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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Billing
Rank 80 81 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs citing Billing 8 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.72% 0.10% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.75% 0.25% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Average daily rate £398 - £390
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 - £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -37.83%
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
458 405 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.41% 40.91% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 235 137
Average daily rate £425 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 31
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.35 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% -59.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £21.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 6 £320 - 2
Chester - 2 £475 - 1
Billing
North West

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 12 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (41.67%) ISO 9001
2 10 (41.67%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) Internet
2 10 (41.67%) Mentoring
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) CRM
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.50%) System Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Stress Testing
5 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 3 (12.50%) Finance
5 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.50%) ISEB
5 3 (12.50%) C#
5 3 (12.50%) .NET
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (8.33%) Web Services

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Architect
2 10 (41.67%) Consultant
2 10 (41.67%) Java Architect
3 9 (37.50%) Java Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Environment Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Network Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
1 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Life Science
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 10 (41.67%) Mentoring
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) CRM
3 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 3 (12.50%) System Testing
4 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) B2B
6 1 (4.17%) ITSM
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
1 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) ISO 9001
1 10 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft