The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 64 - 45
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Back Office 13 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.63% - 0.23%
As % of the General category 8.23% - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
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£450 - £160
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +4.62%
Back Office
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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 Wales region.

General Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
158 237 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.82% 29.51% 33.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 152 97
Average daily rate £356 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £32.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% +71.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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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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
South Wales - 12 £440 - 7
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) FileNet
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
3 12 (44.44%) Java
3 12 (44.44%) JBoss
3 12 (44.44%) Workflow
3 12 (44.44%) Spring
4 11 (40.74%) Java SE
4 11 (40.74%) Drools
5 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
5 10 (37.04%) WebSphere
5 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (37.04%) Subversion
5 10 (37.04%) Scrum
6 8 (29.63%) .NET
7 7 (25.93%) Web Services
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.93%) MVC
7 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
8 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (22.22%) BDD
8 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (22.22%) Windows
8 6 (22.22%) XML
8 6 (22.22%) IIS
8 6 (22.22%) C#
8 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
8 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
9 5 (18.52%) SQL
9 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 13 (48.15%) FileNet
2 12 (44.44%) JBoss
3 10 (37.04%) WebSphere
4 6 (22.22%) IIS
5 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
6 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (11.11%) MySQL
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Subversion
2 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.70%) JMeter
5 1 (3.70%) ReSharper
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium
5 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.70%) Gradle
5 1 (3.70%) Artifactory
5 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) Java Developer
3 7 (25.93%) .NET Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Senior Developer
5 5 (18.52%) SQL Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Security Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Programme Director
7 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Project Director
7 1 (3.70%) Senior SQL Server Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) Spring
2 11 (40.74%) Java SE
2 11 (40.74%) Drools
3 8 (29.63%) .NET
4 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
4 7 (25.93%) Web Services
5 6 (22.22%) XML
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (14.81%) REST
6 4 (14.81%) SOAP
6 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (11.11%) jQuery
7 3 (11.11%) HTML
7 3 (11.11%) CSS
7 3 (11.11%) CSS3
7 3 (11.11%) JAX-RS
7 3 (11.11%) HTML5
8 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
8 2 (7.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Workflow
2 10 (37.04%) Scrum
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) MVC
4 6 (22.22%) BDD
5 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.81%) TDD
6 3 (11.11%) BPEL
6 3 (11.11%) SOA
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) BPMN
7 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (7.41%) Data Mapping
7 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
7 2 (7.41%) Validation
8 1 (3.70%) ITIL
8 1 (3.70%) ETL
8 1 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) C#
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (11.11%) MCDBA
4 2 (7.41%) MCITP
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) CCNP
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) ISA Server
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.70%) XenApp
1 1 (3.70%) vSphere
1 1 (3.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) Casewise
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
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