The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 364 285 327
Rank change year-on-year -79 +42  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 258 436 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.81% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.85% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 291 249
Median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £24.45 £47.50 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.52% -4.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.45 £47.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -48.52% -4.04%  

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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 28 March 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 -75 246 £450 -10.00% 93
London -51 121 £475 -9.52% 40
South East +4 43 £475 -3.55% 15
West Midlands +19 24 £425 -10.52% 8
City of London -12 22 £425 -17.07% 9
Berkshire +35 19 £525 +16.66% 4
North West +6 16 £431 -4.16% 7
Yorkshire +8 13 £457 +7.41% 2
Scotland +27 11 £475 +15.15% 1
East of England 0 11 £400 -15.78% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 9 £450 +20.00% 3
Manchester +9 8 £386 -17.60% 5
Milton Keynes -7 8 £473 +26.00% 1
Edinburgh +22 7 £475 +15.15%
Hertfordshire +7 7 £368 -3.28% 1
North East -10 7 £388 -8.82% 3
Surrey +14 6 £463 -11.90% 2
West Yorkshire 0 6 £513 +20.70% 2
East Midlands -29 6 £390 -29.09% 4
West Bromwich - 5 £425 - 1
Hampshire +8 4 £475 -9.52% 1
Coventry +2 4 £405 -10.00% 1
Warwickshire +2 4 £438 +34.61% 1
South West -18 4 £422 -0.82% 7
Slough - 4 £513 - 1
Cheshire +21 3 £438 -7.89% 2
Reading +16 3 £600 +33.33% 2
Croydon +10 3 £444 +14.51%
East Sussex +7 3 £388 - 2
Leeds +7 3 £400 - 2

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 167 (32.68%) Finance
2 149 (29.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 143 (27.98%) Project Management
4 101 (19.77%) Change Management
5 91 (17.81%) Business Analysis
6 76 (14.87%) PRINCE2
7 67 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
9 60 (11.74%) Business Intelligence
10 54 (10.57%) Banking
11 47 (9.20%) SAP
12 43 (8.41%) Microsoft
13 37 (7.24%) Degree
14 36 (7.05%) Retail
14 36 (7.05%) ERP
15 35 (6.85%) Security Cleared
16 34 (6.65%) Business Transformation
16 34 (6.65%) Marketing
16 34 (6.65%) Migration
17 29 (5.68%) CRM
17 29 (5.68%) Oracle
17 29 (5.68%) Risk Management
18 28 (5.48%) Telecoms
18 28 (5.48%) Programme Management
19 27 (5.28%) ITIL
20 26 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
21 24 (4.70%) MS Excel
21 24 (4.70%) MS Office
21 24 (4.70%) PMO
22 23 (4.50%) Analytics

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 15 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.98%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.78%) SAS
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.39%) CMS
5 2 (0.39%) Confluence
5 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (4.70%) MS Excel
1 24 (4.70%) MS Office
2 18 (3.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.96%) MS Project
4 10 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.96%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (1.17%) SAP ERP
3 6 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.59%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 3 (0.59%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.39%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.39%) TrackWise
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.35%) Office 365
2 2 (0.39%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.57%) Internet
2 6 (1.17%) Skype
3 2 (0.39%) Firewall
3 2 (0.39%) Network Security
4 1 (0.20%) Broadband
4 1 (0.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.76%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.17%) Big Data
7 6 (1.17%) QlikView
8 5 (0.98%) Power BI
8 5 (0.98%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.39%) OLAP
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 1 (0.20%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (1.57%) JIRA
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
General
1 167 (32.68%) Finance
2 54 (10.57%) Banking
3 36 (7.05%) Retail
4 34 (6.65%) Marketing
5 28 (5.48%) Telecoms
6 17 (3.33%) Front Office
7 15 (2.94%) Investment Banking
7 15 (2.94%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.15%) Legal
9 9 (1.76%) Advertising
10 8 (1.57%) Back Office
10 8 (1.57%) Billing
11 7 (1.37%) Local Government
12 6 (1.17%) Mandarin Language
12 6 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (1.17%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.78%) Automotive
13 4 (0.78%) Electronics
13 4 (0.78%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.59%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.59%) JSON
1 3 (0.59%) REST
2 2 (0.39%) .NET
2 2 (0.39%) HTML
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.39%) XML
3 1 (0.20%) Middleware
3 1 (0.20%) Web Services
3 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.52%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.35%) NHS
4 11 (2.15%) Derivative
5 7 (1.37%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (0.98%) PMI
8 4 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.78%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.59%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.59%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (0.59%) Life Science
9 3 (0.59%) User Experience
9 3 (0.59%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.39%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.39%) FMCG
10 2 (0.39%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.39%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.39%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.54%) Windows
2 11 (2.15%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.20%) Android
4 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (29.16%) Stakeholder Management
2 143 (27.98%) Project Management
3 101 (19.77%) Change Management
4 91 (17.81%) Business Analysis
5 76 (14.87%) PRINCE2
6 67 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (11.74%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (7.05%) ERP
9 34 (6.65%) Business Transformation
9 34 (6.65%) Migration
10 29 (5.68%) CRM
10 29 (5.68%) Risk Management
11 28 (5.48%) Programme Management
12 27 (5.28%) ITIL
13 23 (4.50%) Analytics
14 21 (4.11%) Target Operating Model
15 19 (3.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 17 (3.33%) Scrum
17 16 (3.13%) Process Improvement
17 16 (3.13%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.91%) SQL
2 5 (0.98%) C
3 2 (0.39%) Java
4 1 (0.20%) Python
4 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (7.24%) Degree
2 35 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 21 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.96%) PMI Certification
4 10 (1.96%) PMP
5 9 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.37%) MBA
7 5 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.59%) APMG
9 3 (0.59%) APMP
9 3 (0.59%) CISSP
10 2 (0.39%) ACCA
10 2 (0.39%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.39%) CISM
11 1 (0.20%) CGEIT
11 1 (0.20%) CISA
11 1 (0.20%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.70%) PMO
2 9 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.37%) QA
4 5 (0.98%) GxP
4 5 (0.98%) ISO22301
4 5 (0.98%) MiFID
5 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.39%) FATCA
6 2 (0.39%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.20%) DICOM
7 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.20%) EMIR
7 1 (0.20%) FINREP
7 1 (0.20%) GDPR
7 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.20%) IFRS
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 47 (9.20%) SAP
2 43 (8.41%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.68%) Oracle
4 12 (2.35%) Tableau
5 9 (1.76%) Cognos
5 9 (1.76%) Google
6 8 (1.57%) IBM
7 7 (1.37%) HP
8 6 (1.17%) Remedy
9 4 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.59%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.59%) Cisco
10 3 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.59%) Netezza
11 2 (0.39%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.39%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.39%) Informatica
11 2 (0.39%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.39%) Juniper
11 2 (0.39%) Sage
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