The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Billing
Rank 408 343 301
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -42
Contract jobs citing Billing 256 361 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.63% 0.69%
As % of the General category 1.34% 1.58% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 181 185
Median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £264 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £11.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £9.33 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.16 £13.25 £87.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £11.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+73.91% +4.54%

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
19073 22831 22158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.64% 39.91% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12714 14457 13427
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 640 521
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Billing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Billing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Billing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Billing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -53 227 £380 -10.58% 63
London -36 90 £425 - 25
South East -11 59 £350 -26.31% 16
Hampshire +2 22 £325 -19.50% 1
Berkshire -5 21 £435 -1.69% 7
East of England +15 19 £425 -19.04% 3
West Midlands -25 16 £250 -37.50% 11
Yorkshire +21 15 £370 +13.84% 1
City of London +7 14 £550 +10.00% 11
Leeds +20 13 £380 -27.61%
West Yorkshire +17 13 £380 -27.61% 1
North West +9 13 £450 +12.50% 3
Reading +18 10 £400 -11.11% 4
Birmingham -2 10 £250 -28.57% 3
Hertfordshire +8 9 £263 -50.00% 2
Scotland +1 8 £325 -23.52% 2
South West -2 8 £400 -12.32%
Manchester +1 7 £450 +14.28%
Surrey +5 6 £425 -15.00% 2
Hook -5 6 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +23 5 £550 -
Havant 0 5 £568 -
Cambridge - 5 £550 -
Essex - 5 - -
South Wales +24 4 £325 -27.77%
Wales +23 4 £325 -27.77%
West Lothian +10 4 £325 -
Livingston +10 4 £325 -
North East -50 4 £190 -63.80%
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £425 -

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Billing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Billing.

1 193 (30.02%) Finance
2 136 (21.15%) CRM
3 116 (18.04%) Telecoms
4 109 (16.95%) Oracle
4 109 (16.95%) Microsoft
5 100 (15.55%) SAP
6 92 (14.31%) Data Centre
7 81 (12.60%) Migration
8 78 (12.13%) ITIL
9 75 (11.66%) SQL
10 71 (11.04%) Project Management
10 71 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 68 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
11 68 (10.58%) Change Management
12 63 (9.80%) MS Excel
13 61 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
14 51 (7.93%) Windows
15 48 (7.47%) SQL Server
15 48 (7.47%) Degree
16 47 (7.31%) Unix
17 46 (7.15%) Security Cleared
18 43 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
19 41 (6.38%) MS Office
20 40 (6.22%) Cisco
21 39 (6.07%) Service Delivery
22 38 (5.91%) EMC
22 38 (5.91%) PRINCE2
22 38 (5.91%) SDLC
23 35 (5.44%) Law
23 35 (5.44%) Retail

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.11%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.71%) CMS
4 11 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (1.56%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.78%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.62%) CICS
10 4 (0.62%) SAS
11 3 (0.47%) Documentum
12 2 (0.31%) Apache
12 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 63 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 41 (6.38%) MS Office
3 24 (3.73%) MS Project
4 18 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (4.51%) SAP IS-U
2 20 (3.11%) SAP SD
3 16 (2.49%) Oracle Assets
3 16 (2.49%) SAP CRM
4 12 (1.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (1.87%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (1.71%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (1.56%) CSG Singleview
7 9 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (1.24%) Changepoint
9 6 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.93%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.78%) BigMachines
10 5 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.78%) SAP PM
11 4 (0.62%) SAP FS
12 3 (0.47%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.40%) SaaS
3 8 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.93%) IaaS
5 3 (0.47%) HP Helion
5 3 (0.47%) PaaS
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.31%) Office 365
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.73%) Internet
2 19 (2.95%) Firewall
3 18 (2.80%) SAN
4 15 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.02%) DNS
5 13 (2.02%) LAN
6 12 (1.87%) WAN
7 11 (1.71%) 3G
7 11 (1.71%) VPN
8 9 (1.40%) Intranet
8 9 (1.40%) NAS
9 8 (1.24%) DHCP
10 7 (1.09%) 4G
10 7 (1.09%) Extranet
10 7 (1.09%) FWSM
10 7 (1.09%) LDAP
10 7 (1.09%) VoIP
11 6 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.93%) MVNO
11 6 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.64%) Relational Database
3 12 (1.87%) RDBMS
3 12 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.56%) Big Data
5 10 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.56%) MySQL
6 9 (1.40%) DB2
7 8 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (1.24%) SAP HANA
7 8 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
9 6 (0.93%) Pentaho
9 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.78%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (2.64%) JIRA
2 8 (1.24%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.24%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.78%) Subversion
4 4 (0.62%) Selenium
5 3 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.47%) LSMW
5 3 (0.47%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.31%) Ant
6 2 (0.31%) Gitweb
6 2 (0.31%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.31%) Maven
6 2 (0.31%) Ranorex
6 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.16%) CaliberRM
7 1 (0.16%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.16%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.16%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.16%) WebDriver
General
1 193 (30.02%) Finance
2 116 (18.04%) Telecoms
3 35 (5.44%) Law
3 35 (5.44%) Retail
4 27 (4.20%) Banking
4 27 (4.20%) Marketing
5 21 (3.27%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.33%) Legal
7 11 (1.71%) General Ledger
8 10 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.24%) Automotive
9 8 (1.24%) Back Office
10 7 (1.09%) Publishing
11 5 (0.78%) Front Office
11 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.78%) Military
12 4 (0.62%) Electronics
12 4 (0.62%) French Language
13 3 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 166 (25.82%) Analyst
2 103 (16.02%) Consultant
3 80 (12.44%) Project Manager
4 65 (10.11%) Business Analyst
5 55 (8.55%) Architect
6 50 (7.78%) SAP Consultant
7 28 (4.35%) Billing Analyst
7 28 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 26 (4.04%) Designer
8 26 (4.04%) Developer
8 26 (4.04%) Oracle Consultant
9 24 (3.73%) Billing Consultant
10 22 (3.42%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 21 (3.27%) Support Analyst
12 20 (3.11%) Coordinator
12 20 (3.11%) SAP SD Consultant
13 19 (2.95%) Functional Consultant
14 17 (2.64%) Billing Project Manager
14 17 (2.64%) Business Systems Analyst
14 17 (2.64%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.13%) .NET
2 19 (2.95%) Middleware
3 11 (1.71%) EDI
4 10 (1.56%) CSS
4 10 (1.56%) Web Services
5 9 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
5 9 (1.40%) SOAP
5 9 (1.40%) XML
6 8 (1.24%) HTML
7 7 (1.09%) REST
8 4 (0.62%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.62%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.62%) Entity Framework
8 4 (0.62%) jQuery
8 4 (0.62%) RESTful
9 3 (0.47%) Ajax
9 3 (0.47%) WCF
9 3 (0.47%) WSDL
9 3 (0.47%) XHTML
10 2 (0.31%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 92 (14.31%) Data Centre
2 61 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.80%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.33%) User Experience
6 14 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.18%) Smart Meter
7 12 (1.87%) Clustering
8 9 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.40%) e-Learning
8 9 (1.40%) Replication
9 8 (1.24%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.09%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.09%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (0.93%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (0.93%) PDA
12 5 (0.78%) EPoS
13 4 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (7.93%) Windows
2 47 (7.31%) Unix
3 21 (3.27%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.11%) Solaris
4 20 (3.11%) Windows 7
5 15 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.40%) Linux
7 9 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.62%) AIX
10 3 (0.47%) VMS
10 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.31%) Android
12 1 (0.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (21.15%) CRM
2 81 (12.60%) Migration
3 78 (12.13%) ITIL
4 71 (11.04%) Project Management
4 71 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (10.58%) Change Management
6 43 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (6.07%) Service Delivery
8 38 (5.91%) PRINCE2
8 38 (5.91%) SDLC
9 34 (5.29%) Logistics
10 32 (4.98%) Business Analysis
10 32 (4.98%) SOA
11 28 (4.35%) Data Migration
11 28 (4.35%) ERP
12 26 (4.04%) Data Management
13 24 (3.73%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (3.42%) Workflow
15 21 (3.27%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (11.66%) SQL
2 21 (3.27%) Java
3 19 (2.95%) C#
4 13 (2.02%) PowerShell
5 12 (1.87%) ABAP
5 12 (1.87%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.40%) PHP
7 8 (1.24%) Python
8 7 (1.09%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.09%) VB
9 5 (0.78%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.62%) COBOL
10 4 (0.62%) VBA
11 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.47%) Ruby
11 3 (0.47%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.31%) C
12 2 (0.31%) Jython
12 2 (0.31%) VB6
13 1 (0.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (7.47%) Degree
2 46 (7.15%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.71%) MCDST
6 10 (1.56%) CCNP
7 9 (1.40%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.93%) A+ Certification
8 6 (0.93%) MCP
8 6 (0.93%) MCSE
9 5 (0.78%) ACDT
9 5 (0.78%) ACHDS
9 5 (0.78%) ACTC
9 5 (0.78%) CCSA
9 5 (0.78%) CCSE
9 5 (0.78%) ISEB
9 5 (0.78%) MCDBA
9 5 (0.78%) MCSA
9 5 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.42%) SLA
2 20 (3.11%) QA
3 4 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.62%) FATCA
3 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 27 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.09%) vSphere
4 6 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.78%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.47%) NFS
6 3 (0.47%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (0.93%) FortiGate
1 6 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (0.62%) Backup Exec
3 4 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (0.62%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.62%) SCDPM
4 3 (0.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 3 (0.47%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.47%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.31%) Ansible
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.31%) Puppet
5 2 (0.31%) SCOM
6 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.16%) Nessus
6 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 109 (16.95%) Microsoft
1 109 (16.95%) Oracle
2 100 (15.55%) SAP
3 40 (6.22%) Cisco
4 38 (5.91%) EMC
5 27 (4.20%) HP
6 23 (3.58%) VMware
7 16 (2.49%) PeopleSoft
8 15 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (2.18%) Siebel
10 11 (1.71%) Citrix
10 11 (1.71%) Remedy
11 9 (1.40%) IBM
12 8 (1.24%) Apple
12 8 (1.24%) Guidewire
12 8 (1.24%) NetApp
13 7 (1.09%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.09%) Fujitsu
13 7 (1.09%) Tableau
14 6 (0.93%) Juniper
Berkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day £400-450 pd dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Stott & May
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Seven Principles AG
Rate: £650 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Sevenoaks
Net-Recruit.co.uk
Rate: £18,500 - £20,000
Posted: 21 days ago
Middlesex
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
Rate: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago