The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 95 99 121
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +22
Contract jobs citing Back Office 28 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.11% 0.91% 0.35%
As % of the General category 3.72% 2.75% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £406 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £349 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-68.57% +6.06%
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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 Yorkshire region.

General Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
753 727 952
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 29.86% 32.93% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 438 529
Average daily rate £375 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 25
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.80 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £18.85 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.22 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.28% -14.55%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
West Yorkshire -9 10 £358 -10.62% 5
South Yorkshire +4 7 £310 -38.00%
North Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 9 (23.68%) .NET
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.42%) Blackberry
3 7 (18.42%) C#
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
3 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
3 7 (18.42%) Web Services
3 7 (18.42%) ITIL
3 7 (18.42%) .NET Framework
4 6 (15.79%) Firewall
4 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.79%) Retail
4 6 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 6 (15.79%) Cisco
4 6 (15.79%) Internet
4 6 (15.79%) Project Management
4 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (13.16%) Wireless
5 5 (13.16%) Finance
5 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
5 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
5 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
5 5 (13.16%) IP Telephony
5 5 (13.16%) Business Analysis
5 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (10.53%) Degree
6 4 (10.53%) WFM

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.26%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Internet
1 6 (15.79%) Firewall
1 6 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (13.16%) Wireless
2 5 (13.16%) IP Telephony
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.63%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) ProC
General
1 6 (15.79%) Retail
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Project Manager
2 8 (21.05%) Developer
3 7 (18.42%) .NET Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Support Technician
5 5 (13.16%) Business Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Senior Technician
7 2 (5.26%) Forecast Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.63%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.63%) Test Coordinator
8 1 (2.63%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Information Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) .NET
2 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
2 7 (18.42%) Web Services
2 7 (18.42%) .NET Framework
3 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (5.26%) WCF
5 2 (5.26%) WPF
5 2 (5.26%) LINQ
5 2 (5.26%) RESTful
5 2 (5.26%) XML
5 2 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) PMI
3 2 (5.26%) NHS
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) IVR
4 1 (2.63%) CESG
4 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) UNIX
1 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
2 6 (15.79%) Project Management
2 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.16%) Business Analysis
3 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.53%) MVC
4 4 (10.53%) SOA
4 4 (10.53%) Scrum
4 4 (10.53%) WFM
4 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.89%) Business Transformation
5 3 (7.89%) Web Development
5 3 (7.89%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Migration
6 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) C#
2 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.53%) SQL
4 3 (7.89%) Erlang
5 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.26%) VB
5 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.63%) C
6 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.53%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) ISEB
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle
4 2 (5.26%) LogRhythm
4 2 (5.26%) Dell
4 2 (5.26%) Avaya
4 2 (5.26%) Nokia
4 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.26%) SonicWALL
4 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.63%) Verint