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 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 Manager
Rank 309 320 278
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 385 339 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.61% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.66% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 221 230
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £66.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £66.50 -
% change year-on-year
-69.92% -

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
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 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 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 +10 356 £450 -5.26% 94
London +37 203 £476 -9.33% 47
South East -18 62 £425 -5.55% 16
City of London +8 48 £475 -13.63% 8
Scotland -8 21 £375 -6.60% 5
West Midlands -2 19 £369 -5.44% 7
North West -30 19 £425 +4.29% 9
West Yorkshire -24 17 £424 -1.96% 2
Yorkshire -28 17 £424 -0.23% 4
Buckinghamshire -13 16 £400 -15.78% 1
Berkshire +3 15 £470 +4.44% 6
South West 0 14 £450 +5.88% 6
Hampshire -5 14 £450 +16.35% 5
Milton Keynes -10 11 £400 -15.78%
Cheshire -7 10 £538 +31.90% 1
East Midlands -7 10 £438 +13.63% 3
Edinburgh -11 10 £351 -9.54% 2
Leeds -26 9 £400 -9.09% 1
Warwickshire +9 8 £350 -35.48%
Stirling +14 7 £350 -2.77%
Warwick +1 7 £350 -35.48%
Surrey 0 7 £600 +14.28% 1
Manchester -14 7 £400 +8.10% 4
Nottinghamshire -3 6 £425 - 1
Gloucestershire +1 5 £450 -
Birmingham +6 4 £440 +10.00% 3
Coventry -1 4 £500 -
East of England -2 4 £350 -26.31% 1
Bristol -7 4 £475 +16.92% 6
Bradford -10 4 £438 -

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 299 (37.75%) Finance
2 238 (30.05%) Project Management
3 191 (24.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 144 (18.18%) Banking
5 122 (15.40%) Change Management
6 118 (14.90%) PRINCE2
7 92 (11.62%) Business Intelligence
8 84 (10.61%) Business Analysis
9 76 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
11 66 (8.33%) Business Transformation
12 59 (7.45%) Retail
13 53 (6.69%) Security Cleared
14 45 (5.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 42 (5.30%) Programme Management
16 40 (5.05%) SAP
17 39 (4.92%) Investment Banking
17 39 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
18 37 (4.67%) Microsoft
19 36 (4.55%) SQL
20 35 (4.42%) Management Information System
20 35 (4.42%) Analytics
21 34 (4.29%) NHS
22 33 (4.17%) MS Excel
22 33 (4.17%) ERP
22 33 (4.17%) Degree
23 32 (4.04%) Asset Management
23 32 (4.04%) Oracle
24 31 (3.91%) Migration
25 30 (3.79%) ITIL

Business Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (2.15%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.63%) IIS
2 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
2 5 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (0.51%) SAS
4 3 (0.38%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.38%) CMS
5 1 (0.13%) Drupal
5 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 33 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.16%) MS Project
3 18 (2.27%) MS Office
3 18 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.01%) SPSS
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.51%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.38%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.38%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.25%) Summit
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.25%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) Kondor+
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.51%) Veeva
2 3 (0.38%) Office 365
3 2 (0.25%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.01%) Internet
2 5 (0.63%) Network Security
3 3 (0.38%) HTTP
4 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.25%) Intranet
4 2 (0.25%) Firewall
4 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.13%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (0.88%) QlikView
4 7 (0.88%) Data Mining
4 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (0.76%) Big Data
6 5 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (0.63%) MS Access
7 4 (0.51%) EDRMS
7 4 (0.51%) DataStage
7 4 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.38%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.25%) QualityStage
9 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.25%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.13%) JIRA
General
1 299 (37.75%) Finance
2 144 (18.18%) Banking
3 59 (7.45%) Retail
4 39 (4.92%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.28%) Marketing
6 22 (2.78%) Legal
6 22 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.89%) Retail Banking
8 14 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.64%) Back Office
9 13 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.52%) Advertising
10 12 (1.52%) Front Office
11 11 (1.39%) Local Government
12 8 (1.01%) Law
13 7 (0.88%) Automotive
14 6 (0.76%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.63%) Electronics
15 5 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.63%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.15%) .NET
2 3 (0.38%) HTML
2 3 (0.38%) HTML5
2 3 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.13%) Middleware
4 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.42%) Management Information System
3 34 (4.29%) NHS
4 15 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
5 12 (1.52%) User Experience
6 11 (1.39%) Fixed Income
7 9 (1.14%) Derivative
8 8 (1.01%) Online Banking
8 8 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.01%) Visualisation
9 7 (0.88%) PMI
9 7 (0.88%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.76%) Video on Demand
10 6 (0.76%) Social Media
11 5 (0.63%) Life Science
11 5 (0.63%) Social Network
11 5 (0.63%) Equities
11 5 (0.63%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.51%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (1.89%) Windows
2 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.25%) AIX
3 2 (0.25%) UNIX
4 1 (0.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (30.05%) Project Management
2 191 (24.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 122 (15.40%) Change Management
4 118 (14.90%) PRINCE2
5 92 (11.62%) Business Intelligence
6 84 (10.61%) Business Analysis
7 76 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (8.33%) Business Transformation
9 45 (5.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 42 (5.30%) Programme Management
11 39 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 35 (4.42%) Analytics
13 33 (4.17%) ERP
14 32 (4.04%) Asset Management
15 31 (3.91%) Migration
16 30 (3.79%) ITIL
17 29 (3.66%) Service Delivery
18 26 (3.28%) Data Analysis
19 25 (3.16%) SDLC
20 24 (3.03%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 36 (4.55%) SQL
2 8 (1.01%) C
3 4 (0.51%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.25%) VBA
5 1 (0.13%) Java
5 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (6.69%) Security Cleared
2 33 (4.17%) Degree
3 30 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.16%) PMI Certification
5 18 (2.27%) ISEB
5 18 (2.27%) PMP
6 16 (2.02%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (1.14%) MBA
10 6 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.76%) CISSP
11 4 (0.51%) ACCA
11 4 (0.51%) CISM
11 4 (0.51%) CIMA
11 4 (0.51%) APMP
12 3 (0.38%) APMG
12 3 (0.38%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.25%) CISMP
13 2 (0.25%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.53%) QA
2 8 (1.01%) Solvency II
2 8 (1.01%) EMIR
3 7 (0.88%) SLA
4 6 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.76%) MiFID
5 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.38%) FATCA
7 3 (0.38%) GxP
8 2 (0.25%) GAMP
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.13%) UCITS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 40 (5.05%) SAP
2 37 (4.67%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.04%) Oracle
4 15 (1.89%) Cognos
5 12 (1.52%) IBM
6 11 (1.39%) Tableau
7 9 (1.14%) Hyperion
8 6 (0.76%) HP
8 6 (0.76%) Adobe
9 5 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.63%) Demandware
10 4 (0.51%) hybris
10 4 (0.51%) CA
10 4 (0.51%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.51%) ATG
10 4 (0.51%) Citrix
11 3 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.38%) Symantec
11 3 (0.38%) Avaloq
12 2 (0.25%) ServiceNow
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + extensions
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 19 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
High Wycombe
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago