The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Development
Rank 425 428 411
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing Business Development 164 116 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.34% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 48 77
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.08% +3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £241 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £598 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £330 £336
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -72.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.25 £11.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+365.90% -72.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -43 155 £400 -5.88% 263
London -9 75 £388 -29.54% 126
South East +13 45 £418 -1.58% 41
Hampshire +14 18 £413 -5.60% 5
City of London -11 16 £419 -14.10% 45
North West -12 11 £433 -2.80% 28
Manchester -5 9 £363 -36.95% 17
South West -18 8 £325 - 22
Berkshire - 8 £125 - 13
Bristol -9 7 £323 -0.76% 11
Buckinghamshire -17 7 £288 +71.64% 1
West Sussex - 7 £475 - 2
Surrey -4 6 £469 - 6
Milton Keynes -15 5 £475 +183.58% 1
East of England -27 5 - - 15
Scotland -5 4 £425 +6.11% 9
West Midlands -18 3 - - 11
North East - 3 £248 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 3
Newbury - 3 - - 1
Reading - 3 £288 - 6
East Midlands -7 2 - - 8
Yorkshire -22 2 £175 -41.66% 6
Edinburgh -26 2 £700 - 3
Essex -27 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 £433 - 8
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 4
Tyne and Wear - 2 £248 -
Glasgow - 2 £400 - 2
Bracknell - 2 £563 - 3

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 90 (29.61%) Finance
2 71 (23.36%) Project Management
3 70 (23.03%) Marketing
4 58 (19.08%) Degree
5 41 (13.49%) Microsoft
6 38 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 33 (10.86%) Banking
8 31 (10.20%) Oracle
9 30 (9.87%) Service Delivery
10 28 (9.21%) Security Cleared
11 27 (8.88%) Time Management
11 27 (8.88%) ITIL
12 26 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (8.55%) Change Management
12 26 (8.55%) Migration
13 25 (8.22%) E-Commerce
14 24 (7.89%) Telecoms
14 24 (7.89%) Management Information System
15 23 (7.57%) SQL
16 22 (7.24%) Manufacturing
17 21 (6.91%) MS Office
17 21 (6.91%) Windows
17 21 (6.91%) TOGAF
18 20 (6.58%) Retail
18 20 (6.58%) SC Cleared
19 19 (6.25%) PRINCE2
19 19 (6.25%) B2B
20 18 (5.92%) SQL Server
20 18 (5.92%) Programme Management
21 17 (5.59%) Legal

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.64%) CMS
4 5 (1.64%) IIS
4 5 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.99%) Apache
5 3 (0.99%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.66%) LiveCycle
6 2 (0.66%) SAS
6 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.66%) Confluence
6 2 (0.66%) Node.js
6 2 (0.66%) Lync
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.33%) Documentum
7 1 (0.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 38 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.91%) MS Office
3 12 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.63%) MS Project
5 4 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.33%) InDesign
7 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.33%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.33%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.32%) SaaS
2 3 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.33%) Trello
3 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.96%) Internet
2 7 (2.30%) DWDM
2 7 (2.30%) SDH
3 5 (1.64%) HTTP
4 3 (0.99%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.66%) VoIP
5 2 (0.66%) WAN
5 2 (0.66%) SAN
5 2 (0.66%) LDAP
5 2 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.33%) Extranet
6 1 (0.33%) Intranet
6 1 (0.33%) LAN
6 1 (0.33%) SSL
6 1 (0.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.29%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.63%) MySQL
4 6 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.32%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.32%) Big Data
7 3 (0.99%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.66%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.66%) Redis
8 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.63%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.32%) MSI
3 3 (0.99%) JUnit
3 3 (0.99%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.66%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (0.66%) Mocha
5 1 (0.33%) PhoneGap
5 1 (0.33%) Mockito
5 1 (0.33%) JProfiler
5 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.33%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.33%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.33%) Selenium
5 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.33%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.33%) Subversion
5 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 90 (29.61%) Finance
2 70 (23.03%) Marketing
3 33 (10.86%) Banking
4 24 (7.89%) Telecoms
5 22 (7.24%) Manufacturing
6 20 (6.58%) Retail
7 17 (5.59%) Legal
8 14 (4.61%) Law
9 8 (2.63%) Investment Banking
9 8 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (2.63%) Games
10 7 (2.30%) Publishing
11 6 (1.97%) German Language
12 5 (1.64%) Back Office
12 5 (1.64%) Local Government
13 4 (1.32%) French Language
13 4 (1.32%) Financial Institution
13 4 (1.32%) Front Office
13 4 (1.32%) Advertising
14 3 (0.99%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (14.14%) Analyst
2 40 (13.16%) Consultant
3 32 (10.53%) Architect
4 31 (10.20%) Business Analyst
5 29 (9.54%) Project Manager
6 26 (8.55%) Business Manager
7 21 (6.91%) Development Manager
8 18 (5.92%) Business Development Manager
9 17 (5.59%) Developer
10 14 (4.61%) Designer
11 11 (3.62%) Product Manager
12 9 (2.96%) Design Engineer
12 9 (2.96%) Senior Consultant
13 8 (2.63%) Network Engineer
14 7 (2.30%) Administrator
14 7 (2.30%) Data Architect
14 7 (2.30%) Programme Manager
14 7 (2.30%) User Experience Designer
14 7 (2.30%) Enterprise Architect
14 7 (2.30%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.61%) HTML
2 13 (4.28%) CSS
3 12 (3.95%) REST
3 12 (3.95%) .NET
3 12 (3.95%) XML
4 10 (3.29%) jQuery
5 8 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.63%) Middleware
5 8 (2.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (2.30%) J2EE
7 6 (1.97%) WCF
7 6 (1.97%) XSLT
7 6 (1.97%) HTML5
8 5 (1.64%) Web Services
9 4 (1.32%) Ajax
9 4 (1.32%) Spring
9 4 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.32%) Apache Flex
10 3 (0.99%) Rendezvous
10 3 (0.99%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 15 (4.93%) Social Media
3 12 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.29%) Visualisation
5 6 (1.97%) PMI
6 5 (1.64%) NHS
6 5 (1.64%) Blog
6 5 (1.64%) FMCG
7 4 (1.32%) Open Source
7 4 (1.32%) Online Games
7 4 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.32%) Linked Data
7 4 (1.32%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.99%) iPad
8 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.99%) Equities
8 3 (0.99%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.99%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.66%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.91%) Windows
2 9 (2.96%) Linux
3 6 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.32%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.32%) UNIX
4 4 (1.32%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (23.36%) Project Management
2 30 (9.87%) Service Delivery
3 27 (8.88%) Time Management
3 27 (8.88%) ITIL
4 26 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (8.55%) Change Management
4 26 (8.55%) Migration
5 25 (8.22%) E-Commerce
6 21 (6.91%) TOGAF
7 19 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 19 (6.25%) B2B
8 18 (5.92%) Programme Management
9 17 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (4.93%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (4.93%) Business Analysis
11 13 (4.28%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (4.28%) Analytics
12 12 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (3.95%) Project Planning
12 12 (3.95%) UML
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.57%) SQL
2 15 (4.93%) Java
2 15 (4.93%) JavaScript
3 11 (3.62%) C
4 9 (2.96%) C#
5 4 (1.32%) VB
5 4 (1.32%) Python
6 3 (0.99%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (0.99%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.99%) ActionScript
6 3 (0.99%) COBOL
6 3 (0.99%) Perl
7 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.66%) PHP
7 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.66%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (0.33%) ABAP
8 1 (0.33%) Tcl
8 1 (0.33%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (19.08%) Degree
2 28 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.96%) HND
5 6 (1.97%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.64%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.32%) PMP
7 4 (1.32%) CBAP
8 3 (0.99%) HNC
8 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.66%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.33%) MBA
10 1 (0.33%) CCNA
10 1 (0.33%) CCDA
10 1 (0.33%) ISEB
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.33%) PgMP
10 1 (0.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.30%) SLA
2 3 (0.99%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.99%) QA
2 3 (0.99%) BS25999
3 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) FATCA
4 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.33%) EMIR
4 1 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.33%) Basel II
4 1 (0.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (3.29%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.32%) XenServer
3 4 (1.32%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.66%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.20%) Oracle
3 13 (4.28%) VMware
3 13 (4.28%) SAP
4 12 (3.95%) Ericsson
5 7 (2.30%) Business Objects
5 7 (2.30%) Adobe
5 7 (2.30%) Huawei
6 5 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.64%) HP
7 4 (1.32%) Altiris
7 4 (1.32%) Citrix
7 4 (1.32%) IBM
7 4 (1.32%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.32%) JDA
8 3 (0.99%) Nimsoft
8 3 (0.99%) CA
9 2 (0.66%) Actimize
9 2 (0.66%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.66%) Pega
London
Spring Technology
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Posted: Yesterday
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Aston Carter
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Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cranbrook, Kent
Benenden Hospital Trust
Rate: From £34,000 to £40,000 per annum - Pro Rata (Depending on Experience)
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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £34 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Derbyshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £388 - £400 per annum
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Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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London
esynergy Solutions - UK
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