The 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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 54 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Back Office 6 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.89% - 1.22%
As % of the General category 2.76% - 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate £325 - £435
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 - £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 - £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £390 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -58.16%
Back Office
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
217 247 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.05% 40.43% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 136 128
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% +5.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £6.84 £9.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.86 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.21% +15.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 February 2016, 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%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (25.00%) Derivative
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) SAP HCM
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Tableau
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP HCM
1 1 (12.50%) SunGard GMI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Derivative
1 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
1 2 (25.00%) ERP
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Northgate
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) SunGard
1 1 (12.50%) Tableau