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 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 70 76
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% 0.44% 0.21%
As % of the General category 0.32% 1.13% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £500 £275 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -17.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £263 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £328 £340
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 Cheshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 309 354 396
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 48.89% 38.73% 41.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 374 376
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 34
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
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 Cheshire

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 28 June 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 +12 1 £500 +53.84%
Back Office
North West

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) OOP
3 4 (36.36%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Derivative
3 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (36.36%) OTC Derivatives
4 3 (27.27%) Infographics
4 3 (27.27%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (27.27%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (27.27%) Visualisation
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (27.27%) Data Entry
4 3 (27.27%) Neural Network
4 3 (27.27%) Critical Path Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Logistic Regression
4 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) VBA
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (27.27%) Decision Tree
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management

Back Office
Co-occurring 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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (27.27%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Front Office
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Programme Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
1 1 (9.09%) jQuery
1 1 (9.09%) RESTful
1 1 (9.09%) Spring
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (36.36%) Derivative
1 4 (36.36%) OTC Derivatives
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
3 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) OO
2 4 (36.36%) OOP
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Critical Path Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Data Entry
3 3 (27.27%) Data Visualisation
3 3 (27.27%) Decision Tree
3 3 (27.27%) Infographics
3 3 (27.27%) Logistic Regression
3 3 (27.27%) Neural Network
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (27.27%) Visualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Change Control
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) VBA
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) DameWare
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Citrix
1 1 (9.09%) HP
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft