The first 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 92 93 107
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 47 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.55% 0.93% 0.82%
As % of the General category 4.58% 2.62% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 10 12
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£330 £358 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £189 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £374 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+1.45% -36.92%
General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1026 764 1318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.84% 35.52% 43.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 501 916
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 26 62
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -52.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.75 £19.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Back Office
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Wiltshire -2 6 £350 -15.15% 3
Dorset - 1 - - 3
Bristol - - - - 3
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 46 (53.49%) Security Cleared
2 43 (50.00%) .NET
3 40 (46.51%) SQL Server
4 39 (45.35%) C#
5 37 (43.02%) SC Cleared
6 35 (40.70%) Scrum
7 34 (39.53%) SQL
8 32 (37.21%) Unit Testing
9 25 (29.07%) ASP.NET
10 24 (27.91%) Windows
10 24 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (25.58%) Front Office
11 22 (25.58%) ITIL
12 21 (24.42%) VMware
12 21 (24.42%) Statistics
12 21 (24.42%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (23.26%) Risk Analysis
13 20 (23.26%) MCP
13 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
13 20 (23.26%) Windows 7
13 20 (23.26%) Capacity Planning
14 19 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (22.09%) Management Information System
15 18 (20.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 17 (19.77%) .NET Framework
16 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (19.77%) Service Management
17 16 (18.60%) Service Delivery
18 15 (17.44%) ITSM
18 15 (17.44%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (9.30%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) assyst
1 1 (1.16%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) SAN
2 1 (1.16%) RNC
2 1 (1.16%) 2G
2 1 (1.16%) ATM
2 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.16%) 3G
2 1 (1.16%) LTE
2 1 (1.16%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.65%) Selenium
4 1 (1.16%) Subversion
4 1 (1.16%) JIRA
4 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (25.58%) Front Office
2 8 (9.30%) Finance
3 4 (4.65%) Retail
4 3 (3.49%) Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (43.02%) Developer
2 35 (40.70%) .NET Developer
3 23 (26.74%) SQL Developer
4 13 (15.12%) Network Support
5 11 (12.79%) Support Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Project Manager
6 8 (9.30%) Network Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Lead Network Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Service Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Windows Support Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.65%) Services Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.49%) Support Technician
11 2 (2.33%) EPoS Support Analyst
11 2 (2.33%) Senior Technician
11 2 (2.33%) Support Analyst
11 2 (2.33%) Consultant
11 2 (2.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (50.00%) .NET
2 25 (29.07%) ASP.NET
3 24 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (19.77%) .NET Framework
5 13 (15.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 6 (6.98%) WCF
7 6 (6.98%) LINQ
8 5 (5.81%) jQuery
8 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (4.65%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 4 (4.65%) Task Parallel Library
9 4 (4.65%) WPF
9 4 (4.65%) WF
10 3 (3.49%) LINQ to SQL
11 1 (1.16%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.42%) Statistics
2 19 (22.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.33%) EPoS
4 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.16%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.91%) Windows
2 20 (23.26%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.33%) UNIX
6 1 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (40.70%) Scrum
2 32 (37.21%) Unit Testing
3 22 (25.58%) ITIL
4 21 (24.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (23.26%) Risk Analysis
5 20 (23.26%) Capacity Planning
6 17 (19.77%) Service Management
7 16 (18.60%) Service Delivery
8 15 (17.44%) ITSM
8 15 (17.44%) MVC
9 12 (13.95%) Workflow
10 10 (11.63%) TDD
11 9 (10.47%) Automated Testing
11 9 (10.47%) Change Management
11 9 (10.47%) Project Management
11 9 (10.47%) SOA
12 8 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (8.14%) PRINCE2
14 5 (5.81%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (45.35%) C#
2 34 (39.53%) SQL
3 13 (15.12%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.65%) C++
4 4 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.49%) VB
6 1 (1.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 46 (53.49%) Security Cleared
2 37 (43.02%) SC Cleared
3 20 (23.26%) MCP
4 18 (20.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.16%) MCITP
6 1 (1.16%) Degree
6 1 (1.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.12%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 19 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) VMware
2 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.49%) HP
4 1 (1.16%) Telerik
4 1 (1.16%) Huawei
4 1 (1.16%) BT
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco
4 1 (1.16%) SAP
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle
4 1 (1.16%) EMC
4 1 (1.16%) Citrix
4 1 (1.16%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.16%) Nokia
4 1 (1.16%) Veeam
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