The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 154 122 156
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +34
Contract jobs citing Billing 85 115 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 1.38% 0.87%
As % of the General category 2.69% 3.82% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 46 29
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£400 £395 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-44.59% +12.12%
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 South East region.

General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3155 3008 2774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.80% 36.15% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1679 1497 1233
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 140 166
Average hourly rate £22.25 £19.59 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.56% -21.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.25 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Billing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Billing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Billing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Billing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Billing across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Billing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Billing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Billing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Billing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Berkshire -2 66 £425 +11.11% 7
Hampshire -26 8 £153 -67.89% 4
Surrey -15 3 £340 -17.57% 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £650 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £400 -
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 118 (55.92%) Telecoms
2 61 (28.91%) Project Management
3 58 (27.49%) CRM
4 48 (22.75%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (19.91%) Finance
6 29 (13.74%) Broadband
6 29 (13.74%) Degree
7 27 (12.80%) ITIL
8 24 (11.37%) 3G
8 24 (11.37%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (10.90%) Internet
10 21 (9.95%) PRINCE2
10 21 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (8.53%) Migration
11 18 (8.53%) Oracle
11 18 (8.53%) Change Management
11 18 (8.53%) MVNO
12 17 (8.06%) Computer Science
13 16 (7.58%) MS Excel
13 16 (7.58%) Security Cleared
14 15 (7.11%) SAP
14 15 (7.11%) Validation
15 14 (6.64%) SC Cleared
16 13 (6.16%) SQL
16 13 (6.16%) Use Case
16 13 (6.16%) Marketing
16 13 (6.16%) eTOM
17 12 (5.69%) HP
18 11 (5.21%) MS Office
19 10 (4.74%) Microsoft

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.90%) Lync
3 2 (0.95%) SAS
4 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.21%) MS Office
3 7 (3.32%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Oracle BRM
1 6 (2.84%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.42%) Exstream
3 2 (0.95%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.95%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.47%) assyst
4 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.47%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.47%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) SaaS
2 2 (0.95%) IaaS
2 2 (0.95%) PaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.74%) Broadband
2 24 (11.37%) 3G
3 23 (10.90%) Internet
4 18 (8.53%) MVNO
5 9 (4.27%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (4.27%) 4G
6 5 (2.37%) LTE
7 4 (1.90%) Firewall
8 3 (1.42%) SNMP
8 3 (1.42%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.42%) DNS
9 2 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.95%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.95%) FWSM
9 2 (0.95%) Network Security
9 2 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.95%) SMTP
9 2 (0.95%) HTTP
9 2 (0.95%) WAN
9 2 (0.95%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.42%) SAP BW
1 3 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.47%) QlikView
2 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.37%) TestDirector
2 4 (1.90%) JIRA
General
1 118 (55.92%) Telecoms
2 42 (19.91%) Finance
3 13 (6.16%) Marketing
4 8 (3.79%) Retail
4 8 (3.79%) Legal
5 3 (1.42%) Back Office
6 2 (0.95%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.95%) German Language
6 2 (0.95%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.95%) Polish Language
6 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.95%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
7 1 (0.47%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (19.43%) Architect
2 35 (16.59%) Analyst
3 29 (13.74%) Project Manager
4 27 (12.80%) Solutions Architect
5 22 (10.43%) Designer
6 14 (6.64%) Consultant
7 13 (6.16%) Business Analyst
7 13 (6.16%) Billing Analyst
8 11 (5.21%) Solutions Designer
9 8 (3.79%) Coordinator
9 8 (3.79%) Project Coordinator
10 7 (3.32%) Data Analyst
10 7 (3.32%) Programme Manager
11 6 (2.84%) Tester
11 6 (2.84%) Release Manager
12 5 (2.37%) Delivery Manager
12 5 (2.37%) Change Manager
12 5 (2.37%) Senior Project Manager
12 5 (2.37%) OSS Architect
12 5 (2.37%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.95%) XML
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.47%) XML Messaging
2 1 (0.47%) EDIFACT
2 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.47%) SOAP
2 1 (0.47%) .NET
2 1 (0.47%) EDI
2 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 48 (22.75%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.32%) PMI
3 7 (3.32%) User Experience
4 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.42%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (0.95%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.95%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.95%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.47%) CMDB
7 1 (0.47%) GIS
7 1 (0.47%) DTV
7 1 (0.47%) TRADACOMS
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.90%) UNIX
2 3 (1.42%) Windows
3 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.47%) Linux
3 1 (0.47%) VMS
3 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (28.91%) Project Management
2 58 (27.49%) CRM
3 27 (12.80%) ITIL
4 24 (11.37%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (9.95%) PRINCE2
5 21 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (8.53%) Migration
6 18 (8.53%) Change Management
7 15 (7.11%) Validation
8 13 (6.16%) Use Case
8 13 (6.16%) eTOM
9 10 (4.74%) Release Management
10 9 (4.27%) ERP
10 9 (4.27%) E-Commerce
10 9 (4.27%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.79%) Test Strategy
11 8 (3.79%) Business Analysis
11 8 (3.79%) Time Management
12 7 (3.32%) Test Scripting
12 7 (3.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.16%) SQL
2 5 (2.37%) Shell Script
3 4 (1.90%) VBA
4 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.47%) C
5 1 (0.47%) C#
5 1 (0.47%) Java
5 1 (0.47%) Perl
5 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (13.74%) Degree
2 16 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.64%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.79%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (2.37%) ISEB
7 2 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.47%) Siebel Certification
8 1 (0.47%) PMP
8 1 (0.47%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.32%) QA
2 6 (2.84%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.95%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.47%) vSphere
2 1 (0.47%) LXC
2 1 (0.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.37%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.90%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.42%) OpenView
3 3 (1.42%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.95%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.47%) WSUS
5 1 (0.47%) Netcool
5 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (8.53%) Oracle
2 15 (7.11%) SAP
3 12 (5.69%) HP
4 10 (4.74%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.27%) StreamServe
6 7 (3.32%) Siebel
7 6 (2.84%) Cisco
8 5 (2.37%) BMC
9 4 (1.90%) IBM
9 4 (1.90%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.90%) Remedy
10 3 (1.42%) Huawei
10 3 (1.42%) Ericsson
10 3 (1.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 2 (0.95%) F5
11 2 (0.95%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.95%) webMethods
11 2 (0.95%) Blue Coat
12 1 (0.47%) VMware
12 1 (0.47%) Amdocs
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