The 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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 20 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Back Office 6 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.58% - 8.00%
As % of the General category 16.22% - 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Average daily rate
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£325 - £290
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 £26.92 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-59.13% -18.43%
Back Office
West Midlands

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

General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
37 24 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 28.24% 19.51% 28.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 28
Average daily rate £325 £294 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -5.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £480 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +41.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 6 £325 -
Lichfield - - - -
Back Office
West Midlands

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 9 (90.00%) .NET
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) Web Services
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) WinForms
4 6 (60.00%) VB
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) WCF
6 2 (20.00%) Refactoring
6 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
7 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (10.00%) Line Management
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (10.00%) MS Visio

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Development Team Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Software Development Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) Web Services
3 7 (70.00%) WinForms
4 2 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Refactoring
2 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) VB
3 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft