Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 728 639 656
Rank change year-on-year -89 +17 -33
Contract jobs citing EPoS 163 235 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.72% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 257 166
UK median daily rate £283 £150 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.33% -64.71% +58.14%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £101
90th Percentile £519 £575 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £110 £313
% change year-on-year +18.18% -64.80% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 8
UK median hourly rate £9.60 £10.23 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.11% -16.53% +5.74%
10th Percentile £7.85 £10.15 £10.35
90th Percentile £13.75 £19.55 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.03 £10.15 £11.75
% change year-on-year -20.94% -13.62% +5.19%

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 35,106 32,501 37,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.84% 34.24% 34.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,815 21,102 24,580
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £251
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,095 1,108 1,239
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +14.47% -9.52% +20.00%

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 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
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 16 July 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 -88 152 £285 +90.00% 45
UK excluding London -67 107 £130 +18.18% 48
London -82 51 £425 - 5
Midlands -49 28 £150 +30.43% 11
North of England -33 22 £115 +9.52% 16
East of England +15 21 £469 +336.05%
South East -43 20 £233 +111.36% 11
West Midlands -25 18 £100 -13.04% 9
North West -29 12 £250 +138.10% 8
South West +8 10 £110 +4.76% 2
East Midlands -24 10 £200 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire -18 9 £115 +9.52% 8
Scotland -44 3 £135 +4.85% 6
Northern Ireland - 2 £120 - 1
North East -5 1 £120 +20.00%
Wales - 1 £100 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 89 (54.60%) Retail
2 26 (15.95%) Driving Licence
3 23 (14.11%) Break/Fix
3 23 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (9.20%) Project Management
4 15 (9.20%) Finance
5 14 (8.59%) ATM
6 12 (7.36%) Windows
6 12 (7.36%) E-Commerce
7 11 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (6.75%) Microsoft
8 10 (6.13%) SQL Server
9 9 (5.52%) Content Management
9 9 (5.52%) SaaS
9 9 (5.52%) CMS
9 9 (5.52%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.52%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (4.91%) CRM
10 8 (4.91%) SAP
10 8 (4.91%) SQL
10 8 (4.91%) HP
10 8 (4.91%) Migration
11 7 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (4.29%) Waterfall
11 7 (4.29%) Data Architecture
11 7 (4.29%) SCCM
11 7 (4.29%) Banking
11 7 (4.29%) Back Office
11 7 (4.29%) XML

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 9 (5.52%) CMS
2 4 (2.45%) IIS
3 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.61%) JDE OneWorld
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.61%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.59%) ATM
2 5 (3.07%) LAN
3 4 (2.45%) DHCP
3 4 (2.45%) DNS
3 4 (2.45%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (2.45%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.45%) Wireless
4 3 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.61%) Firewall
5 1 (0.61%) Internet
5 1 (0.61%) IPsec
5 1 (0.61%) MPLS
5 1 (0.61%) SAN
5 1 (0.61%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.61%) VPN
5 1 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Hudson
2 2 (1.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.61%) Selenium
3 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 89 (54.60%) Retail
2 15 (9.20%) Finance
3 7 (4.29%) Back Office
3 7 (4.29%) Banking
4 4 (2.45%) Marketing
5 2 (1.23%) French Language
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (25.15%) EPoS Engineer
2 26 (15.95%) Analyst
3 23 (14.11%) Project Manager
4 21 (12.88%) IT Engineer
5 15 (9.20%) Architect
5 15 (9.20%) Business Analyst
5 15 (9.20%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.13%) Deployment Engineer
6 10 (6.13%) Field Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Break Fix Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Hardware Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Retail Business Analyst
8 8 (4.91%) EPoS Business Analyst
8 8 (4.91%) EPoS Manager
9 6 (3.68%) IT Analyst
9 6 (3.68%) Programme Manager
9 6 (3.68%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.07%) EPoS Project Manager
10 5 (3.07%) Field Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.29%) XML
2 5 (3.07%) .NET
3 4 (2.45%) Ajax
3 4 (2.45%) CSS
3 4 (2.45%) HTML
3 4 (2.45%) RESTful
3 4 (2.45%) WPF
4 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.95%) Driving Licence
2 7 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.23%) Chip and PIN
3 2 (1.23%) FMCG
3 2 (1.23%) iPad
3 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.61%) Replication
4 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.36%) Windows
2 6 (3.68%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.07%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.84%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.61%) HPUX
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.11%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (14.11%) Break/Fix
2 15 (9.20%) Project Management
3 12 (7.36%) E-Commerce
4 11 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (5.52%) Content Management
5 9 (5.52%) PRINCE2
6 8 (4.91%) CRM
6 8 (4.91%) Migration
6 8 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (4.29%) Data Architecture
7 7 (4.29%) ERP
7 7 (4.29%) ITIL
7 7 (4.29%) Waterfall
8 5 (3.07%) Business Analysis
8 5 (3.07%) Microservices
8 5 (3.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.45%) Programme Management
9 4 (2.45%) Service Design
9 4 (2.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.91%) SQL
2 5 (3.07%) C#
2 5 (3.07%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.45%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.45%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.45%) VB
3 4 (2.45%) VB6
3 4 (2.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.07%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.61%) CCNA
3 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.61%) ISEB
3 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.61%) MCSA
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.61%) VCP5
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.07%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.84%) PMO
3 1 (0.61%) GDPR
3 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (5.52%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (4.29%) SCCM
3 3 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (6.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.91%) HP
2 8 (4.91%) SAP
3 4 (2.45%) Dell
3 4 (2.45%) Oracle
4 3 (1.84%) MuleSoft
4 3 (1.84%) Remedy
4 3 (1.84%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.23%) Citrix
5 2 (1.23%) Ingenico
5 2 (1.23%) Sun
5 2 (1.23%) VMware
5 2 (1.23%) WorldPay
6 1 (0.61%) Apple
6 1 (0.61%) BMC
6 1 (0.61%) CA
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco
6 1 (0.61%) JDA
6 1 (0.61%) Peregrine
6 1 (0.61%) Twitter