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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 139 108 131
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +23
Contract jobs citing Billing 7 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the General category 0.63% 0.76% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
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£300 £408 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.38% -8.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
- -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £29.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-62.71% +78.78%
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
1120 661 1190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.78% 30.92% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 470 779
Average daily rate £400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 29 68
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £12.75 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.74 £40.90 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 22 October 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 -20 6 - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (35.71%) UMTS
2 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 3 (21.43%) LTE
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 3 (21.43%) GSM
5 2 (14.29%) SMS
5 2 (14.29%) 3GPP
5 2 (14.29%) UNIX
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Data Management
5 2 (14.29%) GGSN
5 2 (14.29%) SGSN
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.14%) 4G
6 1 (7.14%) Change Control
6 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) MVNO
6 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Use Case
6 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) UMTS
2 3 (21.43%) LTE
2 3 (21.43%) GSM
3 2 (14.29%) SMS
3 2 (14.29%) 3GPP
3 2 (14.29%) GGSN
3 2 (14.29%) SGSN
4 1 (7.14%) 4G
4 1 (7.14%) MVNO
4 1 (7.14%) WCDMA
4 1 (7.14%) GPRS
4 1 (7.14%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) QlikView
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Senior Test Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Integration Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Senior Integration Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Defect Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.14%) Swing
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) JDBC
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Ericsson
2 1 (7.14%) CODA
2 1 (7.14%) Cognos