The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the East of England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 119 109 91
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing Back Office 25 9 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 0.40% 1.41%
As % of the General category 2.36% 1.19% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 21
Average daily rate £314 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £365 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £8.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1060 759 1104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 33.62% 33.70% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 371 478
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £235 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 71 90
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.30 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.40 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -6 11 £343 -23.88% 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £275 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £525 - 2
Suffolk -7 1 - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Essex - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 18 (48.65%) .NET
3 13 (35.14%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (27.03%) C#
5 9 (24.32%) Scrum
6 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
6 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
7 7 (18.92%) SOA
7 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
7 7 (18.92%) Retail
8 6 (16.22%) VB
8 6 (16.22%) ISEB
9 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
10 4 (10.81%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (10.81%) General Ledger
10 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
10 4 (10.81%) J2EE
11 3 (8.11%) Oracle
11 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
11 3 (8.11%) IIS
11 3 (8.11%) HTML
11 3 (8.11%) Java
11 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
11 3 (8.11%) Perl
11 3 (8.11%) SQL
11 3 (8.11%) COM+
11 3 (8.11%) CSS
11 3 (8.11%) SOAP

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 3 (8.11%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Retail
3 4 (10.81%) General Ledger
4 3 (8.11%) Front Office
4 3 (8.11%) Banking
5 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.41%) Law
6 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.70%) Legal
6 1 (2.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Project Manager
2 9 (24.32%) Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Development Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Development Project Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Software Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Programme Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Development Manager
6 3 (8.11%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Development Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Web Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Business Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (48.65%) .NET
2 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.81%) J2EE
4 3 (8.11%) HTML
4 3 (8.11%) COM+
4 3 (8.11%) CSS
4 3 (8.11%) SOAP
4 3 (8.11%) Web Services
4 3 (8.11%) XML
4 3 (8.11%) XSLT
4 3 (8.11%) Middleware
5 2 (5.41%) WCF
5 2 (5.41%) COM
6 1 (2.70%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (24.32%) Scrum
3 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
4 7 (18.92%) SOA
5 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.11%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.41%) Business Process Mapping
8 2 (5.41%) Use Case
8 2 (5.41%) CRM
9 1 (2.70%) BPR
9 1 (2.70%) Project Management
9 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.70%) MVC
9 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) C#
2 6 (16.22%) VB
3 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
4 3 (8.11%) Java
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) Perl
4 3 (8.11%) SQL
4 3 (8.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle