The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 128 115
Rank change year-on-year +12 -13  
Contract jobs citing Procure-to-Pay 5 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.32% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £375 £300 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -36.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £394 £425
% change year-on-year +9.84% -7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1699 2488 1862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.65% 82.63% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1012 1486 1172
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 53 75
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -5.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £43.50
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 in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Procure-to-Pay
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Procure-to-Pay in the West Midlands

Procure-to-Pay
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 Procure-to-Pay within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Coventry +10 1 - -
Warwickshire +9 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Procure-to-Pay
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Procure-to-Pay.

1 14 (73.68%) SAP
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (31.58%) Retail
3 6 (31.58%) SAP Implementation
4 5 (26.32%) SAP MM
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) SAP PP
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (15.79%) Order to Cash
6 3 (15.79%) IDoc
7 2 (10.53%) Programme Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (10.53%) Cash Management
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (10.53%) SAP SD
7 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
7 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (10.53%) Workflow
8 1 (5.26%) Change Management
8 1 (5.26%) BT
8 1 (5.26%) Automotive
8 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity

Procure-to-Pay
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 2 (10.53%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) SAP MM
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (15.79%) SAP PP
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (10.53%) SAP SD
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (5.26%) SAP ERP
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (5.26%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (31.58%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Automotive
4 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) SAP Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Process Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) SAP P2P Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) SAP P2P Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Relationship Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) HR Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Relationships Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Pricing Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Relationships Manager
5 1 (5.26%) SAP MM Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SAP PP Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) IDoc
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) SAP Implementation
2 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) Order to Cash
4 2 (10.53%) Cash Management
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) ERP
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) SAP
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) BT