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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 56 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 -22  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 4 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.71% 2.92% 3.06%
As % of the General category 2.99% 11.11% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 12
Median daily rate £349 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.82% +2.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £254 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £515 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £370
% change year-on-year +23.07% -12.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £66.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +214.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.48 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +66.55% +73.07%  

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 134 153 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 23.89% 26.29% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 114 82
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £297 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 6
Median hourly rate £20.50 £29.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.50% +40.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.07 £25.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £67.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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
Cardiff +13 3 £348 -16.26%
Newport -4 1 £465 -6.06%
Back Office
Wales

Back Office
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) French Language
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model

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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE
1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft