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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 60 54 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 6 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.82% 0.30% 1.72%
As % of the General category 2.26% 0.91% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +4.62%
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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
266 220 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.44% 32.79% 36.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 131 102
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £31.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.70 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Northgate
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) XSLT
4 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) XSLT
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) MVC
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
2 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Product Management
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Northgate