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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 342 363
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21  
Contract jobs citing Billing 289 328 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.61% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.68% 1.61% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 206 171
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £364
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% +8.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £12.15 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £17.05 £12.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £12.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year +82.00% +8.69%  

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 17200 20426 21174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.15% 38.12% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11247 13262 12987
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 506 498
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +23.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Billing in the UK

Billing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 28 March 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 +3 260 £435 +3.57% 62
London +5 77 £450 +2.85% 21
South East -6 77 £450 +12.50% 12
Berkshire -6 35 £450 +12.50% 8
East Midlands +16 32 £405 +30.64% 1
Hampshire +21 26 £425 -29.16% 1
South West +5 23 £438 +13.63% 3
Reading +12 21 £450 -18.18% 5
Wiltshire +9 15 £450 -
Swindon +10 14 £425 -5.55%
East of England +5 14 £376 -11.47% 4
Yorkshire +19 12 £395 -7.05% 1
West Yorkshire +15 12 £395 -11.73% 1
West Midlands +7 12 £335 -2.18% 7
Derbyshire - 11 £520 - 1
Leeds +12 10 £550 +17.02% 1
Derby - 10 £520 - 1
Lincolnshire - 9 £400 -
Surrey +18 8 £435 +335.00%
Birmingham +3 8 £280 -32.28% 4
City of London -10 8 £400 -24.88% 2
Durham -7 7 £283 -28.93% 1
North East -24 7 £283 -32.73% 1
Bristol +6 6 £406 +5.51% 3
Suffolk +3 6 £354 -16.76%
Newbury -3 6 - -
Northamptonshire - 6 £388 -
Hook +11 5 - -
Nottinghamshire +7 5 £390 +25.80%
Nottingham +5 5 £390 +25.80%

Billing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 123 (22.12%) SAP
2 111 (19.96%) Telecoms
3 104 (18.71%) Finance
4 88 (15.83%) CRM
5 77 (13.85%) Oracle
6 71 (12.77%) Project Management
7 64 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (10.07%) Degree
9 45 (8.09%) SQL
10 44 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 43 (7.73%) Salesforce.com
12 41 (7.37%) SAP IS-U
13 40 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
14 39 (7.01%) Microsoft
15 36 (6.47%) MS Excel
15 36 (6.47%) PRINCE2
16 33 (5.94%) Service Delivery
16 33 (5.94%) Management Information System
16 33 (5.94%) ITIL
17 32 (5.76%) ERP
17 32 (5.76%) Service Management
18 31 (5.58%) Data Centre
18 31 (5.58%) Migration
18 31 (5.58%) SAP SD
18 31 (5.58%) Incident Management
19 28 (5.04%) Retail
19 28 (5.04%) ABAP
20 27 (4.86%) Java
20 27 (4.86%) SLA
20 27 (4.86%) Change 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 10 (1.80%) MS Exchange
1 10 (1.80%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (0.72%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.54%) Apache
5 3 (0.54%) CMS
5 3 (0.54%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.54%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.18%) CICS
7 1 (0.18%) Confluence
7 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.18%) JBoss
7 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 36 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.88%) MS Office
3 13 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.80%) MS Project
5 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 41 (7.37%) SAP IS-U
2 31 (5.58%) SAP SD
3 13 (2.34%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (2.16%) Oracle Receivables
5 9 (1.62%) NetSuite
6 7 (1.26%) Oracle BRM
6 7 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (1.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (1.26%) SAP ERP
6 7 (1.26%) SAP Retail
7 5 (0.90%) Maximo
7 5 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.90%) Oracle Utilities
8 4 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.72%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.72%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.72%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.54%) SAP FS
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.16%) IaaS
2 9 (1.62%) CloudSense
3 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.08%) SaaS
6 5 (0.90%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (0.90%) Office 365
6 5 (0.90%) SoftLayer
7 4 (0.72%) PaaS
8 3 (0.54%) G Suite
9 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.36%) Heroku
10 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.14%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.42%) DNS
3 15 (2.70%) Firewall
3 15 (2.70%) MVNO
4 14 (2.52%) MPLS
5 13 (2.34%) DHCP
6 12 (2.16%) Internet
7 11 (1.98%) Broadband
8 10 (1.80%) VLAN
9 9 (1.62%) VPN
9 9 (1.62%) WAN
10 8 (1.44%) Ethernet
10 8 (1.44%) SNMP
11 7 (1.26%) HTTP
11 7 (1.26%) ICMP
12 6 (1.08%) ATM
12 6 (1.08%) BGP
12 6 (1.08%) FTP
12 6 (1.08%) IGMP
12 6 (1.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.98%) NoSQL
3 11 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.80%) DB2
4 10 (1.80%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.62%) IBM InfoSphere
6 7 (1.26%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.08%) MySQL
8 5 (0.90%) Big Data
8 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.72%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.36%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.36%) GIS
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 9 (1.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.90%) Maven
3 3 (0.54%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.36%) JIRA
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.18%) Hudson
5 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.18%) Selenium
5 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.18%) Toad
5 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 111 (19.96%) Telecoms
2 104 (18.71%) Finance
3 28 (5.04%) Retail
4 20 (3.60%) Legal
4 20 (3.60%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.06%) Banking
6 12 (2.16%) Marketing
7 8 (1.44%) General Ledger
7 8 (1.44%) Law
8 7 (1.26%) Back Office
9 4 (0.72%) French Language
10 3 (0.54%) Advertising
10 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.36%) Automotive
11 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.36%) Electronics
11 2 (0.36%) Front Office
11 2 (0.36%) Military
11 2 (0.36%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (23.02%) Consultant
2 85 (15.29%) Analyst
3 80 (14.39%) Architect
4 67 (12.05%) SAP Consultant
5 56 (10.07%) Project Manager
6 54 (9.71%) Solutions Architect
7 42 (7.55%) Developer
8 37 (6.65%) Designer
9 36 (6.47%) Business Analyst
10 32 (5.76%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 26 (4.68%) BSS Architect
12 25 (4.50%) Functional Consultant
13 24 (4.32%) SAP SD Consultant
14 23 (4.14%) BSS Solutions Architect
15 22 (3.96%) Oracle Consultant
15 22 (3.96%) OSS Architect
16 21 (3.78%) Billing Consultant
16 21 (3.78%) Solutions Designer
17 19 (3.42%) OSS Solutions Architect
18 17 (3.06%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.78%) Middleware
2 18 (3.24%) Oracle Fusion
3 13 (2.34%) Web Services
4 12 (2.16%) .NET
5 11 (1.98%) Visualforce
5 11 (1.98%) XML
6 10 (1.80%) Spring
7 8 (1.44%) J2EE
8 7 (1.26%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (1.26%) JMS
8 7 (1.26%) SOAP
9 6 (1.08%) Java EE
10 5 (0.90%) CSS
10 5 (0.90%) EDI
10 5 (0.90%) REST
11 4 (0.72%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.72%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.72%) HTML
11 4 (0.72%) JSP
12 3 (0.54%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 31 (5.58%) Data Centre
4 11 (1.98%) Smart Meter
5 10 (1.80%) Mobile App
5 10 (1.80%) Virtual Team
6 9 (1.62%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.62%) Internet of Things
6 9 (1.62%) PDA
7 8 (1.44%) PMI
7 8 (1.44%) User Experience
8 7 (1.26%) IPTV
9 6 (1.08%) e-Learning
9 6 (1.08%) Over-the-Top Content
9 6 (1.08%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.90%) IVR
10 5 (0.90%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.90%) Replication
10 5 (0.90%) Social Media
10 5 (0.90%) STB
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.14%) Linux
2 21 (3.78%) Unix
3 12 (2.16%) Windows
4 5 (0.90%) VMS
5 4 (0.72%) Android
6 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (15.83%) CRM
2 71 (12.77%) Project Management
3 64 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (6.47%) PRINCE2
6 33 (5.94%) ITIL
6 33 (5.94%) Service Delivery
7 32 (5.76%) ERP
7 32 (5.76%) Service Management
8 31 (5.58%) Incident Management
8 31 (5.58%) Migration
9 27 (4.86%) Change Management
10 24 (4.32%) Business Analysis
10 24 (4.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (4.14%) Matrix Organization
11 23 (4.14%) Risk Management
12 21 (3.78%) Data Modelling
12 21 (3.78%) ETL
12 21 (3.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 45 (8.09%) SQL
2 28 (5.04%) ABAP
3 27 (4.86%) Java
4 19 (3.42%) Python
5 11 (1.98%) Apex Code
5 11 (1.98%) PL/SQL
6 10 (1.80%) C
7 8 (1.44%) C#
8 7 (1.26%) Perl
9 5 (0.90%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.54%) VBA
11 2 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.18%) C++
12 1 (0.18%) COBOL
12 1 (0.18%) PHP
12 1 (0.18%) SOQL
12 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.18%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 56 (10.07%) Degree
2 18 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (2.16%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.98%) MCDST
5 11 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.98%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.26%) ACCA
6 7 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.26%) PMP
7 6 (1.08%) CCNP
8 5 (0.90%) CCIP
8 5 (0.90%) CCNA
9 4 (0.72%) CIMA
9 4 (0.72%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.54%) ISEB
10 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.36%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.36%) CISM
11 2 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.86%) SLA
2 17 (3.06%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.16%) QA
4 8 (1.44%) IFRS
5 5 (0.90%) PMO
6 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.36%) GDPR
6 2 (0.36%) P3O
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.72%) Docker
4 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.18%) HDFS
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.44%) Amdocs OSS
2 7 (1.26%) Netcool
2 7 (1.26%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.08%) Nagios
4 5 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.54%) Puppet
5 3 (0.54%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.36%) Ansible
6 2 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.36%) SCCM
6 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Control-M
7 1 (0.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.18%) Kibana
7 1 (0.18%) logstash
7 1 (0.18%) Marathon
7 1 (0.18%) Mesos
7 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 123 (22.12%) SAP
2 77 (13.85%) Oracle
3 43 (7.73%) Salesforce.com
4 39 (7.01%) Microsoft
5 21 (3.78%) Cisco
6 20 (3.60%) IBM
7 17 (3.06%) Siebel
8 14 (2.52%) VMware
9 12 (2.16%) Huawei
10 8 (1.44%) HP
10 8 (1.44%) Remedy
10 8 (1.44%) Zuora
11 7 (1.26%) Amdocs
11 7 (1.26%) ComArch
11 7 (1.26%) Cramer
11 7 (1.26%) Ericsson
11 7 (1.26%) Gemalto
11 7 (1.26%) Juniper
11 7 (1.26%) NetCracker
12 6 (1.08%) Comptel
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negoiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hurren and Hope
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hurren and Hope
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago