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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Procure-to-Pay (including Purchase-to-Pay, P2P)
Rank 449 504 451
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -53
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 187 161 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.28% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.34% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 94 123
Median daily rate £500 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £394 £438
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +130.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 -

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
44125 46854 44293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.31% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29124 30464 27427
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1262 1199
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +48 180 £500 +11.11% 21
London +24 102 £500 +11.11% 10
South East +3 25 £550 +46.17% 1
West Midlands -27 13 £405 -19.00% 5
Surrey +11 12 £550 +77.41%
East of England +26 10 - - 1
Coventry -5 10 £405 -14.73%
East Midlands - 10 £575 - 1
Hertfordshire +15 9 - - 1
North West +19 7 £450 +2.85% 2
South West +7 7 £448 +26.05% 1
Brentford +6 7 £525 +7.69%
Berkshire -2 7 £325 -13.33%
Nottinghamshire - 6 £590 -
Nottingham - 5 £590 -
City of London +21 4 £638 +41.66% 2
Watford - 4 - -
Oxfordshire -1 3 £500 +38.88%
Northamptonshire - 3 £425 - 1
Merseyside - 3 - -
Somerset +15 2 £370 +25.42% 1
Bracknell +1 2 £325 -
Bristol -1 2 £425 -
Manchester -3 2 £350 -20.00% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 £418 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Telford - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Hampshire +2 1 £625 +19.04% 1
Yorkshire +2 1 - -

Procure-to-Pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 142 (46.10%) SAP
2 137 (44.48%) Finance
3 79 (25.65%) Oracle
3 79 (25.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 73 (23.70%) ERP
5 55 (17.86%) Migration
6 54 (17.53%) Order to Cash
7 48 (15.58%) Oracle EBS R12
8 46 (14.94%) Record to Report
9 42 (13.64%) Data Migration
10 36 (11.69%) Oracle EBS
11 32 (10.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 31 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (9.74%) Change Management
13 30 (9.74%) Business Analysis
14 28 (9.09%) Microsoft
15 27 (8.77%) Retail
15 27 (8.77%) Oracle Payables
16 26 (8.44%) User Acceptance Testing
16 26 (8.44%) Project Management
17 23 (7.47%) SAP Implementation
18 22 (7.14%) Manufacturing
19 21 (6.82%) MS Excel
20 20 (6.49%) SAP FI
20 20 (6.49%) SAP SRM
21 19 (6.17%) FMCG
21 19 (6.17%) Oracle iProcurement
21 19 (6.17%) Oracle Cash Management
21 19 (6.17%) Ariba
22 18 (5.84%) Cash Management

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 7 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (1.95%) NetWeaver
2 6 (1.95%) Oracle UPK
3 4 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.97%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.32%) CMS
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.95%) MS Office
4 5 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.97%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 79 (25.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 48 (15.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 36 (11.69%) Oracle EBS
4 27 (8.77%) Oracle Payables
5 20 (6.49%) SAP FI
5 20 (6.49%) SAP SRM
6 19 (6.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 19 (6.17%) Oracle iProcurement
7 17 (5.52%) SAP MM
8 16 (5.19%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 16 (5.19%) Oracle Receivables
9 15 (4.87%) Oracle ERP
9 15 (4.87%) Oracle Financials
10 13 (4.22%) Dynamics AX
10 13 (4.22%) SAP CO
10 13 (4.22%) SAP FI/CO
11 12 (3.90%) Oracle Applications
12 11 (3.57%) Oracle Assets
13 9 (2.92%) OpenText VIM for SAP
13 9 (2.92%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.97%) SaaS
4 2 (0.65%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.95%) Intranet
2 4 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (1.30%) IPsec
3 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.32%) DNS
4 1 (0.32%) Firewall
4 1 (0.32%) Network Security
4 1 (0.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.87%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (2.60%) SAP BW
3 6 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (1.62%) SAP HANA
5 4 (1.30%) MS Access
5 4 (1.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (1.30%) SQLPlus
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.65%) Essbase
7 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.65%) SAP BI
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.30%) JDeveloper
2 4 (1.30%) LSMW
2 4 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
General
1 137 (44.48%) Finance
2 32 (10.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 27 (8.77%) Retail
4 22 (7.14%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.90%) Banking
6 8 (2.60%) General Ledger
7 7 (2.27%) Marketing
8 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.97%) Advertising
10 3 (0.97%) Electronics
10 3 (0.97%) Legal
10 3 (0.97%) Military
11 2 (0.65%) Automotive
11 2 (0.65%) Billing
11 2 (0.65%) German Language
11 2 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (25.65%) Consultant
2 67 (21.75%) Analyst
3 38 (12.34%) SAP Consultant
4 30 (9.74%) Business Analyst
5 23 (7.47%) Oracle Consultant
6 21 (6.82%) Architect
6 21 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 20 (6.49%) SAP Analyst
8 18 (5.84%) SAP Manager
9 16 (5.19%) Change Manager
10 15 (4.87%) SAP P2P Analyst
11 14 (4.55%) SAP P2P Consultant
12 13 (4.22%) Financial Analyst
12 13 (4.22%) Functional Consultant
12 13 (4.22%) Oracle P2P Consultant
12 13 (4.22%) Trainer
13 12 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (3.25%) Developer
14 10 (3.25%) Process Analyst
14 10 (3.25%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.90%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (1.95%) Web Services
3 5 (1.62%) XML
4 2 (0.65%) CSS
4 2 (0.65%) HTML
4 2 (0.65%) HTML5
4 2 (0.65%) Node.js
4 2 (0.65%) RESTful
5 1 (0.32%) EDI
5 1 (0.32%) Middleware
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Business Workflow
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.32%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.32%) SAPUI5
5 1 (0.32%) SOAP
5 1 (0.32%) WSDL
5 1 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.17%) FMCG
2 14 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.25%) e-Learning
4 9 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.95%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.30%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.30%) VCE vBlock
7 3 (0.97%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.65%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.65%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.65%) Clustering
8 2 (0.65%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.65%) Derivative
8 2 (0.65%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.65%) NHS
8 2 (0.65%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.60%) Windows
2 5 (1.62%) Windows Server
2 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.30%) Linux
4 3 (0.97%) Unix
4 3 (0.97%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.32%) AIX
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (23.70%) ERP
2 55 (17.86%) Migration
3 54 (17.53%) Order to Cash
4 46 (14.94%) Record to Report
5 42 (13.64%) Data Migration
6 31 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (9.74%) Business Analysis
7 30 (9.74%) Change Management
8 26 (8.44%) Project Management
8 26 (8.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (7.47%) SAP Implementation
10 18 (5.84%) Cash Management
11 15 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (4.87%) Workflow
12 14 (4.55%) Test Scripting
13 13 (4.22%) Data Management
14 12 (3.90%) CRM
14 12 (3.90%) Logistics
15 11 (3.57%) Data Analysis
16 10 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.22%) SQL
2 9 (2.92%) PL/SQL
3 7 (2.27%) ABAP
4 3 (0.97%) C
4 3 (0.97%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.65%) C#
5 2 (0.65%) C++
5 2 (0.65%) Go
5 2 (0.65%) Scala
6 1 (0.32%) Java
6 1 (0.32%) Perl
6 1 (0.32%) PHP
6 1 (0.32%) Python
6 1 (0.32%) Ruby
6 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (4.87%) Degree
2 13 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.90%) SAP Certification
4 8 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.65%) PMP
6 1 (0.32%) APMP
6 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.25%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.30%) GAAP
2 4 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.30%) SLA
3 3 (0.97%) QA
3 3 (0.97%) SEPA
4 2 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.65%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.32%) MiFID
5 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
System Software
1 7 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.30%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 142 (46.10%) SAP
2 79 (25.65%) Oracle
3 28 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 19 (6.17%) Ariba
5 9 (2.92%) JD Edwards
6 5 (1.62%) Citrix
6 5 (1.62%) Hyperion
6 5 (1.62%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.30%) Cognos
7 4 (1.30%) F5
7 4 (1.30%) OpenText
7 4 (1.30%) Pegasus
8 3 (0.97%) CODA
8 3 (0.97%) Concur
8 3 (0.97%) VMware
9 2 (0.65%) Capita
9 2 (0.65%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.65%) Northgate
9 2 (0.65%) Progress
9 2 (0.65%) Saba
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