The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 327 271 240
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -31
Contract jobs citing Billing 357 416 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.74% 0.84%
As % of the General category 1.49% 1.90% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 206 231
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £244 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 12
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £44.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -71.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.33 £9.80 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £78.20 £67.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -70.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
23919 21857 22428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.29% 38.64% 42.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15226 13410 13869
Average daily rate £438 £427 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.51% -5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 656 540 595
Average hourly rate £23.88 £21.37 £22.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.74% -3.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.05 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Billing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Billing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Billing within the UK.

Billing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Billing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Billing within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Billing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Billing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Billing within the UK.

Billing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Billing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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
England -68 310 £405 +1.25% 87
London -25 117 £400 -15.78% 31
South East -87 92 £436 +25.00% 21
Berkshire -44 43 £369 -1.66% 7
Hampshire +12 27 £350 +6.06% 5
North West -2 26 £400 -15.78% 9
West Midlands +17 21 £420 -9.18% 15
Scotland +4 20 £360 -10.00%
Cheshire +7 19 £388 - 2
City of London -17 18 £425 -10.52% 9
North East - 18 £363 -
Warrington - 17 £400 - 2
South West +2 14 £488 +132.14% 3
Wiltshire +7 11 £500 +138.09%
Reading -13 11 £375 -18.03% 6
Slough +8 10 £324 -7.50%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £363 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £363 -
Glasgow +12 9 £450 -
Swindon - 9 £500 -
Yorkshire -27 8 £320 -37.31% 1
Birmingham +5 7 £420 -11.57% 4
East of England 0 7 £525 +34.61% 4
Durham - 7 - -
Edinburgh -14 6 £356 -6.31%
Surrey -40 6 £488 +68.10% 4
Coventry - 6 £398 - 6
Hook +5 5 - -
Cardiff -7 5 £438 -2.77% 3
Manchester -9 5 £388 -14.36% 5

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 200 (30.17%) Finance
2 186 (28.05%) Telecoms
3 152 (22.93%) CRM
4 132 (19.91%) Oracle
5 107 (16.14%) Project Management
6 99 (14.93%) Migration
7 91 (13.73%) SAP
8 87 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
9 83 (12.52%) SQL
10 62 (9.35%) PRINCE2
11 53 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 52 (7.84%) Business Analysis
13 51 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
14 49 (7.39%) ITIL
15 48 (7.24%) Service Management
16 46 (6.94%) Microsoft
16 46 (6.94%) SAP IS-U
17 44 (6.64%) QA
18 42 (6.33%) UNIX
19 40 (6.03%) Banking
20 38 (5.73%) Retail
20 38 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
21 37 (5.58%) MS Office
22 36 (5.43%) Scrum
22 36 (5.43%) Data Migration
23 35 (5.28%) MS Excel
24 34 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
24 34 (5.13%) Oracle Database
24 34 (5.13%) SDLC
25 33 (4.98%) Test Scripting

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 20 (3.02%) WebLogic
2 18 (2.71%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.11%) WebLogic Portal
4 12 (1.81%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.81%) WebSphere Portal
5 7 (1.06%) CMS
6 6 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.75%) CICS
8 4 (0.60%) Apache
9 3 (0.45%) Lync
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.30%) Drupal
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.15%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.15%) Confluence
11 1 (0.15%) IIS
11 1 (0.15%) Documentum
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 37 (5.58%) MS Office
2 35 (5.28%) MS Excel
3 32 (4.83%) MS Project
4 22 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 46 (6.94%) SAP IS-U
2 22 (3.32%) Oracle Payables
2 22 (3.32%) Oracle Cash Management
3 21 (3.17%) Oracle General Ledger
4 18 (2.71%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (2.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 16 (2.41%) SAP CRM
6 16 (2.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 16 (2.41%) Oracle Receivables
7 14 (2.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 13 (1.96%) Oracle Assets
9 11 (1.66%) Oracle BRM
9 11 (1.66%) SAP SD
10 10 (1.51%) Oracle Financials
11 9 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
12 8 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
13 6 (0.90%) SAP FI
13 6 (0.90%) Agresso
13 6 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
13 6 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.51%) PaaS
2 6 (0.90%) IaaS
3 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.45%) SaaS
4 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.30%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.30%) Office 365
6 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.17%) Internet
2 18 (2.71%) Network Security
3 16 (2.41%) MVNO
4 14 (2.11%) WAN
5 13 (1.96%) LAN
5 13 (1.96%) Firewall
6 11 (1.66%) MPLS
7 10 (1.51%) VPN
8 9 (1.36%) 3G
9 8 (1.21%) Intranet
10 7 (1.06%) DNS
10 7 (1.06%) OSPF
10 7 (1.06%) BGP
10 7 (1.06%) VLAN
10 7 (1.06%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.90%) 4G
11 6 (0.90%) IPv4
11 6 (0.90%) Broadband
11 6 (0.90%) VoIP
12 5 (0.75%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 30 (4.52%) SQL Server
3 27 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.21%) DB2
7 7 (1.06%) SAP BI
8 6 (0.90%) MS Access
8 6 (0.90%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.45%) QlikView
11 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.30%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 26 (3.92%) JIRA
2 10 (1.51%) Bugzilla
3 9 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
4 7 (1.06%) NetBeans
4 7 (1.06%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.90%) Selenium
6 5 (0.75%) ProC
7 4 (0.60%) JUnit
8 3 (0.45%) JMeter
8 3 (0.45%) NUnit
8 3 (0.45%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.45%) Subversion
8 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.30%) LSMW
9 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.30%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.30%) ERwin
9 2 (0.30%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.15%) Ant
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
General
1 200 (30.17%) Finance
2 186 (28.05%) Telecoms
3 40 (6.03%) Banking
4 38 (5.73%) Retail
5 26 (3.92%) Law
6 23 (3.47%) Marketing
7 22 (3.32%) Back Office
8 19 (2.87%) Legal
9 17 (2.56%) General Ledger
10 8 (1.21%) Front Office
11 5 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.60%) Publishing
13 3 (0.45%) Advertising
13 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Interactive Media
15 1 (0.15%) German Language
15 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 169 (25.49%) Analyst
2 104 (15.69%) Business Analyst
3 89 (13.42%) Consultant
4 84 (12.67%) Project Manager
5 78 (11.76%) Architect
6 45 (6.79%) SAP Consultant
7 41 (6.18%) Developer
8 34 (5.13%) SAP ISU Consultant
9 30 (4.52%) Oracle Consultant
10 29 (4.37%) Designer
11 26 (3.92%) Test Analyst
11 26 (3.92%) Functional Consultant
12 25 (3.77%) Systems Analyst
12 25 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
13 21 (3.17%) Test Manager
14 18 (2.71%) Business Systems Analyst
15 17 (2.56%) Oracle Developer
16 16 (2.41%) Telecoms Business Analyst
17 14 (2.11%) Oracle Architect
18 12 (1.81%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.47%) .NET
2 15 (2.26%) WebCenter
3 14 (2.11%) Web Services
4 10 (1.51%) Middleware
5 9 (1.36%) XML
6 8 (1.21%) J2EE
7 7 (1.06%) Swing
7 7 (1.06%) HTML
8 5 (0.75%) CSS
9 4 (0.60%) ODBC
9 4 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.60%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.45%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (0.45%) HTML5
10 3 (0.45%) boto
11 2 (0.30%) REST
11 2 (0.30%) JSON
11 2 (0.30%) Spring
11 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.15%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.87%) User Experience
2 19 (2.87%) Data Centre
3 17 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (1.96%) Smart Meter
6 11 (1.66%) PMI
7 8 (1.21%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.21%) IVR
7 8 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.06%) Data Extraction
8 7 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.90%) Taxonomies
9 6 (0.90%) Frameworx
10 5 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.75%) Statistics
10 5 (0.75%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.60%) GIS
11 4 (0.60%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.33%) UNIX
2 29 (4.37%) Windows
3 24 (3.62%) Linux
4 7 (1.06%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.60%) Solaris
7 3 (0.45%) VMS
7 3 (0.45%) Android
7 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.15%) SUSE
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.15%) CentOS
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (22.93%) CRM
2 107 (16.14%) Project Management
3 99 (14.93%) Migration
4 87 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (9.35%) PRINCE2
6 53 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 52 (7.84%) Business Analysis
8 49 (7.39%) ITIL
9 48 (7.24%) Service Management
10 38 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (5.43%) Scrum
11 36 (5.43%) Data Migration
12 34 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
12 34 (5.13%) SDLC
13 33 (4.98%) Test Scripting
14 31 (4.68%) Change Management
15 29 (4.37%) Risk Management
16 27 (4.07%) Enterprise Architecture
16 27 (4.07%) Cash Management
17 26 (3.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 83 (12.52%) SQL
2 32 (4.83%) Java
3 31 (4.68%) PL/SQL
4 19 (2.87%) C
5 16 (2.41%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.66%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.51%) C#
8 8 (1.21%) Perl
8 8 (1.21%) ABAP
9 6 (0.90%) COBOL
9 6 (0.90%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.75%) Python
11 4 (0.60%) Ruby
11 4 (0.60%) C++
12 3 (0.45%) VBA
13 2 (0.30%) PHP
14 1 (0.15%) VB
14 1 (0.15%) Jython
14 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 32 (4.83%) Security Cleared
2 23 (3.47%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.17%) PMI Certification
4 19 (2.87%) Degree
5 14 (2.11%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.81%) ISEB
7 11 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (1.51%) PMP
9 8 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.21%) CCNP
10 7 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.75%) JNCIS
12 4 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.30%) CISSP
14 2 (0.30%) IIBA
14 2 (0.30%) CCSA
14 2 (0.30%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.64%) QA
2 19 (2.87%) SLA
3 2 (0.30%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.15%) BS25999
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (0.45%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.30%) XenServer
2 2 (0.30%) vSphere
2 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.30%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.51%) Netcool
3 4 (0.60%) Puppet
4 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.45%) Ansible
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.30%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.15%) SCOM
6 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 132 (19.91%) Oracle
2 91 (13.73%) SAP
3 46 (6.94%) Microsoft
4 25 (3.77%) IBM
5 16 (2.41%) HP
5 16 (2.41%) Amdocs
6 15 (2.26%) Adobe
6 15 (2.26%) TIBCO
7 14 (2.11%) Remedy
7 14 (2.11%) Sitecore
8 13 (1.96%) Pega
9 11 (1.66%) Guidewire
9 11 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.66%) Cisco
10 9 (1.36%) BMC
10 9 (1.36%) Infovista
11 7 (1.06%) Siebel
12 6 (0.90%) Juniper
13 5 (0.75%) Sage
13 5 (0.75%) VMware
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: excellent daily rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
East Midlands
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expectations
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Rate: From £30,500 to £35,500 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Dependent on level
Posted: 13 days ago
East of England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 - £800.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £80 - £110 per day
Posted: 21 days ago