The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 49 56 63
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing Billing 20 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.30% 2.31% 2.61%
As % of the General category 7.72% 5.17% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £240 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £450 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £115.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £43.74 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-74.84% +173.34%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
259 445 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.77% 44.68% 47.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 205 144
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.98% +118.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -27.19%

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Billing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Billing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Billing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Billing across the Reading region.

Billing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Billing
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Billing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Billing Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Billing
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Billing across the Reading region.

Billing Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 10 (37.04%) Project Management
3 9 (33.33%) Finance
4 8 (29.63%) CRM
4 8 (29.63%) Broadband
5 6 (22.22%) 3G
5 6 (22.22%) Degree
6 5 (18.52%) Internet
6 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco
8 3 (11.11%) Marketing
8 3 (11.11%) Retail
8 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 3 (11.11%) Back Office
9 2 (7.41%) Financial Analysis
9 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (7.41%) Revenue Management
9 2 (7.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (7.41%) Oracle
9 2 (7.41%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (7.41%) Juniper
9 2 (7.41%) Validation
9 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
9 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
9 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
9 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
10 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Broadband
2 6 (22.22%) 3G
3 5 (18.52%) Internet
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.70%) SMTP
5 1 (3.70%) DHCP
5 1 (3.70%) SNMP
5 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.70%) DNS
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall
5 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.70%) 4G
5 1 (3.70%) FWSM
5 1 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 9 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (11.11%) Back Office
3 3 (11.11%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Architect
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Architect
5 3 (11.11%) IP Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Integration Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Integration Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Billing Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Project Support Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Project Management
2 8 (29.63%) CRM
3 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Validation
3 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
3 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
3 2 (7.41%) Revenue Management
3 2 (7.41%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.70%) UML
4 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.70%) Speech Recognition
4 1 (3.70%) eTOM
4 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.70%) System Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Juniper
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.70%) F5
4 1 (3.70%) Verint