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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Billing
Rank 98 98 94
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Billing 22 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.92% 0.87% 0.51%
As % of the General category 2.73% 2.92% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 2
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£398 £358 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.18% -10.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £321 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £360 £353
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -42.52%
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
807 720 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.77% 29.95% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 345 275
Average daily rate £400 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £514 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 54
Average hourly rate £31.44 £33.55 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% +26.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.28 £18.30 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 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
Coventry - 7 £275 - 1
Birmingham -5 6 £420 +17.48% 2
Solihull +1 2 £363 -17.61% 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) SAP
3 5 (15.63%) CRM
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 5 (15.63%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 4 (12.50%) Retail
4 4 (12.50%) COBOL
4 4 (12.50%) UNIX
4 4 (12.50%) Micro Focus
5 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.38%) Avaya
5 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.38%) SAS
5 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
5 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.38%) Verint
5 3 (9.38%) Degree
6 2 (6.25%) Informatics
6 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (6.25%) SNOMED CT
6 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
6 2 (6.25%) R

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) SAP Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Change Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Data Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Avaya Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Data Migration Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Informatics
1 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
1 2 (6.25%) Health Informatics
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) PMI
2 1 (3.13%) IVR
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) CRM
2 3 (9.38%) Project Management
2 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
2 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.25%) Business Process Mapping
3 2 (6.25%) Line Management
3 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.25%) Change Management
3 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Bioinformatics
3 2 (6.25%) Validation
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) COBOL
3 2 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) ABAP
3 2 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) R
4 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SNOMED CT
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) SAP
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) Micro Focus
4 3 (9.38%) Verint
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.38%) Avaya
5 2 (6.25%) Cerner
6 1 (3.13%) Intel