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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Development
Rank 445 418 420
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +2
Contract jobs citing Business Development 164 168 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.43% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 81 48
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£406 £397 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -16.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £380 £425
% change year-on-year
-11.84% -10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 4
Average hourly rate £22.00 £47.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.68% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £18.00 £18.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £51.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-56.09% +28.12%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -28 154 £419 +8.76% 303
London +6 80 £500 +25.00% 139
South East -31 31 £330 -5.71% 65
North West -16 12 £325 -26.13% 23
City of London +7 11 £450 - 46
Berkshire -6 9 £425 +240.00% 14
Hampshire -11 9 £368 -11.01% 3
North East -7 8 £328 +24.76% 7
East Midlands -5 7 - - 5
East of England +6 6 £350 - 11
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 6 £328 +24.76% 5
Tyne and Wear -8 6 £328 +24.76% 5
Surrey +5 5 £245 -38.75% 14
Lancashire - 5 £319 - 1
Leicestershire - 5 - -
Leicester - 5 - -
Ilford - 5 £500 -
Reading +7 4 £291 +22.63% 5
Hertfordshire +1 4 - - 2
West Midlands -13 4 £340 - 16
Manchester -13 4 £325 -27.77% 9
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
Scotland -4 3 £300 -25.00% 7
Blackpool - 3 - -
Chertsey - 3 - -
Southampton - 3 - - 2
Coventry +2 2 - - 3
Glasgow -5 2 £300 -25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £310 -11.42% 5
Birmingham -6 2 £340 - 8

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 129 (37.72%) Finance
2 107 (31.29%) Project Management
3 70 (20.47%) Degree
4 51 (14.91%) Marketing
5 49 (14.33%) MS Excel
5 49 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (14.04%) Security Cleared
7 45 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (11.70%) SQL
9 39 (11.40%) MS Office
9 39 (11.40%) Banking
10 37 (10.82%) Microsoft
11 34 (9.94%) PRINCE2
11 34 (9.94%) Telecoms
12 32 (9.36%) ITIL
12 32 (9.36%) Oracle
13 31 (9.06%) MS PowerPoint
13 31 (9.06%) SC Cleared
13 31 (9.06%) Time Management
14 28 (8.19%) Java
14 28 (8.19%) MS Project
15 27 (7.89%) Change Management
16 26 (7.60%) Cisco
17 25 (7.31%) QA
18 24 (7.02%) Service Delivery
18 24 (7.02%) User Experience
19 23 (6.73%) Mentoring
19 23 (6.73%) Legal
19 23 (6.73%) Information Security
20 22 (6.43%) Business Analysis

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.51%) SAS
3 5 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (0.88%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.88%) IIS
4 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.58%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.58%) CMS
5 2 (0.58%) Mule
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.29%) WordPress
6 1 (0.29%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 49 (14.33%) MS Excel
2 39 (11.40%) MS Office
3 31 (9.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (8.19%) MS Project
5 11 (3.22%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.17%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.17%) SPSS
7 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.29%) FastStats
8 1 (0.29%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 8 (2.34%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.58%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.29%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.29%) Magento
5 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.05%) SaaS
3 6 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.46%) PaaS
4 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.46%) IaaS
5 4 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.88%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.58%) Force.com
7 2 (0.58%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.29%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.85%) Wireless
2 17 (4.97%) Firewall
3 9 (2.63%) Cisco ISE
4 8 (2.34%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (2.34%) Internet
5 6 (1.75%) Network Security
6 5 (1.46%) VLAN
6 5 (1.46%) IPv6
6 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.17%) LAN
7 4 (1.17%) WAN
7 4 (1.17%) Extranet
7 4 (1.17%) RFID
7 4 (1.17%) NFC
8 3 (0.88%) MPLS
8 3 (0.88%) Broadband
9 2 (0.58%) HTTP
9 2 (0.58%) VPN
9 2 (0.58%) SNA
9 2 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (3.22%) SQL Server
1 11 (3.22%) Oracle Database
2 9 (2.63%) Big Data
3 5 (1.46%) QlikView
3 5 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.46%) Oracle9i Database
3 5 (1.46%) Oracle ODI
3 5 (1.46%) TKPROF
4 4 (1.17%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.17%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.17%) Apache Hive
4 4 (1.17%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.88%) MS Access
5 3 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.88%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.17%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.17%) Maven
3 3 (0.88%) JIRA
3 3 (0.88%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.88%) JUnit
4 2 (0.58%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.58%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.58%) RequisitePro
4 2 (0.58%) Rational Robot
4 2 (0.58%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.29%) Subversion
5 1 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.29%) Hudson
5 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 129 (37.72%) Finance
2 51 (14.91%) Marketing
3 39 (11.40%) Banking
4 34 (9.94%) Telecoms
5 23 (6.73%) Legal
6 16 (4.68%) Retail
7 12 (3.51%) Investment Banking
8 7 (2.05%) Multimedia
8 7 (2.05%) Billing
9 5 (1.46%) Publishing
10 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.88%) Back Office
11 3 (0.88%) Law
12 2 (0.58%) Automotive
12 2 (0.58%) Front Office
12 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.58%) Games
13 1 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 54 (15.79%) Analyst
3 48 (14.04%) Consultant
4 32 (9.36%) Architect
5 31 (9.06%) Business Analyst
6 27 (7.89%) Developer
7 18 (5.26%) Business Consultant
8 17 (4.97%) Senior Consultant
8 17 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (3.22%) Delivery Manager
9 11 (3.22%) Development Manager
9 11 (3.22%) Senior Manager
10 9 (2.63%) Business Manager
10 9 (2.63%) Service Manager
11 8 (2.34%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.05%) Programme Director
12 7 (2.05%) Applications Support
13 6 (1.75%) Sales Consultant
13 6 (1.75%) Technical Architect
13 6 (1.75%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.68%) Web Services
1 16 (4.68%) HTML
2 14 (4.09%) XML
2 14 (4.09%) CSS
3 13 (3.80%) REST
4 12 (3.51%) SOAP
5 11 (3.22%) .NET
6 9 (2.63%) jQuery
6 9 (2.63%) HTML5
7 8 (2.34%) OpenID
7 8 (2.34%) SAML
7 8 (2.34%) Spring
7 8 (2.34%) OAuth
8 7 (2.05%) CSS3
9 5 (1.46%) J2EE
10 4 (1.17%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.17%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.17%) JMS
10 4 (1.17%) WCF
10 4 (1.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.33%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.02%) User Experience
3 18 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.39%) Visualisation
5 14 (4.09%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.63%) PMI
7 8 (2.34%) Biometrics
8 7 (2.05%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.75%) Statistics
10 5 (1.46%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.17%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.17%) Open Source
11 4 (1.17%) NHS
11 4 (1.17%) Streaming Video
11 4 (1.17%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.88%) Blog
12 3 (0.88%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.97%) UNIX
2 15 (4.39%) Windows
3 6 (1.75%) Linux
4 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.46%) Android
4 5 (1.46%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (31.29%) Project Management
2 45 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (9.94%) PRINCE2
4 32 (9.36%) ITIL
5 31 (9.06%) Time Management
6 27 (7.89%) Change Management
7 24 (7.02%) Service Delivery
8 23 (6.73%) Mentoring
8 23 (6.73%) Information Security
9 22 (6.43%) Business Analysis
10 20 (5.85%) OO
10 20 (5.85%) Analytics
11 18 (5.26%) Service Management
12 17 (4.97%) Project Planning
12 17 (4.97%) TOGAF
12 17 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (4.68%) UML
13 16 (4.68%) Requirements Management
13 16 (4.68%) Change Control
14 15 (4.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 40 (11.70%) SQL
2 28 (8.19%) Java
3 12 (3.51%) PL/SQL
3 12 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.63%) C++
5 8 (2.34%) C
5 8 (2.34%) C#
6 7 (2.05%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.46%) Python
8 3 (0.88%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.58%) SOQL
9 2 (0.58%) SOSL
9 2 (0.58%) Spark SQL
9 2 (0.58%) Scala
9 2 (0.58%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.58%) R
10 1 (0.29%) Tcl
10 1 (0.29%) VBA
10 1 (0.29%) Perl
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 70 (20.47%) Degree
2 48 (14.04%) Security Cleared
3 31 (9.06%) SC Cleared
4 19 (5.56%) CISSP
5 17 (4.97%) PMI Certification
6 14 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (4.09%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.51%) MBA
8 10 (2.92%) PMP
9 9 (2.63%) CCNP
10 8 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.46%) CCNA
12 4 (1.17%) ISEB
12 4 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.88%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.58%) MCSE
14 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.58%) CIMA
14 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.31%) QA
2 8 (2.34%) SLA
3 2 (0.58%) P3O
3 2 (0.58%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.58%) WAI
4 1 (0.29%) GAAP
System Software
1 10 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.17%) XenServer
3 3 (0.88%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.58%) vSphere
4 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.29%) XenApp
5 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
1 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.29%) WSUS
2 1 (0.29%) SCCM
2 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.29%) Puppet
2 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.29%) Ansible
2 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 37 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.36%) Oracle
3 26 (7.60%) Cisco
4 15 (4.39%) HP
5 12 (3.51%) SAP
6 11 (3.22%) IBM
7 10 (2.92%) VMware
8 8 (2.34%) Huawei
9 7 (2.05%) Juniper
9 7 (2.05%) F5
10 6 (1.75%) Cyber-Ark
10 6 (1.75%) ArcSight
10 6 (1.75%) Nokia
10 6 (1.75%) Citrix
10 6 (1.75%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.75%) McAfee
10 6 (1.75%) Blue Coat
10 6 (1.75%) TippingPoint
11 5 (1.46%) Google
11 5 (1.46%) Norkom
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £60,000-£85,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £180 - £190 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
South West London
Commensus
Rate: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago