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 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
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 234 225 219
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 27 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.38% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 13
Average daily rate
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£458 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £335 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £448
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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
7350 6861 6112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.60% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 3767 3293
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 250 270
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 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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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 +18 17 £375 -
Middlesex +1 4 £462 +16.66%
Surrey -11 2 £310 -32.60%
West Sussex - 2 £550 -
Hampshire -8 1 £525 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 - 1
Procure-to-pay
England

Procure-to-pay
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 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 25 (59.52%) SAP
2 21 (50.00%) Ariba
3 11 (26.19%) Finance
3 11 (26.19%) SAP SRM
4 8 (19.05%) Degree
4 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
5 7 (16.67%) Change Management
6 6 (14.29%) MS Office
6 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 6 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (11.90%) ERP
7 5 (11.90%) Migration
8 4 (9.52%) MBA
8 4 (9.52%) Oracle
8 4 (9.52%) SAP MM
8 4 (9.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (7.14%) OpenText
9 3 (7.14%) Project Management
9 3 (7.14%) SAP FI
9 3 (7.14%) ABAP
9 3 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
9 3 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (7.14%) SAP CO
10 2 (4.76%) Maximo
10 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (4.76%) Banking

Procure-to-pay
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 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 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (26.19%) SAP SRM
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (9.52%) SAP MM
3 3 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (7.14%) SAP FI
3 3 (7.14%) SAP CO
4 2 (4.76%) Maximo
4 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (2.38%) Agresso
5 1 (2.38%) SAP SD
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (2.38%) SAP MDM
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
5 1 (2.38%) SAP FI-AP
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) LAN
1 1 (2.38%) WAN
1 1 (2.38%) VPN
1 1 (2.38%) SAN
1 1 (2.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.38%) Front Office
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Consultant
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Process Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) SAP MM Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) SAP P2P Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Senior SAP MM Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior SAP Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) SAP Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Business Process Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) FMCG
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Change Management
2 5 (11.90%) Migration
2 5 (11.90%) ERP
2 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.76%) Master Data Management
4 2 (4.76%) Coaching
4 2 (4.76%) Supplier Management
4 2 (4.76%) Data Management
4 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Usability Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.38%) Release Management
5 1 (2.38%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL
5 1 (2.38%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) MBA
3 1 (2.38%) SAP Certification
3 1 (2.38%) ACCA
3 1 (2.38%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) SAP
2 21 (50.00%) Ariba
3 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle
5 3 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (7.14%) OpenText
6 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.38%) ReadSoft
7 1 (2.38%) VMware
7 1 (2.38%) Siebel
7 1 (2.38%) Epicor
7 1 (2.38%) CODA
7 1 (2.38%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.38%) Sage