Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 458 438 417
Rank change year-on-year -20 -21 -4
Contract jobs citing Billing 270 532 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.54% 0.58%
As % of the General category 1.07% 1.35% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 312 341
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -5.91% +9.41%
10th Percentile £272 £266 £225
90th Percentile £645 £581 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £460
% change year-on-year +8.57% -4.89% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 21
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £14.20 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.37% -40.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £15.27 £10.45 £12.89
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.50 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £14.05 £33.00
% change year-on-year +45.91% -57.42% +65.00%

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 25,135 39,384 42,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.31% 40.08% 42.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,935 25,786 28,221
UK median daily rate £475 £480 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +1.59% +5.00%
10th Percentile £271 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £434 £413
% change year-on-year -0.63% +5.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 842 1,110 1,124
UK median hourly rate £22.36 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.64% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.41
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.11 £20.25 £21.79
% change year-on-year -0.67% -7.09% +8.95%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 -16 260 £500 +14.29% 79
UK excluding London -22 157 £475 +8.57% 52
London +50 96 £513 +12.89% 32
South East -16 80 £500 +11.11% 17
Midlands +56 26 £475 +15.15% 10
North of England +5 25 £425 +6.25% 11
West Midlands +58 22 £488 +17.12% 6
South West +7 13 £459 +1.94% 5
North West -13 13 £475 +22.58% 6
Yorkshire +48 10 £425 -5.56% 5
East of England +36 8 £300 -33.33% 4
East Midlands +35 4 £350 -12.72% 4
Scotland +12 4 - - 4
North East +22 2 £513 -
Wales +26 1 £625 +13.64%

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 103 (38.15%) Finance
2 52 (19.26%) CRM
3 51 (18.89%) SAP
3 51 (18.89%) Telecoms
4 45 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (15.56%) Oracle
6 40 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (14.07%) Migration
7 38 (14.07%) Azure
8 37 (13.70%) AWS
9 30 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (11.11%) Project Management
10 29 (10.74%) Microsoft
11 25 (9.26%) ERP
11 25 (9.26%) SQL
12 23 (8.52%) Microsoft Excel
13 22 (8.15%) DevOps
14 21 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (7.41%) Security Cleared
16 18 (6.67%) Analytics
17 17 (6.30%) Salesforce.com
17 17 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
18 16 (5.93%) GCP
18 16 (5.93%) Data Migration
18 16 (5.93%) Technical Architecture
18 16 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
19 15 (5.56%) Waterfall
20 14 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
20 14 (5.19%) General Ledger
20 14 (5.19%) Degree

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 5 (1.85%) Confluence
2 4 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.11%) SAS
4 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (8.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.59%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.74%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 13 (4.81%) Oracle Payables
2 11 (4.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (4.07%) SAP FI
3 10 (3.70%) Oracle Receivables
3 10 (3.70%) SAP CO
3 10 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO
4 9 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (3.33%) SAP PSCD
5 8 (2.96%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (2.59%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (2.59%) SAP SD
7 6 (2.22%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (2.22%) SAP PS
8 5 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (1.85%) SAP ERP
8 5 (1.85%) SAP FI-CA
9 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (1.11%) NetSuite
9 3 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (1.11%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.07%) Azure
2 37 (13.70%) AWS
3 16 (5.93%) GCP
4 12 (4.44%) SaaS
5 11 (4.07%) IaaS
6 7 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.59%) PaaS
7 6 (2.22%) AWS CodePipeline
7 6 (2.22%) Force.com
8 5 (1.85%) Amazon EKS
8 5 (1.85%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.85%) CloudFront
8 5 (1.85%) Route 53
9 4 (1.48%) Azure Stack
10 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.74%) Office 365
10 2 (0.74%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.37%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.33%) 3G
1 9 (3.33%) 4G
1 9 (3.33%) Firewall
2 7 (2.59%) 5G
3 4 (1.48%) Intranet
3 4 (1.48%) MVNO
4 3 (1.11%) DNS
4 3 (1.11%) Internet
4 3 (1.11%) Network Security
5 2 (0.74%) 2G
5 2 (0.74%) Broadband
5 2 (0.74%) SS7
5 2 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.74%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (0.74%) VoIP
5 2 (0.74%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.37%) LTE
6 1 (0.37%) VoWiFi
6 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.96%) Big Data
3 7 (2.59%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (1.85%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.48%) Oracle Smart View
6 3 (1.11%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.74%) GIS
7 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.74%) MySQL
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.74%) QlikView
7 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.74%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.74%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (2.96%) JIRA
2 3 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.74%) Ant
4 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.37%) Postman
4 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 103 (38.15%) Finance
2 51 (18.89%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.19%) General Ledger
4 9 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.33%) Marketing
5 7 (2.59%) Back Office
6 4 (1.48%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.48%) Retail
7 3 (1.11%) Legal
8 2 (0.74%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (17.78%) Architect
2 47 (17.41%) Analyst
3 42 (15.56%) Consultant
4 25 (9.26%) SAP Consultant
5 23 (8.52%) Developer
6 17 (6.30%) Data Analyst
7 15 (5.56%) Business Analyst
8 14 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (4.81%) Cloud Architect
9 13 (4.81%) Financial Analyst
10 11 (4.07%) Designer
11 10 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
11 10 (3.70%) Telecoms Architect
12 9 (3.33%) Oracle Consultant
12 9 (3.33%) Project Manager
13 8 (2.96%) SAP Analyst
14 7 (2.59%) SAP CO Consultant
14 7 (2.59%) SAP FI Consultant
14 7 (2.59%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
14 7 (2.59%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.44%) Web Services
2 6 (2.22%) BAPI
2 6 (2.22%) Visualforce
3 5 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (1.85%) SAP XI
4 4 (1.48%) Node.js
5 3 (1.11%) SAML
5 3 (1.11%) SOAP
5 3 (1.11%) Vue.js
6 2 (0.74%) CSS
6 2 (0.74%) Django
6 2 (0.74%) Flask
6 2 (0.74%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.74%) HTML
6 2 (0.74%) React
6 2 (0.74%) Velocity
7 1 (0.37%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.37%) OAuth
7 1 (0.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 12 (4.44%) Public Cloud
3 8 (2.96%) Private Cloud
4 6 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.85%) User Experience
6 4 (1.48%) CMDB
6 4 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.74%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (0.74%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (0.74%) Social Media
7 2 (0.74%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.74%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.81%) Windows
2 4 (1.48%) Linux
2 4 (1.48%) VMS
3 3 (1.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.74%) Unix
5 1 (0.37%) Android
5 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.26%) CRM
2 45 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 40 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (14.07%) Migration
5 30 (11.11%) Project Management
6 25 (9.26%) ERP
7 22 (8.15%) DevOps
8 21 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (6.67%) Analytics
10 17 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (5.93%) Data Migration
11 16 (5.93%) Technical Architecture
11 16 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (5.56%) Waterfall
13 13 (4.81%) Accounts Receivable
13 13 (4.81%) Revenue Management
13 13 (4.81%) Service Management
13 13 (4.81%) Software Engineering
13 13 (4.81%) Workshop Facilitation
14 12 (4.44%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.26%) SQL
2 9 (3.33%) C
3 7 (2.59%) PL/SQL
3 7 (2.59%) Python
4 6 (2.22%) Apex Code
4 6 (2.22%) Java
4 6 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.48%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.74%) ABAP
6 2 (0.74%) Ruby
6 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.37%) COBOL
7 1 (0.37%) Go
7 1 (0.37%) PHP
7 1 (0.37%) R
7 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.37%) VBA
7 1 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.19%) Degree
2 14 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.85%) CCA
3 5 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.48%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.11%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.11%) PMP
6 2 (0.74%) ACCA
6 2 (0.74%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.74%) CIMA
6 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.37%) HNC
7 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.37%) MBA
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.44%) PMO
2 4 (1.48%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.74%) HIPAA
3 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.74%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
4 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (1.48%) vCloud
2 3 (1.11%) Docker
2 3 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.85%) Kubernetes
1 5 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.85%) Puppet
1 5 (1.85%) Terraform
2 4 (1.48%) vRealize
3 2 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 51 (18.89%) SAP
2 42 (15.56%) Oracle
3 29 (10.74%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.30%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (4.44%) Google
6 7 (2.59%) Siebel
7 5 (1.85%) Intapp
7 5 (1.85%) Remedy
7 5 (1.85%) webMethods
8 4 (1.48%) Apttus
8 4 (1.48%) Conga
8 4 (1.48%) Splunk
8 4 (1.48%) VMware
9 3 (1.11%) Teradata
10 2 (0.74%) Anite
10 2 (0.74%) Ariba
10 2 (0.74%) Avaya
10 2 (0.74%) CA
10 2 (0.74%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.74%) IBM