The first 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Reading region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 55 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Billing 14 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.58% 2.26% 2.70%
As % of the General category 5.07% 5.16% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 14
Average daily rate
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£490 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.98% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £226 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £455 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £385
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -7.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-42.52% +27.94%
General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
276 407 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.19% 43.81% 43.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 163 152
Average daily rate £400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £523 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +103.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
Billing
Berkshire

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 14 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 13 (40.63%) Finance
3 9 (28.13%) Broadband
4 8 (25.00%) Project Management
5 7 (21.88%) CRM
5 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (21.88%) Oracle
6 6 (18.75%) IIS
6 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
6 6 (18.75%) SQL
6 6 (18.75%) SAP
6 6 (18.75%) Windows
6 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (15.63%) Degree
7 5 (15.63%) Back Office
7 5 (15.63%) Retail
7 5 (15.63%) 3G
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco
8 4 (12.50%) Juniper
8 4 (12.50%) Internet
8 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (9.38%) Marketing
9 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
10 2 (6.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 2 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (6.25%) Validation
10 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (18.75%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) Broadband
2 5 (15.63%) 3G
3 4 (12.50%) Internet
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.13%) LTE
4 1 (3.13%) FWSM
4 1 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.13%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1 (3.13%) SDH
4 1 (3.13%) SMTP
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) SNMP
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 13 (40.63%) Finance
3 5 (15.63%) Back Office
3 5 (15.63%) Retail
4 3 (9.38%) Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Architect
2 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (18.75%) Oracle Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) IP Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Integration Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Systems Integration Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Systems Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Lead Business Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) STB
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Project Management
2 7 (21.88%) CRM
3 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Validation
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.25%) Revenue Management
6 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.13%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.13%) System Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) eTOM
6 1 (3.13%) E-Procurement
6 1 (3.13%) UML
6 1 (3.13%) B2B
6 1 (3.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) SAP
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco
4 4 (12.50%) Juniper
5 2 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (3.13%) F5
6 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint