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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Billing
Rank 343 338 291
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -47
Contract jobs citing Billing 346 322 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.59% 0.70%
As % of the General category 1.75% 1.52% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 186 187
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £378 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.64% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £10.34 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.00 £15.75 £111.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%

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
19800 21174 20736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.98% 39.11% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13155 13258 13077
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 536 571
Median hourly rate £22.52 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.08% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £10.44 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -10 284 £409 +2.18% 86
London -32 83 £431 +7.81% 35
South East -56 59 £425 +9.32% 17
Berkshire -32 38 £450 +12.50% 3
Scotland +17 33 £383 -36.25% 4
West Midlands +18 30 £363 +33.02% 6
South West +9 27 £385 -9.41% 6
North West +7 22 £450 +12.50% 11
Yorkshire +16 20 £400 -1.53% 3
North East -33 20 £350 -48.14% 1
West Yorkshire +8 18 £413 +302.43% 2
Hampshire +11 16 £425 +6.25% 7
Manchester +7 15 £450 +12.50% 5
East of England +5 15 £425 +13.33% 2
Reading -3 14 £450 +28.57% 1
City of London +28 12 £400 +6.66% 4
Leeds -6 12 £500 +387.80% 2
Durham - 11 £375 -
Coventry -1 9 £400 +48.14%
Edinburgh -1 8 £238 - 2
Hook +10 7 £400 - 1
Birmingham +6 7 £588 +113.63% 2
Bristol +3 7 £368 +4.70% 2
Hertfordshire 0 7 £413 +10.00%
Wiltshire -10 7 £513 +28.12% 2
Tyne and Wear - 7 £250 -
Livingston - 7 £395 -
West Lothian - 7 £395 -
Somerset +17 6 £551 +29.52%
Aberdeen +10 6 - -

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 187 (25.83%) Finance
2 153 (21.13%) CRM
3 143 (19.75%) Oracle
4 137 (18.92%) Telecoms
5 120 (16.57%) SAP
6 109 (15.06%) Microsoft
7 102 (14.09%) Data Centre
8 99 (13.67%) ITIL
9 91 (12.57%) Project Management
10 85 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 79 (10.91%) SQL
12 76 (10.50%) Migration
13 75 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
14 61 (8.43%) Windows
15 57 (7.87%) SQL Server
16 54 (7.46%) Degree
17 53 (7.32%) Change Management
18 52 (7.18%) Service Delivery
18 52 (7.18%) SLA
19 51 (7.04%) Retail
19 51 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
20 45 (6.22%) Service Management
20 45 (6.22%) MS Excel
21 43 (5.94%) Java
22 40 (5.52%) Internet
23 39 (5.39%) MS Office
23 39 (5.39%) PRINCE2
23 39 (5.39%) Security Cleared
24 37 (5.11%) SAP IS-U
24 37 (5.11%) SDLC

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 19 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.35%) IBM Notes
3 13 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (1.66%) Skype for Business
4 12 (1.66%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.10%) IBM Domino
6 6 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.83%) CMS
6 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (0.83%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 5 (0.69%) IIS
8 4 (0.55%) CICS
8 4 (0.55%) Node.js
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 45 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.39%) MS Office
3 13 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.97%) MS Project
5 7 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.83%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 37 (5.11%) SAP IS-U
2 17 (2.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (2.35%) SAP SD
3 13 (1.80%) SAP CRM
3 13 (1.80%) SAP FI
4 11 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (1.38%) Oracle Assets
6 9 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.97%) Changepoint
8 7 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.69%) CSG Singleview
10 5 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
11 4 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.55%) Oracle Utilities
11 4 (0.55%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
12 3 (0.41%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.80%) IaaS
3 10 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.10%) Office 365
6 7 (0.97%) SaaS
7 6 (0.83%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.14%) Force.com
8 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.14%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.52%) Internet
2 24 (3.31%) Firewall
3 18 (2.49%) 3G
4 17 (2.35%) TCP/IP
5 16 (2.21%) MVNO
5 16 (2.21%) WAN
6 15 (2.07%) DNS
7 13 (1.80%) Broadband
8 12 (1.66%) DHCP
9 10 (1.38%) LAN
9 10 (1.38%) Wireless
10 9 (1.24%) 4G
10 9 (1.24%) NAS
10 9 (1.24%) VPN
11 8 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.10%) MPLS
12 7 (0.97%) Radio Access Network
13 6 (0.83%) SAN
13 6 (0.83%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 12 (1.66%) DB2
5 8 (1.10%) MySQL
5 8 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (0.97%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.83%) DataStage
7 6 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
7 6 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.83%) SQL Anywhere
8 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.69%) Star Schema
9 4 (0.55%) OLAP
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.55%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.38%) JIRA
3 5 (0.69%) Selenium
4 3 (0.41%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.41%) PowerBuilder
5 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.28%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.28%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.28%) Ranorex
5 2 (0.28%) Subversion
5 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.14%) Hudson
6 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 187 (25.83%) Finance
2 137 (18.92%) Telecoms
3 51 (7.04%) Retail
4 25 (3.45%) Front Office
5 19 (2.62%) Banking
5 19 (2.62%) Law
6 16 (2.21%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.21%) Legal
7 14 (1.93%) Back Office
8 11 (1.52%) Marketing
9 10 (1.38%) General Ledger
9 10 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.97%) Military
12 4 (0.55%) French Language
13 3 (0.41%) Automotive
13 3 (0.41%) Local Government
13 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.28%) Advertising
14 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 161 (22.24%) Analyst
2 133 (18.37%) Consultant
3 105 (14.50%) Architect
4 77 (10.64%) Project Manager
5 56 (7.73%) Business Analyst
6 49 (6.77%) SAP Consultant
7 48 (6.63%) Solutions Architect
8 35 (4.83%) Oracle Consultant
9 29 (4.01%) Developer
9 29 (4.01%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 27 (3.73%) Support Analyst
11 23 (3.18%) Billing Analyst
11 23 (3.18%) Incident Manager
12 22 (3.04%) Functional Consultant
13 21 (2.90%) Service Analyst
14 20 (2.76%) Billing Consultant
14 20 (2.76%) Designer
14 20 (2.76%) Test Analyst
15 19 (2.62%) Administrator
15 19 (2.62%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.97%) .NET
2 17 (2.35%) Web Services
2 17 (2.35%) XML
3 12 (1.66%) REST
4 10 (1.38%) HTML
5 9 (1.24%) EDI
6 8 (1.10%) CSS
6 8 (1.10%) SOAP
7 7 (0.97%) BAPI
8 5 (0.69%) SAP Smart Forms
9 4 (0.55%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.55%) Middleware
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.55%) RESTful
10 3 (0.41%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.41%) COM
10 3 (0.41%) Django
10 3 (0.41%) jQuery
11 2 (0.28%) JMS
11 2 (0.28%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (14.09%) Data Centre
2 51 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.11%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.90%) Smart Meter
5 18 (2.49%) Blackberry
6 15 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.66%) Clustering
7 12 (1.66%) CMDB
7 12 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.52%) User Experience
9 10 (1.38%) Mathematics
9 10 (1.38%) Over-the-Top Content
10 9 (1.24%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.24%) DTV
11 8 (1.10%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.10%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.97%) Smartphone
13 6 (0.83%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 61 (8.43%) Windows
2 35 (4.83%) Unix
3 26 (3.59%) Solaris
4 24 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.49%) Linux
6 15 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.93%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.52%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.97%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.97%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.83%) AIX
13 5 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.28%) Android
15 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (21.13%) CRM
2 99 (13.67%) ITIL
3 91 (12.57%) Project Management
4 85 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 76 (10.50%) Migration
6 75 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (7.32%) Change Management
8 52 (7.18%) Service Delivery
9 45 (6.22%) Service Management
10 39 (5.39%) PRINCE2
11 37 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
11 37 (5.11%) SDLC
12 35 (4.83%) Logistics
13 32 (4.42%) User Acceptance Testing
14 31 (4.28%) Incident Management
15 29 (4.01%) TOGAF
16 28 (3.87%) ERP
17 26 (3.59%) Business Analysis
17 26 (3.59%) Data Migration
17 26 (3.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 79 (10.91%) SQL
2 43 (5.94%) Java
3 21 (2.90%) PL/SQL
4 17 (2.35%) C#
5 14 (1.93%) ABAP
6 12 (1.66%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.52%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.10%) VB
9 7 (0.97%) C
10 6 (0.83%) PHP
10 6 (0.83%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.69%) Python
11 5 (0.69%) VBA
12 4 (0.55%) COBOL
13 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.28%) VB6
13 2 (0.28%) XPath
14 1 (0.14%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.14%) AspectJ
14 1 (0.14%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 54 (7.46%) Degree
2 39 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.04%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.24%) ISEB
5 9 (1.24%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.10%) CCNP
6 8 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.69%) CCSA
8 5 (0.69%) CCSE
9 4 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.41%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.41%) HND
10 3 (0.41%) JNCIS
10 3 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.18%) SLA
2 20 (2.76%) QA
3 12 (1.66%) FATCA
4 10 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.24%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 30 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.97%) vSphere
4 6 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.83%) KVM
4 6 (0.83%) XenServer
5 5 (0.69%) ProxySG
5 5 (0.69%) VMware Server
6 4 (0.55%) XenApp
7 2 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.28%) Firmware
7 2 (0.28%) UAG
7 2 (0.28%) vCloud
8 1 (0.14%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.14%) NFS
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.83%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 6 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (0.69%) FortiGate
3 5 (0.69%) SCCM
4 4 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.41%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.28%) SCOM
6 2 (0.28%) vRealize
7 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.14%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.14%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 143 (19.75%) Oracle
2 120 (16.57%) SAP
3 109 (15.06%) Microsoft
4 27 (3.73%) Citrix
5 26 (3.59%) Cisco
6 24 (3.31%) EMC
6 24 (3.31%) HP
6 24 (3.31%) VMware
7 19 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (2.35%) Lotus
9 16 (2.21%) hybris
10 14 (1.93%) Siebel
11 13 (1.80%) IBM
12 11 (1.52%) NetCracker
13 9 (1.24%) Apple
14 8 (1.10%) Adobe
14 8 (1.10%) CheckPoint
15 7 (0.97%) Dell
15 7 (0.97%) Huawei
15 7 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + expenses
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £424 - £466 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
The People Network
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
The People Network
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Canterbury, Kent
Vadis People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Southern Lights Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £267 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Proteus Europe
Rate: £34 per hour + None
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £150 - £190 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago