Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 424 391 362
Rank change year-on-year -33 -29 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 476 593 677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.60% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.64% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 399 458
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -4.76%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £299
90th Percentile £675 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +32.50% -68.25%
10th Percentile £24.20 £23.05 £19.35
90th Percentile £57.00 £28.55 £59.52
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +32.50% -68.25%

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 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -22 258 £525 +5.00% 20
South East +1 72 £450 -0.55% 5
Midlands -13 52 £475 +1.71% 4
North of England +9 41 £450 +2.86% 7
West Midlands +11 36 £475 +11.76% 4
North West -7 28 £450 -3.23% 3
East of England -11 27 £550 +33.33% 8
South West +2 23 £423 -3.31% 6
East Midlands -5 14 £475 -5.00%
Yorkshire +5 10 £423 +12.80% 4
North East +62 3 £500 -
Business Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Business Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Business Manager in the job title.

1 155 (32.56%) Project Management
2 154 (32.35%) Finance
3 135 (28.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 101 (21.22%) Change Management
5 86 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (15.76%) Banking
7 52 (10.92%) Business Analysis
8 46 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
9 42 (8.82%) PRINCE2
10 39 (8.19%) Investment Banking
11 36 (7.56%) Microsoft Excel
12 31 (6.51%) Business Transformation
13 30 (6.30%) Degree
13 30 (6.30%) Security Cleared
14 28 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 28 (5.88%) Programme Management
14 28 (5.88%) Programme Delivery
15 26 (5.46%) Marketing
15 26 (5.46%) Front Office
15 26 (5.46%) Microsoft
16 25 (5.25%) Migration
17 24 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
18 23 (4.83%) Target Operating Model
18 23 (4.83%) Business Change Management
19 22 (4.62%) Scrum
20 21 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
21 20 (4.20%) Retail
21 20 (4.20%) Asset Management
21 20 (4.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 19 (3.99%) MiFID

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 10 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.05%) SAS
2 5 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (0.84%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.21%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (7.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (2.52%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.21%) Maximo
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.21%) Summit
4 1 (0.21%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.10%) Office 365
2 2 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.89%) SMS
2 5 (1.05%) Skype
2 5 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.63%) Internet
3 3 (0.63%) Intranet
3 3 (0.63%) LAN
3 3 (0.63%) WAN
4 2 (0.42%) Network Security
4 2 (0.42%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.21%) NAS
5 1 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.68%) QlikView
3 6 (1.26%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.05%) Power BI
4 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.63%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.63%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.42%) DB2
7 2 (0.42%) MS Access
7 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.42%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.21%) Big Data
8 1 (0.21%) Essbase
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.21%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 10 (2.10%) JIRA
2 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 154 (32.35%) Finance
2 75 (15.76%) Banking
3 39 (8.19%) Investment Banking
4 26 (5.46%) Front Office
4 26 (5.46%) Marketing
5 20 (4.20%) Retail
6 18 (3.78%) Legal
7 12 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (2.31%) Retail Banking
8 11 (2.31%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.89%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.68%) Back Office
10 8 (1.68%) Law
11 7 (1.47%) Publishing
12 5 (1.05%) Automotive
12 5 (1.05%) Local Government
13 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.42%) Electronics
13 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.42%) EDI
2 1 (0.21%) Mason
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (3.15%) Fixed Income
4 13 (2.73%) Derivative
4 13 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.10%) FMCG
6 9 (1.89%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.47%) Equities
8 6 (1.26%) NHS
9 5 (1.05%) PMI
9 5 (1.05%) STB
10 4 (0.84%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.84%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.84%) Fintech
10 4 (0.84%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.84%) OTC Derivatives
11 3 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.63%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.26%) Windows
2 4 (0.84%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (32.56%) Project Management
2 135 (28.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 101 (21.22%) Change Management
4 86 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (10.92%) Business Analysis
6 42 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 31 (6.51%) Business Transformation
8 28 (5.88%) Programme Delivery
8 28 (5.88%) Programme Management
8 28 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 25 (5.25%) Migration
10 24 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (4.83%) Business Change Management
11 23 (4.83%) Target Operating Model
12 22 (4.62%) Scrum
13 21 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (4.20%) Asset Management
15 18 (3.78%) CRM
15 18 (3.78%) Data Analysis
15 18 (3.78%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.78%) SQL
2 12 (2.52%) C
3 7 (1.47%) VBA
4 2 (0.42%) Java
4 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.21%) C++
5 1 (0.21%) Perl
5 1 (0.21%) Python
5 1 (0.21%) R
5 1 (0.21%) Scala
5 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (6.30%) Degree
1 30 (6.30%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.15%) PMI Certification
2 15 (3.15%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.73%) DV Cleared
3 13 (2.73%) PMP
4 6 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (0.84%) ACCA
5 4 (0.84%) CIMA
5 4 (0.84%) ISEB
5 4 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.42%) APMG
7 2 (0.42%) IIBA
8 1 (0.21%) APMP
8 1 (0.21%) CISA
8 1 (0.21%) CISM
8 1 (0.21%) CISSP
8 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.99%) MiFID
2 14 (2.94%) PMO
3 13 (2.73%) QA
4 12 (2.52%) GDPR
5 11 (2.31%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.84%) EMIR
8 3 (0.63%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.63%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.63%) UCITS
9 2 (0.42%) IFRS
9 2 (0.42%) PSD2
9 2 (0.42%) SLA
9 2 (0.42%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.21%) FATCA
10 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.21%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (5.46%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (3.36%) SAP
4 7 (1.47%) Oracle
5 5 (1.05%) Reuters
6 4 (0.84%) Bloomberg
6 4 (0.84%) Cognos
6 4 (0.84%) Tableau
7 3 (0.63%) Adobe
7 3 (0.63%) Cisco
8 2 (0.42%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.42%) Sybase
9 1 (0.21%) Calypso
9 1 (0.21%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.21%) Dell
9 1 (0.21%) EMC
9 1 (0.21%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.21%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.21%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.21%) Siebel