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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 121 105
Rank change year-on-year +10 -16  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 5 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.70% 0.67%
As % of the General category 0.88% 2.64% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 9
Median daily rate £363 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% +13.33%  

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 570 795 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.40% 26.33% 33.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 495 490
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 41
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +9.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

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 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 24 June 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
Solihull - 2 - -
Birmingham -3 1 - - 3
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £363 - 2
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
3 4 (30.77%) .NET
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) WinForms
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) WPF
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) Behavioural Change
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
4 3 (23.08%) Change Control
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Investment Management
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Validation
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) ERP
5 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) JDA
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Payables

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 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) C# Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# Software Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# WPF Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Software Developer
3 4 (30.77%) WPF Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Transition Manager
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Project Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
5 2 (15.38%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Application Integration Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) E-Business Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Supply Chain Project Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Leader
6 1 (7.69%) Supply Chain Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) WinForms
1 4 (30.77%) WPF
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) Doctrine
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) Symfony
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Behavioural Change
2 3 (23.08%) Change Control
2 3 (23.08%) Investment Management
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
2 3 (23.08%) SDLC
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) E-business
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Service Design
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) JDA
3 1 (7.69%) Zend