The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Manager
Rank 118 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 30 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.74% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.80% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 7
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£350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £326 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £466 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3316 2623 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.93% 92.55% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1747 1357 1034
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 214 173
Average hourly rate £19.35 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Business Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Manager in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Business Manager
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Manager across the North West region.

Business Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Business Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Business Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Business Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Manager across the North West region.

Business Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Business Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +1 14 £350 -12.50% 7
Manchester -8 8 £388 -11.42% 5
Cumbria - 5 - - 1
Merseyside -17 1 - -
Business Manager
England

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Business Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Business Manager in their job title.

1 15 (40.54%) Project Management
2 11 (29.73%) Finance
3 9 (24.32%) Banking
4 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
4 6 (16.22%) Windows
4 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
5 5 (13.51%) User Experience
5 5 (13.51%) PRINCE
5 5 (13.51%) ITIL
5 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
6 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.81%) Workflow
7 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.11%) Service Management
7 3 (8.11%) Change Management
7 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.11%) Matrix Management
8 2 (5.41%) Degree
8 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.41%) SQL
8 2 (5.41%) MS Project
8 2 (5.41%) MS Office
8 2 (5.41%) SAP
8 2 (5.41%) Internet
8 2 (5.41%) Management Information System

Business Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Business Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Business Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Project
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
1 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Exchequer
1 1 (2.70%) Maximo
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.70%) QlikView
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Banking
3 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Local Government
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Project Management
2 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) PRINCE
4 4 (10.81%) Workflow
4 4 (10.81%) Migration
4 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.11%) Service Management
5 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.11%) Change Management
5 3 (8.11%) Matrix Management
5 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Test Management
7 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.70%) Budget Control
7 1 (2.70%) Change Control
7 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.70%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.70%) PMP
3 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.70%) XenApp
1 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) MOM
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) SAP
2 1 (2.70%) Citrix
2 1 (2.70%) Sage
2 1 (2.70%) VMware
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