Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 422 419 435
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 +67
Contract jobs citing Billing 461 105 443
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.34% 0.52%
As % of the General category 1.04% 0.64% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 62 265
10th Percentile £300 £138 £281
25th Percentile £410 £311 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £433 £475
Median % change year-on-year +21.39% -8.95% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £525 £538
90th Percentile £675 £549 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £488 £465
% change year-on-year -4.62% +4.84% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 7
10th Percentile £10.74 £10.90 "
25th Percentile £12.60 £12.63 £16.25
Median hourly rate £21.25 £16.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.79% -5.71% +9.38%
75th Percentile £34.94 £20.63 £20.88
90th Percentile £68.75 £22.50 £42.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £45.25
% change year-on-year +6.06% -63.54% +158.57%

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 44,522 16,353 44,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.25% 53.19% 51.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,111 11,061 28,471
10th Percentile £306 £268 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £518 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.95% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £625 £589 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,373 541 1,488
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.91
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +16.33% +7.46%
75th Percentile £42.79 £42.13 £38.75
90th Percentile £60.40 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.81% +15.71% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -37 341 £508 +14.04% 121
UK excluding London -40 169 £465 -4.62% 91
London -120 151 £575 +49.35% 39
Work from Home -108 149 £525 +8.81% 37
Midlands -41 37 £500 -4.76% 11
South East -89 37 £425 -11.46% 25
North of England -44 32 £400 -1.84% 30
West Midlands -39 27 £575 +9.52% 10
Wales - 20 £586 - 4
South West -26 19 £440 - 10
Scotland -68 19 £540 +66.15% 6
North West -36 15 £228 -27.54% 8
Yorkshire -38 15 £450 -10.00% 6
East Midlands -28 10 £475 -2.56% 1
East of England -49 5 £215 -33.01% 5
North East - 2 - - 16

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 146 (31.67%) Finance
2 115 (24.95%) Social Skills
3 101 (21.91%) SAP
4 87 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (17.14%) CRM
6 75 (16.27%) Telecoms
7 64 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
8 61 (13.23%) Project Management
9 58 (12.58%) Migration
9 58 (12.58%) AWS
10 56 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
11 55 (11.93%) Oracle
12 54 (11.71%) Azure
13 53 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (9.98%) ITIL
15 40 (8.68%) Security Cleared
15 40 (8.68%) DevOps
16 37 (8.03%) Microsoft
17 35 (7.59%) Marketing
17 35 (7.59%) Public Sector
18 34 (7.38%) Analytics
18 34 (7.38%) Salesforce.com
19 33 (7.16%) 5G
20 32 (6.94%) Legal
20 32 (6.94%) Retail
21 31 (6.72%) 4G
22 30 (6.51%) Data Migration
23 29 (6.29%) Contract Management
24 28 (6.07%) 3G
25 26 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement

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 7 (1.52%) SAS
2 6 (1.30%) CMS
2 6 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.08%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.43%) Confluence
4 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (4.77%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (3.04%) Oracle Receivables
2 14 (3.04%) SAP SD
3 11 (2.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (1.95%) NetSuite
4 9 (1.95%) SAP PS
5 8 (1.74%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (1.52%) Cloudability
7 6 (1.30%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (1.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (1.30%) SAP BRIM
7 6 (1.30%) SAP CRM
8 5 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (1.08%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (1.08%) SAP IS-U
9 4 (0.87%) HFM
9 4 (0.87%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.87%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 58 (12.58%) AWS
2 54 (11.71%) Azure
3 18 (3.90%) SaaS
4 16 (3.47%) GCP
4 16 (3.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 11 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.95%) PaaS
7 8 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 8 (1.74%) IaaS
7 8 (1.74%) Microsoft 365
7 8 (1.74%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 6 (1.30%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.08%) Azure Key Vault
9 5 (1.08%) Serverless
10 4 (0.87%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.65%) Azure App Service
11 3 (0.65%) Azure Stack
11 3 (0.65%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.16%) 5G
2 31 (6.72%) 4G
3 28 (6.07%) 3G
4 21 (4.56%) VoIP
5 20 (4.34%) VoLTE
6 19 (4.12%) VoWiFi
7 18 (3.90%) SMS
8 17 (3.69%) LTE
9 16 (3.47%) 2.5G
10 14 (3.04%) Diameter Protocol
11 12 (2.60%) Converged Networks
12 9 (1.95%) Ethernet
12 9 (1.95%) VPN
12 9 (1.95%) WAN
13 8 (1.74%) Firewall
13 8 (1.74%) MVNO
13 8 (1.74%) Network Security
13 8 (1.74%) Unified Communications
14 7 (1.52%) Internet
15 4 (0.87%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.39%) Amazon RDS
1 11 (2.39%) SAP HANA
2 9 (1.95%) Tableau
3 7 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.30%) SAP BW
5 5 (1.08%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.87%) Big Data
6 4 (0.87%) Essbase
6 4 (0.87%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.87%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.65%) MySQL
7 3 (0.65%) Power BI
8 2 (0.43%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.04%) JIRA
2 6 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (1.30%) TeamCity
3 4 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.43%) Ant
4 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.22%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.22%) Babel
5 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.22%) ERwin
5 1 (0.22%) Gradle
5 1 (0.22%) Maven
5 1 (0.22%) Selenium
5 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 146 (31.67%) Finance
2 115 (24.95%) Social Skills
3 75 (16.27%) Telecoms
4 56 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (7.59%) Marketing
5 35 (7.59%) Public Sector
6 32 (6.94%) Legal
6 32 (6.94%) Retail
7 18 (3.90%) Presentation Skills
8 14 (3.04%) General Ledger
9 12 (2.60%) Manufacturing
10 11 (2.39%) Influencing Skills
10 11 (2.39%) Organisational Skills
11 10 (2.17%) Advertising
12 9 (1.95%) Financial Institution
13 8 (1.74%) Banking
13 8 (1.74%) Law
14 6 (1.30%) Multimedia
15 5 (1.08%) Aerospace
15 5 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 98 (21.26%) Consultant
2 92 (19.96%) Architect
3 66 (14.32%) Solutions Architect
4 56 (12.15%) Analyst
5 36 (7.81%) SAP Consultant
6 34 (7.38%) Business Analyst
7 32 (6.94%) Project Manager
8 31 (6.72%) Oracle Consultant
9 24 (5.21%) BSS Architect
9 24 (5.21%) BSS Solutions Architect
10 17 (3.69%) Developer
11 15 (3.25%) Project Consultant
12 14 (3.04%) Cloud Consultant
12 14 (3.04%) Salesforce Architect
13 12 (2.60%) AWS DevOps
13 12 (2.60%) DevOps Engineer
14 11 (2.39%) Administrator
15 10 (2.17%) AWS Engineer
15 10 (2.17%) Cloud Engineer
15 10 (2.17%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.90%) Web Services
2 13 (2.82%) Oracle Fusion
3 11 (2.39%) .NET
4 8 (1.74%) Middleware
5 7 (1.52%) .NET Core
6 6 (1.30%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.30%) ARM Templates
6 6 (1.30%) Kafka
7 5 (1.08%) Visualforce
8 4 (0.87%) REST
9 3 (0.65%) Azure Blueprints
9 3 (0.65%) IDoc
9 3 (0.65%) SAP Fiori
9 3 (0.65%) SAP TM
9 3 (0.65%) SOAP
10 2 (0.43%) ADO
10 2 (0.43%) EDI
10 2 (0.43%) SAP BSP
10 2 (0.43%) XMPP
11 1 (0.22%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.90%) Public Cloud
1 18 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (3.04%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.82%) Virtual Team
4 9 (1.95%) Hedge funds
5 8 (1.74%) Cloud Native
6 7 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.08%) CMDB
7 5 (1.08%) Renewable Energy
7 5 (1.08%) Replication
7 5 (1.08%) User Experience
8 4 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.43%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.43%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.43%) PMI
10 2 (0.43%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.34%) Linux
2 11 (2.39%) Windows
3 2 (0.43%) Unix
3 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.22%) Android
4 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.22%) SUSE
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (17.14%) CRM
3 64 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (13.23%) Project Management
5 58 (12.58%) Migration
6 53 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (9.98%) ITIL
8 40 (8.68%) DevOps
9 34 (7.38%) Analytics
10 30 (6.51%) Data Migration
11 29 (6.29%) Contract Management
12 26 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (5.42%) Waterfall
14 23 (4.99%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 23 (4.99%) ERP
14 23 (4.99%) Requirements Gathering
14 23 (4.99%) Service Design
15 22 (4.77%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (4.77%) Customer Requirements
16 21 (4.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.69%) SQL
2 15 (3.25%) ABAP
3 11 (2.39%) Python
4 9 (1.95%) C
5 8 (1.74%) Java
6 7 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.52%) C#
6 7 (1.52%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.30%) VBA
8 5 (1.08%) Apex Code
9 4 (0.87%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.65%) Perl
10 3 (0.65%) Ruby
11 2 (0.43%) Go
11 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.22%) C++
12 1 (0.22%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.21%) Degree
3 23 (4.99%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (3.25%) CCNA
6 8 (1.74%) PMP
7 5 (1.08%) ACCA
7 5 (1.08%) CIMA
8 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.65%) SAP Certification
8 3 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.22%) APMP
10 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.22%) CLAS
10 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.90%) SLA
2 14 (3.04%) GDPR
2 14 (3.04%) QA
3 8 (1.74%) PMO
4 6 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.87%) IFRS
7 3 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.43%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.22%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (3.04%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (2.17%) Docker
4 4 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.87%) XenApp
5 2 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 22 (4.77%) Terraform
2 18 (3.90%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.87%) Ansible
4 2 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.43%) Grafana
4 2 (0.43%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.43%) SCCM
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
Vendors
1 101 (21.91%) SAP
2 55 (11.93%) Oracle
3 37 (8.03%) Microsoft
4 34 (7.38%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (3.90%) Google
6 12 (2.60%) BT
7 9 (1.95%) Cisco
8 8 (1.74%) Adobe
9 7 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
10 6 (1.30%) hybris
10 6 (1.30%) Splunk
10 6 (1.30%) Workday
11 5 (1.08%) Citrix
11 5 (1.08%) Openreach
11 5 (1.08%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.87%) CA
12 4 (0.87%) Hyperion
12 4 (0.87%) IBM
12 4 (0.87%) Marketo
12 4 (0.87%) VMware