Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 454 428 432
Rank change year-on-year -26 +4 -49
Contract jobs citing Billing 249 545 543
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the General category 1.10% 1.41% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 308 318
Median daily rate £500 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -
10th Percentile £312 £300 £250
90th Percentile £675 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 13
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -47.76% +70.70%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.90 £13.11
90th Percentile £32.00 £37.50 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.39 £14.05 £39.50
% change year-on-year -18.95% -64.43% +49.76%

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 22,647 38,576 41,822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.39% 39.85% 41.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,236 25,310 27,372
Median daily rate £476 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £281
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 817 1,022 1,092
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.65 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +3.42% +2.36%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.85 £50.00 £48.15
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £21.21
% change year-on-year - +3.75% +6.03%

Billing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Billing in the UK

Billing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Billing.

Daily rate trend for Billing in the UK

Billing
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Billing over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Billing in the UK

Billing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Billing.

Hourly rate trend for Billing in the UK

Billing
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Billing over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 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 -10 233 £500 +14.29% 33
UK excluding London -33 133 £475 +11.76% 19
London +81 100 £513 +12.89% 13
South East +6 73 £475 - 8
North of England +17 18 £500 +29.03% 4
Midlands +57 17 £475 +18.45% 4
West Midlands +70 14 £475 +15.15% 1
North West -4 14 £475 +22.98% 2
Work from Home +13 13 £400 - 1
East of England +33 9 £525 +90.91% 1
South West +14 8 £406 -12.16% 2
Scotland +15 7 £345 +2.22%
Yorkshire +63 4 £525 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +24 3 £350 +0.57% 3
Wales +28 1 £600 +9.09%

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 100 (40.16%) Finance
2 55 (22.09%) Telecoms
3 53 (21.29%) SAP
3 53 (21.29%) CRM
4 39 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (15.26%) Oracle
6 33 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (12.05%) Migration
7 30 (12.05%) Project Management
8 24 (9.64%) AWS
9 23 (9.24%) Azure
10 22 (8.84%) ERP
11 21 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
12 19 (7.63%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (7.23%) Microsoft
13 18 (7.23%) Security Cleared
14 17 (6.83%) Data Migration
14 17 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (6.02%) SQL
15 15 (6.02%) Analytics
15 15 (6.02%) Order to Cash
15 15 (6.02%) PMO
16 14 (5.62%) SAP S/4HANA
16 14 (5.62%) 5G
16 14 (5.62%) Oracle Receivables
16 14 (5.62%) SC Cleared
16 14 (5.62%) Waterfall
16 14 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (5.22%) 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 5 (2.01%) Confluence
2 4 (1.61%) SAS
3 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.80%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (4.02%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.20%) Chatbot
5 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (5.62%) Oracle Receivables
1 14 (5.62%) SAP S/4HANA
2 13 (5.22%) Oracle Payables
2 13 (5.22%) SAP SD
3 9 (3.61%) SAP PSCD
4 8 (3.21%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (2.81%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (2.41%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (2.41%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (2.41%) SAP ERP
7 5 (2.01%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (2.01%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (1.61%) Oracle ASCP
8 4 (1.61%) Oracle Manufacturing
9 3 (1.20%) NetSuite
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle BRM
9 3 (1.20%) SAP CCM
9 3 (1.20%) SAP Convergent Charging
9 3 (1.20%) SAP FI-CA
10 2 (0.80%) ContrOCC
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.64%) AWS
2 23 (9.24%) Azure
3 10 (4.02%) SaaS
4 8 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (2.81%) Force.com
6 6 (2.41%) AWS CodePipeline
6 6 (2.41%) GCP
7 5 (2.01%) Amazon EKS
7 5 (2.01%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.01%) CloudFront
7 5 (2.01%) Route 53
8 4 (1.61%) IaaS
8 4 (1.61%) PaaS
8 4 (1.61%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.20%) Azure Stack
10 2 (0.80%) Google Sheets
10 2 (0.80%) Office 365
10 2 (0.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.80%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.62%) 5G
2 13 (5.22%) 3G
2 13 (5.22%) 4G
3 5 (2.01%) Broadband
3 5 (2.01%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.61%) DNS
4 4 (1.61%) Firewall
5 3 (1.20%) VoIP
6 2 (0.80%) GPRS
6 2 (0.80%) LTE
6 2 (0.80%) MVNO
6 2 (0.80%) Network Security
6 2 (0.80%) PBX
6 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.80%) UMTS
6 2 (0.80%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.40%) Intranet
7 1 (0.40%) SDH
7 1 (0.40%) SMS
7 1 (0.40%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.82%) Big Data
2 11 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (2.41%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.61%) Oracle Smart View
5 4 (1.61%) Power BI
5 4 (1.61%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.20%) GIS
6 3 (1.20%) QlikView
6 3 (1.20%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.80%) SSDT
8 1 (0.40%) MySQL
8 1 (0.40%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.40%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (3.21%) JIRA
2 3 (1.20%) Ant
3 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
General
1 100 (40.16%) Finance
2 55 (22.09%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.42%) General Ledger
4 9 (3.61%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.41%) Back Office
5 6 (2.41%) Marketing
5 6 (2.41%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.01%) Retail
7 4 (1.61%) Banking
7 4 (1.61%) Legal
8 2 (0.80%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.40%) Games
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (20.48%) Architect
2 48 (19.28%) Analyst
3 40 (16.06%) Consultant
4 22 (8.84%) SAP Consultant
5 16 (6.43%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (6.02%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.62%) Data Analyst
7 14 (5.62%) Developer
7 14 (5.62%) Telecoms Architect
8 12 (4.82%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.42%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (4.02%) Designer
10 10 (4.02%) Oracle Consultant
10 10 (4.02%) SAP Analyst
11 9 (3.61%) Financial Analyst
11 9 (3.61%) Solutions Designer
12 8 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (3.21%) Service Manager
13 7 (2.81%) Administrator
13 7 (2.81%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.81%) Visualforce
2 6 (2.41%) SAP XI
3 5 (2.01%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (2.01%) Web Services
4 3 (1.20%) Middleware
4 3 (1.20%) Node.js
5 2 (0.80%) CSS
5 2 (0.80%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.80%) HTML
5 2 (0.80%) React
5 2 (0.80%) SAML
5 2 (0.80%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (0.80%) Velocity
5 2 (0.80%) Vue.js
6 1 (0.40%) .NET
6 1 (0.40%) IDoc
6 1 (0.40%) LAMP
6 1 (0.40%) SOAP
6 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.21%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.61%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.20%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.80%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (0.80%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.80%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.80%) User Experience
9 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.40%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.40%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.40%) Social Media
9 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.81%) Windows
2 3 (1.20%) Android
2 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.20%) Linux
3 1 (0.40%) Unix
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.29%) CRM
2 39 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (12.05%) Migration
4 30 (12.05%) Project Management
5 22 (8.84%) ERP
6 17 (6.83%) Data Migration
6 17 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (6.02%) Analytics
7 15 (6.02%) Order to Cash
8 14 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (5.62%) Waterfall
9 13 (5.22%) Change Management
9 13 (5.22%) Revenue Management
9 13 (5.22%) Service Management
10 12 (4.82%) Accounts Receivable
10 12 (4.82%) DevOps
10 12 (4.82%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (4.42%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.42%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.02%) SQL
2 7 (2.81%) Apex Code
3 6 (2.41%) C
4 5 (2.01%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.20%) ABAP
5 3 (1.20%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.20%) Python
6 2 (0.80%) R
7 1 (0.40%) COBOL
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.40%) Ruby
7 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.40%) SOQL
7 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.82%) Degree
4 6 (2.41%) CCA
5 4 (1.61%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.61%) PMP
5 4 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.80%) ACCA
7 2 (0.80%) CIMA
7 2 (0.80%) ISEB
7 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.40%) HNC
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.40%) MBA
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.02%) PMO
2 2 (0.80%) QA
2 2 (0.80%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) Docker
1 2 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.01%) Puppet
2 2 (0.80%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 53 (21.29%) SAP
2 38 (15.26%) Oracle
3 19 (7.63%) Salesforce.com
4 18 (7.23%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.81%) Siebel
6 6 (2.41%) webMethods
7 5 (2.01%) Google
7 5 (2.01%) Intapp
8 4 (1.61%) Apttus
8 4 (1.61%) Conga
8 4 (1.61%) Splunk
9 3 (1.20%) Avaya
9 3 (1.20%) Cisco
9 3 (1.20%) Remedy
9 3 (1.20%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.20%) Zuora
10 2 (0.80%) Ariba
10 2 (0.80%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.80%) IBM
10 2 (0.80%) Teradata