The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 96 86 72
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 6 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.33% 1.00%
As % of the General category 0.96% 0.83% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Median daily rate £175 £323 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.73% -19.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £356 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -21.21%
Back Office
North West

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

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
624 605 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.99% 39.80% 34.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 322 246
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £287 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.98 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -32.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.53 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £24.90 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.06 £24.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -3.00%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (50.00%) Remedy
1 4 (50.00%) ITSM
1 4 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (50.00%) Mac OS
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Product Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (12.50%) Modular Programming
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) CMS
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Local Government

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Field Support Technician
1 3 (37.50%) Support Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) Change Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Change Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Mac OS
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
2 1 (12.50%) Modular Programming
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) OOP
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Product Management
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Governance
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SAP