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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 113 87 124
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +37
Contract jobs citing Back Office 32 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.98% 1.11% 0.54%
As % of the General category 2.86% 3.42% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 10
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£400 £365 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +21.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £329 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-61.42% -2.77%
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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
1119 732 1295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 34.42% 32.53% 41.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 487 864
Average daily rate £393 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.65% +3.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £270 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 32 75
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.42% -51.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £12.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.72 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.11% -25.00%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Somerset -1 19 £390 +24.80% 1
Wiltshire -4 4 £435 -
Devon -11 4 £450 +20.00% 1
Bristol -27 2 - -
Dorset - - - - 2
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 54 (60.67%) Security Cleared
2 48 (53.93%) .NET
3 45 (50.56%) SQL Server
3 45 (50.56%) SC Cleared
4 44 (49.44%) C#
5 42 (47.19%) Scrum
6 41 (46.07%) SQL
7 38 (42.70%) Unit Testing
8 30 (33.71%) ASP.NET
9 29 (32.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (28.09%) Windows
11 21 (23.60%) ITIL
12 19 (21.35%) T-SQL
12 19 (21.35%) Management Information System
12 19 (21.35%) Front Office
13 18 (20.22%) VMware
13 18 (20.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 17 (19.10%) Windows 7
14 17 (19.10%) Capacity Planning
14 17 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (19.10%) Statistics
14 17 (19.10%) MCP
15 16 (17.98%) Service Management
15 16 (17.98%) Microsoft
15 16 (17.98%) .NET Framework
15 16 (17.98%) Risk Analysis
16 15 (16.85%) SLA
16 15 (16.85%) Service Delivery
16 15 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (16.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (8.99%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.12%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.12%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Summit
1 1 (1.12%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) SAN
2 1 (1.12%) 3G
2 1 (1.12%) 2G
2 1 (1.12%) RNC
2 1 (1.12%) LTE
2 1 (1.12%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.12%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (50.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (14.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.74%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.49%) Selenium
General
1 19 (21.35%) Front Office
2 9 (10.11%) Finance
3 6 (6.74%) Retail
4 3 (3.37%) Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Marketing
5 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (47.19%) Developer
2 41 (46.07%) .NET Developer
3 28 (31.46%) SQL Developer
4 13 (14.61%) Network Support
5 11 (12.36%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) Network Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Lead Network Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Support Technician
9 4 (4.49%) Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Windows Support Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Senior Technician
10 3 (3.37%) Agile .NET Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
11 2 (2.25%) Consultant
11 2 (2.25%) Support Analyst
11 2 (2.25%) Deployment Specialist
11 2 (2.25%) EPoS Support Analyst
11 2 (2.25%) Head of Software Engineering
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (53.93%) .NET
2 30 (33.71%) ASP.NET
3 29 (32.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (20.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 16 (17.98%) .NET Framework
6 13 (14.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (5.62%) LINQ
7 5 (5.62%) jQuery
7 5 (5.62%) WCF
7 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (4.49%) WPF
8 4 (4.49%) WF
8 4 (4.49%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 4 (4.49%) Task Parallel Library
9 3 (3.37%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (3.37%) LAMP
10 1 (1.12%) SAP XI
10 1 (1.12%) SAP Basis
10 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Management Information System
2 17 (19.10%) Statistics
3 3 (3.37%) Open Source
3 3 (3.37%) Social Media
4 2 (2.25%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.09%) Windows
2 17 (19.10%) Windows 7
3 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.12%) UNIX
5 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (47.19%) Scrum
2 38 (42.70%) Unit Testing
3 21 (23.60%) ITIL
4 17 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (19.10%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (17.98%) Risk Analysis
5 16 (17.98%) Service Management
6 15 (16.85%) Service Delivery
7 14 (15.73%) MVC
7 14 (15.73%) Automated Testing
8 12 (13.48%) ITSM
8 12 (13.48%) Workflow
9 10 (11.24%) TDD
10 9 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (10.11%) Code Coverage
10 9 (10.11%) SOA
11 8 (8.99%) Project Management
12 7 (7.87%) Change Management
13 6 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (4.49%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (49.44%) C#
2 41 (46.07%) SQL
3 19 (21.35%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.49%) C++
4 4 (4.49%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.37%) Java
6 2 (2.25%) VB
7 1 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (60.67%) Security Cleared
2 45 (50.56%) SC Cleared
3 17 (19.10%) MCP
4 15 (16.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.37%) Degree
7 1 (1.12%) SAP Certification
7 1 (1.12%) MCITP
7 1 (1.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (20.22%) VMware
2 16 (17.98%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.87%) HP
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle
4 2 (2.25%) SAP
4 2 (2.25%) Citrix
5 1 (1.12%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.12%) NetApp
5 1 (1.12%) Nokia
5 1 (1.12%) EMC
5 1 (1.12%) Huawei
5 1 (1.12%) Veeam