The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
North West / Cheshire
Rank 39 79 67
Rank change year-on-year +40 -12  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 11 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.09% 0.21% 0.36%
As % of the General category 4.49% 0.52% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £500 £294 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.21% -6.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +21.53% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.98 - -
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 Cheshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 245 383 367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 46.49% 39.69% 43.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 259 212
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 32
Median hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.57% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £33.50 £44.25
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in Cheshire

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in Cheshire

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Back Office in Cheshire

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Chester +17 8 £500 +37.93% 1
Crewe - 3 - -
Back Office
North West

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) Banking
5 5 (35.71%) TDD
5 5 (35.71%) OOP
5 5 (35.71%) OO
5 5 (35.71%) Python
5 5 (35.71%) Derivative
5 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
5 5 (35.71%) OTC Derivatives
6 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
6 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (28.57%) MS Project
6 4 (28.57%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
7 3 (21.43%) VBA
7 3 (21.43%) Analytics
7 3 (21.43%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (21.43%) Visualisation
7 3 (21.43%) Data Entry
7 3 (21.43%) Neural Network
7 3 (21.43%) Critical Path Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (21.43%) Logistic Regression
7 3 (21.43%) Decision Tree
7 3 (21.43%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (21.43%) Infographics
8 2 (14.29%) Degree

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Project
2 3 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Protractor
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Programme Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Support Officer
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
1 1 (7.14%) RESTful
1 1 (7.14%) Spring
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Derivative
1 5 (35.71%) OTC Derivatives
2 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) OO
2 5 (35.71%) OOP
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
2 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Critical Path Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Data Entry
4 3 (21.43%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (21.43%) Decision Tree
4 3 (21.43%) Infographics
4 3 (21.43%) Logistic Regression
4 3 (21.43%) Neural Network
4 3 (21.43%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (21.43%) Visualisation
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) Earned Value Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) VBA
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) DameWare
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Citrix
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft