The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 71 74 68
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 11 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.87% 0.20% 0.33%
As % of the General category 2.01% 0.51% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£700 £231 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+202.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.47% +8.57%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

General Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
548 389 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 43.49% 38.25% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 184 148
Average daily rate £375 £337 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.27% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.69 £13.40 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £49.00 £35.00
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 Buckinghamshire

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (38.10%) Retail
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 6 (28.57%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Banking
4 4 (19.05%) .NET
4 4 (19.05%) C#
4 4 (19.05%) EPoS
4 4 (19.05%) Windows
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Google Apps
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.52%) jQuery
6 2 (9.52%) SCCM
6 2 (9.52%) System Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) C
6 2 (9.52%) VB6
6 2 (9.52%) Northgate
6 2 (9.52%) Google
6 2 (9.52%) ResourceLink
6 2 (9.52%) Degree
6 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (9.52%) UNIX
6 2 (9.52%) CRM

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 2 (9.52%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Ingres
3 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 8 (38.10%) Retail
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (19.05%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.76%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.76%) DBA
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) XHTML
2 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) EPoS
2 1 (4.76%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.76%) Telematics
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 2 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) System Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) CRM
3 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
3 2 (9.52%) ERP
3 2 (9.52%) SOA
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.76%) Customer Segmentation
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) VB
3 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
3 2 (9.52%) VB6
3 2 (9.52%) COBOL
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) C
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Northgate
2 2 (9.52%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) HP