Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 810 808 813
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing Business Forecasting 41 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.045% 0.025% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.030% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 31
England median daily rate £450 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% -20.80%
10th Percentile £316 £175 £263
90th Percentile £523 £606 £688
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 78,013 74,139 82,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.90% 84.07% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,531 49,486 54,341
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £297 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,881 2,008 2,410
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.75% +14.24%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.46 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +22.14%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -8 20 £459 -21.91% 6
South East -1 15 £348 -46.95% 4
Midlands +9 2 - -
East Midlands -3 2 - -
East of England - 2 - - 2
North of England +28 1 £480 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £480 - 2
Business Forecasting
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 (56.10%) Finance
2 13 (31.71%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (26.83%) Analytics
4 11 (26.83%) Planning and Forecasting
5 9 (21.95%) Marketing
6 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (17.07%) Degree
7 7 (17.07%) Actionable Insight
7 7 (17.07%) Business Analytics
8 6 (14.63%) Process Improvement
8 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
8 6 (14.63%) B2C
8 6 (14.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (12.20%) SAP
9 5 (12.20%) Front Office
9 5 (12.20%) Retail
9 5 (12.20%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (12.20%) Market Research
9 5 (12.20%) Data Analytics
9 5 (12.20%) Strategic Thinking
10 4 (9.76%) Innovative Thinking
10 4 (9.76%) Tableau
10 4 (9.76%) Visualisation
10 4 (9.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 4 (9.76%) Business Development
10 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis

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 (9.76%) SAS
2 2 (4.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (4.88%) Maximo
2 1 (2.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) PaaS
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) DAB
2 1 (2.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Big Data
2 2 (4.88%) Essbase
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Smart View
2 2 (4.88%) QlikView
2 2 (4.88%) SAP BW
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) JIRA
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 23 (56.10%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Marketing
3 6 (14.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
4 5 (12.20%) Front Office
4 5 (12.20%) Retail
5 3 (7.32%) Aerospace
6 2 (4.88%) Military
7 1 (2.44%) Back Office
7 1 (2.44%) Banking
7 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.44%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Business Manager
3 6 (14.63%) Data Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Marketing Manager
3 6 (14.63%) Operations Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Development Manager
5 3 (7.32%) PMO Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Analytics Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Business Analytics Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Business Development Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Data Analysis Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Finance Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Insight Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Principal Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 11 (26.83%) Analytics
2 11 (26.83%) Planning and Forecasting
3 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (17.07%) Actionable Insight
4 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.07%) Business Analytics
5 6 (14.63%) B2C
5 6 (14.63%) Process Improvement
5 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.20%) Data Analytics
6 5 (12.20%) Market Research
6 5 (12.20%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (12.20%) Strategic Thinking
7 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
7 4 (9.76%) Business Development
7 4 (9.76%) Change Management
7 4 (9.76%) CRM
7 4 (9.76%) Innovative Thinking
7 4 (9.76%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) ACCA
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) CIMA
3 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.44%) PMP
3 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) PMO
2 1 (2.44%) IFRS
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) SAP
2 4 (9.76%) Hyperion
2 4 (9.76%) Tableau
3 2 (4.88%) Alteryx
3 2 (4.88%) Cognos
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.44%) Anaplan
4 1 (2.44%) Demandware
4 1 (2.44%) Facebook
4 1 (2.44%) Google
4 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.44%) Teradata