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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 289 263 222
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -41
Contract jobs citing Billing 398 387 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.73% 0.87%
As % of the General category 1.78% 1.73% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 207 247
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £212 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £44.99 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.20% +172.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £11.34 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.40 £67.25 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £43.74 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-74.84% +173.34%

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
22389 22353 25965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.74% 42.41% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13568 13909 15341
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 583 758
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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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 -7 364 £400 -0.62% 79
South East +38 151 £350 - 13
London -20 128 £463 +8.82% 42
Berkshire +22 86 £400 - 8
City of London -10 33 £440 +3.52% 11
Surrey +19 26 £290 -7.20% 1
Hampshire -2 22 £330 -1.78% 2
Reading +5 17 £425 +6.25% 1
North West -9 14 £388 +72.22% 5
West Midlands -14 14 £435 +6.09% 3
East of England -21 12 £408 -6.85% 7
Birmingham +1 10 £443 -0.56% 1
Scotland -8 10 £400 +0.62% 3
Staines +9 9 £279 -
Newbury +6 9 £400 -13.51% 1
East Midlands -4 9 £525 +64.06% 3
Hertfordshire -18 9 £341 - 4
South West -26 7 £300 -14.28% 4
Slough - 7 £338 -
Bracknell +4 6 £350 +78.57% 1
Bristol -11 6 - - 3
Merseyside - 6 - - 1
Oxfordshire -1 5 £320 +60.00%
Middlesex +4 4 - -
Yorkshire +1 4 £505 +6.93% 1
Derbyshire -2 3 £525 +64.06% 1
Edinburgh -4 3 £380 -12.64% 2
Cheshire -5 3 £388 +72.22% 2
Warrington -9 3 £388 +63.15% 2
Manchester -15 3 £480 +242.85% 2

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 238 (29.46%) Finance
2 200 (24.75%) Telecoms
3 188 (23.27%) CRM
4 151 (18.69%) SAP
5 142 (17.57%) Oracle
6 106 (13.12%) Project Management
7 87 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
8 82 (10.15%) SQL
9 60 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
10 58 (7.18%) Migration
10 58 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 57 (7.05%) Degree
12 55 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
13 54 (6.68%) Business Analysis
14 53 (6.56%) Middleware
15 52 (6.44%) SOA
16 49 (6.06%) MS Excel
17 47 (5.82%) Revenue Management
18 44 (5.45%) Use Case
19 43 (5.32%) General Ledger
20 42 (5.20%) Microsoft
21 40 (4.95%) Siebel
22 39 (4.83%) Marketing
22 39 (4.83%) SAP IS-U
23 38 (4.70%) Security Cleared
23 38 (4.70%) SQL Server
24 37 (4.58%) PRINCE2
25 36 (4.46%) ITIL
25 36 (4.46%) MS Office
26 35 (4.33%) WebLogic

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 35 (4.33%) WebLogic
2 31 (3.84%) WebLogic Portal
3 26 (3.22%) Oracle Service Bus
4 22 (2.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 18 (2.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 14 (1.73%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.99%) Apache
8 7 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.50%) Lync
10 4 (0.50%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.25%) IIS
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.12%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.12%) CMS
13 1 (0.12%) Apache ServiceMix
13 1 (0.12%) Tuxedo
13 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 49 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 36 (4.46%) MS Office
3 33 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (3.09%) MS Project
5 23 (2.85%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (1.61%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.74%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 39 (4.83%) SAP IS-U
2 35 (4.33%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (3.47%) Oracle BPM
4 21 (2.60%) Documaker
5 20 (2.48%) SAP CRM
6 19 (2.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 19 (2.35%) Oracle Receivables
7 18 (2.23%) CSG Singleview
8 16 (1.98%) Oracle FAH
9 15 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 14 (1.73%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 14 (1.73%) SAP SD
11 13 (1.61%) Oracle General Ledger
11 13 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
12 12 (1.49%) SAP FI-CA
13 11 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
14 10 (1.24%) SAP FI
15 7 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
15 7 (0.87%) SAP CS
15 7 (0.87%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.24%) Force.com
2 8 (0.99%) SaaS
3 7 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.50%) PaaS
5 4 (0.50%) IaaS
6 2 (0.25%) Office 365
6 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.08%) Internet
2 29 (3.59%) Broadband
3 27 (3.34%) 3G
4 26 (3.22%) HTTP
5 23 (2.85%) HTTPS
5 23 (2.85%) LTE
6 21 (2.60%) SSL
7 16 (1.98%) 4G
7 16 (1.98%) MVNO
8 14 (1.73%) WAN
9 12 (1.49%) UMTS
9 12 (1.49%) LAN
9 12 (1.49%) Radio Access Network
10 9 (1.11%) Firewall
11 8 (0.99%) Wireshark
11 8 (0.99%) 3GPP
11 8 (0.99%) SAN
12 7 (0.87%) RTP
12 7 (0.87%) GSM
12 7 (0.87%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.84%) Oracle Database
3 27 (3.34%) Oracle ODI
4 26 (3.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 26 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (3.09%) Oracle BI EE
6 23 (2.85%) Relational Database
7 21 (2.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 17 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.11%) SAP BW
12 7 (0.87%) Essbase
12 7 (0.87%) MS Access
12 7 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.74%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.62%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 27 (3.34%) JIRA
2 10 (1.24%) TestDirector
3 6 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.50%) StarTeam
5 3 (0.37%) Behat
5 3 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.25%) Selenium
6 2 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.25%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.25%) Subversion
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.12%) LSMW
7 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.12%) Toad
7 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 238 (29.46%) Finance
2 200 (24.75%) Telecoms
3 43 (5.32%) General Ledger
4 39 (4.83%) Marketing
5 35 (4.33%) Retail
6 27 (3.34%) Banking
7 25 (3.09%) Back Office
8 19 (2.35%) Legal
9 12 (1.49%) Advertising
9 12 (1.49%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.24%) Publishing
11 8 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.62%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.62%) French Language
14 4 (0.50%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.50%) Law
15 3 (0.37%) Front Office
16 2 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 188 (23.27%) Analyst
2 122 (15.10%) Consultant
3 115 (14.23%) Business Analyst
4 106 (13.12%) Project Manager
5 100 (12.38%) Architect
6 70 (8.66%) Solutions Architect
7 53 (6.56%) SAP Consultant
8 45 (5.57%) Developer
9 33 (4.08%) Oracle Consultant
10 30 (3.71%) Designer
11 21 (2.60%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 21 (2.60%) Tester
12 19 (2.35%) Test Analyst
13 18 (2.23%) BSS Architect
14 17 (2.10%) Solutions Designer
15 16 (1.98%) Functional Consultant
15 16 (1.98%) Enterprise Architect
16 15 (1.86%) PeopleSoft Consultant
16 15 (1.86%) Functional Analyst
17 14 (1.73%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.56%) Middleware
2 32 (3.96%) Oracle Fusion
3 29 (3.59%) WebCenter
4 27 (3.34%) JMS
5 23 (2.85%) .NET
6 22 (2.72%) JDBC
7 14 (1.73%) Web Services
8 10 (1.24%) XML
8 10 (1.24%) SOAP
8 10 (1.24%) REST
9 9 (1.11%) Visualforce
10 8 (0.99%) HTML
11 7 (0.87%) SAP Basis
11 7 (0.87%) jQuery
12 6 (0.74%) SAP PI
12 6 (0.74%) MSMQ
12 6 (0.74%) Ajax
12 6 (0.74%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.74%) CSS
13 5 (0.62%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 87 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 11 (1.36%) Hedge funds
3 11 (1.36%) Management Information System
3 11 (1.36%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.24%) Smart Meter
5 6 (0.74%) Data Conversion
5 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.62%) User Experience
6 5 (0.62%) FMCG
6 5 (0.62%) IVR
7 3 (0.37%) STB
7 3 (0.37%) PMI
7 3 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.37%) DTV
7 3 (0.37%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.37%) CMDB
7 3 (0.37%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.25%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.25%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 24 (2.97%) UNIX
2 21 (2.60%) Windows
3 14 (1.73%) Linux
4 5 (0.62%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.25%) Android
6 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.12%) bada
7 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.12%) CentOS
7 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.12%) VMS
7 1 (0.12%) zOS
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.12%) Debian
7 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (23.27%) CRM
2 106 (13.12%) Project Management
3 60 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
4 58 (7.18%) Migration
4 58 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (6.68%) Business Analysis
7 52 (6.44%) SOA
8 47 (5.82%) Revenue Management
9 44 (5.45%) Use Case
10 37 (4.58%) PRINCE2
11 36 (4.46%) ITIL
12 32 (3.96%) Change Management
13 31 (3.84%) ERP
13 31 (3.84%) User Acceptance Testing
14 30 (3.71%) Data Modelling
14 30 (3.71%) Content Management
15 29 (3.59%) Data Migration
16 28 (3.47%) B2B
17 27 (3.34%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 82 (10.15%) SQL
2 31 (3.84%) Python
3 29 (3.59%) Java
4 27 (3.34%) PL/SQL
5 25 (3.09%) Jython
5 25 (3.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 22 (2.72%) Bash Shell
7 13 (1.61%) VBA
7 13 (1.61%) C#
8 11 (1.36%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.36%) ABAP
9 10 (1.24%) PHP
10 8 (0.99%) C
10 8 (0.99%) Apex Code
11 6 (0.74%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.74%) C++
12 5 (0.62%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.37%) Perl
13 3 (0.37%) Erlang
14 2 (0.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 57 (7.05%) Degree
2 38 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.73%) ISEB
5 10 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (1.24%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.87%) PMP
6 7 (0.87%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.37%) CCNA
9 3 (0.37%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.12%) Siebel Certification
10 1 (0.12%) RHCE
10 1 (0.12%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.12%) ACCA
10 1 (0.12%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.34%) QA
2 22 (2.72%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.49%) SLA
4 7 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.50%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.37%) P3O
6 3 (0.37%) GAAP
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (2.97%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.37%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (3.09%) Oracle Identity Management
2 22 (2.72%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (2.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (0.99%) Puppet
5 2 (0.25%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.25%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.25%) OpenView
5 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 151 (18.69%) SAP
2 142 (17.57%) Oracle
3 42 (5.20%) Microsoft
4 40 (4.95%) Siebel
5 32 (3.96%) PeopleSoft
6 30 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (3.09%) Remedy
8 20 (2.48%) Cisco
9 18 (2.23%) HP
10 9 (1.11%) Business Objects
10 9 (1.11%) Amdocs
11 8 (0.99%) Google
11 8 (0.99%) Hyperion
11 8 (0.99%) JDA
12 7 (0.87%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.87%) VMware
13 6 (0.74%) StreamServe
13 6 (0.74%) Fujitsu
13 6 (0.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 6 (0.74%) IBM
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £520 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £220 - £260 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 1,000 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Colchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
West London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £300 - £400 per month
Posted: 14 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Berkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 150 Per Day
Posted: 22 days ago
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 1,000 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 26 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago