The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 23 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing Back Office 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 0.81% 1.76% 0.88%
As % of the General category 3.03% 4.82% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£318 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.33% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.78% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £33.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-52.59% -
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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 Peterborough region.

General Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
33 83 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 26.61% 36.56% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 15
Average daily rate £318 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £275 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £33.75 £45.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +157.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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Top 29 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 7 (63.64%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) J2EE
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) SOA
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) ISEB
4 4 (36.36%) WCF
4 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 3 (27.27%) Retail
5 3 (27.27%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) VB
5 3 (27.27%) COM
5 3 (27.27%) UNIX
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
7 1 (9.09%) Scrum
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 (18.18%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Development Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Development Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Web Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) J2EE
3 4 (36.36%) WCF
4 3 (27.27%) COM
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle