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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 81 73 65
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Back Office 12 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.92% 0.76% 0.25%
As % of the General category 2.11% 1.91% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.98% +33.31%
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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
569 419 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 43.57% 39.68% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 210 99
Average daily rate £350 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 12
Average hourly rate £12.21 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £13.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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 (28.57%) Finance
1 8 (28.57%) Retail
2 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Migration
4 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
4 5 (17.86%) Windows
5 4 (14.29%) .NET
5 4 (14.29%) C#
5 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) EPoS
5 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 4 (14.29%) Web Development
5 4 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.71%) Banking
6 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Automotive
7 2 (7.14%) Supplier Management
7 2 (7.14%) Northgate
7 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (7.14%) Google
7 2 (7.14%) ResourceLink
7 2 (7.14%) VB6

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (7.14%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) Lync
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Ingres
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
1 8 (28.57%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.14%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.57%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.57%) PMO Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) PMO Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce Manager
7 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) XHTML
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) EPoS
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Telematics
3 1 (3.57%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) E-Commerce
1 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 4 (14.29%) Web Development
3 4 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) ERP
5 2 (7.14%) SOA
5 2 (7.14%) CRM
5 2 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) VB6
2 2 (7.14%) C
2 2 (7.14%) COBOL
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) Perl
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) VB
2 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) GSAE
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Northgate
2 2 (7.14%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) VMware