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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 48 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.19% 1.45% 4.02%
As % of the General category 3.49% 4.19% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 20
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£130 £288 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.78% -39.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.60% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-32.25% -6.06%
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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
229 215 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.93% 34.68% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 146 86
Average daily rate £380 £350 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £150 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Average hourly rate £26.50 £11.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.43% -28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £41.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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
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 24 November 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 24 November 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 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Blackberry
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 9 (56.25%) Banking
3 9 (56.25%) Lotus
3 9 (56.25%) IBM Notes
4 8 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (50.00%) Java
4 8 (50.00%) MS Office
4 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (50.00%) Symantec
4 8 (50.00%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) SAP
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
6 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 2 (12.50%) Retail
6 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
7 1 (6.25%) SCCM
7 1 (6.25%) Billing
7 1 (6.25%) SAP BPC
7 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (6.25%) FATCA
7 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 9 (56.25%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP HR
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (6.25%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 9 (56.25%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 10 (62.50%) Desktop Support
3 8 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 8 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 8 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Strategy Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Strategy Manager
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SAP HR Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 8 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 2 (12.50%) Project Management
1 2 (12.50%) Service Management
1 2 (12.50%) Change Management
1 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
2 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) MiFID
1 1 (6.25%) FATCA
1 1 (6.25%) EMIR
1 1 (6.25%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Lotus
2 8 (50.00%) Symantec
2 8 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) VMware