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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Development
Rank 401 434 418
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -16
Contract jobs citing Business Development 179 133 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.35% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 53 61
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£475 £413 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £303 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +127.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £8.75 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -20.45%

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
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 +24 171 £475 +15.15% 276
London -9 81 £500 +24.92% 121
South East -1 53 £488 +2.63% 48
Berkshire +22 26 £545 +7.65% 12
East Midlands +17 16 £300 - 10
City of London +18 15 £500 -4.76% 41
Reading +16 14 £456 +1.38% 7
Surrey +3 10 £320 -40.46% 13
North West -11 8 £500 +45.45% 30
Guildford 0 6 £320 - 4
Edinburgh 0 6 £488 -30.35% 2
Scotland -4 6 £488 -12.35% 9
Hampshire -15 5 £506 +21.12% 4
South West -21 5 £375 +32.74% 13
Derbyshire - 5 £314 -
Leicestershire - 5 - - 1
Derby - 5 £314 -
Leicester - 5 - - 1
Cheshire +6 4 £500 +21.21% 5
East of England +2 4 £650 - 16
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 5
Uxbridge - 4 - - 2
Hertfordshire +10 3 £650 - 9
West Midlands -3 3 £375 +7.14% 13
Buckinghamshire -7 3 - - 4
Nottinghamshire -8 3 - - 6
Nottingham -10 3 - - 5
West Sussex -16 3 £475 -2.56% 2
Warrington - 3 £500 - 2
Yorkshire -10 2 £188 - 4

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 139 (39.94%) Finance
2 95 (27.30%) Project Management
3 79 (22.70%) Security Cleared
4 76 (21.84%) Degree
5 51 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
6 50 (14.37%) SC Cleared
7 49 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (13.22%) MS Excel
9 42 (12.07%) Service Delivery
10 40 (11.49%) Marketing
11 36 (10.34%) Information Security
12 35 (10.06%) Enterprise Architecture
12 35 (10.06%) Time Management
12 35 (10.06%) Oracle
12 35 (10.06%) MS Office
13 34 (9.77%) DV Cleared
14 33 (9.48%) TOGAF
15 32 (9.20%) ITIL
15 32 (9.20%) Microsoft
16 30 (8.62%) Change Management
17 29 (8.33%) Telecoms
17 29 (8.33%) CISSP
17 29 (8.33%) PRINCE2
17 29 (8.33%) SQL
18 28 (8.05%) Banking
19 25 (7.18%) Java
20 24 (6.90%) MS Project
20 24 (6.90%) QA
20 24 (6.90%) User Experience
21 23 (6.61%) MS PowerPoint

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.44%) WebLogic
2 5 (1.44%) IIS
2 5 (1.44%) SAS
3 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (0.86%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.86%) Mule
4 3 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.57%) Confluence
6 1 (0.29%) Lync
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.29%) CMS
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 46 (13.22%) MS Excel
2 35 (10.06%) MS Office
3 24 (6.90%) MS Project
4 23 (6.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (3.74%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.15%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.86%) SPSS
8 2 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (2.59%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.86%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (0.86%) Magento
4 3 (0.86%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.29%) Summit
6 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.29%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (0.86%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) PaaS
3 1 (0.29%) IaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.29%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.74%) Wireless
2 11 (3.16%) Firewall
3 7 (2.01%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.15%) SAN
5 4 (1.15%) Internet
5 4 (1.15%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (1.15%) RFID
5 4 (1.15%) VLAN
5 4 (1.15%) NFC
6 3 (0.86%) Extranet
6 3 (0.86%) FTP
6 3 (0.86%) IPv4
6 3 (0.86%) IPv6
7 2 (0.57%) MPLS
7 2 (0.57%) Intranet
7 2 (0.57%) VPN
7 2 (0.57%) SNA
7 2 (0.57%) DNS
8 1 (0.29%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.59%) Big Data
3 8 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.15%) DB2
5 4 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (1.15%) TKPROF
6 3 (0.86%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.57%) Impala
7 2 (0.57%) MS Access
7 2 (0.57%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.57%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.57%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.57%) Sqoop
7 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.72%) Maven
2 5 (1.44%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.15%) Axure RP
3 4 (1.15%) JIRA
3 4 (1.15%) JUnit
4 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.86%) Rational Rose
4 3 (0.86%) GCC
4 3 (0.86%) GDB
5 2 (0.57%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.57%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.57%) RequisitePro
5 2 (0.57%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.57%) Rational Robot
5 2 (0.57%) Subversion
5 2 (0.57%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 139 (39.94%) Finance
2 40 (11.49%) Marketing
3 29 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 28 (8.05%) Banking
5 16 (4.60%) Legal
6 13 (3.74%) Retail
7 10 (2.87%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.30%) Publishing
9 6 (1.72%) Billing
10 3 (0.86%) Advertising
11 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.57%) Electronics
11 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.57%) Local Government
11 2 (0.57%) Games
11 2 (0.57%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (14.37%) Analyst
2 48 (13.79%) Architect
2 48 (13.79%) Project Manager
3 41 (11.78%) Consultant
4 34 (9.77%) Business Analyst
5 27 (7.76%) Developer
6 26 (7.47%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (5.75%) Service Manager
7 20 (5.75%) Delivery Manager
8 18 (5.17%) Services Delivery Manager
9 16 (4.60%) Development Manager
10 11 (3.16%) Business Consultant
10 11 (3.16%) Business Manager
11 9 (2.59%) Senior Consultant
12 8 (2.30%) Business Development Manager
12 8 (2.30%) Change Consultant
13 7 (2.01%) Product Manager
13 7 (2.01%) Senior Manager
13 7 (2.01%) Sales Consultant
14 6 (1.72%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.46%) HTML
1 19 (5.46%) SAML
1 19 (5.46%) OAuth
1 19 (5.46%) OpenID
2 14 (4.02%) CSS
3 13 (3.74%) REST
4 11 (3.16%) Web Services
4 11 (3.16%) XML
4 11 (3.16%) SOAP
5 10 (2.87%) jQuery
5 10 (2.87%) HTML5
6 8 (2.30%) .NET
6 8 (2.30%) Spring
7 7 (2.01%) CSS3
8 5 (1.44%) Java EE
8 5 (1.44%) J2EE
8 5 (1.44%) STL
8 5 (1.44%) JMS
9 4 (1.15%) XSL
9 4 (1.15%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.90%) User Experience
3 17 (4.89%) Visualisation
4 15 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.31%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.30%) PMI
5 8 (2.30%) Biometrics
6 6 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.15%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.15%) Open Source
8 4 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.86%) Social Media
9 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.86%) Blog
9 3 (0.86%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.86%) NHS
9 3 (0.86%) Clustering
10 2 (0.57%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.89%) Windows
2 13 (3.74%) Linux
3 11 (3.16%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.87%) Android
4 10 (2.87%) UNIX
5 3 (0.86%) Solaris
5 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.29%) CentOS
7 1 (0.29%) AIX
7 1 (0.29%) HPUX
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (27.30%) Project Management
2 49 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (12.07%) Service Delivery
4 36 (10.34%) Information Security
5 35 (10.06%) Enterprise Architecture
5 35 (10.06%) Time Management
6 33 (9.48%) TOGAF
7 32 (9.20%) ITIL
8 30 (8.62%) Change Management
9 29 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 22 (6.32%) UML
11 17 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (4.89%) Business Analysis
12 16 (4.60%) OO
12 16 (4.60%) E-Commerce
13 15 (4.31%) B2B
13 15 (4.31%) Service Management
13 15 (4.31%) Identity Management
14 14 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (4.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.33%) SQL
2 25 (7.18%) Java
3 16 (4.60%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.74%) C++
5 10 (2.87%) C
6 8 (2.30%) Python
6 8 (2.30%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.72%) C#
8 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.86%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.86%) Ruby
9 3 (0.86%) PHP
10 2 (0.57%) Scala
11 1 (0.29%) Tcl
11 1 (0.29%) VBA
11 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 79 (22.70%) Security Cleared
2 76 (21.84%) Degree
3 50 (14.37%) SC Cleared
4 34 (9.77%) DV Cleared
5 29 (8.33%) CISSP
6 15 (4.31%) PMI Certification
7 9 (2.59%) ISEB
8 8 (2.30%) PMP
9 7 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.01%) MBA
10 6 (1.72%) VCP4
10 6 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.15%) CCNP
12 3 (0.86%) CCNA
12 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.57%) CISA
13 2 (0.57%) IIBA
13 2 (0.57%) CBAP
14 1 (0.29%) APMP
14 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.90%) QA
2 11 (3.16%) SLA
3 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.57%) WAI
4 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) P3O
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) GAAP
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.86%) XenServer
2 3 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.57%) vSphere
3 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 2 (0.57%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.57%) NFS
3 2 (0.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.29%) XenApp
4 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.86%) SCCM
2 2 (0.57%) SCOM
2 2 (0.57%) WSUS
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (10.06%) Oracle
2 32 (9.20%) Microsoft
3 23 (6.61%) Cisco
4 16 (4.60%) HP
5 14 (4.02%) SAP
6 13 (3.74%) VMware
7 11 (3.16%) IBM
8 7 (2.01%) Juniper
8 7 (2.01%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.01%) McAfee
8 7 (2.01%) Google
8 7 (2.01%) ArcSight
9 6 (1.72%) TippingPoint
9 6 (1.72%) Blue Coat
9 6 (1.72%) Cyber-Ark
9 6 (1.72%) F5
9 6 (1.72%) NetApp
9 6 (1.72%) Nokia
9 6 (1.72%) Citrix
10 5 (1.44%) Huawei
Nottinghamshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £314.15 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Infomedia Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
House of Fraser
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
De Montfort University
Posted: 16 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £32 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
QA Limited
Rate: £199.88 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £32 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
QA Limited
Rate: £184.50 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago