Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Billing in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Billing over the 6 months to 22 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 184 132
Rank change year-on-year +34 -52 +15
Contract jobs citing Billing 38 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.50% 0.82%
As % of the General category 2.77% 1.69% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 19
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +74.60% -10.00% -19.54%
10th Percentile £260 £210 £260
90th Percentile £616 £475 £563
England median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £8.43 -
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +73.91% -14.81%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1372 1831 1616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.36% 29.55% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 1136 947
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £219 £250 £248
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 64 111
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £17.63 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.05% -38.16% -9.52%
10th Percentile £13.61 £10.68 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.25 £42.43 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%

Billing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Billing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Billing in the West Midlands

Billing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Billing in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Billing in the West Midlands

Billing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Billing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Billing in the West Midlands

Billing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Billing in the West Midlands

Billing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Billing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Birmingham +3 9 £550 +120.00% 3
Solihull - 8 £550 -
Walsall +4 6 £580 +132.00% 1
Staffordshire +12 5 £450 +12.50%
Warwickshire +7 5 £245 -43.68% 1
Coventry +19 3 £475 +18.75% 1
Billing
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Billing.

1 12 (31.58%) Salesforce.com
1 12 (31.58%) Java
1 12 (31.58%) SAP
1 12 (31.58%) SOAP
1 12 (31.58%) Spring
1 12 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (31.58%) PaaS
1 12 (31.58%) Heroku
1 12 (31.58%) REST
1 12 (31.58%) Cloud Foundry
1 12 (31.58%) Microservices
1 12 (31.58%) Spring Boot
1 12 (31.58%) API Development
1 12 (31.58%) API Design
1 12 (31.58%) API Integration
2 11 (28.95%) Kubernetes
2 11 (28.95%) Docker
2 11 (28.95%) SAP IS-U
3 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (18.42%) Linux
4 7 (18.42%) OpenShift
5 6 (15.79%) DevOps
5 6 (15.79%) MuleSoft
5 6 (15.79%) Apigee
5 6 (15.79%) GitHub
5 6 (15.79%) Bitbucket
5 6 (15.79%) IaaS
5 6 (15.79%) Open Source

Billing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (31.58%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (28.95%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (2.63%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.63%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (31.58%) Heroku
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (31.58%) PaaS
2 7 (18.42%) OpenShift
3 6 (15.79%) GitHub
3 6 (15.79%) IaaS
3 6 (15.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) DSL
1 1 (2.63%) SDH
1 1 (2.63%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Bitbucket
1 6 (15.79%) GitLab
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Architect
2 10 (26.32%) Consultant
2 10 (26.32%) SAP Consultant
3 9 (23.68%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 6 (15.79%) Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Billing Consultant
5 5 (13.16%) Functional Consultant
5 5 (13.16%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 4 (10.53%) Billing Project Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Java Architect
6 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Data Migration Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Data Migration Project Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Developer
8 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Migration Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) REST
1 12 (31.58%) SOAP
1 12 (31.58%) Spring
1 12 (31.58%) Spring Boot
2 4 (10.53%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) IVR
1 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) API Design
1 12 (31.58%) API Development
1 12 (31.58%) API Integration
1 12 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
1 12 (31.58%) Microservices
2 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (15.79%) DevOps
3 6 (15.79%) Open Source
4 5 (13.16%) Business Process Mapping
4 5 (13.16%) Project Management
5 3 (7.89%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.26%) Data Entry
6 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (2.63%) Refactoring
7 1 (2.63%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Java
2 4 (10.53%) ABAP
3 1 (2.63%) COBOL
3 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) Kubernetes
2 5 (13.16%) Ansible
2 5 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (13.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Salesforce.com
1 12 (31.58%) SAP
2 6 (15.79%) Apigee
2 6 (15.79%) MuleSoft
2 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Micro Focus