Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 169 171
Rank change year-on-year -31 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing Back Office 30 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.52% 0.56%
As % of the General category 1.56% 1.57% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 19
South West median daily rate £500 £414 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.85% +21.69% -6.85%
10th Percentile £420 £301 £262
90th Percentile £644 £731 £516
England median daily rate £510 £523 £450
% change year-on-year -2.39% +16.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £52.50 -
England median hourly rate £31.37 £25.06 £16.50
% change year-on-year +25.19% +51.86% -26.67%

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 1,927 1,721 1,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.36% 33.16% 31.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,290 1,137 1,156
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £305 £273 £241
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 58 93
South West median hourly rate £37.75 £32.75 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -5.07% -17.17%
10th Percentile £16.28 £13.60 £18.80
90th Percentile £49.13 £59.65 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -3.85%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Wiltshire -40 7 £463 -9.76% 2
Dorset - 7 £513 - 2
Bristol -20 4 £295 -30.59% 4
Somerset -8 3 £445 -
Avon - 1 - -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 18 (60.00%) Java
2 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (40.00%) .NET
4 12 (40.00%) Finance
5 11 (36.67%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (33.33%) SOAP
6 10 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (30.00%) REST
7 9 (30.00%) Java EE
7 9 (30.00%) JBoss
7 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (30.00%) Microservices
7 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
8 8 (26.67%) C#
9 7 (23.33%) Scrum
9 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (20.00%) Selenium
10 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
10 6 (20.00%) TeamCity
10 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 6 (20.00%) XML
11 5 (16.67%) SAP
11 5 (16.67%) HTML
11 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 5 (16.67%) CSS
11 5 (16.67%) CRM

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 (30.00%) JBoss
2 5 (16.67%) Anypoint
3 4 (13.33%) Mule
4 1 (3.33%) ColdFusion
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) SAP CRM
2 1 (3.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.33%) SAP MM
2 1 (3.33%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) GitHub
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Extranet
1 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (20.00%) Selenium
1 6 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (13.33%) Ant
2 4 (13.33%) Bitbucket
2 4 (13.33%) Cobertura
2 4 (13.33%) Gradle
2 4 (13.33%) Maven
3 2 (6.67%) CruiseControl
3 2 (6.67%) Hudson
3 2 (6.67%) JUnit
3 2 (6.67%) NUnit
3 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Billing
2 5 (16.67%) Publishing
3 2 (6.67%) Advertising
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Architect
3 7 (23.33%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (16.67%) MuleSoft Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Hybris Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) CRM Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Digital Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.00%) SAP Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Java E-Commerce Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Process Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Digital Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) .NET
2 10 (33.33%) SOAP
3 9 (30.00%) Java EE
3 9 (30.00%) REST
4 6 (20.00%) XML
5 5 (16.67%) CSS
5 5 (16.67%) HTML
5 5 (16.67%) JSON
6 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (10.00%) Spring
7 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.33%) Castle Windsor
8 1 (3.33%) jQuery
8 1 (3.33%) WCF
8 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (36.67%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (30.00%) Microservices
4 9 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (23.33%) Scrum
6 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.67%) CRM
7 5 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (16.67%) Validation
7 5 (16.67%) Web Development
8 4 (13.33%) API Development
8 4 (13.33%) B2C
8 4 (13.33%) BDD
8 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 4 (13.33%) TDD
8 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 3 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) C#
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
1 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) COBIT
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) MuleSoft
1 5 (16.67%) SAP
2 4 (13.33%) hybris
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) Cadence