Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 237 272
Rank change year-on-year -51 +35 -7
Contract jobs citing Back Office 88 147 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.88% 0.68%
As % of the General category 1.48% 2.67% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 79 70
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -5.60%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £143
90th Percentile £571 £603 £589
England median daily rate £520 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +15.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
South East median hourly rate £15.23 £11.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.45% -35.29% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.51 £10.00 £14.60
90th Percentile £16.65 £14.50 £54.63
England median hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +103.03% -2.94% -4.23%

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 5936 5512 6793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 35.26% 33.05% 35.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3248 3112 3805
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +0.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £223 £230
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 239 213
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +32.35%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.70 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.80 £48.65
England median hourly rate £25.50 £24.50 £24.93
% change year-on-year +4.08% -1.71% +13.30%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -26 44 £301 -10.81% 12
Berkshire -18 33 £438 +75.00% 1
Surrey -21 19 £450 +18.42%
Hampshire +1 13 £353 -6.00% 5
Oxfordshire -2 9 £250 -33.33%
Middlesex +5 3 £500 -
East Sussex +1 2 £425 +9.68% 1
Kent -11 2 £235 -47.78%
West Sussex -15 2 £413 +3.13%
Buckinghamshire -25 2 £352 -9.16% 11
Sussex - 2 £450 -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 29 (32.95%) Finance
2 22 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 20 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (15.91%) Project Management
5 13 (14.77%) Front Office
5 13 (14.77%) Windows
5 13 (14.77%) CRM
6 11 (12.50%) SQL
6 11 (12.50%) Office 365
7 10 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Excel
8 9 (10.23%) Retail
8 9 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (9.09%) ITIL
9 8 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 8 (9.09%) Validation
10 7 (7.95%) Migration
10 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
10 7 (7.95%) C#
10 7 (7.95%) Active Directory
10 7 (7.95%) Remedy
10 7 (7.95%) Release Management
11 6 (6.82%) Fault Management
11 6 (6.82%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.82%) BDD
11 6 (6.82%) Huawei

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 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.14%) CMS
3 1 (1.14%) EPiServer
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.14%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (3.41%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.27%) SaaS
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) Firewall
1 5 (5.68%) VoIP
2 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.41%) DHCP
3 3 (3.41%) DNS
3 3 (3.41%) LAN
3 3 (3.41%) RTP
3 3 (3.41%) VLAN
3 3 (3.41%) WAN
4 2 (2.27%) 3G
4 2 (2.27%) 4G
4 2 (2.27%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (2.27%) Internet
4 2 (2.27%) ISUP
4 2 (2.27%) LTE
4 2 (2.27%) Megaco
4 2 (2.27%) MGW
4 2 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.27%) VoLTE
4 2 (2.27%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) Power BI
3 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.14%) Redis
3 1 (1.14%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Selenium
1 4 (4.55%) SoapUI
2 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.14%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.14%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (32.95%) Finance
2 22 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 13 (14.77%) Front Office
4 9 (10.23%) Retail
5 6 (6.82%) Publishing
6 5 (5.68%) Banking
6 5 (5.68%) Billing
7 2 (2.27%) Marketing
7 2 (2.27%) Online Betting
8 1 (1.14%) Advertising
8 1 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (1.14%) Local Government
8 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (18.18%) Analyst
2 14 (15.91%) Back Office Engineer
2 14 (15.91%) Junior
3 9 (10.23%) Coordinator
3 9 (10.23%) IT Manager
3 9 (10.23%) Project Manager
3 9 (10.23%) Telecoms Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Project Coordinator
4 6 (6.82%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Configuration Manager
5 5 (5.68%) Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Integration Manager
7 3 (3.41%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Service Transition Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) .NET
2 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.27%) SOAP
3 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.14%) BAPI
3 1 (1.14%) CSS
3 1 (1.14%) HTML
3 1 (1.14%) HTML5
3 1 (1.14%) jQuery
3 1 (1.14%) SAP BSP
3 1 (1.14%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (1.14%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (1.14%) SAPUI5
3 1 (1.14%) WCF
3 1 (1.14%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (1.14%) Web Services
3 1 (1.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.41%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.27%) iPhone
4 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.14%) FMCG
5 1 (1.14%) iPad
5 1 (1.14%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.14%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.77%) Windows
2 5 (5.68%) Linux
2 5 (5.68%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.55%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.27%) Unix
6 1 (1.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.91%) Project Management
3 13 (14.77%) CRM
4 10 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 8 (9.09%) ITIL
5 8 (9.09%) Validation
6 7 (7.95%) Migration
6 7 (7.95%) Release Management
6 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.82%) BDD
7 6 (6.82%) Capacity Management
7 6 (6.82%) Fault Management
7 6 (6.82%) Functional Testing
7 6 (6.82%) Programme Management
7 6 (6.82%) Scrum
7 6 (6.82%) Statistics
7 6 (6.82%) TDD
7 6 (6.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.50%) SQL
2 7 (7.95%) C#
3 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.27%) VBScript
5 1 (1.14%) ABAP
5 1 (1.14%) SAPscript
5 1 (1.14%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.14%) VB
5 1 (1.14%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.68%) PMP
2 4 (4.55%) ISEB
3 2 (2.27%) ACSA
3 2 (2.27%) CCNA
3 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.27%) Degree
3 2 (2.27%) HNC
3 2 (2.27%) HND
4 1 (1.14%) MCP
4 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) SLA
2 5 (5.68%) PMO
3 4 (4.55%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.14%) EMIR
4 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.68%) XenApp
2 5 (5.68%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.95%) Remedy
3 6 (6.82%) Citrix
3 6 (6.82%) Huawei
3 6 (6.82%) SAP
4 5 (5.68%) Apple
4 5 (5.68%) IBM
4 5 (5.68%) VMware
5 3 (3.41%) Cisco
5 3 (3.41%) Forcepoint
5 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.41%) Symantec
6 2 (2.27%) Canon
6 2 (2.27%) HP
6 2 (2.27%) MobileIron
6 2 (2.27%) Nokia
6 2 (2.27%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle
6 2 (2.27%) Polycom
6 2 (2.27%) Workday