The first table below looks at the demand for the Business Manager role 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 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 advertised for the West Midlands region.

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 96 87 94
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 22 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 0.87% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.94% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
Average daily rate £425 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £390 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.61% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2162 1704 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.01% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 796 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 155 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Business Manager
England

Business Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Manager in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Business Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Business Manager
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 Manager across the West Midlands region.

Business Manager Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Manager across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Business Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Business Manager
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 Manager across the West Midlands region.

Business Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Manager
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 Manager within the West Midlands region 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
Birmingham -1 11 £475 +26.66%
Coventry -6 3 £390 - 1
Warwickshire -3 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Business Manager
England

Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Project Management
3 5 (14.29%) Change Management
4 4 (11.43%) Supplier Management
5 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
5 3 (8.57%) Marketing
5 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity
5 3 (8.57%) JD Edwards
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) CRM
5 3 (8.57%) ERP
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 2 (5.71%) Business Objects
6 2 (5.71%) SAP
6 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.71%) SAP CRM
6 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Requirements Management
6 2 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (5.71%) Degree
6 2 (5.71%) QA
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.71%) Marketing Strategy
6 2 (5.71%) Demand Management
6 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity Management
6 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) MVNO
7 1 (2.86%) Business Transformation

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.86%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
General
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
1 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Project Management
2 5 (14.29%) Change Management
3 4 (11.43%) Supplier Management
4 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
4 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) CRM
4 3 (8.57%) ERP
5 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.71%) Requirements Management
5 2 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) Marketing Strategy
5 2 (5.71%) Demand Management
5 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity Management
5 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) JD Edwards
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Business Objects
2 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 1 (2.86%) Netezza
3 1 (2.86%) BT
3 1 (2.86%) IBM
3 1 (2.86%) Cognos