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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 192 187 130
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -57
Contract jobs citing Back Office 73 57 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.76% 0.62% 1.28%
As % of the General category 2.16% 1.75% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 41
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £535 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +90.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £59.50 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.45%
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
3374 3248 3107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.32% 35.40% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1919 1737 1515
Average daily rate £400 £370 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 111 138
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 2015.

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 2015.

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 2015. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 20 £400 -8.57% 1
Hampshire +9 14 £525 +16.66%
West Sussex -1 14 £387 -11.98% 1
Surrey -6 14 £288 -23.33% 3
East Sussex - 5 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -13 3 £288 -32.35% 1
Kent -7 1 £92 -54.00% 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £950 - 2
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 41 (29.93%) Windows
2 40 (29.20%) Finance
3 31 (22.63%) Active Directory
4 27 (19.71%) Project Management
5 24 (17.52%) ITIL
5 24 (17.52%) Telecoms
6 23 (16.79%) Front Office
7 20 (14.60%) SQL
8 18 (13.14%) Migration
9 17 (12.41%) Microsoft
9 17 (12.41%) DNS
9 17 (12.41%) Service Management
9 17 (12.41%) Windows 7
10 16 (11.68%) UNIX
11 15 (10.95%) HTTP
12 14 (10.22%) Oracle
12 14 (10.22%) .NET
13 13 (9.49%) Radio Access Network
14 12 (8.76%) Linux
14 12 (8.76%) TCP/IP
14 12 (8.76%) Firewall
14 12 (8.76%) Validation
14 12 (8.76%) Retail
14 12 (8.76%) Degree
15 11 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (8.03%) Service Delivery
15 11 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (7.30%) Root Cause Analysis
16 10 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 7 (5.11%) Apache
2 6 (4.38%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.46%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (7.30%) MS Office
2 7 (5.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.73%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.73%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.73%) assyst
2 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.73%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.41%) DNS
2 15 (10.95%) HTTP
3 13 (9.49%) Radio Access Network
4 12 (8.76%) TCP/IP
4 12 (8.76%) Firewall
5 9 (6.57%) VPN
6 8 (5.84%) WAN
6 8 (5.84%) DHCP
6 8 (5.84%) LAN
6 8 (5.84%) 3G
6 8 (5.84%) SNMP
7 7 (5.11%) Internet
7 7 (5.11%) VoIP
7 7 (5.11%) SMTP
7 7 (5.11%) 4G
8 6 (4.38%) 2G
8 6 (4.38%) MPLS
9 5 (3.65%) HTTPS
9 5 (3.65%) Ethernet
9 5 (3.65%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.11%) MySQL
1 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.92%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.73%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.46%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.73%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.73%) JIRA
General
1 40 (29.20%) Finance
2 24 (17.52%) Telecoms
3 23 (16.79%) Front Office
4 12 (8.76%) Retail
5 8 (5.84%) Online Betting
6 6 (4.38%) Billing
7 5 (3.65%) Marketing
8 4 (2.92%) Banking
9 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (29.93%) Analyst
2 16 (11.68%) Business Analyst
3 13 (9.49%) Project Manager
3 13 (9.49%) Developer
4 11 (8.03%) Service Analyst
5 10 (7.30%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (5.84%) .NET Developer
6 8 (5.84%) Back Office Engineer
7 7 (5.11%) Consultant
8 6 (4.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (4.38%) Service Manager
8 6 (4.38%) Transition Manager
8 6 (4.38%) Service Transition Manager
8 6 (4.38%) OSS Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (3.65%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.65%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (3.65%) Tester
10 4 (2.92%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.22%) .NET
2 10 (7.30%) HTML
3 8 (5.84%) XML
4 6 (4.38%) XHTML
5 5 (3.65%) LAMP
6 4 (2.92%) LINQ
6 4 (2.92%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (2.92%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.19%) OAuth
7 3 (2.19%) Regular Expression
8 2 (1.46%) RESTful
8 2 (1.46%) SOAP
8 2 (1.46%) Web Services
9 1 (0.73%) CSS
9 1 (0.73%) CodeIgniter
9 1 (0.73%) SAML
9 1 (0.73%) REST
9 1 (0.73%) jQuery
9 1 (0.73%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.84%) Statistics
1 8 (5.84%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.11%) Performance Metrics
3 6 (4.38%) Mathematics
3 6 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.92%) EPoS
4 4 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.19%) User Experience
5 3 (2.19%) Ontologies
6 2 (1.46%) iSeries
6 2 (1.46%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.46%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.46%) BYOD
7 1 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.73%) PMI
7 1 (0.73%) NHS
7 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.73%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.73%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.73%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 41 (29.93%) Windows
2 17 (12.41%) Windows 7
3 16 (11.68%) UNIX
4 12 (8.76%) Linux
5 11 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.65%) Android
7 5 (3.65%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.92%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.73%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.71%) Project Management
2 24 (17.52%) ITIL
3 18 (13.14%) Migration
4 17 (12.41%) Service Management
5 12 (8.76%) Validation
6 11 (8.03%) Service Delivery
6 11 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (7.30%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (5.84%) Capacity Management
8 8 (5.84%) Fault Management
8 8 (5.84%) Network Design
8 8 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (5.84%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.84%) CRM
9 7 (5.11%) Scrum
10 6 (4.38%) Business Analysis
10 6 (4.38%) ERP
10 6 (4.38%) MVC
10 6 (4.38%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.60%) SQL
2 10 (7.30%) Perl
3 9 (6.57%) C#
4 8 (5.84%) PowerShell
5 7 (5.11%) Java
5 7 (5.11%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.65%) PHP
7 4 (2.92%) C
8 3 (2.19%) Korn
8 3 (2.19%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.19%) Python
9 2 (1.46%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (8.76%) Degree
2 7 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.73%) HND
4 1 (0.73%) CCNP
4 1 (0.73%) ISEB
4 1 (0.73%) CISSP
4 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.73%) ECDL
4 1 (0.73%) CCSA
4 1 (0.73%) CCSE
4 1 (0.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) SLA
2 3 (2.19%) QA
3 2 (1.46%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (22.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.38%) vSphere
5 3 (2.19%) XenApp
5 3 (2.19%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.73%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.73%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) SCCM
2 3 (2.19%) OPNET
3 2 (1.46%) WSUS
4 1 (0.73%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.73%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.73%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.22%) Oracle
3 10 (7.30%) Cisco
3 10 (7.30%) VMware
4 7 (5.11%) IBM
4 7 (5.11%) Ericsson
5 6 (4.38%) HP
6 5 (3.65%) SAP
6 5 (3.65%) Huawei
7 4 (2.92%) Citrix
7 4 (2.92%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.92%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.19%) BT
8 3 (2.19%) Greenplum
8 3 (2.19%) Talend
8 3 (2.19%) Cerion
9 2 (1.46%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.46%) Lotus
9 2 (1.46%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.46%) CA
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