Period
to 14 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 October 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 463 503 413
Rank change year-on-year +40 -90 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 331 408 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.46% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 259 336
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £357 £375 £363
90th Percentile £636 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +5.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
England median hourly rate £44.00 £23.34 £31.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.52% -25.86% +19.92%
10th Percentile £40.40 £17.63 £23.26
90th Percentile £47.60 £51.50 £54.25
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £26.67 £31.48
% change year-on-year +64.98% -15.28% +14.47%

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 73,457 88,457 85,851
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.11% 94.72% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,786 58,850 56,813
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,490 2,819 2,552
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.12 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.41% -3.13% +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.99 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.20% -5.34% +2.70%

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 14 October 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
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 14 October 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 +31 167 £505 -3.81% 21
South East +44 78 £500 - 18
North of England +19 43 £455 +1.00% 18
North West +1 27 £463 -2.63% 11
Midlands +37 20 £419 -6.94% 19
Yorkshire +30 14 £455 +5.39% 7
South West -14 13 £388 -11.43% 1
West Midlands +23 12 £413 -8.33% 11
East of England +17 10 £478 +12.35% 7
East Midlands +34 9 £413 -2.94% 7
North East +21 2 £450 -5.26%
Business Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 October 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 98 (29.61%) Change Management
2 97 (29.31%) Finance
3 90 (27.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 88 (26.59%) Project Management
5 67 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (11.48%) Business Analysis
7 32 (9.67%) Project Delivery
8 30 (9.06%) PRINCE2
9 29 (8.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 25 (7.55%) SAP
10 25 (7.55%) Migration
11 24 (7.25%) Banking
12 21 (6.34%) Microsoft
12 21 (6.34%) Public Sector
13 20 (6.04%) CRM
14 19 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (5.44%) Security Cleared
15 18 (5.44%) Marketing
16 17 (5.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 17 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
16 17 (5.14%) ERP
16 17 (5.14%) Business Transformation
16 17 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (5.14%) Business Change Management
17 16 (4.83%) Workshop Facilitation
17 16 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (4.53%) ITIL
18 15 (4.53%) Telecoms
18 15 (4.53%) Stakeholder Identification
18 15 (4.53%) Analytics

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 9 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.42%) Confluence
3 2 (0.60%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 17 (5.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.72%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.60%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.60%) SAP IBP
3 2 (0.60%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.30%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.30%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.32%) Office 365
2 5 (1.51%) Azure
3 4 (1.21%) Power Platform
4 3 (0.91%) Veeva
5 2 (0.60%) SaaS
6 1 (0.30%) AWS
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.91%) Intranet
2 2 (0.60%) PPP
2 2 (0.60%) Skype
3 1 (0.30%) 3G
3 1 (0.30%) 4G
3 1 (0.30%) 5G
3 1 (0.30%) Broadband
3 1 (0.30%) Firewall
3 1 (0.30%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) LAN
3 1 (0.30%) MVNO
3 1 (0.30%) WAN
3 1 (0.30%) WebEx
3 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.81%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.21%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (1.21%) Power BI
4 3 (0.91%) Big Data
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.60%) MS Access
5 2 (0.60%) QlikView
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.30%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 12 (3.63%) JIRA
General
1 97 (29.31%) Finance
2 24 (7.25%) Banking
3 21 (6.34%) Public Sector
4 18 (5.44%) Marketing
5 15 (4.53%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.63%) Retail
7 8 (2.42%) Legal
8 7 (2.11%) Publishing
9 6 (1.81%) Front Office
9 6 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.51%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.51%) Local Government
10 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.91%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.60%) Advertising
12 2 (0.60%) Electronics
12 2 (0.60%) French Language
12 2 (0.60%) Law
12 2 (0.60%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.30%) .NET
1 1 (0.30%) EDI
1 1 (0.30%) Kafka
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (0.30%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (1.51%) Market Risk
3 5 (1.51%) User Experience
4 4 (1.21%) Credit Risk
4 4 (1.21%) Derivative
4 4 (1.21%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.21%) Tandem
5 3 (0.91%) FMCG
5 3 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (0.91%) Social Media
6 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.60%) Equities
6 2 (0.60%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.60%) NHS
6 2 (0.60%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.30%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.23%) Windows
2 10 (3.02%) Windows 10
3 3 (0.91%) Linux
3 3 (0.91%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.30%) Android
5 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.30%) VMS
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (29.61%) Change Management
2 90 (27.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 88 (26.59%) Project Management
4 67 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (11.48%) Business Analysis
6 32 (9.67%) Project Delivery
7 30 (9.06%) PRINCE2
8 29 (8.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 25 (7.55%) Migration
10 20 (6.04%) CRM
11 19 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (5.14%) Business Change Management
12 17 (5.14%) Business Transformation
12 17 (5.14%) ERP
13 16 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (4.83%) Workshop Facilitation
14 15 (4.53%) Analytics
14 15 (4.53%) ITIL
14 15 (4.53%) Stakeholder Identification
15 14 (4.23%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.42%) SQL
2 7 (2.11%) C
3 4 (1.21%) Python
4 2 (0.60%) Java
4 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.72%) Degree
4 7 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.21%) APMG
5 4 (1.21%) APMP
5 4 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.91%) PMP
7 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.60%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.93%) PMO
2 4 (1.21%) GDPR
2 4 (1.21%) ISO 22301
2 4 (1.21%) QA
3 2 (0.60%) COREP
3 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.60%) FINREP
4 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (7.55%) SAP
2 21 (6.34%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.23%) Oracle
3 14 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (1.51%) CheckPoint
4 5 (1.51%) Workday
5 2 (0.60%) Siemens
5 2 (0.60%) Tableau
6 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.30%) BMC
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco
6 1 (0.30%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.30%) Cognos
6 1 (0.30%) Datix
6 1 (0.30%) Google
6 1 (0.30%) IFS
6 1 (0.30%) Lotus
6 1 (0.30%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.30%) Virgin Media
6 1 (0.30%) Yardi