Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 581 511 696
Rank change year-on-year -70 +185 -24
Contract jobs citing EPoS 297 359 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.37% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 1.13% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 508 122
UK median daily rate £115 £105 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -63.16% -24.00%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £83
90th Percentile £438 £425 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £105 £295
% change year-on-year +9.52% -64.41% -20.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 12
UK median hourly rate £10.30 £14.25 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.72% -14.16% +50.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.30 £13.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -23.70% -28.95% +72.73%

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 33,303 31,637 35,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.50% 32.67% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,301 20,633 22,554
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £375
% change year-on-year +1.65% +4.93% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 1,115 1,415
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +14.29%

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 20 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing EPoS over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 January 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 -55 279 £115 +9.52% 73
UK excluding London -21 208 £115 +9.52% 54
London -51 94 £130 -35.00% 25
South East -14 60 £110 +4.76% 16
North of England +43 55 £115 +9.52% 11
Midlands -21 37 £115 +9.52% 15
East of England -23 35 £105 - 4
North West +17 30 £105 - 4
West Midlands +20 28 £115 +9.52% 10
South West -1 21 £105 - 2
Yorkshire -1 15 £115 +9.52% 5
North East +55 13 £115 +12.20% 2
Scotland -27 13 £115 +9.52% 3
East Midlands -28 13 £115 +9.52% 5
Wales +11 4 £115 +9.52% 1
Northern Ireland -22 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 140 (47.14%) Retail
2 59 (19.87%) ATM
3 55 (18.52%) Break/Fix
4 51 (17.17%) Driving Licence
5 48 (16.16%) Banking
6 22 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (6.40%) Business Analysis
7 19 (6.40%) SAP
7 19 (6.40%) Windows
8 17 (5.72%) SQL
8 17 (5.72%) Finance
9 16 (5.39%) E-Commerce
9 16 (5.39%) Microsoft
9 16 (5.39%) Project Management
10 15 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (4.38%) ERP
12 12 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (3.70%) Mobile App
13 11 (3.70%) Test Automation
13 11 (3.70%) PRINCE2
13 11 (3.70%) Migration
14 10 (3.37%) ITIL
14 10 (3.37%) SQL Server
14 10 (3.37%) Windows 7
15 9 (3.03%) PCI DSS
15 9 (3.03%) Test Scripting
15 9 (3.03%) CRM
15 9 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (2.69%) Windows Server

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 7 (2.36%) CMS
2 4 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.34%) Confluence
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.02%) Payment Gateway
1 6 (2.02%) SAP CO
1 6 (2.02%) SAP FI
1 6 (2.02%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.67%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.34%) Magento
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.68%) Office 365
2 4 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (19.87%) ATM
2 6 (2.02%) WAN
2 6 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.35%) LAN
4 2 (0.67%) IPv4
4 2 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.34%) DHCP
5 1 (0.34%) DNS
5 1 (0.34%) Internet
5 1 (0.34%) Skype
5 1 (0.34%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.67%) MS Access
3 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.34%) QlikView
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.69%) JIRA
2 2 (0.67%) Hudson
2 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.67%) Maven
3 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 140 (47.14%) Retail
2 48 (16.16%) Banking
3 17 (5.72%) Finance
4 3 (1.01%) Back Office
5 1 (0.34%) Electronics
5 1 (0.34%) Legal
5 1 (0.34%) Marketing
5 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 59 (19.87%) Analyst
1 59 (19.87%) EPoS Engineer
2 49 (16.50%) ATM Engineer
3 38 (12.79%) Business Analyst
4 34 (11.45%) Field Engineer
5 29 (9.76%) EPoS Business Analyst
6 26 (8.75%) IT Engineer
7 24 (8.08%) Retail Business Analyst
8 22 (7.41%) Project Manager
9 21 (7.07%) Break Fix Engineer
9 21 (7.07%) EPoS Installation Engineer
9 21 (7.07%) Installations Engineer
10 14 (4.71%) EPoS Manager
11 12 (4.04%) Architect
12 11 (3.70%) Developer
12 11 (3.70%) IT Analyst
12 11 (3.70%) Test Analyst
13 10 (3.37%) Business IT Analyst
13 10 (3.37%) IT Business Analyst
13 10 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.02%) Middleware
2 4 (1.35%) .NET
3 3 (1.01%) JSON
3 3 (1.01%) WinForms
3 3 (1.01%) WPF
4 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.67%) Kafka
4 2 (0.67%) Node.js
4 2 (0.67%) REST
4 2 (0.67%) SOAP
4 2 (0.67%) Spring
4 2 (0.67%) WCF
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.34%) HTML
5 1 (0.34%) HTML5
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 51 (17.17%) Driving Licence
2 12 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.35%) Chip and PIN
5 3 (1.01%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.01%) iPad
5 3 (1.01%) iPhone
6 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.34%) FMCG
7 1 (0.34%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.40%) Windows
2 10 (3.37%) Windows 7
3 8 (2.69%) Windows 10
3 8 (2.69%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.52%) Break/Fix
2 22 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (6.40%) Business Analysis
4 16 (5.39%) E-Commerce
4 16 (5.39%) Project Management
5 15 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (4.38%) ERP
7 12 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (3.70%) Migration
8 11 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 11 (3.70%) Test Automation
9 10 (3.37%) ITIL
10 9 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (3.03%) CRM
10 9 (3.03%) Test Scripting
11 6 (2.02%) Content Management
11 6 (2.02%) Data Migration
11 6 (2.02%) Integration Testing
11 6 (2.02%) Knowledge Management
11 6 (2.02%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.72%) SQL
2 7 (2.36%) Java
3 5 (1.68%) C#
3 5 (1.68%) T-SQL
3 5 (1.68%) X++
4 3 (1.01%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.67%) Scala
6 1 (0.34%) VB
6 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (2.69%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.36%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.68%) Degree
4 4 (1.35%) PMP
5 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.67%) ISEB
6 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.36%) SLA
3 5 (1.68%) QA
4 3 (1.01%) PMO
5 2 (0.67%) GDPR
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (2.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.67%) Docker
3 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.67%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (6.40%) SAP
2 16 (5.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.36%) Oracle
4 4 (1.35%) Apple
5 3 (1.01%) CA
5 3 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.67%) BMC
6 2 (0.67%) BT
6 2 (0.67%) Cisco
6 2 (0.67%) Facebook
6 2 (0.67%) NCR
6 2 (0.67%) Peregrine
6 2 (0.67%) Remedy
7 1 (0.34%) Citrix
7 1 (0.34%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.34%) Motorola
7 1 (0.34%) Sun
7 1 (0.34%) Twitter