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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Manager
Rank 270 267 252
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 407 387 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.73% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.79% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 255 229
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£466 £465 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% -2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £343 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £634
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £48.45 £60.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.25% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.45 £60.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-19.25% +60.00%

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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 2015.

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
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 29 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 -19 363 £475 +2.15% 114
London +16 192 £477 -4.60% 47
South East -10 60 £488 +14.70% 18
City of London +8 43 £475 -5.00% 21
North West +1 34 £384 -4.06% 13
Scotland +4 28 £413 - 1
South West +18 21 £373 +3.11% 6
Hampshire +4 19 £525 +20.00% 2
West Midlands -12 18 £475 - 4
Berkshire +2 17 £500 +19.40% 9
Edinburgh +9 14 £400 +22.13%
Cheshire -8 14 £475 +18.75% 3
East of England +1 12 £400 -5.88% 6
Yorkshire -26 12 £500 +7.52% 6
Glasgow +3 9 £400 +18.51% 1
East Midlands -3 9 £438 -2.77% 8
Southampton 0 8 £563 +48.02%
Manchester -1 8 £410 +2.50% 6
West Yorkshire -24 8 £450 -3.22% 5
Northamptonshire +4 7 £450 -11.11% 3
Cumbria - 7 £378 - 2
Bristol +12 6 £385 -9.41% 2
Bradford -16 5 £400 -23.80%
Chester - 5 £475 -
West Sussex - 5 £428 -
Surrey +5 4 £511 -2.76% 1
Milton Keynes -3 4 £350 -17.64%
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £350 -15.15%
Hertfordshire -15 4 £575 +39.22% 1
Wiltshire - 4 £345 - 2

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 280 (37.58%) Finance
2 215 (28.86%) Project Management
3 157 (21.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 133 (17.85%) Banking
5 129 (17.32%) Change Management
6 104 (13.96%) PRINCE2
7 85 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
8 71 (9.53%) Business Analysis
9 61 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
10 60 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (7.92%) Business Transformation
12 46 (6.17%) Retail
13 42 (5.64%) Security Cleared
14 41 (5.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 41 (5.50%) ITIL
15 40 (5.37%) Investment Banking
16 39 (5.23%) SAP
17 37 (4.97%) Programme Management
17 37 (4.97%) Telecoms
18 36 (4.83%) Microsoft
19 35 (4.70%) Legal
20 34 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
21 32 (4.30%) Management Information System
22 31 (4.16%) Pharmaceutical
22 31 (4.16%) User Acceptance Testing
22 31 (4.16%) Degree
23 29 (3.89%) Marketing
23 29 (3.89%) Asset Management
24 26 (3.49%) Migration
25 25 (3.36%) SDLC

Business Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 17 (2.28%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.07%) SAS
3 6 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.54%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.13%) CMS
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.13%) Drupal
6 1 (0.13%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.09%) MS Project
3 14 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (1.88%) MS Office
4 7 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.13%) SPSS
5 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) SAP CO
1 4 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (0.54%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.13%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Summit
4 1 (0.13%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.13%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.13%) Veeva
1 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.13%) Office 365
1 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.07%) Internet
2 5 (0.67%) Intranet
3 3 (0.40%) RTP
4 1 (0.13%) WebEx
4 1 (0.13%) HTTP
4 1 (0.13%) Firewall
4 1 (0.13%) MVNO
4 1 (0.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.21%) Data Mining
3 9 (1.21%) QlikView
4 8 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (0.94%) EDRMS
6 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.54%) OLAP
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.40%) SAP BI
8 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.40%) Big Data
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.27%) DataStage
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (0.40%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 280 (37.58%) Finance
2 133 (17.85%) Banking
3 46 (6.17%) Retail
4 40 (5.37%) Investment Banking
5 37 (4.97%) Telecoms
6 35 (4.70%) Legal
7 31 (4.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 29 (3.89%) Marketing
9 18 (2.42%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.88%) Law
11 12 (1.61%) Retail Banking
12 10 (1.34%) Front Office
13 8 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 8 (1.07%) Back Office
13 8 (1.07%) Advertising
14 7 (0.94%) Automotive
14 7 (0.94%) Electronics
14 7 (0.94%) Billing
15 6 (0.81%) Local Government
16 5 (0.67%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.88%) .NET
2 2 (0.27%) XML
3 1 (0.13%) CGI
3 1 (0.13%) HTML
3 1 (0.13%) Flash
3 1 (0.13%) FpML
3 1 (0.13%) MDX
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.22%) NHS
4 15 (2.01%) Performance Metrics
5 14 (1.88%) Life Science
6 12 (1.61%) PMI
7 11 (1.48%) Fixed Income
8 10 (1.34%) User Experience
9 8 (1.07%) Derivative
9 8 (1.07%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.94%) Equities
10 7 (0.94%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.94%) Social Media
11 6 (0.81%) Video on Demand
11 6 (0.81%) FMCG
11 6 (0.81%) Online Banking
12 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.54%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.40%) DTV
13 3 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (1.74%) Windows
2 3 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.13%) Linux
3 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (28.86%) Project Management
2 157 (21.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 129 (17.32%) Change Management
4 104 (13.96%) PRINCE2
5 85 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
6 71 (9.53%) Business Analysis
7 60 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (7.92%) Business Transformation
9 41 (5.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 41 (5.50%) ITIL
10 37 (4.97%) Programme Management
11 31 (4.16%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (3.89%) Asset Management
13 26 (3.49%) Migration
14 25 (3.36%) SDLC
14 25 (3.36%) Analytics
14 25 (3.36%) ERP
15 23 (3.09%) Information Management
16 21 (2.82%) Service Delivery
16 21 (2.82%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.22%) SQL
2 5 (0.67%) C
3 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
3 2 (0.27%) Java
3 2 (0.27%) VBA
4 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (5.64%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.16%) Degree
3 25 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.09%) PMI Certification
5 19 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 14 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (1.74%) PMP
8 11 (1.48%) ISEB
9 9 (1.21%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.07%) MBA
11 6 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.67%) ACCA
12 5 (0.67%) CIMA
12 5 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.67%) APMP
13 4 (0.54%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.27%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 2 (0.27%) CIPD
14 2 (0.27%) CCAB
15 1 (0.13%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.48%) SLA
2 10 (1.34%) QA
3 8 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.81%) MiFID
4 6 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.67%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.54%) EMIR
7 2 (0.27%) FATCA
7 2 (0.27%) GAMP
7 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.27%) GxP
8 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.13%) P3O
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.13%) MOM
3 1 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (5.23%) SAP
2 36 (4.83%) Microsoft
3 18 (2.42%) Oracle
4 9 (1.21%) Hyperion
5 6 (0.81%) Adobe
5 6 (0.81%) HP
5 6 (0.81%) Cognos
6 5 (0.67%) Business Objects
6 5 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (0.67%) Demandware
7 4 (0.54%) hybris
7 4 (0.54%) Tableau
7 4 (0.54%) ATG
7 4 (0.54%) Informatica
8 3 (0.40%) Progress
8 3 (0.40%) IBM
8 3 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (0.40%) Siebel
8 3 (0.40%) Symantec
8 3 (0.40%) CA
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