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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Manager
UK
Rank 356 314 339
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 243 355 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.70% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.74% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 226 215
Median daily rate £450 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £309 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £32.77 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -54 231 £450 -6.25% 87
London -65 107 £500 -4.76% 41
South East +26 35 £450 -7.69% 16
West Midlands +19 32 £425 +1.49% 4
North West +26 19 £450 +12.50% 4
City of London -17 19 £494 -10.22% 12
Berkshire +21 13 £450 -12.62% 2
Coventry -3 12 £421 -
Hampshire +21 11 £565 +18.94% 3
Yorkshire +3 10 £400 +6.66% 6
East Midlands -1 8 £500 -9.09% 4
East of England -5 8 £425 -5.55% 3
Manchester +18 7 £338 -20.58% 4
Reading +13 7 £460 -11.53%
Cheshire +25 6 £475 -5.00%
Scotland +19 6 £513 +5.12% 1
South West -6 6 £475 +14.11% 6
Hook - 6 £488 -
Edinburgh +14 5 £525 +7.69% 1
West Yorkshire +10 5 £430 +18.48% 3
Surrey +13 4 £450 -10.00% 4
Staffordshire +6 4 £363 -14.70%
Hertfordshire +1 4 £325 - 3
Warwickshire -6 4 £550 +100.00%
Halifax +10 3 £459 +22.40%
Bedfordshire +6 3 £625 +38.88%
Merseyside +3 3 £500 +5.26%
Birmingham -4 3 £425 -8.10% 3
Northamptonshire -15 3 £500 -9.09% 1
Luton - 3 £625 -

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 190 (33.22%) Finance
2 185 (32.34%) Stakeholder Management
3 153 (26.75%) Project Management
4 130 (22.73%) Change Management
5 96 (16.78%) Business Analysis
6 82 (14.34%) PRINCE2
7 74 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
8 62 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
10 57 (9.97%) SAP
11 56 (9.79%) Banking
12 55 (9.62%) ERP
13 54 (9.44%) Microsoft
14 43 (7.52%) Business Transformation
15 39 (6.82%) Retail
16 37 (6.47%) Security Cleared
17 34 (5.94%) Degree
18 33 (5.77%) Programme Management
18 33 (5.77%) MS Excel
19 31 (5.42%) Oracle
20 30 (5.24%) Analytics
20 30 (5.24%) Target Operating Model
21 28 (4.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 28 (4.90%) Marketing
22 27 (4.72%) CRM
22 27 (4.72%) Migration
22 27 (4.72%) Telecoms
22 27 (4.72%) Risk Management
22 27 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
23 25 (4.37%) Six Sigma

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 15 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.87%) SAS
4 4 (0.70%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 33 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (4.02%) MS Office
4 21 (3.67%) MS Project
5 19 (3.32%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.10%) SAP ERP
2 11 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.57%) Unit4 Business World
4 7 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.70%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.70%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.52%) Maximo
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.52%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.17%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.57%) Office 365
2 3 (0.52%) SaaS
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.40%) Internet
1 8 (1.40%) Skype
2 3 (0.52%) Network Security
3 2 (0.35%) Firewall
3 2 (0.35%) Intranet
3 2 (0.35%) NAS
4 1 (0.17%) Broadband
4 1 (0.17%) DSL
4 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
2 14 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (2.10%) Power BI
4 10 (1.75%) Data Mining
4 10 (1.75%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.40%) GIS
6 7 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.70%) Big Data
8 4 (0.70%) QlikView
9 2 (0.35%) DataStage
9 2 (0.35%) OLAP
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.35%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.17%) EDMS
10 1 (0.17%) MySQL
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.17%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (0.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.17%) YouTrack
General
1 190 (33.22%) Finance
2 56 (9.79%) Banking
3 39 (6.82%) Retail
4 28 (4.90%) Marketing
5 27 (4.72%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.62%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.10%) Advertising
7 12 (2.10%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.92%) Front Office
9 10 (1.75%) Billing
10 9 (1.57%) Legal
10 9 (1.57%) Local Government
11 8 (1.40%) Back Office
12 7 (1.22%) Spanish Language
13 6 (1.05%) Automotive
13 6 (1.05%) Mandarin Language
14 5 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.70%) Electronics
15 4 (0.70%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.52%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.52%) JSON
1 3 (0.52%) Middleware
1 3 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (0.52%) REST
2 1 (0.17%) Flash
2 1 (0.17%) Web Services
2 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.17%) XML
2 1 (0.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.75%) NHS
4 9 (1.57%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.22%) Clustering
6 6 (1.05%) Economics
6 6 (1.05%) Fixed Income
7 5 (0.87%) Data Integration
7 5 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.70%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.70%) Derivative
8 4 (0.70%) PMI
9 3 (0.52%) FMCG
9 3 (0.52%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.52%) Statistics
10 2 (0.35%) CCTV
10 2 (0.35%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.35%) Data Conversion
10 2 (0.35%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (0.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.22%) Windows
2 6 (1.05%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (32.34%) Stakeholder Management
2 153 (26.75%) Project Management
3 130 (22.73%) Change Management
4 96 (16.78%) Business Analysis
5 82 (14.34%) PRINCE2
6 74 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
7 62 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (9.62%) ERP
9 43 (7.52%) Business Transformation
10 33 (5.77%) Programme Management
11 30 (5.24%) Analytics
11 30 (5.24%) Target Operating Model
12 28 (4.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 27 (4.72%) CRM
13 27 (4.72%) Migration
13 27 (4.72%) Risk Management
14 25 (4.37%) Six Sigma
15 22 (3.85%) ITIL
15 22 (3.85%) Lean Six Sigma
15 22 (3.85%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.97%) SQL
2 10 (1.75%) VBA
3 8 (1.40%) C
4 1 (0.17%) Python
4 1 (0.17%) R
4 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.94%) Degree
3 21 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 17 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.45%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.22%) MBA
7 7 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.22%) PMP
8 5 (0.87%) CISSP
9 4 (0.70%) CISM
10 3 (0.52%) APMG
10 3 (0.52%) CISA
10 3 (0.52%) ISEB
11 2 (0.35%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.35%) CIMA
11 2 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.17%) CGEIT
12 1 (0.17%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.70%) ISO22301
2 4 (0.70%) MiFID
2 4 (0.70%) QA
3 2 (0.35%) FATCA
3 2 (0.35%) FINREP
3 2 (0.35%) GxP
3 2 (0.35%) PMBOK
3 2 (0.35%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) DICOM
4 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.17%) EMIR
4 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.17%) UCITS
System Software
1 1 (0.17%) RACF
Vendors
1 57 (9.97%) SAP
2 54 (9.44%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.42%) Oracle
4 17 (2.97%) Tableau
5 16 (2.80%) Cognos
6 9 (1.57%) Google
7 8 (1.40%) IBM
8 7 (1.22%) Mapinfo
9 6 (1.05%) HP
10 4 (0.70%) Cisco
10 4 (0.70%) Informatica
10 4 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.52%) Avaya
11 3 (0.52%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.52%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.52%) NGA Human Resources
11 3 (0.52%) Syclo
11 3 (0.52%) Virgin Media
12 2 (0.35%) hybris
12 2 (0.35%) ServiceNow
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