Period
to 22 June 2018

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 22 June 2018 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 460 387 363
Rank change year-on-year -73 -24 +26
Contract jobs citing Billing 471 546 699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.60% 0.65%
As % of the General category 1.26% 1.53% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 330 427
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £262 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 13
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.29% +3.33% +22.45%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.20 £10.39
90th Percentile £57.50 £43.50 £38.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +82.00% +8.70%

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 37,322 35,594 40,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.23% 38.97% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,304 23,315 26,531
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.81% +4.00%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 864 978
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.98%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £49.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% +7.69%

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 22 June 2018.

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 22 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Billing in the UK

Billing
Top 15 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 22 June 2018. 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 -79 427 £450 +5.88% 85
UK excluding London -77 280 £425 +3.03% 58
London -22 169 £488 +2.09% 33
South East -28 144 £425 +6.25% 20
North of England -23 46 £425 +3.03% 16
Scotland -24 29 £450 +9.09% 4
North West -3 28 £425 - 8
East of England -1 26 £444 +4.41% 4
South West -16 21 £470 +25.33% 4
Midlands -66 15 £450 -5.26% 8
West Midlands -45 11 £269 -46.25% 6
North East +2 9 £351 +24.34% 2
Yorkshire -36 9 £425 +1.49% 6
East Midlands -44 4 £488 +18.90%
Wales -11 1 £363 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, 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.

1 162 (34.39%) Finance
2 95 (20.17%) Telecoms
3 74 (15.71%) SAP
4 71 (15.07%) CRM
5 63 (13.38%) Project Management
6 59 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 51 (10.83%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
8 49 (10.40%) Microsoft
9 46 (9.77%) SQL
10 45 (9.55%) Oracle
10 45 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (7.22%) Retail
13 32 (6.79%) Microsoft Excel
14 30 (6.37%) SLA
15 29 (6.16%) Legal
16 28 (5.94%) Change Management
16 28 (5.94%) Migration
16 28 (5.94%) ERP
17 27 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
17 27 (5.73%) HP
17 27 (5.73%) HP ALM
18 26 (5.52%) ITIL
19 25 (5.31%) Web Services
19 25 (5.31%) Salesforce.com
19 25 (5.31%) Security Cleared
20 24 (5.10%) SAP SD
20 24 (5.10%) PRINCE2
21 22 (4.67%) SQL Server

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 14 (2.97%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.06%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (0.85%) SAS
4 1 (0.21%) Apache
4 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.21%) Documentum
4 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.21%) nginx
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (6.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (4.25%) MS Visio
4 19 (4.03%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (5.10%) SAP SD
2 13 (2.76%) SAP IS-U
3 12 (2.55%) SAP CO
3 12 (2.55%) SAP FI
3 12 (2.55%) SAP FI/CO
4 10 (2.12%) Elite 3E
4 10 (2.12%) SAP PS
5 9 (1.91%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (1.70%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (1.06%) Oracle BRM
8 5 (1.06%) SAP PSCD
9 4 (0.85%) Oracle Utilities
9 4 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.64%) PlanetPress Connect
10 3 (0.64%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.64%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.55%) PaaS
3 10 (2.12%) IaaS
4 7 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.06%) IBM Blueworks
6 4 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.85%) GitHub
6 4 (0.85%) SaaS
7 3 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.42%) Office 365
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.21%) Force.com
9 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.12%) Value-Added Service
2 8 (1.70%) Wireless
3 7 (1.49%) Broadband
4 6 (1.27%) Ethernet
4 6 (1.27%) MVNO
4 6 (1.27%) VPN
5 5 (1.06%) 3G
5 5 (1.06%) 4G
5 5 (1.06%) Skype
5 5 (1.06%) WAN
6 4 (0.85%) DNS
6 4 (0.85%) DSL
6 4 (0.85%) LAN
7 3 (0.64%) 2G
7 3 (0.64%) Firewall
7 3 (0.64%) Internet
7 3 (0.64%) Intranet
7 3 (0.64%) LTE
7 3 (0.64%) SMS
8 2 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.91%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 9 (1.91%) Siebel EIM
5 8 (1.70%) MySQL
5 8 (1.70%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.85%) Big Data
8 4 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.85%) QlikView
8 4 (0.85%) Star Schema
9 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.64%) EDMS
9 3 (0.64%) GIS
9 3 (0.64%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (1.91%) JIRA
2 5 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.64%) Toad
5 2 (0.42%) LSMW
5 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.21%) eCATT
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 162 (34.39%) Finance
2 95 (20.17%) Telecoms
3 34 (7.22%) Retail
4 29 (6.16%) Legal
5 22 (4.67%) Banking
6 16 (3.40%) General Ledger
7 14 (2.97%) Law
8 12 (2.55%) Marketing
9 11 (2.34%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.91%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.70%) Back Office
12 6 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.85%) Digital Economy
13 4 (0.85%) Front Office
13 4 (0.85%) German Language
14 3 (0.64%) Publishing
15 2 (0.42%) Advertising
15 2 (0.42%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.42%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 97 (20.59%) Analyst
2 71 (15.07%) Architect
3 69 (14.65%) Consultant
4 57 (12.10%) Project Manager
5 46 (9.77%) Business Analyst
6 41 (8.70%) SAP Consultant
7 37 (7.86%) Developer
8 31 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
9 27 (5.73%) BSS Architect
9 27 (5.73%) Designer
10 21 (4.46%) CRM Architect
11 20 (4.25%) CRM Solutions Architect
12 19 (4.03%) Billing Architect
13 18 (3.82%) SAP SD Consultant
14 17 (3.61%) Billing Analyst
15 16 (3.40%) Functional Consultant
16 14 (2.97%) BSS Solutions Architect
17 13 (2.76%) OSS Architect
18 12 (2.55%) Telecoms Architect
19 11 (2.34%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.31%) Web Services
2 13 (2.76%) EDI
3 11 (2.34%) XML
4 10 (2.12%) .NET
4 10 (2.12%) Middleware
5 9 (1.91%) SAP Smart Forms
6 8 (1.70%) REST
6 8 (1.70%) SOAP
7 5 (1.06%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.06%) XSLT
8 4 (0.85%) CSS
8 4 (0.85%) Django
8 4 (0.85%) jQuery
8 4 (0.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 4 (0.85%) RESTful
8 4 (0.85%) Spring
8 4 (0.85%) Spring Boot
9 3 (0.64%) Kafka
9 3 (0.64%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.03%) Management Information System
2 19 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (2.55%) Smart Meter
4 10 (2.12%) Public Cloud
5 9 (1.91%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.91%) Hedge funds
5 9 (1.91%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.91%) User Experience
6 7 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.06%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.06%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.85%) Derivative
8 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.64%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.64%) iPad
9 3 (0.64%) iPhone
10 2 (0.42%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.03%) Windows
2 14 (2.97%) Linux
3 8 (1.70%) Android
4 7 (1.49%) Unix
5 6 (1.27%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.21%) CentOS
9 1 (0.21%) Fedora
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.21%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (15.07%) CRM
2 63 (13.38%) Project Management
3 59 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 51 (10.83%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
6 42 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (5.94%) Change Management
7 28 (5.94%) ERP
7 28 (5.94%) Migration
8 26 (5.52%) ITIL
9 24 (5.10%) PRINCE2
10 21 (4.46%) Business Analysis
10 21 (4.46%) Data Analysis
11 20 (4.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (4.25%) Waterfall
12 19 (4.03%) DevOps
13 18 (3.82%) Service Management
14 17 (3.61%) Analytics
14 17 (3.61%) Product Management
15 16 (3.40%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.77%) SQL
2 15 (3.18%) Java
3 14 (2.97%) PL/SQL
4 11 (2.34%) ABAP
4 11 (2.34%) Python
5 5 (1.06%) XPath
6 4 (0.85%) Apex Code
6 4 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.42%) C#
8 2 (0.42%) Perl
8 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.42%) VB
9 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.21%) C
9 1 (0.21%) C++
9 1 (0.21%) PHP
9 1 (0.21%) R
9 1 (0.21%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (5.31%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.46%) PMP
3 20 (4.25%) Degree
4 19 (4.03%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.18%) PMI Certification
6 10 (2.12%) SAP Certification
7 8 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.49%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.85%) PgMP
11 3 (0.64%) IIBA
11 3 (0.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.42%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.42%) MCSE
12 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.21%) CCA
13 1 (0.21%) MCSA
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.37%) SLA
2 19 (4.03%) QA
3 16 (3.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (2.97%) PMO
5 9 (1.91%) GDPR
6 8 (1.70%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.70%) GxP
7 6 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (1.06%) GCP
9 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.21%) IFRS
10 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.21%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.21%) PSD2
System Software
1 11 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.64%) Docker
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.42%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.42%) XenApp
5 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (5.73%) HP ALM
2 14 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.85%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.64%) Puppet
5 2 (0.42%) Ansible
5 2 (0.42%) Nagios
5 2 (0.42%) SCCM
5 2 (0.42%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.21%) Netcool
6 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 74 (15.71%) SAP
2 49 (10.40%) Microsoft
3 45 (9.55%) Oracle
4 27 (5.73%) HP
5 25 (5.31%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (3.82%) Siebel
7 14 (2.97%) Google
8 12 (2.55%) Intapp
9 11 (2.34%) Apple
10 10 (2.12%) Huawei
11 9 (1.91%) IBM
12 6 (1.27%) Cognos
12 6 (1.27%) VMware
13 4 (0.85%) Apttus
13 4 (0.85%) Ariba
13 4 (0.85%) Capita
13 4 (0.85%) Netezza
14 3 (0.64%) Concur
14 3 (0.64%) hybris
14 3 (0.64%) Xerox