The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 77 83 85
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Back Office 31 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.72% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the General category 4.80% 1.27% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 5
Average daily rate £350 £138 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+153.62% -69.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £138 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £138 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
646 473 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 35.83% 35.70% 43.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 250 480
Average daily rate £355 £365 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £270 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Back Office
Yorkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -9 10 £310 -
Halifax +2 8 £350 +153.62%
Bradford 0 2 £413 -
Huddersfield - - - -
Back Office
Yorkshire

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (50.00%) .NET
3 18 (45.00%) Web Services
4 16 (40.00%) C#
5 14 (35.00%) SQL
6 13 (32.50%) Kanban
7 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (22.50%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (22.50%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (22.50%) Ruby
8 9 (22.50%) NHS
9 8 (20.00%) Information Management
9 8 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
9 8 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 8 (20.00%) Finance
9 8 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
9 8 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (20.00%) Data Protection
9 8 (20.00%) NoSQL
10 7 (17.50%) Front Office
10 7 (17.50%) ETL
10 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
11 6 (15.00%) VB
11 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
11 6 (15.00%) ERP
11 6 (15.00%) Epicor
11 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
11 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (20.00%) NoSQL
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.00%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Front Office
3 4 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) SQL Developer
3 12 (30.00%) .NET Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Analyst
5 7 (17.50%) Business Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 4 (10.00%) VB Developer
6 4 (10.00%) VB6 Developer
7 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Agile .NET Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Mobile Tester
9 1 (2.50%) Coordinator
9 1 (2.50%) Architect
9 1 (2.50%) Tester
9 1 (2.50%) Consultant
9 1 (2.50%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) .NET
2 18 (45.00%) Web Services
3 9 (22.50%) Ruby on Rails
4 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
5 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (15.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (10.00%) SOAP
7 1 (2.50%) WCF
7 1 (2.50%) jQuery
7 1 (2.50%) JSON
7 1 (2.50%) CSS
7 1 (2.50%) XML
7 1 (2.50%) XSD
7 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) NHS
2 8 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
2 8 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Android
1 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Kanban
2 9 (22.50%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (20.00%) Information Management
3 8 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 7 (17.50%) ETL
5 6 (15.00%) ERP
5 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.00%) Dependency Injection
5 6 (15.00%) Web Development
6 5 (12.50%) Data Management
6 5 (12.50%) Scrum
7 4 (10.00%) CRM
8 2 (5.00%) Supplier Management
8 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.00%) Change Management
8 2 (5.00%) MVC
8 2 (5.00%) Project Management
8 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) C#
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 9 (22.50%) Ruby
4 6 (15.00%) VB
4 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.00%) VB6
6 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Epicor
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) SAP