Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 404 433 379
Rank change year-on-year +29 -54 -9
Contract jobs citing Billing 476 478 511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the General category 1.60% 1.38% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 249 302
England median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £288
90th Percentile £587 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £446
% change year-on-year +2.86% -1.96% +11.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 7
England median hourly rate £14.05 £31.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.68% +87.88% +32.00%
10th Percentile £10.86 £12.89 £12.05
90th Percentile £24.38 £74.38 £39.00
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £28.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -50.18% +72.73% +32.00%

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 29,788 34,688 32,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.79% 37.66% 38.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,623 22,881 21,198
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £296 £281
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 790 831
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.78 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.04% +7.10% -6.99%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.27 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £29.36 £26.11 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.46% +4.43% -9.09%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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
South East +34 180 £500 +17.58% 4
London +40 168 £475 +5.56% 11
North of England +9 59 £400 -5.88% 5
North West +24 41 £400 -5.88% 2
South West -18 35 £450 -9.09% 1
Midlands +23 24 £475 -2.56% 3
Yorkshire +15 16 £325 -23.53% 2
West Midlands +5 15 £475 -5.00% 2
East Midlands +25 9 £586 +20.21% 1
East of England -11 6 £263 -37.31% 2
North East -3 2 - - 1
Billing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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.

1 144 (30.25%) Finance
2 130 (27.31%) Telecoms
3 89 (18.70%) CRM
4 80 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (15.34%) SAP
6 69 (14.50%) Microsoft
7 62 (13.03%) Project Management
8 54 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (10.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 48 (10.08%) Salesforce.com
10 48 (10.08%) Oracle
11 47 (9.87%) SQL
12 44 (9.24%) Migration
13 42 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
14 40 (8.40%) PaaS
14 40 (8.40%) IaaS
15 38 (7.98%) DevOps
15 38 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
16 37 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
16 37 (7.77%) ITIL
17 31 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
18 30 (6.30%) Scrum
18 30 (6.30%) Degree
19 28 (5.88%) Public Cloud
20 26 (5.46%) Incident Management
20 26 (5.46%) Marketing
21 25 (5.25%) Workflow
21 25 (5.25%) Service Management
22 24 (5.04%) SQL Server
22 24 (5.04%) MS Visio

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 9 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.26%) Confluence
3 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.42%) SAS
4 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.21%) Apache
5 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.21%) IIS
Applications
1 42 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (5.04%) MS Visio
3 21 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (4.20%) CSG Singleview
2 16 (3.36%) SAP FI
3 14 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
4 13 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (2.73%) Oracle Receivables
5 12 (2.52%) SAP IS-U
6 11 (2.31%) Oracle Assets
6 11 (2.31%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (1.89%) SAP CO
7 9 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (1.89%) SAP FI-CA
7 9 (1.89%) SAP SD
8 8 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (1.47%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (1.47%) SAP MM
10 6 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (1.26%) SAP CRM
11 5 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.84%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 4 (0.84%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 50 (10.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (8.40%) IaaS
2 40 (8.40%) PaaS
3 37 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.89%) Office 365
5 9 (1.89%) SaaS
6 8 (1.68%) Power Platform
7 7 (1.47%) Stackdriver
8 6 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (1.05%) Amazon Glacier
9 5 (1.05%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.42%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.31%) DNS
2 10 (2.10%) Ethernet
2 10 (2.10%) VPN
3 9 (1.89%) Firewall
4 7 (1.47%) Internet
4 7 (1.47%) Network Security
5 5 (1.05%) BGP
5 5 (1.05%) LAN
5 5 (1.05%) MPLS
5 5 (1.05%) WAN
6 4 (0.84%) 3G
6 4 (0.84%) Diameter Protocol
6 4 (0.84%) IPsec
6 4 (0.84%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.63%) 4G
7 3 (0.63%) Broadband
7 3 (0.63%) ISDN
7 3 (0.63%) MVNO
7 3 (0.63%) PBX
7 3 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (1.89%) MySQL
3 9 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.68%) Power BI
5 6 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.05%) Data Lake
7 4 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.63%) Amazon Athena
8 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle Smart View
8 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.42%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.42%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (3.36%) JIRA
2 8 (1.68%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (1.47%) AdminStudio
3 7 (1.47%) MSI
3 7 (1.47%) Wise Package Studio
4 6 (1.26%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.26%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.05%) Maven
6 4 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.84%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.63%) DbUnit
7 3 (0.63%) Mockito
7 3 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.63%) TestNG
8 2 (0.42%) Ant
9 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.21%) Subversion
9 1 (0.21%) Toad
9 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 144 (30.25%) Finance
2 130 (27.31%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.46%) Marketing
4 22 (4.62%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.57%) Electronics
6 16 (3.36%) Retail
7 15 (3.15%) Banking
8 10 (2.10%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.10%) General Ledger
9 9 (1.89%) Back Office
9 9 (1.89%) Legal
10 6 (1.26%) Law
11 4 (0.84%) German Language
12 3 (0.63%) Advertising
13 2 (0.42%) Games
13 2 (0.42%) Korean Language
14 1 (0.21%) French Language
14 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Local Government
14 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (19.54%) Analyst
2 66 (13.87%) Architect
3 60 (12.61%) Consultant
4 51 (10.71%) Business Analyst
5 41 (8.61%) Project Manager
6 40 (8.40%) Developer
7 33 (6.93%) Designer
8 31 (6.51%) Solutions Designer
9 29 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (4.41%) SAP Consultant
11 19 (3.99%) Billing Analyst
12 18 (3.78%) Azure Engineer
12 18 (3.78%) Cloud Engineer
12 18 (3.78%) Salesforce Architect
13 15 (3.15%) AWS Engineer
14 14 (2.94%) WebOps Engineer
15 13 (2.73%) BSS Architect
16 12 (2.52%) Billing Business Analyst
16 12 (2.52%) Functional Consultant
16 12 (2.52%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.41%) Web Services
2 11 (2.31%) .NET
3 10 (2.10%) Middleware
3 10 (2.10%) Node.js
4 9 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
5 8 (1.68%) Hibernate
5 8 (1.68%) SOAP
5 8 (1.68%) Spring
6 7 (1.47%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.47%) OCX
6 7 (1.47%) REST
7 6 (1.26%) RESTful
7 6 (1.26%) XML
8 5 (1.05%) WSDL
9 4 (0.84%) Apache Camel
9 4 (0.84%) JSON
9 4 (0.84%) Struts
9 4 (0.84%) Velocity
10 3 (0.63%) Jinja
10 3 (0.63%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 19 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
5 11 (2.31%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.68%) User Experience
7 7 (1.47%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.47%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.26%) NGOSS
8 6 (1.26%) Over-the-Top Content
9 5 (1.05%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.05%) PMI
9 5 (1.05%) Video on Demand
10 4 (0.84%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.84%) TM Forum
10 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.63%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.99%) Linux
1 19 (3.99%) Windows
2 8 (1.68%) Windows 10
2 8 (1.68%) Windows 7
3 7 (1.47%) Windows 8
3 7 (1.47%) Windows XP
4 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.21%) Android
5 1 (0.21%) VMS
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (18.70%) CRM
2 80 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (13.03%) Project Management
4 54 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (9.24%) Migration
6 38 (7.98%) DevOps
7 37 (7.77%) ITIL
8 31 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (6.30%) Scrum
10 26 (5.46%) Incident Management
11 25 (5.25%) Service Management
11 25 (5.25%) Workflow
12 23 (4.83%) Test Automation
13 22 (4.62%) eTOM
14 21 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (4.41%) Service Delivery
15 20 (4.20%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (4.20%) Programme Management
16 19 (3.99%) Change Management
16 19 (3.99%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (9.87%) SQL
2 22 (4.62%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.78%) Java
4 17 (3.57%) C#
5 10 (2.10%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.89%) Python
7 8 (1.68%) C
7 8 (1.68%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.47%) VB
8 7 (1.47%) VBScript
9 6 (1.26%) VBA
10 4 (0.84%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.63%) ABAP
11 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.42%) Java 8
13 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.21%) ES6
13 1 (0.21%) Groovy
13 1 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (6.30%) Degree
2 12 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.89%) PMI Certification
3 9 (1.89%) PMP
4 8 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.26%) MBA
6 5 (1.05%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.84%) CISA
8 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.63%) CCNA
8 3 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.63%) CISM
8 3 (0.63%) CISSP
8 3 (0.63%) ISEB
8 3 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.42%) CBAP
9 2 (0.42%) CCNP
9 2 (0.42%) CIMA
9 2 (0.42%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.99%) SLA
2 17 (3.57%) QA
3 4 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.63%) PMO
5 2 (0.42%) GDPR
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) PSD2
6 1 (0.21%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.68%) XenApp
4 7 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.05%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.05%) Docker
6 2 (0.42%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 11 (2.31%) Ansible
1 11 (2.31%) Puppet
2 10 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.68%) SCCM
4 5 (1.05%) Terraform
5 4 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.63%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.42%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.42%) Nessus
8 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.21%) Netcool
8 1 (0.21%) Packer
8 1 (0.21%) Rancher
Vendors
1 73 (15.34%) SAP
2 69 (14.50%) Microsoft
3 48 (10.08%) Oracle
3 48 (10.08%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (2.94%) Google
5 12 (2.52%) Xerox
6 9 (1.89%) Citrix
6 9 (1.89%) ServiceNow
6 9 (1.89%) Siebel
6 9 (1.89%) VMware
7 8 (1.68%) Pega
8 7 (1.47%) Cisco
8 7 (1.47%) Ivanti
9 6 (1.26%) Amdocs
9 6 (1.26%) JD Edwards
9 6 (1.26%) Nokia
9 6 (1.26%) Progress
10 5 (1.05%) HP
10 5 (1.05%) Mercator
10 5 (1.05%) Remedy