The table below looks at the statistics for the Back Office Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office Engineer
Rank 223 249 241
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Back Office Engineer 23 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.15% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.16% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate £270 £293 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £293 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -16.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Back Office Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Back Office Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Back Office Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Back Office Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Back Office Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Back Office Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -7 13 £270 -7.69%
Berkshire +16 10 - -
Back Office Engineer
England

Back Office Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Back Office Engineer in their job title 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 with Back Office Engineer in their job title.

1 39 (100.00%) Back Office
2 22 (56.41%) Huawei
3 16 (41.03%) Capacity Management
4 15 (38.46%) Statistics
4 15 (38.46%) Front Office
4 15 (38.46%) Validation
5 14 (35.90%) Telecoms
6 13 (33.33%) DNS
7 12 (30.77%) VoIP
7 12 (30.77%) Nokia
7 12 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
8 10 (25.64%) Problem Management
8 10 (25.64%) Fault Management
8 10 (25.64%) 3G
8 10 (25.64%) SLA
8 10 (25.64%) SMTP
8 10 (25.64%) SNMP
8 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
8 10 (25.64%) ITIL
9 9 (23.08%) 2G
9 9 (23.08%) 4G
9 9 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
10 8 (20.51%) Functional Testing
10 8 (20.51%) VoLTE
10 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
10 8 (20.51%) Network Design
10 8 (20.51%) Unix
10 8 (20.51%) Windows
10 8 (20.51%) Linux
11 7 (17.95%) Project Management

Back Office Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Back Office Engineer in their job title 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 with Back Office Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) DNS
2 12 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
2 12 (30.77%) VoIP
3 10 (25.64%) 3G
3 10 (25.64%) SMTP
3 10 (25.64%) SNMP
3 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
4 9 (23.08%) 2G
4 9 (23.08%) 4G
4 9 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (20.51%) VoLTE
6 7 (17.95%) LTE
7 4 (10.26%) MPLS
8 3 (7.69%) ATM
9 2 (5.13%) 3GPP
9 2 (5.13%) MGW
9 2 (5.13%) NGN
9 2 (5.13%) RTP
9 2 (5.13%) SS7
9 2 (5.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 39 (100.00%) Back Office
2 15 (38.46%) Front Office
3 14 (35.90%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) Statistics
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Ontologies
4 1 (2.56%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Linux
1 8 (20.51%) Unix
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Capacity Management
2 15 (38.46%) Validation
3 10 (25.64%) Fault Management
3 10 (25.64%) ITIL
3 10 (25.64%) Problem Management
4 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
4 8 (20.51%) Functional Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Network Design
5 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (17.95%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) People Management
7 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) Java
1 1 (2.56%) Korn
1 1 (2.56%) Perl
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) CCNP
1 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (12.82%) HND
2 4 (10.26%) HNC
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) OPNET
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Huawei
2 12 (30.77%) Nokia
3 5 (12.82%) Ericsson
4 3 (7.69%) Citrix
5 2 (5.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (5.13%) BT
5 2 (5.13%) NetCracker
5 2 (5.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.13%) Siemens
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 2 (5.13%) ZTE
6 1 (2.56%) Cerion
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco
6 1 (2.56%) F5
6 1 (2.56%) Greenplum
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) Talend