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 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 / West Midlands
Rank 106 103 108
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 15 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.85% 0.27%
As % of the General category 2.11% 3.10% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 4
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £317 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £445 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
710 710 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.50% 27.41% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 422 381
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £15.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £42.00 £35.30
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 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 20 February 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 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
Birmingham -3 5 £475 +46.15% 1
Solihull 0 4 - -
Staffordshire +1 3 £200 -36.50%
Warwickshire -5 1 - - 1
Coventry -16 1 £451 +26.45%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) HTML
4 5 (22.73%) CSS
4 5 (22.73%) XML
4 5 (22.73%) SOA
4 5 (22.73%) JDA
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Banking
4 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (18.18%) Web Services
5 4 (18.18%) ERP
6 3 (13.64%) JMS
6 3 (13.64%) JBoss
6 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
6 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 3 (13.64%) Misys
6 3 (13.64%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) JSP
6 3 (13.64%) Java
6 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 3 (13.64%) DB2

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 5 (22.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (13.64%) JBoss
2 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.64%) WebLogic
2 3 (13.64%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle ASCP
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Log4j
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Project Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Transition Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Application Integration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Change Manager
4 2 (9.09%) E-Business Manager
4 2 (9.09%) ERP Manager
4 2 (9.09%) ERP Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Process Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Supply Chain Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) CSS
2 5 (22.73%) XML
3 4 (18.18%) Web Services
4 3 (13.64%) Java EE
4 3 (13.64%) JMS
4 3 (13.64%) JSP
5 2 (9.09%) .NET
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.55%) HTML5
6 1 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (22.73%) SOA
1 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (18.18%) ERP
3 3 (13.64%) Behavioural Change
3 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) Change Control
3 3 (13.64%) E-business
3 3 (13.64%) Investment Management
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
3 3 (13.64%) SDLC
3 3 (13.64%) Service Management
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (13.64%) TDD
3 3 (13.64%) Validation
3 3 (13.64%) Web Development
4 2 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (9.09%) People Management
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) JDA
3 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 3 (13.64%) Misys
4 2 (9.09%) Infor
5 1 (4.55%) VMware