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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 450 381 427
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +46
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 142 195 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.52% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 101 55
Average daily rate
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£440 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £574 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £21.62 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.74% +69.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +17.64%

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 -74 126 £450 +5.88% 8
London -4 56 £473 +11.17% 2
South East -26 33 £406 -22.61% 2
Surrey 0 11 £396 -1.00%
City of London +2 10 £435 +2.35%
East of England -24 7 £575 +35.29%
North West -10 5 £328 -18.12%
Yorkshire -13 5 £450 -1.09% 2
East Midlands - 5 £288 - 1
Hampshire -17 4 £275 -
West Midlands -25 4 - -
South Wales - 4 £350 -
Wales - 4 £350 -
Warwickshire -2 3 - -
Leeds -12 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire -13 3 - - 2
Scotland -8 2 £425 +73.46%
Manchester - 2 £328 -
Hertfordshire +6 1 £550 +193.33%
Berkshire -7 1 £650 +116.66% 1
Edinburgh -13 1 £425 +73.46%
Reading - 1 £650 -
Watford - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Pudsey - - - -
Egham - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 165 (59.14%) SAP
2 112 (40.14%) Finance
3 58 (20.79%) SAP SRM
4 52 (18.64%) ERP
5 51 (18.28%) Oracle
5 51 (18.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 43 (15.41%) Project Management
7 37 (13.26%) Change Management
8 29 (10.39%) SAP BW
9 28 (10.04%) MS Excel
10 27 (9.68%) SAP Certification
11 26 (9.32%) Manufacturing
11 26 (9.32%) Oracle EBS R12
12 25 (8.96%) Degree
13 24 (8.60%) Ariba
14 23 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (7.53%) Open Text
15 21 (7.53%) Validation
15 21 (7.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 20 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (6.45%) Migration
17 18 (6.45%) Microsoft
18 16 (5.73%) MS Project
18 16 (5.73%) SAP FI
18 16 (5.73%) SAP FI/CO
18 16 (5.73%) SAP CO
18 16 (5.73%) MS PowerPoint
19 15 (5.38%) Data Management
19 15 (5.38%) Oracle Payables
20 14 (5.02%) Business Transformation

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.43%) MS Project Server
3 2 (0.72%) SAP Portal
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 28 (10.04%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.73%) MS Project
2 16 (5.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (4.30%) MS Office
4 4 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 58 (20.79%) SAP SRM
2 51 (18.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 26 (9.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (5.73%) SAP FI/CO
4 16 (5.73%) SAP CO
4 16 (5.73%) SAP FI
5 15 (5.38%) Oracle Payables
6 13 (4.66%) Oracle General Ledger
7 12 (4.30%) Oracle iProcurement
8 10 (3.58%) SAP MM
8 10 (3.58%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (3.58%) Agresso
9 9 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (3.23%) SAP ERP
9 9 (3.23%) SAP FI-AP
9 9 (3.23%) Oracle Receivables
10 8 (2.87%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 7 (2.51%) Oracle Assets
11 7 (2.51%) SAP MDM
12 6 (2.15%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.43%) DNS
2 2 (0.72%) NFC
2 2 (0.72%) RFID
2 2 (0.72%) Firewall
3 1 (0.36%) Wireless
3 1 (0.36%) 2G
3 1 (0.36%) ATM
3 1 (0.36%) LAN
3 1 (0.36%) SDH
3 1 (0.36%) WAN
3 1 (0.36%) DHCP
3 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.36%) VPN
3 1 (0.36%) Network Security
3 1 (0.36%) 3G
3 1 (0.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.39%) SAP BW
2 11 (3.94%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (2.51%) MS Access
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.36%) OLAP
7 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.36%) KDB
7 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 112 (40.14%) Finance
2 26 (9.32%) Manufacturing
3 21 (7.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (3.58%) Banking
5 8 (2.87%) General Ledger
5 8 (2.87%) Back Office
6 6 (2.15%) Legal
7 5 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.79%) Front Office
8 4 (1.43%) Automotive
8 4 (1.43%) Advertising
9 3 (1.08%) French Language
10 2 (0.72%) Retail
10 2 (0.72%) Billing
10 2 (0.72%) Marketing
11 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.36%) Local Government
11 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 73 (26.16%) Consultant
2 58 (20.79%) Analyst
3 53 (19.00%) SAP Consultant
4 36 (12.90%) Business Analyst
5 23 (8.24%) Project Manager
6 22 (7.89%) Functional Consultant
7 21 (7.53%) SAP P2P Consultant
8 19 (6.81%) SAP Manager
9 18 (6.45%) SAP Analyst
10 15 (5.38%) SAP Business Analyst
11 12 (4.30%) Oracle Consultant
11 12 (4.30%) Architect
12 11 (3.94%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 11 (3.94%) SAP SRM Consultant
13 10 (3.58%) Financial Analyst
13 10 (3.58%) SAP Project Manager
14 9 (3.23%) Oracle Functional Consultant
15 8 (2.87%) Change Manager
16 7 (2.51%) SAP MM Consultant
16 7 (2.51%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.43%) EDI
1 4 (1.43%) SAP XI
2 2 (0.72%) SAP Smart Forms
2 2 (0.72%) REST
2 2 (0.72%) SOAP
3 1 (0.36%) XML
3 1 (0.36%) Middleware
3 1 (0.36%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.87%) Management Information System
2 8 (2.87%) E-Learning
3 7 (2.51%) FMCG
4 5 (1.79%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (1.79%) NHS
5 4 (1.43%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.08%) User Experience
7 2 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.72%) Economics
7 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.72%) PMI
8 1 (0.36%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.36%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.30%) Windows
2 2 (0.72%) Android
2 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.36%) UNIX
3 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.36%) Linux
3 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.64%) ERP
2 43 (15.41%) Project Management
3 37 (13.26%) Change Management
4 23 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (7.53%) Validation
6 18 (6.45%) Migration
7 15 (5.38%) Data Management
8 14 (5.02%) Lean Six Sigma
8 14 (5.02%) Six Sigma
8 14 (5.02%) Business Transformation
9 13 (4.66%) Analytics
9 13 (4.66%) GAP Analysis
10 12 (4.30%) Service Delivery
10 12 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (3.94%) Data Migration
11 11 (3.94%) Project Planning
11 11 (3.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (3.58%) Logistics
12 10 (3.58%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.23%) C
2 8 (2.87%) SQL
3 5 (1.79%) VBA
4 4 (1.43%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.08%) ABAP
6 2 (0.72%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.36%) R
7 1 (0.36%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 27 (9.68%) SAP Certification
2 25 (8.96%) Degree
3 11 (3.94%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.51%) MBA
4 7 (2.51%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.15%) ACCA
5 6 (2.15%) CIMA
6 3 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.72%) HND
7 2 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.87%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.36%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.36%) Firmware
1 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 165 (59.14%) SAP
2 51 (18.28%) Oracle
3 24 (8.60%) Ariba
4 21 (7.53%) Open Text
5 18 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.94%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.08%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.08%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.72%) Remedy
8 2 (0.72%) CA
8 2 (0.72%) Sybase
8 2 (0.72%) Progress
8 2 (0.72%) HP
8 2 (0.72%) Syclo
8 2 (0.72%) Kony
8 2 (0.72%) ClickSoftware Technologies
9 1 (0.36%) VMware
9 1 (0.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco
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