Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Business Manager
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 504 441 397
Rank change year-on-year -63 -44 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 385 481 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.51% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.54% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 341 401
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £313
90th Percentile £698 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £474
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.90% +5.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +32.08% +32.50%
10th Percentile £23.34 £24.20 £23.05
90th Percentile £61.06 £57.00 £28.55
UK median hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +12.14% +32.08% +32.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89,336 89,721 93,327
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,706 59,749 61,434
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,749 2,665 3,016
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £18.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +3.00% +0.97%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

Business Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Business Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Business Manager in England

Business Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Manager in England

Business Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Manager in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Manager in England

Business Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Manager in England

Business Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Manager in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Manager in England

Business Manager
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 Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -50 191 £534 +1.67% 40
South East -6 77 £498 +10.56% 13
North of England -19 45 £450 - 24
Midlands -40 30 £450 -5.26% 18
North West -10 27 £503 +11.67% 11
West Midlands -36 23 £450 -5.26% 11
East of England -4 22 £431 -21.59% 6
South West -29 20 £450 +2.51% 10
Yorkshire -2 17 £425 +0.47% 8
East Midlands +3 7 £425 -10.53% 7
North East -6 1 £475 -5.00% 5
Business Manager
UK

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, Business Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Business Manager in the job title.

1 119 (30.91%) Finance
2 112 (29.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 108 (28.05%) Project Management
4 98 (25.45%) Change Management
5 63 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (11.43%) PRINCE2
7 40 (10.39%) Security Cleared
8 33 (8.57%) Business Analysis
9 31 (8.05%) Microsoft
9 31 (8.05%) Analytics
10 29 (7.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 29 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (7.53%) Banking
11 28 (7.27%) Migration
11 28 (7.27%) SC Cleared
12 26 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
12 26 (6.75%) Retail
12 26 (6.75%) Business Change Management
13 23 (5.97%) SAP
14 22 (5.71%) Degree
15 19 (4.94%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (4.68%) Marketing
17 17 (4.42%) Decision-Making
17 17 (4.42%) Collaborative Working
18 16 (4.16%) Business Continuity
18 16 (4.16%) Line Management
18 16 (4.16%) Coaching
18 16 (4.16%) Business Transformation
19 15 (3.90%) Target Operating Model
19 15 (3.90%) Risk Management

Business Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 6 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.04%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.52%) CMS
3 2 (0.52%) Confluence
3 2 (0.52%) SAS
3 2 (0.52%) WordPress
4 1 (0.26%) Documentum
4 1 (0.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.78%) Sonata
3 2 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.26%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.26%) HFM
4 1 (0.26%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.26%) PlanetPress Connect
4 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.60%) Office 365
2 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.82%) Skype
2 4 (1.04%) SMS
3 2 (0.52%) LAN
4 1 (0.26%) Broadband
4 1 (0.26%) DHCP
4 1 (0.26%) DNS
4 1 (0.26%) DSL
4 1 (0.26%) Firewall
4 1 (0.26%) Internet
4 1 (0.26%) WAN
4 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (2.34%) Power BI
2 5 (1.30%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.78%) Big Data
4 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.26%) DTS
6 1 (0.26%) EDMS
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.26%) QlikView
6 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.26%) JIRA
General
1 119 (30.91%) Finance
2 29 (7.53%) Banking
3 26 (6.75%) Retail
4 18 (4.68%) Marketing
5 14 (3.64%) Law
6 12 (3.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (2.60%) Front Office
8 9 (2.34%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.34%) Legal
9 7 (1.82%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.04%) Advertising
11 4 (1.04%) Billing
12 3 (0.78%) Back Office
12 3 (0.78%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.78%) Publishing
13 2 (0.52%) Local Government
13 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.52%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.52%) EDI
2 1 (0.26%) CSS
2 1 (0.26%) HTML
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.26%) Velocity
2 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.82%) Data Centre
3 7 (1.82%) User Experience
4 5 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.30%) Equities
4 5 (1.30%) Fixed Income
4 5 (1.30%) NHS
5 4 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.78%) Derivative
6 3 (0.78%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (0.78%) Fintech
6 3 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
6 3 (0.78%) Life Science
6 3 (0.78%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.52%) FMCG
7 2 (0.52%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.04%) Windows
2 3 (0.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (29.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 108 (28.05%) Project Management
3 98 (25.45%) Change Management
4 63 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (11.43%) PRINCE2
6 33 (8.57%) Business Analysis
7 31 (8.05%) Analytics
8 29 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (7.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 28 (7.27%) Migration
10 26 (6.75%) Business Change Management
11 19 (4.94%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (4.42%) Collaborative Working
12 17 (4.42%) Decision-Making
13 16 (4.16%) Business Continuity
13 16 (4.16%) Business Transformation
13 16 (4.16%) Coaching
13 16 (4.16%) Line Management
14 15 (3.90%) Risk Management
14 15 (3.90%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.04%) C
2 3 (0.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (10.39%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.71%) Degree
4 11 (2.86%) PMP
5 9 (2.34%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.82%) APMG
6 7 (1.82%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.56%) MBA
8 4 (1.04%) APMP
8 4 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.04%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.78%) ACCA
9 3 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.52%) CISA
10 2 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.52%) ISEB
10 2 (0.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.26%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.38%) PMO
2 9 (2.34%) QA
3 8 (2.08%) SLA
4 7 (1.82%) GDPR
5 6 (1.56%) ISO 22301
6 5 (1.30%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.30%) MiFID
7 3 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.52%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.52%) EMIR
8 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.26%) COSO
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (8.05%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.97%) SAP
3 3 (0.78%) Aquila
4 2 (0.52%) Adobe
4 2 (0.52%) Fujitsu
4 2 (0.52%) Google
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle
4 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.26%) Anaplan
5 1 (0.26%) Charles River
5 1 (0.26%) CODA
5 1 (0.26%) EMC
5 1 (0.26%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.26%) IBM
5 1 (0.26%) Infor
5 1 (0.26%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.26%) JDA
5 1 (0.26%) Progress
5 1 (0.26%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds