The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Business Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Manager
Rank 384 329 319
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 297 394 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.69% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.73% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 269 213
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.05% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £47.39 -
% change year-on-year
+16.05% -

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Business Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Business Manager in the job title.

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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -66 280 £450 -2.91% 105
London -85 120 £450 -7.92% 34
South East -5 41 £450 -4.25% 15
North West +3 33 £375 -6.25% 23
West Midlands -23 32 £500 +42.85% 6
City of London +23 18 £501 +5.25% 8
South West +7 17 £388 +14.64% 8
Manchester +1 17 £465 +16.25% 17
Berkshire +3 13 £451 -5.74% 4
Yorkshire -1 13 £388 -6.06% 7
Hampshire +5 11 £450 -5.26% 1
East Midlands +1 11 £500 +11.11% 5
West Yorkshire -5 11 £375 -9.09% 5
Leeds +1 8 £375 +36.36% 5
Birmingham -9 8 £498 +13.23% 1
North East -42 8 £525 +22.09%
Scotland -4 7 £463 +60.86% 3
Leicester - 7 £500 - 1
Leicestershire - 7 £500 - 2
Gloucestershire 0 6 £525 - 1
Durham - 6 £500 -
East of England +15 5 £375 +7.14% 5
Bristol +3 5 £314 -12.89% 2
Warwickshire -7 5 £425 +21.42% 1
Coventry -8 5 £463 +14.19%
Warwick -8 5 £425 +21.42%
Edinburgh -12 5 £463 +85.00% 2
Andover - 5 £450 -
Devon +15 4 £375 +15.38%
Reading +10 4 £433 +8.12% 1

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Business Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Business Manager in the job title.

1 200 (28.61%) Project Management
2 199 (28.47%) Finance
3 167 (23.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 135 (19.31%) Change Management
5 95 (13.59%) PRINCE2
6 92 (13.16%) Business Analysis
7 86 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
8 74 (10.59%) Banking
9 67 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
10 56 (8.01%) Security Cleared
11 54 (7.73%) SAP
12 47 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
13 44 (6.29%) Retail
14 41 (5.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 40 (5.72%) Business Transformation
15 40 (5.72%) Target Operating Model
16 37 (5.29%) SC Cleared
16 37 (5.29%) Programme Management
17 35 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
18 32 (4.58%) Microsoft
18 32 (4.58%) Marketing
19 31 (4.43%) Degree
19 31 (4.43%) SQL
19 31 (4.43%) Risk Management
20 30 (4.29%) Oracle
21 29 (4.15%) Migration
22 26 (3.72%) MS Excel
22 26 (3.72%) CRM
22 26 (3.72%) Process Management
23 25 (3.58%) Validation

Business Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.14%) Skype for Business
3 6 (0.86%) SAS
4 5 (0.72%) Confluence
5 2 (0.29%) Documentum
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.14%) CMS
6 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 21 (3.00%) MS Office
4 14 (2.00%) MS Project
5 13 (1.86%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.43%) HFM
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.43%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.29%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Kondor
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.72%) Office 365
2 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.43%) Veeva
3 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.29%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.29%) Skype
2 2 (0.29%) Internet
2 2 (0.29%) Intranet
2 2 (0.29%) LAN
2 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.29%) WAN
3 1 (0.14%) ATM
3 1 (0.14%) DSL
3 1 (0.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (2.58%) Data Mining
3 16 (2.29%) SQL Server
4 10 (1.43%) QlikView
5 8 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.72%) SAP HANA
7 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.57%) Big Data
8 4 (0.57%) GIS
8 4 (0.57%) SAP BI
9 3 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.29%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.29%) OLAP
10 2 (0.29%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.29%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.00%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 199 (28.47%) Finance
2 74 (10.59%) Banking
3 44 (6.29%) Retail
4 32 (4.58%) Marketing
5 25 (3.58%) Investment Banking
6 23 (3.29%) Back Office
7 20 (2.86%) Legal
8 18 (2.58%) Telecoms
9 15 (2.15%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.72%) Advertising
11 10 (1.43%) Front Office
12 7 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (1.00%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.86%) Law
14 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.43%) Local Government
15 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.29%) Games
15 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.29%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.86%) .NET
2 2 (0.29%) Flash
2 2 (0.29%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.29%) XML
3 1 (0.14%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.14%) COM
3 1 (0.14%) CSS
3 1 (0.14%) Doctrine
3 1 (0.14%) HTML
3 1 (0.14%) JSON
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.43%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.00%) NHS
4 12 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (1.43%) Derivative
6 8 (1.14%) Equities
7 7 (1.00%) PMI
8 6 (0.86%) Fixed Income
9 5 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (0.72%) Reference Data
9 5 (0.72%) Smart Meter
9 5 (0.72%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.57%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.57%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.43%) Credit Derivative
11 3 (0.43%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.43%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.29%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.29%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.29%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.43%) Windows
1 3 (0.43%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (28.61%) Project Management
2 167 (23.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 135 (19.31%) Change Management
4 95 (13.59%) PRINCE2
5 92 (13.16%) Business Analysis
6 86 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
7 67 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (5.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 40 (5.72%) Business Transformation
9 40 (5.72%) Target Operating Model
10 37 (5.29%) Programme Management
11 35 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
12 31 (4.43%) Risk Management
13 29 (4.15%) Migration
14 26 (3.72%) CRM
14 26 (3.72%) Process Management
15 25 (3.58%) Validation
16 23 (3.29%) ERP
17 21 (3.00%) E-Commerce
18 20 (2.86%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.43%) SQL
2 6 (0.86%) C
3 4 (0.57%) Java
3 4 (0.57%) T-SQL
4 3 (0.43%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.29%) VB
5 2 (0.29%) VBA
6 1 (0.14%) C++
6 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.14%) PHP
6 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 37 (5.29%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.43%) Degree
4 22 (3.15%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.15%) PMI Certification
6 11 (1.57%) PMP
7 10 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.86%) ACCA
9 6 (0.86%) CIMA
10 4 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.57%) ISEB
11 3 (0.43%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.29%) CISA
12 2 (0.29%) CISSP
12 2 (0.29%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 2 (0.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.86%) QA
2 9 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.00%) AIFMD
3 7 (1.00%) UCITS
4 5 (0.72%) COBIT
5 4 (0.57%) MiFID
5 4 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.43%) SLA
6 3 (0.43%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.29%) FATCA
7 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.29%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) EMIR
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (7.73%) SAP
2 32 (4.58%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.29%) Oracle
4 7 (1.00%) iManage
5 4 (0.57%) Hyperion
5 4 (0.57%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (0.57%) Sun
5 4 (0.57%) SunGard
6 3 (0.43%) Civica
6 3 (0.43%) Google
6 3 (0.43%) JD Edwards
6 3 (0.43%) Recommind
6 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.43%) Sophis
6 3 (0.43%) Tableau
6 3 (0.43%) xMatters
7 2 (0.29%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.29%) Kofax
7 2 (0.29%) Kronos
7 2 (0.29%) Omniture
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