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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 327 275 221
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -54
Contract jobs citing Billing 337 397 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.75% 0.87%
As % of the General category 1.52% 1.94% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 205 192
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £228 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.28 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £15.80 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £12.75 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -41.37%

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
22180 20430 21265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.72% 38.60% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14229 12729 12946
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 559 634
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.80 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -72 306 £400 - 76
London -37 108 £400 -11.11% 23
South East -38 101 £400 +14.44% 26
Berkshire -14 57 £375 +7.14% 8
City of London -15 24 £425 -5.55% 3
South West +8 23 £450 +16.88% 1
West Midlands -9 21 £363 +1.39% 9
Scotland +15 15 £580 +52.63% 3
Surrey -20 15 £343 +18.10% 4
North West -27 14 £400 -3.03% 6
Reading +9 13 £315 -29.21% 3
Wiltshire +9 12 £475 +71.17%
Yorkshire -16 12 £366 -1.67% 4
Swindon +11 10 £475 +37.68%
Cheshire +3 8 £450 - 4
East of England -2 8 £494 +16.17% 2
Hampshire -4 8 £450 +41.73% 6
North East -14 8 £675 +68.75% 1
Warrington - 8 £450 - 1
Glasgow - 8 - - 1
Coventry +15 7 £275 -11.29%
East Midlands -4 7 £375 +59.57% 6
Newbury -7 7 £350 -17.64%
Slough +3 6 £400 +8.10%
Staines -6 6 £330 -63.33%
Birmingham -12 6 £420 +20.00% 4
West Yorkshire -20 6 £300 -20.00% 1
Northamptonshire - 6 - - 1
Bristol 0 5 £426 +0.11% 1
East Sussex -8 5 £620 +55.00%

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 212 (32.42%) Telecoms
2 179 (27.37%) Finance
3 170 (25.99%) CRM
4 118 (18.04%) Oracle
5 99 (15.14%) Migration
6 89 (13.61%) SAP
7 86 (13.15%) Project Management
8 85 (13.00%) SQL
9 69 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 54 (8.26%) PRINCE2
12 49 (7.49%) Business Analysis
13 43 (6.57%) Retail
13 43 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
14 42 (6.42%) UNIX
15 41 (6.27%) ITIL
15 41 (6.27%) Microsoft
16 39 (5.96%) MS Office
16 39 (5.96%) User Acceptance Testing
17 38 (5.81%) QA
18 37 (5.66%) MS Excel
19 36 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
20 33 (5.05%) Service Management
20 33 (5.05%) Banking
21 32 (4.89%) PL/SQL
21 32 (4.89%) Oracle Database
22 31 (4.74%) Data Migration
22 31 (4.74%) HP Quality Center
23 29 (4.43%) SQL Server
23 29 (4.43%) Change Management

