Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Business Forecasting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Forecasting over the 6 months to 20 May 2018 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.

Business Forecasting
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 781 821
Rank change year-on-year -37 +40 -25
Contract jobs citing Business Forecasting 42 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.024% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.028% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 24
England median daily rate £325 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +29.03% -11.93%
10th Percentile £118 £338 £252
90th Percentile £514 £606 £682
UK median daily rate £325 £500 £388
% change year-on-year -35.00% +29.03% -11.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
England median hourly rate - £51.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.27% +57.14%
UK median hourly rate - £51.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -7.27% +57.14%

Business Forecasting 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 advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79,072 71,167 81,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.85% 84.75% 84.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,518 46,917 54,414
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,077 1,911 2,101
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +9.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

Business Forecasting
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Business Forecasting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Business Forecasting in England

Business Forecasting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Forecasting in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Forecasting in England

Business Forecasting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Forecasting in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Forecasting in England

Business Forecasting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Forecasting in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Forecasting in England

Business Forecasting
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Forecasting within the England region over the 6 months to 20 May 2018. 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
London -30 19 £450 -23.40% 4
South East -9 13 £303 -16.99% 1
Midlands -16 5 £338 -32.50%
West Midlands -17 4 £338 -
North of England -3 3 £275 -
Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
East Midlands -2 1 - -
East of England -2 1 £300 -29.41% 1
Business Forecasting
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Business Forecasting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Business Forecasting.

1 23 (54.76%) Finance
2 17 (40.48%) Planning and Forecasting
3 14 (33.33%) Marketing
4 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (28.57%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 10 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (21.43%) Decision-Making
7 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
7 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (19.05%) Performance Management
8 8 (19.05%) Process Improvement
8 8 (19.05%) Degree
9 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 7 (16.67%) PMO
10 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (14.29%) B2C
10 6 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 6 (14.29%) Mathematics
11 5 (11.90%) Economics
11 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
11 5 (11.90%) Legal
11 5 (11.90%) Analytics
12 4 (9.52%) Business Analytics
12 4 (9.52%) Business Continuity Planning
12 4 (9.52%) Demand Forecasting
12 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
12 4 (9.52%) Coaching
12 4 (9.52%) Contingency Planning
12 4 (9.52%) Power BI

Business Forecasting
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Power BI
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (4.76%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.38%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
General
1 23 (54.76%) Finance
2 14 (33.33%) Marketing
3 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (11.90%) Legal
5 3 (7.14%) Advertising
5 3 (7.14%) Front Office
5 3 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (7.14%) Retail
6 2 (4.76%) Billing
7 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
7 1 (2.38%) Back Office
7 1 (2.38%) Banking
7 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Marketing Manager
2 6 (14.29%) Operations Manager
2 6 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Administrator
3 4 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Senior Performance Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Business Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Developer
4 3 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Commercial Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Data Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Programme Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Social Media
4 2 (4.76%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (2.38%) AS400
5 1 (2.38%) iSeries
5 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Planning and Forecasting
2 12 (28.57%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 10 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (21.43%) Decision-Making
5 8 (19.05%) Performance Management
5 8 (19.05%) Process Improvement
6 6 (14.29%) B2C
6 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (14.29%) Mathematics
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.90%) Analytics
7 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.90%) Economics
8 4 (9.52%) Business Analytics
8 4 (9.52%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (9.52%) Coaching
8 4 (9.52%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (9.52%) Demand Forecasting
8 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) ABAP
2 1 (2.38%) RPG
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) PMP
3 1 (2.38%) ACCA
3 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) PMO
2 1 (2.38%) IFRS
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (2.38%) Demandware
2 1 (2.38%) HP
2 1 (2.38%) Hyperion
2 1 (2.38%) IBM
2 1 (2.38%) Infor
2 1 (2.38%) Informatica
2 1 (2.38%) OpenText
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle
2 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.38%) Tableau
2 1 (2.38%) Teradata