The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 48 34 33
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 6 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.31% 0.34% 3.08%
As % of the General category 3.47% 1.09% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
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£520 £575 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.56% +50.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £575 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £575 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
-14.41% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-68.57% +15.70%
Back Office
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
173 92 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 37.77% 31.72% 37.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 51 90
Average daily rate £450 £330 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Average hourly rate £34.00 £19.38 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.48% -25.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.01 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £41.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office across the Bedfordshire region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -23 1 £600 +4.34%
Back Office
East of England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office.

1 3 (37.50%) SLA
1 3 (37.50%) Supplier Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (25.00%) BPR
2 2 (25.00%) Primavera
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) B2B
3 1 (12.50%) B2C
3 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) CMS
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Retail

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Service Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Services Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Planner
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Enterprise Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Supplier Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (25.00%) BPR
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) B2B
3 1 (12.50%) B2C
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Primavera
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SAP