The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 177 163 157
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing Billing 21 39 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.67% 0.95%
As % of the General category 0.73% 1.33% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 49
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£426 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £373 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £373
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -70.18%
Billing
London

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

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2863 2942 4243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.28% 50.60% 58.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2225 2178 3157
Average daily rate £500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 65
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.02 £52.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Billing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Billing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Billing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Billing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Billing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Billing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Billing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Billing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 22 (55.00%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) CRM
3 8 (20.00%) Project Management
4 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (17.50%) SOA
4 7 (17.50%) Open Source
5 6 (15.00%) SDLC
5 6 (15.00%) TOGAF
5 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (15.00%) Oracle
6 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 5 (12.50%) Scrum
6 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 5 (12.50%) QA
6 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (10.00%) MVNO
7 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (10.00%) Asset Management
7 4 (10.00%) Content Management
7 4 (10.00%) Sage
7 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.00%) MS Office
7 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.00%) .NET

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 4 (10.00%) CMS
2 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.00%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Drupal
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.50%) Documaker
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) MVNO
2 3 (7.50%) Network Security
2 3 (7.50%) VoIP
2 3 (7.50%) Internet
3 2 (5.00%) PBX
3 2 (5.00%) HTTP
3 2 (5.00%) DPNSS
3 2 (5.00%) QSIG
4 1 (2.50%) H.323
4 1 (2.50%) IPsec
4 1 (2.50%) RTSP
4 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.50%) SSL
4 1 (2.50%) IPv4
4 1 (2.50%) IPv6
4 1 (2.50%) Intranet
4 1 (2.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.50%) Star Schema
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.50%) Calabash
2 1 (2.50%) eggPlant
2 1 (2.50%) Appium
2 1 (2.50%) JMeter
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 22 (55.00%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Law
3 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) Publishing
4 1 (2.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Business Analyst
1 8 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Designer
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Network Designer
6 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.50%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (2.50%) Support Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
1 4 (10.00%) J2EE
2 3 (7.50%) Middleware
2 3 (7.50%) WebCenter
3 2 (5.00%) HTML
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.50%) JSON
4 1 (2.50%) HTML5
4 1 (2.50%) REST
4 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) JDBC
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) EDI
4 1 (2.50%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 2 (5.00%) Video on Demand
3 2 (5.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) IVR
4 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.50%) IPTV
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) PMI
4 1 (2.50%) EFT
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Android
2 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) CRM
1 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) Project Management
3 7 (17.50%) SOA
3 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (17.50%) Open Source
4 6 (15.00%) SDLC
4 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (15.00%) TOGAF
5 5 (12.50%) Scrum
5 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 4 (10.00%) Content Management
6 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C#
1 1 (2.50%) Java
1 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.50%) PHP
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
1 1 (2.50%) Python
1 1 (2.50%) Jython
1 1 (2.50%) Ruby
1 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PMP
4 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.50%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.50%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) Sage
4 3 (7.50%) WorldPay
5 2 (5.00%) hybris
5 2 (5.00%) ATG
5 2 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (2.50%) Juniper
6 1 (2.50%) Adobe
6 1 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Siebel
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) Google
6 1 (2.50%) Tandberg
6 1 (2.50%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.50%) Remedy
6 1 (2.50%) Xamarin