The table below looks at the statistics for Procure-to-pay skills 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 Procure-to-pay over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 208 235 229
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -6
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 38 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.38% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 7
Average daily rate £444 £396 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.05% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £368 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £12.10 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+354.54% -61.28%
Procure-to-pay
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6811 7377 6371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.55% 77.31% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4182 4043 3391
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 240 269
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Procure-to-pay
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Procure-to-pay across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Procure-to-pay Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Procure-to-pay
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Procure-to-pay Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Procure-to-pay
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Procure-to-pay across the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Procure-to-pay Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Procure-to-pay
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Procure-to-pay Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Procure-to-pay
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 Procure-to-pay within the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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 +19 12 £510 - 2
Hampshire +7 7 £431 -17.85% 1
Middlesex -2 6 £338 -14.64%
Surrey -13 4 £538 +35.73%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £350 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £175 -
Oxfordshire +2 1 £538 +2.38%
Procure-to-pay
England

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Procure-to-pay 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 Procure-to-pay.

1 48 (60.00%) SAP
2 29 (36.25%) Finance
3 22 (27.50%) MS Excel
3 22 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (26.25%) SAP SRM
5 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
6 17 (21.25%) BusinessObjects
6 17 (21.25%) Change Management
7 16 (20.00%) Ariba
8 13 (16.25%) MS Access
8 13 (16.25%) ERP
8 13 (16.25%) Data Management
9 11 (13.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 11 (13.75%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (13.75%) Degree
9 11 (13.75%) Management Information System
9 11 (13.75%) Oracle
9 11 (13.75%) Project Management
10 10 (12.50%) ReadSoft
11 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (11.25%) OpenText
11 9 (11.25%) SAP FI
12 8 (10.00%) SAP CO
12 8 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
12 8 (10.00%) Migration
12 8 (10.00%) Change Control
13 7 (8.75%) Process Improvement
13 7 (8.75%) Test Scripting
13 7 (8.75%) Maximo
13 7 (8.75%) Logistics

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Procure-to-pay 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 Procure-to-pay. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.25%) NetWeaver
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 22 (27.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.50%) MS Office
2 6 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (26.25%) SAP SRM
2 11 (13.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (13.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 9 (11.25%) SAP FI
4 8 (10.00%) SAP CO
4 8 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (8.75%) Maximo
6 5 (6.25%) SAP MM
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (2.50%) Primavera
8 2 (2.50%) SAP FI-AP
8 2 (2.50%) SAP SD
9 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (1.25%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (1.25%) SAP FI-AR
9 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (1.25%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) SaaS
2 3 (3.75%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.25%) BusinessObjects
2 13 (16.25%) MS Access
3 3 (3.75%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Toad
General
1 29 (36.25%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.50%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (26.25%) Analyst
2 18 (22.50%) Consultant
3 17 (21.25%) Business Analyst
4 14 (17.50%) Project Manager
5 13 (16.25%) SAP Analyst
6 10 (12.50%) P2P Business Analyst
7 9 (11.25%) SAP Business Analyst
8 8 (10.00%) SAP P2P Analyst
9 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Consultant
9 6 (7.50%) Procurement Specialist
9 6 (7.50%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (7.50%) SAP Manager
10 5 (6.25%) Procurement Manager
10 5 (6.25%) SAP Project Manager
11 4 (5.00%) Functional Consultant
11 4 (5.00%) Procurement Analyst
12 3 (3.75%) ERP Analyst
12 3 (3.75%) ERP Business Analyst
12 3 (3.75%) Procurement Project Manager
12 3 (3.75%) Services Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (1.25%) BAPI
2 1 (1.25%) jQuery
2 1 (1.25%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.75%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.75%) FMCG
4 2 (2.50%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.50%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.25%) Replication
5 1 (1.25%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.25%) Change Management
2 13 (16.25%) Data Management
2 13 (16.25%) ERP
3 11 (13.75%) Project Management
4 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 8 (10.00%) Change Control
5 8 (10.00%) Migration
6 7 (8.75%) Logistics
6 7 (8.75%) Process Improvement
6 7 (8.75%) Test Scripting
7 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.25%) Coaching
8 5 (6.25%) Master Data Management
8 5 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
9 4 (5.00%) Data Modelling
9 4 (5.00%) ITIL
10 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.75%) Balanced Scorecard
10 3 (3.75%) Kanban
10 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) SQL
2 1 (1.25%) ABAP
2 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) Degree
2 6 (7.50%) MBA
3 2 (2.50%) SAP Certification
3 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.25%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 48 (60.00%) SAP
2 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
3 16 (20.00%) Ariba
4 11 (13.75%) Oracle
5 10 (12.50%) ReadSoft
6 9 (11.25%) OpenText
7 3 (3.75%) HP
7 3 (3.75%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.50%) IBM
9 1 (1.25%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (1.25%) Northgate
9 1 (1.25%) Orchard
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