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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Manager
Rank 369 344 353
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 282 334 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.61% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.64% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 212 219
Median daily rate £475 £450 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £279 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £441 £438
% change year-on-year
+1.98% +0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Median hourly rate £26.50 £25.54 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -17.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £25.54 -
% change year-on-year
+3.77% -

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
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1684 2028 2169
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
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 -19 268 £475 +5.55% 64
London -48 114 £500 - 29
South East +13 44 £475 - 8
North West +12 28 £450 +9.09% 10
West Midlands -16 26 £425 +6.25% 5
City of London 0 22 £525 +4.47% 7
Manchester +13 15 £425 +6.25% 7
Berkshire +10 14 £550 +4.76% 3
South West 0 14 £425 -5.55% 3
Hampshire +19 13 £361 -23.19%
East of England +12 13 £425 +9.67% 1
Yorkshire +5 13 £400 -3.03% 3
Coventry -8 10 £423 - 2
Scotland -13 10 £413 -13.15%
West Yorkshire +8 9 £400 - 2
Reading +8 9 £563 +7.14%
Hertfordshire -1 8 £425 +41.66% 1
Edinburgh +7 6 £375 -21.05%
West Sussex - 6 £438 -
Cheshire +15 5 £475 -15.55% 1
Surrey +13 5 £475 -5.00% 3
Midlands +8 5 £675 -
Warwickshire 0 5 £450 +63.63%
Bristol -1 5 £381 -1.61% 2
East Midlands -7 5 - - 4
Hook - 5 £322 -
Glasgow +8 4 £450 +136.84%
Wiltshire -13 4 £550 +15.78%
Bradford +16 3 £375 -
Leeds +7 3 £500 +36.98%

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 209 (33.66%) Finance
2 193 (31.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 160 (25.76%) Project Management
4 156 (25.12%) Change Management
5 101 (16.26%) Business Analysis
6 86 (13.85%) PRINCE2
7 75 (12.08%) Business Intelligence
8 67 (10.79%) SAP
9 63 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
10 61 (9.82%) Banking
11 55 (8.86%) ERP
11 55 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
12 52 (8.37%) Microsoft
13 51 (8.21%) Retail
14 50 (8.05%) Security Cleared
15 42 (6.76%) Business Transformation
16 40 (6.44%) Programme Management
16 40 (6.44%) MS Excel
17 33 (5.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 33 (5.31%) Degree
18 32 (5.15%) MS PowerPoint
18 32 (5.15%) Oracle
19 31 (4.99%) Marketing
20 29 (4.67%) Logistics
21 28 (4.51%) Risk Management
21 28 (4.51%) Migration
21 28 (4.51%) CRM
21 28 (4.51%) SC Cleared
21 28 (4.51%) Target Operating Model
22 27 (4.35%) Analytics

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 13 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.13%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.97%) SAS
4 4 (0.64%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.16%) CMS
5 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 26 (4.19%) MS Office
3 26 (4.19%) MS Visio
4 23 (3.70%) MS Project
5 6 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (1.77%) SAP ERP
2 7 (1.13%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.64%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.48%) Maximo
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.48%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.16%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.29%) Office 365
2 3 (0.48%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.16%) G Suite
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.16%) Trello
3 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.29%) Skype
2 6 (0.97%) Internet
3 3 (0.48%) Network Security
4 2 (0.32%) Firewall
4 2 (0.32%) Intranet
4 2 (0.32%) NAS
5 1 (0.16%) Broadband
5 1 (0.16%) DSL
5 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
2 14 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (1.77%) Power BI
4 10 (1.61%) Data Mining
4 10 (1.61%) GIS
5 9 (1.45%) SQL Server
6 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.13%) QlikView
8 2 (0.32%) DataStage
8 2 (0.32%) OLAP
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.16%) EDMS
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.16%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.16%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (0.48%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.16%) YouTrack
General
1 209 (33.66%) Finance
2 61 (9.82%) Banking
3 51 (8.21%) Retail
4 31 (4.99%) Marketing
5 25 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.58%) Front Office
6 16 (2.58%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.25%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.77%) Back Office
9 10 (1.61%) Advertising
10 9 (1.45%) Legal
10 9 (1.45%) Local Government
11 7 (1.13%) Automotive
11 7 (1.13%) Billing
11 7 (1.13%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.13%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.97%) Mandarin Language
12 6 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.81%) Electronics
14 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.48%) JSON
1 3 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (0.48%) REST
2 2 (0.32%) Flash
2 2 (0.32%) Middleware
3 1 (0.16%) .NET
3 1 (0.16%) Web Services
3 1 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.16%) XML
3 1 (0.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.03%) Management Information System
3 11 (1.77%) Virtual Team
4 8 (1.29%) NHS
5 7 (1.13%) Clustering
5 7 (1.13%) Fixed Income
5 7 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (0.97%) Derivative
6 6 (0.97%) Economics
6 6 (0.97%) Equities
7 5 (0.81%) Data Integration
7 5 (0.81%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.48%) FMCG
8 3 (0.48%) Market Risk
8 3 (0.48%) New Media
8 3 (0.48%) PMI
9 2 (0.32%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.32%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.32%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.64%) Windows
1 4 (0.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (31.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 160 (25.76%) Project Management
3 156 (25.12%) Change Management
4 101 (16.26%) Business Analysis
5 86 (13.85%) PRINCE2
6 75 (12.08%) Business Intelligence
7 63 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (8.86%) ERP
9 42 (6.76%) Business Transformation
10 40 (6.44%) Programme Management
11 33 (5.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 29 (4.67%) Logistics
13 28 (4.51%) CRM
13 28 (4.51%) Migration
13 28 (4.51%) Risk Management
13 28 (4.51%) Target Operating Model
14 27 (4.35%) Analytics
15 23 (3.70%) ITIL
16 19 (3.06%) Six Sigma
17 18 (2.90%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (2.42%) SQL
2 10 (1.61%) VBA
3 8 (1.29%) C
4 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 33 (5.31%) Degree
3 28 (4.51%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (1.13%) MBA
7 6 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
7 6 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.97%) PMP
7 6 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.81%) CISSP
8 5 (0.81%) ISEB
9 4 (0.64%) CISM
10 3 (0.48%) CISA
11 2 (0.32%) CIMA
11 2 (0.32%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.97%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.64%) MiFID
3 3 (0.48%) QA
4 2 (0.32%) FATCA
4 2 (0.32%) FINREP
4 2 (0.32%) ISO22301
4 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.16%) DICOM
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) UCITS
System Software
1 1 (0.16%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 67 (10.79%) SAP
2 52 (8.37%) Microsoft
3 32 (5.15%) Oracle
4 15 (2.42%) Cognos
4 15 (2.42%) Tableau
5 10 (1.61%) Google
6 8 (1.29%) IBM
7 7 (1.13%) HP
7 7 (1.13%) Mapinfo
8 4 (0.64%) Informatica
8 4 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.48%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.48%) Cisco
9 3 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (0.48%) NGA Human Resources
9 3 (0.48%) Syclo
9 3 (0.48%) Teradata
9 3 (0.48%) Virgin Media
10 2 (0.32%) hybris
10 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
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