The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Procure-to-Pay (including Purchase-to-Pay, P2P)
England / South East
Rank 228 245 241
Rank change year-on-year +17 -4  
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 19 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 18
Median daily rate £475 £338 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.53% -14.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £312 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £406
% change year-on-year +1.49% +3.07%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6276 7405 7740
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.57% 81.20% 79.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3613 4574 4231
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 269 273
Median hourly rate £29.92 £42.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.60% +28.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Procure-to-Pay
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Procure-to-Pay
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Procure-to-Pay in the South East

Procure-to-Pay
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Procure-to-Pay in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Procure-to-Pay in the South East

Procure-to-Pay
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Procure-to-Pay in the South East

Procure-to-Pay
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 Procure-to-Pay within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Surrey +11 4 £314 -7.21%
Berkshire - 4 £475 -
Middlesex -2 3 £360 +6.50%
West Sussex - 2 £488 -
Hampshire +19 1 - -
Oxfordshire -4 1 £475 -11.62%
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £350 -
Procure-to-Pay
England

Procure-to-Pay
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Procure-to-Pay.

1 34 (64.15%) Finance
2 30 (56.60%) Oracle
2 30 (56.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 28 (52.83%) Order to Cash
4 22 (41.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (41.51%) Record to Report
5 20 (37.74%) Oracle EBS
6 17 (32.08%) Oracle Financials
7 14 (26.42%) SAP
8 12 (22.64%) Process Improvement
8 12 (22.64%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (22.64%) ERP
9 10 (18.87%) Oracle Payables
9 10 (18.87%) Back Office
10 8 (15.09%) ITIL
11 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
11 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (9.43%) SAP Implementation
12 5 (9.43%) Change Management
13 4 (7.55%) PMO
13 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
13 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
13 4 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (7.55%) Change Control
14 3 (5.66%) Target Operating Model
14 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
14 3 (5.66%) Data Quality
14 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (5.66%) Data Management
14 3 (5.66%) Business Analysis

Procure-to-Pay
Top Related 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 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.77%) MS Office
4 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (56.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 22 (41.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (37.74%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (32.08%) Oracle Financials
5 12 (22.64%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (18.87%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (5.66%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (3.77%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (1.89%) Line 500
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (1.89%) Sage X3
9 1 (1.89%) SAP CO
9 1 (1.89%) SAP FI
9 1 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (1.89%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.89%) SAP HANA
General
1 34 (64.15%) Finance
2 10 (18.87%) Back Office
3 2 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) French Language
4 1 (1.89%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.89%) German Language
4 1 (1.89%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Polish Language
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Business Analyst
2 21 (39.62%) Analyst
3 19 (35.85%) Oracle Business Analyst
4 13 (24.53%) Oracle Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Consultant
5 6 (11.32%) Process Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Finance Business Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) ERP Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) ERP Business Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) P2P Business Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Oracle Financials Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.77%) SAP Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Technical Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Technical Project Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) EDI
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.89%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (52.83%) Order to Cash
2 22 (41.51%) Record to Report
3 12 (22.64%) ERP
3 12 (22.64%) Process Improvement
4 8 (15.09%) ITIL
5 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (9.43%) Change Management
6 5 (9.43%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (7.55%) Change Control
7 4 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.66%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.66%) Business Process Modelling
8 3 (5.66%) Data Management
8 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.66%) Target Operating Model
9 2 (3.77%) Logistics
9 2 (3.77%) Migration
9 2 (3.77%) RUP
9 2 (3.77%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) ACCA
1 1 (1.89%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) PMO
2 3 (5.66%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (56.60%) Oracle
2 14 (26.42%) SAP
3 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.66%) TIBCO
4 3 (5.66%) webMethods
5 2 (3.77%) Ariba
5 2 (3.77%) HP
5 2 (3.77%) Sage
6 1 (1.89%) ReadSoft