The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Manager
Rank 247 290 266
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 443 287 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.60% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.65% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 187 270
Average daily rate £465 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £390 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.61% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +3 390 £465 +3.33% 119
London +18 216 £500 - 49
South East +26 73 £450 +12.50% 23
City of London -14 55 £494 +16.17% 20
Scotland +24 40 £444 +31.48% 10
North West -9 24 £400 +6.66% 9
Berkshire +9 23 £475 +21.79% 7
West Midlands -9 22 £425 -10.52% 6
Yorkshire -11 20 £450 +36.36% 4
West Yorkshire -10 18 £438 +32.57% 3
Cheshire -2 17 £400 +6.66% 2
Hampshire +12 15 £350 -10.25% 4
Edinburgh -14 15 £450 - 1
Reading +9 14 £475 - 3
Leeds -11 13 £450 +55.17% 1
Surrey 0 12 £525 -4.54% 2
South West -16 12 £361 +3.21% 14
Birmingham -1 11 £475 +26.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 11 £420 - 3
East of England -25 10 £550 +22.22% 6
Milton Keynes -10 9 £420 -8.69% 2
Canary Wharf +27 7 £375 -25.00%
Oxfordshire +1 7 £525 +15.38% 2
East Midlands -6 7 £375 - 1
Oxford +7 6 £525 +15.38% 2
Manchester -15 6 £400 -20.79% 3
Somerset -5 5 £363 - 5
Hertfordshire -8 5 £488 - 1
South Wales -17 5 £413 +0.60%
Wales -19 5 £413 +0.60%

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 324 (41.86%) Finance
2 250 (32.30%) Project Management
3 158 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 140 (18.09%) Banking
5 126 (16.28%) Change Management
6 112 (14.47%) PRINCE2
7 91 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 86 (11.11%) Retail
9 59 (7.62%) Business Transformation
10 57 (7.36%) SAP
11 54 (6.98%) Investment Banking
11 54 (6.98%) Programme Management
12 48 (6.20%) Telecoms
13 47 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
14 45 (5.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 45 (5.81%) ERP
15 43 (5.56%) Risk Management
15 43 (5.56%) Degree
16 41 (5.30%) Marketing
17 40 (5.17%) Migration
18 38 (4.91%) Microsoft
18 38 (4.91%) CRM
19 37 (4.78%) MS Excel
20 36 (4.65%) Oracle
20 36 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
21 34 (4.39%) Project Planning
22 33 (4.26%) Retail Banking
22 33 (4.26%) Front Office
23 32 (4.13%) SQL
24 31 (4.01%) SharePoint

Business Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (0.78%) CMS
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle UPK
4 2 (0.26%) SAS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (4.78%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (2.97%) MS Project
4 19 (2.45%) MS Office
5 13 (1.68%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.65%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.26%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.26%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.26%) Office 365
2 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.78%) RTP
1 6 (0.78%) Intranet
2 5 (0.65%) Internet
3 4 (0.52%) Extranet
4 3 (0.39%) MVNO
5 2 (0.26%) 4G
5 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.13%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.13%) ATM
6 1 (0.13%) VoIP
6 1 (0.13%) VPN
6 1 (0.13%) DNS
6 1 (0.13%) SAN
6 1 (0.13%) MPLS
6 1 (0.13%) DSL
6 1 (0.13%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (1.29%) Data Mining
4 8 (1.03%) QlikView
4 8 (1.03%) SQL Server
5 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.52%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.39%) MySQL
7 3 (0.39%) SAP BI
7 3 (0.39%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.13%) OLAP
9 1 (0.13%) DataStage
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.26%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 324 (41.86%) Finance
2 140 (18.09%) Banking
3 86 (11.11%) Retail
4 54 (6.98%) Investment Banking
5 48 (6.20%) Telecoms
6 41 (5.30%) Marketing
7 33 (4.26%) Retail Banking
7 33 (4.26%) Front Office
8 24 (3.10%) Legal
9 19 (2.45%) German Language
10 17 (2.20%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.81%) Back Office
12 10 (1.29%) Financial Institution
12 10 (1.29%) Publishing
13 8 (1.03%) Advertising
14 7 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.78%) Local Government
15 6 (0.78%) Law
15 6 (0.78%) Games
16 4 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.13%) .NET
1 1 (0.13%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (0.13%) MDX
1 1 (0.13%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 24 (3.10%) Derivative
2 19 (2.45%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.20%) Equities
4 13 (1.68%) Market Risk
5 12 (1.55%) PMI
6 10 (1.29%) NHS
6 10 (1.29%) Fixed Income
7 9 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (1.16%) Credit Risk
8 8 (1.03%) FMCG
9 7 (0.90%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.65%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.39%) Handset
11 3 (0.39%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.26%) Statistics
12 2 (0.26%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.26%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.26%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (0.65%) Windows
1 5 (0.65%) Windows 7
2 2 (0.26%) Android
3 1 (0.13%) UNIX
3 1 (0.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (32.30%) Project Management
2 158 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 126 (16.28%) Change Management
4 112 (14.47%) PRINCE2
5 91 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 59 (7.62%) Business Transformation
7 54 (6.98%) Programme Management
8 47 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
9 45 (5.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 45 (5.81%) ERP
10 43 (5.56%) Risk Management
11 40 (5.17%) Migration
12 38 (4.91%) CRM
13 36 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 34 (4.39%) Project Planning
15 26 (3.36%) ITIL
15 26 (3.36%) Service Delivery
15 26 (3.36%) Business Development
16 24 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (2.84%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (4.13%) SQL
2 12 (1.55%) VBA
3 10 (1.29%) C
4 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.26%) Java
6 1 (0.13%) PHP
6 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.13%) PowerHouse
6 1 (0.13%) R
6 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (5.56%) Degree
2 24 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 23 (2.97%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.20%) PMI Certification
5 15 (1.94%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.03%) ISEB
8 7 (0.90%) CIMA
8 7 (0.90%) ACCA
9 6 (0.78%) CISA
9 6 (0.78%) PMP
10 4 (0.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 4 (0.52%) CISSP
11 3 (0.39%) GIAC
11 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.39%) HND
11 3 (0.39%) CISM
11 3 (0.39%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.68%) QA
2 8 (1.03%) SLA
3 6 (0.78%) FATCA
3 6 (0.78%) EMIR
4 4 (0.52%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.52%) BS25999
4 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.39%) COBIT
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.26%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) Basel II
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 4 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (0.39%) Tivoli
1 3 (0.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 3 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (7.36%) SAP
2 38 (4.91%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.65%) Oracle
4 25 (3.23%) Business Objects
5 11 (1.42%) Cognos
5 11 (1.42%) JD Edwards
6 8 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
7 6 (0.78%) Siebel
8 5 (0.65%) Fidessa
8 5 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.52%) Teradata
10 2 (0.26%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.26%) F5
10 2 (0.26%) Yardi
10 2 (0.26%) Niku
10 2 (0.26%) Remedy
10 2 (0.26%) Charles River
10 2 (0.26%) HP
10 2 (0.26%) CA
10 2 (0.26%) Ericsson
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