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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 112 113 103
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Back Office 12 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.47% 0.47% 0.98%
As % of the General category 1.55% 1.53% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 19
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£440 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £378 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £24.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-58.16% +53.12%
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
776 717 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.59% 30.96% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 358 450
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £549 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 69 65
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Cambridgeshire -10 5 £450 +20.00%
Essex +7 3 £420 +46.08% 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £430 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £600 -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Norfolk - - - - 1
Back Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 9 (45.00%) Oracle
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) SOA
3 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) VB
3 5 (25.00%) .NET
3 5 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (25.00%) WCF
3 5 (25.00%) Use Case
4 4 (20.00%) System Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle OLAP
4 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 4 (20.00%) OLAP
4 4 (20.00%) XML
4 4 (20.00%) ETL
4 4 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (15.00%) Front Office
5 3 (15.00%) Primavera
5 3 (15.00%) SLA
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (15.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) Investment Management
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Banking
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (5.00%) JBoss
1 1 (5.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle OLAP
1 4 (20.00%) OLAP
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Front Office
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Programme Planner
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Service Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Services Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) WCF
2 4 (20.00%) XML
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.00%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) SOA
2 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (25.00%) Use Case
3 4 (20.00%) System Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 4 (20.00%) ETL
4 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) ERP
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
1 5 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Primavera
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
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