Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 495 475 379
Rank change year-on-year -20 -96 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 379 410 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.44% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.47% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 292 375
England median daily rate £500 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% -1.05%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £313
90th Percentile £666 £674 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.53% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +32.08% +3.78%
10th Percentile £23.34 £35.00 £23.05
90th Percentile £61.06 £35.00 £28.55
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +32.08% +3.78%

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 85,682 87,523 85,380
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,271 58,700 56,238
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £649 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,561 2,553 2,913
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.19 £18.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.80% -1.06% -0.62%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.08% -2.81%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -44 186 £525 +5.00% 46
South East +3 66 £483 +4.32% 16
North of England -4 49 £450 - 23
South West -19 29 £450 -1.10% 7
Midlands -17 26 £450 - 22
North West +4 25 £450 -2.70% 12
West Midlands -7 21 £450 - 14
Yorkshire -10 21 £425 -3.95% 9
East of England -5 19 £550 - 7
East Midlands +4 6 £375 -6.25% 8
North East -4 3 £525 +16.67% 2
Business Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 (31.40%) Finance
2 112 (29.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 91 (24.01%) Change Management
4 85 (22.43%) Project Management
5 77 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (12.40%) Security Cleared
7 42 (11.08%) PRINCE2
8 36 (9.50%) Banking
9 32 (8.44%) Microsoft
10 29 (7.65%) Migration
10 29 (7.65%) SC Cleared
11 28 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (7.39%) Business Analysis
12 27 (7.12%) Retail
12 27 (7.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 26 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (6.33%) CRM
15 23 (6.07%) Analytics
16 22 (5.80%) Coaching
16 22 (5.80%) SAP
16 22 (5.80%) Business Change Management
17 20 (5.28%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (5.28%) DV Cleared
17 20 (5.28%) Degree
18 19 (5.01%) Marketing
19 18 (4.75%) Decision-Making
20 17 (4.49%) Problem-Solving
21 15 (3.96%) ERP
21 15 (3.96%) Business Transformation
22 14 (3.69%) Target Operating Model

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 5 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.79%) CMS
2 3 (0.79%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.53%) Drupal
3 2 (0.53%) SAS
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (3.17%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.26%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.26%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.26%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.64%) Office 365
2 6 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.58%) Skype
2 2 (0.53%) LAN
2 2 (0.53%) SMS
3 1 (0.26%) Broadband
3 1 (0.26%) DHCP
3 1 (0.26%) DNS
3 1 (0.26%) Firewall
3 1 (0.26%) Internet
3 1 (0.26%) VPN
3 1 (0.26%) WAN
3 1 (0.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.37%) Power BI
2 8 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.06%) Big Data
4 3 (0.79%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.26%) DTS
6 1 (0.26%) Looker
6 1 (0.26%) QlikView
6 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 119 (31.40%) Finance
2 36 (9.50%) Banking
3 27 (7.12%) Retail
4 19 (5.01%) Marketing
5 10 (2.64%) Law
5 10 (2.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (2.37%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.85%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.85%) Legal
8 5 (1.32%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.06%) Advertising
10 3 (0.79%) Billing
10 3 (0.79%) Front Office
10 3 (0.79%) Publishing
11 2 (0.53%) Local Government
11 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.53%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.26%) Back Office
12 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.06%) Web Services
2 2 (0.53%) HTML
3 1 (0.26%) CSS
3 1 (0.26%) Flash
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.37%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.85%) User Experience
4 5 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.06%) Equities
5 4 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.79%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (0.79%) Fintech
6 3 (0.79%) Fixed Income
6 3 (0.79%) Hedge funds
6 3 (0.79%) NHS
6 3 (0.79%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.53%) Derivative
7 2 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.53%) Life Science
7 2 (0.53%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.26%) EPoS
8 1 (0.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.79%) Windows
1 3 (0.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (29.55%) Stakeholder Management
2 91 (24.01%) Change Management
3 85 (22.43%) Project Management
4 77 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (11.08%) PRINCE2
6 29 (7.65%) Migration
7 28 (7.39%) Business Analysis
7 28 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
8 27 (7.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 24 (6.33%) CRM
10 23 (6.07%) Analytics
11 22 (5.80%) Business Change Management
11 22 (5.80%) Coaching
12 20 (5.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (4.75%) Decision-Making
14 17 (4.49%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (3.96%) Business Transformation
15 15 (3.96%) ERP
16 14 (3.69%) Target Operating Model
17 13 (3.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.90%) C
2 3 (0.79%) Java
3 2 (0.53%) PHP
3 2 (0.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.65%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.28%) Degree
3 20 (5.28%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.90%) PMP
5 8 (2.11%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.85%) APMG
7 6 (1.58%) MBA
8 3 (0.79%) APMP
8 3 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.79%) ISEB
8 3 (0.79%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CISA
9 2 (0.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.26%) ACCA
10 1 (0.26%) CISSP
10 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.43%) PMO
2 10 (2.64%) QA
3 7 (1.85%) ISO 22301
4 5 (1.32%) GDPR
5 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.79%) SLA
6 2 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.26%) COSO
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (8.44%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.80%) SAP
3 5 (1.32%) Oracle
4 4 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.53%) Adobe
5 2 (0.53%) Fujitsu
5 2 (0.53%) Tableau
5 2 (0.53%) VMware
6 1 (0.26%) Anaplan
6 1 (0.26%) BT
6 1 (0.26%) Charles River
6 1 (0.26%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.26%) EMC
6 1 (0.26%) Google
6 1 (0.26%) IBM
6 1 (0.26%) Infor
6 1 (0.26%) JDA
6 1 (0.26%) Mitel
6 1 (0.26%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds