The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 57 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Back Office 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.46% 0.92% -
As % of the General category 1.76% 2.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £500 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £325 £395
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -17.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +161.90%

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

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
170 218 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.19% 33.59% 38.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 145 131
Median daily rate £390 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +207.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.80 £6.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +43.23%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Investment Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Investment Management
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
2 3 (42.86%) Change Control
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Behavioural Change
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) JBoss
3 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (28.57%) JMS
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Misys
3 2 (28.57%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) DB2
3 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) JSP

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) JBoss
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
1 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
1 2 (28.57%) WebLogic Portal
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Log4j
General
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Transition Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Process Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Commercial Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Commercial Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Process Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) Java EE
1 2 (28.57%) JMS
1 2 (28.57%) JSP
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Behavioural Change
1 3 (42.86%) Change Control
1 3 (42.86%) Investment Management
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
1 3 (42.86%) SDLC
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Misys
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle