Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 2019 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 712 732 642
Rank change year-on-year +20 -90 +26
Contract jobs citing EPoS 124 163 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.49% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 108 257
UK median daily rate £350 £283 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.89% +88.33% -64.71%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £100
90th Percentile £538 £519 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £130 £110
% change year-on-year +150.00% +18.18% -64.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 10
UK median hourly rate - £9.60 £10.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.11% -16.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £8.03 £10.15
% change year-on-year - -20.94% -13.62%

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 30,010 33,515 31,393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.31% 32.31% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,345 21,616 20,270
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £665 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,060 1,069 1,072
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.39% +9.50% -3.87%
10th Percentile £11.67 £11.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.81 £18.98
% change year-on-year -9.88% +9.62% -5.10%

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 16 July 2019.

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 15 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 16 July 2019. 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 +4 115 £375 +31.58% 108
UK excluding London +15 90 £325 +150.00% 97
South East +55 34 £475 +104.30% 20
London +24 32 £375 -11.76% 18
South West -18 16 £300 +172.73% 12
Midlands +15 13 £413 +175.00% 25
East of England +7 12 £350 -25.33% 13
West Midlands +2 9 £443 +342.50% 12
North of England +21 8 £325 +182.61% 20
Scotland +34 6 £138 +1.85% 7
North West +20 6 £388 +55.00% 13
East Midlands +16 4 £400 +100.00% 13
Yorkshire +16 1 £100 -13.04% 6
North East +13 1 £100 -16.67% 1
Northern Ireland +10 1 £128 +6.25%

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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 67 (54.03%) Retail
2 28 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (17.74%) Test Automation
4 21 (16.94%) .NET
5 19 (15.32%) C#
6 16 (12.90%) Windows
7 15 (12.10%) Microsoft
8 14 (11.29%) OO
8 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (11.29%) Driving Licence
9 13 (10.48%) E-Commerce
10 12 (9.68%) .NET Framework
11 11 (8.87%) WPF
11 11 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (8.06%) SQL
12 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
13 9 (7.26%) Migration
13 9 (7.26%) Java
13 9 (7.26%) Selenium
13 9 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (6.45%) Waterfall
14 8 (6.45%) JIRA
14 8 (6.45%) SCCM
14 8 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
15 7 (5.65%) Coaching
15 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (5.65%) API Development
15 7 (5.65%) Break/Fix
15 7 (5.65%) Product Roadmap
15 7 (5.65%) 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 5 (4.03%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.42%) Drupal
2 3 (2.42%) IIS
2 3 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.61%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.81%) Marvel
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.81%) Sketch
3 1 (0.81%) SketchUp
3 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) BASE24
2 2 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.61%) Postilion
3 1 (0.81%) BusinessWare
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.03%) Office 365
4 4 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.23%) Heroku
5 2 (1.61%) GitHub
5 2 (1.61%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.61%) SaaS
6 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.81%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.42%) ATM
2 1 (0.81%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.81%) Network Security
2 1 (0.81%) NFC
2 1 (0.81%) VPN
2 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.61%) Essbase
4 2 (1.61%) MySQL
4 2 (1.61%) Power BI
4 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (7.26%) Selenium
2 8 (6.45%) JIRA
3 7 (5.65%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.03%) Moq
4 5 (4.03%) MSTest
5 4 (3.23%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.61%) Appium
7 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.81%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.81%) JMeter
8 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.81%) TestRail
8 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 67 (54.03%) Retail
2 7 (5.65%) Back Office
3 5 (4.03%) Finance
4 3 (2.42%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Retail Finance
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (18.55%) Analyst
1 23 (18.55%) Developer
2 20 (16.13%) EPoS Engineer
3 15 (12.10%) Project Manager
4 13 (10.48%) IT Engineer
5 12 (9.68%) Test Analyst
6 11 (8.87%) Software Developer
7 10 (8.06%) .NET Developer
8 9 (7.26%) C# Developer
9 8 (6.45%) Architect
9 8 (6.45%) C# Software Developer
10 7 (5.65%) .NET Software Developer
10 7 (5.65%) Break Fix Engineer
11 6 (4.84%) Business Analyst
11 6 (4.84%) Deployment Engineer
11 6 (4.84%) Field Engineer
11 6 (4.84%) WPF Developer
12 5 (4.03%) Computer Engineer
12 5 (4.03%) EPoS Field Engineer
12 5 (4.03%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.94%) .NET
2 12 (9.68%) .NET Framework
3 11 (8.87%) WPF
4 5 (4.03%) HTML
4 5 (4.03%) Node.js
4 5 (4.03%) REST
5 4 (3.23%) CSS
5 4 (3.23%) Express
5 4 (3.23%) Middleware
5 4 (3.23%) Task Parallel Library
6 3 (2.42%) .NET Core
6 3 (2.42%) jQuery
6 3 (2.42%) JSON
6 3 (2.42%) XML
7 2 (1.61%) GWT
7 2 (1.61%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.61%) Java EE
7 2 (1.61%) SOAP
7 2 (1.61%) WCF
7 2 (1.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) Driving Licence
2 8 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.84%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.23%) iPad
5 4 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.42%) Apple TV
6 3 (2.42%) iPhone
6 3 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.61%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.61%) EFT
7 2 (1.61%) EMV
7 2 (1.61%) Robotics
7 2 (1.61%) User Experience
8 1 (0.81%) Contactless
8 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.81%) mPOS
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.90%) Windows
2 6 (4.84%) Windows 10
3 4 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.42%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.81%) Android
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.74%) Test Automation
3 14 (11.29%) OO
4 13 (10.48%) E-Commerce
5 11 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (7.26%) Migration
7 8 (6.45%) Waterfall
8 7 (5.65%) API Development
8 7 (5.65%) Break/Fix
8 7 (5.65%) Coaching
8 7 (5.65%) Product Roadmap
8 7 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.84%) DevOps
9 6 (4.84%) Functional Testing
10 5 (4.03%) MVVM
10 5 (4.03%) Project Management
10 5 (4.03%) Scrum
10 5 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (3.23%) Stress Testing
11 4 (3.23%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.32%) C#
2 10 (8.06%) SQL
3 9 (7.26%) Java
4 5 (4.03%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.23%) C++
6 3 (2.42%) PHP
6 3 (2.42%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.81%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 5 (4.03%) SC Cleared
1 5 (4.03%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.61%) ISEB
2 2 (1.61%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) ISO 8583
1 3 (2.42%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.61%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.81%) NIST
System Software
1 7 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) SCCM
2 3 (2.42%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (1.61%) Terraform
4 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.03%) NCR
3 4 (3.23%) HP
4 3 (2.42%) FIS
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle
4 3 (2.42%) VeriFone
4 3 (2.42%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 2 (1.61%) CODA
5 2 (1.61%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 2 (1.61%) Google
5 2 (1.61%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.61%) Ingenico
5 2 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.61%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) Adobe
6 1 (0.81%) Apple
6 1 (0.81%) Sage
6 1 (0.81%) Symantec
6 1 (0.81%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.81%) Vitria