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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 435 445 454
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 172 130 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 68 68
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £579 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £26.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.94% +140.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £11.00

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
41303 39122 41685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.30% 73.30% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25558 24009 24155
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1071 1478
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +22 149 £450 - 25
London +5 90 £450 - 12
South East -2 17 £462 +2.66% 2
East of England - 17 £413 - 1
City of London +11 11 £406 -4.41% 1
West Midlands 0 8 £500 -4.76% 1
Middlesex -5 6 £438 -12.50%
Cardiff -5 6 £400 -15.78%
South Wales -7 6 £400 -15.78%
Wales -14 6 £400 -15.78%
East Midlands +6 5 £394 - 1
Coventry -4 5 £500 -
Surrey - 5 £512 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £600 -
Feltham - 4 £431 -
Manchester -4 3 £488 +39.28% 2
North West -8 3 £488 +21.87% 3
Reading - 3 £650 -
Yorkshire +9 2 £675 - 1
West Yorkshire +6 2 £675 -
Scotland -23 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £445 -
Leeds - 2 £675 -
Edinburgh -8 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £575 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £575 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 189 (55.75%) SAP
2 138 (40.71%) Finance
3 80 (23.60%) Oracle
3 80 (23.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 61 (17.99%) ERP
5 52 (15.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 50 (14.75%) SAP SRM
7 46 (13.57%) Project Management
8 41 (12.09%) Manufacturing
9 40 (11.80%) SQL
10 39 (11.50%) Oracle Payables
11 37 (10.91%) Workflow
12 33 (9.73%) Oracle Receivables
13 32 (9.44%) Oracle General Ledger
14 31 (9.14%) Change Management
14 31 (9.14%) PL/SQL
15 30 (8.85%) Oracle EBS
16 29 (8.55%) Oracle Reports
17 27 (7.96%) Oracle Forms
18 26 (7.67%) Pharmaceutical
19 25 (7.37%) Oracle Workflow
20 24 (7.08%) Migration
20 24 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
20 24 (7.08%) SAP FI
20 24 (7.08%) MS Excel
21 23 (6.78%) SAP MM
22 22 (6.49%) Oracle Financials
22 22 (6.49%) SAP CO
22 22 (6.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
23 21 (6.19%) Test Scripting

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 25 (7.37%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.18%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 24 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.60%) MS Visio
2 19 (5.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (5.31%) MS Project
4 14 (4.13%) MS Office
5 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 80 (23.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 52 (15.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 50 (14.75%) SAP SRM
4 39 (11.50%) Oracle Payables
5 33 (9.73%) Oracle Receivables
6 32 (9.44%) Oracle General Ledger
7 30 (8.85%) Oracle EBS
8 24 (7.08%) SAP FI
9 23 (6.78%) SAP MM
10 22 (6.49%) Oracle Financials
10 22 (6.49%) SAP CO
11 21 (6.19%) SAP FI/CO
12 20 (5.90%) Oracle Applications
13 17 (5.01%) Oracle ERP
14 14 (4.13%) Oracle iProcurement
15 11 (3.24%) Oracle Cash Management
16 10 (2.95%) SAP FI-AP
17 8 (2.36%) SAP SD
18 7 (2.06%) SAP APO
19 5 (1.47%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.88%) DNS
2 2 (0.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.55%) Oracle Reports
2 22 (6.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 17 (5.01%) Oracle Database
3 17 (5.01%) SAP BW
4 15 (4.42%) Oracle9i Database
5 11 (3.24%) SQLPlus
6 6 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.47%) Oracle Discoverer
7 5 (1.47%) MS Access
8 4 (1.18%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.29%) QlikView
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 27 (7.96%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (2.36%) JDeveloper
3 3 (0.88%) LSMW
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CE
4 1 (0.29%) ProC
General
1 138 (40.71%) Finance
2 41 (12.09%) Manufacturing
3 26 (7.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (5.01%) General Ledger
5 11 (3.24%) Banking
6 9 (2.65%) Back Office
6 9 (2.65%) Automotive
7 8 (2.36%) Legal
8 5 (1.47%) Retail
9 4 (1.18%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.88%) Billing
11 2 (0.59%) Local Government
11 2 (0.59%) Marketing
11 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.59%) French Language
12 1 (0.29%) German Language
12 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.29%) Front Office
12 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 127 (37.46%) Consultant
2 79 (23.30%) SAP Consultant
3 55 (16.22%) Analyst
4 41 (12.09%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 39 (11.50%) Oracle Consultant
6 38 (11.21%) Functional Consultant
7 35 (10.32%) Project Manager
8 28 (8.26%) Business Analyst
9 19 (5.60%) Trainer
10 18 (5.31%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 17 (5.01%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 16 (4.72%) SAP Trainer
13 15 (4.42%) Architect
13 15 (4.42%) SAP SRM Consultant
14 14 (4.13%) Oracle Financials Consultant
15 13 (3.83%) SAP Manager
16 12 (3.54%) SAP Analyst
17 11 (3.24%) SAP Architect
18 9 (2.65%) E-Business Consultant
18 9 (2.65%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.19%) XML
2 4 (1.18%) Visualforce
3 3 (0.88%) .NET
4 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.59%) Web Services
4 2 (0.59%) XSLT
4 2 (0.59%) EDI
5 1 (0.29%) Middleware
5 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.29%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.29%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (0.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.42%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.95%) FMCG
3 5 (1.47%) NHS
4 4 (1.18%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.88%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.01%) UNIX
2 9 (2.65%) Windows
3 8 (2.36%) VMS
4 3 (0.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (17.99%) ERP
2 46 (13.57%) Project Management
3 37 (10.91%) Workflow
4 31 (9.14%) Change Management
5 24 (7.08%) Migration
5 24 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (6.19%) Test Scripting
7 20 (5.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (5.31%) Six Sigma
9 17 (5.01%) Data Migration
9 17 (5.01%) Lean Six Sigma
9 17 (5.01%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 16 (4.72%) E-Commerce
11 14 (4.13%) Business Analysis
11 14 (4.13%) Logistics
11 14 (4.13%) SAP Implementation
11 14 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (3.83%) Validation
12 13 (3.83%) E-Procurement
13 12 (3.54%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (11.80%) SQL
2 31 (9.14%) PL/SQL
3 5 (1.47%) C
4 4 (1.18%) Apex Code
5 3 (0.88%) VBA
6 1 (0.29%) R
6 1 (0.29%) C#
6 1 (0.29%) Java
6 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.29%) VBScript
6 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.29%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 18 (5.31%) SAP Certification
2 13 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.47%) ACCA
4 5 (1.47%) CIMA
4 5 (1.47%) Degree
5 4 (1.18%) CCA
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.88%) ISEB
7 2 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.29%) PMP
8 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.65%) QA
2 4 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.59%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 189 (55.75%) SAP
2 80 (23.60%) Oracle
3 21 (6.19%) Open Text
4 20 (5.90%) Microsoft
5 18 (5.31%) Ariba
6 7 (2.06%) Siebel
7 5 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.18%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.88%) HP
9 3 (0.88%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.59%) ReadSoft
10 2 (0.59%) Cognos
10 2 (0.59%) CODA
10 2 (0.59%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.29%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.29%) Pegasus
11 1 (0.29%) VMware
11 1 (0.29%) Civica
11 1 (0.29%) Infor
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Up to 43,000
Posted: Yesterday
England
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £360 - £380 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Hertfordshire
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £16.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
East Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
England
Modis International - London
Rate: £385 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago