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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 138 136
Rank change year-on-year +24 -2  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 19 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.68% 0.70% 0.54%
As % of the General category 1.98% 2.03% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 10
Median daily rate £463 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.38% -1.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £180 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £356 £350
% change year-on-year +9.12% +1.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Median hourly rate £37.48 - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.49 £11.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +139.02% -11.53%  

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 959 1380 1400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.26% 34.27% 36.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 851 735
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 44 66
Median hourly rate £37.49 £22.54 £24.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.31% -6.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.10 £47.33 £56.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.58% +16.00%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Back Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +37 8 £500 +81.81% 1
Manchester +11 5 £375 +100.00% 6
Lancashire +9 1 £475 +11.76%
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (53.13%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) OO
2 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (28.13%) Project Management
3 9 (28.13%) OOP
4 8 (25.00%) Change Management
4 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (25.00%) Java
4 8 (25.00%) SAP
5 7 (21.88%) Banking
6 6 (18.75%) TDD
6 6 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (18.75%) Derivative
6 6 (18.75%) Life Science
6 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Transition Management
6 6 (18.75%) Python
6 6 (18.75%) Manufacturing
6 6 (18.75%) OTC Derivatives
7 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (15.63%) SAP Implementation
8 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) Spring
8 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
8 4 (12.50%) ERP
8 4 (12.50%) .NET
8 4 (12.50%) J2EE
9 3 (9.38%) C#
9 3 (9.38%) VBA

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 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (9.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
1 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Protractor
1 1 (3.13%) Selenium
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
3 6 (18.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.25%) Front Office
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Change Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Change Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Hybris Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Business Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Organisational Change Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Programme Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.13%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
1 4 (12.50%) J2EE
1 4 (12.50%) Spring
2 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 2 (6.25%) WinForms
2 2 (6.25%) WPF
2 2 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) NHibernate
3 1 (3.13%) RESTful
3 1 (3.13%) WCF
3 1 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Derivative
1 6 (18.75%) Life Science
1 6 (18.75%) OTC Derivatives
2 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (31.25%) OO
2 9 (28.13%) OOP
2 9 (28.13%) Project Management
3 8 (25.00%) Change Management
3 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (18.75%) TDD
4 6 (18.75%) Transition Management
4 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
5 5 (15.63%) SAP Implementation
6 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 4 (12.50%) ERP
7 3 (9.38%) B2C
7 3 (9.38%) Critical Path Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Data Entry
7 3 (9.38%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (9.38%) Logistic Regression
7 3 (9.38%) Logistics
7 3 (9.38%) Neural Network
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) Python
3 3 (9.38%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) VBA
4 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) SQL
5 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) DameWare
1 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (9.38%) hybris
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) JD Edwards
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) HP