The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 58 60 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 13 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.93% 0.34% 1.06%
As % of the General category 7.43% 1.16% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
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£468 £475 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% +265.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.21% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -61.42%
Back Office
Wales

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

General Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
175 172 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 26.00% 29.55% 37.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 132 130
Average daily rate £356 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +126.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.75 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £109.00 £10.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

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

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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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
Newport - 7 £526 -
Cardiff -11 2 £348 -26.84% 2
Back Office
Wales

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 23 (79.31%) SQL Server
2 22 (75.86%) Scrum
3 18 (62.07%) MVC
3 18 (62.07%) .NET
4 16 (55.17%) C#
4 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (55.17%) .NET Framework
4 16 (55.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (51.72%) Unit Testing
5 15 (51.72%) BDD
5 15 (51.72%) Visual Studio
6 13 (44.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (41.38%) REST
7 12 (41.38%) TDD
7 12 (41.38%) Web Services
7 12 (41.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (41.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
8 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
9 10 (34.48%) jQuery
10 9 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (31.03%) Entity Framework
10 9 (31.03%) IIS
10 9 (31.03%) SQL
10 9 (31.03%) Windows
10 9 (31.03%) SOA
11 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
12 7 (24.14%) WCF
12 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 9 (31.03%) IIS
2 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) FileNet
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (10.34%) JBoss
4 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Network Security
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (79.31%) SQL Server
2 13 (44.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (41.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.90%) MySQL
4 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.90%) Firebird
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.45%) InterBase
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (51.72%) Visual Studio
3 6 (20.69%) Selenium
4 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
4 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
4 5 (17.24%) JIRA
5 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
5 3 (10.34%) Subversion
6 1 (3.45%) Gradle
6 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.45%) JMeter
6 1 (3.45%) ReSharper
6 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (75.86%) Developer
2 17 (58.62%) .NET Developer
3 8 (27.59%) SQL Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Delphi Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Junior
6 1 (3.45%) Junior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Junior Java Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Director
6 1 (3.45%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Project Director
6 1 (3.45%) Senior SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (62.07%) .NET
2 16 (55.17%) .NET Framework
3 12 (41.38%) Web Services
3 12 (41.38%) REST
3 12 (41.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
4 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (34.48%) jQuery
6 9 (31.03%) Entity Framework
7 7 (24.14%) WCF
7 7 (24.14%) SOAP
7 7 (24.14%) XML
8 6 (20.69%) HTML
8 6 (20.69%) CSS
9 5 (17.24%) HTML5
9 5 (17.24%) Ajax
9 5 (17.24%) CSS3
9 5 (17.24%) JAX-RS
10 4 (13.79%) RESTful
11 3 (10.34%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) CCTV
1 4 (13.79%) User Experience
2 2 (6.90%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Scrum
2 18 (62.07%) MVC
3 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (51.72%) BDD
4 15 (51.72%) Unit Testing
5 12 (41.38%) TDD
6 9 (31.03%) SOA
7 5 (17.24%) BPEL
8 3 (10.34%) Workflow
8 3 (10.34%) BPMN
9 2 (6.90%) SDLC
9 2 (6.90%) OOP
9 2 (6.90%) OO
10 1 (3.45%) ETL
10 1 (3.45%) Migration
10 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
10 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) C#
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) Delphi
5 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) R
5 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) CCNP
3 4 (13.79%) CCNA
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.90%) MCDBA
5 1 (3.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) vSphere
2 1 (3.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) Nagios
2 1 (3.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
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