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 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Procure-to-pay (including Purchase-to-pay, P2P)
Rank 483 442 403
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -39
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-pay 132 127 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.33% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 67 86
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £419 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £22.52 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.92% +73.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £13.00

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
42297 38782 39937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27156 24058 23264
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1147 1484
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 October 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 22 October 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 -23 117 £450 +5.88% 13
London +15 57 £475 +3.48% 8
South East +6 34 £450 +5.88% 2
Surrey +11 13 £398 -11.55%
Middlesex +7 9 £450 -10.00%
South Wales - 8 £400 - 1
Wales - 8 £400 - 1
East of England -24 7 £538 +38.77%
Cardiff - 7 £400 - 1
City of London +18 6 £525 +23.52% 1
Feltham +10 6 £490 -8.41%
North West -11 5 £500 +11.11% 2
West Midlands -14 5 £318 -
Reading +17 4 £638 -
Berkshire +12 4 £638 +117.02%
East Midlands +1 3 £413 +65.00%
Hampshire -20 3 £344 -23.61% 2
Uxbridge - 3 £405 -
Manchester -13 1 £500 - 1
Scotland -15 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £575 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £375 -
Cambridge - 1 £575 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Egham - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

Procure-to-pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 178 (53.61%) SAP
2 142 (42.77%) Finance
3 68 (20.48%) Oracle
3 68 (20.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 56 (16.87%) SAP SRM
5 55 (16.57%) Project Management
6 53 (15.96%) ERP
7 44 (13.25%) Oracle EBS R12
8 39 (11.75%) Change Management
9 33 (9.94%) MS Excel
9 33 (9.94%) Manufacturing
10 30 (9.04%) Pharmaceutical
11 29 (8.73%) Oracle Payables
12 28 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (7.53%) Workflow
14 24 (7.23%) SQL
15 23 (6.93%) Oracle Receivables
15 23 (6.93%) Oracle General Ledger
16 22 (6.63%) SAP Certification
16 22 (6.63%) Ariba
16 22 (6.63%) MS PowerPoint
16 22 (6.63%) Oracle EBS
17 21 (6.33%) Open Text
17 21 (6.33%) SAP BW
17 21 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (6.02%) Test Scripting
18 20 (6.02%) Six Sigma
18 20 (6.02%) Microsoft
18 20 (6.02%) Migration
19 19 (5.72%) SAP FI

Procure-to-pay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 14 (4.22%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.20%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 33 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (5.42%) MS Project
4 16 (4.82%) MS Visio
5 11 (3.31%) MS Office
6 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 68 (20.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 56 (16.87%) SAP SRM
3 44 (13.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 29 (8.73%) Oracle Payables
5 23 (6.93%) Oracle Receivables
5 23 (6.93%) Oracle General Ledger
6 22 (6.63%) Oracle EBS
7 19 (5.72%) SAP FI
8 18 (5.42%) Oracle Financials
9 16 (4.82%) SAP CO
9 16 (4.82%) SAP FI/CO
10 14 (4.22%) Oracle iProcurement
10 14 (4.22%) SAP MM
11 13 (3.92%) Oracle Applications
12 10 (3.01%) SAP FI-AP
13 9 (2.71%) Oracle Cash Management
13 9 (2.71%) Oracle ERP
14 7 (2.11%) Oracle Assets
14 7 (2.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
15 5 (1.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.90%) DNS
2 2 (0.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) 2G
3 1 (0.30%) Firewall
3 1 (0.30%) 3G
3 1 (0.30%) MPLS
3 1 (0.30%) ATM
3 1 (0.30%) SDH
3 1 (0.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.33%) SAP BW
2 17 (5.12%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (3.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 8 (2.41%) SQLPlus
5 7 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.81%) Oracle Discoverer
6 6 (1.81%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.51%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (1.20%) MS Access
9 3 (0.90%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.30%) KDB
11 1 (0.30%) QlikView
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.30%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (4.22%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.51%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.30%) LSMW
3 1 (0.30%) ProC
General
1 142 (42.77%) Finance
2 33 (9.94%) Manufacturing
3 30 (9.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 16 (4.82%) General Ledger
5 12 (3.61%) Banking
6 10 (3.01%) Legal
7 8 (2.41%) Back Office
8 7 (2.11%) Automotive
9 5 (1.51%) Front Office
9 5 (1.51%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.20%) Retail
11 2 (0.60%) Billing
11 2 (0.60%) Marketing
11 2 (0.60%) Local Government
12 1 (0.30%) French Language
12 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.30%) Welsh Language
12 1 (0.30%) Advertising
12 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 96 (28.92%) Consultant
2 66 (19.88%) Analyst
3 62 (18.67%) SAP Consultant
4 36 (10.84%) Business Analyst
5 35 (10.54%) Project Manager
6 33 (9.94%) Functional Consultant
7 32 (9.64%) SAP P2P Consultant
8 25 (7.53%) Oracle Consultant
9 18 (5.42%) SAP Analyst
10 16 (4.82%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 14 (4.22%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 13 (3.92%) SAP SRM Consultant
12 13 (3.92%) Architect
13 12 (3.61%) SAP Manager
13 12 (3.61%) Trainer
13 12 (3.61%) SAP Business Analyst
14 9 (2.71%) Oracle Financials Consultant
14 9 (2.71%) Financial Analyst
14 9 (2.71%) Oracle Analyst
14 9 (2.71%) SAP Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.71%) XML
2 4 (1.20%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.30%) Middleware
3 1 (0.30%) XSLT
3 1 (0.30%) HTML
3 1 (0.30%) .NET
3 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.30%) Web Services
3 1 (0.30%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.52%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.71%) FMCG
4 7 (2.11%) E-Learning
5 6 (1.81%) NHS
6 4 (1.20%) User Experience
6 4 (1.20%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.60%) PMI
8 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.41%) Windows
2 6 (1.81%) UNIX
3 3 (0.90%) VMS
4 2 (0.60%) Linux
5 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (16.57%) Project Management
2 53 (15.96%) ERP
3 39 (11.75%) Change Management
4 28 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (7.53%) Workflow
6 20 (6.02%) Test Scripting
6 20 (6.02%) Six Sigma
6 20 (6.02%) Migration
7 19 (5.72%) Lean Six Sigma
8 18 (5.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (5.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 18 (5.42%) Validation
8 18 (5.42%) Data Management
9 16 (4.82%) E-Commerce
10 15 (4.52%) GAP Analysis
10 15 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (4.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (4.22%) SAP Implementation
12 13 (3.92%) Data Migration
13 12 (3.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.23%) SQL
2 18 (5.42%) PL/SQL
3 10 (3.01%) C
4 5 (1.51%) VBA
5 4 (1.20%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.30%) R
6 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 22 (6.63%) SAP Certification
2 12 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.41%) Degree
4 7 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.11%) ACCA
4 7 (2.11%) CIMA
5 4 (1.20%) MBA
6 3 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.60%) CCA
7 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) PMP
8 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.41%) SLA
2 6 (1.81%) QA
3 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Vendors
1 178 (53.61%) SAP
2 68 (20.48%) Oracle
3 22 (6.63%) Ariba
4 21 (6.33%) Open Text
5 20 (6.02%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.01%) Business Objects
7 7 (2.11%) Siebel
8 6 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.90%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.90%) HP
10 2 (0.60%) Cognos
10 2 (0.60%) CODA
10 2 (0.60%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.60%) ReadSoft
11 1 (0.30%) Infor
11 1 (0.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 1 (0.30%) Civica
11 1 (0.30%) VMware
11 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.30%) Ericsson
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