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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 281 221 291
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +70
Contract jobs citing Billing 348 437 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.90% 0.64%
As % of the General category 1.76% 2.20% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 221 142
Average daily rate
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£425 £422 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% -0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £278 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £18.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.38 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.82 £125.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-39.70% +3.03%

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
19752 19885 18307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.87% 40.83% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12664 12395 10868
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 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 587 693
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 27 January 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
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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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
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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 -71 315 £418 -1.46% 80
London -22 148 £461 +2.50% 32
South East -49 88 £400 +2.56% 18
Berkshire -6 68 £425 +8.97% 8
City of London +17 30 £355 -9.77% 10
West Midlands -42 18 £344 -17.16% 5
North West -21 14 £294 -24.50% 8
South West -13 12 £255 -43.33% 7
East of England +4 10 £395 -12.22% 5
North East -7 8 £850 -
Manchester -8 8 £294 -30.94% 5
Hampshire -23 8 £153 -67.89% 2
Bracknell +4 7 £400 +6.66%
Slough -1 7 £363 - 2
Basingstoke +5 6 £140 +7.69% 1
Yorkshire -7 6 £388 -8.26% 1
Birmingham -32 6 £315 -25.00% 1
Maidenhead +15 5 - - 1
Solihull +9 5 £338 - 1
East Midlands +9 5 £350 -3.44% 1
West Yorkshire 0 5 £425 -9.32% 1
Leeds -4 5 £425 -9.32% 1
Reading -9 5 £350 -10.25% 1
Dorset - 4 £255 - 5
Ipswich - 4 £425 - 1
Suffolk - 4 £425 - 1
Cheshire +2 3 £225 -40.00% 2
Windsor -5 3 - -
Warrington -9 3 £225 -29.68% 1
Northamptonshire -11 3 £350 -3.44%

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 229 (31.89%) Finance
2 206 (28.69%) Telecoms
3 148 (20.61%) CRM
4 117 (16.30%) Project Management
5 111 (15.46%) Oracle
6 109 (15.18%) SAP
7 86 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
8 59 (8.22%) SQL
9 56 (7.80%) Migration
10 53 (7.38%) MS Excel
11 48 (6.69%) Degree
12 44 (6.13%) SAP IS-U
13 42 (5.85%) PRINCE2
14 39 (5.43%) Microsoft
14 39 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 39 (5.43%) Revenue Management
15 37 (5.15%) Security Cleared
15 37 (5.15%) SOA
15 37 (5.15%) ITIL
16 36 (5.01%) MS Office
17 35 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
18 34 (4.74%) Broadband
18 34 (4.74%) C#
18 34 (4.74%) Middleware
19 33 (4.60%) Legal
19 33 (4.60%) Retail
20 32 (4.46%) Logistics
20 32 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
21 31 (4.32%) QA

