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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Manager
Rank 325 266 284
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 324 390 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.74% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.80% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 250 275
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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 £346 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £398 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.35% -6.35%
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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -66 293 £475 +4.39% 128
London -12 153 £519 +3.75% 56
South East -2 48 £475 +3.82% 15
City of London -1 32 £530 -7.82% 21
North West -12 19 £383 +9.28% 10
West Midlands -23 18 £388 +3.33% 10
Yorkshire 0 17 £424 +3.35% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 15 £475 +19.94% 3
Scotland -27 15 £420 +20.07% 3
Milton Keynes +6 14 £475 - 2
West Yorkshire +5 13 £438 +2.94% 4
Berkshire +12 12 £450 -16.27% 3
Leeds 0 10 £438 +2.94% 2
Cheshire - 10 £390 - 4
East of England -20 9 £450 -2.70% 11
East Midlands -9 8 £405 -4.70% 11
South West -52 8 £450 +15.38% 6
Hampshire -17 7 £425 -5.55% 5
Wales -18 6 £390 +4.00% 3
Oxfordshire -4 5 £475 +55.10% 1
Reading +16 4 - - 1
Oxford -1 4 £510 +85.45%
Birmingham -3 4 £400 +10.34% 4
Edinburgh -9 4 £388 - 1
Surrey -17 4 £525 - 1
Bristol -19 4 £451 -5.15% 2
Manchester -23 4 £373 +12.03% 4
Warrington - 4 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £450 -
Nottingham +18 3 - - 2

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 267 (38.31%) Finance
2 239 (34.29%) Project Management
3 157 (22.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 113 (16.21%) Banking
5 98 (14.06%) PRINCE2
6 92 (13.20%) Change Management
7 86 (12.34%) Business Analysis
8 71 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
9 64 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
10 62 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
11 57 (8.18%) Investment Banking
12 54 (7.75%) Retail
13 51 (7.32%) SAP
14 50 (7.17%) MS Excel
15 44 (6.31%) Degree
16 42 (6.03%) Oracle
17 39 (5.60%) CRM
17 39 (5.60%) ERP
17 39 (5.60%) Risk Management
18 37 (5.31%) Microsoft
19 36 (5.16%) Telecoms
19 36 (5.16%) Migration
19 36 (5.16%) Programme Management
19 36 (5.16%) Marketing
20 35 (5.02%) MS PowerPoint
21 34 (4.88%) Business Transformation
22 30 (4.30%) SharePoint
22 30 (4.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
23 29 (4.16%) E-Commerce
23 29 (4.16%) MS Project

Business Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (1.00%) CMS
4 6 (0.86%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.43%) SAS
5 3 (0.43%) Drupal
6 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.14%) Documentum
7 1 (0.14%) Confluence
7 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 50 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 35 (5.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 29 (4.16%) MS Project
4 25 (3.59%) MS Visio
5 23 (3.30%) MS Office
6 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.57%) Agresso
4 3 (0.43%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.43%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle HRMS
4 3 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.43%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.14%) Endur
6 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.14%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.72%) Intranet
2 3 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (0.43%) Internet
3 2 (0.29%) RTP
4 1 (0.14%) GPRS
4 1 (0.14%) GSM
4 1 (0.14%) UMTS
4 1 (0.14%) HTTP
4 1 (0.14%) 4G
4 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.14%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.15%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.43%) QlikView
4 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (1.00%) SAP BW
6 7 (1.00%) SAP BI
7 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.72%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.43%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.43%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.29%) MS Access
11 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.14%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.14%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 3 (0.43%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 267 (38.31%) Finance
2 113 (16.21%) Banking
3 57 (8.18%) Investment Banking
4 54 (7.75%) Retail
5 36 (5.16%) Telecoms
5 36 (5.16%) Marketing
6 28 (4.02%) Front Office
7 18 (2.58%) Legal
8 10 (1.43%) German Language
9 8 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.15%) Back Office
10 7 (1.00%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.00%) Local Government
11 5 (0.72%) Automotive
11 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.72%) Advertising
12 4 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.43%) Publishing
14 2 (0.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.86%) HTML
2 4 (0.57%) Web Services
3 3 (0.43%) .NET
3 3 (0.43%) Flash
3 3 (0.43%) Middleware
4 2 (0.29%) XML
4 2 (0.29%) CSS
5 1 (0.14%) Spring
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.14%) Swing
5 1 (0.14%) JSP
5 1 (0.14%) Struts
5 1 (0.14%) XHTML
5 1 (0.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.01%) Fixed Income
4 13 (1.87%) NHS
5 11 (1.58%) Credit Risk
6 10 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (1.29%) PMI
8 8 (1.15%) Derivative
9 7 (1.00%) Equities
9 7 (1.00%) Social Media
9 7 (1.00%) Reference Data
10 6 (0.86%) User Experience
10 6 (0.86%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.86%) IVR
11 5 (0.72%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.72%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.57%) FMCG
12 4 (0.57%) EPoS
13 2 (0.29%) Statistics
13 2 (0.29%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (1.72%) Windows
2 9 (1.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.29%) UNIX
4 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (34.29%) Project Management
2 157 (22.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 98 (14.06%) PRINCE2
4 92 (13.20%) Change Management
5 86 (12.34%) Business Analysis
6 71 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
8 39 (5.60%) CRM
8 39 (5.60%) ERP
8 39 (5.60%) Risk Management
9 36 (5.16%) Migration
9 36 (5.16%) Programme Management
10 34 (4.88%) Business Transformation
11 30 (4.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 29 (4.16%) E-Commerce
13 27 (3.87%) Business Development
13 27 (3.87%) ITIL
14 25 (3.59%) Project Planning
15 21 (3.01%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (3.01%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.44%) SQL
2 10 (1.43%) C
3 7 (1.00%) VBA
4 4 (0.57%) Java
4 4 (0.57%) PHP
5 1 (0.14%) VB6
5 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.14%) VB
5 1 (0.14%) ABAP
5 1 (0.14%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 44 (6.31%) Degree
2 28 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 22 (3.16%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.15%) PMI Certification
5 15 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (1.15%) PMP
6 8 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.00%) ISEB
8 5 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (0.57%) APMP
10 3 (0.43%) CISA
10 3 (0.43%) CIMA
10 3 (0.43%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 3 (0.43%) CIPD
11 2 (0.29%) CISSP
11 2 (0.29%) ACCA
11 2 (0.29%) APMG
12 1 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.15%) QA
2 6 (0.86%) Solvency II
2 6 (0.86%) EMIR
3 5 (0.72%) SLA
3 5 (0.72%) COBIT
4 3 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.29%) MiFID
5 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.29%) UCITS
6 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) Basel II
6 1 (0.14%) GAAP
6 1 (0.14%) FINREP
6 1 (0.14%) Basel III
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) BS25999
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (7.32%) SAP
2 42 (6.03%) Oracle
3 37 (5.31%) Microsoft
4 18 (2.58%) Business Objects
5 11 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (1.58%) Genesys
6 8 (1.15%) HP
6 8 (1.15%) Cognos
7 6 (0.86%) IBM
8 4 (0.57%) JD Edwards
8 4 (0.57%) Sybase
9 3 (0.43%) Teradata
9 3 (0.43%) Tableau
10 2 (0.29%) Northgate
10 2 (0.29%) Google
10 2 (0.29%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.29%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.29%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.29%) Avaya
10 2 (0.29%) Niku
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