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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Billing
Rank 108 94 88
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing Billing 14 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.71% 0.95%
As % of the General category 1.81% 2.47% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 11
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£435 £410 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.09% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £370 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £466 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £43.74 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-74.84% +173.34%
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
772 608 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.09% 28.75% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 300 328
Average daily rate £375 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 49
Average hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £12.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Birmingham +1 10 £443 -0.56% 1
Coventry - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Billing
England

Billing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 25 (51.02%) SAP
2 17 (34.69%) SAP IS-U
3 13 (26.53%) Finance
4 9 (18.37%) Integration Testing
4 9 (18.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (16.33%) SAP FI-CA
5 8 (16.33%) CRM
6 6 (12.24%) RTP
6 6 (12.24%) Unit Testing
7 5 (10.20%) SAP CRM
7 5 (10.20%) Project Management
7 5 (10.20%) ABAP
8 4 (8.16%) Oracle
8 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
8 4 (8.16%) Migration
8 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.16%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
8 4 (8.16%) Workflow
8 4 (8.16%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (6.12%) SAP CS
9 3 (6.12%) SAP PM
9 3 (6.12%) QA
9 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
10 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
10 2 (4.08%) Oracle iProcurement
10 2 (4.08%) MS Office
10 2 (4.08%) Oracle General Ledger

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (4.08%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (34.69%) SAP IS-U
2 9 (18.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (16.33%) SAP FI-CA
4 5 (10.20%) SAP CRM
5 3 (6.12%) SAP CS
5 3 (6.12%) SAP PM
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (2.04%) SAP FI
7 1 (2.04%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (2.04%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) RTP
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) ATM
2 1 (2.04%) LAN
2 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.04%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Consultant
2 19 (38.78%) SAP Consultant
3 13 (26.53%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 8 (16.33%) Project Manager
5 6 (12.24%) Management Consultant
5 6 (12.24%) Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Business Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Functional Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) SAP PM Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Oracle Functional Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) SAP Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Procurement Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Oracle Financials Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 1 (2.04%) SQL Database Developer
10 1 (2.04%) Billing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Middleware
1 1 (2.04%) SAP BSP
1 1 (2.04%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
1 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Integration Testing
2 8 (16.33%) CRM
3 6 (12.24%) Unit Testing
4 5 (10.20%) Project Management
5 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.16%) Workflow
5 4 (8.16%) Migration
5 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.16%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (8.16%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.08%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.08%) Data Management
7 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.08%) B2B
7 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.04%) ITIL
8 1 (2.04%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) ABAP
2 1 (2.04%) C
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) CCNA
3 1 (2.04%) ISEB
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) SAP
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco
3 1 (2.04%) IBM
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Intel