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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 125 119 124
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing Billing 8 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the General category 0.82% 1.57% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 8
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£475 £275 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -29.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £140 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £373 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.35% -6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £40.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-70.18% +143.93%
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England

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
978 1018 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.54% 34.97% 35.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 510 632
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 £250 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 59 52
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.68 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -24.13%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -9 4 £453 +223.21% 5
Merseyside - 2 - -
Cheshire 0 1 - - 2
Lancashire - - - -
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (25.00%) Finance
4 9 (20.45%) SAP
5 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
6 7 (15.91%) UML
6 7 (15.91%) Data Modelling
6 7 (15.91%) Use Case
6 7 (15.91%) Budget Control
7 6 (13.64%) ERD
7 6 (13.64%) B2B
7 6 (13.64%) SQL
7 6 (13.64%) Project Management
7 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
8 5 (11.36%) Banking
8 5 (11.36%) Retail
8 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
9 4 (9.09%) CSG Singleview
9 4 (9.09%) UNIX
9 4 (9.09%) Back Office
9 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.82%) Workflow
10 3 (6.82%) Degree
10 3 (6.82%) Oracle
10 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
11 2 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (4.55%) VBA
11 2 (4.55%) DOM
11 2 (4.55%) PeopleSoft Financials

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
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
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 5 (11.36%) Retail
4 4 (9.09%) Back Office
5 2 (4.55%) Front Office
5 2 (4.55%) General Ledger
5 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.55%) Marketing
6 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Project Manager
3 10 (22.73%) Business Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) MI Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Information Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.55%) CRM Manager
8 1 (2.27%) OSS Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Service Operations Manager
8 1 (2.27%) CRM Programme Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Operations Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Service Manager
8 1 (2.27%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Change Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) CRM Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) PMI
1 2 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.27%) 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%) PRINCE2
3 7 (15.91%) UML
3 7 (15.91%) Data Modelling
3 7 (15.91%) Use Case
3 7 (15.91%) Budget Control
4 6 (13.64%) B2B
4 6 (13.64%) Project Management
4 6 (13.64%) ERD
5 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.82%) Workflow
7 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.55%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.55%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.55%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
1 1 (2.27%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) SAP
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (4.55%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.27%) Siemens
5 1 (2.27%) Siebel