The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 172 164
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8  
Contract jobs citing Billing 77 96 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 1.03% 1.10%
As % of the General category 2.79% 3.01% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 66
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £175 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £364
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £10.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £12.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year +82.00% +8.69%  

Billing is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2758 3190 3433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 35.20% 34.39% 34.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1513 1730 1768
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 121 85
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.45 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Billing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Billing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Billing in the South East

Billing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Billing in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Billing in the South East

Billing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Billing in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Billing in the South East

Billing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Billing in the South East

Billing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Berkshire -6 35 £450 +12.50% 5
Hampshire +21 26 £425 -29.16% 1
Surrey +18 8 £435 +335.00%
Oxfordshire -2 3 £463 +94.73% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £425 +21.42% 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £500 -
Billing
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Billing 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 South East region with a requirement for Billing.

1 51 (34.46%) Telecoms
2 30 (20.27%) CRM
3 25 (16.89%) Finance
4 24 (16.22%) Service Management
5 22 (14.86%) Project Management
5 22 (14.86%) Degree
6 20 (13.51%) ITIL
7 18 (12.16%) Risk Management
8 17 (11.49%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (10.14%) PRINCE2
9 15 (10.14%) SAP
10 14 (9.46%) SLA
10 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (8.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 13 (8.78%) Matrix Organization
11 13 (8.78%) Oracle
12 12 (8.11%) Data Centre
13 11 (7.43%) Service Delivery
13 11 (7.43%) Risk Analysis
13 11 (7.43%) Supplier Management
13 11 (7.43%) Incident Management
14 10 (6.76%) Retail
15 9 (6.08%) Microsoft
16 8 (5.41%) IBM
16 8 (5.41%) Change Management
16 8 (5.41%) Workflow
16 8 (5.41%) Migration
16 8 (5.41%) Security Cleared
16 8 (5.41%) Trend Analysis
16 8 (5.41%) IT Strategy

Billing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (4.73%) WebSphere
1 7 (4.73%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.35%) Apache
4 1 (0.68%) CICS
4 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.35%) MS Office
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Oracle BRM
2 5 (3.38%) Maximo
3 3 (2.03%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (2.03%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (1.35%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.68%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.68%) Primavera
5 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.68%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.68%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.68%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.68%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.05%) CloudSense
2 5 (3.38%) IBM Cloud
2 5 (3.38%) SoftLayer
3 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.68%) Office 365
4 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.73%) MVNO
2 6 (4.05%) Firewall
3 5 (3.38%) Broadband
4 4 (2.70%) SNMP
4 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.03%) 3GPP
5 3 (2.03%) BGP
5 3 (2.03%) DNS
5 3 (2.03%) HTTP
5 3 (2.03%) ICMP
5 3 (2.03%) MPLS
5 3 (2.03%) OSPF
6 2 (1.35%) FTP
6 2 (1.35%) Internet
6 2 (1.35%) Intranet
6 2 (1.35%) LAN
6 2 (1.35%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (1.35%) Telnet
6 2 (1.35%) VLAN
6 2 (1.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.35%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.35%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.68%) DB2
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 51 (34.46%) Telecoms
2 25 (16.89%) Finance
3 10 (6.76%) Retail
4 7 (4.73%) Legal
5 2 (1.35%) Banking
5 2 (1.35%) Electronics
5 2 (1.35%) Front Office
5 2 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Local Government
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (20.95%) Architect
2 27 (18.24%) Solutions Architect
3 24 (16.22%) Designer
4 23 (15.54%) Analyst
5 20 (13.51%) Project Manager
6 19 (12.84%) Solutions Designer
7 18 (12.16%) BSS Architect
8 17 (11.49%) BSS Solutions Architect
9 14 (9.46%) OSS Architect
9 14 (9.46%) OSS Solutions Architect
10 12 (8.11%) Consultant
11 11 (7.43%) Business Analyst
12 9 (6.08%) Incident Manager
13 8 (5.41%) Billing Support
13 8 (5.41%) IT Manager
13 8 (5.41%) OSS Solutions Designer
14 7 (4.73%) Telecoms Analyst
15 6 (4.05%) Delivery Manager
15 6 (4.05%) Infrastructure Manager
15 6 (4.05%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.70%) Middleware
2 3 (2.03%) J2EE
3 2 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.35%) Spring
3 2 (1.35%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) .NET
4 1 (0.68%) BAPI
4 1 (0.68%) JMS
4 1 (0.68%) OAuth
4 1 (0.68%) REST
4 1 (0.68%) SAML
4 1 (0.68%) SAP ALE
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (0.68%) SOAP
4 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.70%) PMI
5 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.03%) IPTV
5 3 (2.03%) RIA
6 2 (1.35%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.35%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (1.35%) SCADA
6 2 (1.35%) STB
6 2 (1.35%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.35%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.68%) IVR
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.05%) Linux
1 6 (4.05%) Unix
2 2 (1.35%) Android
2 2 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.27%) CRM
2 24 (16.22%) Service Management
3 22 (14.86%) Project Management
4 20 (13.51%) ITIL
5 18 (12.16%) Risk Management
6 15 (10.14%) PRINCE2
7 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (8.78%) Matrix Organization
9 11 (7.43%) Incident Management
9 11 (7.43%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (7.43%) Service Delivery
9 11 (7.43%) Supplier Management
10 8 (5.41%) Change Management
10 8 (5.41%) IT Strategy
10 8 (5.41%) Migration
10 8 (5.41%) Trend Analysis
10 8 (5.41%) Workflow
11 7 (4.73%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (4.73%) UML
11 7 (4.73%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.38%) ABAP
2 3 (2.03%) Java
3 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.35%) SQL
3 2 (1.35%) VBA
4 1 (0.68%) C
4 1 (0.68%) COBOL
4 1 (0.68%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 22 (14.86%) Degree
2 13 (8.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.73%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.03%) PMP
7 2 (1.35%) CCIP
7 2 (1.35%) CCNP
7 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.68%) CCA
8 1 (0.68%) CCNA
8 1 (0.68%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.46%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) PMO
3 2 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.41%) Amdocs OSS
2 7 (4.73%) Netcool
2 7 (4.73%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.35%) Nagios
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (11.49%) Salesforce.com
2 15 (10.14%) SAP
3 13 (8.78%) Oracle
4 9 (6.08%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.41%) IBM
6 7 (4.73%) Cisco
6 7 (4.73%) Cramer
6 7 (4.73%) NetCracker
6 7 (4.73%) Remedy
7 6 (4.05%) Comptel
7 6 (4.05%) Huawei
7 6 (4.05%) Siebel
8 4 (2.70%) Ericsson
8 4 (2.70%) Juniper
9 3 (2.03%) Amdocs
9 3 (2.03%) ComArch
9 3 (2.03%) Gemalto
9 3 (2.03%) VMware
10 2 (1.35%) Concur
10 2 (1.35%) SolarWinds