Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 407 397 431
Rank change year-on-year -10 +34 +76
Contract jobs citing Billing 400 179 507
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.49% 0.55%
As % of the General category 1.04% 0.94% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 109 285
10th Percentile £308 £197 £281
25th Percentile £425 £343 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £464
% change year-on-year - +2.43% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 13
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.03 £14.55
25th Percentile £17.13 £13.56 £16.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £16.75 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +49.25% -4.29% -16.83%
75th Percentile £63.99 £20.56 £25.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £22.48 £31.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +49.25% -4.29% -16.83%

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 38,321 19,112 47,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.02% 52.31% 52.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,628 12,637 31,058
10th Percentile £306 £263 £275
25th Percentile £405 £385 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £597 £575
90th Percentile £700 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,307 723 1,475
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.36 £10.82
25th Percentile £13.38 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.56 £19.32
Median % change year-on-year -5.13% +6.39% +7.33%
75th Percentile £40.00 £40.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £53.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% +3.93%

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Billing in the UK

Billing
Top 16 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 30 July 2021. 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 -49 289 £508 +6.84% 101
Work from Home -152 142 £525 +7.14% 20
UK excluding London -1 140 £475 - 73
London -87 139 £575 +15.00% 31
South East -36 51 £475 +5.56% 7
North of England -13 26 £408 +29.37% 31
Midlands -48 21 £481 -6.10% 17
West Midlands -36 16 £463 -9.76% 13
Scotland -46 15 £530 +58.21% 2
Wales +7 13 £586 -2.33% 1
North West -29 13 £215 -31.90% 12
Yorkshire -13 10 £525 - 11
South West -7 9 £521 +34.52% 8
East of England -15 6 £390 -44.29% 7
East Midlands - 5 £530 - 4
North East - 3 £375 - 8

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 149 (37.25%) Finance
2 94 (23.50%) SAP
3 93 (23.25%) Social Skills
4 70 (17.50%) Telecoms
5 65 (16.25%) CRM
5 65 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (15.00%) Project Management
7 55 (13.75%) Oracle
8 52 (13.00%) Microsoft
9 49 (12.25%) Migration
9 49 (12.25%) Azure
10 46 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
12 44 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
12 44 (11.00%) AWS
13 41 (10.25%) Security Cleared
13 41 (10.25%) Legal
14 40 (10.00%) ITIL
15 37 (9.25%) DevOps
16 34 (8.50%) Continuous Improvement
17 31 (7.75%) 5G
17 31 (7.75%) Project Delivery
17 31 (7.75%) Retail
18 30 (7.50%) 4G
18 30 (7.50%) Linux
19 29 (7.25%) 3G
20 26 (6.50%) Salesforce.com
20 26 (6.50%) SC Cleared
20 26 (6.50%) Diameter Protocol
21 25 (6.25%) Analytics

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 (3.75%) OpenStack
2 6 (1.50%) NetWeaver
2 6 (1.50%) SAS
3 4 (1.00%) CMS
4 3 (0.75%) Confluence
5 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.25%) Appian
6 1 (0.25%) Camunda
6 1 (0.25%) JBoss
6 1 (0.25%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (4.25%) SAP S/4HANA
2 16 (4.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 12 (3.00%) SAP SD
4 9 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (2.00%) Oracle Cash Management
6 7 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (1.50%) Cloudability
7 6 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (1.50%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (1.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (1.25%) SAP CRM
8 5 (1.25%) SAP IS-U
9 4 (1.00%) HFM
9 4 (1.00%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (1.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 4 (1.00%) SAP ERP
9 4 (1.00%) SAP FI
9 4 (1.00%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (1.00%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 49 (12.25%) Azure
2 44 (11.00%) AWS
3 11 (2.75%) SaaS
4 10 (2.50%) GCP
4 10 (2.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 8 (2.00%) Power Platform
6 7 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (1.50%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (1.50%) PaaS
7 6 (1.50%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (1.25%) Azure Key Vault
8 5 (1.25%) IaaS
8 5 (1.25%) Serverless
9 4 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.00%) Force.com
9 4 (1.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.75%) 5G
2 30 (7.50%) 4G
3 29 (7.25%) 3G
4 26 (6.50%) Diameter Protocol
5 13 (3.25%) Firewall
5 13 (3.25%) Unified Communications
6 12 (3.00%) Network Security
7 11 (2.75%) VPN
8 10 (2.50%) WAN
9 9 (2.25%) VoIP
10 8 (2.00%) Ethernet
11 7 (1.75%) Internet
11 7 (1.75%) LAN
11 7 (1.75%) MVNO
12 6 (1.50%) 3GPP
12 6 (1.50%) VoLTE
13 5 (1.25%) LTE
13 5 (1.25%) SMS
13 5 (1.25%) VoWiFi
13 5 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.50%) SAP HANA
2 7 (1.75%) Power BI
3 6 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.00%) Essbase
4 4 (1.00%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.75%) Big Data
5 3 (0.75%) Metadata
5 3 (0.75%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.50%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.50%) Tableau
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.25%) DB2
7 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (3.25%) JIRA
2 7 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (1.50%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.25%) Maven
5 4 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.00%) Selenium
6 3 (0.75%) ERwin
7 2 (0.50%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.25%) Ant
8 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.25%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.25%) GitLab
8 1 (0.25%) Grunt
8 1 (0.25%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.25%) Mockito
8 1 (0.25%) Subversion
8 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 149 (37.25%) Finance
2 93 (23.25%) Social Skills
3 70 (17.50%) Telecoms
4 44 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (10.25%) Legal
6 31 (7.75%) Retail
7 25 (6.25%) Marketing
8 18 (4.50%) Public Sector
9 17 (4.25%) Presentation Skills
10 13 (3.25%) Organisational Skills
11 12 (3.00%) Banking
12 11 (2.75%) General Ledger
12 11 (2.75%) Influencing Skills
12 11 (2.75%) Multimedia
13 10 (2.50%) Financial Institution
14 9 (2.25%) Law
15 6 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
16 5 (1.25%) Front Office
17 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
18 2 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 80 (20.00%) Architect
2 78 (19.50%) Consultant
3 48 (12.00%) Analyst
4 39 (9.75%) Solutions Architect
5 26 (6.50%) Business Analyst
6 25 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
7 23 (5.75%) Oracle Consultant
8 22 (5.50%) Project Manager
9 21 (5.25%) Developer
10 18 (4.50%) BSS Architect
11 16 (4.00%) BSS Solutions Architect
12 13 (3.25%) Cloud Consultant
13 12 (3.00%) Administrator
13 12 (3.00%) Designer
13 12 (3.00%) Senior Consultant
14 10 (2.50%) Billing Consultant
15 9 (2.25%) AWS Architect
16 8 (2.00%) Azure Architect
16 8 (2.00%) Financial Analyst
16 8 (2.00%) Salesforce Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.25%) Web Services
2 11 (2.75%) Middleware
2 11 (2.75%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (2.00%) .NET
4 7 (1.75%) .NET Core
5 6 (1.50%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.50%) Visualforce
6 5 (1.25%) EDI
6 5 (1.25%) Kafka
7 4 (1.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (1.00%) REST
7 4 (1.00%) SOAP
8 3 (0.75%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.75%) HTML
8 3 (0.75%) JSON
8 3 (0.75%) SAP BSP
8 3 (0.75%) XML
9 2 (0.50%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.50%) IDoc
9 2 (0.50%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.75%) Management Information System
2 16 (4.00%) Virtual Team
3 15 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.00%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.50%) Hedge funds
6 8 (2.00%) Replication
7 7 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.75%) User Experience
8 6 (1.50%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.25%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.00%) CMDB
10 4 (1.00%) FMCG
11 3 (0.75%) IVR
11 3 (0.75%) STB
12 2 (0.50%) Legacy Systems
12 2 (0.50%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.50%) PKI
12 2 (0.50%) PMI
13 1 (0.25%) Legacy Applications
13 1 (0.25%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.50%) Linux
2 11 (2.75%) Windows
3 4 (1.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.25%) SUSE
4 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
1 65 (16.25%) CRM
2 60 (15.00%) Project Management
3 49 (12.25%) Migration
4 46 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (10.00%) ITIL
7 37 (9.25%) DevOps
8 34 (8.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 31 (7.75%) Project Delivery
10 25 (6.25%) Analytics
10 25 (6.25%) Decision-Making
11 24 (6.00%) E-Commerce
11 24 (6.00%) Waterfall
12 21 (5.25%) Change Management
12 21 (5.25%) Data Migration
12 21 (5.25%) ERP
13 20 (5.00%) Logistics
13 20 (5.00%) Validation
14 19 (4.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.50%) Java
2 13 (3.25%) ABAP
3 11 (2.75%) SQL
4 8 (2.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.75%) C#
6 6 (1.50%) Apex Code
6 6 (1.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.50%) Python
7 4 (1.00%) Java 8
8 3 (0.75%) Perl
9 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.50%) Ruby
9 2 (0.50%) VBA
10 1 (0.25%) ES6
10 1 (0.25%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.25%) PHP
10 1 (0.25%) SOQL
10 1 (0.25%) SOSL
10 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (10.25%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.50%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.50%) Degree
4 11 (2.75%) PMP
5 9 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.50%) ACCA
6 6 (1.50%) CCNA
6 6 (1.50%) CIMA
7 5 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.25%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.00%) CCNP
9 3 (0.75%) CCA
9 3 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.50%) CCIE
10 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.50%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.25%) CCSA
11 1 (0.25%) CISA
11 1 (0.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.25%) GDPR
2 16 (4.00%) PMO
3 15 (3.75%) SLA
4 14 (3.50%) QA
5 10 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (2.00%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (1.25%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.75%) GRC
10 2 (0.50%) IFRS
10 2 (0.50%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.75%) XenApp
3 6 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (1.25%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.75%) Docker
6 2 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.50%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.50%) vCloud
6 2 (0.50%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (4.00%) Terraform
2 8 (2.00%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.00%) Ansible
4 2 (0.50%) SCCM
4 2 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.25%) Nessus
5 1 (0.25%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 94 (23.50%) SAP
2 55 (13.75%) Oracle
3 52 (13.00%) Microsoft
4 26 (6.50%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (4.00%) Cisco
6 12 (3.00%) BT
7 8 (2.00%) Google
7 8 (2.00%) Workday
8 7 (1.75%) Citrix
8 7 (1.75%) IBM
8 7 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
8 7 (1.75%) VMware
9 6 (1.50%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.50%) Splunk
10 5 (1.25%) CA
10 5 (1.25%) Openreach
11 4 (1.00%) Ariba
11 4 (1.00%) Avaya
11 4 (1.00%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.00%) Progress