Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 825 823 800
Rank change year-on-year -2 -23 +52
Contract jobs citing Business Forecasting 16 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.018% 0.040% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.021% 0.046% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 14
England median daily rate £445 £325 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.92% -21.69% +11.26%
10th Percentile £350 £203 £175
90th Percentile £650 £523 £606
UK median daily rate £445 £325 £415
% change year-on-year +36.92% -21.69% +22.06%
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 76,303 80,112 73,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.16% 86.47% 85.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,037 53,271 48,432
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,888 2,066 1,970
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.91% -10.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.40
90th Percentile £52.19 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +2.04%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 +1 9 £445 -1.11% 2
South East +15 4 £550 +69.23% 1
North of England -13 2 £363 +31.82%
Yorkshire -5 1 - -
Midlands -6 1 £425 - 1
North West - 1 £363 -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Business Forecasting
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (37.50%) CRM
2 6 (37.50%) ERP
2 6 (37.50%) Degree
3 5 (31.25%) PMO
3 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (18.75%) Data Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
5 3 (18.75%) Data Management
5 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Logistics
5 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
6 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
6 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (12.50%) SAP ERP
6 2 (12.50%) QlikView
6 2 (12.50%) Retail

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:

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP BPC
1 2 (12.50%) SAP ERP
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) QlikView
1 2 (12.50%) SAP BW
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) CRM Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SAP BW Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Programme Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.25%) Fibre Optics
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) VLE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) CRM
1 6 (37.50%) ERP
1 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
4 3 (18.75%) Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Data Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Data Management
4 3 (18.75%) Logistics
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) ISEB
5 1 (6.25%) MBA
5 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Cognos
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Sage