Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Project Manager was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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 Project Manager
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 656 653 578
Rank change year-on-year -3 -75 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Business Project Manager 223 243 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 180 217
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £364 £315 £294
90th Percentile £675 £607 £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £77.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -67.74% +150.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
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 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Business Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Project Manager in the UK

Business Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Project Manager in the UK

Business Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Project Manager over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Project Manager in the UK

Business Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Project Manager in the UK

Business Project Manager
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 Project Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +6 211 £500 +11.11% 6
London +14 126 £500 - 4
UK excluding London -4 95 £463 +8.82% 3
South East +12 31 £500 +11.11%
Midlands +27 20 £450 +5.88% 1
East of England -18 16 £513 +24.24% 1
West Midlands +17 12 £475 +8.57% 1
South West -3 10 £441 +6.97%
Scotland -9 10 £431 +1.47% 1
North of England +27 8 £425 +13.33%
East Midlands +7 8 £400 +17.65%
North West +9 6 £425 +12.58%
North East +65 1 £450 -10.00%
Yorkshire +12 1 - -

Business Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Business Project 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 Project Manager in the job title.

1 117 (52.47%) Project Management
2 85 (38.12%) Finance
3 55 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (22.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (17.94%) Banking
6 39 (17.49%) Business Analysis
7 31 (13.90%) PRINCE2
8 25 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (10.76%) Front Office
10 22 (9.87%) Change Management
11 21 (9.42%) Investment Banking
12 18 (8.07%) Scrum
13 17 (7.62%) Asset Management
14 16 (7.17%) Microsoft Excel
14 16 (7.17%) Degree
14 16 (7.17%) MiFID
15 15 (6.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 14 (6.28%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (6.28%) Business Transformation
17 13 (5.83%) Derivative
17 13 (5.83%) E-Commerce
17 13 (5.83%) Retail
17 13 (5.83%) Fixed Income
18 12 (5.38%) MS Visio
18 12 (5.38%) PMI Certification
18 12 (5.38%) PMO
19 11 (4.93%) PMP
19 11 (4.93%) Electronic Trading
19 11 (4.93%) Investment Management
19 11 (4.93%) Stakeholder Engagement

Business Project 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 5 (2.24%) SharePoint
1 5 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (1.79%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (7.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (5.38%) MS Visio
3 9 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Bloomberg AIM
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (0.45%) Summit
1 1 (0.45%) thinkFolio
1 1 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.24%) SMS
2 4 (1.79%) Skype
3 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.90%) DB2
2 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.45%) Power BI
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.04%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 85 (38.12%) Finance
2 40 (17.94%) Banking
3 24 (10.76%) Front Office
4 21 (9.42%) Investment Banking
5 13 (5.83%) Retail
6 9 (4.04%) Marketing
7 7 (3.14%) Back Office
7 7 (3.14%) Legal
7 7 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (2.24%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.79%) Publishing
10 3 (1.35%) Automotive
10 3 (1.35%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.90%) Local Government
12 1 (0.45%) Advertising
12 1 (0.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (5.83%) Derivative
3 13 (5.83%) Fixed Income
4 7 (3.14%) Equities
5 6 (2.69%) FMCG
5 6 (2.69%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.24%) STB
7 4 (1.79%) Market Risk
7 4 (1.79%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (1.35%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.35%) Fintech
8 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.35%) PMI
8 3 (1.35%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.35%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.90%) User Experience
10 1 (0.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.45%) Windows
1 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (52.47%) Project Management
2 55 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (22.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (17.49%) Business Analysis
5 31 (13.90%) PRINCE2
6 22 (9.87%) Change Management
7 18 (8.07%) Scrum
8 17 (7.62%) Asset Management
9 14 (6.28%) Business Transformation
9 14 (6.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (5.83%) E-Commerce
11 11 (4.93%) Electronic Trading
11 11 (4.93%) Investment Management
11 11 (4.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (4.48%) Migration
12 10 (4.48%) Process Improvement
13 9 (4.04%) ERP
13 9 (4.04%) GAP Analysis
13 9 (4.04%) Risk Management
13 9 (4.04%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.14%) VBA
2 3 (1.35%) C
2 3 (1.35%) SQL
3 2 (0.90%) Java
4 1 (0.45%) C++
4 1 (0.45%) Perl
4 1 (0.45%) Python
4 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (7.17%) Degree
2 12 (5.38%) PMI Certification
3 11 (4.93%) PMP
4 3 (1.35%) ISEB
4 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.90%) IIBA
5 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) APMP
6 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.17%) MiFID
2 12 (5.38%) PMO
3 8 (3.59%) GDPR
4 5 (2.24%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.24%) QA
5 3 (1.35%) EMIR
6 1 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.45%) FATCA
6 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.45%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (3.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.79%) Bloomberg
2 4 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (1.35%) SAP
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle
4 2 (0.90%) Pega
4 2 (0.90%) Reuters
4 2 (0.90%) Sybase
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe
5 1 (0.45%) Calypso
5 1 (0.45%) Charles River
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco
5 1 (0.45%) CyberArk
5 1 (0.45%) Fidessa
5 1 (0.45%) Progress
5 1 (0.45%) Vermilion