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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 469 411 432
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +21
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 145 192 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.48% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 113 81
Average daily rate
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£460 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £326 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £15.26

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
42498 40281 37334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.13% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27435 25058 22430
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1192 1110
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -55 132 £460 +8.23% 23
London -12 82 £481 +13.23% 11
South East -22 22 £440 +7.18% 4
Berkshire +19 13 £363 -14.70% 1
City of London -6 10 £460 +6.35% 5
Slough - 8 - -
Brentford -4 7 £488 +18.90%
East of England -8 6 £381 -10.47% 1
South West -16 6 £350 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -5 5 £488 +0.51% 4
Hertfordshire -1 4 £381 - 1
Surrey -9 4 £440 -4.34%
Middlesex +6 3 - -
Reading +4 3 £375 - 1
Bristol -3 3 - -
Feltham -5 3 £405 -12.90%
East Midlands -8 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
Sunbury-on-Thames -1 2 £440 -8.33%
Manchester -13 2 £550 +57.14% 1
North West -22 2 £550 +62.96% 1
Bradford - 2 £275 -
Warwickshire - 2 £500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Uxbridge +2 1 £328 -26.40% 1
Midlands -1 1 - -
Coventry -2 1 £475 -2.06% 1
Bracknell -2 1 - -
Derbyshire -2 1 - -

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (53.95%) SAP
2 132 (43.42%) Finance
3 70 (23.03%) Oracle
3 70 (23.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 65 (21.38%) ERP
5 56 (18.42%) Ariba
6 47 (15.46%) SAP SRM
7 40 (13.16%) Migration
8 35 (11.51%) Oracle EBS R12
9 28 (9.21%) Microsoft
10 27 (8.88%) Project Management
10 27 (8.88%) SQL
11 26 (8.55%) Degree
12 25 (8.22%) MS Excel
12 25 (8.22%) Change Management
13 23 (7.57%) Oracle Payables
13 23 (7.57%) Data Migration
14 22 (7.24%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (7.24%) MS Office
15 21 (6.91%) Oracle Financials
16 20 (6.58%) SAP BW
16 20 (6.58%) OpenText
16 20 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (6.25%) Oracle iProcurement
17 19 (6.25%) Manufacturing
18 18 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
19 17 (5.59%) SAP Certification
20 16 (5.26%) ITIL
20 16 (5.26%) Oracle Reports

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 8 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.32%) SAP Portal
3 3 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (0.99%) iPlanet
3 3 (0.99%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.99%) JBoss
3 3 (0.99%) Apache
3 3 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 22 (7.24%) MS Office
3 11 (3.62%) MS Project
4 7 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 70 (23.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 47 (15.46%) SAP SRM
3 35 (11.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 23 (7.57%) Oracle Payables
5 21 (6.91%) Oracle Financials
6 19 (6.25%) Oracle iProcurement
7 15 (4.93%) SAP MM
8 13 (4.28%) SAP FI
8 13 (4.28%) SAP FI/CO
8 13 (4.28%) SAP CO
9 11 (3.62%) Oracle Receivables
10 10 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
10 10 (3.29%) Oracle ERP
10 10 (3.29%) Oracle Applications
11 9 (2.96%) Dynamics AX
12 8 (2.63%) SAP ERP
12 8 (2.63%) Oracle General Ledger
13 7 (2.30%) Agresso
14 6 (1.97%) PeopleSoft Financials
14 6 (1.97%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.99%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.97%) NAS
2 4 (1.32%) WAN
2 4 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.32%) DNS
2 4 (1.32%) SAN
3 3 (0.99%) Firewall
3 3 (0.99%) VLAN
3 3 (0.99%) iSCSI
3 3 (0.99%) LDAP
3 3 (0.99%) FCoE
4 2 (0.66%) VPN
4 2 (0.66%) RFID
4 2 (0.66%) NFC
5 1 (0.33%) Intranet
5 1 (0.33%) RTP
5 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.33%) LAN
5 1 (0.33%) SMTP
5 1 (0.33%) DHCP
5 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.58%) SAP BW
2 16 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (4.28%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 7 (2.30%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.97%) Informix
6 3 (0.99%) SQLPlus
6 3 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.66%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (3.29%) Toad
2 3 (0.99%) LSMW
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.33%) JDeveloper
General
1 132 (43.42%) Finance
2 19 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 16 (5.26%) Banking
4 11 (3.62%) Retail
5 7 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.97%) Legal
7 5 (1.64%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.32%) Local Government
8 4 (1.32%) Automotive
9 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.99%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.66%) Turkish Language
10 2 (0.66%) Advertising
10 2 (0.66%) French Language
10 2 (0.66%) German Language
10 2 (0.66%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Marketing
11 1 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 114 (37.50%) Consultant
2 71 (23.36%) Analyst
3 62 (20.39%) SAP Consultant
4 29 (9.54%) Oracle Consultant
5 26 (8.55%) SAP P2P Consultant
6 25 (8.22%) Business Analyst
6 25 (8.22%) Functional Consultant
7 22 (7.24%) Oracle P2P Consultant
8 19 (6.25%) SAP Analyst
8 19 (6.25%) SAP Manager
9 18 (5.92%) SAP SRM Consultant
9 18 (5.92%) Oracle Functional Consultant
10 17 (5.59%) Project Manager
11 16 (5.26%) Process Analyst
12 9 (2.96%) Oracle Financials Consultant
12 9 (2.96%) SAP Business Analyst
13 8 (2.63%) Functional Analyst
14 7 (2.30%) Siebel Analyst
14 7 (2.30%) Test Analyst
15 6 (1.97%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.28%) XML
2 7 (2.30%) WebCenter
3 5 (1.64%) SAP Business Workflow
3 5 (1.64%) Itk
3 5 (1.64%) Web Services
4 4 (1.32%) J2EE
5 2 (0.66%) SOAP
5 2 (0.66%) REST
6 1 (0.33%) .NET
6 1 (0.33%) JMS
6 1 (0.33%) CGI
6 1 (0.33%) Middleware
6 1 (0.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.96%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.30%) User Experience
5 6 (1.97%) FMCG
6 5 (1.64%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.99%) Clustering
7 3 (0.99%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.66%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.66%) PMI
8 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.33%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.33%) NHS
9 1 (0.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.96%) AIX
2 6 (1.97%) UNIX
3 4 (1.32%) Windows
3 4 (1.32%) Solaris
4 3 (0.99%) Linux
4 3 (0.99%) HPUX
4 3 (0.99%) SUSE
5 2 (0.66%) Android
5 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.38%) ERP
2 40 (13.16%) Migration
3 27 (8.88%) Project Management
4 25 (8.22%) Change Management
5 23 (7.57%) Data Migration
6 22 (7.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (5.26%) ITIL
9 15 (4.93%) Test Scripting
10 13 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (3.95%) CRM
12 11 (3.62%) Workflow
12 11 (3.62%) Data Cleansing
12 11 (3.62%) Data Management
12 11 (3.62%) SAP Implementation
12 11 (3.62%) Functional Testing
13 10 (3.29%) Supplier Management
13 10 (3.29%) Validation
14 9 (2.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.88%) SQL
2 6 (1.97%) ABAP
3 4 (1.32%) Perl
3 4 (1.32%) PL/SQL
4 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.99%) Korn
4 3 (0.99%) C-shell
4 3 (0.99%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.66%) Java
5 2 (0.66%) C
6 1 (0.33%) C++
6 1 (0.33%) X++
6 1 (0.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (8.55%) Degree
2 17 (5.59%) SAP Certification
3 10 (3.29%) MBA
4 7 (2.30%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.99%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.99%) ACCA
6 3 (0.99%) CIMA
7 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (0.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.33%) PMP
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.62%) QA
2 6 (1.97%) SLA
3 3 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.99%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (0.99%) KVM
2 3 (0.99%) Samba
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.66%) OpenView
1 2 (0.66%) Control-M
2 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.33%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 164 (53.95%) SAP
2 70 (23.03%) Oracle
3 56 (18.42%) Ariba
4 28 (9.21%) Microsoft
5 20 (6.58%) OpenText
6 15 (4.93%) Business Objects
7 9 (2.96%) PeopleSoft
8 7 (2.30%) Siebel
8 7 (2.30%) JD Edwards
9 6 (1.97%) VMware
10 5 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.99%) Veritas
11 3 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.99%) Maconomy
11 3 (0.99%) PlateSpin
11 3 (0.99%) Cisco
11 3 (0.99%) Sun
11 3 (0.99%) HP
11 3 (0.99%) CA
11 3 (0.99%) Hyperion
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per annum
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