Period
to 16 October 2018

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 6 months to 16 October 2018 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
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 481 414 431
Rank change year-on-year -67 +17 -58
Contract jobs citing Billing 417 511 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.56% 0.51%
As % of the General category 1.20% 1.41% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 310 300
England median daily rate £450 £450 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.02% -6.85%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 20
England median hourly rate £18.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.10% +5.00% +78.17%
10th Percentile £11.07 £13.28 £10.23
90th Percentile £24.60 £35.04 £28.44
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% -5.00% +73.91%

Billing is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 34,852 36,364 35,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.98% 39.87% 36.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,212 24,346 24,011
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 806 902
England median hourly rate £23.58 £26.47 £23.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.94% +12.21% +3.33%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.09 £11.21
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.13 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £23.34 £26.50 £23.72
% change year-on-year -11.92% +11.74% -0.15%

Billing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Billing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Billing in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 178 £475 - 36
South East -20 147 £450 +12.50% 30
North of England -24 40 £375 -11.76% 27
North West +7 31 £330 -34.00% 15
Midlands -45 23 £419 -23.91% 17
West Midlands -47 18 £419 -23.91% 9
South West -46 14 £450 +12.50% 8
East of England -15 13 £325 -23.53% 2
Yorkshire -30 6 £438 +6.06% 10
East Midlands -8 5 £425 +3.03% 8
North East +1 3 - - 2
Billing
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Billing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Billing.

1 162 (38.85%) Finance
2 63 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 62 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (14.63%) SAP
5 57 (13.67%) Project Management
6 54 (12.95%) CRM
7 50 (11.99%) Telecoms
8 47 (11.27%) Oracle
9 42 (10.07%) Microsoft
10 41 (9.83%) SQL
11 40 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
12 36 (8.63%) Migration
12 36 (8.63%) Salesforce.com
13 34 (8.15%) Windows
14 33 (7.91%) Scrum
14 33 (7.91%) Microsoft Excel
15 32 (7.67%) ITIL
16 29 (6.95%) MS Visio
17 26 (6.24%) SLA
17 26 (6.24%) Workflow
17 26 (6.24%) DevOps
18 25 (6.00%) SQL Server
19 24 (5.76%) Document Management
19 24 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
20 22 (5.28%) Problem-Solving
21 21 (5.04%) .NET
21 21 (5.04%) Legal
22 20 (4.80%) Java
22 20 (4.80%) ERP
22 20 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing

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 11 (2.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.72%) NetWeaver
3 2 (0.48%) CMS
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.24%) Apache
4 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.24%) Confluence
4 1 (0.24%) Documentum
4 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.24%) SAS
4 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (7.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (6.95%) MS Visio
3 19 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (4.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.32%) Oracle EBS R12
1 18 (4.32%) Oracle Payables
2 14 (3.36%) Oracle Receivables
3 13 (3.12%) SAP FI
4 12 (2.88%) PlanetPress Connect
4 12 (2.88%) SAP IS-U
5 11 (2.64%) SAP CO
6 10 (2.40%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (2.16%) Oracle Assets
7 9 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (2.16%) SAP SD
8 8 (1.92%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (1.68%) CSG Singleview
9 7 (1.68%) SAP PS
10 6 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (1.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 5 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (1.20%) SAP CRM
11 5 (1.20%) SAP PSCD
12 4 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.12%) IaaS
3 13 (3.12%) IBM Blueworks
4 12 (2.88%) PaaS
5 8 (1.92%) SaaS
6 6 (1.44%) Serverless
7 4 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.72%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.72%) Heroku
9 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.48%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.48%) Office 365
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.24%) Slack
10 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.64%) SMS
2 8 (1.92%) Intranet
2 8 (1.92%) Wireless
3 7 (1.68%) DNS
3 7 (1.68%) Internet
4 6 (1.44%) Skype
5 5 (1.20%) Firewall
5 5 (1.20%) MVNO
6 4 (0.96%) VPN
7 3 (0.72%) 4G
7 3 (0.72%) Broadband
7 3 (0.72%) LAN
7 3 (0.72%) Network Security
7 3 (0.72%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.72%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.48%) 2G
8 2 (0.48%) DHCP
8 2 (0.48%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.48%) LTE
8 2 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.88%) EDMS
4 11 (2.64%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.92%) MySQL
6 7 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.20%) Siebel EIM
7 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.96%) Power BI
9 3 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.72%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.72%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.48%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (1.44%) Moq
2 6 (1.44%) MSTest
2 6 (1.44%) NUnit
3 3 (0.72%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.72%) JIRA
4 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.48%) LSMW
4 2 (0.48%) MSI
4 2 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.48%) Toad
4 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.48%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.24%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.24%) eCATT
5 1 (0.24%) GitLab
5 1 (0.24%) Maven
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
General
1 162 (38.85%) Finance
2 50 (11.99%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.04%) Legal
4 13 (3.12%) Retail
5 12 (2.88%) Banking
6 11 (2.64%) Law
7 9 (2.16%) General Ledger
7 9 (2.16%) Marketing
8 8 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.68%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.20%) Publishing
11 4 (0.96%) Back Office
11 4 (0.96%) Games
12 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.48%) Advertising
13 2 (0.48%) Electronics
13 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.24%) Automotive
14 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 105 (25.18%) Analyst
2 59 (14.15%) Developer
3 55 (13.19%) Business Analyst
4 54 (12.95%) Consultant
5 41 (9.83%) Architect
6 34 (8.15%) Project Manager
7 29 (6.95%) SAP Consultant
8 20 (4.80%) Process Analyst
9 19 (4.56%) Pensions Analyst
9 19 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (3.84%) Financial Analyst
10 16 (3.84%) Java Developer
11 15 (3.60%) Pensions Business Analyst
12 13 (3.12%) Functional Consultant
13 12 (2.88%) Billing Analyst
13 12 (2.88%) CRM Architect
13 12 (2.88%) CRM Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.64%) Support Analyst
15 10 (2.40%) Designer
15 10 (2.40%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.04%) .NET
2 17 (4.08%) Web Services
3 15 (3.60%) Middleware
4 12 (2.88%) Kafka
5 10 (2.40%) Spring
5 10 (2.40%) Spring Boot
6 9 (2.16%) AngularJS
7 8 (1.92%) .NET Core
8 7 (1.68%) CSS
8 7 (1.68%) REST
9 6 (1.44%) EDI
9 6 (1.44%) Node.js
9 6 (1.44%) XML
10 5 (1.20%) jQuery
10 5 (1.20%) RESTful
10 5 (1.20%) SAP Fiori
11 4 (0.96%) JSON
11 4 (0.96%) SAP Smart Forms
12 3 (0.72%) J2EE
12 3 (0.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.36%) User Experience
3 13 (3.12%) Smart Meter
4 12 (2.88%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.16%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.92%) iPad
6 8 (1.92%) iPhone
7 7 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.68%) Over-the-Top Content
8 6 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.20%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.20%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.20%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.20%) Replication
10 4 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.96%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.15%) Windows
2 15 (3.60%) Windows 7
3 14 (3.36%) Windows 10
4 11 (2.64%) Linux
5 9 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.92%) Android
7 5 (1.20%) Unix
8 4 (0.96%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.72%) CentOS
9 3 (0.72%) VMS
10 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 62 (14.87%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (13.67%) Project Management
4 54 (12.95%) CRM
5 36 (8.63%) Migration
6 33 (7.91%) Scrum
7 32 (7.67%) ITIL
8 26 (6.24%) DevOps
8 26 (6.24%) Workflow
9 24 (5.76%) Document Management
10 22 (5.28%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (4.80%) ERP
11 20 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (4.56%) Data Migration
12 19 (4.56%) PRINCE2
13 18 (4.32%) BPMN
13 18 (4.32%) Service Management
13 18 (4.32%) Six Sigma
13 18 (4.32%) Waterfall
14 17 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.83%) SQL
2 20 (4.80%) Java
3 18 (4.32%) C#
4 13 (3.12%) PowerShell
5 11 (2.64%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.40%) ABAP
6 10 (2.40%) VBA
7 9 (2.16%) PHP
8 8 (1.92%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.20%) C
9 5 (1.20%) Perl
9 5 (1.20%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.96%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.96%) VB
11 2 (0.48%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.48%) Python
11 2 (0.48%) SAPscript
11 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.48%) VBScript
12 1 (0.24%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 15 (3.60%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.36%) PMP
3 13 (3.12%) Degree
4 11 (2.64%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.40%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.20%) SAP Certification
8 3 (0.72%) IIBA
8 3 (0.72%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.24%) CITP
10 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.24%) NVQ Level 3
10 1 (0.24%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.24%) SLA
2 18 (4.32%) QA
3 13 (3.12%) PMO
4 3 (0.72%) GDPR
5 2 (0.48%) GxP
5 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 12 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.44%) Docker
4 4 (0.96%) XenApp
5 3 (0.72%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.24%) Firmware
7 1 (0.24%) KVM
7 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (2.64%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.40%) SCCM
3 7 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.44%) HP ALM
4 6 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.96%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.72%) Ansible
7 2 (0.48%) Grafana
7 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.24%) Nagios
8 1 (0.24%) Netcool
8 1 (0.24%) WSUS
8 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (14.63%) SAP
2 47 (11.27%) Oracle
3 42 (10.07%) Microsoft
4 36 (8.63%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (4.32%) Apple
6 17 (4.08%) IBM
7 14 (3.36%) Xerox
8 11 (2.64%) Google
9 10 (2.40%) HP
10 9 (2.16%) Aderant
10 9 (2.16%) Siebel
11 8 (1.92%) iManage
12 7 (1.68%) VMware
13 5 (1.20%) Cisco
13 5 (1.20%) OpenText
14 4 (0.96%) Adobe
14 4 (0.96%) Citrix
14 4 (0.96%) Cognos
14 4 (0.96%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.96%) Remedy