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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Manager
Rank 307 278 288
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 326 333 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.65% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.70% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 213 203
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+210.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -23 300 £465 -5.10% 106
London +8 164 £500 -4.76% 45
South East -23 56 £450 -6.73% 18
City of London +4 42 £475 -17.39% 13
Scotland -7 20 £363 -26.32% 3
Yorkshire -10 19 £350 -6.66% 4
West Midlands -6 16 £488 +13.04% 10
West Yorkshire -14 15 £325 -13.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 15 £463 +42.30% 2
East Midlands +14 13 £388 -22.50% 4
Edinburgh -7 13 £338 -28.19% 1
East of England -8 13 £475 +11.76% 5
Berkshire -2 12 £444 -13.41% 6
Milton Keynes -12 11 £450 +30.43% 1
South West -29 10 £373 -6.87% 10
Hampshire -12 9 £463 -11.90% 2
Leeds -13 9 £230 -38.66%
Glasgow -1 7 £425 -25.27%
Surrey -8 7 £410 -15.89% 2
Kent - 6 £419 - 1
Hertfordshire +10 5 £475 +27.51%
North West -14 5 £300 -1.63% 8
Northamptonshire -15 5 £406 -18.75% 2
Nottinghamshire - 5 £431 - 2
South Yorkshire +1 4 £360 -41.22% 2
Bristol -17 4 £353 -12.34% 5
Bradford - 4 £450 -
Ipswich - 4 £456 -
Nottingham - 4 £475 - 2
Suffolk - 4 £456 -

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 221 (34.26%) Finance
2 211 (32.71%) Project Management
3 143 (22.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 103 (15.97%) Banking
4 103 (15.97%) PRINCE2
5 88 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 82 (12.71%) Change Management
7 68 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
8 66 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
9 62 (9.61%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (7.44%) Microsoft
11 47 (7.29%) MS Excel
12 46 (7.13%) Investment Banking
13 44 (6.82%) Retail
13 44 (6.82%) Risk Management
14 42 (6.51%) Degree
15 41 (6.36%) SAP
16 36 (5.58%) MS PowerPoint
17 35 (5.43%) ITIL
18 33 (5.12%) CRM
19 31 (4.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 29 (4.50%) Business Transformation
20 29 (4.50%) ERP
21 28 (4.34%) SQL
21 28 (4.34%) Continuous Improvement
22 27 (4.19%) MS Project
22 27 (4.19%) MS Office
22 27 (4.19%) Management Information System
22 27 (4.19%) Migration
23 26 (4.03%) Telecoms

Business Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 23 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (0.62%) SAS
3 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.16%) IIS
5 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.16%) Confluence
5 1 (0.16%) CMS
Applications
1 47 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (4.19%) MS Project
3 27 (4.19%) MS Office
4 26 (4.03%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.31%) SPSS
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (1.09%) Endur
2 6 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.31%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.31%) Maximo
6 2 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.16%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.16%) arcHouse
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.16%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.16%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.47%) SaaS
2 2 (0.31%) Office 365
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.78%) Intranet
2 2 (0.31%) Internet
2 2 (0.31%) Firewall
2 2 (0.31%) LAN
3 1 (0.16%) PBX
3 1 (0.16%) UMTS
3 1 (0.16%) WAN
3 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.16%) LTE
3 1 (0.16%) GPRS
3 1 (0.16%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.86%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.24%) SAP BI
5 8 (1.24%) SAP BW
6 7 (1.09%) QlikView
7 6 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.78%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.78%) SAP HANA
9 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.47%) Big Data
10 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.31%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.31%) DB2
12 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (0.31%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 221 (34.26%) Finance
2 103 (15.97%) Banking
3 46 (7.13%) Investment Banking
4 44 (6.82%) Retail
5 26 (4.03%) Front Office
5 26 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 24 (3.72%) Legal
7 21 (3.26%) Marketing
8 11 (1.71%) Local Government
9 9 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.24%) Advertising
11 6 (0.93%) Publishing
11 6 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.93%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.93%) Automotive
12 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.78%) Back Office
13 3 (0.47%) Electronics
13 3 (0.47%) Law
13 3 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.78%) .NET
2 3 (0.47%) XML
3 1 (0.16%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.16%) Spring
3 1 (0.16%) Ajax
3 1 (0.16%) JSON
3 1 (0.16%) jQuery
3 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.16%) CSS
3 1 (0.16%) DHTML
3 1 (0.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.79%) NHS
4 12 (1.86%) Credit Risk
5 10 (1.55%) PMI
5 10 (1.55%) Fixed Income
6 8 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.09%) Reference Data
8 6 (0.93%) Visualisation
8 6 (0.93%) Equities
8 6 (0.93%) Derivative
9 5 (0.78%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.78%) IVR
9 5 (0.78%) Data Integration
9 5 (0.78%) Market Risk
9 5 (0.78%) Economics
9 5 (0.78%) User Experience
10 4 (0.62%) Social Media
11 3 (0.47%) FMCG
12 2 (0.31%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 17 (2.64%) Windows
2 8 (1.24%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (0.31%) AIX
4 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (32.71%) Project Management
2 143 (22.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 103 (15.97%) PRINCE2
4 88 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 82 (12.71%) Change Management
6 68 (10.54%) Business Intelligence
7 62 (9.61%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (6.82%) Risk Management
9 35 (5.43%) ITIL
10 33 (5.12%) CRM
11 31 (4.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 29 (4.50%) Business Transformation
12 29 (4.50%) ERP
13 28 (4.34%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (4.19%) Migration
15 26 (4.03%) Analytics
15 26 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (3.72%) Programme Management
17 22 (3.41%) Project Planning
18 21 (3.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.34%) SQL
2 5 (0.78%) VBA
3 3 (0.47%) Java
4 2 (0.31%) C
5 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.16%) VB
5 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.16%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 42 (6.51%) Degree
2 25 (3.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 22 (3.41%) Security Cleared
4 21 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 19 (2.95%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.17%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.40%) ISEB
8 6 (0.93%) PMP
8 6 (0.93%) APMP
9 4 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.62%) CIPD
10 3 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (0.47%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.47%) CISSP
10 3 (0.47%) APMG
11 2 (0.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.31%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.31%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.55%) QA
2 9 (1.40%) Solvency II
3 5 (0.78%) SLA
4 4 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.31%) BS25999
5 2 (0.31%) Basel III
5 2 (0.31%) EMIR
5 2 (0.31%) COREP
5 2 (0.31%) FINREP
6 1 (0.16%) UCITS
6 1 (0.16%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.16%) XenApp
1 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.16%) OpenView
2 1 (0.16%) MOM
2 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (7.44%) Microsoft
2 41 (6.36%) SAP
3 26 (4.03%) Oracle
4 18 (2.79%) Business Objects
5 12 (1.86%) Cognos
6 11 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.24%) Genesys
7 8 (1.24%) IBM
8 6 (0.93%) HP
9 3 (0.47%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.47%) Tableau
9 3 (0.47%) Teradata
10 2 (0.31%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.31%) Northgate
10 2 (0.31%) Kofax
10 2 (0.31%) Citrix
10 2 (0.31%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.31%) Informatica
10 2 (0.31%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.31%) Sybase
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