Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Business Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Development over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Development
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 628 554 566
Rank change year-on-year -74 +12 -5
Contract jobs citing Business Development 270 351 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.40% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 212 201
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £215 £261 £270
90th Percentile £654 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £359 £385
% change year-on-year +1.32% -6.75% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 14
UK median hourly rate £25.46 £27.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.44% +69.23% -48.13%
10th Percentile £20.22 £10.00 £9.10
90th Percentile £31.00 £46.85 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £42.46
% change year-on-year +18.18% -35.23% +17.13%

Business Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86286 88673 93962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.92% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57474 58658 60890
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2353 2731
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +4.26% +17.50%

Business Development
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Business Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Business Development in the UK

Business Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Development in the UK

Business Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Development over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Development in the UK

Business Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Development in the UK

Business Development
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Development within the UK 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
England -28 256 £411 -3.24% 133
London -32 132 £488 +8.44% 67
UK excluding London -21 131 £364 +1.32% 75
South East +1 48 £365 +4.29% 27
Midlands +9 25 £358 -10.56% 5
North of England +43 24 £364 +6.20% 20
East Midlands +9 14 £328 -5.07% 2
East of England -24 14 £325 -25.71% 6
North East +64 12 £360 +14.29% 2
West Midlands +17 11 £400 -1.54% 3
South West +14 10 £388 -39.22% 8
Scotland +4 10 £450 +32.35% 5
Yorkshire +19 7 £413 -8.33% 8
North West +11 5 £450 +28.57% 10

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Business Development.

1 88 (32.59%) Project Management
2 81 (30.00%) Finance
3 56 (20.74%) Degree
4 49 (18.15%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (16.30%) Marketing
6 42 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (14.81%) SQL
8 34 (12.59%) Microsoft
9 31 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (10.74%) Risk Management
11 28 (10.37%) PRINCE2
11 28 (10.37%) Security Cleared
12 26 (9.63%) Visualisation
12 26 (9.63%) Banking
13 23 (8.52%) Legal
13 23 (8.52%) Microsoft Excel
14 22 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
14 22 (8.15%) Management Information System
14 22 (8.15%) Analytics
15 21 (7.78%) Change Management
16 20 (7.41%) Oracle
16 20 (7.41%) User Experience
16 20 (7.41%) Presales
17 18 (6.67%) Java
18 17 (6.30%) Retail
18 17 (6.30%) SC Cleared
18 17 (6.30%) Mentoring
18 17 (6.30%) Process Improvement
19 16 (5.93%) Telecoms
19 16 (5.93%) SharePoint

Business Development
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (5.93%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.85%) CMS
3 4 (1.48%) IIS
4 3 (1.11%) SAS
4 3 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.37%) Apache
6 1 (0.37%) CICS
6 1 (0.37%) Drupal
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.37%) Kentico
6 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (8.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (5.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.48%) Maya
4 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.48%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.74%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.11%) Oracle HRMS
2 3 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.11%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.11%) SAP HCM
2 3 (1.11%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.37%) Relativity
4 1 (0.37%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.37%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.96%) SaaS
3 6 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.85%) Firebase
5 3 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.74%) AdWords
6 2 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.74%) Office 365
6 2 (0.74%) PaaS
6 2 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.37%) CloudSense
7 1 (0.37%) GitHub
7 1 (0.37%) Loggly
7 1 (0.37%) Serverless
7 1 (0.37%) Taleo
7 1 (0.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.81%) Internet
2 6 (2.22%) LAN
2 6 (2.22%) SMS
3 5 (1.85%) VPN
3 5 (1.85%) WAN
4 4 (1.48%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (1.11%) Firewall
5 3 (1.11%) SAN
6 2 (0.74%) NAS
6 2 (0.74%) SSL
6 2 (0.74%) VoIP
7 1 (0.37%) ATM
7 1 (0.37%) DAB
7 1 (0.37%) DNS
7 1 (0.37%) DWDM
7 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.37%) MPLS
7 1 (0.37%) SDH
7 1 (0.37%) WLAN
7 1 (0.37%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 7 (2.59%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.22%) MySQL
3 6 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.48%) Big Data
5 4 (1.48%) Electronic Patient Records
5 4 (1.48%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.48%) Power BI
5 4 (1.48%) PowerCenter
5 4 (1.48%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.11%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.74%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.37%) Adabas
8 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.37%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Maven
1 5 (1.85%) Talend Open Studio
1 5 (1.85%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.48%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.48%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.48%) IntelliJ
2 4 (1.48%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (1.11%) NuGet
4 2 (0.74%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.74%) JIRA
4 2 (0.74%) JUnit
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.37%) Hudson
5 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.37%) MSI
5 1 (0.37%) Selenium
5 1 (0.37%) Xcode
General
1 81 (30.00%) Finance
2 44 (16.30%) Marketing
3 26 (9.63%) Banking
4 23 (8.52%) Legal
5 17 (6.30%) Retail
6 16 (5.93%) Telecoms
7 9 (3.33%) Publishing
8 8 (2.96%) Advertising
8 8 (2.96%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.59%) Law
10 6 (2.22%) Financial Institution
10 6 (2.22%) Military
11 5 (1.85%) French Language
11 5 (1.85%) Games
11 5 (1.85%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.48%) Retail Banking
13 3 (1.11%) Back Office
14 2 (0.74%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.74%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 43 (15.93%) Project Manager
2 32 (11.85%) Consultant
3 25 (9.26%) Analyst
4 19 (7.04%) Architect
4 19 (7.04%) Developer
5 17 (6.30%) Development Manager
6 14 (5.19%) Business Development Manager
6 14 (5.19%) Business Manager
7 12 (4.44%) Business Analyst
8 10 (3.70%) Programme Manager
9 9 (3.33%) JDE Consultant
10 8 (2.96%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (2.96%) Designer
10 8 (2.96%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (2.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 8 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.96%) UX Designer
11 7 (2.59%) Account Manager
11 7 (2.59%) Product Manager
11 7 (2.59%) Sales Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.81%) .NET
2 12 (4.44%) HTML
3 9 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (2.96%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.96%) CSS
4 8 (2.96%) Node.js
5 6 (2.22%) WCF
6 4 (1.48%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.48%) Middleware
6 4 (1.48%) REST
7 3 (1.11%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.11%) Web Services
7 3 (1.11%) XML
8 2 (0.74%) J2EE
8 2 (0.74%) JAXB
8 2 (0.74%) JNI
8 2 (0.74%) JSF
8 2 (0.74%) LAMP
8 2 (0.74%) Spring
8 2 (0.74%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 49 (18.15%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.15%) Management Information System
3 20 (7.41%) User Experience
4 8 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.59%) Fintech
6 6 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.85%) Life Science
7 5 (1.85%) PMI
7 5 (1.85%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.48%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (1.48%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.48%) NHS
8 4 (1.48%) Social Media
9 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.11%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.11%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (1.11%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.74%) CESG
10 2 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.56%) Linux
2 14 (5.19%) Unix
3 9 (3.33%) Windows
4 3 (1.11%) Android
4 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.37%) SUSE
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (32.59%) Project Management
2 42 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (10.74%) Risk Management
5 28 (10.37%) PRINCE2
6 26 (9.63%) Visualisation
7 22 (8.15%) Analytics
8 21 (7.78%) Change Management
9 20 (7.41%) Presales
10 17 (6.30%) Mentoring
10 17 (6.30%) Process Improvement
11 15 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (5.56%) Matrix Organization
11 15 (5.56%) Service Delivery
12 14 (5.19%) Data Visualisation
12 14 (5.19%) Time Management
13 13 (4.81%) Data Analysis
13 13 (4.81%) ITIL
14 12 (4.44%) CRM
14 12 (4.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.81%) SQL
2 18 (6.67%) Java
3 14 (5.19%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.70%) C#
5 8 (2.96%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.22%) C
6 6 (2.22%) Python
7 4 (1.48%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.11%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.74%) C++
9 2 (0.74%) PHP
9 2 (0.74%) VBA
10 1 (0.37%) COBOL
10 1 (0.37%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.37%) R
10 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (20.74%) Degree
2 28 (10.37%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.30%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.81%) PMI Certification
5 10 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (3.33%) PMP
7 8 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (2.59%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.22%) CISA
10 5 (1.85%) CISM
10 5 (1.85%) CISSP
10 5 (1.85%) Master's Degree
11 4 (1.48%) CBAP
11 4 (1.48%) IIBA
12 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.74%) ISEB
12 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.74%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.44%) PMO
2 11 (4.07%) QA
3 8 (2.96%) SLA
4 6 (2.22%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.11%) GDPR
6 2 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.37%) GCP
7 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.48%) BitLocker
2 3 (1.11%) Docker
2 3 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.74%) XenApp
3 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.37%) Squid
4 1 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.11%) Data Guard
1 3 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.74%) MOM
2 2 (0.74%) SCCM
3 1 (0.37%) logstash
3 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.37%) Puppet
3 1 (0.37%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 34 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.41%) Oracle
3 13 (4.81%) SAP
4 10 (3.70%) Google
4 10 (3.70%) JD Edwards
5 8 (2.96%) HP
6 6 (2.22%) Remedy
7 5 (1.85%) Apple
7 5 (1.85%) Cisco
7 5 (1.85%) Ericsson
7 5 (1.85%) Informatica
7 5 (1.85%) Reuters
7 5 (1.85%) Talend
8 4 (1.48%) Adobe
8 4 (1.48%) Amdocs
8 4 (1.48%) Nokia
8 4 (1.48%) Samsung
8 4 (1.48%) Workday
9 3 (1.11%) IBM
9 3 (1.11%) Northgate