The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 28 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Back Office 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 1.88% - 0.55%
As % of the General category 3.88% - 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£271 - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £320 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £24.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-47.73% +65.83%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

General Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
103 73 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 48.36% 42.69% 51.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 35 35
Average daily rate £313 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £251 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £165.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +371.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office across the Guildford region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office.

1 18 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (75.00%) Ericsson
3 12 (60.00%) Nokia
3 12 (60.00%) NEC
4 10 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco
5 6 (30.00%) Firewall
5 6 (30.00%) MPLS
5 6 (30.00%) OSPF
5 6 (30.00%) BGP
5 6 (30.00%) F5
5 6 (30.00%) HSRP
6 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (20.00%) HNC
7 4 (20.00%) Wireless
8 3 (15.00%) Service Management
8 3 (15.00%) HND
8 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (15.00%) Huawei
8 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.00%) Software Licensing
9 2 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (10.00%) 3G
9 2 (10.00%) 2G
9 2 (10.00%) Cramer
9 2 (10.00%) ATM
9 2 (10.00%) DNS

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 6 (30.00%) HSRP
2 6 (30.00%) MPLS
2 6 (30.00%) OSPF
2 6 (30.00%) BGP
2 6 (30.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (10.00%) 2G
4 2 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (10.00%) ATM
4 2 (10.00%) DNS
4 2 (10.00%) 3G
General
1 18 (90.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Back Office Engineer
2 12 (60.00%) Transmission Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) IP Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) OSS Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) RAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
1 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) HNC
2 3 (15.00%) HND
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Ericsson
2 12 (60.00%) Nokia
2 12 (60.00%) NEC
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) F5
4 3 (15.00%) Huawei
5 2 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (10.00%) Cramer
6 1 (5.00%) Apple