Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Planning and Forecasting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Planning and Forecasting over the 6 months to 24 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.

Planning and Forecasting
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 707 700 720
Rank change year-on-year -7 +20 -30
Contract jobs citing Planning and Forecasting 136 97 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 67 88
England median daily rate £400 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +6.19% -5.83%
10th Percentile £243 £275 £250
90th Percentile £593 £619 £548
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
England median hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.33% +48.15% -49.38%
10th Percentile £12.25 £30.00 £18.33
90th Percentile £20.50 £30.00 £23.18
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -58.33% +48.15% -49.38%

Planning and 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 79,097 70,803 81,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 84.81% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,528 46,707 54,484
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
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 2,095 1,872 2,103
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.06 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.21% +8.96% +9.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.50 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

Planning and Forecasting
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Planning and Forecasting in England

Planning and Forecasting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Planning and Forecasting in England

Planning and Forecasting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Planning and Forecasting in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Planning and Forecasting in England

Planning and Forecasting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Planning and Forecasting in England

Planning and Forecasting
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Planning and Forecasting in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Planning and Forecasting in England

Planning and 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 Planning and Forecasting within the England region over the 6 months to 24 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 -34 60 £470 +4.44% 4
North of England +12 31 £288 - 6
South East -11 27 £350 -30.00% 10
North West +1 21 £245 -14.78% 1
Midlands -5 13 £439 -2.56% 5
West Midlands -11 10 £414 +10.27% 3
Yorkshire - 10 £400 - 4
East of England -9 3 £338 -6.90% 6
East Midlands -1 2 £463 -1.07% 2
South West +8 1 £625 - 1
Planning and Forecasting
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Planning and 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 Planning and Forecasting.

1 90 (66.18%) Finance
2 38 (27.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (22.79%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (19.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (19.12%) Microsoft
6 23 (16.91%) Oracle
7 22 (16.18%) SAP
8 21 (15.44%) Project Management
9 20 (14.71%) SQL
10 18 (13.24%) Business Forecasting
11 17 (12.50%) Budgeting and Forecasting
12 16 (11.76%) Hyperion
12 16 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 15 (11.03%) Windows
14 14 (10.29%) ITIL
14 14 (10.29%) Migration
14 14 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (10.29%) Degree
15 13 (9.56%) Tableau
15 13 (9.56%) Self-Motivation
16 12 (8.82%) Financial Modelling
17 11 (8.09%) Change Management
17 11 (8.09%) ERP
18 10 (7.35%) PRINCE2
18 10 (7.35%) Problem Management
18 10 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
19 9 (6.62%) Office 365
19 9 (6.62%) SDLC
19 9 (6.62%) Performance Management
19 9 (6.62%) Essbase

Planning and 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 9 (6.62%) WebLogic
2 8 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.15%) SAS
3 7 (5.15%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.94%) Apache
5 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.21%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (2.21%) JBoss
5 3 (2.21%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.21%) Mule
5 3 (2.21%) nginx
5 3 (2.21%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.21%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.47%) CMS
7 1 (0.74%) IIS
Applications
1 38 (27.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.62%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (3.68%) SAP BPC
4 3 (2.21%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (2.21%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (1.47%) SAP CO
5 2 (1.47%) SAP FI
5 2 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.74%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.74%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.62%) Office 365
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.47%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.74%) Akamai
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.68%) DNS
1 5 (3.68%) VoIP
2 4 (2.94%) DHCP
2 4 (2.94%) Skype
2 4 (2.94%) SMS
2 4 (2.94%) SMTP
2 4 (2.94%) SSL
3 1 (0.74%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.74%) Broadband
3 1 (0.74%) LAN
3 1 (0.74%) VPN
3 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.62%) Essbase
1 9 (6.62%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
2 8 (5.88%) Oracle Smart View
3 5 (3.68%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.47%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.74%) Big Data
6 1 (0.74%) MOLAP
6 1 (0.74%) OLAP
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (5.15%) JIRA
2 3 (2.21%) Jenkins
General
1 90 (66.18%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) General Ledger
3 8 (5.88%) Marketing
4 5 (3.68%) Retail
5 3 (2.21%) Advertising
5 3 (2.21%) Back Office
5 3 (2.21%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.47%) Banking
6 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
7 1 (0.74%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.74%) Front Office
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (30.88%) Analyst
2 12 (8.82%) Forecast Analyst
3 11 (8.09%) Consultant
4 9 (6.62%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.15%) Finance Manager
6 6 (4.41%) Architect
6 6 (4.41%) Business Manager
6 6 (4.41%) Developer
6 6 (4.41%) Financial Analyst
6 6 (4.41%) Programme Manager
6 6 (4.41%) Test Manager
7 5 (3.68%) Coordinator
7 5 (3.68%) IT Manager
7 5 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.94%) Administrator
8 4 (2.94%) Change Manager
8 4 (2.94%) Hyperion Developer
8 4 (2.94%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (2.94%) IT Finance Manager
8 4 (2.94%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.15%) XML
2 3 (2.21%) Middleware
2 3 (2.21%) RESTful
3 1 (0.74%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.74%) CSS
3 1 (0.74%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.74%) HTML
3 1 (0.74%) J2EE
3 1 (0.74%) JSP
3 1 (0.74%) Spring
3 1 (0.74%) Taglibs
3 1 (0.74%) Web Services
3 1 (0.74%) XML Schema
3 1 (0.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (22.79%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.56%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.68%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.94%) Credit Risk
4 4 (2.94%) Reinsurance
5 3 (2.21%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.21%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.21%) iSeries
5 3 (2.21%) Social Media
6 1 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.74%) AS400
6 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.74%) PMI
6 1 (0.74%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.03%) Windows
2 7 (5.15%) Unix
3 6 (4.41%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.68%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.94%) Android
5 4 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.94%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.21%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.21%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (15.44%) Project Management
3 18 (13.24%) Business Forecasting
4 17 (12.50%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 14 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (10.29%) ITIL
5 14 (10.29%) Migration
6 12 (8.82%) Financial Modelling
7 11 (8.09%) Change Management
7 11 (8.09%) ERP
8 10 (7.35%) PRINCE2
8 10 (7.35%) Problem Management
8 10 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (6.62%) Performance Management
9 9 (6.62%) SDLC
10 8 (5.88%) Analytics
10 8 (5.88%) Data Migration
11 7 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.15%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.71%) SQL
2 7 (5.15%) Java
3 6 (4.41%) VB
3 6 (4.41%) VBScript
4 5 (3.68%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.21%) Perl
5 3 (2.21%) Python
5 3 (2.21%) Ruby
6 2 (1.47%) ABAP
7 1 (0.74%) C
7 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (10.29%) Degree
2 6 (4.41%) ISEB
3 5 (3.68%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (2.94%) ACCA
4 4 (2.94%) CIMA
5 3 (2.21%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) PMO
2 4 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.74%) COREP
3 1 (0.74%) FINREP
3 1 (0.74%) IFRS
3 1 (0.74%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.74%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) Ansible
2 3 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.21%) Puppet
3 1 (0.74%) SCOM
3 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.74%) Terraform
3 1 (0.74%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.91%) Oracle
3 22 (16.18%) SAP
4 16 (11.76%) Hyperion
5 13 (9.56%) Tableau
6 8 (5.88%) IBM
7 6 (4.41%) webMethods
8 5 (3.68%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.47%) HP
10 1 (0.74%) Citrix
10 1 (0.74%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.74%) Cognos
10 1 (0.74%) Dell
10 1 (0.74%) F5
10 1 (0.74%) Infor
10 1 (0.74%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.74%) JDA
10 1 (0.74%) Veritas
10 1 (0.74%) VMware
10 1 (0.74%) Wyse