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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Billing
Rank 328 322 281
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -41
Contract jobs citing Billing 356 369 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.65% 0.73%
As % of the General category 1.80% 1.62% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 208 197
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £266 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £420 £360
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 3
Median hourly rate £17.80 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.14% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £10.80 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.36 £14.80 £12.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.24 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-18.12% -

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
19817 22768 20636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.62% 39.98% 38.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13131 14582 12775
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 561 538
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.64 £49.19 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 July 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
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 July 2016.

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 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -43 285 £400 - 60
London -16 119 £363 -9.37% 27
South East -39 56 £450 +15.75% 13
Berkshire -23 30 £460 +22.66% 2
Scotland +15 28 £370 +3.93% 2
Yorkshire +17 26 £269 -34.84% 1
South West +8 23 £433 -8.94% 3
City of London +39 22 £300 -27.27% 6
West Yorkshire +15 20 £300 -16.66%
West Midlands -26 18 £443 +11.32% 5
Hampshire +15 16 £450 +12.50%
East of England +23 14 £413 -21.42% 4
Leeds -2 11 £500 +5.82%
North East -44 11 £274 -24.48%
Birmingham -9 10 £450 +7.14% 1
Hertfordshire +15 9 £395 -24.76% 1
Edinburgh +3 9 - - 2
North West -22 9 £450 +12.50% 6
Slough +5 7 £470 +53.46%
South Yorkshire +2 7 £250 +1.01%
Newbury 0 7 £140 -62.66%
Wiltshire -12 7 £400 -20.00%
Somerset +19 6 £551 +29.52%
Reading -6 6 £425 +23.18% 1
Tyne and Wear -50 6 £250 -31.03%
Aberdeen - 6 - -
Durham +13 5 £365 -
Livingston +12 5 £370 -36.20%
West Lothian +10 5 £370 -36.20%
Canary Wharf +8 5 £438 +2.94%

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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.

1 191 (28.25%) Finance
2 139 (20.56%) CRM
3 122 (18.05%) Telecoms
4 119 (17.60%) Oracle
5 115 (17.01%) SAP
6 112 (16.57%) Microsoft
7 87 (12.87%) ITIL
8 85 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 83 (12.28%) Project Management
10 80 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
11 78 (11.54%) Data Centre
12 77 (11.39%) Migration
13 75 (11.09%) SQL
14 67 (9.91%) Change Management
15 60 (8.88%) MS Excel
16 54 (7.99%) SQL Server
17 52 (7.69%) Retail
17 52 (7.69%) Windows
18 49 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
19 45 (6.66%) PRINCE2
20 44 (6.51%) Unix
20 44 (6.51%) Degree
21 42 (6.21%) SDLC
21 42 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
22 40 (5.92%) MS Office
23 39 (5.77%) Logistics
23 39 (5.77%) Business Analysis
24 37 (5.47%) Security Cleared
25 34 (5.03%) SAP IS-U
25 34 (5.03%) .NET

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 26 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.48%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.48%) Skype for Business
3 9 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (1.18%) CMS
4 8 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.18%) IBM Notes
5 7 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.59%) CICS
8 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.30%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.15%) SAS
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 40 (5.92%) MS Office
3 16 (2.37%) MS Project
4 13 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (5.03%) SAP IS-U
2 20 (2.96%) SAP SD
3 17 (2.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (2.37%) SAP CRM
5 14 (2.07%) Oracle Assets
6 13 (1.92%) CSG Singleview
7 12 (1.78%) SAP FI
8 11 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
9 10 (1.48%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (1.18%) Changepoint
11 8 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
13 6 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
14 5 (0.74%) SAP PM
15 4 (0.59%) SAP FS
15 4 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
16 3 (0.44%) Oracle Utilities
16 3 (0.44%) SAP CO
16 3 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.33%) SaaS
2 8 (1.18%) IaaS
2 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.59%) Office 365
6 3 (0.44%) PaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.15%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.59%) Internet
2 19 (2.81%) Firewall
3 14 (2.07%) 3G
3 14 (2.07%) WAN
4 13 (1.92%) LAN
5 11 (1.63%) Broadband
5 11 (1.63%) NAS
6 10 (1.48%) SAN
7 9 (1.33%) Extranet
7 9 (1.33%) Intranet
7 9 (1.33%) VPN
8 8 (1.18%) 4G
8 8 (1.18%) DNS
8 8 (1.18%) MVNO
8 8 (1.18%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (1.04%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.89%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.89%) FWSM
10 6 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.78%) Relational Database
3 11 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.48%) MySQL
4 10 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.33%) DB2
6 8 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.04%) Big Data
7 7 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (1.04%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.89%) Pentaho
8 6 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.59%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.59%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.30%) Electronic Patient Records
11 2 (0.30%) MS Access
12 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 18 (2.66%) JIRA
2 12 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.74%) Selenium
6 3 (0.44%) LSMW
6 3 (0.44%) PowerBuilder
6 3 (0.44%) Subversion
7 2 (0.30%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.30%) Gitweb
7 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.30%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.30%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.15%) Ant
8 1 (0.15%) CaliberRM
8 1 (0.15%) Maven
8 1 (0.15%) RequisitePro
8 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.15%) TestRail
8 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
General
1 191 (28.25%) Finance
2 122 (18.05%) Telecoms
3 52 (7.69%) Retail
4 32 (4.73%) Law
5 29 (4.29%) Banking
6 23 (3.40%) Marketing
7 21 (3.11%) Legal
8 15 (2.22%) Manufacturing
9 14 (2.07%) Front Office
10 12 (1.78%) General Ledger
11 10 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (1.18%) Financial Institution
13 7 (1.04%) Back Office
13 7 (1.04%) Publishing
14 6 (0.89%) Military
15 4 (0.59%) Advertising
15 4 (0.59%) Electronics
15 4 (0.59%) French Language
16 3 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 167 (24.70%) Analyst
2 127 (18.79%) Consultant
3 90 (13.31%) Project Manager
4 69 (10.21%) Business Analyst
5 64 (9.47%) Architect
6 54 (7.99%) SAP Consultant
7 33 (4.88%) Oracle Consultant
8 30 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (4.14%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 27 (3.99%) Billing Analyst
11 24 (3.55%) Functional Consultant
12 23 (3.40%) Designer
13 22 (3.25%) Developer
13 22 (3.25%) Support Analyst
14 21 (3.11%) Billing Consultant
15 20 (2.96%) Test Analyst
16 19 (2.81%) Solutions Designer
17 17 (2.51%) Financial Analyst
17 17 (2.51%) SAP SD Consultant
17 17 (2.51%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.03%) .NET
2 12 (1.78%) Web Services
3 9 (1.33%) EDI
3 9 (1.33%) SOAP
4 8 (1.18%) CSS
4 8 (1.18%) Middleware
4 8 (1.18%) REST
4 8 (1.18%) XML
5 7 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (0.89%) HTML
7 4 (0.59%) SAP Smart Forms
8 3 (0.44%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.44%) Django
8 3 (0.44%) RESTful
9 2 (0.30%) Ajax
9 2 (0.30%) JMS
9 2 (0.30%) jQuery
9 2 (0.30%) Matplotlib
9 2 (0.30%) Node.js
9 2 (0.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 49 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.40%) Smart Meter
5 15 (2.22%) Blackberry
6 14 (2.07%) Clustering
7 13 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.78%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.63%) User Experience
10 10 (1.48%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.33%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.33%) Smartphone
12 7 (1.04%) CMDB
12 7 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.89%) Replication
14 5 (0.74%) EPoS
14 5 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
14 5 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 52 (7.69%) Windows
2 44 (6.51%) Unix
3 21 (3.11%) Solaris
4 20 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.51%) Windows 7
6 14 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.04%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.04%) Linux
10 4 (0.59%) AIX
10 4 (0.59%) Android
11 3 (0.44%) VMS
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (20.56%) CRM
2 87 (12.87%) ITIL
3 85 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 83 (12.28%) Project Management
5 80 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (11.39%) Migration
7 67 (9.91%) Change Management
8 45 (6.66%) PRINCE2
9 42 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
9 42 (6.21%) SDLC
10 39 (5.77%) Business Analysis
10 39 (5.77%) Logistics
11 33 (4.88%) Service Delivery
12 31 (4.59%) Service Management
12 31 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (4.14%) Data Management
14 27 (3.99%) Data Migration
14 27 (3.99%) TOGAF
15 26 (3.85%) ERP
16 23 (3.40%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 75 (11.09%) SQL
2 18 (2.66%) Java
3 17 (2.51%) ABAP
4 13 (1.92%) C#
5 10 (1.48%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.33%) PHP
7 8 (1.18%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.04%) VBA
9 6 (0.89%) Python
9 6 (0.89%) VB
10 4 (0.59%) COBOL
10 4 (0.59%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.30%) C
11 2 (0.30%) Ruby
12 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.15%) C++
12 1 (0.15%) Jython
12 1 (0.15%) Perl
12 1 (0.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 44 (6.51%) Degree
2 37 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.33%) CCNP
6 9 (1.33%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.04%) ISEB
8 7 (1.04%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.89%) A+ Certification
9 6 (0.89%) MCP
9 6 (0.89%) MCSE
10 5 (0.74%) ACTC
10 5 (0.74%) CCSA
10 5 (0.74%) CCSE
10 5 (0.74%) MCDBA
10 5 (0.74%) MCSA
10 5 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.99%) SLA
2 15 (2.22%) QA
3 9 (1.33%) FATCA
4 5 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.44%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 20 (2.96%) Active Directory
1 20 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.04%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.04%) vSphere
4 5 (0.74%) ProxySG
4 5 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.44%) NFS
5 3 (0.44%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.30%) KVM
6 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.30%) XenApp
6 2 (0.30%) XenServer
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (0.74%) FortiGate
4 4 (0.59%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.59%) SCDPM
4 4 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.44%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 2 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.30%) SCOM
7 1 (0.15%) Ansible
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.15%) Nessus
7 1 (0.15%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.15%) Puppet
7 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 119 (17.60%) Oracle
2 115 (17.01%) SAP
3 112 (16.57%) Microsoft
4 33 (4.88%) EMC
5 32 (4.73%) Cisco
6 25 (3.70%) HP
7 24 (3.55%) VMware
8 19 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (2.22%) Citrix
9 15 (2.22%) PeopleSoft
10 14 (2.07%) Siebel
11 10 (1.48%) Apple
12 9 (1.33%) Guidewire
13 8 (1.18%) Fujitsu
13 8 (1.18%) hybris
13 8 (1.18%) Lotus
13 8 (1.18%) Remedy
13 8 (1.18%) Tableau
14 7 (1.04%) IBM
15 6 (0.89%) Atlassian
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