The table below looks at the statistics for Business Development skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Development over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Development
Rank 458 471 445
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -26
Contract jobs citing Business Development 203 174 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.38% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 92 95
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £312 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Median hourly rate £11.75 £22.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.59% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.20 £91.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £23.16 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+100.79% -57.89%

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
44695 45488 42364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.73% 79.85% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29540 29430 26290
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Business Development
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Business Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Development within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 180 £413 +3.12% 249
London +20 96 £450 -14.28% 125
South East -23 23 £338 -19.64% 39
Scotland +17 20 £225 -40.00% 7
North West +11 14 £390 -2.50% 26
Renfrewshire - 13 £225 -
Erskine - 13 £225 -
Berkshire -6 12 £313 -34.21% 12
Tyne and Wear -38 12 £340 -5.55% 10
North East -44 12 £340 -5.55% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -43 11 £340 -5.55% 10
East of England +23 10 £350 - 11
West Midlands -25 10 £375 -6.25% 9
City of London +49 9 £500 -16.66% 43
Manchester -9 8 £359 -10.25% 18
Hampshire +1 6 £488 +16.07% 6
Yorkshire -7 6 £450 +33.33% 11
East Midlands - 5 £315 - 5
Bedfordshire - 5 - - 3
Dunstable - 5 - -
Bracknell - 5 £180 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £425 - 6
Leeds - 4 £300 - 3
Glasgow - 4 £285 - 2
Kent - 4 £325 - 2
Norfolk 0 3 £350 -
Reading -1 3 £475 - 4
Edinburgh -3 3 £373 - 5
Derbyshire - 3 £314 -
Staffordshire - 3 £298 - 2

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Business Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Development.

1 199 (45.43%) Finance
2 133 (30.37%) Project Management
3 83 (18.95%) Degree
4 74 (16.89%) Security Cleared
5 71 (16.21%) SQL
6 70 (15.98%) Legal
7 68 (15.53%) Oracle
7 68 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (13.93%) Marketing
9 59 (13.47%) Analytical Skills
10 56 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 54 (12.33%) Microsoft
12 53 (12.10%) Business Analysis
13 49 (11.19%) CRM
14 46 (10.50%) XML
15 41 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
16 40 (9.13%) SC Cleared
17 39 (8.90%) Oracle Database
18 38 (8.68%) Presales
19 37 (8.45%) PMI Certification
19 37 (8.45%) Banking
20 35 (7.99%) MS Excel
21 34 (7.76%) Unix
22 33 (7.53%) ITIL
22 33 (7.53%) PRINCE2
23 32 (7.31%) Service Management
24 31 (7.08%) Telecoms
24 31 (7.08%) Migration
24 31 (7.08%) Shell Script
25 30 (6.85%) Risk Management

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (5.02%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.05%) WebLogic
2 9 (2.05%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.05%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (1.60%) ArcGIS
3 7 (1.60%) IIS
3 7 (1.60%) Smallworld
4 4 (0.91%) SAS
5 3 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.68%) CMS
5 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.46%) Drupal
6 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.23%) Exstream Dialogue
7 1 (0.23%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.23%) Moodle
7 1 (0.23%) nginx
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (7.99%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.02%) MS Office
3 12 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.60%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.68%) MS Project
6 2 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 22 (5.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.91%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.91%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.68%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (0.46%) Lawson
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) Exstream
5 1 (0.23%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.14%) SaaS
3 4 (0.91%) IaaS
3 4 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.68%) PaaS
5 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.46%) Office 365
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.23%) GitHub
6 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.83%) Internet
1 8 (1.83%) Network Security
1 8 (1.83%) VDSL
2 7 (1.60%) DOCSIS
2 7 (1.60%) GPON
3 4 (0.91%) IPv6
3 4 (0.91%) Wireless
4 3 (0.68%) AMQP
4 3 (0.68%) Firewall
4 3 (0.68%) HTTP
4 3 (0.68%) Intranet
4 3 (0.68%) MQTT
5 2 (0.46%) ATM
5 2 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.46%) Value-Added Service
6 1 (0.23%) Broadband
6 1 (0.23%) GSM
6 1 (0.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.90%) Oracle Database
2 29 (6.62%) Oracle Database 10g
2 29 (6.62%) Oracle Database 11g
3 26 (5.94%) SQL Server
4 13 (2.97%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (2.05%) Big Data
6 8 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.83%) QGIS
6 8 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.60%) QlikView
8 6 (1.37%) Pentaho
8 6 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.14%) MS Access
10 4 (0.91%) Power BI
10 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.68%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.68%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 30 (6.85%) Oracle Forms
2 15 (3.42%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.05%) JIRA
4 3 (0.68%) Maven
4 3 (0.68%) Subversion
5 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.46%) JUnit
5 2 (0.46%) NUnit
5 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.23%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.23%) Gradle
6 1 (0.23%) Grunt
6 1 (0.23%) gulp
6 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.23%) jMock
6 1 (0.23%) Mocha
6 1 (0.23%) Mockito
6 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.23%) Selenium
6 1 (0.23%) SonarQube
General
1 199 (45.43%) Finance
2 70 (15.98%) Legal
3 61 (13.93%) Marketing
4 37 (8.45%) Banking
5 31 (7.08%) Telecoms
6 18 (4.11%) Financial Institution
7 17 (3.88%) Front Office
8 10 (2.28%) Back Office
8 10 (2.28%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.28%) Retail
9 9 (2.05%) Billing
10 5 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.14%) Publishing
11 4 (0.91%) Law
12 3 (0.68%) Local Government
12 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.68%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.46%) Advertising
13 2 (0.46%) Military
14 1 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 99 (22.60%) Project Manager
2 67 (15.30%) Architect
3 63 (14.38%) Developer
4 48 (10.96%) Analyst
5 39 (8.90%) Consultant
6 31 (7.08%) Business Analyst
7 30 (6.85%) Oracle Developer
8 29 (6.62%) Oracle Forms Developer
8 29 (6.62%) Solutions Architect
9 27 (6.16%) Infrastructure Manager
9 27 (6.16%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 20 (4.57%) Junior
11 19 (4.34%) SQL Developer
12 18 (4.11%) PL/SQL Developer
13 17 (3.88%) Junior Project Manager
14 13 (2.97%) Report Developer
15 12 (2.74%) Oracle Reports Developer
15 12 (2.74%) Programme Manager
16 11 (2.51%) Security Architect
16 11 (2.51%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.50%) XML
2 29 (6.62%) .NET
3 15 (3.42%) HTML
4 13 (2.97%) J2EE
5 11 (2.51%) CSS
6 10 (2.28%) Servlets
7 9 (2.05%) JSP
8 8 (1.83%) AngularJS
8 8 (1.83%) Web Services
9 7 (1.60%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.60%) HTML5
10 6 (1.37%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.37%) Backbone.js
11 5 (1.14%) CSS3
11 5 (1.14%) React
11 5 (1.14%) RESTful
12 4 (0.91%) Middleware
12 4 (0.91%) SOAP
13 3 (0.68%) Java EE
13 3 (0.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.47%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.25%) Computer Science
4 21 (4.79%) User Experience
5 20 (4.57%) Data Centre
6 15 (3.42%) PMI
6 15 (3.42%) Visualisation
7 13 (2.97%) Mathematics
8 10 (2.28%) Hedge funds
9 9 (2.05%) Social Media
10 7 (1.60%) Mobile Payment
10 7 (1.60%) Smartcard
11 6 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.37%) IPTV
12 5 (1.14%) Digital TV
13 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.91%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.91%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.68%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.76%) Unix
2 16 (3.65%) Windows
3 6 (1.37%) Linux
4 2 (0.46%) AIX
4 2 (0.46%) Android
4 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (30.37%) Project Management
2 68 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 53 (12.10%) Business Analysis
5 49 (11.19%) CRM
6 41 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
7 38 (8.68%) Presales
8 33 (7.53%) ITIL
8 33 (7.53%) PRINCE2
9 32 (7.31%) Service Management
10 31 (7.08%) Migration
11 30 (6.85%) Risk Management
12 29 (6.62%) System Testing
13 24 (5.48%) Analytics
13 24 (5.48%) Change Management
14 23 (5.25%) TOGAF
15 22 (5.02%) B2B
15 22 (5.02%) Data Analysis
15 22 (5.02%) Mentoring
16 21 (4.79%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 71 (16.21%) SQL
2 31 (7.08%) Shell Script
3 30 (6.85%) PL/SQL
4 27 (6.16%) Java
5 22 (5.02%) C#
6 18 (4.11%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.14%) VBA
8 4 (0.91%) C
8 4 (0.91%) C++
8 4 (0.91%) PHP
9 2 (0.46%) Tcl
9 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.46%) VB
10 1 (0.23%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.23%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.23%) AWK
10 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.23%) C-shell
10 1 (0.23%) Groovy
10 1 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 83 (18.95%) Degree
2 74 (16.89%) Security Cleared
3 40 (9.13%) SC Cleared
4 37 (8.45%) PMI Certification
5 26 (5.94%) PMP
6 11 (2.51%) CISSP
7 8 (1.83%) CCIE
7 8 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.83%) MBA
8 7 (1.60%) CISA
8 7 (1.60%) CISM
9 6 (1.37%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.37%) IISP
10 5 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.14%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (0.91%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.68%) APMP
12 3 (0.68%) GCIH
12 3 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.97%) QA
2 11 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.83%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.60%) SLA
5 6 (1.37%) ISAE 3402
5 6 (1.37%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.37%) ISO27005
6 3 (0.68%) COBIT
7 2 (0.46%) MiFID
8 1 (0.23%) Basel II
8 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.68%) QRadar
2 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 68 (15.53%) Oracle
2 54 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.02%) SAP
4 20 (4.57%) IBM
5 19 (4.34%) HP
6 16 (3.65%) Cisco
7 14 (3.20%) Tableau
8 11 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (2.05%) BEA
10 6 (1.37%) ArcSight
10 6 (1.37%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.37%) Barracuda Networks
10 6 (1.37%) Greenplum
10 6 (1.37%) Intel Security
10 6 (1.37%) Qualys
10 6 (1.37%) Tripwire
11 5 (1.14%) Adobe
12 4 (0.91%) Cognos
12 4 (0.91%) Google
12 4 (0.91%) Sybase
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