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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 102 99 96
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 14 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.50% 0.70%
As % of the General category 1.84% 1.52% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 4
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£325 £315 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -9.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £217 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £507 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £320 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.75 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £24.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-47.73% +65.83%
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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
762 722 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.77% 32.95% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 335 228
Average daily rate £400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 54 86
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.46 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.14% -47.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £41.09 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
Staffordshire -5 5 £331 +20.45% 2
Shropshire - 5 £300 - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 2
Brierley Hill - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) C#
4 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 6 (26.09%) Citrix
4 6 (26.09%) Finance
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
5 5 (21.74%) MS Office
5 5 (21.74%) Banking
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
6 4 (17.39%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) VB
6 4 (17.39%) IBM Notes
6 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
6 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 4 (17.39%) Lotus
6 4 (17.39%) Symantec
6 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (8.70%) Omniture
8 2 (8.70%) Google
8 2 (8.70%) TDD
8 2 (8.70%) Ajax
8 2 (8.70%) VB6
8 2 (8.70%) Content Management
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
8 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.70%) CMS

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (17.39%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Google Analytics
1 2 (8.70%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) 3G
2 1 (4.35%) 2G
2 1 (4.35%) LTE
2 1 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.70%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Front Office
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Desktop Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.70%) Designer
3 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Lead Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) XML
3 2 (8.70%) WinForms
3 2 (8.70%) Ajax
3 2 (8.70%) JSON
3 2 (8.70%) jQuery
3 2 (8.70%) HTML5
3 2 (8.70%) REST
3 2 (8.70%) CSS3
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.70%) TDD
2 2 (8.70%) Content Management
2 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
2 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
2 2 (8.70%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (8.70%) Analytics
2 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.35%) MVC
3 1 (4.35%) B2B
3 1 (4.35%) B2C
3 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.35%) SOA
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) VB
4 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
4 2 (8.70%) VB6
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.35%) PMP
1 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
1 1 (4.35%) MiFID
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.35%) FATCA
1 1 (4.35%) EMIR
1 1 (4.35%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Citrix
2 4 (17.39%) Lotus
2 4 (17.39%) Symantec
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Omniture
3 2 (8.70%) Google
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Adobe
3 2 (8.70%) Sitecore
4 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.35%) Huawei