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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 434 401 401
Rank change year-on-year
-33 0
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 157 169 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.45% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 73 62
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.10 £31.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.28% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.10 £31.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-61.28% +150.00%

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
39961 37976 33183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.00% 74.83% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25156 22879 19730
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1143 1185
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -18 141 £450 +4.34% 19
London +5 68 £485 +9.48% 7
South East -3 26 £396 -18.81% 4
City of London +9 10 £406 -4.41% 1
East of England -5 10 £480 +20.00% 2
South West -7 10 £550 +10.00%
West Midlands -14 10 £340 -29.89% 1
Yorkshire -3 8 £431 +3.91% 2
Surrey - 8 £396 -
East Midlands 0 7 £288 +170.58% 1
West Yorkshire -9 7 £431 +3.91%
Leeds - 7 £431 -
Hertfordshire +12 5 £513 -2.38%
Middlesex +6 5 £396 -20.87%
Hampshire -18 5 £525 - 2
Bedfordshire -9 3 £480 +20.00% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £500 - 1
Scotland - 3 - -
Coventry -2 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -6 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 - -
Essex +4 1 £425 +6.25%
Berkshire -1 1 - -
Birmingham -3 1 £325 -
Gloucestershire -12 1 £375 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Egham - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 171 (60.85%) SAP
2 118 (41.99%) Finance
3 55 (19.57%) SAP SRM
4 49 (17.44%) ERP
5 47 (16.73%) Oracle
5 47 (16.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 37 (13.17%) Degree
7 36 (12.81%) Change Management
8 32 (11.39%) Migration
9 30 (10.68%) MS Excel
10 28 (9.96%) Ariba
11 27 (9.61%) Project Management
12 25 (8.90%) Oracle EBS R12
13 24 (8.54%) SAP BW
14 23 (8.19%) Validation
14 23 (8.19%) Data Migration
15 22 (7.83%) SAP Certification
15 22 (7.83%) Microsoft
16 20 (7.12%) Open Text
16 20 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (6.76%) MS Office
18 17 (6.05%) BusinessObjects
18 17 (6.05%) Business Objects
18 17 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (6.05%) Service Delivery
19 16 (5.69%) GAP Analysis
19 16 (5.69%) Oracle Reports
19 16 (5.69%) Data Cleansing
20 15 (5.34%) SQL

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.71%) SAP Portal
3 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 30 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.76%) MS Office
3 8 (2.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.14%) MS Project
5 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 55 (19.57%) SAP SRM
2 47 (16.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 25 (8.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (5.34%) SAP CO
4 15 (5.34%) SAP FI
4 15 (5.34%) SAP FI/CO
5 13 (4.63%) SAP MM
5 13 (4.63%) Oracle Payables
6 11 (3.91%) Agresso
6 11 (3.91%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (3.56%) SAP FI-AP
8 9 (3.20%) Oracle ERP
8 9 (3.20%) Oracle Applications
9 8 (2.85%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (2.85%) SAP MDM
9 8 (2.85%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (2.85%) Oracle iProcurement
10 7 (2.49%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (2.49%) SAP ERP
11 6 (2.14%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.42%) RFID
1 4 (1.42%) NFC
2 2 (0.71%) Firewall
3 1 (0.36%) Wireless
3 1 (0.36%) 2G
3 1 (0.36%) Network Security
3 1 (0.36%) ATM
3 1 (0.36%) LAN
3 1 (0.36%) SDH
3 1 (0.36%) WAN
3 1 (0.36%) DHCP
3 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.36%) VPN
3 1 (0.36%) DNS
3 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.36%) 3G
3 1 (0.36%) MPLS
3 1 (0.36%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.54%) SAP BW
2 17 (6.05%) BusinessObjects
3 16 (5.69%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.14%) Informix
4 6 (2.14%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.07%) MS Access
6 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.36%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.36%) KDB
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.36%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.07%) LSMW
2 1 (0.36%) JIRA
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.36%) JDeveloper
General
1 118 (41.99%) Finance
2 15 (5.34%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.63%) Banking
4 9 (3.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (2.85%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.78%) Advertising
6 5 (1.78%) Front Office
7 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.42%) Legal
7 4 (1.42%) French Language
7 4 (1.42%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.07%) Back Office
8 3 (1.07%) Retail
9 2 (0.71%) Billing
9 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.71%) Marketing
9 2 (0.71%) Automotive
9 2 (0.71%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.36%) Welsh Language
10 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 82 (29.18%) Consultant
2 71 (25.27%) Analyst
3 56 (19.93%) SAP Consultant
4 34 (12.10%) Business Analyst
5 22 (7.83%) SAP Analyst
6 20 (7.12%) Functional Consultant
6 20 (7.12%) SAP P2P Consultant
7 19 (6.76%) Project Manager
7 19 (6.76%) SAP Manager
8 15 (5.34%) SAP Business Analyst
9 13 (4.63%) Oracle Consultant
10 12 (4.27%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 9 (3.20%) Financial Analyst
11 9 (3.20%) SAP SRM Consultant
11 9 (3.20%) SAP Project Manager
11 9 (3.20%) Architect
11 9 (3.20%) Oracle P2P Consultant
12 8 (2.85%) Data Analyst
12 8 (2.85%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (2.85%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.42%) SOAP
1 4 (1.42%) EDI
1 4 (1.42%) SAP XI
1 4 (1.42%) REST
2 2 (0.71%) XML
2 2 (0.71%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (0.36%) JMS
3 1 (0.36%) CGI
3 1 (0.36%) Web Services
3 1 (0.36%) .NET
3 1 (0.36%) J2EE
3 1 (0.36%) Itk
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.49%) E-Learning
3 5 (1.78%) Data Integration
3 5 (1.78%) FMCG
3 5 (1.78%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (1.78%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.42%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.42%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.07%) User Experience
6 2 (0.71%) Economics
6 2 (0.71%) Data Conversion
6 2 (0.71%) PMI
6 2 (0.71%) NHS
6 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.36%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.36%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.14%) AIX
2 4 (1.42%) Android
2 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.42%) Windows
3 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.36%) Linux
3 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (17.44%) ERP
2 36 (12.81%) Change Management
3 32 (11.39%) Migration
4 27 (9.61%) Project Management
5 23 (8.19%) Validation
5 23 (8.19%) Data Migration
6 19 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (6.05%) Service Delivery
7 17 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (5.69%) GAP Analysis
8 16 (5.69%) Data Cleansing
9 15 (5.34%) Data Management
10 14 (4.98%) ITIL
11 12 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (3.91%) Business Transformation
12 11 (3.91%) Analytics
12 11 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (3.56%) Test Scripting
14 9 (3.20%) Logistics
15 8 (2.85%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.34%) SQL
2 7 (2.49%) ABAP
2 7 (2.49%) C
3 4 (1.42%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.71%) Java
4 2 (0.71%) VBA
4 2 (0.71%) SAPscript
5 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.36%) R
5 1 (0.36%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 37 (13.17%) Degree
2 22 (7.83%) SAP Certification
3 13 (4.63%) MBA
4 9 (3.20%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.85%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.78%) VCP4
7 4 (1.42%) ACCA
7 4 (1.42%) CIMA
8 3 (1.07%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.71%) HND
9 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.71%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.91%) SLA
2 3 (1.07%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 171 (60.85%) SAP
2 47 (16.73%) Oracle
3 28 (9.96%) Ariba
4 22 (7.83%) Microsoft
5 20 (7.12%) Open Text
6 17 (6.05%) Business Objects
7 7 (2.49%) Siebel
8 6 (2.14%) JD Edwards
9 4 (1.42%) Remedy
9 4 (1.42%) Syclo
9 4 (1.42%) Sybase
9 4 (1.42%) CA
9 4 (1.42%) Kony
9 4 (1.42%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 2 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.71%) Progress
10 2 (0.71%) Maconomy
10 2 (0.71%) HP
11 1 (0.36%) EMC
11 1 (0.36%) Adobe
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