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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 98 82 77
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 23 27 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 1.30% 1.50%
As % of the General category 2.97% 4.54% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 17
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£325 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £185 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £470 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £7.14 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -71.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-61.42% -2.77%
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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
775 595 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.99% 28.59% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 275 335
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £224 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 47 39
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -20.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £11.74 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 9 £325 -
Birmingham -4 8 £300 -10.44%
Coventry -8 3 £400 +110.52%
Warwickshire -13 2 £325 +8.33% 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (53.85%) .NET
2 18 (46.15%) SQL Server
3 17 (43.59%) C#
4 13 (33.33%) SQL
4 13 (33.33%) Windows
5 11 (28.21%) Web Services
6 10 (25.64%) WinForms
7 9 (23.08%) VB
8 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
9 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
10 5 (12.82%) Project Management
10 5 (12.82%) MVC
10 5 (12.82%) VMware
10 5 (12.82%) ITIL
10 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
10 5 (12.82%) VB.NET
10 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
10 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
10 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (10.26%) Retail
11 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
11 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
11 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
11 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
12 3 (7.69%) Change Management
12 3 (7.69%) IBM Notes
12 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
12 3 (7.69%) Lotus
12 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (7.69%) Billing

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (2.56%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.56%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.26%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Billing
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Developer
2 16 (41.03%) .NET Developer
3 10 (25.64%) Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Software Developer
5 5 (12.82%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (12.82%) Team Leader
5 5 (12.82%) SQL Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Server Support Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Server Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Desktop Support
6 4 (10.26%) Server Support
7 3 (7.69%) Senior SQL Developer
7 3 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (53.85%) .NET
2 11 (28.21%) Web Services
3 10 (25.64%) WinForms
4 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.13%) WCF
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.56%) SOAP
7 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (2.56%) REST
7 1 (2.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Project Management
1 5 (12.82%) MVC
1 5 (12.82%) ITIL
1 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
1 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
2 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (5.13%) Refactoring
4 2 (5.13%) Resource Management
4 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.13%) Service Management
4 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.56%) Migration
5 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.56%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.56%) Functional Testing
5 1 (2.56%) Automation Testing
5 1 (2.56%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) C#
2 13 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) VB
4 5 (12.82%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.13%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) Lotus
4 2 (5.13%) Symantec
4 2 (5.13%) SAP
4 2 (5.13%) Citrix
5 1 (2.56%) CA
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