Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 852 799 825
Rank change year-on-year -53 +26 +23
Contract jobs citing Business Forecasting 24 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.050% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.058% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 20
England median daily rate £475 £450 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +13.21% +0.38%
10th Percentile £325 £366 £175
90th Percentile £647 £610 £589
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% +8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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 83,390 81,175 81,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.77% 86.06% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,927 54,662 54,273
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,095 1,892 2,265
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.98 £47.79
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +5 12 £435 -17.14% 1
South East -25 6 £495 +16.47% 2
East of England -9 3 £575 -
Midlands -13 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -17 1 - -
North of England -21 1 - - 2
South West -33 1 £550 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Business Forecasting
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 19 (79.17%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (29.17%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 7 (29.17%) Planning and Forecasting
5 6 (25.00%) Project Management
5 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
6 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
6 5 (20.83%) Analytics
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.83%) SAP
7 4 (16.67%) CRM
7 4 (16.67%) Degree
7 4 (16.67%) PMO
8 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
8 3 (12.50%) Logistics
8 3 (12.50%) General Ledger
8 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (12.50%) SAP ERP
8 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
8 3 (12.50%) Product Management
8 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 3 (12.50%) Service Management
8 3 (12.50%) Change Management
8 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (12.50%) SAP BW

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 1 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) SAP ERP
2 2 (8.33%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (8.33%) SAP BPC
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Wireless
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) VoIP
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SAP BW
2 2 (8.33%) QlikView
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 19 (79.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) General Ledger
2 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Business Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) SAP BW Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (29.17%) Planning and Forecasting
3 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (25.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.83%) Analytics
5 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) CRM
7 3 (12.50%) Change Management
7 3 (12.50%) ERP
7 3 (12.50%) Logistics
7 3 (12.50%) Migration
7 3 (12.50%) Product Management
7 3 (12.50%) Service Management
7 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
7 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) ABAP
1 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
1 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
1 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (8.33%) ACCA
5 2 (8.33%) CCSA
5 2 (8.33%) CIMA
5 2 (8.33%) MCSE
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) PMO
2 1 (4.17%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.83%) SAP
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) Adaptive Insights
3 2 (8.33%) Cognos
3 2 (8.33%) Hyperion
3 2 (8.33%) Infor
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) SevOne
3 2 (8.33%) Splunk
3 2 (8.33%) Tagetik
4 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
4 1 (4.17%) Anaplan
4 1 (4.17%) Cadence
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Meraki
4 1 (4.17%) NetApp
4 1 (4.17%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (4.17%) VMware