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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 245 228 218
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing Billing 417 429 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.84% 0.85%
As % of the General category 1.98% 1.95% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 203 208
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £263 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £385
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -7.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 20
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 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £35.20 £22.15
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
21108 21971 25811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.63% 42.98% 44.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13020 13439 15349
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 £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 619 728
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 £41.03 £43.00 £47.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -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 30 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 30 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 -17 388 £400 -1.23% 88
South East +13 166 £320 -1.53% 21
London -13 133 £475 +11.76% 44
Berkshire +6 99 £350 -12.50% 9
Surrey +35 44 £290 -21.62% 8
City of London -6 32 £475 +5.55% 19
Staines +11 21 £900 +100.00% 5
North West +8 20 £450 +93.54% 7
West Midlands -8 18 £350 -12.50% 2
Maidenhead +10 15 £223 - 4
Newbury +1 15 £350 -28.20%
Reading 0 14 £490 +20.98%
Manchester -2 12 £453 +223.21% 3
Hampshire -22 12 £315 -2.32% 2
Bracknell +13 11 £350 -20.00%
Scotland -17 11 £400 +13.47% 2
Birmingham +1 9 £350 - 2
East Midlands -4 9 £525 +44.82% 2
Slough +9 8 £350 - 3
East of England -16 8 £263 -48.78% 2
South West -22 7 £345 +11.29% 6
Midlands +8 6 £463 -
Middlesex -1 6 - -
Bristol -14 5 £425 - 3
Derbyshire +3 4 £525 -
Yorkshire -4 4 £511 -0.87% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 4 £425 -2.85% 1
Derby - 4 £525 -
Edinburgh - 4 £380 - 2
Glasgow -1 3 - -

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 230 (27.74%) Finance
2 195 (23.52%) Telecoms
3 192 (23.16%) CRM
4 176 (21.23%) SAP
5 154 (18.58%) Oracle
6 105 (12.67%) SQL
7 102 (12.30%) Project Management
8 69 (8.32%) Migration
9 61 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (6.88%) Microsoft
11 55 (6.63%) SQL Server
12 54 (6.51%) SAP IS-U
13 53 (6.39%) Business Analysis
14 50 (6.03%) MS Excel
14 50 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
15 49 (5.91%) Degree
16 45 (5.43%) Use Case
17 42 (5.07%) Marketing
17 42 (5.07%) ITIL
18 41 (4.95%) Middleware
19 39 (4.70%) PRINCE2
19 39 (4.70%) General Ledger
19 39 (4.70%) Back Office
20 38 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
21 36 (4.34%) PL/SQL
22 35 (4.22%) SOA
22 35 (4.22%) Retail
23 34 (4.10%) Data Modelling
23 34 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
23 34 (4.10%) B2B

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (2.41%) WebLogic
1 20 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.17%) WebLogic Portal
3 13 (1.57%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (0.97%) IIS
5 8 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (0.84%) Apache
7 5 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.48%) Lync
8 4 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.24%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.12%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.12%) nginx
11 1 (0.12%) Node.js
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 50 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.10%) MS Office
3 30 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (3.14%) MS Project
5 20 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (1.45%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.97%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 54 (6.51%) SAP IS-U
2 30 (3.62%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (2.65%) SAP CRM
4 21 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 20 (2.41%) CSG Singleview
6 18 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 17 (2.05%) Oracle BPM
7 17 (2.05%) Oracle Receivables
8 14 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
8 14 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
9 13 (1.57%) SAP FI-CA
10 12 (1.45%) SAP SD
10 12 (1.45%) Oracle General Ledger
11 11 (1.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 10 (1.21%) SAP FI
12 10 (1.21%) Documaker
13 9 (1.09%) Oracle FAH
14 7 (0.84%) Oracle BRM
14 7 (0.84%) HFM
15 6 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.57%) Force.com
2 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.84%) SaaS
3 6 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.48%) PaaS
5 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.48%) IaaS
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.65%) Internet
1 22 (2.65%) LTE
2 19 (2.29%) Broadband
3 17 (2.05%) 3G
4 15 (1.81%) VoIP
5 13 (1.57%) WAN
5 13 (1.57%) HTTP
6 11 (1.33%) UMTS
7 10 (1.21%) HTTPS
7 10 (1.21%) SSL
7 10 (1.21%) LAN
8 9 (1.09%) 4G
8 9 (1.09%) SAN
8 9 (1.09%) Firewall
9 8 (0.97%) 3GPP
9 8 (0.97%) GGSN
9 8 (0.97%) SGSN
9 8 (0.97%) MVNO
10 7 (0.84%) RTP
10 7 (0.84%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 24 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 20 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (1.93%) Oracle ODI
5 16 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
8 13 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 8 (0.97%) MS Access
12 8 (0.97%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.84%) Essbase
14 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.72%) OLAP
14 6 (0.72%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (1.69%) JIRA
2 10 (1.21%) TestDirector
3 9 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.48%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.48%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.48%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.36%) Selenium
6 2 (0.24%) Subversion
6 2 (0.24%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.24%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.24%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.12%) Behat
7 1 (0.12%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.12%) LSMW
General
1 230 (27.74%) Finance
2 195 (23.52%) Telecoms
3 42 (5.07%) Marketing
4 39 (4.70%) General Ledger
4 39 (4.70%) Back Office
5 35 (4.22%) Retail
6 30 (3.62%) Banking
7 26 (3.14%) Legal
8 7 (0.84%) Advertising
8 7 (0.84%) Publishing
9 6 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.60%) French Language
10 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.48%) Games
11 4 (0.48%) Front Office
11 4 (0.48%) Law
12 3 (0.36%) German Language
12 3 (0.36%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 194 (23.40%) Analyst
2 115 (13.87%) Consultant
3 110 (13.27%) Business Analyst
4 100 (12.06%) Architect
5 96 (11.58%) Project Manager
6 70 (8.44%) Solutions Architect
7 67 (8.08%) Developer
8 58 (7.00%) SAP Consultant
9 31 (3.74%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 29 (3.50%) Designer
11 28 (3.38%) Test Analyst
12 23 (2.77%) Oracle Consultant
13 21 (2.53%) Tester
14 19 (2.29%) BSS Architect
15 17 (2.05%) Functional Consultant
16 16 (1.93%) Senior Analyst
16 16 (1.93%) Systems Tester
16 16 (1.93%) Programme Manager
17 15 (1.81%) Telecoms Project Manager
17 15 (1.81%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.95%) Middleware
2 30 (3.62%) .NET
3 19 (2.29%) Oracle Fusion
4 18 (2.17%) WebCenter
5 16 (1.93%) XML
5 16 (1.93%) JMS
6 14 (1.69%) Web Services
7 11 (1.33%) Visualforce
7 11 (1.33%) JDBC
7 11 (1.33%) SOAP
8 10 (1.21%) REST
9 8 (0.97%) HTML
9 8 (0.97%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.84%) SAP Basis
11 6 (0.72%) MSMQ
11 6 (0.72%) SAP PI
11 6 (0.72%) MDX
12 5 (0.60%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.60%) jQuery
12 5 (0.60%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 29 (3.50%) Computer Science
2 13 (1.57%) Smart Meter
2 13 (1.57%) Management Information System
3 8 (0.97%) IVR
4 7 (0.84%) Mobile App
4 7 (0.84%) FMCG
5 6 (0.72%) Data Conversion
6 5 (0.60%) CMDB
7 4 (0.48%) Statistics
7 4 (0.48%) PMI
7 4 (0.48%) Hedge funds
7 4 (0.48%) Social Media
7 4 (0.48%) Reference Data
7 4 (0.48%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.36%) Online Games
8 3 (0.36%) Smartcard
8 3 (0.36%) STB
9 2 (0.24%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (0.24%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 32 (3.86%) Windows
2 28 (3.38%) UNIX
3 14 (1.69%) Linux
4 6 (0.72%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.60%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.36%) Android
6 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.36%) Solaris
7 2 (0.24%) HPUX
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.12%) bada
8 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (23.16%) CRM
2 102 (12.30%) Project Management
3 69 (8.32%) Migration
4 61 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (6.39%) Business Analysis
6 50 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (5.43%) Use Case
8 42 (5.07%) ITIL
9 39 (4.70%) PRINCE2
10 38 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 35 (4.22%) SOA
12 34 (4.10%) Data Modelling
12 34 (4.10%) B2B
13 32 (3.86%) ERP
14 31 (3.74%) Revenue Management
15 30 (3.62%) Data Migration
15 30 (3.62%) Data Analysis
16 28 (3.38%) Change Management
17 27 (3.26%) Data Management
18 26 (3.14%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (12.67%) SQL
2 36 (4.34%) PL/SQL
3 32 (3.86%) Java
4 21 (2.53%) C#
5 17 (2.05%) Python
6 16 (1.93%) ABAP
7 12 (1.45%) Jython
7 12 (1.45%) VBA
7 12 (1.45%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 12 (1.45%) Apex Code
8 11 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.09%) PHP
10 8 (0.97%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.72%) C
11 6 (0.72%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.60%) Perl
13 4 (0.48%) Delphi
13 4 (0.48%) Erlang
14 2 (0.24%) XAML
Qualifications
1 49 (5.91%) Degree
2 28 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.29%) ISEB
4 12 (1.45%) PMI Certification
4 12 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.21%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.09%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.97%) PMP
9 6 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.60%) CCNA
11 4 (0.48%) CIMA
11 4 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.24%) CCNP
13 2 (0.24%) ACCA
13 2 (0.24%) Avaya Certification
13 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.50%) QA
2 13 (1.57%) SLA
3 12 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.48%) GAAP
5 4 (0.48%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.36%) P3O
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 16 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.12%) vCloud
5 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 20 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.45%) Oracle Identity Management
3 11 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (0.84%) Puppet
5 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 176 (21.23%) SAP
2 154 (18.58%) Oracle
3 57 (6.88%) Microsoft
4 31 (3.74%) Siebel
5 30 (3.62%) Cisco
6 28 (3.38%) PeopleSoft
6 28 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (2.29%) HP
8 15 (1.81%) Remedy
9 13 (1.57%) Business Objects
10 9 (1.09%) VMware
11 8 (0.97%) Hyperion
11 8 (0.97%) JDA
12 7 (0.84%) Amdocs
13 6 (0.72%) Cognos
13 6 (0.72%) Avaya
13 6 (0.72%) EMC
14 5 (0.60%) Zend
14 5 (0.60%) NetApp
14 5 (0.60%) Red Hat
Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Advantage XPO
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £680 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £521 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable / £good
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £470.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Hook
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £420.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
United Kingdom
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Posted: 21 days ago