The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 88 85 114
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +29
Contract jobs citing Back Office 12 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.72% 0.66% 0.11%
As % of the General category 2.16% 1.93% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
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£350 £419 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% -16.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-63.57% -2.77%
Back Office
Yorkshire

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

General Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
555 517 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 33.21% 34.08% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 299 448
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £382 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.59% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £41.75 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.82 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -24.77%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 September 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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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
Leeds +12 10 £358 -10.62% 3
Back Office
Yorkshire

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 6 (21.43%) Finance
3 5 (17.86%) CRM
4 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 4 (14.29%) ERP
4 4 (14.29%) C#
4 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Erlang
5 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
5 3 (10.71%) WFM
5 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle
5 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
5 3 (10.71%) SLA
5 3 (10.71%) ISEB
5 3 (10.71%) Front Office
5 3 (10.71%) MVC
5 3 (10.71%) Epicor
6 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (7.14%) Avaya
6 2 (7.14%) CMS
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.14%) SQL

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) VPN
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.57%) Wireless
1 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) ProC
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Front Office
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 4 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Coordinator
5 2 (7.14%) Forecast Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Technician
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.57%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) VB Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (3.57%) XML
5 1 (3.57%) XSD
5 1 (3.57%) XSLT
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) SOAP
5 1 (3.57%) WCF
5 1 (3.57%) jQuery
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) IVR
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) CRM
2 4 (14.29%) ERP
2 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
3 3 (10.71%) WFM
3 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (10.71%) MVC
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) UML
5 1 (3.57%) Workflow
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.57%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.57%) SOA
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.71%) Erlang
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.57%) VB6
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
1 3 (10.71%) Epicor
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Avaya
3 1 (3.57%) Dell
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Nokia
3 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
3 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.57%) LogRhythm