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 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
England / South West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 119 123
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 13 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.51% 0.72% 0.83%
As % of the General category 1.55% 2.31% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 22
Median daily rate £450 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +0.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £400 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £370
% change year-on-year +23.07% -12.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 840 908 1008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 32.63% 31.29% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 617 670
Median daily rate £388 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £501 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 66 31
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.85 £57.00 £44.00
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 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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Bristol +4 5 £450 +38.46% 2
Wiltshire -1 2 £700 +80.64%
Devon -7 2 £430 +79.16% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle
3 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 8 (30.77%) Data Modelling
3 8 (30.77%) PL/SQL
3 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
4 7 (26.92%) Retail
4 7 (26.92%) Toad
5 6 (23.08%) SOA
5 6 (23.08%) XML
5 6 (23.08%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (19.23%) Process Improvement
6 5 (19.23%) QMS
6 5 (19.23%) Pega
6 5 (19.23%) Analytics
6 5 (19.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (19.23%) IBM Blueworks
6 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (19.23%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (19.23%) Marketing
6 5 (19.23%) Dojo
6 5 (19.23%) jQuery
6 5 (19.23%) Quality Management
6 5 (19.23%) Process Management
6 5 (19.23%) Scrum
6 5 (19.23%) webMethods
6 5 (19.23%) DOM
6 5 (19.23%) Java

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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) SAN
1 2 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.85%) GIS
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Toad
General
1 7 (26.92%) Retail
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
3 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 5 (19.23%) Marketing
4 3 (11.54%) Military
5 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) BPM Designer
3 4 (15.38%) Designer
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Solutions Designer
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Support Technician
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Technician
5 2 (7.69%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.85%) BPM Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) XML
2 5 (19.23%) Dojo
2 5 (19.23%) DOM
2 5 (19.23%) jQuery
2 5 (19.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (15.38%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) JSON
4 1 (3.85%) LAMP
4 1 (3.85%) Laravel
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) SAP Basis
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.69%) CESG
2 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Data Modelling
2 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (23.08%) SOA
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) Analytics
3 5 (19.23%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (19.23%) Process Improvement
3 5 (19.23%) Process Management
3 5 (19.23%) QMS
3 5 (19.23%) Quality Management
3 5 (19.23%) Robotic Process Automation
3 5 (19.23%) Scrum
4 2 (7.69%) CRM
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Open Source
4 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Kanban
5 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) PL/SQL
3 5 (19.23%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) COBOL
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) IFRS
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) IBM
2 5 (19.23%) Pega
2 5 (19.23%) webMethods
3 2 (7.69%) 3PAR
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Sophos
3 2 (7.69%) Veeam
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Micro Focus
4 1 (3.85%) Murex
4 1 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Zend