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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 193 201 169
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -32
Contract jobs citing Back Office 58 47 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.52% 0.87%
As % of the General category 1.89% 1.49% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 39
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£375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £315 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £633 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £330 £395
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -16.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 14
Average hourly rate £18.50 £59.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.90% +277.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £59.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £59.50 £21.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +4.62%
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
3075 3151 2888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.99% 35.09% 35.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1606 1658 1358
Average daily rate £400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £201 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 130 169
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £51.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 May 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 29 May 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
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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 +18 28 £438 - 4
West Sussex -9 11 £375 - 1
Hampshire +3 7 £325 +1.56% 2
Surrey +6 6 - - 4
Buckinghamshire +6 4 £288 -20.68% 1
East Sussex -13 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £92 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (33.06%) Telecoms
2 29 (23.97%) Finance
3 25 (20.66%) Windows
4 22 (18.18%) Project Management
5 20 (16.53%) ITIL
5 20 (16.53%) Active Directory
6 17 (14.05%) Firewall
7 15 (12.40%) Front Office
7 15 (12.40%) Migration
7 15 (12.40%) HTTP
7 15 (12.40%) DNS
7 15 (12.40%) Service Delivery
8 14 (11.57%) Service Management
8 14 (11.57%) Microsoft
8 14 (11.57%) Ericsson
8 14 (11.57%) MPLS
8 14 (11.57%) UNIX
8 14 (11.57%) Cisco
9 13 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (9.92%) TCP/IP
10 12 (9.92%) Linux
10 12 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (8.26%) OSPF
11 10 (8.26%) BGP
11 10 (8.26%) XML
11 10 (8.26%) HTML
11 10 (8.26%) Java
11 10 (8.26%) SQL
11 10 (8.26%) F5
12 9 (7.44%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (7.44%) Apache
2 6 (4.96%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.48%) Lync
3 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.65%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (5.79%) MS Office
2 5 (4.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Endur
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.05%) Firewall
2 15 (12.40%) HTTP
2 15 (12.40%) DNS
3 14 (11.57%) MPLS
4 12 (9.92%) TCP/IP
5 10 (8.26%) OSPF
5 10 (8.26%) BGP
6 9 (7.44%) LAN
6 9 (7.44%) WAN
7 8 (6.61%) HSRP
8 7 (5.79%) SMTP
9 6 (4.96%) 3G
9 6 (4.96%) Skype
10 5 (4.13%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (4.13%) Internet
10 5 (4.13%) Wireless
11 4 (3.31%) 2G
11 4 (3.31%) VPN
11 4 (3.31%) SNMP
11 4 (3.31%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.31%) MySQL
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (0.83%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (0.83%) OLAP
3 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.83%) JIRA
General
1 40 (33.06%) Telecoms
2 29 (23.97%) Finance
3 15 (12.40%) Front Office
4 9 (7.44%) Retail
5 7 (5.79%) Billing
6 5 (4.13%) Banking
7 4 (3.31%) Online Betting
7 4 (3.31%) Marketing
8 2 (1.65%) Automotive
9 1 (0.83%) Publishing
9 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (25.62%) Analyst
2 16 (13.22%) Back Office Engineer
3 13 (10.74%) IP Engineer
4 12 (9.92%) Business Analyst
5 10 (8.26%) Security Engineer
5 10 (8.26%) Project Manager
5 10 (8.26%) Developer
6 8 (6.61%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) Transition Manager
7 6 (4.96%) Service Manager
7 6 (4.96%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.96%) Consultant
7 6 (4.96%) Service Transition Manager
7 6 (4.96%) Wintel Analyst
7 6 (4.96%) Transmission Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.31%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (3.31%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.26%) XML
1 10 (8.26%) HTML
2 8 (6.61%) XHTML
3 7 (5.79%) .NET
4 5 (4.13%) LAMP
5 3 (2.48%) OAuth
5 3 (2.48%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.65%) jQuery
6 2 (1.65%) LINQ
6 2 (1.65%) JSON
6 2 (1.65%) SVG
6 2 (1.65%) SOAP
6 2 (1.65%) Web Services
6 2 (1.65%) Ember.js
6 2 (1.65%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (1.65%) RESTful
7 1 (0.83%) REST
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.83%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.83%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) Performance Metrics
1 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.96%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.31%) Statistics
4 2 (1.65%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.65%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.65%) NHS
4 2 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.65%) User Experience
5 1 (0.83%) iSeries
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.83%) BYOD
5 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.83%) PMI
5 1 (0.83%) EPoS
5 1 (0.83%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.66%) Windows
2 14 (11.57%) UNIX
3 12 (9.92%) Linux
4 9 (7.44%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.31%) Android
8 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.83%) CentOS
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.18%) Project Management
2 20 (16.53%) ITIL
3 15 (12.40%) Migration
3 15 (12.40%) Service Delivery
4 14 (11.57%) Service Management
5 13 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (7.44%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (6.61%) CRM
9 6 (4.96%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (4.96%) Waterfall
10 5 (4.13%) Business Transformation
10 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.13%) ERP
10 5 (4.13%) Scrum
10 5 (4.13%) Problem Management
11 4 (3.31%) Fault Management
11 4 (3.31%) Resource Management
11 4 (3.31%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.26%) Java
1 10 (8.26%) SQL
2 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.13%) C#
4 4 (3.31%) Perl
4 4 (3.31%) PHP
5 3 (2.48%) C
6 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.65%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (7.44%) Degree
2 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.31%) HNC
3 4 (3.31%) HND
3 4 (3.31%) CCNP
3 4 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) ECDL
4 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.83%) CISSP
4 1 (0.83%) ISEB
4 1 (0.83%) CCSA
4 1 (0.83%) GSAE
4 1 (0.83%) CCSE
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
1 3 (2.48%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.83%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (16.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.31%) vSphere
4 3 (2.48%) XenApp
5 2 (1.65%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.83%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) SCCM
2 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.83%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.83%) Nagios
2 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (11.57%) Microsoft
1 14 (11.57%) Ericsson
1 14 (11.57%) Cisco
2 10 (8.26%) F5
3 9 (7.44%) Oracle
4 8 (6.61%) VMware
5 7 (5.79%) Huawei
6 6 (4.96%) NEC
6 6 (4.96%) Nokia
7 5 (4.13%) IBM
8 4 (3.31%) HP
8 4 (3.31%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.31%) Citrix
9 3 (2.48%) Cramer
9 3 (2.48%) BT
10 2 (1.65%) Intel
10 2 (1.65%) SAP
10 2 (1.65%) Lotus
10 2 (1.65%) CA
10 2 (1.65%) OpenLink
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