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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 54 53 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.47% 0.78% -
As % of the General category 1.60% 2.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £500 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +21.53% -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 Birmingham with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 187 215 238
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 29.45% 33.33% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 130 130
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Median hourly rate £26.25 £35.00 £6.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +411.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in Birmingham

Back Office
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) Investment Management
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%) Behavioural Change
3 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (20.00%) Process Management
4 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management

Back Office
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
General
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Transition Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Process Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Commercial Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Commercial Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Process Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Behavioural Change
1 3 (60.00%) Change Control
1 3 (60.00%) Investment Management
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Process Management