Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 176 186
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 23 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 0.57% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.60% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 28
South West median daily rate £423 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.31% -2.78% -
10th Percentile £354 £265 £263
90th Percentile £525 £550 £580
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
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 South 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5349 5511 6320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.19% 94.90% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3349 3576 4111
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 347 395
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £45.65
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Business Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Manager in the South West

Business Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Manager in the South West

Business Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Manager in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Manager in the South West

Business Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Manager in the South West

Business Manager
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Bristol -11 7 £423 +10.95% 3
Gloucestershire +13 6 - - 1
Devon -2 5 £400 +25.00%
Wiltshire -5 3 £525 -4.55% 1
Somerset -8 1 £500 -
Business Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 West region featuring Business Manager in the job title.

1 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
1 11 (47.83%) Project Management
2 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 6 (26.09%) Change Management
5 5 (21.74%) Business Change Management
5 5 (21.74%) Programme Delivery
5 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
6 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.04%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (13.04%) Office 365
7 3 (13.04%) Information Management
7 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Migration
8 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
8 2 (8.70%) Degree
8 2 (8.70%) Banking
8 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum
8 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
9 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (4.35%) ERP
9 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
9 1 (4.35%) C
9 1 (4.35%) SQL
9 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office

Business Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) Power BI
1 1 (4.35%) QlikView
1 1 (4.35%) Spotfire
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Project Management
1 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (26.09%) Change Management
3 5 (21.74%) Business Change Management
3 5 (21.74%) Programme Delivery
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.04%) Information Management
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
7 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.35%) Document Management
7 1 (4.35%) ERP
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.35%) Test Management
7 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) APMP
5 1 (4.35%) ISEB
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.35%) GDPR
2 1 (4.35%) PSD2
2 1 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) CyberArk
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.35%) SAP
1 1 (4.35%) Tableau