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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 74 64 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.11% 0.65% 0.33%
As % of the General category 0.27% 1.44% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £225 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -63.06%
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
365 347 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 38.67% 45.01% 39.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 201 175
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 30
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.38 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% -53.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Front Office

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Excel Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Report Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards