The first 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 23 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 South East 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 106 108 114
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Billing 152 137 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.68% 1.62% 1.45%
As % of the General category 4.73% 4.47% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 51 54
Average daily rate
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£320 £322 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -14.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £140 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £353 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.12% -8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £34.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.76% +115.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-42.52% +27.94%
General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3213 3067 3885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.53% 36.38% 39.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1714 1495 1677
Average daily rate £370 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 136 167
Average hourly rate £19.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.48% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Billing
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 +6 91 £350 -12.50% 4
Surrey +30 37 £290 -21.62% 8
Hampshire -32 12 £313 -2.64% 5
Middlesex +1 6 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -11 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £313 -
West Sussex - 1 £425 -
Kent - - - -
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 116 (42.80%) Telecoms
2 78 (28.78%) CRM
3 64 (23.62%) Oracle
4 61 (22.51%) Finance
5 46 (16.97%) SAP
6 42 (15.50%) SQL
7 36 (13.28%) Project Management
8 30 (11.07%) PL/SQL
9 26 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (8.86%) Migration
10 24 (8.86%) Microsoft
11 23 (8.49%) Degree
12 19 (7.01%) MS Excel
13 18 (6.64%) Retail
13 18 (6.64%) Enterprise Architecture
14 17 (6.27%) Broadband
15 15 (5.54%) SOA
15 15 (5.54%) Cisco
15 15 (5.54%) Internet
15 15 (5.54%) Computer Science
15 15 (5.54%) System Testing
15 15 (5.54%) Data Migration
16 14 (5.17%) Relational Database
16 14 (5.17%) Security Cleared
16 14 (5.17%) Use Case
16 14 (5.17%) Marketing
16 14 (5.17%) CSG Singleview
16 14 (5.17%) Middleware
16 14 (5.17%) UNIX
17 13 (4.80%) General Ledger

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (2.58%) IIS
2 4 (1.48%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.74%) Lync
4 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.37%) Apache
4 1 (0.37%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.69%) MS Project
3 7 (2.58%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (5.17%) CSG Singleview
2 12 (4.43%) SAP CRM
2 12 (4.43%) SAP IS-U
3 7 (2.58%) Oracle BRM
4 4 (1.48%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.48%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.48%) JDE OneWorld
5 3 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.37%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.37%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.37%) Infinys
7 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.48%) SaaS
1 4 (1.48%) PaaS
1 4 (1.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.27%) Broadband
2 15 (5.54%) Internet
3 12 (4.43%) 3G
4 11 (4.06%) LTE
5 8 (2.95%) VoIP
6 7 (2.58%) 4G
7 6 (2.21%) MVNO
8 4 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (1.48%) Firewall
8 4 (1.48%) WAN
8 4 (1.48%) LAN
8 4 (1.48%) SMS
8 4 (1.48%) SAN
9 3 (1.11%) FTP
9 3 (1.11%) DSL
9 3 (1.11%) GPRS
9 3 (1.11%) GSM
9 3 (1.11%) Symposium
9 3 (1.11%) INAP
9 3 (1.11%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 13 (4.80%) Oracle Database
3 12 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.58%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.21%) MS Access
5 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.21%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.74%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.95%) TestDirector
2 7 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.11%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.37%) Selenium
4 1 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.37%) LSMW
4 1 (0.37%) WinRunner
General
1 116 (42.80%) Telecoms
2 61 (22.51%) Finance
3 18 (6.64%) Retail
4 14 (5.17%) Marketing
5 13 (4.80%) General Ledger
6 7 (2.58%) Back Office
6 7 (2.58%) Legal
7 2 (0.74%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) German Language
8 1 (0.37%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 60 (22.14%) Analyst
2 53 (19.56%) Architect
3 37 (13.65%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (9.96%) Project Manager
5 26 (9.59%) Business Analyst
6 18 (6.64%) Tester
7 17 (6.27%) Test Analyst
7 17 (6.27%) Consultant
8 15 (5.54%) Designer
8 15 (5.54%) BSS Architect
9 14 (5.17%) Systems Tester
10 9 (3.32%) Developer
10 9 (3.32%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 8 (2.95%) Systems Analyst
12 7 (2.58%) Administrator
12 7 (2.58%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.58%) Delivery Manager
12 7 (2.58%) Oracle Analyst
13 6 (2.21%) Data Warehouse Analyst
13 6 (2.21%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.17%) Middleware
2 7 (2.58%) SOAP
2 7 (2.58%) REST
3 6 (2.21%) SAP PI
3 6 (2.21%) .NET
3 6 (2.21%) MSMQ
3 6 (2.21%) JMS
4 4 (1.48%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.37%) Spring
5 1 (0.37%) Ajax
5 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.37%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (0.37%) jQuery
5 1 (0.37%) HTML
5 1 (0.37%) VML
5 1 (0.37%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.37%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.37%) CSS
5 1 (0.37%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.54%) Computer Science
2 8 (2.95%) Smart Meter
3 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.11%) IVR
4 3 (1.11%) CMDB
5 2 (0.74%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.74%) STB
6 1 (0.37%) e-Health
6 1 (0.37%) IPTV
6 1 (0.37%) Handset
6 1 (0.37%) NHS
6 1 (0.37%) W3C
6 1 (0.37%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (0.37%) Social Media
6 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.37%) FMCG
6 1 (0.37%) iSeries
6 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.17%) UNIX
2 8 (2.95%) Windows
3 3 (1.11%) Solaris
4 1 (0.37%) Linux
4 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (28.78%) CRM
2 36 (13.28%) Project Management
3 26 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (8.86%) Migration
5 18 (6.64%) Enterprise Architecture
6 15 (5.54%) System Testing
6 15 (5.54%) SOA
6 15 (5.54%) Data Migration
7 14 (5.17%) Use Case
8 13 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (4.43%) Data Analysis
10 11 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (4.06%) Service Management
11 10 (3.69%) Validation
11 10 (3.69%) Business Analysis
12 9 (3.32%) Test Scripting
12 9 (3.32%) ITIL
12 9 (3.32%) Time Management
12 9 (3.32%) Test Strategy
13 8 (2.95%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (15.50%) SQL
2 30 (11.07%) PL/SQL
3 9 (3.32%) Java
4 4 (1.48%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.74%) Perl
6 1 (0.37%) PHP
6 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.37%) C
6 1 (0.37%) ABAP
6 1 (0.37%) VBA
6 1 (0.37%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 23 (8.49%) Degree
2 14 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.58%) ISEB
5 4 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.11%) CIMA
6 3 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.74%) CCNA
7 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.37%) CCNP
8 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (1.85%) QA
2 3 (1.11%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) GAAP
System Software
1 4 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 64 (23.62%) Oracle
2 46 (16.97%) SAP
3 24 (8.86%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.54%) Cisco
5 12 (4.43%) HP
6 8 (2.95%) Siebel
7 6 (2.21%) PeopleSoft
8 5 (1.85%) Remedy
8 5 (1.85%) Amdocs
9 4 (1.48%) VMware
9 4 (1.48%) Google
9 4 (1.48%) Juniper
9 4 (1.48%) NetApp
10 3 (1.11%) EMC
10 3 (1.11%) Avaya
10 3 (1.11%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.74%) Primavera
11 2 (0.74%) ATG
11 2 (0.74%) SGI
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