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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Manager
Rank 290 262 302
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 341 354 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.70% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.76% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 236 182
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£475 £465 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 £80.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -20 317 £475 +2.15% 119
London -30 148 £500 - 48
South East -17 75 £500 +11.00% 19
City of London +13 43 £475 -5.00% 18
North West -4 24 £375 +2.73% 7
Scotland -16 21 £375 -20.42% 8
Hampshire -3 19 £600 +71.42% 3
Yorkshire -10 19 £435 +2.35% 5
Surrey +12 18 £475 -5.00% 1
West Midlands +1 15 £425 +7.59% 11
Cheshire +8 13 £375 -1.31%
Berkshire -10 13 £431 -13.75% 7
Edinburgh -10 13 £350 -22.22% 3
West Yorkshire -16 12 £435 +2.35% 2
East Midlands +12 11 £475 +40.74% 9
South West -19 11 £350 -17.64% 7
East of England +11 10 £475 -13.63% 9
Southampton -6 10 £600 +23.07%
Glasgow +8 8 £400 -3.03% 1
Leeds -8 8 £425 - 2
Hertfordshire +18 7 £475 -13.63% 3
Manchester -4 7 £369 -22.36% 3
West Sussex -10 7 £463 -5.61%
Buckinghamshire -14 7 £500 +20.48% 2
Oxfordshire -12 6 £413 - 1
Oxford -15 6 £413 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £475 - 2
Nottingham - 6 £475 - 2
South Yorkshire +2 5 £475 -20.83% 2
Milton Keynes -18 5 £525 +28.83% 1

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 239 (37.00%) Finance
2 212 (32.82%) Project Management
3 141 (21.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 109 (16.87%) PRINCE2
5 103 (15.94%) Banking
6 88 (13.62%) Change Management
7 83 (12.85%) Business Analysis
8 61 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
9 57 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
10 52 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (6.97%) ITIL
12 44 (6.81%) Microsoft
13 43 (6.66%) SAP
14 40 (6.19%) Retail
15 39 (6.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 34 (5.26%) Investment Banking
16 34 (5.26%) ERP
17 33 (5.11%) Degree
18 32 (4.95%) Risk Management
19 29 (4.49%) Management Information System
19 29 (4.49%) Legal
19 29 (4.49%) MS Excel
19 29 (4.49%) Business Transformation
20 28 (4.33%) MS PowerPoint
20 28 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
20 28 (4.33%) MS Project
21 27 (4.18%) SQL
21 27 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
21 27 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 26 (4.02%) Telecoms

Business Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 21 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.93%) SAS
3 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.31%) CMS
4 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.15%) Confluence
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.15%) IIS
5 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 29 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.33%) MS Project
2 28 (4.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (2.63%) MS Office
3 17 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.15%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Endur
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.46%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.46%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.31%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.31%) Maximo
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.15%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.15%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.46%) SaaS
2 2 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.93%) Intranet
2 4 (0.62%) Internet
3 3 (0.46%) RTP
4 2 (0.31%) Firewall
4 2 (0.31%) LAN
5 1 (0.15%) PBX
5 1 (0.15%) WAN
5 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (3.56%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.08%) QlikView
4 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.77%) EDRMS
4 5 (0.77%) SAP BW
4 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.62%) SAP HANA
5 4 (0.62%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.62%) SAP BI
6 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.46%) Big Data
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.31%) DB2
7 2 (0.31%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (0.62%) JIRA
2 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 239 (37.00%) Finance
2 103 (15.94%) Banking
3 40 (6.19%) Retail
4 34 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 29 (4.49%) Legal
6 26 (4.02%) Telecoms
7 25 (3.87%) Marketing
8 23 (3.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (2.17%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.86%) Front Office
11 10 (1.55%) Local Government
12 8 (1.24%) Retail Banking
12 8 (1.24%) Law
13 7 (1.08%) Advertising
13 7 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.93%) Publishing
15 5 (0.77%) Electronics
16 4 (0.62%) Back Office
16 4 (0.62%) Games
16 4 (0.62%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.08%) .NET
2 3 (0.46%) XML
3 2 (0.31%) HTML
4 1 (0.15%) DHTML
4 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.15%) CSS
4 1 (0.15%) Flash
4 1 (0.15%) CGI
4 1 (0.15%) FpML
4 1 (0.15%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.15%) Spring
4 1 (0.15%) Ajax
4 1 (0.15%) MDX
4 1 (0.15%) jQuery
4 1 (0.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.72%) NHS
4 11 (1.70%) PMI
5 9 (1.39%) Life Science
6 8 (1.24%) Derivative
7 7 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.08%) User Experience
8 6 (0.93%) FMCG
8 6 (0.93%) Social Media
8 6 (0.93%) Credit Risk
8 6 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (0.93%) Fixed Income
9 5 (0.77%) Equities
9 5 (0.77%) Economics
10 4 (0.62%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.62%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.46%) DTV
11 3 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.46%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (2.32%) Windows
2 4 (0.62%) Windows 7
3 3 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (0.31%) AIX
5 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (32.82%) Project Management
2 141 (21.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 109 (16.87%) PRINCE2
4 88 (13.62%) Change Management
5 83 (12.85%) Business Analysis
6 61 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
7 52 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (6.97%) ITIL
9 39 (6.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 34 (5.26%) ERP
11 32 (4.95%) Risk Management
12 29 (4.49%) Business Transformation
13 28 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (4.02%) Programme Management
15 23 (3.56%) CRM
16 22 (3.41%) Migration
16 22 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
17 21 (3.25%) Asset Management
18 20 (3.10%) Workflow
18 20 (3.10%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.18%) SQL
2 3 (0.46%) C
2 3 (0.46%) Java
2 3 (0.46%) VBA
3 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.15%) VB
4 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (5.11%) Degree
2 27 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 26 (4.02%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.79%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.48%) PMI Certification
6 15 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (1.55%) ISEB
8 9 (1.39%) PMP
9 6 (0.93%) VCP4
10 5 (0.77%) APMP
10 5 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.77%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.46%) CISSP
12 3 (0.46%) CIPD
13 2 (0.31%) CIMA
13 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.31%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
13 2 (0.31%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.39%) QA
2 8 (1.24%) Solvency II
3 6 (0.93%) SLA
4 4 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.31%) COREP
6 2 (0.31%) FINREP
6 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.31%) Basel III
7 1 (0.15%) BS25999
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
7 1 (0.15%) UCITS
7 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.15%) FATCA
7 1 (0.15%) P3O
7 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.15%) XenApp
1 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.15%) OpenView
2 1 (0.15%) MOM
2 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (6.81%) Microsoft
2 43 (6.66%) SAP
3 21 (3.25%) Oracle
4 11 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (1.55%) Cognos
6 9 (1.39%) Business Objects
7 6 (0.93%) HP
7 6 (0.93%) IBM
8 4 (0.62%) Informatica
9 3 (0.46%) Siebel
9 3 (0.46%) Hyperion
9 3 (0.46%) Teradata
10 2 (0.31%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.31%) Progress
10 2 (0.31%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.31%) Calypso
11 1 (0.15%) SunGard
11 1 (0.15%) Citrix
11 1 (0.15%) Genesys
11 1 (0.15%) Lotus
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Rate: £300 - 330 per day + .
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Data Inc UK Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 415 per day + .
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £440.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Central London / West End
House of Fraser
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Kingswood, Surrey, South East, United Kingdom
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago