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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 463 464 463
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 149 122 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.31% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 66 68
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £325 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £439 £419
% change year-on-year
-3.13% +4.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £25.40 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.81% +130.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £11.00

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +19 132 £450 +0.55% 17
London +20 77 £455 +1.00% 10
South East +16 22 £474 -0.21% 2
City of London +24 11 £463 +15.62% 3
East of England -15 9 £400 +14.28% 1
West Midlands -14 7 £450 -14.28% 1
Surrey - 7 £550 -
Middlesex +4 6 £438 -12.50%
South Wales -8 6 £400 -25.58%
Cardiff -10 6 £400 -25.58%
Wales -18 6 £400 -25.58%
East Midlands +6 5 £394 +57.50%
Berkshire +11 4 £613 -
Coventry -1 4 £500 -
Feltham - 4 £431 -
Reading +17 3 £625 -
North West -7 3 £488 +8.33% 1
Manchester -10 3 £488 +39.28% 1
West Yorkshire +7 2 £675 - 1
Yorkshire +1 2 £675 +125.00% 1
Birmingham -2 2 £375 -28.57% 1
Hampshire -10 2 £344 -23.61% 2
Leeds - 2 £675 - 1
Uxbridge - 2 £398 -
Scotland -17 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £575 -
Cambridge - 1 £575 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Egham - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 178 (54.94%) SAP
2 127 (39.20%) Finance
3 69 (21.30%) Oracle
3 69 (21.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 52 (16.05%) ERP
5 48 (14.81%) Project Management
6 45 (13.89%) SAP SRM
6 45 (13.89%) Oracle EBS R12
7 32 (9.88%) Manufacturing
8 29 (8.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 29 (8.95%) Change Management
8 29 (8.95%) Oracle Payables
9 26 (8.02%) Workflow
9 26 (8.02%) SQL
10 25 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (7.41%) MS Excel
11 24 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
12 23 (7.10%) Oracle Receivables
12 23 (7.10%) Oracle General Ledger
13 22 (6.79%) SAP FI
13 22 (6.79%) Migration
14 21 (6.48%) Open Text
14 21 (6.48%) MS PowerPoint
14 21 (6.48%) Test Scripting
15 20 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
15 20 (6.17%) SAP CO
16 19 (5.86%) Six Sigma
16 19 (5.86%) MS Visio
16 19 (5.86%) Microsoft
16 19 (5.86%) SAP Certification

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 14 (4.32%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 24 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (5.86%) MS Visio
4 17 (5.25%) MS Project
5 13 (4.01%) MS Office
6 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 69 (21.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 45 (13.89%) SAP SRM
2 45 (13.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 29 (8.95%) Oracle Payables
4 24 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
5 23 (7.10%) Oracle Receivables
5 23 (7.10%) Oracle General Ledger
6 22 (6.79%) SAP FI
7 20 (6.17%) SAP CO
8 19 (5.86%) SAP FI/CO
9 18 (5.56%) Oracle Financials
9 18 (5.56%) SAP MM
10 14 (4.32%) Oracle Applications
10 14 (4.32%) Oracle iProcurement
11 10 (3.09%) SAP FI-AP
12 9 (2.78%) Oracle Cash Management
13 8 (2.47%) Oracle ERP
14 6 (1.85%) Oracle Assets
15 5 (1.54%) Oracle Internet Expenses
15 5 (1.54%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.93%) DNS
2 2 (0.62%) Internet
3 1 (0.31%) 2G
3 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.31%) ATM
3 1 (0.31%) SDH
3 1 (0.31%) 3G
3 1 (0.31%) MPLS
3 1 (0.31%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
1 18 (5.56%) SAP BW
2 11 (3.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 9 (2.78%) SQLPlus
4 7 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.85%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (1.54%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.54%) MS Access
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.31%) QlikView
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.31%) KDB
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (4.63%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.54%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.31%) LSMW
3 1 (0.31%) ProC
General
1 127 (39.20%) Finance
2 32 (9.88%) Manufacturing
3 29 (8.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (5.25%) General Ledger
5 12 (3.70%) Banking
6 11 (3.40%) Legal
7 9 (2.78%) Back Office
8 7 (2.16%) Automotive
9 4 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.23%) Retail
9 4 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.93%) Billing
11 2 (0.62%) Marketing
11 2 (0.62%) Local Government
11 2 (0.62%) French Language
12 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.31%) Advertising
12 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 109 (33.64%) Consultant
2 72 (22.22%) SAP Consultant
3 55 (16.98%) Analyst
4 36 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 34 (10.49%) Functional Consultant
5 34 (10.49%) SAP P2P Consultant
6 29 (8.95%) Business Analyst
7 28 (8.64%) Oracle Consultant
8 20 (6.17%) Trainer
9 17 (5.25%) Oracle Functional Consultant
10 16 (4.94%) SAP Trainer
11 14 (4.32%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 14 (4.32%) SAP SRM Consultant
12 12 (3.70%) Architect
12 12 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
13 11 (3.40%) SAP Manager
14 10 (3.09%) Oracle Financials Consultant
15 9 (2.78%) Oracle Analyst
16 8 (2.47%) SAP MM Consultant
16 8 (2.47%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.09%) XML
2 4 (1.23%) Visualforce
3 2 (0.62%) EDI
4 1 (0.31%) .NET
4 1 (0.31%) HTML
4 1 (0.31%) XSLT
4 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.31%) Web Services
4 1 (0.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.63%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.09%) FMCG
4 6 (1.85%) NHS
4 6 (1.85%) E-Learning
5 5 (1.54%) User Experience
6 4 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.31%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.47%) Windows
2 7 (2.16%) UNIX
3 5 (1.54%) VMS
4 3 (0.93%) Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.05%) ERP
2 48 (14.81%) Project Management
3 29 (8.95%) Change Management
4 26 (8.02%) Workflow
5 25 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (6.79%) Migration
7 21 (6.48%) Test Scripting
8 20 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (5.86%) Six Sigma
10 18 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
11 17 (5.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 17 (5.25%) Validation
12 15 (4.63%) SAP Implementation
12 15 (4.63%) Data Migration
12 15 (4.63%) E-Commerce
13 14 (4.32%) Business Analysis
13 14 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (4.01%) Data Management
14 13 (4.01%) E-Procurement
15 12 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.02%) SQL
2 18 (5.56%) PL/SQL
3 6 (1.85%) C
4 4 (1.23%) VBA
4 4 (1.23%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.31%) R
5 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.31%) ABAP
5 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (5.86%) SAP Certification
2 12 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.85%) CIMA
4 6 (1.85%) ACCA
5 4 (1.23%) CCA
6 3 (0.93%) Degree
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.62%) ISEB
7 2 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PMP
8 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.78%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.62%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 178 (54.94%) SAP
2 69 (21.30%) Oracle
3 21 (6.48%) Open Text
4 19 (5.86%) Microsoft
4 19 (5.86%) Ariba
5 7 (2.16%) Siebel
6 5 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (1.23%) Business Objects
8 3 (0.93%) HP
8 3 (0.93%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.62%) Cognos
9 2 (0.62%) CODA
9 2 (0.62%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.62%) ReadSoft
10 1 (0.31%) Infor
10 1 (0.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (0.31%) Civica
10 1 (0.31%) VMware
10 1 (0.31%) Ericsson
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