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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 64 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Back Office 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.87% 0.32% -
As % of the General category 2.29% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
-9.58% -1.35%
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%
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
306 423 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.92% 44.53% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 217 218
Average daily rate £400 £385 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £227 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £568 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 9
Average hourly rate £18.27 £31.56 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.11% -32.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.84 £35.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 2014. 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
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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
Warrington - 1 £200 -
Wilmslow - - - - 4
Winsford - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Back Office
North West

Back Office
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) VB
2 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) Web Services
2 8 (50.00%) WinForms
3 5 (31.25%) Six Sigma
3 5 (31.25%) MS Visio
3 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (12.50%) WFM
6 2 (12.50%) German Language
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) CMS
6 2 (12.50%) Avaya
7 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
7 1 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
1 8 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Process Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Support Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
1 8 (50.00%) Web Services
1 8 (50.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Six Sigma
1 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 2 (12.50%) WFM
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
1 8 (50.00%) VB
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Avaya
2 1 (6.25%) VMware