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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
England / North West
Rank 125 148 130
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -18
Contract jobs citing Back Office 11 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.13% 0.33%
As % of the General category 1.44% 0.40% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 8
Median daily rate £488 £383 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% +27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £252 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £748 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +71.87%

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
762 1248 1068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.00% 32.44% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 794 632
Median daily rate £413 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 51 46
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +32.00%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Cheshire +27 4 £500 +122.22%
Lancashire +8 3 - -
Manchester +16 2 £438 +38.88% 5
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 North West region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Banking
3 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) OOP
3 6 (23.08%) OO
4 5 (19.23%) SAP
4 5 (19.23%) Change Management
5 4 (15.38%) B2C
5 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (15.38%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) Java
5 4 (15.38%) ERP
5 4 (15.38%) VoIP
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
6 3 (11.54%) SQL
6 3 (11.54%) Python
6 3 (11.54%) J2EE
6 3 (11.54%) Migration
6 3 (11.54%) Front Office
6 3 (11.54%) Internet
6 3 (11.54%) TDD
6 3 (11.54%) Spring
6 3 (11.54%) Derivative
6 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.54%) hybris
6 3 (11.54%) Business Transformation
6 3 (11.54%) Transition Management
6 3 (11.54%) Relational Database

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 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.85%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) VoIP
1 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) Broadband
3 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (7.69%) Network Security
3 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 2 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) Pentaho
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Protractor
1 1 (3.85%) Selenium
1 1 (3.85%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Front Office
4 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.85%) International Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Analyst
1 5 (19.23%) Architect
1 5 (19.23%) Change Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Hybris Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Business Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 2 (7.69%) SAP Change Manager
4 2 (7.69%) SAP Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Telephony Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) J2EE
1 3 (11.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Derivative
1 3 (11.54%) OTC Derivatives
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 2 (7.69%) Life Science
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (23.08%) OO
1 6 (23.08%) OOP
2 5 (19.23%) Change Management
3 4 (15.38%) B2C
3 4 (15.38%) ERP
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Business Transformation
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) TDD
4 3 (11.54%) Transition Management
4 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Cash Management
5 2 (7.69%) Data Management
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 2 (7.69%) Logistics
5 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) Network Design
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) Python
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) CCIE
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) CCNP
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) MCSA
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) SAP
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) hybris
4 2 (7.69%) Avaya
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Talend
5 1 (3.85%) Teradata
5 1 (3.85%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Workday
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