Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 438 397 367
Rank change year-on-year -41 -30 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 517 617 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.59% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.62% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 410 474
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -2.96%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £288
90th Percentile £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% +32.50% -68.25%
10th Percentile £24.20 £23.05 £19.35
90th Percentile £57.00 £28.55 £59.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £19.68
% change year-on-year +32.08% +34.69% -70.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Business Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Manager in the UK

Business Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Manager in the UK

Business Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Manager over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Manager in the UK

Business Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Manager in the UK

Business Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Manager over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Manager in the UK

Business Manager
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England -44 475 £500 +5.26% 49
London -27 256 £525 +5.00% 20
UK excluding London -36 248 £450 - 31
South East -5 72 £450 - 5
Midlands -8 52 £475 +1.71% 4
North of England +4 42 £443 +1.14% 6
West Midlands +6 36 £475 +11.76% 4
North West -10 28 £450 -3.23% 3
East of England -6 27 £550 +33.33% 8
Scotland +4 25 £425 - 2
South West -1 23 £423 +2.55% 6
East Midlands -1 14 £475 -5.00%
Yorkshire +6 11 £399 +6.40% 3
Wales - 8 £351 -
North East +64 3 £500 -

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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 featuring Business Manager in the job title.

1 166 (32.11%) Finance
2 160 (30.95%) Project Management
3 143 (27.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 107 (20.70%) Change Management
5 88 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
6 82 (15.86%) Banking
7 52 (10.06%) Business Analysis
8 48 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
9 44 (8.51%) PRINCE2
10 38 (7.35%) Investment Banking
11 37 (7.16%) Microsoft Excel
12 32 (6.19%) Front Office
12 32 (6.19%) Migration
13 31 (6.00%) Business Transformation
13 31 (6.00%) Security Cleared
14 30 (5.80%) Degree
15 28 (5.42%) Marketing
15 28 (5.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 28 (5.42%) Programme Management
15 28 (5.42%) Programme Delivery
16 27 (5.22%) Microsoft
17 25 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (4.84%) Data Analysis
18 24 (4.64%) Business Change Management
19 23 (4.45%) Retail
19 23 (4.45%) Target Operating Model
19 23 (4.45%) User Acceptance Testing
20 22 (4.26%) Scrum
21 21 (4.06%) Fixed Income
21 21 (4.06%) Asset Management

Business Manager Skill Set
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 10 (1.93%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.97%) SAS
2 5 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (0.77%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 37 (7.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (2.32%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (2.32%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.55%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.19%) HFM
5 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.19%) Maximo
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.13%) Office 365
2 2 (0.39%) SaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.74%) SMS
2 5 (0.97%) Skype
2 5 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.58%) Internet
3 3 (0.58%) Intranet
3 3 (0.58%) LAN
3 3 (0.58%) WAN
4 2 (0.39%) Network Security
4 2 (0.39%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.19%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.19%) NAS
5 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (2.51%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.55%) QlikView
4 5 (0.97%) Power BI
4 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.58%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.39%) MS Access
7 2 (0.39%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.19%) Big Data
8 1 (0.19%) DB2
8 1 (0.19%) Essbase
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (1.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 166 (32.11%) Finance
2 82 (15.86%) Banking
3 38 (7.35%) Investment Banking
4 32 (6.19%) Front Office
5 28 (5.42%) Marketing
6 23 (4.45%) Retail
7 19 (3.68%) Legal
8 16 (3.09%) Retail Banking
9 12 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (2.13%) Telecoms
11 9 (1.74%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.55%) Back Office
12 8 (1.55%) Law
13 7 (1.35%) Local Government
13 7 (1.35%) Publishing
14 5 (0.97%) Automotive
15 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.39%) Electronics
16 2 (0.39%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.35%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (0.39%) EDI
3 1 (0.19%) Mason
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.06%) Fixed Income
3 20 (3.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (2.71%) Equities
5 13 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.32%) Derivative
7 10 (1.93%) FMCG
8 9 (1.74%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.35%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.16%) NHS
11 5 (0.97%) PMI
11 5 (0.97%) STB
12 4 (0.77%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.77%) Fintech
13 3 (0.58%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.58%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.58%) OTC Derivatives
13 3 (0.58%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.35%) Windows
2 5 (0.97%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (30.95%) Project Management
2 143 (27.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 107 (20.70%) Change Management
4 88 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (10.06%) Business Analysis
6 44 (8.51%) PRINCE2
7 32 (6.19%) Migration
8 31 (6.00%) Business Transformation
9 28 (5.42%) Programme Delivery
9 28 (5.42%) Programme Management
9 28 (5.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 25 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (4.84%) Data Analysis
11 24 (4.64%) Business Change Management
12 23 (4.45%) Target Operating Model
12 23 (4.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (4.26%) Scrum
14 21 (4.06%) Analytics
14 21 (4.06%) Asset Management
15 19 (3.68%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.48%) SQL
2 12 (2.32%) C
3 7 (1.35%) VBA
4 2 (0.39%) Java
4 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.19%) C++
5 1 (0.19%) Perl
5 1 (0.19%) Python
5 1 (0.19%) R
5 1 (0.19%) Scala
5 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.80%) Degree
3 16 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.90%) PMI Certification
5 13 (2.51%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.51%) PMP
6 6 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.77%) ACCA
7 4 (0.77%) CIMA
7 4 (0.77%) ISEB
7 4 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.58%) APMG
8 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.39%) IIBA
10 1 (0.19%) APMP
10 1 (0.19%) CISA
10 1 (0.19%) CISM
10 1 (0.19%) CISSP
10 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.48%) MiFID
2 15 (2.90%) PMO
3 13 (2.51%) GDPR
3 13 (2.51%) QA
4 10 (1.93%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.77%) EMIR
7 3 (0.58%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.58%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.58%) UCITS
8 2 (0.39%) IFRS
8 2 (0.39%) PSD2
8 2 (0.39%) SLA
8 2 (0.39%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.19%) FATCA
9 1 (0.19%) GxP
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.19%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (5.22%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.48%) SAP
3 17 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (1.55%) Charles River
4 8 (1.55%) Oracle
5 4 (0.77%) Cognos
5 4 (0.77%) Reuters
5 4 (0.77%) Tableau
6 3 (0.58%) Adobe
6 3 (0.58%) Bloomberg
6 3 (0.58%) Cisco
7 2 (0.39%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.39%) Hyperion
7 2 (0.39%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.39%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.39%) Pega
8 1 (0.19%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.19%) Infor
8 1 (0.19%) Talend
8 1 (0.19%) Vermilion