The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Back Office
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 54 64
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 2 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 2.23% 0.41%
As % of the General category 0.90% 6.38% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 1
Median daily rate - £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £16.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +153.73% +19.64%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 223 282 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 34.90% 34.90% 36.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 208 182
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £211 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £28.75 £37.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +138.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £36.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £37.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in Birmingham

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Investment Management
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) Behavioural Change
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Doctrine
3 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Transition Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Angular Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) Doctrine
1 1 (20.00%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Behavioural Change
2 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 3 (60.00%) Investment Management
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Sophos
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
1 1 (20.00%) Zend