The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 297 214 296
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +82
Contract jobs citing Billing 288 422 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.93% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.57% 2.32% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 222 116
Average daily rate
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£400 £419 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Average hourly rate £10.25 £120.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.49% +630.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.63 £34.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-65.80% +106.06%
Billing
UK

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

General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
18383 18185 16902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.04% 39.88% 42.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11727 11286 10541
Average daily rate £442 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 573 544
Average hourly rate £21.79 £22.50 £23.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.15% -2.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Billing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Billing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Billing Daily Rate Trend in England

Billing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Billing across the England region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Billing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Billing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Billing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Billing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the England region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
South East -38 105 £400 +6.66% 11
London -50 103 £455 +4.00% 27
West Midlands -42 14 £284 -33.23% 3
East of England +12 13 £425 -15.00% 10
East Midlands +7 12 £350 -3.44% 5
North West -21 12 £284 -28.93% 14
South West -18 9 £255 -41.71% 1
Yorkshire -32 5 £474 +6.88% 3
North East - 5 £663 - 1
Midlands - - - -
Billing
UK

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 200 (32.10%) Finance
2 190 (30.50%) Telecoms
3 135 (21.67%) CRM
4 102 (16.37%) Project Management
5 92 (14.77%) Oracle
6 85 (13.64%) SAP
7 69 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
8 62 (9.95%) SQL
9 52 (8.35%) Migration
10 50 (8.03%) MS Excel
11 48 (7.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (7.22%) Degree
12 45 (7.22%) PRINCE2
13 42 (6.74%) ITIL
14 40 (6.42%) Microsoft
15 38 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (5.62%) MS Office
17 33 (5.30%) Broadband
17 33 (5.30%) Retail
18 32 (5.14%) Legal
19 31 (4.98%) Banking
19 31 (4.98%) SQL Server
20 30 (4.82%) C#
20 30 (4.82%) Windows
20 30 (4.82%) QA
20 30 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
21 28 (4.49%) SAP IS-U
22 27 (4.33%) Security Cleared
22 27 (4.33%) Java
22 27 (4.33%) Change Management

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 15 (2.41%) WebLogic
2 14 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (1.77%) Oracle Service Bus
4 10 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (1.44%) SAS
6 6 (0.96%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (0.80%) Lync
8 4 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.16%) Apache
10 1 (0.16%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.16%) CMS
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 35 (5.62%) MS Office
3 17 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.25%) MS Project
5 12 (1.93%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) EViews
Business Applications
1 28 (4.49%) SAP IS-U
2 19 (3.05%) SAP SD
3 13 (2.09%) Documaker
4 12 (1.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (1.61%) Oracle BRM
5 10 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (1.61%) SAP CRM
5 10 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (1.44%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (1.12%) SAP FI
8 7 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.80%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.80%) SAP FI-CA
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.64%) SaaS
2 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.32%) PaaS
3 2 (0.32%) IaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.16%) Office 365
4 1 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.30%) Broadband
2 27 (4.33%) 3G
3 25 (4.01%) MVNO
4 24 (3.85%) Internet
5 14 (2.25%) 4G
6 12 (1.93%) HTTPS
6 12 (1.93%) HTTP
7 11 (1.77%) WAN
8 10 (1.61%) LAN
9 9 (1.44%) SSL
9 9 (1.44%) LTE
10 8 (1.28%) SIGTRAN
10 8 (1.28%) Radio Access Network
10 8 (1.28%) VoIP
10 8 (1.28%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.28%) SS7
11 7 (1.12%) RTP
11 7 (1.12%) GSM
11 7 (1.12%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (2.89%) MS Access
4 17 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (2.41%) Oracle Database
6 14 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
8 10 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
8 10 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 6 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.96%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.96%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.64%) QlikView
11 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Discoverer
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (2.73%) JIRA
2 5 (0.80%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.48%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.48%) PeopleTools
3 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.32%) Toad
4 2 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.16%) TestPartner
5 1 (0.16%) Xcode
5 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.16%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 200 (32.10%) Finance
2 190 (30.50%) Telecoms
3 33 (5.30%) Retail
4 32 (5.14%) Legal
5 31 (4.98%) Banking
6 27 (4.33%) Marketing
7 16 (2.57%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.12%) Law
8 7 (1.12%) Publishing
9 6 (0.96%) Back Office
10 5 (0.80%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.80%) Advertising
11 4 (0.64%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.64%) German Language
11 4 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.48%) Front Office
12 3 (0.48%) Games
12 3 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 116 (18.62%) Analyst
2 92 (14.77%) Consultant
3 75 (12.04%) Project Manager
4 67 (10.75%) Architect
5 51 (8.19%) Business Analyst
6 40 (6.42%) SAP Consultant
7 39 (6.26%) Solutions Architect
8 32 (5.14%) Designer
9 25 (4.01%) Developer
10 21 (3.37%) Coordinator
11 20 (3.21%) SAP ISU Consultant
12 19 (3.05%) Test Analyst
13 18 (2.89%) Data Analyst
13 18 (2.89%) Senior Manager
13 18 (2.89%) Programme Manager
14 14 (2.25%) Billing Analyst
14 14 (2.25%) Solutions Designer
14 14 (2.25%) Applications Support
15 13 (2.09%) Tester
15 13 (2.09%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.69%) .NET
2 21 (3.37%) Web Services
3 18 (2.89%) Middleware
4 17 (2.73%) Oracle Fusion
5 10 (1.61%) WebCenter
5 10 (1.61%) Grails
6 9 (1.44%) JMS
6 9 (1.44%) EDI
6 9 (1.44%) JDBC
6 9 (1.44%) Hibernate
7 7 (1.12%) XML
7 7 (1.12%) WCF
8 4 (0.64%) Visualforce
8 4 (0.64%) XML Messaging
8 4 (0.64%) HTML
9 3 (0.48%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.48%) EDIFACT
10 2 (0.32%) Mason
10 2 (0.32%) BAPI
10 2 (0.32%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.57%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.09%) IVR
4 10 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.28%) Smart Meter
5 8 (1.28%) User Experience
5 8 (1.28%) PMI
6 4 (0.64%) FMCG
6 4 (0.64%) Reference Data
6 4 (0.64%) CMDB
6 4 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.64%) Data Structures
6 4 (0.64%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (0.48%) GIS
7 3 (0.48%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.48%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.48%) TRADACOMS
8 2 (0.32%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 30 (4.82%) Windows
2 18 (2.89%) UNIX
3 16 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (2.41%) Windows XP
4 15 (2.41%) Windows Vista
4 15 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.48%) Linux
7 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.32%) Android
7 2 (0.32%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.16%) VMS
8 1 (0.16%) Debian
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.16%) webOS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (21.67%) CRM
2 102 (16.37%) Project Management
3 52 (8.35%) Migration
4 48 (7.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (7.22%) PRINCE2
6 42 (6.74%) ITIL
7 38 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (4.33%) Change Management
10 25 (4.01%) Service Management
11 22 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (3.53%) Asset Management
12 21 (3.37%) Validation
12 21 (3.37%) ERP
12 21 (3.37%) SOA
13 19 (3.05%) Workflow
13 19 (3.05%) Logistics
14 18 (2.89%) Business Analysis
15 17 (2.73%) Data Migration
16 16 (2.57%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (9.95%) SQL
2 30 (4.82%) C#
3 27 (4.33%) Java
4 19 (3.05%) ABAP
5 18 (2.89%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.09%) C++
7 12 (1.93%) PL/SQL
8 10 (1.61%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.44%) Python
10 8 (1.28%) VBA
11 7 (1.12%) C
11 7 (1.12%) Jython
12 5 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.80%) Apex Code
13 4 (0.64%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 4 (0.64%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.48%) PeopleCode
15 2 (0.32%) R
15 2 (0.32%) COBOL
16 1 (0.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (7.22%) Degree
2 27 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.73%) VCP4
5 10 (1.61%) ISEB
5 10 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (1.28%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.64%) CCNP
11 3 (0.48%) CCNA
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.32%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.16%) ACCA
13 1 (0.16%) CIMA
13 1 (0.16%) HNC
13 1 (0.16%) HND
13 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.82%) QA
2 17 (2.73%) SLA
3 10 (1.61%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.32%) SNOMED CT
4 2 (0.32%) P3O
4 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) GAAP
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.32%) Docker
3 2 (0.32%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.16%) Snort
4 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.16%) LXC
4 1 (0.16%) vSphere
4 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (0.64%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.48%) OpenView
4 3 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.32%) Puppet
5 2 (0.32%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.32%) Netcool
6 1 (0.16%) Nagios
6 1 (0.16%) WSUS
6 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.16%) collectd
6 1 (0.16%) Ansible
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 92 (14.77%) Oracle
2 85 (13.64%) SAP
3 40 (6.42%) Microsoft
4 26 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
5 25 (4.01%) HP
6 20 (3.21%) Remedy
7 16 (2.57%) Cisco
8 13 (2.09%) StreamServe
9 12 (1.93%) PeopleSoft
9 12 (1.93%) Siebel
10 9 (1.44%) IBM
11 7 (1.12%) Verint
12 6 (0.96%) Huawei
12 6 (0.96%) Avaya
13 5 (0.80%) BMC
14 4 (0.64%) BT
15 3 (0.48%) Ericsson
15 3 (0.48%) Business Objects
15 3 (0.48%) Fujitsu
15 3 (0.48%) Google
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