The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 17 24 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.65% 0.64% 2.26%
As % of the General category 13.16% 2.44% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £243 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 - £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £277 - £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +21.53% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.48 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +66.55% +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 Staffordshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 38 41 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 27.74% 26.11% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 29
Median daily rate £413 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in Staffordshire

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Stoke-on-Trent +7 4 £285 -
Back Office
West Midlands

Back Office
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) WinForms
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) WPF
4 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) REST

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# Software Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# WPF Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 3 (50.00%) WPF Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Application Integration Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Applications Support
3 2 (33.33%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) WinForms
1 3 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle