The 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 101 107 95
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Back Office 21 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.14% 0.65%
As % of the General category 2.95% 0.41% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 9
Average daily rate £400 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £360 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -63.06%
Back Office
England

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

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
711 732 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.86% 33.14% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 386 374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 47
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.13 £11.00 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham - 6 £325 - 2
Coventry - 6 £325 - 2
Staffordshire -4 3 £315 +5.00% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £400 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
3 10 (29.41%) Finance
3 10 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (26.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (26.47%) SQL
5 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
6 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
6 7 (20.59%) Tableau
7 6 (17.65%) .NET
8 5 (14.71%) WinForms
8 5 (14.71%) Degree
8 5 (14.71%) VB.NET
9 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
9 4 (11.76%) Cramer
9 4 (11.76%) 3G
9 4 (11.76%) MS Office
9 4 (11.76%) Windows
9 4 (11.76%) Nortel
9 4 (11.76%) ISEB
9 4 (11.76%) Citrix
9 4 (11.76%) Huawei
9 4 (11.76%) Fault Management
9 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (11.76%) 4G
9 4 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (11.76%) Fault Analysis
10 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (8.82%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.94%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Office
3 3 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Maximo
1 1 (2.94%) SAP HCM
1 1 (2.94%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) 3G
1 4 (11.76%) 4G
1 4 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (8.82%) 2G
2 3 (8.82%) Broadband
3 2 (5.88%) LTE
4 1 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) LAN
4 1 (2.94%) SAN
4 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
4 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 10 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (26.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.82%) Billing
4 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.88%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
4 5 (14.71%) SQL Developer
4 5 (14.71%) VB.NET Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Administrator
6 3 (8.82%) RAN Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Back Office Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Junior
7 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) WinForms
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) Django
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) HTML5
3 1 (2.94%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Derivative
3 2 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
3 2 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (11.76%) Fault Analysis
1 4 (11.76%) Fault Management
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) Revenue Management
2 3 (8.82%) SDLC
3 2 (5.88%) Business Process Mapping
3 2 (5.88%) ERP
3 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
3 2 (5.88%) OO
3 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.88%) System Testing
3 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
4 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.94%) Integration Testing
4 1 (2.94%) Matrix Management
4 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.94%) Time Management
4 1 (2.94%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) VB.NET
3 3 (8.82%) Python
4 2 (5.88%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) Java
4 2 (5.88%) Perl
4 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) ISEB
3 3 (8.82%) HNC
3 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) IAG
1 1 (2.94%) UAG
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Tableau
3 4 (11.76%) Citrix
3 4 (11.76%) Cramer
3 4 (11.76%) Huawei
3 4 (11.76%) Nortel
4 3 (8.82%) Ericsson
4 3 (8.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (2.94%) BT
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.94%) NEC
5 1 (2.94%) Nokia
5 1 (2.94%) Northgate
5 1 (2.94%) SafeCom
5 1 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Siemens
5 1 (2.94%) SunGard
5 1 (2.94%) VMware
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