Period
to 20 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 20 January 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 277 309 224
Rank change year-on-year +32 -85 +14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 99 73 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.63% 0.45% 0.87%
As % of the General category 2.05% 1.31% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 44 69
South East median daily rate £413 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +11.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £584 £623
England median daily rate £510 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -2.86% +16.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
South East median hourly rate - £15.23 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.45% -60.00%
England median hourly rate £31.37 £25.06 £16.50
% change year-on-year +25.19% +51.86% -26.67%

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 South East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 4,824 5,590 5,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.64% 34.17% 33.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,736 3,062 2,868
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £220
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 167 219
South East median hourly rate £34.00 £24.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -5.88% +2.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.80 £11.33
90th Percentile £55.89 £48.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -3.85%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the South East

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in the South East

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in the South East

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
West Sussex +15 31 £512 +24.12% 4
Surrey +9 29 £350 -6.67% 3
Thames Valley +15 22 £475 +5.56% 8
Berkshire -4 12 £251 -44.22% 7
Hampshire -29 11 £400 +2.56% 3
Oxfordshire +30 9 £481 +54.00%
East Sussex -7 3 £158 -62.94%
Kent +19 2 £306 -18.33%
Buckinghamshire +17 1 - - 1
Sussex +5 1 - -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 27 (27.27%) Finance
2 25 (25.25%) Microsoft
3 24 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (23.23%) Service Management
5 22 (22.22%) HTML
5 22 (22.22%) Windows
6 20 (20.20%) CSS
6 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
7 18 (18.18%) Windows Server
8 17 (17.17%) Mentoring
8 17 (17.17%) Waterfall
9 16 (16.16%) QA
10 15 (15.15%) Web Services
10 15 (15.15%) Business Development
10 15 (15.15%) Data Centre
11 14 (14.14%) jQuery
11 14 (14.14%) SAP
11 14 (14.14%) CRM
11 14 (14.14%) Java
11 14 (14.14%) SQL
11 14 (14.14%) Oracle
11 14 (14.14%) IBM
12 13 (13.13%) MySQL
12 13 (13.13%) PHP
12 13 (13.13%) Data Management
13 12 (12.12%) JIRA
13 12 (12.12%) SharePoint
13 12 (12.12%) ITIL
14 11 (11.11%) Linux

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.08%) IIS
2 8 (8.08%) SAP Portal
3 3 (3.03%) Confluence
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.01%) Appian
5 1 (1.01%) Documentum
5 1 (1.01%) JBoss
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.03%) SAP GTS
3 2 (2.02%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
2 11 (11.11%) Office 365
3 8 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (8.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (8.08%) Yammer
4 2 (2.02%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) NFC
2 4 (4.04%) VPN
3 3 (3.03%) DHCP
3 3 (3.03%) DNS
4 2 (2.02%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.13%) MySQL
2 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.06%) DTS
4 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.05%) SAP BW
6 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.02%) Power BI
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (12.12%) JIRA
2 8 (8.08%) SonarQube
2 8 (8.08%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.06%) Axure RP
4 3 (3.03%) Selenium
5 2 (2.02%) JMeter
5 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.01%) Maven
6 1 (1.01%) NSubstitute
6 1 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.01%) Subversion
6 1 (1.01%) TestRail
General
1 27 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (8.08%) Marketing
3 7 (7.07%) Publishing
4 6 (6.06%) Online Betting
5 2 (2.02%) Billing
5 2 (2.02%) Retail
5 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.01%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (27.27%) Developer
2 16 (16.16%) Analyst
3 13 (13.13%) PHP Developer
4 10 (10.10%) Architect
4 10 (10.10%) Technical Leader
5 9 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
6 8 (8.08%) Payments Architect
6 8 (8.08%) Security Architect
7 7 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) DBA
8 6 (6.06%) Designer
8 6 (6.06%) Production DBA
8 6 (6.06%) SQL DBA
8 6 (6.06%) SQL Server DBA
8 6 (6.06%) SQL Server Production DBA
8 6 (6.06%) UX Designer
9 5 (5.05%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 5 (5.05%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.22%) HTML
2 20 (20.20%) CSS
3 15 (15.15%) Web Services
4 14 (14.14%) jQuery
5 10 (10.10%) LAMP
6 8 (8.08%) Silverlight
7 7 (7.07%) CSS3
7 7 (7.07%) HTML5
8 6 (6.06%) .NET
9 5 (5.05%) SAP Fiori
10 4 (4.04%) BAPI
10 4 (4.04%) SAP Smart Forms
10 4 (4.04%) SAPUI5
10 4 (4.04%) Web Dynpro
11 3 (3.03%) SOAP
11 3 (3.03%) XML
12 2 (2.02%) JSON
13 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
13 1 (1.01%) Java EE
13 1 (1.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.08%) Driving Licence
3 8 (8.08%) Public Cloud
4 7 (7.07%) User Experience
5 6 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (6.06%) Reinsurance
6 3 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.02%) EPoS
8 1 (1.01%) Equities
8 1 (1.01%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.01%) Life Science
8 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.01%) NHS
8 1 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.22%) Windows
2 18 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 11 (11.11%) Linux
4 8 (8.08%) Solaris
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) Android
6 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (23.23%) Service Management
2 17 (17.17%) Mentoring
2 17 (17.17%) Waterfall
3 15 (15.15%) Business Development
4 14 (14.14%) CRM
5 13 (13.13%) Data Management
6 12 (12.12%) ITIL
7 11 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (11.11%) DevOps
8 10 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (9.09%) ITIL V3
9 9 (9.09%) TOGAF
10 8 (8.08%) Computer Science
10 8 (8.08%) Data Privacy
10 8 (8.08%) Dynamic Code Analysis
10 8 (8.08%) Fuzz Testing
10 8 (8.08%) Mathematics
10 8 (8.08%) Project Planning
10 8 (8.08%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
2 14 (14.14%) Java
2 14 (14.14%) SQL
3 13 (13.13%) PHP
4 11 (11.11%) C#
5 8 (8.08%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.06%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.05%) ABAP
7 5 (5.05%) VBScript
8 4 (4.04%) SAPscript
9 2 (2.02%) Java 8
10 1 (1.01%) Python
10 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) Degree
2 8 (8.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 8 (8.08%) CCSP
2 8 (8.08%) CISA
2 8 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (8.08%) CISM
2 8 (8.08%) CISSP
2 8 (8.08%) CLAS
2 8 (8.08%) CREST Certified
2 8 (8.08%) IISP
3 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.16%) QA
2 8 (8.08%) GDPR
2 8 (8.08%) ISAE 3402
2 8 (8.08%) ISO 22301
2 8 (8.08%) ISO 31000
2 8 (8.08%) ISO 9001
2 8 (8.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.08%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 8 (8.08%) PCI DSS
2 8 (8.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.03%) SLA
4 2 (2.02%) PMO
5 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.08%) ISA Server
3 5 (5.05%) XenApp
3 5 (5.05%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.02%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.02%) Docker
6 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.02%) vSphere
7 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) Nessus
1 8 (8.08%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 3 (3.03%) WSUS
3 1 (1.01%) Ansible
3 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.01%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (25.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.14%) IBM
2 14 (14.14%) Oracle
2 14 (14.14%) SAP
3 10 (10.10%) Cisco
4 9 (9.09%) HP
5 8 (8.08%) ArcSight
5 8 (8.08%) Barracuda Networks
5 8 (8.08%) Centrify
5 8 (8.08%) Google
5 8 (8.08%) Imperva
5 8 (8.08%) McAfee
5 8 (8.08%) Okta
5 8 (8.08%) Qualys
5 8 (8.08%) Splunk
5 8 (8.08%) Trend Micro
5 8 (8.08%) Tripwire
6 7 (7.07%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (6.06%) Citrix
8 4 (4.04%) Adobe