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 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 129 117 104
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 10 10 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 0.41% 1.17%
As % of the General category 1.15% 1.37% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 24
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£450 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £293 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £430 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +153.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £22.92 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-30.17% +43.21%
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
873 728 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 31.02% 29.90% 35.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 371 497
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £225 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £518 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 73 75
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +91.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.90 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.84%

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 December 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 22 December 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
Cambridgeshire -10 5 £450 +20.00%
Bedfordshire - 3 £600 - 1
Essex -8 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £600 -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Norfolk - - - -
Back Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 8 (38.10%) Oracle
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) .NET
3 6 (28.57%) SOA
3 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (28.57%) WCF
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) VB
4 5 (23.81%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) HTML
5 4 (19.05%) OLAP
5 4 (19.05%) XML
5 4 (19.05%) ETL
5 4 (19.05%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (19.05%) Use Case
5 4 (19.05%) System Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (14.29%) SLA
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Primavera
6 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
6 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Degree
6 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 2 (9.52%) C#
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (4.76%) JBoss
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) OLAP
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle OLAP
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Front Office
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Architect
1 4 (19.05%) Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Systems Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Technical Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Services Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Programme Planner
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) WCF
3 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) XML
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) DataPower
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SOA
2 5 (23.81%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (19.05%) ETL
3 4 (19.05%) Use Case
3 4 (19.05%) System Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.76%) Campaign Management
6 1 (4.76%) ERP
6 1 (4.76%) CRM
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
1 5 (23.81%) VB
2 2 (9.52%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PMP
2 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Primavera
3 1 (4.76%) SAP