Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 392 424 419
Rank change year-on-year +32 -5 +40
Contract jobs citing Billing 302 228 528
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.45% 0.58%
As % of the General category 1.01% 0.89% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 132 290
10th Percentile £350 £290 £281
25th Percentile £413 £372 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £500 £443
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +12.99% +4.12%
75th Percentile £610 £551 £538
90th Percentile £688 £674 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £493 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +9.50% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 17
10th Percentile £18.00 " £10.89
25th Percentile £25.00 " £14.05
Median hourly rate £30.00 £11.00 £14.20
Median % change year-on-year +172.73% -22.54% -45.38%
75th Percentile £63.99 " £19.00
90th Percentile £82.50 " £28.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £11.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year +150.00% -21.71% -31.46%

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 29,957 25,621 48,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 52.42% 50.81% 52.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,095 16,604 31,612
10th Percentile £300 £250 £280
25th Percentile £400 £369 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £694 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +0.27% +1.80% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,108 1,050 1,396
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.42 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.95% +3.89%
75th Percentile £43.75 £40.63 £38.31
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.55 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.98 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.13% +5.56% +3.93%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 +23 224 £500 - 103
UK excluding London +37 113 £493 +9.50% 82
Work from Home -173 111 £525 +31.25% 31
London -22 106 £528 +5.50% 28
South East +11 48 £498 +10.67% 21
Midlands +12 21 £528 +11.05% 6
North of England +36 17 £412 -17.65% 33
West Midlands +5 15 £563 +18.42% 5
Scotland -12 11 £525 +52.17% 7
South West +42 7 £575 +48.39% 11
Yorkshire +39 7 £431 -17.86% 1
East of England +31 7 £390 +11.43% 2
North West +5 7 £340 -28.42% 11
East Midlands +16 6 £509 +45.36% 1
Wales +9 3 £500 -16.67% 2
North East - 3 £375 - 21

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 106 (35.10%) Finance
2 72 (23.84%) SAP
3 67 (22.19%) Social Skills
4 52 (17.22%) Microsoft
5 49 (16.23%) CRM
6 47 (15.56%) Telecoms
7 45 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (13.91%) Azure
9 39 (12.91%) Project Management
10 38 (12.58%) Oracle
11 37 (12.25%) Legal
12 35 (11.59%) Migration
12 35 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (10.93%) AWS
14 30 (9.93%) Linux
15 29 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (8.94%) DevOps
16 27 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
17 26 (8.61%) Security Cleared
18 25 (8.28%) 5G
18 25 (8.28%) Project Delivery
19 24 (7.95%) Diameter Protocol
19 24 (7.95%) 4G
20 23 (7.62%) Analytics
20 23 (7.62%) ERP
20 23 (7.62%) 3G
21 22 (7.28%) ITIL
21 22 (7.28%) Validation
22 21 (6.95%) Retail
22 21 (6.95%) Salesforce.com

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 (4.30%) OpenStack
2 6 (1.99%) NetWeaver
3 3 (0.99%) Confluence
3 3 (0.99%) SAS
4 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.33%) Appian
5 1 (0.33%) Camunda
5 1 (0.33%) CMS
5 1 (0.33%) JBoss
5 1 (0.33%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
1 13 (4.30%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (4.97%) Oracle Receivables
2 14 (4.64%) SAP SD
3 12 (3.97%) Oracle Cash Management
3 12 (3.97%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (3.64%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (3.31%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (1.99%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (1.99%) SAP CRM
7 6 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (1.66%) SAP FI
8 5 (1.66%) SAP IS-U
8 5 (1.66%) SAP SCM
9 4 (1.32%) SAP ERP
9 4 (1.32%) SAP GTS
10 3 (0.99%) Cloudability
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 2 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 42 (13.91%) Azure
2 33 (10.93%) AWS
3 18 (5.96%) SaaS
4 12 (3.97%) Power Platform
5 11 (3.64%) GCP
6 9 (2.98%) PaaS
7 7 (2.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 7 (2.32%) SuccessFactors
8 6 (1.99%) Serverless
9 5 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.66%) IaaS
9 5 (1.66%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.32%) Azure Functions
11 3 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.99%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 3 (0.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.99%) Force.com
11 3 (0.99%) Microsoft 365
12 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.28%) 5G
2 24 (7.95%) 4G
2 24 (7.95%) Diameter Protocol
3 23 (7.62%) 3G
4 16 (5.30%) Firewall
5 13 (4.30%) Unified Communications
6 9 (2.98%) WAN
7 8 (2.65%) VPN
8 7 (2.32%) 3GPP
8 7 (2.32%) LAN
8 7 (2.32%) Network Security
9 5 (1.66%) Internet
10 4 (1.32%) Wireless
11 3 (0.99%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.99%) SD-WAN
11 3 (0.99%) Skype
11 3 (0.99%) VoIP
12 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.66%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.97%) Power BI
2 9 (2.98%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.99%) SAP HANA
4 5 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.32%) Tableau
6 3 (0.99%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.66%) Big Data
7 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.66%) Essbase
7 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.33%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 11 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.65%) Ant
3 7 (2.32%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.32%) JIRA
4 6 (1.99%) Maven
4 6 (1.99%) Selenium
5 4 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.99%) ERwin
7 2 (0.66%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.33%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.33%) GitLab
8 1 (0.33%) Gradle
8 1 (0.33%) Grunt
8 1 (0.33%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.33%) Mockito
8 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.33%) Subversion
8 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 106 (35.10%) Finance
2 67 (22.19%) Social Skills
3 47 (15.56%) Telecoms
4 37 (12.25%) Legal
5 29 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (6.95%) Retail
7 20 (6.62%) Marketing
8 17 (5.63%) Presentation Skills
9 16 (5.30%) General Ledger
10 15 (4.97%) Influencing Skills
11 11 (3.64%) Law
11 11 (3.64%) Multimedia
12 10 (3.31%) Banking
12 10 (3.31%) Public Sector
13 6 (1.99%) Financial Institution
13 6 (1.99%) Manufacturing
14 5 (1.66%) Front Office
14 5 (1.66%) Organisational Skills
15 4 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
16 3 (0.99%) French Language
Job Titles
1 60 (19.87%) Architect
2 50 (16.56%) Consultant
3 33 (10.93%) Analyst
4 25 (8.28%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (6.29%) Project Manager
6 16 (5.30%) Developer
7 15 (4.97%) SAP Consultant
8 13 (4.30%) Business Analyst
9 9 (2.98%) Financial Analyst
9 9 (2.98%) Senior Consultant
10 8 (2.65%) Oracle Consultant
10 8 (2.65%) Technical Leader
10 8 (2.65%) Test Engineer
11 7 (2.32%) BSS Architect
11 7 (2.32%) Designer
11 7 (2.32%) PMO Lead
11 7 (2.32%) SAP Manager
12 6 (1.99%) Cloud Consultant
12 6 (1.99%) Product Manager
13 5 (1.66%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.64%) Middleware
2 10 (3.31%) Oracle Fusion
3 7 (2.32%) Web Services
4 5 (1.66%) Visualforce
5 4 (1.32%) ADO
5 4 (1.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (1.32%) REST
5 4 (1.32%) SOAP
6 3 (0.99%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.99%) EDI
6 3 (0.99%) HTML
6 3 (0.99%) Node.js
6 3 (0.99%) SAP BSP
6 3 (0.99%) Vue.js
7 2 (0.66%) CSS
7 2 (0.66%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.66%) JSON
7 2 (0.66%) SAP ALE
7 2 (0.66%) SAP PI
7 2 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.97%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (3.64%) Virtual Team
3 10 (3.31%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.99%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.99%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.66%) CMDB
6 5 (1.66%) PMI
6 5 (1.66%) Replication
7 3 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (0.99%) FMCG
7 3 (0.99%) IVR
7 3 (0.99%) User Experience
8 2 (0.66%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.66%) PKI
8 2 (0.66%) STB
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.93%) Linux
2 14 (4.64%) Windows
3 9 (2.98%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.33%) SUSE
5 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (16.23%) CRM
2 45 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (12.91%) Project Management
4 35 (11.59%) Migration
4 35 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 27 (8.94%) DevOps
6 25 (8.28%) Project Delivery
7 23 (7.62%) Analytics
7 23 (7.62%) ERP
8 22 (7.28%) ITIL
8 22 (7.28%) Validation
9 20 (6.62%) Data Modelling
9 20 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (5.63%) Decision-Making
11 16 (5.30%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
12 15 (4.97%) Change Management
13 14 (4.64%) Cost Management
14 13 (4.30%) Business Analysis
14 13 (4.30%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.29%) SQL
2 14 (4.64%) Java
3 8 (2.65%) ABAP
3 8 (2.65%) Apex Code
4 7 (2.32%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.32%) Python
5 6 (1.99%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.32%) C#
6 4 (1.32%) Java 8
7 3 (0.99%) Perl
7 3 (0.99%) PHP
7 3 (0.99%) SOQL
7 3 (0.99%) SOSL
8 2 (0.66%) C
8 2 (0.66%) VBA
9 1 (0.33%) ES6
9 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (8.61%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.95%) Degree
3 20 (6.62%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.64%) PMP
5 8 (2.65%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.32%) CCA
6 4 (1.32%) CCNP
6 4 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.99%) ISEB
7 3 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.66%) ACCA
8 2 (0.66%) APMP
8 2 (0.66%) CCIE
8 2 (0.66%) CIMA
8 2 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.33%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.97%) PMO
2 12 (3.97%) GDPR
3 9 (2.98%) QA
3 9 (2.98%) SLA
4 8 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.66%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.32%) GRC
6 4 (1.32%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.99%) Docker
3 3 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.99%) XenApp
3 3 (0.99%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.66%) vCloud
4 2 (0.66%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.33%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (6.95%) Terraform
2 7 (2.32%) Ansible
2 7 (2.32%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.33%) Nessus
4 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.33%) Puppet
4 1 (0.33%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 72 (23.84%) SAP
2 52 (17.22%) Microsoft
3 38 (12.58%) Oracle
4 21 (6.95%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (5.63%) Cisco
6 9 (2.98%) iManage
7 8 (2.65%) IBM
8 7 (2.32%) Ariba
8 7 (2.32%) Google
8 7 (2.32%) ServiceNow
8 7 (2.32%) Workday
9 6 (1.99%) BT
10 5 (1.66%) CA
10 5 (1.66%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (1.32%) Apttus
11 4 (1.32%) Intapp
11 4 (1.32%) Progress
12 3 (0.99%) Avaya
12 3 (0.99%) Genesys
12 3 (0.99%) Nokia