Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 200 303 297
Rank change year-on-year +103 -6 -52
Contract jobs citing Back Office 33 62 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.42% 0.45%
As % of the General category 1.51% 1.23% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 47 56
Median daily rate £313 £413 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.12% +18.28% -12.81%
10th Percentile £235 £285 £263
90th Percentile £641 £544 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £29.80 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.00% - -
England median hourly rate £17.10 £20.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -16.61% -37.88% +20.00%

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 2,189 5,041 5,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.53% 34.54% 34.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,221 2,824 3,249
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £231 £263 £260
90th Percentile £613 £625 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 207 168
Median hourly rate £26.00 £32.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% +35.52%
10th Percentile £12.65 £13.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.60 £51.58 £52.50
Median hourly rate £26.44 £22.93 £22.65
% change year-on-year +15.31% +1.24% +5.35%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Back Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Back Office in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Back Office in the South East

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Back Office in the South East over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Back Office in the South East

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Back Office in the South East.

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 2 June 2020. 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 +79 20 £325 -13.33% 1
Berkshire +61 15 £375 +7.14%
Hampshire +63 10 £313 -26.35% 2
Buckinghamshire +39 4 - -
Surrey +54 3 £250 -40.65%
Oxfordshire +33 1 £115 -23.33% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 11 (33.33%) SLA
2 10 (30.30%) Management Information System
3 7 (21.21%) Service Management
3 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
3 7 (21.21%) Windows
3 7 (21.21%) Process Improvement
4 6 (18.18%) ITIL
4 6 (18.18%) Law
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) SQL
5 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
5 5 (15.15%) Finance
6 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
6 4 (12.12%) Azure
6 4 (12.12%) Public Sector
6 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
6 4 (12.12%) QA
7 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 3 (9.09%) Network Design
7 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
7 3 (9.09%) Sony
7 3 (9.09%) GIS
7 3 (9.09%) Information Security Management
7 3 (9.09%) Security Management
7 3 (9.09%) Legal
7 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
7 3 (9.09%) Information Security
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
7 3 (9.09%) SAML
7 3 (9.09%) C#

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 2 (6.06%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) EPiServer
2 1 (3.03%) Headless CMS
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.03%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.03%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (3.03%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Azure
2 2 (6.06%) AWS
3 1 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.03%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.03%) GCP
3 1 (3.03%) GitHub
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Network Security
2 1 (3.03%) 2G
2 1 (3.03%) 3G
2 1 (3.03%) 4G
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) SSL
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) GIS
2 2 (6.06%) Data Lake
2 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.03%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
1 1 (3.03%) kappa
1 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 6 (18.18%) Law
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 4 (12.12%) Public Sector
4 3 (9.09%) Legal
4 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) IT Support
3 6 (18.18%) Systems Support
4 5 (15.15%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Development Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Development Support Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) IT Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Service Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Systems Development Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Systems Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) IT Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Quantity Surveyor
6 3 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Quantity Surveyor
6 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) SAML
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) Apache NiFi
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) GraphQL
3 1 (3.03%) Kafka
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) VCL
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (3.03%) AIX
5 1 (3.03%) Android
5 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.03%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Unix
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Process Improvement
1 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
1 7 (21.21%) Service Management
2 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
4 3 (9.09%) Contract Negotiation
4 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 3 (9.09%) Decision-Making
4 3 (9.09%) Information Security
4 3 (9.09%) Information Security Management
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (9.09%) ISMS
4 3 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (9.09%) Network Design
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 3 (9.09%) Security Management
4 3 (9.09%) Ticket Management
5 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) Delphi
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) CCIE
1 1 (3.03%) CCNA
1 1 (3.03%) CCNP
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) ECDL
1 1 (3.03%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (33.33%) SLA
2 4 (12.12%) QA
3 3 (9.09%) Data Quality
4 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.03%) Kibana
2 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.03%) Netcool
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Citrix
1 3 (9.09%) Sony
2 2 (6.06%) Google
2 2 (6.06%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Automation Anywhere
3 1 (3.03%) Blue Prism
3 1 (3.03%) Borland
3 1 (3.03%) Charles River
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) McAfee
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Nokia
3 1 (3.03%) Remedy
3 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Snow
3 1 (3.03%) Teradata