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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 16 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Back Office 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.17% - 1.51%
As % of the General category 19.23% - 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£328 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+1.45% -44.17%
General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
26 23 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.67% 19.83% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 18
Average daily rate £323 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £238 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £563 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.69 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -42.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
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
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 29 July 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
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Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £330 -
Back Office
West Midlands

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (77.78%) .NET
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) VB.NET
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) WinForms
4 3 (33.33%) VB
5 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
5 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Refactoring
5 2 (22.22%) Resource Management
5 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 2 (22.22%) WCF
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) REST

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Software Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 3 (33.33%) Development Team Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Team Leader
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Development Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) WinForms
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
5 1 (11.11%) REST
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Refactoring
2 2 (22.22%) Resource Management
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) VB.NET
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft