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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Manager
Rank 148 117 114
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 19 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.62% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.67% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 17
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£425 £408 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +16.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £354 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £475 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £63.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £66.50 -
% change year-on-year
-69.92% -
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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
4042 2843 2649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.46% 92.16% 92.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 1582 1315
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 179 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -7 10 £538 +31.90% 1
Manchester -17 7 £400 +8.10% 4
Lancashire -11 1 £520 - 3
Merseyside -11 1 - - 2
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England

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (45.28%) Finance
2 22 (41.51%) Project Management
3 11 (20.75%) Banking
4 9 (16.98%) Change Management
5 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
6 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
6 7 (13.21%) PRINCE2
7 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (9.43%) Service Delivery
8 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (9.43%) Business Transformation
9 4 (7.55%) Budget Control
9 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
10 3 (5.66%) Legal
10 3 (5.66%) Retail
10 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (5.66%) SAP
10 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
10 3 (5.66%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
10 3 (5.66%) Performance Management
10 3 (5.66%) Data Protection
11 2 (3.77%) Degree
11 2 (3.77%) Requirements Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) TrackWise
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.89%) QlikView
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 24 (45.28%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Banking
3 5 (9.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.66%) Legal
5 3 (5.66%) Retail
6 1 (1.89%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) PMI
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Project Management
2 9 (16.98%) Change Management
3 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (13.21%) PRINCE2
5 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
6 5 (9.43%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (9.43%) Business Transformation
7 4 (7.55%) Budget Control
7 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
8 3 (5.66%) Performance Management
8 3 (5.66%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.77%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
9 2 (3.77%) PRINCE
9 2 (3.77%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.77%) ISEB
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.89%) CIPD
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) SAP
2 1 (1.89%) Northgate
2 1 (1.89%) Capita
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle