The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 3 months to 22 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 134 115
Rank change year-on-year +26 -19  
Contract jobs citing Business Development 7 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.28% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Median daily rate £150 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -3.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £320 £350
% change year-on-year +21.09% -8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -43.97% +84.44%  

Business Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1689 2489 1879
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.28% 82.75% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1484 1183
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 53 79
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Business Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Business Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Development in the West Midlands

Business Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Development in the West Midlands

Business Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Development in the West Midlands

Business Development
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Birmingham +16 5 - - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £150 -
Business Development
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Business Development.

1 10 (50.00%) CRM
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Scrum
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (35.00%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (30.00%) Project Management
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle
5 5 (25.00%) Presales
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (20.00%) Project Governance
6 4 (20.00%) ArchiMate
6 4 (20.00%) IaaS
6 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (20.00%) SaaS
6 4 (20.00%) PaaS
6 4 (20.00%) Kanban
6 4 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (20.00%) Service Design
6 4 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 4 (20.00%) UML
6 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (20.00%) SOA
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (15.00%) SQL

Business Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (20.00%) IaaS
2 4 (20.00%) PaaS
2 4 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) ICMP
2 1 (5.00%) Modbus
2 1 (5.00%) OSPF
2 1 (5.00%) Skype
2 1 (5.00%) SNMP
2 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (10.00%) Data Mart
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.00%) DB2
1 2 (10.00%) Informix
1 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) Power BI
2 1 (5.00%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (5.00%) QlikView
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
1 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) CRM Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Teradata Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Biotechnology
2 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Life Science
2 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) CRM
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Scrum
3 7 (35.00%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (30.00%) Project Management
5 5 (25.00%) Presales
6 4 (20.00%) ArchiMate
6 4 (20.00%) Kanban
6 4 (20.00%) Project Governance
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (20.00%) Service Design
6 4 (20.00%) SOA
6 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 4 (20.00%) UML
7 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (10.00%) E-business
7 2 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
7 2 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Basel II
1 2 (10.00%) ISO 9000
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Cognos
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Informatica
3 2 (10.00%) Netezza
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (10.00%) Teradata
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Tableau