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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Procure-to-pay over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 473 442 380
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -62
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 129 155 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.28% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.38% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 69 99
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £279 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £576 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.10 £47.50 £15.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.52% +211.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.10 £47.50 £15.26
% change year-on-year
-74.52% +211.37%

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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

Procure-to-pay
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Procure-to-pay within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 2015.

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
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 Procure-to-pay within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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 -29 113 £433 +2.36% 22
London -7 54 £488 +14.70% 11
South East -6 15 £440 -7.36% 4
East of England +8 11 £381 -4.87% 1
City of London +3 10 £500 -7.01% 3
West Midlands -22 10 £288 -40.72% 3
South West +7 9 £375 -31.81%
East Midlands -8 6 £347 -9.74%
Bedfordshire +2 5 - -
Feltham -1 5 £325 -41.96%
Middlesex +9 4 £373 -25.62%
Surrey +6 4 £405 -
Hertfordshire +5 4 £381 -29.53%
Nottinghamshire -2 4 £294 +176.46%
Coventry -4 4 - -
Nottingham -8 4 £294 +176.46%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 4 £405 -
Hampshire +3 3 £450 +190.32% 2
Scotland +1 3 £400 +23.07%
Yorkshire -9 3 £455 -
Brentford -10 2 £491 +22.81%
West Yorkshire -11 2 £455 -
Warwickshire - 2 £175 -
Birmingham - 2 £400 - 1
Glasgow - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £425 -
Cornwall - 2 £350 -
Derbyshire - 2 £500 -
Edinburgh +4 1 £400 +23.07%
Midlands +3 1 - -

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Procure-to-pay 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 Procure-to-pay.

1 162 (58.27%) SAP
2 111 (39.93%) Finance
3 64 (23.02%) Oracle
3 64 (23.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 61 (21.94%) ERP
5 48 (17.27%) SAP SRM
6 41 (14.75%) Migration
6 41 (14.75%) Ariba
7 38 (13.67%) Degree
8 30 (10.79%) MS Excel
9 29 (10.43%) Microsoft
9 29 (10.43%) Change Management
10 28 (10.07%) Oracle EBS R12
11 26 (9.35%) Data Migration
12 22 (7.91%) MS Office
12 22 (7.91%) OpenText
12 22 (7.91%) Oracle Payables
13 20 (7.19%) Oracle iProcurement
13 20 (7.19%) SQL
13 20 (7.19%) SAP MM
14 19 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (6.47%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (6.47%) SAP BW
16 17 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
16 17 (6.12%) Oracle Reports
16 17 (6.12%) Business Objects
16 17 (6.12%) Oracle Financials
17 15 (5.40%) Data Cleansing
17 15 (5.40%) Continuous Improvement

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Procure-to-pay 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 Procure-to-pay. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.80%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.08%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (1.08%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.08%) JBoss
3 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.08%) Apache
3 3 (1.08%) iPlanet
4 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.72%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 30 (10.79%) MS Excel
2 22 (7.91%) MS Office
3 8 (2.88%) MS Project
4 4 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 64 (23.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 48 (17.27%) SAP SRM
3 28 (10.07%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (7.91%) Oracle Payables
5 20 (7.19%) Oracle iProcurement
5 20 (7.19%) SAP MM
6 17 (6.12%) Oracle Financials
7 13 (4.68%) SAP FI/CO
7 13 (4.68%) SAP CO
7 13 (4.68%) SAP FI
8 12 (4.32%) Agresso
9 11 (3.96%) SAP ERP
10 10 (3.60%) Dynamics AX
10 10 (3.60%) Oracle ERP
10 10 (3.60%) Oracle Applications
11 8 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (2.52%) SAP FI-AP
12 7 (2.52%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (2.52%) Oracle Receivables
13 6 (2.16%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.08%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.44%) NAS
1 4 (1.44%) NFC
1 4 (1.44%) RFID
2 3 (1.08%) Firewall
2 3 (1.08%) WAN
2 3 (1.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.08%) DNS
2 3 (1.08%) SAN
2 3 (1.08%) VLAN
2 3 (1.08%) FCoE
2 3 (1.08%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.72%) LDAP
4 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.36%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.47%) SAP BW
2 17 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
2 17 (6.12%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.16%) Informix
4 5 (1.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (1.08%) MS Access
6 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.36%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.52%) Toad
2 4 (1.44%) LSMW
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.36%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 111 (39.93%) Finance
2 13 (4.68%) Banking
3 12 (4.32%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.52%) General Ledger
5 6 (2.16%) Retail
6 5 (1.80%) Advertising
6 5 (1.80%) Legal
7 4 (1.44%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.44%) Local Government
8 3 (1.08%) Back Office
8 3 (1.08%) Automotive
8 3 (1.08%) French Language
9 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.72%) Marketing
9 2 (0.72%) German Language
9 2 (0.72%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.72%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (34.89%) Consultant
2 60 (21.58%) Analyst
3 58 (20.86%) SAP Consultant
4 26 (9.35%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 25 (8.99%) Business Analyst
6 22 (7.91%) Functional Consultant
6 22 (7.91%) Oracle Consultant
7 20 (7.19%) Oracle P2P Consultant
7 20 (7.19%) Project Manager
8 18 (6.47%) SAP Analyst
9 16 (5.76%) SAP Manager
10 15 (5.40%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 11 (3.96%) SAP SRM Consultant
12 8 (2.88%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (2.88%) SAP MM Consultant
12 8 (2.88%) Data Analyst
12 8 (2.88%) SAP Project Manager
13 7 (2.52%) Process Analyst
13 7 (2.52%) Oracle Financials Consultant
13 7 (2.52%) SAP Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.96%) XML
2 7 (2.52%) WebCenter
3 5 (1.80%) Web Services
3 5 (1.80%) SAP Business Workflow
3 5 (1.80%) Itk
4 4 (1.44%) REST
4 4 (1.44%) J2EE
4 4 (1.44%) SOAP
5 3 (1.08%) EDI
6 2 (0.72%) SAP Smart Forms
6 2 (0.72%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.36%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.36%) .NET
7 1 (0.36%) CGI
7 1 (0.36%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.52%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.16%) User Experience
4 6 (2.16%) FMCG
5 4 (1.44%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.44%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (1.44%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.08%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.08%) Clustering
7 2 (0.72%) Data Conversion
7 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.72%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.36%) Economics
8 1 (0.36%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.36%) NHS
8 1 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.36%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.24%) AIX
2 5 (1.80%) Windows
3 4 (1.44%) Android
3 4 (1.44%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.08%) SUSE
4 3 (1.08%) HPUX
4 3 (1.08%) Solaris
4 3 (1.08%) Linux
4 3 (1.08%) UNIX
5 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (21.94%) ERP
2 41 (14.75%) Migration
3 29 (10.43%) Change Management
4 26 (9.35%) Data Migration
5 19 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (6.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (5.40%) Data Cleansing
7 15 (5.40%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (5.40%) Project Management
7 15 (5.40%) Validation
8 13 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (4.68%) Data Management
8 13 (4.68%) ITIL
9 11 (3.96%) Service Delivery
9 11 (3.96%) Test Scripting
10 10 (3.60%) Workflow
11 9 (3.24%) Logistics
11 9 (3.24%) CRM
11 9 (3.24%) Business Transformation
11 9 (3.24%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.19%) SQL
2 9 (3.24%) ABAP
3 3 (1.08%) Perl
3 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.08%) Korn
3 3 (1.08%) C-shell
3 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.72%) SAPscript
4 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.72%) Java
5 1 (0.36%) Delphi
5 1 (0.36%) X++
Qualifications
1 38 (13.67%) Degree
2 15 (5.40%) SAP Certification
3 13 (4.68%) MBA
4 10 (3.60%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.88%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.08%) CIMA
6 3 (1.08%) ACCA
7 2 (0.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (0.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.36%) HND
8 1 (0.36%) PMP
8 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.44%) QA
2 3 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.08%) Samba
1 3 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (1.08%) Hyper-V
1 3 (1.08%) KVM
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.72%) OpenView
Vendors
1 162 (58.27%) SAP
2 64 (23.02%) Oracle
3 41 (14.75%) Ariba
4 29 (10.43%) Microsoft
5 22 (7.91%) OpenText
6 17 (6.12%) Business Objects
7 9 (3.24%) JD Edwards
8 7 (2.52%) Siebel
9 4 (1.44%) Kony
9 4 (1.44%) ClickSoftware Technologies
9 4 (1.44%) Syclo
9 4 (1.44%) HP
9 4 (1.44%) CA
9 4 (1.44%) Sybase
10 3 (1.08%) Maconomy
10 3 (1.08%) VMware
10 3 (1.08%) Cisco
10 3 (1.08%) Sun
10 3 (1.08%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.08%) Veritas
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