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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Billing
Rank 138 147 114
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -33
Contract jobs citing Billing 26 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.26% 0.80%
As % of the General category 1.93% 0.72% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 9
Median daily rate £450 £355 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +22.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £425 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £389 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.10% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -38.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -37.83%
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
1347 1397 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.37% 35.94% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 736 544
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 60 46
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.25 £28.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.05% -24.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £59.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.19 £25.00 £25.04
% change year-on-year
+8.76% -0.15%

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Billing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 16 £450 +53.84% 4
Cheshire -6 6 £398 - 2
Lancashire +4 2 £350 -12.50% 1
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Billing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Billing.

1 23 (47.92%) CRM
2 15 (31.25%) Telecoms
3 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
4 12 (25.00%) Java
5 11 (22.92%) Internet
6 10 (20.83%) ISO 9001
6 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.83%) Retail
6 10 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (20.83%) Mentoring
7 6 (12.50%) .NET
8 5 (10.42%) Project Management
8 5 (10.42%) Finance
8 5 (10.42%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (10.42%) SDLC
9 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
10 3 (6.25%) SAP
10 3 (6.25%) C#
10 3 (6.25%) SQL
10 3 (6.25%) ISEB
10 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.25%) Scrum
10 3 (6.25%) Waterfall

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.08%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.08%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.17%) Bugzilla
2 2 (4.17%) JIRA
2 2 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 15 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 10 (20.83%) Retail
3 5 (10.42%) Finance
4 2 (4.17%) Back Office
5 1 (2.08%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Architect
2 12 (25.00%) Consultant
3 10 (20.83%) Java Architect
4 9 (18.75%) Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Java Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) Project Manager
6 5 (10.42%) Business Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Lead Architect
8 3 (6.25%) Applications Architect
8 3 (6.25%) Dynamics AX Architect
8 3 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Delivery Project Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Environment Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Integration Architect
9 2 (4.17%) IT Manager
9 2 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Software Project Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.17%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.08%) EFT
3 1 (2.08%) Life Science
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
3 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) CRM
2 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (20.83%) Mentoring
3 5 (10.42%) Project Management
3 5 (10.42%) SDLC
3 5 (10.42%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 3 (6.25%) Scrum
5 3 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 3 (6.25%) Stress Testing
5 3 (6.25%) System Testing
5 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.25%) Web Development
6 2 (4.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (6.25%) C#
2 3 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) ISEB
1 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.08%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (2.08%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) ISO 9001
1 10 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) Niku
3 1 (2.08%) Sitecore