The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 146 114 119
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 15 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.73% 0.38%
As % of the General category 0.99% 2.35% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 2
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£388 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £480 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.21% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -61.42%
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 West region.

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1521 978 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 36.24% 31.13% 35.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 538 506
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 40 60
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.82 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.97 £39.80 £33.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.82
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.14%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Manchester -19 9 £388 +1.24% 15
Merseyside - 3 £300 -
Lancashire - 2 £458 - 1
Cheshire -23 1 - - 3
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (24.00%) Windows
1 6 (24.00%) Project Management
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (16.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (16.00%) AirWatch
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (16.00%) LANDesk
3 4 (16.00%) Android
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) Apple
3 4 (16.00%) NHS
4 3 (12.00%) Finance
4 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.00%) Retail
4 3 (12.00%) QA
4 3 (12.00%) OO
4 3 (12.00%) UML
4 3 (12.00%) Web Services
4 3 (12.00%) MySQL
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (8.00%) JBoss
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.00%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (4.00%) Liferay
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) MS Project
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
1 1 (4.00%) 3G
1 1 (4.00%) 2G
1 1 (4.00%) RNC
1 1 (4.00%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.00%) ERwin
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Informatica Developer
4 2 (8.00%) PMO Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Data Steward
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) SOA Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Informatica ETL Developer
5 1 (4.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.00%) ETL Developer
5 1 (4.00%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Java Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) JSP
2 2 (8.00%) Servlets
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) WSDL
2 2 (8.00%) Spring
2 2 (8.00%) JSF
2 2 (8.00%) Java EE
2 2 (8.00%) Velocity
2 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.00%) JPA
2 2 (8.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (4.00%) Ehcache
3 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (16.00%) Android
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Project Management
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (12.00%) UML
4 3 (12.00%) OO
4 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Data Security
5 2 (8.00%) MVC
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.00%) SOA
5 2 (8.00%) ETL
5 2 (8.00%) Web Development
5 2 (8.00%) Use Case
5 2 (8.00%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.00%) C++
3 2 (8.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) VBA
4 1 (4.00%) VB6
4 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) HND
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.00%) Apple
1 4 (16.00%) LANDesk
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) Informatica
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Huawei