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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
England / South West
Rank 130 109 122
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 4 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 1.00% 0.82%
As % of the General category 0.48% 3.07% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 28 17
Median daily rate £275 £370 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% -7.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £215 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £493 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.20% -12.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +71.87%

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
828 944 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.97% 32.66% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 642 673
Median daily rate £375 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 49 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £57.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.28% +27.27%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon +3 1 £535 +64.61%
Bristol 0 1 £275 -15.38% 2
Somerset -7 1 £265 -33.75%
Dorset - 1 - - 2
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 16 (53.33%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
3 12 (40.00%) Finance
4 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (30.00%) Oracle
5 8 (26.67%) PL/SQL
5 8 (26.67%) .NET
5 8 (26.67%) Data Modelling
5 8 (26.67%) Scrum
5 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
6 7 (23.33%) Toad
7 6 (20.00%) Windows
7 6 (20.00%) Project Management
7 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Fat Client
8 5 (16.67%) VMware
8 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 5 (16.67%) Thin Client
8 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
9 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (13.33%) C#
9 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
9 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
9 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) NServiceBus
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Intranet
2 2 (6.67%) DHCP
2 2 (6.67%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) SAN
2 2 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (6.67%) GIS
4 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Toad
2 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Programmer
7 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Support Technician
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Technician
7 2 (6.67%) Support Technician
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support
8 1 (3.33%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Scientific Programmer
8 1 (3.33%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (6.67%) Grails
3 2 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (6.67%) WPF
4 1 (3.33%) JPA
4 1 (3.33%) JSON
4 1 (3.33%) WF
4 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 5 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 3 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) Data Modelling
2 8 (26.67%) Scrum
3 6 (20.00%) Project Management
4 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.00%) Open Source
5 3 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) Kanban
6 2 (6.67%) Line Management
6 2 (6.67%) MVC
6 2 (6.67%) Pair Programming
6 2 (6.67%) Service Management
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) PL/SQL
3 4 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) COBOL
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.67%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) MCSE
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (10.00%) XenApp
2 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (6.67%) Docker
3 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) Dell
4 3 (10.00%) ESRI
4 3 (10.00%) Polycom
4 3 (10.00%) Wyse
5 2 (6.67%) 3PAR
5 2 (6.67%) AppSense
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) Sophos
5 2 (6.67%) Veeam
6 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) Micro Focus
6 1 (3.33%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) Tableau