The first 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the North West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 124 106 126
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +20
Contract jobs citing Back Office 12 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.37% 0.13%
As % of the General category 1.24% 1.07% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate £340 £240 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £77.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +158.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
970 839 1093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.58% 34.71% 35.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 375 555
Average daily rate £390 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £475 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 42
Average hourly rate £31.53 £20.50 £15.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.79% +35.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.32 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Back Office
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -1 8 £333 +38.54%
Manchester -12 4 £545 +319.23% 2
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 8 (36.36%) Finance
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) Migration
3 6 (27.27%) Service Management
3 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (22.73%) Degree
4 5 (22.73%) Retail
4 5 (22.73%) Billing
4 5 (22.73%) Windows
4 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
5 4 (18.18%) MS Office
5 4 (18.18%) Java
5 4 (18.18%) Citrix
5 4 (18.18%) Workflow
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.64%) Lync
6 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
6 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) SCOM
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (13.64%) IIS
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.64%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (4.55%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 5 (22.73%) Billing
3 2 (9.09%) Front Office
4 1 (4.55%) German Language
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Tester
2 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Systems Tester
2 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Tester
2 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Information Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) MI Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
1 2 (9.09%) DOM
2 1 (4.55%) WinForms
2 1 (4.55%) WebCenter
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.55%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Service Management
2 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 4 (18.18%) Workflow
4 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (13.64%) ITSM
4 3 (13.64%) Data Security
4 3 (13.64%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.64%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.09%) VBA
5 1 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) MCP
3 3 (13.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) OpenView
1 3 (13.64%) ServiceCenter
1 3 (13.64%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) Avaya
5 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec
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