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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 112 126 103
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -23
Contract jobs citing Back Office 32 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 0.66% 1.00%
As % of the General category 3.23% 2.09% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 16
Average daily rate £351 £401 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.48% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £305 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -58.16%
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
991 1006 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.96% 31.49% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 670 528
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £576 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 50 33
Average hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £22.80 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol +4 8 £325 -23.52% 1
Somerset +3 8 £400 -3.14%
Devon +1 8 £308 +2.50% 1
Wiltshire -2 4 £351 -16.04% 11
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 29 (49.15%) Microsoft
2 26 (44.07%) .NET
3 21 (35.59%) SQL Server
4 18 (30.51%) SQL
5 16 (27.12%) Windows
5 16 (27.12%) Finance
6 15 (25.42%) C#
7 13 (22.03%) Active Directory
7 13 (22.03%) VMware
7 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (22.03%) Windows Server
8 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (18.64%) Scrum
9 10 (16.95%) HTML
9 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
9 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
9 10 (16.95%) .NET Framework
10 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
11 8 (13.56%) Automated Testing
11 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
12 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
12 7 (11.86%) Performance Testing
12 7 (11.86%) Relational Database
12 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (11.86%) MVC
12 7 (11.86%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.17%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (10.17%) IIS
4 2 (3.39%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.69%) Apache
5 1 (1.69%) Lync
5 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
1 5 (8.47%) MS Office
2 4 (6.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Office 365
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.39%) SaaS
4 1 (1.69%) GitHub
4 1 (1.69%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) DNS
2 5 (8.47%) DHCP
3 4 (6.78%) Firewall
3 4 (6.78%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.69%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) NAS
4 1 (1.69%) SAN
4 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.39%) MySQL
5 1 (1.69%) Big Data
5 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MorphX
2 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.47%) JIRA
2 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.78%) Selenium
3 4 (6.78%) SpecFlow
3 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.69%) JUnit
4 1 (1.69%) Mockito
4 1 (1.69%) PhantomJS
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Local Government
2 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.39%) Marketing
3 1 (1.69%) Electronics
3 1 (1.69%) Front Office
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Publishing
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Developer
2 13 (22.03%) Consultant
3 10 (16.95%) .NET Developer
4 7 (11.86%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 7 (11.86%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (10.17%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 6 (10.17%) SQL Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Senior IT Support
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Support Technician
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Technician
6 5 (8.47%) Support Technician
7 4 (6.78%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.78%) Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Digital Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Administrator
8 3 (5.08%) Database Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Support Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (44.07%) .NET
2 10 (16.95%) .NET Framework
2 10 (16.95%) HTML
3 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.86%) CSS
4 6 (10.17%) Web Services
5 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (8.47%) HTML5
5 5 (8.47%) WCF
6 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.08%) XML
7 2 (3.39%) jQuery
7 2 (3.39%) LINQ
7 2 (3.39%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (3.39%) XSLT
8 1 (1.69%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (10.17%) Data Structures
1 6 (10.17%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (10.17%) User Experience
2 5 (8.47%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.47%) Thin Client
3 4 (6.78%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (5.08%) Replication
4 3 (5.08%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.69%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Windows Server
3 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.69%) Linux
8 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.64%) Scrum
3 8 (13.56%) Automated Testing
4 7 (11.86%) ITIL
4 7 (11.86%) MVC
4 7 (11.86%) Performance Testing
4 7 (11.86%) SOA
5 6 (10.17%) Project Management
6 5 (8.47%) Information Security
6 5 (8.47%) Migration
6 5 (8.47%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.78%) Change Management
7 4 (6.78%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (6.78%) Release Management
7 4 (6.78%) Service Management
7 4 (6.78%) SFIA
8 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) SQL
2 15 (25.42%) C#
3 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.78%) PHP
4 4 (6.78%) TypeScript
5 2 (3.39%) C++
6 1 (1.69%) Java
6 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.69%) VB
6 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 4 (6.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
System Software
1 13 (22.03%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.47%) vSphere
4 4 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.08%) XenApp
5 3 (5.08%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.69%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) SCCM
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Intune
3 1 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 29 (49.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.03%) VMware
3 6 (10.17%) HP
4 5 (8.47%) Cisco
4 5 (8.47%) Citrix
4 5 (8.47%) Oracle
5 3 (5.08%) Polycom
6 2 (3.39%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.39%) Google
6 2 (3.39%) SAP
6 2 (3.39%) Symantec
7 1 (1.69%) AppSense
7 1 (1.69%) CA
7 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.69%) Wyse
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