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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 185 182 158
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -24
Contract jobs citing Back Office 53 53 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.57% 0.64% 0.84%
As % of the General category 1.68% 1.76% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 23
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£369 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.95% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £183 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £778 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £13.25 £31.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £24.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-58.16% +53.12%
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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
3155 3008 2774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.80% 36.15% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1679 1497 1233
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 140 166
Average hourly rate £22.25 £19.59 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.56% -21.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.25 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Surrey +8 25 £350 +45.83% 3
Berkshire -5 13 £350 +40.00% 1
Hampshire -24 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £431 -
Kent -8 1 £135 -
West Sussex -15 1 £388 +17.42%
M4 Corridor - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (34.48%) Telecoms
2 28 (24.14%) Ericsson
3 22 (18.97%) Nokia
4 21 (18.10%) Finance
5 20 (17.24%) NEC
6 17 (14.66%) Windows
7 16 (13.79%) Citrix
8 15 (12.93%) Ethernet
9 14 (12.07%) MS Excel
10 13 (11.21%) OSPF
10 13 (11.21%) Firewall
10 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (11.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (10.34%) XenApp
11 12 (10.34%) Retail
12 11 (9.48%) Service Delivery
12 11 (9.48%) BGP
12 11 (9.48%) ITIL
12 11 (9.48%) Cisco
12 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
12 11 (9.48%) F5
12 11 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (8.62%) MS Office
13 10 (8.62%) VMware
13 10 (8.62%) Incident Management
13 10 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (7.76%) E-Commerce
14 9 (7.76%) ERP
14 9 (7.76%) Project Management
14 9 (7.76%) MPLS

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (3.45%) Lync
2 3 (2.59%) Apache
2 3 (2.59%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.72%) SAS
4 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.62%) MS Office
3 2 (1.72%) MS Project
4 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.86%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Endur
1 2 (1.72%) ResourceLink
1 2 (1.72%) Maximo
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.86%) HFM
2 1 (0.86%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.93%) Ethernet
2 13 (11.21%) OSPF
2 13 (11.21%) Firewall
3 11 (9.48%) BGP
4 9 (7.76%) MPLS
4 9 (7.76%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (6.90%) HSRP
5 8 (6.90%) 3G
6 7 (6.03%) HTTP
6 7 (6.03%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.03%) DNS
6 7 (6.03%) 4G
7 6 (5.17%) Internet
7 6 (5.17%) SAN
8 5 (4.31%) 2G
9 4 (3.45%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.45%) Wireless
10 3 (2.59%) Network Security
10 3 (2.59%) LTE
10 3 (2.59%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.72%) Ingres
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.86%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.86%) OLAP
4 1 (0.86%) MySQL
4 1 (0.86%) MS Access
4 1 (0.86%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.86%) JIRA
General
1 40 (34.48%) Telecoms
2 21 (18.10%) Finance
3 12 (10.34%) Retail
4 5 (4.31%) Front Office
5 4 (3.45%) Automotive
5 4 (3.45%) Banking
6 3 (2.59%) Billing
6 3 (2.59%) Publishing
7 2 (1.72%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.86%) Games
8 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.86%) Marketing
8 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (25.00%) Back Office Engineer
2 20 (17.24%) Transmission Engineer
3 17 (14.66%) Analyst
4 12 (10.34%) Security Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) IP Engineer
6 9 (7.76%) Developer
6 9 (7.76%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.90%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) Architect
9 6 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.31%) Consultant
11 4 (3.45%) Citrix Analyst
11 4 (3.45%) Business Analyst
12 3 (2.59%) Team Leader
12 3 (2.59%) Citrix Consultant
12 3 (2.59%) Administrator
12 3 (2.59%) Web Support Engineer
12 3 (2.59%) RAN Engineer
12 3 (2.59%) Web Engineer
12 3 (2.59%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.90%) HTML
2 7 (6.03%) XML
3 5 (4.31%) .NET
3 5 (4.31%) XHTML
4 4 (3.45%) jQuery
5 2 (1.72%) Ember.js
5 2 (1.72%) SVG
5 2 (1.72%) JSON
6 1 (0.86%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.86%) CSS
6 1 (0.86%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.31%) Clustering
3 4 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.59%) EPoS
4 3 (2.59%) iPad
5 2 (1.72%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.72%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.72%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.86%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.86%) FMCG
6 1 (0.86%) PDA
6 1 (0.86%) NHS
6 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.86%) Telematics
6 1 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.66%) Windows
2 7 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (6.03%) UNIX
2 7 (6.03%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (5.17%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.31%) Linux
4 5 (4.31%) Windows 2000
4 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (11.21%) Continuous Improvement
2 11 (9.48%) Service Delivery
2 11 (9.48%) ITIL
3 10 (8.62%) Incident Management
4 9 (7.76%) E-Commerce
4 9 (7.76%) ERP
4 9 (7.76%) Project Management
5 8 (6.90%) CRM
6 7 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (6.03%) PRINCE2
7 6 (5.17%) Service Management
8 5 (4.31%) Project Planning
8 5 (4.31%) Waterfall
9 4 (3.45%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (3.45%) Data Modelling
9 4 (3.45%) Web Development
9 4 (3.45%) Resource Management
9 4 (3.45%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.03%) VB
2 6 (5.17%) SQL
3 5 (4.31%) VBScript
3 5 (4.31%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.31%) C#
4 4 (3.45%) Java
5 3 (2.59%) Perl
5 3 (2.59%) C
6 2 (1.72%) COBOL
6 2 (1.72%) VB6
7 1 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) Degree
1 5 (4.31%) HNC
2 4 (3.45%) HND
3 3 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.59%) CCNP
4 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.72%) CISSP
4 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.86%) GSAE
5 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.86%) MCP
5 1 (0.86%) ISEB
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 12 (10.34%) XenApp
2 10 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.17%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.31%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.45%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (1.72%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.86%) XenServer
7 1 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) FortiGate
1 2 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (1.72%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (24.14%) Ericsson
2 22 (18.97%) Nokia
3 20 (17.24%) NEC
4 16 (13.79%) Citrix
5 11 (9.48%) Cisco
5 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
5 11 (9.48%) F5
6 10 (8.62%) VMware
7 8 (6.90%) Huawei
8 7 (6.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 6 (5.17%) Oracle
10 4 (3.45%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.45%) Intel
10 4 (3.45%) IBM
10 4 (3.45%) SAP
10 4 (3.45%) Cramer
11 3 (2.59%) Google
11 3 (2.59%) Nortel
11 3 (2.59%) Symantec
12 2 (1.72%) OpenLink