The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 211 196 185
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 46 81 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.82% 0.72%
As % of the General category 1.71% 2.30% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 40 23
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £120 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £469 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Median hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +41.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £19.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +60.41%
Back Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2691 3524 3127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.16% 35.50% 33.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1565 2013 1694
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 117 105
Median hourly rate £23.68 £24.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% +28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.23 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.38
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.74%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Back Office
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 across the South East region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 East region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +3 19 £413 -10.81% 2
Berkshire +3 16 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire -13 4 £319 -7.27% 2
Hampshire -5 3 - - 4
West Sussex -7 3 £400 +0.06% 3
Kent - 1 £450 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 East region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 30 (20.83%) Network Design
2 29 (20.14%) Front Office
3 27 (18.75%) SQL
4 26 (18.06%) Finance
4 26 (18.06%) 4G
5 25 (17.36%) 3G
6 24 (16.67%) Capacity Management
7 23 (15.97%) Telecoms
8 22 (15.28%) Migration
8 22 (15.28%) Microsoft
8 22 (15.28%) Windows
8 22 (15.28%) Functional Testing
8 22 (15.28%) Fault Management
9 20 (13.89%) Configuration Management
10 19 (13.19%) .NET
11 18 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 18 (12.50%) Project Management
11 18 (12.50%) Nokia
11 18 (12.50%) Service Delivery
11 18 (12.50%) Degree
12 17 (11.81%) ITIL
12 17 (11.81%) MS Excel
13 16 (11.11%) Change Management
13 16 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
14 15 (10.42%) People Management
14 15 (10.42%) Validation
15 14 (9.72%) Windows Server
15 14 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
15 14 (9.72%) LTE
16 13 (9.03%) Dynamics AX

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.08%) CMS
2 3 (2.08%) IIS
2 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.08%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.39%) Apache
3 2 (1.39%) ColdFusion
3 2 (1.39%) ColdFusion MX
3 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.39%) JRun
3 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.69%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.69%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 17 (11.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.78%) MS Office
4 3 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.39%) Sonata
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.69%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.47%) IaaS
4 3 (2.08%) Office 365
4 3 (2.08%) PaaS
4 3 (2.08%) SaaS
5 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.06%) 4G
2 25 (17.36%) 3G
3 16 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
4 14 (9.72%) LTE
5 12 (8.33%) 2G
5 12 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.25%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (6.25%) LDAP
6 9 (6.25%) SIGTRAN
7 8 (5.56%) INAP
7 8 (5.56%) SAN
8 7 (4.86%) DHCP
8 7 (4.86%) LAN
8 7 (4.86%) MGW
8 7 (4.86%) WAN
8 7 (4.86%) Wireshark
9 6 (4.17%) DNS
9 6 (4.17%) Wireless
10 3 (2.08%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.47%) MS Access
4 2 (1.39%) DTS
4 2 (1.39%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (2.08%) HP UFT
1 3 (2.08%) JIRA
1 3 (2.08%) Selenium
2 2 (1.39%) Appium
2 2 (1.39%) Subversion
2 2 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.39%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.69%) TestComplete
3 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (20.14%) Front Office
2 26 (18.06%) Finance
3 23 (15.97%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.94%) Retail
5 7 (4.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.08%) Banking
6 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.39%) Billing
7 2 (1.39%) Legal
7 2 (1.39%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.69%) Advertising
8 1 (0.69%) Military
8 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (14.58%) Analyst
1 21 (14.58%) Support Engineer
2 12 (8.33%) Architect
2 12 (8.33%) Developer
3 10 (6.94%) Project Manager
4 8 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 6 (4.17%) Business Analyst
5 6 (4.17%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 6 (4.17%) Service Desk Engineer
5 6 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 5 (3.47%) AWS Architect
6 5 (3.47%) Consultant
6 5 (3.47%) Service Manager
7 4 (2.78%) Integration Architect
7 4 (2.78%) Problem Manager
7 4 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (2.78%) Switch Engineer
7 4 (2.78%) Telecoms Engineer
7 4 (2.78%) UAT Analyst
7 4 (2.78%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.19%) .NET
2 11 (7.64%) Web Services
3 9 (6.25%) SOAP
3 9 (6.25%) SPML
4 6 (4.17%) HTML
5 4 (2.78%) XML
6 3 (2.08%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.08%) CSS
7 2 (1.39%) Ajax
7 2 (1.39%) Apache Flex
7 2 (1.39%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.39%) Flash
7 2 (1.39%) REST
7 2 (1.39%) WCF
8 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.69%) FpML
8 1 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.69%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 12 (8.33%) Statistics
2 9 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.08%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.08%) iPad
5 3 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.39%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.39%) Equities
6 2 (1.39%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.39%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.39%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.39%) Replication
6 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.69%) Contactless
7 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.69%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.28%) Windows
2 14 (9.72%) Windows Server
3 10 (6.94%) Linux
3 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.86%) Unix
6 3 (2.08%) Android
7 1 (0.69%) AIX
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.83%) Network Design
2 24 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 22 (15.28%) Fault Management
3 22 (15.28%) Functional Testing
3 22 (15.28%) Migration
4 20 (13.89%) Configuration Management
5 18 (12.50%) Project Management
5 18 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 17 (11.81%) ITIL
7 16 (11.11%) Change Management
8 15 (10.42%) People Management
8 15 (10.42%) Validation
9 12 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (6.94%) High Availability
11 10 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (6.25%) Integration Testing
12 9 (6.25%) Service Management
12 9 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.75%) SQL
2 12 (8.33%) C#
3 7 (4.86%) C++
3 7 (4.86%) Java
4 6 (4.17%) Perl
4 6 (4.17%) PHP
5 5 (3.47%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.39%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.39%) C
7 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.69%) Python
8 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (12.50%) Degree
2 11 (7.64%) HNC
3 9 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.86%) CCNP
6 6 (4.17%) CCNA
6 6 (4.17%) HND
7 5 (3.47%) CCIE
8 4 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.78%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.39%) CCSA
9 2 (1.39%) CCSE
9 2 (1.39%) CISSP
9 2 (1.39%) ISEB
9 2 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) SLA
2 4 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) EMIR
3 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.69%) MiFID
3 1 (0.69%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (4.86%) XenApp
4 6 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.17%) vSphere
5 4 (2.78%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.39%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.17%) Amdocs OSS
2 5 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (2.08%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.08%) SCCM
4 2 (1.39%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.39%) SCOM
5 1 (0.69%) vMotion
5 1 (0.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.50%) Nokia
3 13 (9.03%) Citrix
3 13 (9.03%) Huawei
3 13 (9.03%) VMware
4 11 (7.64%) Ericsson
4 11 (7.64%) Nokia Networks
5 9 (6.25%) Cisco
6 6 (4.17%) Cramer
6 6 (4.17%) Nortel
6 6 (4.17%) Oracle
6 6 (4.17%) Remedy
6 6 (4.17%) Tellabs
7 5 (3.47%) Arqiva
7 5 (3.47%) BT
7 5 (3.47%) NetCracker
7 5 (3.47%) Siemens
7 5 (3.47%) Telindus
7 5 (3.47%) Virgin Media
7 5 (3.47%) ZTE
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