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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 301 223 290
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +67
Contract jobs citing Billing 326 448 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.88% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.59% 2.23% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 235 121
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.53% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Average hourly rate £11.63 £120.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.35% +630.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.63 £34.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-65.80% +106.06%

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
20541 20081 19000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.10% 39.65% 41.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12806 12224 11501
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 616 609
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £9.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -7.35%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -71 301 £400 -5.30% 79
London -50 112 £460 +2.22% 29
South East -34 109 £400 +3.89% 14
Berkshire -6 74 £400 +5.26% 9
City of London -4 20 £425 +9.67% 11
Hampshire -11 14 £218 -48.05% 2
West Midlands -49 14 £284 -31.62% 3
East of England +11 13 £425 -15.00% 11
East Midlands +9 12 £350 -3.44% 5
Surrey -3 12 £338 -14.28% 1
North West -21 12 £284 -28.03% 10
Northamptonshire 0 9 £350 -25.33% 1
Manchester -15 9 £294 -30.94% 2
South West -15 9 £255 -41.71% 3
Reading -3 8 £488 -2.50% 2
Maidenhead +14 6 £550 - 2
Basingstoke +3 6 £140 +7.69%
Slough +1 6 £381 - 1
Birmingham -27 6 £288 -28.12% 3
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £560 +148.88% 4
Bracknell -1 5 £408 +8.66%
Yorkshire -29 5 £474 -3.21% 3
North East - 5 £663 - 1
Ipswich +3 4 £425 -22.72%
Suffolk +2 4 £425 -22.72%
Dorset - 4 £255 - 3
East Sussex -2 3 £800 +236.84%
Cheshire -4 3 £225 -40.00% 6
Brighton -4 3 £800 +255.55%
Windsor -5 3 - -

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (29.99%) Finance
2 211 (29.84%) Telecoms
3 152 (21.50%) CRM
4 112 (15.84%) Oracle
5 111 (15.70%) Project Management
6 107 (15.13%) SAP
7 74 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
8 64 (9.05%) SQL
9 59 (8.35%) Migration
10 53 (7.50%) MS Excel
11 49 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (6.65%) Degree
13 46 (6.51%) PRINCE2
13 46 (6.51%) SAP IS-U
14 43 (6.08%) ITIL
14 43 (6.08%) Microsoft
15 39 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (5.23%) MS Office
17 36 (5.09%) Retail
18 35 (4.95%) 3G
19 33 (4.67%) MVNO
19 33 (4.67%) SQL Server
19 33 (4.67%) C#
19 33 (4.67%) Windows
19 33 (4.67%) HP
19 33 (4.67%) Broadband
19 33 (4.67%) Legal
20 32 (4.53%) User Acceptance Testing
20 32 (4.53%) QA
21 30 (4.24%) Security Cleared

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (2.26%) WebLogic
1 16 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.70%) Oracle Service Bus
4 11 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (1.27%) SAS
6 7 (0.99%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (0.71%) Lync
7 5 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.14%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.14%) CMS
9 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.14%) Apache
Applications
1 53 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 37 (5.23%) MS Office
3 18 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.98%) MS Project
5 13 (1.84%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) EViews
Business Applications
1 46 (6.51%) SAP IS-U
2 21 (2.97%) SAP SD
3 14 (1.98%) Documaker
4 12 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (1.70%) Oracle Utilities
5 11 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (1.41%) SAP CRM
6 10 (1.41%) Oracle BRM
6 10 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.99%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.71%) SAP FI-CA
10 5 (0.71%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.85%) SaaS
2 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.28%) IaaS
3 2 (0.28%) Force.com
3 2 (0.28%) PaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.95%) 3G
2 33 (4.67%) MVNO
2 33 (4.67%) Broadband
3 24 (3.39%) Internet
4 22 (3.11%) 4G
5 16 (2.26%) TCP/IP
5 16 (2.26%) SS7
5 16 (2.26%) SIGTRAN
6 15 (2.12%) GSM
7 14 (1.98%) HTTP
8 13 (1.84%) 2G
8 13 (1.84%) Wireless
8 13 (1.84%) HTTPS
9 12 (1.70%) WAN
10 11 (1.56%) RTP
10 11 (1.56%) LAN
11 10 (1.41%) SSL
12 9 (1.27%) LTE
13 8 (1.13%) VoIP
13 8 (1.13%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (2.83%) MS Access
4 19 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (2.40%) Oracle Database
5 17 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (2.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 12 (1.70%) Oracle BI EE
8 11 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
8 11 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 7 (0.99%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.85%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.71%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.57%) QlikView
14 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.42%) MySQL
15 2 (0.28%) Oracle Discoverer
15 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (2.55%) JIRA
2 5 (0.71%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.42%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.42%) PeopleTools
3 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.28%) Toad
4 2 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.14%) TestPartner
5 1 (0.14%) Xcode
5 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
General
1 212 (29.99%) Finance
2 211 (29.84%) Telecoms
3 36 (5.09%) Retail
4 33 (4.67%) Legal
5 30 (4.24%) Banking
6 28 (3.96%) Marketing
7 16 (2.26%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.13%) Advertising
8 8 (1.13%) Publishing
9 7 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.99%) Law
10 6 (0.85%) Back Office
11 5 (0.71%) Dutch Language
11 5 (0.71%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.57%) German Language
13 3 (0.42%) French Language
13 3 (0.42%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.42%) Games
Job Titles
1 129 (18.25%) Consultant
2 123 (17.40%) Analyst
3 78 (11.03%) Project Manager
4 72 (10.18%) Architect
5 56 (7.92%) Business Analyst
6 55 (7.78%) SAP Consultant
7 42 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
8 34 (4.81%) Designer
9 33 (4.67%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 29 (4.10%) Developer
11 22 (3.11%) Coordinator
12 19 (2.69%) Programme Manager
12 19 (2.69%) Test Analyst
12 19 (2.69%) Data Analyst
13 18 (2.55%) Senior Manager
14 17 (2.40%) Functional Consultant
14 17 (2.40%) Oracle Consultant
15 16 (2.26%) Billing Analyst
16 15 (2.12%) Solutions Designer
16 15 (2.12%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.82%) .NET
2 23 (3.25%) Web Services
3 19 (2.69%) Middleware
4 18 (2.55%) Oracle Fusion
5 11 (1.56%) WebCenter
5 11 (1.56%) Grails
5 11 (1.56%) EDI
6 10 (1.41%) JMS
6 10 (1.41%) JDBC
6 10 (1.41%) Hibernate
7 8 (1.13%) WCF
8 7 (0.99%) XML
9 5 (0.71%) Visualforce
9 5 (0.71%) HTML
10 4 (0.57%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.42%) EDIFACT
11 3 (0.42%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.28%) SOAP
12 2 (0.28%) J2EE
12 2 (0.28%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.26%) Computer Science
3 14 (1.98%) IVR
4 11 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.27%) User Experience
7 8 (1.13%) PMI
8 7 (0.99%) Smart Meter
9 5 (0.71%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.57%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.57%) Machine to Machine
10 4 (0.57%) FMCG
10 4 (0.57%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.57%) CMDB
11 3 (0.42%) TRADACOMS
11 3 (0.42%) Data Extraction
11 3 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.42%) GIS
11 3 (0.42%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.67%) Windows
2 18 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (2.55%) UNIX
3 17 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (2.40%) Windows XP
3 17 (2.40%) Windows Vista
4 4 (0.57%) Linux
4 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.28%) Windows CE
5 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.28%) Android
5 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.14%) webOS
6 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.14%) Debian
6 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (21.50%) CRM
2 111 (15.70%) Project Management
3 59 (8.35%) Migration
4 49 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (6.51%) PRINCE2
6 43 (6.08%) ITIL
7 39 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (4.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (3.96%) Change Management
10 25 (3.54%) Service Management
11 24 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (3.39%) Workflow
11 24 (3.39%) Data Migration
12 23 (3.25%) Business Analysis
12 23 (3.25%) ERP
12 23 (3.25%) SOA
13 22 (3.11%) Asset Management
14 21 (2.97%) Logistics
14 21 (2.97%) Validation
15 17 (2.40%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (9.05%) SQL
2 33 (4.67%) C#
3 29 (4.10%) Java
4 24 (3.39%) ABAP
5 21 (2.97%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.98%) C++
7 12 (1.70%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.56%) Bash Shell
9 10 (1.41%) Python
9 10 (1.41%) VBA
10 8 (1.13%) C
10 8 (1.13%) Jython
11 6 (0.85%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 5 (0.71%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.57%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.42%) PeopleCode
15 2 (0.28%) COBOL
15 2 (0.28%) PHP
15 2 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 47 (6.65%) Degree
2 30 (4.24%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.83%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.26%) VCP4
5 10 (1.41%) ISEB
5 10 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (1.27%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.85%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.57%) CCNP
11 3 (0.42%) CCNA
11 3 (0.42%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.14%) HP APS
13 1 (0.14%) CAPM
13 1 (0.14%) MOS
13 1 (0.14%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.14%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.53%) QA
2 17 (2.40%) SLA
3 11 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.28%) P3O
4 2 (0.28%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.14%) COBIT
5 1 (0.14%) GAAP
System Software
1 11 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.28%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.28%) Docker
3 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.14%) vSphere
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) LXC
4 1 (0.14%) Snort
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (4.10%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (0.57%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.42%) NSN NetAct
5 3 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.42%) OpenView
6 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.28%) Netcool
6 2 (0.28%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.28%) Puppet
7 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.14%) collectd
7 1 (0.14%) Ansible
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.14%) WSUS
7 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 112 (15.84%) Oracle
2 107 (15.13%) SAP
3 43 (6.08%) Microsoft
4 33 (4.67%) HP
5 29 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (3.25%) StreamServe
7 22 (3.11%) Remedy
8 16 (2.26%) Cisco
9 12 (1.70%) Siebel
9 12 (1.70%) PeopleSoft
10 9 (1.27%) IBM
11 7 (0.99%) Verint
12 6 (0.85%) Avaya
12 6 (0.85%) Huawei
13 5 (0.71%) Google
13 5 (0.71%) BMC
14 4 (0.57%) BT
14 4 (0.57%) Amdocs
14 4 (0.57%) Fujitsu
14 4 (0.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £100 - £175 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Thames Water
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Cititec
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £450 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £240 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
People Source
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Modis International - London
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
QA Limited
Rate: £235.88 per week
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
QA Limited
Rate: £229.88 - £307.12 per week
Posted: 20 days ago