Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 422 436 378
Rank change year-on-year +14 -58 -48
Contract jobs citing Billing 505 496 647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the General category 1.35% 1.40% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 291 364
England median daily rate £475 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £232 £203 £260
90th Percentile £588 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £395 £425
% change year-on-year +13.92% -7.06% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 7
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +73.91% -14.81%
10th Percentile £13.28 £10.23 £8.93
90th Percentile £35.04 £31.33 £13.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +73.91% -14.81%

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 37313 35311 41350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.67% 36.55% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25014 23738 26958
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 820 865 1131
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.12 £11.40 £11.75
90th Percentile £47.85 £47.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%

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 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Billing in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -19 185 £500 +17.65% 21
South East +23 156 £450 +12.50% 9
Midlands +28 46 £550 +51.72% 6
South West +35 44 £411 +19.20% 4
West Midlands +31 38 £550 +74.60% 4
North of England +20 37 £500 +38.89% 8
East of England -14 34 £375 -6.25% 4
North West +17 19 £500 +1.27% 5
North East +57 10 £330 +20.00%
East Midlands +6 8 £438 -2.78% 2
Yorkshire -15 8 £513 +42.36% 3
South Coast - 1 - -
Billing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 172 (34.06%) Finance
2 122 (24.16%) SAP
3 104 (20.59%) Telecoms
4 78 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (14.85%) CRM
6 73 (14.46%) Project Management
7 60 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 59 (11.68%) Oracle
9 51 (10.10%) Microsoft
9 51 (10.10%) Salesforce.com
10 48 (9.50%) SAP IS-U
11 46 (9.11%) SQL
12 44 (8.71%) Microsoft Excel
12 44 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
13 42 (8.32%) Migration
14 40 (7.92%) Degree
15 39 (7.72%) SDLC
16 38 (7.52%) Banking
17 35 (6.93%) Change Management
17 35 (6.93%) DevOps
18 34 (6.73%) ERP
19 31 (6.14%) Java
19 31 (6.14%) Retail
20 30 (5.94%) QA
20 30 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
20 30 (5.94%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
21 29 (5.74%) SAP SD
22 28 (5.54%) ABAP
23 27 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
24 26 (5.15%) ITIL

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 (2.97%) Apache
2 14 (2.77%) Confluence
3 12 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (1.78%) CMS
5 8 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (1.19%) Documentum
7 4 (0.79%) SAP Portal
7 4 (0.79%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.59%) IIS
8 3 (0.59%) WordPress
9 2 (0.40%) SAS
10 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.20%) CICS
10 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (8.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (4.95%) MS Visio
4 19 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.99%) HipChat
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 48 (9.50%) SAP IS-U
2 29 (5.74%) SAP SD
3 21 (4.16%) Oracle Financials
4 18 (3.56%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (3.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (3.56%) Oracle Payables
5 17 (3.37%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (2.97%) Oracle Assets
6 15 (2.97%) Oracle General Ledger
7 14 (2.77%) Oracle iProcurement
8 12 (2.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 12 (2.38%) SAP FI
9 8 (1.58%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 8 (1.58%) SAP ERP
10 7 (1.39%) SAP MM
11 6 (1.19%) Magento
11 6 (1.19%) PlanetPress Connect
12 5 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (0.99%) SAP CO
12 5 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (5.15%) IaaS
3 25 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (4.16%) PaaS
5 14 (2.77%) GitHub
6 13 (2.57%) SaaS
7 12 (2.38%) Heroku
8 10 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.98%) IBM Blueworks
9 8 (1.58%) Slack
9 8 (1.58%) Trello
10 7 (1.39%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.59%) Force.com
12 3 (0.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.40%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.55%) Internet
2 19 (3.76%) Firewall
3 18 (3.56%) WAN
4 16 (3.17%) MVNO
5 14 (2.77%) SMS
5 14 (2.77%) VLAN
6 13 (2.57%) MPLS
6 13 (2.57%) VPN
7 12 (2.38%) LAN
8 11 (2.18%) Diameter Protocol
8 11 (2.18%) Value-Added Service
9 10 (1.98%) Network Security
10 9 (1.78%) DHCP
10 9 (1.78%) DNS
11 8 (1.58%) VoWiFi
12 7 (1.39%) 3GPP
12 7 (1.39%) FTP
12 7 (1.39%) SIGTRAN
13 6 (1.19%) VoLTE
14 5 (0.99%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.18%) Flink
2 9 (1.78%) Oracle Database
2 9 (1.78%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.58%) Oracle Discoverer
4 7 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.19%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.79%) MySQL
8 3 (0.59%) Big Data
8 3 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.59%) EDMS
8 3 (0.59%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.40%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.40%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.40%) Sisense
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.17%) JIRA
2 12 (2.38%) Bitbucket
3 11 (2.18%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.18%) TeamCity
4 8 (1.58%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.58%) Maven
5 6 (1.19%) git-flow
5 6 (1.19%) GitLab
6 4 (0.79%) LSMW
7 3 (0.59%) Subversion
8 2 (0.40%) Selenium
8 2 (0.40%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.20%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.20%) PEAR
9 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
General
1 172 (34.06%) Finance
2 104 (20.59%) Telecoms
3 38 (7.52%) Banking
4 31 (6.14%) Retail
5 18 (3.56%) Legal
6 15 (2.97%) Marketing
7 12 (2.38%) General Ledger
7 12 (2.38%) Investment Banking
8 11 (2.18%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.98%) Back Office
10 6 (1.19%) Law
11 4 (0.79%) Advertising
11 4 (0.79%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.79%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.59%) German Language
12 3 (0.59%) Military
12 3 (0.59%) Publishing
13 2 (0.40%) Automotive
13 2 (0.40%) Electronics
13 2 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 129 (25.54%) Analyst
2 91 (18.02%) Consultant
3 61 (12.08%) Business Analyst
4 59 (11.68%) Architect
5 50 (9.90%) Project Manager
6 47 (9.31%) Developer
6 47 (9.31%) SAP Consultant
7 28 (5.54%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (4.55%) SAP SD Consultant
9 21 (4.16%) Functional Consultant
10 17 (3.37%) Designer
11 16 (3.17%) Financial Analyst
11 16 (3.17%) Process Analyst
11 16 (3.17%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 16 (3.17%) Test Analyst
12 15 (2.97%) Billing Analyst
13 14 (2.77%) ABAP Developer
13 14 (2.77%) Billing Consultant
13 14 (2.77%) SAP Developer
13 14 (2.77%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.36%) Spring
2 16 (3.17%) XML
3 15 (2.97%) SOAP
4 13 (2.57%) REST
5 12 (2.38%) Spring Boot
5 12 (2.38%) Web Services
6 11 (2.18%) HTML
7 10 (1.98%) SAP Smart Forms
8 9 (1.78%) CSS
9 8 (1.58%) J2EE
10 7 (1.39%) BAPI
10 7 (1.39%) JSON
10 7 (1.39%) Web Dynpro
11 6 (1.19%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (1.19%) EDI
11 6 (1.19%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.79%) Django
12 4 (0.79%) Velocity
13 3 (0.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.75%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.76%) Virtual Team
4 11 (2.18%) Fintech
4 11 (2.18%) Hedge funds
4 11 (2.18%) Smart Meter
5 10 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.19%) User Experience
8 5 (0.99%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.99%) IVR
8 5 (0.99%) PMI
9 4 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.79%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.79%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.59%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.59%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.95%) Linux
2 17 (3.37%) Unix
3 12 (2.38%) Windows
4 5 (0.99%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.59%) Android
5 3 (0.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.40%) VMS
7 1 (0.20%) CentOS
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (14.85%) CRM
3 73 (14.46%) Project Management
4 60 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (8.32%) Migration
6 39 (7.72%) SDLC
7 35 (6.93%) Change Management
7 35 (6.93%) DevOps
8 34 (6.73%) ERP
9 30 (5.94%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
10 26 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (5.15%) ITIL
10 26 (5.15%) Service Delivery
10 26 (5.15%) Waterfall
11 23 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
11 23 (4.55%) Test Automation
12 22 (4.36%) Data Migration
12 22 (4.36%) Service Management
13 21 (4.16%) Business Analysis
13 21 (4.16%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.11%) SQL
2 31 (6.14%) Java
3 28 (5.54%) ABAP
4 16 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.57%) Python
6 12 (2.38%) Apex Code
7 11 (2.18%) C++
8 6 (1.19%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.19%) Groovy
8 6 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.79%) GraphQL
9 4 (0.79%) PHP
9 4 (0.79%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.79%) VB
10 3 (0.59%) C
10 3 (0.59%) C#
10 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.59%) VBA
11 2 (0.40%) COBOL
11 2 (0.40%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 40 (7.92%) Degree
2 10 (1.98%) PMI Certification
2 10 (1.98%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.58%) PMP
4 6 (1.19%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.79%) AWS Certification
5 4 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.79%) CISM
5 4 (0.79%) CISSP
5 4 (0.79%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.79%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.79%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (0.59%) A+ Certification
6 3 (0.59%) ACCA
6 3 (0.59%) APMP
6 3 (0.59%) CIMA
6 3 (0.59%) MCDST
6 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.40%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.94%) QA
2 17 (3.37%) SLA
3 10 (1.98%) PMO
4 6 (1.19%) GDPR
4 6 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.59%) P3O
7 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.40%) GCP
7 2 (0.40%) IFRS
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 21 (4.16%) Docker
2 9 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.99%) Firmware
4 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.20%) vSphere
5 1 (0.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.18%) Ansible
1 11 (2.18%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.58%) Rancher
3 6 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.19%) Puppet
4 5 (0.99%) Nagios
4 5 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.99%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.40%) Netcool
5 2 (0.40%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.20%) SCCM
6 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 122 (24.16%) SAP
2 59 (11.68%) Oracle
3 51 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 51 (10.10%) Salesforce.com
4 18 (3.56%) Cisco
5 14 (2.77%) IBM
6 11 (2.18%) Huawei
6 11 (2.18%) Xerox
7 10 (1.98%) HP
7 10 (1.98%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.39%) Ericsson
8 7 (1.39%) JD Edwards
8 7 (1.39%) Motorola
8 7 (1.39%) Nokia
8 7 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.39%) Siebel
9 6 (1.19%) Apigee
9 6 (1.19%) Avaya
9 6 (1.19%) Guidewire
9 6 (1.19%) MuleSoft