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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Billing
UK
Rank 346 309 320
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +11
Contract jobs citing Billing 268 371 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.71% 0.64%
As % of the General category 1.61% 1.86% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 246 184
Median daily rate £450 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £150 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.62 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +42.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £10.24 £10.25
% change year-on-year
+192.96% -0.09%

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
16612 19956 20403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.10% 38.41% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10904 12858 12800
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 523 436
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £54.43 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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 -32 242 £450 +12.50% 66
London +6 82 £475 +18.75% 29
South East -28 65 £435 +8.75% 11
Berkshire -22 33 £450 - 7
East Midlands +24 26 £398 +28.22% 2
Reading +13 19 £450 -15.88% 5
Hampshire +8 19 £413 -32.65%
South West -1 18 £450 - 4
West Yorkshire +26 17 £533 +23.47%
Yorkshire +22 17 £533 +52.14% 2
Leeds +10 15 £540 +13.68%
Wiltshire +10 12 £500 +11.11% 1
East of England +5 12 £475 +2.15% 3
Swindon +9 11 £550 +22.22%
City of London 0 10 £406 -15.58% 2
West Midlands -6 10 £280 -9.67% 4
Nottingham +7 8 £378 +21.77%
Nottinghamshire +1 8 £378 +21.77%
Birmingham -4 8 £280 +71.25% 3
Newbury -3 7 £300 +200.00% 2
Derbyshire - 7 £538 -
Bedfordshire +6 6 £525 +3.96%
Derby - 6 £538 -
Basingstoke - 6 - -
North West -2 5 £525 -4.54% 6
Lincolnshire - 5 £395 -
Surrey +4 4 £410 +310.00% 1
Northamptonshire -4 4 £383 +15.90%
Durham -8 4 £300 -40.00%
North East -14 4 £300 -41.46% 1

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 107 (19.78%) Telecoms
2 104 (19.22%) Finance
2 104 (19.22%) SAP
3 99 (18.30%) CRM
4 66 (12.20%) Oracle
5 63 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (10.91%) Project Management
7 53 (9.80%) Degree
8 49 (9.06%) Microsoft
9 48 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
10 41 (7.58%) SAP IS-U
10 41 (7.58%) MS Excel
11 40 (7.39%) SQL
12 38 (7.02%) Salesforce.com
13 37 (6.84%) Data Centre
14 36 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (6.65%) ITIL
15 35 (6.47%) PRINCE2
15 35 (6.47%) Incident Management
16 29 (5.36%) Migration
17 28 (5.18%) SLA
17 28 (5.18%) Service Delivery
17 28 (5.18%) Service Management
18 27 (4.99%) Management Information System
19 26 (4.81%) Change Management
19 26 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
20 25 (4.62%) Matrix Organization
21 24 (4.44%) Retail
21 24 (4.44%) ERP
21 24 (4.44%) ABAP

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 16 (2.96%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.03%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.55%) CMS
6 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.37%) SAS
8 1 (0.18%) CICS
8 1 (0.18%) Confluence
8 1 (0.18%) Documentum
8 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.51%) MS Office
3 17 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.22%) MS Project
5 9 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 41 (7.58%) SAP IS-U
2 23 (4.25%) SAP SD
3 13 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (2.03%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (1.29%) NetSuite
5 7 (1.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (1.11%) Maximo
6 6 (1.11%) Oracle BRM
6 6 (1.11%) SAP Retail
7 5 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.92%) Oracle Utilities
7 5 (0.92%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.74%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.74%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.55%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.55%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.66%) CloudSense
3 8 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.48%) SaaS
4 7 (1.29%) IaaS
5 6 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (1.11%) SoftLayer
6 3 (0.55%) G Suite
6 3 (0.55%) Office 365
6 3 (0.55%) PaaS
7 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.25%) TCP/IP
2 22 (4.07%) DNS
3 16 (2.96%) DHCP
3 16 (2.96%) Firewall
4 14 (2.59%) MPLS
5 12 (2.22%) Internet
5 12 (2.22%) MVNO
6 9 (1.66%) VLAN
6 9 (1.66%) VPN
7 8 (1.48%) Broadband
7 8 (1.48%) Ethernet
7 8 (1.48%) SNMP
8 7 (1.29%) HTTP
8 7 (1.29%) ICMP
8 7 (1.29%) WAN
9 6 (1.11%) ATM
9 6 (1.11%) BGP
9 6 (1.11%) FTP
9 6 (1.11%) IGMP
9 6 (1.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.96%) Relational Database
2 15 (2.77%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.85%) DB2
5 10 (1.85%) RDBMS
6 9 (1.66%) IBM InfoSphere
6 9 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.48%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.11%) Big Data
8 6 (1.11%) MySQL
9 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.74%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.18%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 7 (1.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.74%) JIRA
3 3 (0.55%) Maven
4 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.37%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.37%) Toad
5 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.18%) Selenium
5 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 107 (19.78%) Telecoms
2 104 (19.22%) Finance
3 24 (4.44%) Retail
4 21 (3.88%) Legal
5 19 (3.51%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.96%) Marketing
7 13 (2.40%) Banking
8 9 (1.66%) Law
9 8 (1.48%) General Ledger
10 7 (1.29%) Back Office
11 4 (0.74%) Automotive
11 4 (0.74%) French Language
12 3 (0.55%) Advertising
12 3 (0.55%) Front Office
13 2 (0.37%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.37%) Electronics
13 2 (0.37%) Military
13 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
14 1 (0.18%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 111 (20.52%) Consultant
2 96 (17.74%) Analyst
3 74 (13.68%) Architect
4 58 (10.72%) SAP Consultant
5 55 (10.17%) Project Manager
6 51 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
7 45 (8.32%) Designer
8 40 (7.39%) Business Analyst
9 37 (6.84%) Developer
10 32 (5.91%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 26 (4.81%) BSS Architect
12 25 (4.62%) Functional Consultant
13 24 (4.44%) BSS Solutions Architect
14 23 (4.25%) OSS Architect
15 22 (4.07%) Solutions Designer
16 20 (3.70%) OSS Solutions Architect
17 19 (3.51%) SAP SD Consultant
18 18 (3.33%) Oracle Consultant
19 17 (3.14%) Billing Consultant
19 17 (3.14%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.07%) Middleware
2 17 (3.14%) .NET
3 16 (2.96%) Oracle Fusion
4 14 (2.59%) Web Services
5 11 (2.03%) XML
6 8 (1.48%) SOAP
7 7 (1.29%) Visualforce
8 6 (1.11%) EDI
9 5 (0.92%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.74%) J2EE
10 4 (0.74%) Java EE
10 4 (0.74%) JMS
10 4 (0.74%) Spring
11 3 (0.55%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.55%) Catalyst
11 3 (0.55%) CGI
11 3 (0.55%) CSS
11 3 (0.55%) HTML
11 3 (0.55%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.84%) Data Centre
3 27 (4.99%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.40%) PDA
5 11 (2.03%) Smart Meter
5 11 (2.03%) User Experience
6 9 (1.66%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.48%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.29%) e-Learning
8 7 (1.29%) Internet of Things
8 7 (1.29%) IPTV
9 6 (1.11%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.11%) Over-the-Top Content
9 6 (1.11%) PMI
9 6 (1.11%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.92%) Replication
10 5 (0.92%) STB
11 4 (0.74%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.55%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.51%) Unix
2 14 (2.59%) Linux
2 14 (2.59%) Windows
3 5 (0.92%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.55%) Android
4 3 (0.55%) VMS
5 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (18.30%) CRM
2 63 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (10.91%) Project Management
4 36 (6.65%) ITIL
4 36 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (6.47%) Incident Management
5 35 (6.47%) PRINCE2
6 29 (5.36%) Migration
7 28 (5.18%) Service Delivery
7 28 (5.18%) Service Management
8 26 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (4.81%) Change Management
9 25 (4.62%) Matrix Organization
10 24 (4.44%) ERP
10 24 (4.44%) SDLC
11 23 (4.25%) Business Analysis
12 21 (3.88%) Workflow
13 19 (3.51%) Analytics
13 19 (3.51%) Data Modelling
13 19 (3.51%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (7.39%) SQL
2 24 (4.44%) ABAP
3 22 (4.07%) Java
4 14 (2.59%) PL/SQL
5 12 (2.22%) Python
6 10 (1.85%) C
7 9 (1.66%) C#
8 7 (1.29%) Apex Code
9 6 (1.11%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.55%) Perl
10 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.55%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.55%) VBA
11 2 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.37%) PHP
11 2 (0.37%) VB
11 2 (0.37%) VB6
12 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.18%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 53 (9.80%) Degree
2 16 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.77%) MCDST
3 15 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 9 (1.66%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.66%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.11%) ACCA
7 6 (1.11%) CCNP
7 6 (1.11%) PMP
8 5 (0.92%) CCIP
8 5 (0.92%) CCNA
9 4 (0.74%) CIMA
9 4 (0.74%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.55%) ISEB
10 3 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.37%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.37%) APMP
12 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.18%) SLA
2 16 (2.96%) QA
3 15 (2.77%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.11%) IFRS
5 3 (0.55%) PMO
6 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.37%) GDPR
6 2 (0.37%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.55%) Docker
4 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.48%) Amdocs OSS
1 8 (1.48%) Tivoli
2 7 (1.29%) Netcool
3 5 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.92%) Nagios
4 3 (0.55%) Puppet
5 2 (0.37%) Ansible
5 2 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.37%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.18%) Control-M
6 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.18%) Marathon
6 1 (0.18%) Mesos
6 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 104 (19.22%) SAP
2 66 (12.20%) Oracle
3 49 (9.06%) Microsoft
4 38 (7.02%) Salesforce.com
5 23 (4.25%) Cisco
6 21 (3.88%) IBM
7 16 (2.96%) Siebel
8 13 (2.40%) VMware
9 12 (2.22%) Huawei
10 9 (1.66%) NetCracker
10 9 (1.66%) Remedy
11 8 (1.48%) HP
12 7 (1.29%) Cramer
12 7 (1.29%) Ericsson
12 7 (1.29%) Juniper
13 6 (1.11%) Comptel
13 6 (1.11%) WorldPay
14 5 (0.92%) Amdocs
14 5 (0.92%) Guidewire
14 5 (0.92%) Riverbed
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Edward Carter Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £475 - £520 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £475 - £520 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Rate: £350 - 375 per day + Immediate start available
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham or Manchester
Recruit121
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Contingency Team
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pro Rata
Posted: 3 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Code Red Associates
Rate: Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: 19 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago