The first 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 31 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 Southampton 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 40 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.13% 0.32% 2.12%
As % of the General category 4.44% 1.33% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.05% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £19.05 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -30.71%
General Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
90 75 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 25.50% 24.12% 31.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 55 48
Average daily rate £500 £430 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Average hourly rate £13.89 £12.38 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -55.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Back Office
Hampshire

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 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
2 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) ITSM
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) Replication
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) VPN

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) Spring
3 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) EPoS
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Scrum
1 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) BMC
1 1 (12.50%) Apple