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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Manager
UK
Rank 341 284 338
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 269 408 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.80% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.84% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 270 229
Median daily rate £450 £500 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £453 £438
% change year-on-year
-6.07% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £24.45 £40.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.87% -19.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.45 £40.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year
-38.87% -19.19%

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
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 February 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 February 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 -58 257 £450 -10.00% 76
London -63 127 £475 -9.52% 34
South East +16 42 £450 -11.33% 16
West Midlands +15 29 £425 -17.07% 5
City of London -8 24 £456 -18.88% 8
Berkshire +31 17 £460 -11.53% 5
North West +19 17 £388 -18.42% 4
Yorkshire -14 11 £400 -5.88% 6
Hampshire +16 10 £530 +0.95% 4
Manchester +12 9 £388 -13.88% 2
East of England +1 9 £380 -22.05% 3
Coventry -2 8 £420 - 1
East Midlands -5 8 £445 -19.09% 4
Scotland +16 7 £500 -2.43% 1
North East -12 7 £344 -20.28%
Surrey +15 6 £463 -9.75% 4
Hook +4 6 £488 +7.14%
Edinburgh +14 5 £525 +2.43%
South West -13 5 £449 -0.22% 4
Cheshire +22 4 £225 -55.00% 1
Bedfordshire +6 4 £575 +27.77%
Staffordshire +4 4 £363 -14.70%
Hertfordshire +2 4 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire -8 4 £430 +14.53% 2
Luton - 4 £575 -
Durham - 4 £230 -
Reading +8 3 £460 -11.53%
East Sussex +4 3 £355 +1.42%
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £479 +27.66% 1
Bristol -1 3 £422 +18.23% 3

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 176 (31.04%) Finance
1 176 (31.04%) Stakeholder Management
2 164 (28.92%) Project Management
3 111 (19.58%) Change Management
4 98 (17.28%) Business Analysis
5 89 (15.70%) PRINCE2
6 73 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
8 69 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
9 60 (10.58%) Banking
10 53 (9.35%) SAP
11 50 (8.82%) Microsoft
12 49 (8.64%) ERP
13 42 (7.41%) Degree
14 39 (6.88%) Retail
15 38 (6.70%) Security Cleared
15 38 (6.70%) Business Transformation
16 34 (6.00%) Migration
17 33 (5.82%) Programme Management
18 32 (5.64%) Telecoms
19 31 (5.47%) Risk Management
20 30 (5.29%) MS Excel
20 30 (5.29%) Oracle
21 29 (5.11%) ITIL
21 29 (5.11%) Marketing
22 28 (4.94%) CRM
23 27 (4.76%) MS Office
23 27 (4.76%) Analytics
24 24 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
24 24 (4.23%) Data Warehouse

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 20 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.88%) SAS
2 5 (0.88%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.35%) Confluence
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 30 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.76%) MS Office
3 24 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (3.53%) MS Visio
5 19 (3.35%) MS Project
6 7 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.29%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.59%) SAP ERP
2 9 (1.59%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.71%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.71%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.53%) Maximo
6 3 (0.53%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.35%) TrackWise
8 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.18%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.29%) Office 365
2 2 (0.35%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.41%) Internet
2 6 (1.06%) Skype
3 3 (0.53%) Network Security
4 2 (0.35%) Firewall
4 2 (0.35%) Intranet
4 2 (0.35%) NAS
5 1 (0.18%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (1.76%) Power BI
4 10 (1.76%) SQL Server
5 7 (1.23%) Data Mining
5 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.06%) Big Data
6 6 (1.06%) GIS
6 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.88%) QlikView
7 5 (0.88%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.35%) DataStage
9 2 (0.35%) OLAP
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.18%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (1.06%) JIRA
2 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.18%) YouTrack
General
1 176 (31.04%) Finance
2 60 (10.58%) Banking
3 39 (6.88%) Retail
4 32 (5.64%) Telecoms
5 29 (5.11%) Marketing
6 15 (2.65%) Front Office
6 15 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.47%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.94%) Legal
8 11 (1.94%) Local Government
9 10 (1.76%) Advertising
10 9 (1.59%) Billing
11 7 (1.23%) Back Office
12 6 (1.06%) Mandarin Language
12 6 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (1.06%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.88%) Automotive
14 4 (0.71%) Electronics
14 4 (0.71%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.35%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.53%) JSON
1 3 (0.53%) REST
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.18%) Middleware
3 1 (0.18%) Web Services
3 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.18%) XML
3 1 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 69 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.35%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.76%) NHS
4 9 (1.59%) Derivative
5 7 (1.23%) Fixed Income
5 7 (1.23%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.06%) PMI
7 5 (0.88%) Clustering
8 4 (0.71%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.53%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (0.53%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.35%) CCTV
10 2 (0.35%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.35%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.35%) FMCG
10 2 (0.35%) Life Science
10 2 (0.35%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.35%) Social Media
10 2 (0.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (2.47%) Windows
2 12 (2.12%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (31.04%) Stakeholder Management
2 164 (28.92%) Project Management
3 111 (19.58%) Change Management
4 98 (17.28%) Business Analysis
5 89 (15.70%) PRINCE2
6 73 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
8 49 (8.64%) ERP
9 38 (6.70%) Business Transformation
10 34 (6.00%) Migration
11 33 (5.82%) Programme Management
12 31 (5.47%) Risk Management
13 29 (5.11%) ITIL
14 28 (4.94%) CRM
15 27 (4.76%) Analytics
16 24 (4.23%) Target Operating Model
17 23 (4.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 20 (3.53%) Six Sigma
19 18 (3.17%) Lean Six Sigma
20 17 (3.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.17%) SQL
2 7 (1.23%) VBA
3 6 (1.06%) C
4 1 (0.18%) Python
4 1 (0.18%) R
4 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (7.41%) Degree
2 38 (6.70%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 17 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.12%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.76%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.76%) PMP
7 8 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.23%) MBA
9 6 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.71%) CISSP
12 3 (0.53%) APMG
12 3 (0.53%) APMP
12 3 (0.53%) CISM
12 3 (0.53%) ISEB
13 2 (0.35%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.35%) CISA
14 1 (0.18%) ACCA
14 1 (0.18%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.12%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.23%) QA
3 5 (0.88%) MiFID
4 4 (0.71%) GxP
4 4 (0.71%) ISO22301
5 3 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.35%) FATCA
6 2 (0.35%) FINREP
6 2 (0.35%) IFRS
6 2 (0.35%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.18%) EMIR
7 1 (0.18%) GDPR
7 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) SLA
7 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.18%) UCITS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 53 (9.35%) SAP
2 50 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 30 (5.29%) Oracle
4 14 (2.47%) Tableau
5 13 (2.29%) Cognos
6 10 (1.76%) Google
7 8 (1.41%) IBM
8 7 (1.23%) HP
9 6 (1.06%) Remedy
10 5 (0.88%) Mapinfo
11 4 (0.71%) Informatica
12 3 (0.53%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.53%) Cisco
12 3 (0.53%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (0.53%) Netezza
12 3 (0.53%) Syclo
12 3 (0.53%) Virgin Media
13 2 (0.35%) NGA Human Resources
13 2 (0.35%) ServiceNow
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