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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 165 219 197
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -22
Contract jobs citing Back Office 98 50 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 0.53% 0.55%
As % of the General category 3.50% 1.54% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 30 19
Median daily rate £413 £376 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.63% -11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £299 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £600 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £59.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -73.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.64% -15.15%
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
2803 3247 3177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.50% 34.50% 34.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1588 1752 1686
Median daily rate £410 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £541 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 95 118
Median hourly rate £19.81 £21.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.69% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.81 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +23 42 £225 -45.45% 6
Surrey +14 18 £395 - 3
Oxfordshire +20 10 £650 -31.57%
West Sussex -9 8 £413 +4.76%
Middlesex - 8 £469 -
Hampshire -1 7 £325 - 3
Buckinghamshire +10 3 £250 -13.04% 1
Kent +7 2 £388 +321.19% 1
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 36 (22.09%) Telecoms
2 34 (20.86%) Windows
3 33 (20.25%) Front Office
3 33 (20.25%) Network Design
4 31 (19.02%) 4G
5 29 (17.79%) Finance
6 28 (17.18%) 3G
7 26 (15.95%) Microsoft
8 25 (15.34%) Capacity Management
9 23 (14.11%) Project Management
9 23 (14.11%) Service Delivery
9 23 (14.11%) Windows Server
10 22 (13.50%) Fault Management
11 21 (12.88%) SQL
12 20 (12.27%) Configuration Management
12 20 (12.27%) Nokia
12 20 (12.27%) LTE
12 20 (12.27%) Functional Testing
13 19 (11.66%) Huawei
13 19 (11.66%) ITIL
13 19 (11.66%) Change Management
14 17 (10.43%) Validation
14 17 (10.43%) HNC
14 17 (10.43%) Citrix
15 16 (9.82%) Statistics
15 16 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (9.82%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (9.20%) Radio Access Network
16 15 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (9.20%) Degree

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.45%) CMS
1 4 (2.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.84%) Apache
2 3 (1.84%) ColdFusion
2 3 (1.84%) ColdFusion MX
2 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (1.84%) IIS
2 3 (1.84%) JRun
2 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.84%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.23%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.61%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (4.29%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.07%) MS Office
4 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (3.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.23%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.23%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.23%) Sonata
4 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.61%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.68%) Office 365
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.02%) 4G
2 28 (17.18%) 3G
3 20 (12.27%) LTE
4 15 (9.20%) Radio Access Network
5 13 (7.98%) 2G
6 12 (7.36%) Diameter Protocol
6 12 (7.36%) SAN
7 10 (6.13%) INAP
7 10 (6.13%) LAN
7 10 (6.13%) LDAP
7 10 (6.13%) SIGTRAN
7 10 (6.13%) WAN
8 9 (5.52%) MGW
8 9 (5.52%) TCP/IP
9 8 (4.91%) Wireless
10 7 (4.29%) DHCP
10 7 (4.29%) DNS
10 7 (4.29%) Firewall
11 6 (3.68%) MPLS
12 5 (3.07%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.07%) MS Access
3 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.23%) DTS
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.61%) DB2
6 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.61%) QlikView
6 1 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (2.45%) HP UFT
1 4 (2.45%) Selenium
2 3 (1.84%) JIRA
2 3 (1.84%) Subversion
3 2 (1.23%) Appium
3 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.23%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.23%) Xcode
4 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.61%) ERwin
4 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.61%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.61%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (22.09%) Telecoms
2 33 (20.25%) Front Office
3 29 (17.79%) Finance
4 7 (4.29%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.68%) Retail
6 3 (1.84%) Banking
6 3 (1.84%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.84%) Legal
7 2 (1.23%) Billing
7 2 (1.23%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.61%) Military
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
8 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (14.72%) Analyst
2 19 (11.66%) Support Engineer
3 13 (7.98%) Back Office Engineer
4 12 (7.36%) Architect
5 11 (6.75%) Administrator
6 10 (6.13%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.52%) Developer
8 8 (4.91%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.29%) Service Desk Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Service Manager
9 7 (4.29%) Support Technician
9 7 (4.29%) Transmission Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Consultant
10 6 (3.68%) IP Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Service Transition Manager
10 6 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.68%) Transition Manager
11 5 (3.07%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.07%) Data Analyst
11 5 (3.07%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.98%) .NET
2 12 (7.36%) SOAP
2 12 (7.36%) Web Services
3 10 (6.13%) SPML
4 9 (5.52%) HTML
5 6 (3.68%) XML
6 4 (2.45%) CSS
7 3 (1.84%) Ajax
7 3 (1.84%) Apache Flex
7 3 (1.84%) Flash
8 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.23%) HTML5
8 2 (1.23%) Middleware
8 2 (1.23%) REST
9 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.61%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.61%) FpML
9 1 (0.61%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.61%) Sass
9 1 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.82%) Statistics
2 14 (8.59%) Data Centre
3 12 (7.36%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.91%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.68%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.68%) Performance Metrics
7 5 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.07%) iPad
8 4 (2.45%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.45%) BYOD
8 4 (2.45%) iSeries
8 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.45%) User Experience
9 3 (1.84%) Equities
9 3 (1.84%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.84%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.23%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.86%) Windows
2 23 (14.11%) Windows Server
3 16 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.36%) Linux
6 11 (6.75%) Unix
7 6 (3.68%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.45%) Android
9 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.23%) AIX
10 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.25%) Network Design
2 25 (15.34%) Capacity Management
3 23 (14.11%) Project Management
3 23 (14.11%) Service Delivery
4 22 (13.50%) Fault Management
5 20 (12.27%) Configuration Management
5 20 (12.27%) Functional Testing
6 19 (11.66%) Change Management
6 19 (11.66%) ITIL
7 17 (10.43%) Validation
8 16 (9.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (8.59%) People Management
10 12 (7.36%) High Availability
10 12 (7.36%) Migration
11 11 (6.75%) Integration Testing
11 11 (6.75%) Service Management
11 11 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (6.13%) Project Planning
13 9 (5.52%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.88%) SQL
2 11 (6.75%) C#
3 9 (5.52%) Java
4 7 (4.29%) C++
5 6 (3.68%) Perl
5 6 (3.68%) PHP
6 5 (3.07%) C
6 5 (3.07%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.45%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.84%) ActionScript
8 3 (1.84%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.23%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.23%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.23%) VBA
10 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.61%) Python
10 1 (0.61%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (10.43%) HNC
2 15 (9.20%) Degree
3 12 (7.36%) HND
4 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.91%) CCNP
7 5 (3.07%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.45%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.84%) CCNA
9 3 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.23%) CCSA
10 2 (1.23%) CCSE
10 2 (1.23%) CISSP
10 2 (1.23%) ISEB
10 2 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.23%) MCP
10 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.61%) MCSE
11 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.52%) SLA
2 4 (2.45%) PMBOK
2 4 (2.45%) QA
3 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.13%) XenApp
3 8 (4.91%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (4.29%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.07%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.84%) vSphere
7 2 (1.23%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (4.29%) Amdocs OSS
1 7 (4.29%) SCCM
2 3 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.84%) SCOM
3 2 (1.23%) Control-M
3 2 (1.23%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.23%) Nagios
3 2 (1.23%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.61%) vMotion
4 1 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.27%) Nokia
3 19 (11.66%) Huawei
4 17 (10.43%) Citrix
5 15 (9.20%) VMware
6 11 (6.75%) Ericsson
7 10 (6.13%) Cisco
8 9 (5.52%) BT
8 9 (5.52%) Nokia Networks
9 8 (4.91%) Oracle
10 7 (4.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 7 (4.29%) Arqiva
10 7 (4.29%) Cramer
10 7 (4.29%) NetCracker
10 7 (4.29%) Nortel
10 7 (4.29%) Remedy
10 7 (4.29%) Siemens
10 7 (4.29%) Tellabs
10 7 (4.29%) Virgin Media
10 7 (4.29%) ZTE
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