16 (8.04%) Microsoft
8 15 (7.54%) ATM
8 15 (7.54%) PRINCE2
9 14 (7.04%) SQL
9 14 (7.04%) SQL Server
10 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (6.03%) E-Commerce
12 11 (5.53%) Windows Server
13 10 (5.03%) Back Office
13 10 (5.03%) Finance
13 10 (5.03%) ITIL
13 10 (5.03%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (4.52%) Security Cleared
14 9 (4.52%) Business Analysis
15 8 (4.02%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (4.02%) SC Cleared
15 8 (4.02%) LAN
15 8 (4.02%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (3.52%) Change Management
16 7 (3.52%) CRM
16 7 (3.52%) Oracle
16 7 (3.52%) Windows 7
16 7 (3.52%) Knowledge Management

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 6 (3.02%) CMS
2 4 (2.01%) IIS
2 4 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.50%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.01%) SaaS
2 3 (1.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.54%) ATM
2 8 (4.02%) LAN
2 8 (4.02%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (3.02%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.02%) WAN
4 4 (2.01%) DHCP
4 4 (2.01%) DNS
4 4 (2.01%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (2.01%) Wireless
5 2 (1.01%) IPv4
6 1 (0.50%) Internet
6 1 (0.50%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.01%) MS Access
3 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.51%) JIRA
2 2 (1.01%) Hudson
3 1 (0.50%) Selenium
3 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 109 (54.77%) Retail
2 10 (5.03%) Back Office
2 10 (5.03%) Finance
3 7 (3.52%) Banking
4 5 (2.51%) Marketing
5 1 (0.50%) Electronics
5 1 (0.50%) French Language
5 1 (0.50%) Games
5 1 (0.50%) Legal
5 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (21.61%) Analyst
2 42 (21.11%) EPoS Engineer
3 30 (15.08%) Field Engineer
4 24 (12.06%) Project Manager
5 23 (11.56%) Business Analyst
6 18 (9.05%) EPoS Business Analyst
7 17 (8.54%) IT Engineer
8 15 (7.54%) Break Fix Engineer
8 15 (7.54%) Retail Business Analyst
9 12 (6.03%) Architect
10 10 (5.03%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (5.03%) Test Analyst
11 9 (4.52%) EPoS Manager
11 9 (4.52%) Hardware Engineer
12 8 (4.02%) Developer
13 7 (3.52%) IT Analyst
14 6 (3.02%) EPoS Project Manager
14 6 (3.02%) Installations Engineer
14 6 (3.02%) Printer Engineer
14 6 (3.02%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.51%) .NET
2 4 (2.01%) WPF
2 4 (2.01%) XML
3 3 (1.51%) Middleware
3 3 (1.51%) WinForms
4 2 (1.01%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.01%) HTML
4 2 (1.01%) JSON
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.01%) REST
4 2 (1.01%) SOAP
4 2 (1.01%) WCF
5 1 (0.50%) Ajax
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.50%) CSS
5 1 (0.50%) HTML5
5 1 (0.50%) RESTful
5 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.59%) Driving Licence
2 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.52%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.51%) iPad
4 3 (1.51%) iPhone
5 2 (1.01%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.50%) FMCG
6 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.55%) Windows
2 11 (5.53%) Windows Server
3 7 (3.52%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.51%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.09%) Break/Fix
2 22 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (8.54%) Project Management
4 15 (7.54%) PRINCE2
5 12 (6.03%) E-Commerce
6 10 (5.03%) ITIL
6 10 (5.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (4.52%) Business Analysis
8 8 (4.02%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (3.52%) Change Management
9 7 (3.52%) CRM
9 7 (3.52%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.02%) Content Management
10 6 (3.02%) Supplier Management
10 6 (3.02%) Test Automation
10 6 (3.02%) Test Scripting
11 5 (2.51%) Analytics
11 5 (2.51%) Customer Engagement
11 5 (2.51%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.04%) SQL
2 6 (3.02%) C#
3 4 (2.01%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.01%) VBScript
4 3 (1.51%) Java
4 3 (1.51%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.51%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.01%) X++
6 1 (0.50%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (4.52%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.51%) ISEB
4 3 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.01%) Degree
5 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.50%) PMP
6 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.02%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.51%) PMO
3 4 (2.01%) QA
4 3 (1.51%) SLA
5 1 (0.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.01%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.51%) SCCM
1 5 (2.51%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.51%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 16 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.52%) Oracle
3 6 (3.02%) SAP
4 5 (2.51%) Apple
4 5 (2.51%) HP
5 4 (2.01%) CA
5 4 (2.01%) Dell
5 4 (2.01%) Remedy
6 3 (1.51%) BMC
6 3 (1.51%) Peregrine
6 3 (1.51%) Sun
7 2 (1.01%) Citrix
7 2 (1.01%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.01%) NCR
8 1 (0.50%) BT
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco
8 1 (0.50%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.50%) Twitter
8 1 (0.50%) VMware
8 1 (0.50%) Workday