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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 450 440 425
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 134 114 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 68 74
Average daily rate
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£450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £349 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +12.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £25.40 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
39013 35351 37639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.93% 74.46% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24966 22370 22280
Average daily rate £415 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 978 1417
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 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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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 71 £475 +5.55% 9
South East +14 31 £450 -5.26% 3
East of England -19 10 £413 +17.85% 1
West Midlands -16 7 £413 -21.42%
North West -10 5 £488 +8.33% 1
East Midlands +4 2 £394 +57.50%
Yorkshire -3 2 £675 +94.80%
Procure-to-pay
UK

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 172 (56.95%) SAP
2 124 (41.06%) Finance
3 59 (19.54%) Oracle
3 59 (19.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 54 (17.88%) SAP SRM
5 47 (15.56%) Project Management
6 41 (13.58%) ERP
7 39 (12.91%) Oracle EBS R12
8 33 (10.93%) Change Management
9 32 (10.60%) Manufacturing
10 31 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 28 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (8.61%) MS Excel
13 22 (7.28%) SQL
13 22 (7.28%) Microsoft
13 22 (7.28%) Oracle EBS
13 22 (7.28%) MS PowerPoint
13 22 (7.28%) Oracle Payables
14 21 (6.95%) Open Text
14 21 (6.95%) Ariba
15 20 (6.62%) SAP Certification
15 20 (6.62%) Six Sigma
15 20 (6.62%) SAP FI
15 20 (6.62%) Workflow
15 20 (6.62%) Migration
16 19 (6.29%) SAP BW
16 19 (6.29%) Lean Six Sigma
17 18 (5.96%) Oracle General Ledger
17 18 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (5.96%) MS Project

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 11 (3.64%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 26 (8.61%) MS Excel
2 22 (7.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (5.96%) MS Project
4 15 (4.97%) MS Visio
5 13 (4.30%) MS Office
6 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 59 (19.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 54 (17.88%) SAP SRM
3 39 (12.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (7.28%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (7.28%) Oracle Payables
5 20 (6.62%) SAP FI
6 18 (5.96%) Oracle General Ledger
7 17 (5.63%) SAP FI/CO
7 17 (5.63%) SAP CO
8 16 (5.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 16 (5.30%) SAP MM
9 14 (4.64%) Oracle Applications
10 13 (4.30%) Oracle Financials
10 13 (4.30%) Oracle iProcurement
11 10 (3.31%) SAP FI-AP
12 7 (2.32%) Oracle Cash Management
13 6 (1.99%) Oracle ERP
13 6 (1.99%) Oracle Assets
14 5 (1.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 5 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.99%) DNS
2 2 (0.66%) Internet
3 1 (0.33%) 2G
3 1 (0.33%) Firewall
3 1 (0.33%) 3G
3 1 (0.33%) MPLS
3 1 (0.33%) ATM
3 1 (0.33%) SDH
3 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.29%) SAP BW
2 14 (4.64%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (2.65%) SQLPlus
3 8 (2.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 7 (2.32%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.66%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (1.66%) MS Access
7 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.99%) SQL Server
8 3 (0.99%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.33%) KDB
10 1 (0.33%) QlikView
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.33%) OLAP
10 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (3.97%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.66%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.33%) LSMW
General
1 124 (41.06%) Finance
2 32 (10.60%) Manufacturing
3 31 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (4.64%) General Ledger
5 11 (3.64%) Banking
5 11 (3.64%) Legal
6 7 (2.32%) Back Office
7 6 (1.99%) Front Office
8 4 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.32%) Automotive
8 4 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.32%) Retail
9 3 (0.99%) Billing
10 2 (0.66%) Local Government
10 2 (0.66%) Marketing
11 1 (0.33%) French Language
11 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 90 (29.80%) Consultant
2 60 (19.87%) SAP Consultant
3 53 (17.55%) Analyst
4 31 (10.26%) Project Manager
5 30 (9.93%) SAP P2P Consultant
6 29 (9.60%) Functional Consultant
7 27 (8.94%) Business Analyst
8 21 (6.95%) Oracle Consultant
9 18 (5.96%) Trainer
10 15 (4.97%) SAP Analyst
11 14 (4.64%) Architect
11 14 (4.64%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 13 (4.30%) SAP Trainer
12 13 (4.30%) SAP Manager
13 12 (3.97%) Oracle Functional Consultant
14 11 (3.64%) SAP SRM Consultant
15 10 (3.31%) SAP Architect
16 8 (2.65%) SAP Business Analyst
16 8 (2.65%) Oracle Analyst
17 7 (2.32%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.32%) XML
2 4 (1.32%) Visualforce
3 3 (0.99%) EDI
4 1 (0.33%) Middleware
4 1 (0.33%) .NET
4 1 (0.33%) HTML
4 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.33%) Web Services
4 1 (0.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.64%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.98%) FMCG
4 7 (2.32%) E-Learning
5 6 (1.99%) NHS
6 5 (1.66%) User Experience
7 4 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.65%) Windows
2 5 (1.66%) VMS
3 4 (1.32%) UNIX
4 2 (0.66%) Linux
5 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (15.56%) Project Management
2 41 (13.58%) ERP
3 33 (10.93%) Change Management
4 28 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (6.62%) Six Sigma
5 20 (6.62%) Workflow
5 20 (6.62%) Migration
6 19 (6.29%) Lean Six Sigma
7 18 (5.96%) Validation
8 17 (5.63%) Test Scripting
9 16 (5.30%) Data Management
10 15 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (4.64%) SAP Implementation
11 14 (4.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (4.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 13 (4.30%) GAP Analysis
12 13 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (4.30%) Data Migration
13 11 (3.64%) Business Analysis
13 11 (3.64%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.28%) SQL
2 15 (4.97%) PL/SQL
3 10 (3.31%) C
4 4 (1.32%) VBA
4 4 (1.32%) Apex Code
5 2 (0.66%) ABAP
6 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (6.62%) SAP Certification
2 9 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.32%) Degree
3 7 (2.32%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.99%) ACCA
4 6 (1.99%) CIMA
5 4 (1.32%) MBA
6 3 (0.99%) CCA
6 3 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) ISEB
8 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.33%) PMP
8 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.65%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) SLA
3 3 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.33%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 172 (56.95%) SAP
2 59 (19.54%) Oracle
3 22 (7.28%) Microsoft
4 21 (6.95%) Open Text
4 21 (6.95%) Ariba
5 10 (3.31%) Business Objects
6 7 (2.32%) Siebel
7 6 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.99%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.99%) HP
10 2 (0.66%) Cognos
10 2 (0.66%) CODA
10 2 (0.66%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.66%) ReadSoft
11 1 (0.33%) Infor
11 1 (0.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 1 (0.33%) Civica
11 1 (0.33%) VMware
11 1 (0.33%) Cisco
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