The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 56 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 2 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.33% 1.17% 1.83%
As % of the General category 0.94% 3.85% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Average daily rate £140 £463 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-69.72% +22.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
212 156 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.58% 30.47% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 85 130
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 2
Average hourly rate £23.75 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.81% +111.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Back Office
West Midlands

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office across the Birmingham region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Birmingham region.

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office.

1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Billing
2 2 (25.00%) PDA
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) LSMW
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Front Office

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) LSMW
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
1 2 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Transition Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) PDA
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec