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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 63 53 73
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Contract jobs citing Back Office 1 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.13% 1.48% 0.35%
As % of the General category 0.35% 4.06% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Median daily rate £515 £500 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +143.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £19.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +60.41%
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
285 271 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 38.00% 36.52% 45.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 108 203
Median daily rate £380 £445 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.60% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £196 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £36.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 5 (71.43%) Front Office
1 5 (71.43%) Workflow
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) User Stories
3 3 (42.86%) BPR
3 3 (42.86%) Wireframes
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Sun
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) CODA
5 1 (14.29%) Sage
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Business Finance Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Workflow
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) BPR
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) User Stories
3 3 (42.86%) Wireframes
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) CODA
2 1 (14.29%) Sage
2 1 (14.29%) Sun