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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 302 257 203
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -54
Contract jobs citing Billing 330 358 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.75% 0.99%
As % of the General category 1.61% 1.78% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 192 249
Average daily rate
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£400 £408 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £261 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £43.74 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.13% +165.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £13.00 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.20 £66.75 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-32.30% -1.51%
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
20481 20092 21793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.68% 41.96% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13135 13026 13235
Average daily rate £440 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 517 678
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 31 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Billing across the England region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Billing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 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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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
South East +4 128 £400 +1.26% 13
London -40 110 £425 - 33
North West -24 21 £300 +20.00% 10
West Midlands -12 19 £450 +5.88% 7
East of England -24 12 £408 +24.42% 5
South West -24 8 £375 -7.97% 6
East Midlands -3 7 £350 +9.37% 5
Yorkshire -3 3 £500 +39.37% 1
North East -37 3 £438 +3.11% 1
Midlands +2 2 £450 -2.70%
Billing
UK

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

1 213 (29.83%) Finance
2 198 (27.73%) Telecoms
3 170 (23.81%) CRM
4 127 (17.79%) SAP
5 117 (16.39%) Oracle
6 101 (14.15%) Project Management
7 95 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
8 64 (8.96%) SQL
9 63 (8.82%) Degree
10 62 (8.68%) Migration
11 54 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
12 49 (6.86%) SOA
12 49 (6.86%) Middleware
13 46 (6.44%) MS Excel
14 45 (6.30%) Revenue Management
15 44 (6.16%) Security Cleared
15 44 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
17 40 (5.60%) Internet
18 39 (5.46%) ITIL
19 37 (5.18%) Microsoft
19 37 (5.18%) General Ledger
19 37 (5.18%) SAP IS-U
20 36 (5.04%) Computer Science
21 35 (4.90%) Broadband
21 35 (4.90%) Siebel
21 35 (4.90%) Change Management
22 34 (4.76%) 3G
22 34 (4.76%) Retail
22 34 (4.76%) Business Analysis

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 33 (4.62%) WebLogic
2 27 (3.78%) WebLogic Portal
2 27 (3.78%) Oracle Service Bus
3 23 (3.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 19 (2.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 13 (1.82%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.84%) Apache
7 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.70%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.70%) Lync
8 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.14%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 46 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.34%) MS Office
3 29 (4.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (3.50%) MS Project
5 24 (3.36%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.40%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.84%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 37 (5.18%) SAP IS-U
2 30 (4.20%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (3.50%) Oracle BPM
4 24 (3.36%) Documaker
5 20 (2.80%) SAP CRM
6 18 (2.52%) SAP SD
6 18 (2.52%) Oracle EBS R12
7 17 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
8 15 (2.10%) CSG Singleview
9 14 (1.96%) Oracle FAH
10 13 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
10 13 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
10 13 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 10 (1.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 9 (1.26%) SAP FI
13 7 (0.98%) SAP FI-CA
14 6 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
14 6 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
14 6 (0.84%) Oracle 11i
14 6 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.40%) Force.com
2 9 (1.26%) SaaS
3 6 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.70%) IaaS
4 5 (0.70%) PaaS
4 5 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.28%) Office 365
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.60%) Internet
2 35 (4.90%) Broadband
3 34 (4.76%) 3G
4 25 (3.50%) HTTP
5 24 (3.36%) HTTPS
6 22 (3.08%) SSL
7 21 (2.94%) LTE
8 20 (2.80%) MVNO
9 17 (2.38%) 4G
10 13 (1.82%) Radio Access Network
10 13 (1.82%) WAN
11 11 (1.54%) LAN
12 9 (1.26%) UMTS
12 9 (1.26%) Firewall
13 8 (1.12%) RTP
14 7 (0.98%) Wireshark
15 6 (0.84%) GGSN
15 6 (0.84%) SGSN
15 6 (0.84%) GSM
15 6 (0.84%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.06%) Oracle Database
2 26 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
3 25 (3.50%) Oracle ODI
3 25 (3.50%) SQL Server
4 24 (3.36%) Oracle BI EE
5 22 (3.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 21 (2.94%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.12%) SAP BW
10 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.84%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.70%) QlikView
12 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.70%) MySQL
13 4 (0.56%) OLAP
13 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (4.20%) JIRA
2 13 (1.82%) TestDirector
3 5 (0.70%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.56%) StarTeam
5 3 (0.42%) Behat
5 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.28%) Selenium
6 2 (0.28%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.28%) Subversion
7 1 (0.14%) Xcode
7 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
General
1 213 (29.83%) Finance
2 198 (27.73%) Telecoms
3 37 (5.18%) General Ledger
4 34 (4.76%) Retail
5 31 (4.34%) Marketing
6 20 (2.80%) Banking
7 19 (2.66%) Legal
8 11 (1.54%) Advertising
8 11 (1.54%) Publishing
8 11 (1.54%) Back Office
9 10 (1.40%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.98%) Law
11 6 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.70%) Front Office
12 5 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.70%) French Language
13 4 (0.56%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.42%) German Language
15 2 (0.28%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 143 (20.03%) Analyst
2 117 (16.39%) Consultant
3 94 (13.17%) Architect
4 88 (12.32%) Project Manager
5 80 (11.20%) Business Analyst
6 66 (9.24%) Solutions Architect
7 53 (7.42%) SAP Consultant
8 41 (5.74%) Developer
9 35 (4.90%) Designer
10 24 (3.36%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 22 (3.08%) Oracle Consultant
12 21 (2.94%) Tester
13 18 (2.52%) Solutions Designer
14 17 (2.38%) Test Analyst
15 15 (2.10%) Functional Consultant
15 15 (2.10%) PeopleSoft Consultant
16 14 (1.96%) Functional Analyst
16 14 (1.96%) Systems Tester
16 14 (1.96%) Peoplesoft Functional Analyst
16 14 (1.96%) Billing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.86%) Middleware
2 30 (4.20%) Oracle Fusion
3 28 (3.92%) JMS
4 24 (3.36%) WebCenter
5 23 (3.22%) JDBC
6 20 (2.80%) .NET
7 15 (2.10%) Web Services
8 11 (1.54%) XML
9 10 (1.40%) SOAP
9 10 (1.40%) REST
9 10 (1.40%) Visualforce
10 8 (1.12%) Grails
11 7 (0.98%) Hibernate
11 7 (0.98%) SAP Basis
11 7 (0.98%) HTML
12 6 (0.84%) CSS
12 6 (0.84%) MSMQ
12 6 (0.84%) jQuery
12 6 (0.84%) SAP PI
13 5 (0.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 95 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.04%) Computer Science
3 11 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.40%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.40%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.26%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.12%) Smart Meter
7 7 (0.98%) FMCG
7 7 (0.98%) User Experience
7 7 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.84%) IVR
9 5 (0.70%) Data Conversion
10 3 (0.42%) TRADACOMS
10 3 (0.42%) STB
10 3 (0.42%) DTV
10 3 (0.42%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.28%) CMDB
11 2 (0.28%) Handset
11 2 (0.28%) PMI
11 2 (0.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 22 (3.08%) UNIX
2 12 (1.68%) Windows
2 12 (1.68%) Linux
3 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (0.42%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.28%) VMS
4 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.14%) Debian
5 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.14%) Android
5 1 (0.14%) HPUX
5 1 (0.14%) Solaris
5 1 (0.14%) CentOS
5 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.14%) webOS
5 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (23.81%) CRM
2 101 (14.15%) Project Management
3 62 (8.68%) Migration
4 54 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
5 49 (6.86%) SOA
6 45 (6.30%) Revenue Management
7 44 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (5.46%) ITIL
10 35 (4.90%) Change Management
11 34 (4.76%) Business Analysis
12 31 (4.34%) Logistics
12 31 (4.34%) PRINCE2
13 30 (4.20%) Data Migration
14 28 (3.92%) Content Management
15 27 (3.78%) Validation
15 27 (3.78%) Use Case
16 26 (3.64%) Coaching
17 25 (3.50%) Mentoring
17 25 (3.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (8.96%) SQL
2 31 (4.34%) Python
3 28 (3.92%) Jython
3 28 (3.92%) Java
4 26 (3.64%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 23 (3.22%) Bash Shell
6 19 (2.66%) PL/SQL
7 13 (1.82%) ABAP
7 13 (1.82%) C#
8 11 (1.54%) VBA
9 10 (1.40%) JavaScript
10 9 (1.26%) C++
10 9 (1.26%) Apex Code
11 8 (1.12%) PHP
11 8 (1.12%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.98%) C
13 3 (0.42%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.42%) Perl
14 2 (0.28%) R
14 2 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 63 (8.82%) Degree
2 44 (6.16%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.54%) ISEB
5 8 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (0.84%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.56%) CCNA
7 4 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.42%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.28%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.14%) PMP
10 1 (0.14%) MOS
10 1 (0.14%) RHCT
10 1 (0.14%) LPIC
10 1 (0.14%) CCNP
10 1 (0.14%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.08%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.94%) QA
3 14 (1.96%) SLA
4 4 (0.56%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.42%) P3O
6 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.28%) GAAP
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 21 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.42%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.14%) Docker
6 1 (0.14%) LXC
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (3.64%) Oracle Identity Management
2 24 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (2.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.42%) OpenView
4 3 (0.42%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.42%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.28%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.28%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.28%) Puppet
6 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.14%) Netcool
6 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 127 (17.79%) SAP
2 117 (16.39%) Oracle
3 37 (5.18%) Microsoft
4 35 (4.90%) Siebel
5 30 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (4.06%) PeopleSoft
7 28 (3.92%) HP
8 26 (3.64%) Remedy
9 18 (2.52%) Cisco
10 13 (1.82%) StreamServe
11 9 (1.26%) Google
12 8 (1.12%) VMware
12 8 (1.12%) JDA
13 7 (0.98%) Business Objects
14 6 (0.84%) EMC
14 6 (0.84%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.84%) Amdocs
14 6 (0.84%) Fujitsu
14 6 (0.84%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 5 (0.70%) Primavera
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Shropshire
Roc Search
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
The People Network
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Picture More Ltd
Salary: Flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury
Darwin Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Essex
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxford
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
West London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago