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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 181 218
Rank change year-on-year +5 +37  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 62 97 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.81% 1.10% 0.55%
As % of the General category 2.25% 3.50% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 47 31
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +286.36% -31.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% +13.33%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2750 2768 3266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 36.00% 31.42% 34.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1522 1580 1760
Median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 96 94
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.18 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.54% +0.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.06 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £52.50 £47.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Back Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +1 25 £438 +94.44% 3
Hampshire +19 19 £315 -3.07% 12
Surrey -2 11 £500 +21.95% 4
West Sussex +15 4 £394 -4.54%
Oxfordshire -16 2 £425 -34.61% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 1 £352 +40.80% 2
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 30 (26.32%) Telecoms
1 30 (26.32%) Finance
2 23 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 19 (16.67%) SQL
5 17 (14.91%) C#
5 17 (14.91%) Project Management
6 16 (14.04%) Windows
7 14 (12.28%) ITIL
7 14 (12.28%) Front Office
8 13 (11.40%) Service Delivery
8 13 (11.40%) SOAP
8 13 (11.40%) .NET
9 12 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 12 (10.53%) JavaScript
9 12 (10.53%) Change Management
9 12 (10.53%) REST
10 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (9.65%) MVC
10 11 (9.65%) CSS
10 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Excel
10 11 (9.65%) Retail
11 10 (8.77%) ERP
11 10 (8.77%) Web Services
12 9 (7.89%) CMS
12 9 (7.89%) Service Management
12 9 (7.89%) jQuery
12 9 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (7.89%) Redis
12 9 (7.89%) Sass

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 9 (7.89%) CMS
2 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.75%) EPiServer
3 2 (1.75%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.88%) Confluence
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (7.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.88%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.89%) SaaS
2 4 (3.51%) Office 365
3 3 (2.63%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.88%) GitHub
4 1 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) 3G
1 8 (7.02%) 4G
2 7 (6.14%) DNS
3 6 (5.26%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (4.39%) DHCP
4 5 (4.39%) ISUP
4 5 (4.39%) LAN
4 5 (4.39%) LDAP
4 5 (4.39%) LTE
4 5 (4.39%) Megaco
4 5 (4.39%) MGW
4 5 (4.39%) WAN
5 4 (3.51%) VoIP
6 3 (2.63%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (2.63%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.75%) MPLS
7 2 (1.75%) VoLTE
7 2 (1.75%) VoWiFi
8 1 (0.88%) ICMP
8 1 (0.88%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.89%) NoSQL
2 9 (7.89%) Redis
3 5 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.63%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.75%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.88%) DTS
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Octopus Deploy
1 7 (6.14%) TeamCity
1 7 (6.14%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.51%) Selenium
2 4 (3.51%) SoapUI
3 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.75%) ReSharper
4 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 30 (26.32%) Finance
1 30 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.28%) Front Office
3 11 (9.65%) Retail
4 6 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Billing
5 1 (0.88%) Local Government
5 1 (0.88%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (17.54%) Analyst
2 16 (14.04%) Developer
3 12 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.65%) Back Office Engineer
4 11 (9.65%) Junior
5 10 (8.77%) .NET Developer
5 10 (8.77%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.89%) Service Manager
6 9 (7.89%) Telecoms Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Business Analyst
7 8 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (7.02%) IT Manager
8 7 (6.14%) Service Transition Manager
8 7 (6.14%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Transition Manager
9 6 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 5 (4.39%) Administrator
10 5 (4.39%) Network Manager
11 4 (3.51%) Desktop Support
11 4 (3.51%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) .NET
1 13 (11.40%) SOAP
2 12 (10.53%) REST
3 11 (9.65%) CSS
4 10 (8.77%) Web Services
5 9 (7.89%) AngularJS
5 9 (7.89%) jQuery
5 9 (7.89%) Sass
6 8 (7.02%) HTML
6 8 (7.02%) HTML5
7 6 (5.26%) XML
8 5 (4.39%) Google Maps API
9 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.75%) SAP BSP
10 2 (1.75%) SAP Fiori
10 2 (1.75%) SAPUI5
10 2 (1.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.51%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.75%) Derivative
5 2 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.75%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.88%) BYOD
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) FMCG
6 1 (0.88%) iSeries
6 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) PMI
6 1 (0.88%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.88%) Robotics
6 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.04%) Windows
2 8 (7.02%) Unix
3 7 (6.14%) Linux
4 5 (4.39%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.75%) CentOS
7 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.91%) Project Management
3 14 (12.28%) ITIL
4 13 (11.40%) Service Delivery
5 12 (10.53%) Change Management
6 11 (9.65%) MVC
7 10 (8.77%) ERP
8 9 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (7.89%) Service Management
9 8 (7.02%) Business Analysis
9 8 (7.02%) Project Planning
9 8 (7.02%) Validation
10 7 (6.14%) ITIL V3
10 7 (6.14%) Scrum
11 6 (5.26%) BDD
11 6 (5.26%) Business Transformation
11 6 (5.26%) Data Extraction
11 6 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
11 6 (5.26%) TDD
12 5 (4.39%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.67%) SQL
2 17 (14.91%) C#
3 12 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.63%) ABAP
5 3 (2.63%) Python
5 3 (2.63%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.75%) C
6 2 (1.75%) PHP
6 2 (1.75%) SAPscript
6 2 (1.75%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.88%) Java
7 1 (0.88%) PHP 5
7 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (6.14%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) HNC
2 4 (3.51%) HND
2 4 (3.51%) ISEB
3 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) CCIP
4 1 (0.88%) CCNP
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) PMO
1 3 (2.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.75%) PMBOK
2 2 (1.75%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.75%) Docker
3 2 (1.75%) KVM
3 2 (1.75%) Xen
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) XenApp
4 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) SCCM
2 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.14%) Oracle
3 5 (4.39%) Google
3 5 (4.39%) Nokia
3 5 (4.39%) Nokia Networks
3 5 (4.39%) SAP
3 5 (4.39%) VMware
4 4 (3.51%) IBM
5 3 (2.63%) Huawei
5 3 (2.63%) Remedy
6 2 (1.75%) Cisco
6 2 (1.75%) Citrix
6 2 (1.75%) HP
6 2 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.75%) Symantec
7 1 (0.88%) Ariba
7 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.88%) Juniper
7 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
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