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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 77 61 67
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 1 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.091% 1.10% 0.24%
As % of the General category 0.23% 3.06% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -61.42%
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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 Cheshire region.

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
434 294 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.71% 35.81% 47.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 164 203
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 25
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -44.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (50.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Delivery Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA