The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 53 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Back Office 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.35% - 1.26%
As % of the General category 0.82% - 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate £581 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £546 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -58.16%
Back Office
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

General Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
243 243 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 42.19% 38.27% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 120 123
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £258 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 14
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.22 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.45% -44.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £36.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £625 -
Back Office
East of England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) JSON
1 5 (38.46%) REST
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 3 (23.08%) Spring
3 3 (23.08%) SOAP
3 3 (23.08%) Java EE
3 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (23.08%) Apache Solr
3 3 (23.08%) hybris
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) WCF
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) B2B
3 3 (23.08%) B2C
3 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) JMS
3 3 (23.08%) SOA
3 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 3 (23.08%) J2EE
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (23.08%) Apache Solr
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Front Office
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) .NET Developer
1 5 (38.46%) C# .NET Developer
1 5 (38.46%) C# Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Hybris Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 2 (15.38%) C# WCF Developer
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) WCF Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Procurement Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Integration Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Integration Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
1 5 (38.46%) JSON
1 5 (38.46%) REST
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) J2EE
2 3 (23.08%) Java EE
2 3 (23.08%) JMS
2 3 (23.08%) SOAP
2 3 (23.08%) Spring
2 3 (23.08%) WCF
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (15.38%) RESTful
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) XSLT
4 1 (7.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
2 3 (23.08%) B2B
2 3 (23.08%) B2C
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) SOA
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) Demand Management
4 1 (7.69%) Matrix Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) hybris
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft