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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 201 177 163
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 65 61 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the General category 1.92% 1.91% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 22
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£370 £288 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.69% -31.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £770 £558 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £27.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-53.15% +85.00%
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
3394 3186 2919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.63% 35.98% 38.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1758 1586 1330
Average daily rate £400 £377 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 149 157
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.52 £13.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +9 25 £321 +22.61% 7
Berkshire -1 24 £500 +203.03% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £488 +2.63% 3
Hampshire -17 5 £375 -8.53% 4
Kent - 2 £135 -
West Sussex - 2 £388 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £488 - 3
M4 Corridor - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 38 (32.20%) Telecoms
2 26 (22.03%) Ericsson
3 24 (20.34%) Finance
4 19 (16.10%) Nokia
4 19 (16.10%) Windows
5 18 (15.25%) NEC
6 16 (13.56%) Firewall
6 16 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (11.86%) HTTP
7 14 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (11.02%) Ethernet
8 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
8 13 (11.02%) UNIX
8 13 (11.02%) HTML
8 13 (11.02%) OSPF
9 12 (10.17%) Citrix
9 12 (10.17%) Cisco
9 12 (10.17%) Retail
9 12 (10.17%) Service Delivery
10 11 (9.32%) MS Excel
10 11 (9.32%) Linux
10 11 (9.32%) BGP
10 11 (9.32%) Project Management
10 11 (9.32%) F5
11 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (8.47%) MPLS
11 10 (8.47%) XML
11 10 (8.47%) Java
11 10 (8.47%) XHTML
11 10 (8.47%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (7.63%) Apache
2 6 (5.08%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.39%) Lync
4 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.54%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.69%) SAS
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (9.32%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
3 1 (0.85%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Endur
1 2 (1.69%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.85%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.85%) Maximo
2 1 (0.85%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) SaaS
1 2 (1.69%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.56%) Firewall
2 14 (11.86%) HTTP
3 13 (11.02%) Ethernet
3 13 (11.02%) OSPF
4 11 (9.32%) BGP
5 10 (8.47%) MPLS
5 10 (8.47%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.78%) DNS
6 8 (6.78%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (6.78%) HSRP
7 6 (5.08%) 3G
8 5 (4.24%) SAN
8 5 (4.24%) Internet
9 4 (3.39%) LAN
9 4 (3.39%) WAN
9 4 (3.39%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.39%) 4G
9 4 (3.39%) Wireless
9 4 (3.39%) 2G
10 3 (2.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) MySQL
3 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.69%) Ingres
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.85%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.85%) OLAP
5 1 (0.85%) MS Access
5 1 (0.85%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 38 (32.20%) Telecoms
2 24 (20.34%) Finance
3 12 (10.17%) Retail
4 7 (5.93%) Front Office
5 4 (3.39%) Banking
5 4 (3.39%) Automotive
5 4 (3.39%) Marketing
6 3 (2.54%) Billing
6 3 (2.54%) Publishing
7 2 (1.69%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (22.88%) Back Office Engineer
2 22 (18.64%) Analyst
3 18 (15.25%) Transmission Engineer
4 13 (11.02%) IP Engineer
5 12 (10.17%) Support Engineer
5 12 (10.17%) Security Engineer
6 9 (7.63%) Developer
6 9 (7.63%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.78%) Consultant
8 6 (5.08%) Architect
8 6 (5.08%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.39%) RAN Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Citrix Analyst
11 3 (2.54%) Wintel Analyst
11 3 (2.54%) Web Support Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Web Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Deskside Support
11 3 (2.54%) Team Leader
11 3 (2.54%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.02%) HTML
2 10 (8.47%) XML
2 10 (8.47%) XHTML
3 6 (5.08%) .NET
4 5 (4.24%) LAMP
5 4 (3.39%) jQuery
6 2 (1.69%) Ember.js
6 2 (1.69%) SVG
6 2 (1.69%) JSON
7 1 (0.85%) CSS
7 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.85%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.54%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.54%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.69%) iPad
4 2 (1.69%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.69%) EPoS
5 1 (0.85%) NHS
5 1 (0.85%) Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.85%) PDA
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.85%) FMCG
5 1 (0.85%) Telematics
5 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.10%) Windows
2 13 (11.02%) UNIX
3 11 (9.32%) Linux
4 6 (5.08%) Android
5 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.39%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 12 (10.17%) Service Delivery
4 11 (9.32%) Project Management
5 9 (7.63%) ITIL
6 8 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (6.78%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.93%) Waterfall
7 7 (5.93%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce
7 7 (5.93%) ERP
8 6 (5.08%) CRM
8 6 (5.08%) System Testing
8 6 (5.08%) Resource Management
9 5 (4.24%) Service Management
10 4 (3.39%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.39%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.39%) Migration
10 4 (3.39%) Project Planning
10 4 (3.39%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.47%) Java
2 8 (6.78%) JavaScript
2 8 (6.78%) SQL
3 6 (5.08%) C#
3 6 (5.08%) Perl
4 4 (3.39%) PHP
5 3 (2.54%) VB
5 3 (2.54%) C
6 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.69%) VB6
6 2 (1.69%) COBOL
7 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.24%) HNC
2 4 (3.39%) HND
2 4 (3.39%) Degree
3 3 (2.54%) CCNP
3 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.69%) ISEB
4 2 (1.69%) CISSP
4 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) VCP4
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.85%) MCP
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.85%) GSAE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.78%) XenApp
3 6 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.39%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.69%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.85%) XenServer
6 1 (0.85%) vSphere
6 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) SCCM
1 2 (1.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.85%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.85%) Nagios
2 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (22.03%) Ericsson
2 19 (16.10%) Nokia
3 18 (15.25%) NEC
4 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
5 12 (10.17%) Cisco
5 12 (10.17%) Citrix
6 11 (9.32%) F5
7 8 (6.78%) Oracle
8 7 (5.93%) Huawei
9 6 (5.08%) VMware
10 5 (4.24%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.24%) Cramer
10 5 (4.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 4 (3.39%) IBM
12 3 (2.54%) Intel
12 3 (2.54%) Nortel
13 2 (1.69%) SAP
13 2 (1.69%) HP
13 2 (1.69%) BT
13 2 (1.69%) LANDesk
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