Period
to 23 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 408 404 342
Rank change year-on-year -4 -62 +11
Contract jobs citing Billing 584 543 735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.57% 0.68%
As % of the General category 1.51% 1.54% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 308 455
UK median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - -
10th Percentile £225 £242 £177
90th Percentile £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +15.00% -5.88% +9.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 6
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £11.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +78.17% -16.85%
10th Percentile £12.89 £13.25 £9.62
90th Percentile £65.00 £34.65 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £20.00 £10.95
% change year-on-year +65.00% +82.65% +6.83%

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 38,769 35,330 42,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.22% 36.81% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,555 23,319 27,000
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 901 1,116
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.42 £47.83 £49.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -9.09% +7.84%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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 +9 545 £475 +11.76% 133
UK excluding London +8 353 £460 +15.00% 82
London +18 216 £498 -0.50% 58
South East +19 177 £460 +13.23% 22
North of England +7 51 £438 +2.94% 21
East of England +6 42 £375 -6.25% 7
Midlands -14 29 £550 +41.03% 17
South West +12 28 £425 +13.33% 8
North West +15 26 £488 -8.24% 16
Scotland -5 25 £450 +20.00% 4
West Midlands +12 24 £550 +96.43% 13
North East +50 16 £351 +14.69% 1
Yorkshire -35 9 £388 +1.97% 4
East Midlands -19 5 £488 +23.42% 3
Northern Ireland -9 2 £500 -
Wales -1 1 £363 +11.54% 3

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 215 (36.82%) Finance
2 122 (20.89%) SAP
3 93 (15.92%) CRM
4 91 (15.58%) Oracle
5 89 (15.24%) Telecoms
6 80 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (13.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 75 (12.84%) Microsoft
9 74 (12.67%) Project Management
10 66 (11.30%) SQL
11 55 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
12 54 (9.25%) Salesforce.com
13 53 (9.08%) Business Intelligence
14 52 (8.90%) Microsoft Excel
15 44 (7.53%) Change Management
16 42 (7.19%) SAP IS-U
17 41 (7.02%) Internet
18 40 (6.85%) Oracle Receivables
18 40 (6.85%) SDLC
19 38 (6.51%) Oracle Payables
20 37 (6.34%) Oracle EBS
21 36 (6.16%) SAP SD
21 36 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
21 36 (6.16%) XML
21 36 (6.16%) Retail
21 36 (6.16%) Oracle EBS R12
22 35 (5.99%) Legal
23 33 (5.65%) Oracle General Ledger
23 33 (5.65%) Oracle Assets
24 32 (5.48%) Management Information System

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 13 (2.23%) Confluence
2 12 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.37%) CMS
4 7 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.68%) Documentum
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.68%) SAP Portal
6 3 (0.51%) Apache
6 3 (0.51%) SAS
7 2 (0.34%) WordPress
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.17%) IIS
8 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 52 (8.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (4.28%) MS Visio
4 23 (3.94%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (2.57%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.86%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 42 (7.19%) SAP IS-U
2 40 (6.85%) Oracle Receivables
3 38 (6.51%) Oracle Payables
4 37 (6.34%) Oracle EBS
5 36 (6.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 36 (6.16%) SAP SD
6 33 (5.65%) Oracle Assets
6 33 (5.65%) Oracle General Ledger
7 31 (5.31%) Oracle iProcurement
8 30 (5.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 23 (3.94%) Oracle Financials
10 19 (3.25%) Elite 3E
11 12 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
12 10 (1.71%) SAP CO
12 10 (1.71%) SAP FI
12 10 (1.71%) SAP FI/CO
13 8 (1.37%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 7 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
15 6 (1.03%) Magento
15 6 (1.03%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.62%) IaaS
3 24 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (3.42%) PaaS
5 12 (2.05%) SaaS
6 9 (1.54%) GitHub
6 9 (1.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 8 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.37%) Slack
7 8 (1.37%) Trello
8 7 (1.20%) IBM Blueworks
9 5 (0.86%) Force.com
10 4 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 3 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.02%) Internet
2 14 (2.40%) MVNO
2 14 (2.40%) VPN
3 13 (2.23%) SMS
3 13 (2.23%) WAN
4 12 (2.05%) Firewall
4 12 (2.05%) Value-Added Service
4 12 (2.05%) VLAN
5 11 (1.88%) LAN
5 11 (1.88%) MPLS
6 10 (1.71%) DNS
7 8 (1.37%) DHCP
7 8 (1.37%) Network Security
8 4 (0.68%) Diameter Protocol
8 4 (0.68%) FTP
8 4 (0.68%) Skype
8 4 (0.68%) VoLTE
8 4 (0.68%) VoWiFi
9 3 (0.51%) Intranet
9 3 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.94%) Oracle Database
2 20 (3.42%) Oracle Discoverer
3 19 (3.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 19 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 19 (3.25%) Oracle Reports
4 18 (3.08%) SQL Server
5 12 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.54%) MySQL
7 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 7 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.68%) EDMS
10 4 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.68%) Star Schema
11 3 (0.51%) GIS
11 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 3 (0.51%) QlikView
11 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (3.60%) JIRA
2 13 (2.23%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.03%) Bitbucket
3 6 (1.03%) git-flow
3 6 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.03%) Maven
3 6 (1.03%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.68%) LSMW
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.34%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.34%) Subversion
5 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.17%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.17%) PEAR
General
1 215 (36.82%) Finance
2 89 (15.24%) Telecoms
3 36 (6.16%) Retail
4 35 (5.99%) Legal
5 27 (4.62%) Banking
6 21 (3.60%) General Ledger
6 21 (3.60%) Marketing
7 13 (2.23%) Law
8 9 (1.54%) Back Office
9 8 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.03%) Music Industry
11 5 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.68%) German Language
13 3 (0.51%) Advertising
13 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.34%) Automotive
14 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.34%) French Language
14 2 (0.34%) Publishing
15 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 146 (25.00%) Analyst
2 104 (17.81%) Consultant
3 67 (11.47%) Developer
4 63 (10.79%) Business Analyst
5 58 (9.93%) Architect
6 54 (9.25%) Project Manager
7 51 (8.73%) SAP Consultant
8 36 (6.16%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (4.79%) Functional Consultant
10 24 (4.11%) Oracle Analyst
10 24 (4.11%) SAP SD Consultant
11 20 (3.42%) Financial Analyst
12 19 (3.25%) Support Analyst
13 18 (3.08%) Billing Analyst
14 17 (2.91%) Oracle Consultant
14 17 (2.91%) Oracle Support Analyst
15 16 (2.74%) Designer
15 16 (2.74%) SAP ISU Consultant
16 15 (2.57%) ABAP Developer
16 15 (2.57%) Billing Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.16%) XML
2 20 (3.42%) SAP Smart Forms
3 18 (3.08%) Web Services
4 15 (2.57%) REST
5 13 (2.23%) .NET
5 13 (2.23%) CSS
6 12 (2.05%) HTML
6 12 (2.05%) JSON
7 11 (1.88%) EDI
7 11 (1.88%) SOAP
8 6 (1.03%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.03%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (1.03%) Middleware
8 6 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (1.03%) XSLT
9 5 (0.86%) COM
9 5 (0.86%) Django
9 5 (0.86%) jQuery
10 4 (0.68%) Velocity
10 4 (0.68%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.42%) Smart Meter
3 20 (3.42%) User Experience
4 13 (2.23%) Public Cloud
5 10 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (1.71%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.20%) Fintech
7 6 (1.03%) PMI
8 5 (0.86%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.86%) Derivative
9 4 (0.68%) IVR
10 3 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.51%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.51%) Wiki
11 2 (0.34%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.34%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (3.77%) Linux
2 20 (3.42%) Windows
3 10 (1.71%) Unix
4 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.86%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.51%) Android
6 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.34%) CentOS
7 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Fedora
8 1 (0.17%) Mesosphere
8 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (15.92%) CRM
2 80 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (13.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 74 (12.67%) Project Management
5 53 (9.08%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (7.53%) Change Management
7 40 (6.85%) SDLC
8 31 (5.31%) ERP
9 30 (5.14%) Migration
10 29 (4.97%) DevOps
11 28 (4.79%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
12 25 (4.28%) PRINCE2
13 24 (4.11%) Business Process Mapping
14 22 (3.77%) Data Analysis
14 22 (3.77%) Process Improvement
14 22 (3.77%) Product Management
15 21 (3.60%) ITIL
15 21 (3.60%) Practice Management
15 21 (3.60%) Use Case
15 21 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (11.30%) SQL
2 27 (4.62%) ABAP
3 18 (3.08%) Python
4 17 (2.91%) Apex Code
5 12 (2.05%) PL/SQL
6 11 (1.88%) Java
7 9 (1.54%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.37%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.03%) Groovy
9 6 (1.03%) XPath
10 5 (0.86%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.68%) PHP
12 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.34%) C#
13 2 (0.34%) C++
13 2 (0.34%) PHP 5
13 2 (0.34%) VBA
14 1 (0.17%) COBOL
14 1 (0.17%) Go
14 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (5.31%) Degree
2 23 (3.94%) PMP
3 20 (3.42%) PMI Certification
3 20 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.40%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.37%) SAP Certification
6 7 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.20%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.68%) ACCA
7 4 (0.68%) APMP
7 4 (0.68%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.68%) CIMA
8 3 (0.51%) CISM
8 3 (0.51%) CISSP
8 3 (0.51%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.31%) QA
2 28 (4.79%) SLA
3 14 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (2.23%) PMO
5 10 (1.71%) GDPR
6 7 (1.20%) Data Quality
6 7 (1.20%) GxP
7 4 (0.68%) ISO 20022
7 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.68%) P3O
8 3 (0.51%) GCP
9 1 (0.17%) IFRS
9 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 13 (2.23%) Docker
2 9 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.86%) Firmware
4 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Ceph
6 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.17%) XenApp
6 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (4.28%) HP ALM
2 12 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.37%) Rancher
4 7 (1.20%) Ansible
4 7 (1.20%) Nagios
4 7 (1.20%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.34%) SCCM
7 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.17%) Netcool
7 1 (0.17%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.17%) Puppet
7 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.17%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 122 (20.89%) SAP
2 91 (15.58%) Oracle
3 75 (12.84%) Microsoft
4 54 (9.25%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (4.62%) HP
6 13 (2.23%) IBM
6 13 (2.23%) Intapp
7 12 (2.05%) Guidewire
8 10 (1.71%) Huawei
9 9 (1.54%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.20%) hybris
10 7 (1.20%) Pegasus
11 6 (1.03%) Ariba
11 6 (1.03%) Cisco
11 6 (1.03%) JD Edwards
11 6 (1.03%) Remedy
11 6 (1.03%) Siebel
11 6 (1.03%) VMware
11 6 (1.03%) Zuora
12 5 (0.86%) Xerox