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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 514 484 455
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -29
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 113 114 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 59 63
Average daily rate £395 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.10 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -74.52%
Procure-to-pay
UK

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
41826 40039 38764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.98% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27962 25351 24614
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1169 1134
Average hourly rate £32.25 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London -24 37 £395 -19.59% 15
West Midlands -1 15 £300 +4.34% 2
South East -21 15 £338 -23.18%
East Midlands +10 10 £488 +40.29% 1
North West +4 10 £355 -49.28%
South West +9 9 £450 +20.00% 1
East of England 0 7 £463 +21.55% 1
Yorkshire +1 3 £375 -17.49%
North East - 3 £300 -
Procure-to-pay
UK

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 129 (53.97%) SAP
2 90 (37.66%) Finance
3 43 (17.99%) ERP
4 40 (16.74%) Oracle
4 40 (16.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 34 (14.23%) SAP SRM
6 31 (12.97%) Ariba
7 26 (10.88%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 25 (10.46%) Microsoft
9 24 (10.04%) Project Management
9 24 (10.04%) SAP BW
10 23 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (9.21%) OpenText
12 21 (8.79%) SAP FI
13 19 (7.95%) Change Management
13 19 (7.95%) MS Excel
13 19 (7.95%) Business Analysis
13 19 (7.95%) SAP Implementation
14 18 (7.53%) Oracle EBS R12
14 18 (7.53%) SAP CO
14 18 (7.53%) SAP FI/CO
15 17 (7.11%) Manufacturing
15 17 (7.11%) Pharmaceutical
16 16 (6.69%) BusinessObjects
16 16 (6.69%) Migration
16 16 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (6.28%) Security Cleared
17 15 (6.28%) SAP MM
18 14 (5.86%) MS PowerPoint
19 13 (5.44%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle UPK
4 1 (0.42%) CMS
4 1 (0.42%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 19 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.51%) MS Project
3 6 (2.51%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 40 (16.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 34 (14.23%) SAP SRM
3 26 (10.88%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 21 (8.79%) SAP FI
5 18 (7.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 18 (7.53%) SAP CO
5 18 (7.53%) SAP FI/CO
6 15 (6.28%) SAP MM
7 13 (5.44%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (4.60%) Dynamics NAV
9 10 (4.18%) Oracle 11i
9 10 (4.18%) Oracle Financials
9 10 (4.18%) Unit4 Business World
10 9 (3.77%) Oracle ERP
11 8 (3.35%) Maximo
11 8 (3.35%) Oracle Applications
11 8 (3.35%) Oracle Payables
12 7 (2.93%) SAP ERP
13 6 (2.51%) Hyperion Planning
13 6 (2.51%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.51%) SaaS
2 5 (2.09%) Taleo
3 3 (1.26%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.09%) Intranet
2 4 (1.67%) Firewall
3 3 (1.26%) BGP
3 3 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.26%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (1.26%) IPsec
3 3 (1.26%) ISDN
3 3 (1.26%) MPLS
3 3 (1.26%) OSPF
3 3 (1.26%) PSTN
3 3 (1.26%) RTSP
3 3 (1.26%) VPN
3 3 (1.26%) WAN
3 3 (1.26%) Wireless
4 1 (0.42%) Network Security
4 1 (0.42%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.04%) SAP BW
2 16 (6.69%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (3.77%) MS Access
4 6 (2.51%) SAP HANA
5 5 (2.09%) Essbase
5 5 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.09%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (1.67%) SAP BI
6 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.84%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.42%) Toad
General
1 90 (37.66%) Finance
2 17 (7.11%) Manufacturing
2 17 (7.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (3.35%) Banking
3 8 (3.35%) Retail
4 7 (2.93%) Legal
5 6 (2.51%) Marketing
6 5 (2.09%) Billing
6 5 (2.09%) General Ledger
6 5 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.26%) Advertising
7 3 (1.26%) Automotive
7 3 (1.26%) Military
8 2 (0.84%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 75 (31.38%) Consultant
2 61 (25.52%) Analyst
3 45 (18.83%) SAP Consultant
4 29 (12.13%) Business Analyst
5 19 (7.95%) Project Manager
5 19 (7.95%) SAP SRM Consultant
6 16 (6.69%) SAP Analyst
7 13 (5.44%) Architect
7 13 (5.44%) Functional Consultant
8 11 (4.60%) SAP Manager
8 11 (4.60%) SAP P2P Analyst
8 11 (4.60%) SAP P2P Consultant
9 9 (3.77%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 8 (3.35%) Oracle Consultant
10 8 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.93%) SAP Project Manager
11 7 (2.93%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (2.93%) Trainer
12 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Consultant
12 6 (2.51%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.02%) SAP Fiori
2 4 (1.67%) XML
3 3 (1.26%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.84%) Middleware
5 1 (0.42%) BAPI
5 1 (0.42%) EDI
5 1 (0.42%) Flash
5 1 (0.42%) jQuery
5 1 (0.42%) ODBC
5 1 (0.42%) SAPUI5
5 1 (0.42%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.18%) FMCG
2 9 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.51%) e-Learning
5 4 (1.67%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.67%) NHS
6 3 (1.26%) Clustering
6 3 (1.26%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.26%) PKI
6 3 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.84%) Replication
7 2 (0.84%) Statistics
8 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.42%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.42%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.18%) Windows
2 6 (2.51%) Windows Server
2 6 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.67%) Linux
4 3 (1.26%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.42%) AIX
5 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.42%) Solaris
5 1 (0.42%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.99%) ERP
2 24 (10.04%) Project Management
3 23 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (7.95%) Business Analysis
4 19 (7.95%) Change Management
4 19 (7.95%) SAP Implementation
5 16 (6.69%) Migration
5 16 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (5.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (5.02%) CRM
7 12 (5.02%) Logistics
8 11 (4.60%) Data Management
8 11 (4.60%) Integration Testing
8 11 (4.60%) Workflow
9 10 (4.18%) Change Control
9 10 (4.18%) Data Migration
10 9 (3.77%) PRINCE2
11 8 (3.35%) E-business
11 8 (3.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.77%) SQL
2 4 (1.67%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.26%) ABAP
4 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.42%) C
5 1 (0.42%) Java
5 1 (0.42%) Perl
5 1 (0.42%) PHP
5 1 (0.42%) Python
5 1 (0.42%) Ruby
5 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (6.28%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.60%) SAP Certification
3 9 (3.77%) Degree
4 7 (2.93%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.26%) CCIE
5 3 (1.26%) CCNP
5 3 (1.26%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.84%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.84%) PMP
7 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.35%) SLA
2 3 (1.26%) QA
3 2 (0.84%) SEPA
4 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.42%) MiFID
4 1 (0.42%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (1.26%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 129 (53.97%) SAP
2 40 (16.74%) Oracle
3 31 (12.97%) Ariba
4 25 (10.46%) Microsoft
5 22 (9.21%) OpenText
6 7 (2.93%) Hyperion
7 6 (2.51%) Citrix
7 6 (2.51%) Pegasus
8 5 (2.09%) HP
9 4 (1.67%) Cisco
9 4 (1.67%) Northgate
9 4 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.67%) VMware
10 3 (1.26%) Capita
10 3 (1.26%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.26%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.26%) Juniper
10 3 (1.26%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.26%) Polycom
10 3 (1.26%) Riverbed
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