Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 611 536 670
Rank change year-on-year -75 +134 -24
Contract jobs citing EPoS 287 381 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 1.09% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 498 167
UK median daily rate £115 £105 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -61.82% -31.25%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £83
90th Percentile £456 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £105 £275
% change year-on-year +9.52% -61.82% -26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 19
UK median hourly rate £10.30 £14.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.43% -13.58% +47.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.30 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -26.43% -17.65% +54.55%

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 34307 34966 37326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.60% 33.09% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22763 22959 23716
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1201 1466
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £21.00 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.37% +7.91% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.06 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.48% +10.53% +8.57%

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 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing EPoS over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -30 263 £115 +9.52% 18
UK excluding London -12 198 £115 +9.52% 13
London -53 90 £425 +78.57% 6
South East +24 56 £109 +3.57% 5
North of England +61 49 £115 +9.52% 2
Midlands -5 40 £115 +9.52% 5
East of England -30 33 £108 +2.38%
North West +30 24 £110 +4.76%
West Midlands +29 23 £115 +9.52% 3
Scotland -8 19 £115 +9.52% 1
East Midlands -21 19 £115 +9.52% 2
South West +3 18 £105 -
Yorkshire +6 15 £115 +9.52% 2
North East +69 13 £105 +2.44%
Wales +8 3 £115 +9.52%
Northern Ireland -42 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 140 (48.78%) Retail
2 56 (19.51%) ATM
3 48 (16.72%) Banking
4 45 (15.68%) Break/Fix
5 33 (11.50%) Driving Licence
6 24 (8.36%) Project Management
7 23 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (7.32%) Windows
8 21 (7.32%) Business Analysis
9 20 (6.97%) E-Commerce
9 20 (6.97%) SAP
9 20 (6.97%) Microsoft
10 19 (6.62%) SQL
10 19 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (6.27%) ERP
12 14 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (4.53%) Test Automation
13 13 (4.53%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (4.53%) Java
13 13 (4.53%) Finance
14 12 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
15 11 (3.83%) Test Scripting
16 10 (3.48%) Windows 7
16 10 (3.48%) PRINCE2
16 10 (3.48%) Migration
16 10 (3.48%) Windows Server
17 9 (3.14%) Oracle
17 9 (3.14%) SQL Server
17 9 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
17 9 (3.14%) 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 6 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.39%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.39%) Confluence
2 4 (1.39%) IIS
3 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.09%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (2.09%) SAP CO
2 6 (2.09%) SAP FI
2 6 (2.09%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.05%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.70%) Retail-J
4 2 (0.70%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.35%) Magento
5 1 (0.35%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (19.51%) ATM
2 7 (2.44%) LAN
3 5 (1.74%) DHCP
3 5 (1.74%) DNS
3 5 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (1.39%) Wireless
5 3 (1.05%) WAN
5 3 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.35%) Internet
6 1 (0.35%) IPv4
6 1 (0.35%) Skype
6 1 (0.35%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.70%) MS Access
4 2 (0.70%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.35%) QlikView
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.79%) JIRA
2 4 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.39%) Maven
3 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 140 (48.78%) Retail
2 48 (16.72%) Banking
3 13 (4.53%) Finance
4 5 (1.74%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.70%) Back Office
5 2 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (18.82%) Analyst
1 54 (18.82%) EPoS Engineer
2 47 (16.38%) ATM Engineer
3 33 (11.50%) Business Analyst
4 29 (10.10%) Project Manager
5 25 (8.71%) EPoS Business Analyst
6 24 (8.36%) Field Engineer
7 23 (8.01%) EPoS Manager
8 22 (7.67%) Retail Business Analyst
9 21 (7.32%) IT Engineer
10 17 (5.92%) EPoS Installation Engineer
10 17 (5.92%) Installations Engineer
11 14 (4.88%) EPoS Project Manager
12 13 (4.53%) Break Fix Engineer
12 13 (4.53%) Consultant
13 11 (3.83%) Test Analyst
14 9 (3.14%) Business Systems Analyst
14 9 (3.14%) IT Analyst
14 9 (3.14%) IT Manager
14 9 (3.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.79%) Node.js
2 7 (2.44%) Middleware
3 4 (1.39%) .NET
3 4 (1.39%) Kafka
3 4 (1.39%) React
3 4 (1.39%) Spring
4 2 (0.70%) JSON
5 1 (0.35%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.50%) Driving Licence
2 14 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.74%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.39%) Chip and PIN
5 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.70%) CCTV
6 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.70%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.70%) iPad
6 2 (0.70%) iPhone
6 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.35%) FMCG
7 1 (0.35%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.32%) Windows
2 10 (3.48%) Windows 7
2 10 (3.48%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.79%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.39%) MVS
6 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.68%) Break/Fix
2 24 (8.36%) Project Management
3 23 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (7.32%) Business Analysis
5 20 (6.97%) E-Commerce
6 19 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (6.27%) ERP
8 13 (4.53%) Test Automation
8 13 (4.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (3.83%) Test Scripting
10 10 (3.48%) Migration
10 10 (3.48%) PRINCE2
11 9 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (2.79%) CRM
13 7 (2.44%) Logistics
13 7 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (2.44%) Test Strategy
14 6 (2.09%) Release Management
15 5 (1.74%) Data Migration
15 5 (1.74%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.62%) SQL
2 13 (4.53%) Java
3 7 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.44%) T-SQL
3 7 (2.44%) X++
4 4 (1.39%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.39%) Scala
4 4 (1.39%) VBScript
5 2 (0.70%) C#
6 1 (0.35%) VB
6 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.74%) Degree
3 5 (1.74%) PMP
4 3 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.05%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.44%) PCI DSS
1 7 (2.44%) QA
1 7 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.35%) GDPR
2 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.74%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.09%) SCCM
2 4 (1.39%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 20 (6.97%) Microsoft
1 20 (6.97%) SAP
2 9 (3.14%) Oracle
3 4 (1.39%) Dell
3 4 (1.39%) Facebook
3 4 (1.39%) HP
3 4 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.70%) BT
4 2 (0.70%) Cisco
4 2 (0.70%) NCR
4 2 (0.70%) WorldPay
5 1 (0.35%) Apple
5 1 (0.35%) Citrix
5 1 (0.35%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.35%) Google
5 1 (0.35%) Motorola
5 1 (0.35%) Symantec