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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 111 95 96
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 34 20 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 0.87% 1.20%
As % of the General category 2.88% 2.71% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 23
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£350 £373 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -17.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £346 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
-9.58% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-65.71% +1.44%
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
1180 737 1267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.65% 32.07% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 514 835
Average daily rate £400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £548 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 69
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.75 £18.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.74 £41.50 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 +7 20 £349 -3.12%
Wiltshire - 5 £350 - 2
Devon -23 3 £425 +13.33% 1
Bristol -16 2 - - 1
Dorset - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 47 (59.49%) .NET
2 45 (56.96%) SQL Server
2 45 (56.96%) Security Cleared
3 43 (54.43%) C#
4 41 (51.90%) Scrum
5 40 (50.63%) SQL
6 39 (49.37%) SC Cleared
7 36 (45.57%) Unit Testing
8 33 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (36.71%) ASP.NET
10 28 (35.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (22.78%) T-SQL
12 17 (21.52%) Automated Testing
12 17 (21.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 16 (20.25%) .NET Framework
13 16 (20.25%) Windows
14 14 (17.72%) MVC
14 14 (17.72%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (16.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (13.92%) Service Delivery
16 11 (13.92%) SAN
16 11 (13.92%) SLA
16 11 (13.92%) ITIL
16 11 (13.92%) Finance
17 10 (12.66%) Management Information System
17 10 (12.66%) TDD
17 10 (12.66%) Service Management
18 9 (11.39%) Code Coverage
18 9 (11.39%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 8 (10.13%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.27%) IIS
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) assyst
1 1 (1.27%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.92%) SAN
2 1 (1.27%) ATM
2 1 (1.27%) 3G
2 1 (1.27%) 2G
2 1 (1.27%) RNC
2 1 (1.27%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.27%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (56.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (17.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.06%) Selenium
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Front Office
3 6 (7.59%) Retail
4 3 (3.80%) Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Marketing
5 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (50.63%) Developer
2 38 (48.10%) .NET Developer
3 28 (35.44%) SQL Developer
4 7 (8.86%) Support Technician
5 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Network Support
6 5 (6.33%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Lead Network Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Technician
7 4 (5.06%) Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.80%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Head of Software Engineering
9 2 (2.53%) Risk Consultant
9 2 (2.53%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Deployment Specialist
9 2 (2.53%) Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (59.49%) .NET
2 29 (36.71%) ASP.NET
3 28 (35.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (21.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 16 (20.25%) .NET Framework
6 13 (16.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (6.33%) WCF
7 5 (6.33%) LINQ
7 5 (6.33%) jQuery
7 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (5.06%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 4 (5.06%) Task Parallel Library
8 4 (5.06%) WPF
8 4 (5.06%) WF
9 3 (3.80%) LAMP
9 3 (3.80%) LINQ to SQL
10 1 (1.27%) SAP Basis
10 1 (1.27%) SAP XI
10 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.86%) Statistics
3 3 (3.80%) Social Media
3 3 (3.80%) Open Source
3 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.27%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.25%) Windows
2 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (8.86%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.90%) Scrum
2 36 (45.57%) Unit Testing
3 33 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (21.52%) Automated Testing
5 14 (17.72%) MVC
6 11 (13.92%) Service Delivery
6 11 (13.92%) ITIL
7 10 (12.66%) TDD
7 10 (12.66%) Service Management
8 9 (11.39%) Code Coverage
8 9 (11.39%) SOA
8 9 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (10.13%) Project Management
10 7 (8.86%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (8.86%) Change Management
10 7 (8.86%) Workflow
10 7 (8.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (8.86%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (6.33%) ITSM
11 5 (6.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (54.43%) C#
2 40 (50.63%) SQL
3 18 (22.78%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.06%) C++
5 3 (3.80%) Java
6 2 (2.53%) VB
7 1 (1.27%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (56.96%) Security Cleared
2 39 (49.37%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.59%) MCP
4 5 (6.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.80%) Degree
6 1 (1.27%) MCSE
6 1 (1.27%) SAP Certification
6 1 (1.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.27%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) VMware
1 8 (10.13%) HP
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.53%) NetApp
3 2 (2.53%) Citrix
3 2 (2.53%) SAP
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle
4 1 (1.27%) EMC
4 1 (1.27%) Nokia
4 1 (1.27%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.27%) Huawei
4 1 (1.27%) Veeam
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