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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 86 85 110
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +25
Contract jobs citing Back Office 10 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.59% 0.84% 0.053%
As % of the General category 1.65% 2.35% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+1.45% -36.92%
General Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
607 553 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 35.54% 35.91% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 326 416
Average daily rate £380 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Average hourly rate £9.00 £20.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.62% +43.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +11 6 £425 +13.33% 2
Halifax -1 2 £325 -35.64%
Back Office
Yorkshire

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 19 (46.34%) SQL Server
2 14 (34.15%) .NET
3 12 (29.27%) Web Services
4 10 (24.39%) C#
5 9 (21.95%) SQL
5 9 (21.95%) Finance
6 8 (19.51%) Kanban
7 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
8 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
8 6 (14.63%) CRM
8 6 (14.63%) Front Office
8 6 (14.63%) Epicor
8 6 (14.63%) NHS
8 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (14.63%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Web Development
8 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
9 5 (12.20%) Data Management
9 5 (12.20%) Scrum
9 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (12.20%) ERP
9 5 (12.20%) VB
9 5 (12.20%) Oracle
10 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
10 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
10 4 (9.76%) Banking

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (7.32%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (2.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (46.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.88%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.44%) ProC
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Front Office
3 4 (9.76%) Banking
4 3 (7.32%) Retail
5 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Developer
2 14 (34.15%) Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Business Analyst
4 8 (19.51%) .NET Developer
5 7 (17.07%) SQL Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.32%) VB Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) VB6 Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Forecast Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Telephony Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) MI Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Information Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Applications Support Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) VB.NET Developer
9 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) .NET
2 12 (29.27%) Web Services
3 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
4 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.32%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (7.32%) SOAP
6 1 (2.44%) WCF
6 1 (2.44%) jQuery
6 1 (2.44%) CSS
6 1 (2.44%) XML
6 1 (2.44%) XSD
6 1 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) NHS
2 3 (7.32%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (7.32%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Kanban
2 6 (14.63%) CRM
2 6 (14.63%) Dependency Injection
2 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
2 6 (14.63%) Web Development
3 5 (12.20%) Data Management
3 5 (12.20%) Scrum
3 5 (12.20%) ERP
4 3 (7.32%) Data Protection
4 3 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.32%) Information Management
4 3 (7.32%) WFM
4 3 (7.32%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (7.32%) ETL
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.88%) Change Management
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) C#
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
3 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.20%) VB
5 3 (7.32%) VB6
5 3 (7.32%) Ruby
5 3 (7.32%) Erlang
6 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Epicor
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) Avaya
5 1 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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