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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 122 120 120
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Back Office 10 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.36% 0.19%
As % of the General category 0.91% 1.06% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
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£300 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £218 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £477 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £24.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-59.18% +53.12%
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
1104 939 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 35.22% 34.27% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 487 371
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 62
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.04 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.11% +46.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.75 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £43.50 £49.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.00%

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
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -2 5 £281 -17.27% 7
Cheshire +6 3 £313 -22.83% 3
Merseyside - - - - 2
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 13 (46.43%) .NET
1 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (42.86%) C#
3 10 (35.71%) SQL
3 10 (35.71%) Web Services
4 8 (28.57%) Windows
4 8 (28.57%) VB
4 8 (28.57%) WinForms
5 6 (21.43%) Oracle
5 6 (21.43%) Retail
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
7 4 (14.29%) OO
7 4 (14.29%) Finance
8 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.71%) MVC
8 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.71%) HP
8 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
8 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
8 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
8 3 (10.71%) System Testing
8 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
8 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
8 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.71%) WCF
8 3 (10.71%) WPF
8 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
9 2 (7.14%) LINQ

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (3.57%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) 2G
1 1 (3.57%) 2.5G
1 1 (3.57%) 3G
1 1 (3.57%) ATM
1 1 (3.57%) SDH
1 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) 4G
1 1 (3.57%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) MSTest
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (21.43%) Retail
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) .NET Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Programme Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Change Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Support Technician
4 1 (3.57%) Programmer
4 1 (3.57%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (3.57%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (3.57%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) .NET
2 10 (35.71%) Web Services
3 8 (28.57%) WinForms
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.71%) WCF
4 3 (10.71%) WPF
5 2 (7.14%) LINQ
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (7.14%) XML
6 1 (3.57%) Middleware
6 1 (3.57%) J2EE
6 1 (3.57%) Java EE
6 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.57%) User Experience
1 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) OO
2 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
2 3 (10.71%) MVC
2 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
2 3 (10.71%) System Testing
2 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
2 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
2 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Network Management
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL
3 2 (7.14%) SOA
3 2 (7.14%) BPR
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
3 2 (7.14%) Validation
3 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.57%) Password Management
4 1 (3.57%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) SQL
3 8 (28.57%) VB
4 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) VBScript
5 1 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) CCNA
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Avaya
3 1 (3.57%) Remedy
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
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