The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 42 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Back Office 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.77% - 1.44%
As % of the General category 3.80% - 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£450 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-63.57% -2.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

General Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
79 94 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 20.31% 28.40% 31.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 76 64
Average daily rate £450 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £320 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Average hourly rate £13.89 £10.78 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.90% -50.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.60 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.73 £11.96 £30.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office across the Southampton region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Southampton region.

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Back Office
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) EPoS
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (20.00%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) K2 blackpearl
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) EPoS
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
1 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared