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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Procure-to-Pay (including Purchase-to-Pay, P2P)
Rank 455 496 507
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +11
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 165 162 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 86 76
Median daily rate £413 £440 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £439 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £19.50 £50.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.00% +400.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £50.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-61.00% +400.00%

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
40818 44914 44371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.53% 81.14% 76.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27175 29114 28821
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1346 1227
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.93 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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
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 3 December 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 +13 155 £413 -6.25% 16
London +11 82 £413 -8.33% 10
South East +3 29 £425 -3.40% 1
West Midlands +5 20 £365 -43.84% 1
Hampshire +31 17 £400 -15.78%
Basingstoke - 17 £400 -
Coventry -2 15 £421 -
Manchester +12 9 £475 +111.11% 1
North West +4 9 £475 +80.60% 2
Scotland +17 7 £400 -
City of London -2 7 £375 -29.98% 2
Oxfordshire -2 4 £475 -13.63%
West Sussex +16 3 £425 -
East of England +8 3 £178 -49.28% 1
Midlands +6 3 £400 -11.11%
East Midlands -5 3 - -
Harrow - 3 £415 -
Glasgow - 3 £400 -
Essex -1 2 £178 -43.20%
Berkshire -8 2 £500 -14.89%
Northamptonshire -12 2 - -
Telford - 2 - -
Colchester - 2 £178 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Fife - 2 £250 -
Surrey +6 1 £600 +54.83% 1
Derbyshire +3 1 - -
Derby 0 1 - -
Watford -1 1 - -
Warwick -2 1 £350 -

Procure-to-Pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 175 (49.58%) SAP
2 167 (47.31%) Finance
3 109 (30.88%) Oracle
4 108 (30.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 88 (24.93%) ERP
6 79 (22.38%) Order to Cash
7 75 (21.25%) Record to Report
8 61 (17.28%) Oracle EBS R12
9 56 (15.86%) Oracle EBS
10 52 (14.73%) Migration
11 44 (12.46%) Retail
12 40 (11.33%) Data Migration
13 36 (10.20%) SAP Implementation
13 36 (10.20%) Oracle Payables
13 36 (10.20%) Project Management
14 35 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 34 (9.63%) Pharmaceutical
16 33 (9.35%) Change Management
17 27 (7.65%) SAP FI
17 27 (7.65%) Oracle Financials
18 25 (7.08%) SAP MM
19 24 (6.80%) Business Analysis
19 24 (6.80%) Oracle Receivables
20 22 (6.23%) Manufacturing
21 21 (5.95%) SAP FI/CO
21 21 (5.95%) SAP CO
21 21 (5.95%) SAP SRM
22 20 (5.67%) Cash Management
22 20 (5.67%) Process Improvement
23 19 (5.38%) Oracle E-Business Tax

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 9 (2.55%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.70%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.57%) Apache
4 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.57%) iPlanet
4 2 (0.57%) JBoss
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (0.57%) SAP EP
4 2 (0.57%) SAS
4 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle UPK
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.55%) MS Office
3 4 (1.13%) MS Project
3 4 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 108 (30.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 61 (17.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 56 (15.86%) Oracle EBS
4 36 (10.20%) Oracle Payables
5 27 (7.65%) Oracle Financials
5 27 (7.65%) SAP FI
6 25 (7.08%) SAP MM
7 24 (6.80%) Oracle Receivables
8 21 (5.95%) SAP CO
8 21 (5.95%) SAP FI/CO
8 21 (5.95%) SAP SRM
9 19 (5.38%) Oracle Cash Management
9 19 (5.38%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 19 (5.38%) Oracle iProcurement
10 17 (4.82%) OpenText VIM for SAP
11 16 (4.53%) Oracle ERP
11 16 (4.53%) SAP SD
12 13 (3.68%) Unit4 Business World
13 10 (2.83%) Oracle Assets
13 10 (2.83%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.98%) Intranet
2 5 (1.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (1.42%) IPsec
2 5 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.57%) Firewall
4 1 (0.28%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.25%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (3.40%) SAP BW
3 5 (1.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 5 (1.42%) SAP HANA
4 4 (1.13%) SQLPlus
5 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.85%) GIS
5 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.85%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.83%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.13%) JDeveloper
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.28%) LSMW
General
1 167 (47.31%) Finance
2 44 (12.46%) Retail
3 34 (9.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 22 (6.23%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.83%) Back Office
5 10 (2.83%) Banking
6 7 (1.98%) Marketing
7 6 (1.70%) Advertising
7 6 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.42%) Electronics
8 5 (1.42%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.13%) Legal
10 3 (0.85%) Automotive
10 3 (0.85%) German Language
11 2 (0.57%) Publishing
12 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.28%) Billing
12 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 80 (22.66%) Consultant
2 61 (17.28%) Analyst
3 36 (10.20%) Business Analyst
4 32 (9.07%) SAP Consultant
5 26 (7.37%) Oracle Consultant
5 26 (7.37%) SAP Manager
6 22 (6.23%) Project Manager
6 22 (6.23%) SAP Analyst
7 21 (5.95%) Architect
8 20 (5.67%) Oracle Business Analyst
8 20 (5.67%) Oracle P2P Consultant
9 19 (5.38%) Oracle Analyst
10 17 (4.82%) Change Manager
11 15 (4.25%) SAP P2P Consultant
12 14 (3.97%) Financial Analyst
12 14 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (3.68%) Functional Consultant
13 13 (3.68%) SAP P2P Analyst
14 12 (3.40%) SAP Architect
14 12 (3.40%) SAP Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.12%) Oracle Fusion
2 8 (2.27%) Web Services
3 5 (1.42%) XML
4 4 (1.13%) Middleware
5 3 (0.85%) CSS
5 3 (0.85%) HTML
5 3 (0.85%) HTML5
5 3 (0.85%) Node.js
5 3 (0.85%) RESTful
5 3 (0.85%) SAP Core Interface
5 3 (0.85%) SAP Fiori
5 3 (0.85%) SAPUI5
6 2 (0.57%) EDI
6 2 (0.57%) J2EE
6 2 (0.57%) SAP PI
6 2 (0.57%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.28%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.10%) FMCG
2 14 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.42%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (1.42%) VCE vBlock
5 4 (1.13%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.13%) e-Learning
6 3 (0.85%) Algorithms
6 3 (0.85%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.85%) Cryptography
6 3 (0.85%) Derivative
6 3 (0.85%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.57%) Clustering
7 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.28%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.28%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.28%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.42%) Unix
2 4 (1.13%) OS/2
3 3 (0.85%) Windows
4 2 (0.57%) AIX
4 2 (0.57%) HPUX
4 2 (0.57%) Linux
4 2 (0.57%) Solaris
4 2 (0.57%) SUSE
4 2 (0.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (24.93%) ERP
2 79 (22.38%) Order to Cash
3 75 (21.25%) Record to Report
4 52 (14.73%) Migration
5 40 (11.33%) Data Migration
6 36 (10.20%) Project Management
6 36 (10.20%) SAP Implementation
7 35 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (9.35%) Change Management
9 24 (6.80%) Business Analysis
10 20 (5.67%) Cash Management
10 20 (5.67%) Process Improvement
11 18 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (4.53%) Data Analysis
12 16 (4.53%) Workflow
13 15 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (3.40%) Integration Testing
14 12 (3.40%) Six Sigma
15 11 (3.12%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.38%) SQL
2 10 (2.83%) PL/SQL
3 5 (1.42%) ABAP
4 3 (0.85%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.85%) C#
4 3 (0.85%) C++
4 3 (0.85%) Go
4 3 (0.85%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.85%) Scala
5 2 (0.57%) C
6 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (3.40%) Degree
2 9 (2.55%) SAP Certification
3 5 (1.42%) ACCA
3 5 (1.42%) CIMA
3 5 (1.42%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.28%) APMP
5 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.98%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.13%) GAAP
3 4 (1.13%) SLA
4 2 (0.57%) QA
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.98%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.57%) KVM
4 2 (0.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 175 (49.58%) SAP
2 109 (30.88%) Oracle
3 15 (4.25%) Ariba
4 11 (3.12%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.12%) OpenText
5 8 (2.27%) Concur
5 8 (2.27%) IBM
5 8 (2.27%) VMware
5 8 (2.27%) Workday
6 7 (1.98%) F5
6 7 (1.98%) JD Edwards
7 3 (0.85%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.85%) webMethods
8 2 (0.57%) Citrix
8 2 (0.57%) PlateSpin
8 2 (0.57%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.57%) Saba
8 2 (0.57%) Sage
8 2 (0.57%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.57%) Veritas
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