Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Procure-to-Pay skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Procure-to-Pay over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Procure-to-Pay (including Purchase-to-Pay, P2P)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 553 580
Rank change year-on-year -14 +27 -6
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 271 333 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.40% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 203 168
England median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +1.12%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £294
90th Percentile £600 £625 £604
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
England median hourly rate £51.00 £52.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +17.22% +291.30%
10th Percentile £33.24 £43.48 £32.50
90th Percentile £136.80 £61.83 £55.50
UK median hourly rate £51.00 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +18.60% -4.44% +291.30%

Procure-to-Pay is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79501 82625 86049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.18% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53476 55123 56736
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1856 2135 2506
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Procure-to-Pay
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Procure-to-Pay as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Procure-to-Pay in England

Procure-to-Pay
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Procure-to-Pay in England

Procure-to-Pay
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Procure-to-Pay in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Procure-to-Pay in England

Procure-to-Pay
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Procure-to-Pay in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Procure-to-Pay in England

Procure-to-Pay
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Procure-to-Pay in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Procure-to-Pay in England

Procure-to-Pay
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 Procure-to-Pay within the England region over the 6 months to 18 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 -67 116 £500 +5.26% 8
South East +2 43 £444 +4.41%
North of England +71 30 £388 -13.89% 2
Midlands +6 27 £469 -0.27% 3
East of England -5 26 £419 -
North West +26 19 £425 -10.53%
West Midlands +19 16 £575 +35.92% 3
South West +17 15 £375 -16.20%
East Midlands +2 9 £363 -36.96%
North East - 8 £356 -
Yorkshire +22 3 £338 -16.67% 2
Procure-to-Pay
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 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 Procure-to-Pay.

1 157 (57.93%) SAP
2 119 (43.91%) Finance
3 83 (30.63%) ERP
4 49 (18.08%) Oracle
4 49 (18.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 45 (16.61%) Ariba
6 43 (15.87%) Order to Cash
7 39 (14.39%) Record to Report
8 38 (14.02%) SAP MM
9 32 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (9.96%) SAP BW
11 26 (9.59%) Project Management
12 25 (9.23%) Change Management
13 24 (8.86%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (8.12%) SAP FI
16 21 (7.75%) Migration
17 19 (7.01%) Security Cleared
18 17 (6.27%) Process Improvement
18 17 (6.27%) Manufacturing
18 17 (6.27%) Retail
18 17 (6.27%) ITIL
18 17 (6.27%) Linux
19 16 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
19 16 (5.90%) AIX
19 16 (5.90%) Logistics
19 16 (5.90%) SAP CO
19 16 (5.90%) SAP FI/CO
19 16 (5.90%) VMware

Procure-to-Pay
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 13 (4.80%) Apache
1 13 (4.80%) iPlanet
1 13 (4.80%) JBoss
1 13 (4.80%) SharePoint
1 13 (4.80%) Tomcat
1 13 (4.80%) WebLogic
2 11 (4.06%) Oracle Application Server
3 6 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.21%) MQSeries
3 6 (2.21%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.21%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.37%) IIS
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.17%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.37%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 49 (18.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 38 (14.02%) SAP MM
3 22 (8.12%) SAP FI
4 16 (5.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (5.90%) SAP CO
4 16 (5.90%) SAP FI/CO
5 15 (5.54%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 15 (5.54%) SAP SD
6 14 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (5.17%) SAP ERP
7 13 (4.80%) SAP SRM
8 11 (4.06%) SAP S/4HANA
9 8 (2.95%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (2.95%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (2.58%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (2.58%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (2.58%) SAP FSCM
11 6 (2.21%) Oracle Payables
12 5 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (1.85%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.43%) SAN
2 9 (3.32%) Firewall
2 9 (3.32%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.95%) FCoE
3 8 (2.95%) iSCSI
4 7 (2.58%) NAS
5 6 (2.21%) DNS
5 6 (2.21%) LDAP
5 6 (2.21%) WAN
6 4 (1.48%) VLAN
7 1 (0.37%) 3G
7 1 (0.37%) 4G
7 1 (0.37%) BGP
7 1 (0.37%) Broadband
7 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.37%) Intranet
7 1 (0.37%) LAN
7 1 (0.37%) LTE
7 1 (0.37%) MPLS
7 1 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.96%) SAP BW
2 12 (4.43%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (4.06%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 10 (3.69%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.11%) MS Access
5 3 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.74%) Power BI
6 2 (0.74%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.37%) Big Data
7 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.37%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.37%) QlikView
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) JDeveloper
1 1 (0.37%) JIRA
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.37%) TestDirector
1 1 (0.37%) Toad
General
1 119 (43.91%) Finance
2 17 (6.27%) Manufacturing
2 17 (6.27%) Retail
3 13 (4.80%) Italian Language
3 13 (4.80%) Marketing
3 13 (4.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 11 (4.06%) Advertising
4 11 (4.06%) General Ledger
4 11 (4.06%) German Language
5 8 (2.95%) Banking
5 8 (2.95%) Billing
6 5 (1.85%) Legal
7 4 (1.48%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.11%) Portuguese Language
8 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.74%) Back Office
9 2 (0.74%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) Automotive
10 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 80 (29.52%) Consultant
2 66 (24.35%) SAP Consultant
3 56 (20.66%) Analyst
4 23 (8.49%) Business Analyst
4 23 (8.49%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 17 (6.27%) SAP Analyst
5 17 (6.27%) Trainer
6 16 (5.90%) Project Manager
6 16 (5.90%) SAP MM Consultant
7 14 (5.17%) Functional Consultant
8 12 (4.43%) Architect
9 11 (4.06%) Oracle Analyst
10 10 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.69%) Unix Engineer
11 9 (3.32%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 8 (2.95%) ERP Manager
12 8 (2.95%) SAP Architect
12 8 (2.95%) SAP FI Consultant
12 8 (2.95%) SAP P2P Analyst
12 8 (2.95%) SAP SRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.80%) J2EE
1 13 (4.80%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (2.21%) SAP Fiori
2 6 (2.21%) SAPUI5
3 5 (1.85%) cXML
3 5 (1.85%) EDI
3 5 (1.85%) Middleware
4 2 (0.74%) IDoc
5 1 (0.37%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.43%) Clustering
2 12 (4.43%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.69%) FMCG
4 9 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.48%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.11%) Grid Computing
7 3 (1.11%) User Experience
8 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.37%) Derivative
9 1 (0.37%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.37%) Life Science
9 1 (0.37%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.37%) NHS
9 1 (0.37%) PMI
9 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.27%) Linux
2 16 (5.90%) AIX
3 15 (5.54%) Unix
4 14 (5.17%) Solaris
5 13 (4.80%) HPUX
5 13 (4.80%) SUSE
6 7 (2.58%) Windows
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (30.63%) ERP
2 43 (15.87%) Order to Cash
3 39 (14.39%) Record to Report
4 32 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (9.59%) Project Management
6 25 (9.23%) Change Management
7 24 (8.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (7.75%) Migration
10 17 (6.27%) ITIL
10 17 (6.27%) Process Improvement
11 16 (5.90%) Logistics
12 15 (5.54%) Workflow
13 14 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (5.17%) Contract Management
14 13 (4.80%) CRM
14 13 (4.80%) Supplier Management
15 12 (4.43%) Data Migration
16 11 (4.06%) Data Modelling
16 11 (4.06%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.69%) Bash Shell
1 10 (3.69%) C-shell
1 10 (3.69%) Korn
1 10 (3.69%) Perl
2 8 (2.95%) Shell Script
2 8 (2.95%) SQL
3 4 (1.48%) C
4 3 (1.11%) ABAP
5 1 (0.37%) C++
5 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.90%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.58%) SAP Certification
4 4 (1.48%) Degree
5 3 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.11%) ISEB
6 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.37%) ACCA
7 1 (0.37%) CCA
7 1 (0.37%) CIMA
7 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.37%) MBA
7 1 (0.37%) OCP
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.37%) PMP
7 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.48%) COSO
1 4 (1.48%) QA
2 2 (0.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) GAAP
3 1 (0.37%) PMO
3 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (4.80%) Hyper-V
1 13 (4.80%) KVM
1 13 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (2.21%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (2.21%) OpenView
2 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 157 (57.93%) SAP
2 49 (18.08%) Oracle
3 45 (16.61%) Ariba
4 16 (5.90%) VMware
5 15 (5.54%) Microsoft
6 14 (5.17%) OpenText
6 14 (5.17%) Red Hat
6 14 (5.17%) Sun
7 13 (4.80%) PlateSpin
8 12 (4.43%) Veritas
9 9 (3.32%) Cisco
9 9 (3.32%) F5
10 8 (2.95%) Concur
10 8 (2.95%) HP
11 7 (2.58%) Tableau
12 6 (2.21%) Cognos
12 6 (2.21%) Opsware
13 4 (1.48%) IBM
13 4 (1.48%) JD Edwards
13 4 (1.48%) Sage