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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 128 110 96
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 9 27 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.90% 1.70%
As % of the General category 1.07% 2.89% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 38
Median daily rate £375 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.32% +0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £265 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £504 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -18.75%
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
841 934 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.74% 31.15% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 624 662
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 59 61
Median hourly rate £39.00 £31.04 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.64% -13.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £10.00 £22.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.90 £43.17 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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
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 24 May 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
Wiltshire -7 4 £388 - 8
Bristol - 2 £391 - 2
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 10 (30.30%) Windows
4 8 (24.24%) Finance
4 8 (24.24%) VMware
4 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
5 7 (21.21%) .NET
5 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
6 6 (18.18%) Project Management
6 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 6 (18.18%) Web Services
6 6 (18.18%) ITIL
6 6 (18.18%) CRM
6 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (15.15%) Data Extraction
7 5 (15.15%) SCCM
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
7 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
7 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
7 5 (15.15%) XML
7 5 (15.15%) HP
7 5 (15.15%) DNS
7 5 (15.15%) Service Management
7 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (12.12%) Local Government
8 4 (12.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt

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 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
1 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.06%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) Office 365
3 2 (6.06%) SaaS
4 1 (3.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
2 4 (12.12%) DHCP
3 3 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.03%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.03%) INAP
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) ISUP
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) LDAP
4 1 (3.03%) MVNO
4 1 (3.03%) NAS
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) MySQL
3 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) JUnit
3 1 (3.03%) Mockito
3 1 (3.03%) MorphX
3 1 (3.03%) PhantomJS
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Local Government
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
4 1 (3.03%) Front Office
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 5 (15.15%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Digital Architect
5 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.09%) Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.06%) CRM Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Database Developer
6 2 (6.06%) DBA
6 2 (6.06%) Digital Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) Web Services
3 5 (15.15%) XML
4 4 (12.12%) CSS
4 4 (12.12%) jQuery
4 4 (12.12%) LINQ
4 4 (12.12%) XSLT
5 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.06%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (6.06%) HTML
5 2 (6.06%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (6.06%) NHibernate
6 1 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Data Extraction
2 4 (12.12%) Fat Client
2 4 (12.12%) Thin Client
3 3 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.06%) Replication
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) CRM
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
1 6 (18.18%) Project Management
2 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) Service Management
3 4 (12.12%) Change Management
3 4 (12.12%) MVC
4 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.06%) Open Source
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.03%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) C#
2 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.12%) PHP
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 4 (12.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.12%) vSphere
4 3 (9.09%) XenApp
4 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.03%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Intune
3 1 (3.03%) Nagios
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) HP
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco
4 4 (12.12%) Citrix
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle
5 3 (9.09%) Polycom
6 2 (6.06%) 3PAR
6 2 (6.06%) Google
6 2 (6.06%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) AppSense
7 1 (3.03%) CA
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) Ericsson
7 1 (3.03%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) Wyse
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