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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
England / North West
Rank 121 137 132
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 13 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the General category 1.62% 0.99% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 9
Median daily rate £488 £410 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.90% +36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.24 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £27.50 £9.10
% change year-on-year
-33.63% +202.36%

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
802 1211 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.55% 32.54% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 769 668
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 55 60
Median hourly rate £38.46 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £14.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.30 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.92% +48.00%

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 20 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Back Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 February 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 +31 8 £500 +70.21%
Lancashire +10 3 - -
Manchester +11 2 £438 +54.86% 3
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) Banking
3 7 (26.92%) OOP
3 7 (26.92%) OO
4 6 (23.08%) Java
5 5 (19.23%) SAP
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 4 (15.38%) B2C
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
6 4 (15.38%) J2EE
6 4 (15.38%) Python
6 4 (15.38%) TDD
6 4 (15.38%) Spring
6 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (15.38%) Derivative
6 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 4 (15.38%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (11.54%) hybris
7 3 (11.54%) Business Transformation
7 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (11.54%) Migration
7 3 (11.54%) ERP
7 3 (11.54%) VoIP
7 3 (11.54%) Internet
7 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
8 2 (7.69%) HP
8 2 (7.69%) Service Management

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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
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 3 (11.54%) Internet
1 3 (11.54%) VoIP
1 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (7.69%) Broadband
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) Network Security
2 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.85%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 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 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Change Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Hybris Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Business Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Business Systems Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Database Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.85%) SAP Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) J2EE
1 4 (15.38%) Spring
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) RESTful
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Derivative
1 4 (15.38%) OTC Derivatives
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 2 (7.69%) Life Science
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) OO
2 7 (26.92%) OOP
3 4 (15.38%) B2C
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (15.38%) TDD
3 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Business Transformation
4 3 (11.54%) Change Management
4 3 (11.54%) ERP
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Analytics
5 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) Network Design
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) VBA
3 1 (3.85%) XPath
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 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
1 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 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) DameWare
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
1 5 (19.23%) SAP
2 3 (11.54%) hybris
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Avaya
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.85%) Talend
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Workday