The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 28 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 342 358
Rank change year-on-year -5 +16  
Contract jobs citing Billing 250 301 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.61% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.47% 1.67% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 177 174
Median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £140 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +11.48% -7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 3
Median hourly rate - £17.80 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  

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 England with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 16974 18019 19637
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 39.26% 36.44% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11203 12251 12926
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 443 488
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.10 £47.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Billing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Billing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Billing in England

Billing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Billing in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Billing in England

Billing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Billing in England

Billing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
South East +41 77 £363 -19.44% 7
London -33 66 £500 +33.33% 21
West Midlands +18 22 £550 +29.41% 5
South West -11 18 £360 -14.28% 7
Yorkshire +8 16 £413 +37.50% 3
East Midlands +2 15 £418 -9.72% 1
East of England 0 15 £435 +8.07% 2
North West +24 13 £500 +11.11% 2
North East +65 1 - -
Billing
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 England region with a requirement for Billing.

1 127 (24.90%) Telecoms
2 115 (22.55%) Finance
3 112 (21.96%) SAP
4 75 (14.71%) CRM
5 63 (12.35%) Degree
6 62 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (11.57%) SQL
8 58 (11.37%) Project Management
9 54 (10.59%) Oracle
10 47 (9.22%) Java
11 46 (9.02%) Salesforce.com
12 44 (8.63%) Service Delivery
13 41 (8.04%) Migration
13 41 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 37 (7.25%) ITIL
15 35 (6.86%) SAP IS-U
16 34 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
16 34 (6.67%) Service Management
17 33 (6.47%) SAP SD
17 33 (6.47%) ERP
17 33 (6.47%) Spring
18 32 (6.27%) Retail
18 32 (6.27%) ABAP
19 31 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
20 28 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
21 27 (5.29%) Microsoft
21 27 (5.29%) Security Cleared
22 26 (5.10%) SQL Server
23 25 (4.90%) Linux
23 25 (4.90%) Management Information System

Billing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 13 (2.55%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (1.76%) Apache
3 5 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (0.98%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (0.78%) CMS
4 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.78%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.59%) JBoss
5 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.59%) SAS
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.39%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.39%) Liferay
6 2 (0.39%) Mule
6 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 35 (6.86%) SAP IS-U
2 33 (6.47%) SAP SD
3 16 (3.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (2.94%) Oracle Receivables
5 14 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (2.16%) SAP ERP
7 6 (1.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (1.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (1.18%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.98%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.98%) SAP Retail
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle Utilities
9 4 (0.78%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.78%) SAP FS
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle BRM
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.71%) IaaS
2 20 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.73%) PaaS
4 15 (2.94%) Heroku
4 15 (2.94%) OpenShift
5 13 (2.55%) SaaS
6 10 (1.96%) GitHub
7 9 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.98%) Office 365
9 2 (0.39%) CloudSense
9 2 (0.39%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.39%) G Suite
9 2 (0.39%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.90%) MVNO
2 8 (1.57%) 3GPP
2 8 (1.57%) MPLS
2 8 (1.57%) Network Security
3 7 (1.37%) Diameter Protocol
3 7 (1.37%) SIGTRAN
4 6 (1.18%) Broadband
4 6 (1.18%) DHCP
4 6 (1.18%) Firewall
4 6 (1.18%) VPN
4 6 (1.18%) WAN
5 5 (0.98%) DNS
5 5 (0.98%) Internet
5 5 (0.98%) OpenScape
5 5 (0.98%) SAN
5 5 (0.98%) Value-Added Service
6 4 (0.78%) 4G
6 4 (0.78%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.78%) LAN
7 3 (0.59%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 15 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.57%) Big Data
7 7 (1.37%) SAP BW
8 6 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (1.18%) QlikView
9 5 (0.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 5 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.78%) GIS
10 4 (0.78%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.78%) MySQL
10 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.78%) SQLPlus
11 3 (0.59%) DTS
11 3 (0.59%) MS Access
11 3 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.96%) Bitbucket
1 10 (1.96%) GitLab
2 9 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.76%) Maven
3 6 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.59%) Toad
5 2 (0.39%) Hudson
5 2 (0.39%) JIRA
6 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.20%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.20%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.20%) Selenium
6 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.20%) webpack
General
1 127 (24.90%) Telecoms
2 115 (22.55%) Finance
3 32 (6.27%) Retail
4 25 (4.90%) Banking
5 21 (4.12%) Manufacturing
6 17 (3.33%) Legal
7 11 (2.16%) Law
8 6 (1.18%) Back Office
8 6 (1.18%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.18%) Marketing
9 3 (0.59%) French Language
9 3 (0.59%) Military
9 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) Automotive
10 2 (0.39%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (18.43%) Consultant
2 84 (16.47%) Analyst
3 78 (15.29%) Architect
4 61 (11.96%) Developer
5 59 (11.57%) SAP Consultant
6 47 (9.22%) Project Manager
7 33 (6.47%) Solutions Architect
8 28 (5.49%) Business Analyst
9 25 (4.90%) SAP SD Consultant
10 21 (4.12%) BSS Architect
11 20 (3.92%) SAP ISU Consultant
12 17 (3.33%) Billing Consultant
12 17 (3.33%) BSS Solutions Architect
12 17 (3.33%) OSS Architect
13 16 (3.14%) Designer
14 15 (2.94%) OSS Solutions Architect
15 14 (2.75%) Python Developer
15 14 (2.75%) Support Engineer
15 14 (2.75%) Test Analyst
16 13 (2.55%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.47%) Spring
2 21 (4.12%) REST
2 21 (4.12%) SOAP
3 18 (3.53%) IDoc
4 17 (3.33%) J2EE
5 15 (2.94%) Web Services
6 13 (2.55%) Spring Boot
6 13 (2.55%) XML
7 12 (2.35%) ActiveMQ
8 9 (1.76%) .NET
8 9 (1.76%) EDI
8 9 (1.76%) Java EE
9 8 (1.57%) JMS
9 8 (1.57%) Visualforce
9 8 (1.57%) Web Dynpro
10 7 (1.37%) BAPI
11 6 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (0.98%) Middleware
13 4 (0.78%) CSS
13 4 (0.78%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.75%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.75%) Data Centre
4 10 (1.96%) User Experience
5 9 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.76%) PMI
5 9 (1.76%) Smart Meter
6 8 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.37%) Fintech
7 7 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.18%) e-Learning
8 6 (1.18%) Social Media
9 5 (0.98%) FMCG
10 4 (0.78%) IVR
10 4 (0.78%) Replication
10 4 (0.78%) RIA
11 3 (0.59%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.59%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.90%) Linux
2 13 (2.55%) Unix
3 10 (1.96%) Windows
4 9 (1.76%) VMS
5 5 (0.98%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.59%) Android
7 3 (0.59%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (14.71%) CRM
2 62 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (11.37%) Project Management
4 44 (8.63%) Service Delivery
5 41 (8.04%) Migration
5 41 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (7.25%) ITIL
7 34 (6.67%) Service Management
8 33 (6.47%) ERP
9 28 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (4.90%) Analytics
11 24 (4.71%) Microservices
11 24 (4.71%) PRINCE2
11 24 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (4.51%) Business Analysis
12 23 (4.51%) IT Strategy
12 23 (4.51%) Validation
13 22 (4.31%) Data Modelling
13 22 (4.31%) Enterprise Architecture
13 22 (4.31%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.57%) SQL
2 47 (9.22%) Java
3 32 (6.27%) ABAP
4 24 (4.71%) Python
5 9 (1.76%) C#
5 9 (1.76%) PL/SQL
6 8 (1.57%) Apex Code
7 7 (1.37%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.37%) VBA
8 6 (1.18%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.78%) C
9 4 (0.78%) GraphQL
9 4 (0.78%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.78%) VB
10 3 (0.59%) COBOL
10 3 (0.59%) Perl
11 2 (0.39%) C++
11 2 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (12.35%) Degree
2 27 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.55%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.18%) ACCA
5 6 (1.18%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.18%) PMP
6 5 (0.98%) CIMA
7 4 (0.78%) A+ Certification
7 4 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.59%) CISM
8 3 (0.59%) CISSP
8 3 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.59%) HND
8 3 (0.59%) MCDST
8 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.33%) SLA
2 16 (3.14%) QA
3 10 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.98%) PMO
5 4 (0.78%) IFRS
6 3 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.39%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.39%) GDPR
7 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.20%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (2.35%) Docker
2 10 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.39%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.39%) HDFS
5 2 (0.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (2.16%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.98%) SCCM
4 4 (0.78%) Netcool
4 4 (0.78%) Puppet
5 3 (0.59%) Amdocs OSS
6 2 (0.39%) Control-M
6 2 (0.39%) HockeyApp
6 2 (0.39%) Kibana
6 2 (0.39%) logstash
6 2 (0.39%) Nagios
6 2 (0.39%) PaperCut
6 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.39%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.20%) Ansible
7 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 112 (21.96%) SAP
2 54 (10.59%) Oracle
3 46 (9.02%) Salesforce.com
4 27 (5.29%) Microsoft
5 15 (2.94%) HP
6 14 (2.75%) Cisco
7 10 (1.96%) Apigee
7 10 (1.96%) Ericsson
7 10 (1.96%) Motorola
7 10 (1.96%) MuleSoft
7 10 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.96%) VMware
7 10 (1.96%) Zuora
8 9 (1.76%) Citrix
9 8 (1.57%) Remedy
10 7 (1.37%) ComArch
10 7 (1.37%) Gemalto
11 6 (1.18%) Siebel
11 6 (1.18%) Xerox
12 5 (0.98%) hybris
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