Period
to 11 November 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 11 November 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
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 181 171 176
Rank change year-on-year -10 +5 +21
Contract jobs citing Back Office 19 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.70% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.19% 2.20% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 27
North West median daily rate £550 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £243 £300 £397
90th Percentile £598 £608 £619
England median daily rate £475 £500 £519
% change year-on-year -5.00% -3.57% +22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.35 £23.06 £33.50
% change year-on-year -20.42% -31.16% +103.03%

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 1,601 1,867 2,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.84% 31.98% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 1,109 1,377
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £256
90th Percentile £600 £575 £600
England median daily rate £493 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.76% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 150 105
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £19.95 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.77% +14.46% -3.17%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.41 £11.35
90th Percentile £36.25 £41.94 £44.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -2.22% +9.76%

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 11 November 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 11 November 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 -1 8 £475 +25.83% 13
Merseyside -7 7 £550 +28.65% 1
Lancashire +5 3 £250 -44.44% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 11 November 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 10 (52.63%) .NET
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Banking
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle
3 8 (42.11%) Web Services
3 8 (42.11%) Azure
4 7 (36.84%) AWS
4 7 (36.84%) 3PAR
4 7 (36.84%) Office 365
4 7 (36.84%) Marketing
4 7 (36.84%) MuleSoft
4 7 (36.84%) Nimble Storage
4 7 (36.84%) HPUX
4 7 (36.84%) Java
4 7 (36.84%) Publishing
5 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
6 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
6 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (10.53%) Degree
7 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
7 2 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.53%) Time Management
7 2 (10.53%) React
7 2 (10.53%) 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 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.26%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Azure
2 7 (36.84%) AWS
2 7 (36.84%) Office 365
3 1 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (5.26%) npm
3 1 (5.26%) OneDrive
3 1 (5.26%) Power Platform
3 1 (5.26%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) Power BI
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (5.26%) Protractor
1 1 (5.26%) webpack
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Banking
3 7 (36.84%) Marketing
3 7 (36.84%) Publishing
4 1 (5.26%) Games
4 1 (5.26%) Housing Association
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (15.79%) Integration Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) React Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Delivery Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) React
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Flex
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware
4 1 (5.26%) NgRx
4 1 (5.26%) Redux
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) RESTful
4 1 (5.26%) RxJS
4 1 (5.26%) Sass
4 1 (5.26%) WebSockets
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) HPUX
2 1 (5.26%) VME
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
3 2 (10.53%) Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) B2B
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) CRM
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Front End Development
3 2 (10.53%) Information Security
3 2 (10.53%) IT Strategy
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (10.53%) Scrum
3 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Time Management
3 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (5.26%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (5.26%) People Management
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) ES6
4 2 (10.53%) Kotlin
4 2 (10.53%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) COBOL
5 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) 3PAR
2 7 (36.84%) MuleSoft
2 7 (36.84%) Nimble Storage
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Capita
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Intapp
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) SnapLogic
4 1 (5.26%) Workday