Period
to 22 October 2017

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 6 months to 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 564 602
Rank change year-on-year -28 +38 -47
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 291 342 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.39% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 192 164
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £294
90th Percentile £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.18% -5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
UK median hourly rate £34.43 £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.94% +14.67% +226.09%
10th Percentile £17.51 £16.30 £31.25
90th Percentile £119.25 £59.90 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -8.97% -3.33% +275.00%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83965 88431 93010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.89% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55772 58485 60230
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2317 2698
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.68 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.57% +7.64% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +12.50%

Procure-to-Pay
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Procure-to-Pay as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Procure-to-Pay over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

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

Procure-to-Pay
Top 14 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 6 months to 22 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 -34 266 £450 -5.26% 22
UK excluding London +26 150 £423 -0.59% 14
London -38 114 £525 +2.69% 9
South East -6 46 £463 +8.82% 4
East of England -8 28 £419 -6.94%
North of England +81 26 £400 +3.90% 2
Midlands +23 24 £425 -10.53% 6
North West +28 18 £425 -5.56% 2
South West +11 14 £375 -16.67% 1
West Midlands +16 12 £500 +21.95% 5
East Midlands +2 10 £394 -31.52% 1
North East - 8 £356 -
Wales - 8 £525 -
Scotland +14 4 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 157 (53.95%) SAP
2 124 (42.61%) Finance
3 78 (26.80%) ERP
4 61 (20.96%) Oracle
4 61 (20.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 52 (17.87%) Ariba
6 42 (14.43%) Order to Cash
7 40 (13.75%) Record to Report
8 33 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (11.00%) SAP MM
10 28 (9.62%) Project Management
11 27 (9.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (7.90%) SAP BW
12 23 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (7.90%) Migration
12 23 (7.90%) Oracle EBS R12
13 21 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (7.22%) Workflow
13 21 (7.22%) Oracle EBS
14 20 (6.87%) Process Improvement
15 19 (6.53%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (6.53%) Security Cleared
15 19 (6.53%) Manufacturing
15 19 (6.53%) Change Management
15 19 (6.53%) Microsoft
15 19 (6.53%) SAP FI
15 19 (6.53%) OpenText VIM for SAP
16 18 (6.19%) Linux
17 17 (5.84%) MS Visio
17 17 (5.84%) Retail

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 16 (5.50%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.47%) Apache
2 13 (4.47%) iPlanet
2 13 (4.47%) JBoss
2 13 (4.47%) Tomcat
2 13 (4.47%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.78%) Oracle Application Server
4 6 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (2.06%) MQSeries
4 6 (2.06%) OpenStack
4 6 (2.06%) WebLogic Portal
5 5 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (5.84%) MS Visio
2 16 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (2.75%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 61 (20.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 32 (11.00%) SAP MM
3 23 (7.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 21 (7.22%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (6.53%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 19 (6.53%) SAP FI
6 13 (4.47%) SAP ERP
6 13 (4.47%) SAP SD
7 12 (4.12%) SAP CO
7 12 (4.12%) SAP FI/CO
8 11 (3.78%) Oracle Financials
8 11 (3.78%) SAP S/4HANA
8 11 (3.78%) SAP SRM
9 9 (3.09%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (3.09%) Oracle Assets
9 9 (3.09%) Oracle Receivables
10 8 (2.75%) Oracle Payables
11 7 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
11 7 (2.41%) SAP FSCM
12 6 (2.06%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.47%) SAN
2 9 (3.09%) Firewall
2 9 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.75%) FCoE
3 8 (2.75%) iSCSI
3 8 (2.75%) NAS
4 6 (2.06%) DNS
4 6 (2.06%) LDAP
4 6 (2.06%) WAN
5 4 (1.37%) VLAN
6 1 (0.34%) 3G
6 1 (0.34%) 4G
6 1 (0.34%) BGP
6 1 (0.34%) Broadband
6 1 (0.34%) Intranet
6 1 (0.34%) LAN
6 1 (0.34%) LTE
6 1 (0.34%) MPLS
6 1 (0.34%) VPN
6 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.90%) SAP BW
2 11 (3.78%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (3.78%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (3.09%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 6 (2.06%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (2.06%) SQLPlus
5 4 (1.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (1.37%) Oracle Discoverer
5 4 (1.37%) QlikView
6 3 (1.03%) KDB
7 2 (0.69%) MS Access
7 2 (0.69%) Power BI
8 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.69%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.34%) JIRA
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.34%) TestDirector
General
1 124 (42.61%) Finance
2 19 (6.53%) Manufacturing
3 17 (5.84%) Retail
4 14 (4.81%) Banking
5 13 (4.47%) General Ledger
6 12 (4.12%) Billing
6 12 (4.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (3.78%) Italian Language
8 10 (3.44%) Marketing
9 9 (3.09%) German Language
10 8 (2.75%) Advertising
11 5 (1.72%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.72%) Legal
12 4 (1.37%) Spanish Language
13 3 (1.03%) Portuguese Language
13 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.69%) Electronics
15 1 (0.34%) Automotive
15 1 (0.34%) French Language
15 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 82 (28.18%) Consultant
2 65 (22.34%) SAP Consultant
3 59 (20.27%) Analyst
4 29 (9.97%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 24 (8.25%) Business Analyst
6 18 (6.19%) Project Manager
7 16 (5.50%) SAP Analyst
7 16 (5.50%) Trainer
8 15 (5.15%) Functional Consultant
9 13 (4.47%) SAP MM Consultant
10 12 (4.12%) Oracle Analyst
11 10 (3.44%) SAP FI Consultant
11 10 (3.44%) Unix Engineer
12 9 (3.09%) Architect
12 9 (3.09%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 9 (3.09%) SAP Trainer
13 8 (2.75%) SAP Architect
13 8 (2.75%) SAP P2P Analyst
13 8 (2.75%) Technical Leader
14 7 (2.41%) Technical Design Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.47%) J2EE
1 13 (4.47%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (2.06%) SAP Fiori
2 6 (2.06%) SAPUI5
3 5 (1.72%) cXML
3 5 (1.72%) EDI
3 5 (1.72%) Middleware
4 4 (1.37%) XML
5 3 (1.03%) D3.js
6 2 (0.69%) IDoc
7 1 (0.34%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.12%) Clustering
2 12 (4.12%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.09%) FMCG
3 9 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.72%) User Experience
5 3 (1.03%) Fintech
5 3 (1.03%) Grid Computing
6 2 (0.69%) NHS
6 2 (0.69%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.34%) Derivative
7 1 (0.34%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.34%) PMI
7 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.19%) Linux
2 16 (5.50%) AIX
3 15 (5.15%) Unix
4 14 (4.81%) Solaris
5 13 (4.47%) HPUX
5 13 (4.47%) SUSE
6 7 (2.41%) Windows
7 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (26.80%) ERP
2 42 (14.43%) Order to Cash
3 40 (13.75%) Record to Report
4 33 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (9.62%) Project Management
6 27 (9.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (7.90%) Migration
8 21 (7.22%) Workflow
9 20 (6.87%) Process Improvement
10 19 (6.53%) Change Management
10 19 (6.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (5.50%) Logistics
12 15 (5.15%) ITIL
13 14 (4.81%) Asset Management
14 13 (4.47%) CRM
15 12 (4.12%) Contract Management
15 12 (4.12%) Indirect Procurement
15 12 (4.12%) Service Delivery
15 12 (4.12%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.78%) Perl
1 11 (3.78%) SQL
2 10 (3.44%) Bash Shell
2 10 (3.44%) C-shell
2 10 (3.44%) Korn
3 8 (2.75%) Shell Script
4 6 (2.06%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.69%) C
7 1 (0.34%) ABAP
7 1 (0.34%) C++
7 1 (0.34%) Python
7 1 (0.34%) VB
7 1 (0.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (6.53%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.09%) SAP Certification
4 4 (1.37%) Degree
5 3 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (0.69%) ISEB
6 2 (0.69%) MBA
6 2 (0.69%) OCP
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.34%) ACCA
7 1 (0.34%) CCA
7 1 (0.34%) CIMA
7 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.34%) PMP
7 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.72%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) COSO
3 3 (1.03%) PMO
3 3 (1.03%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.34%) GAAP
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (4.47%) Hyper-V
1 13 (4.47%) KVM
1 13 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.06%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (2.06%) OpenView
2 2 (0.69%) Control-M
2 2 (0.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 157 (53.95%) SAP
2 61 (20.96%) Oracle
3 52 (17.87%) Ariba
4 19 (6.53%) Microsoft
5 16 (5.50%) VMware
6 14 (4.81%) OpenText
6 14 (4.81%) Red Hat
6 14 (4.81%) Sun
7 13 (4.47%) Concur
7 13 (4.47%) PlateSpin
8 12 (4.12%) Veritas
9 9 (3.09%) Cisco
9 9 (3.09%) F5
10 7 (2.41%) HP
10 7 (2.41%) Tableau
11 6 (2.06%) Cognos
11 6 (2.06%) Opsware
12 4 (1.37%) IBM
12 4 (1.37%) JD Edwards
13 3 (1.03%) Sage