The first 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 183 128 101
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -27
Contract jobs citing Back Office 62 109 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.67% 1.28% 1.71%
As % of the General category 1.90% 3.47% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 66
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£431 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.49% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £750 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.77 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+1.45% -44.17%
General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3268 3142 3926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.53% 36.94% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1734 1550 1702
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.28% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 138 161
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
Back Office
England

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Back Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +9 19 £438 +20.68% 2
Berkshire -43 19 £438 +41.12% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 13 £425 - 1
Hampshire -17 6 £450 +71.42%
West Sussex -7 2 £440 +10.00%
Kent - 2 £200 - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 28 (22.76%) Retail
2 27 (21.95%) Finance
3 19 (15.45%) C#
3 19 (15.45%) .NET
3 19 (15.45%) Telecoms
4 17 (13.82%) Project Management
5 15 (12.20%) MS Excel
5 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 13 (10.57%) C
6 13 (10.57%) Java
6 13 (10.57%) TDD
7 12 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (9.76%) C++
7 12 (9.76%) Oracle
7 12 (9.76%) Service Delivery
7 12 (9.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 11 (8.94%) DNS
8 11 (8.94%) CRM
8 11 (8.94%) OO
8 11 (8.94%) Multithreading
9 10 (8.13%) Migration
9 10 (8.13%) OOD
9 10 (8.13%) Configuration Management
10 9 (7.32%) Cisco
10 9 (7.32%) SQL Server
10 9 (7.32%) SQL
10 9 (7.32%) PRINCE2
10 9 (7.32%) Windows
10 9 (7.32%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.81%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.81%) CMS
2 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.81%) Lync
2 1 (0.81%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (0.81%) ColdFusion MX
2 1 (0.81%) IIS
2 1 (0.81%) JRun
Applications
1 15 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.69%) MS Project
3 3 (2.44%) MS Office
4 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.81%) SunGard AvantGard
4 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
1 1 (0.81%) Office 365
1 1 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.94%) DNS
2 8 (6.50%) GGSN
2 8 (6.50%) SGSN
2 8 (6.50%) MGW
3 6 (4.88%) Broadband
4 5 (4.07%) 3G
5 4 (3.25%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.25%) VPN
5 4 (3.25%) 4G
5 4 (3.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (2.44%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (2.44%) Symposium
6 3 (2.44%) DHCP
6 3 (2.44%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.44%) SDH
6 3 (2.44%) DWDM
6 3 (2.44%) ATM
7 2 (1.63%) Internet
7 2 (1.63%) SAN
7 2 (1.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.63%) MySQL
3 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Visual Studio
1 5 (4.07%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.81%) Subversion
2 1 (0.81%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
General
1 28 (22.76%) Retail
2 27 (21.95%) Finance
3 19 (15.45%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.50%) Billing
5 3 (2.44%) Banking
6 2 (1.63%) Front Office
6 2 (1.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.81%) Automotive
7 1 (0.81%) Law
7 1 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (17.89%) Project Manager
2 16 (13.01%) Analyst
3 10 (8.13%) Architect
3 10 (8.13%) Developer
4 8 (6.50%) Support Engineer
4 8 (6.50%) Business Analyst
4 8 (6.50%) CS Core Engineer
5 6 (4.88%) Programme Manager
5 6 (4.88%) .NET Developer
5 6 (4.88%) IP Engineer
6 5 (4.07%) Technical Leader
6 5 (4.07%) Administrator
7 4 (3.25%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (2.44%) Transmission Engineer
8 3 (2.44%) Voice Analyst
8 3 (2.44%) Desktop Support
8 3 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.44%) Senior Manager
9 2 (1.63%) Support Analyst
9 2 (1.63%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.45%) .NET
2 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET
2 5 (4.07%) HTML
2 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (3.25%) XML
4 3 (2.44%) CSS
4 3 (2.44%) Web Services
5 2 (1.63%) jQuery
6 1 (0.81%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.81%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.81%) SOAP
6 1 (0.81%) J2EE
6 1 (0.81%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.81%) Flash
6 1 (0.81%) MAPI
6 1 (0.81%) Spring
6 1 (0.81%) Ajax
6 1 (0.81%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.07%) EPoS
2 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.63%) PMI
3 2 (1.63%) Clustering
3 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.81%) Online Games
4 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.81%) Telematics
4 1 (0.81%) iPad
4 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.81%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.81%) Firmware
4 1 (0.81%) Handset
4 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.32%) Windows
2 5 (4.07%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.44%) Linux
3 3 (2.44%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.63%) UNIX
5 1 (0.81%) Android
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.82%) Project Management
2 13 (10.57%) TDD
3 12 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (9.76%) Service Delivery
3 12 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (8.94%) Multithreading
4 11 (8.94%) OO
4 11 (8.94%) CRM
5 10 (8.13%) OOD
5 10 (8.13%) Configuration Management
5 10 (8.13%) Migration
6 9 (7.32%) Scrum
6 9 (7.32%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.69%) Change Management
8 5 (4.07%) PRINCE
8 5 (4.07%) Unit Testing
8 5 (4.07%) Logistics
9 4 (3.25%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (3.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.45%) C#
2 13 (10.57%) Java
2 13 (10.57%) C
3 12 (9.76%) C++
4 9 (7.32%) SQL
5 5 (4.07%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.44%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.81%) VB6
8 1 (0.81%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.81%) PHP
8 1 (0.81%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.81%) Python
8 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.07%) Degree
3 3 (2.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.63%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.63%) HNC
4 2 (1.63%) HND
5 1 (0.81%) CCNP
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.81%) OCA
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.81%) PMP
5 1 (0.81%) MCP
5 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.63%) NDS
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.81%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.63%) SCCM
2 1 (0.81%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.76%) Oracle
2 12 (9.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 9 (7.32%) Cisco
4 5 (4.07%) Huawei
5 4 (3.25%) BT
5 4 (3.25%) Avaya
5 4 (3.25%) Juniper
6 3 (2.44%) BMC
7 2 (1.63%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.63%) Nokia
7 2 (1.63%) Apple
7 2 (1.63%) HP
8 1 (0.81%) Nortel
8 1 (0.81%) F5
8 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.81%) Remedy
8 1 (0.81%) NEC
8 1 (0.81%) ATG
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
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Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago