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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 102 86 111
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +25
Contract jobs citing Back Office 40 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.26% 0.86% 0.67%
As % of the General category 3.63% 2.56% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 13
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£375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £324 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.96% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.25
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 South West region.

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1101 743 1314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 34.79% 33.64% 42.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 487 881
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 27 75
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.01 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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 -12 6 £350 - 2
Devon -9 4 £450 - 1
Bristol -24 2 - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 55 (59.78%) Security Cleared
2 48 (52.17%) .NET
3 46 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 45 (48.91%) SQL Server
5 44 (47.83%) C#
6 42 (45.65%) Scrum
7 41 (44.57%) SQL
8 38 (41.30%) Unit Testing
9 30 (32.61%) ASP.NET
10 29 (31.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (29.35%) Windows
12 25 (27.17%) ITIL
13 23 (25.00%) Front Office
14 22 (23.91%) Management Information System
15 21 (22.83%) VMware
15 21 (22.83%) Statistics
15 21 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
16 20 (21.74%) MCP
16 20 (21.74%) Risk Analysis
16 20 (21.74%) Windows 7
16 20 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
17 19 (20.65%) T-SQL
17 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
17 19 (20.65%) Service Management
17 19 (20.65%) Service Delivery
17 19 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (19.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 18 (19.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 17 (18.48%) Microsoft Certification
20 16 (17.39%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 8 (8.70%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.09%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.09%) IIS
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) SAN
2 1 (1.09%) 3G
2 1 (1.09%) 2G
2 1 (1.09%) RNC
2 1 (1.09%) LTE
2 1 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.09%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (48.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.09%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (14.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.52%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 23 (25.00%) Front Office
2 9 (9.78%) Finance
3 6 (6.52%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (45.65%) Developer
2 41 (44.57%) .NET Developer
3 28 (30.43%) SQL Developer
4 13 (14.13%) Network Support
5 11 (11.96%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) Network Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Lead Network Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Support Technician
8 5 (5.43%) Service Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Windows Support Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.26%) Senior Technician
10 3 (3.26%) Agile .NET Developer
11 2 (2.17%) Head of Software Engineering
11 2 (2.17%) EPoS Support Analyst
11 2 (2.17%) Deployment Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (52.17%) .NET
2 30 (32.61%) ASP.NET
3 29 (31.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (19.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 16 (17.39%) .NET Framework
6 13 (14.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (5.43%) LINQ
7 5 (5.43%) jQuery
7 5 (5.43%) WCF
7 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (4.35%) WPF
8 4 (4.35%) WF
8 4 (4.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 4 (4.35%) Task Parallel Library
9 3 (3.26%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (3.26%) LAMP
10 1 (1.09%) SAP XI
10 1 (1.09%) SAP Basis
10 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.91%) Management Information System
2 21 (22.83%) Statistics
3 3 (3.26%) Open Source
3 3 (3.26%) Social Media
4 2 (2.17%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.35%) Windows
2 20 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.65%) Scrum
2 38 (41.30%) Unit Testing
3 25 (27.17%) ITIL
4 21 (22.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
5 20 (21.74%) Risk Analysis
6 19 (20.65%) Service Management
6 19 (20.65%) Service Delivery
7 15 (16.30%) ITSM
8 14 (15.22%) MVC
8 14 (15.22%) Automated Testing
9 12 (13.04%) Workflow
10 10 (10.87%) TDD
10 10 (10.87%) Change Management
11 9 (9.78%) Code Coverage
11 9 (9.78%) Project Management
11 9 (9.78%) SOA
11 9 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 44 (47.83%) C#
2 41 (44.57%) SQL
3 19 (20.65%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.35%) C++
4 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.26%) Java
6 2 (2.17%) VB
7 1 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (59.78%) Security Cleared
2 46 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 20 (21.74%) MCP
4 18 (19.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 17 (18.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.26%) Degree
7 1 (1.09%) SAP Certification
7 1 (1.09%) MCITP
7 1 (1.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.30%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (22.83%) VMware
2 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.52%) HP
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle
4 2 (2.17%) SAP
4 2 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (1.09%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.09%) Nokia
5 1 (1.09%) Huawei
5 1 (1.09%) Veeam
5 1 (1.09%) EMC
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