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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Billing
Rank 359 360 279
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -81
Contract jobs citing Billing 335 321 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.57% 0.75%
As % of the General category 1.60% 1.46% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 182 213
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £356
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -37.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.27 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.70 £104.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -37.83%

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
20919 21950 21211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.43% 38.69% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13796 13554 13205
Average daily rate £450 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 546 572
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.58 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.69 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+15.46% -5.82%

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 1 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
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 1 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
(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 -4 292 £425 +6.25% 77
London -17 96 £450 +7.14% 29
South East -65 75 £450 +12.50% 15
Berkshire -20 53 £470 +17.50% 7
West Midlands +11 32 £350 +24.44% 7
North West +8 26 £425 +37.09% 13
Reading +7 24 £550 +49.15% 4
Scotland -5 22 £395 -34.16% 1
South West +19 17 £350 -12.50% 7
Yorkshire +4 15 £475 +15.64% 4
Hampshire +4 15 £448 +11.87% 1
Manchester +4 15 £450 +53.84% 5
West Yorkshire -1 14 £478 +16.25% 1
East of England +10 13 £425 +13.33% 1
Leeds +4 13 £480 +20.00% 1
City of London +37 12 £400 +6.66% 6
North East -20 11 £390 -42.22%
Coventry -1 9 £400 +45.45%
Birmingham +9 8 £575 +104.44% 1
Maidenhead +8 7 £550 -
Cheshire +1 7 £320 - 5
Edinburgh -3 7 £238 - 1
Durham - 7 £375 -
Hook +4 6 £413 +3.12%
Bristol - 6 £385 - 1
Hertfordshire +7 5 £419 +11.66% 1
Croydon -7 5 £175 -57.57%
Warrington -7 5 £320 - 2
Livingston - 5 £395 -
West Lothian - 5 £395 -

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 179 (25.11%) Finance
2 153 (21.46%) Telecoms
2 153 (21.46%) CRM
3 152 (21.32%) Oracle
4 108 (15.15%) SAP
5 93 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 90 (12.62%) Project Management
7 89 (12.48%) Data Centre
8 87 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
9 85 (11.92%) ITIL
10 84 (11.78%) SQL
11 76 (10.66%) Migration
12 75 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 61 (8.56%) Degree
14 58 (8.13%) Windows
15 57 (7.99%) Retail
16 56 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
17 55 (7.71%) Java
18 54 (7.57%) SQL Server
19 53 (7.43%) PRINCE2
20 52 (7.29%) SLA
21 44 (6.17%) Internet
22 42 (5.89%) Service Management
22 42 (5.89%) Change Management
23 40 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
24 39 (5.47%) MS Excel
25 38 (5.33%) .NET
25 38 (5.33%) MS Office
25 38 (5.33%) Management Information System
26 37 (5.19%) Service Delivery

