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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 482 405 390
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -15
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 125 174 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.45% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 86 87
Average daily rate
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£440 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £296 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £28.24 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.58% +117.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £13.00

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
42039 38339 36744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27231 23808 21445
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1158 1415
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.80 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -63 111 £450 +5.88% 18
London -28 47 £475 +5.55% 10
South East -10 35 £450 -12.19% 3
Surrey -1 13 £413 +3.12% 1
City of London +7 12 £468 +16.87% 4
Middlesex 0 8 £450 -18.18%
North West -3 7 £328 -12.66% 1
South Wales - 7 £375 - 1
Wales - 7 £375 - 1
East of England -25 6 £563 +32.41%
Cardiff - 6 £375 - 1
West Midlands -15 4 £318 - 2
Reading +21 3 £625 -
Berkshire +2 3 £625 +108.33%
Hampshire -18 3 £300 - 1
East Midlands +3 2 - -
Manchester -9 2 £328 - 1
Yorkshire -15 2 £450 -1.09% 1
Edinburgh -9 1 £425 +73.46% 1
Scotland -14 1 £425 +31.78% 1
Birmingham - 1 £375 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Egham - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 161 (54.03%) SAP
2 129 (43.29%) Finance
3 57 (19.13%) Oracle
3 57 (19.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 55 (18.46%) Project Management
5 53 (17.79%) SAP SRM
6 50 (16.78%) ERP
7 40 (13.42%) Change Management
8 35 (11.74%) Oracle EBS R12
9 33 (11.07%) Manufacturing
10 29 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (9.73%) MS Excel
11 26 (8.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 25 (8.39%) SAP Certification
13 23 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (7.72%) SAP BW
14 22 (7.38%) Ariba
14 22 (7.38%) Oracle Payables
15 21 (7.05%) Microsoft
16 19 (6.38%) Open Text
17 18 (6.04%) Validation
17 18 (6.04%) MS Project
17 18 (6.04%) Six Sigma
17 18 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (5.70%) Lean Six Sigma
18 17 (5.70%) Oracle General Ledger
18 17 (5.70%) Data Management
18 17 (5.70%) MS PowerPoint
19 16 (5.37%) Migration
19 16 (5.37%) SQL

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (2.68%) Oracle Workflow
1 8 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.34%) MS Project Server
3 2 (0.67%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 29 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.04%) MS Project
3 17 (5.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (3.36%) MS Office
5 8 (2.68%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 57 (19.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 53 (17.79%) SAP SRM
3 35 (11.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (7.38%) Oracle Payables
5 17 (5.70%) Oracle General Ledger
6 16 (5.37%) Oracle Receivables
7 15 (5.03%) SAP FI
8 14 (4.70%) SAP FI/CO
8 14 (4.70%) SAP CO
9 13 (4.36%) Oracle EBS
9 13 (4.36%) Oracle Financials
10 11 (3.69%) Oracle iProcurement
11 9 (3.02%) Oracle ERP
12 8 (2.68%) Oracle Applications
13 7 (2.35%) Agresso
13 7 (2.35%) SAP MM
13 7 (2.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 6 (2.01%) Oracle Assets
14 6 (2.01%) SAP FI-AP
14 6 (2.01%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.34%) DNS
2 2 (0.67%) Firewall
3 1 (0.34%) Wireless
3 1 (0.34%) 2G
3 1 (0.34%) Network Security
3 1 (0.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.34%) 3G
3 1 (0.34%) MPLS
3 1 (0.34%) ATM
3 1 (0.34%) LAN
3 1 (0.34%) SDH
3 1 (0.34%) WAN
3 1 (0.34%) DHCP
3 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.72%) SAP BW
2 12 (4.03%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (2.01%) MS Access
4 6 (2.01%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 5 (1.68%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (1.34%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (1.01%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.34%) OLAP
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.34%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.34%) KDB
Development Applications
1 7 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.34%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.34%) ProC
2 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 129 (43.29%) Finance
2 33 (11.07%) Manufacturing
3 26 (8.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 11 (3.69%) Banking
5 9 (3.02%) General Ledger
6 8 (2.68%) Legal
7 5 (1.68%) Automotive
7 5 (1.68%) Front Office
7 5 (1.68%) Back Office
7 5 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.34%) Retail
9 3 (1.01%) Advertising
9 3 (1.01%) French Language
10 2 (0.67%) Billing
10 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 83 (27.85%) Consultant
2 63 (21.14%) Analyst
3 54 (18.12%) SAP Consultant
4 37 (12.42%) Business Analyst
5 29 (9.73%) Project Manager
5 29 (9.73%) Functional Consultant
6 25 (8.39%) SAP P2P Consultant
7 20 (6.71%) SAP Analyst
8 19 (6.38%) Oracle Consultant
9 15 (5.03%) SAP Manager
10 14 (4.70%) SAP Business Analyst
10 14 (4.70%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 12 (4.03%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 12 (4.03%) Trainer
12 11 (3.69%) SAP SRM Consultant
13 10 (3.36%) Financial Analyst
14 9 (3.02%) SAP Trainer
14 9 (3.02%) Architect
15 8 (2.68%) Oracle P2P Consultant
16 7 (2.35%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.01%) XML
2 4 (1.34%) SAP XI
2 4 (1.34%) Visualforce
3 3 (1.01%) EDI
4 1 (0.34%) Middleware
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.03%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.02%) E-Learning
3 9 (3.02%) FMCG
4 6 (2.01%) NHS
5 5 (1.68%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (1.34%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.34%) User Experience
6 4 (1.34%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.67%) Economics
7 2 (0.67%) PMI
8 1 (0.34%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.69%) Windows
2 5 (1.68%) UNIX
3 2 (0.67%) Linux
4 1 (0.34%) VMS
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.46%) Project Management
2 50 (16.78%) ERP
3 40 (13.42%) Change Management
4 29 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (6.04%) Validation
5 18 (6.04%) Six Sigma
5 18 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (5.70%) Lean Six Sigma
6 17 (5.70%) Data Management
7 16 (5.37%) Migration
8 15 (5.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 14 (4.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (4.70%) GAP Analysis
9 14 (4.70%) Workflow
10 13 (4.36%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (4.36%) E-Commerce
10 13 (4.36%) SAP Implementation
10 13 (4.36%) Test Scripting
11 12 (4.03%) Data Modelling
11 12 (4.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.37%) SQL
2 11 (3.69%) PL/SQL
3 10 (3.36%) C
4 5 (1.68%) VBA
5 4 (1.34%) Apex Code
6 2 (0.67%) ABAP
7 1 (0.34%) R
7 1 (0.34%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (8.39%) SAP Certification
2 12 (4.03%) Degree
3 10 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.35%) ACCA
4 7 (2.35%) CIMA
5 6 (2.01%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.34%) MBA
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.67%) HND
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.68%) SLA
2 3 (1.01%) QA
3 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.34%) Firmware
1 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 161 (54.03%) SAP
2 57 (19.13%) Oracle
3 22 (7.38%) Ariba
4 21 (7.05%) Microsoft
5 19 (6.38%) Open Text
6 8 (2.68%) Business Objects
7 6 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.34%) Siebel
9 3 (1.01%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.67%) HP
10 2 (0.67%) Remedy
10 2 (0.67%) Progress
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco
11 1 (0.34%) IBM
11 1 (0.34%) Adobe
11 1 (0.34%) Ericsson
11 1 (0.34%) Pegasus
11 1 (0.34%) CODA
11 1 (0.34%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.34%) VMware
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