Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 456 411 454
Rank change year-on-year -45 +43 -89
Contract jobs citing Billing 477 507 475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.54% 0.50%
As % of the General category 1.37% 1.36% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 308 267
England median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £265 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £590 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 14
England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.48% +5.00% +73.91%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.93 £12.86
90th Percentile £19.35 £34.77 £22.74
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.58% -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 34,804 37,257 34,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.21% 39.50% 36.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,285 24,938 23,406
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 811 855
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.44 £24.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.23% +8.18% -2.24%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.30 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.25 £45.57
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -9.62% +6.12% -2.00%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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 +4 183 £475 -5.00% 37
South East -13 170 £450 - 20
North of England +7 59 £385 -23.00% 17
North West +20 51 £379 -24.25% 10
Midlands -25 26 £419 -23.91% 16
South West -49 24 £450 +5.88% 8
West Midlands -37 16 £425 -22.73% 11
East of England -28 14 £388 +5.08% 7
East Midlands +13 10 £320 -32.63% 4
Yorkshire -9 7 £450 +5.57% 5
North East -23 1 - - 2
Billing
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 173 (36.27%) Finance
2 76 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (15.30%) Telecoms
4 68 (14.26%) Project Management
4 68 (14.26%) CRM
5 67 (14.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 66 (13.84%) SQL
7 63 (13.21%) Oracle
8 62 (13.00%) SAP
9 52 (10.90%) Microsoft
10 51 (10.69%) Microsoft Excel
11 48 (10.06%) Migration
12 47 (9.85%) Windows
13 46 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
14 45 (9.43%) ITIL
15 39 (8.18%) Scrum
16 36 (7.55%) Salesforce.com
17 35 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
18 32 (6.71%) SQL Server
19 31 (6.50%) C#
20 29 (6.08%) .NET
20 29 (6.08%) Workflow
21 28 (5.87%) SLA
21 28 (5.87%) User Acceptance Testing
22 27 (5.66%) DevOps
22 27 (5.66%) MS Visio
23 26 (5.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 26 (5.45%) Oracle EBS R12
23 26 (5.45%) Windows 7
23 26 (5.45%) Workshop Facilitation

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 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.47%) SAS
3 3 (0.63%) CMS
4 2 (0.42%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.21%) Confluence
5 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.21%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 51 (10.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 26 (5.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 26 (5.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 23 (4.82%) Oracle Payables
3 19 (3.98%) Oracle Receivables
4 15 (3.14%) CSG Singleview
5 12 (2.52%) SAP SD
6 11 (2.31%) PlanetPress Connect
6 11 (2.31%) SAP IS-U
7 10 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
7 10 (2.10%) SAP FI
8 8 (1.68%) Oracle Assets
8 8 (1.68%) Oracle Cash Management
8 8 (1.68%) SAP CO
9 7 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (1.47%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (1.26%) Elite 3E
10 6 (1.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 5 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (1.05%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.35%) IaaS
4 15 (3.14%) PaaS
5 14 (2.94%) SaaS
6 12 (2.52%) IBM Blueworks
7 7 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.26%) Serverless
9 5 (1.05%) Office 365
10 4 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.84%) Stackdriver
11 3 (0.63%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.63%) Heroku
12 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.42%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.21%) Datadog
13 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.98%) SMS
2 13 (2.73%) DNS
3 12 (2.52%) VPN
4 11 (2.31%) Firewall
5 10 (2.10%) Skype
6 9 (1.89%) MVNO
7 8 (1.68%) 4G
7 8 (1.68%) Intranet
7 8 (1.68%) Network Security
7 8 (1.68%) Wireless
8 7 (1.47%) Internet
8 7 (1.47%) PuTTY
8 7 (1.47%) Wireshark
9 6 (1.26%) 2G
9 6 (1.26%) 3G
9 6 (1.26%) SS7
10 5 (1.05%) HTTP
10 5 (1.05%) LTE
10 5 (1.05%) MPLS
11 4 (0.84%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.52%) MySQL
3 11 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.31%) EDMS
4 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.47%) MariaDB
6 6 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.84%) Power BI
9 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.63%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.42%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.47%) JIRA
1 7 (1.47%) Moq
1 7 (1.47%) MSI
1 7 (1.47%) MSTest
1 7 (1.47%) NUnit
1 7 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
1 7 (1.47%) Wise Package Studio
2 6 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.05%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.21%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.21%) GitLab
6 1 (0.21%) LSMW
6 1 (0.21%) Maven
6 1 (0.21%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.21%) Subversion
6 1 (0.21%) Toad
6 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 173 (36.27%) Finance
2 73 (15.30%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.03%) Legal
4 19 (3.98%) Marketing
5 16 (3.35%) Banking
6 15 (3.14%) Law
7 13 (2.73%) General Ledger
7 13 (2.73%) Retail
8 8 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.68%) Publishing
9 5 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.05%) Games
10 4 (0.84%) Advertising
10 4 (0.84%) Electronics
10 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 134 (28.09%) Analyst
2 68 (14.26%) Developer
3 63 (13.21%) Business Analyst
4 55 (11.53%) Consultant
5 43 (9.01%) Architect
6 41 (8.60%) Project Manager
7 23 (4.82%) Financial Analyst
8 21 (4.40%) SAP Consultant
9 19 (3.98%) Process Analyst
10 18 (3.77%) Data Analyst
10 18 (3.77%) Pensions Analyst
11 17 (3.56%) Billing Analyst
12 16 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (3.14%) Pensions Business Analyst
14 14 (2.94%) Data Migration Analyst
14 14 (2.94%) IT Analyst
14 14 (2.94%) Migration Analyst
15 13 (2.73%) Java Developer
16 12 (2.52%) Functional Consultant
16 12 (2.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.08%) .NET
2 15 (3.14%) AngularJS
3 11 (2.31%) Middleware
3 11 (2.31%) Web Services
4 10 (2.10%) Kafka
5 9 (1.89%) .NET Core
5 9 (1.89%) jQuery
6 8 (1.68%) CSS
6 8 (1.68%) Node.js
6 8 (1.68%) REST
7 7 (1.47%) OCX
7 7 (1.47%) Spring
7 7 (1.47%) Spring Boot
7 7 (1.47%) XML
8 6 (1.26%) React
8 6 (1.26%) RESTful
9 5 (1.05%) SOAP
10 4 (0.84%) HTML
10 4 (0.84%) JSON
10 4 (0.84%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.35%) User Experience
3 12 (2.52%) Over-the-Top Content
4 10 (2.10%) Video on Demand
5 9 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.89%) Smart Meter
5 9 (1.89%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.68%) iPad
6 8 (1.68%) iPhone
7 7 (1.47%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.26%) Replication
8 6 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.84%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.84%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.85%) Windows
2 26 (5.45%) Windows 7
3 21 (4.40%) Windows 10
4 17 (3.56%) Linux
5 9 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.68%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.47%) CentOS
7 7 (1.47%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.05%) Unix
8 5 (1.05%) VMS
8 5 (1.05%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (14.26%) CRM
2 68 (14.26%) Project Management
3 67 (14.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (10.06%) Migration
5 45 (9.43%) ITIL
6 39 (8.18%) Scrum
7 29 (6.08%) Workflow
8 28 (5.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (5.66%) DevOps
10 26 (5.45%) Workshop Facilitation
11 25 (5.24%) Document Management
12 23 (4.82%) PRINCE2
12 23 (4.82%) Service Management
13 22 (4.61%) Data Migration
13 22 (4.61%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (4.40%) ERP
15 18 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (3.77%) Waterfall
16 17 (3.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 66 (13.84%) SQL
2 31 (6.50%) C#
3 22 (4.61%) VBA
4 19 (3.98%) Java
4 19 (3.98%) PowerShell
5 16 (3.35%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.35%) PHP
6 12 (2.52%) Perl
7 11 (2.31%) C
8 9 (1.89%) VB
9 7 (1.47%) ABAP
9 7 (1.47%) VBScript
10 5 (1.05%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.05%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.42%) C++
12 2 (0.42%) Python
12 2 (0.42%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.21%) ES6
13 1 (0.21%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 21 (4.40%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.56%) Degree
3 13 (2.73%) PMP
4 12 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (1.89%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.68%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.63%) ISEB
10 3 (0.63%) MCP
10 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.42%) MCSE
11 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.21%) CITP
12 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.21%) MBA
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.21%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.87%) SLA
2 17 (3.56%) QA
3 15 (3.14%) PMO
4 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.63%) GDPR
5 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.21%) GxP
6 1 (0.21%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 16 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.89%) Docker
4 9 (1.89%) XenApp
5 7 (1.47%) BitLocker
5 7 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.21%) Firmware
6 1 (0.21%) KVM
6 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (3.98%) SCCM
2 12 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.52%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.31%) HP ALM
4 8 (1.68%) AirWatch
4 8 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.84%) Netcool
6 4 (0.84%) Puppet
7 3 (0.63%) Ansible
8 2 (0.42%) Grafana
9 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.21%) Nagios
9 1 (0.21%) Terraform
9 1 (0.21%) WSUS
9 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 63 (13.21%) Oracle
2 62 (13.00%) SAP
3 52 (10.90%) Microsoft
4 36 (7.55%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (3.98%) HP
6 18 (3.77%) Xerox
7 16 (3.35%) VMware
8 14 (2.94%) IBM
8 14 (2.94%) ServiceNow
9 12 (2.52%) iManage
10 10 (2.10%) Apple
10 10 (2.10%) Cisco
11 9 (1.89%) Aderant
11 9 (1.89%) Avaya
11 9 (1.89%) Citrix
12 8 (1.68%) Charles River
12 8 (1.68%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.68%) Remedy
13 7 (1.47%) Dell
13 7 (1.47%) Ivanti