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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 119 108 102
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 21 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.70% 0.38% 0.76%
As % of the General category 2.23% 1.16% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 7
Average daily rate
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£329 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.71% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £275 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £438 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.56
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.39%
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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
941 778 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 31.55% 33.19% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 536 409
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 11 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -38.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.94 £9.00 £9.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £108.00 £25.55 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -16 17 £326 -5.43% 2
North Yorkshire - 3 £388 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 12 (37.50%) NUnit
5 11 (34.38%) TDD
6 10 (31.25%) Oracle
7 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (21.88%) Data Mapping
8 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
8 7 (21.88%) .NET
8 7 (21.88%) PL/SQL
8 7 (21.88%) Toad
9 6 (18.75%) Finance
9 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (18.75%) SDLC
10 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (15.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (15.63%) Entity Framework
10 5 (15.63%) Rhino Mocks
10 5 (15.63%) JSON
10 5 (15.63%) jQuery
10 5 (15.63%) Selenium
10 5 (15.63%) NHibernate
10 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
10 5 (15.63%) MVC

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
1 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) MySQL
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.13%) Informix
5 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) NUnit
2 7 (21.88%) Toad
3 5 (15.63%) Selenium
3 5 (15.63%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Games
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Developer
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Business Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Database Developer
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Project Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Deskside Support
4 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) CSS
2 5 (15.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (15.63%) NHibernate
2 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
2 5 (15.63%) JSON
2 5 (15.63%) jQuery
2 5 (15.63%) Entity Framework
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) Middleware
4 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) iPad
1 3 (9.38%) NHS
1 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Wiki
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.13%) IBM XIV
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Android
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) TDD
3 7 (21.88%) Data Mapping
4 6 (18.75%) SDLC
4 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (15.63%) MVC
5 5 (15.63%) Scrum
5 5 (15.63%) OO
6 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 3 (9.38%) Migration
7 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
7 3 (9.38%) System Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.38%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.25%) BDD
8 2 (6.25%) Kanban
8 2 (6.25%) UML
8 2 (6.25%) Project Management
9 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 7 (21.88%) PL/SQL
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) C#
4 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) Lotus
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) IBM