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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 122 116 137
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Contract jobs citing Billing 16 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.39% 0.28%
As % of the General category 1.53% 1.11% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate £425 £588 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.65% +32.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £558 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £618 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £380 £445
% change year-on-year
-2.63% -14.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.60% +11.73%
General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1045 812 1456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.82% 35.23% 41.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 550 955
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 28 87
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.25 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Billing
England

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -10 5 £425 -22.72%
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Dorset - - - - 2
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (39.13%) Project Management
1 9 (39.13%) Migration
2 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
3 5 (21.74%) MS Office
3 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) Finance
5 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) VBA
5 3 (13.04%) MS Project
5 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (13.04%) Resource Management
5 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
5 3 (13.04%) Document Management
5 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) LTE
6 2 (8.70%) Cryptography
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) JNCIS
6 2 (8.70%) Agilent
6 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
6 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
6 2 (8.70%) Tandberg
6 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (8.70%) GGSN

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (21.74%) MS Office
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (13.04%) MS Project
3 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) 3GPP
1 2 (8.70%) UMTS
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
1 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
1 2 (8.70%) VPN
1 2 (8.70%) IPv4
1 2 (8.70%) IPv6
1 2 (8.70%) MPLS
1 2 (8.70%) OSPF
1 2 (8.70%) BGP
1 2 (8.70%) H.323
1 2 (8.70%) IPsec
1 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
1 2 (8.70%) GGSN
1 2 (8.70%) SGSN
1 2 (8.70%) Network Security
1 2 (8.70%) LTE
General
1 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Project Support Officer
2 3 (13.04%) Project Officer
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Designer
3 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Release Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Transition Manager
4 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Billing Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Cryptography
1 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Project Management
1 9 (39.13%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Resource Management
2 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
2 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
2 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
2 3 (13.04%) Document Management
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
3 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.70%) Test Management
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.35%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Validation
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
1 3 (13.04%) VBA
2 1 (4.35%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) CCNP
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) JNCIS
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) SAP
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.70%) Juniper
1 2 (8.70%) Agilent
1 2 (8.70%) Tandberg
2 1 (4.35%) Genesys
2 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.35%) BT