Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 466 387 410
Rank change year-on-year -79 +23 -22
Contract jobs citing Billing 436 521 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.23% 1.51% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 316 356
England median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £280 £277 £168
90th Percentile £581 £575 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 15
England median hourly rate £28.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.87% +3.33% +21.56%
10th Percentile £13.22 £11.20 £10.23
90th Percentile £60.50 £43.50 £35.66
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +54.84% +3.33% +15.38%

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 35,379 34,391 37,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.42% 39.31% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,390 22,668 25,323
England median daily rate £475 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 815 831 907
England median hourly rate £26.98 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.92% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.90 £50.00 £48.45
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -23 175 £495 +3.66% 25
South East -24 156 £433 +8.13% 19
North of England -19 46 £411 -0.30% 19
North West -4 28 £375 -11.76% 12
East of England +5 22 £425 +12.58% 4
South West -27 18 £450 +22.45% 7
Midlands -78 13 £350 -30.00% 7
Yorkshire -26 10 £438 +7.69% 4
West Midlands -48 9 £113 -79.55% 6
North East -9 8 £340 +13.33% 3
East Midlands -40 3 £475 +15.85%
Billing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 153 (35.09%) Finance
2 79 (18.12%) Telecoms
3 72 (16.51%) SAP
4 68 (15.60%) CRM
5 65 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 56 (12.84%) Project Management
7 54 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
8 45 (10.32%) Microsoft
9 43 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
10 41 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
11 39 (8.94%) Oracle
11 39 (8.94%) SQL
12 38 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (8.49%) Microsoft Excel
14 34 (7.80%) Migration
15 32 (7.34%) ITIL
16 28 (6.42%) ERP
16 28 (6.42%) MS Visio
16 28 (6.42%) Retail
17 27 (6.19%) SLA
18 26 (5.96%) Salesforce.com
18 26 (5.96%) Legal
19 24 (5.50%) Change Management
20 23 (5.28%) PRINCE2
20 23 (5.28%) Web Services
20 23 (5.28%) Windows
21 22 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
22 21 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
23 20 (4.59%) Banking
23 20 (4.59%) Document Management

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 15 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.15%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.69%) NetWeaver
3 3 (0.69%) SAS
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.23%) Apache
5 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.23%) Documentum
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 37 (8.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (6.42%) MS Visio
3 22 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (3.44%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.67%) SAP SD
2 15 (3.44%) SAP IS-U
3 14 (3.21%) SAP CO
3 14 (3.21%) SAP FI
4 13 (2.98%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (2.29%) SAP PS
6 8 (1.83%) Elite 3E
6 8 (1.83%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (1.61%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (1.61%) PlanetPress Connect
8 6 (1.38%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (1.15%) CSG Singleview
9 5 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (1.15%) Oracle BRM
9 5 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (1.15%) SAP PSCD
10 4 (0.92%) Oracle Utilities
10 4 (0.92%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.06%) IaaS
3 9 (2.06%) IBM Blueworks
3 9 (2.06%) PaaS
4 7 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.92%) GitHub
5 4 (0.92%) SaaS
6 3 (0.69%) Office 365
7 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) Force.com
7 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.23%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.29%) Value-Added Service
2 9 (2.06%) Wireless
3 7 (1.61%) Skype
4 5 (1.15%) DNS
4 5 (1.15%) SMS
4 5 (1.15%) VPN
5 4 (0.92%) LAN
5 4 (0.92%) MVNO
5 4 (0.92%) WAN
6 3 (0.69%) 2G
6 3 (0.69%) 3G
6 3 (0.69%) 4G
6 3 (0.69%) Intranet
7 2 (0.46%) Broadband
7 2 (0.46%) DHCP
7 2 (0.46%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.46%) Firewall
7 2 (0.46%) Internet
7 2 (0.46%) MPLS
7 2 (0.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.52%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 9 (2.06%) Siebel EIM
6 8 (1.83%) MySQL
6 8 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (1.61%) EDMS
7 7 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.92%) Big Data
8 4 (0.92%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.92%) QlikView
8 4 (0.92%) Star Schema
9 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.69%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.46%) DTS
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.46%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (1.38%) JIRA
2 4 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.46%) LSMW
4 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.46%) Toad
5 1 (0.23%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.23%) eCATT
5 1 (0.23%) MSI
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 153 (35.09%) Finance
2 79 (18.12%) Telecoms
3 28 (6.42%) Retail
4 26 (5.96%) Legal
5 20 (4.59%) Banking
6 13 (2.98%) Marketing
7 11 (2.52%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.52%) Law
8 8 (1.83%) Back Office
9 7 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.38%) General Ledger
10 6 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.92%) Digital Economy
11 4 (0.92%) German Language
12 3 (0.69%) Front Office
12 3 (0.69%) Publishing
13 2 (0.46%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.23%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (19.72%) Analyst
2 69 (15.83%) Architect
3 58 (13.30%) Consultant
4 50 (11.47%) Project Manager
5 43 (9.86%) Developer
6 39 (8.94%) Business Analyst
7 37 (8.49%) SAP Consultant
8 29 (6.65%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (6.42%) Designer
10 27 (6.19%) BSS Architect
11 22 (5.05%) CRM Architect
12 21 (4.82%) CRM Solutions Architect
13 19 (4.36%) Billing Architect
14 15 (3.44%) Billing Analyst
14 15 (3.44%) Pensions Analyst
15 14 (3.21%) BSS Solutions Architect
15 14 (3.21%) OSS Architect
15 14 (3.21%) Process Analyst
16 12 (2.75%) Functional Consultant
16 12 (2.75%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.28%) Web Services
2 14 (3.21%) EDI
3 13 (2.98%) Middleware
4 8 (1.83%) Spring
4 8 (1.83%) Spring Boot
5 7 (1.61%) SAP Smart Forms
6 6 (1.38%) Kafka
6 6 (1.38%) XML
7 5 (1.15%) .NET
7 5 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.15%) REST
7 5 (1.15%) RESTful
8 4 (0.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 4 (0.92%) SOAP
9 3 (0.69%) CSS
9 3 (0.69%) Django
9 3 (0.69%) J2EE
9 3 (0.69%) LDAP
9 3 (0.69%) SAPUI5
9 3 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (3.44%) Smart Meter
3 14 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.29%) User Experience
5 9 (2.06%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.06%) Hedge funds
5 9 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.83%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.38%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.15%) Replication
9 4 (0.92%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.92%) Derivative
9 4 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.92%) iPad
9 4 (0.92%) iPhone
9 4 (0.92%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.28%) Windows
2 11 (2.52%) Linux
3 9 (2.06%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.83%) Android
5 7 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.38%) Unix
7 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.92%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.23%) CentOS
11 1 (0.23%) Fedora
11 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.23%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (15.60%) CRM
2 65 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 56 (12.84%) Project Management
4 43 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (7.80%) Migration
8 32 (7.34%) ITIL
9 28 (6.42%) ERP
10 24 (5.50%) Change Management
11 23 (5.28%) PRINCE2
12 21 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (4.59%) Document Management
14 19 (4.36%) Waterfall
15 17 (3.90%) Procure-to-Pay
16 16 (3.67%) Business Analysis
16 16 (3.67%) Data Analysis
16 16 (3.67%) Data Migration
16 16 (3.67%) Scrum
16 16 (3.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (8.94%) SQL
2 19 (4.36%) Java
3 12 (2.75%) PL/SQL
4 10 (2.29%) ABAP
5 9 (2.06%) Python
6 4 (0.92%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.69%) C#
7 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.69%) XPath
8 2 (0.46%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.46%) Perl
8 2 (0.46%) PHP
8 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.46%) VB
8 2 (0.46%) VBA
9 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.23%) C++
9 1 (0.23%) Go
9 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.23%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 18 (4.13%) PMP
2 16 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.98%) Degree
3 13 (2.98%) PMI Certification
3 13 (2.98%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.52%) SAP Certification
5 10 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.92%) PgMP
8 3 (0.69%) IIBA
8 3 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.23%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.19%) SLA
2 15 (3.44%) QA
2 15 (3.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (2.29%) PMO
4 8 (1.83%) GxP
5 7 (1.61%) GDPR
6 6 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (1.15%) Data Quality
7 5 (1.15%) GCP
8 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.23%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.23%) PSD2
System Software
1 13 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.92%) XenApp
4 3 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.46%) Docker
5 2 (0.46%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.23%) Firmware
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (4.59%) HP ALM
2 6 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.38%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.15%) SCCM
3 5 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.69%) Ansible
4 3 (0.69%) Puppet
5 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.23%) Nagios
5 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.23%) WSUS
5 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 72 (16.51%) SAP
2 45 (10.32%) Microsoft
3 39 (8.94%) Oracle
4 26 (5.96%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (4.59%) HP
6 19 (4.36%) Siebel
7 13 (2.98%) Apple
7 13 (2.98%) Google
7 13 (2.98%) IBM
8 10 (2.29%) Huawei
9 8 (1.83%) Xerox
10 6 (1.38%) Cognos
10 6 (1.38%) VMware
11 5 (1.15%) Intapp
12 4 (0.92%) Ariba
12 4 (0.92%) Capita
12 4 (0.92%) Citrix
12 4 (0.92%) Netezza
13 3 (0.69%) Adobe
13 3 (0.69%) Red Hat