The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Billing
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 154 175
Rank change year-on-year +11 +21  
Contract jobs citing Billing 8 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.26% 0.41%
As % of the General category 0.51% 0.49% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 11
Median daily rate £400 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £585 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.85 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £12.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year +82.00% +8.69%  

Billing is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1572 1843 2693
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 50.68% 54.14% 52.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1223 1505 2089
Median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 17
Median hourly rate £20.54 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.71% +25.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.61 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.86 £55.00 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Billing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Billing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Billing in the City of London

Billing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Billing in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Billing in the City of London

Billing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Billing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Billing.

1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Degree
3 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) WorldPay
3 5 (26.32%) Case Management
4 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (21.05%) Siebel
4 4 (21.05%) QA
4 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) SAP
5 3 (15.79%) Windows
5 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) Workflow
6 2 (10.53%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
6 2 (10.53%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) Java
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Unix
6 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (10.53%) SAP FI
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
6 2 (10.53%) Docker
6 2 (10.53%) DevOps

Billing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (5.26%) Confluence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP CO
1 2 (10.53%) SAP FI
1 2 (10.53%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.26%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (5.26%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Heroku
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) OLTP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Designer
1 4 (21.05%) Siebel Designer
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (10.53%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Support Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Java Architect
4 1 (5.26%) OBIEE Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (5.26%) PMO Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Project Support Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Salesforce Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Service Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Kafka
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) Spring Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Visualforce
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) XML Schema
2 1 (5.26%) XSD
2 1 (5.26%) XSL
2 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Internet of Things
3 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Case Management
1 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
2 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
3 2 (10.53%) CRM
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Time Management
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Apex Code
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby
2 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PMO
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Marathon
1 1 (5.26%) Mesos
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
1 5 (26.32%) WorldPay
2 4 (21.05%) Siebel
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Apigee
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.26%) Zuora