Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 298 263 266
Rank change year-on-year -35 +3 -21
Contract jobs citing Back Office 59 112 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.68% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.18% 1.97% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 88 55
South East median daily rate £413 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.45% -6.06%
10th Percentile £275 £311 £213
90th Percentile £513 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South East median hourly rate £20.00 - £42.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -35.48% -21.52% +139.39%

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 4,996 5,692 6,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 34.84% 34.42% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,709 3,273 3,474
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £246
90th Percentile £625 £588 £570
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 179 254
South East median hourly rate £25.58 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +25.60% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.73 £11.60
90th Percentile £49.68 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +8 18 £413 - 4
Thames Valley -17 15 £325 -31.58% 6
Hampshire +13 12 £450 -7.69% 10
Berkshire -20 10 £325 -27.78% 4
Surrey +25 8 £600 +71.43% 6
East Sussex +5 5 £300 -47.83% 2
Buckinghamshire +18 3 £475 +18.75% 1
Oxfordshire +6 2 £155 -67.37% 1
Kent -2 1 - - 4
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 17 (28.81%) Windows
1 17 (28.81%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) SQL
2 13 (22.03%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.03%) Windows Server
3 12 (20.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
5 10 (16.95%) Service Delivery
5 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (16.95%) Data Centre
6 9 (15.25%) Reinsurance
6 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (15.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (15.25%) Citrix
6 9 (15.25%) T-SQL
6 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
6 9 (15.25%) ITIL
7 8 (13.56%) DTS
7 8 (13.56%) ETL
7 8 (13.56%) HP
7 8 (13.56%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (13.56%) Data Transformation
7 8 (13.56%) XenApp
7 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
8 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
8 7 (11.86%) Root Cause Analysis

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 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.08%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.69%) Confluence
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (6.78%) SimCorp Dimension
1 4 (6.78%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Azure
2 4 (6.78%) Office 365
3 2 (3.39%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (3.39%) PaaS
4 1 (1.69%) GitHub
4 1 (1.69%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) DHCP
1 6 (10.17%) DNS
2 5 (8.47%) SAN
3 4 (6.78%) MPLS
3 4 (6.78%) VPN
4 3 (5.08%) LAN
4 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.08%) WAN
4 3 (5.08%) Wireless
5 2 (3.39%) Firewall
5 2 (3.39%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.69%) Intranet
6 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.69%) Symposium
6 1 (1.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 9 (15.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (13.56%) DTS
3 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (8.47%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.69%) Power BI
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) JIRA
2 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.39%) Maven
3 1 (1.69%) Subversion
3 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (28.81%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.47%) Online Betting
3 5 (8.47%) Publishing
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 2 (3.39%) Front Office
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Military
5 1 (1.69%) Police
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) DBA
2 9 (15.25%) SQL DBA
2 9 (15.25%) SQL Server DBA
3 8 (13.56%) Developer
3 8 (13.56%) Production DBA
3 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Production DBA
4 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Citrix Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Citrix Support
4 5 (8.47%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Support
4 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) ABAP Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) BAPI
1 5 (8.47%) SAP Fiori
1 5 (8.47%) SAP Smart Forms
1 5 (8.47%) SAPUI5
1 5 (8.47%) Web Dynpro
1 5 (8.47%) Web Services
2 3 (5.08%) LDAP
3 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.39%) Node.js
3 2 (3.39%) SAP BSP
4 1 (1.69%) HTML
4 1 (1.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.25%) Reinsurance
3 8 (13.56%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.39%) Clustering
6 2 (3.39%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.69%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.69%) Robotics
7 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.78%) Linux
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.39%) CentOS
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Solaris
4 2 (3.39%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.39%) Unix
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (16.95%) Service Delivery
3 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (15.25%) ITIL
4 8 (13.56%) Data Transformation
4 8 (13.56%) ETL
5 7 (11.86%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (11.86%) Service Management
6 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.47%) Functional Testing
7 5 (8.47%) OO
7 5 (8.47%) OOP
7 5 (8.47%) Test Strategy
7 5 (8.47%) Validation
7 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.78%) Coaching
8 4 (6.78%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (6.78%) CRM
8 4 (6.78%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (6.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) SQL
2 9 (15.25%) T-SQL
3 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.47%) ABAP
4 5 (8.47%) SAPscript
5 4 (6.78%) VBScript
6 2 (3.39%) Java
6 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.39%) Python
7 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
1 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) Degree
3 5 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.78%) CCNP
4 4 (6.78%) ISEB
4 4 (6.78%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (6.78%) Master's Degree
5 3 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.39%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.69%) CCNA
7 1 (1.69%) MCP
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) SLA
2 4 (6.78%) QA
3 2 (3.39%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (22.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.56%) XenApp
3 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.47%) XenDesktop
5 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.39%) Docker
7 2 (3.39%) Terminal Server
7 2 (3.39%) vSphere
8 1 (1.69%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.39%) Ansible
2 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.39%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) SCOM
2 2 (3.39%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.69%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.69%) Kibana
3 1 (1.69%) Netcool
3 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.25%) Citrix
3 8 (13.56%) HP
4 7 (11.86%) IBM
4 7 (11.86%) VMware
5 5 (8.47%) SAP
6 4 (6.78%) Charles River
6 4 (6.78%) Remedy
6 4 (6.78%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (6.78%) SimCorp
7 3 (5.08%) Adobe
7 3 (5.08%) Symantec
8 2 (3.39%) Cisco
8 2 (3.39%) NetApp
9 1 (1.69%) Automation Anywhere
9 1 (1.69%) Blue Prism
9 1 (1.69%) BT
9 1 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle
9 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow