Period
to 23 October 2017

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 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 409 408 366
Rank change year-on-year -1 -42 -36
Contract jobs citing Billing 572 603 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.57% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.43% 1.57% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 358 389
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £238 £165 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £423
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.40% +17.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 10
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +73.91% -8.00%
10th Percentile £14.35 £10.23 £8.98
90th Percentile £33.75 £28.44 £15.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +73.91% -2.13%

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 39992 38331 45768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.92% 36.37% 40.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26524 25483 29177
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 873 965 1209
UK median hourly rate £26.40 £23.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.34% -2.08% +11.63%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £25.00 £25.66
% change year-on-year +11.00% -2.57% +13.19%

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Billing over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 +36 517 £450 +13.56% 37
UK excluding London +39 358 £425 +13.33% 22
London -13 175 £475 +11.76% 13
South East +45 159 £425 +6.25% 8
Midlands +44 55 £550 +41.94% 7
West Midlands +41 44 £550 +56.03% 4
South West +10 44 £388 -5.49% 3
North of England +28 41 £425 +21.43% 3
East of England -23 33 £403 -1.23% 1
North West +25 20 £500 +11.11% 3
Scotland -18 17 £400 +8.11%
Yorkshire -5 14 £413 +16.20%
East Midlands +6 11 £425 -8.11% 3
North East +66 7 £285 +8.57%
Wales +11 7 £363 -3.33%
Northern Ireland -51 2 £500 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 185 (32.34%) Finance
2 129 (22.55%) Telecoms
3 121 (21.15%) SAP
4 84 (14.69%) CRM
5 76 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (12.76%) Project Management
7 71 (12.41%) Oracle
8 60 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 60 (10.49%) Degree
9 56 (9.79%) SQL
10 52 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
10 52 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
11 47 (8.22%) Migration
12 46 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
12 46 (8.04%) Microsoft
13 45 (7.87%) Java
14 44 (7.69%) SAP IS-U
15 39 (6.82%) Banking
16 38 (6.64%) ERP
16 38 (6.64%) ITIL
16 38 (6.64%) SDLC
17 35 (6.12%) Change Management
18 34 (5.94%) DevOps
19 32 (5.59%) Linux
20 31 (5.42%) Service Delivery
20 31 (5.42%) Enterprise Architecture
20 31 (5.42%) Spring
20 31 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
20 31 (5.42%) Waterfall
21 30 (5.24%) Retail

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 18 (3.15%) Apache
1 18 (3.15%) Cloud Foundry
2 11 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (1.57%) Confluence
4 7 (1.22%) Documentum
5 5 (0.87%) SAS
6 4 (0.70%) CMS
6 4 (0.70%) SAP Portal
7 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.52%) IIS
7 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.52%) WordPress
8 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.17%) CICS
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.17%) JBoss
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 46 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (4.20%) MS Visio
3 20 (3.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.87%) HipChat
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 44 (7.69%) SAP IS-U
2 30 (5.24%) SAP SD
3 28 (4.90%) Oracle EBS
4 26 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 26 (4.55%) Oracle Financials
5 20 (3.50%) Oracle Receivables
6 17 (2.97%) Oracle Payables
7 16 (2.80%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 15 (2.62%) Oracle Assets
8 15 (2.62%) Oracle General Ledger
9 14 (2.45%) Oracle iProcurement
10 12 (2.10%) SAP FI
11 8 (1.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 8 (1.40%) SAP ERP
12 7 (1.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 6 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
13 6 (1.05%) PlanetPress Connect
14 5 (0.87%) SAP CO
14 5 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
14 5 (0.87%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.72%) PaaS
4 25 (4.37%) IaaS
5 18 (3.15%) Heroku
6 16 (2.80%) OpenShift
7 14 (2.45%) GitHub
8 13 (2.27%) SaaS
9 8 (1.40%) IBM Blueworks
10 6 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.52%) Force.com
11 3 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.52%) Slack
11 3 (0.52%) Trello
12 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.35%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.02%) MVNO
2 22 (3.85%) Internet
3 19 (3.32%) Firewall
4 17 (2.97%) WAN
5 15 (2.62%) MPLS
5 15 (2.62%) SMS
5 15 (2.62%) VPN
6 14 (2.45%) VLAN
7 13 (2.27%) Diameter Protocol
7 13 (2.27%) Value-Added Service
8 11 (1.92%) DHCP
8 11 (1.92%) DNS
8 11 (1.92%) LAN
8 11 (1.92%) Network Security
9 9 (1.57%) 3GPP
9 9 (1.57%) SIGTRAN
10 8 (1.40%) VoWiFi
11 6 (1.05%) 4G
11 6 (1.05%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.05%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.45%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.10%) NoSQL
3 11 (1.92%) Flink
3 11 (1.92%) Oracle Discoverer
4 10 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.05%) QlikView
9 5 (0.87%) MySQL
9 5 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.87%) SQLPlus
10 4 (0.70%) Big Data
10 4 (0.70%) EDMS
10 4 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.52%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 17 (2.97%) Bitbucket
2 14 (2.45%) JIRA
3 11 (1.92%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.92%) GitLab
3 11 (1.92%) TeamCity
4 9 (1.57%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.40%) Maven
6 6 (1.05%) git-flow
7 4 (0.70%) LSMW
8 3 (0.52%) Subversion
8 3 (0.52%) Toad
9 2 (0.35%) JDeveloper
9 2 (0.35%) Selenium
9 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.17%) Hudson
10 1 (0.17%) PEAR
10 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 185 (32.34%) Finance
2 129 (22.55%) Telecoms
3 39 (6.82%) Banking
4 30 (5.24%) Retail
5 18 (3.15%) Legal
6 13 (2.27%) Marketing
7 12 (2.10%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.10%) General Ledger
7 12 (2.10%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.92%) Back Office
9 8 (1.40%) Law
9 8 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.70%) Music Industry
11 3 (0.52%) Advertising
11 3 (0.52%) Military
11 3 (0.52%) Publishing
12 2 (0.35%) Automotive
12 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Electronics
12 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (24.65%) Analyst
2 105 (18.36%) Consultant
3 74 (12.94%) Architect
4 60 (10.49%) Business Analyst
5 57 (9.97%) Developer
6 50 (8.74%) SAP Consultant
7 48 (8.39%) Project Manager
8 30 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
9 23 (4.02%) Functional Consultant
10 22 (3.85%) SAP SD Consultant
11 19 (3.32%) Oracle Consultant
12 18 (3.15%) Designer
12 18 (3.15%) SAP ISU Consultant
12 18 (3.15%) Test Analyst
13 16 (2.80%) Financial Analyst
13 16 (2.80%) Process Analyst
14 15 (2.62%) Billing Analyst
14 15 (2.62%) Billing Consultant
14 15 (2.62%) Enterprise Architect
15 13 (2.27%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.42%) Spring
2 24 (4.20%) SOAP
3 21 (3.67%) REST
4 18 (3.15%) Spring Boot
5 16 (2.80%) XML
6 15 (2.62%) Web Services
7 10 (1.75%) J2EE
8 8 (1.40%) ActiveMQ
8 8 (1.40%) EDI
8 8 (1.40%) Middleware
9 7 (1.22%) BAPI
9 7 (1.22%) Web Dynpro
10 6 (1.05%) .NET
10 6 (1.05%) JSON
11 5 (0.87%) CSS
11 5 (0.87%) HTML
12 4 (0.70%) Django
13 3 (0.52%) COM
13 3 (0.52%) SAP Smart Forms
13 3 (0.52%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.32%) Virtual Team
4 12 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.92%) Hedge funds
6 10 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.40%) Fintech
7 8 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (1.40%) User Experience
8 7 (1.22%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (0.87%) PMI
10 4 (0.70%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.70%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.70%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.52%) FMCG
11 3 (0.52%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.52%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (5.59%) Linux
2 17 (2.97%) Unix
3 14 (2.45%) Windows
4 7 (1.22%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.52%) Android
7 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.35%) VMS
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (14.69%) CRM
2 76 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (12.76%) Project Management
4 60 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (8.22%) Migration
6 38 (6.64%) ERP
6 38 (6.64%) ITIL
6 38 (6.64%) SDLC
7 35 (6.12%) Change Management
8 34 (5.94%) DevOps
9 31 (5.42%) Enterprise Architecture
9 31 (5.42%) Service Delivery
9 31 (5.42%) Waterfall
10 29 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (4.90%) Business Analysis
11 28 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (4.37%) Open Source
13 23 (4.02%) Service Management
14 22 (3.85%) PRINCE2
14 22 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 56 (9.79%) SQL
2 45 (7.87%) Java
3 20 (3.50%) ABAP
4 19 (3.32%) Python
5 18 (3.15%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.10%) C++
7 8 (1.40%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.40%) VB
8 7 (1.22%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.22%) VBA
9 6 (1.05%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.05%) Groovy
10 5 (0.87%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.70%) C#
11 4 (0.70%) GraphQL
11 4 (0.70%) PHP
12 3 (0.52%) C
12 3 (0.52%) COBOL
13 2 (0.35%) PHP 5
13 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (10.49%) Degree
2 13 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.75%) PMI Certification
4 9 (1.57%) PMP
5 8 (1.40%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.05%) ACCA
6 6 (1.05%) CIMA
7 5 (0.87%) CISM
7 5 (0.87%) CISSP
7 5 (0.87%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.70%) A+ Certification
8 4 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.70%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.70%) MCDST
8 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.70%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (0.52%) APMP
9 3 (0.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.67%) QA
1 21 (3.67%) SLA
2 11 (1.92%) PMO
3 6 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.52%) GDPR
6 3 (0.52%) P3O
7 2 (0.35%) IFRS
8 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.17%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.17%) GCP
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (3.67%) Docker
2 12 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.87%) Firmware
4 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.35%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.17%) HDFS
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.17%) XenApp
6 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (2.80%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.92%) Ansible
3 7 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.05%) Puppet
5 5 (0.87%) Nagios
5 5 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.87%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.52%) Rancher
7 2 (0.35%) Control-M
7 2 (0.35%) Netcool
7 2 (0.35%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.17%) Kibana
8 1 (0.17%) logstash
8 1 (0.17%) Marathon
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.17%) SCCM
8 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 121 (21.15%) SAP
2 71 (12.41%) Oracle
3 52 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
4 46 (8.04%) Microsoft
5 20 (3.50%) Cisco
5 20 (3.50%) Guidewire
6 16 (2.80%) Huawei
7 12 (2.10%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.92%) Apigee
8 11 (1.92%) HP
8 11 (1.92%) IBM
8 11 (1.92%) MuleSoft
9 10 (1.75%) Motorola
9 10 (1.75%) Xerox
10 9 (1.57%) Ericsson
11 8 (1.40%) Nokia
11 8 (1.40%) Siebel
12 6 (1.05%) Avaya
12 6 (1.05%) Citrix
13 5 (0.87%) JD Edwards