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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 136 107 113
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 12 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.69% 0.47%
As % of the General category 0.94% 2.13% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
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£330 £340 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £325 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £475 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £44.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +1.45%
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
1281 986 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.90% 32.61% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 558 400
Average daily rate £413 £390 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +10.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 51
Average hourly rate £24.38 £35.00 £20.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.35% +70.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £45.00 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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
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 22 May 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
Lancashire +13 5 - -
Manchester -16 5 £323 -26.28% 8
Cheshire -19 2 £330 +1.53% 5
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (33.33%) Project Management
1 9 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) Windows
3 7 (25.93%) C#
4 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 6 (22.22%) Apple
4 6 (22.22%) NHS
4 6 (22.22%) LANDesk
4 6 (22.22%) Android
4 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 6 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 6 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (22.22%) AirWatch
5 5 (18.52%) Retail
5 5 (18.52%) Finance
5 5 (18.52%) SQL
6 4 (14.81%) Web Services
6 4 (14.81%) OO
6 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.11%) WinForms
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (11.11%) XML
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle
7 3 (11.11%) VB
7 3 (11.11%) Degree
7 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
1 1 (3.70%) 3G
1 1 (3.70%) 2G
1 1 (3.70%) RNC
1 1 (3.70%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) MSTest
General
1 5 (18.52%) Retail
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Product Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Process Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) VB Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (3.70%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.70%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Manager
5 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) Web Services
3 3 (11.11%) WinForms
3 3 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (7.41%) REST
4 2 (7.41%) JSON
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.41%) SOAP
5 1 (3.70%) XSLT
5 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET
5 1 (3.70%) WCF
5 1 (3.70%) WPF
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.70%) LINQ
5 1 (3.70%) jQuery
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Camel
5 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) NHS
2 3 (11.11%) iPad
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.70%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Android
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Project Management
2 6 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (14.81%) OO
3 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Validation
4 2 (7.41%) Workflow
5 1 (3.70%) UML
5 1 (3.70%) OOP
5 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) MVC
5 1 (3.70%) Web Design
5 1 (3.70%) CRM
5 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) C#
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) VBA
4 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Apple
1 6 (22.22%) LANDesk
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.70%) Huawei