Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 224 259
Rank change year-on-year -59 +35 +9
Contract jobs citing Back Office 82 139 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.89% 0.71%
As % of the General category 1.47% 2.65% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 77 60
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -1.75%
10th Percentile £278 £213 £210
90th Percentile £575 £605 £498
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
South East median hourly rate £15.23 £11.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.45% -60.00% +161.90%
10th Percentile £12.51 £10.00 £14.38
90th Percentile £16.65 £17.38 £28.75
England median hourly rate £25.06 £16.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +51.86% -22.35% +28.79%

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 5,580 5,249 6,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.17% 33.78% 34.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,081 2,914 3,450
South East median daily rate £426 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.53% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £226
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 228 232
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £25.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.95% -8.18% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.18 £10.96
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.13 £48.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +15.74%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -52 31 £450 +24.14% 8
Hampshire +1 23 £400 +6.67% 5
Berkshire -42 14 £356 +11.33% 1
Surrey -29 12 £425 +102.38% 3
Buckinghamshire -23 10 £500 -4.76% 3
West Sussex -14 9 £425 +6.25% 1
Oxfordshire -18 7 £313 -16.67% 4
Middlesex +4 3 £500 -16.67%
East Sussex -1 2 £363 -6.45% 1
Kent -12 2 £388 -16.22% 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 31 (37.80%) Finance
2 18 (21.95%) Project Management
3 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
4 12 (14.63%) Migration
4 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (14.63%) Office 365
5 11 (13.41%) CRM
5 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
6 10 (12.20%) Active Directory
7 9 (10.98%) TCP/IP
7 9 (10.98%) WAN
7 9 (10.98%) SQL
7 9 (10.98%) Firewall
8 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (9.76%) Telecoms
8 8 (9.76%) .NET
8 8 (9.76%) SAP
8 8 (9.76%) Linux
8 8 (9.76%) E-Commerce
8 8 (9.76%) LAN
8 8 (9.76%) VLAN
8 8 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (8.54%) High Availability
9 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (8.54%) Data Centre
9 7 (8.54%) PMO
9 7 (8.54%) Degree
9 7 (8.54%) Release Management
9 7 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (8.54%) Windows

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 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.44%) JBoss
3 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.22%) CMS
4 1 (1.22%) EPiServer
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SAP BPC
1 2 (2.44%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.44%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.44%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (2.44%) SAP PS
2 1 (1.22%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.22%) Endur
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.63%) Office 365
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.98%) Firewall
1 9 (10.98%) TCP/IP
1 9 (10.98%) WAN
2 8 (9.76%) LAN
2 8 (9.76%) VLAN
3 6 (7.32%) IMAP
3 6 (7.32%) POP3
3 6 (7.32%) SMTP
4 3 (3.66%) RTP
5 2 (2.44%) 3G
5 2 (2.44%) 4G
5 2 (2.44%) DHCP
5 2 (2.44%) DNS
5 2 (2.44%) MGW
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.22%) CTI
6 1 (1.22%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (1.22%) Internet
6 1 (1.22%) SMS
6 1 (1.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) Power BI
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.44%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
4 1 (1.22%) Redis
4 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.22%) JIRA
3 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.22%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.22%) Selenium
3 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (37.80%) Finance
2 8 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.54%) Front Office
4 5 (6.10%) Marketing
4 5 (6.10%) Publishing
5 4 (4.88%) Advertising
5 4 (4.88%) Billing
5 4 (4.88%) Retail
6 2 (2.44%) Online Betting
7 1 (1.22%) Banking
7 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (21.95%) Analyst
2 8 (9.76%) Business Analyst
2 8 (9.76%) Developer
2 8 (9.76%) Project Manager
3 7 (8.54%) Consultant
4 5 (6.10%) .NET Developer
4 5 (6.10%) Configuration Manager
5 4 (4.88%) Finance Business Analyst
5 4 (4.88%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (4.88%) Messaging Specialist
5 4 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) Business Finance Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) C# Developer
6 3 (3.66%) Head of IT
6 3 (3.66%) Head of IT Operations
6 3 (3.66%) Head of Operations
6 3 (3.66%) Project Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) Senior Business Finance Analyst
6 3 (3.66%) Senior Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) .NET
2 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET
2 6 (7.32%) MAPI
3 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (4.88%) Razor View Engine
4 4 (4.88%) REST
5 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.44%) HTML
5 2 (2.44%) HTML5
5 2 (2.44%) Middleware
5 2 (2.44%) WPF
6 1 (1.22%) CSS
6 1 (1.22%) jQuery
6 1 (1.22%) JSON
6 1 (1.22%) RESTful
6 1 (1.22%) SOAP
6 1 (1.22%) VXML
6 1 (1.22%) WCF
6 1 (1.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (8.54%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.88%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.66%) iPhone
4 2 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.44%) IVR
4 2 (2.44%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.44%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.44%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.22%) EPoS
5 1 (1.22%) iPad
5 1 (1.22%) Life Science
5 1 (1.22%) Robotics
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) Linux
2 7 (8.54%) Windows
3 4 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.66%) Solaris
4 3 (3.66%) Unix
5 2 (2.44%) Android
5 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.44%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) Project Management
2 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (14.63%) Migration
3 11 (13.41%) CRM
4 8 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (9.76%) E-Commerce
4 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.54%) High Availability
5 7 (8.54%) ITIL
5 7 (8.54%) Release Management
6 6 (7.32%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (7.32%) Waterfall
7 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.10%) MVC
7 5 (6.10%) Project Governance
7 5 (6.10%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.88%) Document Management
8 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) SQL
2 7 (8.54%) C#
3 6 (7.32%) VBA
4 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.44%) C
5 2 (2.44%) Java
5 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.44%) Korn
5 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.44%) Python
5 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.44%) VBScript
6 1 (1.22%) ABAP
6 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) Degree
2 6 (7.32%) MCP
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.88%) DBS Check
4 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.66%) PMP
6 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) HNC
7 1 (1.22%) HND
7 1 (1.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) PMO
2 4 (4.88%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.88%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) EMIR
3 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.88%) XenApp
2 4 (4.88%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (2.44%) Ansible
2 2 (2.44%) Control-M
2 2 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.44%) vRealize
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.76%) SAP
3 7 (8.54%) Symantec
4 5 (6.10%) Citrix
5 4 (4.88%) IBM
5 4 (4.88%) Oracle
5 4 (4.88%) VMware
6 3 (3.66%) Cisco
6 3 (3.66%) Verint
7 2 (2.44%) Apple
7 2 (2.44%) Ariba
7 2 (2.44%) Avaya
7 2 (2.44%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.44%) HP
7 2 (2.44%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.44%) Nokia
7 2 (2.44%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (2.44%) Remedy
7 2 (2.44%) Samsung
8 1 (1.22%) FIS