The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 116 98
Rank change year-on-year +19 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 19 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.80% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.85% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 16
Median daily rate £450 £513 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.18% +20.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £410 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £680 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1898 2824 2261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.57% 94.67% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1133 1680 1377
Median daily rate £388 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +13.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £229 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 91 138
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -0.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £30.75
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 in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Manager in the West Midlands

Business Manager
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 Manager in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Manager in the West Midlands

Business Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Manager in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Manager in the West Midlands

Business Manager
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 Manager in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Manager in the West Midlands

Business Manager
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 Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Warwickshire +11 4 £500 +21.21% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £575 -
Birmingham +17 3 £500 -19.19%
West Bromwich 0 2 £475 +11.77%
Coventry +11 1 - - 1
Business Manager
England

Business Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Business Manager in the job title.

1 15 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (28.89%) Project Management
2 13 (28.89%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (17.78%) SQL
6 7 (15.56%) NHS
7 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.33%) Business Analysis
7 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 5 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (8.89%) Change Management
9 4 (8.89%) Data Security
9 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
9 4 (8.89%) Data Management
9 4 (8.89%) Programme Management
9 4 (8.89%) Visualisation
9 4 (8.89%) Data Visualisation
9 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
9 4 (8.89%) People Management
10 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
10 3 (6.67%) Data Quality
10 3 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
10 3 (6.67%) Supplier Management
10 3 (6.67%) Degree
10 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement

Business Manager Skill Set
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 2 (4.44%) SAS
2 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.22%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.44%) QlikView
3 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.22%) Pentaho
3 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.22%) SAP HANA
General
1 3 (6.67%) Automotive
1 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Billing
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Local Government
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) NHS
3 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.22%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (28.89%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (28.89%) Project Management
3 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 4 (8.89%) Change Management
4 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
4 4 (8.89%) Data Management
4 4 (8.89%) Data Security
4 4 (8.89%) Data Visualisation
4 4 (8.89%) People Management
4 4 (8.89%) Programme Management
4 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (8.89%) Visualisation
5 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (6.67%) CRM
5 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.22%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco
3 1 (2.22%) Cognos
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Tableau
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