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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 133 148 118
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -30
Contract jobs citing Back Office 19 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.36% 0.71%
As % of the General category 1.73% 0.99% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 17
Median daily rate £315 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.70% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £513 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.19% +14.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-2.89% +27.77%
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
1098 1521 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.51% 36.23% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 844 531
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 36
Median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £56.97 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

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 August 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 August 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 -7 9 £375 -3.22% 7
Lancashire +16 2 £375 -18.03% 2
Cheshire +11 2 £325 - 1
Merseyside +5 1 £300 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 19 (40.43%) Business Analysis
2 18 (38.30%) Finance
3 14 (29.79%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (27.66%) Project Management
5 12 (25.53%) Process Management
5 12 (25.53%) Validation
5 12 (25.53%) Data Mining
5 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (23.40%) SAP
7 10 (21.28%) ERP
7 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (17.02%) Logistics
8 8 (17.02%) Manufacturing
8 8 (17.02%) Transition Management
9 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
10 5 (10.64%) SQL
10 5 (10.64%) Front Office
10 5 (10.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (10.64%) Life Science
11 4 (8.51%) Banking
11 4 (8.51%) Data Quality
11 4 (8.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (8.51%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (8.51%) Mac OS
11 4 (8.51%) CCNA
11 4 (8.51%) Remedy
11 4 (8.51%) Change Management
11 4 (8.51%) ITSM
11 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
11 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange

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 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.26%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (8.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.13%) SAP CRM
3 1 (2.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
1 2 (4.26%) VoIP
1 2 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Axure RP
General
1 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Manufacturing
3 5 (10.64%) Front Office
4 4 (8.51%) Banking
5 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (4.26%) Local Government
7 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
7 1 (2.13%) French Language
7 1 (2.13%) German Language
7 1 (2.13%) International Banking
7 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Analyst
2 15 (31.91%) Business Analyst
2 15 (31.91%) Project Manager
3 13 (27.66%) Business Manager
4 12 (25.53%) Business Project Manager
5 8 (17.02%) Project Analyst
6 7 (14.89%) Change Analyst
6 7 (14.89%) Logistics Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Support Technician
8 4 (8.51%) Business Consultant
8 4 (8.51%) Consultant
9 3 (6.38%) Banking Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) Change Manager
9 3 (6.38%) Exchange Support
9 3 (6.38%) Field Support Technician
10 2 (4.26%) Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Exchange Technician
10 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Life Science
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) NHS
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Mac OS
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
1 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
2 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Business Analysis
2 14 (29.79%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (27.66%) Project Management
4 12 (25.53%) Process Management
4 12 (25.53%) Validation
5 10 (21.28%) ERP
5 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (17.02%) Logistics
6 8 (17.02%) Transition Management
7 4 (8.51%) Change Management
7 4 (8.51%) ITIL
7 4 (8.51%) ITSM
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.38%) Cash Management
8 3 (6.38%) Data Management
8 3 (6.38%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (6.38%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Scrum
9 2 (4.26%) SDLC
9 2 (4.26%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) CCNA
1 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (8.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) SAP
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco
2 4 (8.51%) Remedy
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) Avaya
4 2 (4.26%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) Teradata
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