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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Manager
Rank 297 244 305
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 362 406 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.78% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.85% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 275 173
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£475 £463 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £623 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 £80.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -35 331 £475 +2.75% 143
London -43 151 £500 +2.56% 66
South East -14 84 £514 +7.03% 25
City of London +11 43 £475 -2.56% 27
North West -5 30 £350 -12.50% 15
Hampshire +7 28 £600 +44.57% 2
Scotland -18 24 £413 -11.29% 5
Southampton +1 18 £600 +23.07% 1
Yorkshire -15 18 £458 +4.57% 9
Surrey +11 14 £500 -4.76% 3
Cheshire +1 14 £350 -12.50% 7
East Midlands +4 13 £456 +21.66% 3
South West +2 13 £413 +10.00% 10
Berkshire -23 13 £551 +7.56% 6
West Midlands -9 12 £425 +6.25% 8
Edinburgh -13 11 £450 - 3
West Yorkshire -12 10 £425 - 5
Glasgow +4 8 £400 - 2
Manchester -8 8 £388 -11.42% 5
Nottingham - 8 £438 -
West Sussex - 8 £425 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 8 £438 - 1
East of England +5 7 £550 - 4
Buckinghamshire -9 7 £425 +2.40% 1
Leeds -17 7 £425 -5.55% 4
Milton Keynes -9 6 £425 +2.40% 1
Oxford -15 6 £389 -25.95% 1
Oxfordshire -16 6 £389 -25.95% 3
South Yorkshire - 6 £525 - 2
Cumbria - 5 - - 1

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 254 (36.87%) Finance
2 219 (31.79%) Project Management
3 144 (20.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 107 (15.53%) PRINCE2
5 106 (15.38%) Banking
6 101 (14.66%) Change Management
7 79 (11.47%) Business Analysis
8 65 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
9 60 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
10 52 (7.55%) ITIL
11 48 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (6.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 40 (5.81%) Retail
13 40 (5.81%) SAP
14 39 (5.66%) Microsoft
15 36 (5.22%) Investment Banking
16 35 (5.08%) Programme Management
17 34 (4.93%) Degree
18 32 (4.64%) Management Information System
19 31 (4.50%) Legal
19 31 (4.50%) Business Transformation
20 30 (4.35%) Security Cleared
20 30 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
20 30 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
21 29 (4.21%) Risk Management
22 27 (3.92%) PRINCE
22 27 (3.92%) MS Excel
22 27 (3.92%) SQL
22 27 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
22 27 (3.92%) Marketing

Business Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.16%) SAS
3 5 (0.73%) Adobe CQ
4 4 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.15%) Lync
7 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.15%) IIS
7 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.77%) MS Project
3 23 (3.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (2.76%) MS Office
5 15 (2.18%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.15%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.02%) Endur
2 5 (0.73%) SAP FI
2 5 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (0.73%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.29%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.29%) Maximo
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.15%) BPCS
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.15%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.15%) SaaS
1 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.73%) Intranet
1 5 (0.73%) Internet
2 3 (0.44%) RTP
3 2 (0.29%) Firewall
3 2 (0.29%) LAN
4 1 (0.15%) PBX
4 1 (0.15%) WAN
4 1 (0.15%) HTTP
4 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (3.63%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (0.87%) QlikView
4 5 (0.73%) EDRMS
4 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.58%) SAP BI
5 4 (0.58%) Big Data
5 4 (0.58%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.44%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.29%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.29%) DB2
7 2 (0.29%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (0.29%) JIRA
2 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 254 (36.87%) Finance
2 106 (15.38%) Banking
3 40 (5.81%) Retail
4 36 (5.22%) Investment Banking
5 31 (4.50%) Legal
6 30 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 27 (3.92%) Marketing
8 26 (3.77%) Telecoms
9 19 (2.76%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.45%) Advertising
10 10 (1.45%) Front Office
10 10 (1.45%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.31%) Law
12 7 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.02%) Electronics
12 7 (1.02%) Local Government
13 6 (0.87%) Publishing
13 6 (0.87%) Back Office
14 5 (0.73%) Billing
14 5 (0.73%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.16%) .NET
2 3 (0.44%) XML
3 2 (0.29%) HTML
4 1 (0.15%) DHTML
4 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.15%) CSS
4 1 (0.15%) Flash
4 1 (0.15%) CGI
4 1 (0.15%) FpML
4 1 (0.15%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.15%) Spring
4 1 (0.15%) Ajax
4 1 (0.15%) MDX
4 1 (0.15%) jQuery
4 1 (0.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.64%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.48%) NHS
4 14 (2.03%) Life Science
5 13 (1.89%) PMI
6 9 (1.31%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.16%) FMCG
7 8 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.02%) Derivative
9 6 (0.87%) User Experience
9 6 (0.87%) Performance Metrics
10 5 (0.73%) Social Media
10 5 (0.73%) Economics
10 5 (0.73%) Equities
11 4 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.44%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.44%) DTV
12 3 (0.44%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.44%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 17 (2.47%) Windows
2 3 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (0.44%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.29%) AIX
4 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (31.79%) Project Management
2 144 (20.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 107 (15.53%) PRINCE2
4 101 (14.66%) Change Management
5 79 (11.47%) Business Analysis
6 65 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
7 52 (7.55%) ITIL
8 48 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (6.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 35 (5.08%) Programme Management
11 31 (4.50%) Business Transformation
12 29 (4.21%) Risk Management
13 27 (3.92%) PRINCE
13 27 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (3.77%) ERP
14 26 (3.77%) Migration
15 25 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (3.48%) Analytics
16 24 (3.48%) Asset Management
17 19 (2.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.92%) SQL
2 3 (0.44%) Java
3 2 (0.29%) C
3 2 (0.29%) VBA
3 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.15%) VB
4 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (4.93%) Degree
2 30 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 22 (3.19%) PMI Certification
5 18 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 18 (2.61%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.74%) ISEB
6 12 (1.74%) PMP
7 6 (0.87%) APMP
7 6 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.73%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.29%) CIPD
11 2 (0.29%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 2 (0.29%) ACCA
11 2 (0.29%) CIMA
11 2 (0.29%) CISSP
12 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.31%) SLA
1 9 (1.31%) Solvency II
2 7 (1.02%) QA
3 5 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) GAMP
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.29%) GxP
5 2 (0.29%) Basel III
5 2 (0.29%) COREP
5 2 (0.29%) FINREP
6 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.15%) FATCA
6 1 (0.15%) P3O
6 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.15%) XenApp
1 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.15%) OpenView
2 1 (0.15%) MOM
2 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (5.81%) SAP
2 39 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 16 (2.32%) Oracle
4 10 (1.45%) Cognos
4 10 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.16%) Business Objects
6 5 (0.73%) Adobe
6 5 (0.73%) IBM
7 4 (0.58%) ATG
7 4 (0.58%) hybris
7 4 (0.58%) Demandware
7 4 (0.58%) Informatica
8 3 (0.44%) HP
8 3 (0.44%) Siebel
8 3 (0.44%) Hyperion
8 3 (0.44%) Teradata
9 2 (0.29%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.29%) Tableau
9 2 (0.29%) Progress
9 2 (0.29%) Calypso
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