The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 66 56 70
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing Billing 3 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.36% 1.97% 0.23%
As % of the General category 0.90% 4.48% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
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£388 £250 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -34.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
- -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £29.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-62.71% +78.78%
Billing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
332 402 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.34% 43.89% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 202 204
Average daily rate £396 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 7
Average hourly rate £17.44 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.74% -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Billing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Billing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Billing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Billing across the Cheshire region.

Billing Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Billing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Billing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Billing Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Billing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Billing across the Cheshire region.

Billing Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Billing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -24 3 £388 +55.00% 2
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Billing
North West

Billing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Billing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Billing.

1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (25.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Billing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Billing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) PMO Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Service Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Reference Data
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA