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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 122 112 126
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 18 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.49% 0.38%
As % of the General category 1.75% 1.37% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 7
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£325 £465 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.10% +86.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.36% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-68.57% +6.06%
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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
1031 1019 1099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.09% 35.72% 34.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 505 568
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 64 39
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.86 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% -14.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.07 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
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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 -6 8 £356 -28.75% 3
Cheshire +5 6 £325 -23.07% 6
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 20 (44.44%) Finance
2 17 (37.78%) Web Services
3 15 (33.33%) Oracle
4 13 (28.89%) Front Office
5 11 (24.44%) DOM
5 11 (24.44%) Windows
6 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 9 (20.00%) C#
7 9 (20.00%) VB
7 9 (20.00%) .NET
8 8 (17.78%) Mainframe
8 8 (17.78%) WinForms
8 8 (17.78%) WebCenter
9 7 (15.56%) SQL
10 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
10 6 (13.33%) Retail
11 5 (11.11%) Data Analysis
11 5 (11.11%) MS Visio
11 5 (11.11%) Six Sigma
11 5 (11.11%) Project Management
12 4 (8.89%) SAP
12 4 (8.89%) VMware
12 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
12 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
13 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
13 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (6.67%) Change Management
13 3 (6.67%) Programme Management

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1 (2.22%) JBoss
1 1 (2.22%) CMS
1 1 (2.22%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
1 1 (2.22%) PaaS
1 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) ATM
1 1 (2.22%) SDH
1 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.22%) 3G
1 1 (2.22%) 2G
1 1 (2.22%) 2.5G
1 1 (2.22%) LTE
1 1 (2.22%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) MS Access
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (44.44%) Finance
2 13 (28.89%) Front Office
3 6 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Billing
4 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.44%) Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) German Language
5 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) .NET Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Business Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Oracle Portal Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Oracle Developer
5 6 (13.33%) Portal Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
7 4 (8.89%) Software Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Architect
8 3 (6.67%) Programme Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support
8 3 (6.67%) Business Process Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Process Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) .NET Software Developer
10 1 (2.22%) Implementation Manager
10 1 (2.22%) Implementation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) Web Services
2 11 (24.44%) DOM
3 9 (20.00%) .NET
4 8 (17.78%) WinForms
4 8 (17.78%) WebCenter
5 2 (4.44%) WCF
5 2 (4.44%) WPF
5 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.22%) LINQ
6 1 (2.22%) RESTful
6 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.22%) Middleware
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle ADF
6 1 (2.22%) JSF
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.22%) Java EE
6 1 (2.22%) J2EE
6 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
2 5 (11.11%) Six Sigma
2 5 (11.11%) Project Management
2 5 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
3 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.67%) Change Management
4 3 (6.67%) OO
4 3 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.44%) System Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Software Testing
5 2 (4.44%) ERP
5 2 (4.44%) SOA
5 2 (4.44%) BPR
5 2 (4.44%) MVC
5 2 (4.44%) Resource Management
5 2 (4.44%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) C#
1 9 (20.00%) VB
2 7 (15.56%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VB6
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (8.89%) SAP
2 4 (8.89%) VMware
3 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.44%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Avaya
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft