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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 362 316 364
Rank change year-on-year -46 +48  
Contract jobs citing Billing 265 387 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.72% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.43% 1.95% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 223 183
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 3
Median hourly rate - £15.60 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year - -9.09%  

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 18515 19860 21849
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.30% 36.79% 39.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12137 13269 14020
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £630 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 469 530
Median hourly rate £27.16 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.08% +2.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 27 June 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
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 27 June 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 -21 247 £425 +6.25% 49
South East +28 76 £363 -19.44% 7
London -46 65 £500 +25.78% 21
Hampshire +30 39 £350 -12.50%
Berkshire +18 30 £450 - 4
Basingstoke +1 21 £280 +52.17%
West Midlands +10 20 £550 +33.33% 5
South West -3 19 £374 -11.01% 7
Yorkshire +22 17 £413 +37.50% 3
West Yorkshire +13 16 £419 +26.41% 3
Reading +25 15 £490 +12.00% 1
East of England -1 15 £435 +3.88% 2
North West +22 14 £500 +11.11% 2
Leeds +21 14 £425 -15.00% 2
East Midlands +5 14 £410 -11.35% 1
Birmingham +14 12 £550 +15.78% 2
Manchester +17 11 £500 -11.11% 2
Bristol +4 11 £358 +2.14% 3
Hook +11 8 £375 -6.25%
Scotland +3 8 £400 +4.57% 1
City of London -16 8 £550 +83.33% 6
Swindon +6 6 £425 -37.03% 2
Wiltshire -1 6 £425 -9.76% 3
Hertfordshire -8 6 £450 +16.12% 1
Suffolk +14 5 £438 +2.94%
Derbyshire - 5 £510 -
Ipswich +12 4 £450 +22.03%
Lincoln - 4 £400 -
Derby - 4 £510 -
Lincolnshire - 4 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 138 (25.09%) Telecoms
2 123 (22.36%) Finance
3 112 (20.36%) SAP
4 85 (15.45%) CRM
5 70 (12.73%) Oracle
6 68 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (12.36%) Degree
7 65 (11.82%) Project Management
8 64 (11.64%) SQL
9 48 (8.73%) Service Delivery
9 48 (8.73%) Java
10 45 (8.18%) Salesforce.com
11 42 (7.64%) Migration
11 42 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (7.64%) ITIL
12 40 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
13 38 (6.91%) Microsoft Excel
14 37 (6.73%) ERP
14 37 (6.73%) SAP IS-U
15 34 (6.18%) Service Management
15 34 (6.18%) SAP SD
16 33 (6.00%) Microsoft
16 33 (6.00%) MVNO
17 32 (5.82%) Retail
18 31 (5.64%) Spring
18 31 (5.64%) Business Analysis
19 29 (5.27%) Linux
19 29 (5.27%) ABAP
20 28 (5.09%) Python
20 28 (5.09%) Business Intelligence

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 12 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (1.82%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.45%) Apache
4 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.73%) CMS
5 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.73%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.55%) JBoss
6 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.55%) SAS
7 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.36%) Liferay
7 2 (0.36%) Mule
Applications
1 38 (6.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (6.73%) SAP IS-U
2 34 (6.18%) SAP SD
3 16 (2.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (2.73%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (2.00%) SAP ERP
6 7 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (1.09%) NetSuite
7 6 (1.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (1.09%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.91%) Oracle Utilities
9 4 (0.73%) Oracle BRM
9 4 (0.73%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 4 (0.73%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.73%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.73%) SAP Retail
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.36%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.36%) IaaS
2 19 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.27%) PaaS
4 15 (2.73%) OpenShift
5 14 (2.55%) Heroku
5 14 (2.55%) SaaS
6 10 (1.82%) GitHub
7 9 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.91%) Office 365
9 2 (0.36%) CloudSense
9 2 (0.36%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.36%) G Suite
9 2 (0.36%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.00%) MVNO
2 13 (2.36%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.00%) DHCP
3 11 (2.00%) DNS
4 9 (1.64%) MPLS
5 8 (1.45%) Network Security
6 7 (1.27%) 3GPP
6 7 (1.27%) Firewall
7 6 (1.09%) Broadband
7 6 (1.09%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (1.09%) Internet
7 6 (1.09%) SIGTRAN
7 6 (1.09%) VPN
7 6 (1.09%) WAN
8 5 (0.91%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.91%) OpenScape
8 5 (0.91%) SAN
9 4 (0.73%) LAN
9 4 (0.73%) Value-Added Service
9 4 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.91%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.45%) Big Data
7 7 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.09%) QlikView
8 6 (1.09%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.73%) GIS
10 4 (0.73%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.73%) MySQL
10 4 (0.73%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.73%) SQLPlus
11 3 (0.55%) DTS
11 3 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (1.82%) Bitbucket
1 10 (1.82%) GitLab
2 9 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.64%) Maven
3 6 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.55%) Toad
5 2 (0.36%) Hudson
5 2 (0.36%) JIRA
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.18%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.18%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.18%) Selenium
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.18%) webpack
General
1 138 (25.09%) Telecoms
2 123 (22.36%) Finance
3 32 (5.82%) Retail
4 27 (4.91%) Banking
5 22 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 19 (3.45%) Legal
7 11 (2.00%) Law
8 9 (1.64%) Marketing
9 7 (1.27%) General Ledger
10 6 (1.09%) Back Office
11 3 (0.55%) French Language
11 3 (0.55%) Military
11 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Automotive
12 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 106 (19.27%) Consultant
2 96 (17.45%) Analyst
3 86 (15.64%) Architect
4 62 (11.27%) Developer
5 58 (10.55%) SAP Consultant
6 47 (8.55%) Project Manager
7 41 (7.45%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (5.64%) Business Analyst
9 25 (4.55%) BSS Architect
9 25 (4.55%) SAP SD Consultant
10 21 (3.82%) BSS Solutions Architect
10 21 (3.82%) OSS Architect
10 21 (3.82%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 19 (3.45%) Billing Consultant
11 19 (3.45%) OSS Solutions Architect
12 18 (3.27%) Designer
12 18 (3.27%) Oracle Consultant
13 15 (2.73%) Test Analyst
14 14 (2.55%) Python Developer
14 14 (2.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.64%) Spring
2 20 (3.64%) REST
2 20 (3.64%) SOAP
3 17 (3.09%) IDoc
4 16 (2.91%) J2EE
5 15 (2.73%) Web Services
6 13 (2.36%) XML
7 12 (2.18%) Spring Boot
8 11 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
9 9 (1.64%) .NET
9 9 (1.64%) Java EE
10 8 (1.45%) EDI
10 8 (1.45%) JMS
10 8 (1.45%) Middleware
10 8 (1.45%) Visualforce
10 8 (1.45%) Web Dynpro
11 7 (1.27%) BAPI
12 6 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (0.73%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.73%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.73%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.18%) User Experience
6 9 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.64%) PMI
6 9 (1.64%) Smart Meter
7 8 (1.45%) Internet of Things
8 7 (1.27%) Fintech
9 6 (1.09%) e-Learning
9 6 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.09%) Replication
9 6 (1.09%) Social Media
10 5 (0.91%) FMCG
10 5 (0.91%) PDA
11 4 (0.73%) IVR
11 4 (0.73%) RIA
12 3 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.27%) Linux
2 15 (2.73%) Unix
3 11 (2.00%) Windows
4 9 (1.64%) VMS
5 5 (0.91%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.73%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.73%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.55%) Android
7 3 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (15.45%) CRM
2 68 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (11.82%) Project Management
4 48 (8.73%) Service Delivery
5 42 (7.64%) ITIL
5 42 (7.64%) Migration
5 42 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (6.73%) ERP
7 34 (6.18%) Service Management
8 31 (5.64%) Business Analysis
9 28 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (5.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (4.55%) Analytics
11 24 (4.36%) Data Modelling
11 24 (4.36%) PRINCE2
11 24 (4.36%) Validation
12 23 (4.18%) Change Management
12 23 (4.18%) IT Strategy
12 23 (4.18%) Microservices
13 22 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 64 (11.64%) SQL
2 48 (8.73%) Java
3 29 (5.27%) ABAP
4 28 (5.09%) Python
5 11 (2.00%) PL/SQL
6 9 (1.64%) C#
7 8 (1.45%) Apex Code
8 7 (1.27%) Perl
8 7 (1.27%) VBA
9 6 (1.09%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.73%) C
10 4 (0.73%) GraphQL
10 4 (0.73%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.73%) VB
11 3 (0.55%) COBOL
12 2 (0.36%) C++
12 2 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (12.36%) Degree
2 27 (4.91%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.36%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.45%) ACCA
5 8 (1.45%) MCDST
5 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.09%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.09%) PMP
7 5 (0.91%) CIMA
8 4 (0.73%) A+ Certification
8 4 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.55%) CISM
9 3 (0.55%) CISSP
9 3 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.55%) HND
9 3 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.27%) SLA
2 16 (2.91%) QA
3 10 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.09%) IFRS
5 5 (0.91%) PMO
6 3 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.36%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.36%) GDPR
7 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.18%) P3O
System Software
1 15 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.00%) Docker
3 9 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.36%) HDFS
5 2 (0.36%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (1.82%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.91%) SCCM
3 4 (0.73%) Netcool
4 3 (0.55%) Amdocs OSS
4 3 (0.55%) Puppet
5 2 (0.36%) Control-M
5 2 (0.36%) HockeyApp
5 2 (0.36%) Kibana
5 2 (0.36%) logstash
5 2 (0.36%) Nagios
5 2 (0.36%) PaperCut
5 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.36%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 112 (20.36%) SAP
2 70 (12.73%) Oracle
3 45 (8.18%) Salesforce.com
4 33 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (2.91%) Cisco
6 15 (2.73%) HP
7 11 (2.00%) Ericsson
7 11 (2.00%) VMware
8 10 (1.82%) Apigee
8 10 (1.82%) Motorola
8 10 (1.82%) MuleSoft
8 10 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.82%) Zuora
9 9 (1.64%) Citrix
9 9 (1.64%) Huawei
10 8 (1.45%) Remedy
10 8 (1.45%) Siebel
11 7 (1.27%) ComArch
11 7 (1.27%) Gemalto
12 6 (1.09%) Xerox
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