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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Development
Rank 427 435 420
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing Business Development 174 164 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.40% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 74 49
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £170 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £353
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 4
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 £55.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-59.09% +400.00%

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
42497 40723 35069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.35% 74.75% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26510 25396 20908
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1148 1061
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 April 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
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 April 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 +8 165 £450 +12.50% 297
London +2 86 £463 +17.38% 157
South East -28 37 £475 +13.56% 54
City of London +9 17 £400 -4.47% 43
Berkshire +14 16 £500 +300.00% 14
East Midlands +7 13 £230 - 9
North West -17 13 £413 -6.25% 14
Hampshire -18 10 £506 +22.51% 7
Reading +12 9 £463 +60.86% 7
Surrey +1 8 £245 -47.73% 8
Leicestershire - 8 - -
Leicester - 8 - -
East of England +12 5 £650 - 11
Hertfordshire +8 5 £650 - 6
West Midlands -12 5 £340 - 11
Lancashire - 5 £319 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £650 - 1
North East -1 4 £451 +82.11% 6
Manchester -13 4 £388 -13.88% 7
Ilford - 4 £500 -
Guildford - 4 £330 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 3 £451 +82.11% 4
Tyne and Wear +8 3 £451 +82.11% 4
Scotland +3 3 £325 -23.52% 6
Cheshire -7 3 £500 +15.60% 5
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £500 - 1
Blackpool - 3 - -
Chertsey - 3 - -
Coventry 0 2 - -

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (39.38%) Finance
2 101 (28.61%) Project Management
3 75 (21.25%) Security Cleared
4 73 (20.68%) Degree
5 51 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (13.88%) MS Excel
6 49 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
7 47 (13.31%) SC Cleared
8 45 (12.75%) Marketing
9 43 (12.18%) MS Office
10 42 (11.90%) Service Delivery
11 40 (11.33%) Time Management
12 39 (11.05%) Microsoft
13 38 (10.76%) PRINCE2
14 36 (10.20%) Telecoms
14 36 (10.20%) SQL
15 35 (9.92%) ITIL
16 33 (9.35%) Oracle
17 32 (9.07%) Information Security
18 31 (8.78%) Banking
19 28 (7.93%) Java
19 28 (7.93%) Cisco
20 27 (7.65%) MS Project
20 27 (7.65%) TOGAF
20 27 (7.65%) MS PowerPoint
20 27 (7.65%) DV Cleared
20 27 (7.65%) QA
21 26 (7.37%) CISSP
22 25 (7.08%) Change Management
23 24 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 15 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.40%) SAS
3 6 (1.70%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (1.42%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.13%) IIS
5 4 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.85%) Mule
6 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.85%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.57%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.57%) CMS
8 1 (0.28%) JBoss
8 1 (0.28%) Apache
8 1 (0.28%) MTS
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (13.88%) MS Excel
2 43 (12.18%) MS Office
3 27 (7.65%) MS Project
3 27 (7.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (3.68%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.13%) SPSS
5 4 (1.13%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.28%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.28%) Magento
5 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
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%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.70%) SaaS
2 6 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.13%) PaaS
4 4 (1.13%) IaaS
4 4 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.85%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.85%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.57%) Force.com
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.10%) Firewall
1 18 (5.10%) Wireless
2 8 (2.27%) Radio Access Network
2 8 (2.27%) Cisco ISE
2 8 (2.27%) IPv6
3 7 (1.98%) Internet
4 6 (1.70%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.70%) Network Security
5 5 (1.42%) VLAN
6 4 (1.13%) NFC
6 4 (1.13%) Extranet
6 4 (1.13%) IPv4
6 4 (1.13%) RFID
7 3 (0.85%) SAN
7 3 (0.85%) MPLS
7 3 (0.85%) Broadband
7 3 (0.85%) LAN
7 3 (0.85%) WAN
8 2 (0.57%) HTTP
8 2 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.55%) Big Data
4 8 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.42%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (1.42%) TKPROF
7 4 (1.13%) Apache Hive
7 4 (1.13%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.13%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.85%) Sqoop
8 3 (0.85%) QlikView
8 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.57%) Impala
9 2 (0.57%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.57%) HBase
9 2 (0.57%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Maven
1 5 (1.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.13%) JUnit
2 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (0.85%) RequisitePro
3 3 (0.85%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.85%) Rational Robot
3 3 (0.85%) JIRA
3 3 (0.85%) GCC
3 3 (0.85%) GDB
3 3 (0.85%) SoapUI
3 3 (0.85%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (0.57%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.57%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.57%) 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
1 139 (39.38%) Finance
2 45 (12.75%) Marketing
3 36 (10.20%) Telecoms
4 31 (8.78%) Banking
5 20 (5.67%) Legal
6 10 (2.83%) Retail
7 8 (2.27%) Billing
7 8 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.70%) Multimedia
8 6 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.70%) Publishing
9 3 (0.85%) Law
9 3 (0.85%) Local Government
10 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.57%) Back Office
10 2 (0.57%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (16.71%) Project Manager
2 51 (14.45%) Analyst
3 41 (11.61%) Consultant
4 38 (10.76%) Architect
5 31 (8.78%) Business Analyst
6 28 (7.93%) Developer
7 23 (6.52%) Delivery Manager
8 20 (5.67%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (5.38%) Service Manager
10 16 (4.53%) Services Delivery Manager
11 14 (3.97%) Business Consultant
12 13 (3.68%) Senior Consultant
13 9 (2.55%) Development Manager
13 9 (2.55%) Senior Manager
14 7 (1.98%) Technical Architect
14 7 (1.98%) Java Developer
14 7 (1.98%) Programme Director
14 7 (1.98%) Business Manager
15 6 (1.70%) Product Manager
15 6 (1.70%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.82%) Web Services
2 16 (4.53%) HTML
3 14 (3.97%) CSS
3 14 (3.97%) SAML
3 14 (3.97%) OAuth
3 14 (3.97%) OpenID
3 14 (3.97%) REST
4 13 (3.68%) SOAP
5 12 (3.40%) XML
6 10 (2.83%) .NET
7 9 (2.55%) Spring
7 9 (2.55%) jQuery
7 9 (2.55%) HTML5
8 7 (1.98%) CSS3
9 5 (1.42%) Java EE
9 5 (1.42%) J2EE
9 5 (1.42%) STL
9 5 (1.42%) JMS
10 4 (1.13%) XSD
10 4 (1.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.23%) User Experience
3 17 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.25%) Visualisation
5 13 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.27%) PMI
6 8 (2.27%) Biometrics
7 7 (1.98%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.70%) Statistics
9 5 (1.42%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.13%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.13%) Open Source
10 4 (1.13%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.85%) NHS
11 3 (0.85%) Clustering
11 3 (0.85%) Social Media
11 3 (0.85%) Blog
11 3 (0.85%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.82%) Windows
2 11 (3.12%) Linux
3 10 (2.83%) UNIX
4 6 (1.70%) Android
4 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.57%) Solaris
6 1 (0.28%) AIX
6 1 (0.28%) HPUX
6 1 (0.28%) CentOS
6 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (28.61%) Project Management
2 51 (14.45%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (11.90%) Service Delivery
4 40 (11.33%) Time Management
5 38 (10.76%) PRINCE2
6 35 (9.92%) ITIL
7 32 (9.07%) Information Security
8 27 (7.65%) TOGAF
9 25 (7.08%) Change Management
10 24 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture
11 23 (6.52%) Service Management
11 23 (6.52%) Mentoring
12 21 (5.95%) OO
12 21 (5.95%) Business Analysis
13 20 (5.67%) UML
14 19 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (4.53%) Analytics
17 15 (4.25%) Change Control
17 15 (4.25%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.20%) SQL
2 28 (7.93%) Java
3 15 (4.25%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.68%) C++
5 10 (2.83%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.27%) C
7 7 (1.98%) C#
7 7 (1.98%) Python
8 4 (1.13%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.85%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.85%) Ruby
10 2 (0.57%) Scala
10 2 (0.57%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.57%) SOQL
10 2 (0.57%) SOSL
11 1 (0.28%) R
11 1 (0.28%) Tcl
11 1 (0.28%) VBA
11 1 (0.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 75 (21.25%) Security Cleared
2 73 (20.68%) Degree
3 47 (13.31%) SC Cleared
4 27 (7.65%) DV Cleared
5 26 (7.37%) CISSP
6 17 (4.82%) PMI Certification
7 13 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.12%) PMP
9 10 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (2.55%) MBA
11 8 (2.27%) CCNP
12 5 (1.42%) CCNA
12 5 (1.42%) ISEB
13 4 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.57%) CIMA
14 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
15 1 (0.28%) ACCA
15 1 (0.28%) HND
15 1 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.65%) QA
2 12 (3.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.57%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.57%) WAI
3 2 (0.57%) P3O
4 1 (0.28%) GAAP
System Software
1 11 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.13%) XenServer
3 3 (0.85%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.57%) vSphere
5 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.28%) XenApp
5 1 (0.28%) NFS
5 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.85%) SCCM
2 2 (0.57%) SCOM
2 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.57%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (0.28%) Ansible
3 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.28%) WSUS
3 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.35%) Oracle
3 28 (7.93%) Cisco
4 18 (5.10%) HP
5 15 (4.25%) SAP
6 13 (3.68%) IBM
7 11 (3.12%) VMware
8 9 (2.55%) Juniper
8 9 (2.55%) F5
9 8 (2.27%) ArcSight
9 8 (2.27%) TippingPoint
9 8 (2.27%) Blue Coat
9 8 (2.27%) Cyber-Ark
9 8 (2.27%) McAfee
9 8 (2.27%) Nokia
9 8 (2.27%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.70%) Citrix
10 6 (1.70%) Google
10 6 (1.70%) Huawei
11 5 (1.42%) Mantas
UK
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £60,000 to 90,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £150-250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £60,000-£85,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum + commission
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £600 - 650 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Rate: £36,000 - £39,000 Base Salary circa £70,000 OTE + Incredible Benefits Package
Posted: 13 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum + commision
Posted: 19 days ago
South West London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago