The table below looks at the statistics for Business Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Development over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Development
Rank 121 108 94
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Contract jobs citing Business Development 4 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.47% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£340 - £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £380 £425
% change year-on-year
-11.84% -10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £51.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-56.09% +28.12%
Business Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1887 1698 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.03% 72.66% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 888 566
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 107 77
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -12.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Business Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Development across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Development Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Business Development
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Development across the West Midlands region.

Business Development Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Development across the West Midlands region.

Business Development Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Development
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Development within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry +2 2 - - 3
Birmingham -6 2 £340 - 10
Business Development
England

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Business Development also 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 that cited Business Development.

1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Transition Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (14.29%) NFC
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Market Research
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) Syclo
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (14.29%) Sybase
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Business Development also 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 that cited Business Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) NFC
1 1 (14.29%) RFID
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Law
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Service Manager
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Service Transition Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Transition Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (14.29%) MI Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Transition Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Market Research
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) B2B
3 1 (14.29%) B2C
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
3 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Syclo
1 1 (14.29%) Sybase
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) CA
1 1 (14.29%) Kony
1 1 (14.29%) ClickSoftware Technologies