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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank - 49 50
Contract jobs citing Back Office 0 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 1.27% 0.58%
As % of the General category - 3.59% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £435 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £32.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +116.66%
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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
224 195 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.00% 35.33% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 111 75
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £180 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £506 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 13
Average hourly rate £13.84 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.40% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.84 £9.15 £7.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £16.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 6 (100.00%) Banking
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) IBM Notes
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Lotus
2 5 (83.33%) Symantec
2 5 (83.33%) Blackberry
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) FATCA
3 1 (16.67%) EMIR
3 1 (16.67%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) MiFID

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 5 (83.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Support Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Desktop Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) MiFID
1 1 (16.67%) FATCA
1 1 (16.67%) EMIR
1 1 (16.67%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) Lotus
1 5 (83.33%) Symantec