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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 104 94 81
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 13 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.91% 1.30%
As % of the General category 1.56% 3.02% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 19
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£400 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £235 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £418 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £7.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -61.42%
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
832 761 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.45% 30.06% 28.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 374 274
Average daily rate £400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £213 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 55 47
Average hourly rate £31.44 £31.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.19% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £19.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Birmingham +4 6 £400 +33.33% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £500 -
Coventry -4 1 £275 -31.25%
Shropshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) .NET
3 8 (27.59%) C#
4 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET
4 7 (24.14%) Web Services
5 6 (20.69%) Windows
5 6 (20.69%) MVC
6 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
6 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
7 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
7 4 (13.79%) Finance
7 4 (13.79%) VMware
7 4 (13.79%) Project Management
7 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
8 3 (10.34%) User Experience
8 3 (10.34%) SDLC
8 3 (10.34%) HTML
8 3 (10.34%) VB
8 3 (10.34%) XML
8 3 (10.34%) Cisco
8 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
8 3 (10.34%) Citrix
8 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.34%) Web Development
9 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
9 2 (6.90%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) ColdFusion
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Lync
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Billing
3 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Change Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Business Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Business Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Business Change Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Change Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Junior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Business Change Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) Junior
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) .NET
2 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET
2 7 (24.14%) Web Services
3 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.34%) HTML
4 3 (10.34%) XML
5 2 (6.90%) XHTML
5 2 (6.90%) CSS
5 2 (6.90%) SOAP
5 2 (6.90%) jQuery
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.90%) Entity Framework
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.45%) HTML5
6 1 (3.45%) Apache Flex
6 1 (3.45%) Django
6 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET
6 1 (3.45%) WinForms
6 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) User Experience
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) W3C
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) MVC
2 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.34%) Web Development
3 3 (10.34%) SDLC
4 2 (6.90%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) Change Control
4 2 (6.90%) Business Transformation
4 2 (6.90%) Analytics
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Pay per click
4 2 (6.90%) SEO
4 2 (6.90%) ERP
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) OO
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
5 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.34%) VB
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.45%) Scala
6 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) vSphere
2 1 (3.45%) IAG
2 1 (3.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) VMware
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Northgate
3 2 (6.90%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.45%) Adobe
4 1 (3.45%) HP