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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 52 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.17% 1.23% 1.27%
As % of the General category 0.42% 3.29% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £435 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £24.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-58.16% +53.12%
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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
239 213 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 40.03% 37.37% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 135 70
Average daily rate £370 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £179 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £510 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.84 £9.12 £6.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £16.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
1 8 (80.00%) Banking
1 8 (80.00%) Java
1 8 (80.00%) MS Office
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Windows XP
1 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix
1 8 (80.00%) Symantec
1 8 (80.00%) Blackberry
2 7 (70.00%) Lotus
2 7 (70.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) SAP HR
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) PDA
3 1 (10.00%) MiFID
3 1 (10.00%) FATCA
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (10.00%) EMIR
3 1 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (70.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP HR
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 8 (80.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Analyst
2 8 (80.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 8 (80.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 8 (80.00%) Support Analyst
2 8 (80.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SAP HR Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Migration
1 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) MiFID
1 1 (10.00%) FATCA
1 1 (10.00%) EMIR
1 1 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix
1 8 (80.00%) Symantec
2 7 (70.00%) Lotus
3 1 (10.00%) SAP