The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing 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
Billing
Rank 95 68 90
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +22
Contract jobs citing Billing 15 38 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.66% 1.76% 0.80%
As % of the General category 2.08% 5.48% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 5
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£356 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £350 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £462 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-35.93% -3.03%
Billing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
721 693 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.62% 32.07% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 372 237
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 60
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.10 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Billing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Billing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Billing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Billing across the West Midlands region.

Billing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Billing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Billing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Billing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Billing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Billing across the West Midlands region.

Billing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Billing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the West Midlands region 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
Solihull +5 5 £338 - 2
Birmingham -28 3 £200 -51.80%
Warwickshire -5 1 £150 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £225 -
Coventry - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Billing 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 Billing.

1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (26.67%) SAP
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) Data Management
4 4 (13.33%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.00%) ABAP
5 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
6 2 (6.67%) QA
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.67%) Legal
6 2 (6.67%) Middleware
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (6.67%) MS Excel

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Billing 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 Billing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (3.33%) SAP CRM
4 1 (3.33%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) ATM
1 1 (3.33%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Consultant
2 8 (26.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Functional Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Procurement Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Billing Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) SAP BW Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) SAP BSP
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
1 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
1 4 (13.33%) Data Management
1 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
1 4 (13.33%) Migration
2 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
3 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.33%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (3.33%) Data Governance
4 1 (3.33%) Analytics
4 1 (3.33%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.33%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) ABAP
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) SAP
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) HP