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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
England / South East
Rank 193 195 210
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 52 69 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 0.75% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.89% 2.17% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 25
Median daily rate £400 £301 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.78% -18.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £139 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +6.49%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.48 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +66.55% +73.07%  

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 2745 3176 3380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.97% 34.45% 34.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1498 1717 1741
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 124 83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.05 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Hampshire +23 16 £425 +6.25% 3
West Sussex +9 12 £400 -15.78% 2
Berkshire +16 11 £381 +73.29% 7
Surrey -3 6 £210 -31.70% 4
Oxfordshire -18 3 £325 +66.66%
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £325 -7.14% 3
Kent +5 1 £475 +26.66%
Middlesex +3 1 - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 36 (26.67%) Finance
2 26 (19.26%) ITIL
2 26 (19.26%) Windows
3 21 (15.56%) Oracle
4 20 (14.81%) Migration
5 18 (13.33%) Huawei
5 18 (13.33%) .NET
5 18 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 17 (12.59%) SQL
6 17 (12.59%) C#
6 17 (12.59%) Front Office
7 16 (11.85%) Configuration Management
7 16 (11.85%) Validation
8 15 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (11.11%) Fault Management
8 15 (11.11%) Active Directory
8 15 (11.11%) HTML
8 15 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 15 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 15 (11.11%) Capacity Management
8 15 (11.11%) Functional Testing
9 14 (10.37%) Web Services
9 14 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (9.63%) Oracle EBS
10 13 (9.63%) Telecoms
10 13 (9.63%) Statistics
10 13 (9.63%) CSS
10 13 (9.63%) SOAP
10 13 (9.63%) REST
11 12 (8.89%) SaaS

Back Office
Top Related 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 10 (7.41%) CMS
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.48%) Apache
3 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.74%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.74%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.48%) MS Project
3 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) MS Office
4 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (9.63%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (7.41%) Oracle Payables
3 10 (7.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 7 (5.19%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.74%) Maximo
6 1 (0.74%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.74%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.89%) SaaS
2 5 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.70%) Office 365
3 3 (2.22%) IaaS
3 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.74%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.89%) 3G
1 12 (8.89%) TCP/IP
2 11 (8.15%) 4G
2 11 (8.15%) DNS
3 10 (7.41%) DHCP
3 10 (7.41%) LAN
3 10 (7.41%) WAN
3 10 (7.41%) Wireshark
4 9 (6.67%) 2G
5 5 (3.70%) Firewall
5 5 (3.70%) LDAP
6 2 (1.48%) HTTP
6 2 (1.48%) Internet
6 2 (1.48%) LTE
6 2 (1.48%) MPLS
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.74%) HSRP
7 1 (0.74%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.74%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.93%) NoSQL
2 8 (5.93%) Redis
3 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.74%) DTS
4 1 (0.74%) MySQL
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.74%) QlikView
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (4.44%) TeamCity
1 6 (4.44%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.74%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.74%) NUnit
3 1 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.74%) Selenium
3 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (26.67%) Finance
2 17 (12.59%) Front Office
3 13 (9.63%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.93%) Retail
5 2 (1.48%) Publishing
6 1 (0.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Local Government
6 1 (0.74%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 25 (18.52%) Analyst
2 20 (14.81%) Business Analyst
3 17 (12.59%) Developer
4 13 (9.63%) Architect
5 11 (8.15%) Oracle Business Analyst
6 10 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 10 (7.41%) Oracle Analyst
7 9 (6.67%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.19%) IT Manager
8 7 (5.19%) Service Manager
8 7 (5.19%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Active Directory Support
9 6 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (4.44%) Consultant
9 6 (4.44%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.70%) Administrator
10 5 (3.70%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.70%) Support Technician
10 5 (3.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.33%) .NET
2 15 (11.11%) HTML
3 14 (10.37%) Web Services
4 13 (9.63%) CSS
4 13 (9.63%) REST
4 13 (9.63%) SOAP
5 11 (8.15%) HTML5
6 9 (6.67%) jQuery
7 8 (5.93%) AngularJS
7 8 (5.93%) Sass
8 6 (4.44%) XML
9 5 (3.70%) Google Maps API
10 3 (2.22%) WinForms
11 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.48%) WPF
12 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.74%) LAMP
12 1 (0.74%) NHibernate
12 1 (0.74%) SAML
12 1 (0.74%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.70%) Smart Meter
4 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.48%) EPoS
7 1 (0.74%) BYOD
7 1 (0.74%) iSeries
7 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.74%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.74%) Robotics
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.26%) Windows
2 9 (6.67%) Linux
2 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.19%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.70%) Unix
5 5 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.74%) Android
6 1 (0.74%) Debian
6 1 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.26%) ITIL
2 20 (14.81%) Migration
3 16 (11.85%) Configuration Management
3 16 (11.85%) Validation
4 15 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 15 (11.11%) Fault Management
4 15 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 14 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (9.63%) Statistics
7 11 (8.15%) MVC
7 11 (8.15%) People Management
7 11 (8.15%) Project Management
8 10 (7.41%) Order to Cash
8 10 (7.41%) Procure-to-Pay
8 10 (7.41%) Record to Report
9 9 (6.67%) Business Analysis
10 8 (5.93%) ERP
10 8 (5.93%) Network Design
10 8 (5.93%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.59%) C#
1 17 (12.59%) SQL
2 15 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.19%) Java
4 5 (3.70%) Perl
5 4 (2.96%) C++
5 4 (2.96%) PHP
6 3 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.22%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.48%) C
8 1 (0.74%) PHP 5
8 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (7.41%) CCNP
1 10 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (6.67%) CCIE
2 9 (6.67%) CCNA
3 6 (4.44%) Degree
4 3 (2.22%) CISSP
4 3 (2.22%) CLAS
4 3 (2.22%) GIAC
4 3 (2.22%) SANS
4 3 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.74%) CCIP
6 1 (0.74%) HNC
6 1 (0.74%) HND
6 1 (0.74%) ISEB
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.96%) PMO
2 4 (2.96%) SLA
3 2 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.74%) QA
4 1 (0.74%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.70%) vSphere
4 3 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.74%) XenApp
6 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (7.41%) SCCM
2 6 (4.44%) SCOM
3 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (2.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.74%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.74%) OpenView
4 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (15.56%) Oracle
2 18 (13.33%) Huawei
2 18 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.15%) Cisco
3 11 (8.15%) VMware
4 10 (7.41%) Juniper
4 10 (7.41%) Nokia Networks
5 9 (6.67%) Ericsson
5 9 (6.67%) Nokia
6 5 (3.70%) Dell
6 5 (3.70%) Google
6 5 (3.70%) NetApp
6 5 (3.70%) TIBCO
6 5 (3.70%) webMethods
7 4 (2.96%) Symantec
8 3 (2.22%) HP
8 3 (2.22%) SAP
8 3 (2.22%) Veritas
9 2 (1.48%) Citrix
9 2 (1.48%) IBM
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