The 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 12 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 138 104 128
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +24
Contract jobs citing Billing 10 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the General category 0.86% 1.12% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 8
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£255 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £288 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £413 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £385
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -5.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £44.97 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-75.53% +181.06%
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 West region.

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1162 712 1277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.13% 32.16% 40.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 490 852
Average daily rate £399 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.37% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £271 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £382 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.59% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 36 73
Average hourly rate £34.75 £17.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.77% -50.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.75 £24.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.23 £40.75 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.82 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -24.77%

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
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 12 September 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 -9 8 - - 4
Wiltshire -10 1 £210 -40.84%
Somerset - - - -
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) UMTS
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) GSM
4 2 (13.33%) SMS
4 2 (13.33%) UNIX
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) VBA
5 1 (6.67%) .NET
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (6.67%) MS Project
5 1 (6.67%) MS Office
5 1 (6.67%) JDBC
5 1 (6.67%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) Swing
5 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.67%) Cognos
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) C

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 1 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) UMTS
2 2 (13.33%) GSM
2 2 (13.33%) SMS
3 1 (6.67%) 3GPP
3 1 (6.67%) PBX
3 1 (6.67%) GGSN
3 1 (6.67%) SGSN
3 1 (6.67%) LTE
3 1 (6.67%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) QlikView
General
1 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Officer
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Defect Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) JDBC
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) Swing
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.67%) Visualforce
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Data Management
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Document Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
4 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (6.67%) Use Case
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) Apex Code
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Ericsson
2 1 (6.67%) CODA
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com