The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 Halifax 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 19 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.37% 1.71% 0.70%
As % of the General category 5.48% 2.22% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate £350 £138 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+153.62% -64.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
146 90 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 79.78% 76.92% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 67 206
Average daily rate £355 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £416 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Back Office
West Yorkshire

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Back Office
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 (25.00%) Retail Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) XSD
2 1 (12.50%) XSLT
2 1 (12.50%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) XSD
1 1 (12.50%) XSLT
1 1 (12.50%) WCF
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle