The first 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 16 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 Leeds 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 75 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Back Office 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.85% 0.13% 0.33%
As % of the General category 2.94% 0.41% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate £310 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +3.22%
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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
340 241 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 29.01% 30.70% 33.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 130 182
Average daily rate £351 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £240 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -30.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Back Office
West Yorkshire

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 16 April 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 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
2 14 (87.50%) C#
2 14 (87.50%) .NET
3 13 (81.25%) Web Services
4 12 (75.00%) SQL
4 12 (75.00%) Kanban
5 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (56.25%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (56.25%) Ruby
5 9 (56.25%) Ruby on Rails
5 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (50.00%) Information Management
6 8 (50.00%) Freedom of Information
6 8 (50.00%) NHS
6 8 (50.00%) Management Information System
6 8 (50.00%) NoSQL
6 8 (50.00%) Data Protection
6 8 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (43.75%) ETL
8 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
8 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
8 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
8 5 (31.25%) Web Development
8 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
8 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (31.25%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (6.25%) Front Office
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 12 (75.00%) SQL Developer
3 8 (50.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) Web Services
3 9 (56.25%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
4 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Freedom of Information
1 8 (50.00%) NHS
1 8 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 8 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Kanban
2 9 (56.25%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (50.00%) Information Management
3 8 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 7 (43.75%) ETL
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Web Development
5 5 (31.25%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (25.00%) Data Management
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
7 1 (6.25%) ERP
7 1 (6.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) C#
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) Ruby
4 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Epicor