The table below looks at the statistics for Procure-to-Pay skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Procure-to-Pay over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Procure-to-Pay (including Purchase-to-Pay, P2P)
Rank 528 514 461
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -53
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 118 131 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.30% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 71 82
Median daily rate £413 £459 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.13% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.60% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44007 44399 41585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 79.29% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29216 28157 26311
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1026 1266 1219
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

Procure-to-Pay
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Procure-to-Pay Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Procure-to-Pay
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay within the UK.

Procure-to-Pay Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Procure-to-Pay
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Procure-to-Pay within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Procure-to-Pay Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Procure-to-Pay
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Procure-to-Pay within the UK.

Procure-to-Pay Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Procure-to-Pay
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Procure-to-Pay within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Procure-to-Pay Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Procure-to-Pay
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 Procure-to-Pay within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 -1 106 £413 -14.28% 17
London -32 26 £365 -30.47% 8
South East +11 23 £480 +7.86% 2
North West +15 15 £353 -49.64% 2
West Midlands -3 13 £325 -18.75% 1
Berkshire +1 10 £505 -
South West -5 7 £450 +20.00%
Yorkshire +14 6 £368 -19.93%
East Midlands +11 6 £475 +12.09% 1
East of England +3 6 £450 +18.26% 2
Coventry 0 6 - -
Cambridgeshire +19 5 £450 +5.88%
Hampshire +4 5 £485 +7.77% 1
Cheshire - 5 £353 -
Wokingham - 5 £510 -
West Yorkshire +7 4 £350 -23.74%
Manchester -5 4 £415 -40.71% 2
Merseyside - 4 £500 -
Warwickshire -3 3 £300 -11.11%
Warwick -4 3 £300 +71.42%
Reading -5 3 £475 -
Surrey -7 3 £324 -19.90% 1
North East -37 3 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 £513 - 1
Macclesfield - 3 £350 -
Gosport - 3 £485 -
Bristol +2 2 - -
Birmingham -3 2 £506 +26.56%
Middlesex -3 2 £338 -14.64%

Procure-to-Pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 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 Procure-to-Pay.

1 121 (47.08%) SAP
2 101 (39.30%) Finance
3 50 (19.46%) Oracle
3 50 (19.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 48 (18.68%) ERP
5 31 (12.06%) Microsoft
5 31 (12.06%) Order to Cash
6 30 (11.67%) SAP SRM
7 28 (10.89%) Migration
8 27 (10.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (10.51%) Oracle EBS R12
9 25 (9.73%) Project Management
10 24 (9.34%) Record to Report
11 23 (8.95%) Ariba
11 23 (8.95%) MS Excel
12 22 (8.56%) Change Management
13 21 (8.17%) SAP BW
13 21 (8.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 21 (8.17%) Security Cleared
14 20 (7.78%) OpenText VIM for SAP
14 20 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (7.39%) Business Analysis
16 18 (7.00%) SAP FI
16 18 (7.00%) Manufacturing
17 17 (6.61%) Oracle EBS
18 16 (6.23%) MS PowerPoint
18 16 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
18 16 (6.23%) OpenText
19 15 (5.84%) Data Management
19 15 (5.84%) BusinessObjects

Procure-to-Pay
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 5 (1.95%) Oracle UPK
1 5 (1.95%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.39%) CMS
3 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.39%) SAP EP
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 23 (8.95%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.33%) MS Project
4 4 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.78%) MS Office
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 50 (19.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 30 (11.67%) SAP SRM
3 27 (10.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (7.78%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 18 (7.00%) SAP FI
6 17 (6.61%) Oracle EBS
7 14 (5.45%) Oracle Payables
7 14 (5.45%) SAP CO
7 14 (5.45%) SAP FI/CO
8 13 (5.06%) Oracle Applications
8 13 (5.06%) SAP MM
9 12 (4.67%) Oracle Financials
9 12 (4.67%) Unit4 Business World
10 10 (3.89%) Maximo
10 10 (3.89%) Oracle ERP
10 10 (3.89%) Oracle Receivables
11 9 (3.50%) Oracle 11i
11 9 (3.50%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (2.72%) Hyperion Planning
12 7 (2.72%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.72%) SaaS
2 5 (1.95%) Taleo
3 3 (1.17%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.11%) Intranet
2 5 (1.95%) WAN
3 4 (1.56%) Firewall
4 3 (1.17%) BGP
4 3 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.17%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (1.17%) IPsec
4 3 (1.17%) ISDN
4 3 (1.17%) MPLS
4 3 (1.17%) OSPF
4 3 (1.17%) PSTN
4 3 (1.17%) RTSP
4 3 (1.17%) VPN
4 3 (1.17%) Wireless
5 2 (0.78%) LAN
5 2 (0.78%) SAN
6 1 (0.39%) Network Security
6 1 (0.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.17%) SAP BW
2 15 (5.84%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (3.89%) MS Access
4 6 (2.33%) SAP HANA
5 5 (1.95%) Essbase
5 5 (1.95%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.17%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.78%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.78%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.39%) LSMW
3 1 (0.39%) Toad
General
1 101 (39.30%) Finance
2 21 (8.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 18 (7.00%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.50%) General Ledger
5 8 (3.11%) Marketing
6 7 (2.72%) Legal
6 7 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.33%) Retail
8 5 (1.95%) Banking
8 5 (1.95%) Billing
9 3 (1.17%) Automotive
9 3 (1.17%) Military
10 2 (0.78%) Advertising
10 2 (0.78%) Electronics
11 1 (0.39%) Law
11 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 78 (30.35%) Consultant
2 75 (29.18%) Analyst
3 47 (18.29%) SAP Consultant
4 40 (15.56%) Business Analyst
5 19 (7.39%) Project Manager
6 17 (6.61%) Functional Consultant
6 17 (6.61%) SAP Analyst
7 16 (6.23%) SAP SRM Consultant
8 15 (5.84%) Oracle Consultant
9 13 (5.06%) SAP P2P Analyst
9 13 (5.06%) SAP P2P Consultant
10 10 (3.89%) Financial Analyst
10 10 (3.89%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 9 (3.50%) P2P Business Analyst
11 9 (3.50%) Process Analyst
12 7 (2.72%) Architect
12 7 (2.72%) Finance Manager
12 7 (2.72%) Oracle P2P Consultant
12 7 (2.72%) SAP Manager
12 7 (2.72%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.67%) SAP Fiori
2 3 (1.17%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.78%) Middleware
4 1 (0.39%) BAPI
4 1 (0.39%) EDI
4 1 (0.39%) Flash
4 1 (0.39%) jQuery
4 1 (0.39%) ODBC
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Business Workflow
4 1 (0.39%) SAPUI5
4 1 (0.39%) SOAP
4 1 (0.39%) WAP
4 1 (0.39%) WSDL
4 1 (0.39%) XML
4 1 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.06%) FMCG
2 11 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.11%) e-Learning
5 5 (1.95%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.56%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.56%) NHS
7 3 (1.17%) Clustering
7 3 (1.17%) PKI
7 3 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.78%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.78%) Replication
8 2 (0.78%) Statistics
9 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.89%) Windows
2 6 (2.33%) Windows Server
2 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.95%) Linux
4 3 (1.17%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.39%) AIX
6 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Solaris
6 1 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.68%) ERP
2 31 (12.06%) Order to Cash
3 28 (10.89%) Migration
4 27 (10.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (9.73%) Project Management
6 24 (9.34%) Record to Report
7 22 (8.56%) Change Management
8 20 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (7.39%) Business Analysis
10 16 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (5.84%) Data Management
11 15 (5.84%) Data Migration
12 14 (5.45%) CRM
12 14 (5.45%) Logistics
12 14 (5.45%) Workflow
13 13 (5.06%) SAP Implementation
14 12 (4.67%) PRINCE2
15 11 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (4.28%) ITIL
15 11 (4.28%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.89%) SQL
2 3 (1.17%) ABAP
2 3 (1.17%) PL/SQL
3 2 (0.78%) C
3 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.39%) Java
4 1 (0.39%) Perl
4 1 (0.39%) PHP
4 1 (0.39%) Python
4 1 (0.39%) Ruby
4 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (8.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.06%) SAP Certification
3 11 (4.28%) Degree
4 8 (3.11%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.56%) ISEB
6 3 (1.17%) CCIE
6 3 (1.17%) CCNP
6 3 (1.17%) CCNP Voice
6 3 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.17%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.17%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.17%) PMP
7 2 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.39%) APMP
8 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.11%) SLA
2 3 (1.17%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.17%) QA
3 2 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.78%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.78%) SEPA
4 1 (0.39%) MiFID
4 1 (0.39%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (1.17%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 121 (47.08%) SAP
2 50 (19.46%) Oracle
3 31 (12.06%) Microsoft
4 23 (8.95%) Ariba
5 16 (6.23%) OpenText
6 9 (3.50%) Hyperion
7 6 (2.33%) Citrix
7 6 (2.33%) Pegasus
8 5 (1.95%) Cisco
8 5 (1.95%) JD Edwards
9 4 (1.56%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.56%) Northgate
9 4 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.56%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.56%) VMware
10 3 (1.17%) Capita
10 3 (1.17%) Juniper
10 3 (1.17%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.17%) Polycom
10 3 (1.17%) Riverbed
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