Period
to

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 16 May 2022 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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 432 384 429
Rank change year-on-year -48 +45 -11
Contract jobs citing Billing 466 299 224
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.53% 0.45%
As % of the General category 0.95% 1.00% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 188 130
10th Percentile £350 £350 £286
25th Percentile £435 £413 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £516 £500
Median % change year-on-year -3.15% +3.25% +11.73%
75th Percentile £631 £608 £550
90th Percentile £725 £679 £664
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -3.59% +8.33% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 1
10th Percentile £11.71 £18.00 -
25th Percentile £12.35 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £11.00
Median % change year-on-year -43.86% +172.73% -22.54%
75th Percentile £25.82 £63.99 -
90th Percentile £28.21 £82.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.05 £27.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year -56.18% +150.00% -21.71%

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 49,307 29,832 25,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.40% 52.51% 50.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,193 20,033 16,468
10th Percentile £321 £300 £250
25th Percentile £425 £400 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £694 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £435 £433
% change year-on-year +9.20% +0.54% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,410 1,089 1,044
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.95%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.05 £52.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.89 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.45% +4.66% +5.56%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -12 389 £500 - 97
Work from Home -57 228 £525 +0.96% 36
UK excluding London 0 184 £470 -3.59% 63
London -44 184 £525 - 40
South East +13 90 £450 -9.64% 18
Midlands -35 31 £488 -7.58% 13
West Midlands -27 26 £533 -5.24% 10
North of England -47 26 £469 +13.85% 15
South West -20 23 £513 -10.87% 7
North West -24 15 £450 +32.35% 7
Scotland +1 14 £450 -14.29% 2
Yorkshire -32 11 £550 +27.54% 3
East Midlands -22 5 £338 -33.66% 3
East of England -35 2 £613 +57.05% 5
Wales -13 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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.

1 147 (31.55%) Finance
1 147 (31.55%) Social Skills
2 101 (21.67%) Agile
3 88 (18.88%) Telecoms
4 81 (17.38%) Migration
5 75 (16.09%) Microsoft
6 73 (15.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 72 (15.45%) Oracle
7 72 (15.45%) CRM
8 59 (12.66%) Salesforce.com
9 57 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
10 55 (11.80%) Azure
10 55 (11.80%) Project Management
11 54 (11.59%) SAP
12 53 (11.37%) ERP
13 49 (10.52%) Security Cleared
14 48 (10.30%) Degree
15 45 (9.66%) Microsoft Excel
16 41 (8.80%) SC Cleared
16 41 (8.80%) Project Delivery
17 40 (8.58%) PaaS
18 39 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
19 38 (8.15%) Requirements Gathering
19 38 (8.15%) AWS
20 37 (7.94%) JIRA
21 36 (7.73%) CI/CD
22 35 (7.51%) General Ledger
22 35 (7.51%) User Acceptance Testing
22 35 (7.51%) SQL
22 35 (7.51%) Oracle ERP

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 10 (2.15%) CMS
2 5 (1.07%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.86%) SAS
4 3 (0.64%) Drupal
4 3 (0.64%) WordPress
5 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.43%) Confluence
6 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.21%) nginx
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.21%) ThingWorx
6 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (9.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (5.36%) Microsoft Project
3 23 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) Maya
Business Applications
1 35 (7.51%) Oracle ERP
2 30 (6.44%) Oracle Receivables
3 29 (6.22%) Oracle Payables
4 28 (6.01%) Oracle Cash Management
5 23 (4.94%) SAP S/4HANA
6 22 (4.72%) Oracle General Ledger
7 16 (3.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 11 (2.36%) SAP FI
9 9 (1.93%) SAP CO
9 9 (1.93%) SAP FI/CO
9 9 (1.93%) SAP SD
10 7 (1.50%) Oracle BRM
11 6 (1.29%) NetSuite
11 6 (1.29%) Oracle Utilities
12 5 (1.07%) CSG Singleview
12 5 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (1.07%) SAP BRIM
13 4 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
13 4 (0.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 4 (0.86%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 55 (11.80%) Azure
2 40 (8.58%) PaaS
3 38 (8.15%) AWS
4 21 (4.51%) SaaS
5 19 (4.08%) GCP
5 19 (4.08%) Microsoft 365
6 15 (3.22%) IaaS
6 15 (3.22%) Tricentis Tosca
7 11 (2.36%) Azure Key Vault
8 9 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.93%) Power Platform
9 8 (1.72%) Azure Storage
10 7 (1.50%) GitHub
10 7 (1.50%) Heroku
11 5 (1.07%) Azure Monitor
11 5 (1.07%) Google Workspace
11 5 (1.07%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.86%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.72%) 5G
2 18 (3.86%) 3G
3 17 (3.65%) Firewall
4 15 (3.22%) 4G
4 15 (3.22%) Diameter Protocol
5 14 (3.00%) DNS
6 11 (2.36%) Broadband
6 11 (2.36%) VoLTE
6 11 (2.36%) VoWiFi
6 11 (2.36%) VPN
7 10 (2.15%) Internet
7 10 (2.15%) VoIP
8 9 (1.93%) Network Security
8 9 (1.93%) Wireless
9 7 (1.50%) SMS
9 7 (1.50%) WAN
10 6 (1.29%) INAP
10 6 (1.29%) ISUP
11 5 (1.07%) 2.5G
11 5 (1.07%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.51%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (3.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.36%) Tableau
4 10 (2.15%) BigQuery
5 9 (1.93%) Power BI
6 7 (1.50%) Metadata
7 6 (1.29%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.86%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.64%) Amazon Aurora
9 3 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.64%) Looker
9 3 (0.64%) MS Access
9 3 (0.64%) MySQL
9 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.43%) Big Data
10 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 37 (7.94%) JIRA
2 11 (2.36%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.36%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.29%) Chocolatey
3 6 (1.29%) MSI
4 5 (1.07%) JMeter
5 4 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (0.86%) ProC
5 4 (0.86%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.64%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.64%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.64%) ERwin
6 3 (0.64%) Postman
6 3 (0.64%) Subversion
6 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.43%) Katalon Studio
7 2 (0.43%) Selenium
7 2 (0.43%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.43%) TestRail
General
1 147 (31.55%) Finance
1 147 (31.55%) Social Skills
2 88 (18.88%) Telecoms
3 57 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (7.51%) General Ledger
5 30 (6.44%) Marketing
6 25 (5.36%) Legal
7 22 (4.72%) Presentation Skills
7 22 (4.72%) Public Sector
8 17 (3.65%) Banking
8 17 (3.65%) Retail
9 15 (3.22%) Influencing Skills
10 11 (2.36%) Law
11 9 (1.93%) German Language
12 8 (1.72%) Back Office
12 8 (1.72%) Manufacturing
13 6 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
14 4 (0.86%) Advertising
14 4 (0.86%) Automotive
14 4 (0.86%) French Language
Job Titles
1 84 (18.03%) Analyst
2 71 (15.24%) Architect
3 62 (13.30%) Project Manager
4 51 (10.94%) Consultant
5 45 (9.66%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (6.65%) Business Analyst
7 25 (5.36%) Developer
8 14 (3.00%) SAP Consultant
9 13 (2.79%) Oracle Consultant
9 13 (2.79%) Oracle Specialist
9 13 (2.79%) Test Leader
9 13 (2.79%) Test Manager
10 12 (2.58%) Azure Engineer
10 12 (2.58%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (2.58%) Delivery Manager
11 11 (2.36%) Billing Analyst
11 11 (2.36%) Senior Manager
12 10 (2.15%) Designer
12 10 (2.15%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (2.15%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.36%) Oracle Fusion
2 10 (2.15%) REST
3 9 (1.93%) .NET
4 8 (1.72%) JSON
4 8 (1.72%) XML
5 7 (1.50%) JPA
5 7 (1.50%) Node.js
5 7 (1.50%) SOAP
5 7 (1.50%) Spring
5 7 (1.50%) Spring Boot
5 7 (1.50%) Visualforce
6 6 (1.29%) Hibernate
6 6 (1.29%) Spring Security
7 5 (1.07%) ARM Templates
7 5 (1.07%) CSS
8 4 (0.86%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.86%) Azure Blueprints
8 4 (0.86%) SAP Fiori
8 4 (0.86%) XMPP
9 3 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.00%) Management Information System
2 13 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (2.36%) Legacy Systems
3 11 (2.36%) Public Cloud
4 8 (1.72%) Cloud Native
4 8 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.29%) Reinsurance
6 6 (1.29%) Renewable Energy
6 6 (1.29%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.07%) TM Forum
7 5 (1.07%) User Experience
8 4 (0.86%) CMDB
8 4 (0.86%) PMI
8 4 (0.86%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.64%) IoT
9 3 (0.64%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.15%) Windows
2 23 (4.94%) Linux
3 9 (1.93%) Unix
4 4 (0.86%) VMS
5 3 (0.64%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.21%) SUSE
7 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (21.67%) Agile
2 81 (17.38%) Migration
3 73 (15.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 72 (15.45%) CRM
5 55 (11.80%) Project Management
6 53 (11.37%) ERP
7 41 (8.80%) Project Delivery
8 39 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
9 38 (8.15%) Requirements Gathering
10 36 (7.73%) CI/CD
11 35 (7.51%) User Acceptance Testing
12 34 (7.30%) DevOps
13 33 (7.08%) Test Automation
14 32 (6.87%) Business Analysis
15 31 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
16 30 (6.44%) Cash Management
16 30 (6.44%) Functional Testing
17 29 (6.22%) Scenario Testing
18 28 (6.01%) Analytics
19 27 (5.79%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 35 (7.51%) SQL
2 22 (4.72%) C
3 21 (4.51%) Java
3 21 (4.51%) PowerShell
4 14 (3.00%) Python
5 13 (2.79%) Bash
6 12 (2.58%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.93%) Apex Code
8 7 (1.50%) C#
8 7 (1.50%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.29%) PHP
9 6 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.07%) ABAP
10 5 (1.07%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.64%) Go
11 3 (0.64%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.64%) VBA
12 2 (0.43%) COBOL
12 2 (0.43%) SOQL
13 1 (0.21%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 49 (10.52%) Security Cleared
2 48 (10.30%) Degree
3 41 (8.80%) SC Cleared
4 29 (6.22%) ISTQB
5 28 (6.01%) ISEB
6 10 (2.15%) PMP
7 6 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.07%) CCNA
8 5 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.07%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.86%) ACCA
9 4 (0.86%) CIMA
10 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.43%) APMP
11 2 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.21%) CBAP
12 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.94%) QA
2 15 (3.22%) PMO
3 13 (2.79%) GDPR
4 5 (1.07%) GMP
4 5 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.64%) SLA
6 2 (0.43%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.21%) GAAP
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 23 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.29%) Docker
4 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (4.72%) Terraform
2 10 (2.15%) Ansible
3 6 (1.29%) Grafana
3 6 (1.29%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.29%) Prometheus
3 6 (1.29%) Puppet
4 5 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.86%) Nessus
5 4 (0.86%) Perfmon
6 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.43%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.21%) Fluentd
8 1 (0.21%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.21%) Istio
8 1 (0.21%) logstash
8 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 75 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 72 (15.45%) Oracle
3 59 (12.66%) Salesforce.com
4 54 (11.59%) SAP
5 15 (3.22%) Google
6 13 (2.79%) Ericsson
7 12 (2.58%) Mavenir
8 9 (1.93%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.72%) BT
9 8 (1.72%) Splunk
10 7 (1.50%) Cisco
10 7 (1.50%) NetCracker
11 4 (0.86%) Cognos
11 4 (0.86%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.86%) Red Box
11 4 (0.86%) Remedy
12 3 (0.64%) Anaplan
12 3 (0.64%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.64%) IDERA
12 3 (0.64%) New Relic