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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Procure-to-Pay (including Purchase-to-Pay, P2P)
Rank 509 493 443
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -50
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 138 140 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.25% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.31% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 81 114
Median daily rate £450 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £426
% change year-on-year
- -3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -

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
44155 44688 42248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 79.64% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 28799 26498
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 £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1198 1222
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +15 132 £450 -4.76% 16
London -10 59 £455 -6.66% 3
South East +18 31 £475 +7.95% 5
Berkshire +3 17 £488 +34.48% 1
North West +4 15 £355 -49.28% 1
Coventry 0 7 - -
West Midlands -19 7 - - 4
South West +11 6 £450 +28.57%
Yorkshire +10 5 £385 +40.00%
Hampshire - 5 £485 -
Cheshire - 5 £353 -
Merseyside - 5 £500 -
Wokingham - 5 £510 -
East of England +18 4 £450 +18.26% 3
Manchester +3 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire +12 3 £488 +2.63%
Reading -6 3 £475 +26.66%
West Yorkshire -7 3 £350 +27.27%
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Gosport - 3 £485 -
Macclesfield - 3 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +15 2 £450 +5.88%
Hertfordshire +8 2 - - 3
Bracknell -6 2 £325 -
Surrey -6 2 £324 -26.36% 1
Middlesex -7 2 £338 -
North East -55 2 £300 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £405 -
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £405 -

Procure-to-Pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 134 (48.73%) SAP
2 107 (38.91%) Finance
3 54 (19.64%) Oracle
3 54 (19.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 51 (18.55%) ERP
5 40 (14.55%) Order to Cash
6 38 (13.82%) Migration
7 34 (12.36%) Microsoft
7 34 (12.36%) SAP SRM
8 32 (11.64%) Oracle EBS R12
9 29 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 27 (9.82%) MS Excel
10 27 (9.82%) Change Management
11 26 (9.45%) Data Migration
12 24 (8.73%) Business Analysis
12 24 (8.73%) Record to Report
12 24 (8.73%) Pharmaceutical
13 23 (8.36%) Project Management
13 23 (8.36%) Ariba
13 23 (8.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (8.00%) Manufacturing
14 22 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
15 21 (7.64%) Oracle Payables
16 20 (7.27%) Workflow
16 20 (7.27%) SAP FI
17 19 (6.91%) SAP BW
18 18 (6.55%) Data Management
18 18 (6.55%) MS PowerPoint
18 18 (6.55%) OpenText VIM for SAP
19 16 (5.82%) Security Cleared

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 6 (2.18%) Oracle UPK
2 5 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.73%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.36%) CMS
5 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 27 (9.82%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.91%) MS Project
4 5 (1.82%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.09%) MS Office
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 54 (19.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 34 (12.36%) SAP SRM
3 32 (11.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (7.64%) Oracle Payables
6 20 (7.27%) SAP FI
7 18 (6.55%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 15 (5.45%) SAP CO
8 15 (5.45%) SAP FI/CO
9 14 (5.09%) Oracle Applications
10 13 (4.73%) Oracle Cash Management
10 13 (4.73%) Oracle Financials
11 12 (4.36%) Oracle iProcurement
11 12 (4.36%) SAP MM
12 11 (4.00%) Unit4 Business World
13 10 (3.64%) Maximo
13 10 (3.64%) Oracle 11i
13 10 (3.64%) Oracle Receivables
14 9 (3.27%) Dynamics AX
14 9 (3.27%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.18%) SaaS
2 5 (1.82%) Taleo
3 3 (1.09%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.18%) Intranet
2 2 (0.73%) LAN
2 2 (0.73%) SAN
2 2 (0.73%) WAN
3 1 (0.36%) DNS
3 1 (0.36%) Firewall
3 1 (0.36%) Network Security
3 1 (0.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.91%) SAP BW
2 12 (4.36%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (3.64%) MS Access
4 9 (3.27%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.82%) Essbase
5 5 (1.82%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (1.45%) SQLPlus
7 3 (1.09%) SAP BI
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 4 (1.45%) JDeveloper
1 4 (1.45%) LSMW
1 4 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.73%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.73%) LoadRunner
General
1 107 (38.91%) Finance
2 24 (8.73%) Pharmaceutical
3 22 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.00%) Banking
5 10 (3.64%) Retail
6 7 (2.55%) General Ledger
6 7 (2.55%) Legal
7 6 (2.18%) Marketing
7 6 (2.18%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.09%) Military
9 2 (0.73%) Advertising
9 2 (0.73%) Electronics
9 2 (0.73%) German Language
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Law
10 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (30.55%) Consultant
2 71 (25.82%) Analyst
3 51 (18.55%) SAP Consultant
4 35 (12.73%) Business Analyst
5 20 (7.27%) Project Manager
5 20 (7.27%) SAP Analyst
6 17 (6.18%) SAP SRM Consultant
7 16 (5.82%) Functional Consultant
7 16 (5.82%) Oracle Consultant
7 16 (5.82%) SAP P2P Analyst
8 14 (5.09%) SAP P2P Consultant
9 11 (4.00%) Process Analyst
10 10 (3.64%) Financial Analyst
10 10 (3.64%) SAP MM Consultant
11 9 (3.27%) Change Manager
11 9 (3.27%) Oracle P2P Consultant
11 9 (3.27%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 8 (2.91%) Architect
12 8 (2.91%) P2P Business Analyst
12 8 (2.91%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.64%) SAP Fiori
2 5 (1.82%) XML
3 3 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.36%) BAPI
4 1 (0.36%) EDI
4 1 (0.36%) jQuery
4 1 (0.36%) Middleware
4 1 (0.36%) ODBC
4 1 (0.36%) SAP Business Workflow
4 1 (0.36%) SAPUI5
4 1 (0.36%) SOAP
4 1 (0.36%) WAP
4 1 (0.36%) WSDL
4 1 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.45%) FMCG
2 13 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.36%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.27%) e-Learning
5 5 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.82%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.45%) NHS
7 3 (1.09%) Clustering
7 3 (1.09%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.73%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.73%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.73%) Statistics
9 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.27%) Windows
2 5 (1.82%) Linux
2 5 (1.82%) Windows Server
2 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.09%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) AIX
5 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (18.55%) ERP
2 40 (14.55%) Order to Cash
3 38 (13.82%) Migration
4 29 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (9.82%) Change Management
6 26 (9.45%) Data Migration
7 24 (8.73%) Business Analysis
7 24 (8.73%) Record to Report
8 23 (8.36%) Project Management
8 23 (8.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (7.27%) Workflow
10 18 (6.55%) Data Management
11 14 (5.09%) Logistics
12 13 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (4.73%) Test Scripting
13 11 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (4.00%) CRM
13 11 (4.00%) Lean Six Sigma
13 11 (4.00%) SAP Implementation
13 11 (4.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.36%) SQL
2 7 (2.55%) ABAP
2 7 (2.55%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.09%) C
4 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.36%) Java
5 1 (0.36%) Perl
5 1 (0.36%) PHP
5 1 (0.36%) Python
5 1 (0.36%) Ruby
5 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (5.82%) SAP Certification
1 16 (5.82%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.09%) Degree
3 8 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.45%) ISEB
5 3 (1.09%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.09%) PMP
6 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.36%) APMP
7 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.82%) SLA
3 3 (1.09%) SEPA
4 2 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.73%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.73%) QA
5 1 (0.36%) MiFID
5 1 (0.36%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 134 (48.73%) SAP
2 54 (19.64%) Oracle
3 34 (12.36%) Microsoft
4 23 (8.36%) Ariba
5 16 (5.82%) OpenText
6 9 (3.27%) Hyperion
7 7 (2.55%) JD Edwards
7 7 (2.55%) Pegasus
8 5 (1.82%) Citrix
9 4 (1.45%) Cognos
9 4 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.45%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.09%) CODA
10 3 (1.09%) VMware
11 2 (0.73%) Cisco
11 2 (0.73%) HP
11 2 (0.73%) Meridio
11 2 (0.73%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.73%) Progress
11 2 (0.73%) Red Hat
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