The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Billing over the 3 months to 23 May 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
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 336 339
Rank change year-on-year +15 +3  
Contract jobs citing Billing 285 349 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.65% 0.59%
As % of the General category 1.63% 1.77% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 190 188
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £388
% change year-on-year +1.26% +1.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% +2.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £12.30 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £83.00 £15.75
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 with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17470 19759 21488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.97% 36.96% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11416 13133 13435
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 462 542
Median hourly rate £26.25 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.20 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  

Billing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Billing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Billing in the UK

Billing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Billing over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Billing in the UK

Billing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Billing in the UK

Billing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Billing over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Billing in the UK

Billing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the UK over the 3 months to 23 May 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
England +31 262 £436 +3.25% 63
London +13 83 £480 +8.16% 27
South East +48 74 £381 -10.29% 6
Hampshire +38 34 £350 -17.64% 1
Berkshire +16 32 £450 - 4
East Midlands +13 25 £410 -3.52% 4
South West +5 18 £388 +0.64% 6
East of England +5 16 £383 -10.00% 3
Reading +23 15 £450 - 3
West Midlands +12 15 £550 +51.72% 4
West Yorkshire +20 14 £413 - 2
Yorkshire +13 14 £413 +3.12% 2
Leeds +16 12 £419 -16.25% 2
Hook +21 11 £363 -9.37%
Birmingham +16 10 £550 -6.38% 1
Derbyshire - 10 £508 -
Basingstoke +10 9 £233 +26.63% 1
Bristol +5 9 £368 - 4
City of London -7 9 £446 +11.56% 6
Scotland +18 8 £400 +4.57% 1
Suffolk +13 8 £383 -10.00%
Derby - 8 £508 -
North West +9 7 £413 -8.33% 7
Wiltshire +1 7 £400 -21.95% 1
Swindon 0 7 £400 -21.95% 1
Northamptonshire - 7 £390 - 2
Hertfordshire +4 6 £394 -4.54% 2
Lincolnshire - 6 £400 -
Ipswich +11 5 £375 -4.76%
North East +31 4 £265 -29.33% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 with a requirement for Billing.

1 129 (23.08%) Finance
2 121 (21.65%) Telecoms
3 109 (19.50%) SAP
4 89 (15.92%) CRM
5 82 (14.67%) Oracle
6 72 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (11.45%) Degree
8 62 (11.09%) SQL
9 58 (10.38%) Project Management
10 48 (8.59%) Salesforce.com
11 46 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
12 44 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 44 (7.87%) Java
13 40 (7.16%) Service Delivery
13 40 (7.16%) Microsoft
14 37 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
14 37 (6.62%) SAP IS-U
15 35 (6.26%) SAP SD
16 34 (6.08%) ERP
17 32 (5.72%) Retail
18 31 (5.55%) Migration
18 31 (5.55%) ITIL
18 31 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
19 30 (5.37%) Linux
19 30 (5.37%) Python
19 30 (5.37%) ABAP
20 28 (5.01%) Service Management
20 28 (5.01%) Analytics
21 26 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
22 25 (4.47%) Security Cleared

Billing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (2.15%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (1.07%) Apache
5 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.72%) CMS
6 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.72%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.54%) JBoss
7 3 (0.54%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.54%) SAS
7 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 37 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 37 (6.62%) SAP IS-U
2 35 (6.26%) SAP SD
3 18 (3.22%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (3.04%) Oracle Receivables
5 15 (2.68%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (1.61%) NetSuite
6 9 (1.61%) SAP ERP
6 9 (1.61%) SAP Retail
7 7 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (1.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (1.07%) Oracle BRM
8 6 (1.07%) Oracle Utilities
9 5 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.72%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.54%) SAP CAR
11 3 (0.54%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.76%) IaaS
2 16 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.86%) PaaS
3 14 (2.50%) SaaS
4 12 (2.15%) OpenShift
5 11 (1.97%) Heroku
6 8 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.43%) GitHub
7 5 (0.89%) CloudSense
7 5 (0.89%) Office 365
8 3 (0.54%) G Suite
9 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.36%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.36%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.58%) MVNO
2 17 (3.04%) TCP/IP
3 16 (2.86%) DNS
4 14 (2.50%) DHCP
4 14 (2.50%) MPLS
5 10 (1.79%) Firewall
6 9 (1.61%) Internet
6 9 (1.61%) VPN
6 9 (1.61%) WAN
7 8 (1.43%) Broadband
7 8 (1.43%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.25%) Network Security
9 6 (1.07%) VLAN
10 5 (0.89%) 3GPP
10 5 (0.89%) IPsec
10 5 (0.89%) LAN
10 5 (0.89%) OpenScape
10 5 (0.89%) SAN
11 4 (0.72%) Diameter Protocol
11 4 (0.72%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (3.40%) NoSQL
3 16 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
5 8 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.07%) QlikView
6 6 (1.07%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.07%) SAP BW
7 5 (0.89%) Big Data
7 5 (0.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.72%) GIS
8 4 (0.72%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.72%) MySQL
8 4 (0.72%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.54%) DTS
9 3 (0.54%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (1.43%) Bitbucket
1 8 (1.43%) Git (software)
1 8 (1.43%) GitLab
2 7 (1.25%) Maven
3 4 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.72%) Toad
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.36%) Hudson
6 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.18%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.18%) JIRA
6 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.18%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.18%) Selenium
6 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.18%) webpack
General
1 129 (23.08%) Finance
2 121 (21.65%) Telecoms
3 32 (5.72%) Retail
4 23 (4.11%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.76%) Banking
5 21 (3.76%) Legal
6 10 (1.79%) Law
7 9 (1.61%) General Ledger
7 9 (1.61%) Marketing
8 7 (1.25%) Back Office
9 3 (0.54%) Advertising
9 3 (0.54%) French Language
9 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.36%) Automotive
10 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (21.82%) Consultant
2 91 (16.28%) Architect
3 89 (15.92%) Analyst
4 67 (11.99%) SAP Consultant
5 62 (11.09%) Developer
6 43 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 42 (7.51%) Project Manager
8 28 (5.01%) Business Analyst
8 28 (5.01%) SAP ISU Consultant
9 26 (4.65%) BSS Architect
10 25 (4.47%) SAP SD Consultant
11 24 (4.29%) Designer
11 24 (4.29%) Functional Consultant
12 23 (4.11%) OSS Architect
13 22 (3.94%) BSS Solutions Architect
13 22 (3.94%) Oracle Consultant
14 20 (3.58%) OSS Solutions Architect
15 17 (3.04%) Billing Consultant
16 16 (2.86%) Python Developer
16 16 (2.86%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.11%) Spring
2 20 (3.58%) SOAP
3 18 (3.22%) IDoc
4 17 (3.04%) REST
5 15 (2.68%) Web Services
6 13 (2.33%) .NET
6 13 (2.33%) Middleware
6 13 (2.33%) XML
7 12 (2.15%) J2EE
8 10 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
9 9 (1.61%) ActiveMQ
9 9 (1.61%) Spring Boot
9 9 (1.61%) Visualforce
10 8 (1.43%) EDI
10 8 (1.43%) Java EE
10 8 (1.43%) JMS
11 6 (1.07%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.07%) HTML
12 5 (0.89%) CSS
12 5 (0.89%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.33%) User Experience
5 11 (1.97%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.97%) Mobile App
5 11 (1.97%) Smart Meter
6 10 (1.79%) PMI
7 8 (1.43%) Internet of Things
8 7 (1.25%) PDA
8 7 (1.25%) Replication
9 6 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.07%) Social Media
10 5 (0.89%) e-Learning
10 5 (0.89%) Fintech
10 5 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.89%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.72%) FMCG
11 4 (0.72%) IVR
11 4 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.37%) Linux
2 18 (3.22%) Unix
3 13 (2.33%) Windows
4 7 (1.25%) VMS
5 5 (0.89%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.54%) Android
7 3 (0.54%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (15.92%) CRM
2 72 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (10.38%) Project Management
4 44 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (7.16%) Service Delivery
6 34 (6.08%) ERP
7 31 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (5.55%) ITIL
7 31 (5.55%) Migration
8 28 (5.01%) Analytics
8 28 (5.01%) Service Management
9 26 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (4.47%) Business Analysis
11 24 (4.29%) Change Management
11 24 (4.29%) Data Modelling
11 24 (4.29%) PRINCE2
12 22 (3.94%) Incident Management
12 22 (3.94%) Logistics
12 22 (3.94%) Microservices
12 22 (3.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 62 (11.09%) SQL
2 44 (7.87%) Java
3 30 (5.37%) ABAP
3 30 (5.37%) Python
4 13 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 12 (2.15%) C#
6 9 (1.61%) Apex Code
7 7 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.25%) Perl
7 7 (1.25%) VBA
8 4 (0.72%) C
8 4 (0.72%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.72%) VB
8 4 (0.72%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.36%) C++
9 2 (0.36%) COBOL
9 2 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.36%) GraphQL
9 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (11.45%) Degree
2 25 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.33%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.61%) ACCA
6 8 (1.43%) MCDST
6 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.25%) PMP
8 6 (1.07%) CIMA
9 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.54%) CCIP
10 3 (0.54%) CCNA
10 3 (0.54%) CCNP
10 3 (0.54%) CISM
10 3 (0.54%) CISSP
10 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.36%) APMP
11 2 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.22%) SLA
2 15 (2.68%) QA
3 12 (2.15%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.89%) IFRS
4 5 (0.89%) PMO
5 2 (0.36%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.36%) GDPR
5 2 (0.36%) P3O
5 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.79%) Docker
2 10 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.36%) HDFS
4 2 (0.36%) vSphere
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.43%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.72%) Amdocs OSS
3 4 (0.72%) Netcool
3 4 (0.72%) SCCM
4 3 (0.54%) Control-M
4 3 (0.54%) Nagios
4 3 (0.54%) Puppet
4 3 (0.54%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.36%) HockeyApp
5 2 (0.36%) Kibana
5 2 (0.36%) logstash
5 2 (0.36%) PaperCut
5 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.18%) Ansible
6 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 109 (19.50%) SAP
2 82 (14.67%) Oracle
3 48 (8.59%) Salesforce.com
4 40 (7.16%) Microsoft
5 17 (3.04%) Cisco
6 16 (2.86%) Siebel
7 14 (2.50%) HP
8 12 (2.15%) VMware
9 11 (1.97%) Zuora
10 9 (1.61%) Remedy
11 8 (1.43%) Apigee
11 8 (1.43%) Citrix
11 8 (1.43%) MuleSoft
11 8 (1.43%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.25%) ComArch
12 7 (1.25%) Gemalto
12 7 (1.25%) IBM
13 6 (1.07%) Amdocs
13 6 (1.07%) EMC
13 6 (1.07%) Huawei
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