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 28 June 2016 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 54 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 18 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.23% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the General category 6.38% 1.14% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 2
Median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.64% -15.15%
Back Office
West Midlands

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
282 263 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.90% 36.23% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 182 131
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £221 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £37.00 £15.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.70% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £13.70 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.76%

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 28 June 2016, 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 19 (82.61%) SQL Server
2 18 (78.26%) SQL
3 17 (73.91%) Java
4 15 (65.22%) DB2
4 15 (65.22%) WebLogic
4 15 (65.22%) CSS
4 15 (65.22%) JSP
4 15 (65.22%) Web Services
4 15 (65.22%) XML
4 15 (65.22%) JBoss
4 15 (65.22%) Tomcat
4 15 (65.22%) HTML
4 15 (65.22%) Oracle
4 15 (65.22%) JMS
4 15 (65.22%) IBM
4 15 (65.22%) Misys
4 15 (65.22%) WebLogic Portal
4 15 (65.22%) Log4j
4 15 (65.22%) TDD
4 15 (65.22%) WebSphere
4 15 (65.22%) Web Development
4 15 (65.22%) Java EE
5 11 (47.83%) Finance
6 10 (43.48%) Banking
7 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (8.70%) Derivative
7 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
7 2 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft

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 15 (65.22%) JBoss
1 15 (65.22%) Tomcat
1 15 (65.22%) WebLogic
1 15 (65.22%) WebLogic Portal
1 15 (65.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (4.35%) SunGard GMI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (82.61%) SQL Server
2 15 (65.22%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Log4j
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Consultant
2 11 (47.83%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (26.09%) Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Java Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Junior
5 2 (8.70%) Sitecore Developer
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Data Migration Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Junior Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Data Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) SAP ISU Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Migration Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) CSS
1 15 (65.22%) HTML
1 15 (65.22%) Java EE
1 15 (65.22%) JMS
1 15 (65.22%) JSP
1 15 (65.22%) Web Services
1 15 (65.22%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Derivative
1 2 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) TDD
1 15 (65.22%) Web Development
2 2 (8.70%) CRM
2 2 (8.70%) ERP
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
2 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
2 2 (8.70%) Wireframes
3 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.35%) ETL
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Information Management
3 1 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (4.35%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) SQL
2 17 (73.91%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) IBM
1 15 (65.22%) Misys
1 15 (65.22%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) SunGard
3 1 (4.35%) Tableau