Period
to 27 June 2019

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 27 June 2019 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 421 471 388
Rank change year-on-year +50 -83 -22
Contract jobs citing Billing 501 473 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.47% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.54% 1.26% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 239 335
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +7.59%
10th Percentile £277 £284 £253
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 5
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +61.29% +3.33%
10th Percentile £12.16 £13.45 £11.20
90th Percentile £32.50 £57.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.13 £26.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -45.67% +14.29% +82.00%

Billing is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 32,529 37,689 36,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.69% 37.29% 39.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,044 24,525 23,612
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 878 874
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% - -5.66%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.45 £50.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year +40.00% -6.82% -6.68%

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Billing in the UK

Billing
Top 17 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 27 June 2019. 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 +53 451 £470 +4.44% 27
UK excluding London +20 292 £450 +5.88% 20
South East +39 179 £485 +14.12% 6
London +43 170 £488 -0.51% 11
North of England +36 47 £375 -10.45% 2
North West +28 29 £385 -6.67% 1
Midlands +30 25 £475 +11.76% 2
South West -20 19 £453 -3.72% 5
Yorkshire +23 16 £325 -23.53%
West Midlands +7 16 £475 +76.74%
East Midlands +25 8 £350 -28.21% 2
Scotland +9 8 £300 -20.00% 4
East of England -13 7 £250 -43.66% 1
Wales +8 4 £550 +51.72%
North East +18 2 - - 1
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £498 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Billing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Billing.

1 154 (30.74%) Finance
2 121 (24.15%) Telecoms
3 85 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (16.37%) SAP
5 73 (14.57%) Oracle
6 72 (14.37%) CRM
7 71 (14.17%) Project Management
7 71 (14.17%) Microsoft
8 70 (13.97%) SQL
9 53 (10.58%) Salesforce.com
10 50 (9.98%) DevOps
11 47 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
12 46 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 43 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
14 39 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
15 38 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (7.58%) Migration
16 36 (7.19%) IaaS
16 36 (7.19%) PaaS
17 35 (6.99%) ITIL
18 32 (6.39%) Degree
19 30 (5.99%) Scrum
19 30 (5.99%) MS Visio
19 30 (5.99%) Oracle Receivables
20 29 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
21 26 (5.19%) SLA
21 26 (5.19%) SQL Server
21 26 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
22 25 (4.99%) Web Services
22 25 (4.99%) PowerShell

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 15 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (1.80%) Confluence
4 3 (0.60%) Apache
4 3 (0.60%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.40%) iPlanet
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 43 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (5.99%) MS Visio
3 26 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
4 24 (4.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (5.99%) Oracle Receivables
2 23 (4.59%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (4.39%) CSG Singleview
3 22 (4.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (4.39%) Oracle Payables
4 17 (3.39%) Oracle Assets
4 17 (3.39%) Oracle General Ledger
4 17 (3.39%) SAP FI
5 15 (2.99%) SAP IS-U
6 14 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (2.79%) Oracle Financials
6 14 (2.79%) SAP SD
7 10 (2.00%) Oracle Cash Management
7 10 (2.00%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 10 (2.00%) SAP CO
7 10 (2.00%) SAP FI/CO
7 10 (2.00%) SAP FI-CA
8 8 (1.60%) Oracle TCA
8 8 (1.60%) SAP S/4HANA
9 6 (1.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 47 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (7.19%) IaaS
3 36 (7.19%) PaaS
4 19 (3.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (2.59%) Office 365
5 13 (2.59%) SaaS
6 10 (2.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 9 (1.80%) Power Platform
8 8 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 7 (1.40%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 7 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.20%) Force.com
11 5 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (1.00%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.99%) Firewall
2 14 (2.79%) DNS
2 14 (2.79%) MPLS
3 12 (2.40%) Ethernet
3 12 (2.40%) VPN
3 12 (2.40%) WAN
4 11 (2.20%) LAN
5 9 (1.80%) Internet
6 7 (1.40%) BGP
6 7 (1.40%) Network Security
7 6 (1.20%) ADSL
7 6 (1.20%) IPsec
7 6 (1.20%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.00%) EIGRP
8 5 (1.00%) OSPF
8 5 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.80%) 3G
9 4 (0.80%) HSRP
9 4 (0.80%) VPLS
9 4 (0.80%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.00%) MySQL
4 10 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.80%) Power BI
6 8 (1.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 7 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (1.20%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.00%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.80%) Amazon Athena
10 4 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.80%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.80%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.80%) OLAP
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle OLAP
11 3 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (3.79%) JIRA
2 10 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (1.60%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.20%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.00%) Maven
7 4 (0.80%) AdminStudio
7 4 (0.80%) Ant
7 4 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.80%) MSI
7 4 (0.80%) Rational Rose
7 4 (0.80%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.60%) DbUnit
8 3 (0.60%) Mockito
8 3 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.60%) TestNG
9 1 (0.20%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.20%) JIRA Agile
General
1 154 (30.74%) Finance
2 121 (24.15%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.59%) Manufacturing
4 19 (3.79%) Marketing
5 14 (2.79%) Banking
5 14 (2.79%) Retail
6 12 (2.40%) Electronics
6 12 (2.40%) General Ledger
7 9 (1.80%) Legal
8 6 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.00%) Law
10 4 (0.80%) German Language
11 3 (0.60%) Back Office
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) French Language
12 2 (0.40%) Games
12 2 (0.40%) Korean Language
12 2 (0.40%) Local Government
12 2 (0.40%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 87 (17.37%) Analyst
2 86 (17.17%) Consultant
3 72 (14.37%) Architect
4 48 (9.58%) Developer
5 40 (7.98%) Designer
6 38 (7.58%) Business Analyst
7 36 (7.19%) Project Manager
8 34 (6.79%) Solutions Designer
9 33 (6.59%) Oracle Consultant
10 30 (5.99%) Solutions Architect
11 29 (5.79%) SAP Consultant
12 23 (4.59%) Salesforce Architect
13 19 (3.79%) Functional Consultant
14 16 (3.19%) Azure Engineer
14 16 (3.19%) Billing Analyst
15 14 (2.79%) Cloud Engineer
15 14 (2.79%) Oracle Functional Consultant
16 13 (2.59%) Full Stack Developer
17 12 (2.40%) Azure DevOps
18 11 (2.20%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.99%) Web Services
2 19 (3.79%) Node.js
3 14 (2.79%) XML
4 12 (2.40%) .NET
5 11 (2.20%) Middleware
6 10 (2.00%) Vue.js
7 9 (1.80%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (1.80%) Visualforce
8 8 (1.60%) RESTful
9 7 (1.40%) REST
10 6 (1.20%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.20%) Hibernate
10 6 (1.20%) SAML
10 6 (1.20%) Spring
11 5 (1.00%) SOAP
12 4 (0.80%) Apache Camel
12 4 (0.80%) JSON
12 4 (0.80%) OCX
13 3 (0.60%) Jinja
13 3 (0.60%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.99%) Public Cloud
3 19 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (2.00%) User Experience
7 8 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.40%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.20%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.20%) iPhone
9 6 (1.20%) NGOSS
9 6 (1.20%) Over-the-Top Content
9 6 (1.20%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.20%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.20%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.00%) CMDB
10 5 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.00%) Handset
10 5 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.80%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.39%) Linux
2 16 (3.19%) Windows
3 6 (1.20%) Windows 10
3 6 (1.20%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (0.80%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.60%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.60%) Unix
7 2 (0.40%) VMS
8 1 (0.20%) Android
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (14.37%) CRM
3 71 (14.17%) Project Management
4 50 (9.98%) DevOps
5 46 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (7.58%) Migration
7 35 (6.99%) ITIL
8 30 (5.99%) Scrum
9 29 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (4.99%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
11 23 (4.59%) Analytics
11 23 (4.59%) Service Management
12 22 (4.39%) eTOM
12 22 (4.39%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (4.39%) Workflow
13 20 (3.99%) Process Improvement
13 20 (3.99%) Service Delivery
14 18 (3.59%) Accounts Receivable
14 18 (3.59%) Incident Management
14 18 (3.59%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 70 (13.97%) SQL
2 25 (4.99%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.39%) PL/SQL
4 17 (3.39%) Java
5 15 (2.99%) C#
5 15 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.00%) Python
6 10 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.80%) Apex Code
8 7 (1.40%) VBA
9 6 (1.20%) C
9 6 (1.20%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.00%) ABAP
11 4 (0.80%) VB
11 4 (0.80%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.80%) VBScript
12 2 (0.40%) Perl
12 2 (0.40%) Ruby
13 1 (0.20%) Groovy
13 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (6.39%) Degree
2 19 (3.79%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.40%) PMP
6 6 (1.20%) MBA
6 6 (1.20%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.00%) CCNA
7 5 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.00%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.80%) CCNP
8 4 (0.80%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.80%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.60%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.60%) ISEB
9 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.40%) CBAP
10 2 (0.40%) IIBA
10 2 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.19%) SLA
2 20 (3.99%) QA
3 6 (1.20%) PMO
4 4 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.40%) GDPR
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) PSD2
7 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (2.59%) Docker
1 13 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.00%) XenApp
4 4 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.40%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 11 (2.20%) Ansible
1 11 (2.20%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.00%) Puppet
3 5 (1.00%) SCCM
4 4 (0.80%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.80%) Terraform
5 2 (0.40%) Nessus
6 1 (0.20%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.20%) Grafana
6 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.20%) Packer
6 1 (0.20%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.20%) Rancher
Vendors
1 82 (16.37%) SAP
2 73 (14.57%) Oracle
3 71 (14.17%) Microsoft
4 53 (10.58%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (2.99%) Cisco
6 10 (2.00%) Google
6 10 (2.00%) Nokia
7 9 (1.80%) Apttus
7 9 (1.80%) Juniper
8 8 (1.60%) Pega
8 8 (1.60%) Xerox
9 7 (1.40%) Ericsson
9 7 (1.40%) Mitel
9 7 (1.40%) Siebel
9 7 (1.40%) Splunk
10 6 (1.20%) Amdocs
10 6 (1.20%) BT
10 6 (1.20%) Citrix
10 6 (1.20%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.20%) VMware