The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 65 71 64
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.95% 0.23% 0.50%
As % of the General category 2.64% 0.70% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Average daily rate £325 £425 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +34.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -63.06%
Back Office
South West

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

General Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
303 287 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 35.86% 32.99% 34.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 206 200
Average daily rate £361 £380 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +105.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.65 £22.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £45.35 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Change Management
3 4 (44.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 4 (44.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 4 (44.44%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM
4 3 (33.33%) Polycom
4 3 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Marketing
5 2 (22.22%) SAP
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) JUnit
6 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (11.11%) VPN
6 1 (11.11%) DNS
6 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (11.11%) CA

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (44.44%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Mockito
1 1 (11.11%) PhantomJS
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Management Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
1 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Information Management
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 4 (44.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (33.33%) XenApp
1 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (11.11%) BitLocker
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Polycom
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) AppSense
4 1 (11.11%) CA
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Wyse