The table below looks at the statistics for the Back Office Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office Engineer
Rank 570 565 535
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Back Office Engineer 22 5 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.010% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.011% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£233 £350 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.57% +41.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £350 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £350 £266
UK excluding London average daily rate £233 £350 £248
% change year-on-year
-33.57% +41.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Back Office Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Back Office Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Back Office Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office Engineer within the UK.

Back Office Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Back Office Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office Engineer within the UK.

Back Office Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Back Office Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Back Office Engineer in their job title 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 with Back Office Engineer in their job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Back Office
2 28 (84.85%) Telecoms
3 19 (57.58%) Ericsson
3 19 (57.58%) Nokia
4 18 (54.55%) NEC
5 12 (36.36%) Firewall
6 9 (27.27%) Ethernet
7 8 (24.24%) OSPF
8 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
8 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (18.18%) F5
9 6 (18.18%) Huawei
9 6 (18.18%) BGP
9 6 (18.18%) CheckPoint
9 6 (18.18%) MPLS
9 6 (18.18%) Cisco
9 6 (18.18%) ITIL
10 5 (15.15%) GSM
10 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
10 5 (15.15%) 2G
10 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
10 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (15.15%) MGW
10 5 (15.15%) HSRP
11 4 (12.12%) LTE
11 4 (12.12%) 4G
11 4 (12.12%) GGSN
11 4 (12.12%) SGSN
11 4 (12.12%) Degree
11 4 (12.12%) UMTS

Back Office Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Back Office Engineer in their job title 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 with Back Office Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) Firewall
2 9 (27.27%) Ethernet
3 8 (24.24%) OSPF
4 6 (18.18%) BGP
4 6 (18.18%) MPLS
5 5 (15.15%) GSM
5 5 (15.15%) 2G
5 5 (15.15%) MGW
5 5 (15.15%) HSRP
6 4 (12.12%) LTE
6 4 (12.12%) 4G
6 4 (12.12%) GGSN
6 4 (12.12%) SGSN
6 4 (12.12%) SS7
6 4 (12.12%) TCAP
6 4 (12.12%) ISUP
6 4 (12.12%) SCCP
6 4 (12.12%) UMTS
6 4 (12.12%) ATM
6 4 (12.12%) GPRS
General
1 33 (100.00%) Back Office
2 28 (84.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
1 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
2 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
2 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.06%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) HNC
2 3 (9.09%) HND
3 2 (6.06%) CCNP
3 2 (6.06%) CISSP
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Ericsson
1 19 (57.58%) Nokia
2 18 (54.55%) NEC
3 6 (18.18%) Huawei
3 6 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 6 (18.18%) F5
3 6 (18.18%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Nortel
4 1 (3.03%) Apple
4 1 (3.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks