Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 190 213
Rank change year-on-year +28 +23 -34
Contract jobs citing Back Office 37 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.43% 0.29%
As % of the General category 2.37% 1.41% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 21
North West median daily rate £408 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.41% +21.88% +28.21%
10th Percentile £271 £369 £213
90th Percentile £609 £700 £500
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £28.24 -
England median hourly rate £25.06 £16.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +51.86% -22.35% +44.07%

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 1,558 1,774 2,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.44% 30.23% 35.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 1,100 1,794
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +9.27%
10th Percentile £256 £249 £255
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 93 135
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £22.85 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% -24.23% +40.23%
10th Percentile £12.32 £11.33 £12.35
90th Percentile £55.33 £50.00 £48.78
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.64%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +44 26 £425 +6.25% 16
Cheshire -11 5 £383 -23.50%
Merseyside +12 2 £120 -65.71%
Lancashire +4 2 £473 -21.10% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 17 (45.95%) Finance
2 15 (40.54%) .NET
3 14 (37.84%) C#
3 14 (37.84%) ITIL
4 11 (29.73%) ERP
4 11 (29.73%) Unit4 Business World
4 11 (29.73%) ITSM
4 11 (29.73%) Programme Management
4 11 (29.73%) WPF
5 10 (27.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 10 (27.03%) PRINCE2
5 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
5 10 (27.03%) SDLC
6 9 (24.32%) SQL
7 8 (21.62%) Change Management
7 8 (21.62%) Local Government
8 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (18.92%) Windows
9 6 (16.22%) Internet
9 6 (16.22%) Windows 10
10 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
10 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
10 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
11 3 (8.11%) WinDbg
11 3 (8.11%) REST
11 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
11 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
11 3 (8.11%) SCCM
11 3 (8.11%) PowerShell

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:

Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Internet
2 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.70%) BGP
4 1 (2.70%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) Network Security
4 1 (2.70%) VoIP
4 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.11%) MSI
2 3 (8.11%) WinDbg
3 2 (5.41%) AccuRev
3 2 (5.41%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (45.95%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Local Government
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Front Office
4 2 (5.41%) Legal
4 2 (5.41%) Retail Finance
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Electronics
5 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Programme Manager
2 10 (27.03%) Developer
3 8 (21.62%) Support Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Transformation Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (8.11%) IT Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Rollout Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Strategy Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Leader
8 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (40.54%) .NET
2 11 (29.73%) WPF
3 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.11%) REST
3 3 (8.11%) WinForms
3 3 (8.11%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.41%) CSS
4 2 (5.41%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.70%) SOAP
5 1 (2.70%) WCF
5 1 (2.70%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) ITIL
2 11 (29.73%) ERP
2 11 (29.73%) ITSM
2 11 (29.73%) Programme Management
3 10 (27.03%) PRINCE2
3 10 (27.03%) SDLC
4 8 (21.62%) Change Management
5 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.11%) Facilities Management
7 3 (8.11%) MVC
7 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.11%) Validation
8 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.41%) User Stories
8 2 (5.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) C#
2 9 (24.32%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) Python
3 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.70%) CCNA
2 1 (2.70%) CCNP
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (8.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP ALM
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Blue Prism
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) SAP