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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 96 85 75
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing Back Office 7 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.44% 0.33% 1.33%
As % of the General category 1.22% 1.03% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 17
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£300 £531 £70
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.52% +658.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £456 £68
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £606 £163
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.21% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
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 East Midlands region.

General Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
573 484 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 35.66% 31.78% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 289 304
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £300 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 30
Average hourly rate £12.00 £9.94 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.72% -71.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.29 £9.21 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £13.50 £56.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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
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 3 September 2015. 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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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
Leicestershire -1 2 £338 -
Northamptonshire -4 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £275 - 3
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (18.75%) SAP
1 3 (18.75%) Capita
1 3 (18.75%) hybris
2 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) Front Office
3 1 (6.25%) MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) MS Project
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
3 1 (6.25%) Intranet
3 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 (6.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Front Office
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Law
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
1 1 (6.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Implementation Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Hybris Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Leader
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Change Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
3 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) MVC
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
3 1 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (6.25%) Use Case
3 1 (6.25%) Release Management
3 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
1 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) SAP
1 3 (18.75%) Capita
1 3 (18.75%) hybris
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix