Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 266 247
Rank change year-on-year -28 -19 +21
Contract jobs citing Back Office 97 101 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.63% 0.82%
As % of the General category 1.79% 1.75% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 60 76
South East median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £297 £213 £238
90th Percentile £568 £514 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £421
% change year-on-year +2.56% +15.86% -6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
South East median hourly rate - £42.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +269.57% -32.35%
England median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -21.52% +135.82% +28.85%

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 5,422 5,762 5,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.46% 36.09% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,025 3,155 3,302
South East median daily rate £435 £420 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £261 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
England median daily rate £477 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 220 200
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.00% -10.51% +11.75%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.60 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.60 £47.50 £48.08
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.88
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +6.11%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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
Thames Valley -13 49 £413 +26.92% 12
Berkshire -26 24 £413 -5.71% 4
West Sussex +16 20 £400 +3.23% 3
Buckinghamshire +25 13 £400 +13.64% 3
Surrey -33 13 £350 -30.00% 2
Oxfordshire -3 12 £475 +65.22% 5
Hampshire -23 11 £525 +44.83% 4
Kent +14 3 £335 +252.63% 1
East Sussex +1 1 £575 +35.29% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 35 (36.08%) Finance
2 28 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (26.80%) Windows
4 22 (22.68%) Java
4 22 (22.68%) SQL
5 18 (18.56%) Active Directory
6 17 (17.53%) Service Management
7 16 (16.49%) IBM
8 15 (15.46%) XenApp
9 14 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (14.43%) SLA
9 14 (14.43%) Citrix
9 14 (14.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (13.40%) Migration
10 13 (13.40%) Oracle
10 13 (13.40%) XenDesktop
10 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
10 13 (13.40%) User Stories
10 13 (13.40%) DevOps
11 12 (12.37%) Front Office
11 12 (12.37%) SQL Server
11 12 (12.37%) .NET
11 12 (12.37%) Linux
11 12 (12.37%) Microsoft
12 11 (11.34%) Telecoms
12 11 (11.34%) Workflow
12 11 (11.34%) VMware
12 11 (11.34%) Middleware
12 11 (11.34%) Configuration Management
12 11 (11.34%) Degree

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 8 (8.25%) JBoss
1 8 (8.25%) WebLogic
1 8 (8.25%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.22%) CMS
3 6 (6.19%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.06%) IIS
4 2 (2.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.03%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.06%) SAP BPC
2 2 (2.06%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.06%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.06%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.06%) SAP PS
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.03%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 8 (8.25%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (8.25%) Amazon ELB
2 8 (8.25%) Amazon S3
2 8 (8.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (7.22%) SaaS
4 3 (3.09%) Office 365
5 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) DHCP
1 3 (3.09%) DNS
1 3 (3.09%) WAN
2 2 (2.06%) Firewall
2 2 (2.06%) IMAP
2 2 (2.06%) LAN
2 2 (2.06%) NFC
2 2 (2.06%) POP3
2 2 (2.06%) SMTP
2 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.06%) VLAN
2 2 (2.06%) Wireless
3 1 (1.03%) Broadband
3 1 (1.03%) CTI
3 1 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.25%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.09%) GIS
3 3 (3.09%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.09%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.09%) Redis
3 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.09%) SAP BW
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.03%) DTS
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (11.34%) Jenkins
1 11 (11.34%) JIRA
1 11 (11.34%) TeamCity
2 7 (7.22%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.15%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.09%) Axure RP
4 3 (3.09%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (3.09%) ReSharper
4 3 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.09%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.06%) Gerrit
5 2 (2.06%) JMeter
5 2 (2.06%) Selenium
5 2 (2.06%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.03%) LSMW
6 1 (1.03%) Maven
