The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Manager
Rank 297 323 299
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 385 331 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.64% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.68% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 232 212
Average daily rate £500 £468 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £425 £446
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.77 £49.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.80% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.48 £49.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £73.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £49.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-19.19% +395.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Business Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Manager within the UK.

Business Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Business Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Manager within the UK.

Business Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Manager
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Business Manager Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 365 £500 +5.26% 117
London +43 207 £525 +5.00% 45
South East -30 37 £500 +9.58% 14
City of London +30 32 £575 +27.07% 14
Yorkshire -5 28 £375 -13.79% 7
West Yorkshire 0 23 £369 -6.88% 5
South West +11 22 £450 +22.44% 5
North West -6 21 £463 +23.33% 14
East Midlands +1 17 £550 +35.38% 6
West Midlands -12 15 £488 +2.63% 17
Leeds 0 14 £350 +52.17% 3
Nottinghamshire 0 14 £550 +37.50% 3
Nottingham -2 13 £550 +10.00% 3
Manchester -10 10 £450 +28.57% 5
Scotland -13 10 £525 +35.48% 2
East of England -1 9 £475 - 5
Uxbridge - 9 - -
Edinburgh -13 8 £525 +44.82% 1
Berkshire 0 7 £520 +20.57% 3
Midlands - 7 £563 -
Bristol +2 6 £388 +16.01% 3
Birmingham +1 5 £500 - 5
Hampshire -1 5 £538 +2.38% 1
Reading -5 5 £520 +2.46% 2
Cheshire -10 5 £500 +33.33% 6
Surrey -17 5 £500 +5.82% 3
Gloucestershire - 5 £450 - 1
West Sussex +8 4 £503 +5.78% 1
Oxfordshire +7 4 £550 +33.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 4 £469 -9.63% 3

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business Manager in their job title 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 with Business Manager in their job title.

1 260 (35.09%) Finance
2 259 (34.95%) Project Management
3 168 (22.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 120 (16.19%) PRINCE2
5 112 (15.11%) Change Management
6 110 (14.84%) Banking
7 88 (11.88%) Business Intelligence
8 85 (11.47%) Business Analysis
9 73 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
10 64 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
11 63 (8.50%) Security Cleared
12 49 (6.61%) Microsoft
13 48 (6.48%) SAP
14 46 (6.21%) Programme Management
15 39 (5.26%) Migration
15 39 (5.26%) Degree
16 37 (4.99%) Investment Banking
16 37 (4.99%) Retail
17 35 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
17 35 (4.72%) SC Cleared
18 34 (4.59%) Business Transformation
19 33 (4.45%) Risk Management
20 32 (4.32%) SQL
21 29 (3.91%) Marketing
21 29 (3.91%) MS Excel
21 29 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 28 (3.78%) MS PowerPoint
23 27 (3.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
23 27 (3.64%) ERP
23 27 (3.64%) Line Management

Business Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business Manager in their job title 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 with Business Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.08%) SAS
3 5 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (0.67%) CMS
3 5 (0.67%) IIS
4 4 (0.54%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.13%) Plone
5 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (2.97%) MS Project
4 21 (2.83%) MS Office
5 18 (2.43%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.54%) SAP Business One
3 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.40%) Summit
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.27%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.13%) Maximo
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.94%) Office 365
2 4 (0.54%) Veeva
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.54%) Internet
1 4 (0.54%) Skype
2 3 (0.40%) Intranet
2 3 (0.40%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.27%) SDH
4 1 (0.13%) 4G
4 1 (0.13%) GSM
4 1 (0.13%) LAN
4 1 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (2.83%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (1.48%) DataStage
5 9 (1.21%) QlikView
6 7 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (0.94%) Power BI
6 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.81%) Big Data
7 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.54%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.40%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.27%) SAP BI
11 2 (0.27%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.13%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.13%) JBehave
1 1 (0.13%) JIRA
1 1 (0.13%) MSI
1 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 260 (35.09%) Finance
2 110 (14.84%) Banking
3 37 (4.99%) Investment Banking
3 37 (4.99%) Retail
4 29 (3.91%) Marketing
5 26 (3.51%) Front Office
6 20 (2.70%) Back Office
6 20 (2.70%) Legal
7 19 (2.56%) Law
8 18 (2.43%) Advertising
9 13 (1.75%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.35%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.08%) Billing
12 7 (0.94%) Local Government
13 6 (0.81%) Games
14 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.54%) Publishing
15 3 (0.40%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.48%) .NET
2 4 (0.54%) XML
3 3 (0.40%) HTML
3 3 (0.40%) HTML5
3 3 (0.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (0.27%) COM
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.27%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.13%) Doctrine
5 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.13%) JSON
5 1 (0.13%) Middleware
5 1 (0.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.51%) NHS
3 17 (2.29%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.16%) Derivative
5 12 (1.62%) Equities
5 12 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (1.62%) User Experience
6 10 (1.35%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.08%) FMCG
7 8 (1.08%) Social Network
8 7 (0.94%) Data Extraction
8 7 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
8 7 (0.94%) Smart Meter
9 6 (0.81%) PMI
9 6 (0.81%) Social Media
9 6 (0.81%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.67%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.67%) Online Banking
11 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (1.48%) Windows
2 9 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (0.54%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (34.95%) Project Management
2 168 (22.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 120 (16.19%) PRINCE2
4 112 (15.11%) Change Management
5 88 (11.88%) Business Intelligence
6 85 (11.47%) Business Analysis
7 64 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (6.21%) Programme Management
9 39 (5.26%) Migration
10 34 (4.59%) Business Transformation
11 33 (4.45%) Risk Management
12 27 (3.64%) ERP
12 27 (3.64%) Line Management
12 27 (3.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 26 (3.51%) Change Control
14 25 (3.37%) Data Analysis
15 23 (3.10%) CRM
15 23 (3.10%) Project Planning
15 23 (3.10%) Target Operating Model
16 22 (2.97%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 32 (4.32%) SQL
2 7 (0.94%) C
3 4 (0.54%) JavaScript
3 4 (0.54%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.27%) C#
4 2 (0.27%) C++
4 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.13%) Java
5 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.13%) Python
5 1 (0.13%) R
5 1 (0.13%) VBA
5 1 (0.13%) X++
Qualifications
1 63 (8.50%) Security Cleared
2 39 (5.26%) Degree
3 35 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 29 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 24 (3.24%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.75%) PMI Certification
7 12 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (1.48%) PMP
9 7 (0.94%) ISEB
9 7 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.67%) APMP
10 5 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.40%) ACCA
11 3 (0.40%) CCA
11 3 (0.40%) CIMA
11 3 (0.40%) MCSE
11 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (0.27%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.24%) QA
2 20 (2.70%) MiFID
3 9 (1.21%) EMIR
4 8 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.08%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.54%) FATCA
6 4 (0.54%) ISO22301
6 4 (0.54%) SLA
7 3 (0.40%) GxP
8 2 (0.27%) COBIT
8 2 (0.27%) P3O
8 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.13%) UCITS
9 1 (0.13%) Val IT
System Software
1 5 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (6.61%) Microsoft
2 48 (6.48%) SAP
3 26 (3.51%) Oracle
4 16 (2.16%) Cognos
5 9 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.21%) Tableau
6 8 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (0.94%) IBM
8 6 (0.81%) Hyperion
9 4 (0.54%) Cegedim Rx
9 4 (0.54%) Cisco
9 4 (0.54%) Fidessa
9 4 (0.54%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.40%) Calypso
10 3 (0.40%) HP
10 3 (0.40%) iManage
10 3 (0.40%) Murex
10 3 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.40%) Progress
10 3 (0.40%) Sun
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