The table below looks at the statistics for Business Development skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Development over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Development
Rank 453 445 395
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -50
Contract jobs citing Business Development 177 172 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.41% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 96 62
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£400 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £600 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £55.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +84.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £20.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £91.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.16 £55.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-57.89% +84.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Business Development
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Development within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Development
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Development within the UK.

Business Development Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Development
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Development within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Business Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Development
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Development within the UK.

Business Development Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Development
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Development within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Business Development Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Development
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Development within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
England -20 170 £400 +6.66% 285
London -14 73 £519 +29.68% 140
South East +1 49 £420 +20.00% 50
Berkshire +11 18 £475 +35.71% 17
North West - 13 £400 - 26
Reading -5 10 £475 +35.71% 9
North East -16 10 £360 +34.26% 10
Tyne and Wear -15 9 £360 +34.26% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 9 £360 +34.26% 7
Surrey +1 8 £363 +245.23% 11
East of England +3 7 £350 - 11
West Midlands -1 7 £400 +2.56% 12
City of London -17 7 £550 +25.71% 40
Hampshire -3 6 £420 - 5
Manchester - 6 £400 - 16
Ilford - 6 £450 -
Yorkshire -31 4 £338 -31.12% 11
South Wales +7 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Scotland +1 3 £375 - 8
Wales -1 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Hemel Hempstead -2 3 - -
Cardiff -3 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Hertfordshire -13 3 - - 5
Norfolk - 3 £350 -
Suffolk - 3 £350 -
Ipswich - 3 £350 -
Southampton - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £375 - 5
Coventry +4 2 £400 -23.80%
North Yorkshire -10 2 £288 -41.32% 1

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Development also 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 that cited Business Development.

1 115 (33.33%) Finance
2 105 (30.43%) Project Management
3 59 (17.10%) Degree
4 57 (16.52%) Marketing
5 53 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
6 51 (14.78%) SQL
7 46 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 46 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (12.75%) Banking
9 38 (11.01%) Microsoft
10 37 (10.72%) Oracle
11 36 (10.43%) MS Office
11 36 (10.43%) Telecoms
12 32 (9.28%) Business Analysis
12 32 (9.28%) Security Cleared
13 31 (8.99%) CRM
14 30 (8.70%) Analytics
15 29 (8.41%) Mentoring
16 28 (8.12%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (7.83%) Legal
17 27 (7.83%) UNIX
17 27 (7.83%) MS PowerPoint
18 25 (7.25%) Retail
19 24 (6.96%) PRINCE2
19 24 (6.96%) ITIL
19 24 (6.96%) SharePoint
19 24 (6.96%) Change Management
20 23 (6.67%) Service Management
20 23 (6.67%) Java
20 23 (6.67%) User Experience

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Development also 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 that cited Business Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (6.96%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.48%) SAS
3 5 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.16%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.16%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.16%) MTS
5 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.87%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.58%) IIS
6 2 (0.58%) Apache
6 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 36 (10.43%) MS Office
3 27 (7.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (4.64%) MS Project
5 7 (2.03%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.16%) SPSS
7 3 (0.87%) Maya
8 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.29%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 8 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.58%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.58%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.58%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.29%) ACBS
4 1 (0.29%) Magento
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.29%) Lawson
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.45%) SaaS
4 4 (1.16%) PaaS
4 4 (1.16%) IaaS
5 3 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.87%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.58%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.58%) Office 365
6 2 (0.58%) Force.com
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.29%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.93%) Wireless
2 16 (4.64%) Internet
3 15 (4.35%) Firewall
4 10 (2.90%) Cisco ISE
5 8 (2.32%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.74%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (1.74%) Network Security
7 5 (1.45%) VLAN
7 5 (1.45%) WAN
7 5 (1.45%) IPv6
8 4 (1.16%) Extranet
8 4 (1.16%) LAN
9 3 (0.87%) Broadband
9 3 (0.87%) SAN
10 2 (0.58%) GSM
10 2 (0.58%) VoIP
11 1 (0.29%) SNA
11 1 (0.29%) DNS
11 1 (0.29%) IPv4
11 1 (0.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.93%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (4.06%) Oracle9i Database
4 14 (4.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 13 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.77%) Big Data
6 11 (3.19%) MS Access
7 10 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (2.32%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (2.03%) Oracle ODI
9 7 (2.03%) TKPROF
10 5 (1.45%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.45%) QlikView
11 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.16%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.16%) HBase
12 3 (0.87%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (4.06%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.58%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.58%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (0.58%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.58%) RequisitePro
3 2 (0.58%) Rational Robot
3 2 (0.58%) Subversion
4 1 (0.29%) Maven
4 1 (0.29%) JIRA
4 1 (0.29%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.29%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.29%) JUnit
4 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 115 (33.33%) Finance
2 57 (16.52%) Marketing
3 44 (12.75%) Banking
4 36 (10.43%) Telecoms
5 27 (7.83%) Legal
6 25 (7.25%) Retail
7 12 (3.48%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.61%) Retail Banking
9 8 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (2.03%) Automotive
10 7 (2.03%) Multimedia
11 4 (1.16%) Billing
11 4 (1.16%) Law
11 4 (1.16%) Back Office
12 2 (0.58%) Front Office
12 2 (0.58%) Advertising
12 2 (0.58%) French Language
12 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.29%) German Language
13 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 55 (15.94%) Project Manager
1 55 (15.94%) Analyst
2 39 (11.30%) Consultant
3 35 (10.14%) Developer
3 35 (10.14%) Business Analyst
4 30 (8.70%) Architect
5 16 (4.64%) Senior Consultant
6 14 (4.06%) Oracle Developer
6 14 (4.06%) Business Consultant
7 13 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (3.77%) Senior Manager
8 9 (2.61%) Security Consultant
8 9 (2.61%) Senior Security Consultant
9 8 (2.32%) Business Manager
9 8 (2.32%) Development Manager
9 8 (2.32%) Java Developer
10 7 (2.03%) Service Manager
10 7 (2.03%) Technical Architect
10 7 (2.03%) Transition Manager
10 7 (2.03%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.51%) XML
2 16 (4.64%) Web Services
3 11 (3.19%) .NET
4 10 (2.90%) HTML
5 6 (1.74%) CSS
5 6 (1.74%) SOAP
5 6 (1.74%) jQuery
6 5 (1.45%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.45%) Middleware
6 5 (1.45%) Spring
7 4 (1.16%) HTML5
7 4 (1.16%) REST
7 4 (1.16%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.87%) Kafka
8 3 (0.87%) Apache Camel
8 3 (0.87%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.87%) Velocity
9 2 (0.58%) WCF
9 2 (0.58%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 53 (15.36%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.67%) User Experience
3 17 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.93%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.48%) Visualisation
5 11 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.03%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.03%) PMI
6 7 (2.03%) NHS
7 6 (1.74%) Statistics
8 4 (1.16%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.16%) Streaming Video
9 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.87%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.87%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.58%) Social Media
10 2 (0.58%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.83%) UNIX
2 14 (4.06%) Windows
3 8 (2.32%) Linux
4 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (30.43%) Project Management
2 46 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (9.28%) Business Analysis
4 31 (8.99%) CRM
5 30 (8.70%) Analytics
6 29 (8.41%) Mentoring
7 28 (8.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 24 (6.96%) ITIL
8 24 (6.96%) PRINCE2
8 24 (6.96%) Change Management
9 23 (6.67%) Service Management
10 20 (5.80%) Service Delivery
10 20 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (5.80%) Six Sigma
10 20 (5.80%) Migration
10 20 (5.80%) Time Management
11 18 (5.22%) Waterfall
11 18 (5.22%) UML
12 17 (4.93%) Quality Management
12 17 (4.93%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (14.78%) SQL
2 23 (6.67%) Java
3 18 (5.22%) PL/SQL
4 15 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 11 (3.19%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.03%) C
6 7 (2.03%) C#
7 5 (1.45%) R
7 5 (1.45%) Python
8 2 (0.58%) VBA
8 2 (0.58%) SOQL
8 2 (0.58%) SOSL
8 2 (0.58%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.58%) Scala
8 2 (0.58%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.58%) C++
8 2 (0.58%) PHP
9 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 59 (17.10%) Degree
2 32 (9.28%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (4.64%) PMI Certification
4 15 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.06%) MBA
6 13 (3.77%) PMP
6 13 (3.77%) CISSP
7 10 (2.90%) CCNP
8 9 (2.61%) Postgraduate
9 6 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.45%) CCNA
10 5 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.16%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.58%) CCIE
12 2 (0.58%) CIMA
12 2 (0.58%) ISEB
12 2 (0.58%) MCSE
12 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.80%) QA
2 14 (4.06%) SLA
3 2 (0.58%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.58%) P3O
4 1 (0.29%) FATCA
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.16%) XenServer
3 3 (0.87%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.29%) vSphere
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.58%) Ansible
2 2 (0.58%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 2 (0.58%) Puppet
3 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 38 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.72%) Oracle
3 20 (5.80%) Cisco
4 15 (4.35%) HP
5 10 (2.90%) Huawei
6 9 (2.61%) IBM
7 8 (2.32%) SAP
8 7 (2.03%) Informatica
8 7 (2.03%) Nokia
8 7 (2.03%) VMware
9 5 (1.45%) Dell
9 5 (1.45%) Juniper
9 5 (1.45%) Norkom
9 5 (1.45%) Mantas
9 5 (1.45%) Actimize
9 5 (1.45%) 3PAR
9 5 (1.45%) F5
10 4 (1.16%) Google
10 4 (1.16%) Tradeweb
10 4 (1.16%) Ericsson
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