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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 54 49 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Back Office 10 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.28% 1.83% 2.98%
As % of the General category 3.86% 5.50% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 17
Average daily rate
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£165 £311 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.98% -30.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £165 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £455 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.51% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-65.71% +1.44%
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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
259 218 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.16% 33.33% 37.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 156 129
Average daily rate £350 £370 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £43.10 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Blackberry
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Lotus
3 6 (50.00%) IBM Notes
4 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
4 5 (41.67%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) MS Office
4 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) Symantec
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) Banking
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) SAP
6 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (8.33%) SAP BPC
7 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
7 1 (8.33%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (8.33%) Wealth Management
7 1 (8.33%) SCCM

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 6 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP HR
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (8.33%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Billing
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Desktop Support
3 5 (41.67%) Support Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SAP Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (16.67%) Project Management
1 2 (16.67%) Service Management
1 2 (16.67%) Change Management
1 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Wealth Management
2 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Lotus
2 5 (41.67%) Symantec
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) VMware