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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 36 37 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 2.87% 0.96% 2.25%
As % of the General category 24.24% 7.89% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Average daily rate £308 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -58.16%
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
33 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 11.83% 12.14% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 20
Average daily rate £325 £488 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £319 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £540 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £29.25 £36.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.86% +160.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Devon region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 3 £548 +82.50% 1
Plymouth - 1 £325 -
Back Office
South West

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (46.15%) Office 365
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (30.77%) DHCP
4 4 (30.77%) DNS
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Service Management
4 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
4 4 (30.77%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (30.77%) JIRA
4 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Intune
4 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (30.77%) vSphere
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 5 (38.46%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (30.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Database Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) DBA
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) PC Support
5 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Senior IT Support
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Technician
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Technician
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Database Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
1 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
2 2 (15.38%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) BPR
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Kanban
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
2 1 (7.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Intune
2 1 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec