The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 31 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Back Office 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 0.89% 1.03% 1.80%
As % of the General category 8.33% 5.56% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
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£225 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +4.62%
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 Devon region.

General Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
24 36 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 10.71% 18.56% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 13
Average daily rate £325 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £558 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Devon

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 Devon region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
Exeter -3 2 £225 -29.68% 1
Back Office
South West

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Firmware
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) ISA Server
4 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Data Management
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) SLA
4 2 (33.33%) WSUS
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) SCOM
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Ember.js
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) CSS3
1 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
1 1 (16.67%) Sass
1 1 (16.67%) LESS
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Data Management
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB6
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Firmware
2 2 (33.33%) ISA Server
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle