Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 417 361
Rank change year-on-year +3 -56 -31
Contract jobs citing Billing 560 580 707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.55% 0.62%
As % of the General category 1.37% 1.52% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 335 384
UK median daily rate £450 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.92% -7.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £231 £169 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £384 £425
% change year-on-year +17.26% -9.71% +15.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 8
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +73.91% -14.81%
10th Percentile £14.35 £10.23 £8.95
90th Percentile £33.75 £29.89 £15.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +73.91% -4.17%

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 40975 38223 45373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.73% 36.50% 39.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27109 25357 28831
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 905 933 1224
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.48% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £48.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.65 £26.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +0.57% +1.92% +13.04%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor 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 21 November 2017. 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 +5 504 £475 +18.75% 58
UK excluding London +12 342 £450 +17.26% 42
London -23 184 £500 +17.65% 20
South East +14 156 £450 +12.50% 11
Midlands +28 46 £550 +51.72% 9
South West +17 44 £411 +19.20% 4
West Midlands +29 38 £550 +74.60% 7
North of England +14 37 £500 +38.89% 10
East of England -3 34 £375 -6.25% 4
North West +19 19 £500 +1.27% 7
Scotland -16 19 £325 -1.07% 4
North East +60 10 £330 +20.00%
East Midlands +4 8 £438 -2.78% 2
Yorkshire -7 8 £513 +42.36% 3
Wales +13 6 £394 +8.62%
Northern Ireland -48 2 £500 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Billing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Billing.

1 181 (32.32%) Finance
2 127 (22.68%) SAP
3 109 (19.46%) Telecoms
4 84 (15.00%) CRM
5 83 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (13.57%) Project Management
7 66 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 65 (11.61%) Oracle
9 52 (9.29%) Salesforce.com
9 52 (9.29%) Microsoft
10 50 (8.93%) SAP IS-U
11 49 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
12 47 (8.39%) Degree
12 47 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
13 46 (8.21%) SQL
14 45 (8.04%) Migration
15 43 (7.68%) SDLC
16 39 (6.96%) Banking
17 38 (6.79%) Change Management
18 37 (6.61%) ERP
19 35 (6.25%) DevOps
20 33 (5.89%) ITIL
21 32 (5.71%) Java
22 31 (5.54%) Retail
22 31 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
22 31 (5.54%) Waterfall
23 30 (5.36%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
23 30 (5.36%) QA
23 30 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
24 29 (5.18%) Business Intelligence

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 (2.68%) Apache
2 14 (2.50%) Confluence
3 12 (2.14%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (1.61%) CMS
5 8 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (1.07%) Documentum
7 4 (0.71%) SAP Portal
7 4 (0.71%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.54%) IIS
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.54%) WordPress
9 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.36%) SAS
10 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.18%) CICS
10 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (4.64%) MS Visio
4 21 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.89%) HipChat
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 50 (8.93%) SAP IS-U
2 29 (5.18%) SAP SD
3 21 (3.75%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (3.75%) Oracle Financials
4 20 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
5 19 (3.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 18 (3.21%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (2.68%) Oracle Assets
7 15 (2.68%) Oracle General Ledger
8 14 (2.50%) Oracle iProcurement
9 12 (2.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 12 (2.14%) SAP FI
10 8 (1.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 8 (1.43%) SAP ERP
11 7 (1.25%) SAP MM
12 6 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (1.07%) Magento
12 6 (1.07%) PlanetPress Connect
13 5 (0.89%) SAP CO
13 5 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.64%) IaaS
3 25 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (3.75%) PaaS
5 14 (2.50%) GitHub
6 13 (2.32%) SaaS
7 12 (2.14%) Heroku
8 10 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.79%) IBM Blueworks
9 8 (1.43%) Slack
9 8 (1.43%) Trello
10 7 (1.25%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.54%) Force.com
12 3 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.36%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.11%) Internet
2 20 (3.57%) MVNO
3 19 (3.39%) Firewall
4 18 (3.21%) WAN
5 14 (2.50%) SMS
5 14 (2.50%) VLAN
6 13 (2.32%) MPLS
6 13 (2.32%) VPN
7 12 (2.14%) LAN
8 11 (1.96%) Diameter Protocol
8 11 (1.96%) Value-Added Service
9 10 (1.79%) Network Security
10 9 (1.61%) DHCP
10 9 (1.61%) DNS
11 8 (1.43%) VoWiFi
12 7 (1.25%) 3GPP
12 7 (1.25%) FTP
12 7 (1.25%) SIGTRAN
13 6 (1.07%) VoLTE
14 5 (0.89%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.96%) Flink
2 9 (1.61%) Oracle Database
2 9 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.43%) Oracle Discoverer
4 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.07%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.71%) EDMS
7 4 (0.71%) MySQL
8 3 (0.54%) Big Data
8 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.54%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.54%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.36%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.36%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.36%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 16 (2.86%) JIRA
2 12 (2.14%) Bitbucket
3 11 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.96%) TeamCity
4 8 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.43%) Maven
5 6 (1.07%) git-flow
5 6 (1.07%) GitLab
6 4 (0.71%) LSMW
7 3 (0.54%) Subversion
8 2 (0.36%) Selenium
8 2 (0.36%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.18%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.18%) PEAR
9 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
General
1 181 (32.32%) Finance
2 109 (19.46%) Telecoms
3 39 (6.96%) Banking
4 31 (5.54%) Retail
5 18 (3.21%) Legal
6 15 (2.68%) Marketing
7 12 (2.14%) General Ledger
7 12 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.96%) Back Office
8 11 (1.96%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.07%) Law
9 6 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.71%) Advertising
10 4 (0.71%) Music Industry
11 3 (0.54%) German Language
11 3 (0.54%) Military
11 3 (0.54%) Publishing
12 2 (0.36%) Automotive
12 2 (0.36%) Electronics
12 2 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 144 (25.71%) Analyst
2 99 (17.68%) Consultant
3 69 (12.32%) Business Analyst
4 64 (11.43%) Developer
5 63 (11.25%) Architect
6 51 (9.11%) Project Manager
7 49 (8.75%) SAP Consultant
8 32 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
9 24 (4.29%) Functional Consultant
10 23 (4.11%) SAP SD Consultant
11 20 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
12 18 (3.21%) SAP ISU Consultant
12 18 (3.21%) Test Analyst
13 17 (3.04%) Designer
14 16 (2.86%) Process Analyst
15 15 (2.68%) Billing Analyst
16 14 (2.50%) ABAP Developer
16 14 (2.50%) Billing Consultant
16 14 (2.50%) Coordinator
16 14 (2.50%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.93%) Spring
2 16 (2.86%) XML
3 15 (2.68%) SOAP
4 13 (2.32%) REST
5 12 (2.14%) Spring Boot
5 12 (2.14%) Web Services
6 11 (1.96%) HTML
7 10 (1.79%) SAP Smart Forms
8 9 (1.61%) CSS
9 8 (1.43%) J2EE
10 7 (1.25%) BAPI
10 7 (1.25%) JSON
10 7 (1.25%) Middleware
10 7 (1.25%) Web Dynpro
11 6 (1.07%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (1.07%) EDI
11 6 (1.07%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (1.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.71%) Django
12 4 (0.71%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.39%) Virtual Team
4 11 (1.96%) Fintech
4 11 (1.96%) Hedge funds
4 11 (1.96%) Smart Meter
5 10 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.07%) User Experience
8 5 (0.89%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.89%) Data Centre
8 5 (0.89%) IVR
8 5 (0.89%) PMI
9 4 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.71%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.71%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.54%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.54%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.46%) Linux
2 17 (3.04%) Unix
3 12 (2.14%) Windows
4 5 (0.89%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.54%) Android
5 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.36%) VMS
7 1 (0.18%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (15.00%) CRM
2 83 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (13.57%) Project Management
4 66 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (8.04%) Migration
6 43 (7.68%) SDLC
7 38 (6.79%) Change Management
8 37 (6.61%) ERP
9 35 (6.25%) DevOps
10 33 (5.89%) ITIL
11 31 (5.54%) Waterfall
12 30 (5.36%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
13 29 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (5.00%) Service Delivery
15 27 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
16 26 (4.64%) Business Analysis
17 23 (4.11%) Enterprise Architecture
17 23 (4.11%) Test Automation
18 22 (3.93%) Data Migration
18 22 (3.93%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (8.21%) SQL
2 32 (5.71%) Java
3 28 (5.00%) ABAP
4 16 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.32%) Python
6 12 (2.14%) Apex Code
7 11 (1.96%) C++
8 6 (1.07%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.07%) Groovy
8 6 (1.07%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.71%) GraphQL
9 4 (0.71%) PHP
9 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.71%) VB
10 3 (0.54%) C
10 3 (0.54%) C#
10 3 (0.54%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.54%) VBA
11 2 (0.36%) COBOL
11 2 (0.36%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 47 (8.39%) Degree
2 11 (1.96%) PMI Certification
2 11 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.61%) PMP
4 7 (1.25%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.71%) ACCA
5 4 (0.71%) AWS Certification
5 4 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.71%) CIMA
5 4 (0.71%) CISM
5 4 (0.71%) CISSP
5 4 (0.71%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.71%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.71%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (0.54%) A+ Certification
6 3 (0.54%) APMP
6 3 (0.54%) MCDST
6 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.36%) QA
2 19 (3.39%) SLA
3 13 (2.32%) PMO
4 6 (1.07%) GDPR
4 6 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.54%) P3O
7 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.36%) GCP
7 2 (0.36%) IFRS
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 21 (3.75%) Docker
2 9 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.89%) Firmware
4 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
5 1 (0.18%) XenApp
5 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (1.96%) Ansible
1 11 (1.96%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.43%) Rancher
3 7 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.07%) Puppet
5 5 (0.89%) Nagios
5 5 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.89%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.36%) Netcool
6 2 (0.36%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.18%) Marathon
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.18%) SCCM
7 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 127 (22.68%) SAP
2 65 (11.61%) Oracle
3 52 (9.29%) Microsoft
3 52 (9.29%) Salesforce.com
4 23 (4.11%) Guidewire
5 19 (3.39%) Cisco
6 15 (2.68%) Huawei
7 14 (2.50%) IBM
8 11 (1.96%) Xerox
9 10 (1.79%) HP
9 10 (1.79%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.43%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.43%) Siebel
11 7 (1.25%) Ericsson
11 7 (1.25%) JD Edwards
11 7 (1.25%) Motorola
11 7 (1.25%) Nokia
12 6 (1.07%) Apigee
12 6 (1.07%) Avaya
12 6 (1.07%) MuleSoft