The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 55 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Back Office 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.49% 0.61% -
As % of the General category 2.34% 2.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £27.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-53.15% +85.00%
Back Office
England

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

General Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
128 119 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 20.98% 24.29% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 69 23
Average daily rate £355 £250 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £193 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £386 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.50 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.18% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £9.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.85 £28.00 £20.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 27 February 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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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
Tyne and Wear +6 2 - - 2
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) VBA
3 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (46.67%) Web Development
3 7 (46.67%) jQuery
3 7 (46.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 7 (46.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (33.33%) ERP
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle
5 4 (26.67%) Change Management
5 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Banking
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (13.33%) Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Business Transformation
7 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Test Management

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Developer
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (20.00%) VBA Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Change Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) ERP Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Programme Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Change Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) jQuery
1 7 (46.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Web Development
1 7 (46.67%) Reverse Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) ERP
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Business Transformation
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) VBA
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp