Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 373 419 484
Rank change year-on-year +46 +65 -87
Contract jobs citing Billing 178 501 470
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.55% 0.46%
As % of the General category 1.24% 1.39% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 307 264
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £201 £300 £267
90th Percentile £636 £606 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 14
Median hourly rate £30.50 £17.50 £23.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.29% -25.60% +51.74%
10th Percentile £17.15 £16.25 £13.82
90th Percentile £35.00 £67.83 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -19.23% +14.29%

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 14,307 36,039 41,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.63% 39.53% 40.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,094 23,232 27,004
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £288
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.32% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 952 1,076
Median hourly rate £30.58 £22.93 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.34% +4.70% -1.02%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.29 £11.78
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.55 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.06% +17.50% -11.15%

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 7 August 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 7 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Billing in the UK

Billing
Top 14 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 7 August 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 +60 164 £477 +2.03% 28
London +130 87 £500 - 7
UK excluding London +60 79 £475 +2.15% 21
South East +67 44 £450 -7.22% 3
Work from Home -29 21 £500 +11.11% 6
Midlands +82 13 £513 +7.89% 3
West Midlands +67 13 £513 +7.89% 1
North of England +91 7 £315 -10.00% 8
East of England +75 6 £700 +124.00% 2
North West +68 6 £315 -8.36% 2
South West +60 5 £388 -7.46% 4
Scotland +67 4 £335 -37.96% 1
Yorkshire +59 1 - - 6
Wales +40 1 £600 +9.09%

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 68 (38.20%) Finance
2 45 (25.28%) SAP
3 38 (21.35%) Telecoms
4 24 (13.48%) Microsoft Excel
5 23 (12.92%) CRM
6 21 (11.80%) Oracle
7 19 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (10.11%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (10.11%) Migration
9 17 (9.55%) Project Management
10 15 (8.43%) Service Management
10 15 (8.43%) SQL
10 15 (8.43%) Microsoft
10 15 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (7.87%) Data Migration
11 14 (7.87%) Security Cleared
11 14 (7.87%) SAP S/4HANA
12 13 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (6.74%) Asset Management
13 12 (6.74%) Degree
13 12 (6.74%) Service Delivery
13 12 (6.74%) SAP SD
14 11 (6.18%) ERP
14 11 (6.18%) Manufacturing
14 11 (6.18%) SC Cleared
14 11 (6.18%) AWS
14 11 (6.18%) Order to Cash
14 11 (6.18%) Public Sector
15 10 (5.62%) 5G

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 2 (1.12%) Confluence
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (1.12%) SAS
1 2 (1.12%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (13.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.56%) Blender
7 1 (0.56%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.56%) InDesign
7 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (7.87%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (6.74%) SAP SD
3 8 (4.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (3.93%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (3.37%) Oracle Cash Management
5 6 (3.37%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (2.81%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (2.81%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (2.25%) Oracle ASCP
7 4 (2.25%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (2.25%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 4 (2.25%) SAP FI
8 3 (1.69%) Magento
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle BRM
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (1.69%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (1.69%) Shopify
9 2 (1.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 2 (1.12%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.18%) AWS
2 9 (5.06%) SaaS
3 6 (3.37%) Azure
3 6 (3.37%) Force.com
4 5 (2.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 5 (2.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 4 (2.25%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.69%) GCP
6 3 (1.69%) PaaS
7 2 (1.12%) Google Sheets
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.56%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (0.56%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.56%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.56%) IaaS
8 1 (0.56%) Office 365
8 1 (0.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.62%) 5G
2 8 (4.49%) 3G
2 8 (4.49%) 4G
3 7 (3.93%) Broadband
3 7 (3.93%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.12%) DNS
4 2 (1.12%) GPRS
4 2 (1.12%) LTE
4 2 (1.12%) PBX
4 2 (1.12%) SMS
4 2 (1.12%) UMTS
5 1 (0.56%) Firewall
5 1 (0.56%) H.323
5 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.56%) IPsec
5 1 (0.56%) MPLS
5 1 (0.56%) QSIG
5 1 (0.56%) RTP
5 1 (0.56%) SCCP
5 1 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.06%) Big Data
2 7 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.25%) Power BI
4 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.69%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.12%) QlikView
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.56%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.56%) GIS
6 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.37%) JIRA
2 4 (2.25%) Ant
3 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 68 (38.20%) Finance
2 38 (21.35%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.18%) Manufacturing
3 11 (6.18%) Public Sector
4 9 (5.06%) Back Office
5 6 (3.37%) Marketing
6 4 (2.25%) Banking
6 4 (2.25%) General Ledger
6 4 (2.25%) Legal
7 3 (1.69%) Law
7 3 (1.69%) Retail
8 2 (1.12%) Electronics
8 2 (1.12%) French Language
8 2 (1.12%) Games
8 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.56%) German Language
9 1 (0.56%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (26.40%) Analyst
2 31 (17.42%) Consultant
3 27 (15.17%) Architect
4 15 (8.43%) SAP Consultant
5 14 (7.87%) Developer
5 14 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (7.30%) Data Analyst
7 10 (5.62%) Business Analyst
8 9 (5.06%) Financial Analyst
8 9 (5.06%) SAP Analyst
8 9 (5.06%) Service Manager
9 8 (4.49%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.49%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.93%) Salesforce Consultant
10 7 (3.93%) Telecoms Architect
11 6 (3.37%) Administrator
11 6 (3.37%) Functional Analyst
11 6 (3.37%) Oracle Analyst
12 5 (2.81%) Project Analyst
12 5 (2.81%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.37%) Web Services
2 5 (2.81%) Visualforce
3 4 (2.25%) Middleware
4 3 (1.69%) CSS
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.12%) HTML
5 2 (1.12%) React
5 2 (1.12%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.56%) .NET
6 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.56%) EDI
6 1 (0.56%) IDoc
6 1 (0.56%) LDAP
6 1 (0.56%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.56%) XML
6 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.37%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.12%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.12%) iPad
7 2 (1.12%) NHS
7 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Animation
8 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.56%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.56%) IVR
8 1 (0.56%) Motion Graphics
8 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.69%) Android
1 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
1 3 (1.69%) Windows
2 1 (0.56%) Unix
2 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.92%) CRM
2 19 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (10.11%) Migration
4 17 (9.55%) Project Management
5 15 (8.43%) Service Management
5 15 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (7.87%) Data Migration
7 13 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (6.74%) Asset Management
8 12 (6.74%) Service Delivery
9 11 (6.18%) ERP
9 11 (6.18%) Order to Cash
10 10 (5.62%) Analytics
10 10 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (5.06%) Acceptance Criteria
11 9 (5.06%) Line Management
12 8 (4.49%) Change Management
12 8 (4.49%) Data Modelling
12 8 (4.49%) E-Commerce
13 7 (3.93%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.43%) SQL
2 5 (2.81%) Apex Code
3 3 (1.69%) C
3 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.69%) Python
3 3 (1.69%) SOQL
4 2 (1.12%) Java
4 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.12%) R
4 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.12%) VBA
5 1 (0.56%) ABAP
5 1 (0.56%) C#
5 1 (0.56%) COBOL
5 1 (0.56%) Perl
5 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.56%) VB
5 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.74%) Degree
3 11 (6.18%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.69%) ISEB
4 3 (1.69%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.69%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.69%) PMP
5 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.56%) ACCA
6 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.56%) CCA
6 1 (0.56%) CIMA
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.56%) MBA
6 1 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) PMO
2 4 (2.25%) SLA
3 3 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.56%) Docker
1 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (2.25%) Terraform
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (25.28%) SAP
2 21 (11.80%) Oracle
3 18 (10.11%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (8.43%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.81%) Zuora
6 4 (2.25%) Google
7 3 (1.69%) Cisco
7 3 (1.69%) Demandware
7 3 (1.69%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.69%) Tableau
8 2 (1.12%) Ariba
8 2 (1.12%) Avaya
8 2 (1.12%) CA
8 2 (1.12%) CODA
8 2 (1.12%) Conga
8 2 (1.12%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.12%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.56%) Adobe
9 1 (0.56%) Informatica
9 1 (0.56%) Sage