Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 195 210
Rank change year-on-year +26 +15 -53
Contract jobs citing Back Office 35 47 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.63% 0.34%
As % of the General category 1.75% 1.96% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 39 16
North West median daily rate £450 £305 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.54% -7.58% +1.54%
10th Percentile £344 £197 £275
90th Percentile £525 £390 £489
England median daily rate £488 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +18.18% -8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
North West median hourly rate £23.74 - £13.00
10th Percentile £10.00 - £12.00
90th Percentile £43.83 - £14.00
England median hourly rate £39.50 £16.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year +135.82% +24.07% -20.59%

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1995 2404 2811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.71% 32.11% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1213 1502 1535
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £238 £260 £264
90th Percentile £550 £550 £563
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.94% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 82 99
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £27.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.27% -22.14% +27.27%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.12 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.82 £49.57 £59.60
England median hourly rate £25.50 £23.75 £22.83
% change year-on-year +7.37% +4.03% +1.47%

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 20 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the North West over the 6 months to 20 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 August 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 +15 19 £425 +93.18% 4
Cheshire +32 7 £475 +72.82% 1
Lancashire +10 1 £475 +26.67% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 14 (40.00%) .NET
2 12 (34.29%) Finance
3 11 (31.43%) WinForms
3 11 (31.43%) WPF
3 11 (31.43%) C#
4 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 9 (25.71%) Project Management
6 8 (22.86%) Change Management
6 8 (22.86%) Windows
6 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (20.00%) SAP
8 6 (17.14%) Manufacturing
8 6 (17.14%) Life Science
8 6 (17.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (17.14%) Transition Management
9 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 5 (14.29%) Coaching
9 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 5 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
9 5 (14.29%) Logistics
10 4 (11.43%) Banking
10 4 (11.43%) WCF
10 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
10 4 (11.43%) OO
10 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
11 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
11 3 (8.57%) Cisco

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 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
2 2 (5.71%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
3 1 (2.86%) BGP
3 1 (2.86%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) VoIP
3 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Manufacturing
3 4 (11.43%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Front Office
4 2 (5.71%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Change Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 3 (8.57%) Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.71%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) .NET Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (2.86%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Operations Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Service Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) .NET
2 11 (31.43%) WinForms
2 11 (31.43%) WPF
3 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 4 (11.43%) WCF
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Flex
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.86%) HTML
5 1 (2.86%) NHibernate
5 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Life Science
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) Derivative
4 2 (5.71%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Mac OS
2 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Project Management
2 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.86%) Change Management
3 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (17.14%) Transition Management
5 5 (14.29%) Coaching
5 5 (14.29%) Logistics
5 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 5 (14.29%) SAP Implementation
5 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
6 4 (11.43%) OO
7 3 (8.57%) ITIL
7 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.71%) Data Entry
8 2 (5.71%) Data Visualisation
8 2 (5.71%) Network Management
8 2 (5.71%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) C#
2 3 (8.57%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) Python
3 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
3 2 (5.71%) VBA
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) CCNA
1 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
2 2 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.86%) CCNP
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 14001
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) MiFID
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) SAP
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) Remedy
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Unisys