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 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 131 103 107
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +4
Contract jobs citing Billing 14 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.85% 0.72%
As % of the General category 1.11% 2.54% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 11
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£400 £413 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £289 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £480 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £8.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.75 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -41.37%
Billing
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
1261 1024 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.75% 33.42% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 584 442
Average daily rate £400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 49
Average hourly rate £15.98 £26.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.55% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.34 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -6.12%

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 July 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 July 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
Cheshire +3 8 £450 - 5
Manchester -25 4 £375 +29.53% 3
Lancashire +8 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 10 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 10 (40.00%) Migration
2 7 (28.00%) CRM
3 4 (16.00%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Retail
4 3 (12.00%) Finance
4 3 (12.00%) QA
4 3 (12.00%) SLA
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) MS Office
4 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 3 (12.00%) SAP SD
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Toad
5 2 (8.00%) ISEB
5 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (8.00%) Windows

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) HP Helion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) MS Access
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.00%) Toad
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Systems Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Telecoms Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) SAP SD Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Coordinator
8 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Project Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Project Support Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Systems Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Billing Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) AS400
2 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Migration
2 7 (28.00%) CRM
3 4 (16.00%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Test Management
5 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Data Reconciliation
6 1 (4.00%) Line Management
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Product Management
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
1 3 (12.00%) SAP
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) HP