The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 66 81 85
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs citing Back Office 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.99% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the General category 3.69% 0.36% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£358 £413 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -17.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-61.42% -2.77%
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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 Leeds region.

General Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
271 278 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 26.83% 29.39% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 159 221
Average daily rate £350 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 8
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.11% -25.00%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) WFM
2 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
2 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 3 (21.43%) SLA
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) Erlang
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) Avaya
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) CMS
4 1 (7.14%) IVR
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
1 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Coordinator
4 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Forecast Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.14%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
1 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
1 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) IVR
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) WFM
2 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) SIEM
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (7.14%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
1 3 (21.43%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Avaya
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Dell
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Nokia
2 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
2 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
2 1 (7.14%) LogRhythm