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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 453 388 430
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +42
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 133 168 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.35% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.46% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 104 73
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£466 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £335 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £426 £433
% change year-on-year
-0.11% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £15.26
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
39339 36598 33493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.43% 75.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25883 23216 20586
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
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 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1105 1023
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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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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 -19 85 £481 +13.23% 12
South East -20 21 £440 +3.52% 3
East of England -5 6 £381 -10.47% 1
West Midlands -8 5 £488 -1.01% 4
South West -12 5 £350 -20.00% 2
East Midlands -8 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -18 3 £275 -
North West -16 2 £550 +62.96% 2
Midlands -2 1 - -
North East -23 1 - -
Procure-to-pay
UK

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

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 152 (55.47%) SAP
2 117 (42.70%) Finance
3 56 (20.44%) Oracle
3 56 (20.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 53 (19.34%) ERP
5 49 (17.88%) Ariba
6 46 (16.79%) SAP SRM
7 33 (12.04%) Migration
8 28 (10.22%) SQL
9 25 (9.12%) Project Management
10 24 (8.76%) Oracle EBS R12
10 24 (8.76%) Microsoft
10 24 (8.76%) Change Management
11 22 (8.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (8.03%) Degree
11 22 (8.03%) Oracle Payables
12 21 (7.66%) MS Excel
12 21 (7.66%) Oracle Financials
13 20 (7.30%) MS Office
13 20 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (6.57%) SAP BW
15 17 (6.20%) SAP Certification
16 16 (5.84%) OpenText
16 16 (5.84%) Manufacturing
16 16 (5.84%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (5.84%) Data Migration
16 16 (5.84%) Oracle iProcurement
16 16 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (5.47%) Business Objects
17 15 (5.47%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.09%) iPlanet
2 3 (1.09%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.09%) JBoss
2 3 (1.09%) Apache
2 3 (1.09%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (0.73%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.73%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.73%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 21 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.30%) MS Office
3 10 (3.65%) MS Project
4 6 (2.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 56 (20.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 46 (16.79%) SAP SRM
3 24 (8.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (8.03%) Oracle Payables
5 21 (7.66%) Oracle Financials
6 16 (5.84%) Oracle iProcurement
7 13 (4.74%) SAP CO
7 13 (4.74%) SAP FI
7 13 (4.74%) SAP FI/CO
8 12 (4.38%) SAP MM
9 11 (4.01%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
11 8 (2.92%) Agresso
11 8 (2.92%) Oracle General Ledger
12 6 (2.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 6 (2.19%) SAP MDM
13 5 (1.82%) SAP R/3
13 5 (1.82%) SAP FI-AP
14 4 (1.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) Taleo
1 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.82%) NAS
2 4 (1.46%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.46%) DNS
3 3 (1.09%) LDAP
3 3 (1.09%) WAN
3 3 (1.09%) FCoE
3 3 (1.09%) iSCSI
3 3 (1.09%) SAN
3 3 (1.09%) Firewall
3 3 (1.09%) VLAN
4 2 (0.73%) NFC
4 2 (0.73%) RFID
5 1 (0.36%) Intranet
5 1 (0.36%) RTP
5 1 (0.36%) SMTP
5 1 (0.36%) DHCP
5 1 (0.36%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.57%) SAP BW
2 16 (5.84%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (4.74%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 7 (2.55%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.19%) Informix
6 3 (1.09%) SQLPlus
6 3 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.73%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (3.65%) Toad
2 2 (0.73%) LSMW
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.36%) JDeveloper
General
1 117 (42.70%) Finance
2 16 (5.84%) Manufacturing
3 15 (5.47%) Banking
4 10 (3.65%) Retail
5 7 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.19%) General Ledger
6 6 (2.19%) Legal
7 4 (1.46%) Local Government
7 4 (1.46%) Automotive
8 3 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.09%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.73%) Turkish Language
9 2 (0.73%) Advertising
9 2 (0.73%) German Language
9 2 (0.73%) Law
10 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 102 (37.23%) Consultant
2 62 (22.63%) Analyst
2 62 (22.63%) SAP Consultant
3 25 (9.12%) SAP P2P Consultant
4 23 (8.39%) Business Analyst
5 19 (6.93%) SAP Manager
6 18 (6.57%) SAP SRM Consultant
7 17 (6.20%) Oracle Consultant
7 17 (6.20%) Project Manager
8 16 (5.84%) Process Analyst
9 15 (5.47%) Functional Consultant
10 13 (4.74%) SAP Analyst
11 12 (4.38%) Oracle P2P Consultant
12 9 (3.28%) Oracle Financials Consultant
13 8 (2.92%) SAP Business Analyst
13 8 (2.92%) Oracle Functional Consultant
14 7 (2.55%) Functional Analyst
15 6 (2.19%) SAP Functional Consultant
15 6 (2.19%) Financial Analyst
15 6 (2.19%) Siebel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.74%) XML
2 7 (2.55%) WebCenter
3 3 (1.09%) J2EE
4 2 (0.73%) SOAP
4 2 (0.73%) REST
5 1 (0.36%) CGI
5 1 (0.36%) Middleware
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Business Workflow
5 1 (0.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.92%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.19%) FMCG
4 4 (1.46%) User Experience
5 3 (1.09%) Data Conversion
5 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.09%) Clustering
5 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.73%) Grid Computing
6 2 (0.73%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.73%) PMI
6 2 (0.73%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.73%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.36%) PKI
7 1 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.28%) AIX
2 6 (2.19%) UNIX
3 4 (1.46%) Windows
3 4 (1.46%) Solaris
4 3 (1.09%) Linux
4 3 (1.09%) HPUX
4 3 (1.09%) SUSE
5 2 (0.73%) Android
5 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (19.34%) ERP
2 33 (12.04%) Migration
3 25 (9.12%) Project Management
4 24 (8.76%) Change Management
5 22 (8.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (5.84%) Data Migration
8 14 (5.11%) Test Scripting
9 13 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (4.74%) ITIL
10 11 (4.01%) SAP Implementation
11 10 (3.65%) Functional Testing
11 10 (3.65%) CRM
11 10 (3.65%) Data Cleansing
11 10 (3.65%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (3.65%) Validation
12 9 (3.28%) Logistics
12 9 (3.28%) PRINCE2
12 9 (3.28%) Analytics
13 8 (2.92%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.22%) SQL
2 6 (2.19%) ABAP
3 4 (1.46%) Perl
3 4 (1.46%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.09%) Korn
4 3 (1.09%) C-shell
4 3 (1.09%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.73%) C
6 1 (0.36%) C++
6 1 (0.36%) Java
6 1 (0.36%) X++
6 1 (0.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (8.03%) Degree
2 17 (6.20%) SAP Certification
3 10 (3.65%) MBA
4 3 (1.09%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.09%) ACCA
4 3 (1.09%) CIMA
5 2 (0.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.73%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.36%) PMP
6 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.28%) QA
2 3 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.73%) SLA
3 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.09%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (1.09%) KVM
2 3 (1.09%) Samba
3 2 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.73%) OpenView
1 2 (0.73%) Control-M
2 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 152 (55.47%) SAP
2 56 (20.44%) Oracle
3 49 (17.88%) Ariba
4 24 (8.76%) Microsoft
5 16 (5.84%) OpenText
6 15 (5.47%) Business Objects
7 9 (3.28%) PeopleSoft
8 6 (2.19%) Siebel
8 6 (2.19%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.82%) VMware
10 4 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.09%) Veritas
11 3 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.09%) Maconomy
11 3 (1.09%) F5
11 3 (1.09%) Cisco
11 3 (1.09%) Sun
11 3 (1.09%) HP
11 3 (1.09%) CA
11 3 (1.09%) Hyperion
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