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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Billing
Rank 368 345 284
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -61
Contract jobs citing Billing 296 358 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.61% 0.74%
As % of the General category 1.50% 1.52% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 183 202
Median daily rate £375 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £264 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 5
Median hourly rate £20.00 £11.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £9.33 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.16 £13.25 £78.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £11.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+73.91% -4.16%

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
19719 23566 21480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.50% 40.22% 38.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13070 14996 13178
Median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 646 527
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +12.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.24 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.83 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-22.57% +14.80%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -31 256 £375 -6.83% 57
London -28 112 £385 -3.75% 29
South East -16 61 £365 -16.09% 10
Berkshire -12 23 £470 +27.45% 1
West Midlands -24 23 £353 -16.07% 5
Hampshire +7 22 £325 -7.14% 1
City of London +21 18 £300 -29.61% 8
East of England +28 17 £425 -19.04% 2
Yorkshire +11 15 £250 -21.87% 1
Birmingham -4 13 £250 -40.47% 1
Scotland +6 10 £335 -6.97% 1
West Yorkshire +5 10 £269 -25.34% 1
North West +4 10 £450 +12.50% 4
South West +13 9 £400 -17.94% 4
Hertfordshire +12 8 £403 -23.33% 1
Surrey +4 7 £519 +6.41% 2
Newbury 0 7 £140 -59.27%
South Yorkshire -1 7 £250 -21.87%
Leeds +3 6 £334 -29.36% 1
Havant +1 6 £568 -
Sheffield -6 6 £250 -21.87%
Cambridgeshire +23 5 £550 -
Edinburgh +5 5 - -
Manchester +1 5 £600 +54.83% 1
Slough +1 5 £470 +45.17%
North East -27 5 £233 -35.86% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £425 -
Cambridge - 5 £550 -
Reading +6 4 £475 +26.66%
Staines 0 4 £619 +17.85%

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 197 (29.80%) Finance
2 132 (19.97%) CRM
3 120 (18.15%) Oracle
4 116 (17.55%) Microsoft
5 106 (16.04%) Telecoms
6 105 (15.89%) SAP
7 88 (13.31%) Data Centre
8 86 (13.01%) ITIL
9 81 (12.25%) Migration
10 79 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 79 (11.95%) Project Management
11 75 (11.35%) Change Management
12 73 (11.04%) SQL
13 65 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
14 62 (9.38%) MS Excel
15 60 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
16 53 (8.02%) Windows
17 49 (7.41%) SQL Server
18 47 (7.11%) PRINCE2
18 47 (7.11%) Degree
19 46 (6.96%) Security Cleared
19 46 (6.96%) Retail
20 45 (6.81%) Unix
21 44 (6.66%) MS Office
22 42 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
23 40 (6.05%) Cisco
23 40 (6.05%) Service Delivery
24 39 (5.90%) SDLC
25 38 (5.75%) Logistics
26 37 (5.60%) EMC

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 26 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.66%) Skype for Business
5 10 (1.51%) CMS
5 10 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.06%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.61%) CICS
10 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.45%) SAS
12 2 (0.30%) Apache
12 2 (0.30%) Documentum
12 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 62 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 44 (6.66%) MS Office
3 22 (3.33%) MS Project
4 18 (2.72%) MS Visio
5 16 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (4.24%) SAP IS-U
2 19 (2.87%) SAP SD
3 16 (2.42%) Oracle Assets
3 16 (2.42%) SAP CRM
4 15 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (1.66%) CSG Singleview
6 11 (1.66%) Oracle Receivables
7 10 (1.51%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (1.36%) SAP FI
8 9 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (1.21%) Changepoint
9 8 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.76%) BigMachines
11 5 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.76%) SAP PM
12 4 (0.61%) SAP FS
12 4 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.51%) SaaS
3 8 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.06%) IaaS
5 3 (0.45%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.30%) Office 365
6 2 (0.30%) PaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.15%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.93%) Internet
2 20 (3.03%) Firewall
3 17 (2.57%) SAN
4 15 (2.27%) LAN
4 15 (2.27%) WAN
5 12 (1.82%) 3G
6 11 (1.66%) DNS
6 11 (1.66%) NAS
6 11 (1.66%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.66%) VPN
7 10 (1.51%) Intranet
8 8 (1.21%) Broadband
8 8 (1.21%) Extranet
9 7 (1.06%) 4G
9 7 (1.06%) FWSM
9 7 (1.06%) LDAP
9 7 (1.06%) Network Security
9 7 (1.06%) Skype
9 7 (1.06%) Unified Communications
9 7 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.97%) Relational Database
3 12 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.51%) MySQL
6 9 (1.36%) Big Data
6 9 (1.36%) DB2
6 9 (1.36%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (1.21%) SAP HANA
8 7 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
9 6 (0.91%) Pentaho
9 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.76%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (2.87%) JIRA
2 9 (1.36%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.76%) Subversion
5 4 (0.61%) Selenium
6 3 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.45%) LSMW
6 3 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.30%) Ant
7 2 (0.30%) Gitweb
7 2 (0.30%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.30%) Maven
7 2 (0.30%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (0.30%) Ranorex
7 2 (0.30%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.15%) CaliberRM
8 1 (0.15%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.15%) TestRail
8 1 (0.15%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
General
1 197 (29.80%) Finance
2 106 (16.04%) Telecoms
3 46 (6.96%) Retail
4 34 (5.14%) Law
5 28 (4.24%) Banking
6 25 (3.78%) Marketing
7 18 (2.72%) Manufacturing
8 17 (2.57%) Legal
9 12 (1.82%) General Ledger
10 10 (1.51%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.06%) Publishing
12 6 (0.91%) Back Office
12 6 (0.91%) Front Office
12 6 (0.91%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.91%) Military
13 5 (0.76%) Automotive
13 5 (0.76%) French Language
14 4 (0.61%) Electronics
15 3 (0.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 164 (24.81%) Analyst
2 120 (18.15%) Consultant
3 89 (13.46%) Project Manager
4 61 (9.23%) Business Analyst
5 54 (8.17%) Architect
6 49 (7.41%) SAP Consultant
7 36 (5.45%) Oracle Consultant
8 29 (4.39%) Billing Analyst
9 28 (4.24%) Developer
10 27 (4.08%) Billing Consultant
11 26 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (3.78%) Functional Consultant
13 22 (3.33%) Support Analyst
14 21 (3.18%) SAP ISU Consultant
15 20 (3.03%) Designer
16 19 (2.87%) SAP SD Consultant
17 17 (2.57%) Systems Analyst
18 16 (2.42%) Coordinator
18 16 (2.42%) Service Manager
18 16 (2.42%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.84%) .NET
2 15 (2.27%) Middleware
3 11 (1.66%) EDI
4 10 (1.51%) CSS
4 10 (1.51%) Oracle Fusion
4 10 (1.51%) Web Services
5 8 (1.21%) HTML
5 8 (1.21%) REST
5 8 (1.21%) SOAP
5 8 (1.21%) XML
6 4 (0.61%) jQuery
6 4 (0.61%) RESTful
7 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.45%) Ajax
7 3 (0.45%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.45%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.45%) WCF
7 3 (0.45%) WSDL
7 3 (0.45%) XHTML
8 2 (0.30%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 88 (13.31%) Data Centre
2 60 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.24%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.42%) Smart Meter
5 15 (2.27%) Blackberry
6 14 (2.12%) Clustering
7 13 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.66%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.66%) User Experience
9 9 (1.36%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.36%) Mathematics
9 9 (1.36%) Replication
9 9 (1.36%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
11 6 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (0.91%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.76%) e-Learning
12 5 (0.76%) EPoS
12 5 (0.76%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.02%) Windows
2 45 (6.81%) Unix
3 22 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.03%) Solaris
4 20 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 16 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.36%) Linux
8 5 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.61%) AIX
10 3 (0.45%) VMS
11 2 (0.30%) Android
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (19.97%) CRM
2 86 (13.01%) ITIL
3 81 (12.25%) Migration
4 79 (11.95%) Project Management
4 79 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 75 (11.35%) Change Management
6 65 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (7.11%) PRINCE2
8 42 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
9 40 (6.05%) Service Delivery
10 39 (5.90%) SDLC
11 38 (5.75%) Logistics
12 32 (4.84%) Business Analysis
13 31 (4.69%) ERP
14 29 (4.39%) Data Migration
15 28 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
16 27 (4.08%) Data Management
17 26 (3.93%) SOA
18 23 (3.48%) Service Management
19 22 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 73 (11.04%) SQL
2 19 (2.87%) Java
3 16 (2.42%) C#
4 12 (1.82%) ABAP
4 12 (1.82%) JavaScript
4 12 (1.82%) PowerShell
5 10 (1.51%) PHP
6 7 (1.06%) Python
6 7 (1.06%) VBA
7 6 (0.91%) T-SQL
7 6 (0.91%) VB
8 4 (0.61%) COBOL
8 4 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.45%) Ruby
10 2 (0.30%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.30%) Jython
10 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.15%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.15%) Tcl
11 1 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 47 (7.11%) Degree
2 46 (6.96%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.51%) CCNP
7 9 (1.36%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.06%) MCDST
8 7 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (0.91%) A+ Certification
9 6 (0.91%) MCP
9 6 (0.91%) MCSE
10 5 (0.76%) ACDT
10 5 (0.76%) ACHDS
10 5 (0.76%) ACTC
10 5 (0.76%) CCSA
10 5 (0.76%) CCSE
10 5 (0.76%) ISEB
10 5 (0.76%) MCSA
10 5 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.48%) SLA
2 17 (2.57%) QA
3 5 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.76%) FATCA
4 4 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (3.63%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.06%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.06%) vSphere
4 6 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.76%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.45%) NFS
6 3 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.30%) XenApp
8 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (0.76%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.61%) Backup Exec
3 4 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (0.61%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.61%) SCDPM
4 3 (0.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 3 (0.45%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.45%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.30%) Ansible
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.30%) Puppet
5 2 (0.30%) SCOM
6 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.15%) Nessus
6 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 120 (18.15%) Oracle
2 116 (17.55%) Microsoft
3 105 (15.89%) SAP
4 40 (6.05%) Cisco
5 37 (5.60%) EMC
6 27 (4.08%) HP
7 24 (3.63%) VMware
8 15 (2.27%) PeopleSoft
9 14 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (2.12%) Siebel
10 13 (1.97%) Citrix
11 11 (1.66%) Remedy
12 10 (1.51%) IBM
13 9 (1.36%) Apple
14 8 (1.21%) Fujitsu
15 7 (1.06%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.06%) Guidewire
15 7 (1.06%) Lotus
15 7 (1.06%) NetApp
15 7 (1.06%) Tableau
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