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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Billing
UK
Rank 333 290 304
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +14
Contract jobs citing Billing 269 393 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.77% 0.70%
As % of the General category 1.66% 1.99% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 253 187
Median daily rate £450 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £146 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £383
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £19.63 £10.24 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.65% -24.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.13 £10.24 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.13 £10.24 £28.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £10.24 £10.25
% change year-on-year
+122.16% -0.09%

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
16170 19706 19719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.71% 38.82% 38.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10614 12546 12737
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £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 407 526 451
Median hourly rate £27.50 £31.33 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +31.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.33 £50.78 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £33.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-18.79% +27.88%

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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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 -30 249 £450 +10.70% 62
London +1 86 £500 +25.00% 32
South East -43 71 £400 - 9
Berkshire -17 38 £400 -5.88% 5
Hampshire +7 24 £400 -9.09% 1
Yorkshire +22 22 £545 +55.71%
Reading +13 22 £475 +0.52% 3
West Yorkshire +34 21 £545 +46.40%
Leeds +24 21 £545 +46.50%
East of England +16 17 £525 +32.91% 3
South West 0 14 £388 -13.88% 2
City of London -6 14 £425 -29.16% 7
North West +18 12 £538 -2.27% 3
East Midlands +6 9 £350 +6.06% 3
Manchester +21 8 £550 +4.76% 1
Basingstoke +11 7 - -
North East -33 7 £313 -36.25% 2
Bedfordshire - 7 £525 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £400 - 1
Nottinghamshire +12 6 £359 -16.56%
Nottingham +6 6 £359 -16.56%
Wiltshire +1 6 £550 +10.00% 1
Swindon +5 5 £625 +25.00%
West Midlands -12 5 £250 +66.66% 4
Scotland +23 4 £325 +14.03% 1
Surrey +12 4 £435 +28.41% 1
Hook +7 4 £400 -
Livingston 0 4 £325 +14.03%
West Lothian -1 4 £325 +14.03%
Durham -6 4 £425 -11.55%

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 124 (24.03%) Finance
2 108 (20.93%) CRM
3 98 (18.99%) Telecoms
4 88 (17.05%) SAP
5 67 (12.98%) Oracle
6 63 (12.21%) Microsoft
6 63 (12.21%) Project Management
7 57 (11.05%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
9 48 (9.30%) Degree
10 46 (8.91%) Data Centre
11 45 (8.72%) MS Excel
12 40 (7.75%) ITIL
13 39 (7.56%) PRINCE2
14 37 (7.17%) SQL
15 36 (6.98%) Change Management
16 35 (6.78%) Migration
17 33 (6.40%) Incident Management
17 33 (6.40%) SAP IS-U
18 31 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
19 30 (5.81%) Salesforce.com
20 28 (5.43%) ERP
20 28 (5.43%) SLA
21 27 (5.23%) Cisco
21 27 (5.23%) Middleware
22 26 (5.04%) Management Information System
23 23 (4.46%) Matrix Organization
23 23 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
23 23 (4.46%) MS Office
24 22 (4.26%) SQL Server

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 20 (3.88%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (2.13%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (1.55%) CMS
4 8 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.58%) Documentum
8 3 (0.58%) SAS
9 2 (0.39%) Confluence
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.19%) Apache
10 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 45 (8.72%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.46%) MS Office
3 19 (3.68%) MS Project
4 18 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (3.10%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.19%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 33 (6.40%) SAP IS-U
2 14 (2.71%) SAP SD
3 13 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.55%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (1.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (1.36%) SAP Retail
6 6 (1.16%) Maximo
7 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.97%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.78%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.78%) SAP FI-CA
8 4 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.58%) BigMachines
9 3 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.58%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.55%) SaaS
5 6 (1.16%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (1.16%) SoftLayer
6 4 (0.78%) IaaS
7 3 (0.58%) HP Helion
7 3 (0.58%) PaaS
8 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.39%) G Suite
8 2 (0.39%) Office 365
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.07%) DNS
1 21 (4.07%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.10%) DHCP
2 16 (3.10%) Firewall
3 13 (2.52%) Internet
4 11 (2.13%) MPLS
5 9 (1.74%) SAN
5 9 (1.74%) VLAN
5 9 (1.74%) VPN
6 7 (1.36%) Broadband
6 7 (1.36%) Ethernet
6 7 (1.36%) WAN
7 6 (1.16%) HTTP
7 6 (1.16%) ICMP
7 6 (1.16%) SNMP
8 5 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (0.97%) FTP
8 5 (0.97%) IGMP
8 5 (0.97%) OSPF
9 4 (0.78%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (3.10%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.13%) RDBMS
5 10 (1.94%) DB2
6 9 (1.74%) IBM InfoSphere
7 7 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.16%) Big Data
8 6 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.97%) MySQL
9 5 (0.97%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.97%) SAP HANA
9 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (1.55%) JIRA
2 6 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.58%) SoapUI
3 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.39%) Subversion
4 2 (0.39%) Toad
5 1 (0.19%) Ant
5 1 (0.19%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.19%) Maven
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
5 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.19%) VersionOne
General
1 124 (24.03%) Finance
2 98 (18.99%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.68%) Retail
4 17 (3.29%) Marketing
5 14 (2.71%) Legal
6 13 (2.52%) Banking
7 11 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.74%) Law
9 8 (1.55%) General Ledger
10 7 (1.36%) Back Office
11 6 (1.16%) Automotive
12 3 (0.58%) French Language
12 3 (0.58%) Front Office
13 2 (0.39%) Advertising
13 2 (0.39%) Electronics
13 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.39%) German Language
13 2 (0.39%) Military
13 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 98 (18.99%) Analyst
2 95 (18.41%) Consultant
3 71 (13.76%) Architect
4 59 (11.43%) Project Manager
5 46 (8.91%) Solutions Architect
6 43 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
7 41 (7.95%) Business Analyst
7 41 (7.95%) Designer
8 35 (6.78%) Developer
9 24 (4.65%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 23 (4.46%) Functional Consultant
11 21 (4.07%) Oracle Consultant
11 21 (4.07%) Solutions Designer
12 18 (3.49%) BSS Architect
12 18 (3.49%) Service Manager
13 16 (3.10%) Billing Project Manager
13 16 (3.10%) BSS Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.91%) Billing Consultant
14 15 (2.91%) SAP Functional Consultant
15 13 (2.52%) Billing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.23%) Middleware
2 22 (4.26%) .NET
3 20 (3.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 14 (2.71%) Web Services
5 10 (1.94%) XML
6 7 (1.36%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.36%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.36%) CSS
6 7 (1.36%) SOAP
7 6 (1.16%) HTML
7 6 (1.16%) Visualforce
8 5 (0.97%) EDI
8 5 (0.97%) Entity Framework
8 5 (0.97%) REST
9 4 (0.78%) jQuery
10 3 (0.58%) WSDL
11 2 (0.39%) LINQ
11 2 (0.39%) WCF
11 2 (0.39%) WinForms
11 2 (0.39%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (8.91%) Data Centre
3 26 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.52%) PDA
5 11 (2.13%) Virtual Team
6 9 (1.74%) e-Learning
6 9 (1.74%) Smart Meter
7 7 (1.36%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.36%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.36%) User Experience
8 6 (1.16%) IPTV
8 6 (1.16%) Video on Demand
9 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.97%) Over-the-Top Content
10 4 (0.78%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.78%) NHS
10 4 (0.78%) Replication
10 4 (0.78%) Robotics
10 4 (0.78%) STB
Operating Systems
1 20 (3.88%) Unix
2 19 (3.68%) Windows
3 14 (2.71%) Linux
4 10 (1.94%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.78%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.58%) Android
6 3 (0.58%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) CentOS
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (20.93%) CRM
2 63 (12.21%) Project Management
3 57 (11.05%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (7.75%) ITIL
5 39 (7.56%) PRINCE2
6 36 (6.98%) Change Management
7 35 (6.78%) Migration
8 33 (6.40%) Incident Management
9 31 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (5.43%) ERP
11 23 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (4.46%) Matrix Organization
12 22 (4.26%) Service Delivery
12 22 (4.26%) SOA
13 21 (4.07%) SDLC
13 21 (4.07%) Workflow
14 20 (3.88%) Analytics
14 20 (3.88%) ETL
15 19 (3.68%) Business Analysis
15 19 (3.68%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.17%) SQL
2 17 (3.29%) Java
3 16 (3.10%) ABAP
4 15 (2.91%) C#
5 13 (2.52%) PL/SQL
6 12 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.13%) Python
8 10 (1.94%) C
9 6 (1.16%) Apex Code
10 5 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.97%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.78%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.78%) VBA
12 3 (0.58%) PHP
13 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.39%) Ruby
13 2 (0.39%) VB
13 2 (0.39%) VB6
14 1 (0.19%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.19%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 48 (9.30%) Degree
2 17 (3.29%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.91%) MCDST
3 15 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (1.36%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.16%) ACCA
6 6 (1.16%) CCNP
6 6 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.16%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.97%) PMP
8 4 (0.78%) CCIP
8 4 (0.78%) CCNA
8 4 (0.78%) CIMA
8 4 (0.78%) ISEB
9 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.58%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.39%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.39%) APMP
10 2 (0.39%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.43%) SLA
2 15 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 15 (2.91%) QA
3 2 (0.39%) P3O
3 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.58%) Docker
4 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (1.36%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.97%) Amdocs OSS
2 5 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.78%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 4 (0.78%) Nagios
3 4 (0.78%) Netcool
4 3 (0.58%) Ansible
4 3 (0.58%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.19%) Control-M
6 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.19%) Marathon
6 1 (0.19%) Mesos
6 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Puppet
6 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 88 (17.05%) SAP
2 67 (12.98%) Oracle
3 63 (12.21%) Microsoft
4 30 (5.81%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (5.23%) Cisco
6 22 (4.26%) IBM
7 14 (2.71%) Siebel
8 13 (2.52%) HP
8 13 (2.52%) VMware
9 11 (2.13%) Huawei
10 9 (1.74%) NetCracker
10 9 (1.74%) Remedy
11 7 (1.36%) EMC
12 6 (1.16%) Comptel
12 6 (1.16%) Guidewire
12 6 (1.16%) Juniper
12 6 (1.16%) WorldPay
13 5 (0.97%) Amdocs
13 5 (0.97%) NetSuite
13 5 (0.97%) Riverbed
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