The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 40 49 36
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.27% 0.45% 1.42%
As % of the General category 0.47% 0.86% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£450 £410 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +31.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +10.00%
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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 Swindon region.

General Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
211 232 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 56.57% 52.02% 61.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 186 157
Average daily rate £468 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £298 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £538 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) VB6
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Derivative
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Murex
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Agresso
3 1 (16.67%) Firmware
3 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (16.67%) Findur
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Agresso
1 1 (16.67%) Findur
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Change Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Change Manager
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Equities
1 1 (16.67%) Derivative
1 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Workflow
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Data Management
1 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Test Management
1 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Murex
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle