The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 398 425 457
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +32
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 201 147 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 83 68
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £594 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.50% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.26 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- -54.46%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +37 177 £425 -5.55% 14
London +28 98 £425 -5.55% 9
South East -3 27 £425 - 1
City of London +17 16 £433 +0.58% 3
East of England -6 15 £400 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -13 12 £500 -9.09% 2
Surrey - 11 £460 -
Coventry -9 7 £500 -9.09% 1
East Midlands +5 6 £375 -13.11%
Middlesex -6 6 £396 -20.80% 1
Berkshire +6 5 £375 +328.57%
Scotland -20 4 £275 -26.66%
Reading +9 2 - -
Cardiff -14 2 £450 -11.11%
Wales -21 2 £450 -11.11%
Edinburgh -23 2 £325 -13.33%
South Wales -25 2 £450 -11.11%
Uxbridge - 2 £445 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £675 -
Yorkshire - 2 £675 -
Essex -2 1 £360 -28.00% 1
Birmingham -6 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £375 -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Slough - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Egham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 208 (58.92%) SAP
2 144 (40.79%) Finance
3 73 (20.68%) Oracle
3 73 (20.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 53 (15.01%) ERP
5 50 (14.16%) SQL
5 50 (14.16%) SAP SRM
6 49 (13.88%) Oracle EBS R12
7 44 (12.46%) Project Management
8 39 (11.05%) Workflow
8 39 (11.05%) Manufacturing
9 38 (10.76%) Change Management
9 38 (10.76%) PL/SQL
10 33 (9.35%) Oracle Payables
11 31 (8.78%) Oracle Receivables
12 30 (8.50%) Oracle Reports
13 29 (8.22%) Microsoft
13 29 (8.22%) Oracle EBS
13 29 (8.22%) Oracle General Ledger
14 28 (7.93%) Oracle Forms
15 27 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
16 26 (7.37%) Oracle Workflow
16 26 (7.37%) SAP MM
17 25 (7.08%) Oracle Applications
18 24 (6.80%) Open Text
18 24 (6.80%) Test Scripting
19 23 (6.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
19 23 (6.52%) Migration
20 22 (6.23%) XML
21 21 (5.95%) MS Excel

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 26 (7.37%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.13%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 21 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.10%) MS Office
3 17 (4.82%) MS Visio
4 16 (4.53%) MS Project
5 15 (4.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 73 (20.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 50 (14.16%) SAP SRM
3 49 (13.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (9.35%) Oracle Payables
5 31 (8.78%) Oracle Receivables
6 29 (8.22%) Oracle EBS
6 29 (8.22%) Oracle General Ledger
7 26 (7.37%) SAP MM
8 25 (7.08%) Oracle Applications
9 21 (5.95%) SAP FI
10 20 (5.67%) Oracle Financials
11 19 (5.38%) SAP CO
12 18 (5.10%) SAP FI/CO
13 16 (4.53%) Oracle ERP
14 14 (3.97%) SAP FI-AP
15 11 (3.12%) Oracle Cash Management
16 9 (2.55%) SAP APO
17 8 (2.27%) Agresso
17 8 (2.27%) Oracle iProcurement
18 7 (1.98%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.85%) Internet
2 2 (0.57%) DNS
3 1 (0.28%) NGN
3 1 (0.28%) Intranet
3 1 (0.28%) DWDM
3 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.28%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.50%) Oracle Reports
2 23 (6.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 17 (4.82%) Oracle Database
4 16 (4.53%) SAP BW
5 15 (4.25%) Oracle9i Database
6 12 (3.40%) SQLPlus
7 9 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.42%) SQL Server
8 5 (1.42%) Oracle Discoverer
9 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.28%) QlikView
11 1 (0.28%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (7.93%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (2.55%) JDeveloper
3 5 (1.42%) LSMW
4 3 (0.85%) ProC
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CE
General
1 144 (40.79%) Finance
2 39 (11.05%) Manufacturing
3 21 (5.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (3.68%) General Ledger
5 9 (2.55%) Automotive
6 8 (2.27%) Banking
7 7 (1.98%) Back Office
8 6 (1.70%) Legal
8 6 (1.70%) Retail
9 5 (1.42%) German Language
10 4 (1.13%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.85%) Billing
12 2 (0.57%) French Language
12 2 (0.57%) Marketing
13 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.28%) Local Government
13 1 (0.28%) Advertising
13 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 133 (37.68%) Consultant
2 83 (23.51%) SAP Consultant
3 52 (14.73%) Analyst
4 43 (12.18%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 42 (11.90%) Oracle Consultant
6 38 (10.76%) Functional Consultant
7 31 (8.78%) Project Manager
8 27 (7.65%) Business Analyst
9 23 (6.52%) Trainer
10 20 (5.67%) SAP Trainer
11 19 (5.38%) Oracle Functional Consultant
12 17 (4.82%) Architect
13 16 (4.53%) SAP Manager
13 16 (4.53%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 15 (4.25%) Oracle Financials Consultant
14 15 (4.25%) SAP SRM Consultant
15 14 (3.97%) SAP Architect
16 13 (3.68%) SAP Analyst
17 11 (3.12%) SAP Solutions Architect
17 11 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.23%) XML
2 4 (1.13%) .NET
3 3 (0.85%) Visualforce
3 3 (0.85%) XSLT
3 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.85%) Web Services
3 3 (0.85%) EDI
4 2 (0.57%) HTML
5 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.28%) Middleware
5 1 (0.28%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.68%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.12%) FMCG
3 6 (1.70%) NHS
4 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.85%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.28%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.28%) Social Media
6 1 (0.28%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.28%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.82%) UNIX
2 10 (2.83%) VMS
3 4 (1.13%) Windows
3 4 (1.13%) Linux
4 1 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.01%) ERP
2 44 (12.46%) Project Management
3 39 (11.05%) Workflow
4 38 (10.76%) Change Management
5 27 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (6.80%) Test Scripting
7 23 (6.52%) Migration
8 19 (5.38%) SAP Implementation
9 18 (5.10%) Logistics
10 17 (4.82%) Business Analysis
11 16 (4.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 16 (4.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (4.25%) Six Sigma
13 14 (3.97%) Data Management
13 14 (3.97%) E-Commerce
13 14 (3.97%) Data Migration
13 14 (3.97%) Lean Six Sigma
13 14 (3.97%) Business Transformation
14 13 (3.68%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.16%) SQL
2 38 (10.76%) PL/SQL
3 6 (1.70%) C
4 3 (0.85%) Apex Code
5 2 (0.57%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.28%) R
6 1 (0.28%) ABAP
6 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.28%) VBScript
6 1 (0.28%) Java
6 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.28%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (4.53%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.25%) SAP Certification
3 10 (2.83%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.98%) Degree
5 4 (1.13%) CCA
6 3 (0.85%) ISEB
6 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.57%) CIMA
7 2 (0.57%) ACCA
7 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) AAT
8 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMP
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.83%) QA
2 4 (1.13%) SLA
3 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 208 (58.92%) SAP
2 73 (20.68%) Oracle
3 29 (8.22%) Microsoft
4 24 (6.80%) Open Text
5 14 (3.97%) Ariba
6 7 (1.98%) Siebel
7 5 (1.42%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.13%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.85%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.85%) HP
10 2 (0.57%) ReadSoft
10 2 (0.57%) VMware
10 2 (0.57%) Civica
10 2 (0.57%) Cognos
10 2 (0.57%) Manugistics
10 2 (0.57%) CODA
10 2 (0.57%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.57%) Infor
11 1 (0.28%) Facebook
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Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MRP Global
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £450 per day + negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago