The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 34 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.87% 0.28% -
As % of the General category 11.11% 0.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate £143 £488 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-17.18% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+161.90% -62.16%
Back Office
Oxfordshire

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

General Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
72 103 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 25.81% 28.45% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 76 19
Average daily rate £400 £466 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.20% +26.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £305 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Average hourly rate £26.25 £20.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.50% -44.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £18.15 £17.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.35 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% +16.27%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 6 (66.67%) ITIL
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Change Management
3 4 (44.44%) SCCM
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) CMDB
3 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
4 3 (33.33%) Patch Management
4 3 (33.33%) IBM Notes
4 3 (33.33%) Lotus
4 3 (33.33%) SLA
4 3 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) IBM Domino
5 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
6 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
6 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Ajax
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Domino
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Support Technician
2 4 (44.44%) Senior IT Support
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Support Technician
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Technician
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Lotus Notes Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Ajax
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) CMDB
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Change Management
3 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
4 3 (33.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
1 3 (33.33%) Lotus
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft