The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 30 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 143 158 119
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -39
Contract jobs citing Back Office 17 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.36% 0.62%
As % of the General category 1.59% 0.97% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 14
Median daily rate £375 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £464 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £19.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +60.41%
Back Office
England

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

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1071 1649 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.36% 36.83% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 970 575
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 68 49
Median hourly rate £14.00 £27.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +14.28%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 8 £388 +19.23% 3
Lancashire +24 3 £375 -18.03%
Cheshire +3 3 £690 +53.33%
Merseyside +7 2 £325 +8.33%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 North West region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 16 (43.24%) Finance
2 12 (32.43%) Business Analysis
3 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (29.73%) SAP
3 11 (29.73%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (24.32%) ERP
4 9 (24.32%) Project Management
4 9 (24.32%) Logistics
4 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (21.62%) Transition Management
5 8 (21.62%) Process Management
5 8 (21.62%) Validation
5 8 (21.62%) Data Mining
6 7 (18.92%) Manufacturing
6 7 (18.92%) Banking
7 6 (16.22%) SQL
8 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.51%) Front Office
8 5 (13.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (13.51%) Life Science
9 4 (10.81%) Data Management
9 4 (10.81%) Data Quality
9 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
10 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
10 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
10 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
10 3 (8.11%) Business Transformation
10 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications
1 2 (5.41%) VoIP
1 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Data Mining
2 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) MS Access
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.70%) Pentaho
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Axure RP
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (43.24%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Banking
2 7 (18.92%) Manufacturing
3 5 (13.51%) Front Office
4 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.70%) French Language
5 1 (2.70%) German Language
5 1 (2.70%) International Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Business Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Business Manager
2 9 (24.32%) Project Manager
3 8 (21.62%) Business Project Manager
4 7 (18.92%) Change Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Logistics Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Financial Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Business Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Project Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Exchange Support
8 2 (5.41%) Exchange Technician
8 2 (5.41%) SAP Change Manager
8 2 (5.41%) SAP Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Support Technician
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Technician
8 2 (5.41%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Life Science
3 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.41%) NHS
5 1 (2.70%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Business Analysis
2 11 (29.73%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (24.32%) ERP
3 9 (24.32%) Logistics
3 9 (24.32%) Project Management
4 8 (21.62%) Process Management
4 8 (21.62%) Transition Management
4 8 (21.62%) Validation
5 4 (10.81%) Data Management
6 3 (8.11%) Business Transformation
6 3 (8.11%) Cash Management
6 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
6 3 (8.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (8.11%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) BPR
7 2 (5.41%) ETL
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
7 2 (5.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) VBA
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) MCSA
2 1 (2.70%) MCSE
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) SAP
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) Avaya
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.70%) Talend
4 1 (2.70%) Teradata
4 1 (2.70%) VMware