Period
to 18 August 2017

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 6 months to 18 August 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 381 383
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 -86
Contract jobs citing Billing 562 655 671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.60% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.48% 1.64% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 377 375
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £165 £253
90th Percentile £575 £582 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 10
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.60 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +35.65% -9.80%
10th Percentile £13.95 £10.23 £9.88
90th Percentile £24.90 £29.89 £15.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year +24.00% +8.70% -8.00%

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 37979 39903 44645
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.39% 36.73% 39.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24949 26510 28196
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £283 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 840 955 1153
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £24.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.29% +5.12% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.22 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%

Billing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Billing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 August 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 6 months to 18 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Billing in the UK

Billing
Top 16 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 6 months to 18 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 512 £430 +6.50% 65
UK excluding London +49 370 £405 +1.25% 31
South East +43 151 £383 -14.04% 13
London -37 150 £475 +11.76% 31
Midlands +40 69 £500 +33.33% 5
North of England +30 50 £413 +10.00% 8
South West +25 47 £394 +2.27% 2
East Midlands +18 35 £425 -5.56%
West Midlands +30 34 £550 +46.67% 5
East of England -9 30 £380 -10.59% 3
North West +19 21 £463 +2.78% 7
Yorkshire +16 20 £413 +17.86%
Scotland -6 12 £330 -10.81%
North East +40 9 £283 -12.40% 1
Wales +4 8 £363 -9.38%
Northern Ireland -44 4 £350 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 161 (28.65%) Telecoms
2 151 (26.87%) Finance
3 110 (19.57%) SAP
4 86 (15.30%) CRM
5 79 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (12.99%) Project Management
7 63 (11.21%) Oracle
7 63 (11.21%) SQL
7 63 (11.21%) Degree
8 61 (10.85%) Java
9 54 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 47 (8.36%) Salesforce.com
11 46 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
12 45 (8.01%) Service Delivery
13 44 (7.83%) Migration
14 40 (7.12%) Spring
15 39 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
15 39 (6.94%) ITIL
16 37 (6.58%) ERP
17 34 (6.05%) Banking
18 33 (5.87%) Linux
18 33 (5.87%) Microsoft
18 33 (5.87%) User Acceptance Testing
19 32 (5.69%) SAP IS-U
19 32 (5.69%) Business Analysis
20 30 (5.34%) Change Management
20 30 (5.34%) MVNO
21 29 (5.16%) Microservices
21 29 (5.16%) SDLC
21 29 (5.16%) Service Management

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 19 (3.38%) Apache
2 18 (3.20%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (1.25%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.89%) CMS
4 5 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.71%) SAS
5 4 (0.71%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.71%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.53%) IIS
6 3 (0.53%) JBoss
6 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.36%) Liferay
7 2 (0.36%) Mule
Applications
1 39 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (5.69%) SAP IS-U
2 29 (5.16%) SAP SD
3 18 (3.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (2.85%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (2.49%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (1.78%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (1.60%) SAP FI
8 8 (1.42%) SAP ERP
9 6 (1.07%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (1.07%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (1.07%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (1.07%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.71%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 4 (0.71%) SAP FS
10 4 (0.71%) SAP Retail
11 3 (0.53%) NetSuite
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
11 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.53%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (4.27%) PaaS
2 23 (4.09%) IaaS
2 23 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.56%) Heroku
4 16 (2.85%) OpenShift
5 11 (1.96%) GitHub
5 11 (1.96%) SaaS
6 5 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.53%) Office 365
7 3 (0.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.36%) CloudSense
8 2 (0.36%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.36%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.34%) MVNO
2 12 (2.14%) 3GPP
2 12 (2.14%) Firewall
3 11 (1.96%) DHCP
3 11 (1.96%) Diameter Protocol
3 11 (1.96%) DNS
3 11 (1.96%) SIGTRAN
3 11 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.96%) WAN
4 10 (1.78%) Network Security
5 9 (1.60%) MPLS
5 9 (1.60%) Value-Added Service
5 9 (1.60%) VPN
6 7 (1.25%) Internet
6 7 (1.25%) LAN
7 6 (1.07%) 4G
7 6 (1.07%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.89%) 3G
8 5 (0.89%) Broadband
8 5 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.02%) NoSQL
3 15 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.60%) Flink
4 9 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.42%) Big Data
5 8 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.25%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (1.07%) QlikView
7 6 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.89%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.71%) GIS
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.71%) SQLPlus
10 3 (0.53%) DTS
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.53%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.53%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 11 (1.96%) Bitbucket
1 11 (1.96%) GitLab
2 9 (1.60%) TeamCity
3 8 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.25%) Maven
5 6 (1.07%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.53%) JIRA
6 3 (0.53%) Toad
7 2 (0.36%) Hudson
7 2 (0.36%) Selenium
8 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.18%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.18%) Subversion
8 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.18%) webpack
General
1 161 (28.65%) Telecoms
2 151 (26.87%) Finance
3 34 (6.05%) Banking
4 27 (4.80%) Retail
5 16 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.31%) Legal
7 11 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.96%) Marketing
8 10 (1.78%) Back Office
8 10 (1.78%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.60%) General Ledger
10 8 (1.42%) Law
11 3 (0.53%) Military
12 2 (0.36%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Automotive
12 2 (0.36%) Electronics
12 2 (0.36%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.36%) Publishing
12 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (19.04%) Analyst
2 92 (16.37%) Consultant
3 90 (16.01%) Architect
4 66 (11.74%) Developer
5 53 (9.43%) Project Manager
6 46 (8.19%) SAP Consultant
7 37 (6.58%) Business Analyst
8 36 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (3.74%) BSS Architect
10 19 (3.38%) SAP SD Consultant
11 18 (3.20%) Oracle Consultant
11 18 (3.20%) Test Analyst
12 16 (2.85%) Billing Consultant
12 16 (2.85%) BSS Solutions Architect
12 16 (2.85%) Enterprise Architect
13 15 (2.67%) Designer
14 14 (2.49%) OSS Architect
15 13 (2.31%) Python Developer
15 13 (2.31%) SAP ISU Consultant
15 13 (2.31%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.12%) Spring
2 26 (4.63%) REST
3 25 (4.45%) SOAP
4 18 (3.20%) J2EE
4 18 (3.20%) Spring Boot
5 13 (2.31%) ActiveMQ
5 13 (2.31%) Web Services
6 12 (2.14%) IDoc
6 12 (2.14%) XML
7 10 (1.78%) Middleware
8 8 (1.42%) .NET
8 8 (1.42%) EDI
8 8 (1.42%) Visualforce
9 7 (1.25%) BAPI
9 7 (1.25%) Java EE
9 7 (1.25%) Web Dynpro
10 6 (1.07%) JMS
11 5 (0.89%) CSS
11 5 (0.89%) Django
12 4 (0.71%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.27%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.20%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.85%) Virtual Team
5 13 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.14%) User Experience
7 11 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (1.60%) Fintech
9 9 (1.60%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.07%) e-Learning
10 6 (1.07%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.89%) PMI
11 5 (0.89%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.71%) FMCG
12 4 (0.71%) IVR
12 4 (0.71%) Social Media
13 3 (0.53%) PDA
13 3 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.87%) Linux
2 17 (3.02%) Unix
3 14 (2.49%) Windows
4 7 (1.25%) VMS
4 7 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.53%) Android
6 3 (0.53%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (15.30%) CRM
2 79 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (12.99%) Project Management
4 54 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (8.01%) Service Delivery
6 44 (7.83%) Migration
7 39 (6.94%) ITIL
8 37 (6.58%) ERP
9 33 (5.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 32 (5.69%) Business Analysis
11 30 (5.34%) Change Management
12 29 (5.16%) Enterprise Architecture
12 29 (5.16%) Microservices
12 29 (5.16%) SDLC
12 29 (5.16%) Service Management
13 28 (4.98%) DevOps
14 26 (4.63%) Analytics
14 26 (4.63%) Data Modelling
14 26 (4.63%) Open Source
14 26 (4.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 63 (11.21%) SQL
2 61 (10.85%) Java
3 27 (4.80%) Python
4 21 (3.74%) ABAP
5 17 (3.02%) JavaScript
6 11 (1.96%) C++
7 10 (1.78%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.42%) Apex Code
8 8 (1.42%) C#
8 8 (1.42%) VBA
9 7 (1.25%) VB
10 6 (1.07%) GraphQL
10 6 (1.07%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.71%) C
11 4 (0.71%) Perl
11 4 (0.71%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.36%) COBOL
12 2 (0.36%) PHP
12 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (11.21%) Degree
2 20 (3.56%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.78%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.25%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.07%) ACCA
6 6 (1.07%) MCDST
6 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.89%) CIMA
8 4 (0.71%) A+ Certification
8 4 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.53%) CISM
9 3 (0.53%) CISSP
9 3 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.53%) HND
9 3 (0.53%) PMP
10 2 (0.36%) CCNP
10 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.85%) SLA
2 14 (2.49%) QA
3 11 (1.96%) PMO
4 10 (1.78%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.71%) IFRS
6 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.36%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.36%) GDPR
7 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (3.20%) Docker
2 17 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.36%) HDFS
5 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.36%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
6 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (2.85%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.07%) Ansible
3 6 (1.07%) Puppet
4 5 (0.89%) Netcool
4 5 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.89%) SCCM
5 3 (0.53%) Amdocs OSS
6 2 (0.36%) Control-M
6 2 (0.36%) HockeyApp
6 2 (0.36%) Kibana
6 2 (0.36%) logstash
6 2 (0.36%) Nagios
6 2 (0.36%) PaperCut
6 2 (0.36%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 110 (19.57%) SAP
2 63 (11.21%) Oracle
3 47 (8.36%) Salesforce.com
4 33 (5.87%) Microsoft
5 17 (3.02%) HP
6 16 (2.85%) Cisco
7 13 (2.31%) Huawei
8 12 (2.14%) Citrix
8 12 (2.14%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.96%) Apigee
9 11 (1.96%) Guidewire
9 11 (1.96%) MuleSoft
10 10 (1.78%) Ericsson
10 10 (1.78%) Motorola
11 9 (1.60%) Remedy
11 9 (1.60%) Zuora
12 8 (1.42%) VMware
13 7 (1.25%) ComArch
13 7 (1.25%) Gemalto
14 6 (1.07%) IBM