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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Manager
Rank 123 119 116
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 43 39 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 1.00% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.07% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 12
Average daily rate £388 £378 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £320 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £613 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £470 £428
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +9.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £49.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £49.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-4.04% -17.50%
Business Manager
England

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
3797 3652 2889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.31% 94.08% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2294 1933 1524
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 224 209
Average hourly rate £18.99 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.48% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -8 12 £438 +9.71% 3
Cumbria +2 7 £540 +43.04%
Cheshire -22 7 £475 +13.43% 1
Merseyside - 2 £700 - 1
Lancashire -3 1 £450 +28.57% 1
Business Manager
England

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 17 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (24.62%) Project Management
2 16 (24.62%) Finance
3 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 12 (18.46%) Banking
6 10 (15.38%) Back Office
7 9 (13.85%) Process Management
7 9 (13.85%) Validation
7 9 (13.85%) Data Mining
8 7 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
9 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
10 5 (7.69%) SAP
10 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
10 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (6.15%) Retail
11 4 (6.15%) Investment Banking
11 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (6.15%) Project Governance
11 4 (6.15%) CRM
11 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
11 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
11 4 (6.15%) Change Management
11 4 (6.15%) Risk Management
11 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (4.62%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (4.62%) NHS
12 3 (4.62%) ITIL
12 3 (4.62%) Business Transformation

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.54%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.54%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Skype
2 1 (1.54%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.54%) SAP BW
General
1 16 (24.62%) Finance
2 12 (18.46%) Banking
3 10 (15.38%) Back Office
4 4 (6.15%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.15%) Retail
5 2 (3.08%) International Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Legal
5 2 (3.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.54%) Advertising
6 1 (1.54%) Games
6 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) Apache Flex
1 1 (1.54%) CSS
1 1 (1.54%) HTML
1 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) NHS
2 3 (4.62%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile Games
3 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.54%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (24.62%) Project Management
3 13 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 9 (13.85%) Process Management
4 9 (13.85%) Validation
5 7 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.15%) Change Management
7 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.15%) CRM
7 4 (6.15%) Project Governance
7 4 (6.15%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.62%) Analytics
8 3 (4.62%) Business Transformation
8 3 (4.62%) Infographics
8 3 (4.62%) Operations Management
8 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) BC Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) CCA
3 1 (1.54%) Degree
3 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) AIFMD
1 3 (4.62%) UCITS
2 2 (3.08%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) COBIT
3 1 (1.54%) Val IT
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) SAP
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) hybris
5 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
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