The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Back Office
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 51 54
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.50% 0.21% 2.26%
As % of the General category 8.51% 0.80% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Median daily rate £450 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £58.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% +21.42%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 94 125 157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 17.60% 26.26% 27.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 90 130
Median daily rate £400 £355 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -0.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £255 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Median hourly rate £55.41 £21.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.69% +72.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £12.85 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £32.25 £14.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Back Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in South Wales

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in South Wales

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in South Wales over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in South Wales

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in South Wales

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport - 6 £500 -
Cardiff -1 1 £400 +14.28%
Bridgend - 1 £300 -
Back Office
Wales

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Content Management
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Workflow
2 5 (41.67%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) French Language
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
4 3 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) RAD
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
6 1 (8.33%) High Availability
6 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (8.33%) MSBuild
6 1 (8.33%) UIKit
6 1 (8.33%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSBuild
1 1 (8.33%) NUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) French Language
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (8.33%) Code First Entity Framework
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) LINQ
2 1 (8.33%) UIKit
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
2 1 (8.33%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Content Management
1 5 (41.67%) GAP Analysis
1 5 (41.67%) Workflow
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 3 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) RAD
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Informatics
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle