Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 40 36
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4 -7
Contract jobs citing Back Office 12 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.46% 1.26% 1.75%
As % of the General category 13.48% 5.00% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Staffordshire median daily rate £400 £280 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -11.11% -3.08%
10th Percentile £294 £175 £308
90th Percentile £438 £318 £323
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £413 £325
% change year-on-year -9.09% +26.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 89 100 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 33.09% 25.25% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 69 68
Staffordshire median daily rate £388 £350 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -11.67% +21.92%
10th Percentile £278 £225 £271
90th Percentile £463 £490 £491
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £405 £400
% change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Staffordshire median hourly rate £11.18 £16.42 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.92% +32.91% -39.01%
10th Percentile £10.59 £11.33 £8.18
90th Percentile £11.76 £22.25 £15.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.50 £20.50 £25.66
% change year-on-year +39.02% -20.11% -14.47%

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 16 January 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 +10 12 £400 +31.15% 5
Back Office
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) WinForms
2 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (66.67%) VB.NET
4 7 (58.33%) WPF
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) Internet
6 5 (41.67%) VB
7 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (25.00%) Coaching
8 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (16.67%) JIRA
10 1 (8.33%) SDLC
10 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project

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 6 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 6 (50.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 6 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (50.00%) C# Software Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 4 (33.33%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 4 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
3 4 (33.33%) WinForms Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Technical Leader
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
5 2 (16.67%) VB Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) WinForms
2 11 (91.67%) .NET
3 7 (58.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Coaching
1 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) VB
5 4 (33.33%) T-SQL