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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 483 425 388
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -37
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 124 161 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.41% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 78 92
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £318 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -55 110 £459 +8.00% 21
London -12 59 £525 +23.52% 17
East of England +13 12 £381 -4.87% 1
South East -20 12 £440 +17.33% 1
South West +13 9 £375 -25.00%
City of London +8 9 £525 -12.57% 4
East Midlands -14 6 £424 +4.62%
West Midlands -20 6 £288 -40.72% 1
Bedfordshire +6 5 - -
Hertfordshire +4 5 £381 +35.89% 1
Brentford -4 5 £563 +37.19%
Surrey +5 4 £405 +24.46%
Nottinghamshire -7 4 £347 +202.15%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 4 £405 -
Middlesex +9 3 £396 -
Hampshire -3 3 £450 +190.32% 1
Nottingham -5 3 £347 +202.15%
Bristol +1 2 - -
Derbyshire -1 2 £500 -
Coventry -6 2 - -
Yorkshire -15 2 £459 -
Birmingham - 2 £400 - 1
Cornwall - 2 £350 -
Reading +9 1 - -
Chesterfield +3 1 £500 -
Essex +3 1 £275 +57.14%
Midlands -1 1 - -
Edinburgh -2 1 £400 +23.07% 2
Feltham -5 1 £405 -28.94%
Scotland -6 1 £400 +45.45% 2

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 169 (59.51%) SAP
2 113 (39.79%) Finance
3 66 (23.24%) Oracle
3 66 (23.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 62 (21.83%) ERP
5 48 (16.90%) SAP SRM
6 43 (15.14%) Ariba
7 38 (13.38%) Migration
8 37 (13.03%) Degree
9 30 (10.56%) Change Management
10 29 (10.21%) Oracle EBS R12
11 28 (9.86%) Microsoft
11 28 (9.86%) MS Excel
12 24 (8.45%) Oracle Payables
12 24 (8.45%) Data Migration
13 23 (8.10%) OpenText
14 22 (7.75%) Oracle iProcurement
15 21 (7.39%) SAP MM
15 21 (7.39%) MS Office
16 20 (7.04%) SQL
16 20 (7.04%) SAP BW
16 20 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (6.69%) SAP Certification
18 18 (6.34%) Oracle Financials
18 18 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
19 17 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
19 17 (5.99%) Business Objects
19 17 (5.99%) Oracle Reports
19 17 (5.99%) BusinessObjects
19 17 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.41%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.06%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (1.06%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.06%) JBoss
3 3 (1.06%) Apache
3 3 (1.06%) iPlanet
4 2 (0.70%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.70%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.39%) MS Office
3 8 (2.82%) MS Project
4 6 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 66 (23.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 48 (16.90%) SAP SRM
3 29 (10.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 24 (8.45%) Oracle Payables
5 22 (7.75%) Oracle iProcurement
6 21 (7.39%) SAP MM
7 18 (6.34%) Oracle Financials
8 13 (4.58%) SAP ERP
9 11 (3.87%) SAP CO
9 11 (3.87%) SAP FI/CO
9 11 (3.87%) SAP FI
10 10 (3.52%) Oracle Receivables
10 10 (3.52%) Agresso
10 10 (3.52%) Oracle ERP
10 10 (3.52%) Oracle Applications
11 9 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
11 9 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
12 8 (2.82%) SAP FI-AP
13 7 (2.46%) Oracle General Ledger
14 4 (1.41%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) SaaS
2 1 (0.35%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.41%) NAS
1 4 (1.41%) NFC
1 4 (1.41%) RFID
1 4 (1.41%) DNS
1 4 (1.41%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.06%) Firewall
2 3 (1.06%) LDAP
2 3 (1.06%) WAN
2 3 (1.06%) SAN
2 3 (1.06%) iSCSI
2 3 (1.06%) FCoE
2 3 (1.06%) VLAN
3 1 (0.35%) VPN
3 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.35%) SMTP
3 1 (0.35%) DHCP
3 1 (0.35%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.35%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.04%) SAP BW
2 17 (5.99%) Oracle Reports
2 17 (5.99%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (2.11%) Informix
3 6 (2.11%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.35%) MS Access
5 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.35%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.46%) Toad
2 4 (1.41%) LSMW
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.35%) JDeveloper
General
1 113 (39.79%) Finance
2 17 (5.99%) Manufacturing
3 12 (4.23%) Banking
4 8 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.11%) Legal
5 6 (2.11%) Retail
5 6 (2.11%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.41%) Local Government
6 4 (1.41%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.41%) Advertising
7 3 (1.06%) Automotive
7 3 (1.06%) Back Office
8 2 (0.70%) Marketing
8 2 (0.70%) French Language
8 2 (0.70%) German Language
8 2 (0.70%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.70%) Law
8 2 (0.70%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (35.92%) Consultant
2 61 (21.48%) SAP Consultant
3 59 (20.77%) Analyst
4 28 (9.86%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 25 (8.80%) Oracle Consultant
6 23 (8.10%) Functional Consultant
7 22 (7.75%) Business Analyst
7 22 (7.75%) Oracle P2P Consultant
8 19 (6.69%) SAP Manager
9 18 (6.34%) Project Manager
9 18 (6.34%) SAP Analyst
10 17 (5.99%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 14 (4.93%) SAP SRM Consultant
12 8 (2.82%) Architect
12 8 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (2.82%) SAP MM Consultant
12 8 (2.82%) Oracle Financials Consultant
12 8 (2.82%) SAP Project Manager
13 7 (2.46%) Data Analyst
13 7 (2.46%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.87%) XML
2 7 (2.46%) WebCenter
3 5 (1.76%) Web Services
3 5 (1.76%) SAP Business Workflow
3 5 (1.76%) Itk
4 4 (1.41%) REST
4 4 (1.41%) SOAP
4 4 (1.41%) J2EE
5 1 (0.35%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.35%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.35%) EDI
5 1 (0.35%) CGI
5 1 (0.35%) JMS
5 1 (0.35%) .NET
5 1 (0.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.82%) User Experience
4 6 (2.11%) FMCG
5 5 (1.76%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.06%) Clustering
8 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.70%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.70%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.35%) PMI
9 1 (0.35%) NHS
9 1 (0.35%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.35%) PKI
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.17%) AIX
2 4 (1.41%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.41%) Android
2 4 (1.41%) UNIX
2 4 (1.41%) Windows
2 4 (1.41%) Solaris
3 3 (1.06%) SUSE
3 3 (1.06%) Linux
3 3 (1.06%) HPUX
4 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.83%) ERP
2 38 (13.38%) Migration
3 30 (10.56%) Change Management
4 24 (8.45%) Data Migration
5 18 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (5.63%) ITIL
7 16 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (5.28%) Project Management
9 13 (4.58%) Data Cleansing
9 13 (4.58%) Data Management
10 12 (4.23%) Validation
11 11 (3.87%) Test Scripting
11 11 (3.87%) Business Transformation
12 10 (3.52%) Analytics
12 10 (3.52%) Line Management
12 10 (3.52%) SAP Implementation
12 10 (3.52%) Service Delivery
12 10 (3.52%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.04%) SQL
2 8 (2.82%) ABAP
3 4 (1.41%) Perl
4 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.06%) C-shell
4 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.06%) Korn
5 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.70%) Java
6 1 (0.35%) Python
6 1 (0.35%) C
6 1 (0.35%) C++
6 1 (0.35%) Delphi
6 1 (0.35%) SAPscript
6 1 (0.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 37 (13.03%) Degree
2 19 (6.69%) SAP Certification
3 13 (4.58%) MBA
4 8 (2.82%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.06%) CIMA
6 3 (1.06%) ACCA
7 2 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.35%) PMP
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.41%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) SLA
3 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.06%) Samba
2 3 (1.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (1.06%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.06%) KVM
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) OpenView
2 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 169 (59.51%) SAP
2 66 (23.24%) Oracle
3 43 (15.14%) Ariba
4 28 (9.86%) Microsoft
5 23 (8.10%) OpenText
6 17 (5.99%) Business Objects
7 9 (3.17%) JD Edwards
8 7 (2.46%) Siebel
9 5 (1.76%) CA
10 4 (1.41%) Kony
10 4 (1.41%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 4 (1.41%) Syclo
10 4 (1.41%) Sybase
10 4 (1.41%) VMware
11 3 (1.06%) Maconomy
11 3 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (1.06%) Cisco
11 3 (1.06%) Sun
11 3 (1.06%) HP
11 3 (1.06%) Veritas
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