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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 469 521 508
Rank change year-on-year +52 -13  
Contract jobs citing EPoS 118 131 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.74% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 73 79
Median daily rate £166 £438 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.00% +68.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £103 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £108 £381 £250
% change year-on-year -71.80% +52.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Median hourly rate £10.15 £13.50 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.81% +20.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.15 £12.50 £11.17
% change year-on-year -18.80% +11.90%  

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 15365 17649 17726
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.20% 33.26% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9982 11571 11114
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 579 649
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £12.50 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £46.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +37 108 £190 -57.77% 32
London +4 46 £460 -16.36% 8
South East +48 19 £325 -18.75% 10
East Midlands -6 17 £250 -45.94% 1
West Midlands +24 10 £115 -73.71% 7
Scotland +43 8 £138 +35.80%
Leicestershire - 8 £265 - 1
North West +23 7 £105 -61.29% 1
South West +2 7 £105 -8.69%
Hampshire - 6 £550 - 1
Leicester - 6 £250 - 1
Yorkshire +24 5 £105 -49.09% 1
Staffordshire +5 5 £100 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +80 4 £100 -
Tyne and Wear +76 4 £100 -
North East +68 4 £100 -
West Yorkshire +23 4 £106 +6.25%
Stoke-on-Trent +2 4 £100 -
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £485 +7.77% 2
Walsall - 4 £100 - 1
Derbyshire - 4 £108 -
Telford - 4 £100 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £485 -
Derby - 4 £108 -
Shropshire - 4 £100 -
Berkshire +21 3 £108 - 6
Leeds +19 3 £108 +7.50%
Manchester +10 3 £105 -76.00% 1
Bristol -5 3 £110 -74.11%
East of England -19 3 £325 -21.21% 4

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 132 (55.93%) Retail
2 36 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 34 (14.41%) Project Management
4 30 (12.71%) Windows
5 28 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (9.32%) Break/Fix
7 22 (9.32%) E-Commerce
8 19 (8.05%) Windows Server
9 18 (7.63%) SCCM
10 17 (7.20%) SQL
10 17 (7.20%) SQL Server
10 17 (7.20%) Finance
11 15 (6.36%) SAP
11 15 (6.36%) PRINCE2
11 15 (6.36%) ERP
11 15 (6.36%) LAN
11 15 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (5.93%) Hyper-V
12 14 (5.93%) PowerShell
12 14 (5.93%) DHCP
12 14 (5.93%) VBScript
12 14 (5.93%) .NET
13 13 (5.51%) Java
13 13 (5.51%) IIS
13 13 (5.51%) ATM
13 13 (5.51%) HP
13 13 (5.51%) Dell
13 13 (5.51%) Wireless
14 12 (5.08%) Active Directory

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 13 (5.51%) IIS
2 6 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.69%) Confluence
4 3 (1.27%) Apache
5 2 (0.85%) Drupal
5 2 (0.85%) Kentico
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.42%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.12%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.85%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.85%) Magento
4 2 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.85%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.42%) BASE24
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.42%) Postilion
5 1 (0.42%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.27%) Office 365
2 3 (1.27%) Twilio
3 2 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.42%) SaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.36%) LAN
2 14 (5.93%) DHCP
3 13 (5.51%) ATM
3 13 (5.51%) Wireless
4 12 (5.08%) DNS
4 12 (5.08%) TCP/IP
5 11 (4.66%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.27%) Internet
7 2 (0.85%) Intranet
7 2 (0.85%) Network Security
7 2 (0.85%) SAN
7 2 (0.85%) VoIP
7 2 (0.85%) WAN
7 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.85%) WLAN
8 1 (0.42%) 3G
8 1 (0.42%) Firewall
8 1 (0.42%) NFC
8 1 (0.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (1.69%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.27%) RethinkDB
6 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.85%) MS Access
6 2 (0.85%) MySQL
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (2.97%) Jenkins
1 7 (2.97%) Maven
2 5 (2.12%) JIRA
3 4 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.42%) eggPlant
5 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.42%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.42%) Selenium
5 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 132 (55.93%) Retail
2 17 (7.20%) Finance
3 7 (2.97%) Marketing
4 6 (2.54%) Banking
5 5 (2.12%) Back Office
6 3 (1.27%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.85%) Billing
7 2 (0.85%) Games
7 2 (0.85%) German Language
8 1 (0.42%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.42%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 47 (19.92%) Project Manager
2 32 (13.56%) EPoS Engineer
3 28 (11.86%) EPoS Manager
4 26 (11.02%) Analyst
5 23 (9.75%) EPoS Project Manager
6 21 (8.90%) Field Engineer
7 16 (6.78%) Architect
8 15 (6.36%) Field Service Engineer
9 12 (5.08%) Developer
10 11 (4.66%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) Business Analyst
12 9 (3.81%) Consultant
12 9 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.81%) Technical Manager
13 8 (3.39%) IT Engineer
13 8 (3.39%) Test Analyst
14 7 (2.97%) Coordinator
14 7 (2.97%) EPoS Field Engineer
14 7 (2.97%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
14 7 (2.97%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.93%) .NET
2 9 (3.81%) Kafka
3 8 (3.39%) Spring
4 7 (2.97%) Spring Boot
5 6 (2.54%) Apache Camel
5 6 (2.54%) Node.js
6 5 (2.12%) Web Services
7 4 (1.69%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.69%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.69%) WPF
8 3 (1.27%) Swagger
8 3 (1.27%) XML
9 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.85%) ATL
9 2 (0.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (0.85%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.85%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.85%) STL
9 2 (0.85%) WAP
9 2 (0.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.24%) CCTV
2 9 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.39%) Chip and PIN
4 7 (2.97%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.97%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.54%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.54%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.85%) EFT
8 2 (0.85%) EFTPOS
8 2 (0.85%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.42%) APACS
9 1 (0.42%) EMV
9 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.42%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.71%) Windows
2 19 (8.05%) Windows Server
3 15 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (2.54%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.69%) Linux
7 2 (0.85%) Unix
7 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.42%) Android
8 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.41%) Project Management
2 28 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (9.32%) Break/Fix
4 22 (9.32%) E-Commerce
5 15 (6.36%) ERP
5 15 (6.36%) PRINCE2
6 12 (5.08%) CRM
7 9 (3.81%) Migration
7 9 (3.81%) Test Automation
8 8 (3.39%) Scrum
8 8 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (2.97%) Microservices
9 7 (2.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (2.97%) Test Scripting
10 6 (2.54%) Business Analysis
10 6 (2.54%) Programme Management
10 6 (2.54%) Resource Management
10 6 (2.54%) Strategic Planning
10 6 (2.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.20%) SQL
2 14 (5.93%) PowerShell
2 14 (5.93%) VBScript
3 13 (5.51%) Java
4 9 (3.81%) C#
5 4 (1.69%) C++
6 3 (1.27%) Python
7 2 (0.85%) XAML
8 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (2.54%) PMI Certification
2 6 (2.54%) PMP
3 5 (2.12%) Degree
4 4 (1.69%) MCSE
4 4 (1.69%) MCTS
4 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.85%) MCP
6 2 (0.85%) MCSA
6 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.85%) VCP6
6 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.42%) ISEB
7 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.97%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.54%) QA
2 6 (2.54%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) GDPR
3 2 (0.85%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 14 (5.93%) Hyper-V
2 12 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.81%) Docker
4 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (7.63%) SCCM
2 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.42%) OpenView
Vendors
1 36 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.36%) SAP
3 13 (5.51%) Dell
3 13 (5.51%) HP
4 6 (2.54%) Oracle
4 6 (2.54%) Sun
5 3 (1.27%) Symantec
5 3 (1.27%) Toshiba
5 3 (1.27%) VMware
6 2 (0.85%) Adobe
6 2 (0.85%) Apple
6 2 (0.85%) Cisco
6 2 (0.85%) EMC
6 2 (0.85%) FIS
6 2 (0.85%) Google
6 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.85%) Sophos
6 2 (0.85%) VeriFone
6 2 (0.85%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 2 (0.85%) WorldPay
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