Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 166 167
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 -14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 32 38 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.56% 0.67% 0.79%
As % of the General category 1.67% 2.21% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 43
South West median daily rate £414 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £294 £250 £275
90th Percentile £733 £515 £481
England median daily rate £520 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +15.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £15.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.54% +115.95% -39.19%
10th Percentile £37.25 £31.25 £8.97
90th Percentile £52.75 £33.75 £22.14
England median hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +103.03% -2.94% -4.23%

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 1920 1722 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.88% 30.27% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1232 1391
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% -2.50%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £263
90th Percentile £574 £563 £535
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 91 122
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £41.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -16.10% +44.28%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £16.38
90th Percentile £56.50 £49.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £25.50 £24.50 £24.93
% change year-on-year +4.08% -1.71% +13.30%

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 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 November 2017. 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 -13 8 £381 +27.08% 1
Wiltshire -1 7 £706 +120.70% 1
Dorset +10 6 - -
Somerset - 6 £435 -
Cornwall - 3 £375 -
Devon -9 1 £250 -41.18%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (34.38%) QA
2 10 (31.25%) Java
2 10 (31.25%) DevOps
3 9 (28.13%) User Stories
4 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (25.00%) SQL
4 8 (25.00%) Finance
5 7 (21.88%) Ant
5 7 (21.88%) E-Commerce
5 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
5 7 (21.88%) B2C
5 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
5 7 (21.88%) Selenium
5 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (21.88%) TDD
5 7 (21.88%) Maven
5 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
5 7 (21.88%) hybris
5 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
5 7 (21.88%) GitHub
5 7 (21.88%) Bitbucket
5 7 (21.88%) Gradle
5 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
6 6 (18.75%) VAX
6 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Spring
6 6 (18.75%) LAN
6 6 (18.75%) Linux

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 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) Mule
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) GitHub
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Firewall
1 6 (18.75%) LAN
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (12.50%) SAN
2 4 (12.50%) SMS
3 3 (9.38%) IP Telephony
3 3 (9.38%) NAS
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.13%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.13%) SAP HANA
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Ant
1 7 (21.88%) Bitbucket
1 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
1 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
1 7 (21.88%) Gradle
1 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
1 7 (21.88%) Maven
1 7 (21.88%) Selenium
2 5 (15.63%) Cobertura
2 5 (15.63%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.13%) Bugzilla
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Architect
2 7 (21.88%) Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Hybris Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.50%) IT Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) DevOps Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Technical Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Life and Pensions Business Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Pensions Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Spring
2 5 (15.63%) CSS
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
2 5 (15.63%) REST
2 5 (15.63%) SOAP
3 3 (9.38%) .NET
3 3 (9.38%) Velocity
4 2 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (3.13%) Middleware
5 1 (3.13%) Spring Integration
5 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) VAX
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Linux
1 6 (18.75%) Unix
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) DevOps
3 9 (28.13%) User Stories
4 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.88%) B2C
5 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (21.88%) E-Commerce
5 7 (21.88%) TDD
6 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (15.63%) API Development
7 5 (15.63%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (15.63%) Web Development
8 4 (12.50%) ETL
8 4 (12.50%) Open Source
9 3 (9.38%) BDD
9 3 (9.38%) Customer-Centricity
9 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
9 3 (9.38%) Project Management
9 3 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Java
2 8 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) COBOL
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) CCNA
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) RMADS
3 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (9.38%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) hybris
2 6 (18.75%) Sun
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) McAfee
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle
6 2 (6.25%) SAP
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (3.13%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) IBM
7 1 (3.13%) Tableau
7 1 (3.13%) VMware