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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 119 99 110
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 25 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.89% 0.63%
As % of the General category 2.48% 2.74% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 8
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£350 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £27.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-53.15% +85.00%
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
1008 914 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.69% 32.43% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 557 626
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 36
Average hourly rate £39.00 £27.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% -27.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.72 £12.75 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +2 5 £435 +6.09% 4
Devon -4 4 £300 -33.33% 2
Bristol -10 2 £425 +34.92% 3
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 24 (52.17%) SQL
1 24 (52.17%) .NET
2 21 (45.65%) SQL Server
3 20 (43.48%) C#
4 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
5 14 (30.43%) Unit Testing
6 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
7 12 (26.09%) Finance
7 12 (26.09%) Scrum
8 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
9 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 10 (21.74%) T-SQL
9 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
11 7 (15.22%) Windows
12 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (10.87%) VB.NET
12 5 (10.87%) Risk Management
13 4 (8.70%) Code Coverage
13 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
13 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
13 4 (8.70%) SAP
13 4 (8.70%) .NET Framework
13 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (8.70%) Retail
13 4 (8.70%) VMware
13 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (6.52%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.17%) Agresso
2 1 (2.17%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.17%) Findur
2 1 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.17%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (45.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Developer
2 17 (36.96%) .NET Developer
3 14 (30.43%) SQL Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Database Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.52%) SQL Database Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Risk Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.35%) Change Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (52.17%) .NET
2 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
3 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.52%) XML
6 2 (4.35%) CSS
6 2 (4.35%) Web Services
6 2 (4.35%) HTML
7 1 (2.17%) XSL
7 1 (2.17%) XSLT
7 1 (2.17%) JSON
7 1 (2.17%) RESTful
7 1 (2.17%) HTML5
7 1 (2.17%) REST
7 1 (2.17%) CSS3
7 1 (2.17%) Backbone.js
7 1 (2.17%) Sass
7 1 (2.17%) LESS
7 1 (2.17%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) EPoS
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Equities
3 1 (2.17%) Derivative
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Unit Testing
3 12 (26.09%) Scrum
4 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
5 5 (10.87%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.70%) Code Coverage
6 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.52%) Project Management
7 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.52%) Web Accessibility
7 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.35%) TOGAF
8 2 (4.35%) Workflow
8 2 (4.35%) Migration
8 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.35%) Change Management
8 2 (4.35%) OOP
8 2 (4.35%) Information Architecture
8 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) SQL
2 20 (43.48%) C#
3 10 (21.74%) T-SQL
4 5 (10.87%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.52%) Scala
5 3 (6.52%) VB
5 3 (6.52%) Java
6 2 (4.35%) X++
7 1 (2.17%) VB6
7 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) VCP4
4 1 (2.17%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) Firmware
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) WSUS
1 2 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) SAP
2 4 (8.70%) VMware
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (2.17%) hybris
5 1 (2.17%) Murex
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) Cerner
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