Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 176 177
Rank change year-on-year +59 +1 -9
Contract jobs citing Back Office 7 20 43
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.37% 0.73%
As % of the General category 0.96% 1.28% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 22
Median daily rate £423 £513 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.56% +23.87% -8.06%
10th Percentile £388 £238 £302
90th Percentile £473 £600 £613
England median daily rate £593 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +24.84% -5.00% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £11.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £16.20 £14.75
% change year-on-year +116.05% +9.83% -41.27%

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 729 1,562 1,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.29% 29.15% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 946 1,116
Median daily rate £425 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.59% +1.81%
10th Percentile £176 £220 £263
90th Percentile £583 £600 £580
England median daily rate £500 £495 £488
% change year-on-year +1.01% +1.54% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 96 156
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -6.17% -5.81%
10th Percentile £14.57 £12.75 £11.94
90th Percentile £56.25 £42.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate £30.43 £22.00 £21.69
% change year-on-year +38.30% +1.44% -3.61%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Back Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Back Office in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Back Office in the North West

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Back Office in the North West.

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 3 December 2020. 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
Cheshire - 3 £458 - 1
Lancashire +20 2 - - 1
Manchester +45 1 £400 -15.79% 3
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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 3 (42.86%) MySQL
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) LANSA
2 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 2 (28.57%) AS400
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) RPG
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (28.57%) Django
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) Laravel
2 2 (28.57%) Public Sector
3 1 (14.29%) Service Design
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (14.29%) Technology Roadmap
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Talend
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics

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 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Public Sector
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) ACBS Developer
2 2 (28.57%) LANSA Developer
2 2 (28.57%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Capability Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Commercial Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 1 (14.29%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CodeIgniter
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) Django
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) Laravel
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) AS400
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Service Design
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Technology Roadmap
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PHP
1 2 (28.57%) RPG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GxP
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) LANSA
2 1 (14.29%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) SnapLogic
2 1 (14.29%) Talend