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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 448 502 469
Rank change year-on-year +54 -33  
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 129 124 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.30% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 69 67
Median daily rate £425 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £308 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £419 £400
% change year-on-year -4.47% +4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.10

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 34744 41185 38836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.25% 82.92% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23057 27403 24454
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 998 1135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +42 61 £450 +12.50% 12
South East +21 21 £441 +30.54% 2
West Midlands +16 15 £388 +10.71% 1
East of England +2 12 £463 - 1
South West -12 6 £350 -22.22%
North West +29 3 £320 -8.57% 1
Yorkshire +19 3 £275 -21.42%
East Midlands -13 3 £325 -33.33%
Procure-to-Pay
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 159 (55.40%) SAP
2 143 (49.83%) Finance
3 79 (27.53%) Order to Cash
4 70 (24.39%) ERP
5 68 (23.69%) Oracle
5 68 (23.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 61 (21.25%) Record to Report
7 38 (13.24%) Project Management
7 38 (13.24%) SAP FI
8 36 (12.54%) Oracle EBS R12
9 35 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (10.80%) SAP FI/CO
10 31 (10.80%) SAP CO
10 31 (10.80%) Change Management
11 27 (9.41%) Oracle EBS
12 26 (9.06%) Process Improvement
13 23 (8.01%) OpenText VIM for SAP
14 22 (7.67%) Oracle Financials
14 22 (7.67%) Migration
14 22 (7.67%) Retail
15 20 (6.97%) SAP MM
15 20 (6.97%) Pharmaceutical
15 20 (6.97%) Oracle Payables
15 20 (6.97%) SAP Implementation
16 19 (6.62%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
18 17 (5.92%) Oracle Receivables
18 17 (5.92%) Data Management
18 17 (5.92%) Agile Software Development

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 10 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.70%) SAS
4 1 (0.35%) Apache
4 1 (0.35%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.35%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.35%) JBoss
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.35%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.09%) MS Office
2 6 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.39%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 68 (23.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 38 (13.24%) SAP FI
3 36 (12.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 31 (10.80%) SAP CO
4 31 (10.80%) SAP FI/CO
5 27 (9.41%) Oracle EBS
6 23 (8.01%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 22 (7.67%) Oracle Financials
8 20 (6.97%) Oracle Payables
8 20 (6.97%) SAP MM
9 17 (5.92%) Oracle Receivables
10 13 (4.53%) SAP SRM
11 9 (3.14%) SAP SD
12 7 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
12 7 (2.44%) SAP S/4HANA
12 7 (2.44%) Unit4 Business World
13 5 (1.74%) Oracle General Ledger
13 5 (1.74%) SAP FI-AP
14 4 (1.39%) Oracle iProcurement
14 4 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.39%) SaaS
2 2 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.39%) Intranet
2 2 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.35%) DNS
3 1 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.35%) Firewall
3 1 (0.35%) FTP
3 1 (0.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.14%) SAP HANA
2 5 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.39%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.05%) QlikView
4 3 (1.05%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.70%) Big Data
5 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.70%) GIS
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (0.70%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (0.70%) SAS EBI
6 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.35%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.35%) Visual Composer
General
1 143 (49.83%) Finance
2 22 (7.67%) Retail
3 20 (6.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 15 (5.23%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.48%) Back Office
6 8 (2.79%) Advertising
7 6 (2.09%) Banking
8 4 (1.39%) Billing
8 4 (1.39%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.05%) Electronics
9 3 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.05%) Marketing
9 3 (1.05%) Publishing
10 2 (0.70%) Automotive
10 2 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.70%) German Language
10 2 (0.70%) Legal
11 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 79 (27.53%) Analyst
2 72 (25.09%) Consultant
3 44 (15.33%) Business Analyst
4 39 (13.59%) SAP Consultant
5 26 (9.06%) SAP Analyst
6 24 (8.36%) SAP P2P Consultant
7 23 (8.01%) Process Analyst
8 20 (6.97%) SAP P2P Analyst
9 19 (6.62%) Oracle Business Analyst
10 17 (5.92%) Oracle Analyst
11 15 (5.23%) Oracle Consultant
12 14 (4.88%) Project Manager
13 12 (4.18%) Oracle P2P Consultant
14 11 (3.83%) Financial Analyst
14 11 (3.83%) P2P Business Analyst
15 9 (3.14%) Architect
15 9 (3.14%) Functional Consultant
15 9 (3.14%) SAP Manager
16 8 (2.79%) Senior Analyst
16 8 (2.79%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (1.05%) .NET
3 2 (0.70%) CSS
3 2 (0.70%) EDI
3 2 (0.70%) Middleware
3 2 (0.70%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (0.70%) SAP PI
3 2 (0.70%) Web Dynpro
3 2 (0.70%) Web Services
4 1 (0.35%) HTML
4 1 (0.35%) HTML5
4 1 (0.35%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.35%) J2EE
4 1 (0.35%) Node.js
4 1 (0.35%) RESTful
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.18%) FMCG
2 12 (4.18%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.74%) Data Structures
3 5 (1.74%) User Experience
4 3 (1.05%) e-Learning
5 2 (0.70%) NHS
6 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.35%) Clustering
6 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.35%) Derivative
6 1 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.35%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.70%) Unix
2 1 (0.35%) AIX
2 1 (0.35%) HPUX
2 1 (0.35%) Linux
2 1 (0.35%) OS/2
2 1 (0.35%) Solaris
2 1 (0.35%) SUSE
2 1 (0.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (27.53%) Order to Cash
2 70 (24.39%) ERP
3 61 (21.25%) Record to Report
4 38 (13.24%) Project Management
5 35 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (10.80%) Change Management
7 26 (9.06%) Process Improvement
8 22 (7.67%) Migration
9 20 (6.97%) SAP Implementation
10 19 (6.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (5.92%) Data Management
13 15 (5.23%) Test Scripting
14 14 (4.88%) ITIL
15 12 (4.18%) Data Migration
15 12 (4.18%) Risk Management
16 11 (3.83%) Workflow
17 10 (3.48%) Data Modelling
18 9 (3.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.23%) SQL
2 5 (1.74%) Java
3 2 (0.70%) ABAP
3 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
3 2 (0.70%) VBA
4 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.35%) C#
4 1 (0.35%) C++
4 1 (0.35%) Go
4 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.35%) Scala
4 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (3.48%) ACCA
1 10 (3.48%) CIMA
2 6 (2.09%) Degree
3 5 (1.74%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (0.70%) APMP
4 2 (0.70%) CCA
4 2 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) NVQ Level 4
4 2 (0.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.35%) MBA
5 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.35%) PMP
5 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.14%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.09%) PMO
3 4 (1.39%) QA
3 4 (1.39%) SLA
4 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.35%) GxP
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) KVM
2 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 159 (55.40%) SAP
2 68 (23.69%) Oracle
3 15 (5.23%) OpenText
4 12 (4.18%) Ariba
5 8 (2.79%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.09%) Concur
7 4 (1.39%) Cognos
7 4 (1.39%) HP
7 4 (1.39%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.05%) Tableau
8 3 (1.05%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.05%) webMethods
9 2 (0.70%) F5
9 2 (0.70%) IBM
9 2 (0.70%) Informatica
9 2 (0.70%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.70%) Sage
9 2 (0.70%) VMware
10 1 (0.35%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.35%) Veritas
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