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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 56 51 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing Back Office 6 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.84% 1.63% 2.28%
As % of the General category 2.63% 4.78% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 11
Average daily rate
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£293 £355 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.60% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £207 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.05% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £19.05 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -30.71%
General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
228 209 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.02% 34.15% 40.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 124 150
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.20 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.61% -37.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £11.00 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £34.20 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Back Office
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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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) Lotus
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Billing
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (14.29%) PDA
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
4 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP BPC
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SAP Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Strategy Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Strategy Manager
4 1 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Service Management
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Lotus
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) SAP