The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter 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 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 24 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 1.46% 2.17% 3.13%
As % of the General category 13.33% 9.09% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
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£225 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £330 £395
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -16.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +4.62%
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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 Exeter region.

General Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
15 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 10.95% 23.91% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 8
Average daily rate £325 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £311 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £480 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £7.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+433.33% -76.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Firmware
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Internet
4 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
4 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) Data Management
4 2 (40.00%) WSUS
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) SCOM

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (40.00%) Data Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB6
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Firmware
2 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) WSUS
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle