Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 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 Manager
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 154 141
Rank change year-on-year +2 -13 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Manager 36 61 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.98% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.04% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 49 26
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +11.48% -4.69%
10th Percentile £413 £308 £287
90th Percentile £600 £575 £559
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £60.00 - £20.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £22.77
% change year-on-year +32.08% +16.39% -63.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4575 5889 4639
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.05% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2894 3540 2651
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £237 £213
90th Percentile £542 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 238 271
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Business Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
Warwickshire +2 8 £505 -8.18%
Birmingham +6 7 £450 +5.88%
Coventry +7 5 £475 +12.81%
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £575 -
West Bromwich - 2 £475 -
Staffordshire +6 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £150 -
Business Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 17 (47.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (33.33%) Project Management
3 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (16.67%) SQL
6 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
7 5 (13.89%) Change Management
7 5 (13.89%) Automotive
8 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity
8 4 (11.11%) Data Management
8 4 (11.11%) Supplier Management
8 4 (11.11%) Degree
8 4 (11.11%) CRM
8 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 3 (8.33%) Visualisation
9 3 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
9 3 (8.33%) Data Quality
9 3 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
9 3 (8.33%) Line Management
9 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (8.33%) Finance
10 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
10 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act

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 (5.56%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.78%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SMS
2 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.56%) QlikView
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) Pentaho
3 1 (2.78%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.78%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (13.89%) Automotive
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Local Government
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) AS400
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (33.33%) Project Management
3 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (13.89%) Change Management
6 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity
6 4 (11.11%) CRM
6 4 (11.11%) Data Management
6 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (11.11%) Supplier Management
7 3 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (8.33%) Line Management
7 3 (8.33%) Visualisation
8 2 (5.56%) Business Transformation
8 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.56%) Programme Delivery
8 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) PMO
2 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) Cognos
3 1 (2.78%) Infor
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Tableau
3 1 (2.78%) Talend