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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 141 103 102
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 0.87% 1.24%
As % of the General category 0.79% 2.80% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 19
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£458 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £580 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-68.57% +6.06%
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
1012 751 1155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 32.74% 31.21% 37.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 390 569
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 72 90
Average hourly rate £21.00 £27.25 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.93% +21.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.22 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.28% -14.55%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
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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 -13 6 £520 -9.56%
Cambridgeshire -12 2 £375 +25.00% 1
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
Back Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) SLA
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 3 (15.79%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (15.79%) Primavera
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) SOA
4 3 (15.79%) Supplier Management
4 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) WCF
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Windows
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) ERP
5 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
5 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
5 2 (10.53%) J2EE
5 2 (10.53%) BPR
5 2 (10.53%) Front Office
5 2 (10.53%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Service Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Services Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Programme Planner
4 2 (10.53%) Development Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) J2EE
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.53%) WCF
3 1 (5.26%) COM
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Open Source
1 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) SOA
1 3 (15.79%) Project Management
1 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
1 3 (15.79%) Supplier Management
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) BPR
2 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
2 2 (10.53%) ERP
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (10.53%) Scrum
2 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) B2B
3 1 (5.26%) B2C
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (5.26%) OO
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VB
2 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) PMP
2 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Primavera
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) VMware