Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 167 183
Rank change year-on-year +1 +16 +32
Contract jobs citing Back Office 40 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 0.73% 0.42%
As % of the General category 2.66% 2.34% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 18
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -10.53% +26.67%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £363
90th Percentile £586 £606 £700
England median daily rate £510 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -2.86% +16.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £11.50 - -
England median hourly rate £31.37 £25.06 £16.50
% change year-on-year +25.19% +51.86% -17.50%

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 1,503 1,706 1,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.79% 31.31% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 1,073 1,165
North West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £252
90th Percentile £575 £606 £573
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 91 81
North West median hourly rate £26.21 £21.78 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.34% -4.66% -33.44%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £44.55 £53.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -3.85%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -13 18 £360 -15.29% 14
Lancashire -5 13 £475 -19.15% 1
Merseyside +2 4 £446 +271.88%
Cheshire -4 4 £381 -0.33% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 25 (62.50%) .NET
2 24 (60.00%) C#
2 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (32.50%) CRM
5 13 (32.50%) TDD
5 13 (32.50%) Continuous Deployment
6 12 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (20.00%) WinForms
7 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (17.50%) SQL
8 7 (17.50%) Finance
9 6 (15.00%) WCF
9 6 (15.00%) NoSQL
9 6 (15.00%) Web Services
10 5 (12.50%) MVC
10 5 (12.50%) Network Management
11 4 (10.00%) OOP
11 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
11 4 (10.00%) MySQL
11 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
11 4 (10.00%) N-Tier
11 4 (10.00%) WPF
11 4 (10.00%) Document Management
11 4 (10.00%) Web Development
12 3 (7.50%) Degree
12 3 (7.50%) JIRA
12 3 (7.50%) Umbraco
12 3 (7.50%) Computer Science

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 3 (7.50%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.50%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Slack
2 1 (2.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
1 1 (2.50%) IPsec
1 1 (2.50%) MPLS
1 1 (2.50%) VLAN
1 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (10.00%) MySQL
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.50%) Power BI
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) AccuRev
1 3 (7.50%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) Ant
3 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.50%) Gradle
3 1 (2.50%) IntelliJ
3 1 (2.50%) Maven
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Front Office
2 1 (2.50%) Games
2 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Developer
2 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Developer
3 7 (17.50%) .NET Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Architect
6 3 (7.50%) CRM Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.00%) ASP Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 1 (2.50%) ERP Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.50%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (62.50%) .NET
2 8 (20.00%) WinForms
3 6 (15.00%) WCF
3 6 (15.00%) Web Services
4 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.00%) WPF
5 3 (7.50%) RESTful
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.50%) Guice
7 1 (2.50%) Java EE
7 1 (2.50%) JSON
7 1 (2.50%) Middleware
7 1 (2.50%) SOAP
7 1 (2.50%) Spring
7 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) EPoS
3 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
1 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (32.50%) Continuous Deployment
3 13 (32.50%) CRM
3 13 (32.50%) TDD
4 5 (12.50%) MVC
4 5 (12.50%) Network Management
5 4 (10.00%) Document Management
5 4 (10.00%) OOP
5 4 (10.00%) Web Development
6 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
6 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.50%) Financial Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (5.00%) ERP
7 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.00%) Web Application Development
8 1 (2.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) C#
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) SAP