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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 260 230 209
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -21
Contract jobs citing Billing 388 417 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.83% 0.86%
As % of the General category 1.90% 1.93% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 193 199
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 18
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £9.30 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £33.80 £24.45
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
20432 21620 25502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.74% 43.17% 44.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12677 13204 15194
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 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 644 715
Average hourly rate £21.04 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.75 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%

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 10 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 10 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 -27 362 £400 -1.23% 92
South East -3 134 £335 +4.03% 24
London -15 132 £450 +5.88% 42
Berkshire +6 81 £350 -5.66% 11
Surrey +27 33 £290 - 3
City of London +2 30 £450 - 13
West Midlands +8 25 £350 -12.50% 6
North West +3 23 £438 +21.52% 8
Manchester +5 15 £425 +57.40% 5
Maidenhead +8 14 £223 - 3
Birmingham +4 13 £350 - 2
Newbury 0 12 £430 -21.81% 4
East of England -19 11 £344 -31.25% 1
Hampshire -27 11 £300 -6.25% 5
Bracknell +14 10 £350 -20.00% 1
Reading 0 10 £445 +37.45% 1
Yorkshire +1 8 £373 -17.90% 3
East Midlands +1 8 £380 +4.82% 3
Slough +9 7 £370 -
West Yorkshire -3 7 £375 -17.35% 2
Scotland -6 6 £380 +8.57% 1
South West -37 6 £345 -8.00% 3
Midlands +9 5 £463 -2.63%
Hertfordshire +7 4 £263 -27.08%
Derbyshire -2 4 £525 -
Leeds -3 4 £440 -17.36%
Cambridgeshire -7 4 £425 -2.85%
Bristol - 4 £425 - 1
Derby - 4 £525 -
East Sussex +3 3 £400 +14.28%

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 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.

1 240 (28.00%) Finance
2 206 (24.04%) Telecoms
3 196 (22.87%) CRM
4 192 (22.40%) SAP
5 145 (16.92%) Oracle
6 103 (12.02%) Project Management
7 96 (11.20%) SQL
8 70 (8.17%) Migration
9 67 (7.82%) SAP IS-U
10 62 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 59 (6.88%) Microsoft
12 58 (6.77%) Business Analysis
13 55 (6.42%) SQL Server
14 52 (6.07%) MS Excel
15 50 (5.83%) Degree
16 47 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
17 44 (5.13%) Java
18 42 (4.90%) Marketing
18 42 (4.90%) ITIL
19 41 (4.78%) PRINCE2
19 41 (4.78%) Use Case
20 40 (4.67%) ERP
21 39 (4.55%) MS Office
21 39 (4.55%) Legal
22 38 (4.43%) General Ledger
23 37 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
23 37 (4.32%) QA
24 36 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
25 35 (4.08%) B2B
25 35 (4.08%) Windows

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 20 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.87%) WebLogic
3 14 (1.63%) WebLogic Portal
4 9 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (0.93%) IIS
6 7 (0.82%) Apache
6 7 (0.82%) Node.js
6 7 (0.82%) nginx
7 6 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.23%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.23%) Lync
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.12%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.12%) CMS
Applications
1 52 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 39 (4.55%) MS Office
3 31 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (2.92%) MS Project
5 19 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.17%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.93%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 67 (7.82%) SAP IS-U
2 28 (3.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 25 (2.92%) SAP CRM
4 20 (2.33%) CSG Singleview
5 18 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
7 14 (1.63%) SAP FI-CA
7 14 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
8 12 (1.40%) Oracle BRM
9 11 (1.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 10 (1.17%) SAP FI
10 10 (1.17%) SAP SD
10 10 (1.17%) Oracle General Ledger
11 9 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
12 8 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
13 7 (0.82%) Documaker
13 7 (0.82%) Oracle FAH
13 7 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
13 7 (0.82%) HFM
14 5 (0.58%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.52%) Force.com
2 9 (1.05%) SaaS
3 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.47%) PaaS
6 4 (0.47%) IaaS
6 4 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.57%) LTE
2 18 (2.10%) 4G
3 16 (1.87%) Broadband
3 16 (1.87%) Internet
4 15 (1.75%) VoIP
5 13 (1.52%) UMTS
6 11 (1.28%) 3GPP
7 10 (1.17%) HTTP
7 10 (1.17%) 3G
8 9 (1.05%) RTP
8 9 (1.05%) GGSN
8 9 (1.05%) SGSN
9 8 (0.93%) Wireless
9 8 (0.93%) Wireshark
9 8 (0.93%) SMS
10 7 (0.82%) WAN
10 7 (0.82%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.82%) FTP
10 7 (0.82%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.82%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.68%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.45%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (1.63%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
9 12 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
11 10 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.93%) OLAP
12 8 (0.93%) MS Access
13 7 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.82%) SAP BW
13 7 (0.82%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 11 (1.28%) JIRA
2 9 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.93%) TestDirector
4 4 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.47%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.35%) Subversion
5 3 (0.35%) Selenium
5 3 (0.35%) StarTeam
6 2 (0.23%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.23%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.23%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.12%) Behat
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.12%) LSMW
7 1 (0.12%) Maven
7 1 (0.12%) Ant
7 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 240 (28.00%) Finance
2 206 (24.04%) Telecoms
3 42 (4.90%) Marketing
4 39 (4.55%) Legal
5 38 (4.43%) General Ledger
6 35 (4.08%) Back Office
7 34 (3.97%) Banking
7 34 (3.97%) Retail
8 9 (1.05%) Publishing
9 6 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.70%) German Language
10 5 (0.58%) French Language
10 5 (0.58%) Advertising
10 5 (0.58%) Law
11 4 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.47%) Games
12 3 (0.35%) Front Office
12 3 (0.35%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 197 (22.99%) Analyst
2 134 (15.64%) Consultant
3 109 (12.72%) Business Analyst
4 101 (11.79%) Project Manager
5 91 (10.62%) Architect
6 73 (8.52%) SAP Consultant
7 72 (8.40%) Developer
8 56 (6.53%) Solutions Architect
9 44 (5.13%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 30 (3.50%) Designer
11 28 (3.27%) Test Analyst
12 18 (2.10%) Programme Manager
13 17 (1.98%) Oracle Consultant
14 16 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
14 16 (1.87%) Functional Consultant
14 16 (1.87%) Telecoms Project Manager
14 16 (1.87%) BSS Architect
15 15 (1.75%) Tester
16 14 (1.63%) Functional Analyst
17 13 (1.52%) PeopleSoft Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.62%) .NET
1 31 (3.62%) Middleware
2 22 (2.57%) XML
3 16 (1.87%) WebCenter
4 15 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 15 (1.75%) Web Services
5 13 (1.52%) JMS
6 12 (1.40%) Visualforce
7 10 (1.17%) SOAP
8 9 (1.05%) XSLT
8 9 (1.05%) HTML
8 9 (1.05%) RESTful
8 9 (1.05%) REST
9 8 (0.93%) JDBC
10 7 (0.82%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.82%) WinForms
11 6 (0.70%) MSMQ
11 6 (0.70%) MDX
11 6 (0.70%) SAP PI
12 5 (0.58%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 23 (2.68%) Computer Science
2 18 (2.10%) Smart Meter
3 15 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.17%) Data Conversion
5 8 (0.93%) PMI
6 7 (0.82%) IVR
6 7 (0.82%) FMCG
7 5 (0.58%) Reference Data
7 5 (0.58%) Credit Derivative
7 5 (0.58%) Derivative
7 5 (0.58%) Open Source
7 5 (0.58%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.47%) Social Media
8 4 (0.47%) Statistics
8 4 (0.47%) CMDB
9 3 (0.35%) Online Games
9 3 (0.35%) STB
9 3 (0.35%) Smartcard
9 3 (0.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (4.08%) Windows
2 29 (3.38%) UNIX
3 13 (1.52%) Linux
4 9 (1.05%) Android
4 9 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.70%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.58%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.35%) Solaris
8 2 (0.23%) HPUX
9 1 (0.12%) zOS
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.12%) bada
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (22.87%) CRM
2 103 (12.02%) Project Management
3 70 (8.17%) Migration
4 62 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 58 (6.77%) Business Analysis
6 47 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (4.90%) ITIL
8 41 (4.78%) PRINCE2
8 41 (4.78%) Use Case
9 40 (4.67%) ERP
10 36 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 35 (4.08%) B2B
12 32 (3.73%) Data Modelling
13 30 (3.50%) Change Management
13 30 (3.50%) Workflow
13 30 (3.50%) Integration Testing
14 29 (3.38%) Data Migration
14 29 (3.38%) Data Analysis
15 28 (3.27%) SOA
16 27 (3.15%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 96 (11.20%) SQL
2 44 (5.13%) Java
3 34 (3.97%) PL/SQL
4 23 (2.68%) C#
5 19 (2.22%) Python
6 16 (1.87%) ABAP
7 14 (1.63%) VBA
8 13 (1.52%) Apex Code
9 10 (1.17%) C
10 8 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.93%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 8 (0.93%) Jython
11 7 (0.82%) PHP
11 7 (0.82%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.70%) Perl
13 5 (0.58%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.58%) Scala
14 4 (0.47%) Erlang
14 4 (0.47%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.47%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 50 (5.83%) Degree
2 27 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.22%) ISEB
4 17 (1.98%) PMI Certification
5 13 (1.52%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.17%) PMP
7 10 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.93%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.58%) CIMA
9 5 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.47%) CCNA
11 3 (0.35%) ACCA
11 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.23%) Avaya Certification
12 2 (0.23%) CCNP
12 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.12%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.12%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.32%) QA
2 15 (1.75%) SLA
3 9 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.35%) P3O
4 3 (0.35%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.35%) GAAP
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 13 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.23%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (2.10%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (0.82%) Puppet
4 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 192 (22.40%) SAP
2 145 (16.92%) Oracle
3 59 (6.88%) Microsoft
4 32 (3.73%) Siebel
5 28 (3.27%) PeopleSoft
6 27 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (2.92%) Cisco
8 15 (1.75%) HP
8 15 (1.75%) Business Objects
9 11 (1.28%) Remedy
10 7 (0.82%) VMware
10 7 (0.82%) Hyperion
11 6 (0.70%) Cognos
11 6 (0.70%) Avaya
11 6 (0.70%) Amdocs
11 6 (0.70%) Agilent
12 5 (0.58%) Google
13 4 (0.47%) Zend
13 4 (0.47%) Comverse
13 4 (0.47%) Juniper
United Kingdom
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Networking People
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £580 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Posted: 13 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent rates on offer - £600+
Posted: 21 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £390 - £410 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago