The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Procure-to-Pay skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Procure-to-Pay over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Procure-to-Pay (including Purchase-to-Pay, P2P)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 442 517 509
Rank change year-on-year +75 -8  
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 175 128 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.28% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 62 73
Median daily rate £500 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £394 £413
% change year-on-year +9.84% -4.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £18.09 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.94% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.09 £36.25 -
% change year-on-year -50.11% -  

Procure-to-Pay is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39590 44959 45378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.37% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25806 29818 29077
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1062 1087 1274
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.80 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Procure-to-Pay
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Procure-to-Pay as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Procure-to-Pay in the UK

Procure-to-Pay
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay.

Contractor daily rate trend for Procure-to-Pay in the UK

Procure-to-Pay
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Procure-to-Pay over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Procure-to-Pay in the UK

Procure-to-Pay
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Procure-to-Pay.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Procure-to-Pay in the UK

Procure-to-Pay
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 Procure-to-Pay within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +86 160 £500 +17.64% 19
London +30 63 £525 +17.31% 8
South East +28 36 £430 -0.28% 2
North West +24 17 £400 +3.89% 3
East of England +8 15 £413 -8.33% 2
Hampshire +19 13 £350 -27.83%
Manchester +17 11 £425 +2.40% 1
City of London - 11 £550 - 1
Berkshire +10 10 £550 +12.82% 2
South West +16 9 £435 -3.33%
Hertfordshire +8 9 £525 -
Watford - 7 £600 -
Surrey +9 6 £438 +35.03%
East Midlands - 6 £425 - 1
West Midlands +23 5 £375 +25.00% 1
Bristol - 5 £405 -
Scotland +37 4 - -
Reading +18 4 £600 +26.31% 2
Bedfordshire - 4 £413 -
Cardiff - 4 £525 -
Derby - 4 £425 -
Luton - 4 £413 -
Portsmouth - 4 £423 -
Derbyshire - 4 £425 -
South Wales - 4 £525 -
Wales - 4 £525 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 £350 -
Andover - 3 £330 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 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 Procure-to-Pay.

1 161 (51.94%) SAP
2 134 (43.23%) Finance
3 68 (21.94%) ERP
4 56 (18.06%) Order to Cash
5 47 (15.16%) Record to Report
5 47 (15.16%) Project Management
6 46 (14.84%) Oracle
6 46 (14.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 40 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (11.29%) Ariba
9 32 (10.32%) SAP FI
9 32 (10.32%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 28 (9.03%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (8.39%) Migration
12 24 (7.74%) SAP MM
12 24 (7.74%) Change Management
12 24 (7.74%) SAP FI/CO
12 24 (7.74%) SAP CO
12 24 (7.74%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (7.10%) Workflow
14 21 (6.77%) OpenText
15 20 (6.45%) Retail
16 19 (6.13%) Oracle EBS R12
16 19 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (6.13%) Process Improvement
17 17 (5.48%) SAP SRM
17 17 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (5.48%) Oracle EBS
18 16 (5.16%) SQL
18 16 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel

