The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 389 297
Rank change year-on-year +15 -92  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 241 285 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.54% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.57% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 205 287
Median daily rate £500 £440 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -4.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £27.96 £55.00 £47.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.16% +16.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.96 £55.00 £47.39
% change year-on-year -49.16% +16.05%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Business Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Business Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Manager in the UK

Business Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 228 £500 +11.11% 67
London -5 118 £500 +9.89% 31
South East +35 44 £500 +13.63% 13
West Midlands +20 21 £500 -2.43% 5
City of London 0 19 £550 +18.91% 7
Berkshire +28 18 £500 +13.63% 8
Scotland +40 10 £430 +1.05% 3
South West -1 10 £400 +6.66% 4
North West -3 9 £500 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire +19 8 £423 +5.75% 5
West Yorkshire +11 8 £423 +9.16% 4
Surrey +9 8 £513 +57.69% 1
East of England -8 8 £515 +14.44% 3
Edinburgh +20 7 £490 +15.23%
East Midlands -6 7 £488 - 1
Milton Keynes -10 7 £430 -4.44% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 7 £430 -4.97% 1
Reading +18 6 £500 +15.60%
Hampshire +4 6 £310 -31.11% 2
Warwickshire +13 5 £550 +33.33%
Northampton +7 5 £475 -
Northamptonshire +4 5 £475 -
Manchester +1 5 £400 +6.66% 1
Newbury - 5 £575 - 1
Exeter +1 4 £400 +20.30%
Devon -6 4 £400 +6.66%
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £575 -
Birmingham +21 3 £500 -19.19%
West Sussex +17 3 £350 -20.45% 1
Glasgow +11 3 £413 - 1

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 154 (30.99%) Finance
2 147 (29.58%) Project Management
3 136 (27.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 106 (21.33%) Change Management
5 89 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (16.90%) Business Analysis
7 73 (14.69%) Banking
8 56 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
9 55 (11.07%) PRINCE2
10 52 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
11 43 (8.65%) Security Cleared
12 41 (8.25%) SAP
13 38 (7.65%) Microsoft
14 33 (6.64%) Marketing
14 33 (6.64%) Migration
15 31 (6.24%) Microsoft Excel
16 30 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
17 29 (5.84%) Business Change Management
17 29 (5.84%) Target Operating Model
18 28 (5.63%) SQL
19 27 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
19 27 (5.43%) Retail
19 27 (5.43%) Business Transformation
20 26 (5.23%) SC Cleared
21 25 (5.03%) Risk Management
22 24 (4.83%) Front Office
22 24 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
23 23 (4.63%) Oracle
23 23 (4.63%) Investment Banking
24 22 (4.43%) Degree

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 11 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.61%) CMS
3 4 (0.80%) SAS
3 4 (0.80%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.20%) Confluence
6 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (6.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (3.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (2.21%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.80%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.60%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 3 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.40%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.40%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.40%) TrackWise
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.20%) GitHub
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.01%) Skype
2 4 (0.80%) Internet
3 3 (0.60%) Extranet
4 1 (0.20%) Intranet
4 1 (0.20%) NAS
4 1 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (1.41%) SAP BW
2 7 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.21%) QlikView
3 6 (1.21%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.01%) Big Data
5 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.60%) Power BI
6 3 (0.60%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.60%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.40%) DB2
7 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.40%) MS Access
8 1 (0.20%) Essbase
8 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.20%) MySQL
8 1 (0.20%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (1.21%) JIRA
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
General
1 154 (30.99%) Finance
2 73 (14.69%) Banking
3 33 (6.64%) Marketing
4 27 (5.43%) Retail
5 24 (4.83%) Front Office
6 23 (4.63%) Investment Banking
7 18 (3.62%) Telecoms
8 16 (3.22%) Legal
9 12 (2.41%) Manufacturing
10 11 (2.21%) Private Banking
11 10 (2.01%) Back Office
12 7 (1.41%) Advertising
12 7 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (1.01%) Law
14 4 (0.80%) Automotive
14 4 (0.80%) Billing
14 4 (0.80%) Local Government
15 3 (0.60%) Electronics
15 3 (0.60%) Publishing
15 3 (0.60%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.60%) HTML
1 3 (0.60%) XML
2 2 (0.40%) .NET
3 1 (0.20%) CSS
3 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.20%) FpML
3 1 (0.20%) HTML5
3 1 (0.20%) JSON
3 1 (0.20%) Node.js
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.82%) Management Information System
2 14 (2.82%) NHS
3 13 (2.62%) Derivative
4 12 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (2.01%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.41%) Online Banking
7 6 (1.21%) User Experience
7 6 (1.21%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.01%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.01%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.01%) PMI
9 4 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.80%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.80%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (0.60%) Fintech
10 3 (0.60%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.42%) Windows
2 14 (2.82%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.20%) Android
4 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (29.58%) Project Management
2 136 (27.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 106 (21.33%) Change Management
4 89 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (16.90%) Business Analysis
6 56 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
7 55 (11.07%) PRINCE2
8 33 (6.64%) Migration
9 30 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (5.84%) Business Change Management
10 29 (5.84%) Target Operating Model
11 27 (5.43%) Business Transformation
12 25 (5.03%) Risk Management
13 21 (4.23%) CRM
13 21 (4.23%) Scrum
14 19 (3.82%) Programme Management
15 18 (3.62%) ERP
15 18 (3.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 17 (3.42%) Waterfall
17 16 (3.22%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 28 (5.63%) SQL
2 5 (1.01%) C
3 4 (0.80%) Java
4 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.40%) Python
5 1 (0.20%) C++
5 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.20%) R
5 1 (0.20%) Scala
5 1 (0.20%) VB
5 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.23%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.43%) Degree
4 11 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (2.01%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.01%) PMI Certification
5 10 (2.01%) PMP
6 9 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.60%) APMG
9 2 (0.40%) ACCA
9 2 (0.40%) APMP
10 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.20%) ISEB
10 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.43%) PMO
2 17 (3.42%) MiFID
3 11 (2.21%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.81%) QA
5 5 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.01%) GxP
6 4 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.80%) GDPR
6 4 (0.80%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.40%) EMIR
7 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.40%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.20%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.20%) FATCA
8 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.20%) IFRS
8 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 41 (8.25%) SAP
2 38 (7.65%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.63%) Oracle
4 10 (2.01%) Tableau
5 6 (1.21%) Adobe
5 6 (1.21%) Bloomberg
5 6 (1.21%) Remedy
5 6 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.80%) Cognos
6 4 (0.80%) Hyperion
7 3 (0.60%) Reuters
7 3 (0.60%) Siebel
8 2 (0.40%) Calypso
8 2 (0.40%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.40%) Google
8 2 (0.40%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.40%) Murex
8 2 (0.40%) Sage
8 2 (0.40%) Sun
8 2 (0.40%) Sybase
Bootle, Merseyside
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + Commission
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chesterfield
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £20.40 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Washington Frank
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
AMS contingency
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