The 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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 124 117 106
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.29% 0.77% 0.55%
As % of the General category 0.95% 2.34% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 10
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£315 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +1.45%
Back Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
841 985 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.49% 33.15% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 515 349
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £212 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 75 89
Average hourly rate £38.75 £23.86 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.43% -24.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 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
Bedfordshire +4 4 £283 -48.63% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 3 £308 -10.21% 3
Hertfordshire -3 1 £375 +114.28% 2
Back Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) Front Office
3 4 (23.53%) UNIX
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Banking
5 2 (11.76%) Cerner
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Cognos
5 2 (11.76%) ETL
5 2 (11.76%) SLA
5 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (11.76%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (11.76%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Java SE
6 1 (5.88%) Dutch Language
6 1 (5.88%) French Language
6 1 (5.88%) German Language
6 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Use Case
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) BPMN
6 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) JPA
6 1 (5.88%) FMCG
6 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.88%) Struts2

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MariaDB
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Front Office
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Dutch Language
4 1 (5.88%) French Language
4 1 (5.88%) German Language
4 1 (5.88%) Games
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Applications Support
2 3 (17.65%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Java SE
1 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
1 1 (5.88%) JPA
1 1 (5.88%) Struts2
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) EclipseLink
1 1 (5.88%) JAAS
1 1 (5.88%) JAX-RPC
1 1 (5.88%) JAXB
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) Struts
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
1 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) FMCG
1 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
2 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (11.76%) ETL
2 2 (11.76%) Web Development
3 1 (5.88%) Use Case
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.88%) BPMN
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (5.88%) Line Management
3 1 (5.88%) Microservices
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) Scrum
3 1 (5.88%) Web Design
3 1 (5.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Cerner
2 2 (11.76%) Cognos
2 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft