The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank - 60 49
Contract jobs citing Back Office 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.21% 0.43%
As % of the General category - 0.55% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.21% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -61.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

General Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
263 181 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 43.69% 37.32% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 83 69
Average daily rate £363 £431 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.94% +7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £240 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £582 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 23
Average hourly rate £30.75 £30.16 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% +88.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Back Office
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBA
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Intranet
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceNow

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Intranet
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Report Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceNow