The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 28 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 114 113
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.55% 0.54%
As % of the General category 1.24% 2.16% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 8
Median daily rate £285 £404 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +24.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £322 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £450 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £370
% change year-on-year +23.07% -12.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.75
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 645 695 772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 29.01% 25.40% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 401 391
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 63
Median hourly rate £24.50 £19.81 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.70% -33.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £39.00 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in the West Midlands

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in the West Midlands

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in the West Midlands

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Staffordshire +9 5 £243 -
Birmingham -3 3 £500 +53.84% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 7 (33.33%) SQL
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) SOA
2 5 (23.81%) JDA
2 5 (23.81%) C#
2 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) ERP
3 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
4 3 (14.29%) HTML
4 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) Service Management
4 3 (14.29%) E-business
4 3 (14.29%) WinForms
4 3 (14.29%) Validation
4 3 (14.29%) Investment Management
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle ASCP
4 3 (14.29%) WPF
4 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle ASCP
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle Project Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Project Manager
3 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
4 3 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (14.29%) C# WPF Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Transition Manager
4 3 (14.29%) WPF Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Application Integration Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 2 (9.52%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) E-Business Manager
5 2 (9.52%) ERP Manager
5 2 (9.52%) ERP Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Process Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) WinForms
2 3 (14.29%) WPF
3 2 (9.52%) CSS
3 2 (9.52%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.76%) HTML5
4 1 (4.76%) REST
4 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (23.81%) SOA
1 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (19.05%) ERP
3 3 (14.29%) Behavioural Change
3 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (14.29%) Change Control
3 3 (14.29%) E-business
3 3 (14.29%) Investment Management
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 3 (14.29%) SDLC
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (14.29%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
4 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) JDA
3 2 (9.52%) Infor
4 1 (4.76%) VMware