The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 89 65 67
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +2
Contract jobs citing Billing 4 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.26% 1.46% 0.70%
As % of the General category 0.67% 4.05% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £290 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.53% +7.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £288 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £8.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.75 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -41.37%
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North West

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

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
601 444 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.38% 35.95% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 248 189
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 22
Average hourly rate £15.98 £23.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.02% +59.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £15.85 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.79 £64.00 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
- -3.05%

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Billing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Billing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Billing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Billing
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Billing Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 3 (27.27%) QA
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) SAP SD
3 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) Toad
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) HP

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) HP Helion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 2 (18.18%) Toad
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Business Systems Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) SAP SD Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) SAP SD Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) HP
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