The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank - 32 47
Contract jobs citing Back Office 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - 1.31% 0.24%
As % of the General category - 4.94% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £325 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -24.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.48 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +66.55% +73.07%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 89 81 161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 32.13% 26.47% 38.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 47 127
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £310 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
Median hourly rate £12.67 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.20% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £16.75 £25.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £46.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Back Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in Bedfordshire

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in Bedfordshire