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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 85 70 61
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs citing Back Office 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.28% 0.63% 0.75%
As % of the General category 1.11% 2.14% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £24.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-58.16% +53.12%
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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
270 280 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 24.91% 29.44% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 172 124
Average daily rate £388 £351 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £269 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £17.50 £9.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £21.50 £113.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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
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 30 January 2015, 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 6 (54.55%) C#
1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
1 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
1 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (45.45%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) jQuery
4 3 (27.27%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) NUnit
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) NHibernate
4 3 (27.27%) JSON
4 3 (27.27%) Selenium
4 3 (27.27%) SLA
4 3 (27.27%) OO
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) ISEB
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
1 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (27.27%) NUnit
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Technician
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
1 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
1 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) jQuery
3 3 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (27.27%) NHibernate
3 3 (27.27%) JSON
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) Web Development
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SIEM
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) LogRhythm
2 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
2 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL
2 1 (9.09%) Nokia
2 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Dell