The first 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 25 July 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 262 230 217
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -13
Contract jobs citing Billing 406 430 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.84% 0.86%
As % of the General category 1.92% 1.96% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 206 201
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £353 £380
% change year-on-year
+0.70% -7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 22
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £9.01 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £35.20 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-42.52% +27.94%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21187 21967 25763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.76% 43.05% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13107 13431 15330
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £617 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 636 730
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.98 £43.92 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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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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 -18 378 £400 -1.23% 90
South East +16 158 £320 -1.08% 18
London -25 129 £450 +5.88% 51
Berkshire +7 95 £350 -12.50% 6
Surrey +31 39 £290 -21.62% 7
City of London -11 30 £463 +2.77% 18
West Midlands -1 22 £358 -10.62% 2
North West +2 21 £438 +50.86% 5
Staines +11 19 £900 +100.00% 4
Maidenhead +9 15 £223 - 3
Manchester +1 14 £453 +223.21% 3
Newbury 0 14 £373 -23.43%
Birmingham +7 13 £358 +2.14% 2
Reading +2 12 £445 +8.53%
Hampshire -31 12 £313 -2.64% 3
Bracknell +16 10 £350 -20.00%
East Midlands -4 10 £525 +44.82% 2
Scotland -17 10 £400 +14.28% 2
Slough +10 8 £350 - 2
East of England -24 8 £263 -48.78% 2
South West -29 7 £345 +11.29% 5
Midlands +9 6 £463 -2.63%
Middlesex +1 6 - -
Bristol -17 5 £425 - 3
Derbyshire +4 4 £525 -
Cambridgeshire -7 4 £425 -2.85% 1
Derby - 4 £525 -
Edinburgh - 4 £380 - 2
Hertfordshire +1 3 £263 - 1
Leicestershire -3 3 £230 -36.55%

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 227 (27.89%) Finance
2 189 (23.22%) Telecoms
3 185 (22.73%) CRM
4 176 (21.62%) SAP
5 151 (18.55%) Oracle
6 100 (12.29%) SQL
7 98 (12.04%) Project Management
8 67 (8.23%) Migration
9 60 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 56 (6.88%) Microsoft
11 55 (6.76%) SQL Server
11 55 (6.76%) SAP IS-U
12 52 (6.39%) Business Analysis
13 50 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
13 50 (6.14%) Degree
14 49 (6.02%) MS Excel
15 44 (5.41%) Use Case
16 41 (5.04%) Marketing
17 40 (4.91%) ITIL
18 39 (4.79%) PRINCE2
18 39 (4.79%) General Ledger
18 39 (4.79%) Back Office
19 37 (4.55%) Middleware
20 36 (4.42%) User Acceptance Testing
21 35 (4.30%) PL/SQL
22 34 (4.18%) Java
22 34 (4.18%) MS Office
22 34 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
22 34 (4.18%) B2B
23 33 (4.05%) Windows

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 19 (2.33%) WebLogic
1 19 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.09%) WebLogic Portal
3 12 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (0.98%) IIS
6 7 (0.86%) Apache
6 7 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.37%) Lync
10 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.25%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.12%) Node.js
12 1 (0.12%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.12%) nginx
Applications
1 49 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.18%) MS Office
3 30 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (3.07%) MS Project
5 18 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (1.47%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.98%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 55 (6.76%) SAP IS-U
2 27 (3.32%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 21 (2.58%) SAP CRM
5 20 (2.46%) CSG Singleview
6 16 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
6 16 (1.97%) Oracle BPM
6 16 (1.97%) Oracle Receivables
7 14 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
8 13 (1.60%) Oracle Payables
8 13 (1.60%) SAP FI-CA
9 12 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
10 11 (1.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 11 (1.35%) SAP SD
11 10 (1.23%) SAP FI
12 9 (1.11%) Documaker
13 8 (0.98%) Oracle FAH
13 8 (0.98%) Oracle BRM
14 7 (0.86%) HFM
15 6 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.47%) Force.com
2 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.86%) SaaS
3 6 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.49%) PaaS
5 4 (0.49%) IaaS
5 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.58%) LTE
2 20 (2.46%) Internet
3 18 (2.21%) Broadband
4 17 (2.09%) VoIP
5 16 (1.97%) 3G
6 12 (1.47%) HTTP
7 11 (1.35%) UMTS
8 10 (1.23%) WAN
9 9 (1.11%) LAN
9 9 (1.11%) HTTPS
9 9 (1.11%) SSL
10 8 (0.98%) SAN
10 8 (0.98%) 3GPP
10 8 (0.98%) 4G
10 8 (0.98%) Firewall
11 7 (0.86%) RTP
11 7 (0.86%) MVNO
11 7 (0.86%) GGSN
11 7 (0.86%) SGSN
11 7 (0.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.83%) Oracle Database
3 23 (2.83%) Relational Database
4 20 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (1.84%) Oracle ODI
6 14 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
8 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 8 (0.98%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.98%) MS Access
11 7 (0.86%) SAP BW
11 7 (0.86%) SAP BI
11 7 (0.86%) Essbase
11 7 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.74%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (1.60%) JIRA
2 9 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.11%) TestDirector
3 4 (0.49%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.37%) StarTeam
4 3 (0.37%) Selenium
5 2 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.25%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.25%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.25%) WinRunner
5 2 (0.25%) Subversion
5 2 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.12%) LSMW
6 1 (0.12%) Maven
6 1 (0.12%) Behat
6 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.12%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 227 (27.89%) Finance
2 189 (23.22%) Telecoms
3 41 (5.04%) Marketing
4 39 (4.79%) General Ledger
4 39 (4.79%) Back Office
5 33 (4.05%) Retail
6 31 (3.81%) Banking
7 26 (3.19%) Legal
8 7 (0.86%) Publishing
9 6 (0.74%) Advertising
10 5 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.61%) French Language
11 4 (0.49%) German Language
11 4 (0.49%) Front Office
11 4 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.49%) Law
11 4 (0.49%) Games
12 3 (0.37%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 190 (23.34%) Analyst
2 117 (14.37%) Consultant
3 108 (13.27%) Business Analyst
4 96 (11.79%) Project Manager
5 93 (11.43%) Architect
6 68 (8.35%) Developer
7 66 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
8 60 (7.37%) SAP Consultant
9 32 (3.93%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 29 (3.56%) Designer
11 27 (3.32%) Test Analyst
12 22 (2.70%) Oracle Consultant
13 19 (2.33%) Tester
13 19 (2.33%) BSS Architect
14 17 (2.09%) Functional Consultant
15 16 (1.97%) Senior Analyst
15 16 (1.97%) Programme Manager
16 15 (1.84%) Telecoms Project Manager
17 14 (1.72%) Senior Business Analyst
17 14 (1.72%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.55%) Middleware
2 30 (3.69%) .NET
3 18 (2.21%) Oracle Fusion
4 17 (2.09%) WebCenter
4 17 (2.09%) XML
5 15 (1.84%) JMS
6 14 (1.72%) Web Services
7 11 (1.35%) SOAP
7 11 (1.35%) Visualforce
8 10 (1.23%) REST
8 10 (1.23%) JDBC
9 9 (1.11%) HTML
10 8 (0.98%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.74%) MSMQ
11 6 (0.74%) SAP PI
11 6 (0.74%) MDX
12 5 (0.61%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.61%) jQuery
12 5 (0.61%) WinForms
12 5 (0.61%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.44%) Computer Science
2 13 (1.60%) Management Information System
2 13 (1.60%) Smart Meter
3 8 (0.98%) IVR
4 7 (0.86%) FMCG
5 6 (0.74%) Data Conversion
6 5 (0.61%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.49%) Digital Media
7 4 (0.49%) Statistics
7 4 (0.49%) Reference Data
7 4 (0.49%) CMDB
7 4 (0.49%) PMI
8 3 (0.37%) Smartcard
8 3 (0.37%) STB
8 3 (0.37%) Credit Derivative
8 3 (0.37%) Derivative
8 3 (0.37%) Online Games
8 3 (0.37%) Social Media
8 3 (0.37%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.05%) Windows
2 28 (3.44%) UNIX
3 14 (1.72%) Linux
4 6 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.61%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.37%) Android
6 3 (0.37%) Solaris
6 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.25%) HPUX
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.12%) zOS
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.12%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (22.73%) CRM
2 98 (12.04%) Project Management
3 67 (8.23%) Migration
4 60 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (6.39%) Business Analysis
6 50 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
7 44 (5.41%) Use Case
8 40 (4.91%) ITIL
9 39 (4.79%) PRINCE2
10 36 (4.42%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (4.18%) B2B
12 32 (3.93%) SOA
12 32 (3.93%) Data Modelling
13 30 (3.69%) ERP
13 30 (3.69%) Data Migration
14 28 (3.44%) Data Analysis
15 27 (3.32%) Change Management
16 26 (3.19%) Data Management
17 25 (3.07%) GAP Analysis
17 25 (3.07%) UML
Programming Languages
1 100 (12.29%) SQL
2 35 (4.30%) PL/SQL
3 34 (4.18%) Java
4 21 (2.58%) C#
5 16 (1.97%) ABAP
5 16 (1.97%) Python
6 12 (1.47%) VBA
6 12 (1.47%) Apex Code
7 11 (1.35%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 11 (1.35%) Jython
8 10 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.11%) PHP
10 8 (0.98%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.86%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.74%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.74%) C
13 5 (0.61%) Perl
14 4 (0.49%) Delphi
14 4 (0.49%) Erlang
15 3 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (6.14%) Degree
2 27 (3.32%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.33%) ISEB
4 12 (1.47%) PMI Certification
4 12 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (0.98%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.98%) PMP
9 5 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.49%) CCNA
10 4 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.49%) CIMA
11 3 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.25%) Avaya Certification
12 2 (0.25%) CCNP
12 2 (0.25%) ACCA
12 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.93%) QA
2 13 (1.60%) SLA
3 11 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.49%) GAAP
6 3 (0.37%) P3O
6 3 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 15 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.25%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.12%) vCloud
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 18 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
3 10 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (0.86%) Puppet
5 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 176 (21.62%) SAP
2 151 (18.55%) Oracle
3 56 (6.88%) Microsoft
4 30 (3.69%) Siebel
5 28 (3.44%) PeopleSoft
5 28 (3.44%) Cisco
6 27 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (2.09%) HP
8 15 (1.84%) Business Objects
9 14 (1.72%) Remedy
10 8 (0.98%) VMware
11 7 (0.86%) Amdocs
11 7 (0.86%) Hyperion
11 7 (0.86%) JDA
12 6 (0.74%) Avaya
12 6 (0.74%) Cognos
13 5 (0.61%) EMC
13 5 (0.61%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.61%) Primavera
13 5 (0.61%) Google
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £521 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable / £good
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £470.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Hook
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £420.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
United Kingdom
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Posted: 17 days ago