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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 182 102 143
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +41
Contract jobs citing Back Office 67 159 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 1.83% 1.19%
As % of the General category 2.16% 4.97% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 48 35
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£375 £331 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £222 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £463 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £31.18 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.51% -26.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-65.71% -2.77%
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
3103 3199 3824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.56% 36.76% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1688 1645 1610
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 103 126
Average hourly rate £19.00 £33.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.28% +34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.97 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -27.58%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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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
Berkshire -64 24 £400 +33.33% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 14 £425 -
Hampshire -7 14 £260 -25.71% 6
Surrey +5 10 £375 +10.29% 2
East Sussex -10 1 £250 -44.44% 1
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 23 (20.18%) Finance
1 23 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (19.30%) Retail
3 20 (17.54%) Telecoms
4 18 (15.79%) MS Excel
4 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 17 (14.91%) .NET
6 16 (14.04%) C#
7 14 (12.28%) Project Management
8 13 (11.40%) Windows
9 12 (10.53%) CRM
10 11 (9.65%) SQL Server
11 10 (8.77%) Oracle
11 10 (8.77%) 3G
12 9 (7.89%) SQL
12 9 (7.89%) C
12 9 (7.89%) MS Office
12 9 (7.89%) OO
12 9 (7.89%) Migration
12 9 (7.89%) TDD
12 9 (7.89%) 4G
13 8 (7.02%) Radio Access Network
13 8 (7.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 8 (7.02%) Windows 7
13 8 (7.02%) Service Delivery
13 8 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (7.02%) Multithreading
13 8 (7.02%) OOD
13 8 (7.02%) MS Project
13 8 (7.02%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.88%) SAS
2 1 (0.88%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.88%) CMS
2 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.88%) Lync
2 1 (0.88%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (0.88%) ColdFusion MX
2 1 (0.88%) IIS
2 1 (0.88%) JRun
Applications
1 18 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.89%) MS Office
3 8 (7.02%) MS Project
4 1 (0.88%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.75%) Maximo
2 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.88%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.88%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.88%) SunGard AvantGard
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.77%) 3G
2 9 (7.89%) 4G
3 8 (7.02%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.14%) Internet
5 6 (5.26%) Broadband
6 5 (4.39%) Ethernet
6 5 (4.39%) SAN
6 5 (4.39%) 2G
7 4 (3.51%) Firewall
7 4 (3.51%) LTE
7 4 (3.51%) DNS
8 3 (2.63%) SNMP
8 3 (2.63%) SMTP
8 3 (2.63%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (2.63%) Network Security
8 3 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.63%) BIG-IP
8 3 (2.63%) OSPF
8 3 (2.63%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) MySQL
3 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.88%) MS Access
4 1 (0.88%) Ingres
4 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) Subversion
3 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 23 (20.18%) Finance
2 22 (19.30%) Retail
3 20 (17.54%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.14%) Billing
5 4 (3.51%) Banking
6 3 (2.63%) Front Office
7 2 (1.75%) Games
8 1 (0.88%) Marketing
8 1 (0.88%) Automotive
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.91%) Project Manager
2 14 (12.28%) Analyst
3 9 (7.89%) Architect
3 9 (7.89%) Developer
4 8 (7.02%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.14%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (5.26%) Administrator
7 5 (4.39%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (4.39%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Technical Leader
7 5 (4.39%) IP Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Back Office Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Transmission Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Deskside Support
8 4 (3.51%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Service Manager
9 3 (2.63%) Project Engineer
9 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.63%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.91%) .NET
2 5 (4.39%) HTML
2 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (2.63%) CSS
4 3 (2.63%) XML
5 2 (1.75%) jQuery
6 1 (0.88%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.88%) Flash
6 1 (0.88%) XHTML
6 1 (0.88%) MAPI
6 1 (0.88%) Ajax
6 1 (0.88%) SOAP
6 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.26%) Clustering
1 6 (5.26%) EPoS
1 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.39%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.51%) iPad
4 3 (2.63%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.75%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Telematics
6 1 (0.88%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.88%) Handset
6 1 (0.88%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.88%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.40%) Windows
2 8 (7.02%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.39%) Windows 2000
3 5 (4.39%) Windows XP
3 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.51%) Android
5 2 (1.75%) UNIX
6 1 (0.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (12.28%) Project Management
3 12 (10.53%) CRM
4 9 (7.89%) OO
4 9 (7.89%) TDD
4 9 (7.89%) Migration
5 8 (7.02%) Service Delivery
5 8 (7.02%) OOD
5 8 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (7.02%) Multithreading
6 6 (5.26%) ERP
6 6 (5.26%) ITIL
6 6 (5.26%) Service Management
6 6 (5.26%) Scrum
7 5 (4.39%) PRINCE
7 5 (4.39%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.39%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.51%) Unit Testing
8 4 (3.51%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.51%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.04%) C#
2 9 (7.89%) SQL
2 9 (7.89%) C
3 8 (7.02%) C++
3 8 (7.02%) Java
4 7 (6.14%) VB
5 5 (4.39%) VBScript
6 4 (3.51%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.63%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.75%) VB6
8 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.88%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.88%) Python
9 1 (0.88%) Perl
9 1 (0.88%) PHP
9 1 (0.88%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.14%) Degree
2 5 (4.39%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.75%) MCP
5 2 (1.75%) HNC
5 2 (1.75%) HND
6 1 (0.88%) CISSP
6 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.39%) VMware ESX
1 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (4.39%) XenApp
1 5 (4.39%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.63%) ProxySG
2 3 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (1.75%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (1.75%) SCCM
1 2 (1.75%) FortiGate
1 2 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.77%) Oracle
3 8 (7.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (6.14%) Ericsson
4 7 (6.14%) Huawei
4 7 (6.14%) Cisco
5 6 (5.26%) Citrix
5 6 (5.26%) Nokia
6 5 (4.39%) VMware
7 4 (3.51%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.63%) Avaya
8 3 (2.63%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.63%) BT
8 3 (2.63%) NEC
8 3 (2.63%) F5
9 2 (1.75%) Google
9 2 (1.75%) Juniper
9 2 (1.75%) BMC
9 2 (1.75%) Symantec
9 2 (1.75%) Remedy
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