The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Manager
Rank 96 98 86
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 20 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.86% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.94% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 6
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£369 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.44% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £255 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £543 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.39 - £47.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2251 2225 1818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.64% 90.85% 91.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1140 884
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 183 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Warwickshire +6 7 £350 -35.48% 1
Coventry +4 4 £405 +24.61% 1
Birmingham +1 4 £440 +3.52% 2
Staffordshire -5 1 £388 +33.62% 2
Herefordshire - 1 £500 -
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Business Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 18 (47.37%) Finance
2 17 (44.74%) Project Management
3 12 (31.58%) PRINCE2
4 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (21.05%) Business Analysis
5 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (15.79%) Process Management
6 6 (15.79%) SPSS
6 6 (15.79%) IBM
6 6 (15.79%) ISEB
7 5 (13.16%) PMP
7 5 (13.16%) PMI Certification
7 5 (13.16%) Scrum
7 5 (13.16%) Programme Management
7 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
7 5 (13.16%) Business Transformation
7 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 3 (7.89%) Back Office
8 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement
9 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
9 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Banking
9 2 (5.26%) Retail
9 2 (5.26%) Logistics
9 2 (5.26%) Informatica
9 2 (5.26%) DataStage
9 2 (5.26%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (15.79%) SPSS
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) DataStage
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Back Office
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Local Government
4 1 (2.63%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Project Management
2 12 (31.58%) PRINCE2
3 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.05%) Business Analysis
5 6 (15.79%) Process Management
6 5 (13.16%) Scrum
6 5 (13.16%) Programme Management
6 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
6 5 (13.16%) Business Transformation
6 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (5.26%) Data Transformation
8 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.26%) Logistics
9 1 (2.63%) Matrix Management
9 1 (2.63%) Test Strategy
9 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) PMP
2 5 (13.16%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) IBM
2 2 (5.26%) Informatica
2 2 (5.26%) Datanomic
2 2 (5.26%) SAP
2 2 (5.26%) Trillium
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle