Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 166 144
Rank change year-on-year +7 -22 -1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 29 49 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.79% 0.57%
As % of the General category 2.11% 2.68% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 43 9
West Midlands median daily rate £403 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £258
90th Percentile £630 £425 £540
England median daily rate £520 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +15.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £14.00
England median hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +103.03% -2.94% -4.23%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1372 1831 1616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.36% 29.55% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 1136 947
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £219 £250 £248
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 64 111
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £17.63 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.05% -38.16% -9.52%
10th Percentile £13.61 £10.68 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.25 £42.43 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +13.64%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Staffordshire +15 10 £400 +31.15%
Warwickshire +9 6 £406 +153.91%
Birmingham -19 5 £380 -9.25% 2
Coventry +16 3 £458 +48.78% 2
Dudley - 1 £275 -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 13 (44.83%) .NET
1 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (34.48%) C#
2 10 (34.48%) WinForms
3 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) CRM
4 7 (24.14%) WPF
5 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.69%) VB.NET
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.24%) VB
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
7 4 (13.79%) PHP
7 4 (13.79%) Internet
7 4 (13.79%) Change Management
8 3 (10.34%) REST
8 3 (10.34%) jQuery
8 3 (10.34%) HTML
8 3 (10.34%) CSS
8 3 (10.34%) SOAP
8 3 (10.34%) XML
8 3 (10.34%) Windows
8 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
8 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
8 3 (10.34%) Coaching
8 3 (10.34%) Matrix Management
8 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
8 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
8 3 (10.34%) Local Government

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 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) NetSuite
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) DSL
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) GPON
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) SDH
2 1 (3.45%) Skype
2 1 (3.45%) SMS
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) VoIP
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 3 (10.34%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Front Office
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.79%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (13.79%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (13.79%) C# Developer
4 4 (13.79%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) CRM Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
5 3 (10.34%) WinForms Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) VB Developer
6 2 (6.90%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) .NET
2 10 (34.48%) WinForms
3 7 (24.14%) WPF
4 3 (10.34%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) HTML
4 3 (10.34%) jQuery
4 3 (10.34%) JSON
4 3 (10.34%) REST
4 3 (10.34%) SOAP
4 3 (10.34%) WCF
4 3 (10.34%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.45%) Apache Flex
5 1 (3.45%) Doctrine
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (3.45%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.45%) Digital Signage
1 1 (3.45%) FMCG
1 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) CRM
2 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) Change Management
3 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.34%) Coaching
4 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Matrix Management
4 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.90%) ERP
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.45%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (3.45%) Defect Management
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Governance
6 1 (3.45%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (3.45%) SDLC
6 1 (3.45%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) VB.NET
4 5 (17.24%) VB
5 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.79%) PHP
6 2 (6.90%) C
6 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) CODA
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) IBM
3 1 (3.45%) IFS
3 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.45%) Sophos
3 1 (3.45%) Unisys
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Workday
3 1 (3.45%) Zend