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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 204 166 107
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -59
Contract jobs citing Back Office 63 64 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.75% 1.57%
As % of the General category 1.90% 2.14% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 49
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £643 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £13.25 £43.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.98% +33.31%
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
3318 2997 3160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.48% 35.19% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1819 1539 1376
Average daily rate £378 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.65% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 120 211
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.33 £23.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.39% +2.22%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +10 29 £315 +25.49% 5
Buckinghamshire -9 11 £375 +25.00%
Berkshire -17 9 £350 -20.22% 7
West Sussex -7 5 £425 -
Hampshire -22 3 £375 +11.11% 4
Oxfordshire - 3 £433 - 1
East Sussex -4 2 £350 +55.55%
Kent - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 39 (28.89%) Telecoms
2 31 (22.96%) Finance
3 25 (18.52%) Ericsson
4 23 (17.04%) Nokia
5 22 (16.30%) MS Excel
6 21 (15.56%) NEC
6 21 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (14.07%) Windows
8 18 (13.33%) Retail
9 17 (12.59%) Microsoft
10 15 (11.11%) Citrix
10 15 (11.11%) Ethernet
11 14 (10.37%) Project Management
12 12 (8.89%) SQL Server
12 12 (8.89%) XenApp
12 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (8.15%) SQL
13 11 (8.15%) Oracle
13 11 (8.15%) CRM
14 10 (7.41%) Firewall
14 10 (7.41%) .NET
14 10 (7.41%) MS Office
14 10 (7.41%) C#
14 10 (7.41%) 3G
14 10 (7.41%) 4G
15 9 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
15 9 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (6.67%) OSPF
15 9 (6.67%) E-Commerce
15 9 (6.67%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4 (2.96%) MS Exchange
1 4 (2.96%) Lync
2 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.48%) SAS
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.74%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.74%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.74%) ColdFusion MX
4 1 (0.74%) IIS
4 1 (0.74%) JRun
4 1 (0.74%) CMS
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (16.30%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.41%) MS Office
3 3 (2.22%) MS Project
4 2 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.74%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.48%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.48%) Maximo
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.48%) Endur
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.74%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.74%) HFM
3 1 (0.74%) SunGard AvantGard
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.22%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 10 (7.41%) Firewall
2 10 (7.41%) 3G
2 10 (7.41%) 4G
3 9 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
3 9 (6.67%) OSPF
4 7 (5.19%) Internet
4 7 (5.19%) BGP
5 6 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.44%) DNS
5 6 (4.44%) SAN
6 5 (3.70%) MPLS
7 4 (2.96%) 2G
7 4 (2.96%) Network Security
7 4 (2.96%) LTE
7 4 (2.96%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.96%) HSRP
8 3 (2.22%) FWSM
8 3 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.22%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.48%) Ingres
2 2 (1.48%) MySQL
2 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.74%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (0.74%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (0.74%) OLAP
3 1 (0.74%) MS Access
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.48%) JIRA
3 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 39 (28.89%) Telecoms
2 31 (22.96%) Finance
3 18 (13.33%) Retail
4 5 (3.70%) Automotive
4 5 (3.70%) Banking
5 4 (2.96%) Billing
6 3 (2.22%) Front Office
7 2 (1.48%) Online Betting
7 2 (1.48%) Publishing
8 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (18.52%) Back Office Engineer
2 20 (14.81%) Transmission Engineer
3 19 (14.07%) Analyst
4 16 (11.85%) Project Manager
5 13 (9.63%) Developer
6 11 (8.15%) Architect
7 10 (7.41%) Security Engineer
8 8 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.93%) IP Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Consultant
9 6 (4.44%) Administrator
9 6 (4.44%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
10 5 (3.70%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) Citrix Analyst
12 3 (2.22%) Wintel Analyst
12 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.22%) Coordinator
12 3 (2.22%) Citrix Consultant
12 3 (2.22%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.41%) .NET
2 7 (5.19%) HTML
3 4 (2.96%) jQuery
3 4 (2.96%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.22%) CSS
5 2 (1.48%) XML
5 2 (1.48%) XHTML
5 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.74%) Ember.js
6 1 (0.74%) SVG
6 1 (0.74%) MAPI
6 1 (0.74%) Web Services
6 1 (0.74%) Flash
6 1 (0.74%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.74%) Ajax
6 1 (0.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.70%) EPoS
2 5 (3.70%) Clustering
2 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.96%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.22%) iPad
4 3 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.48%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.48%) Telematics
5 2 (1.48%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.74%) User Experience
6 1 (0.74%) Social Media
6 1 (0.74%) FMCG
6 1 (0.74%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.74%) Handset
6 1 (0.74%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.07%) Windows
2 8 (5.93%) Windows 7
3 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.70%) Windows XP
5 5 (3.70%) Windows 2000
6 3 (2.22%) Android
6 3 (2.22%) UNIX
7 1 (0.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (10.37%) Project Management
3 11 (8.15%) CRM
4 9 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 9 (6.67%) ERP
5 8 (5.93%) Migration
5 8 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (5.93%) Incident Management
5 8 (5.93%) ITIL
6 7 (5.19%) Service Management
6 7 (5.19%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.44%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (3.70%) PRINCE
8 5 (3.70%) Scrum
8 5 (3.70%) Risk Management
8 5 (3.70%) Project Planning
8 5 (3.70%) Web Development
8 5 (3.70%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.96%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.15%) SQL
2 10 (7.41%) C#
3 7 (5.19%) VB
4 5 (3.70%) VBScript
4 5 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.48%) VB6
5 2 (1.48%) Perl
5 2 (1.48%) COBOL
5 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.48%) C
5 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.48%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.74%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (5.19%) Degree
2 5 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.70%) HNC
3 4 (2.96%) HND
3 4 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.48%) MCP
5 2 (1.48%) CISSP
5 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.48%) CCNP
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) ISEB
6 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (8.89%) XenApp
2 9 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.93%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.44%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.96%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.22%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.48%) NDS
8 2 (1.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.74%) vSphere
9 1 (0.74%) XenServer
9 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.48%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (1.48%) SCCM
1 2 (1.48%) FortiGate
1 2 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (18.52%) Ericsson
2 23 (17.04%) Nokia
3 21 (15.56%) NEC
4 17 (12.59%) Microsoft
5 15 (11.11%) Citrix
6 11 (8.15%) Oracle
7 9 (6.67%) VMware
8 8 (5.93%) Cisco
8 8 (5.93%) F5
8 8 (5.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 7 (5.19%) Huawei
10 5 (3.70%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.96%) SAP
11 4 (2.96%) Intel
11 4 (2.96%) Nortel
11 4 (2.96%) IBM
12 3 (2.22%) HP
12 3 (2.22%) Google
12 3 (2.22%) Blue Coat
13 2 (1.48%) LANDesk
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