The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 113 110 125
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing Billing 21 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.67% 0.55%
As % of the General category 2.24% 1.94% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £140 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £359 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £8.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-42.52% +27.94%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
936 926 1140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.03% 34.39% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 436 644
Average daily rate £400 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 52 53
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.84 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.45% -23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £44.90 £42.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
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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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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
Manchester -2 13 £453 +223.21% 3
Cheshire -4 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 £400 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 19 (43.18%) CRM
2 14 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (22.73%) Finance
4 9 (20.45%) SAP
5 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (15.91%) Use Case
6 7 (15.91%) Budget Control
6 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
6 7 (15.91%) SQL
6 7 (15.91%) UML
6 7 (15.91%) Data Modelling
6 7 (15.91%) Project Management
7 6 (13.64%) B2B
7 6 (13.64%) ERD
8 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
8 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
8 5 (11.36%) Banking
9 4 (9.09%) Back Office
9 4 (9.09%) CSG Singleview
9 4 (9.09%) UNIX
9 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.82%) Degree
10 3 (6.82%) Oracle
10 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
11 2 (4.55%) SLA
11 2 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (4.55%) VBA
11 2 (4.55%) DOM
11 2 (4.55%) ITIL
11 2 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (9.09%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (4.55%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) VoIP
1 1 (2.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
2 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.09%) Back Office
4 2 (4.55%) Front Office
4 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (4.55%) General Ledger
4 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Project Manager
3 10 (22.73%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) MI Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) CRM Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Information Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Change Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) CRM Project Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.27%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Operations Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) DOM
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) PMI
1 2 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) CRM
2 14 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (15.91%) Data Modelling
3 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
3 7 (15.91%) UML
3 7 (15.91%) Project Management
3 7 (15.91%) Use Case
3 7 (15.91%) Budget Control
4 6 (13.64%) ERD
4 6 (13.64%) B2B
5 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL
6 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.55%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.27%) Change Management
7 1 (2.27%) E-business
7 1 (2.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) SAP
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.27%) Siebel
5 1 (2.27%) Siemens
5 1 (2.27%) Twitter