The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield 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 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 27 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 7 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.78% 1.79% 2.00%
As % of the General category 8.75% 5.48% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
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£310 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.47% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-68.57% +15.70%
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South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

General Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
80 73 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 31.75% 32.59% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 49 21
Average daily rate £325 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £192 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £21.63 £8.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +155.67%
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 Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office across the Sheffield region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Sheffield region.

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) WPF

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
1 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Support Technician
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
2 2 (28.57%) WPF
2 2 (28.57%) LINQ
2 2 (28.57%) RESTful
2 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
3 1 (14.29%) CESG
3 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) SOA
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
1 2 (28.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Dell
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL
2 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
2 1 (14.29%) LogRhythm