6 1 (1.03%) NSubstitute
6 1 (1.03%) TestRail
General
1 35 (36.08%) Finance
2 12 (12.37%) Front Office
3 11 (11.34%) Telecoms
4 9 (9.28%) Publishing
5 6 (6.19%) Online Betting
6 3 (3.09%) Banking
6 3 (3.09%) Billing
7 2 (2.06%) Advertising
7 2 (2.06%) Law
7 2 (2.06%) Legal
7 2 (2.06%) Retail
8 1 (1.03%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (35.05%) Analyst
2 13 (13.40%) Developer
3 11 (11.34%) Business Analyst
4 10 (10.31%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (10.31%) Automation Engineer
4 10 (10.31%) Java Engineer
5 8 (8.25%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 7 (7.22%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 7 (7.22%) Architect
6 7 (7.22%) Citrix Analyst
6 7 (7.22%) Citrix Support
6 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Support
6 7 (7.22%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.19%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Business Systems Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.37%) .NET
2 11 (11.34%) Middleware
3 7 (7.22%) AngularJS
3 7 (7.22%) CSS
3 7 (7.22%) HTML
3 7 (7.22%) HTML5
4 6 (6.19%) EDI
5 5 (5.15%) Web Services
6 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (4.12%) CSS3
6 4 (4.12%) jQuery
7 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (3.09%) Sass
8 2 (2.06%) Express
8 2 (2.06%) LDAP
8 2 (2.06%) MAPI
8 2 (2.06%) Node.js
9 1 (1.03%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Robotics
2 9 (9.28%) User Experience
3 8 (8.25%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.22%) Computer Science
5 6 (6.19%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
7 4 (4.12%) Digital Media
8 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
9 2 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (2.06%) Life Science
9 2 (2.06%) Public Cloud
10 1 (1.03%) CMDB
10 1 (1.03%) Contactless
10 1 (1.03%) IVR
10 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.03%) Reinsurance
10 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (1.03%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.80%) Windows
2 12 (12.37%) Linux
3 10 (10.31%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.06%) Solaris
5 2 (2.06%) Unix
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.53%) Service Management
3 14 (14.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (13.40%) DevOps
4 13 (13.40%) Migration
4 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
4 13 (13.40%) User Stories
5 11 (11.34%) Configuration Management
5 11 (11.34%) Workflow
6 10 (10.31%) Change Control
6 10 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (10.31%) Task Automation
7 9 (9.28%) ITIL
7 9 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (9.28%) Scrum
8 8 (8.25%) Microservices
8 8 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.22%) Business Analysis
9 7 (7.22%) CRM
9 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.68%) Java
1 22 (22.68%) SQL
2 9 (9.28%) JavaScript
3 8 (8.25%) C#
3 8 (8.25%) Python
4 6 (6.19%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.15%) VBScript
6 4 (4.12%) TypeScript
7 3 (3.09%) Java 8
7 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.06%) VBA
9 1 (1.03%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (11.34%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (2.06%) CCSP
2 2 (2.06%) CISA
2 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.06%) CISM
2 2 (2.06%) CISSP
2 2 (2.06%) CLAS
2 2 (2.06%) CREST Certified
2 2 (2.06%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.06%) IISP
2 2 (2.06%) MCP
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.43%) SLA
2 7 (7.22%) QA
3 4 (4.12%) PMO
4 2 (2.06%) GDPR
4 2 (2.06%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (2.06%) ISO 22301
4 2 (2.06%) ISO 31000
4 2 (2.06%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (2.06%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.03%) EMIR
5 1 (1.03%) IFRS
System Software
1 18 (18.56%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.46%) XenApp
3 13 (13.40%) XenDesktop
4 11 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (9.28%) Docker
6 8 (8.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.06%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) Ansible
1 8 (8.25%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (8.25%) SCCM
2 2 (2.06%) Nessus
2 2 (2.06%) SCOM
2 2 (2.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (2.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.06%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (1.03%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (16.49%) IBM
2 14 (14.43%) Citrix
3 13 (13.40%) Oracle
4 12 (12.37%) Microsoft
5 11 (11.34%) VMware
6 9 (9.28%) BMC
6 9 (9.28%) ComArch
6 9 (9.28%) Remedy
6 9 (9.28%) TIBCO
6 9 (9.28%) UiPath
7 7 (7.22%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (6.19%) HP
8 6 (6.19%) Polycom
9 5 (5.15%) SAP
10 4 (4.12%) Cisco
11 3 (3.09%) Adyen
11 3 (3.09%) Symantec
11 3 (3.09%) WorldPay
12 2 (2.06%) Centrify
12 2 (2.06%) Okta