The table below looks at the statistics for Procure-to-pay skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Procure-to-pay 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
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 444 430 461
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +31
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 146 149 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.39% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 105 60
Average daily rate
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£445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £350 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £569 £552
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-13.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -50.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
Procure-to-pay
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Procure-to-pay
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Procure-to-pay across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Procure-to-pay Jobs Demand Trend in England

Procure-to-pay
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Procure-to-pay Daily Rate Trend in England

Procure-to-pay
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Procure-to-pay across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Procure-to-pay Daily Rate Histogram in England

Procure-to-pay
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Procure-to-pay Hourly Rate Trend in England

Procure-to-pay
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 Procure-to-pay within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
London +12 84 £450 - 9
South East -4 32 £376 -18.56% 2
West Midlands 0 8 £538 +7.50% 2
South West -6 7 £355 -16.47% 1
East of England -8 6 £600 +45.45%
North West -30 4 £438 -10.25% 4
Yorkshire -29 2 £275 -59.25%
Procure-to-pay
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Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Procure-to-pay 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 Procure-to-pay.

1 150 (57.92%) SAP
2 128 (49.42%) Finance
3 53 (20.46%) ERP
4 48 (18.53%) Oracle
4 48 (18.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 40 (15.44%) Ariba
5 40 (15.44%) SAP SRM
6 30 (11.58%) Project Management
7 28 (10.81%) Migration
8 25 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (8.49%) MS Excel
11 21 (8.11%) Oracle Payables
12 20 (7.72%) Microsoft
13 19 (7.34%) Oracle Financials
13 19 (7.34%) Change Management
13 19 (7.34%) Manufacturing
14 17 (6.56%) Oracle EBS R12
14 17 (6.56%) OpenText
14 17 (6.56%) SQL
15 16 (6.18%) Oracle iProcurement
15 16 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (5.79%) MS Office
16 15 (5.79%) SAP Certification
16 15 (5.79%) SAP BW
17 14 (5.41%) Retail
17 14 (5.41%) Logistics
18 13 (5.02%) Supplier Management
18 13 (5.02%) ITIL
18 13 (5.02%) Degree

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Procure-to-pay 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 Procure-to-pay. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.93%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.16%) iPlanet
2 3 (1.16%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.16%) JBoss
2 3 (1.16%) Apache
2 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.77%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.77%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (8.49%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.79%) MS Office
3 11 (4.25%) MS Project
4 7 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 48 (18.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 40 (15.44%) SAP SRM
3 21 (8.11%) Oracle Payables
4 19 (7.34%) Oracle Financials
5 17 (6.56%) Oracle EBS R12
6 16 (6.18%) Oracle iProcurement
7 12 (4.63%) SAP FI
7 12 (4.63%) SAP MM
7 12 (4.63%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (3.86%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (3.86%) SAP CO
9 9 (3.47%) Oracle Receivables
9 9 (3.47%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (2.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 6 (2.32%) Agresso
11 5 (1.93%) SAP MDM
11 5 (1.93%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (1.93%) SAP ERP
11 5 (1.93%) SAP FI-AP
11 5 (1.93%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.16%) Taleo
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.32%) NAS
2 5 (1.93%) WAN
3 4 (1.54%) DNS
3 4 (1.54%) SAN
3 4 (1.54%) Firewall
3 4 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.16%) VPN
4 3 (1.16%) VLAN
4 3 (1.16%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.16%) FCoE
4 3 (1.16%) LDAP
5 1 (0.39%) ISDN
5 1 (0.39%) LAN
5 1 (0.39%) PSTN
5 1 (0.39%) SMTP
5 1 (0.39%) DHCP
5 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.39%) Wireless
5 1 (0.39%) IPsec
5 1 (0.39%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.79%) SAP BW
2 11 (4.25%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (2.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 5 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.16%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.16%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.77%) SQLPlus
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (3.86%) Toad
2 3 (1.16%) LSMW
3 1 (0.39%) ProC
General
1 128 (49.42%) Finance
2 19 (7.34%) Manufacturing
3 14 (5.41%) Retail
4 10 (3.86%) Banking
5 9 (3.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.32%) Legal
7 4 (1.54%) German Language
7 4 (1.54%) Local Government
8 2 (0.77%) Marketing
8 2 (0.77%) Turkish Language
8 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.77%) Advertising
8 2 (0.77%) Publishing
8 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.77%) Automotive
8 2 (0.77%) Law
9 1 (0.39%) Front Office
9 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.39%) French Language
9 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 86 (33.20%) Consultant
2 60 (23.17%) Analyst
3 47 (18.15%) SAP Consultant
4 29 (11.20%) Business Analyst
5 23 (8.88%) Oracle Consultant
6 20 (7.72%) SAP Analyst
7 19 (7.34%) Process Analyst
7 19 (7.34%) Functional Consultant
8 18 (6.95%) SAP Manager
8 18 (6.95%) SAP P2P Consultant
9 17 (6.56%) Oracle P2P Consultant
10 16 (6.18%) SAP Business Analyst
11 15 (5.79%) Project Manager
12 14 (5.41%) SAP SRM Consultant
13 13 (5.02%) Oracle Functional Consultant
14 11 (4.25%) Oracle Financials Consultant
15 7 (2.70%) SAP MM Consultant
15 7 (2.70%) Trainer
15 7 (2.70%) Programme Manager
16 5 (1.93%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.25%) XML
2 7 (2.70%) WebCenter
3 3 (1.16%) J2EE
4 1 (0.39%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.39%) EDI
4 1 (0.39%) WSH
4 1 (0.39%) CGI
4 1 (0.39%) Middleware
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.47%) FMCG
3 8 (3.09%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.32%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.16%) PMI
5 3 (1.16%) User Experience
5 3 (1.16%) Clustering
6 2 (0.77%) PKI
6 2 (0.77%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.77%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.39%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.39%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.32%) UNIX
2 4 (1.54%) Windows
2 4 (1.54%) Solaris
3 3 (1.16%) Linux
3 3 (1.16%) SUSE
3 3 (1.16%) AIX
3 3 (1.16%) HPUX
4 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (20.46%) ERP
2 30 (11.58%) Project Management
3 28 (10.81%) Migration
4 25 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (7.34%) Change Management
6 16 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (5.41%) Logistics
8 13 (5.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 13 (5.02%) ITIL
8 13 (5.02%) Supplier Management
9 12 (4.63%) Test Scripting
10 11 (4.25%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.25%) Data Modelling
11 9 (3.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (3.47%) Data Migration
12 8 (3.09%) SAP Implementation
12 8 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (2.70%) Data Management
13 7 (2.70%) Business Analysis
13 7 (2.70%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.56%) SQL
2 6 (2.32%) ABAP
3 4 (1.54%) C
3 4 (1.54%) Perl
4 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.16%) Korn
4 3 (1.16%) C-shell
4 3 (1.16%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.39%) C++
6 1 (0.39%) X++
6 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (5.79%) SAP Certification
2 13 (5.02%) Degree
3 4 (1.54%) ACCA
3 4 (1.54%) CIMA
3 4 (1.54%) MBA
4 3 (1.16%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.39%) CCIE
6 1 (0.39%) CCNP
6 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.63%) QA
2 3 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.77%) SLA
3 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.16%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (1.16%) KVM
2 3 (1.16%) Samba
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.77%) OpenView
1 2 (0.77%) Control-M
2 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.39%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 150 (57.92%) SAP
2 48 (18.53%) Oracle
3 40 (15.44%) Ariba
4 20 (7.72%) Microsoft
5 17 (6.56%) OpenText
6 10 (3.86%) PeopleSoft
7 8 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.32%) VMware
9 5 (1.93%) ReadSoft
10 4 (1.54%) Cisco
10 4 (1.54%) Pegasus
10 4 (1.54%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.16%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.16%) Cognos
11 3 (1.16%) Sun
11 3 (1.16%) PlateSpin
11 3 (1.16%) Veritas
11 3 (1.16%) F5
12 2 (0.77%) Peoplefluent
12 2 (0.77%) Opsware
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