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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 331 274 272
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -2
Contract jobs citing Billing 324 379 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.72% 0.68%
As % of the General category 1.50% 1.86% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 189 137
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.44% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.25 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.34 £10.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £111.80 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +13.63%

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
21551 20426 19935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.06% 38.73% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13543 12940 11957
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 552 652
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.31 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -65 299 £400 +5.26% 72
South East -13 109 £400 +14.28% 10
London -7 106 £403 -5.29% 30
Berkshire +12 68 £400 +12.28% 7
City of London -10 20 £375 -11.76% 6
South West +22 19 £425 +6.25% 5
Surrey +2 18 £320 -5.18% 1
East of England +6 17 £375 -14.28% 6
East Midlands 0 15 £350 -10.82% 2
Northamptonshire - 14 £350 - 1
Scotland +7 13 £590 +68.57%
Reading -4 12 £350 +45.83%
Yorkshire -26 12 £406 +23.10% 2
Hertfordshire +4 11 £375 -21.05% 5
Wiltshire +14 10 £400 +15.94% 2
Newbury +4 10 £400 -1.23% 1
Hampshire -2 9 £400 +18.51%
Swindon +16 8 £400 +15.94% 2
West Midlands -42 8 £273 -22.14% 7
Leeds -9 7 £103 -72.29%
West Yorkshire -15 7 £103 -72.48%
Bracknell +3 6 £400 +6.66%
North West -49 6 £400 +14.28% 10
Watford - 6 £356 -
Slough +6 5 £400 +8.10% 2
Staines +4 5 £330 -35.92% 1
Glasgow +1 5 - -
Essex +2 4 £388 -3.12% 1
West Sussex -14 4 £625 +13.63%
Middlesex +6 3 - -

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 201 (31.16%) Telecoms
2 187 (28.99%) Finance
3 169 (26.20%) CRM
4 131 (20.31%) Oracle
5 91 (14.11%) SQL
5 91 (14.11%) SAP
6 79 (12.25%) Migration
7 74 (11.47%) Project Management
8 61 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 56 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (7.75%) PRINCE2
11 48 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
12 43 (6.67%) UNIX
12 43 (6.67%) Microsoft
12 43 (6.67%) Retail
13 42 (6.51%) QA
14 40 (6.20%) ITIL
15 39 (6.05%) User Acceptance Testing
16 37 (5.74%) Banking
17 36 (5.58%) Business Analysis
17 36 (5.58%) MS Office
18 34 (5.27%) PL/SQL
18 34 (5.27%) MS Excel
19 33 (5.12%) HP Quality Center
19 33 (5.12%) Oracle Database
20 32 (4.96%) Data Migration
21 30 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
22 29 (4.50%) SQL Server
22 29 (4.50%) JIRA
23 28 (4.34%) Legal

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (2.33%) WebLogic
2 10 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
4 6 (0.93%) SAS
5 5 (0.78%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.47%) Apache
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (0.31%) CMS
8 2 (0.31%) Lync
9 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.16%) Confluence
9 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 36 (5.58%) MS Office
2 34 (5.27%) MS Excel
3 23 (3.57%) MS Project
4 13 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.16%) EViews
Business Applications
1 25 (3.88%) SAP IS-U
2 19 (2.95%) SAP SD
3 18 (2.79%) SAP CRM
4 12 (1.86%) Oracle BRM
4 12 (1.86%) Oracle Payables
5 11 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (1.55%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (1.40%) Oracle Utilities
8 8 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (1.24%) Documaker
9 7 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (1.09%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
11 5 (0.78%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 5 (0.78%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
12 4 (0.62%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.55%) PaaS
2 6 (0.93%) IaaS
3 4 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.31%) SaaS
5 2 (0.31%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.16%) Office 365
6 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.19%) MVNO
2 22 (3.41%) 3G
3 18 (2.79%) SS7
3 18 (2.79%) SIGTRAN
4 16 (2.48%) 4G
4 16 (2.48%) TCP/IP
5 15 (2.33%) GSM
5 15 (2.33%) 2G
6 14 (2.17%) Internet
7 13 (2.02%) Broadband
8 12 (1.86%) LAN
8 12 (1.86%) WAN
8 12 (1.86%) Wireless
8 12 (1.86%) Network Security
8 12 (1.86%) Unified Communications
9 9 (1.40%) HTTPS
10 8 (1.24%) VPN
10 8 (1.24%) Firewall
11 7 (1.09%) MPLS
12 6 (0.93%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.12%) Oracle Database
2 29 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (1.86%) MS Access
5 11 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
8 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.78%) SAP BI
9 5 (0.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 5 (0.78%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.47%) QlikView
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 29 (4.50%) JIRA
2 10 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
2 10 (1.55%) Bugzilla
3 5 (0.78%) ProC
3 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.47%) PeopleTools
4 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.47%) ClearQuest
4 3 (0.47%) JUnit
4 3 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.47%) NUnit
4 3 (0.47%) Selenium
5 2 (0.31%) Toad
5 2 (0.31%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.31%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.16%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.16%) LSMW
6 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 201 (31.16%) Telecoms
2 187 (28.99%) Finance
3 43 (6.67%) Retail
4 37 (5.74%) Banking
5 28 (4.34%) Legal
6 21 (3.26%) Marketing
7 15 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 15 (2.33%) Back Office
8 12 (1.86%) Law
9 8 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.93%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.62%) Publishing
11 4 (0.62%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.47%) Advertising
12 3 (0.47%) Front Office
12 3 (0.47%) German Language
13 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.31%) Interactive Media
13 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 161 (24.96%) Analyst
2 85 (13.18%) Business Analyst
3 81 (12.56%) Consultant
4 75 (11.63%) Architect
5 72 (11.16%) Project Manager
6 35 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
6 35 (5.43%) SAP Consultant
7 32 (4.96%) Developer
8 28 (4.34%) Test Analyst
9 21 (3.26%) Designer
10 18 (2.79%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 17 (2.64%) Test Manager
12 16 (2.48%) Programme Manager
12 16 (2.48%) Tester
13 15 (2.33%) Coordinator
13 15 (2.33%) Functional Consultant
14 14 (2.17%) Oracle Consultant
15 12 (1.86%) Test Engineer
15 12 (1.86%) Service Manager
16 11 (1.71%) SAP SD Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.72%) Web Services
2 16 (2.48%) .NET
3 14 (2.17%) Middleware
4 11 (1.71%) Oracle Fusion
5 9 (1.40%) WebCenter
6 8 (1.24%) EDI
6 8 (1.24%) XML
7 6 (0.93%) J2EE
7 6 (0.93%) JMS
7 6 (0.93%) JDBC
8 5 (0.78%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.62%) ODBC
9 4 (0.62%) Grails
10 3 (0.47%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (0.47%) WCF
11 2 (0.31%) BAPI
11 2 (0.31%) SAP ALE
11 2 (0.31%) boto
12 1 (0.16%) PostGIS
12 1 (0.16%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.10%) Data Centre
3 14 (2.17%) Smart Meter
4 13 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.86%) PMI
6 10 (1.55%) IVR
7 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.09%) Frameworx
8 7 (1.09%) User Experience
8 7 (1.09%) GIS
8 7 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.09%) Data Extraction
8 7 (1.09%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.93%) Clustering
10 5 (0.78%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.62%) Machine to Machine
11 4 (0.62%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (6.67%) UNIX
2 26 (4.03%) Windows
3 14 (2.17%) Linux
4 9 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.09%) Windows XP
5 7 (1.09%) Windows Vista
5 7 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.62%) Solaris
8 2 (0.31%) VMS
8 2 (0.31%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.16%) SUSE
9 1 (0.16%) Debian
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (26.20%) CRM
2 79 (12.25%) Migration
3 74 (11.47%) Project Management
4 61 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (7.75%) PRINCE2
7 40 (6.20%) ITIL
8 39 (6.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 36 (5.58%) Business Analysis
10 32 (4.96%) Data Migration
11 30 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (4.19%) Service Management
13 26 (4.03%) Change Management
13 26 (4.03%) Asset Management
14 23 (3.57%) Use Case
15 21 (3.26%) Test Management
15 21 (3.26%) Test Scripting
16 20 (3.10%) Waterfall
17 18 (2.79%) Scrum
17 18 (2.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 91 (14.11%) SQL
2 34 (5.27%) PL/SQL
3 27 (4.19%) Java
4 16 (2.48%) C#
5 14 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.86%) C
7 11 (1.71%) C++
8 9 (1.40%) ABAP
9 8 (1.24%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.09%) Python
10 7 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.62%) VBA
11 4 (0.62%) COBOL
12 3 (0.47%) PeopleCode
12 3 (0.47%) Jython
13 2 (0.31%) Ruby
13 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 2 (0.31%) R
14 1 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (4.34%) Degree
2 18 (2.79%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.86%) PMI Certification
4 12 (1.86%) ISEB
5 6 (0.93%) CCNP
5 6 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.62%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.47%) JNCIS
9 2 (0.31%) CCSA
9 2 (0.31%) CCSE
9 2 (0.31%) ACCA
9 2 (0.31%) CIMA
9 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.31%) CISSP
9 2 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.51%) QA
2 14 (2.17%) SLA
3 8 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
4 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) GAAP
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) BS25999
5 1 (0.16%) P3O
5 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.31%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.31%) XenServer
3 2 (0.31%) vSphere
4 1 (0.16%) Docker
4 1 (0.16%) Snort
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (5.12%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.62%) Puppet
4 3 (0.47%) Ansible
4 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.31%) Netcool
6 1 (0.16%) Nagios
6 1 (0.16%) SCOM
6 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.16%) collectd
Vendors
1 131 (20.31%) Oracle
2 91 (14.11%) SAP
3 43 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 24 (3.72%) HP
5 16 (2.48%) Siebel
6 15 (2.33%) Remedy
7 12 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.86%) Cisco
7 12 (1.86%) IBM
8 10 (1.55%) PeopleSoft
9 8 (1.24%) Amdocs
10 6 (0.93%) NetCracker
10 6 (0.93%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.78%) Avaya
11 5 (0.78%) Pega
11 5 (0.78%) Verint
11 5 (0.78%) WorldPay
12 4 (0.62%) Guidewire
12 4 (0.62%) Tandberg
12 4 (0.62%) Juniper
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Keystream Technology
Rate: From £330 to £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + remote work, expenses
Posted: 15 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
South West England
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Essex
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Worcester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 21 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Slough
The People Network
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago