Period
to 20 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 172 189
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17 +5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 33 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.56% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the General category 1.95% 1.77% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 36
North West median daily rate £359 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.37% +46.15% -
10th Percentile £120 £320 £206
90th Percentile £396 £525 £476
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
North West median hourly rate - £25.74 -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.52% +125.71% +34.62%

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 1,696 1,809 2,539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.01% 33.05% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,017 1,046 1,583
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £258 £230 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 112 93
North West median hourly rate £19.40 £23.95 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.00% -4.66% -18.86%
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.33 £13.25
90th Percentile £43.00 £52.42 £47.83
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year +4.00% -4.76% +16.67%

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 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018. 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 -8 23 £375 -6.25% 11
Cheshire -15 5 £300 -40.00% 1
Merseyside - 3 £120 - 1
Lancashire -7 2 £359 -24.37% 2
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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 18 (54.55%) .NET
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 16 (48.48%) C#
3 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
4 12 (36.36%) Windows
5 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
6 8 (24.24%) Web Services
6 8 (24.24%) WPF
6 8 (24.24%) SDLC
7 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (21.21%) SCCM
7 7 (21.21%) XML
8 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
8 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
8 6 (18.18%) Internet
8 6 (18.18%) MVC
9 5 (15.15%) SOAP
9 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
9 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
9 5 (15.15%) Entity Framework
9 5 (15.15%) REST
10 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
10 4 (12.12%) RDBMS
10 4 (12.12%) VB.NET
10 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
10 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
11 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (9.09%) Scrum
11 3 (9.09%) Finance
11 3 (9.09%) HTML

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 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.03%) Boomi
3 1 (3.03%) iPaaS
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) Skype
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) RDBMS
2 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.06%) MySQL
3 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) AccuRev
1 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
1 2 (6.06%) Subversion
1 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
1 3 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) C# Developer
3 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.12%) IT Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Rollout Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Software Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) .NET
2 8 (24.24%) Web Services
2 8 (24.24%) WPF
3 7 (21.21%) XML
4 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
4 5 (15.15%) Entity Framework
4 5 (15.15%) REST
4 5 (15.15%) SOAP
5 3 (9.09%) CSS
5 3 (9.09%) HTML
5 3 (9.09%) RESTful
6 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.06%) Express
6 2 (6.06%) HTML5
6 2 (6.06%) J2EE
6 2 (6.06%) JSON
6 2 (6.06%) Node.js
6 2 (6.06%) Spring
6 2 (6.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Algorithms
1 2 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
2 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) SDLC
2 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.18%) MVC
4 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Facilities Management
5 3 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.06%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (6.06%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (6.06%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.06%) Innovative Thinking
6 2 (6.06%) Line Management
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.06%) Web Application Development
7 1 (3.03%) Microservices
7 1 (3.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) C#
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 4 (12.12%) VB.NET
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.06%) Java
5 2 (6.06%) VB
6 1 (3.03%) Perl
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCTS
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) HP ASE
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.03%) Docker
3 1 (3.03%) Gluster
3 1 (3.03%) iptables
3 1 (3.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.03%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco
2 2 (6.06%) McAfee
3 1 (3.03%) Dell
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) ProCurve
3 1 (3.03%) VMware