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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 336 251 293
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +42
Contract jobs citing Billing 292 448 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.79% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.35% 2.04% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 238 140
Average daily rate
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£400 £383 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -9.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 5
Average hourly rate £12.25 £77.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.14% +306.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £15.63 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £130.00 £62.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.25 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-38.75% +5.29%

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
21659 21953 20759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.75% 38.94% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13328 13587 12480
Average daily rate £435 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 599 664
Average hourly rate £22.35 £22.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -91 272 £400 +2.56% 93
South East -39 111 £400 +6.66% 21
London -62 87 £425 - 42
Berkshire 0 72 £400 +6.66% 8
Surrey +2 17 £350 -7.89% 2
City of London -7 17 £388 -13.88% 11
East Midlands +14 14 £350 -23.28% 2
Hampshire -11 14 £355 +3.27% 6
East of England +20 13 £375 -21.05% 6
West Midlands -41 13 £288 -28.12% 1
Northamptonshire 0 12 £350 -25.33%
Yorkshire -27 12 £400 +10.34% 6
Reading -7 9 £450 +59.29% 1
Hertfordshire +14 8 £375 -21.05% 3
Bracknell +1 6 £408 +7.94%
South West -9 6 £255 -40.00% 6
Birmingham -19 6 £288 -19.01%
North West -35 6 £293 -20.94% 9
Scotland +2 5 £130 -62.85% 1
Slough - 5 £438 - 1
Watford - 5 £375 -
Basingstoke +1 4 £258 +98.26%
Manchester -21 4 £275 -14.06% 4
Cambridgeshire - 4 £560 - 2
Maidenhead +6 3 £550 +69.23%
Middlesex +6 3 - - 2
Dorset - 3 £255 - 2
Hook -8 2 £400 -3.03%
West Sussex -23 2 £625 +89.39%
Shropshire - 2 - -

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (30.63%) Telecoms
2 195 (29.86%) Finance
3 171 (26.19%) CRM
4 121 (18.53%) Oracle
5 95 (14.55%) SAP
6 84 (12.86%) Project Management
6 84 (12.86%) SQL
7 68 (10.41%) Migration
8 57 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 54 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
10 49 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (6.89%) QA
12 44 (6.74%) MS Excel
13 43 (6.58%) Microsoft
14 42 (6.43%) PRINCE2
15 40 (6.13%) SAP IS-U
16 38 (5.82%) Retail
17 34 (5.21%) SQL Server
17 34 (5.21%) ITIL
18 33 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
18 33 (5.05%) Data Migration
19 32 (4.90%) Banking
19 32 (4.90%) Degree
19 32 (4.90%) Legal
20 31 (4.75%) Web Services
21 30 (4.59%) Windows
21 30 (4.59%) MVNO
22 29 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
22 29 (4.44%) MS Office
23 28 (4.29%) Service Management

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 16 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.68%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
5 8 (1.23%) SAS
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (0.46%) Lync
7 2 (0.31%) CMS
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.15%) Apache
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 44 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.44%) MS Office
3 13 (1.99%) MS Project
3 13 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) EViews
Business Applications
1 40 (6.13%) SAP IS-U
2 18 (2.76%) SAP SD
3 12 (1.84%) SAP CRM
3 12 (1.84%) Oracle BRM
4 11 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (1.53%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (1.53%) Documaker
5 10 (1.53%) Oracle Utilities
6 9 (1.38%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (1.07%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.61%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.61%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.46%) CSG Singleview
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.31%) SaaS
2 2 (0.31%) PaaS
2 2 (0.31%) IaaS
3 1 (0.15%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.59%) MVNO
2 25 (3.83%) 3G
3 18 (2.76%) SS7
3 18 (2.76%) SIGTRAN
4 17 (2.60%) Broadband
5 16 (2.45%) GSM
5 16 (2.45%) TCP/IP
5 16 (2.45%) 4G
6 15 (2.30%) 2G
7 13 (1.99%) Wireless
7 13 (1.99%) Internet
8 11 (1.68%) HTTP
8 11 (1.68%) Unified Communications
9 10 (1.53%) HTTPS
10 9 (1.38%) RTP
11 8 (1.23%) SSL
11 8 (1.23%) VoIP
11 8 (1.23%) WAN
11 8 (1.23%) LAN
12 7 (1.07%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.98%) Oracle Database
3 20 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (2.91%) MS Access
4 19 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (2.45%) SQL Server 2000
7 15 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (1.53%) Oracle BI EE
10 9 (1.38%) Oracle ODI
11 6 (0.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (0.92%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.92%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.77%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.61%) QlikView
14 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.46%) SAP BW
15 2 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (2.91%) JIRA
2 8 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (0.77%) ProC
4 3 (0.46%) ClearQuest
4 3 (0.46%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.46%) JUnit
4 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.46%) Selenium
4 3 (0.46%) NUnit
4 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.46%) PeopleTools
5 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.31%) Toad
5 2 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.31%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.15%) Xcode
6 1 (0.15%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.15%) TestPartner
General
1 200 (30.63%) Telecoms
2 195 (29.86%) Finance
3 38 (5.82%) Retail
4 32 (4.90%) Banking
4 32 (4.90%) Legal
5 23 (3.52%) Marketing
6 15 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.68%) Law
8 10 (1.53%) Back Office
9 7 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.92%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.77%) German Language
11 5 (0.77%) Advertising
12 4 (0.61%) Publishing
13 3 (0.46%) Games
13 3 (0.46%) Front Office
13 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.46%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.46%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 136 (20.83%) Analyst
2 92 (14.09%) Consultant
3 70 (10.72%) Architect
4 69 (10.57%) Business Analyst
5 62 (9.49%) Project Manager
6 38 (5.82%) SAP Consultant
7 36 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
8 29 (4.44%) Developer
9 27 (4.13%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 26 (3.98%) Designer
11 22 (3.37%) Coordinator
12 21 (3.22%) Programme Manager
13 17 (2.60%) Test Manager
13 17 (2.60%) Test Analyst
14 16 (2.45%) Service Manager
15 15 (2.30%) Applications Support
15 15 (2.30%) Tester
15 15 (2.30%) Test Engineer
16 14 (2.14%) Senior Manager
16 14 (2.14%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.75%) Web Services
2 23 (3.52%) .NET
3 13 (1.99%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (1.84%) Middleware
5 9 (1.38%) WebCenter
6 8 (1.23%) WCF
6 8 (1.23%) JDBC
6 8 (1.23%) EDI
6 8 (1.23%) JMS
7 6 (0.92%) XML
8 5 (0.77%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.61%) HTML
9 4 (0.61%) Grails
10 3 (0.46%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.31%) J2EE
11 2 (0.31%) BAPI
11 2 (0.31%) SAP ALE
12 1 (0.15%) JSON
12 1 (0.15%) MDX
12 1 (0.15%) iBATIS
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.14%) IVR
3 12 (1.84%) Smart Meter
4 11 (1.68%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.38%) PMI
5 9 (1.38%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.07%) Frameworx
8 5 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (0.77%) GIS
8 5 (0.77%) Clustering
9 4 (0.61%) Machine to Machine
9 4 (0.61%) User Experience
9 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.46%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.46%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.46%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.46%) CMDB
11 2 (0.31%) Informatics
11 2 (0.31%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 30 (4.59%) Windows
2 27 (4.13%) UNIX
3 16 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (2.45%) Windows XP
3 16 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (2.45%) Windows Vista
4 8 (1.23%) Linux
5 2 (0.31%) Windows CE
5 2 (0.31%) Android
5 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.15%) webOS
6 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (26.19%) CRM
2 84 (12.86%) Project Management
3 68 (10.41%) Migration
4 57 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (6.43%) PRINCE2
7 34 (5.21%) ITIL
8 33 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 33 (5.05%) Data Migration
9 28 (4.29%) Service Management
10 23 (3.52%) Change Management
10 23 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (3.52%) Business Analysis
11 22 (3.37%) Asset Management
12 21 (3.22%) ERP
12 21 (3.22%) SOA
13 20 (3.06%) Waterfall
13 20 (3.06%) Test Management
14 19 (2.91%) Use Case
15 18 (2.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 84 (12.86%) SQL
2 27 (4.13%) PL/SQL
3 25 (3.83%) C#
4 24 (3.68%) JavaScript
5 23 (3.52%) Java
6 19 (2.91%) ABAP
7 9 (1.38%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.23%) C
9 7 (1.07%) C++
9 7 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.92%) Python
11 5 (0.77%) VBA
12 4 (0.61%) Jython
12 4 (0.61%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.46%) PeopleCode
13 3 (0.46%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 2 (0.31%) R
14 2 (0.31%) PHP
14 2 (0.31%) COBOL
15 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (4.90%) Degree
2 20 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.68%) ISEB
5 10 (1.53%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.61%) CCNP
9 3 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.31%) HND
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.15%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.15%) ACCA
11 1 (0.15%) CIMA
11 1 (0.15%) MBA
11 1 (0.15%) CCSA
11 1 (0.15%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.89%) QA
2 15 (2.30%) SLA
3 9 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.31%) P3O
4 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.15%) GAAP
System Software
1 10 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.15%) Snort
3 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 29 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.15%) Netcool
5 1 (0.15%) Nagios
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.15%) collectd
5 1 (0.15%) Ansible
5 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 121 (18.53%) Oracle
2 95 (14.55%) SAP
3 43 (6.58%) Microsoft
4 27 (4.13%) HP
5 17 (2.60%) Remedy
5 17 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (2.30%) Siebel
7 12 (1.84%) Cisco
8 10 (1.53%) IBM
8 10 (1.53%) PeopleSoft
9 9 (1.38%) StreamServe
10 8 (1.23%) Amdocs
11 6 (0.92%) NetCracker
11 6 (0.92%) WorldPay
11 6 (0.92%) Verint
11 6 (0.92%) Avaya
12 4 (0.61%) Pega
12 4 (0.61%) Google
13 3 (0.46%) Huawei
13 3 (0.46%) ServiceNow
Manchester
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £29000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
NU Creative Talent
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £33000.00 - £43000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £50 - £53 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £200.00 - £210.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: £300 - £351 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: Depening on experience
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: US$700 - US$750 per day + very competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 25 days ago