Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 389 471 439
Rank change year-on-year +82 -32 -32
Contract jobs citing Billing 241 266 528
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.39% 0.54%
As % of the General category 1.23% 1.06% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 157 318
Median daily rate £500 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -5.66%
10th Percentile £378 £258 £272
90th Percentile £670 £630 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £515 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +8.42% +8.57% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% +26.76% -36.89%
10th Percentile £9.75 £13.90 £10.88
90th Percentile £82.50 £26.10 £25.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £16.14 £14.05
% change year-on-year +70.41% +14.86% -45.96%

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 19,556 25,064 39,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.35% 37.20% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,176 16,511 26,265
Median daily rate £500 £475 £477
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -0.42% +0.95%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £435 £430
% change year-on-year -2.30% +1.16% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 772 1,010
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.21 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.73% +1.03% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.45 £11.55
90th Percentile £56.13 £51.48 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -2.44%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +56 178 £500 - 58
London +58 95 £500 -2.44% 20
UK excluding London +88 89 £515 +8.42% 39
Work from Home -152 88 £500 +42.86% 7
South East +58 34 £614 +22.75% 9
Midlands +34 18 £544 +14.47% 3
North of England +68 12 £441 -2.00% 17
West Midlands +27 12 £563 +15.38% 2
East of England +56 8 £390 +30.00% 1
Yorkshire +46 8 £469 +11.61% 3
Scotland +26 7 £530 - 1
East Midlands +28 6 £488 +33.66% 1
Wales +23 6 £500 -20.00%
South West +78 5 £559 +24.17% 8
North West +38 3 £471 +4.56% 12
North East +36 1 £375 -11.76% 2

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 60 (24.90%) Finance
2 52 (21.58%) SAP
3 39 (16.18%) Migration
4 37 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (15.35%) CRM
5 36 (14.94%) Telecoms
6 35 (14.52%) Azure
7 32 (13.28%) AWS
8 30 (12.45%) DevOps
9 29 (12.03%) Terraform
10 28 (11.62%) Linux
10 28 (11.62%) Microsoft
11 26 (10.79%) Oracle
11 26 (10.79%) SQL
12 25 (10.37%) Project Management
13 24 (9.96%) Data Modelling
14 22 (9.13%) Salesforce.com
14 22 (9.13%) GCP
15 21 (8.71%) 4G
15 21 (8.71%) Validation
15 21 (8.71%) 5G
16 20 (8.30%) 3G
16 20 (8.30%) Analytics
16 20 (8.30%) Diameter Protocol
17 19 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (7.47%) Security Cleared
19 17 (7.05%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
20 16 (6.64%) Legal
20 16 (6.64%) Data Management

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 (5.39%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.83%) Confluence
2 2 (0.83%) SAS
3 1 (0.41%) Appian
3 1 (0.41%) Jupyter
3 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (4.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.90%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (5.81%) SAP SD
2 9 (3.73%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (3.32%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (3.32%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (2.49%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (2.49%) SAP FI
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle BRM
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (2.07%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (1.66%) SAP SCM
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (1.24%) SAP CO
7 3 (1.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (1.24%) SAP FI-CA
7 3 (1.24%) SAP GTS
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.52%) Azure
2 32 (13.28%) AWS
3 22 (9.13%) GCP
4 14 (5.81%) SaaS
5 13 (5.39%) Power Platform
6 10 (4.15%) Serverless
7 9 (3.73%) PaaS
8 8 (3.32%) Azure Functions
9 7 (2.90%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 7 (2.90%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 5 (2.07%) Force.com
11 4 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.66%) IaaS
12 3 (1.24%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 3 (1.24%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.83%) Apigee
13 2 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.71%) 4G
1 21 (8.71%) 5G
2 20 (8.30%) 3G
2 20 (8.30%) Diameter Protocol
3 14 (5.81%) Firewall
3 14 (5.81%) LAN
4 13 (5.39%) WAN
5 7 (2.90%) 3GPP
6 6 (2.49%) VPN
7 5 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (1.66%) Multicast
8 4 (1.66%) Network Security
9 3 (1.24%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (1.24%) Wireless
10 2 (0.83%) Extranet
10 2 (0.83%) WLAN
11 1 (0.41%) DHCP
11 1 (0.41%) DMZ
11 1 (0.41%) MPLS
11 1 (0.41%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.39%) Power BI
2 8 (3.32%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.66%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.66%) Tableau
4 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.41%) Big Data
5 1 (0.41%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.41%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.39%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.56%) Ant
3 9 (3.73%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.32%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (2.49%) JIRA
5 6 (2.49%) Selenium
6 5 (2.07%) Maven
7 2 (0.83%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.41%) ERwin
8 1 (0.41%) Gradle
8 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 60 (24.90%) Finance
2 36 (14.94%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.64%) Legal
3 16 (6.64%) Marketing
4 11 (4.56%) Retail
5 10 (4.15%) Banking
6 9 (3.73%) Law
7 8 (3.32%) Front Office
8 7 (2.90%) French Language
8 7 (2.90%) General Ledger
8 7 (2.90%) Manufacturing
8 7 (2.90%) Public Sector
9 3 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.83%) Back Office
10 2 (0.83%) German Language
10 2 (0.83%) Local Government
11 1 (0.41%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.41%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.41%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (20.75%) Architect
2 42 (17.43%) Consultant
3 20 (8.30%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (7.88%) Analyst
5 18 (7.47%) Project Manager
6 17 (7.05%) SAP Consultant
7 12 (4.98%) Developer
7 12 (4.98%) Technical Leader
8 10 (4.15%) Business Analyst
9 7 (2.90%) Designer
9 7 (2.90%) Test Engineer
10 6 (2.49%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (2.49%) SAP SD Consultant
11 5 (2.07%) Cloud Consultant
11 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Architect
11 5 (2.07%) Financial Analyst
11 5 (2.07%) Oracle Analyst
11 5 (2.07%) Salesforce Architect
11 5 (2.07%) SAP Manager
11 5 (2.07%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.32%) ADO
2 7 (2.90%) Visualforce
2 7 (2.90%) Web Services
3 4 (1.66%) Middleware
3 4 (1.66%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (1.66%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (1.24%) EDI
4 3 (1.24%) HTML
5 2 (0.83%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.83%) CSS
5 2 (0.83%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.83%) Node.js
5 2 (0.83%) SAP PI
5 2 (0.83%) Swagger
5 2 (0.83%) Vue.js
5 2 (0.83%) XML
5 2 (0.83%) XSL
6 1 (0.41%) Ext JS
6 1 (0.41%) REST
6 1 (0.41%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.90%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (2.49%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.66%) PMI
4 4 (1.66%) TM Forum
5 3 (1.24%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.24%) FMCG
5 3 (1.24%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.24%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.24%) Replication
6 2 (0.83%) CMDB
6 2 (0.83%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.83%) PKI
6 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.41%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.62%) Linux
2 14 (5.81%) Windows
3 9 (3.73%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.66%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.18%) Migration
2 37 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (15.35%) CRM
3 30 (12.45%) DevOps
4 25 (10.37%) Project Management
5 24 (9.96%) Data Modelling
6 21 (8.71%) Validation
7 20 (8.30%) Analytics
8 18 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (7.05%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
10 16 (6.64%) Data Management
11 15 (6.22%) B2B
11 15 (6.22%) ERP
11 15 (6.22%) Project Delivery
12 14 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (5.81%) Technical Leadership
13 13 (5.39%) Data Migration
14 12 (4.98%) Business Analysis
14 12 (4.98%) ITIL
14 12 (4.98%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.79%) SQL
2 13 (5.39%) Python
3 11 (4.56%) Java
4 10 (4.15%) Apex Code
5 8 (3.32%) C#
6 4 (1.66%) ABAP
6 4 (1.66%) Java 8
6 4 (1.66%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.24%) C
7 3 (1.24%) Perl
7 3 (1.24%) PHP
7 3 (1.24%) SOQL
7 3 (1.24%) SOSL
8 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.83%) XPath
9 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.64%) Degree
3 15 (6.22%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.90%) PMP
5 6 (2.49%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.66%) CCNP
6 4 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.66%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.24%) CCA
7 3 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.83%) APMP
8 2 (0.83%) CCIE
8 2 (0.83%) ISEB
8 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.41%) CCSA
9 1 (0.41%) CCSE
9 1 (0.41%) CWSP
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.90%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.66%) GDPR
3 4 (1.66%) QA
3 4 (1.66%) SLA
4 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.24%) PMO
5 2 (0.83%) NIST
6 1 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 6 (2.49%) Docker
2 3 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.83%) KVM
3 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.83%) Xen
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.41%) XenApp
4 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (12.03%) Terraform
2 10 (4.15%) Ansible
3 9 (3.73%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.41%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.41%) Nessus
5 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.41%) Puppet
5 1 (0.41%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 52 (21.58%) SAP
2 28 (11.62%) Microsoft
3 26 (10.79%) Oracle
4 22 (9.13%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (4.56%) Google
6 9 (3.73%) Cisco
6 9 (3.73%) iManage
7 5 (2.07%) Amdocs
7 5 (2.07%) Ariba
7 5 (2.07%) Workday
8 4 (1.66%) Apttus
8 4 (1.66%) Cadence
8 4 (1.66%) Intapp
9 3 (1.24%) Nokia
9 3 (1.24%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.24%) VMware
10 2 (0.83%) CA
10 2 (0.83%) Intel
10 2 (0.83%) Remedy
10 2 (0.83%) Sage