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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Manager
Rank 288 258 284
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 403 417 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.77% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.83% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 286 187
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£475 £465 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £438 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £49.50 £70.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.28% +86.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 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 4 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 -18 363 £475 +2.15% 129
London -26 161 £477 -4.60% 72
South East -3 77 £500 +11.11% 23
City of London +10 45 £488 -2.50% 26
North West -2 40 £378 -5.62% 6
Hampshire +13 28 £600 +34.83% 4
Scotland -14 27 £431 -4.16% 1
South West +11 19 £413 +13.79% 10
Berkshire -5 19 £500 +11.11% 6
Cheshire -1 18 £363 -9.37% 3
Yorkshire -5 18 £500 +7.52% 3
West Midlands -14 18 £425 -5.55% 8
Southampton -2 17 £600 +57.89%
East Midlands +4 15 £444 -1.38% 1
Edinburgh -7 12 £470 +4.44% 1
Manchester -4 11 £400 - 2
Glasgow +1 9 £400 -5.88%
East of England +1 9 £450 -15.29% 5
West Yorkshire -14 9 £425 -7.10% 3
West Sussex - 9 £438 -
Nottinghamshire +6 8 £431 - 1
Nottingham +2 8 £431 - 1
Cumbria - 7 £378 - 1
South Yorkshire - 7 £500 -
Wiltshire - 6 £360 - 1
Sheffield - 6 £500 -
Chester - 6 £488 -
Northamptonshire -8 5 £438 -13.58%
Milton Keynes -10 5 £350 -17.64% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 5 £350 -16.66% 1

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 264 (36.77%) Finance
2 222 (30.92%) Project Management
3 142 (19.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 119 (16.57%) Banking
5 111 (15.46%) Change Management
6 104 (14.48%) PRINCE2
7 83 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
8 77 (10.72%) Business Analysis
9 67 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
10 54 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (6.55%) Business Transformation
12 43 (5.99%) Retail
13 42 (5.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 41 (5.71%) Microsoft
14 41 (5.71%) ITIL
14 41 (5.71%) SAP
15 38 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
16 37 (5.15%) Programme Management
16 37 (5.15%) Security Cleared
17 35 (4.87%) Management Information System
18 33 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
18 33 (4.60%) Degree
19 32 (4.46%) Risk Management
19 32 (4.46%) Legal
20 31 (4.32%) Telecoms
20 31 (4.32%) Pharmaceutical
21 30 (4.18%) MS Excel
21 30 (4.18%) Investment Banking
22 28 (3.90%) SQL
22 28 (3.90%) Asset Management

Business Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 16 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.11%) SAS
3 6 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (0.70%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.56%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.14%) Lync
6 1 (0.14%) CMS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 30 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.48%) MS Project
3 17 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (2.09%) MS Office
5 8 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.28%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.14%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) SAP FI
1 4 (0.56%) SAP CO
1 4 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.42%) Endur
3 2 (0.28%) Maximo
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.28%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.28%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.14%) Office 365
1 1 (0.14%) SaaS
1 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.14%) Veeva
1 1 (0.14%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.11%) Internet
2 4 (0.56%) Intranet
3 3 (0.42%) RTP
4 2 (0.28%) Firewall
5 1 (0.14%) Network Security
5 1 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.14%) HTTP
5 1 (0.14%) LAN
5 1 (0.14%) WebEx
5 1 (0.14%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (3.06%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.25%) Data Mining
4 8 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.11%) QlikView
5 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.70%) SAP BI
7 4 (0.56%) EDRMS
7 4 (0.56%) OLAP
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.42%) Big Data
8 3 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.42%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.28%) DataStage
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (0.42%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 264 (36.77%) Finance
2 119 (16.57%) Banking
3 43 (5.99%) Retail
4 32 (4.46%) Legal
5 31 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 31 (4.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 30 (4.18%) Investment Banking
7 27 (3.76%) Marketing
8 20 (2.79%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.95%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.53%) Advertising
10 11 (1.53%) Law
11 10 (1.39%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.25%) Front Office
13 8 (1.11%) Electronics
14 7 (0.97%) Back Office
15 6 (0.84%) Automotive
16 5 (0.70%) Private Banking
16 5 (0.70%) Local Government
16 5 (0.70%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.53%) .NET
2 2 (0.28%) XML
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.14%) HTML5
3 1 (0.14%) MDX
3 1 (0.14%) HTML
3 1 (0.14%) Flash
3 1 (0.14%) CGI
3 1 (0.14%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.87%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.48%) NHS
4 15 (2.09%) PMI
5 14 (1.95%) Life Science
5 14 (1.95%) Performance Metrics
6 9 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.25%) Fixed Income
6 9 (1.25%) User Experience
7 8 (1.11%) Derivative
8 7 (0.97%) FMCG
9 6 (0.84%) Equities
9 6 (0.84%) Online Banking
9 6 (0.84%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.70%) Social Media
10 5 (0.70%) Economics
11 4 (0.56%) DTV
11 4 (0.56%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.42%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 16 (2.23%) Windows
2 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (0.28%) AIX
3 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.14%) UNIX
4 1 (0.14%) Linux
4 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (30.92%) Project Management
2 142 (19.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 111 (15.46%) Change Management
4 104 (14.48%) PRINCE2
5 83 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
6 77 (10.72%) Business Analysis
7 54 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (6.55%) Business Transformation
9 42 (5.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 41 (5.71%) ITIL
11 37 (5.15%) Programme Management
12 33 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 32 (4.46%) Risk Management
14 28 (3.90%) Asset Management
15 27 (3.76%) Migration
15 27 (3.76%) Analytics
16 26 (3.62%) PRINCE
17 24 (3.34%) ERP
18 23 (3.20%) Service Delivery
19 22 (3.06%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (3.90%) SQL
2 4 (0.56%) C
3 2 (0.28%) Java
3 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.14%) VB
4 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 33 (4.60%) Degree
3 25 (3.48%) PMI Certification
3 25 (3.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 22 (3.06%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 12 (1.67%) ISEB
6 12 (1.67%) PMP
7 6 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.84%) APMP
7 6 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.56%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.28%) ACCA
11 2 (0.28%) CISSP
11 2 (0.28%) MBA
11 2 (0.28%) CIMA
11 2 (0.28%) CIPD
11 2 (0.28%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.39%) Solvency II
2 9 (1.25%) QA
3 8 (1.11%) SLA
4 7 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.28%) COREP
5 2 (0.28%) FINREP
5 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.28%) GAMP
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.28%) GxP
5 2 (0.28%) MiFID
5 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.28%) Basel III
5 2 (0.28%) FATCA
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.14%) EMIR
6 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.14%) XenApp
1 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.14%) SCCM
3 1 (0.14%) MOM
Vendors
1 41 (5.71%) Microsoft
1 41 (5.71%) SAP
2 20 (2.79%) Oracle
3 11 (1.53%) Hyperion
3 11 (1.53%) Cognos
4 8 (1.11%) Business Objects
5 6 (0.84%) Informatica
5 6 (0.84%) HP
5 6 (0.84%) Adobe
6 5 (0.70%) Demandware
6 5 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.56%) IBM
7 4 (0.56%) ATG
7 4 (0.56%) hybris
7 4 (0.56%) Tableau
8 3 (0.42%) Teradata
8 3 (0.42%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (0.42%) Siebel
8 3 (0.42%) Progress
8 3 (0.42%) Symantec
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