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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office Engineer
Rank 563 550 529
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Back Office Engineer 14 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.016% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.018% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£293 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £350 -
% change year-on-year
-16.42% -
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
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015, 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 35 (100.00%) Back Office
2 30 (85.71%) Telecoms
3 20 (57.14%) Ericsson
4 19 (54.29%) Nokia
5 18 (51.43%) NEC
6 14 (40.00%) Firewall
7 10 (28.57%) OSPF
8 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
9 8 (22.86%) Cisco
9 8 (22.86%) ITIL
9 8 (22.86%) BGP
9 8 (22.86%) MPLS
9 8 (22.86%) F5
10 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (20.00%) HSRP
10 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
10 7 (20.00%) Incident Management
11 6 (17.14%) Huawei
11 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
12 5 (14.29%) GSM
12 5 (14.29%) 2G
12 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
13 4 (11.43%) GGSN
13 4 (11.43%) SGSN
13 4 (11.43%) LTE
13 4 (11.43%) MGW
13 4 (11.43%) Degree
13 4 (11.43%) 3G
13 4 (11.43%) UMTS

Back Office Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 14 (40.00%) Firewall
2 10 (28.57%) OSPF
3 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
4 8 (22.86%) BGP
4 8 (22.86%) MPLS
5 7 (20.00%) HSRP
6 5 (14.29%) GSM
6 5 (14.29%) 2G
7 4 (11.43%) GGSN
7 4 (11.43%) SGSN
7 4 (11.43%) LTE
7 4 (11.43%) MGW
7 4 (11.43%) 3G
7 4 (11.43%) UMTS
7 4 (11.43%) ATM
7 4 (11.43%) GPRS
7 4 (11.43%) DNS
7 4 (11.43%) SS7
7 4 (11.43%) TCAP
7 4 (11.43%) ISUP
General
1 35 (100.00%) Back Office
2 30 (85.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) XHTML
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.86%) UNIX
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.71%) Service Management
5 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) HNC
2 3 (8.57%) HND
3 2 (5.71%) CCNP
3 2 (5.71%) CISSP
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Ericsson
2 19 (54.29%) Nokia
3 18 (51.43%) NEC
4 8 (22.86%) Cisco
4 8 (22.86%) F5
5 6 (17.14%) Huawei
5 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.86%) Apple
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Nortel