The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 102 108 118
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing Back Office 39 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.16% 0.80% 0.75%
As % of the General category 3.55% 2.24% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 12
Average daily rate £325 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1098 847 1492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.68% 35.48% 41.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 577 982
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £492 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 95
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £14.75 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £41.50 £39.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Back Office
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +8 22 £325 -3.70% 4
Devon -5 6 £450 +28.57%
Bristol -13 4 £500 +41.24% 5
Wiltshire -18 3 £410 +49.09% 3
Dorset -8 1 - - 2
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 22 (34.38%) Windows
1 22 (34.38%) VMware
2 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
3 20 (31.25%) ITIL
3 20 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 19 (29.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (28.13%) MCP
5 18 (28.13%) Front Office
5 18 (28.13%) Statistics
5 18 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (26.56%) Risk Analysis
6 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
6 17 (26.56%) Capacity Planning
7 16 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 15 (23.44%) Scrum
8 15 (23.44%) Service Management
8 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (21.88%) Service Delivery
9 14 (21.88%) ITSM
9 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
10 11 (17.19%) Finance
11 10 (15.63%) SLA
12 9 (14.06%) Workflow
12 9 (14.06%) Cisco
12 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET
12 9 (14.06%) C#
12 9 (14.06%) .NET
12 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) SAN
2 1 (1.56%) DHCP
2 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) JIRA
2 7 (10.94%) Subversion
3 6 (9.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.56%) JUnit
General
1 18 (28.13%) Front Office
2 11 (17.19%) Finance
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Network Support
2 11 (17.19%) Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) Developer
4 7 (10.94%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) .NET Developer
4 7 (10.94%) Network Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Voice Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Lead Network Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.38%) Deployment Manager
6 5 (7.81%) SQL Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Release Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Service Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET
1 9 (14.06%) .NET
1 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) WCF
3 2 (3.13%) NHibernate
4 1 (1.56%) REST
4 1 (1.56%) HTML5
4 1 (1.56%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.56%) Spring
4 1 (1.56%) JSF
4 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.56%) LINQ
4 1 (1.56%) jQuery
4 1 (1.56%) EJB
4 1 (1.56%) JDBC
4 1 (1.56%) JSP
4 1 (1.56%) Servlets
4 1 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.13%) Statistics
2 16 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) EPoS
4 1 (1.56%) Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.38%) Windows
2 20 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.94%) Linux
4 6 (9.38%) UNIX
5 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) ITIL
2 18 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (26.56%) Risk Analysis
3 17 (26.56%) Capacity Planning
4 15 (23.44%) Scrum
4 15 (23.44%) Service Management
5 14 (21.88%) Service Delivery
5 14 (21.88%) ITSM
6 9 (14.06%) Workflow
6 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.94%) Unit Testing
8 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (10.94%) Project Management
9 6 (9.38%) Information Architecture
9 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
9 6 (9.38%) Capacity Management
9 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
9 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
9 6 (9.38%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) C#
2 7 (10.94%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.56%) VB6
3 1 (1.56%) VB
3 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (28.13%) MCP
2 17 (26.56%) Security Cleared
3 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) OCPJWCD
5 1 (1.56%) OCPJP
5 1 (1.56%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.56%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 19 (29.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (34.38%) VMware
2 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.06%) Cisco
4 2 (3.13%) Unisys
4 2 (3.13%) Telerik
5 1 (1.56%) BT
5 1 (1.56%) Sun
5 1 (1.56%) NetApp
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) EMC
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) Progress
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle
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Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
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Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
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