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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Procure-to-Pay (including Purchase-to-Pay, P2P)
Rank 481 507 501
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 177 154 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 81 96
Median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+28.12% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +130.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 -

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
44464 46364 44152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 81.04% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29448 30320 27616
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1150 1283 1207
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.76 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +53 168 £525 +16.66% 22
London -6 81 £525 +15.06% 9
West Midlands -3 24 £410 - 4
South East +13 23 £550 +34.55% 3
Coventry - 17 £470 - 1
Surrey +20 15 £575 +67.88%
East of England +8 10 - -
East Midlands 0 10 £575 -
Hertfordshire +9 9 - -
North West +15 7 £450 +28.38% 3
Brentford +9 6 £525 +7.69%
South West +6 6 £448 +26.05% 1
Nottinghamshire -7 6 £590 -
Nottingham -11 5 £590 -
City of London -1 4 £550 +20.54% 1
Telford - 4 - -
Watford - 4 - -
Shropshire - 4 - -
Liverpool +13 3 - -
Merseyside +6 3 - -
Manchester -2 3 £350 -20.00% 2
Oxfordshire -6 3 £500 +38.88%
Northamptonshire - 3 £425 -
Somerset +20 2 £370 +25.42%
Bristol 0 2 £425 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 £418 -
Scotland +8 1 - -
Hampshire +6 1 £625 +20.48% 1
Dorset +5 1 £525 -3.66%
Berkshire +3 1 £500 -2.67% 1

Procure-to-Pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 153 (49.04%) SAP
2 131 (41.99%) Finance
3 80 (25.64%) Oracle
3 80 (25.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 67 (21.47%) ERP
5 60 (19.23%) Order to Cash
6 55 (17.63%) Migration
7 50 (16.03%) Record to Report
8 42 (13.46%) Oracle EBS R12
8 42 (13.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 40 (12.82%) Data Migration
10 39 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
10 39 (12.50%) Retail
11 35 (11.22%) SAP Implementation
12 29 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (8.97%) Project Management
13 28 (8.97%) Oracle Payables
14 26 (8.33%) Change Management
15 24 (7.69%) Business Analysis
15 24 (7.69%) Microsoft
16 22 (7.05%) SAP MM
17 21 (6.73%) Manufacturing
18 20 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
19 19 (6.09%) Cash Management
19 19 (6.09%) FMCG
19 19 (6.09%) SAP FI
19 19 (6.09%) MS Excel
20 18 (5.77%) Oracle iProcurement
20 18 (5.77%) Oracle Cash Management
21 17 (5.45%) 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 (2.88%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (1.92%) NetWeaver
3 5 (1.60%) Oracle UPK
4 4 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.96%) SAP EP
6 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.64%) SAS
7 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 19 (6.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.92%) MS Office
4 5 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.96%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 80 (25.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 42 (13.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 39 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (8.97%) Oracle Payables
5 22 (7.05%) SAP MM
6 19 (6.09%) SAP FI
7 18 (5.77%) Oracle Cash Management
7 18 (5.77%) Oracle iProcurement
8 17 (5.45%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 16 (5.13%) Oracle Receivables
10 15 (4.81%) SAP SD
10 15 (4.81%) SAP SRM
11 14 (4.49%) Dynamics AX
12 13 (4.17%) SAP CO
12 13 (4.17%) SAP FI/CO
13 12 (3.85%) Oracle ERP
14 10 (3.21%) Oracle Assets
15 9 (2.88%) OpenText VIM for SAP
15 9 (2.88%) Oracle FAH
15 9 (2.88%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.92%) Intranet
2 4 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (1.28%) IPsec
3 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.32%) DNS
4 1 (0.32%) Firewall
4 1 (0.32%) Network Security
4 1 (0.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.81%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (2.24%) SAP BW
2 7 (2.24%) SAP HANA
3 4 (1.28%) MS Access
3 4 (1.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (1.28%) SQLPlus
4 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.96%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.64%) SAP BI
5 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.32%) GIS
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.28%) JDeveloper
2 4 (1.28%) LSMW
2 4 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.96%) Git (software)
General
1 131 (41.99%) Finance
2 42 (13.46%) Pharmaceutical
3 39 (12.50%) Retail
4 21 (6.73%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.85%) Banking
6 7 (2.24%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.60%) Marketing
8 4 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.96%) Advertising
9 3 (0.96%) Military
9 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.64%) Billing
10 2 (0.64%) Electronics
10 2 (0.64%) German Language
10 2 (0.64%) Legal
10 2 (0.64%) Publishing
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 78 (25.00%) Consultant
2 56 (17.95%) Analyst
3 34 (10.90%) SAP Consultant
4 29 (9.29%) Business Analyst
5 25 (8.01%) Oracle Consultant
5 25 (8.01%) Project Manager
6 23 (7.37%) Architect
7 20 (6.41%) SAP Manager
8 18 (5.77%) SAP Analyst
9 15 (4.81%) Change Manager
9 15 (4.81%) Oracle P2P Consultant
10 14 (4.49%) SAP P2P Consultant
10 14 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
11 13 (4.17%) Programme Manager
12 12 (3.85%) SAP P2P Analyst
12 12 (3.85%) Trainer
13 11 (3.53%) Oracle Financials Consultant
14 10 (3.21%) Functional Consultant
14 10 (3.21%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (2.24%) Web Services
3 5 (1.60%) XML
4 3 (0.96%) CSS
4 3 (0.96%) HTML
4 3 (0.96%) HTML5
4 3 (0.96%) Middleware
4 3 (0.96%) Node.js
4 3 (0.96%) RESTful
4 3 (0.96%) SAP Core Interface
5 2 (0.64%) EDI
5 2 (0.64%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Business Workflow
6 1 (0.32%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.32%) SAPUI5
6 1 (0.32%) SOAP
6 1 (0.32%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (0.32%) WSDL
6 1 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.09%) FMCG
2 13 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.88%) e-Learning
4 8 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.28%) VCE vBlock
7 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.96%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.96%) Cryptography
7 3 (0.96%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.96%) Derivative
7 3 (0.96%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.64%) Clustering
8 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.64%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.56%) Windows
2 5 (1.60%) Windows Server
2 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.28%) Linux
3 4 (1.28%) Unix
4 3 (0.96%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.64%) OS/2
6 1 (0.32%) AIX
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (21.47%) ERP
2 60 (19.23%) Order to Cash
3 55 (17.63%) Migration
4 50 (16.03%) Record to Report
5 40 (12.82%) Data Migration
6 35 (11.22%) SAP Implementation
7 29 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (8.97%) Project Management
9 26 (8.33%) Change Management
10 24 (7.69%) Business Analysis
11 20 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (6.09%) Cash Management
13 15 (4.81%) Workflow
14 13 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (4.17%) Logistics
15 12 (3.85%) Data Management
16 11 (3.53%) CRM
16 11 (3.53%) Data Analysis
17 10 (3.21%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.81%) SQL
2 11 (3.53%) PL/SQL
3 7 (2.24%) ABAP
4 4 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.96%) C#
5 3 (0.96%) C++
5 3 (0.96%) Go
5 3 (0.96%) Scala
6 2 (0.64%) C
7 1 (0.32%) Java
7 1 (0.32%) Perl
7 1 (0.32%) PHP
7 1 (0.32%) Python
7 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (4.49%) Degree
2 13 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.53%) SAP Certification
4 10 (3.21%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.64%) PMP
6 1 (0.32%) APMP
6 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.88%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.28%) GAAP
3 4 (1.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.96%) SEPA
5 2 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.64%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.64%) QA
6 1 (0.32%) MiFID
6 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (2.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 153 (49.04%) SAP
2 80 (25.64%) Oracle
3 24 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 17 (5.45%) Ariba
5 8 (2.56%) JD Edwards
6 6 (1.92%) Concur
6 6 (1.92%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.60%) Citrix
7 5 (1.60%) VMware
8 4 (1.28%) F5
8 4 (1.28%) IBM
9 3 (0.96%) Cognos
9 3 (0.96%) OpenText
10 2 (0.64%) Capita
10 2 (0.64%) CODA
10 2 (0.64%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.64%) Northgate
10 2 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.64%) Progress
10 2 (0.64%) Saba
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