Period
to 21 July 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 21 July 2019 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 177 183 177
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +9
Contract jobs citing Back Office 21 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.40% 0.53% 0.53%
As % of the General category 1.57% 1.89% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 18
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05% +55.74%
10th Percentile £318 £300 £318
90th Percentile £588 £400 £525
England median daily rate £475 £493 £488
% change year-on-year -3.55% +1.03% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
North West median hourly rate - - £25.74
England median hourly rate £18.10 £31.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -41.61% -21.52% +128.99%

Back Office is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,340 1,746 1,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.31% 28.20% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 1,040 1,175
North West median daily rate £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% - -
10th Percentile £256 £265 £245
90th Percentile £596 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 80 108
North West median hourly rate £22.75 £20.22 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.51% -19.12% -6.82%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.44 £11.60
90th Percentile £43.08 £43.08 £51.71
England median hourly rate £32.00 £26.93 £24.23
% change year-on-year +18.83% +11.17% -3.10%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the North West

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in the North West

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the North West over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in the North West

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in the North West

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 21 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 14 £394 +5.00% 11
Cheshire +13 3 £575 - 1
Lancashire -2 2 - - 1
Merseyside -5 1 £325 +170.83% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
3 7 (33.33%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) .NET
3 7 (33.33%) Banking
3 7 (33.33%) JIRA
4 6 (28.57%) Analytics
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
4 6 (28.57%) Legal
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 6 (28.57%) XML
5 5 (23.81%) WinForms
5 5 (23.81%) NoSQL
5 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (23.81%) WPF
6 4 (19.05%) Pega
6 4 (19.05%) AccuRev
6 4 (19.05%) Robotics
6 4 (19.05%) Dojo
6 4 (19.05%) jQuery
6 4 (19.05%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (19.05%) Marketing
6 4 (19.05%) Process Improvement
6 4 (19.05%) QMS
6 4 (19.05%) IBM Blueworks
6 4 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (19.05%) Robotic Process Automation
6 4 (19.05%) Tandem
6 4 (19.05%) Retail

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (9.52%) Power Platform
3 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) NoSQL
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.52%) Power BI
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (19.05%) AccuRev
General
1 7 (33.33%) Banking
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Legal
3 4 (19.05%) Marketing
3 4 (19.05%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Front Office
4 1 (4.76%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) C# Developer
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) BPM Developer
3 4 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) XML
3 5 (23.81%) WinForms
3 5 (23.81%) WPF
4 4 (19.05%) Dojo
4 4 (19.05%) DOM
4 4 (19.05%) jQuery
4 4 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 3 (14.29%) WCF
5 3 (14.29%) Web Services
6 2 (9.52%) JSON
6 2 (9.52%) REST
6 2 (9.52%) RESTful
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
1 4 (19.05%) Robotics
1 4 (19.05%) Tandem
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) EPoS
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) VME
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Analytics
3 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (19.05%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) Cognitive Analytics
4 4 (19.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 4 (19.05%) MVC
4 4 (19.05%) Process Improvement
4 4 (19.05%) Process Management
4 4 (19.05%) QMS
4 4 (19.05%) Quality Management
4 4 (19.05%) Robotic Process Automation
4 4 (19.05%) SOA
4 4 (19.05%) Thought Leadership
5 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 3 (14.29%) Fintech
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 3 (14.29%) Web Application Development
6 2 (9.52%) Data Integration
6 2 (9.52%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 4 (19.05%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PMO
2 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) IBM
1 4 (19.05%) Pega
1 4 (19.05%) webMethods
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Intapp
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
3 2 (9.52%) SnapLogic
3 2 (9.52%) Workday
4 1 (4.76%) Capita