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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 487 452 467
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +15
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 146 159 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.37% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 109 63
Average daily rate
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£440 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £349 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -50.94%
UK excluding London average 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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -6 135 £440 -2.22% 18
London +1 79 £450 -1.96% 9
South East -18 25 £376 -20.62% 1
City of London +11 15 £445 -1.11%
Berkshire +3 10 £376 -38.57%
West Midlands +11 7 £600 +20.00% 2
South West +1 7 £355 +5.97% 1
Hampshire +4 6 £525 +147.05% 1
East of England +2 6 £600 +45.45%
North West -30 6 £400 -17.94% 3
Reading -7 4 £375 -40.00%
Middlesex +2 3 £462 +5.60%
Brentford -7 3 £488 +4.27%
Feltham -10 3 £440 +2.20%
Oxfordshire -15 3 £360 -
Merseyside - 3 £150 -
Oxford - 3 £360 -
Taunton +10 2 £295 -11.94%
Somerset +8 2 £295 -11.94%
Hertfordshire +4 2 £613 +63.33%
Surrey -4 2 £310 -39.39%
Manchester -20 2 £438 -10.25% 3
Slough - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £400 -
Uxbridge +5 1 - -
Bedfordshire +3 1 £388 -6.06%
Basingstoke 0 1 £525 +147.05%
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £650 +13.04%

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 164 (58.16%) SAP
2 135 (47.87%) Finance
3 62 (21.99%) ERP
4 54 (19.15%) Oracle
4 54 (19.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 48 (17.02%) Ariba
6 42 (14.89%) SAP SRM
7 34 (12.06%) Project Management
8 28 (9.93%) Migration
8 28 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (8.51%) MS Excel
11 22 (7.80%) OpenText
11 22 (7.80%) Microsoft
11 22 (7.80%) Oracle EBS R12
12 21 (7.45%) Manufacturing
13 20 (7.09%) Oracle Payables
14 19 (6.74%) Change Management
15 18 (6.38%) Oracle Financials
16 17 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (6.03%) Oracle iProcurement
16 17 (6.03%) SAP BW
16 17 (6.03%) SAP MM
17 16 (5.67%) Logistics
17 16 (5.67%) SQL
17 16 (5.67%) Degree
18 15 (5.32%) MS Office
18 15 (5.32%) SAP Certification
18 15 (5.32%) Supplier Management
19 14 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 7 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.42%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.06%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (1.06%) iPlanet
3 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.06%) JBoss
3 3 (1.06%) Apache
3 3 (1.06%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.71%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.71%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.32%) MS Office
3 11 (3.90%) MS Project
4 8 (2.84%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 54 (19.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 42 (14.89%) SAP SRM
3 22 (7.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (7.09%) Oracle Payables
5 18 (6.38%) Oracle Financials
6 17 (6.03%) SAP MM
6 17 (6.03%) Oracle iProcurement
7 12 (4.26%) SAP FI
7 12 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (3.55%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (3.55%) SAP CO
9 9 (3.19%) Oracle Receivables
9 9 (3.19%) SAP ERP
10 8 (2.84%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (2.48%) SAP FI-AP
12 6 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
12 6 (2.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 6 (2.13%) Agresso
13 5 (1.77%) SAP MDM
13 5 (1.77%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) Taleo
2 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.13%) NAS
2 5 (1.77%) WAN
3 4 (1.42%) DNS
3 4 (1.42%) SAN
3 4 (1.42%) Firewall
3 4 (1.42%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.06%) VPN
4 3 (1.06%) VLAN
4 3 (1.06%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.06%) FCoE
4 3 (1.06%) LDAP
5 1 (0.35%) ISDN
5 1 (0.35%) LAN
5 1 (0.35%) PSTN
5 1 (0.35%) SMTP
5 1 (0.35%) DHCP
5 1 (0.35%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.35%) Wireless
5 1 (0.35%) IPsec
5 1 (0.35%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.03%) SAP BW
2 11 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (2.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 5 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.06%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.06%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.71%) SQLPlus
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (3.55%) Toad
2 3 (1.06%) LSMW
3 1 (0.35%) ProC
General
1 135 (47.87%) Finance
2 21 (7.45%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.61%) Retail
4 11 (3.90%) Banking
5 9 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.13%) Legal
7 4 (1.42%) German Language
7 4 (1.42%) Local Government
8 3 (1.06%) Marketing
9 2 (0.71%) Turkish Language
9 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.71%) Advertising
9 2 (0.71%) Publishing
9 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.71%) Automotive
9 2 (0.71%) Law
10 1 (0.35%) Front Office
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 94 (33.33%) Consultant
2 70 (24.82%) Analyst
3 49 (17.38%) SAP Consultant
4 34 (12.06%) Business Analyst
5 29 (10.28%) Oracle Consultant
6 26 (9.22%) SAP Analyst
7 23 (8.16%) Functional Consultant
8 21 (7.45%) Oracle P2P Consultant
9 19 (6.74%) SAP P2P Consultant
9 19 (6.74%) SAP Business Analyst
10 18 (6.38%) SAP Manager
10 18 (6.38%) Process Analyst
11 17 (6.03%) Oracle Functional Consultant
12 15 (5.32%) Project Manager
13 14 (4.96%) SAP SRM Consultant
14 11 (3.90%) Oracle Financials Consultant
15 8 (2.84%) Trainer
16 7 (2.48%) Programme Manager
16 7 (2.48%) SAP MM Consultant
16 7 (2.48%) Procurement Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.55%) XML
2 7 (2.48%) WebCenter
3 5 (1.77%) SAP Business Workflow
4 4 (1.42%) Itk
4 4 (1.42%) Web Services
5 3 (1.06%) J2EE
6 1 (0.35%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.35%) EDI
6 1 (0.35%) WSH
6 1 (0.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.90%) FMCG
3 9 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.84%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.48%) User Experience
6 4 (1.42%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.06%) PMI
7 3 (1.06%) Clustering
8 2 (0.71%) PKI
8 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.71%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.71%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.35%) iSeries
9 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.35%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.13%) UNIX
2 5 (1.77%) Windows
3 4 (1.42%) Solaris
4 3 (1.06%) Linux
4 3 (1.06%) SUSE
4 3 (1.06%) AIX
4 3 (1.06%) HPUX
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.99%) ERP
2 34 (12.06%) Project Management
3 28 (9.93%) Migration
4 26 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (6.74%) Change Management
6 17 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (5.67%) Logistics
8 15 (5.32%) Supplier Management
9 14 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (4.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 13 (4.61%) Test Scripting
10 13 (4.61%) ITIL
11 12 (4.26%) PRINCE2
12 11 (3.90%) Data Modelling
12 11 (3.90%) Data Management
13 9 (3.19%) CRM
13 9 (3.19%) Business Analysis
13 9 (3.19%) Data Migration
14 8 (2.84%) SAP Implementation
14 8 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.67%) SQL
2 6 (2.13%) ABAP
3 4 (1.42%) C
3 4 (1.42%) Perl
4 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.06%) Korn
4 3 (1.06%) C-shell
4 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.35%) C++
6 1 (0.35%) X++
6 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (5.67%) Degree
2 15 (5.32%) SAP Certification
3 4 (1.42%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.42%) MBA
4 3 (1.06%) ACCA
4 3 (1.06%) CIMA
5 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.35%) PMP
6 1 (0.35%) CCIE
6 1 (0.35%) CCNP
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.26%) QA
2 4 (1.42%) SLA
2 4 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) GxP
4 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.06%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (1.06%) KVM
2 3 (1.06%) Samba
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.71%) OpenView
1 2 (0.71%) Control-M
2 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.35%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 164 (58.16%) SAP
2 54 (19.15%) Oracle
3 48 (17.02%) Ariba
4 22 (7.80%) Microsoft
4 22 (7.80%) OpenText
5 10 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (3.55%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (2.13%) ReadSoft
6 6 (2.13%) VMware
7 4 (1.42%) Cisco
7 4 (1.42%) Pegasus
7 4 (1.42%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.06%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.06%) Cognos
8 3 (1.06%) Sun
8 3 (1.06%) PlateSpin
8 3 (1.06%) Veritas
8 3 (1.06%) F5
9 2 (0.71%) Peoplefluent
9 2 (0.71%) Opsware
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