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 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 90 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Contract jobs citing Back Office 6 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.39% 1.16% 0.91%
As % of the General category 1.00% 3.21% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
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£388 £340 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +195.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £162 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £503 £127
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £23.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +67.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +4.62%
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
602 467 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.45% 36.26% 39.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 262 193
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 23
Average hourly rate £15.98 £23.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.02% +62.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £15.85 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.79 £64.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%

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 July 2015.

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 July 2015. 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
Salford - 1 £388 -
Back Office
North West

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 7 (41.18%) Retail
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) OO
2 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) JBoss
3 3 (17.65%) MySQL
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 3 (17.65%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (11.76%) Apache Camel
4 2 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (11.76%) Liferay
4 2 (11.76%) People Management
4 2 (11.76%) REST
4 2 (11.76%) JPA
4 2 (11.76%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Marketing
4 2 (11.76%) Java EE
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) Spring

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 3 (17.65%) JBoss
2 2 (11.76%) Liferay
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) 3G
1 1 (5.88%) 2G
1 1 (5.88%) RNC
1 1 (5.88%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) MSTest
General
1 7 (41.18%) Retail
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.88%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Software Manager
4 1 (5.88%) SOA Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Process Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) VB Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) JSP
2 2 (11.76%) Servlets
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
2 2 (11.76%) WSDL
2 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
2 2 (11.76%) Spring
2 2 (11.76%) JSF
2 2 (11.76%) Java EE
2 2 (11.76%) JPA
2 2 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Camel
3 1 (5.88%) Ehcache
3 1 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) WPF
3 1 (5.88%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Smartcard
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) OO
1 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
2 3 (17.65%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) SOA
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) UML
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (11.76%) People Management
3 2 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (11.76%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) Modular Programming
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Dependency Management
4 1 (5.88%) Web Design
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C#
1 3 (17.65%) Java
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) VBA
2 1 (5.88%) VB6
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) HND
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Squid
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Huawei
3 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.88%) IBM