Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 703 609 555
Rank change year-on-year -94 -54 +110
Contract jobs citing EPoS 197 283 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.80% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 379 415
UK median daily rate £141 £115 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.17% +9.52% -61.82%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £100
90th Percentile £513 £465 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £115 £105
% change year-on-year - +9.52% -61.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 8
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £10.30 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.07% -26.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £8.20 £10.30 £11.70
90th Percentile £14.25 £17.60 £89.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.20 £10.30 £14.00
% change year-on-year -20.39% -26.43% -17.65%

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 35,501 35,457 36,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.02% 34.42% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,380 23,432 23,529
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.92%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,089 1,085 1,237
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.63
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.67 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £20.67
% change year-on-year +1.23% -3.22% +11.70%

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 14 November 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 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 14 November 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 -57 190 £145 +26.30% 70
UK excluding London -93 117 £115 - 69
London -23 75 £413 -2.94% 13
North of England -22 32 £113 -1.74% 20
Midlands -23 27 £100 -13.04% 10
South East -35 25 £138 +27.91% 18
West Midlands -31 21 £100 -13.04% 7
North West -11 19 £111 -3.48% 13
South West -28 17 £100 -4.76% 4
East of England -5 13 £200 +86.05% 5
Yorkshire -17 10 £115 - 6
East Midlands -1 5 £100 -13.04% 3
North East -10 3 £120 +14.29% 1
Scotland -30 3 £105 -8.70% 11
Wales -23 1 £100 -13.04% 1

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 109 (55.33%) Retail
2 32 (16.24%) Driving Licence
3 25 (12.69%) Break/Fix
4 20 (10.15%) Microsoft
5 19 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (8.63%) Windows
7 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Excel
8 13 (6.60%) SQL
8 13 (6.60%) ITIL
8 13 (6.60%) Active Directory
8 13 (6.60%) Remedy
8 13 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (6.09%) ERP
9 12 (6.09%) Finance
9 12 (6.09%) Windows 7
10 11 (5.58%) ServiceNow
10 11 (5.58%) Statistics
10 11 (5.58%) FMCG
10 11 (5.58%) ATM
11 10 (5.08%) E-Commerce
11 10 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
13 8 (4.06%) SAS
13 8 (4.06%) Project Management
13 8 (4.06%) VBA
13 8 (4.06%) Service Delivery
13 8 (4.06%) Apple iOS
13 8 (4.06%) Test Strategy
13 8 (4.06%) Customer Analysis

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 (4.06%) SAS
2 4 (2.03%) Marvel
3 2 (1.02%) CMS
4 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.03%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.52%) Retail-J
2 2 (1.02%) Magento
2 2 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.05%) Office 365
2 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (1.02%) Azure Functions
3 2 (1.02%) SaaS
3 2 (1.02%) Serverless
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.58%) ATM
2 3 (1.52%) LAN
2 3 (1.52%) WAN
3 2 (1.02%) Firewall
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (0.51%) Internet
4 1 (0.51%) IPsec
4 1 (0.51%) MPLS
4 1 (0.51%) SAN
4 1 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.54%) Data Lake
2 2 (1.02%) Power BI
3 1 (0.51%) Big Data
3 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.02%) Hudson
General
1 109 (55.33%) Retail
2 12 (6.09%) Finance
3 6 (3.05%) Banking
4 3 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) French Language
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (24.87%) Analyst
2 46 (23.35%) EPoS Engineer
3 36 (18.27%) IT Engineer
4 27 (13.71%) Field Engineer
5 18 (9.14%) Service Analyst
5 18 (9.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (7.61%) Field Service Engineer
7 14 (7.11%) EPoS Field Engineer
8 12 (6.09%) Business Analyst
8 12 (6.09%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
8 12 (6.09%) IT Support
8 12 (6.09%) Project Manager
9 11 (5.58%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (5.58%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 11 (5.58%) Deployment Engineer
10 10 (5.08%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (5.08%) Consultant
10 10 (5.08%) EPoS Manager
10 10 (5.08%) Service Desk Support
10 10 (5.08%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.54%) CSS
1 5 (2.54%) HTML
2 4 (2.03%) CSS3
2 4 (2.03%) HTML5
3 3 (1.52%) .NET
3 3 (1.52%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.52%) Web Services
4 1 (0.51%) Ajax
4 1 (0.51%) RESTful
4 1 (0.51%) WPF
4 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.24%) Driving Licence
2 13 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.58%) FMCG
4 7 (3.55%) User Experience
5 5 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.02%) Robotics
7 2 (1.02%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.51%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.51%) CMDB
8 1 (0.51%) iPad
8 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Replication
8 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.63%) Windows
2 12 (6.09%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.06%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.54%) Android
4 5 (2.54%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.03%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.51%) HPUX
6 1 (0.51%) Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.69%) Break/Fix
2 19 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (6.60%) ITIL
4 12 (6.09%) ERP
5 11 (5.58%) Statistics
6 10 (5.08%) E-Commerce
6 10 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (4.06%) Actionable Insight
8 8 (4.06%) Creative Thinking
8 8 (4.06%) Customer Analysis
8 8 (4.06%) Customer-Centricity
8 8 (4.06%) Project Management
8 8 (4.06%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.06%) Strategic Thinking
8 8 (4.06%) Test Strategy
9 7 (3.55%) User Stories
10 6 (3.05%) Analytics
10 6 (3.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.60%) SQL
2 8 (4.06%) VBA
3 5 (2.54%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.02%) Java
5 1 (0.51%) C#
5 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.51%) VB
5 1 (0.51%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (3.05%) Degree
2 5 (2.54%) A+ Certification
2 5 (2.54%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (1.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.51%) CCNA
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.51%) IIBA
5 1 (0.51%) MCSA
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.51%) VCP5
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.03%) QA
1 4 (2.03%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) SCCM
2 4 (2.03%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.02%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 20 (10.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.60%) Remedy
3 11 (5.58%) ServiceNow
4 7 (3.55%) HP
5 6 (3.05%) Citrix
5 6 (3.05%) Sun
6 5 (2.54%) Apple
6 5 (2.54%) SAP
7 4 (2.03%) Adobe
7 4 (2.03%) MuleSoft
7 4 (2.03%) Vectorworks
7 4 (2.03%) WorldPay
8 3 (1.52%) Ingenico
9 2 (1.02%) BMC
9 2 (1.02%) CA
9 2 (1.02%) hybris
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle
9 2 (1.02%) Peregrine
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco
10 1 (0.51%) Dell