The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 16 25
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 2.08% 1.19% 1.46%
As % of the General category 8.00% 4.35% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £275 £500 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +58.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £373
% change year-on-year +23.07% -12.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.98 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +77.66% +73.07%  

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 Peterborough with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 25 23 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 26.04% 27.38% 35.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 37
Median daily rate £400 £318 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.98% -15.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £170 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £488 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Peterborough 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 Peterborough

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Back Office in Peterborough.

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Peterborough region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Java
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
1 9 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Appium
2 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
2 8 (88.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (88.89%) WebDriver
2 8 (88.89%) QA
2 8 (88.89%) Eclipse
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) Regression Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Jenkins
3 7 (77.78%) Cucumber
3 7 (77.78%) JBehave
4 6 (66.67%) Finance
5 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
5 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
6 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (33.33%) BDD
7 3 (33.33%) Banking
7 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
8 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough 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:

Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
2 8 (88.89%) Appium
2 8 (88.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (88.89%) Eclipse
2 8 (88.89%) Jenkins
2 8 (88.89%) WebDriver
3 7 (77.78%) Cucumber
3 7 (77.78%) JBehave
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Analyst
1 9 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Regression Testing
2 8 (88.89%) TDD
2 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) QA