Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 497 408 401
Rank change year-on-year -89 -7 -19
Contract jobs citing Billing 440 559 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.56% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.15% 1.41% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 335 373
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -8.54%
10th Percentile £257 £236 £156
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year - +11.84% -7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 20
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -5.00% +73.91%
10th Percentile £12.89 £14.25 £10.23
90th Percentile £27.00 £34.50 £28.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +73.91%

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 38,099 39,579 39,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.07% 39.94% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,905 26,127 26,109
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 872 861 967
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.62% +13.81% -4.81%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.73% +10.00% -9.09%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -72 402 £450 - 89
UK excluding London -109 247 £425 - 66
London +11 172 £490 +3.16% 31
South East -30 142 £450 +16.13% 19
North of England -34 32 £375 -11.76% 17
Midlands -53 23 £425 -19.05% 12
North West -14 22 £330 -34.00% 12
Scotland -10 19 £375 +13.64% 4
West Midlands -35 18 £425 -22.73% 8
East of England -23 16 £375 -11.76% 2
South West -47 13 £438 +9.38% 8
Yorkshire -26 7 £438 +6.06% 5
East Midlands -7 5 £425 - 4
North East -14 3 - -
Wales -22 2 £550 +51.72% 4

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 180 (40.91%) Finance
2 76 (17.27%) Project Management
3 70 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (15.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (15.45%) SAP
6 60 (13.64%) CRM
7 56 (12.73%) Telecoms
8 46 (10.45%) Microsoft
9 44 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
10 43 (9.77%) Oracle
11 35 (7.95%) SQL
11 35 (7.95%) Salesforce.com
12 34 (7.73%) Migration
13 32 (7.27%) Scrum
13 32 (7.27%) ITIL
14 31 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
14 31 (7.05%) MS Visio
15 29 (6.59%) SLA
16 27 (6.14%) Windows
16 27 (6.14%) Legal
17 25 (5.68%) Workflow
17 25 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
17 25 (5.68%) Document Management
18 24 (5.45%) Web Services
18 24 (5.45%) ERP
18 24 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
19 23 (5.23%) User Acceptance Testing
20 22 (5.00%) Business Analysis
20 22 (5.00%) PRINCE2
21 21 (4.77%) QA

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 12 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.68%) NetWeaver
2 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.45%) SAS
4 1 (0.23%) Apache
4 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.23%) Confluence
4 1 (0.23%) Documentum
4 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 31 (7.05%) MS Visio
2 25 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.09%) Oracle EBS R12
1 18 (4.09%) Oracle Payables
2 14 (3.18%) SAP FI
3 12 (2.73%) Oracle Receivables
3 12 (2.73%) PlanetPress Connect
3 12 (2.73%) SAP CO
3 12 (2.73%) SAP IS-U
3 12 (2.73%) SAP SD
4 11 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (1.82%) CSG Singleview
6 8 (1.82%) Oracle Assets
7 7 (1.59%) Oracle Cash Management
7 7 (1.59%) SAP PS
8 5 (1.14%) Elite 3E
8 5 (1.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 5 (1.14%) SAP PSCD
8 5 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.91%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 4 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.95%) IBM Blueworks
2 13 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.36%) IaaS
3 6 (1.36%) SaaS
4 5 (1.14%) PaaS
4 5 (1.14%) Serverless
5 3 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.68%) Heroku
6 2 (0.45%) Azure Functions
6 2 (0.45%) GitHub
6 2 (0.45%) Office 365
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.23%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.23%) Slack
7 1 (0.23%) Trello
7 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.82%) Internet
1 8 (1.82%) Intranet
1 8 (1.82%) Wireless
2 6 (1.36%) SMS
3 5 (1.14%) Broadband
3 5 (1.14%) MVNO
4 4 (0.91%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.68%) DNS
5 3 (0.68%) DSL
5 3 (0.68%) Network Security
5 3 (0.68%) Skype
6 2 (0.45%) 4G
6 2 (0.45%) LAN
7 1 (0.23%) DHCP
7 1 (0.23%) Firewall
7 1 (0.23%) H.323
7 1 (0.23%) OpenFlow
7 1 (0.23%) SMTP
7 1 (0.23%) VoIP
7 1 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (2.73%) EDMS
2 12 (2.73%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.82%) Siebel EIM
4 5 (1.14%) Data Mart
5 4 (0.91%) Big Data
5 4 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.91%) MySQL
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.68%) Power BI
6 3 (0.68%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.14%) JIRA
2 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.45%) LSMW
3 2 (0.45%) Moq
3 2 (0.45%) MSI
3 2 (0.45%) MSTest
3 2 (0.45%) NUnit
3 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.45%) Toad
3 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.23%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.23%) eCATT
4 1 (0.23%) GitLab
4 1 (0.23%) gulp
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.23%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 180 (40.91%) Finance
2 56 (12.73%) Telecoms
3 27 (6.14%) Legal
4 15 (3.41%) Law
5 14 (3.18%) Banking
6 13 (2.95%) Marketing
6 13 (2.95%) Retail
7 10 (2.27%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.05%) General Ledger
8 9 (2.05%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.36%) Publishing
10 5 (1.14%) Back Office
11 4 (0.91%) Games
12 3 (0.68%) German Language
12 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.45%) Advertising
13 2 (0.45%) Electronics
13 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 115 (26.14%) Analyst
2 63 (14.32%) Business Analyst
2 63 (14.32%) Consultant
3 49 (11.14%) Developer
3 49 (11.14%) Project Manager
4 43 (9.77%) Architect
5 33 (7.50%) SAP Consultant
6 22 (5.00%) Process Analyst
7 21 (4.77%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (4.32%) Pensions Analyst
9 17 (3.86%) Financial Analyst
10 16 (3.64%) Designer
10 16 (3.64%) Functional Consultant
11 15 (3.41%) BSS Architect
11 15 (3.41%) Java Developer
11 15 (3.41%) Pensions Business Analyst
12 14 (3.18%) CRM Architect
12 14 (3.18%) CRM Solutions Architect
12 14 (3.18%) Support Analyst
13 12 (2.73%) Billing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.45%) Web Services
2 17 (3.86%) Middleware
3 12 (2.73%) Kafka
4 10 (2.27%) .NET
4 10 (2.27%) Spring Boot
5 9 (2.05%) Spring
6 7 (1.59%) REST
7 6 (1.36%) CSS
7 6 (1.36%) EDI
7 6 (1.36%) Node.js
7 6 (1.36%) RESTful
7 6 (1.36%) SAP Fiori
8 5 (1.14%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (1.14%) XML
9 4 (0.91%) .NET Core
9 4 (0.91%) SAP Smart Forms
10 3 (0.68%) JSON
10 3 (0.68%) SAPUI5
10 3 (0.68%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.09%) User Experience
3 13 (2.95%) Smart Meter
4 12 (2.73%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.27%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.82%) Hedge funds
8 8 (1.82%) iPad
8 8 (1.82%) iPhone
9 7 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.36%) Over-the-Top Content
10 6 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.14%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.14%) Replication
12 4 (0.91%) Video on Demand
13 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.14%) Windows
2 15 (3.41%) Windows 10
3 12 (2.73%) Windows 7
4 9 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.82%) Android
6 4 (0.91%) Unix
7 3 (0.68%) Linux
8 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (17.27%) Project Management
2 70 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (15.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 60 (13.64%) CRM
5 34 (7.73%) Migration
6 32 (7.27%) ITIL
6 32 (7.27%) Scrum
7 25 (5.68%) Document Management
7 25 (5.68%) Workflow
8 24 (5.45%) ERP
8 24 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (5.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (5.00%) Business Analysis
10 22 (5.00%) PRINCE2
11 20 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (4.32%) Waterfall
13 18 (4.09%) BPMN
13 18 (4.09%) Six Sigma
14 17 (3.86%) Enterprise Architecture
14 17 (3.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (7.95%) SQL
2 18 (4.09%) Java
3 11 (2.50%) ABAP
4 8 (1.82%) C#
4 8 (1.82%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.59%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.36%) VBA
7 5 (1.14%) PHP
8 4 (0.91%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.91%) Python
8 4 (0.91%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.91%) VB
9 3 (0.68%) C
9 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.45%) SAPscript
10 2 (0.45%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.45%) VBScript
11 1 (0.23%) ES6
11 1 (0.23%) Java 8
11 1 (0.23%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 19 (4.32%) Degree
2 17 (3.86%) PMP
3 15 (3.41%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.27%) PMI Certification
6 9 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.14%) SAP Certification
9 3 (0.68%) IIBA
9 3 (0.68%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.45%) MBA
11 1 (0.23%) HNC
11 1 (0.23%) ISEB
11 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.23%) MCP
11 1 (0.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.59%) SLA
2 21 (4.77%) QA
3 19 (4.32%) PMO
4 3 (0.68%) GDPR
5 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.45%) GxP
5 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 12 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.91%) XenApp
3 3 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.45%) Docker
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.23%) Firmware
5 1 (0.23%) KVM
5 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (1.82%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.59%) SCCM
3 6 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.14%) HP ALM
4 5 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.45%) Ansible
6 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.23%) Grafana
6 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (15.45%) SAP
2 46 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 43 (9.77%) Oracle
4 35 (7.95%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (4.09%) Apple
6 17 (3.86%) IBM
7 14 (3.18%) Xerox
8 11 (2.50%) Google
8 11 (2.50%) Siebel
9 9 (2.05%) Aderant
10 6 (1.36%) HP
10 6 (1.36%) iManage
10 6 (1.36%) OpenText
11 5 (1.14%) Adobe
12 4 (0.91%) Apttus
12 4 (0.91%) Citrix
12 4 (0.91%) Cognos
12 4 (0.91%) Pega
13 3 (0.68%) hybris
13 3 (0.68%) JD Edwards