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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 321 256 235
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -21
Contract jobs citing Billing 352 417 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.76% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.54% 1.98% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 204 202
Average daily rate
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£403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £242 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.10 £9.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £12.90 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -42.52%

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
22901 21104 21985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.27% 38.62% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14647 13020 13447
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 549 632
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.47 £41.03 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
England -67 307 £400 - 76
London -13 124 £400 -15.78% 33
South East -84 76 £388 +21.09% 14
Berkshire -41 40 £363 +3.57% 7
City of London -18 23 £425 -10.52% 8
North West -23 23 £400 -11.11% 13
South West +6 21 £475 +37.68% 5
West Midlands +6 21 £398 +13.57% 3
Scotland -1 20 £356 -11.00% 1
Cheshire +7 17 £413 - 4
Warrington - 16 £413 - 4
Hampshire -6 13 £350 +11.28% 3
Reading -4 12 £375 -23.46% 4
Yorkshire -15 12 £369 -27.76%
Wiltshire +9 11 £525 +89.18%
North East -16 11 £363 -9.37%
Glasgow +12 10 £450 -
Swindon +4 9 £525 +52.17%
East of England +1 9 £525 +100.00% 5
Surrey -36 9 £330 +13.79%
Tyne and Wear - 9 £363 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £363 -
Slough +2 8 £238 -32.14%
East Midlands -2 7 £375 -28.57% 2
Coventry - 7 £275 - 1
Northamptonshire +1 6 - -
Birmingham 0 6 £420 +20.00% 1
Bracknell -11 6 £400 +14.28% 1
Brighton -2 5 £620 +175.55%
East Sussex -2 5 £620 +175.55%

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 204 (30.31%) Telecoms
2 195 (28.97%) Finance
3 166 (24.67%) CRM
4 124 (18.42%) Oracle
5 101 (15.01%) Migration
6 98 (14.56%) Project Management
6 98 (14.56%) SAP
7 85 (12.63%) SQL
8 84 (12.48%) Agile Software Development
9 61 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 56 (8.32%) PRINCE2
11 54 (8.02%) Business Analysis
12 52 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
13 51 (7.58%) Service Management
14 47 (6.98%) ITIL
15 46 (6.84%) Microsoft
16 44 (6.54%) QA
17 42 (6.24%) SAP IS-U
18 40 (5.94%) UNIX
19 39 (5.79%) MS Excel
19 39 (5.79%) MS Office
19 39 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
20 37 (5.50%) Retail
21 35 (5.20%) Banking
21 35 (5.20%) Scrum
22 34 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
23 32 (4.75%) Test Scripting
23 32 (4.75%) MS Project
24 31 (4.61%) Data Migration
24 31 (4.61%) SDLC

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.97%) WebLogic
2 15 (2.23%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.08%) WebLogic Portal
4 12 (1.78%) WebSphere Portal
5 11 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.89%) CMS
7 5 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.59%) SAS
8 4 (0.59%) Lync
9 3 (0.45%) Apache
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 39 (5.79%) MS Office
1 39 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 32 (4.75%) MS Project
3 22 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 42 (6.24%) SAP IS-U
2 20 (2.97%) Oracle Payables
3 18 (2.67%) Oracle Cash Management
4 17 (2.53%) Oracle General Ledger
4 17 (2.53%) SAP CRM
5 16 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (2.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 14 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
8 12 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
8 12 (1.78%) SAP SD
9 11 (1.63%) Oracle Assets
10 10 (1.49%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 8 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (1.04%) SAP FI
12 7 (1.04%) Oracle BRM
13 6 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
14 5 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 5 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
14 5 (0.74%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.34%) PaaS
2 5 (0.74%) IaaS
3 4 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.45%) SaaS
5 2 (0.30%) Office 365
5 2 (0.30%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.27%) MVNO
2 17 (2.53%) Internet
2 17 (2.53%) 3G
3 16 (2.38%) Network Security
4 14 (2.08%) WAN
5 13 (1.93%) LAN
5 13 (1.93%) SS7
5 13 (1.93%) SIGTRAN
6 12 (1.78%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.63%) Broadband
7 11 (1.63%) Unified Communications
7 11 (1.63%) 4G
8 10 (1.49%) 2G
8 10 (1.49%) GSM
8 10 (1.49%) VPN
8 10 (1.49%) MPLS
9 9 (1.34%) VoIP
9 9 (1.34%) Firewall
10 8 (1.19%) IPv4
11 7 (1.04%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.31%) Oracle Database
2 26 (3.86%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.04%) MS Access
6 7 (1.04%) SAP BI
7 5 (0.74%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (0.59%) QlikView
8 4 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.30%) Big Data
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.30%) DB2
10 2 (0.30%) MySQL
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (3.57%) JIRA
2 10 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
2 10 (1.49%) Bugzilla
3 5 (0.74%) Selenium
3 5 (0.74%) ProC
4 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.45%) NUnit
5 3 (0.45%) JUnit
6 2 (0.30%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.30%) LSMW
6 2 (0.30%) Subversion
6 2 (0.30%) JMeter
6 2 (0.30%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.30%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.15%) Calabash
7 1 (0.15%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.15%) Appium
7 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 204 (30.31%) Telecoms
2 195 (28.97%) Finance
3 37 (5.50%) Retail
4 35 (5.20%) Banking
5 24 (3.57%) Law
5 24 (3.57%) Marketing
6 22 (3.27%) Back Office
7 17 (2.53%) Legal
8 14 (2.08%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.74%) Front Office
10 5 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.59%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.59%) Publishing
12 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.45%) Advertising
13 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.30%) German Language
13 2 (0.30%) Interactive Media
13 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 182 (27.04%) Analyst
2 108 (16.05%) Business Analyst
3 94 (13.97%) Consultant
4 87 (12.93%) Architect
5 78 (11.59%) Project Manager
6 43 (6.39%) SAP Consultant
7 35 (5.20%) Solutions Architect
8 33 (4.90%) Developer
8 33 (4.90%) SAP ISU Consultant
9 29 (4.31%) Designer
10 27 (4.01%) Systems Analyst
11 26 (3.86%) Test Analyst
12 24 (3.57%) Functional Consultant
12 24 (3.57%) Oracle Consultant
13 21 (3.12%) Test Manager
14 19 (2.82%) Business Systems Analyst
15 16 (2.38%) Telecoms Business Analyst
16 13 (1.93%) Oracle Architect
16 13 (1.93%) Tester
16 13 (1.93%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.12%) .NET
2 15 (2.23%) Web Services
2 15 (2.23%) WebCenter
3 10 (1.49%) J2EE
3 10 (1.49%) Middleware
4 9 (1.34%) XML
5 6 (0.89%) HTML
6 5 (0.74%) CSS
7 4 (0.59%) ODBC
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.59%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.45%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.30%) HTML5
9 2 (0.30%) REST
9 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.30%) EDI
9 2 (0.30%) boto
10 1 (0.15%) JMS
10 1 (0.15%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.15%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.82%) User Experience
2 19 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 18 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.38%) Smart Meter
5 13 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.63%) PMI
7 8 (1.19%) IVR
7 8 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.04%) Data Extraction
8 7 (1.04%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.04%) Frameworx
9 6 (0.89%) Taxonomies
9 6 (0.89%) GIS
9 6 (0.89%) Clustering
9 6 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.74%) Cryptography
10 5 (0.74%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 40 (5.94%) UNIX
2 22 (3.27%) Windows
3 15 (2.23%) Linux
4 7 (1.04%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.59%) Solaris
6 3 (0.45%) VMS
6 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) SUSE
8 1 (0.15%) Debian
8 1 (0.15%) Android
8 1 (0.15%) CentOS
8 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (24.67%) CRM
2 101 (15.01%) Migration
3 98 (14.56%) Project Management
4 84 (12.48%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 56 (8.32%) PRINCE2
7 54 (8.02%) Business Analysis
8 51 (7.58%) Service Management
9 47 (6.98%) ITIL
10 39 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 35 (5.20%) Scrum
12 34 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (4.75%) Test Scripting
14 31 (4.61%) Data Migration
14 31 (4.61%) SDLC
15 28 (4.16%) Enterprise Architecture
15 28 (4.16%) Waterfall
16 27 (4.01%) Change Management
16 27 (4.01%) Risk Management
17 26 (3.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 85 (12.63%) SQL
2 28 (4.16%) PL/SQL
3 24 (3.57%) Java
4 12 (1.78%) C
5 11 (1.63%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.19%) ABAP
7 7 (1.04%) Python
7 7 (1.04%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.04%) C#
8 4 (0.59%) C++
8 4 (0.59%) VBA
9 3 (0.45%) COBOL
9 3 (0.45%) Ruby
9 3 (0.45%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.30%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.30%) R
10 2 (0.30%) PHP
10 2 (0.30%) PeopleCode
11 1 (0.15%) Jython
11 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.12%) Degree
3 20 (2.97%) PMI Certification
4 19 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.78%) ISEB
6 10 (1.49%) ISTQB
7 9 (1.34%) PMP
7 9 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.19%) CCNP
9 6 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.74%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.74%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.30%) IIBA
12 2 (0.30%) CCSA
12 2 (0.30%) CCSE
12 2 (0.30%) CAPM
12 2 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.54%) QA
2 19 (2.82%) SLA
3 2 (0.30%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.30%) SNOMED CT
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
2 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.30%) ProxySG
2 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.30%) XenServer
2 2 (0.30%) vSphere
3 1 (0.15%) Docker
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (4.01%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.63%) Netcool
3 4 (0.59%) Puppet
4 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.45%) Ansible
5 2 (0.30%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.15%) Nagios
6 1 (0.15%) SCOM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.15%) collectd
Vendors
1 124 (18.42%) Oracle
2 98 (14.56%) SAP
3 46 (6.84%) Microsoft
4 22 (3.27%) IBM
5 21 (3.12%) HP
6 19 (2.82%) Remedy
7 18 (2.67%) Amdocs
8 15 (2.23%) TIBCO
8 15 (2.23%) Adobe
9 14 (2.08%) Sitecore
10 13 (1.93%) Pega
10 13 (1.93%) Cisco
10 13 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.49%) Infovista
11 10 (1.49%) Siebel
11 10 (1.49%) Guidewire
12 9 (1.34%) BMC
13 6 (0.89%) Avaya
13 6 (0.89%) NetCracker
14 5 (0.74%) Tandberg
Middlesex
Salt
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
First Point
Rate: £325 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
United Kingdom
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volt
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Volt
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £12.50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £112 - £115 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
First Point
Rate: £350 - £425 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 18 days ago
Stirling
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Greater Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 27 days ago