The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the East Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 69 82 68
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 26 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.61% 0.39% 0.92%
As % of the General category 5.19% 1.20% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 9
Average daily rate £70 £900 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-92.22% +260.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
501 416 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 31.06% 32.22% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 224 307
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 21
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.02% -21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.01 £12.60 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £34.20 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire - 18 £70 -
Leicestershire - 4 £185 - 1
Northamptonshire -14 2 £369 -59.02% 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 48 (85.71%) Windows
2 47 (83.93%) MS Office
3 46 (82.14%) Remedy
3 46 (82.14%) Windows XP
3 46 (82.14%) Active Directory
4 37 (66.07%) Finance
5 35 (62.50%) Banking
6 30 (53.57%) International Banking
7 13 (23.21%) MS Excel
8 4 (7.14%) SQL
8 4 (7.14%) Sun
9 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.36%) .NET
9 3 (5.36%) C#
9 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.36%) Retail
10 2 (3.57%) Migration
10 2 (3.57%) jQuery
10 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (3.57%) DTS
10 2 (3.57%) CRM
10 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
10 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
10 2 (3.57%) CSS
10 2 (3.57%) ETL
10 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.79%) RedPrairie

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 1 (1.79%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (83.93%) MS Office
2 13 (23.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (3.57%) DTS
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
General
1 37 (66.07%) Finance
2 35 (62.50%) Banking
3 30 (53.57%) International Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (85.71%) Analyst
2 46 (82.14%) 1st Line Support
2 46 (82.14%) Service Analyst
2 46 (82.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Developer
3 2 (3.57%) Developer
4 1 (1.79%) Architect
4 1 (1.79%) Trainer
4 1 (1.79%) Business Analyst
4 1 (1.79%) Applications Support
4 1 (1.79%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (1.79%) ETL Developer
4 1 (1.79%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (1.79%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (1.79%) Data Analyst
4 1 (1.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (1.79%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) jQuery
2 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (1.79%) JDBC
3 1 (1.79%) SOAP
3 1 (1.79%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (1.79%) Data Extraction
1 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (85.71%) Windows
2 46 (82.14%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
2 2 (3.57%) Migration
2 2 (3.57%) CRM
2 2 (3.57%) ETL
3 1 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (1.79%) Data Governance
3 1 (1.79%) Analytics
3 1 (1.79%) User Stories
3 1 (1.79%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.79%) UML
3 1 (1.79%) OpenUP
3 1 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (1.79%) Use Case
3 1 (1.79%) Workflow
3 1 (1.79%) Content Management
3 1 (1.79%) Data Analysis
3 1 (1.79%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) C#
3 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.79%) MCITP
System Software
1 46 (82.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 46 (82.14%) Remedy
2 4 (7.14%) Sun
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) RedPrairie
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Teradata
4 1 (1.79%) Capita