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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Development
Rank 431 367 434
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +67
Contract jobs citing Business Development 166 221 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.57% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 81 84
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£406 £375 £459
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -18.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £210 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 3
Average hourly rate £55.00 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £10.05 £23.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £29.90 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.50 £26.60
% change year-on-year
+124.48% -7.87%

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 -74 153 £425 +13.33% 263
London -25 83 £425 +6.25% 135
South East -19 29 £413 +37.50% 46
City of London +23 15 £431 -0.57% 44
Berkshire +2 11 £488 +214.51% 14
Reading +7 10 £525 +238.70% 4
West Midlands -13 10 £401 +0.31% 14
East Midlands +6 9 £320 -14.66% 3
Hampshire -3 8 - - 6
Yorkshire +9 7 £490 +30.66% 9
Hertfordshire -11 6 £625 - 5
East of England -31 6 £625 +78.57% 10
Wales - 6 £400 - 2
Derbyshire - 6 £320 - 2
Shropshire - 6 £323 -
Surrey +6 5 £259 +8.94% 9
South West -39 5 - - 14
North Yorkshire - 5 £490 -
Hemel Hempstead - 5 - - 2
Derby - 5 £310 -
Buckinghamshire -12 4 £138 -68.39% 3
Gloucestershire - 4 - - 2
Aldershot - 4 - -
Telford - 4 £323 -
Northampton +4 3 £433 -
Northamptonshire +1 3 £433 -
South Wales - 3 £400 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire +12 2 £400 +6.66% 6
Glasgow -12 2 £300 -25.00% 1

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 112 (34.15%) Finance
2 81 (24.70%) Project Management
3 70 (21.34%) Marketing
4 64 (19.51%) Degree
5 44 (13.41%) Microsoft
6 41 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 37 (11.28%) Oracle
8 36 (10.98%) Security Cleared
9 34 (10.37%) PRINCE2
10 30 (9.15%) ITIL
11 29 (8.84%) MS Office
11 29 (8.84%) Banking
12 28 (8.54%) Business Analysis
12 28 (8.54%) Telecoms
13 27 (8.23%) Programme Management
13 27 (8.23%) SC Cleared
14 26 (7.93%) MS PowerPoint
15 25 (7.62%) CRM
16 24 (7.32%) SharePoint
16 24 (7.32%) Service Delivery
16 24 (7.32%) TOGAF
17 23 (7.01%) Management Information System
18 20 (6.10%) Migration
18 20 (6.10%) SQL
19 19 (5.79%) UML
20 18 (5.49%) OO
20 18 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
20 18 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
21 17 (5.18%) Salesforce.com
21 17 (5.18%) Windows

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (1.83%) CMS
3 6 (1.83%) IIS
4 5 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (1.22%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.91%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.61%) Lync
7 2 (0.61%) Node.js
7 2 (0.61%) Confluence
7 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.30%) Apache
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.30%) Drupal
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 41 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 29 (8.84%) MS Office
3 26 (7.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (4.27%) MS Project
5 11 (3.35%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.91%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.30%) CATIA
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.30%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.30%) HFM
3 1 (0.30%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.30%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.22%) SaaS
2 2 (0.61%) Force.com
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.30%) Taleo
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.30%) Office 365
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.13%) Intranet
1 7 (2.13%) Internet
1 7 (2.13%) LAN
2 5 (1.52%) WAN
2 5 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.91%) Extranet
3 3 (0.91%) HTTP
3 3 (0.91%) DSL
3 3 (0.91%) DOCSIS
3 3 (0.91%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.61%) Firewall
4 2 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.61%) SSL
5 1 (0.30%) DWDM
5 1 (0.30%) OSPF
5 1 (0.30%) CTI
5 1 (0.30%) SAN
5 1 (0.30%) VPN
5 1 (0.30%) FTP
5 1 (0.30%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.74%) MySQL
3 6 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.91%) MS Access
5 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.91%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.61%) MarkLogic
6 2 (0.61%) Big Data
6 2 (0.61%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.61%) Redis
6 2 (0.61%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.30%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.22%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.91%) PowerDesigner
3 3 (0.91%) JIRA
4 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.61%) Mocha
4 2 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.61%) Subversion
5 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.30%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.30%) Ant
5 1 (0.30%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.30%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.30%) Hudson
General
1 112 (34.15%) Finance
2 70 (21.34%) Marketing
3 29 (8.84%) Banking
4 28 (8.54%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.88%) Legal
6 15 (4.57%) Retail
6 15 (4.57%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.35%) Publishing
8 10 (3.05%) Front Office
9 7 (2.13%) Advertising
9 7 (2.13%) Law
10 6 (1.83%) German Language
11 5 (1.52%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.52%) Local Government
12 4 (1.22%) Korean Language
12 4 (1.22%) French Language
12 4 (1.22%) Billing
12 4 (1.22%) Games
12 4 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 64 (19.51%) Analyst
2 47 (14.33%) Business Analyst
3 39 (11.89%) Architect
4 32 (9.76%) Consultant
5 26 (7.93%) Business Manager
6 25 (7.62%) Project Manager
7 20 (6.10%) Development Manager
8 19 (5.79%) Business Development Manager
8 19 (5.79%) Developer
9 16 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (4.57%) Designer
11 12 (3.66%) Systems Analyst
12 10 (3.05%) Product Manager
12 10 (3.05%) Business Systems Analyst
13 9 (2.74%) Senior Consultant
13 9 (2.74%) Administrator
14 8 (2.44%) Senior Solutions Architect
14 8 (2.44%) Senior Architect
14 8 (2.44%) Programme Manager
14 8 (2.44%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.88%) .NET
1 16 (4.88%) HTML
2 14 (4.27%) CSS
3 10 (3.05%) XML
4 9 (2.74%) REST
5 8 (2.44%) jQuery
6 6 (1.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (1.83%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.52%) J2EE
7 5 (1.52%) WCF
8 4 (1.22%) Web Services
8 4 (1.22%) Middleware
9 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.91%) WebCenter
10 2 (0.61%) Backbone.js
10 2 (0.61%) SOAP
10 2 (0.61%) XSLT
10 2 (0.61%) Rendezvous
11 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.30%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.01%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.74%) PMI
3 9 (2.74%) Social Media
4 8 (2.44%) Visualisation
5 6 (1.83%) Blog
5 6 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.22%) Equities
6 4 (1.22%) AS400
7 3 (0.91%) NHS
7 3 (0.91%) BBC
7 3 (0.91%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.91%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.91%) Open Source
7 3 (0.91%) Video on Demand
7 3 (0.91%) Kindle
7 3 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.18%) Windows
2 7 (2.13%) UNIX
3 4 (1.22%) Linux
4 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (24.70%) Project Management
2 34 (10.37%) PRINCE2
3 30 (9.15%) ITIL
4 28 (8.54%) Business Analysis
5 27 (8.23%) Programme Management
6 25 (7.62%) CRM
7 24 (7.32%) Service Delivery
7 24 (7.32%) TOGAF
8 20 (6.10%) Migration
9 19 (5.79%) UML
10 18 (5.49%) OO
10 18 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (4.88%) Change Management
11 16 (4.88%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (4.57%) B2B
13 14 (4.27%) E-Commerce
14 13 (3.96%) Risk Management
14 13 (3.96%) Time Management
14 13 (3.96%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.10%) SQL
2 17 (5.18%) C
3 14 (4.27%) C#
4 9 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.13%) Java
6 4 (1.22%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.91%) Python
7 3 (0.91%) Perl
8 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.30%) Tcl
9 1 (0.30%) PowerHouse
9 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.30%) PHP
9 1 (0.30%) C++
9 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.30%) Ruby
9 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (19.51%) Degree
2 36 (10.98%) Security Cleared
3 27 (8.23%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.66%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.74%) PMP
5 9 (2.74%) CBAP
6 8 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.22%) MBA
8 4 (1.22%) CCA
9 3 (0.91%) ACCA
9 3 (0.91%) CIMA
9 3 (0.91%) CAPM
9 3 (0.91%) APMP
9 3 (0.91%) IIBA
10 2 (0.61%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.61%) HND
10 2 (0.61%) CISSP
10 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.05%) SLA
2 8 (2.44%) QA
3 5 (1.52%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.91%) P3O
6 2 (0.61%) FATCA
7 1 (0.30%) Basel II
7 1 (0.30%) MiFID
7 1 (0.30%) Basel III
7 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.30%) EMIR
7 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.30%) Xen
1 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.30%) XenApp
1 1 (0.30%) KVM
1 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 44 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.28%) Oracle
3 17 (5.18%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (4.88%) SAP
5 10 (3.05%) IBM
6 8 (2.44%) Adobe
7 5 (1.52%) Reuters
7 5 (1.52%) HP
7 5 (1.52%) Twitter
8 4 (1.22%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.22%) Lotus
9 3 (0.91%) Cognizant
9 3 (0.91%) Citrix
9 3 (0.91%) Informatica
9 3 (0.91%) Siebel
9 3 (0.91%) Marketo
10 2 (0.61%) Talend
10 2 (0.61%) Tableau
10 2 (0.61%) Greenplum
10 2 (0.61%) Cognos
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Rate: £120k + (Day rate or fixed term contract)
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Warrington
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
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