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 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
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 125 130
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 20 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.73% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the General category 2.26% 1.86% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 11
Median daily rate £399 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £480 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.53% -  
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 the South West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 886 862 934
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 32.44% 28.92% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 617 652
Median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £270 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 69
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £12.35 £12.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £47.80 £53.84
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 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
Bristol +1 7 £340 -21.83% 4
Dorset +12 6 - -
Wiltshire -3 2 £525 +61.53% 1
Devon -6 1 £250 -33.33%
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £410 -
Back Office
England

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 West region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 9 (27.27%) SQL
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Retail
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
3 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (18.18%) VAX
4 6 (18.18%) Marketing
4 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 6 (18.18%) Firewall
4 6 (18.18%) Sun
4 6 (18.18%) SOA
4 6 (18.18%) LAN
4 6 (18.18%) Linux
4 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
4 6 (18.18%) XML
4 6 (18.18%) Unix
4 6 (18.18%) Java
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
5 5 (15.15%) Analytics
5 5 (15.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (15.15%) QMS
5 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) Pega
5 5 (15.15%) IBM Blueworks
5 5 (15.15%) Robotic Process Automation
5 5 (15.15%) Cognitive Analytics
5 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.15%) DOM

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 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Firewall
1 6 (18.18%) LAN
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (9.09%) IP Telephony
3 3 (9.09%) NAS
3 3 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) GIS
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
1 1 (3.03%) Toad
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Retail
3 6 (18.18%) Marketing
4 5 (15.15%) Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Billing
5 1 (3.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Business Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Architect
3 6 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.12%) BPM Designer
4 4 (12.12%) Designer
4 4 (12.12%) IT Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Solutions Designer
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Applications Manager
5 3 (9.09%) CRM Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) CRM Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Life and Pensions Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Pensions Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) XML
2 5 (15.15%) Dojo
2 5 (15.15%) DOM
2 5 (15.15%) jQuery
2 5 (15.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (3.03%) LAMP
3 1 (3.03%) Laravel
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) SAP Basis
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) VAX
2 5 (15.15%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) PMI
3 1 (3.03%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
1 6 (18.18%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (18.18%) SOA
3 5 (15.15%) Analytics
3 5 (15.15%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (15.15%) Cognitive Analytics
3 5 (15.15%) CRM
3 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
3 5 (15.15%) Process Management
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) QMS
3 5 (15.15%) Quality Management
3 5 (15.15%) Robotic Process Automation
4 3 (9.09%) Campaign Management
4 3 (9.09%) Case Management
4 3 (9.09%) Operations Management
4 3 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.09%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) Java
3 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
4 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) RMADS
2 1 (3.03%) IFRS
2 1 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Sun
3 5 (15.15%) IBM
3 5 (15.15%) Pega
3 5 (15.15%) webMethods
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle
5 3 (9.09%) McAfee
6 2 (6.06%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) Murex
7 1 (3.03%) Zend
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