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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Development
Rank 443 452 389
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -63
Contract jobs citing Business Development 190 166 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.39% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 84 77
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Average hourly rate £24.32 £55.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.79% +175.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £32.75 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.46 £82.00 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.39 £55.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-39.29% +124.48%

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
46337 42400 39480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.99% 76.18% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30192 26229 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1151 1100
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.13 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -8 176 £400 -5.88% 317
South East +4 62 £400 -7.24% 49
London -24 56 £425 - 154
Berkshire +19 31 £500 -4.76% 14
Reading +1 21 £500 -9.09% 10
Surrey +7 15 £350 +35.26% 12
North West -18 13 £416 - 23
West Midlands -5 8 £400 -0.31% 16
City of London -12 8 £405 -6.08% 53
North East - 8 £363 - 24
Tyne and Wear - 8 £363 - 24
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £363 - 23
South Wales -5 7 £450 -
Wales -6 7 £450 -
Cardiff -7 7 £450 -
East of England +6 6 £350 -44.00% 12
Manchester -11 6 £410 - 12
Yorkshire -31 6 £400 -18.36% 9
Hampshire -12 5 £420 - 4
Ilford - 5 £400 -
Guildford - 5 £375 - 4
Woking - 5 £350 -
Scotland -9 4 £375 +25.00% 9
South Yorkshire - 4 £350 - 1
Bracknell - 4 £203 - 2
Hemel Hempstead +3 3 - -
Hertfordshire 0 3 - - 2
Derby -2 3 £330 +6.45% 2
Derbyshire -5 3 £330 +3.12% 2
South West -6 3 £363 - 21

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 102 (29.48%) Finance
2 101 (29.19%) Project Management
3 55 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (15.61%) Degree
5 50 (14.45%) SQL
6 48 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (12.14%) Banking
7 42 (12.14%) Marketing
8 36 (10.40%) MS Excel
9 35 (10.12%) Telecoms
10 34 (9.83%) Oracle
11 33 (9.54%) Microsoft
11 33 (9.54%) Management Information System
12 32 (9.25%) Business Analysis
12 32 (9.25%) SharePoint
12 32 (9.25%) Mentoring
12 32 (9.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 30 (8.67%) Security Cleared
13 30 (8.67%) CRM
14 29 (8.38%) MS Office
15 28 (8.09%) Analytics
16 27 (7.80%) PRINCE2
17 26 (7.51%) Six Sigma
18 25 (7.23%) MS PowerPoint
18 25 (7.23%) Service Management
18 25 (7.23%) Change Management
19 24 (6.94%) Migration
19 24 (6.94%) Retail
19 24 (6.94%) UNIX
20 22 (6.36%) Web Services

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 32 (9.25%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.60%) SAS
3 5 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.16%) MTS
4 4 (1.16%) Apache Pig
5 3 (0.87%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.87%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.58%) Apache
7 1 (0.29%) IIS
7 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.29%) WordPress
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 36 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 29 (8.38%) MS Office
3 25 (7.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (3.18%) MS Project
5 7 (2.02%) Maya
6 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.58%) SPSS
8 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.29%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 7 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.58%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.58%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.58%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.29%) Magento
4 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.29%) ACBS
4 1 (0.29%) Lawson
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.29%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.45%) Office 365
2 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.87%) SaaS
3 3 (0.87%) PaaS
3 3 (0.87%) IaaS
4 2 (0.58%) Force.com
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.29%) GitHub
5 1 (0.29%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.29%) Trello
5 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.20%) Internet
2 15 (4.34%) Firewall
2 15 (4.34%) Wireless
3 11 (3.18%) Cisco ISE
4 8 (2.31%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (1.73%) Network Security
6 5 (1.45%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.16%) WAN
8 3 (0.87%) LAN
8 3 (0.87%) VoIP
8 3 (0.87%) IPv6
8 3 (0.87%) SAN
8 3 (0.87%) 4G
9 2 (0.58%) GSM
9 2 (0.58%) Intranet
9 2 (0.58%) Extranet
10 1 (0.29%) MPLS
10 1 (0.29%) OSPF
10 1 (0.29%) BGP
10 1 (0.29%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.78%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (5.20%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.62%) Oracle9i Database
3 16 (4.62%) Oracle Database 10g
3 16 (4.62%) Oracle Database
4 14 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.76%) Big Data
6 12 (3.47%) MS Access
7 10 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.02%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.16%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.16%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.16%) HBase
9 4 (1.16%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.16%) QlikView
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.87%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.87%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 16 (4.62%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.87%) JIRA
2 3 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.58%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.58%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.58%) Rational Robot
3 2 (0.58%) Subversion
3 2 (0.58%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.58%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.29%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.29%) ReSharper
General
1 102 (29.48%) Finance
2 42 (12.14%) Banking
2 42 (12.14%) Marketing
3 35 (10.12%) Telecoms
4 24 (6.94%) Retail
5 21 (6.07%) Legal
6 13 (3.76%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.60%) Retail Banking
8 8 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (2.02%) Automotive
10 5 (1.45%) Multimedia
10 5 (1.45%) Billing
11 4 (1.16%) Advertising
12 3 (0.87%) Military
12 3 (0.87%) Law
12 3 (0.87%) Front Office
12 3 (0.87%) Back Office
13 2 (0.58%) French Language
13 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.58%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (16.76%) Analyst
2 52 (15.03%) Project Manager
3 42 (12.14%) Architect
3 42 (12.14%) Consultant
4 38 (10.98%) Business Analyst
5 31 (8.96%) Developer
6 16 (4.62%) Oracle Developer
7 15 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (4.05%) Senior Manager
9 13 (3.76%) Senior Consultant
9 13 (3.76%) Security Consultant
10 10 (2.89%) Business Consultant
11 9 (2.60%) Applications Architect
11 9 (2.60%) Senior Security Consultant
12 8 (2.31%) Business Manager
12 8 (2.31%) Planning Manager
13 7 (2.02%) Agile Business Analyst
13 7 (2.02%) Enterprise Architect
13 7 (2.02%) Java Developer
13 7 (2.02%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.36%) Web Services
2 21 (6.07%) XML
3 11 (3.18%) .NET
4 7 (2.02%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.02%) jQuery
4 7 (2.02%) HTML
5 6 (1.73%) CSS
6 5 (1.45%) SOAP
7 4 (1.16%) Middleware
7 4 (1.16%) Spring
7 4 (1.16%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.87%) HTML5
8 3 (0.87%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.87%) Kafka
8 3 (0.87%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.87%) Apache Camel
8 3 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.87%) Velocity
8 3 (0.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.90%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (9.54%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.91%) User Experience
4 12 (3.47%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.18%) NHS
6 10 (2.89%) Visualisation
7 8 (2.31%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.02%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.73%) PMI
9 6 (1.73%) Statistics
9 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.45%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.87%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.87%) CESG
12 2 (0.58%) LIMS
12 2 (0.58%) Streaming Video
12 2 (0.58%) Derivative
12 2 (0.58%) Social Media
12 2 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.94%) UNIX
2 13 (3.76%) Windows
3 7 (2.02%) Linux
4 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (29.19%) Project Management
2 48 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (9.25%) Business Analysis
3 32 (9.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 32 (9.25%) Mentoring
4 30 (8.67%) CRM
5 28 (8.09%) Analytics
6 27 (7.80%) PRINCE2
7 26 (7.51%) Six Sigma
8 25 (7.23%) Service Management
8 25 (7.23%) Change Management
9 24 (6.94%) Migration
10 22 (6.36%) Waterfall
11 21 (6.07%) Use Case
11 21 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (6.07%) ITIL
11 21 (6.07%) UML
12 20 (5.78%) Target Operating Model
13 19 (5.49%) Information Management
13 19 (5.49%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.45%) SQL
2 19 (5.49%) PL/SQL
3 18 (5.20%) Java
4 16 (4.62%) Shell Script
5 11 (3.18%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.31%) C#
7 5 (1.45%) R
8 3 (0.87%) VBA
8 3 (0.87%) C
9 2 (0.58%) PHP
9 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.58%) Python
9 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.58%) SOQL
9 2 (0.58%) SOSL
9 2 (0.58%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.29%) Scala
10 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (15.61%) Degree
2 30 (8.67%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.91%) PMI Certification
4 15 (4.34%) CISSP
5 14 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (4.05%) PMP
6 12 (3.47%) SC Cleared
7 11 (3.18%) MBA
7 11 (3.18%) CCNP
8 10 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (2.60%) Postgraduate
10 6 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.87%) CIPD
12 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.58%) CCNA
13 2 (0.58%) ISEB
13 2 (0.58%) CCIE
13 2 (0.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.36%) QA
2 21 (6.07%) SLA
3 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.58%) EMIR
4 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) FATCA
5 1 (0.29%) P3O
5 1 (0.29%) Basel III
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.29%) CRD IV
System Software
1 3 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.58%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.29%) XenServer
3 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.87%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 2 (0.58%) Puppet
3 2 (0.58%) Ansible
4 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (9.83%) Oracle
2 33 (9.54%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.20%) Cisco
4 12 (3.47%) SAP
4 12 (3.47%) Huawei
5 10 (2.89%) HP
5 10 (2.89%) Nokia
6 8 (2.31%) Ericsson
7 7 (2.02%) Informatica
7 7 (2.02%) Remedy
7 7 (2.02%) Amdocs
8 6 (1.73%) IBM
9 5 (1.45%) Norkom
9 5 (1.45%) Mantas
9 5 (1.45%) Actimize
10 4 (1.16%) Tradeweb
10 4 (1.16%) F5
10 4 (1.16%) Juniper
10 4 (1.16%) eSpeed
10 4 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
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