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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Billing
Rank 101 117 77
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -40
Contract jobs citing Billing 30 8 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.31% 1.63%
As % of the General category 4.21% 1.02% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 24
Median daily rate £363 £273 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.02% -22.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £270 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £345 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £383 £365
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
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
713 784 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.27% 30.82% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 453 319
Median daily rate £380 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £516 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 49 69
Median hourly rate £21.25 £29.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.72% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £18.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

Billing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Billing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +4 9 £400 +48.14%
Birmingham +4 7 £588 +113.63% 3
Staffordshire +10 4 £375 - 2
Shropshire -36 4 £110 -
Kingswinford - 2 £310 -
Solihull -12 1 £625 +66.66% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £350 -
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Billing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Billing.

1 15 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 14 (27.45%) Oracle
2 14 (27.45%) Finance
3 11 (21.57%) Logistics
3 11 (21.57%) SAP
4 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
4 10 (19.61%) Retail
5 8 (15.69%) Service Management
6 7 (13.73%) MS Office
6 7 (13.73%) SQL
6 7 (13.73%) Windows
6 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
6 7 (13.73%) SAP SD
6 7 (13.73%) Revenue Management
7 6 (11.76%) SAP Implementation
7 6 (11.76%) Smart Meter
7 6 (11.76%) Revenue Recognition
7 6 (11.76%) Automation Testing
7 6 (11.76%) Order to Cash
7 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 6 (11.76%) Unix
7 6 (11.76%) Migration
7 6 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.80%) Validation
8 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.80%) ITIL
8 5 (9.80%) Java
8 5 (9.80%) PL/SQL
8 5 (9.80%) HP

Billing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.84%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.92%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.96%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
1 7 (13.73%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) SAP SD
2 2 (3.92%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.96%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.96%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.96%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) Internet
1 4 (7.84%) LAN
1 4 (7.84%) WAN
2 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.92%) Wireless
4 1 (1.96%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (1.96%) Broadband
4 1 (1.96%) Extranet
4 1 (1.96%) Intranet
4 1 (1.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.92%) DTS
3 2 (3.92%) Informix
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.92%) QlikView
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.96%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.88%) PowerBuilder
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Retail
3 6 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (7.84%) Law
4 4 (7.84%) Military
5 2 (3.92%) Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Front Office
5 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.96%) Automotive
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
6 1 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Analyst
2 12 (23.53%) Consultant
3 9 (17.65%) SAP Consultant
4 8 (15.69%) Architect
5 7 (13.73%) SAP SD Consultant
6 5 (9.80%) Manual Tester
6 5 (9.80%) Tester
7 4 (7.84%) Applications Architect
7 4 (7.84%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Deskside Support
7 4 (7.84%) Pricing Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Data Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Developer
8 3 (5.88%) PowerBuilder Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) PowerBuilder Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.92%) Deskside Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
1 2 (3.92%) EDI
1 2 (3.92%) HTML
1 2 (3.92%) HTML5
1 2 (3.92%) REST
1 2 (3.92%) SOAP
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
1 2 (3.92%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) Flash
2 1 (1.96%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 15 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.76%) Smart Meter
3 3 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.92%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Unix
3 4 (7.84%) Solaris
3 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.96%) Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Logistics
2 8 (15.69%) Service Management
3 7 (13.73%) Revenue Management
4 6 (11.76%) Automation Testing
4 6 (11.76%) Migration
4 6 (11.76%) Order to Cash
4 6 (11.76%) Revenue Recognition
4 6 (11.76%) SAP Implementation
5 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.80%) ITIL
5 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
5 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.80%) Validation
6 4 (7.84%) Change Management
6 4 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.88%) CRM
7 3 (5.88%) Project Management
7 3 (5.88%) TOGAF
7 3 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) SQL
2 5 (9.80%) Java
2 5 (9.80%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.92%) VB
3 2 (3.92%) XPath
4 1 (1.96%) PHP
4 1 (1.96%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Firmware
2 1 (1.96%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Oracle
2 11 (21.57%) SAP
3 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.80%) HP
5 4 (7.84%) EMC
5 4 (7.84%) Fujitsu
5 4 (7.84%) hybris
5 4 (7.84%) Lotus
6 3 (5.88%) Apple
6 3 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (3.92%) Avaya
8 1 (1.96%) Adobe
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco
8 1 (1.96%) Dell
8 1 (1.96%) Google
8 1 (1.96%) Symantec