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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 192 186 169
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Contract jobs citing Back Office 64 63 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.67% 0.77%
As % of the General category 1.87% 1.89% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 44
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£375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £216 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £655 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £19.25 £14.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.50% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £14.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £50.55 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +10.00%
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
3415 3330 3172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.11% 35.21% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1775 1756 1478
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 122 184
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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 -4 29 £500 - 2
West Sussex - 10 £375 - 2
Surrey -1 9 £375 +36.36% 6
Hampshire -10 7 £325 +1.56% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £288 - 1
East Sussex -11 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 40 (33.61%) Telecoms
2 25 (21.01%) Finance
3 21 (17.65%) Project Management
3 21 (17.65%) Windows
4 18 (15.13%) ITIL
5 16 (13.45%) Ericsson
5 16 (13.45%) Firewall
5 16 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (12.61%) Service Delivery
6 15 (12.61%) Active Directory
7 13 (10.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
7 13 (10.92%) HTTP
7 13 (10.92%) UNIX
7 13 (10.92%) Service Management
8 12 (10.08%) Linux
8 12 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (9.24%) Cisco
9 11 (9.24%) MPLS
9 11 (9.24%) OSPF
10 10 (8.40%) BGP
10 10 (8.40%) DNS
10 10 (8.40%) XML
10 10 (8.40%) HTML
10 10 (8.40%) Java
10 10 (8.40%) SQL
10 10 (8.40%) Oracle
10 10 (8.40%) Retail
10 10 (8.40%) F5
11 9 (7.56%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (7.56%) Apache
2 6 (5.04%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.36%) Lync
4 3 (2.52%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (5.88%) MS Office
2 6 (5.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Endur
2 1 (0.84%) HFM
2 1 (0.84%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.45%) Firewall
2 13 (10.92%) HTTP
3 11 (9.24%) MPLS
3 11 (9.24%) OSPF
4 10 (8.40%) BGP
4 10 (8.40%) DNS
5 9 (7.56%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.72%) HSRP
7 6 (5.04%) Ethernet
7 6 (5.04%) 3G
7 6 (5.04%) Internet
7 6 (5.04%) Skype
8 5 (4.20%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (4.20%) Wireless
9 4 (3.36%) DHCP
9 4 (3.36%) WAN
9 4 (3.36%) LAN
9 4 (3.36%) 2G
10 3 (2.52%) 4G
10 3 (2.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) MySQL
2 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.84%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (0.84%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.84%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.84%) JIRA
1 1 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (33.61%) Telecoms
2 25 (21.01%) Finance
3 10 (8.40%) Retail
4 8 (6.72%) Front Office
5 4 (3.36%) Marketing
5 4 (3.36%) Online Betting
5 4 (3.36%) Automotive
5 4 (3.36%) Billing
6 2 (1.68%) Publishing
6 2 (1.68%) Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (21.85%) Analyst
2 15 (12.61%) Back Office Engineer
3 13 (10.92%) IP Engineer
4 11 (9.24%) Security Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Project Manager
6 9 (7.56%) Developer
7 8 (6.72%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Transmission Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Consultant
8 6 (5.04%) Service Manager
8 6 (5.04%) Transition Manager
8 6 (5.04%) Wintel Analyst
8 6 (5.04%) Service Transition Manager
9 5 (4.20%) Coordinator
9 5 (4.20%) Service Analyst
10 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.36%) Process Consultant
10 4 (3.36%) Service Desk Analyst
11 3 (2.52%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.40%) XML
1 10 (8.40%) HTML
2 8 (6.72%) XHTML
3 6 (5.04%) .NET
4 5 (4.20%) LAMP
5 3 (2.52%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.68%) SVG
6 2 (1.68%) JSON
6 2 (1.68%) jQuery
6 2 (1.68%) LINQ
6 2 (1.68%) OAuth
6 2 (1.68%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (1.68%) Ember.js
7 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.84%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.84%) REST
7 1 (0.84%) RESTful
7 1 (0.84%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.84%) SAML
7 1 (0.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (3.36%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.68%) NHS
3 2 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.68%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.68%) Reference Data
3 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.84%) Telematics
4 1 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.84%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.84%) FMCG
4 1 (0.84%) PDA
4 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.84%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.65%) Windows
2 13 (10.92%) UNIX
3 12 (10.08%) Linux
4 6 (5.04%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.36%) Android
6 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.84%) CentOS
7 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.65%) Project Management
2 18 (15.13%) ITIL
3 16 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (12.61%) Service Delivery
5 13 (10.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (10.92%) Service Management
6 12 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (7.56%) Migration
7 9 (7.56%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.72%) Resource Management
9 7 (5.88%) Waterfall
9 7 (5.88%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.04%) CRM
10 6 (5.04%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (4.20%) System Testing
11 5 (4.20%) Project Planning
12 4 (3.36%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.36%) ERP
12 4 (3.36%) Web Development
12 4 (3.36%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.40%) Java
1 10 (8.40%) SQL
2 6 (5.04%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.36%) Perl
3 4 (3.36%) PHP
3 4 (3.36%) C#
4 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.84%) Ruby
5 1 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (7.56%) Degree
2 5 (4.20%) HNC
3 4 (3.36%) HND
3 4 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.36%) CCNP
4 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.68%) ISEB
5 2 (1.68%) CISSP
5 2 (1.68%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.84%) CCSE
6 1 (0.84%) GSAE
6 1 (0.84%) CCSA
6 1 (0.84%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) SLA
1 2 (1.68%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (12.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.36%) vSphere
4 3 (2.52%) XenApp
5 2 (1.68%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.84%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) SCCM
2 1 (0.84%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.84%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.84%) Nagios
2 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (13.45%) Ericsson
2 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.24%) Cisco
4 10 (8.40%) Oracle
4 10 (8.40%) F5
5 8 (6.72%) Nokia
5 8 (6.72%) NEC
5 8 (6.72%) VMware
6 5 (4.20%) IBM
7 4 (3.36%) HP
7 4 (3.36%) Citrix
7 4 (3.36%) Huawei
8 3 (2.52%) BT
8 3 (2.52%) Cramer
8 3 (2.52%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.68%) SAP
9 2 (1.68%) Intel
9 2 (1.68%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.68%) OpenLink
9 2 (1.68%) LANDesk
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