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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 121 126 115
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 17 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 0.82% 1.06%
As % of the General category 1.98% 2.55% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 25
Median daily rate £320 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £286 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £15.05 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £19.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +60.41%
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
860 1058 1197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.87% 31.95% 35.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 706 799
Median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 70 44
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £17.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.43 £48.50 £41.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +14.28%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Bristol 0 7 £275 -54.16% 2
Wiltshire +18 4 - - 2
Devon +3 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 12 (36.36%) Project Management
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Finance
3 9 (27.27%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) Windows
5 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.15%) VMware
6 5 (15.15%) .NET
6 5 (15.15%) CRM
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
6 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
6 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
7 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
7 4 (12.12%) Fat Client
7 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
7 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
7 4 (12.12%) Thin Client
7 4 (12.12%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) ESRI
8 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
8 3 (9.09%) Wyse
8 3 (9.09%) TDD
8 3 (9.09%) Retail
8 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (9.09%) Marketing

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 (9.09%) NServiceBus
1 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) Confluence
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Magento
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Intranet
2 2 (6.06%) DHCP
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (3.03%) INAP
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) ISUP
3 1 (3.03%) LDAP
3 1 (3.03%) MVNO
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) VoIP
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) GIS
2 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Marketing
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.03%) Military
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 6 (18.18%) SQL Developer
4 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Business Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Business Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Project Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.06%) Grails
3 2 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (6.06%) WPF
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.03%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) JPA
4 1 (3.03%) JSON
4 1 (3.03%) Spring
4 1 (3.03%) WF
4 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Fat Client
1 4 (12.12%) Thin Client
2 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.06%) CESG
3 2 (6.06%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (36.36%) Project Management
2 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.15%) CRM
4 4 (12.12%) Scrum
5 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) ERP
5 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) TDD
5 3 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) Line Management
6 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) CISSP
3 1 (3.03%) CLAS
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (9.09%) XenApp
3 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.06%) Docker
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.03%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Nagios
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
1 5 (15.15%) VMware
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco
2 3 (9.09%) Dell
2 3 (9.09%) ESRI
2 3 (9.09%) Polycom
2 3 (9.09%) Wyse
3 2 (6.06%) AppSense
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
4 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.03%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) Sophos
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec
4 1 (3.03%) Tableau
4 1 (3.03%) Veeam
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