The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 17 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 Staffordshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 21 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Back Office 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.59% - 3.79%
As % of the General category 5.88% - 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Average daily rate £310 - £254
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 - £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 - £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
34 27 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 26.98% 28.42% 40.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 34
Average daily rate £320 £263 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.90% -11.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £440 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 4
Average hourly rate £17.30 £15.31 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.99% -61.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £6.50 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £45.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Back Office
West Midlands

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Back Office
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) WinForms
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) ERP
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Team Leader
1 3 (33.33%) Development Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) WinForms
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
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