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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Manager
Rank 318 274 259
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 339 367 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.70% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.75% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 230 300
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£475 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £333 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £66.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £66.50 - -

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
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 28 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Business Manager Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 -41 305 £475 +3.82% 105
London 0 160 £525 - 45
South East -15 50 £450 +12.50% 10
City of London +3 37 £550 - 16
North West -5 19 £408 +16.42% 10
West Midlands -3 18 £390 +2.63% 11
Scotland -30 18 £402 +14.71%
Buckinghamshire +14 15 £475 +47.05% 2
Yorkshire +4 15 £425 -2.85% 10
Milton Keynes - 14 £475 -
West Yorkshire +4 12 £433 -6.48% 7
East of England -26 12 £475 +18.75% 7
Berkshire +8 10 £450 -5.26% 3
Hampshire -20 10 £387 -3.31% 2
South West -40 10 £425 +8.97% 3
Leeds +1 9 £440 -7.36% 6
East Midlands -11 9 £385 -9.41% 6
North East -12 9 £425 -
Cheshire - 9 £408 - 1
Glasgow -8 6 £368 +13.07%
Wales -15 6 £358 -10.62% 2
Edinburgh -18 6 £388 -13.88%
Shropshire - 6 £323 -
Oxfordshire +1 5 £475 +35.23% 1
Manchester -16 5 £370 +11.27% 7
Tyne and Wear -19 5 £450 -
Bristol -20 5 £406 +4.16%
Oxford +3 4 £510 +39.72% 1
Surrey -13 4 £525 +16.66% 1
Telford - 4 £323 -

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 290 (39.94%) Finance
2 248 (34.16%) Project Management
3 158 (21.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 114 (15.70%) Banking
5 104 (14.33%) Change Management
6 100 (13.77%) PRINCE2
7 86 (11.85%) Business Analysis
8 61 (8.40%) Retail
9 59 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
10 57 (7.85%) Investment Banking
11 54 (7.44%) SAP
12 49 (6.75%) MS Excel
13 45 (6.20%) Programme Management
14 44 (6.06%) CRM
14 44 (6.06%) Marketing
14 44 (6.06%) Degree
15 43 (5.92%) Telecoms
16 41 (5.65%) Oracle
17 40 (5.51%) Risk Management
17 40 (5.51%) Business Transformation
18 38 (5.23%) ERP
19 37 (5.10%) Migration
20 36 (4.96%) Microsoft
21 34 (4.68%) MS PowerPoint
21 34 (4.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 33 (4.55%) SharePoint
23 32 (4.41%) ITIL
24 28 (3.86%) MS Project
24 28 (3.86%) Security Cleared
25 27 (3.72%) Project Planning

Business Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (0.96%) CMS
4 5 (0.69%) SAS
5 4 (0.55%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.41%) Drupal
7 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) Documentum
8 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 49 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (3.86%) MS Project
4 24 (3.31%) MS Office
4 24 (3.31%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.55%) Agresso
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.55%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.41%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.41%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.14%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.28%) Office 365
2 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.83%) Intranet
2 4 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.41%) RTP
4 2 (0.28%) Extranet
4 2 (0.28%) 4G
4 2 (0.28%) MVNO
5 1 (0.14%) LTE
5 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.14%) Internet
5 1 (0.14%) GPRS
5 1 (0.14%) GSM
5 1 (0.14%) UMTS
5 1 (0.14%) HTTP
5 1 (0.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (2.34%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.07%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.24%) QlikView
5 9 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.96%) SAP BW
7 7 (0.96%) SAP BI
8 3 (0.41%) EDRMS
8 3 (0.41%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.28%) MS Access
10 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.14%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.14%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.14%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.14%) JIRA
1 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 290 (39.94%) Finance
2 114 (15.70%) Banking
3 61 (8.40%) Retail
4 57 (7.85%) Investment Banking
5 44 (6.06%) Marketing
6 43 (5.92%) Telecoms
7 27 (3.72%) Front Office
8 17 (2.34%) Legal
9 16 (2.20%) German Language
10 12 (1.65%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.65%) Back Office
11 8 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.10%) Publishing
12 7 (0.96%) Automotive
13 6 (0.83%) Advertising
14 5 (0.69%) Local Government
15 4 (0.55%) Games
16 3 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.28%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.83%) HTML
2 4 (0.55%) Web Services
3 3 (0.41%) Flash
3 3 (0.41%) .NET
3 3 (0.41%) Middleware
4 2 (0.28%) CSS
4 2 (0.28%) XML
5 1 (0.14%) Swing
5 1 (0.14%) XHTML
5 1 (0.14%) JSP
5 1 (0.14%) Struts
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.14%) Spring
5 1 (0.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (2.48%) Management Information System
2 14 (1.93%) Fixed Income
3 10 (1.38%) PMI
3 10 (1.38%) Credit Risk
4 9 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.24%) NHS
5 8 (1.10%) Derivative
6 7 (0.96%) Equities
7 6 (0.83%) IVR
7 6 (0.83%) Reference Data
7 6 (0.83%) Visualisation
7 6 (0.83%) Social Media
8 4 (0.55%) FMCG
8 4 (0.55%) Market Risk
8 4 (0.55%) EPoS
8 4 (0.55%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.41%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.28%) DTV
10 2 (0.28%) Handset
10 2 (0.28%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (1.52%) Windows
2 8 (1.10%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.28%) UNIX
3 2 (0.28%) Android
4 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (34.16%) Project Management
2 158 (21.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 104 (14.33%) Change Management
4 100 (13.77%) PRINCE2
5 86 (11.85%) Business Analysis
6 59 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (6.20%) Programme Management
8 44 (6.06%) CRM
9 40 (5.51%) Risk Management
9 40 (5.51%) Business Transformation
10 38 (5.23%) ERP
11 37 (5.10%) Migration
12 34 (4.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 32 (4.41%) ITIL
14 27 (3.72%) E-Commerce
14 27 (3.72%) Project Planning
15 26 (3.58%) Business Development
16 24 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (3.17%) PRINCE
18 20 (2.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (3.17%) SQL
2 9 (1.24%) C
3 6 (0.83%) VBA
4 4 (0.55%) Java
4 4 (0.55%) PHP
5 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.14%) VB
6 1 (0.14%) ABAP
6 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.14%) PowerHouse
6 1 (0.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 44 (6.06%) Degree
2 28 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 20 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.20%) PMI Certification
6 15 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.10%) PMP
8 7 (0.96%) ISEB
9 5 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 5 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.55%) APMP
10 4 (0.55%) CISA
11 3 (0.41%) CIMA
11 3 (0.41%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 2 (0.28%) APMG
12 2 (0.28%) CISM
12 2 (0.28%) CIPD
12 2 (0.28%) CISSP
12 2 (0.28%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (0.96%) EMIR
2 6 (0.83%) SLA
2 6 (0.83%) Solvency II
3 5 (0.69%) COBIT
3 5 (0.69%) QA
4 4 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.28%) BS25999
5 2 (0.28%) MiFID
5 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.28%) Basel II
6 1 (0.14%) GAAP
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Basel III
6 1 (0.14%) FINREP
6 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.14%) UCITS
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) FATCA
Vendors
1 54 (7.44%) SAP
2 41 (5.65%) Oracle
3 36 (4.96%) Microsoft
4 18 (2.48%) Business Objects
5 11 (1.52%) Genesys
6 10 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.10%) Cognos
8 7 (0.96%) HP
9 5 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (0.69%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.55%) Teradata
10 4 (0.55%) Sybase
10 4 (0.55%) Siebel
10 4 (0.55%) IBM
11 3 (0.41%) Tableau
12 2 (0.28%) Google
12 2 (0.28%) F5
12 2 (0.28%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.28%) Cisco
12 2 (0.28%) Avaya
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