The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing 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
Billing
Rank 297 293 251
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -42
Contract jobs citing Billing 119 140 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.58% 0.75%
As % of the General category 1.07% 1.30% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 70 112
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£400 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £373
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £64.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -70.18%
Billing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
11145 10736 12688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.99% 44.85% 50.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7958 7447 8961
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 150 171
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.65 £37.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Billing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Billing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Billing
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Billing across the London region.

Billing Daily Rate Trend in London

Billing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Billing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Billing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Billing across the London region.

Billing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Billing
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the London 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
City of London -14 21 £426 -10.26% 10
Canary Wharf - 3 £425 -
Bromley - 2 £405 -
Uxbridge +4 1 £275 +57.14%
Paddington - 1 £340 -
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Billing 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 Billing.

1 95 (42.79%) Finance
2 70 (31.53%) Telecoms
3 51 (22.97%) CRM
4 38 (17.12%) Oracle
4 38 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (15.77%) SQL
6 34 (15.32%) Migration
7 32 (14.41%) Project Management
8 30 (13.51%) QA
9 24 (10.81%) Law
9 24 (10.81%) Business Analysis
10 23 (10.36%) Scrum
11 22 (9.91%) Service Management
11 22 (9.91%) PRINCE2
12 21 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (8.56%) SDLC
13 19 (8.56%) UNIX
13 19 (8.56%) SQL Server
13 19 (8.56%) Microsoft
13 19 (8.56%) Banking
14 18 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (8.11%) SAP
15 17 (7.66%) Windows
16 16 (7.21%) MS Office
16 16 (7.21%) .NET
16 16 (7.21%) Retail
17 15 (6.76%) Java
17 15 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (6.76%) Open Source
18 14 (6.31%) Waterfall

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Billing 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 Billing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (5.86%) WebSphere
2 11 (4.95%) WebLogic
3 10 (4.50%) WebLogic Portal
4 8 (3.60%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (1.80%) CMS
5 4 (1.80%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.90%) Drupal
7 1 (0.45%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.45%) Confluence
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.45%) Documentum
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (7.21%) MS Office
2 10 (4.50%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.05%) MS Project
4 7 (3.15%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.15%) Oracle BRM
2 6 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.80%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (1.80%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (1.35%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.90%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 2 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.90%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.90%) Agresso
6 2 (0.90%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.90%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.45%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.80%) PaaS
2 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) Office 365
3 1 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.86%) Internet
2 8 (3.60%) MVNO
3 6 (2.70%) Network Security
4 3 (1.35%) Intranet
4 3 (1.35%) Firewall
4 3 (1.35%) 2G
4 3 (1.35%) Extranet
4 3 (1.35%) 3G
4 3 (1.35%) VoIP
5 2 (0.90%) WAN
5 2 (0.90%) Broadband
5 2 (0.90%) LAN
5 2 (0.90%) PBX
5 2 (0.90%) HTTP
5 2 (0.90%) DPNSS
5 2 (0.90%) QSIG
5 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.90%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.90%) 4G
6 1 (0.45%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.95%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) MS Access
6 1 (0.45%) OLAP
6 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.45%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (6.31%) JIRA
2 10 (4.50%) Bugzilla
3 7 (3.15%) NetBeans
3 7 (3.15%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.90%) Subversion
5 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.90%) Selenium
6 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.45%) JMeter
6 1 (0.45%) LSMW
6 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.45%) Calabash
6 1 (0.45%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.45%) JUnit
6 1 (0.45%) Appium
General
1 95 (42.79%) Finance
2 70 (31.53%) Telecoms
3 24 (10.81%) Law
4 19 (8.56%) Banking
5 16 (7.21%) Retail
6 12 (5.41%) Marketing
7 8 (3.60%) Legal
8 7 (3.15%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.80%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.80%) Back Office
9 4 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.35%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.90%) Front Office
11 2 (0.90%) Advertising
11 2 (0.90%) Publishing
11 2 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.45%) German Language
12 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 65 (29.28%) Analyst
2 46 (20.72%) Business Analyst
3 30 (13.51%) Project Manager
4 27 (12.16%) Architect
5 16 (7.21%) Consultant
6 12 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (4.95%) Test Analyst
8 9 (4.05%) Test Manager
8 9 (4.05%) Developer
9 8 (3.60%) Business Systems Analyst
9 8 (3.60%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (3.15%) Oracle Developer
10 7 (3.15%) Designer
11 6 (2.70%) Service Manager
11 6 (2.70%) SAP Consultant
11 6 (2.70%) Support Engineer
12 5 (2.25%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.25%) Delivery Manager
12 5 (2.25%) Oracle Architect
12 5 (2.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.21%) .NET
2 11 (4.95%) WebCenter
3 7 (3.15%) Swing
3 7 (3.15%) Middleware
4 4 (1.80%) J2EE
4 4 (1.80%) HTML
4 4 (1.80%) XML
4 4 (1.80%) ODBC
5 3 (1.35%) Web Services
5 3 (1.35%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.90%) CSS
6 2 (0.90%) HTML5
7 1 (0.45%) REST
7 1 (0.45%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.45%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.45%) SAP Smart Forms
7 1 (0.45%) Spring
7 1 (0.45%) EDI
7 1 (0.45%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.86%) User Experience
3 8 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.15%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.25%) Clustering
7 4 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.80%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.35%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.35%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.35%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.35%) IVR
9 2 (0.90%) PMI
9 2 (0.90%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.45%) CMDB
10 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.45%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.56%) UNIX
2 17 (7.66%) Windows
3 10 (4.50%) Linux
4 7 (3.15%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.35%) Android
6 1 (0.45%) CentOS
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.45%) VMS
6 1 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.97%) CRM
2 38 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (15.32%) Migration
4 32 (14.41%) Project Management
5 24 (10.81%) Business Analysis
6 23 (10.36%) Scrum
7 22 (9.91%) Service Management
7 22 (9.91%) PRINCE2
8 19 (8.56%) SDLC
9 18 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (6.76%) Open Source
11 14 (6.31%) Waterfall
11 14 (6.31%) Data Migration
11 14 (6.31%) ITIL
11 14 (6.31%) Change Management
12 13 (5.86%) Test Management
12 13 (5.86%) Revenue Management
12 13 (5.86%) DevOps
13 12 (5.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (15.77%) SQL
2 15 (6.76%) Java
3 8 (3.60%) Shell Script
4 7 (3.15%) PL/SQL
4 7 (3.15%) C
4 7 (3.15%) Perl
5 5 (2.25%) C#
5 5 (2.25%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.90%) VBA
6 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.90%) PHP
7 1 (0.45%) VB
7 1 (0.45%) ABAP
7 1 (0.45%) Python
7 1 (0.45%) Jython
7 1 (0.45%) Ruby
7 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.45%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 12 (5.41%) Degree
2 8 (3.60%) PMI Certification
3 6 (2.70%) ISEB
3 6 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (2.70%) PMP
3 6 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.80%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.90%) IIBA
7 1 (0.45%) APMP
7 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) CCNP
7 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.45%) ACCA
7 1 (0.45%) CIMA
7 1 (0.45%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (13.51%) QA
2 7 (3.15%) SLA
3 2 (0.90%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.45%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.25%) Netcool
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 38 (17.12%) Oracle
2 19 (8.56%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.11%) SAP
4 13 (5.86%) IBM
5 10 (4.50%) TIBCO
6 8 (3.60%) Sitecore
6 8 (3.60%) Adobe
7 7 (3.15%) Amdocs
7 7 (3.15%) Pega
8 6 (2.70%) Remedy
9 5 (2.25%) Infovista
9 5 (2.25%) HP
9 5 (2.25%) BMC
10 4 (1.80%) Sage
10 4 (1.80%) Guidewire
11 3 (1.35%) WorldPay
11 3 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.35%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.90%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.90%) Avaya