Billing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 29 (4.04%) WebLogic
2 23 (3.20%) Oracle Service Bus
2 23 (3.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (2.51%) WebLogic Portal
4 16 (2.23%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (1.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 13 (1.81%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.84%) Lync
8 5 (0.70%) SAS
9 3 (0.42%) Apache
10 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.14%) CMS
11 1 (0.14%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 53 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.01%) MS Office
3 21 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.95%) MS Project
5 13 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (1.67%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.14%) EViews
Business Applications
1 44 (6.13%) SAP IS-U
2 26 (3.62%) SAP SD
3 23 (3.20%) Documaker
4 17 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (1.95%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (1.67%) SAP CRM
7 11 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (1.39%) Oracle Receivables
8 10 (1.39%) Oracle General Ledger
9 9 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
9 9 (1.25%) Oracle FAH
10 8 (1.11%) Oracle BRM
10 8 (1.11%) SAP FI
11 7 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
11 7 (0.97%) SAP PS
12 6 (0.84%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 6 (0.84%) SAP CO
13 5 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.84%) SaaS
2 5 (0.70%) Force.com
3 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.28%) Office 365
4 2 (0.28%) IaaS
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.74%) Broadband
2 30 (4.18%) MVNO
2 30 (4.18%) 3G
3 29 (4.04%) Internet
4 23 (3.20%) HTTP
5 22 (3.06%) HTTPS
6 21 (2.92%) SSL
7 16 (2.23%) 4G
8 15 (2.09%) WAN
9 13 (1.81%) Wireless
10 12 (1.67%) LAN
11 11 (1.53%) LTE
12 10 (1.39%) Radio Access Network
13 9 (1.25%) TCP/IP
13 9 (1.25%) RTP
14 7 (0.97%) FTP
14 7 (0.97%) GSM
14 7 (0.97%) MPLS
14 7 (0.97%) SIGTRAN
15 6 (0.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.34%) Oracle Database
3 22 (3.06%) Oracle ODI
4 21 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (2.92%) Oracle BI EE
5 20 (2.79%) MS Access
6 19 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (2.23%) SQL Server 2000
9 15 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 10 (1.39%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.84%) SAP BW
11 6 (0.84%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.70%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.56%) MySQL
14 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.42%) QlikView
15 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (3.76%) JIRA
2 6 (0.84%) TestDirector
3 4 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.42%) ClearQuest
4 3 (0.42%) PeopleTools
4 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.28%) Behat
5 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.28%) Toad
5 2 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.14%) Xcode
6 1 (0.14%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 229 (31.89%) Finance
2 206 (28.69%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.60%) Legal
3 33 (4.60%) Retail
4 26 (3.62%) Banking
4 26 (3.62%) Marketing
5 16 (2.23%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.67%) Advertising
7 10 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.11%) Law
8 8 (1.11%) Publishing
9 7 (0.97%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.70%) Back Office
10 5 (0.70%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.56%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.56%) French Language
12 3 (0.42%) Front Office
12 3 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 132 (18.38%) Consultant
2 119 (16.57%) Analyst
3 83 (11.56%) Project Manager
4 72 (10.03%) Architect
5 64 (8.91%) SAP Consultant
6 60 (8.36%) Business Analyst
7 45 (6.27%) Solutions Architect
8 33 (4.60%) Designer
9 32 (4.46%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 31 (4.32%) Developer
11 23 (3.20%) Oracle Consultant
11 23 (3.20%) Coordinator
12 19 (2.65%) Data Analyst
13 18 (2.51%) Billing Analyst
14 17 (2.37%) Senior Manager
14 17 (2.37%) Project Coordinator
15 16 (2.23%) Functional Consultant
15 16 (2.23%) Programme Manager
16 15 (2.09%) Applications Support
16 15 (2.09%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.74%) Middleware
2 29 (4.04%) Oracle Fusion
3 25 (3.48%) .NET
3 25 (3.48%) Web Services
4 20 (2.79%) WebCenter
5 19 (2.65%) JMS
5 19 (2.65%) JDBC
6 12 (1.67%) Grails
7 11 (1.53%) Hibernate
8 10 (1.39%) EDI
9 8 (1.11%) WCF
9 8 (1.11%) XML
10 6 (0.84%) Visualforce
10 6 (0.84%) HTML
11 4 (0.56%) jQuery
11 4 (0.56%) XML Messaging
12 3 (0.42%) EDIFACT
12 3 (0.42%) SAP Basis
12 3 (0.42%) Ajax
12 3 (0.42%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 86 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (2.92%) Computer Science
3 14 (1.95%) IVR
4 10 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.25%) User Experience
6 8 (1.11%) Hedge funds
7 7 (0.97%) PMI
8 4 (0.56%) FMCG
8 4 (0.56%) Reference Data
8 4 (0.56%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.56%) Equities
9 3 (0.42%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.42%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.42%) Machine to Machine
9 3 (0.42%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.42%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.42%) TRADACOMS
9 3 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.04%) Windows
2 18 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (2.37%) Windows XP
3 17 (2.37%) Windows Vista
3 17 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.25%) UNIX
5 7 (0.97%) Linux
6 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.28%) Android
7 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.28%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.28%) VMS
8 1 (0.14%) Debian
8 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.14%) webOS
8 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (20.61%) CRM
2 117 (16.30%) Project Management
3 56 (7.80%) Migration
4 42 (5.85%) PRINCE2
5 39 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (5.43%) Revenue Management
6 37 (5.15%) SOA
6 37 (5.15%) ITIL
7 35 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (4.46%) Logistics
9 29 (4.04%) Change Management
10 27 (3.76%) Service Management
11 25 (3.48%) Workflow
11 25 (3.48%) Data Migration
12 24 (3.34%) Validation
12 24 (3.34%) Business Analysis
13 23 (3.20%) Asset Management
13 23 (3.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (2.92%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 59 (8.22%) SQL
2 34 (4.74%) C#
3 28 (3.90%) Java
4 23 (3.20%) ABAP
5 21 (2.92%) JavaScript
6 19 (2.65%) Python
6 19 (2.65%) Jython
6 19 (2.65%) Bash Shell
7 16 (2.23%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 15 (2.09%) C++
9 13 (1.81%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.25%) VBA
11 8 (1.11%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.11%) C
12 6 (0.84%) Apex Code
13 4 (0.56%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.42%) PHP
15 2 (0.28%) R
15 2 (0.28%) VB
16 1 (0.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (6.69%) Degree
2 37 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.53%) ISEB
5 10 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.56%) CCNP
10 4 (0.56%) CCNA
11 3 (0.42%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.42%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.14%) LPIC
13 1 (0.14%) CAPM
13 1 (0.14%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.14%) MOS
13 1 (0.14%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.32%) QA
2 20 (2.79%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.81%) SLA
4 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.28%) P3O
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) GAAP
6 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (2.51%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.28%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.14%) Snort
5 1 (0.14%) Docker
5 1 (0.14%) LXC
5 1 (0.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (2.23%) Oracle Identity Management
2 16 (2.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.56%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.42%) OpenView
4 3 (0.42%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.28%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.28%) Puppet
5 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.14%) Netcool
6 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 111 (15.46%) Oracle
2 109 (15.18%) SAP
3 39 (5.43%) Microsoft
4 32 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (4.04%) HP
6 27 (3.76%) Remedy
7 23 (3.20%) StreamServe
8 21 (2.92%) Siebel
9 17 (2.37%) Cisco
10 14 (1.95%) PeopleSoft
11 7 (0.97%) IBM
12 6 (0.84%) Fujitsu
12 6 (0.84%) BT
13 5 (0.70%) Huawei
13 5 (0.70%) BMC
13 5 (0.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 4 (0.56%) Verint
14 4 (0.56%) Ericsson
14 4 (0.56%) Progress
14 4 (0.56%) Google
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Heywood
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