The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 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.

Business Manager
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 120 124
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 16 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.98% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.04% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 19
Median daily rate £431 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.42% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £633 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.45 £47.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -48.52% -4.04%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2454 3648 3409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.97% 94.29% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 2178 1787
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.18 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Business Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Manager in the North West

Business Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Manager in the North West

Business Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Manager in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Manager in the North West

Business Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Manager in the North West

Business Manager
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Manchester +17 8 £386 -14.16% 5
Cheshire +23 3 £438 -7.89% 2
Merseyside +3 3 £500 -28.57%
Business Manager
England

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region featuring Business Manager in the job title.

1 17 (45.95%) Project Management
2 14 (37.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (24.32%) Business Analysis
3 9 (24.32%) Finance
3 9 (24.32%) PRINCE2
4 7 (18.92%) Change Management
5 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (16.22%) Banking
5 6 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (13.51%) SAP
6 5 (13.51%) PMO
7 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.81%) Business Transformation
7 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (10.81%) Local Government
7 4 (10.81%) Project Planning
8 3 (8.11%) Analytics
8 3 (8.11%) Transition Management
8 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
8 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (8.11%) Facilities Management
8 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
8 3 (8.11%) CRM
9 2 (5.41%) Customer Insight
9 2 (5.41%) Business Analytics
9 2 (5.41%) Service Design
9 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
9 2 (5.41%) ERP
9 2 (5.41%) Oracle

Business Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
1 1 (2.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.70%) QlikView
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Local Government
4 2 (5.41%) Back Office
4 2 (5.41%) Legal
4 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.70%) Advertising
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Life Science
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) PMI
3 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Project Management
2 14 (37.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (24.32%) Business Analysis
3 9 (24.32%) PRINCE2
4 7 (18.92%) Change Management
5 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (10.81%) Business Transformation
6 4 (10.81%) Project Planning
6 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.11%) Analytics
7 3 (8.11%) CRM
7 3 (8.11%) Facilities Management
7 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
7 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (8.11%) Transition Management
8 2 (5.41%) ERP
8 2 (5.41%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.41%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) Python
1 1 (2.70%) R
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.70%) APMG
2 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) PMO
2 1 (2.70%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (2.70%) PMBOK
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) SAP
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Cognos
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
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