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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 427 502 499
Rank change year-on-year +75 -3  
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 155 130 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 67 74
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £394 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £18.09 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.94% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.09 £36.25 -
% change year-on-year -50.11% -  

Procure-to-Pay is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35981 41220 41210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.49% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23640 27663 26906
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 964 1142
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.05 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Procure-to-Pay
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Procure-to-Pay as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 61 £525 +16.66% 11
South East +36 34 £438 +1.44% 2
North West +20 17 £400 +3.89% 2
East of England +8 15 £413 -8.33% 2
South West +7 8 £443 -1.66%
East Midlands - 6 £425 - 1
West Midlands +22 5 £375 +25.00% 1
Procure-to-Pay
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 148 (51.75%) SAP
2 125 (43.71%) Finance
3 64 (22.38%) ERP
4 52 (18.18%) Order to Cash
5 44 (15.38%) Record to Report
6 42 (14.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 42 (14.69%) Oracle
6 42 (14.69%) Project Management
7 36 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (11.19%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 31 (10.84%) SAP FI
9 31 (10.84%) Ariba
10 24 (8.39%) SAP MM
10 24 (8.39%) Change Management
11 23 (8.04%) SAP FI/CO
11 23 (8.04%) SAP CO
12 22 (7.69%) Migration
13 21 (7.34%) OpenText
14 20 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (6.64%) Oracle EBS R12
15 19 (6.64%) Workflow
15 19 (6.64%) Retail
16 17 (5.94%) Oracle EBS
16 17 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (5.94%) Process Improvement
16 17 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (5.59%) SAP Implementation
17 16 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
18 15 (5.24%) SQL

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 6 (2.10%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.05%) Apache
3 3 (1.05%) iPlanet
3 3 (1.05%) JBoss
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.05%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.35%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.35%) IIS
4 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.35%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 16 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.35%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 42 (14.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 32 (11.19%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 31 (10.84%) SAP FI
4 24 (8.39%) SAP MM
5 23 (8.04%) SAP CO
5 23 (8.04%) SAP FI/CO
6 19 (6.64%) Oracle EBS R12
7 17 (5.94%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (4.55%) SAP SRM
9 10 (3.50%) SAP FI-AP
10 9 (3.15%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (3.15%) Oracle Receivables
11 8 (2.80%) Oracle Financials
11 8 (2.80%) SAP SD
12 7 (2.45%) SAP S/4HANA
13 6 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
13 6 (2.10%) Oracle General Ledger
14 5 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
14 5 (1.75%) Oracle Cash Management
14 5 (1.75%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.40%) SaaS
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.45%) SAN
2 4 (1.40%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.05%) DNS
3 3 (1.05%) Firewall
3 3 (1.05%) NAS
4 1 (0.35%) FCoE
4 1 (0.35%) Intranet
4 1 (0.35%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.35%) LDAP
4 1 (0.35%) VLAN
4 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.45%) SAP HANA
2 6 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (1.40%) QlikView
3 4 (1.40%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.40%) SQLPlus
4 3 (1.05%) KDB
4 3 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.05%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.35%) MS Access
6 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.35%) Power BI
6 1 (0.35%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.35%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.35%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.35%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.35%) Visual Composer
General
1 125 (43.71%) Finance
2 19 (6.64%) Retail
3 15 (5.24%) Banking
3 15 (5.24%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (3.85%) Billing
6 8 (2.80%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.10%) Publishing
8 5 (1.75%) Advertising
8 5 (1.75%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.70%) Electronics
9 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.70%) Marketing
9 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.35%) Automotive
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.35%) German Language
10 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.35%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (24.83%) Analyst
1 71 (24.83%) Consultant
2 47 (16.43%) SAP Consultant
3 30 (10.49%) Business Analyst
4 27 (9.44%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 25 (8.74%) Project Manager
6 22 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
7 19 (6.64%) SAP P2P Analyst
8 16 (5.59%) Process Analyst
9 11 (3.85%) Oracle Consultant
9 11 (3.85%) Project Analyst
10 10 (3.50%) Architect
10 10 (3.50%) P2P Business Analyst
11 8 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.45%) Applications Support
12 7 (2.45%) Developer
12 7 (2.45%) Functional Consultant
12 7 (2.45%) Procurement Consultant
12 7 (2.45%) Support Specialist
13 6 (2.10%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.15%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (1.75%) cXML
3 3 (1.05%) .NET
3 3 (1.05%) D3.js
3 3 (1.05%) IDoc
3 3 (1.05%) J2EE
3 3 (1.05%) XML
4 2 (0.70%) CSS
4 2 (0.70%) EDI
4 2 (0.70%) Middleware
4 2 (0.70%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (0.70%) SAPUI5
5 1 (0.35%) HTML
5 1 (0.35%) HTML5
5 1 (0.35%) Node.js
5 1 (0.35%) RESTful
5 1 (0.35%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.35%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (0.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.80%) FMCG
3 8 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.10%) NHS
5 5 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.40%) Clustering
6 4 (1.40%) User Experience
7 3 (1.05%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.05%) Fintech
8 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.35%) Derivative
8 1 (0.35%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.35%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.35%) PMI
8 1 (0.35%) Replication
8 1 (0.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.15%) Linux
2 7 (2.45%) AIX
3 6 (2.10%) Unix
4 4 (1.40%) HPUX
4 4 (1.40%) Solaris
5 3 (1.05%) SUSE
5 3 (1.05%) Windows
6 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (22.38%) ERP
2 52 (18.18%) Order to Cash
3 44 (15.38%) Record to Report
4 42 (14.69%) Project Management
5 36 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (8.39%) Change Management
7 22 (7.69%) Migration
8 20 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (6.64%) Workflow
10 17 (5.94%) Process Improvement
10 17 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (5.59%) SAP Implementation
12 12 (4.20%) Data Management
12 12 (4.20%) Logistics
12 12 (4.20%) Test Scripting
13 11 (3.85%) Data Migration
14 10 (3.50%) Supplier Management
15 9 (3.15%) Business Analysis
15 9 (3.15%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.24%) SQL
2 6 (2.10%) PL/SQL
3 5 (1.75%) Java
4 4 (1.40%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.70%) Perl
5 2 (0.70%) VBA
6 1 (0.35%) C
6 1 (0.35%) C#
6 1 (0.35%) C++
6 1 (0.35%) C-shell
6 1 (0.35%) Go
6 1 (0.35%) Korn
6 1 (0.35%) Python
6 1 (0.35%) Scala
6 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (3.15%) Degree
2 7 (2.45%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 5 (1.75%) ACCA
4 5 (1.75%) CIMA
5 4 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.40%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) CCA
6 3 (1.05%) MBA
7 2 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.70%) OCP
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.70%) PMP
7 2 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.35%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.35%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.15%) PMO
2 8 (2.80%) QA
3 7 (2.45%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.40%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) GAAP
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.05%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.05%) KVM
2 3 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.35%) Samba
4 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) Control-M
1 2 (0.70%) Puppet
2 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) OpenView
2 1 (0.35%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 148 (51.75%) SAP
2 42 (14.69%) Oracle
3 31 (10.84%) Ariba
4 21 (7.34%) OpenText
5 13 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.45%) VMware
7 6 (2.10%) Concur
8 4 (1.40%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.40%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.40%) Tableau
9 3 (1.05%) Cisco
9 3 (1.05%) Cognos
9 3 (1.05%) F5
9 3 (1.05%) HP
9 3 (1.05%) IBM
9 3 (1.05%) PlateSpin
9 3 (1.05%) Sun
9 3 (1.05%) Veritas
10 2 (0.70%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.70%) MicroStrategy
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