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 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 Development
Rank 413 423 426
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing Business Development 189 148 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 64 50
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£450 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £145 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 3
Average hourly rate £22.25 £35.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.42% +218.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £47.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-52.63% +331.81%

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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 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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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 +24 178 £450 +12.50% 302
London +18 94 £475 +18.75% 136
South East -21 46 £475 +12.29% 57
Berkshire +7 23 £545 +336.00% 13
City of London +22 20 £400 -15.78% 40
East Midlands +5 13 £230 - 8
Reading +10 12 £456 +58.69% 9
North West -7 12 £475 +11.76% 28
Hampshire -15 9 £506 +22.37% 3
Surrey +8 8 £320 -31.73% 10
Leicestershire - 8 - - 1
Leicester - 8 - - 1
Guildford - 7 £320 - 2
West Midlands -2 6 £350 - 14
Edinburgh -4 6 £488 -30.35%
Scotland -6 6 £488 +14.70% 5
East of England +5 5 £650 - 18
Hertfordshire +4 5 £650 - 9
Cheshire +2 5 £500 +15.60% 5
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £650 - 1
Warrington - 4 £500 - 1
Lancashire - 4 £319 - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 3 - - 4
Birmingham -10 3 £345 -1.42% 8
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Manchester -11 2 £450 +63.63% 15
Yorkshire -15 2 £188 +7.14% 13
West Sussex -25 2 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £188 - 3
Coventry - 2 £400 - 1

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 137 (38.16%) Finance
2 95 (26.46%) Project Management
3 82 (22.84%) Security Cleared
4 74 (20.61%) Degree
5 50 (13.93%) MS Excel
5 50 (13.93%) SC Cleared
6 49 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
8 44 (12.26%) Marketing
9 41 (11.42%) Service Delivery
10 40 (11.14%) MS Office
10 40 (11.14%) Time Management
11 38 (10.58%) Information Security
12 37 (10.31%) ITIL
13 35 (9.75%) Oracle
14 34 (9.47%) PRINCE2
15 33 (9.19%) Telecoms
15 33 (9.19%) DV Cleared
16 32 (8.91%) TOGAF
16 32 (8.91%) SQL
17 31 (8.64%) Microsoft
17 31 (8.64%) CISSP
17 31 (8.64%) Enterprise Architecture
18 30 (8.36%) Change Management
19 28 (7.80%) Cisco
19 28 (7.80%) Java
20 27 (7.52%) MS PowerPoint
20 27 (7.52%) Banking
21 26 (7.24%) QA
22 25 (6.96%) User Experience

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.23%) SAS
3 5 (1.39%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.11%) IIS
4 4 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.84%) Mule
6 2 (0.56%) CMS
6 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.28%) JBoss
7 1 (0.28%) Apache
7 1 (0.28%) MTS
7 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (13.93%) MS Excel
2 40 (11.14%) MS Office
3 27 (7.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (6.69%) MS Project
5 15 (4.18%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.11%) SPSS
6 4 (1.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (2.51%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.11%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (0.84%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.56%) Magento
4 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.28%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.28%) Summit
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.95%) SaaS
2 6 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.11%) PaaS
3 4 (1.11%) IaaS
3 4 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.74%) Firewall
2 16 (4.46%) Wireless
3 8 (2.23%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (2.23%) IPv6
4 7 (1.95%) Cisco ISE
5 6 (1.67%) Network Security
5 6 (1.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.39%) Internet
6 5 (1.39%) VLAN
7 4 (1.11%) RFID
7 4 (1.11%) NFC
7 4 (1.11%) SAN
7 4 (1.11%) IPv4
8 3 (0.84%) DNS
8 3 (0.84%) Extranet
8 3 (0.84%) MPLS
8 3 (0.84%) WAN
8 3 (0.84%) Broadband
8 3 (0.84%) LAN
9 2 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.34%) SQL Server
1 12 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (2.79%) Big Data
3 8 (2.23%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.39%) DB2
5 5 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.39%) TKPROF
5 5 (1.39%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (0.84%) Sqoop
6 3 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.84%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.84%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.84%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.56%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.56%) Impala
7 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.39%) Maven
2 4 (1.11%) JUnit
3 3 (0.84%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.84%) Rational Rose
3 3 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (0.84%) RequisitePro
3 3 (0.84%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.84%) Rational Robot
3 3 (0.84%) JIRA
3 3 (0.84%) GCC
3 3 (0.84%) GDB
3 3 (0.84%) SoapUI
3 3 (0.84%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (0.56%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.28%) Subversion
5 1 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.28%) Hudson
General
1 137 (38.16%) Finance
2 44 (12.26%) Marketing
3 33 (9.19%) Telecoms
4 27 (7.52%) Banking
5 18 (5.01%) Legal
6 9 (2.51%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.51%) Billing
7 8 (2.23%) Publishing
8 7 (1.95%) Retail
9 6 (1.67%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.11%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.84%) Law
12 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.56%) Back Office
12 2 (0.56%) Electronics
12 2 (0.56%) Local Government
13 1 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.28%) French Language
13 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (15.04%) Analyst
2 53 (14.76%) Project Manager
3 41 (11.42%) Consultant
4 39 (10.86%) Architect
5 36 (10.03%) Business Analyst
6 28 (7.80%) Developer
7 21 (5.85%) Delivery Manager
8 20 (5.57%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (5.57%) Service Manager
9 17 (4.74%) Services Delivery Manager
10 15 (4.18%) Business Consultant
11 12 (3.34%) Senior Consultant
11 12 (3.34%) Development Manager
12 10 (2.79%) Business Manager
13 8 (2.23%) Senior Manager
14 7 (1.95%) Business Development Manager
14 7 (1.95%) Java Developer
14 7 (1.95%) Programme Director
14 7 (1.95%) Product Manager
15 6 (1.67%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.29%) SAML
1 19 (5.29%) OAuth
1 19 (5.29%) OpenID
2 17 (4.74%) HTML
3 14 (3.90%) CSS
3 14 (3.90%) Web Services
4 13 (3.62%) SOAP
4 13 (3.62%) REST
5 11 (3.06%) XML
6 9 (2.51%) .NET
6 9 (2.51%) Spring
6 9 (2.51%) jQuery
6 9 (2.51%) HTML5
7 7 (1.95%) CSS3
8 5 (1.39%) Java EE
8 5 (1.39%) J2EE
8 5 (1.39%) STL
8 5 (1.39%) JMS
9 4 (1.11%) XSD
9 4 (1.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.96%) User Experience
3 19 (5.29%) Visualisation
4 15 (4.18%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.90%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.23%) PMI
6 8 (2.23%) Biometrics
7 6 (1.67%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.39%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.11%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (1.11%) Open Source
9 4 (1.11%) Streaming Video
10 3 (0.84%) Statistics
10 3 (0.84%) NHS
10 3 (0.84%) Clustering
10 3 (0.84%) Social Media
10 3 (0.84%) Blog
10 3 (0.84%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.84%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.57%) Windows
2 12 (3.34%) Linux
3 11 (3.06%) UNIX
4 10 (2.79%) Android
4 10 (2.79%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.84%) Solaris
7 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.28%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) HPUX
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.28%) CentOS
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (26.46%) Project Management
2 49 (13.65%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (11.42%) Service Delivery
4 40 (11.14%) Time Management
5 38 (10.58%) Information Security
6 37 (10.31%) ITIL
7 34 (9.47%) PRINCE2
8 32 (8.91%) TOGAF
9 31 (8.64%) Enterprise Architecture
10 30 (8.36%) Change Management
11 23 (6.41%) UML
12 21 (5.85%) OO
12 21 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (5.85%) Service Management
13 18 (5.01%) Business Analysis
13 18 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (4.46%) B2B
14 16 (4.46%) E-Commerce
14 16 (4.46%) Mentoring
15 15 (4.18%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.91%) SQL
2 28 (7.80%) Java
3 15 (4.18%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.62%) C++
5 10 (2.79%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.23%) C
7 7 (1.95%) Python
8 6 (1.67%) C#
9 4 (1.11%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.11%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.84%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.84%) Ruby
11 2 (0.56%) Scala
11 2 (0.56%) PHP
12 1 (0.28%) VBA
12 1 (0.28%) Perl
12 1 (0.28%) R
12 1 (0.28%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 82 (22.84%) Security Cleared
2 74 (20.61%) Degree
3 50 (13.93%) SC Cleared
4 33 (9.19%) DV Cleared
5 31 (8.64%) CISSP
6 17 (4.74%) PMI Certification
7 11 (3.06%) PMP
7 11 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (2.51%) MBA
9 7 (1.95%) ISEB
9 7 (1.95%) CCNP
10 5 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.11%) CCNA
12 1 (0.28%) HND
12 1 (0.28%) MCSE
12 1 (0.28%) MCSA
12 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.28%) OCP
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.24%) QA
2 11 (3.06%) SLA
3 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.56%) WAI
3 2 (0.56%) P3O
4 1 (0.28%) GAAP
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.84%) XenServer
2 3 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.84%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.56%) vSphere
3 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 2 (0.56%) NFS
3 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.28%) XenApp
4 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.84%) SCCM
2 2 (0.56%) SCOM
2 2 (0.56%) WSUS
3 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (9.75%) Oracle
2 31 (8.64%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.80%) Cisco
4 18 (5.01%) HP
5 16 (4.46%) SAP
6 12 (3.34%) IBM
6 12 (3.34%) VMware
7 9 (2.51%) F5
7 9 (2.51%) Juniper
7 9 (2.51%) CheckPoint
8 8 (2.23%) McAfee
8 8 (2.23%) Nokia
8 8 (2.23%) ArcSight
8 8 (2.23%) Cyber-Ark
8 8 (2.23%) Blue Coat
8 8 (2.23%) Google
8 8 (2.23%) TippingPoint
9 6 (1.67%) Citrix
9 6 (1.67%) NetApp
10 5 (1.39%) Huawei
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £40,000 per annum (pro rata) + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Infomedia Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
De Montfort Uni
Rate: From £25,513 to £31,342 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £20000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago