Period
to 12 December 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 12 December 2019 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
England > South West
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 214 188 174
Rank change year-on-year -26 -14 -4
Contract jobs citing Back Office 11 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.17% 0.62% 0.45%
As % of the General category 0.57% 1.71% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 21
South West median daily rate £413 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +11.76% +17.24%
10th Percentile £135 £273 £300
90th Percentile £490 £644 £731
England median daily rate £488 £503 £525
% change year-on-year -2.99% -4.29% +18.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South West median hourly rate £20.50 - £52.50
10th Percentile £19.25 - £46.25
90th Percentile £21.75 - £58.75
England median hourly rate £16.20 £21.44 £25.06
% change year-on-year -24.42% -14.46% +51.86%

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

All General Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,928 2,342 2,250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.40% 36.11% 40.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,263 1,532 1,498
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +5.19%
10th Percentile £265 £297 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £493 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 93 77
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £11.95 £13.27 £11.57
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £56.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% -6.52% +15.00%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the South West

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in the South West

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the South West over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in the South West

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in the South West

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 12 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +9 5 £140 -52.54% 3
Dorset +5 4 £475 -7.32% 1
Wiltshire -14 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
2 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Billing
2 4 (36.36%) C
2 4 (36.36%) Intranet
2 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
2 4 (36.36%) Facilities Management
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (36.36%) Line Management
2 4 (36.36%) Contract Management
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) SCCM
4 2 (18.18%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (18.18%) Project Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
5 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Intranet
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (36.36%) Billing
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Finance Business Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Finance Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Finance Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Finance Systems Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Finance Systems Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Insurance Business Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Insurance Systems Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
2 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
1 4 (36.36%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
2 4 (36.36%) Contract Management
2 4 (36.36%) Facilities Management
2 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
2 4 (36.36%) Line Management
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (18.18%) Project Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) CMMI
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Presales
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Project Governance
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Avaya
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Guidewire
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle