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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 307 354
Rank change year-on-year -53 +47  
Contract jobs citing Billing 256 383 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.71% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.39% 1.93% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 222 189
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 4
Median hourly rate - £15.60 £12.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £10.68
% change year-on-year - +17.04%  

Billing is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18352 19802 22234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.20% 36.80% 39.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12044 13204 14221
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £630 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 466 546
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.15 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Billing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Billing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 238 £425 +6.25% 59
South East +16 70 £363 -19.44% 5
London -42 66 £480 +20.00% 28
Hampshire +28 36 £350 -12.50%
Berkshire +12 28 £450 - 4
West Midlands +3 19 £550 +37.50% 5
South West -2 19 £388 -7.73% 7
Yorkshire +19 17 £413 +32.00% 3
Basingstoke +5 17 £290 +57.60%
West Yorkshire +19 16 £419 +19.64% 3
Reading +19 15 £490 +12.00% 1
East of England -6 15 £435 +3.88% 2
Leeds +17 14 £425 -15.00% 2
East Midlands +5 14 £410 -11.35%
Birmingham +17 12 £550 +15.78% 2
North West +19 11 £463 +12.12% 8
Bristol +3 11 £359 +2.50% 3
Manchester +9 8 £500 -11.11% 4
Scotland +9 8 £400 +4.57% 1
Hook +9 8 £375 -6.25%
City of London -17 8 £550 +83.33% 9
Wiltshire +4 6 £425 -9.76% 2
Swindon +4 6 £425 -37.03% 2
Hertfordshire -7 6 £450 +16.12% 1
Suffolk +16 5 £438 +2.94%
Derbyshire - 5 £510 -
Ipswich +10 4 £450 +22.03%
Lincoln - 4 £400 -
Derby - 4 £510 -
Lincolnshire - 4 £400 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Billing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Billing.

1 134 (24.59%) Telecoms
2 120 (22.02%) Finance
3 111 (20.37%) SAP
4 83 (15.23%) CRM
5 72 (13.21%) Oracle
6 69 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (12.66%) Degree
7 65 (11.93%) SQL
8 63 (11.56%) Project Management
9 48 (8.81%) Service Delivery
10 47 (8.62%) Java
11 44 (8.07%) Salesforce.com
12 42 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (7.34%) ITIL
14 39 (7.16%) Migration
15 38 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
15 38 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
16 37 (6.79%) ERP
17 35 (6.42%) SAP SD
17 35 (6.42%) SAP IS-U
18 34 (6.24%) Retail
19 33 (6.06%) Business Analysis
19 33 (6.06%) Microsoft
20 32 (5.87%) Service Management
21 30 (5.50%) Spring
22 29 (5.32%) Linux
22 29 (5.32%) MVNO
23 28 (5.14%) User Acceptance Testing
23 28 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
24 27 (4.95%) ABAP

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 11 (2.02%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.47%) Apache
4 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.73%) CMS
5 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.73%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.55%) JBoss
6 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.55%) SAS
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.37%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.37%) Liferay
7 2 (0.37%) Mule
Applications
1 38 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (6.42%) SAP IS-U
1 35 (6.42%) SAP SD
2 17 (3.12%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (3.12%) Oracle Receivables
3 16 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (2.02%) SAP ERP
5 7 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (1.10%) NetSuite
6 6 (1.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (1.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.92%) Oracle Utilities
7 5 (0.92%) SAP Retail
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle BRM
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 4 (0.73%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.73%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.22%) IaaS
2 18 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.12%) PaaS
4 14 (2.57%) OpenShift
5 13 (2.39%) Heroku
5 13 (2.39%) SaaS
6 9 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.65%) GitHub
7 5 (0.92%) Office 365
8 2 (0.37%) CloudSense
8 2 (0.37%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.37%) G Suite
8 2 (0.37%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.32%) MVNO
2 14 (2.57%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.20%) DNS
3 12 (2.20%) MPLS
4 11 (2.02%) DHCP
5 9 (1.65%) Firewall
6 8 (1.47%) Internet
6 8 (1.47%) Network Security
6 8 (1.47%) VPN
6 8 (1.47%) WAN
7 7 (1.28%) 3GPP
7 7 (1.28%) Broadband
7 7 (1.28%) Ethernet
8 6 (1.10%) Diameter Protocol
8 6 (1.10%) SIGTRAN
9 5 (0.92%) IPsec
9 5 (0.92%) OpenScape
9 5 (0.92%) SAN
10 4 (0.73%) LAN
10 4 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.77%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (3.12%) NoSQL
3 16 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (1.47%) Big Data
6 7 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.10%) QlikView
7 6 (1.10%) SAP BW
8 5 (0.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.73%) GIS
9 4 (0.73%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.73%) MySQL
9 4 (0.73%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.73%) SQLPlus
10 3 (0.55%) DTS
10 3 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (1.83%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.65%) Bitbucket
2 9 (1.65%) GitLab
2 9 (1.65%) Maven
3 6 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.55%) Toad
5 2 (0.37%) Hudson
5 2 (0.37%) JIRA
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.37%) Selenium
5 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.18%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.18%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.18%) webpack
General
1 134 (24.59%) Telecoms
2 120 (22.02%) Finance
3 34 (6.24%) Retail
4 26 (4.77%) Banking
5 22 (4.04%) Manufacturing
6 19 (3.49%) Legal
7 11 (2.02%) Law
8 9 (1.65%) Marketing
9 7 (1.28%) Back Office
9 7 (1.28%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.55%) French Language
10 3 (0.55%) Military
10 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.37%) Advertising
11 2 (0.37%) Automotive
11 2 (0.37%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.37%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 109 (20.00%) Consultant
2 96 (17.61%) Analyst
3 87 (15.96%) Architect
4 59 (10.83%) Developer
4 59 (10.83%) SAP Consultant
5 47 (8.62%) Project Manager
6 40 (7.34%) Solutions Architect
7 31 (5.69%) Business Analyst
8 25 (4.59%) BSS Architect
8 25 (4.59%) SAP SD Consultant
9 22 (4.04%) OSS Architect
10 21 (3.85%) BSS Solutions Architect
10 21 (3.85%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 19 (3.49%) Billing Consultant
11 19 (3.49%) Designer
11 19 (3.49%) Oracle Consultant
11 19 (3.49%) OSS Solutions Architect
12 15 (2.75%) Test Analyst
13 14 (2.57%) Support Engineer
14 13 (2.39%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.50%) Spring
2 21 (3.85%) SOAP
3 19 (3.49%) REST
4 17 (3.12%) IDoc
5 16 (2.94%) J2EE
6 15 (2.75%) Web Services
7 13 (2.39%) XML
8 11 (2.02%) ActiveMQ
8 11 (2.02%) Spring Boot
9 10 (1.83%) .NET
10 9 (1.65%) Java EE
11 8 (1.47%) EDI
11 8 (1.47%) JMS
11 8 (1.47%) Middleware
11 8 (1.47%) Visualforce
12 6 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (1.10%) Web Dynpro
13 5 (0.92%) BAPI
13 5 (0.92%) CSS
13 5 (0.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.77%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.39%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.20%) User Experience
6 9 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.65%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.65%) PMI
6 9 (1.65%) Smart Meter
7 8 (1.47%) Internet of Things
8 6 (1.10%) e-Learning
8 6 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.10%) Replication
8 6 (1.10%) Social Media
9 5 (0.92%) Fintech
9 5 (0.92%) FMCG
9 5 (0.92%) PDA
10 4 (0.73%) IVR
10 4 (0.73%) RIA
11 3 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.32%) Linux
2 16 (2.94%) Unix
3 11 (2.02%) Windows
4 9 (1.65%) VMS
5 5 (0.92%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.73%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.73%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.55%) Android
7 3 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (15.23%) CRM
2 69 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (11.56%) Project Management
4 48 (8.81%) Service Delivery
5 42 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 40 (7.34%) ITIL
7 39 (7.16%) Migration
8 37 (6.79%) ERP
9 33 (6.06%) Business Analysis
10 32 (5.87%) Service Management
11 28 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (5.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (4.77%) Data Modelling
13 25 (4.59%) Analytics
14 24 (4.40%) PRINCE2
15 23 (4.22%) IT Strategy
15 23 (4.22%) Microservices
16 22 (4.04%) Change Management
16 22 (4.04%) Validation
17 21 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 65 (11.93%) SQL
2 47 (8.62%) Java
3 27 (4.95%) ABAP
4 26 (4.77%) Python
5 11 (2.02%) PL/SQL
6 10 (1.83%) C#
7 8 (1.47%) Apex Code
8 7 (1.28%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.28%) Perl
8 7 (1.28%) VBA
9 6 (1.10%) C
9 6 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.73%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.73%) VB
11 3 (0.55%) COBOL
12 2 (0.37%) C++
12 2 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.37%) GraphQL
12 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (12.66%) Degree
2 24 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.39%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.47%) ACCA
5 8 (1.47%) MCDST
5 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.10%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.10%) PMP
7 5 (0.92%) CIMA
8 4 (0.73%) A+ Certification
8 4 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.55%) CCNP
9 3 (0.55%) CISM
9 3 (0.55%) CISSP
9 3 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.37%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.30%) SLA
2 17 (3.12%) QA
3 10 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.10%) IFRS
5 5 (0.92%) PMO
6 2 (0.37%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.37%) GDPR
6 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) P3O
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.83%) Docker
2 10 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.37%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.37%) HDFS
4 2 (0.37%) vSphere
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.65%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.92%) SCCM
4 4 (0.73%) Netcool
5 3 (0.55%) Amdocs OSS
5 3 (0.55%) Puppet
6 2 (0.37%) Control-M
6 2 (0.37%) HockeyApp
6 2 (0.37%) Kibana
6 2 (0.37%) logstash
6 2 (0.37%) Nagios
6 2 (0.37%) PaperCut
6 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.37%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 111 (20.37%) SAP
2 72 (13.21%) Oracle
3 44 (8.07%) Salesforce.com
4 33 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 18 (3.30%) Cisco
6 15 (2.75%) HP
7 12 (2.20%) VMware
8 11 (2.02%) Siebel
9 10 (1.83%) Zuora
10 9 (1.65%) Apigee
10 9 (1.65%) Citrix
10 9 (1.65%) Ericsson
10 9 (1.65%) Huawei
10 9 (1.65%) MuleSoft
10 9 (1.65%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.47%) Remedy
12 7 (1.28%) ComArch
12 7 (1.28%) Gemalto
13 6 (1.10%) Motorola
13 6 (1.10%) Xerox
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