Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 716 731 766
Rank change year-on-year +15 +35 -90
Contract jobs citing Planning and Forecasting 124 103 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 69 61
England median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +6.19%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £256
90th Percentile £635 £580 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +48.15% -49.38%
10th Percentile £19.05 £30.00 £18.33
90th Percentile £48.88 £30.00 £23.18
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -16.67% +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 80,429 75,773 85,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.27% 85.76% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,516 49,967 56,950
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £264
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,176 1,868 2,067
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.69
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -11 48 £481 +28.33% 10
South East -22 29 £350 -24.93% 6
North of England -10 20 £400 +4.58% 1
Midlands -3 15 £450 -7.22% 2
Yorkshire -10 12 £400 +1.27%
East of England -3 9 £475 +11.76% 3
West Midlands -20 9 £427 +13.87% 2
North West -15 5 £228 -17.27% 1
East Midlands -5 4 £463 -4.64%
North East +2 3 £575 +144.68%
South West -12 3 £550 +29.41%
Planning and Forecasting
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 61 (49.19%) Finance
2 27 (21.77%) Oracle
3 25 (20.16%) SAP
4 22 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (16.94%) Project Management
6 20 (16.13%) Business Forecasting
7 19 (15.32%) Hyperion
8 18 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (13.71%) Microsoft
9 17 (13.71%) Migration
10 16 (12.90%) SDLC
10 16 (12.90%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 15 (12.10%) ITIL
12 14 (11.29%) Windows
12 14 (11.29%) General Ledger
13 13 (10.48%) Essbase
13 13 (10.48%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (10.48%) IBM
14 12 (9.68%) Oracle EBS
14 12 (9.68%) Hyperion Planning
14 12 (9.68%) Oracle General Ledger
14 12 (9.68%) Oracle ODI
14 12 (9.68%) Oracle Smart View
15 11 (8.87%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (8.87%) Data Migration
15 11 (8.87%) Performance Management
15 11 (8.87%) JIRA
15 11 (8.87%) Change Management
15 11 (8.87%) WebLogic

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 11 (8.87%) WebLogic
2 9 (7.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.23%) SAS
3 4 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.42%) Apache
4 3 (2.42%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (2.42%) JBoss
4 3 (2.42%) Mule
4 3 (2.42%) nginx
4 3 (2.42%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.42%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (9.68%) Hyperion Planning
1 12 (9.68%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (9.68%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (4.84%) SAP BPC
3 4 (3.23%) SAP MM
4 3 (2.42%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.61%) CA PPM
5 2 (1.61%) Cognos Controller
5 2 (1.61%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (1.61%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.81%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.81%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.84%) Office 365
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.42%) Akamai
3 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.42%) IaaS
4 2 (1.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) DNS
1 4 (3.23%) SMS
2 3 (2.42%) BIG-IP
2 3 (2.42%) LAN
2 3 (2.42%) Skype
2 3 (2.42%) SSL
2 3 (2.42%) WAN
3 2 (1.61%) Internet
4 1 (0.81%) DHCP
4 1 (0.81%) Firewall
4 1 (0.81%) FTP
4 1 (0.81%) IPsec
4 1 (0.81%) SMTP
4 1 (0.81%) VoIP
4 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.48%) Essbase
1 13 (10.48%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (9.68%) Oracle ODI
2 12 (9.68%) Oracle Smart View
3 4 (3.23%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (2.42%) Big Data
4 3 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.42%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.61%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (8.87%) JIRA
2 3 (2.42%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.42%) LSMW
General
1 61 (49.19%) Finance
2 14 (11.29%) General Ledger
3 10 (8.06%) Marketing
4 5 (4.03%) Retail
5 4 (3.23%) Advertising
5 4 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.23%) Legal
6 3 (2.42%) Banking
6 3 (2.42%) Front Office
6 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.61%) Billing
7 2 (1.61%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (16.94%) Analyst
2 19 (15.32%) Consultant
3 15 (12.10%) Project Manager
4 13 (10.48%) Developer
5 12 (9.68%) Hyperion Developer
6 9 (7.26%) Hyperion Planning Developer
6 9 (7.26%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (7.26%) Test Manager
7 8 (6.45%) Senior Manager
8 7 (5.65%) Change Manager
9 6 (4.84%) Administrator
9 6 (4.84%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) Programme Manager
10 5 (4.03%) Business Manager
10 5 (4.03%) Change Project Manager
10 5 (4.03%) Finance Manager
10 5 (4.03%) IT Manager
10 5 (4.03%) Project Change Manager
11 4 (3.23%) Financial Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.26%) XML
2 7 (5.65%) Middleware
3 3 (2.42%) IDoc
3 3 (2.42%) RESTful
3 3 (2.42%) Web Services
4 1 (0.81%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.81%) CSS
4 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.81%) HTML
4 1 (0.81%) J2EE
4 1 (0.81%) JSP
4 1 (0.81%) Spring
4 1 (0.81%) Taglibs
4 1 (0.81%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.06%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.23%) Reinsurance
6 3 (2.42%) iSeries
7 1 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.81%) AS400
7 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.81%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) PMI
7 1 (0.81%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
7 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.29%) Windows
2 8 (6.45%) Unix
3 4 (3.23%) Linux
3 4 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.81%) Android
4 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (16.94%) Project Management
2 21 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (16.13%) Business Forecasting
4 17 (13.71%) Migration
5 16 (12.90%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 16 (12.90%) SDLC
6 15 (12.10%) ITIL
7 11 (8.87%) Change Management
7 11 (8.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (8.87%) Data Migration
7 11 (8.87%) Performance Management
8 9 (7.26%) Analytics
8 9 (7.26%) ERP
8 9 (7.26%) Test Strategy
9 8 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (6.45%) Coaching
9 8 (6.45%) Line Management
9 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.87%) SQL
2 10 (8.06%) Java
3 3 (2.42%) Perl
3 3 (2.42%) Python
3 3 (2.42%) Ruby
4 2 (1.61%) ABAP
4 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.81%) VB
5 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (7.26%) Degree
2 5 (4.03%) ISEB
3 4 (3.23%) ACCA
3 4 (3.23%) CIMA
3 4 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.81%) APMP
6 1 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) PMP
6 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (1.61%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.61%) PMO
2 2 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) IFRS
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) PSD2
3 1 (0.81%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.65%) Ansible
2 3 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.42%) Puppet
2 3 (2.42%) Terraform
3 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.81%) WMI
Vendors
1 27 (21.77%) Oracle
2 25 (20.16%) SAP
3 19 (15.32%) Hyperion
4 17 (13.71%) Microsoft
5 13 (10.48%) IBM
6 8 (6.45%) webMethods
7 7 (5.65%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.23%) Anaplan
9 3 (2.42%) Cloudera
9 3 (2.42%) F5
9 3 (2.42%) HP
10 2 (1.61%) Adaptive Insights
10 2 (1.61%) CA
10 2 (1.61%) Cognos
10 2 (1.61%) Infor
10 2 (1.61%) Tableau
10 2 (1.61%) Tagetik
11 1 (0.81%) Datameer
11 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow