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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 185 101 106
Rank change year-on-year
-84 +5
Contract jobs citing Billing 76 166 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 1.80% 1.62%
As % of the General category 2.25% 5.08% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 81 50
Average daily rate
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£388 £320 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -42.52%
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
3378 3269 3133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.43% 35.54% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1922 1741 1552
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 106 133
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.25 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -41 40 £363 +3.57% 6
Hampshire -6 13 £350 +11.28% 3
Surrey -36 9 £330 +13.79%
East Sussex -2 5 £620 +175.55%
Oxfordshire -21 3 £325 - 2
Sussex - 2 - -
Middlesex -2 1 - - 1
West Sussex -7 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £475 -
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 78 (37.86%) Telecoms
2 56 (27.18%) CRM
3 42 (20.39%) Finance
4 40 (19.42%) Oracle
5 31 (15.05%) Migration
5 31 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (12.14%) SQL
6 25 (12.14%) SAP
7 23 (11.17%) ITIL
7 23 (11.17%) Project Management
7 23 (11.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (10.19%) PRINCE2
9 20 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (8.25%) Service Management
11 15 (7.28%) UNIX
12 14 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture
13 13 (6.31%) Business Analysis
13 13 (6.31%) 3G
14 11 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (5.34%) SAP CRM
14 11 (5.34%) Smart Meter
14 11 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (5.34%) Functional Testing
14 11 (5.34%) Security Cleared
15 10 (4.85%) Test Scripting
15 10 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (4.85%) Data Centre
15 10 (4.85%) Remedy
15 10 (4.85%) HP
16 9 (4.37%) SS7

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (3.40%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.94%) WebLogic Portal
2 4 (1.94%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.94%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.97%) Apache
5 1 (0.49%) IIS
5 1 (0.49%) Lync
5 1 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (4.37%) MS Project
2 6 (2.91%) MS Office
2 6 (2.91%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (5.34%) SAP CRM
2 7 (3.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (2.91%) Oracle BRM
4 5 (2.43%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Utilities
5 3 (1.46%) Changepoint
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.97%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.97%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.49%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.49%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.49%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.94%) PaaS
1 4 (1.94%) IaaS
2 3 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.31%) 3G
2 9 (4.37%) SS7
2 9 (4.37%) SIGTRAN
2 9 (4.37%) Unified Communications
2 9 (4.37%) MVNO
3 8 (3.88%) 4G
3 8 (3.88%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.40%) Broadband
4 7 (3.40%) GSM
4 7 (3.40%) Network Security
5 6 (2.91%) 2G
5 6 (2.91%) LAN
5 6 (2.91%) DNS
5 6 (2.91%) VoIP
5 6 (2.91%) WAN
5 6 (2.91%) Firewall
6 5 (2.43%) MPLS
6 5 (2.43%) VPN
7 4 (1.94%) DHCP
7 4 (1.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.40%) SAP BI
2 5 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.94%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.94%) MS Access
4 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.46%) QlikView
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.40%) JIRA
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.97%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.49%) TestPartner
General
1 78 (37.86%) Telecoms
2 42 (20.39%) Finance
3 9 (4.37%) Retail
4 7 (3.40%) Marketing
5 6 (2.91%) Legal
5 6 (2.91%) Back Office
6 4 (1.94%) Banking
7 3 (1.46%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.97%) Front Office
8 2 (0.97%) Interactive Media
8 2 (0.97%) Publishing
9 1 (0.49%) Games
9 1 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (22.82%) Analyst
2 37 (17.96%) Architect
3 28 (13.59%) Business Analyst
4 21 (10.19%) Project Manager
5 17 (8.25%) Designer
6 15 (7.28%) Consultant
7 12 (5.83%) Test Analyst
8 10 (4.85%) Test Manager
8 10 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.40%) Solutions Designer
9 7 (3.40%) Tester
10 6 (2.91%) Oracle Architect
10 6 (2.91%) OSS Architect
11 5 (2.43%) Programme Manager
12 4 (1.94%) Developer
12 4 (1.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 4 (1.94%) Process Analyst
12 4 (1.94%) Test Engineer
12 4 (1.94%) Infrastructure Architect
12 4 (1.94%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.94%) Web Services
1 4 (1.94%) WebCenter
2 3 (1.46%) J2EE
3 2 (0.97%) Middleware
3 2 (0.97%) boto
4 1 (0.49%) REST
4 1 (0.49%) .NET
4 1 (0.49%) XML
4 1 (0.49%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.34%) Smart Meter
2 10 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.85%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.91%) User Experience
5 5 (2.43%) PMI
5 5 (2.43%) Frameworx
6 4 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.46%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.46%) Applied Mathematics
7 3 (1.46%) CMDB
7 3 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.46%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.46%) Statistics
8 2 (0.97%) Replication
8 2 (0.97%) IVR
8 2 (0.97%) GIS
8 2 (0.97%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.28%) UNIX
2 6 (2.91%) Linux
3 4 (1.94%) Windows
4 3 (1.46%) Solaris
5 2 (0.97%) VMS
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (27.18%) CRM
2 31 (15.05%) Migration
2 31 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (11.17%) Project Management
3 23 (11.17%) ITIL
3 23 (11.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (10.19%) PRINCE2
5 20 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (8.25%) Service Management
7 14 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture
8 13 (6.31%) Business Analysis
9 11 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (5.34%) Functional Testing
10 10 (4.85%) Test Scripting
11 9 (4.37%) Test Management
11 9 (4.37%) Use Case
12 8 (3.88%) Software Testing
12 8 (3.88%) System Testing
12 8 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (3.40%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.14%) SQL
2 7 (3.40%) PL/SQL
3 5 (2.43%) C
4 4 (1.94%) Java
5 3 (1.46%) C++
6 2 (0.97%) Python
6 2 (0.97%) Ruby
7 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.49%) ABAP
7 1 (0.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (5.34%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.37%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.40%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.43%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.94%) Degree
6 3 (1.46%) CCNP
6 3 (1.46%) ISEB
6 3 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.97%) CISSP
7 2 (0.97%) PMP
7 2 (0.97%) CAPM
7 2 (0.97%) CCSA
7 2 (0.97%) CCSE
8 1 (0.49%) MCITP
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.49%) CCNA
8 1 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.37%) SLA
1 9 (4.37%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.97%) ProxySG
1 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.97%) XenServer
1 2 (0.97%) vSphere
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.91%) Netcool
3 3 (1.46%) Puppet
3 3 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.97%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.97%) Ansible
5 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (19.42%) Oracle
2 25 (12.14%) SAP
3 10 (4.85%) HP
3 10 (4.85%) Remedy
4 8 (3.88%) Siebel
4 8 (3.88%) Cisco
5 6 (2.91%) Amdocs
5 6 (2.91%) Pega
6 5 (2.43%) Infovista
6 5 (2.43%) IBM
6 5 (2.43%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.94%) Adobe
7 4 (1.94%) BMC
7 4 (1.94%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.94%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.97%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.97%) Intel
9 2 (0.97%) F5
9 2 (0.97%) Barracuda Networks
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