Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 166 195
Rank change year-on-year +3 +29 +29
Contract jobs citing Back Office 44 36 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the General category 2.84% 1.88% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 29
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% -9.68%
10th Percentile £300 £397 £283
90th Percentile £603 £619 £660
England median daily rate £500 £515 £425
% change year-on-year -2.91% +21.18% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £23.06 £33.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -31.16% +103.03% -2.94%

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 1,552 1,916 2,119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.09% 33.54% 30.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 1,215 1,358
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -3.90%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £259
90th Percentile £575 £606 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 89 80
North West median hourly rate £23.25 £22.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -15.38% -20.61%
10th Percentile £12.51 £11.95 £12.46
90th Percentile £42.50 £47.51 £53.72
England median hourly rate £24.31 £25.50 £24.41
% change year-on-year -4.69% +4.47% -1.77%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 -25 17 £378 -13.71% 9
Lancashire -8 15 £475 -19.15% 2
Cheshire -1 6 - - 2
Merseyside - 5 £428 - 2
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (52.27%) .NET
2 21 (47.73%) C#
3 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 14 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (29.55%) TDD
5 13 (29.55%) CRM
6 12 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
7 8 (18.18%) Windows
7 8 (18.18%) Web Services
7 8 (18.18%) XML
8 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
9 6 (13.64%) MongoDB
9 6 (13.64%) SCCM
9 6 (13.64%) Java
9 6 (13.64%) SQL
9 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
9 6 (13.64%) Finance
10 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
10 5 (11.36%) CSS
10 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
10 5 (11.36%) HTML
10 5 (11.36%) JSON
10 5 (11.36%) Web Application Development
10 5 (11.36%) MEAN Stack
10 5 (11.36%) Algorithms
11 4 (9.09%) Network Management
11 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
11 4 (9.09%) RESTful

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 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.27%) JBoss
1 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.82%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) Boomi
2 2 (4.55%) iPaaS
2 2 (4.55%) PaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) MongoDB
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) MySQL
3 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) DB2
4 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Ant
2 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.27%) Gradle
2 1 (2.27%) IntelliJ
2 1 (2.27%) Maven
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Front Office
3 1 (2.27%) Games
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Developer
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.82%) CRM Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.82%) MongoDB Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (52.27%) .NET
2 8 (18.18%) Web Services
2 8 (18.18%) XML
3 5 (11.36%) CSS
3 5 (11.36%) HTML
3 5 (11.36%) JSON
3 5 (11.36%) MEAN Stack
4 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 4 (9.09%) HTML5
4 4 (9.09%) RESTful
4 4 (9.09%) SOAP
4 4 (9.09%) XSLT
5 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.82%) Entity Framework
5 3 (6.82%) Node.js
5 3 (6.82%) REST
5 3 (6.82%) Spring
5 3 (6.82%) WinForms
6 2 (4.55%) J2EE
6 2 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.82%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (29.55%) CRM
3 13 (29.55%) TDD
4 12 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
5 5 (11.36%) Web Application Development
6 4 (9.09%) Document Management
6 4 (9.09%) Migration
6 4 (9.09%) Network Management
7 3 (6.82%) Financial Analysis
7 3 (6.82%) MVC
7 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (4.55%) Deployment Automation
8 2 (4.55%) Kanban
8 2 (4.55%) Scrum
8 2 (4.55%) SDLC
8 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) C#
2 6 (13.64%) Java
2 6 (13.64%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.27%) MCTS
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.82%) SCOM
3 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) McAfee
3 2 (4.55%) Dell
4 1 (2.27%) SAP