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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 172 201 182
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -19
Contract jobs citing Back Office 74 62 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 0.65% 0.71%
As % of the General category 2.43% 1.91% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 25
Average daily rate £310 £356 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.98% -2.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £226 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £733 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £13.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -63.06%
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
3046 3245 3063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.58% 34.01% 35.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 1699 1547
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 87 147
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 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 -5 29 £310 -3.50% 3
Berkshire +14 23 £450 +28.57% 2
Oxfordshire +11 8 £143 -66.95% 2
West Sussex +13 7 £425 +9.67% 3
Hampshire +4 3 £400 +11.88% 1
Kent -6 2 £375 +177.77%
Buckinghamshire +3 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - - 2
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 36 (28.57%) Windows
2 28 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 27 (21.43%) Huawei
4 23 (18.25%) Finance
5 22 (17.46%) ITIL
6 19 (15.08%) Linux
7 18 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (14.29%) Capacity Management
7 18 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 17 (13.49%) Project Management
9 16 (12.70%) Validation
9 16 (12.70%) Front Office
10 15 (11.90%) Statistics
10 15 (11.90%) Problem Management
10 15 (11.90%) 3G
10 15 (11.90%) DNS
10 15 (11.90%) SLA
10 15 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (11.11%) 4G
11 14 (11.11%) VoIP
11 14 (11.11%) Nokia
12 13 (10.32%) Cisco
12 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
13 12 (9.52%) Unix
13 12 (9.52%) Diameter Protocol
14 11 (8.73%) 2G
14 11 (8.73%) VMware
15 10 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (7.94%) Citrix
15 10 (7.94%) SMTP

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (3.17%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (2.38%) ColdFusion
2 3 (2.38%) ColdFusion MX
2 3 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.59%) IBM Domino
3 2 (1.59%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.17%) MS Office
2 3 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) SAP BPC
1 5 (3.97%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.79%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) Office 365
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.90%) 3G
1 15 (11.90%) DNS
2 14 (11.11%) 4G
2 14 (11.11%) VoIP
3 12 (9.52%) Diameter Protocol
4 11 (8.73%) 2G
5 10 (7.94%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (7.94%) SMTP
5 10 (7.94%) SNMP
5 10 (7.94%) TCP/IP
6 9 (7.14%) VoLTE
7 8 (6.35%) LTE
8 7 (5.56%) SAN
9 6 (4.76%) Firewall
9 6 (4.76%) MPLS
10 4 (3.17%) BGP
10 4 (3.17%) MGW
10 4 (3.17%) OSPF
10 4 (3.17%) VLAN
10 4 (3.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.59%) DB2
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.79%) MySQL
4 1 (0.79%) OLAP
4 1 (0.79%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (0.79%) QlikView
4 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) HP UFT
1 1 (0.79%) JIRA
1 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.79%) Selenium
1 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
1 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
1 1 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 23 (18.25%) Finance
3 16 (12.70%) Front Office
4 2 (1.59%) Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
5 1 (0.79%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (30.95%) Back Office Engineer
2 14 (11.11%) Analyst
3 12 (9.52%) Administrator
3 12 (9.52%) OSS Engineer
4 11 (8.73%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.35%) Developer
5 8 (6.35%) IP Engineer
5 8 (6.35%) Support Technician
5 8 (6.35%) Transmission Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
7 6 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (4.76%) OSS Support Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) RAN Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Storage Administrator
7 6 (4.76%) Storage Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Windows Support Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) HTML
2 4 (3.17%) .NET
2 4 (3.17%) CSS
2 4 (3.17%) HTML5
2 4 (3.17%) XML
3 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.59%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.59%) J2EE
3 2 (1.59%) Middleware
3 2 (1.59%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.59%) SOAP
3 2 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.79%) Ajax
4 1 (0.79%) FpML
4 1 (0.79%) OAuth
4 1 (0.79%) RESTful
4 1 (0.79%) Web Services
4 1 (0.79%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Statistics
2 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.17%) CMDB
4 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.17%) Derivative
4 4 (3.17%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.17%) User Experience
5 3 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.38%) Equities
5 3 (2.38%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.59%) BYOD
6 2 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.59%) iSeries
6 2 (1.59%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.59%) Smart Energy
6 2 (1.59%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.79%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.57%) Windows
2 19 (15.08%) Linux
3 18 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 18 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.52%) Unix
6 7 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.17%) AIX
8 3 (2.38%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.59%) Android
9 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.59%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.46%) ITIL
2 18 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 17 (13.49%) Project Management
4 16 (12.70%) Validation
5 15 (11.90%) Problem Management
6 10 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (7.94%) Fault Management
7 8 (6.35%) Configuration Management
7 8 (6.35%) Functional Testing
7 8 (6.35%) Network Design
8 7 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.76%) Migration
9 6 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.97%) Change Management
10 5 (3.97%) ERP
10 5 (3.97%) Service Management
11 4 (3.17%) Investment Management
11 4 (3.17%) OO
12 3 (2.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.14%) SQL
2 5 (3.97%) Java
3 4 (3.17%) C
3 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.38%) C#
5 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.79%) Korn
6 1 (0.79%) Perl
6 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) Degree
2 7 (5.56%) CCNP
2 7 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.97%) HND
4 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.17%) HNC
6 2 (1.59%) CCNA
6 2 (1.59%) MCP
6 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.90%) SLA
2 4 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.59%) PMBOK
3 2 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.97%) XenApp
3 5 (3.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.56%) SCCM
2 3 (2.38%) Control-M
2 3 (2.38%) SCOM
3 2 (1.59%) Nagios
4 1 (0.79%) OPNET
Vendors
1 27 (21.43%) Huawei
2 14 (11.11%) Nokia
3 13 (10.32%) Cisco
3 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
4 11 (8.73%) VMware
5 10 (7.94%) Citrix
6 8 (6.35%) SAP
7 7 (5.56%) BT
8 6 (4.76%) Ericsson
8 6 (4.76%) IBM
9 4 (3.17%) Lotus
9 4 (3.17%) Oracle
9 4 (3.17%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.38%) Charles River
10 3 (2.38%) HP
10 3 (2.38%) Juniper
11 2 (1.59%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (1.59%) Dell
11 2 (1.59%) Informatica
11 2 (1.59%) Sybase
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