The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 / West Midlands
Rank 113 104 104
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Back Office 12 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.60% 0.094%
As % of the General category 1.62% 2.09% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Median daily rate £425 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.84% -27.77%
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 West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
740 669 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.69% 28.44% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 372 379
Median daily rate £413 £420 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 39
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £28.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -23.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £15.80 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.50 £34.23
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 West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands 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
Solihull -2 4 - -
Birmingham +1 3 £475 - 1
Staffordshire -3 2 £200 -36.50% 2
Coventry -17 1 £451 +38.61%
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 18 (56.25%) Oracle
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 13 (40.63%) HTML
4 13 (40.63%) CSS
5 12 (37.50%) XML
6 11 (34.38%) JSP
6 11 (34.38%) Web Services
6 11 (34.38%) Java
6 11 (34.38%) DB2
6 11 (34.38%) WebLogic
6 11 (34.38%) JBoss
6 11 (34.38%) Tomcat
6 11 (34.38%) JMS
6 11 (34.38%) IBM
6 11 (34.38%) Misys
6 11 (34.38%) WebLogic Portal
6 11 (34.38%) Log4j
6 11 (34.38%) TDD
6 11 (34.38%) WebSphere
6 11 (34.38%) Web Development
6 11 (34.38%) Java EE
7 8 (25.00%) Finance
8 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Banking
10 5 (15.63%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (15.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (15.63%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (15.63%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (15.63%) JDA

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (34.38%) JBoss
1 11 (34.38%) Tomcat
1 11 (34.38%) WebLogic
1 11 (34.38%) WebLogic Portal
1 11 (34.38%) WebSphere
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle ASCP
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 11 (34.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Log4j
2 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Consultant
2 8 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle Project Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Change Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Software Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Application Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) E-Business Manager
5 2 (6.25%) ERP Manager
5 2 (6.25%) ERP Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Process Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) CSS
1 13 (40.63%) HTML
2 12 (37.50%) XML
3 11 (34.38%) Java EE
3 11 (34.38%) JMS
3 11 (34.38%) JSP
3 11 (34.38%) Web Services
4 2 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.13%) HTML5
5 1 (3.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (6.25%) Online Gambling
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) TDD
1 11 (34.38%) Web Development
2 7 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (15.63%) SOA
4 4 (12.50%) ERP
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.38%) E-business
5 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Change Management
6 2 (6.25%) CRM
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL
6 2 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (6.25%) People Management
6 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.25%) SDLC
6 2 (6.25%) Service Management
6 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 11 (34.38%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Oracle
2 11 (34.38%) IBM
2 11 (34.38%) Misys
3 5 (15.63%) JDA
4 2 (6.25%) Infor
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) VMware