Procure-to-Pay
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 9 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (0.97%) Apache
3 3 (0.97%) IIS
3 3 (0.97%) iPlanet
3 3 (0.97%) JBoss
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.97%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.32%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.32%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 16 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.58%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.32%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 46 (14.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 32 (10.32%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 32 (10.32%) SAP FI
3 24 (7.74%) SAP CO
3 24 (7.74%) SAP FI/CO
3 24 (7.74%) SAP MM
4 19 (6.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 17 (5.48%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (5.48%) SAP SRM
6 10 (3.23%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (3.23%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (3.23%) SAP FI-AP
7 9 (2.90%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (2.58%) SAP SD
9 7 (2.26%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (1.94%) Oracle Assets
10 6 (1.94%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (1.94%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.29%) SaaS
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.26%) SAN
2 4 (1.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.97%) DNS
3 3 (0.97%) Firewall
3 3 (0.97%) NAS
4 1 (0.32%) FCoE
4 1 (0.32%) Internet
4 1 (0.32%) Intranet
4 1 (0.32%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.32%) LDAP
4 1 (0.32%) VLAN
4 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.26%) SAP HANA
2 6 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (1.29%) QlikView
3 4 (1.29%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.29%) SQLPlus
4 3 (0.97%) KDB
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.32%) MS Access
6 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.32%) Power BI
6 1 (0.32%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.32%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.32%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.32%) Visual Composer
General
1 134 (43.23%) Finance
2 20 (6.45%) Retail
3 15 (4.84%) Banking
3 15 (4.84%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (3.55%) Billing
6 8 (2.58%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.94%) Publishing
8 5 (1.61%) Advertising
8 5 (1.61%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.97%) Marketing
9 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.65%) Electronics
10 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.65%) German Language
10 2 (0.65%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.65%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.32%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (24.84%) Analyst
2 73 (23.55%) Consultant
3 47 (15.16%) SAP Consultant
4 31 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 27 (8.71%) SAP P2P Consultant
6 25 (8.06%) Project Manager
7 22 (7.10%) SAP Analyst
8 19 (6.13%) SAP P2P Analyst
9 16 (5.16%) Architect
9 16 (5.16%) Process Analyst
10 12 (3.87%) Oracle Consultant
10 12 (3.87%) SAP Architect
11 11 (3.55%) Project Analyst
12 10 (3.23%) P2P Business Analyst
13 8 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
14 7 (2.26%) Applications Support
14 7 (2.26%) Developer
14 7 (2.26%) Functional Consultant
14 7 (2.26%) Procurement Consultant
14 7 (2.26%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (1.61%) cXML
3 3 (0.97%) .NET
3 3 (0.97%) D3.js
3 3 (0.97%) IDoc
3 3 (0.97%) J2EE
3 3 (0.97%) XML
4 2 (0.65%) CSS
4 2 (0.65%) EDI
4 2 (0.65%) Middleware
4 2 (0.65%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (0.65%) SAPUI5
5 1 (0.32%) HTML
5 1 (0.32%) HTML5
5 1 (0.32%) Node.js
5 1 (0.32%) RESTful
5 1 (0.32%) SAP PI
5 1 (0.32%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.90%) FMCG
4 8 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.26%) User Experience
6 6 (1.94%) NHS
7 5 (1.61%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.29%) Clustering
9 3 (0.97%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.97%) Fintech
10 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.32%) Derivative
10 1 (0.32%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.32%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.32%) PMI
10 1 (0.32%) Replication
10 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.90%) Linux
2 7 (2.26%) AIX
3 6 (1.94%) Unix
4 4 (1.29%) HPUX
4 4 (1.29%) Solaris
5 3 (0.97%) SUSE
5 3 (0.97%) Windows
6 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (21.94%) ERP
2 56 (18.06%) Order to Cash
3 47 (15.16%) Project Management
3 47 (15.16%) Record to Report
4 40 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (9.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 26 (8.39%) Migration
7 24 (7.74%) Change Management
7 24 (7.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (7.10%) Workflow
9 19 (6.13%) Process Improvement
10 17 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (5.16%) SAP Implementation
12 15 (4.84%) Test Scripting
13 14 (4.52%) Logistics
14 13 (4.19%) Data Management
15 11 (3.55%) Data Migration
16 10 (3.23%) Business Analysis
16 10 (3.23%) Supplier Management
17 9 (2.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.16%) SQL
2 6 (1.94%) PL/SQL
3 5 (1.61%) Java
4 4 (1.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.97%) VB
6 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.65%) Perl
6 2 (0.65%) VB6
6 2 (0.65%) VBA
7 1 (0.32%) C
7 1 (0.32%) C#
7 1 (0.32%) C++
7 1 (0.32%) C-shell
7 1 (0.32%) Go
7 1 (0.32%) Korn
7 1 (0.32%) Python
7 1 (0.32%) Scala
7 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (3.87%) Degree
2 8 (2.58%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.94%) SAP Certification
3 6 (1.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 5 (1.61%) ACCA
4 5 (1.61%) CIMA
4 5 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.29%) MBA
5 4 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.97%) CCA
7 2 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.65%) OCP
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.65%) PMP
7 2 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.32%) ISEB
8 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.32%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.90%) PMO
1 9 (2.90%) QA
2 7 (2.26%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.32%) GAAP
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.97%) KVM
2 3 (0.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.32%) Samba
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) Control-M
1 2 (0.65%) Puppet
2 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) OpenView
2 1 (0.32%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 161 (51.94%) SAP
2 46 (14.84%) Oracle
3 35 (11.29%) Ariba
4 21 (6.77%) OpenText
5 15 (4.84%) Microsoft
6 9 (2.90%) Concur
7 7 (2.26%) VMware
8 4 (1.29%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.29%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.29%) Tableau
9 3 (0.97%) Cisco
9 3 (0.97%) Cognos
9 3 (0.97%) F5
9 3 (0.97%) HP
9 3 (0.97%) IBM
9 3 (0.97%) PlateSpin
9 3 (0.97%) Sun
9 3 (0.97%) Veritas
10 2 (0.65%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
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