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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Development
Rank 443 444 402
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -42
Contract jobs citing Business Development 165 160 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.39% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 91 53
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£400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £370 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.70% -22.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 £55.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +80.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £21.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.59 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £55.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-59.54% +80.32%

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
43377 40891 36780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.51% 75.98% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27946 25555 22092
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 £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1209 1083
Average hourly rate £28.50 £26.98 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -10.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -8 157 £400 - 316
London -8 73 £500 +25.00% 138
South East -13 39 £375 +7.14% 53
North West -14 11 £375 -16.66% 24
North East -11 10 £344 +28.32% 19
Surrey +3 8 £325 +209.52% 13
Berkshire -5 8 £425 +21.42% 17
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 8 £344 +28.32% 18
Tyne and Wear -15 8 £344 +28.32% 18
East of England -2 7 £350 - 14
West Midlands -8 7 £400 +2.56% 18
Manchester -8 7 £363 -19.44% 14
City of London -15 7 £625 +44.92% 60
Hampshire -5 6 £398 -0.62% 4
Reading -1 5 £363 +3.57% 9
Ilford - 5 £500 -
Scotland +1 4 £338 - 7
Southampton - 4 - - 2
Chertsey +1 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead -7 3 - -
Hertfordshire -14 3 - - 6
Yorkshire -14 3 £325 -33.67% 7
Norfolk - 3 £350 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £350 - 1
Ipswich - 3 £350 - 1
Coventry +3 2 £400 - 2
Oxfordshire -22 2 - - 4
Lancashire - 2 £475 - 3
Solihull - 2 £375 -
Durham - 2 - - 1

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 131 (37.11%) Finance
2 104 (29.46%) Project Management
3 67 (18.98%) Degree
4 54 (15.30%) SQL
4 54 (15.30%) Marketing
5 49 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (13.60%) Banking
7 47 (13.31%) MS Excel
8 46 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (11.05%) Telecoms
10 38 (10.76%) Oracle
10 38 (10.76%) MS Office
10 38 (10.76%) Security Cleared
11 36 (10.20%) Microsoft
12 32 (9.07%) Business Analysis
13 31 (8.78%) Change Management
14 30 (8.50%) MS PowerPoint
15 28 (7.93%) Analytics
16 27 (7.65%) Mentoring
16 27 (7.65%) ITIL
16 27 (7.65%) Java
16 27 (7.65%) UNIX
17 26 (7.37%) Legal
18 25 (7.08%) PRINCE2
18 25 (7.08%) MS Project
19 24 (6.80%) CRM
19 24 (6.80%) Retail
20 23 (6.52%) SC Cleared
20 23 (6.52%) User Experience
20 23 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 19 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.68%) SAS
3 5 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.13%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.13%) MTS
5 3 (0.85%) Apache Pig
5 3 (0.85%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.85%) IIS
6 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.57%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.28%) Lync
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (13.31%) MS Excel
2 38 (10.76%) MS Office
3 30 (8.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (7.08%) MS Project
5 8 (2.27%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.13%) SPSS
7 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.28%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 7 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.57%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.57%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.28%) ACBS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.28%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.70%) SaaS
4 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.13%) PaaS
5 4 (1.13%) IaaS
5 4 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.85%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.57%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.57%) Force.com
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.67%) Wireless
2 16 (4.53%) Firewall
3 15 (4.25%) Internet
4 10 (2.83%) Cisco ISE
5 7 (1.98%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.70%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (1.70%) Network Security
7 5 (1.42%) VLAN
7 5 (1.42%) IPv6
8 4 (1.13%) WAN
8 4 (1.13%) Extranet
8 4 (1.13%) LAN
9 3 (0.85%) Broadband
10 2 (0.57%) GSM
10 2 (0.57%) SNA
10 2 (0.57%) SAN
10 2 (0.57%) NFC
10 2 (0.57%) RFID
11 1 (0.28%) SSH
11 1 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.38%) Oracle Database
2 18 (5.10%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.97%) Oracle9i Database
4 14 (3.97%) Oracle Database 10g
5 12 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (3.40%) Big Data
6 10 (2.83%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.83%) MS Access
7 7 (1.98%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.70%) TKPROF
8 6 (1.70%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.42%) QlikView
9 5 (1.42%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.13%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.85%) HBase
11 3 (0.85%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (3.97%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.42%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.85%) JUnit
4 3 (0.85%) Maven
4 3 (0.85%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.57%) Rational Robot
5 2 (0.57%) Subversion
5 2 (0.57%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (0.57%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.57%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.57%) RequisitePro
6 1 (0.28%) JIRA
6 1 (0.28%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 131 (37.11%) Finance
2 54 (15.30%) Marketing
3 48 (13.60%) Banking
4 39 (11.05%) Telecoms
5 26 (7.37%) Legal
6 24 (6.80%) Retail
7 12 (3.40%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.55%) Retail Banking
9 8 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.98%) Automotive
10 7 (1.98%) Multimedia
10 7 (1.98%) Billing
11 4 (1.13%) Back Office
12 3 (0.85%) Law
12 3 (0.85%) Publishing
13 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.57%) Advertising
13 2 (0.57%) Front Office
14 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (16.71%) Project Manager
2 53 (15.01%) Analyst
3 42 (11.90%) Consultant
4 38 (10.76%) Developer
5 34 (9.63%) Business Analyst
6 31 (8.78%) Architect
7 17 (4.82%) Senior Consultant
8 15 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (4.25%) Business Consultant
9 14 (3.97%) Oracle Developer
10 12 (3.40%) Development Manager
10 12 (3.40%) Senior Manager
11 9 (2.55%) Java Developer
11 9 (2.55%) Business Manager
12 8 (2.27%) Senior Security Consultant
12 8 (2.27%) Security Consultant
13 7 (1.98%) Sales Consultant
13 7 (1.98%) Applications Support
13 7 (1.98%) Technical Architect
13 7 (1.98%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.23%) XML
2 15 (4.25%) Web Services
3 14 (3.97%) .NET
4 11 (3.12%) HTML
5 10 (2.83%) SOAP
6 9 (2.55%) REST
7 7 (1.98%) CSS
7 7 (1.98%) Spring
8 6 (1.70%) jQuery
9 5 (1.42%) OAuth
9 5 (1.42%) OpenID
9 5 (1.42%) HTML5
9 5 (1.42%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.42%) SAML
9 5 (1.42%) Middleware
10 3 (0.85%) XML Messaging
10 3 (0.85%) XSD
10 3 (0.85%) XSL
10 3 (0.85%) JMS
10 3 (0.85%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.52%) User Experience
3 21 (5.95%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.40%) Visualisation
6 9 (2.55%) PMI
6 9 (2.55%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.98%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.70%) Statistics
8 6 (1.70%) NHS
8 6 (1.70%) Biometrics
9 5 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.13%) Streaming Video
10 4 (1.13%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.85%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.85%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.57%) Social Media
12 2 (0.57%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.65%) UNIX
2 14 (3.97%) Windows
3 8 (2.27%) Linux
4 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.57%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (29.46%) Project Management
2 46 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (9.07%) Business Analysis
4 31 (8.78%) Change Management
5 28 (7.93%) Analytics
6 27 (7.65%) Mentoring
6 27 (7.65%) ITIL
7 25 (7.08%) PRINCE2
8 24 (6.80%) CRM
9 23 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (5.95%) Target Operating Model
11 20 (5.67%) Time Management
11 20 (5.67%) UML
11 20 (5.67%) Service Delivery
12 19 (5.38%) OO
12 19 (5.38%) Service Management
12 19 (5.38%) Six Sigma
12 19 (5.38%) SDLC
13 18 (5.10%) Information Security
14 17 (4.82%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 54 (15.30%) SQL
2 27 (7.65%) Java
3 21 (5.95%) PL/SQL
4 16 (4.53%) Shell Script
5 9 (2.55%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.55%) C#
6 8 (2.27%) C
7 6 (1.70%) C++
8 5 (1.42%) Python
9 4 (1.13%) R
10 3 (0.85%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.85%) Scala
11 2 (0.57%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.57%) VBA
11 2 (0.57%) SOQL
11 2 (0.57%) SOSL
11 2 (0.57%) Spark SQL
12 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.28%) Tcl
12 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (18.98%) Degree
2 38 (10.76%) Security Cleared
3 23 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.82%) CISSP
5 16 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (4.53%) MBA
6 15 (4.25%) PMI Certification
7 10 (2.83%) PMP
7 10 (2.83%) CCNP
7 10 (2.83%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.55%) Postgraduate
9 6 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.42%) CCNA
11 4 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.57%) CCIE
12 2 (0.57%) MCSE
12 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.57%) CIMA
13 1 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.23%) QA
2 13 (3.68%) SLA
3 2 (0.57%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.57%) P3O
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) FATCA
4 1 (0.28%) GAAP
System Software
1 7 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.13%) XenServer
3 3 (0.85%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.28%) vSphere
4 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.57%) Ansible
2 2 (0.57%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 2 (0.57%) Puppet
3 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 38 (10.76%) Oracle
2 36 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.95%) Cisco
4 14 (3.97%) HP
5 10 (2.83%) SAP
6 9 (2.55%) IBM
6 9 (2.55%) Huawei
7 7 (1.98%) VMware
8 6 (1.70%) Juniper
9 5 (1.42%) Dell
9 5 (1.42%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.42%) Google
9 5 (1.42%) Norkom
9 5 (1.42%) Nokia
9 5 (1.42%) Mantas
9 5 (1.42%) Actimize
9 5 (1.42%) 3PAR
9 5 (1.42%) F5
10 4 (1.13%) ArcSight
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North Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £11 - £13 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
Arts University Bournemouth
Rate: £23,386 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £21.63 - 27.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £550 to £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £580 - £700 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bicester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £8.00 - £9.00 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
East of England
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago