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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 82 76 80
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.58% 0.50% 0.72%
As % of the General category 1.74% 1.43% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
Average daily rate
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£356 £500 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-68.57% +6.06%
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
461 420 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.53% 35.32% 36.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 195 233
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 25
Average hourly rate £12.65 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.74% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £15.17 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.07 £23.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.22 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.28% -14.55%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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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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
Altrincham - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Back Office
North West

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 13 (50.00%) Oracle
3 12 (46.15%) Front Office
4 11 (42.31%) DOM
5 10 (38.46%) Web Services
6 8 (30.77%) Mainframe
6 8 (30.77%) WebCenter
7 6 (23.08%) Retail
8 4 (15.38%) Project Management
8 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 4 (15.38%) SAP
9 3 (11.54%) Windows
9 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
9 3 (11.54%) OO
9 3 (11.54%) VMware
9 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
9 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
9 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
10 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
10 2 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
10 2 (7.69%) SAP HCM
10 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
10 2 (7.69%) Banking
10 2 (7.69%) Retail Banking
10 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
10 2 (7.69%) QA
10 2 (7.69%) WCF

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (3.85%) JBoss
1 1 (3.85%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP HCM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) ATM
1 1 (3.85%) SDH
1 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.85%) 3G
1 1 (3.85%) 2G
1 1 (3.85%) 2.5G
1 1 (3.85%) LTE
1 1 (3.85%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) MS Access
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 12 (46.15%) Front Office
3 6 (23.08%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Billing
4 2 (7.69%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Legal
5 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Portal Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Portal Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Change Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) DOM
2 10 (38.46%) Web Services
3 8 (30.77%) WebCenter
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.69%) WCF
4 2 (7.69%) WPF
4 2 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (3.85%) J2EE
5 1 (3.85%) XML
5 1 (3.85%) Middleware
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (3.85%) WinForms
5 1 (3.85%) JSF
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.85%) Java EE
5 1 (3.85%) LINQ
5 1 (3.85%) RESTful
5 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
1 4 (15.38%) Project Management
2 3 (11.54%) OO
3 2 (7.69%) SOA
3 2 (7.69%) MVC
3 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
3 2 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.69%) BPR
4 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.85%) Web Design
4 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.85%) Network Management
4 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C#
1 2 (7.69%) Java
1 2 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (3.85%) VB6
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) SAP
3 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft