The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 66 74 78
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing Back Office 25 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.77% 1.04% 0.91%
As % of the General category 5.19% 2.66% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 11
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£350 £240 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -43.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £258 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £24.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-58.16% +53.12%
Back Office
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

General Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
482 489 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 34.16% 39.00% 38.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 252 248
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 42
Average hourly rate £34.25 £19.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.92% -23.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £13.85 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.32 £39.00 £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 Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office across the Surrey region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Surrey region.

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey 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
Guildford +3 11 £280 +16.66% 1
Epsom - 2 £350 -
Redhill - 1 - -
Woking - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Back Office
South East

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 28 (65.12%) Telecoms
2 24 (55.81%) Ericsson
3 21 (48.84%) Nokia
4 20 (46.51%) NEC
5 12 (27.91%) Ethernet
6 9 (20.93%) Cisco
6 9 (20.93%) Firewall
6 9 (20.93%) MPLS
6 9 (20.93%) OSPF
6 9 (20.93%) BGP
6 9 (20.93%) F5
7 8 (18.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (18.60%) HSRP
7 8 (18.60%) Incident Management
7 8 (18.60%) ITIL
8 6 (13.95%) Finance
9 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (11.63%) HNC
10 4 (9.30%) Wireless
10 4 (9.30%) HND
10 4 (9.30%) DNS
10 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
10 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
10 4 (9.30%) Huawei
11 3 (6.98%) Investment Management
11 3 (6.98%) Automotive
11 3 (6.98%) 2G
11 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (6.98%) Fund Accounting

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.65%) Lync
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Project
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) HFM
1 1 (2.33%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) Ethernet
2 9 (20.93%) Firewall
2 9 (20.93%) MPLS
2 9 (20.93%) OSPF
2 9 (20.93%) BGP
3 8 (18.60%) HSRP
4 4 (9.30%) Wireless
4 4 (9.30%) DNS
5 3 (6.98%) 2G
5 3 (6.98%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (4.65%) SAN
6 2 (4.65%) 3G
6 2 (4.65%) LAN
6 2 (4.65%) WAN
6 2 (4.65%) ATM
7 1 (2.33%) Network Security
7 1 (2.33%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) MS Access
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
General
1 28 (65.12%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Automotive
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Publishing
5 1 (2.33%) Front Office
5 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Back Office Engineer
2 20 (46.51%) Transmission Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) IP Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Security Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) RAN Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Wintel Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Wintel Server Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) OSS Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Server Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.33%) IP Network Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Applications Support Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) CSS
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Continuous Improvement
1 8 (18.60%) Incident Management
1 8 (18.60%) ITIL
2 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
2 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.98%) Investment Management
3 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (6.98%) Fund Accounting
3 3 (6.98%) Service Management
3 3 (6.98%) Project Management
4 2 (4.65%) Data Modelling
4 2 (4.65%) Software Licensing
4 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.65%) Time Management
4 2 (4.65%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (2.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.33%) Release Management
5 1 (2.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) HNC
2 4 (9.30%) HND
3 3 (6.98%) CCNP
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.33%) MCP
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
1 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.65%) XenApp
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) Ericsson
2 21 (48.84%) Nokia
3 20 (46.51%) NEC
4 9 (20.93%) Cisco
4 9 (20.93%) F5
5 4 (9.30%) Huawei
6 3 (6.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (6.98%) Citrix
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle
7 2 (4.65%) SAP
7 2 (4.65%) Intel
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.65%) Cramer
7 2 (4.65%) VMware
7 2 (4.65%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.33%) Nortel
8 1 (2.33%) Hyperion
8 1 (2.33%) Apple
8 1 (2.33%) CODA
8 1 (2.33%) Autodesk