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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 76 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +8
Contract jobs citing Back Office 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.38% 0.85% 0.21%
As % of the General category 2.40% 3.41% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.47% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-68.57% +15.70%
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
125 88 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.74% 24.86% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 36 46
Average daily rate £358 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.48% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £296 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £615 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £10.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £8.88 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.05 £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 24 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
Tyne and Wear -38 3 - - 4
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Capita
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) WF
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) AppFabric
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Change Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
1 1 (25.00%) WF
1 1 (25.00%) AppFabric
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Capita