The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 120 102 106
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing Back Office 20 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.90% 0.68%
As % of the General category 1.96% 2.76% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 11
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£401 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.14% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £24.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-58.16% +53.12%
Back Office
England

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

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1018 796 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.90% 32.46% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 534 615
Average daily rate £425 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £269 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 32 48
Average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.68 £12.78 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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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
Wiltshire -4 4 £426 +15.20% 3
Devon -4 3 £300 -
Bristol -7 2 £425 +34.92% 4
Dorset - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 26 (52.00%) SQL
2 24 (48.00%) .NET
3 22 (44.00%) SQL Server
4 20 (40.00%) C#
5 19 (38.00%) Security Cleared
6 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (34.00%) Scrum
7 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
8 15 (30.00%) T-SQL
8 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 14 (28.00%) Unit Testing
10 13 (26.00%) Finance
11 12 (24.00%) Automated Testing
12 10 (20.00%) Windows
12 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (18.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (16.00%) Code Coverage
15 7 (14.00%) SAN
15 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (12.00%) Retail
16 6 (12.00%) Project Management
16 6 (12.00%) Java
17 5 (10.00%) SAP
17 5 (10.00%) HP
17 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
17 5 (10.00%) Migration

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.00%) Agresso
2 1 (2.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.00%) Findur
2 1 (2.00%) Summit
2 1 (2.00%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.00%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Retail
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Front Office
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Developer
2 17 (34.00%) .NET Developer
3 15 (30.00%) SQL Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Database Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Support Technician
6 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Database Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Technician
7 2 (4.00%) Risk Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.00%) .NET
2 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.00%) XML
4 3 (6.00%) LAMP
5 2 (4.00%) Web Services
6 1 (2.00%) XSL
6 1 (2.00%) XSLT
6 1 (2.00%) CSS
6 1 (2.00%) HTML
6 1 (2.00%) SAP Basis
6 1 (2.00%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Social Media
2 3 (6.00%) Open Source
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.00%) EPoS
4 1 (2.00%) Derivative
4 1 (2.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) Scrum
3 14 (28.00%) Unit Testing
4 12 (24.00%) Automated Testing
5 8 (16.00%) Code Coverage
6 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (12.00%) Project Management
8 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 5 (10.00%) Migration
8 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (8.00%) ITIL
10 3 (6.00%) Web Accessibility
10 3 (6.00%) B2B
10 3 (6.00%) B2C
10 3 (6.00%) Service Management
10 3 (6.00%) Test Scripting
10 3 (6.00%) E-business
10 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (4.00%) Workflow
11 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) SQL
2 20 (40.00%) C#
3 15 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (12.00%) Java
5 3 (6.00%) VB
5 3 (6.00%) Scala
6 2 (4.00%) X++
7 1 (2.00%) R
7 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) vSphere
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Firmware
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
1 2 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) SAP
2 5 (10.00%) HP
3 4 (8.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix
4 2 (4.00%) NetApp
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) hybris
5 1 (2.00%) Murex
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