Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 668 594 537
Rank change year-on-year -74 -57 +176
Contract jobs citing EPoS 222 290 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.87% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 400 495
UK median daily rate £140 £115 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +9.52% -63.16%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £100
90th Percentile £503 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £115 £105
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -64.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 7
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £10.30 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.07% -23.70% -18.67%
10th Percentile £10.09 £10.30 £11.15
90th Percentile £14.33 £13.23 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £10.30 £13.50
% change year-on-year +11.65% -23.70% -28.95%

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 32,933 33,278 31,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.12% 33.47% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,662 22,255 20,539
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 998 962 1,111
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.02% +4.61% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.35 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -1.26%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -57 211 £140 +21.74% 67
UK excluding London -110 137 £120 +4.35% 60
London -3 78 £175 +29.09% 15
North of England -35 36 £111 -3.48% 14
Midlands -7 35 £140 +21.74% 22
South East -29 34 £365 +231.82% 6
West Midlands -29 22 £100 -13.04% 13
North West -16 21 £111 +5.71% 11
South West -33 16 £100 -4.76% 3
East of England -13 11 £120 +11.63% 7
Yorkshire -12 10 £105 -8.70% 2
East Midlands +5 9 £400 +247.83% 9
Scotland -15 5 £108 -6.52% 8
North East -17 5 £110 -4.35% 1
Wales -13 1 £100 -13.04%

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 118 (53.15%) Retail
2 47 (21.17%) Driving Licence
3 28 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (12.61%) Break/Fix
4 26 (11.71%) Windows
5 24 (10.81%) Microsoft
6 21 (9.46%) SQL
7 18 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (6.31%) Finance
9 14 (6.31%) Remedy
9 14 (6.31%) ITIL
10 13 (5.86%) Microsoft Excel
10 13 (5.86%) C#
10 13 (5.86%) Windows 7
11 12 (5.41%) Project Management
11 12 (5.41%) Active Directory
12 11 (4.95%) ATM
12 11 (4.95%) .NET
12 11 (4.95%) Statistics
12 11 (4.95%) ServiceNow
13 10 (4.50%) FMCG
13 10 (4.50%) WPF
13 10 (4.50%) Apple iOS
13 10 (4.50%) Oracle
13 10 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
13 10 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (4.05%) E-Commerce
14 9 (4.05%) ERP
14 9 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure

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 8 (3.60%) SAS
2 4 (1.80%) Marvel
3 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (5.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.80%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Retail-J
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.90%) Magento
2 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.45%) BusinessWare
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.25%) Office 365
3 2 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (0.90%) Azure Functions
3 2 (0.90%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.95%) ATM
2 3 (1.35%) LAN
2 3 (1.35%) WAN
3 1 (0.45%) Firewall
3 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.70%) Data Lake
2 6 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.90%) Power BI
4 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.45%) Big Data
4 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.45%) DB2
4 1 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.80%) Axure RP
2 4 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (1.35%) Moq
3 3 (1.35%) MSTest
General
1 118 (53.15%) Retail
2 14 (6.31%) Finance
3 5 (2.25%) Banking
4 4 (1.80%) Back Office
5 3 (1.35%) French Language
5 3 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (0.45%) German Language
6 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (24.77%) EPoS Engineer
2 53 (23.87%) Analyst
3 49 (22.07%) IT Engineer
4 30 (13.51%) Field Engineer
5 21 (9.46%) Deployment Engineer
6 19 (8.56%) Service Analyst
6 19 (8.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (6.31%) Field Service Engineer
7 14 (6.31%) Project Manager
8 13 (5.86%) Developer
8 13 (5.86%) EPoS Field Engineer
8 13 (5.86%) Installations Engineer
9 12 (5.41%) Business Analyst
9 12 (5.41%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
9 12 (5.41%) IT Support
10 10 (4.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (4.50%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (4.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 10 (4.50%) EPoS Manager
10 10 (4.50%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.95%) .NET
2 10 (4.50%) WPF
3 7 (3.15%) WCF
4 6 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (2.70%) WinForms
5 4 (1.80%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.80%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.80%) CSS
5 4 (1.80%) CSS3
5 4 (1.80%) HTML
5 4 (1.80%) HTML5
6 3 (1.35%) Task Parallel Library
6 3 (1.35%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (1.35%) Web Services
7 2 (0.90%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.45%) Flash
8 1 (0.45%) Middleware
8 1 (0.45%) SOAP
8 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.17%) Driving Licence
2 18 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.50%) FMCG
4 7 (3.15%) User Experience
5 5 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.80%) Robotics
7 3 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (1.35%) CCTV
7 3 (1.35%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.45%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.45%) CMDB
9 1 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.45%) EMV
9 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.45%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.71%) Windows
2 13 (5.86%) Windows 7
3 10 (4.50%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.15%) Android
5 6 (2.70%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.25%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.90%) Linux
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (12.61%) Break/Fix
2 16 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (6.31%) ITIL
4 12 (5.41%) Project Management
5 11 (4.95%) Statistics
6 10 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (4.05%) E-Commerce
7 9 (4.05%) ERP
7 9 (4.05%) User Stories
8 8 (3.60%) Actionable Insight
8 8 (3.60%) Creative Thinking
8 8 (3.60%) Customer Analysis
8 8 (3.60%) Customer-Centricity
8 8 (3.60%) Strategic Thinking
9 7 (3.15%) Test Strategy
10 6 (2.70%) Analytics
10 6 (2.70%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (2.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.46%) SQL
2 13 (5.86%) C#
3 8 (3.60%) T-SQL
3 8 (3.60%) VBA
4 6 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.80%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.90%) C++
6 2 (0.90%) Java
7 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (2.70%) A+ Certification
1 6 (2.70%) Degree
2 5 (2.25%) Numerate Degree
2 5 (2.25%) SC Cleared
2 5 (2.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.35%) APMP
4 1 (0.45%) IIBA
4 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.70%) QA
2 5 (2.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.25%) SCCM
2 4 (1.80%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (0.90%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 24 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.31%) Remedy
3 11 (4.95%) ServiceNow
4 10 (4.50%) Oracle
5 7 (3.15%) Apple
6 6 (2.70%) Citrix
6 6 (2.70%) Sun
7 4 (1.80%) Adobe
7 4 (1.80%) HP
7 4 (1.80%) Vectorworks
8 3 (1.35%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.35%) SAP
9 2 (0.90%) BMC
9 2 (0.90%) CA
9 2 (0.90%) Peregrine
9 2 (0.90%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.90%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.45%) ATG
10 1 (0.45%) hybris
10 1 (0.45%) Ingenico