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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 128 122 128
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 15 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.88% 0.73%
As % of the General category 1.80% 2.87% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 14
Median daily rate £388 £388 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £310 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £465 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.75 £27.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-60.90% +161.90%
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
832 974 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.82% 30.51% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 666 736
Median daily rate £400 £385 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +49.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £27.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £51.39 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-15.12% +10.00%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +8 6 £498 -1.48%
Bristol - 5 £331 - 2
Wiltshire -5 2 £320 -8.63%
Somerset +10 1 £265 -31.61%
Dorset - 1 - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 (44.44%) SQL
2 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (38.89%) Finance
4 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 10 (27.78%) Project Management
6 9 (25.00%) Scrum
7 8 (22.22%) .NET
7 8 (22.22%) Oracle
7 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 7 (19.44%) Oracle Database
8 7 (19.44%) Windows
8 7 (19.44%) Data Modelling
8 7 (19.44%) PL/SQL
8 7 (19.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (16.67%) Fat Client
9 6 (16.67%) VMware
9 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 6 (16.67%) Thin Client
9 6 (16.67%) Toad
9 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
10 5 (13.89%) Cisco
11 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (11.11%) ITIL
11 4 (11.11%) C#
11 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.33%) NServiceBus
1 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.78%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Intranet
1 3 (8.33%) SAN
1 3 (8.33%) VoIP
2 2 (5.56%) DHCP
2 2 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle Database
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (5.56%) GIS
4 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.78%) Big Data
5 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.78%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Toad
2 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 14 (38.89%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
2 3 (8.33%) Military
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 7 (19.44%) .NET Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Business Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Business Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Business Project Manager
6 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Project Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Support Technician
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Technician
7 2 (5.56%) Support Technician
8 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.56%) Grails
3 2 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.56%) WPF
4 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) JPA
4 1 (2.78%) JSON
4 1 (2.78%) Spring
4 1 (2.78%) WF
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 6 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 4 (11.11%) CESG
3 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.33%) Linux
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Project Management
3 9 (25.00%) Scrum
4 7 (19.44%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 4 (11.11%) ITIL
5 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (8.33%) CRM
6 3 (8.33%) ERP
6 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.33%) Open Source
6 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (8.33%) Service Management
6 3 (8.33%) TDD
6 3 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (5.56%) Line Management
7 2 (5.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) PL/SQL
3 4 (11.11%) C#
4 3 (8.33%) Java
4 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.78%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (5.56%) CCNA
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.56%) MCSE
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.78%) CISSP
6 1 (2.78%) CLAS
6 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (8.33%) XenApp
2 3 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.56%) Docker
3 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.78%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) VMware
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco
4 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.33%) 3PAR
5 3 (8.33%) Dell
5 3 (8.33%) ESRI
5 3 (8.33%) HP
5 3 (8.33%) Polycom
5 3 (8.33%) Sophos
5 3 (8.33%) Veeam
5 3 (8.33%) Wyse
6 2 (5.56%) AppSense
7 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) Micro Focus
7 1 (2.78%) SAP
7 1 (2.78%) Symantec
7 1 (2.78%) Tableau