The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 27 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing Back Office 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.05% 2.92% 1.19%
As % of the General category 4.08% 12.50% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £200 £315 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Staffordshire region.

General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
49 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.79% 23.36% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 15
Median daily rate £350 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £530 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.42 £8.89 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.64% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +30.00%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Back Office
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Games
2 2 (40.00%) Online Gambling
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Software Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Application Integration Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Web Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (40.00%) Online Gambling
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle