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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Manager
Rank 303 311 252
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 386 346 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.63% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.68% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 217 242
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £324 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £629
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £47.39 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.39 - £47.00

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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 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
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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 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 +4 358 £463 +2.77% 114
London +37 214 £500 -4.76% 60
South East -26 47 £470 +10.58% 11
City of London -7 44 £475 -13.63% 27
North West -14 22 £413 -2.94% 8
West Midlands +4 20 £369 -5.44% 8
Scotland -3 19 £325 -5.79% 4
South West +5 15 £361 -9.87% 9
West Yorkshire -28 14 £423 -2.19% 5
Yorkshire -28 14 £423 -2.19% 8
Berkshire 0 13 £470 +21.29% 2
Hampshire -2 11 £475 +22.81% 2
Edinburgh 0 10 £250 -30.31% 1
East Midlands -9 10 £450 +16.88% 4
Surrey +1 9 £471 -14.36% 1
East of England -3 9 £350 -26.31% 3
Cheshire -9 9 £538 +31.90% 3
Manchester -5 8 £400 - 2
Leeds -28 8 £400 -5.60% 3
Warwickshire +6 7 £350 -35.48% 1
Stirling +4 7 £350 -2.77% 1
Warwick 0 6 £350 -35.48% 1
Bristol -3 5 £404 -0.61%
Nottinghamshire -10 5 £438 - 1
Coventry +3 4 £405 +24.61% 1
Birmingham +2 4 £440 +3.52% 2
Gloucestershire 0 4 £450 - 3
Hertfordshire -6 4 £588 +30.55% 2
Bradford -11 4 £413 -21.42% 1
North East -22 4 £430 +21.12%

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 302 (38.28%) Finance
2 240 (30.42%) Project Management
3 175 (22.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 146 (18.50%) Banking
5 126 (15.97%) Change Management
6 121 (15.34%) PRINCE2
7 93 (11.79%) Business Intelligence
8 83 (10.52%) Business Analysis
9 75 (9.51%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (8.11%) Business Transformation
11 63 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
12 58 (7.35%) Retail
13 47 (5.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 45 (5.70%) SAP
15 43 (5.45%) Security Cleared
16 41 (5.20%) User Acceptance Testing
17 40 (5.07%) Microsoft
17 40 (5.07%) Programme Management
18 36 (4.56%) Investment Banking
18 36 (4.56%) ERP
19 33 (4.18%) Migration
20 32 (4.06%) Management Information System
20 32 (4.06%) Oracle
21 31 (3.93%) Marketing
22 30 (3.80%) Degree
22 30 (3.80%) Service Delivery
22 30 (3.80%) ITIL
23 29 (3.68%) MS Excel
23 29 (3.68%) NHS
23 29 (3.68%) Legal

Business Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 17 (2.15%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.76%) SAS
3 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
3 5 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.13%) Drupal
5 1 (0.13%) Lync
Applications
1 29 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.42%) MS Project
3 19 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (2.15%) MS Office
5 9 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.89%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.38%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.25%) Summit
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.13%) Kondor+
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.13%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.38%) Office 365
2 2 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) PaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.01%) Internet
2 5 (0.63%) Network Security
3 3 (0.38%) HTTP
3 3 (0.38%) RTP
4 2 (0.25%) Firewall
4 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.25%) Intranet
5 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.13%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (1.27%) QlikView
4 7 (0.89%) Data Mining
4 7 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (0.76%) Big Data
6 5 (0.63%) MS Access
6 5 (0.63%) EDRMS
7 4 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.38%) OLAP
8 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.38%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.25%) DataStage
9 2 (0.25%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 6 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.25%) JIRA
General
1 302 (38.28%) Finance
2 146 (18.50%) Banking
3 58 (7.35%) Retail
4 36 (4.56%) Investment Banking
5 31 (3.93%) Marketing
6 29 (3.68%) Legal
7 26 (3.30%) Telecoms
8 23 (2.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 18 (2.28%) Manufacturing
10 16 (2.03%) Retail Banking
11 15 (1.90%) Back Office
12 12 (1.52%) Local Government
13 11 (1.39%) Front Office
14 10 (1.27%) Advertising
14 10 (1.27%) Law
15 8 (1.01%) Electronics
16 7 (0.89%) Automotive
17 6 (0.76%) General Ledger
18 5 (0.63%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.63%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.39%) .NET
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.13%) XML
3 1 (0.13%) CGI
3 1 (0.13%) FpML
3 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.06%) Management Information System
3 29 (3.68%) NHS
4 17 (2.15%) Performance Metrics
5 13 (1.65%) Fixed Income
5 13 (1.65%) Life Science
6 11 (1.39%) PMI
7 10 (1.27%) Derivative
8 9 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.01%) Online Banking
9 8 (1.01%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.01%) User Experience
10 7 (0.89%) Equities
11 6 (0.76%) FMCG
11 6 (0.76%) Video on Demand
12 5 (0.63%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.51%) Market Risk
13 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.51%) DTV
14 3 (0.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.14%) Windows
2 2 (0.25%) AIX
2 2 (0.25%) UNIX
2 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (30.42%) Project Management
2 175 (22.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 126 (15.97%) Change Management
4 121 (15.34%) PRINCE2
5 93 (11.79%) Business Intelligence
6 83 (10.52%) Business Analysis
7 75 (9.51%) Agile Software Development
8 64 (8.11%) Business Transformation
9 47 (5.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 41 (5.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 40 (5.07%) Programme Management
12 36 (4.56%) ERP
13 33 (4.18%) Migration
14 30 (3.80%) Service Delivery
14 30 (3.80%) ITIL
15 29 (3.68%) Asset Management
15 29 (3.68%) Analytics
16 27 (3.42%) SDLC
17 23 (2.92%) PRINCE
18 22 (2.79%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 26 (3.30%) SQL
2 7 (0.89%) C
3 3 (0.38%) VBA
4 1 (0.13%) Java
4 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 30 (3.80%) Degree
3 28 (3.55%) PMI Certification
4 23 (2.92%) SC Cleared
5 21 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 19 (2.41%) PMP
7 15 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 15 (1.90%) ISEB
8 12 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.14%) MBA
10 6 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.76%) CISSP
11 4 (0.51%) ACCA
11 4 (0.51%) CISM
11 4 (0.51%) CIMA
11 4 (0.51%) APMP
12 2 (0.25%) APMG
12 2 (0.25%) CCAB
12 2 (0.25%) CISMP
12 2 (0.25%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.03%) QA
2 9 (1.14%) SLA
3 8 (1.01%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.76%) EMIR
4 6 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.63%) MiFID
5 5 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.38%) GxP
8 2 (0.25%) GAMP
8 2 (0.25%) FATCA
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
Systems Management
1 3 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (5.70%) SAP
2 40 (5.07%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.06%) Oracle
4 13 (1.65%) Cognos
5 10 (1.27%) IBM
5 10 (1.27%) Tableau
6 8 (1.01%) Hyperion
7 7 (0.89%) HP
8 6 (0.76%) Adobe
9 5 (0.63%) Demandware
10 4 (0.51%) hybris
10 4 (0.51%) Citrix
10 4 (0.51%) CA
10 4 (0.51%) Informatica
10 4 (0.51%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.51%) ATG
10 4 (0.51%) Teradata
11 3 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.38%) Avaloq
11 3 (0.38%) Symantec
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