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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 63 52 61
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing Back Office 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.37% 0.49% 0.16%
As % of the General category 1.31% 1.12% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £190 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
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 Hertfordshire region.

General Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
229 268 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.55% 44.08% 43.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 121 134
Average daily rate £400 £369 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £164 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £450 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 14
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £12.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £30.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cerner Millennium
1 2 (33.33%) Cerner
2 1 (16.67%) BPMN
2 1 (16.67%) FMCG
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
2 1 (16.67%) Finance

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cerner Millennium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Front Office
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
2 1 (16.67%) BPMN
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cerner