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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 123 115 107
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Back Office 24 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.44% 0.63%
As % of the General category 2.57% 1.29% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 12
Median daily rate £375 £331 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +1.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £19.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +60.41%
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 West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
933 855 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.82% 33.90% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 497 388
Median daily rate £413 £404 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 70 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £31.44 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.69% -0.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £12.35 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £42.17 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 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
Birmingham +1 15 £425 +19.29% 1
Staffordshire - 6 £303 - 1
Herefordshire - 2 £313 -
Coventry -14 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £160 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 34 (73.91%) SQL Server
2 30 (65.22%) SQL
3 28 (60.87%) HTML
3 28 (60.87%) Java
3 28 (60.87%) DB2
3 28 (60.87%) WebLogic
3 28 (60.87%) CSS
3 28 (60.87%) JSP
3 28 (60.87%) Web Services
3 28 (60.87%) XML
3 28 (60.87%) Oracle
3 28 (60.87%) JBoss
3 28 (60.87%) Tomcat
3 28 (60.87%) JMS
3 28 (60.87%) Misys
3 28 (60.87%) IBM
3 28 (60.87%) WebLogic Portal
3 28 (60.87%) Log4j
3 28 (60.87%) TDD
3 28 (60.87%) WebSphere
3 28 (60.87%) Web Development
3 28 (60.87%) Java EE
4 15 (32.61%) Finance
5 14 (30.43%) Banking
6 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.87%) Windows
8 4 (8.70%) ITIL
8 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
8 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
8 4 (8.70%) MS Excel

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 28 (60.87%) JBoss
1 28 (60.87%) Tomcat
1 28 (60.87%) WebLogic
1 28 (60.87%) WebLogic Portal
1 28 (60.87%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.70%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.17%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) DHCP
1 2 (4.35%) DNS
1 2 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
1 2 (4.35%) MPLS
1 2 (4.35%) SAN
1 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (73.91%) SQL Server
2 28 (60.87%) DB2
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (60.87%) Log4j
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 14 (30.43%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Games
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (56.52%) Consultant
2 19 (41.30%) Technical Consultant
3 7 (15.22%) Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Java Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Tester
7 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Change Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Sitecore Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (60.87%) CSS
1 28 (60.87%) HTML
1 28 (60.87%) Java EE
1 28 (60.87%) JMS
1 28 (60.87%) JSP
1 28 (60.87%) Web Services
1 28 (60.87%) XML
2 3 (6.52%) J2EE
3 2 (4.35%) .NET
3 2 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.35%) Online Gambling
1 2 (4.35%) Replication
2 1 (2.17%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) EPoS
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Android
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) TDD
1 28 (60.87%) Web Development
2 4 (8.70%) ITIL
3 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.52%) ERP
3 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
3 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.35%) Automated Testing
4 2 (4.35%) CRM
4 2 (4.35%) MVC
4 2 (4.35%) Scrum
4 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
4 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.35%) Wireframes
5 1 (2.17%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.17%) Coaching
5 1 (2.17%) Data Flow Diagram
5 1 (2.17%) People Management
5 1 (2.17%) SDLC
5 1 (2.17%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (65.22%) SQL
2 28 (60.87%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) C#
3 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.35%) MCSA
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.35%) vSphere
1 2 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.17%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (60.87%) IBM
1 28 (60.87%) Misys
1 28 (60.87%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) Symantec
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco
4 2 (4.35%) Citrix
4 2 (4.35%) EMC
4 2 (4.35%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.35%) Sophos
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) SAP