Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 721 748 743
Rank change year-on-year +27 -5 -59
Contract jobs citing Planning and Forecasting 138 119 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 75 83
England median daily rate £481 £480 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.26% +12.94% +7.32%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £219
90th Percentile £675 £633 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £426
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.57% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
England median hourly rate £24.75 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £19.75 £21.25 £21.25
90th Percentile £45.63 £23.75 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £24.75 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 82,398 81,398 83,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.37% 85.93% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,200 54,626 55,738
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,120 1,938 2,249
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.79% +2.70% +2.27%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +7 52 £500 +2.56% 8
South East -14 32 £415 -17.05% 2
North of England -4 21 £494 +23.44% 8
Midlands -2 15 £440 +35.38% 4
East of England - 15 £428 - 3
West Midlands -23 11 £440 +35.38% 4
North West -5 9 £600 +49.07% 4
Yorkshire -14 9 £400 - 4
North East +2 3 £575 +144.68%
South West -34 3 £550 +29.41% 1
East Midlands +13 2 - -
Planning and Forecasting
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 60 (43.48%) Finance
2 44 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (24.64%) Oracle
4 31 (22.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (19.57%) SAP
6 26 (18.84%) Microsoft
7 25 (18.12%) Coaching
8 24 (17.39%) SDLC
9 21 (15.22%) Windows
9 21 (15.22%) Project Management
10 20 (14.49%) Mentoring
11 19 (13.77%) SQL
12 18 (13.04%) Java
13 17 (12.32%) WebLogic
13 17 (12.32%) Test Strategy
14 16 (11.59%) webMethods
14 16 (11.59%) XML
14 16 (11.59%) Unix
14 16 (11.59%) IBM
14 16 (11.59%) Migration
14 16 (11.59%) General Ledger
15 15 (10.87%) Hyperion
15 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Project
15 15 (10.87%) CheckPoint
15 15 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (10.14%) Oracle Reports
17 13 (9.42%) Oracle EBS
17 13 (9.42%) JIRA
18 12 (8.70%) 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 17 (12.32%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.45%) SAS
3 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.72%) Apache
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.72%) IIS
4 1 (0.72%) JBoss
4 1 (0.72%) Mule
4 1 (0.72%) nginx
4 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (9.42%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (8.70%) Oracle General Ledger
3 11 (7.97%) Hyperion Planning
4 10 (7.25%) SAP BPC
5 6 (4.35%) CA PPM
6 5 (3.62%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (2.90%) SAP MM
8 3 (2.17%) Cognos Controller
8 3 (2.17%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (2.17%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.72%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.72%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.90%) IaaS
3 3 (2.17%) Akamai
3 3 (2.17%) Office 365
4 1 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.90%) DNS
2 3 (2.17%) BIG-IP
3 2 (1.45%) Internet
3 2 (1.45%) LAN
3 2 (1.45%) VPN
3 2 (1.45%) WAN
4 1 (0.72%) DHCP
4 1 (0.72%) Firewall
4 1 (0.72%) FTP
4 1 (0.72%) IPsec
4 1 (0.72%) SAN
4 1 (0.72%) SMS
4 1 (0.72%) SSL
4 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.14%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (8.70%) Essbase
2 12 (8.70%) Oracle ODI
2 12 (8.70%) Oracle Smart View
3 11 (7.97%) Oracle OWB
4 7 (5.07%) SAP BW
5 3 (2.17%) Big Data
6 2 (1.45%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.45%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (9.42%) JIRA
2 3 (2.17%) LSMW
3 2 (1.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 60 (43.48%) Finance
2 16 (11.59%) General Ledger
3 10 (7.25%) Retail
4 8 (5.80%) Marketing
5 6 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (3.62%) Legal
7 3 (2.17%) Advertising
7 3 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.45%) Billing
8 2 (1.45%) Front Office
8 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.45%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.72%) Back Office
9 1 (0.72%) Banking
9 1 (0.72%) Law
9 1 (0.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (13.77%) Analyst
1 19 (13.77%) Consultant
2 17 (12.32%) Test Manager
3 14 (10.14%) Project Manager
4 13 (9.42%) Developer
5 12 (8.70%) Architect
5 12 (8.70%) Hyperion Developer
5 12 (8.70%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (6.52%) Hyperion Planning Developer
7 7 (5.07%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.35%) Resource Analyst
8 6 (4.35%) Resource Planning Analyst
8 6 (4.35%) SAP BPC Consultant
8 6 (4.35%) Senior Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Business Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Change Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Change Project Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Project Change Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.59%) XML
2 5 (3.62%) Middleware
3 3 (2.17%) IDoc
3 3 (2.17%) Web Services
4 1 (0.72%) .NET
4 1 (0.72%) EDI
4 1 (0.72%) Node.js
4 1 (0.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.25%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.90%) NHS
5 3 (2.17%) iPhone
5 3 (2.17%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.45%) iSeries
7 1 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.22%) Windows
2 16 (11.59%) Unix
3 3 (2.17%) Linux
3 3 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.45%) Android
4 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (22.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (18.12%) Coaching
4 24 (17.39%) SDLC
5 21 (15.22%) Project Management
6 20 (14.49%) Mentoring
7 17 (12.32%) Test Strategy
8 16 (11.59%) Migration
9 14 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (8.70%) Business Forecasting
10 12 (8.70%) ERP
10 12 (8.70%) ITIL
11 11 (7.97%) Analytics
11 11 (7.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (7.97%) Data Migration
11 11 (7.97%) Risk Management
11 11 (7.97%) Test Management
12 10 (7.25%) Budgeting and Forecasting
12 10 (7.25%) Test Automation
13 9 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.77%) SQL
2 18 (13.04%) Java
3 1 (0.72%) ABAP
3 1 (0.72%) C
3 1 (0.72%) Perl
3 1 (0.72%) PHP
3 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.72%) Python
3 1 (0.72%) Ruby
3 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.72%) VB
3 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.97%) ISEB
1 11 (7.97%) ISEB Practitioner
2 9 (6.52%) Degree
3 7 (5.07%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (1.45%) ACCA
4 2 (1.45%) CIMA
4 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) APMP
5 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.72%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.72%) MBA
5 1 (0.72%) MCSE
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.25%) PMO
2 6 (4.35%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.62%) SLA
4 3 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.45%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (1.45%) IFRS
5 2 (1.45%) SEPA
6 1 (0.72%) GDPR
6 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.72%) PSD2
6 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.90%) Ansible
2 3 (2.17%) Terraform
3 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.72%) Puppet
3 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 34 (24.64%) Oracle
2 27 (19.57%) SAP
3 26 (18.84%) Microsoft
4 16 (11.59%) IBM
4 16 (11.59%) webMethods
5 15 (10.87%) CheckPoint
5 15 (10.87%) Hyperion
6 6 (4.35%) CA
7 4 (2.90%) Anaplan
8 3 (2.17%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.17%) Cognos
8 3 (2.17%) F5
9 2 (1.45%) Adaptive Insights
9 2 (1.45%) Infor
9 2 (1.45%) Tagetik
9 2 (1.45%) VMware
10 1 (0.72%) Cadence
10 1 (0.72%) Google
10 1 (0.72%) Splunk
10 1 (0.72%) Xamarin