The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
North West / Manchester
Rank 89 99 91
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 3 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.23% 0.28% 0.61%
As % of the General category 0.73% 0.84% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Median daily rate £350 £175 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -53.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £230 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £370
% change year-on-year +23.07% -12.16%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 411 598 684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 31.35% 33.31% 41.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 347 341
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £236 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.14 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.34% -15.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.64 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £18.99 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in Manchester

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in Manchester

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) JD Edwards
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) E-Procurement
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) XPath
3 1 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) MVVM
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Change Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Transformation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) E-Procurement
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) MVVM
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) XPath
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) JD Edwards
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft