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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 117 110 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -26
Contract jobs citing Billing 25 9 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.37% 1.36%
As % of the General category 2.50% 1.06% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 17
Average daily rate £370 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £323 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £433 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £440
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.60% +11.73%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1000 850 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.64% 34.57% 35.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 380 549
Average daily rate £390 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 56 42
Average hourly rate £31.53 £20.50 £15.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.79% +35.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £29.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Billing
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 19 £320 -32.63% 4
Cheshire -5 5 £390 +9.47%
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 2
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 14 (28.00%) CRM
2 12 (24.00%) SAP
3 10 (20.00%) Finance
4 9 (18.00%) Project Management
5 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
6 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.00%) SQL
7 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (12.00%) CSG Singleview
7 6 (12.00%) Migration
7 6 (12.00%) Project Planning
8 5 (10.00%) Retail
8 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.00%) Back Office
8 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
9 4 (8.00%) Data Mining
9 4 (8.00%) PMI
9 4 (8.00%) PMI Certification
9 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (8.00%) Force.com
9 4 (8.00%) Visualforce
9 4 (8.00%) Apex Code
9 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (8.00%) Banking
9 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
9 4 (8.00%) Degree
10 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Project
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (12.00%) CSG Singleview
2 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (4.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (4.00%) SAP FI
3 2 (4.00%) SAP CRM
3 2 (4.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (4.00%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (4.00%) SAP CO
4 1 (2.00%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Intranet
2 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Data Mining
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SAP BI
2 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) LSMW
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 5 (10.00%) Back Office
4 4 (8.00%) Banking
5 3 (6.00%) Legal
6 2 (4.00%) Automotive
6 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (4.00%) General Ledger
6 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Project Manager
1 11 (22.00%) Analyst
2 6 (12.00%) Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Telecoms Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Tester
5 3 (6.00%) Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Programme Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Information Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (4.00%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Visualforce
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) PMI
1 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) CRM
2 9 (18.00%) Project Management
3 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.00%) Migration
4 6 (12.00%) Project Planning
5 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Workflow Management
7 3 (6.00%) Budget Control
7 3 (6.00%) Workflow
7 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.00%) ITIL
8 2 (4.00%) UML
8 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.00%) Validation
8 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) Apex Code
3 2 (4.00%) ABAP
3 2 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) PMI Certification
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) SAP
2 6 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.00%) Pega
5 1 (2.00%) Twitter
5 1 (2.00%) Siemens
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) Siebel
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