The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 83 74 77
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 0.62% 0.69%
As % of the General category 1.50% 1.77% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Average daily rate
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£315 £340 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -25.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £340 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £340 £720
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -12.50%
Back Office
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
534 395 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.30% 34.89% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 192 195
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 22
Average hourly rate £21.34 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.91% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £10.74 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
Altrincham - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Back Office
North West

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Retail
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle
4 5 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (20.00%) .NET
5 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 4 (20.00%) OO
5 4 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (15.00%) Front Office
6 3 (15.00%) MVC
6 3 (15.00%) DOM
6 3 (15.00%) SAP
6 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (15.00%) WCF
6 3 (15.00%) WPF
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
7 2 (10.00%) Network Management
7 2 (10.00%) LINQ
7 2 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
7 2 (10.00%) SAP HCM
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 7

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (5.00%) JBoss
1 1 (5.00%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP HCM
2 1 (5.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) 3G
1 1 (5.00%) 2G
1 1 (5.00%) 2.5G
1 1 (5.00%) ATM
1 1 (5.00%) SDH
1 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) LTE
1 1 (5.00%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) MSTest
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Retail
3 3 (15.00%) Front Office
4 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Billing
4 2 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) DOM
3 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.00%) WCF
3 3 (15.00%) WPF
4 2 (10.00%) LINQ
4 2 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.00%) WinForms
4 2 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware
5 1 (5.00%) J2EE
5 1 (5.00%) Java EE
5 1 (5.00%) WebCenter
5 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.00%) Open Source
1 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (20.00%) OO
1 4 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) MVC
3 2 (10.00%) Network Management
3 2 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (10.00%) SOA
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) BPR
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) B2B
4 1 (5.00%) B2C
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Remedy
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco