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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 213 193 156
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -37
Contract jobs citing Back Office 47 52 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.58% 0.90%
As % of the General category 1.49% 1.66% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 40
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£400 £439 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.83% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £336 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £526 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £59.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.10% +277.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £59.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £59.50 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +4.62%
Back Office
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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
3161 3137 3003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.59% 35.15% 35.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1674 1444
Average daily rate £400 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 112 152
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.11
% change year-on-year
- -2.61%

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 7 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
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 7 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 +10 16 £413 -5.71% 1
Hampshire +10 13 £513 +13.88%
West Sussex -2 9 £400 -9.09% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 4 £288 -32.35% 2
Surrey -18 3 £600 +20.00% 5
Oxfordshire -20 1 £950 +104.85%
Kent - 1 £92 -
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Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 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 35 (30.17%) Finance
2 26 (22.41%) Telecoms
3 25 (21.55%) Project Management
3 25 (21.55%) Windows
4 23 (19.83%) Front Office
5 21 (18.10%) Active Directory
6 17 (14.66%) ITIL
6 17 (14.66%) HTTP
6 17 (14.66%) Migration
7 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 16 (13.79%) UNIX
8 15 (12.93%) Service Management
8 15 (12.93%) Service Delivery
9 13 (11.21%) DNS
10 11 (9.48%) TCP/IP
10 11 (9.48%) Linux
10 11 (9.48%) Firewall
10 11 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (9.48%) Retail
11 10 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (8.62%) Degree
11 10 (8.62%) HTML
11 10 (8.62%) Windows 7
12 9 (7.76%) Java
12 9 (7.76%) SQL
12 9 (7.76%) .NET
12 9 (7.76%) Oracle
12 9 (7.76%) Apache
12 9 (7.76%) Cisco
12 9 (7.76%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 7 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 9 (7.76%) Apache
2 6 (5.17%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.72%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.90%) MS Office
2 6 (5.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.86%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.86%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.66%) HTTP
2 13 (11.21%) DNS
3 11 (9.48%) Firewall
3 11 (9.48%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.90%) WAN
4 8 (6.90%) LAN
5 7 (6.03%) SMTP
5 7 (6.03%) VPN
5 7 (6.03%) Internet
5 7 (6.03%) 3G
5 7 (6.03%) MPLS
6 6 (5.17%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (5.17%) SNMP
6 6 (5.17%) Skype
7 5 (4.31%) 4G
7 5 (4.31%) 2G
7 5 (4.31%) DHCP
7 5 (4.31%) VoIP
8 4 (3.45%) ATM
9 3 (2.59%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.31%) MySQL
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.86%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) TeamCity
1 2 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.86%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.86%) JIRA
General
1 35 (30.17%) Finance
2 26 (22.41%) Telecoms
3 23 (19.83%) Front Office
4 11 (9.48%) Retail
5 6 (5.17%) Billing
6 5 (4.31%) Marketing
6 5 (4.31%) Online Betting
7 4 (3.45%) Banking
8 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (27.59%) Analyst
2 15 (12.93%) Business Analyst
3 13 (11.21%) Project Manager
4 9 (7.76%) Developer
5 7 (6.03%) Consultant
5 7 (6.03%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.17%) Service Manager
6 6 (5.17%) Transition Manager
6 6 (5.17%) Back Office Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Service Transition Manager
7 5 (4.31%) IP Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (3.45%) Senior Manager
8 4 (3.45%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.62%) HTML
2 9 (7.76%) .NET
3 8 (6.90%) XML
3 8 (6.90%) XHTML
4 5 (4.31%) LAMP
4 5 (4.31%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.45%) LINQ
5 4 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (2.59%) OAuth
7 2 (1.72%) RESTful
7 2 (1.72%) jQuery
7 2 (1.72%) SOAP
7 2 (1.72%) Web Services
8 1 (0.86%) CSS
8 1 (0.86%) SVG
8 1 (0.86%) SAML
8 1 (0.86%) JSON
8 1 (0.86%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (0.86%) REST
8 1 (0.86%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.03%) Statistics
1 7 (6.03%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.59%) EPoS
4 3 (2.59%) User Experience
5 2 (1.72%) BYOD
5 2 (1.72%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.72%) iSeries
5 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.72%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.86%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.86%) PMI
6 1 (0.86%) NHS
6 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.86%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.55%) Windows
2 16 (13.79%) UNIX
3 11 (9.48%) Linux
4 10 (8.62%) Windows 7
5 8 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.45%) Android
7 4 (3.45%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.59%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.86%) CentOS
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.55%) Project Management
2 17 (14.66%) ITIL
2 17 (14.66%) Migration
3 15 (12.93%) Service Management
3 15 (12.93%) Service Delivery
4 11 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (7.76%) Validation
7 7 (6.03%) Scrum
7 7 (6.03%) Network Design
7 7 (6.03%) Configuration Management
7 7 (6.03%) CRM
7 7 (6.03%) Fault Management
7 7 (6.03%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (6.03%) Capacity Management
8 6 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (5.17%) ERP
8 6 (5.17%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.17%) MVC
8 6 (5.17%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.76%) Java
1 9 (7.76%) SQL
2 5 (4.31%) PHP
2 5 (4.31%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.31%) C#
3 4 (3.45%) C
3 4 (3.45%) Perl
3 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.72%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (8.62%) Degree
2 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.86%) CCNP
4 1 (0.86%) ISEB
4 1 (0.86%) CISSP
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.86%) ECDL
4 1 (0.86%) CCSA
4 1 (0.86%) CCSE
4 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) SLA
1 3 (2.59%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (18.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.31%) vSphere
4 4 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.59%) XenApp
5 3 (2.59%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.86%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.86%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (0.86%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.86%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.76%) Oracle
2 9 (7.76%) Cisco
3 7 (6.03%) VMware
4 6 (5.17%) Ericsson
4 6 (5.17%) IBM
4 6 (5.17%) Huawei
5 5 (4.31%) HP
6 4 (3.45%) SAP
6 4 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.59%) BT
7 3 (2.59%) Citrix
8 2 (1.72%) CA
8 2 (1.72%) Cramer
8 2 (1.72%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.72%) Lotus
8 2 (1.72%) F5
9 1 (0.86%) Splunk
9 1 (0.86%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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