Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 419 482 418
Rank change year-on-year +63 -64 +3
Contract jobs citing Billing 435 468 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.45% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.33% 1.12% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 277 334
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £288 £255 £238
90th Percentile £618 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +7.51% +1.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.53 £14.35
90th Percentile £72.50 £22.67 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +58.57% -7.89% -5.00%

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 32,783 41,751 43,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.71% 40.36% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,000 27,048 29,102
UK median daily rate £478 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £290 £290 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.92% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 1,154 1,089
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -6.67% +9.42%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.65
% change year-on-year +8.80% -11.68% +10.46%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Billing in the UK

Billing
Top 17 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 23 October 2019. 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 +55 400 £475 +5.56% 72
UK excluding London +45 266 £465 +7.51% 48
London +42 140 £525 +10.53% 26
South East +24 131 £500 +11.11% 21
South West +21 43 £423 -6.11% 8
North of England +20 33 £423 +20.71% 10
Midlands +57 30 £475 +24.67% 6
Yorkshire +52 26 £410 -13.68% 5
West Midlands +34 21 £500 +19.47% 3
East of England +28 14 £300 -7.69% 1
Scotland +20 10 £540 +44.00% 2
East Midlands +32 8 £375 +17.19% 3
North West -9 5 £363 +3.57% 4
Wales +26 3 £575 +4.55%
North East +14 2 £513 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £498 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 (34.25%) Finance
2 86 (19.77%) Telecoms
2 86 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (16.32%) Oracle
4 66 (15.17%) SQL
4 66 (15.17%) SAP
5 61 (14.02%) Microsoft
6 55 (12.64%) DevOps
7 53 (12.18%) Migration
8 51 (11.72%) Project Management
8 51 (11.72%) CRM
9 45 (10.34%) Azure
10 43 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (8.97%) AWS
12 35 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
12 35 (8.05%) Salesforce.com
13 33 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
14 31 (7.13%) Java
15 30 (6.90%) PL/SQL
15 30 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (6.44%) ERP
16 28 (6.44%) Oracle EBS R12
17 27 (6.21%) Oracle EBS
18 25 (5.75%) Web Services
18 25 (5.75%) Data Migration
18 25 (5.75%) Degree
18 25 (5.75%) Analytics
19 23 (5.29%) GCP
19 23 (5.29%) Oracle Receivables
19 23 (5.29%) SharePoint

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 23 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (2.53%) Confluence
4 8 (1.84%) Apache
4 8 (1.84%) iPlanet
5 4 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.46%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 35 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (4.60%) MS Visio
4 14 (3.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (6.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 27 (6.21%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (5.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 19 (4.37%) CSG Singleview
4 19 (4.37%) SAP FI
5 16 (3.68%) SAP CO
5 16 (3.68%) SAP FI/CO
6 15 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (3.45%) Oracle TCA
7 12 (2.76%) SAP FI-CA
8 10 (2.30%) Oracle Payables
9 9 (2.07%) Oracle Assets
9 9 (2.07%) Oracle Cash Management
9 9 (2.07%) SAP PS
9 9 (2.07%) SAP PSCD
10 8 (1.84%) Oracle Financials
10 8 (1.84%) SAP IS-U
10 8 (1.84%) SAP S/4HANA
11 7 (1.61%) Oracle ERP
11 7 (1.61%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.34%) Azure
2 39 (8.97%) AWS
3 23 (5.29%) GCP
4 18 (4.14%) IaaS
5 14 (3.22%) PaaS
6 13 (2.99%) Office 365
6 13 (2.99%) SaaS
7 12 (2.76%) Force.com
8 10 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (2.07%) Route 53
9 9 (2.07%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 9 (2.07%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 8 (1.84%) Amazon EKS
10 8 (1.84%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (1.84%) AWS CodePipeline
10 8 (1.84%) CloudFront
11 5 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.92%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.83%) Firewall
2 17 (3.91%) MPLS
2 17 (3.91%) WAN
3 16 (3.68%) LAN
4 14 (3.22%) ADSL
4 14 (3.22%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (2.76%) MD110
5 12 (2.76%) PABX
6 8 (1.84%) VoIP
7 6 (1.38%) DNS
7 6 (1.38%) Internet
8 5 (1.15%) Intranet
9 3 (0.69%) 2G
9 3 (0.69%) 3G
9 3 (0.69%) 4G
9 3 (0.69%) 5G
9 3 (0.69%) MVNO
9 3 (0.69%) Network Security
9 3 (0.69%) Skype
10 2 (0.46%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.37%) Oracle Reports
2 13 (2.99%) NoSQL
3 12 (2.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 11 (2.53%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.61%) MySQL
7 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.92%) OLAP
9 4 (0.92%) Power BI
9 4 (0.92%) QlikView
10 3 (0.69%) Big Data
10 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.69%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.46%) MS Access
11 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (2.76%) JIRA
1 12 (2.76%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.15%) Ant
3 5 (1.15%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.92%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.46%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.23%) JMeter
6 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 149 (34.25%) Finance
2 86 (19.77%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.14%) Marketing
4 17 (3.91%) General Ledger
5 16 (3.68%) Banking
6 12 (2.76%) Retail
7 10 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.84%) Back Office
9 7 (1.61%) Legal
9 7 (1.61%) Public Sector
10 5 (1.15%) Law
10 5 (1.15%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.92%) Local Government
12 3 (0.69%) Advertising
12 3 (0.69%) Publishing
13 2 (0.46%) Front Office
13 2 (0.46%) Games
14 1 (0.23%) Electronics
14 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (18.39%) Consultant
2 62 (14.25%) Analyst
3 57 (13.10%) Architect
4 38 (8.74%) Developer
5 34 (7.82%) SAP Consultant
6 31 (7.13%) Project Manager
7 28 (6.44%) Oracle Consultant
8 25 (5.75%) Solutions Architect
9 23 (5.29%) Business Analyst
10 20 (4.60%) Designer
11 15 (3.45%) Salesforce Architect
11 15 (3.45%) Solutions Designer
12 13 (2.99%) Data Analyst
12 13 (2.99%) Financial Analyst
13 12 (2.76%) Functional Consultant
14 11 (2.53%) Programme Manager
15 10 (2.30%) SAP Financial Consultant
15 10 (2.30%) SAP PS Consultant
15 10 (2.30%) Technical Consultant
16 9 (2.07%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.75%) Web Services
2 14 (3.22%) Visualforce
3 13 (2.99%) XML
4 10 (2.30%) JDBC
4 10 (2.30%) Node.js
5 9 (2.07%) .NET
5 9 (2.07%) Vue.js
6 8 (1.84%) Apache Commons
6 8 (1.84%) JSP
6 8 (1.84%) Servlets
7 7 (1.61%) SAML
8 6 (1.38%) BAPI
9 5 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.92%) Middleware
10 4 (0.92%) SOAP
11 3 (0.69%) HTML
11 3 (0.69%) RESTful
11 3 (0.69%) SAP XI
11 3 (0.69%) Velocity
12 2 (0.46%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.14%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (3.22%) iPhone
4 14 (3.22%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.99%) Handset
6 9 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.84%) CMDB
7 8 (1.84%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.84%) User Experience
8 5 (1.15%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.15%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.15%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.69%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.69%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.46%) Over-the-Top Content
11 2 (0.46%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.46%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.46%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.29%) Linux
2 12 (2.76%) Unix
2 12 (2.76%) Windows
3 5 (1.15%) VMS
4 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.23%) AIX
5 1 (0.23%) Solaris
5 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (12.64%) DevOps
3 53 (12.18%) Migration
4 51 (11.72%) CRM
4 51 (11.72%) Project Management
5 43 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (6.44%) ERP
7 25 (5.75%) Analytics
7 25 (5.75%) Data Migration
8 23 (5.29%) Data Modelling
9 22 (5.06%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
10 21 (4.83%) Accounts Receivable
10 21 (4.83%) ITIL
10 21 (4.83%) Workshop Facilitation
11 20 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (4.60%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (4.60%) Scrum
11 20 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (4.37%) Order to Cash
13 18 (4.14%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 66 (15.17%) SQL
2 31 (7.13%) Java
3 30 (6.90%) PL/SQL
4 19 (4.37%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.22%) Apex Code
6 10 (2.30%) Shell Script
7 9 (2.07%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.84%) Python
9 7 (1.61%) C
10 4 (0.92%) C#
10 4 (0.92%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.46%) ABAP
11 2 (0.46%) Ruby
11 2 (0.46%) VBA
12 1 (0.23%) C++
12 1 (0.23%) Go
12 1 (0.23%) Perl
12 1 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (5.75%) Degree
2 21 (4.83%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.38%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.92%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.69%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.46%) CCA
8 2 (0.46%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.46%) PMP
9 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.30%) QA
2 9 (2.07%) SLA
3 7 (1.61%) PMO
4 3 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) GDPR
6 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.23%) IFRS
6 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (2.53%) Docker
2 8 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.38%) vCloud
4 5 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.69%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (2.76%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.30%) Terraform
3 9 (2.07%) AirWatch
4 8 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.84%) Puppet
5 5 (1.15%) vRealize
6 4 (0.92%) Ansible
6 4 (0.92%) Packer
7 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 71 (16.32%) Oracle
2 66 (15.17%) SAP
3 61 (14.02%) Microsoft
4 35 (8.05%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (3.68%) BT
6 14 (3.22%) Cisco
6 14 (3.22%) Mitel
6 14 (3.22%) Red Box
7 12 (2.76%) Aastra
7 12 (2.76%) Google
8 9 (2.07%) Apttus
8 9 (2.07%) Ericsson
8 9 (2.07%) Juniper
8 9 (2.07%) Sun
8 9 (2.07%) Tandberg
9 6 (1.38%) Splunk
9 6 (1.38%) VMware
10 5 (1.15%) Conga
10 5 (1.15%) Remedy
11 4 (0.92%) Anite