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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 126 110 91
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -19
Contract jobs citing Back Office 24 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 0.97% 1.12%
As % of the General category 2.18% 2.81% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £323 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.21% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.05 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -61.42%
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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
1100 1137 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.07% 34.60% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 755 484
Average daily rate £400 £395 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 50 32
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +91.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £11.80 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.79 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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 3 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Back Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 September 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
Somerset -4 7 £250 -35.89%
Bristol 0 4 £550 - 2
Devon +8 3 £350 -22.22% 2
Wiltshire 0 3 £400 -8.04% 4
Dorset - 3 £375 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 22 (45.83%) SQL
1 22 (45.83%) .NET
2 20 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 17 (35.42%) C#
4 14 (29.17%) Finance
4 14 (29.17%) .NET Framework
5 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
6 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 9 (18.75%) ITIL
8 8 (16.67%) SOA
8 8 (16.67%) Scrum
9 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
9 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (14.58%) Windows
9 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
10 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 6 (12.50%) WPF
10 6 (12.50%) Migration
10 6 (12.50%) MVC
11 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
11 5 (10.42%) MS Office
11 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (10.42%) Entity Framework
12 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (8.33%) IIS
12 4 (8.33%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.17%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Office
2 3 (6.25%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Symantec.cloud
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) Broadband
2 1 (2.08%) DHCP
2 1 (2.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) ActiveReports
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.17%) Log4Net
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Billing
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Consultant
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Trainer
6 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) .NET Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Implementation Manager
8 1 (2.08%) PC Support
8 1 (2.08%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.08%) COBOL Programmer
8 1 (2.08%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (45.83%) .NET
2 14 (29.17%) .NET Framework
3 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
4 6 (12.50%) WPF
5 5 (10.42%) Entity Framework
6 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (6.25%) WF
7 3 (6.25%) SOAP
7 3 (6.25%) XML
8 2 (4.17%) WCF
8 2 (4.17%) Web Services
8 2 (4.17%) jQuery
8 2 (4.17%) HTML
8 2 (4.17%) Unity DI Container
9 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.08%) REST
9 1 (2.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) NHS
2 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.25%) PDA
3 2 (4.17%) User Experience
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.17%) Equities
4 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.75%) ITIL
2 9 (18.75%) Unit Testing
3 8 (16.67%) SOA
3 8 (16.67%) Scrum
4 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
5 6 (12.50%) MVC
5 6 (12.50%) Migration
6 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.25%) BDD
7 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.25%) Data Management
7 3 (6.25%) Project Management
7 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.17%) CRM
8 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.17%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) SQL
2 17 (35.42%) C#
3 4 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) Perl
5 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.08%) C++
5 1 (2.08%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) Firmware
2 3 (6.25%) ISA Server
2 3 (6.25%) VMware ESX
2 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Intune
2 1 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Citrix
2 4 (8.33%) Cerner
2 4 (8.33%) VMware
3 3 (6.25%) Northgate
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) ESRI
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Symantec
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