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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 143 101 103
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +2
Contract jobs citing Billing 6 37 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 1.16% 0.67%
As % of the General category 0.47% 3.62% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 9
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£400 £390 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.24% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +13.63%
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
1290 1021 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.58% 32.09% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 579 414
Average daily rate £415 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £227 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 45 54
Average hourly rate £32.20 £32.50 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% +70.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.94 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.70 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

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
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 May 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
Lancashire +11 2 £400 - 4
Merseyside - 2 - -
Cheshire -9 1 - - 3
Manchester -29 1 £400 +38.64% 3
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 5 (26.32%) Finance
1 5 (26.32%) Retail
1 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (21.05%) QA
2 4 (21.05%) SAP SD
2 4 (21.05%) SAP
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) MS Access
3 3 (15.79%) CRM
3 3 (15.79%) MS Office
3 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) SLA
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) System Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.53%) Test Management
4 2 (10.53%) ISEB
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Windows
4 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
4 2 (10.53%) Data Mining
4 2 (10.53%) SAS

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (10.53%) SAS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) SAP SD
2 1 (5.26%) SAP FI
2 1 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (5.26%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) HP Helion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MS Access
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Data Mining
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) Toad
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
1 5 (26.32%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) SAP SD Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) SAP SD Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Commercial Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Project Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Reference Data
2 1 (5.26%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (15.79%) CRM
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
2 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
3 2 (10.53%) System Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) Test Management
3 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
4 1 (5.26%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 3 (15.79%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) SAP
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) HP
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