Period
to 13 December 2017

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 December 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
England > North West
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 190 227
Rank change year-on-year +21 +37 -59
Contract jobs citing Back Office 37 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 0.44% 0.28%
As % of the General category 1.98% 1.47% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 18
North West median daily rate £450 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +1.69% +13.46%
10th Percentile £409 £288 £226
90th Percentile £609 £695 £525
England median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.06 £16.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +51.86% -9.59% +7.35%

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 1872 1970 3097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.02% 30.22% 36.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1197 1269 1847
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £263
90th Percentile £613 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 77 124
North West median hourly rate £22.67 £28.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.03% -8.26% +62.77%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.77 £12.35
90th Percentile £56.25 £57.16 £54.00
England median hourly rate £26.55 £23.72 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.94% -5.14% +12.99%

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 December 2017.

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 December 2017. 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 +41 28 £450 +20.00% 3
Cheshire -1 5 £416 -28.54% 2
Lancashire +7 1 £588 +56.67%
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 17 (45.95%) .NET
1 17 (45.95%) ITIL
2 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
2 16 (43.24%) Finance
3 15 (40.54%) C#
4 13 (35.14%) ITSM
5 11 (29.73%) Unit4 Business World
5 11 (29.73%) ERP
5 11 (29.73%) Programme Management
5 11 (29.73%) WPF
6 10 (27.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (27.03%) WinForms
6 10 (27.03%) Windows
6 10 (27.03%) PRINCE2
7 9 (24.32%) Change Management
8 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (21.62%) Local Government
9 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
9 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
9 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
9 7 (18.92%) Coaching
10 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
11 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
11 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
11 4 (10.81%) Cisco
11 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
11 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
11 4 (10.81%) CCNA
11 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003

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 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (5.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
3 2 (5.41%) BGP
3 2 (5.41%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) EIGRP
3 2 (5.41%) Ethernet
3 2 (5.41%) Firewall
3 2 (5.41%) LAN
3 2 (5.41%) Network Security
3 2 (5.41%) VoIP
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.11%) MSI
2 3 (8.11%) WinDbg
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (43.24%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Local Government
3 2 (5.41%) Front Office
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Retail Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Programme Manager
2 8 (21.62%) Support Manager
3 7 (18.92%) Technical Leader
4 5 (13.51%) Transformation Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Developer
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Network Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Strategy Manager
7 2 (5.41%) WAN Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.70%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) .NET
2 11 (29.73%) WPF
3 10 (27.03%) WinForms
4 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.11%) REST
5 3 (8.11%) WCF
5 3 (8.11%) XML
6 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.41%) CSS
6 2 (5.41%) HTML
7 1 (2.70%) Apache Flex
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.70%) SOAP
7 1 (2.70%) Web Services
7 1 (2.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Credit Risk
1 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
2 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
3 2 (5.41%) Mac OS
3 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) ITIL
2 13 (35.14%) ITSM
3 11 (29.73%) ERP
3 11 (29.73%) Programme Management
4 10 (27.03%) PRINCE2
5 9 (24.32%) Change Management
6 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.92%) Coaching
7 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
7 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.11%) SDLC
9 3 (8.11%) Validation
9 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
10 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
10 2 (5.41%) MVC
10 2 (5.41%) Network Management
10 2 (5.41%) Web Development
11 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) C#
2 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.11%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (10.81%) CCNA
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) A+ Certification
3 2 (5.41%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) MiFID
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (8.11%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Cisco
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Blue Prism
3 2 (5.41%) Remedy
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Unisys