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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%) WebLogic
2 13 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.38%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
5 6 (0.92%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (0.76%) SAS
6 5 (0.76%) CMS
7 4 (0.61%) Lync
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.31%) Apache
10 1 (0.15%) IIS
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.15%) CICS
10 1 (0.15%) Documentum
10 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 39 (5.96%) MS Office
2 37 (5.66%) MS Excel
3 27 (4.13%) MS Project
4 17 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.68%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 27 (4.13%) SAP IS-U
2 17 (2.60%) SAP CRM
3 15 (2.29%) SAP SD
4 14 (2.14%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (1.83%) Oracle EBS R12
6 11 (1.68%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (1.38%) Oracle Cash Management
7 9 (1.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 9 (1.38%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (1.38%) Oracle BRM
8 8 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.92%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.92%) Oracle Utilities
9 6 (0.92%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.92%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.38%) PaaS
2 5 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.76%) IaaS
3 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.46%) SaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Office 365
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 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.43%) MVNO
2 21 (3.21%) 3G
3 17 (2.60%) SS7
3 17 (2.60%) SIGTRAN
4 16 (2.45%) TCP/IP
5 15 (2.29%) 4G
6 14 (2.14%) 2G
6 14 (2.14%) GSM
7 13 (1.99%) WAN
7 13 (1.99%) Internet
7 13 (1.99%) Network Security
8 12 (1.83%) LAN
9 11 (1.68%) Broadband
9 11 (1.68%) Unified Communications
9 11 (1.68%) Wireless
10 9 (1.38%) VPN
10 9 (1.38%) MPLS
11 8 (1.22%) VoIP
12 7 (1.07%) Firewall
13 6 (0.92%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.89%) Oracle Database
2 29 (4.43%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.07%) MS Access
6 7 (1.07%) SAP BI
7 6 (0.92%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (0.76%) QlikView
9 4 (0.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.31%) DB2
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.31%) Big Data
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 25 (3.82%) JIRA
2 10 (1.53%) Oracle APEX
2 10 (1.53%) Bugzilla
3 5 (0.76%) ProC
3 5 (0.76%) Selenium
3 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.46%) ClearQuest
4 3 (0.46%) NUnit
4 3 (0.46%) JUnit
5 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.31%) Rational Rose
5 2 (0.31%) Toad
5 2 (0.31%) JMeter
5 2 (0.31%) Subversion
5 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.31%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.15%) Calabash
6 1 (0.15%) eggPlant
General
1 212 (32.42%) Telecoms
2 179 (27.37%) Finance
3 43 (6.57%) Retail
4 33 (5.05%) Banking
5 19 (2.91%) Marketing
6 16 (2.45%) Law
6 16 (2.45%) Legal
7 14 (2.14%) Back Office
8 10 (1.53%) General Ledger
9 7 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.92%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.92%) Publishing
10 6 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.46%) German Language
12 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.31%) Interactive Media
12 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.31%) French Language
12 2 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 184 (28.13%) Analyst
2 104 (15.90%) Business Analyst
3 81 (12.39%) Architect
4 80 (12.23%) Consultant
5 70 (10.70%) Project Manager
6 37 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
7 33 (5.05%) Developer
8 31 (4.74%) SAP Consultant
9 28 (4.28%) Test Analyst
9 28 (4.28%) Designer
10 23 (3.52%) Systems Analyst
11 18 (2.75%) Functional Consultant
12 17 (2.60%) Oracle Consultant
12 17 (2.60%) SAP ISU Consultant
13 16 (2.45%) Test Manager
14 15 (2.29%) Business Systems Analyst
14 15 (2.29%) Delivery Manager
15 14 (2.14%) Tester
15 14 (2.14%) Telecoms Business Analyst
16 13 (1.99%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.60%) .NET
2 15 (2.29%) Web Services
3 11 (1.68%) Middleware
4 10 (1.53%) J2EE
4 10 (1.53%) XML
4 10 (1.53%) WebCenter
5 6 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (0.76%) EDI
7 4 (0.61%) ODBC
7 4 (0.61%) CSS
7 4 (0.61%) HTML
8 3 (0.46%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.46%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.31%) JDBC
9 2 (0.31%) JMS
9 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.31%) boto
10 1 (0.15%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.15%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.15%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.06%) Data Centre
3 19 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.99%) PMI
4 13 (1.99%) Smart Meter
5 10 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.53%) User Experience
6 9 (1.38%) Data Extraction
7 8 (1.22%) IVR
8 7 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.07%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.07%) Frameworx
9 6 (0.92%) Clustering
9 6 (0.92%) GIS
10 5 (0.76%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.61%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.61%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 42 (6.42%) UNIX
2 24 (3.67%) Windows
3 14 (2.14%) Linux
4 7 (1.07%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.61%) Solaris
5 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.46%) VMS
7 2 (0.31%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) SUSE
8 1 (0.15%) Debian
8 1 (0.15%) Android
8 1 (0.15%) CentOS
8 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (25.99%) CRM
2 99 (15.14%) Migration
3 86 (13.15%) Project Management
4 69 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 54 (8.26%) PRINCE2
7 49 (7.49%) Business Analysis
8 41 (6.27%) ITIL
9 39 (5.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 36 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (5.05%) Service Management
12 31 (4.74%) Data Migration
13 29 (4.43%) Change Management
14 28 (4.28%) SDLC
15 26 (3.98%) Scrum
16 25 (3.82%) Test Scripting
16 25 (3.82%) Enterprise Architecture
17 23 (3.52%) Waterfall
17 23 (3.52%) Workflow
18 22 (3.36%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 85 (13.00%) SQL
2 32 (4.89%) PL/SQL
3 22 (3.36%) Java
4 12 (1.83%) C
5 10 (1.53%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.53%) ABAP
6 8 (1.22%) C#
7 7 (1.07%) C++
7 7 (1.07%) Python
8 6 (0.92%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.61%) VBA
9 4 (0.61%) COBOL
10 3 (0.46%) PeopleCode
10 3 (0.46%) Ruby
10 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.31%) R
12 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.15%) Jython
12 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (3.82%) Degree
2 20 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.29%) PMI Certification
5 13 (1.99%) ISEB
6 7 (1.07%) CCNP
6 7 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.07%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.61%) JNCIS
7 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.31%) IIBA
9 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.31%) PMP
9 2 (0.31%) CCSA
9 2 (0.31%) CCSE
9 2 (0.31%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.81%) QA
2 19 (2.91%) SLA
3 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.15%) BS25999
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.31%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.31%) ProxySG
2 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.31%) XenServer
2 2 (0.31%) vSphere
3 1 (0.15%) Docker
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (4.74%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.92%) Netcool
3 4 (0.61%) Puppet
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.46%) Ansible
5 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.15%) collectd
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.15%) Nagios
6 1 (0.15%) SCOM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 118 (18.04%) Oracle
2 89 (13.61%) SAP
3 41 (6.27%) Microsoft
4 23 (3.52%) HP
5 17 (2.60%) IBM
6 14 (2.14%) Remedy
7 12 (1.83%) Amdocs
7 12 (1.83%) Siebel
7 12 (1.83%) Cisco
8 11 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.68%) TIBCO
9 9 (1.38%) Adobe
9 9 (1.38%) Pega
10 8 (1.22%) Sitecore
10 8 (1.22%) Guidewire
11 6 (0.92%) NetCracker
11 6 (0.92%) Infovista
12 5 (0.76%) Avaya
12 5 (0.76%) BMC
12 5 (0.76%) Verint
Jersey, Channel Isles
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day Direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ascent People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
Bracknell
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: £0.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Croydon
Energon Global
Rate: £450 per month
Posted: 11 days ago
West London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago