The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 130 115 113
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Billing 12 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.61% 0.30%
As % of the General category 0.95% 1.97% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 7
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£284 £405 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.81% -32.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £411 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.16% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.20 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.63 £27.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-56.94% +63.63%
Billing
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1259 862 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.83% 30.92% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 454 302
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 56
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +96.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £10.80 £6.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Billing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Billing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Billing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Billing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Billing across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Billing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Billing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Billing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Billing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
Manchester -12 9 £294 -34.77% 2
Cheshire +1 3 £225 -40.00% 7
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 11 (31.43%) Retail
2 11 (31.43%) SAP
3 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (17.14%) SAP IS-U
4 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
5 5 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (14.29%) Coaching
5 5 (14.29%) Workflow
5 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Fujitsu
5 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (14.29%) Operations Management
6 4 (11.43%) StreamServe
6 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
6 4 (11.43%) QA
6 4 (11.43%) Migration
6 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.43%) HP
6 4 (11.43%) SAP SD
6 4 (11.43%) ABAP
6 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (11.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (8.57%) SQL
7 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (5.71%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (11.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (11.43%) SAP SD
3 2 (5.71%) SAP MM
4 1 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (2.86%) SAP CO
4 1 (2.86%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) MS Access
2 2 (5.71%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
1 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (5.71%) Toad
General
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 11 (31.43%) Retail
3 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Consultant
2 7 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
3 6 (17.14%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) SAP SD Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) Commercial Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) SAP SD Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Data Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) MI Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) PMO Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Workflow
1 5 (14.29%) Operations Management
1 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (14.29%) Performance Management
1 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (14.29%) Coaching
2 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
2 4 (11.43%) Migration
2 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (8.57%) CRM
4 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Test Management
4 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.71%) System Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.86%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) ABAP
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) SAP
2 5 (14.29%) Fujitsu
3 4 (11.43%) StreamServe
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) HP
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) CODA