The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 18 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 West Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 107 91 74
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs citing Back Office 11 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.66% 1.37%
As % of the General category 1.42% 2.22% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 17
Average daily rate £315 £463 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.89% +50.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £313 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -37.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
772 541 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.46% 29.53% 34.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 236 342
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £184 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 71 51
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.08% +54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £15.31 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Back Office
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Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +1 4 £315 -
Birmingham -13 2 £140 -69.72%
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Project Management
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) .NET
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (16.00%) Billing
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) WinForms
4 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) Windows
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (12.00%) MS Office
5 3 (12.00%) C#
5 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (12.00%) Finance
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) Degree
6 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (8.00%) PDA
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (4.00%) LSMW
General
1 4 (16.00%) Billing
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 2 (8.00%) Server Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Server Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Server Support
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) WinForms
3 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.00%) PDA
1 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Project Management
2 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.00%) MVC
5 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.00%) ERP
6 1 (4.00%) Service Management
6 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Validation
6 1 (4.00%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.00%) PMP
3 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) Citrix
2 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Sybase
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) CA
3 1 (4.00%) Symantec
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