Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 423 437 492
Rank change year-on-year +14 +55 -87
Contract jobs citing Billing 114 422 467
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.50% 0.45%
As % of the General category 0.83% 1.29% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 277 284
Median daily rate £460 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.60% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £146 £300 £257
90th Percentile £578 £618 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £465 £433
% change year-on-year +4.84% +7.51% -3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 9
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £21.25 £16.25 £12.16
90th Percentile £32.75 £72.50 £23.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -18.92% +58.57% -7.89%

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 13,662 32,709 41,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.62% 38.54% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,750 20,959 27,084
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £285 £288 £294
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.29% +2.94% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 985 1,143
Median hourly rate £27.99 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.23% +2.33% -4.44%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £50.63 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.42 £20.04
% change year-on-year +5.07% +6.87% -10.94%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Billing in the UK

Billing
Top 14 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 30 October 2020. 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 +47 101 £468 -1.58% 29
London +121 61 £425 -19.05% 14
UK excluding London +69 38 £488 +4.84% 15
South East +88 26 £480 -4.00% 6
Work from Home -106 25 £491 +9.17% 4
Midlands +64 6 £525 +10.53% 1
West Midlands +53 5 £525 +5.00% 1
North of England +89 2 £315 -25.44% 3
East of England +76 2 - - 1
South West +63 2 £425 -1.73% 4
North West +83 1 £315 -13.10% 3
Scotland +72 1 £325 -42.98%
Yorkshire +55 1 £500 +21.95%
East Midlands +41 1 £488 +30.00%

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 38 (33.33%) Finance
2 27 (23.68%) SAP
3 21 (18.42%) CRM
4 18 (15.79%) Telecoms
5 16 (14.04%) Microsoft Excel
5 16 (14.04%) Migration
6 15 (13.16%) SQL
6 15 (13.16%) Data Modelling
7 14 (12.28%) Service Management
8 12 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (10.53%) AWS
8 12 (10.53%) Analytics
9 11 (9.65%) GCP
9 11 (9.65%) Asset Management
10 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
10 10 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (7.89%) Public Sector
11 9 (7.89%) Data Management
11 9 (7.89%) Data Migration
12 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (6.14%) Service Delivery
13 7 (6.14%) ERP
13 7 (6.14%) B2B
13 7 (6.14%) Oracle
13 7 (6.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (6.14%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
14 6 (5.26%) Line Management
14 6 (5.26%) DevOps

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 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (14.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.88%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.88%) Blender
4 1 (0.88%) InDesign
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) SAP FI
1 4 (3.51%) SAP IS-U
1 4 (3.51%) SAP S/4HANA
1 4 (3.51%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.75%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 2 (1.75%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.75%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.75%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle iSupplier
3 1 (0.88%) SAP BRIM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.53%) AWS
2 11 (9.65%) GCP
3 6 (5.26%) Azure
4 5 (4.39%) Force.com
5 4 (3.51%) PaaS
5 4 (3.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 4 (3.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (2.63%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.75%) Apigee
7 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.88%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.88%) IaaS
8 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) LAN
1 5 (4.39%) WAN
2 3 (2.63%) Multicast
3 2 (1.75%) Extranet
3 2 (1.75%) MPLS
3 2 (1.75%) RTP
4 1 (0.88%) 3G
4 1 (0.88%) Broadband
4 1 (0.88%) Firewall
4 1 (0.88%) H.323
4 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.88%) IPsec
4 1 (0.88%) ISDN
4 1 (0.88%) QSIG
4 1 (0.88%) SAN
4 1 (0.88%) SCCP
4 1 (0.88%) SDH
4 1 (0.88%) SMS
4 1 (0.88%) VLAN
4 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.63%) Power BI
3 2 (1.75%) Big Data
3 2 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.88%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.88%) GIS
4 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.88%) MS Access
4 1 (0.88%) MySQL
4 1 (0.88%) MySQL Workbench
4 1 (0.88%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Ant
2 2 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) ERwin
3 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (33.33%) Finance
2 18 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.89%) Public Sector
4 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.26%) Marketing
5 5 (4.39%) Back Office
6 4 (3.51%) French Language
7 3 (2.63%) Retail
8 2 (1.75%) Electronics
8 2 (1.75%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.88%) Banking
9 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.88%) Games
9 1 (0.88%) German Language
9 1 (0.88%) Law
9 1 (0.88%) Legal
9 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (18.42%) Consultant
2 20 (17.54%) Architect
3 17 (14.91%) Analyst
4 12 (10.53%) SAP Consultant
5 9 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (7.02%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.14%) Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Administrator
9 4 (3.51%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.51%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (3.51%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) SAP ISU Consultant
10 3 (2.63%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (2.63%) Data Engineer
10 3 (2.63%) Digital Architect
10 3 (2.63%) Salesforce Architect
10 3 (2.63%) SAP SD Consultant
10 3 (2.63%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) Web Services
2 4 (3.51%) Visualforce
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.75%) Swagger
4 1 (0.88%) .NET
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.88%) EDI
4 1 (0.88%) LDAP
4 1 (0.88%) Middleware
4 1 (0.88%) XML
4 1 (0.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.51%) NHS
3 4 (3.51%) TM Forum
4 3 (2.63%) iPad
4 3 (2.63%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.75%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) Animation
6 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.88%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.88%) IVR
6 1 (0.88%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.51%) Windows
2 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.75%) Linux
3 2 (1.75%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.42%) CRM
2 16 (14.04%) Migration
3 15 (13.16%) Data Modelling
4 14 (12.28%) Service Management
5 12 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.53%) Analytics
6 11 (9.65%) Asset Management
7 9 (7.89%) Data Management
7 9 (7.89%) Data Migration
7 9 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.14%) B2B
9 7 (6.14%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
9 7 (6.14%) ERP
9 7 (6.14%) Service Delivery
9 7 (6.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.26%) Change Management
10 6 (5.26%) DevOps
10 6 (5.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.16%) SQL
2 4 (3.51%) Apex Code
2 4 (3.51%) Java
2 4 (3.51%) Python
3 3 (2.63%) C
4 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.75%) VBA
5 1 (0.88%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) Perl
5 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (4.39%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.51%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) CWSP
3 1 (0.88%) ISEB
3 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.88%) PMP
3 1 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) Data Quality
1 5 (4.39%) QA
1 5 (4.39%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) NIST
System Software
1 4 (3.51%) Docker
2 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.75%) KVM
2 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.75%) Xen
3 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) Kubernetes
1 5 (4.39%) Terraform
2 1 (0.88%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (23.68%) SAP
2 12 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.14%) Oracle
5 6 (5.26%) Amdocs
6 4 (3.51%) Google
7 3 (2.63%) Cadence
7 3 (2.63%) Cisco
7 3 (2.63%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.75%) Conga
8 2 (1.75%) Intel
8 2 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.75%) Remedy
8 2 (1.75%) VMware
9 1 (0.88%) Brocade
9 1 (0.88%) CA
9 1 (0.88%) Cerillion
9 1 (0.88%) NetApp
9 1 (0.88%) NetCracker
9 1 (0.88%) Teradata