Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 167 167
Rank change year-on-year -23 0 +11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 41 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.65% 0.66% 0.67%
As % of the General category 2.09% 1.94% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 28
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £273 £303 £250
90th Percentile £644 £730 £515
England median daily rate £500 £513 £425
% change year-on-year -2.44% +20.59% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
South West median hourly rate - £39.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.54% +115.95%
England median hourly rate £23.06 £33.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -31.16% +103.03% -2.94%

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 1,965 1,905 1,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.08% 33.85% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,275 1,281 1,240
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £294 £256 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 66 90
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% +0.72% -10.90%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £56.88 £49.30
England median hourly rate £24.11 £25.12 £24.41
% change year-on-year -4.00% +2.89% -0.53%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 -6 13 £295 -17.48% 3
Dorset +1 7 £513 - 2
Wiltshire -25 5 £500 -29.82%
Cornwall -4 4 £381 +1.67%
Somerset -1 2 - -
Avon - 1 - -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (46.34%) Java
2 19 (46.34%) .NET
3 18 (43.90%) Finance
3 18 (43.90%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (36.59%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (34.15%) C#
6 13 (31.71%) Git (software)
7 11 (26.83%) Selenium
7 11 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (26.83%) Jenkins
7 11 (26.83%) Cucumber
7 11 (26.83%) REST
8 10 (24.39%) TeamCity
8 10 (24.39%) Microservices
8 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
8 10 (24.39%) Scrum
8 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
9 9 (21.95%) SOAP
9 9 (21.95%) JBoss
9 9 (21.95%) Java EE
9 9 (21.95%) Data Centre
10 8 (19.51%) Degree
10 8 (19.51%) Windows
10 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
11 7 (17.07%) SQL
11 7 (17.07%) XML
11 7 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (14.63%) Process Improvement

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 9 (21.95%) JBoss
2 4 (9.76%) Anypoint
2 4 (9.76%) Mule
3 1 (2.44%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) GitHub
3 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.88%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (4.88%) SaaS
5 1 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.44%) Apigee
5 1 (2.44%) CloudFront
5 1 (2.44%) npm
5 1 (2.44%) NuGet
5 1 (2.44%) Office 365
5 1 (2.44%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Extranet
1 1 (2.44%) Intranet
1 1 (2.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Git (software)
2 11 (26.83%) Cucumber
2 11 (26.83%) Jenkins
2 11 (26.83%) Selenium
3 10 (24.39%) TeamCity
4 6 (14.63%) CruiseControl
4 6 (14.63%) Hudson
4 6 (14.63%) JUnit
4 6 (14.63%) NUnit
4 6 (14.63%) SpecFlow
4 6 (14.63%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 5 (12.20%) Bitbucket
6 4 (9.76%) Ant
6 4 (9.76%) Cobertura
6 4 (9.76%) Gradle
6 4 (9.76%) Maven
7 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.44%) Artifactory
8 1 (2.44%) JMeter
8 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (43.90%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Advertising
3 5 (12.20%) Publishing
4 3 (7.32%) Retail
5 2 (4.88%) Banking
5 2 (4.88%) Marketing
6 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Developer
2 12 (29.27%) Architect
3 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (14.63%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Hybris Developer
5 4 (9.76%) MuleSoft Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Digital Architect
6 3 (7.32%) ERP Manager
6 3 (7.32%) ERP Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Six Sigma Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) .NET
2 11 (26.83%) REST
3 9 (21.95%) Java EE
3 9 (21.95%) SOAP
4 7 (17.07%) XML
5 6 (14.63%) Gherkin
5 6 (14.63%) HTML
5 6 (14.63%) JSON
6 5 (12.20%) .NET Framework
6 5 (12.20%) CSS
7 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
7 3 (7.32%) jQuery
7 3 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
8 2 (4.88%) Dojo
8 2 (4.88%) DOM
8 2 (4.88%) OAuth
8 2 (4.88%) Spring
9 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.44%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (36.59%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (21.95%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.32%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (43.90%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (24.39%) Microservices
4 10 (24.39%) Scrum
4 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
5 7 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (14.63%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Process Improvement
6 6 (14.63%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.20%) SOA
7 5 (12.20%) TDD
7 5 (12.20%) Web Development
8 4 (9.76%) API Development
8 4 (9.76%) B2C
8 4 (9.76%) Change Management
8 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
8 4 (9.76%) Lean Six Sigma
8 4 (9.76%) Six Sigma
8 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) Java
2 14 (34.15%) C#
3 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.07%) SQL
5 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.44%) F#
5 1 (2.44%) PHP
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) Scala
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (4.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) COBIT
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.44%) Grafana
2 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Cadence
3 4 (9.76%) hybris
3 4 (9.76%) MuleSoft
4 3 (7.32%) McAfee
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) Pega
5 2 (4.88%) webMethods
6 1 (2.44%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.44%) Splunk
6 1 (2.44%) Veracode