Period
to 19 June 2018

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 6 months to 19 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 31 36
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 15 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.88% 2.28% 0.62%
As % of the General category 19.48% 9.52% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £320 £243 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.96% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £324 £394
% change year-on-year +0.39% -17.78% +21.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 77 63 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 30.20% 23.95% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 45
Staffordshire median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £310 £225 £263
90th Percentile £490 £475 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £26.76 £29.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% +117.19% -49.61%
10th Percentile £17.71 £28.50 £11.57
90th Percentile £37.63 £29.50 £15.54
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -24.00% +17.65% -24.36%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

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 6 months to 19 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
Stoke-on-Trent +5 12 £320 +12.28% 3
Cannock - 1 £330 -
Stafford - 1 - - 1
Back Office
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 13 (86.67%) C#
1 13 (86.67%) SQL
1 13 (86.67%) T-SQL
1 13 (86.67%) VB.NET
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
1 13 (86.67%) Internet
1 13 (86.67%) WinForms
2 1 (6.67%) ZigBee
2 1 (6.67%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
2 1 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) GPRS
2 1 (6.67%) EPoS
2 1 (6.67%) Firmware

Back Office
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) GPRS
2 1 (6.67%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 12 (80.00%) .NET Developer
2 12 (80.00%) Software Developer
2 12 (80.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 11 (73.33%) .NET Software Developer
4 9 (60.00%) SQL Developer
5 8 (53.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (53.33%) C# Developer
5 8 (53.33%) C# Software Developer
5 8 (53.33%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 5 (33.33%) WinForms Developer
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (6.67%) .NET Applications Developer
8 1 (6.67%) EPoS Manager
8 1 (6.67%) EPoS Project Manager
8 1 (6.67%) Implementation Manager
8 1 (6.67%) Implementation Project Manager
8 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
1 13 (86.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) EPoS
1 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) Fault Analysis
1 1 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) C#
1 13 (86.67%) SQL
1 13 (86.67%) T-SQL
1 13 (86.67%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware