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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 98 88 82
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 7 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.39% 0.65% 0.51%
As % of the General category 1.12% 1.55% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Average daily rate £188 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £263 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £475 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -21.21%
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
626 708 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 34.47% 41.92% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 348 249
Average daily rate £391 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Average hourly rate £18.99 £18.00 £18.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% -1.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+15.46% -5.82%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Sale - 1 £250 -
Back Office
North West

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (50.00%) Remedy
1 4 (50.00%) ITSM
1 4 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (50.00%) Mac OS
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Product Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (12.50%) Modular Programming
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) CMS
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Local Government

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Field Support Technician
1 3 (37.50%) Support Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) Change Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Change Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Mac OS
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
2 1 (12.50%) Modular Programming
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) OOP
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Product Management
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Governance
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SAP