Period
to 23 August 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 23 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Back Office
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 164 183 174
Rank change year-on-year +19 -9 -11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 23 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.54% 0.46% 0.55%
As % of the General category 1.60% 1.28% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 16
East of England median daily rate £300 £350 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -34.88% +43.33%
10th Percentile £275 £272 £324
90th Percentile £365 £515 £769
England median daily rate £475 £500 £489
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.30% +17.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 - -
England median hourly rate £18.10 £31.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -41.61% -21.52% +135.82%

Back Office is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,436 1,801 1,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.50% 36.01% 37.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 1,013 1,130
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.63% +5.27%
10th Percentile £253 £250 £256
90th Percentile £605 £595 £599
England median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 105 105
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% -43.65% +11.74%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £45.15 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.00 £22.93 £21.90
% change year-on-year +0.31% +4.70% +4.29%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the East of England

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Back Office in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in the East of England

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in the East of England

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the East of England region over the 6 months to 23 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +3 13 £375 -14.29% 2
Cambridgeshire -20 5 £288 - 1
Bedfordshire +12 4 £350 -31.37% 2
Essex - 1 - - 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) LAN
3 9 (39.13%) WAN
3 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (34.78%) HP
4 8 (34.78%) NetApp
4 8 (34.78%) VMware
4 8 (34.78%) Clustering
5 7 (30.43%) Symantec
5 7 (30.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
5 7 (30.43%) SAN
5 7 (30.43%) Solaris
5 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) Unix
5 7 (30.43%) Ubuntu
5 7 (30.43%) Network Load Balancing
5 7 (30.43%) CentOS
5 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (30.43%) vSphere
5 7 (30.43%) Capacity Management
5 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
5 7 (30.43%) vCenter Server
5 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Azure
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Flow
1 2 (8.70%) Power Platform
1 2 (8.70%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) LAN
1 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
1 9 (39.13%) WAN
2 7 (30.43%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) JMeter
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (8.70%) PHP Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Integration Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
1 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
1 3 (13.04%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (8.70%) JSON
2 2 (8.70%) Laravel
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) React
3 1 (4.35%) Backbone.js
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) CMDB
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) iPhone
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.70%) Smartphone
3 2 (8.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
1 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (30.43%) CentOS
3 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (30.43%) Solaris
3 7 (30.43%) Ubuntu
3 7 (30.43%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Android
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Capacity Management
1 7 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (30.43%) Network Load Balancing
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
3 4 (17.39%) Proactive Management
3 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
3 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (8.70%) CRM
5 2 (8.70%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (8.70%) ERP
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Leadership
5 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
6 1 (4.35%) BPR
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) High Availability
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) CCNA
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
2 7 (30.43%) vSphere
3 6 (26.09%) ISA Server
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (30.43%) vCenter Server
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) Check_MK
3 1 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) HP
2 8 (34.78%) NetApp
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 7 (30.43%) Symantec
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) Remedy
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle
6 2 (8.70%) Samsung
7 1 (4.35%) Dell
7 1 (4.35%) Veritas