The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 1 August 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 West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 136 102 123
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +21
Contract jobs citing Billing 6 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.42% 0.39%
As % of the General category 0.58% 1.22% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 8
Average daily rate
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£318 £310 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.41% -27.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £21.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-49.42% +27.94%
General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1028 735 1334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.80% 34.33% 43.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 475 925
Average daily rate £380 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 27 62
Average hourly rate £31.50 £18.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.27% -47.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.75 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £43.25 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -16.66%
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Billing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Billing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Billing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Billing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Billing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Billing across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Billing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Billing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Billing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Billing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 1 August 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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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
Bristol -18 5 £425 - 1
Wiltshire -9 1 £210 -40.84% 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Somerset - - - -
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 8 (36.36%) Project Management
2 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
3 6 (27.27%) Migration
4 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
5 4 (18.18%) MS Office
5 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 2 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
7 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.09%) Finance
7 2 (9.09%) Document Management
7 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
7 2 (9.09%) VBA
7 2 (9.09%) SAP
7 2 (9.09%) UNIX
7 2 (9.09%) Linux
7 2 (9.09%) MS Project
7 2 (9.09%) GSM
7 2 (9.09%) UMTS
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.55%) ISEB
8 1 (4.55%) CODA
8 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
8 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (9.09%) MS Project
3 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) GSM
1 2 (9.09%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) QlikView
General
1 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Project Support Officer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Project Officer
3 2 (9.09%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Transition Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Release Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Swing
1 1 (4.55%) JDBC
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.55%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
1 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Project Management
2 6 (27.27%) Migration
3 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.09%) Document Management
4 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) VBA
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) SAP
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) CODA
2 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.55%) Cognos