Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 825 810 820
Rank change year-on-year -15 +10 +10
Contract jobs citing Business Forecasting 36 46 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.050% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.059% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 20
England median daily rate £350 £438 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.05% +17.52% -5.93%
10th Percentile £122 £366 £198
90th Percentile £573 £588 £589
UK median daily rate £350 £438 £395
% change year-on-year -20.05% +10.82% -0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
England median hourly rate £42.50 £51.00 £112.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -54.67% -
10th Percentile £34.25 £50.20 £65.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £167.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £51.00 £112.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% -54.67% -

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 81,260 78,348 83,621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.22% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,227 52,340 55,746
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,201 1,876 2,205
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% +3.45%

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 16 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Forecasting in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 October 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
South East +2 14 £225 -35.76%
London -14 12 £508 -3.33% 4
Midlands -22 5 £338 - 1
West Midlands -26 5 £338 -
East of England +4 3 £575 - 1
South West -20 1 £550 - 2
Yorkshire -28 1 - -
North of England -30 1 - - 1
Business Forecasting
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 26 (72.22%) Finance
2 13 (36.11%) Planning and Forecasting
3 11 (30.56%) Performance Management
4 10 (27.78%) Marketing
4 10 (27.78%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (16.67%) Economics
8 6 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 6 (16.67%) Process Improvement
8 6 (16.67%) ITIL
8 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 5 (13.89%) Advertising
9 5 (13.89%) Migration
9 5 (13.89%) Project Management
9 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
9 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
9 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (13.89%) Degree
9 5 (13.89%) Line Management
9 5 (13.89%) Decision-Making
9 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (11.11%) Contingency Planning
10 4 (11.11%) PMO
10 4 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
10 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
10 4 (11.11%) Coaching

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 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Wireless
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (5.56%) LAN
2 2 (5.56%) VoIP
2 2 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.78%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Power BI
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.78%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 26 (72.22%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Marketing
3 5 (13.89%) Advertising
4 4 (11.11%) Legal
5 2 (5.56%) Billing
5 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Service Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Administrator
5 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Service Desk Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Business Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Commercial Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) IT Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Project Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) Project Support Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Programme Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (5.56%) Hedge funds
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Planning and Forecasting
2 11 (30.56%) Performance Management
3 10 (27.78%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 8 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.67%) Economics
6 6 (16.67%) ITIL
6 6 (16.67%) Mathematics
6 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 6 (16.67%) Process Improvement
7 5 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (13.89%) Decision-Making
7 5 (13.89%) Line Management
7 5 (13.89%) Migration
7 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (13.89%) Project Management
8 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity
8 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) ABAP
1 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
1 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
1 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) ACCA
3 2 (5.56%) CCSA
3 2 (5.56%) CIMA
3 2 (5.56%) MCSE
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) PMO
2 1 (2.78%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco
1 3 (8.33%) HP
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.33%) SAP
2 2 (5.56%) Adaptive Insights
2 2 (5.56%) Hyperion
2 2 (5.56%) Infor
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) SevOne
2 2 (5.56%) Splunk
2 2 (5.56%) Tagetik
3 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
3 1 (2.78%) Anaplan
3 1 (2.78%) Cadence
3 1 (2.78%) Google
3 1 (2.78%) Meraki
3 1 (2.78%) NetApp
3 1 (2.78%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (2.78%) VMware