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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Billing
Rank 372 328 316
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -12
Contract jobs citing Billing 268 380 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.69% 0.66%
As % of the General category 1.51% 1.76% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 214 179
Median daily rate £413 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £435 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.04% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.48 £16.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.42% -18.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.48 -
% change year-on-year
+48.42% -

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
17711 21549 22257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.81% 38.93% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11728 13626 14183
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
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 420 576 517
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £47.63 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +14.00%

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 3 December 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
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 3 December 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 -83 235 £425 -5.55% 54
South East -2 78 £400 -5.88% 15
London -42 73 £500 +11.11% 14
Berkshire -1 42 £400 -11.11% 8
Hampshire +22 30 £398 -11.66% 1
Yorkshire +41 25 £380 -20.00% 2
Reading +14 22 £444 +4.41% 2
Leeds +33 21 £390 +4.69% 2
West Yorkshire +30 21 £390 +4.69% 2
Scotland +24 15 £350 -17.64% 2
North West +9 14 £544 +8.75% 3
East of England +20 13 £438 +28.67% 6
City of London -12 11 £538 -2.27% 2
Basingstoke +9 10 £250 -43.18%
South West -13 10 £313 -28.57% 6
Glasgow +13 9 £463 +8.82% 1
Hook +5 8 £400 -
North East -64 8 £313 -40.47%
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £400 -
Manchester +7 7 £550 +22.22%
West Midlands -18 7 £300 -25.00% 6
West Lothian - 5 £325 -
Livingston - 5 £325 -
Slough +8 4 £473 - 1
South Yorkshire -4 4 £200 -60.00%
Bristol -5 4 £300 +9.09% 1
Sheffield -7 4 £200 -60.00%
Durham -13 4 £425 -17.07%
Huntingdon - 4 - -
Bedfordshire +6 3 £500 - 3

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 154 (27.55%) Finance
2 118 (21.11%) Telecoms
3 117 (20.93%) CRM
4 92 (16.46%) SAP
5 75 (13.42%) Microsoft
6 69 (12.34%) Oracle
7 67 (11.99%) Project Management
7 67 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (11.27%) Data Centre
9 55 (9.84%) MS Excel
10 53 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
11 52 (9.30%) SQL
12 51 (9.12%) Migration
13 50 (8.94%) ITIL
14 46 (8.23%) Degree
15 45 (8.05%) PRINCE2
16 40 (7.16%) Change Management
17 37 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
17 37 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
18 34 (6.08%) Windows
19 32 (5.72%) MS Office
20 31 (5.55%) Middleware
20 31 (5.55%) Business Analysis
21 30 (5.37%) Management Information System
21 30 (5.37%) Salesforce.com
21 30 (5.37%) SQL Server
22 29 (5.19%) Cisco
22 29 (5.19%) ERP
22 29 (5.19%) Marketing
23 27 (4.83%) SAP IS-U

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 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.04%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (1.79%) CMS
5 9 (1.61%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.72%) SAS
10 3 (0.54%) Documentum
10 3 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.54%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.36%) Apache
11 2 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.72%) MS Office
3 26 (4.65%) MS Project
4 21 (3.76%) MS Visio
5 18 (3.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 27 (4.83%) SAP IS-U
2 12 (2.15%) SAP SD
3 11 (1.97%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (1.25%) CSG Singleview
6 7 (1.25%) Oracle Assets
6 7 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (1.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (1.07%) Maximo
7 6 (1.07%) SAP CRM
7 6 (1.07%) Unit4 Business World
8 5 (0.89%) BigMachines
8 5 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.54%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.54%) SAP FI-CA
9 3 (0.54%) SAP FS
9 3 (0.54%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.25%) SaaS
5 6 (1.07%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (1.07%) SoftLayer
6 4 (0.72%) IaaS
7 3 (0.54%) HP Helion
7 3 (0.54%) PaaS
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.58%) Internet
2 19 (3.40%) TCP/IP
3 18 (3.22%) DNS
4 16 (2.86%) Firewall
5 11 (1.97%) DHCP
5 11 (1.97%) SAN
6 10 (1.79%) VPN
7 9 (1.61%) VLAN
8 8 (1.43%) Intranet
9 6 (1.07%) 3G
9 6 (1.07%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.07%) Extranet
9 6 (1.07%) LAN
9 6 (1.07%) MPLS
9 6 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.89%) Broadband
10 5 (0.89%) FTP
10 5 (0.89%) HTTP
10 5 (0.89%) LDAP
10 5 (0.89%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.97%) MySQL
5 10 (1.79%) DB2
5 10 (1.79%) RDBMS
6 9 (1.61%) IBM InfoSphere
6 9 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.43%) Big Data
7 8 (1.43%) SAP HANA
7 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.07%) Pentaho
9 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.54%) MS Access
11 3 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.36%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (2.68%) JIRA
2 8 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.43%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.89%) Subversion
4 4 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.54%) LSMW
5 3 (0.54%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.36%) Ant
6 2 (0.36%) Gitweb
6 2 (0.36%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.36%) Maven
7 1 (0.18%) CaliberRM
7 1 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.18%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.18%) Toad
7 1 (0.18%) VersionOne
General
1 154 (27.55%) Finance
2 118 (21.11%) Telecoms
3 29 (5.19%) Marketing
4 24 (4.29%) Banking
5 18 (3.22%) Law
5 18 (3.22%) Legal
6 17 (3.04%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.50%) Retail
8 10 (1.79%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.07%) Automotive
9 6 (1.07%) Publishing
10 5 (0.89%) Back Office
10 5 (0.89%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.72%) Advertising
11 4 (0.72%) Electronics
12 3 (0.54%) Front Office
13 2 (0.36%) French Language
13 2 (0.36%) German Language
14 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 126 (22.54%) Analyst
2 79 (14.13%) Consultant
3 77 (13.77%) Project Manager
4 65 (11.63%) Architect
5 54 (9.66%) Business Analyst
6 42 (7.51%) Solutions Architect
7 39 (6.98%) SAP Consultant
8 37 (6.62%) Designer
9 32 (5.72%) Developer
10 22 (3.94%) Solutions Designer
11 20 (3.58%) SAP ISU Consultant
12 19 (3.40%) Billing Analyst
13 16 (2.86%) BSS Architect
14 15 (2.68%) Billing Consultant
14 15 (2.68%) Billing Project Manager
14 15 (2.68%) Coordinator
14 15 (2.68%) Oracle Consultant
15 14 (2.50%) Billing Support
15 14 (2.50%) IT Manager
15 14 (2.50%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.55%) Middleware
2 25 (4.47%) .NET
3 20 (3.58%) Oracle Fusion
4 10 (1.79%) XML
5 9 (1.61%) CSS
6 8 (1.43%) EDI
7 7 (1.25%) HTML
7 7 (1.25%) Web Services
8 6 (1.07%) SOAP
8 6 (1.07%) Visualforce
9 5 (0.89%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.89%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.72%) Entity Framework
10 4 (0.72%) jQuery
10 4 (0.72%) REST
10 4 (0.72%) RESTful
11 3 (0.54%) Ajax
11 3 (0.54%) WSDL
11 3 (0.54%) XHTML
12 2 (0.36%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.27%) Data Centre
2 53 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.37%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.68%) User Experience
5 12 (2.15%) Virtual Team
6 9 (1.61%) Blackberry
6 9 (1.61%) PDA
7 8 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.25%) e-Learning
8 7 (1.25%) Mobile Payment
8 7 (1.25%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.07%) IPTV
9 6 (1.07%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.07%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.89%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.89%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.89%) Over-the-Top Content
11 4 (0.72%) NHS
11 4 (0.72%) STB
Operating Systems
1 34 (6.08%) Windows
2 25 (4.47%) Unix
3 20 (3.58%) Windows 7
4 11 (1.97%) Linux
5 8 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.72%) Android
9 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.54%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.36%) Solaris
10 2 (0.36%) VMS
11 1 (0.18%) CentOS
11 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (20.93%) CRM
2 67 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (11.99%) Project Management
3 51 (9.12%) Migration
4 50 (8.94%) ITIL
5 45 (8.05%) PRINCE2
6 40 (7.16%) Change Management
7 37 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
7 37 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (5.55%) Business Analysis
9 29 (5.19%) ERP
10 26 (4.65%) SOA
11 25 (4.47%) Matrix Organization
11 25 (4.47%) SDLC
11 25 (4.47%) Workflow
12 24 (4.29%) Incident Management
13 22 (3.94%) Supplier Management
14 21 (3.76%) Data Migration
15 19 (3.40%) Risk Management
15 19 (3.40%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 52 (9.30%) SQL
2 17 (3.04%) Java
3 16 (2.86%) ABAP
4 13 (2.33%) C#
5 12 (2.15%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.79%) PHP
7 9 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.43%) C
8 8 (1.43%) Python
9 6 (1.07%) Apex Code
9 6 (1.07%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.07%) VBA
10 5 (0.89%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.72%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.54%) Ruby
12 3 (0.54%) VB
13 2 (0.36%) Jython
13 2 (0.36%) VB6
14 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (8.23%) Degree
2 20 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 13 (2.33%) MCDST
5 11 (1.97%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.25%) CCNP
8 6 (1.07%) CCNA
8 6 (1.07%) ISEB
9 5 (0.89%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.72%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.54%) ACDT
11 3 (0.54%) ACHDS
11 3 (0.54%) ACTC
11 3 (0.54%) CCIP
11 3 (0.54%) JNCIA
11 3 (0.54%) MCP
11 3 (0.54%) MCSM
11 3 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.29%) SLA
2 14 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.33%) QA
4 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) Docker
5 2 (0.36%) NFS
5 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.43%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.89%) Amdocs OSS
3 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.72%) Netcool
4 3 (0.54%) Ansible
4 3 (0.54%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 3 (0.54%) Nagios
4 3 (0.54%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.36%) Puppet
6 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.18%) Marathon
6 1 (0.18%) Mesos
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.18%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 92 (16.46%) SAP
2 75 (13.42%) Microsoft
3 69 (12.34%) Oracle
4 30 (5.37%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (5.19%) Cisco
6 22 (3.94%) IBM
7 19 (3.40%) VMware
8 17 (3.04%) HP
9 12 (2.15%) EMC
10 11 (1.97%) Remedy
11 9 (1.61%) Huawei
11 9 (1.61%) NetCracker
11 9 (1.61%) Siebel
12 8 (1.43%) Ericsson
12 8 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
13 7 (1.25%) Guidewire
14 6 (1.07%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.07%) Comptel
14 6 (1.07%) Greenplum
14 6 (1.07%) Tableau
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