Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 429 392 426
Rank change year-on-year -37 +34 +67
Contract jobs citing Billing 343 97 404
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.37% 0.52%
As % of the General category 0.96% 0.68% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 59 238
10th Percentile £208 £135 £289
25th Percentile £409 £306 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £508 £440 £475
Median % change year-on-year +15.34% -7.37% +5.56%
75th Percentile £625 £525 £538
90th Percentile £675 £550 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +23.53% -10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
10th Percentile £10.74 £10.90 £24.08
25th Percentile £12.60 £12.63 £31.31
Median hourly rate £21.25 £16.50 £45.25
Median % change year-on-year +28.79% -63.54% +147.95%
75th Percentile £34.94 £20.63 £59.81
90th Percentile £68.75 £22.50 £67.43
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.79% -5.71% +9.38%

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 35,916 14,233 39,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.51% 53.57% 51.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,566 9,757 26,123
10th Percentile £308 £275 £263
25th Percentile £413 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,226 465 1,334
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.13
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £18.79 £22.00 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year -14.61% +17.36% +4.05%
75th Percentile £42.45 £42.00 £39.69
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £50.18
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% +7.28%

Billing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Billing in England

Billing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Billing in England.

Daily rate trend for Billing in England

Billing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Billing in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Billing in England

Billing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Billing in England.

Hourly rate trend for Billing in England

Billing
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Billing in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021. 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 -118 153 £575 +55.41% 40
Midlands -45 37 £500 -4.76% 14
South East -76 37 £425 -11.46% 24
North of England -49 32 £400 -1.84% 31
West Midlands -41 27 £575 +9.52% 11
South West -29 19 £440 - 8
Yorkshire -37 15 £450 -10.00% 6
North West -45 15 £228 -27.54% 8
East Midlands -28 10 £475 -2.56% 3
East of England -48 5 £215 -33.01% 5
North East - 2 - - 17
Billing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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.

1 114 (33.24%) Finance
2 86 (25.07%) Social Skills
3 67 (19.53%) Telecoms
4 66 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (17.78%) CRM
6 57 (16.62%) SAP
7 44 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
8 43 (12.54%) AWS
9 42 (12.24%) Project Management
10 40 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (11.37%) Azure
11 39 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (9.62%) ITIL
13 31 (9.04%) Oracle
14 30 (8.75%) Migration
14 30 (8.75%) Analytics
14 30 (8.75%) Marketing
15 29 (8.45%) Legal
15 29 (8.45%) Retail
15 29 (8.45%) Salesforce.com
16 26 (7.58%) Microsoft
16 26 (7.58%) DevOps
17 25 (7.29%) 5G
17 25 (7.29%) Continuous Improvement
18 23 (6.71%) 4G
18 23 (6.71%) 3G
19 22 (6.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
20 21 (6.12%) Customer Requirements
20 21 (6.12%) Requirements Gathering
20 21 (6.12%) Scrum

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 7 (2.04%) SAS
2 6 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.46%) CMS
4 2 (0.58%) Confluence
4 2 (0.58%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.58%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (2.92%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (2.62%) SAP SD
4 8 (2.33%) Cloudability
4 8 (2.33%) NetSuite
4 8 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (1.46%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (1.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (1.46%) SAP BRIM
6 5 (1.46%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (1.17%) HFM
7 4 (1.17%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (1.17%) Maximo
7 4 (1.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 4 (1.17%) SAP CRM
7 4 (1.17%) SAP PS
8 3 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.87%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.54%) AWS
2 39 (11.37%) Azure
3 13 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (3.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 12 (3.50%) SaaS
5 8 (2.33%) GCP
6 6 (1.75%) Adobe Analytics
6 6 (1.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 6 (1.75%) PaaS
6 6 (1.75%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 5 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.46%) IaaS
7 5 (1.46%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (1.17%) Serverless
9 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.87%) Force.com
9 3 (0.87%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.58%) Azure Key Vault
11 1 (0.29%) Cloud Run
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.29%) 5G
2 23 (6.71%) 3G
2 23 (6.71%) 4G
3 16 (4.66%) VoIP
4 15 (4.37%) VoLTE
5 14 (4.08%) Diameter Protocol
5 14 (4.08%) VoWiFi
6 13 (3.79%) SMS
7 12 (3.50%) LTE
8 11 (3.21%) 2.5G
9 9 (2.62%) Ethernet
10 7 (2.04%) Converged Networks
10 7 (2.04%) MVNO
10 7 (2.04%) Unified Communications
11 5 (1.46%) Firewall
11 5 (1.46%) Network Security
12 4 (1.17%) DNS
12 4 (1.17%) Internet
12 4 (1.17%) VPN
12 4 (1.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.79%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (2.62%) Tableau
3 8 (2.33%) SAP HANA
4 5 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.17%) Essbase
5 4 (1.17%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.17%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.87%) MySQL
6 3 (0.87%) Power BI
6 3 (0.87%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.58%) MS Access
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.58%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.58%) QlikView
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (2.62%) JIRA
2 6 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (1.75%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.58%) Ant
4 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.29%) Babel
5 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.29%) Gradle
5 1 (0.29%) Maven
5 1 (0.29%) Selenium
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 114 (33.24%) Finance
2 86 (25.07%) Social Skills
3 67 (19.53%) Telecoms
4 39 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (8.75%) Marketing
6 29 (8.45%) Legal
6 29 (8.45%) Retail
7 18 (5.25%) Public Sector
8 15 (4.37%) Presentation Skills
9 10 (2.92%) Advertising
9 10 (2.92%) Financial Institution
9 10 (2.92%) General Ledger
10 9 (2.62%) Influencing Skills
10 9 (2.62%) Organisational Skills
11 8 (2.33%) Law
12 7 (2.04%) Manufacturing
13 6 (1.75%) Banking
14 5 (1.46%) Documentation Skills
14 5 (1.46%) Multimedia
15 4 (1.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 72 (20.99%) Architect
2 65 (18.95%) Consultant
3 55 (16.03%) Solutions Architect
4 48 (13.99%) Analyst
5 28 (8.16%) Business Analyst
6 22 (6.41%) BSS Architect
6 22 (6.41%) BSS Solutions Architect
6 22 (6.41%) Project Manager
7 19 (5.54%) Oracle Consultant
7 19 (5.54%) SAP Consultant
8 15 (4.37%) Developer
9 13 (3.79%) AWS DevOps
9 13 (3.79%) Cloud Consultant
9 13 (3.79%) Project Consultant
10 12 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (3.50%) Salesforce Architect
11 11 (3.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 11 (3.21%) AWS Engineer
11 11 (3.21%) Senior Consultant
12 9 (2.62%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.08%) Web Services
2 11 (3.21%) Oracle Fusion
3 10 (2.92%) .NET
4 7 (2.04%) .NET Core
5 6 (1.75%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.46%) Middleware
7 4 (1.17%) Kafka
8 3 (0.87%) ARM Templates
8 3 (0.87%) SAP TM
8 3 (0.87%) Visualforce
9 2 (0.58%) ADO
9 2 (0.58%) REST
9 2 (0.58%) XMPP
10 1 (0.29%) BAPI
10 1 (0.29%) CSS
10 1 (0.29%) Flash
10 1 (0.29%) HTML
10 1 (0.29%) LDAP
10 1 (0.29%) SOAP
10 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (4.37%) Public Cloud
3 12 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.50%) Virtual Team
4 10 (2.92%) Hedge funds
5 8 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.75%) CMDB
7 5 (1.46%) Renewable Energy
8 4 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.17%) User Experience
9 2 (0.58%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.58%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.58%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.58%) Legacy Applications
9 2 (0.58%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.58%) NHS
9 2 (0.58%) Replication
10 1 (0.29%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.54%) Linux
2 10 (2.92%) Windows
3 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.29%) Android
4 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.29%) SUSE
4 1 (0.29%) Unix
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (17.78%) CRM
3 44 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (12.24%) Project Management
5 40 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (9.62%) ITIL
7 30 (8.75%) Analytics
7 30 (8.75%) Migration
8 26 (7.58%) DevOps
9 25 (7.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (6.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 21 (6.12%) Customer Requirements
11 21 (6.12%) Requirements Gathering
11 21 (6.12%) Scrum
12 19 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (5.25%) Decision-Making
13 18 (5.25%) ERP
13 18 (5.25%) Waterfall
14 17 (4.96%) Order to Cash
14 17 (4.96%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.50%) SQL
2 10 (2.92%) ABAP
3 9 (2.62%) C
4 8 (2.33%) Python
5 7 (2.04%) C#
6 6 (1.75%) Java
6 6 (1.75%) VBA
7 5 (1.46%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.17%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.87%) Apex Code
9 3 (0.87%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.87%) Perl
9 3 (0.87%) Ruby
10 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.29%) C++
11 1 (0.29%) Go
11 1 (0.29%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 21 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.25%) Degree
3 11 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.92%) CCNA
5 8 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.75%) PMP
7 5 (1.46%) ACCA
7 5 (1.46%) CIMA
8 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.58%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.29%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.29%) CCNP
9 1 (0.29%) CISA
9 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB
9 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.37%) GDPR
2 12 (3.50%) SLA
3 9 (2.62%) QA
4 6 (1.75%) PMO
4 6 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.46%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.17%) IFRS
7 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.58%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.29%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (2.33%) Docker
2 6 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.46%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.17%) XenApp
5 2 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (4.37%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.92%) Terraform
3 4 (1.17%) Ansible
4 2 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.58%) SCCM
5 1 (0.29%) Grafana
5 1 (0.29%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 57 (16.62%) SAP
2 31 (9.04%) Oracle
3 29 (8.45%) Salesforce.com
4 26 (7.58%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.50%) BT
5 12 (3.50%) Google
6 8 (2.33%) Cisco
7 7 (2.04%) Adobe
8 6 (1.75%) hybris
8 6 (1.75%) Workday
9 5 (1.46%) Openreach
9 5 (1.46%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (1.46%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.17%) Citrix
10 4 (1.17%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.17%) Marketo
10 4 (1.17%) VMware
11 3 (0.87%) Brio
11 3 (0.87%) Dell
11 3 (0.87%) JD Edwards