The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Business Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Development over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Development
UK / England
Rank 448 405 410
Rank change year-on-year -43 +5  
Contract jobs citing Business Development 122 221 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.55% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 127 85
Median daily rate £450 £395 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.92% -15.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £299 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £373 £456
% change year-on-year +7.38% -18.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 6
Median hourly rate £24.45 £13.15 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.93% -40.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.05 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.00 £54.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.23 £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -63.55% +100.00%  

Business Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34139 40348 37989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.28% 82.95% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22590 26805 23918
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 848 1007 1106
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Business Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Business Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Development in England

Business Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Development in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Development in England

Business Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Development in England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Development in England

Business Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Development in England

Business Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Development in England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Development in England

Business Development
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Development within the England region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
London -18 64 £450 -2.70% 76
South East -23 26 £400 +20.30% 36
West Midlands +18 13 £406 -1.51% 6
South West +1 6 £343 -31.56% 11
North West +26 5 £475 +106.52% 16
Yorkshire +8 3 £450 +9.75% 5
East of England -9 2 £375 -21.05% 12
East Midlands -6 1 £325 -22.15% 10
Business Development
UK

Business Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Business Development.

1 97 (39.92%) Finance
2 62 (25.51%) Microsoft
3 58 (23.87%) CRM
4 53 (21.81%) Degree
5 44 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (16.87%) Project Management
7 38 (15.64%) Marketing
8 36 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
9 34 (13.99%) Analytics
10 33 (13.58%) Dynamics CRM
11 31 (12.76%) Telecoms
12 30 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (12.35%) SharePoint
12 30 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
13 29 (11.93%) Retail
14 27 (11.11%) MS Excel
15 25 (10.29%) Change Management
16 24 (9.88%) BizTalk Server
16 24 (9.88%) Oracle
17 23 (9.47%) Dynamics AX
17 23 (9.47%) Security Cleared
18 22 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
18 22 (9.05%) Presales
19 21 (8.64%) User Experience
20 20 (8.23%) Business Analysis
20 20 (8.23%) Visualisation
21 19 (7.82%) Legal
22 18 (7.41%) Data Management
23 17 (7.00%) Manufacturing
23 17 (7.00%) SQL Server

Business Development
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 30 (12.35%) SharePoint
2 24 (9.88%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (2.88%) SAS
4 5 (2.06%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.65%) CMS
6 3 (1.23%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.41%) Apache
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.41%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.94%) MS Office
3 7 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.06%) SPSS
5 3 (1.23%) MS Project
6 2 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.41%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.41%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 33 (13.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (9.47%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.41%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.41%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.41%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.41%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.41%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.70%) Office 365
4 5 (2.06%) PaaS
4 5 (2.06%) SaaS
4 5 (2.06%) Yammer
5 4 (1.65%) IaaS
6 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.53%) Internet
2 2 (0.82%) Firewall
2 2 (0.82%) Network Security
2 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.41%) DNS
3 1 (0.41%) Extranet
3 1 (0.41%) ICMP
3 1 (0.41%) LAN
3 1 (0.41%) Modbus
3 1 (0.41%) OSPF
3 1 (0.41%) SNMP
3 1 (0.41%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.41%) VLAN
3 1 (0.41%) WAN
3 1 (0.41%) Wireless
3 1 (0.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.76%) Big Data
3 10 (4.12%) QlikView
4 7 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.06%) DataStage
5 5 (2.06%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.06%) MS Access
5 5 (2.06%) MySQL
6 4 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.65%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.65%) Pentaho
6 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.23%) OLAP
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.23%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.82%) JIRA
2 2 (0.82%) MorphX
2 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.41%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.41%) Selenium
3 1 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 97 (39.92%) Finance
2 38 (15.64%) Marketing
3 31 (12.76%) Telecoms
4 29 (11.93%) Retail
5 19 (7.82%) Legal
6 17 (7.00%) Manufacturing
7 15 (6.17%) Banking
8 6 (2.47%) Advertising
8 6 (2.47%) Law
8 6 (2.47%) Mandarin Language
8 6 (2.47%) Spanish Language
9 4 (1.65%) Electronics
10 3 (1.23%) Automotive
10 3 (1.23%) Back Office
10 3 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.41%) Billing
11 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) Front Office
11 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (16.46%) Architect
2 26 (10.70%) Analyst
3 25 (10.29%) Project Manager
4 22 (9.05%) Consultant
5 17 (7.00%) Designer
6 15 (6.17%) Dynamics AX Architect
7 14 (5.76%) Business Manager
7 14 (5.76%) UX Designer
8 12 (4.94%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.94%) Developer
9 11 (4.53%) Interaction Designer
9 11 (4.53%) Programme Manager
9 11 (4.53%) Senior Designer
9 11 (4.53%) Senior Interaction Designer
9 11 (4.53%) Senior UX Designer
10 9 (3.70%) CRM Manager
10 9 (3.70%) Data Analyst
10 9 (3.70%) IT Manager
10 9 (3.70%) Marketing Manager
11 8 (3.29%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.70%) .NET
2 5 (2.06%) COM
3 2 (0.82%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.82%) CSS
3 2 (0.82%) HTML
3 2 (0.82%) Web Services
4 1 (0.41%) Ajax
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.41%) CSS3
4 1 (0.41%) D3.js
4 1 (0.41%) HTML5
4 1 (0.41%) Mason
4 1 (0.41%) MLlib
4 1 (0.41%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.41%) Velocity
4 1 (0.41%) XHTML
4 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.64%) User Experience
3 17 (7.00%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.94%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.29%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.47%) Life Science
6 6 (2.47%) NHS
7 4 (1.65%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.65%) Robotics
8 3 (1.23%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.23%) Fintech
8 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.23%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.82%) CESG
9 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.82%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.12%) Windows
2 4 (1.65%) Mac OS X
3 2 (0.82%) Linux
3 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.41%) Android
4 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.41%) Solaris
4 1 (0.41%) Unix
4 1 (0.41%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.87%) CRM
2 44 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (16.87%) Project Management
4 34 (13.99%) Analytics
5 30 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (10.29%) Change Management
7 22 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (9.05%) Presales
8 20 (8.23%) Business Analysis
8 20 (8.23%) Visualisation
9 18 (7.41%) Data Management
10 14 (5.76%) Data Analysis
10 14 (5.76%) Programme Management
10 14 (5.76%) Wireframes
11 13 (5.35%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (5.35%) Risk Management
12 12 (4.94%) Data Modelling
13 11 (4.53%) Data Analytics
13 11 (4.53%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (4.53%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.76%) SQL
2 8 (3.29%) Python
3 7 (2.88%) C
4 6 (2.47%) VBA
5 4 (1.65%) C#
5 4 (1.65%) Java
5 4 (1.65%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.82%) C++
6 2 (0.82%) R
6 2 (0.82%) X++
7 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.41%) Perl
7 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.41%) SPARQL
7 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (21.81%) Degree
2 23 (9.47%) Security Cleared
3 16 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.70%) MBA
5 6 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.06%) ISEB
7 4 (1.65%) CCNA
7 4 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.65%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.23%) CISA
8 3 (1.23%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.23%) PMP
9 2 (0.82%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (0.82%) MCP
9 2 (0.82%) PhD
9 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.41%) CITP
10 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.47%) SLA
2 4 (1.65%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.65%) QA
3 2 (0.82%) Basel II
4 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.41%) FATCA
4 1 (0.41%) GDPR
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) Firmware
2 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.23%) Terraform
2 1 (0.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (25.51%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.88%) Oracle
3 16 (6.58%) SAP
4 14 (5.76%) IBM
5 13 (5.35%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (4.53%) HP
7 9 (3.70%) Cognos
8 8 (3.29%) Tableau
9 7 (2.88%) Google
9 7 (2.88%) Informatica
9 7 (2.88%) Teradata
10 5 (2.06%) Infor
11 4 (1.65%) Cisco
11 4 (1.65%) Netezza
12 3 (1.23%) Avaya
13 2 (0.82%) Ab Initio
13 2 (0.82%) DataFlux
13 2 (0.82%) Facebook
13 2 (0.82%) MicroStrategy
13 2 (0.82%) VMware
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