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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Procure-to-pay over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 531 513 460
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -53
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 122 127 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.29% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 64 70
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £543 £582
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.43% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £12.10 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -74.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.10 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- -74.52%

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
45304 44011 42247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.57% 78.89% 77.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 27402 26436
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1029 1284 1210
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Procure-to-pay
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Procure-to-pay within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 113 £400 -7.51% 22
London -16 36 £390 -20.00% 13
West Midlands -1 16 £300 +4.34% 1
South East -15 14 £338 -23.18% 2
East Midlands +17 10 £488 +40.29% 1
North West +2 10 £355 -49.28%
South West -2 10 £450 +20.00% 1
East of England +2 7 £463 +21.55% 3
Coventry +3 6 - -
Northamptonshire - 6 £513 -
Dorset - 6 £450 - 1
Birmingham +3 5 £425 +6.25%
Northampton - 5 £513 -
Cambridgeshire +15 4 £463 - 2
Hampshire +3 4 £485 +7.77%
Surrey -6 4 £318 -21.50%
Manchester -7 4 £415 -40.71%
Hertfordshire +5 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire +2 3 £375 -17.49% 1
Yorkshire +2 3 £375 -17.49% 1
Warwickshire -1 3 £300 +71.42%
Warwick -2 3 £300 +71.42%
Leeds -3 3 £375 -16.66%
Middlesex -5 3 £338 -9.38%
Gosport - 3 £485 -
North East - 3 £300 -
Bristol +4 2 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames -2 2 £328 -18.97%
Bournemouth - 2 £450 - 1
Northumberland - 2 - -

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Procure-to-pay also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Procure-to-pay.

1 128 (50.20%) SAP
2 99 (38.82%) Finance
3 49 (19.22%) ERP
4 47 (18.43%) Oracle
4 47 (18.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 33 (12.94%) SAP SRM
6 31 (12.16%) Ariba
7 27 (10.59%) Microsoft
8 26 (10.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 25 (9.80%) Project Management
10 24 (9.41%) SAP BW
10 24 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 24 (9.41%) Oracle EBS R12
11 23 (9.02%) Migration
12 22 (8.63%) OpenText
13 20 (7.84%) SAP FI
13 20 (7.84%) Business Analysis
14 19 (7.45%) SAP Implementation
14 19 (7.45%) MS Excel
14 19 (7.45%) Change Management
15 18 (7.06%) Security Cleared
16 17 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
16 17 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (6.67%) Manufacturing
16 17 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
16 17 (6.67%) SAP CO
16 17 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (6.27%) SAP MM
18 14 (5.49%) Data Migration
18 14 (5.49%) BusinessObjects

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle UPK
4 1 (0.39%) CMS
4 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 19 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.35%) MS Project
4 5 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 47 (18.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 33 (12.94%) SAP SRM
3 26 (10.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 24 (9.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 20 (7.84%) SAP FI
6 17 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
6 17 (6.67%) SAP CO
6 17 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
7 16 (6.27%) SAP MM
8 12 (4.71%) Oracle ERP
8 12 (4.71%) Oracle Financials
9 11 (4.31%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (4.31%) Oracle Applications
9 11 (4.31%) Unit4 Business World
10 10 (3.92%) Oracle 11i
10 10 (3.92%) Oracle Payables
11 7 (2.75%) Maximo
11 7 (2.75%) SAP ERP
11 7 (2.75%) SAP MDM
12 6 (2.35%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.35%) SaaS
2 5 (1.96%) Taleo
3 3 (1.18%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.96%) Intranet
1 5 (1.96%) WAN
2 4 (1.57%) Firewall
3 3 (1.18%) BGP
3 3 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.18%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (1.18%) IPsec
3 3 (1.18%) ISDN
3 3 (1.18%) MPLS
3 3 (1.18%) OSPF
3 3 (1.18%) PSTN
3 3 (1.18%) RTSP
3 3 (1.18%) VPN
3 3 (1.18%) Wireless
4 2 (0.78%) LAN
4 2 (0.78%) SAN
5 1 (0.39%) Network Security
5 1 (0.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.41%) SAP BW
2 14 (5.49%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (2.75%) MS Access
4 6 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.35%) SAP HANA
5 5 (1.96%) Essbase
5 5 (1.96%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (1.57%) SAP BI
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.78%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.78%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.39%) LSMW
3 1 (0.39%) Toad
General
1 99 (38.82%) Finance
2 17 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 17 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (3.14%) Marketing
4 7 (2.75%) Banking
4 7 (2.75%) Legal
4 7 (2.75%) Retail
4 7 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.96%) Billing
5 5 (1.96%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.18%) Advertising
6 3 (1.18%) Automotive
6 3 (1.18%) Military
7 2 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 82 (32.16%) Consultant
2 66 (25.88%) Analyst
3 48 (18.82%) SAP Consultant
4 31 (12.16%) Business Analyst
5 19 (7.45%) Project Manager
5 19 (7.45%) SAP SRM Consultant
6 16 (6.27%) Functional Consultant
7 15 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
8 13 (5.10%) Oracle Consultant
9 12 (4.71%) SAP P2P Consultant
10 11 (4.31%) Architect
11 10 (3.92%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 10 (3.92%) SAP Manager
11 10 (3.92%) SAP P2P Analyst
12 8 (3.14%) Procurement Analyst
13 7 (2.75%) Technical Consultant
13 7 (2.75%) Trainer
14 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Consultant
14 6 (2.35%) Oracle Analyst
14 6 (2.35%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.71%) SAP Fiori
2 4 (1.57%) XML
3 3 (1.18%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.78%) Middleware
5 1 (0.39%) BAPI
5 1 (0.39%) EDI
5 1 (0.39%) Flash
5 1 (0.39%) Itk
5 1 (0.39%) J2EE
5 1 (0.39%) JMS
5 1 (0.39%) jQuery
5 1 (0.39%) ODBC
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.39%) SAPUI5
5 1 (0.39%) WAP
5 1 (0.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.10%) FMCG
2 10 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.96%) Data Integration
4 5 (1.96%) e-Learning
5 4 (1.57%) NHS
6 3 (1.18%) Clustering
6 3 (1.18%) PKI
6 3 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.78%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.78%) Replication
7 2 (0.78%) Statistics
8 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.39%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.92%) Windows
2 6 (2.35%) Windows Server
2 6 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.96%) Linux
4 3 (1.18%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.39%) AIX
6 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Solaris
6 1 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.22%) ERP
2 25 (9.80%) Project Management
3 24 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (9.02%) Migration
5 20 (7.84%) Business Analysis
6 19 (7.45%) Change Management
6 19 (7.45%) SAP Implementation
7 17 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (5.49%) Data Migration
9 13 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (5.10%) Logistics
10 12 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (4.71%) CRM
10 12 (4.71%) Workflow
11 11 (4.31%) Integration Testing
11 11 (4.31%) ITIL
11 11 (4.31%) PRINCE2
12 10 (3.92%) Change Control
12 10 (3.92%) Data Management
13 9 (3.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.53%) SQL
2 4 (1.57%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.18%) ABAP
4 2 (0.78%) C
4 2 (0.78%) Java
4 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.39%) Perl
5 1 (0.39%) PHP
5 1 (0.39%) Python
5 1 (0.39%) Ruby
5 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.10%) SAP Certification
3 11 (4.31%) Degree
4 7 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.57%) ISEB
6 3 (1.18%) CCIE
6 3 (1.18%) CCNP
6 3 (1.18%) CCNP Voice
6 3 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.78%) PMP
8 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.14%) SLA
2 3 (1.18%) QA
3 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.78%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.78%) SEPA
4 1 (0.39%) MiFID
4 1 (0.39%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 128 (50.20%) SAP
2 47 (18.43%) Oracle
3 31 (12.16%) Ariba
4 27 (10.59%) Microsoft
5 22 (8.63%) OpenText
6 8 (3.14%) Hyperion
7 6 (2.35%) Citrix
7 6 (2.35%) Pegasus
8 5 (1.96%) Cisco
8 5 (1.96%) HP
9 4 (1.57%) Northgate
9 4 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.57%) VMware
10 3 (1.18%) Capita
10 3 (1.18%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.18%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.18%) Juniper
10 3 (1.18%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.18%) Polycom
10 3 (1.18%) Riverbed
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