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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 57 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Back Office 11 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.07% 1.39% -
As % of the General category 7.19% 7.07% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate £410 £518 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -21.21%
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
153 99 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 28.76% 19.64% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 70 124
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £191 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 1
Average hourly rate £29.50 £18.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.64% -33.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+15.46% -5.82%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cardiff -10 11 £410 -41.42%
Back Office
Wales

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (94.44%) C#
2 17 (94.44%) SQL Server
2 17 (94.44%) Unit Testing
3 16 (88.89%) .NET Framework
3 16 (88.89%) Entity Framework
4 14 (77.78%) MVC
5 11 (61.11%) OOP
6 9 (50.00%) Visual Studio
6 9 (50.00%) NHS
6 9 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
7 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
7 8 (44.44%) OO
8 7 (38.89%) LDAP
8 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
8 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
8 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (38.89%) WCF
9 6 (33.33%) TDD
9 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (33.33%) REST
9 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (33.33%) Scrum
9 6 (33.33%) SQL
10 5 (27.78%) SOA
10 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
10 5 (27.78%) Elasticsearch

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 5 (27.78%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (94.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (61.11%) .NET Developer
3 9 (50.00%) Software Developer
4 7 (38.89%) Senior Developer
4 7 (38.89%) Senior Software Developer
5 5 (27.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (27.78%) C# Developer
6 3 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Developer
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Senior C# Software Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 16 (88.89%) Entity Framework
3 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (38.89%) WCF
5 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (33.33%) REST
6 5 (27.78%) Ajax
6 5 (27.78%) jQuery
7 3 (16.67%) LINQ
7 3 (16.67%) WinForms
8 1 (5.56%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Unit Testing
2 14 (77.78%) MVC
3 11 (61.11%) OOP
4 8 (44.44%) OO
5 6 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) BDD
6 5 (27.78%) SOA
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (5.56%) Records Management
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) RedGate