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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Billing
Rank 302 305 233
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -72
Contract jobs citing Billing 384 352 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.68% 0.88%
As % of the General category 1.93% 1.75% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 189 231
Average daily rate £389 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £415
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
Average hourly rate £14.62 £13.50 £86.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% -84.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.90 £15.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.12 £18.34 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.24 £10.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -69.85%

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
19873 20114 20062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.63% 38.84% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12747 12764 12386
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 453 620
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.77% +0.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.90 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 +19 343 £400 -2.43% 92
South East +40 120 £413 +5.83% 13
London -43 95 £378 -17.93% 38
Berkshire +14 78 £463 +8.82% 5
Reading +21 29 £473 -17.82% 3
South West +22 28 £450 +76.47% 6
North West -3 25 £550 +87.39% 9
Hampshire +16 21 £500 +129.88%
West Midlands -6 20 £244 -14.18% 13
Cheshire +10 19 £550 +144.44% 3
Warrington +6 18 £550 +144.44% 1
Yorkshire -13 16 £350 -17.64% 4
Bristol +13 15 £444 - 2
City of London +21 14 £481 +33.68% 7
North East -11 14 £500 -41.17% 1
Slough +10 13 £380 -0.32% 2
Durham +15 11 £500 - 1
Newbury +12 11 £100 -69.23%
Birmingham +4 11 £150 -52.94% 4
East Midlands -11 10 £310 -11.42% 1
Nottinghamshire - 8 £310 - 1
South Yorkshire - 8 £350 -
Sheffield - 8 £350 -
Nottingham - 8 £310 - 1
Swindon +4 7 £500 -
Wiltshire +1 7 £500 -
West Yorkshire -10 7 £373 -12.35% 4
Surrey -10 7 £226 -39.66%
Leeds -12 6 £372 -12.41% 4
Oxfordshire +9 5 £250 -61.53% 1

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

1 190 (25.85%) Finance
2 184 (25.03%) Oracle
3 165 (22.45%) Telecoms
4 139 (18.91%) CRM
5 125 (17.01%) SAP
6 114 (15.51%) Project Management
7 99 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (12.52%) SQL
9 82 (11.16%) ITIL
10 81 (11.02%) Migration
11 77 (10.48%) Microsoft
12 74 (10.07%) Data Centre
13 72 (9.80%) Java
14 64 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
15 60 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
16 56 (7.62%) Degree
17 53 (7.21%) Windows
18 48 (6.53%) PRINCE2
18 48 (6.53%) SLA
19 46 (6.26%) SQL Server
20 45 (6.12%) Linux
21 44 (5.99%) PL/SQL
21 44 (5.99%) Retail
21 44 (5.99%) Data Migration
22 42 (5.71%) Service Management
23 41 (5.58%) Internet
23 41 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
24 40 (5.44%) SAP IS-U
25 37 (5.03%) Unix
26 36 (4.90%) Service Delivery

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 (2.45%) WebSphere
2 15 (2.04%) IBM Notes
3 12 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.09%) IBM Domino
4 8 (1.09%) Node.js
5 6 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (0.82%) CMS
5 6 (0.82%) JBoss
5 6 (0.82%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 5 (0.68%) Apache
6 5 (0.68%) IIS
6 5 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.68%) MS Project Server
6 5 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.54%) CICS
8 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 35 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.95%) MS Office
3 16 (2.18%) MS Project
4 14 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (1.22%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.82%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (5.44%) SAP IS-U
2 16 (2.18%) Oracle BRM
3 12 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (1.09%) SAP CRM
4 8 (1.09%) SAP FI
4 8 (1.09%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.82%) CSG Singleview
5 6 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.82%) Oracle Utilities
5 6 (0.82%) SAP BRIM
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle FAH
6 4 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.54%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (1.36%) IaaS
2 10 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.36%) PaaS
3 6 (0.82%) Office 365
4 4 (0.54%) SaaS
5 3 (0.41%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (0.27%) Route 53
6 2 (0.27%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.14%) Force.com
7 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.58%) Internet
2 28 (3.81%) MVNO
3 17 (2.31%) 3G
4 16 (2.18%) Firewall
5 15 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 15 (2.04%) VPN
6 12 (1.63%) 4G
7 11 (1.50%) DHCP
7 11 (1.50%) DNS
7 11 (1.50%) Wireless
8 10 (1.36%) Broadband
9 7 (0.95%) MPLS
9 7 (0.95%) WAN
9 7 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.82%) Intranet
10 6 (0.82%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.82%) VLAN
11 5 (0.68%) Diameter Protocol
12 4 (0.54%) NAS
12 4 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.26%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 18 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (1.50%) DB2
5 11 (1.50%) MySQL
6 8 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (0.82%) DataStage
8 6 (0.82%) SQL Anywhere
8 6 (0.82%) Star Schema
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.68%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.54%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.54%) Oracle OLAP
10 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.18%) Eclipse
2 15 (2.04%) NetBeans
3 13 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.50%) JIRA
5 6 (0.82%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.68%) Hudson
6 5 (0.68%) Subversion
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.54%) Selenium
7 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.27%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.27%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.27%) JUnit
8 2 (0.27%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.14%) Ant
9 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.14%) JMeter
9 1 (0.14%) Maven
9 1 (0.14%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.14%) Toad
General
1 190 (25.85%) Finance
2 165 (22.45%) Telecoms
3 44 (5.99%) Retail
4 27 (3.67%) Banking
5 25 (3.40%) Marketing
6 24 (3.27%) Front Office
7 17 (2.31%) Back Office
8 15 (2.04%) Legal
9 12 (1.63%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.09%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.95%) Law
12 5 (0.68%) Electronics
12 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.41%) Local Government
14 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.27%) Games
16 1 (0.14%) Automotive
16 1 (0.14%) Military
16 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 135 (18.37%) Analyst
2 119 (16.19%) Architect
3 98 (13.33%) Consultant
4 78 (10.61%) Project Manager
5 51 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
6 50 (6.80%) Developer
7 42 (5.71%) Business Analyst
8 36 (4.90%) SAP Consultant
9 31 (4.22%) BSS Architect
10 28 (3.81%) Oracle Consultant
11 27 (3.67%) Billing Consultant
12 26 (3.54%) Java Developer
13 24 (3.27%) Designer
14 23 (3.13%) Test Analyst
15 22 (2.99%) Incident Manager
15 22 (2.99%) SAP ISU Consultant
16 21 (2.86%) Oracle Developer
17 20 (2.72%) Migration Manager
17 20 (2.72%) Support Analyst
18 19 (2.59%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.40%) .NET
2 22 (2.99%) Web Services
3 21 (2.86%) XML
4 19 (2.59%) HTML
5 15 (2.04%) Swing
6 12 (1.63%) REST
7 9 (1.22%) AngularJS
7 9 (1.22%) Middleware
8 8 (1.09%) CSS
9 7 (0.95%) RESTful
9 7 (0.95%) Velocity
10 6 (0.82%) BAPI
10 6 (0.82%) EDI
10 6 (0.82%) SOAP
11 5 (0.68%) jQuery
11 5 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (0.54%) LAMP
12 4 (0.54%) SAP Smart Forms
12 4 (0.54%) Symfony
12 4 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.07%) Data Centre
2 64 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.63%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (1.90%) Smart Meter
5 14 (1.90%) User Experience
6 13 (1.77%) Over-the-Top Content
7 12 (1.63%) DTV
7 12 (1.63%) Mainframe
8 11 (1.50%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.50%) PMI
9 8 (1.09%) CMDB
10 7 (0.95%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.82%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.82%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.82%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (7.21%) Windows
2 45 (6.12%) Linux
3 37 (5.03%) Unix
4 19 (2.59%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.50%) Windows XP
7 10 (1.36%) Solaris
8 9 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.95%) AIX
9 7 (0.95%) Windows 2000
9 7 (0.95%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.41%) Android
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.14%) SUSE
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (18.91%) CRM
2 114 (15.51%) Project Management
3 99 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (11.16%) ITIL
5 81 (11.02%) Migration
6 60 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (6.53%) PRINCE2
8 44 (5.99%) Data Migration
9 42 (5.71%) Service Management
10 41 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (4.90%) Service Delivery
12 34 (4.63%) Business Analysis
13 32 (4.35%) Incident Management
14 29 (3.95%) ETL
14 29 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
15 27 (3.67%) ERP
15 27 (3.67%) TOGAF
16 26 (3.54%) Scrum
17 23 (3.13%) Revenue Management
17 23 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 92 (12.52%) SQL
2 72 (9.80%) Java
3 44 (5.99%) PL/SQL
4 33 (4.49%) C
5 18 (2.45%) Shell Script
6 17 (2.31%) ABAP
6 17 (2.31%) Perl
7 15 (2.04%) JavaScript
8 13 (1.77%) C#
8 13 (1.77%) COBOL
9 9 (1.22%) Python
10 8 (1.09%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.09%) VB
11 6 (0.82%) PHP
11 6 (0.82%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.41%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.27%) R
13 2 (0.27%) Ruby
13 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 56 (7.62%) Degree
2 34 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.45%) PMI Certification
5 13 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (1.50%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.50%) PMP
7 10 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.09%) ISEB
9 8 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.41%) ACCA
10 3 (0.41%) APMP
10 3 (0.41%) CCNP
10 3 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.41%) MCP
11 2 (0.27%) CCNA
11 2 (0.27%) MCSA
11 2 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.53%) SLA
2 20 (2.72%) QA
3 12 (1.63%) ISO 9001
3 12 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.09%) FATCA
5 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.14%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 24 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.68%) KVM
3 5 (0.68%) XenServer
4 3 (0.41%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.27%) UAG
5 2 (0.27%) vCloud
5 2 (0.27%) vSphere
5 2 (0.27%) XenApp
6 1 (0.14%) Firmware
6 1 (0.14%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 20 (2.72%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (0.68%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 5 (0.68%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (0.54%) Puppet
4 4 (0.54%) SCCM
5 3 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.41%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.27%) SCOM
6 2 (0.27%) vRealize
7 1 (0.14%) Ansible
7 1 (0.14%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 184 (25.03%) Oracle
2 125 (17.01%) SAP
3 77 (10.48%) Microsoft
4 26 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
5 21 (2.86%) Citrix
6 18 (2.45%) IBM
7 16 (2.18%) VMware
8 15 (2.04%) Cisco
8 15 (2.04%) Lotus
9 13 (1.77%) HP
10 12 (1.63%) hybris
11 11 (1.50%) NetCracker
11 11 (1.50%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 10 (1.36%) Huawei
13 9 (1.22%) Adobe
13 9 (1.22%) Siebel
14 8 (1.09%) Guidewire
15 7 (0.95%) ATG
15 7 (0.95%) Ericsson
15 7 (0.95%) Remedy
London
Talent Point
Rate: £1200 - £1300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Stott & May
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
Provanis
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £201 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: Excellent plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 22 days ago
Oxford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £29000 - £39000 per annum + 9mth FTC
Posted: 22 days ago
England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago