The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Manager
UK / England
Rank 336 279 309
Rank change year-on-year -57 +30  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 244 408 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.84% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.88% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 274 216
Median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £372 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £24.45 £40.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.87% -19.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.45 £40.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year -38.87% -19.19%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 38892 46305 45014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.87% 95.20% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25282 30341 27633
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1342 1464 1808
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.91 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Business Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Business Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Manager in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 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 -68 121 £475 -9.52% 28
South East +9 41 £475 -2.06% 12
West Midlands +27 26 £425 -8.10% 5
North West +13 16 £431 -4.16% 4
Yorkshire +4 12 £400 -5.88% 4
East of England -8 9 £425 -10.52% 5
North East -2 8 £388 -7.46% 1
East Midlands -21 6 £390 -29.09% 3
South West -12 4 £422 -0.82% 11
Midlands +2 1 - -
Business Manager
UK

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 156 (31.97%) Finance
2 139 (28.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 134 (27.46%) Project Management
4 93 (19.06%) Change Management
5 89 (18.24%) Business Analysis
6 74 (15.16%) PRINCE2
7 58 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
8 56 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
9 51 (10.45%) Banking
10 45 (9.22%) SAP
11 44 (9.02%) Microsoft
12 37 (7.58%) Degree
12 37 (7.58%) ERP
13 36 (7.38%) Retail
14 32 (6.56%) Migration
14 32 (6.56%) Marketing
15 29 (5.94%) Business Transformation
15 29 (5.94%) Telecoms
16 28 (5.74%) Risk Management
16 28 (5.74%) CRM
16 28 (5.74%) Oracle
16 28 (5.74%) Programme Management
16 28 (5.74%) Security Cleared
17 27 (5.53%) ITIL
18 25 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
19 23 (4.71%) MS Excel
19 23 (4.71%) PMO
20 22 (4.51%) MS Office
20 22 (4.51%) PRINCE2 Certification

Business Manager Skill Set
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 14 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.02%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.82%) SAS
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.41%) Confluence
5 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.51%) MS Office
3 18 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.25%) MS Project
6 8 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.43%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (1.23%) SAP ERP
3 6 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.61%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 3 (0.61%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.41%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.41%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.41%) TrackWise
7 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.46%) Office 365
2 2 (0.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.64%) Internet
2 6 (1.23%) Skype
3 2 (0.41%) Firewall
3 2 (0.41%) Network Security
4 1 (0.20%) Broadband
4 1 (0.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.84%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.23%) Big Data
8 5 (1.02%) Power BI
8 5 (1.02%) QlikView
8 5 (1.02%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.41%) OLAP
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.20%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 1 (0.20%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (1.64%) JIRA
2 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
General
1 156 (31.97%) Finance
2 51 (10.45%) Banking
3 36 (7.38%) Retail
4 32 (6.56%) Marketing
5 29 (5.94%) Telecoms
6 17 (3.48%) Front Office
7 15 (3.07%) Manufacturing
8 14 (2.87%) Investment Banking
9 11 (2.25%) Legal
10 9 (1.84%) Advertising
10 9 (1.84%) Back Office
11 8 (1.64%) Billing
12 7 (1.43%) Local Government
13 6 (1.23%) Mandarin Language
13 6 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (1.23%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.82%) Automotive
14 4 (0.82%) Electronics
14 4 (0.82%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.61%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.61%) JSON
1 3 (0.61%) REST
2 2 (0.41%) .NET
2 2 (0.41%) HTML
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.41%) XML
3 1 (0.20%) Middleware
3 1 (0.20%) Web Services
3 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.07%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.46%) NHS
4 11 (2.25%) Derivative
5 7 (1.43%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.02%) PMI
8 4 (0.82%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (0.61%) Life Science
9 3 (0.61%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.61%) User Experience
9 3 (0.61%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.41%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.41%) FMCG
10 2 (0.41%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.41%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.41%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.41%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.66%) Windows
2 11 (2.25%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.20%) Android
4 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (28.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 134 (27.46%) Project Management
3 93 (19.06%) Change Management
4 89 (18.24%) Business Analysis
5 74 (15.16%) PRINCE2
6 58 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (7.58%) ERP
9 32 (6.56%) Migration
10 29 (5.94%) Business Transformation
11 28 (5.74%) CRM
11 28 (5.74%) Programme Management
11 28 (5.74%) Risk Management
12 27 (5.53%) ITIL
13 19 (3.89%) Analytics
13 19 (3.89%) Target Operating Model
14 17 (3.48%) Scrum
15 15 (3.07%) Project Planning
15 15 (3.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 15 (3.07%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.89%) SQL
2 5 (1.02%) C
3 2 (0.41%) Java
4 1 (0.20%) Python
4 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (7.58%) Degree
2 28 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 14 (2.87%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.05%) PMI Certification
5 10 (2.05%) PMP
6 9 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.43%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.43%) MBA
8 5 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.61%) APMG
10 3 (0.61%) APMP
10 3 (0.61%) ISEB
11 2 (0.41%) ACCA
11 2 (0.41%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.41%) CISM
11 2 (0.41%) CISSP
12 1 (0.20%) CIMA
12 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.71%) PMO
2 9 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.43%) QA
4 5 (1.02%) GxP
4 5 (1.02%) ISO22301
4 5 (1.02%) MiFID
5 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.41%) FATCA
6 2 (0.41%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.20%) DICOM
7 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.20%) EMIR
7 1 (0.20%) GDPR
7 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.20%) SLA
7 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.20%) UCITS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 45 (9.22%) SAP
2 44 (9.02%) Microsoft
3 28 (5.74%) Oracle
4 12 (2.46%) Tableau
5 9 (1.84%) Cognos
5 9 (1.84%) Google
6 8 (1.64%) IBM
7 7 (1.43%) HP
8 6 (1.23%) Remedy
9 3 (0.61%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.61%) Cisco
9 3 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (0.61%) Netezza
10 2 (0.41%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.41%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.41%) Informatica
10 2 (0.41%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.41%) Juniper
10 2 (0.41%) Sage
10 2 (0.41%) ServiceNow
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Circa £400 a day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £440 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago