Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 275 248
Rank change year-on-year +14 -27 +10
Contract jobs citing Back Office 114 93 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.69% 0.57% 0.81%
As % of the General category 2.19% 1.60% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 45 74
South East median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £171 £225
90th Percentile £575 £553 £550
England median daily rate £500 £513 £417
% change year-on-year -2.44% +22.76% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
South East median hourly rate - £14.43 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.14% -34.33%
England median hourly rate £23.06 £33.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -31.16% +103.03% -

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 5,209 5,815 5,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.68% 35.74% 32.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,998 3,202 3,151
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £222
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 198 235
South East median hourly rate £31.75 £20.00 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.75% -5.46% +5.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.79 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £45.18
England median hourly rate £23.58 £26.22 £23.72
% change year-on-year -10.09% +10.56% +3.49%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +6 45 £475 +57.81% 9
Surrey -6 30 £350 -26.32% 5
West Sussex - 23 £413 - 1
Berkshire -14 20 £625 +42.86% 4
Oxfordshire +19 19 £475 +90.00% 3
Hampshire -24 10 £481 +48.08% 10
Buckinghamshire +22 6 £400 +13.64% 2
Kent +11 5 £325 +242.11% 2
East Sussex -2 1 £575 +35.29% 2
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 47 (41.23%) Finance
2 32 (28.07%) SQL
3 28 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (21.93%) Service Management
4 25 (21.93%) Windows
5 23 (20.18%) HTML
5 23 (20.18%) JavaScript
6 21 (18.42%) Java
6 21 (18.42%) CSS
7 20 (17.54%) Active Directory
8 18 (15.79%) Oracle
9 16 (14.04%) SQL Server
9 16 (14.04%) SLA
9 16 (14.04%) Citrix
9 16 (14.04%) XenApp
9 16 (14.04%) Windows Server
10 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (12.28%) XenDesktop
11 14 (12.28%) User Experience
11 14 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (11.40%) jQuery
12 13 (11.40%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (11.40%) Microsoft
12 13 (11.40%) .NET
12 13 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (11.40%) VMware
12 13 (11.40%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (11.40%) Test Automation
13 12 (10.53%) HTML5

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 7 (6.14%) CMS
2 6 (5.26%) EPiServer
3 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.51%) IIS
5 3 (2.63%) Confluence
6 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.75%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.88%) JBoss
7 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.88%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (3.51%) Office 365
3 4 (3.51%) SaaS
4 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.75%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) DHCP
1 5 (4.39%) DNS
2 4 (3.51%) NFC
3 2 (1.75%) Firewall
3 2 (1.75%) VPN
3 2 (1.75%) Wireless
4 1 (0.88%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.89%) MySQL
3 6 (5.26%) DTS
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.63%) Redis
4 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.63%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (9.65%) JIRA
2 8 (7.02%) Axure RP
3 7 (6.14%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.14%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.51%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.51%) SonarQube
4 4 (3.51%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (2.63%) ReSharper
5 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.75%) Gerrit
6 2 (1.75%) JMeter
6 2 (1.75%) Selenium
6 2 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.88%) LSMW
7 1 (0.88%) Maven
7 1 (0.88%) NSubstitute
7 1 (0.88%) Subversion
7 1 (0.88%) TestRail
General
1 47 (41.23%) Finance
2 12 (10.53%) Front Office
2 12 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.77%) Publishing
4 7 (6.14%) Online Betting
5 2 (1.75%) Banking
5 2 (1.75%) Billing
5 2 (1.75%) Legal
5 2 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (26.32%) Analyst
1 30 (26.32%) Developer
2 11 (9.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (8.77%) Automation Engineer
4 9 (7.89%) Architect
4 9 (7.89%) PHP Developer
5 8 (7.02%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 8 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 8 (7.02%) Citrix Analyst
5 8 (7.02%) Citrix Support
5 8 (7.02%) Designer
5 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Support
5 8 (7.02%) UX Designer
6 7 (6.14%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.14%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 6 (5.26%) SQL DBA
7 6 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
7 6 (5.26%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.18%) HTML
2 21 (18.42%) CSS
3 13 (11.40%) .NET
3 13 (11.40%) jQuery
4 12 (10.53%) HTML5
5 10 (8.77%) Web Services
6 9 (7.89%) CSS3
7 7 (6.14%) AngularJS
8 6 (5.26%) EDI
8 6 (5.26%) LAMP
9 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (2.63%) Sass
10 3 (2.63%) XML
11 2 (1.75%) JSON
11 2 (1.75%) LDAP
11 2 (1.75%) Node.js
11 2 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) User Experience
2 13 (11.40%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (8.77%) Data Centre
3 10 (8.77%) Robotics
4 9 (7.89%) Computer Science
5 8 (7.02%) Management Information System
6 6 (5.26%) Reinsurance
6 6 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (3.51%) Driving Licence
8 4 (3.51%) Public Cloud
9 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.75%) Life Science
11 1 (0.88%) CMDB
11 1 (0.88%) Contactless
11 1 (0.88%) EPoS
11 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.93%) Windows
2 16 (14.04%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.02%) Linux
3 8 (7.02%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.51%) Solaris
5 2 (1.75%) Unix
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.93%) Service Management
3 14 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (11.40%) Test Automation
5 11 (9.65%) Data Management
5 11 (9.65%) Workflow
6 10 (8.77%) Change Control
6 10 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (8.77%) Migration
6 10 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (8.77%) Task Automation
6 10 (8.77%) Waterfall
7 9 (7.89%) DevOps
7 9 (7.89%) Microservices
7 9 (7.89%) User Stories
8 8 (7.02%) Mentoring
8 8 (7.02%) Web Development
9 7 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.07%) SQL
2 23 (20.18%) JavaScript
3 21 (18.42%) Java
4 10 (8.77%) C#
5 9 (7.89%) PHP
5 9 (7.89%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.26%) VBScript
7 4 (3.51%) Java 8
7 4 (3.51%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.75%) ABAP
8 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.88%) Python
9 1 (0.88%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.77%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 4 (3.51%) CCSP
2 4 (3.51%) CISA
2 4 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.51%) CISM
2 4 (3.51%) CISSP
2 4 (3.51%) CLAS
2 4 (3.51%) CREST Certified
2 4 (3.51%) IISP
3 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.04%) SLA
2 6 (5.26%) QA
3 4 (3.51%) GDPR
3 4 (3.51%) ISAE 3402
3 4 (3.51%) ISO 22301
3 4 (3.51%) ISO 31000
3 4 (3.51%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 4 (3.51%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.75%) PMO
5 1 (0.88%) IFRS
System Software
1 20 (17.54%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.04%) XenApp
3 14 (12.28%) XenDesktop
4 13 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (7.02%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (3.51%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.63%) Docker
8 2 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.75%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) SCCM
2 4 (3.51%) Nessus
2 4 (3.51%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 3 (2.63%) WSUS
4 2 (1.75%) SCOM
4 2 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.88%) Ansible
5 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (15.79%) Oracle
2 16 (14.04%) Citrix
3 13 (11.40%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.40%) Salesforce.com
3 13 (11.40%) VMware
4 12 (10.53%) IBM
5 9 (7.89%) BMC
5 9 (7.89%) ComArch
5 9 (7.89%) HP
5 9 (7.89%) Remedy
5 9 (7.89%) TIBCO
5 9 (7.89%) UiPath
6 6 (5.26%) Adyen
6 6 (5.26%) Cisco
6 6 (5.26%) Polycom
6 6 (5.26%) WorldPay
7 4 (3.51%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (3.51%) Google
7 4 (3.51%) McAfee
7 4 (3.51%) Qualys