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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 69 69 89
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing Back Office 14 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.06% 0.66% 0.42%
As % of the General category 3.19% 1.83% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.78% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £33.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-52.59% -
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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 Manchester region.

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
439 436 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.08% 35.88% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 200 252
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £258 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £9.28 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £17.91 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 - - - - 2
Bolton - - - - 1
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 3
Back Office
North West

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 20 (83.33%) Finance
2 13 (54.17%) Front Office
2 13 (54.17%) Oracle
3 12 (50.00%) DOM
4 9 (37.50%) Web Services
5 8 (33.33%) Mainframe
5 8 (33.33%) WebCenter
6 5 (20.83%) Retail
7 4 (16.67%) Billing
7 4 (16.67%) SAP
7 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 3 (12.50%) Windows
8 3 (12.50%) VMware
8 3 (12.50%) Degree
8 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
9 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
9 2 (8.33%) QA
9 2 (8.33%) SAP Implementation
9 2 (8.33%) SAP HCM
9 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) Banking
9 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
9 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
9 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.17%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP HCM
2 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) IaaS
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) 3G
1 1 (4.17%) ATM
1 1 (4.17%) SDH
1 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.17%) 2G
1 1 (4.17%) 2.5G
1 1 (4.17%) 4G
1 1 (4.17%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.17%) MS Access
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (83.33%) Finance
2 13 (54.17%) Front Office
3 5 (20.83%) Retail
4 4 (16.67%) Billing
5 2 (8.33%) Banking
5 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (4.17%) Legal
6 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle Portal Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Portal Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) MI Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Information Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) DOM
2 9 (37.50%) Web Services
3 8 (33.33%) WebCenter
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware
4 1 (4.17%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) J2EE
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) WinForms
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (4.17%) JSF
4 1 (4.17%) Java EE
4 1 (4.17%) WCF
4 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
1 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
1 2 (8.33%) SAP Implementation
1 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
1 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (8.33%) Project Management
1 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
1 2 (8.33%) OO
2 1 (4.17%) BPR
2 1 (4.17%) ERP
2 1 (4.17%) SOA
2 1 (4.17%) B2B
2 1 (4.17%) B2C
2 1 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
2 1 (4.17%) Web Design
2 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
2 1 (4.17%) MVC
2 1 (4.17%) Workflow
2 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
1 2 (8.33%) VBA
2 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) SAP
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) JBoss
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