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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 470 505 489
Rank change year-on-year +35 -16  
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 138 134 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.30% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 70 71
Median daily rate £425 £409 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.97% -9.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £309 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £419 £400
% change year-on-year -4.47% +4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.10

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 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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 +36 129 £425 +1.79% 18
London +36 61 £450 +12.50% 12
South East +16 21 £441 +30.54% 2
West Midlands +16 15 £388 +10.71% 1
East of England +4 12 £463 - 1
Hertfordshire +8 8 £500 - 1
South West -9 6 £350 -22.22%
Hampshire +12 4 £330 -14.83% 1
Berkshire - 4 £475 -
Coventry - 4 £550 -
North West +27 3 £320 -8.57% 1
Scotland +26 3 - -
Yorkshire +18 3 £275 -21.42%
West Yorkshire +13 3 £275 -21.42%
Leeds +11 3 £275 -21.42%
Surrey +10 3 £314 -7.21% 1
Brentford +2 3 £500 +29.03% 1
Middlesex +1 3 £360 +6.50%
Birmingham -3 3 £418 -1.76%
City of London -7 3 £850 +273.62% 2
East Midlands -16 3 £325 -33.33% 1
Glasgow - 3 - -
Andover - 3 £330 -
Hatfield - 3 £500 -
Watford - 3 - -
Devon - 3 £325 -
Wales +15 2 £338 -11.47%
Bristol +5 2 £438 -
Warwickshire 0 2 £306 +2.08%
Sunbury-on-Thames -15 2 £314 -4.31%

Procure-to-Pay
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 164 (53.07%) SAP
2 153 (49.51%) Finance
3 81 (26.21%) Order to Cash
4 76 (24.60%) Oracle
5 75 (24.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 72 (23.30%) ERP
7 61 (19.74%) Record to Report
8 44 (14.24%) Project Management
9 38 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (12.30%) SAP FI
10 37 (11.97%) Oracle EBS R12
11 31 (10.03%) Change Management
11 31 (10.03%) SAP FI/CO
11 31 (10.03%) SAP CO
12 28 (9.06%) Oracle EBS
13 27 (8.74%) Process Improvement
14 25 (8.09%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (7.77%) Migration
15 24 (7.77%) Oracle Financials
16 23 (7.44%) OpenText VIM for SAP
17 22 (7.12%) Retail
18 21 (6.80%) Oracle Payables
19 20 (6.47%) SAP Implementation
19 20 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
19 20 (6.47%) SAP MM
19 20 (6.47%) Pharmaceutical
20 19 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
21 18 (5.83%) Oracle Receivables
21 18 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (5.83%) Test Scripting

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 10 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.65%) Apache
3 2 (0.65%) iPlanet
3 2 (0.65%) JBoss
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (0.65%) SAS
3 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.32%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.32%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.27%) MS Office
3 6 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.29%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 75 (24.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 38 (12.30%) SAP FI
3 37 (11.97%) Oracle EBS R12
4 31 (10.03%) SAP CO
4 31 (10.03%) SAP FI/CO
5 28 (9.06%) Oracle EBS
6 24 (7.77%) Oracle Financials
7 23 (7.44%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 21 (6.80%) Oracle Payables
9 20 (6.47%) SAP MM
10 18 (5.83%) Oracle Receivables
11 14 (4.53%) SAP SRM
12 12 (3.88%) Unit4 Business World
13 9 (2.91%) SAP SD
14 7 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
14 7 (2.27%) SAP S/4HANA
15 5 (1.62%) Oracle General Ledger
15 5 (1.62%) SAP FI-AP
15 5 (1.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 4 (1.29%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.62%) SaaS
2 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.29%) Intranet
2 3 (0.97%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.65%) Firewall
4 1 (0.32%) DNS
4 1 (0.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.32%) FTP
4 1 (0.32%) Internet
4 1 (0.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.91%) SAP HANA
2 6 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.29%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.97%) QlikView
4 3 (0.97%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.65%) Big Data
5 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.65%) GIS
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (0.65%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.65%) SAS EBI
6 1 (0.32%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.32%) DataStage
6 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.32%) Visual Composer
General
1 153 (49.51%) Finance
2 22 (7.12%) Retail
3 20 (6.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 15 (4.85%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.24%) Back Office
6 9 (2.91%) Advertising
7 6 (1.94%) Banking
8 5 (1.62%) General Ledger
8 5 (1.62%) Marketing
9 4 (1.29%) Billing
9 4 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.97%) Electronics
10 3 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.97%) Publishing
11 2 (0.65%) Automotive
11 2 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.65%) German Language
11 2 (0.65%) Legal
12 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 83 (26.86%) Analyst
2 75 (24.27%) Consultant
3 45 (14.56%) Business Analyst
4 39 (12.62%) SAP Consultant
5 26 (8.41%) SAP Analyst
6 24 (7.77%) SAP P2P Consultant
7 23 (7.44%) Process Analyst
8 20 (6.47%) SAP P2P Analyst
9 19 (6.15%) Oracle Business Analyst
10 17 (5.50%) Oracle Analyst
11 16 (5.18%) Oracle Consultant
12 14 (4.53%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.88%) Financial Analyst
13 12 (3.88%) Oracle P2P Consultant
14 11 (3.56%) P2P Business Analyst
15 10 (3.24%) Architect
15 10 (3.24%) Functional Consultant
16 9 (2.91%) SAP Manager
17 8 (2.59%) ERP Analyst
17 8 (2.59%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (0.97%) .NET
3 2 (0.65%) CSS
3 2 (0.65%) EDI
3 2 (0.65%) J2EE
3 2 (0.65%) Middleware
3 2 (0.65%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (0.65%) SAP PI
3 2 (0.65%) Web Dynpro
3 2 (0.65%) Web Services
4 1 (0.32%) HTML
4 1 (0.32%) HTML5
4 1 (0.32%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.32%) Node.js
4 1 (0.32%) RESTful
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.88%) FMCG
2 12 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.59%) User Experience
4 5 (1.62%) Data Structures
5 3 (0.97%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.65%) Clustering
6 2 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.32%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.32%) Derivative
7 1 (0.32%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.32%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.97%) Unix
2 2 (0.65%) AIX
2 2 (0.65%) HPUX
2 2 (0.65%) Linux
2 2 (0.65%) Solaris
2 2 (0.65%) SUSE
3 1 (0.32%) OS/2
3 1 (0.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (26.21%) Order to Cash
2 72 (23.30%) ERP
3 61 (19.74%) Record to Report
4 44 (14.24%) Project Management
5 38 (12.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (10.03%) Change Management
7 27 (8.74%) Process Improvement
8 25 (8.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (7.77%) Migration
10 20 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (6.47%) SAP Implementation
11 19 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (5.83%) Data Management
12 18 (5.83%) Test Scripting
13 15 (4.85%) ITIL
14 13 (4.21%) Data Migration
15 12 (3.88%) PRINCE2
15 12 (3.88%) Risk Management
16 11 (3.56%) Workflow
17 10 (3.24%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.83%) SQL
2 5 (1.62%) Java
3 3 (0.97%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.65%) ABAP
4 2 (0.65%) VBA
5 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.32%) C#
5 1 (0.32%) C++
5 1 (0.32%) Go
5 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.32%) Scala
5 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (3.24%) ACCA
1 10 (3.24%) CIMA
1 10 (3.24%) Degree
2 6 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 3 (0.97%) MBA
4 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) APMP
5 2 (0.65%) CCA
5 2 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) NVQ Level 4
5 2 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PMP
6 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.94%) PMO
3 4 (1.29%) QA
3 4 (1.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.32%) GxP
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
1 3 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.65%) KVM
2 2 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 164 (53.07%) SAP
2 76 (24.60%) Oracle
3 15 (4.85%) OpenText
4 14 (4.53%) Ariba
5 9 (2.91%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.27%) Concur
7 5 (1.62%) Cognos
8 4 (1.29%) HP
8 4 (1.29%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.97%) F5
9 3 (0.97%) IBM
9 3 (0.97%) Informatica
9 3 (0.97%) Tableau
9 3 (0.97%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.97%) VMware
9 3 (0.97%) webMethods
10 2 (0.65%) BT
10 2 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.65%) PlateSpin
10 2 (0.65%) Veritas
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