Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 161 208
Rank change year-on-year -10 +47 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 28 62 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.91% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.96% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 18
North West median daily rate £450 £465 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +14.46% +4.17%
10th Percentile £366 £323 £278
90th Percentile £539 £575 £532
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5360 6447 8142
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.39% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3373 4157 4871
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £572
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 236 404
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.38 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Business Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Business Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Cheshire +10 10 £503 +5.79% 1
Manchester -3 9 £400 -8.57% 2
Lancashire +18 7 £500 +65.29%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Business Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region featuring Business Manager in the job title.

1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 11 (39.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (25.00%) Project Management
4 6 (21.43%) Change Management
5 4 (14.29%) Banking
5 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (10.71%) IT Strategy
6 3 (10.71%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
7 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) IT Governance
7 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 2 (7.14%) Information Management
7 2 (7.14%) ERP
7 2 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (7.14%) NHS
7 2 (7.14%) SAP
7 2 (7.14%) Service Management
7 2 (7.14%) Quality Management
7 2 (7.14%) Strategic Thinking
7 2 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring

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 (3.57%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (3.57%) SAP S/4HANA
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (7.14%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (25.00%) Project Management
3 6 (21.43%) Change Management
4 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.71%) IT Strategy
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
5 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.14%) ERP
6 2 (7.14%) IT Governance
6 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.14%) Quality Management
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.14%) Service Management
6 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 14001
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com