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 18 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.38%) IBM Notes
3 12 (1.68%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (1.12%) IBM Domino
5 8 (1.12%) Node.js
5 8 (1.12%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.84%) CMS
6 6 (0.84%) JBoss
6 6 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.84%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 5 (0.70%) IIS
8 4 (0.56%) CICS
8 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 39 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 38 (5.33%) MS Office
3 13 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.98%) MS Project
5 7 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.84%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (4.21%) SAP IS-U
2 13 (1.82%) SAP FI
3 11 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (1.54%) SAP SD
4 10 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (1.12%) CSG Singleview
7 7 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.70%) Oracle Utilities
9 5 (0.70%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.56%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle FAH
11 3 (0.42%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.68%) IaaS
3 9 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.26%) SaaS
4 6 (0.84%) Office 365
4 6 (0.84%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Force.com
5 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.14%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.17%) Internet
2 21 (2.95%) Firewall
3 20 (2.81%) MVNO
4 18 (2.52%) 3G
5 17 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.96%) DNS
7 13 (1.82%) Broadband
7 13 (1.82%) WAN
8 12 (1.68%) DHCP
9 10 (1.40%) 4G
9 10 (1.40%) VPN
9 10 (1.40%) Wireless
10 9 (1.26%) LAN
10 9 (1.26%) Unified Communications
11 7 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (0.98%) Radio Access Network
12 6 (0.84%) MPLS
12 6 (0.84%) NAS
13 5 (0.70%) FTP
13 5 (0.70%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.10%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.40%) DB2
4 10 (1.40%) MySQL
4 10 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
6 6 (0.84%) DataStage
6 6 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.84%) SQL Anywhere
6 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.70%) Star Schema
8 4 (0.56%) OLAP
8 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.56%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.42%) MS Access
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (1.82%) JIRA
3 5 (0.70%) Hudson
3 5 (0.70%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.70%) Selenium
4 3 (0.42%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.42%) PowerBuilder
5 2 (0.28%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.28%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
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%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 179 (25.11%) Finance
2 153 (21.46%) Telecoms
3 57 (7.99%) Retail
4 29 (4.07%) Front Office
5 20 (2.81%) Banking
6 17 (2.38%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.24%) Law
8 15 (2.10%) Back Office
9 14 (1.96%) Legal
10 12 (1.68%) General Ledger
11 10 (1.40%) Marketing
12 7 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.70%) Military
14 3 (0.42%) French Language
14 3 (0.42%) Local Government
14 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.28%) Advertising
15 2 (0.28%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 150 (21.04%) Analyst
2 117 (16.41%) Architect
3 115 (16.13%) Consultant
4 82 (11.50%) Project Manager
5 57 (7.99%) Business Analyst
6 55 (7.71%) Solutions Architect
7 38 (5.33%) SAP Consultant
8 36 (5.05%) Developer
9 30 (4.21%) Oracle Consultant
10 26 (3.65%) Incident Manager
11 22 (3.09%) Service Analyst
12 21 (2.95%) BSS Architect
12 21 (2.95%) Financial Analyst
12 21 (2.95%) SAP ISU Consultant
12 21 (2.95%) Support Analyst
12 21 (2.95%) Test Analyst
13 18 (2.52%) Designer
13 18 (2.52%) Solutions Designer
14 17 (2.38%) Support Engineer
15 16 (2.24%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.33%) .NET
2 22 (3.09%) Web Services
3 18 (2.52%) XML
4 14 (1.96%) HTML
5 11 (1.54%) REST
6 8 (1.12%) RESTful
6 8 (1.12%) SOAP
7 7 (0.98%) AngularJS
7 7 (0.98%) BAPI
8 6 (0.84%) CSS
8 6 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (0.70%) jQuery
9 5 (0.70%) Middleware
9 5 (0.70%) SAP Smart Forms
10 4 (0.56%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.56%) EDI
10 4 (0.56%) Velocity
11 3 (0.42%) COM
12 2 (0.28%) JMS
12 2 (0.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 89 (12.48%) Data Centre
2 56 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.37%) Smart Meter
5 21 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.96%) Over-the-Top Content
7 13 (1.82%) Blackberry
7 13 (1.82%) DTV
8 12 (1.68%) CMDB
9 11 (1.54%) PMI
9 11 (1.54%) User Experience
10 8 (1.12%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.12%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.84%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.84%) Clustering
12 6 (0.84%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.84%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.84%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (8.13%) Windows
2 35 (4.91%) Unix
3 24 (3.37%) Linux
4 22 (3.09%) Solaris
4 22 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.54%) Windows XP
7 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.98%) Windows 2000
9 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.98%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.84%) AIX
11 5 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.14%) SUSE
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (21.46%) CRM
2 90 (12.62%) Project Management
3 87 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (11.92%) ITIL
5 76 (10.66%) Migration
6 75 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (7.43%) PRINCE2
8 42 (5.89%) Change Management
8 42 (5.89%) Service Management
9 40 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (5.19%) Service Delivery
11 36 (5.05%) SDLC
12 31 (4.35%) Business Analysis
12 31 (4.35%) Incident Management
12 31 (4.35%) TOGAF
13 27 (3.79%) SOA
13 27 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (3.65%) Data Migration
15 25 (3.51%) Logistics
16 24 (3.37%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 84 (11.78%) SQL
2 55 (7.71%) Java
3 27 (3.79%) PL/SQL
4 19 (2.66%) C#
5 14 (1.96%) ABAP
5 14 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 13 (1.82%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.26%) C
7 9 (1.26%) Python
8 6 (0.84%) PHP
8 6 (0.84%) T-SQL
8 6 (0.84%) VB
9 5 (0.70%) VBA
10 4 (0.56%) COBOL
11 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.42%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.28%) Jython
12 2 (0.28%) R
12 2 (0.28%) VB6
12 2 (0.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 61 (8.56%) Degree
2 25 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.68%) PMI Certification
5 10 (1.40%) ISEB
5 10 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (1.26%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (0.84%) CCNP
8 6 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.70%) CCSA
9 5 (0.70%) CCSE
10 4 (0.56%) APMP
10 4 (0.56%) PMP
11 3 (0.42%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.42%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.42%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.29%) SLA
2 24 (3.37%) QA
3 13 (1.82%) FATCA
4 11 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.40%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.70%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.14%) P3O
9 1 (0.14%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 27 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.84%) KVM
3 6 (0.84%) vSphere
3 6 (0.84%) XenServer
4 5 (0.70%) ProxySG
4 5 (0.70%) VMware Server
5 4 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.56%) XenApp
6 2 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.28%) UAG
6 2 (0.28%) vCloud
7 1 (0.14%) Firmware
7 1 (0.14%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 21 (2.95%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.84%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 6 (0.84%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (0.70%) FortiGate
4 4 (0.56%) SCCM
5 3 (0.42%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.28%) SCOM
6 2 (0.28%) vRealize
7 1 (0.14%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.14%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 152 (21.32%) Oracle
2 108 (15.15%) SAP
3 93 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 26 (3.65%) Citrix
5 23 (3.23%) Cisco
6 22 (3.09%) HP
7 21 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (2.95%) VMware
8 18 (2.52%) EMC
9 17 (2.38%) Lotus
10 16 (2.24%) hybris
10 16 (2.24%) IBM
10 16 (2.24%) Siebel
11 11 (1.54%) NetCracker
12 10 (1.40%) Adobe
13 9 (1.26%) Apple
14 8 (1.12%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.12%) Huawei
15 7 (0.98%) Ericsson
16 6 (0.84%) Red Hat
London OR Reading
InfoURGE Technologies
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £17,000 - £18,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Rate: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 25 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £2600.00 - £2900.00 per month
Posted: 26 days ago