The 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 93 80 68
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -12
Contract jobs citing Back Office 6 5 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.38% 0.35% 2.09%
As % of the General category 1.17% 1.03% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 28
Average daily rate £288 £310 £70
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.25% +342.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -63.06%
Back Office
England

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

General Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
512 485 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 32.67% 33.59% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 284 298
Average daily rate £375 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £250 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 28
Average hourly rate £15.50 £11.00 £9.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% +12.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £9.94 £8.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £16.00 £17.00
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 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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
Northamptonshire +10 1 £250 -21.87%
Leicestershire -11 1 £82 -
Derbyshire -14 1 £80 -73.33% 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £350 - 2
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (13.64%) Project Management
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Remedy
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
3 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.55%) 4G
3 1 (4.55%) PABX
3 1 (4.55%) Tableau
3 1 (4.55%) Sonus
3 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 1 (4.55%) Procure-to-pay

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP ERP
1 1 (4.55%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) 4G
1 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) PABX
1 1 (4.55%) PBX
1 1 (4.55%) Skype
1 1 (4.55%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Implementation Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Integration Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Project Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Project Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Planning Manager
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (13.64%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) Customer Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.55%) ERP
3 1 (4.55%) ETL
3 1 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (4.55%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
3 1 (4.55%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (4.55%) Release Management
3 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
3 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
2 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Certification
1 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
1 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.09%) Remedy
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco
2 1 (4.55%) JDA
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Sonus
2 1 (4.55%) Tableau