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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 447 407 438
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +31
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 148 167 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.34% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.44% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 109 74
Average daily rate
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£474 £425 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £349 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £712 £542 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £448
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £34.00
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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -1 94 £488 +11.42% 4
South East -9 27 £458 +7.64% 3
West Midlands 0 7 £500 +3.25% 1
South West -8 7 £310 -28.11%
East of England -10 5 £425 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire -23 2 £275 -59.25%
North West -27 2 £400 -3.03%
East Midlands -5 1 - -
North East -28 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
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Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 149 (56.87%) SAP
2 125 (47.71%) Finance
3 49 (18.70%) Oracle
3 49 (18.70%) ERP
3 49 (18.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 44 (16.79%) Ariba
5 36 (13.74%) SAP SRM
6 31 (11.83%) Project Management
7 27 (10.31%) Migration
8 25 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (8.02%) Oracle Payables
9 21 (8.02%) SQL
10 20 (7.63%) Microsoft
10 20 (7.63%) Manufacturing
10 20 (7.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (7.25%) Change Management
11 19 (7.25%) Oracle Financials
12 18 (6.87%) Oracle EBS R12
13 17 (6.49%) MS Excel
14 16 (6.11%) MS Office
14 16 (6.11%) Degree
15 15 (5.73%) Test Scripting
15 15 (5.73%) Oracle iProcurement
15 15 (5.73%) SAP Certification
15 15 (5.73%) Banking
16 14 (5.34%) SAP BW
16 14 (5.34%) SAP FI
17 13 (4.96%) OpenText
18 12 (4.58%) SAP FI/CO

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.91%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.15%) iPlanet
2 3 (1.15%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.15%) JBoss
2 3 (1.15%) Apache
2 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (0.76%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.76%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.11%) MS Office
3 11 (4.20%) MS Project
4 7 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 49 (18.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 36 (13.74%) SAP SRM
3 21 (8.02%) Oracle Payables
4 19 (7.25%) Oracle Financials
5 18 (6.87%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (5.73%) Oracle iProcurement
7 14 (5.34%) SAP FI
8 12 (4.58%) SAP MM
8 12 (4.58%) SAP FI/CO
8 12 (4.58%) SAP CO
9 11 (4.20%) Oracle EBS
10 10 (3.82%) Oracle Receivables
11 8 (3.05%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (2.67%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (2.67%) Agresso
13 6 (2.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
14 5 (1.91%) SAP MDM
14 5 (1.91%) SAP R/3
14 5 (1.91%) Oracle Applications
14 5 (1.91%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Taleo
1 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.29%) NAS
2 5 (1.91%) WAN
3 4 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.53%) DNS
3 4 (1.53%) SAN
3 4 (1.53%) Firewall
4 3 (1.15%) FCoE
4 3 (1.15%) VLAN
4 3 (1.15%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.15%) VPN
4 3 (1.15%) LDAP
5 1 (0.38%) ISDN
5 1 (0.38%) LAN
5 1 (0.38%) PSTN
5 1 (0.38%) SMTP
5 1 (0.38%) DHCP
5 1 (0.38%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.38%) Intranet
5 1 (0.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.34%) SAP BW
2 12 (4.58%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (2.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (1.15%) SQLPlus
4 3 (1.15%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.15%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.38%) Informix
6 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (3.82%) Toad
2 2 (0.76%) LSMW
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.38%) JDeveloper
General
1 125 (47.71%) Finance
2 20 (7.63%) Manufacturing
3 15 (5.73%) Banking
4 11 (4.20%) Retail
5 8 (3.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.29%) Legal
7 4 (1.53%) Automotive
7 4 (1.53%) Local Government
8 3 (1.15%) Law
8 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.15%) Advertising
9 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.76%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.76%) German Language
9 2 (0.76%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.76%) Turkish Language
10 1 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.38%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) French Language
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 86 (32.82%) Consultant
2 62 (23.66%) Analyst
3 49 (18.70%) SAP Consultant
4 26 (9.92%) Business Analyst
5 22 (8.40%) SAP Manager
6 21 (8.02%) SAP P2P Consultant
7 20 (7.63%) Oracle Consultant
8 18 (6.87%) Process Analyst
9 16 (6.11%) SAP Analyst
10 15 (5.73%) Functional Consultant
10 15 (5.73%) Project Manager
11 14 (5.34%) Oracle P2P Consultant
11 14 (5.34%) SAP SRM Consultant
12 12 (4.58%) SAP Business Analyst
13 10 (3.82%) Oracle Functional Consultant
13 10 (3.82%) Oracle Financials Consultant
14 7 (2.67%) SAP MM Consultant
14 7 (2.67%) Trainer
14 7 (2.67%) Functional Analyst
15 6 (2.29%) Siebel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.58%) XML
2 7 (2.67%) WebCenter
3 3 (1.15%) J2EE
4 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.38%) WSH
4 1 (0.38%) CGI
4 1 (0.38%) Middleware
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.05%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.67%) FMCG
4 5 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.53%) User Experience
6 3 (1.15%) PMI
6 3 (1.15%) Clustering
7 2 (0.76%) PKI
7 2 (0.76%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.76%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.38%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.38%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.29%) UNIX
2 4 (1.53%) Windows
2 4 (1.53%) AIX
2 4 (1.53%) Solaris
3 3 (1.15%) Linux
3 3 (1.15%) SUSE
3 3 (1.15%) HPUX
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.70%) ERP
2 31 (11.83%) Project Management
3 27 (10.31%) Migration
4 25 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (7.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (7.25%) Change Management
7 15 (5.73%) Test Scripting
8 12 (4.58%) SAP Implementation
8 12 (4.58%) Supplier Management
8 12 (4.58%) Data Modelling
8 12 (4.58%) ITIL
8 12 (4.58%) Logistics
9 11 (4.20%) CRM
10 10 (3.82%) Data Migration
10 10 (3.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (3.82%) Functional Testing
11 9 (3.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (3.44%) PRINCE2
11 9 (3.44%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (3.05%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.02%) SQL
2 6 (2.29%) ABAP
3 4 (1.53%) Perl
3 4 (1.53%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.15%) Korn
4 3 (1.15%) C-shell
4 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.76%) C
6 1 (0.38%) C++
6 1 (0.38%) X++
6 1 (0.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (6.11%) Degree
2 15 (5.73%) SAP Certification
3 4 (1.53%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.53%) MBA
4 3 (1.15%) ACCA
4 3 (1.15%) CIMA
5 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.38%) PMP
6 1 (0.38%) CCIE
6 1 (0.38%) CCNP
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.58%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.76%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.15%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (1.15%) KVM
2 3 (1.15%) Samba
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.76%) OpenView
1 2 (0.76%) Control-M
2 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.38%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 149 (56.87%) SAP
2 49 (18.70%) Oracle
3 44 (16.79%) Ariba
4 20 (7.63%) Microsoft
5 13 (4.96%) OpenText
6 8 (3.05%) PeopleSoft
7 7 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.29%) VMware
8 6 (2.29%) Siebel
9 5 (1.91%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.53%) Cisco
11 3 (1.15%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.15%) Veritas
11 3 (1.15%) Cognos
11 3 (1.15%) Sun
11 3 (1.15%) HP
11 3 (1.15%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.15%) PlateSpin
11 3 (1.15%) F5
12 2 (0.76%) Twitter
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