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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 135 105 110
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 10 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.83% 0.52%
As % of the General category 0.78% 2.50% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 3
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£361 £325 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.15% +150.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £190 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £23.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +67.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +4.62%
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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
1286 1000 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.89% 33.34% 36.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 572 436
Average daily rate £400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £235 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 40 49
Average hourly rate £15.98 £26.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.55% +46.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.17 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -16 6 £388 +13.97% 5
Cheshire -10 2 £335 +27.74% 5
Merseyside - 2 - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Project Management
3 7 (23.33%) Web Services
3 7 (23.33%) .NET
3 7 (23.33%) Retail
3 7 (23.33%) Windows 8
4 6 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (20.00%) AirWatch
4 6 (20.00%) LANDesk
4 6 (20.00%) Android
4 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (20.00%) C#
4 6 (20.00%) Apple
4 6 (20.00%) NHS
4 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (16.67%) OO
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.67%) Finance
5 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (13.33%) SOAP
6 4 (13.33%) XML
6 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
6 4 (13.33%) SQL
6 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 4 (13.33%) REST
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
7 3 (10.00%) iPad

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (10.00%) JBoss
2 2 (6.67%) Liferay
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.33%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) 3G
1 1 (3.33%) 2G
1 1 (3.33%) RNC
1 1 (3.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.00%) MySQL
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) MSTest
General
1 7 (23.33%) Retail
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Product Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.33%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Java Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.33%) SOA Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Designer
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.33%) VB Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (3.33%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
1 7 (23.33%) Web Services
2 4 (13.33%) XML
2 4 (13.33%) SOAP
2 4 (13.33%) REST
3 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.00%) WinForms
4 2 (6.67%) WSDL
4 2 (6.67%) XSLT
4 2 (6.67%) ADO.NET
4 2 (6.67%) JSP
4 2 (6.67%) Servlets
4 2 (6.67%) Apache Camel
4 2 (6.67%) Spring
4 2 (6.67%) JSF
4 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.67%) Java EE
4 2 (6.67%) JSON
4 2 (6.67%) JPA
5 1 (3.33%) Ehcache
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) NHS
2 3 (10.00%) iPad
3 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
4 1 (3.33%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows 8
3 6 (20.00%) Android
3 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Project Management
2 6 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (16.67%) OO
3 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.00%) UML
5 3 (10.00%) MVC
5 3 (10.00%) Web Development
5 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Use Case
6 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.67%) Workflow
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (6.67%) SOA
6 2 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) VB
3 3 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.33%) VBA
4 1 (3.33%) VB6
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) HND
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Apple
1 6 (20.00%) LANDesk
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Huawei