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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 57 68 50
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing Back Office 17 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.88% 0.29% 0.87%
As % of the General category 7.73% 1.01% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 1
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£425 £475 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +265.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -61.42%
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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
220 198 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.39% 28.53% 36.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 149 151
Average daily rate £356 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.68 £23.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% +126.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.75 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £109.00 £10.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +4 15 £450 -5.26% 4
West Wales - 1 £325 -
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (78.13%) SQL Server
2 23 (71.88%) Scrum
3 19 (59.38%) .NET
3 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (56.25%) MVC
5 17 (53.13%) .NET Framework
5 17 (53.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (50.00%) BDD
6 16 (50.00%) C#
6 16 (50.00%) Visual Studio
7 15 (46.88%) Unit Testing
8 13 (40.63%) TDD
9 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
9 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (37.50%) REST
9 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET
10 11 (34.38%) Web Services
10 11 (34.38%) Windows
11 10 (31.25%) SQL
11 10 (31.25%) jQuery
12 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 9 (28.13%) IIS
12 9 (28.13%) SOA
12 9 (28.13%) Entity Framework
13 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
14 6 (18.75%) BPEL

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (28.13%) IIS
2 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) FileNet
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (9.38%) JBoss
4 3 (9.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (78.13%) SQL Server
2 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.38%) MySQL
3 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
3 3 (9.38%) Firebird
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.13%) InterBase
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (18.75%) Selenium
4 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
4 5 (15.63%) SpecFlow
4 5 (15.63%) JIRA
5 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
5 3 (9.38%) Subversion
6 1 (3.13%) Gradle
6 1 (3.13%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.13%) JMeter
6 1 (3.13%) ReSharper
6 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (75.00%) Developer
2 17 (53.13%) .NET Developer
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.25%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Delphi Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Junior
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Junior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Junior Java Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Director
6 1 (3.13%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Project Director
6 1 (3.13%) Senior SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (59.38%) .NET
2 17 (53.13%) .NET Framework
3 12 (37.50%) REST
3 12 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET
4 11 (34.38%) Web Services
5 10 (31.25%) jQuery
6 9 (28.13%) Entity Framework
7 6 (18.75%) WCF
7 6 (18.75%) XML
7 6 (18.75%) HTML
7 6 (18.75%) SOAP
8 5 (15.63%) CSS
8 5 (15.63%) Ajax
8 5 (15.63%) HTML5
8 5 (15.63%) CSS3
8 5 (15.63%) JAX-RS
9 4 (12.50%) RESTful
10 3 (9.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) CCTV
1 4 (12.50%) User Experience
2 3 (9.38%) NHS
2 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Scrum
2 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (56.25%) MVC
4 16 (50.00%) BDD
5 15 (46.88%) Unit Testing
6 13 (40.63%) TDD
7 9 (28.13%) SOA
8 6 (18.75%) BPEL
9 3 (9.38%) OOP
9 3 (9.38%) OO
9 3 (9.38%) BPMN
9 3 (9.38%) Workflow
9 3 (9.38%) SDLC
10 1 (3.13%) Target Operating Model
10 1 (3.13%) Business Transformation
10 1 (3.13%) User Stories
10 1 (3.13%) Line Management
10 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
10 1 (3.13%) Software Licensing
10 1 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) C#
2 10 (31.25%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) Delphi
3 3 (9.38%) Java
4 2 (6.25%) C
5 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) CCNP
4 4 (12.50%) CCNA
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (9.38%) MCDBA
6 2 (6.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
2 1 (3.13%) vSphere
2 1 (3.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (3.13%) Nagios
2 1 (3.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
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