Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 304 297 296
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 72 85 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.51% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.54% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 49 69
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £344 £307 £325
90th Percentile £581 £614 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
South East median hourly rate - £27.00 £25.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.74% -63.52%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £22.77
% change year-on-year +32.08% +16.39% -63.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15913 15669 18329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9313 10771
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 785 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Business Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Manager in the South East

Business Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Manager in the South East

Business Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Manager in the South East

Business Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Manager in the South East

Business Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 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
Thames Valley +1 32 £450 -10.00% 4
Hampshire +13 19 £500 +21.21% 1
Berkshire -5 18 £450 -16.28% 2
Surrey -5 16 £500 +5.26%
Buckinghamshire -19 9 £450 -10.00% 1
Oxfordshire +6 5 £550 +12.82% 1
West Sussex -11 4 £350 -17.65% 1
Middlesex +4 1 £550 +1.85% 1
Business Manager
England

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region featuring Business Manager in the job title.

1 26 (36.11%) Project Management
2 22 (30.56%) Finance
3 16 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (22.22%) Change Management
4 11 (15.28%) Business Analysis
4 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (9.72%) GDPR
8 6 (8.33%) Business Transformation
8 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
9 5 (6.94%) Legal
9 5 (6.94%) ITIL
9 5 (6.94%) Degree
9 5 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.94%) Programme Management
9 5 (6.94%) Migration
10 4 (5.56%) Virtual Team Management
10 4 (5.56%) Virtual Team
10 4 (5.56%) Analytics
10 4 (5.56%) Project Governance
10 4 (5.56%) ITIL V3
10 4 (5.56%) Data Protection
10 4 (5.56%) Marketing
10 4 (5.56%) SQL
10 4 (5.56%) Service Management
10 4 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
10 4 (5.56%) Risk Management

Business Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Maximo
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Skype
2 1 (1.39%) SMS
2 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.39%) Essbase
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 22 (30.56%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.94%) Legal
4 4 (5.56%) Marketing
5 3 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.17%) Publishing
6 2 (2.78%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.78%) Back Office
6 2 (2.78%) Military
6 2 (2.78%) Retail
7 1 (1.39%) Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.56%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.39%) BBC
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.39%) FMCG
3 1 (1.39%) NHS
3 1 (1.39%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.78%) Windows
1 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.11%) Project Management
2 16 (22.22%) Change Management
2 16 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (15.28%) Business Analysis
4 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.33%) Business Transformation
8 5 (6.94%) ITIL
8 5 (6.94%) Migration
8 5 (6.94%) Programme Management
8 5 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.56%) Analytics
9 4 (5.56%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (5.56%) ITIL V3
9 4 (5.56%) Project Governance
9 4 (5.56%) Risk Management
9 4 (5.56%) Service Management
9 4 (5.56%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.39%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.39%) PMP
3 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) GDPR
2 3 (4.17%) ISO 22301
3 2 (2.78%) QA
4 1 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.39%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.17%) SAP
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (1.39%) Arqiva
3 1 (1.39%) Cognos
3 1 (1.39%) Dell
3 1 (1.39%) EMC
3 1 (1.39%) Hyperion
3 1 (1.39%) Progress
3 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.39%) Siebel