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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Development
Rank 439 397 449
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +52
Contract jobs citing Business Development 173 194 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.37% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.50% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 79 86
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £555 £611
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £10.05 £23.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.00 £29.90 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £24.50 £26.60
% change year-on-year
+68.36% -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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -36 161 £450 +12.50% 290
London +3 93 £450 +9.75% 146
South East -21 26 £413 +17.85% 40
City of London +36 22 £500 +11.11% 39
East Midlands +4 10 £323 -14.00% 13
Berkshire -8 9 £399 +157.25% 9
West Midlands -10 8 £413 +3.12% 22
Reading +3 7 - - 5
Hampshire -8 7 - - 7
South West -42 6 - - 15
Yorkshire +5 5 £490 +30.66% 10
Wales - 5 - - 3
Gloucestershire - 5 - - 2
Derbyshire - 5 £320 - 2
Surrey -2 4 £494 +107.89% 14
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £138 -68.39% 2
Hertfordshire -21 4 £625 - 6
East of England -21 4 £625 +165.95% 11
Derby - 4 £320 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - - 1
Northampton - 3 £433 - 1
Aldershot - 3 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 £490 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £433 - 3
Shropshire - 3 £255 -
West Yorkshire +7 2 £400 +6.66% 8
North West -6 2 £500 +25.00% 23
Glasgow -11 2 £300 -25.00% 3
Manchester -11 2 £500 - 12
Scotland -13 2 £300 -27.27% 7

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 122 (37.20%) Finance
2 84 (25.61%) Project Management
3 70 (21.34%) Degree
4 65 (19.82%) Marketing
5 55 (16.77%) Analytical Skills
6 53 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (11.89%) Oracle
7 39 (11.89%) Microsoft
8 36 (10.98%) MS Excel
9 34 (10.37%) Banking
10 32 (9.76%) PRINCE2
11 30 (9.15%) Business Analysis
12 27 (8.23%) Security Cleared
12 27 (8.23%) Telecoms
13 25 (7.62%) CRM
14 24 (7.32%) MS Office
14 24 (7.32%) Service Delivery
15 23 (7.01%) ITIL
15 23 (7.01%) TOGAF
15 23 (7.01%) MS PowerPoint
16 22 (6.71%) SC Cleared
16 22 (6.71%) UML
16 22 (6.71%) Programme Management
17 21 (6.40%) User Experience
18 20 (6.10%) Management Information System
18 20 (6.10%) SharePoint
19 19 (5.79%) Change Management
19 19 (5.79%) Migration
20 18 (5.49%) SQL
21 17 (5.18%) Salesforce.com

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (6.10%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.83%) IIS
3 5 (1.52%) CMS
3 5 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.22%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.91%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.61%) Confluence
6 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.30%) SAS
7 1 (0.30%) Apache
7 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.30%) Drupal
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.30%) Lync
7 1 (0.30%) Node.js
Applications
1 36 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.32%) MS Office
3 23 (7.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (3.66%) MS Project
5 9 (2.74%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.22%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.30%) CATIA
9 1 (0.30%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 6 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.61%) Loan IQ
3 2 (0.61%) Magento
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.30%) HFM
4 1 (0.30%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.61%) Force.com
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) Taleo
2 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.44%) Internet
2 6 (1.83%) Intranet
2 6 (1.83%) LAN
3 5 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.22%) FTP
5 3 (0.91%) WAN
5 3 (0.91%) DOCSIS
5 3 (0.91%) DSL
6 2 (0.61%) Firewall
6 2 (0.61%) SSL
6 2 (0.61%) Extranet
6 2 (0.61%) HTTP
7 1 (0.30%) SDH
7 1 (0.30%) SMS
7 1 (0.30%) CTI
7 1 (0.30%) DWDM
7 1 (0.30%) OSPF
7 1 (0.30%) SAN
7 1 (0.30%) VPN
7 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.83%) MySQL
4 3 (0.91%) MS Access
4 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.61%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.61%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (0.61%) MarkLogic
5 2 (0.61%) Big Data
5 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.61%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.30%) DB2
6 1 (0.30%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.30%) DataStage
6 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.30%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.22%) Axure RP
2 4 (1.22%) JIRA
2 4 (1.22%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.91%) Subversion
4 2 (0.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.61%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.30%) Ant
5 1 (0.30%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.30%) Maven
5 1 (0.30%) Hudson
5 1 (0.30%) Mocha
General
1 122 (37.20%) Finance
2 65 (19.82%) Marketing
3 34 (10.37%) Banking
4 27 (8.23%) Telecoms
5 17 (5.18%) Retail
6 13 (3.96%) Legal
7 11 (3.35%) Publishing
8 10 (3.05%) Manufacturing
9 9 (2.74%) Front Office
9 9 (2.74%) Advertising
10 7 (2.13%) Law
11 5 (1.52%) Games
11 5 (1.52%) Local Government
11 5 (1.52%) Investment Banking
12 4 (1.22%) Billing
12 4 (1.22%) Korean Language
13 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.91%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.91%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.91%) French Language
Job Titles
1 58 (17.68%) Analyst
2 44 (13.41%) Architect
3 42 (12.80%) Business Analyst
4 40 (12.20%) Consultant
5 27 (8.23%) Business Manager
6 26 (7.93%) Project Manager
7 22 (6.71%) Development Manager
7 22 (6.71%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (6.10%) Business Development Manager
9 15 (4.57%) Developer
10 11 (3.35%) Designer
11 10 (3.05%) Administrator
12 9 (2.74%) Senior Consultant
12 9 (2.74%) Senior Architect
12 9 (2.74%) Senior Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.44%) Product Manager
13 8 (2.44%) Systems Analyst
13 8 (2.44%) Coordinator
14 7 (2.13%) Programme Manager
15 6 (1.83%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.57%) HTML
2 12 (3.66%) .NET
2 12 (3.66%) CSS
3 9 (2.74%) XML
4 8 (2.44%) REST
5 7 (2.13%) jQuery
6 6 (1.83%) J2EE
7 4 (1.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (1.22%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.22%) WCF
7 4 (1.22%) Middleware
8 3 (0.91%) Web Services
9 2 (0.61%) HTML5
9 2 (0.61%) Sass
9 2 (0.61%) WebCenter
9 2 (0.61%) CGI
9 2 (0.61%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.61%) XSLT
9 2 (0.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (16.77%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.40%) User Experience
3 20 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.05%) Social Media
6 9 (2.74%) PMI
7 7 (2.13%) Visualisation
8 6 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.52%) Blog
10 4 (1.22%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.22%) AS400
11 3 (0.91%) NHS
11 3 (0.91%) BBC
11 3 (0.91%) Equities
11 3 (0.91%) Data Extraction
11 3 (0.91%) Open Source
11 3 (0.91%) IPTV
11 3 (0.91%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.91%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.88%) Windows
2 9 (2.74%) UNIX
3 7 (2.13%) 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%) Android
5 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.61%) Project Management
2 53 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (9.76%) PRINCE2
4 30 (9.15%) Business Analysis
5 25 (7.62%) CRM
6 24 (7.32%) Service Delivery
7 23 (7.01%) ITIL
7 23 (7.01%) TOGAF
8 22 (6.71%) UML
8 22 (6.71%) Programme Management
9 19 (5.79%) Change Management
9 19 (5.79%) Migration
10 15 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (4.57%) Enterprise Architecture
11 14 (4.27%) E-Commerce
12 13 (3.96%) OO
12 13 (3.96%) B2B
12 13 (3.96%) Content Management
12 13 (3.96%) Time Management
13 12 (3.66%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.49%) SQL
2 15 (4.57%) C
3 12 (3.66%) C#
4 9 (2.74%) Java
5 8 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.22%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.91%) Python
7 3 (0.91%) Perl
8 2 (0.61%) PHP
8 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.30%) C++
9 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.30%) PowerHouse
9 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 70 (21.34%) Degree
2 27 (8.23%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.71%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.66%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.74%) PMP
6 7 (2.13%) CBAP
6 7 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.52%) MBA
8 4 (1.22%) IIBA
8 4 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.22%) ISEB
8 4 (1.22%) CCA
9 3 (0.91%) CISSP
9 3 (0.91%) CISA
9 3 (0.91%) CIMA
9 3 (0.91%) ACCA
9 3 (0.91%) APMP
9 3 (0.91%) CAPM
10 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.35%) SLA
2 8 (2.44%) QA
3 5 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.22%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.91%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.91%) P3O
6 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.30%) Basel III
7 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.30%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.30%) XenApp
2 1 (0.30%) Xen
2 1 (0.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (11.89%) Oracle
1 39 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.18%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (4.88%) SAP
4 11 (3.35%) IBM
5 7 (2.13%) Adobe
6 5 (1.52%) Reuters
6 5 (1.52%) Twitter
7 4 (1.22%) Calypso
7 4 (1.22%) SunGard
7 4 (1.22%) HP
7 4 (1.22%) Lotus
7 4 (1.22%) Informatica
8 3 (0.91%) Siebel
8 3 (0.91%) Citrix
8 3 (0.91%) Cisco
8 3 (0.91%) VMware
8 3 (0.91%) Marketo
9 2 (0.61%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.61%) Tableau
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