The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 85 78 64
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.27% 0.40% 1.00%
As % of the General category 0.66% 0.99% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate £275 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -21.21%
Back Office
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
458 405 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.41% 40.91% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 235 137
Average daily rate £425 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 31
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.35 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% -59.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £21.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office across the Cheshire region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Cheshire region.

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -1 1 £363 +8.20%
Sandbach - 1 £275 -
Back Office
North West

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Local Government
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Front Office
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Local Government
3 1 (25.00%) Front Office
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) ERP Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) ERP Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) ERP
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Avaya
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware