Period
to 22 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 242 236
Rank change year-on-year -66 -6 +47
Contract jobs citing Back Office 77 112 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.72% 0.92%
As % of the General category 1.43% 2.03% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 66 86
South East median daily rate £356 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.94% +9.59% -2.67%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £225
90th Percentile £560 £500 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £420
% change year-on-year - +13.10% -11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
South East median hourly rate - £32.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +91.18% -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.52% +125.71% +34.62%

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 5,368 5,530 6,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.36% 35.76% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,951 3,035 3,355
South East median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 219 224
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -10.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.89 £11.70 £11.75
90th Percentile £52.65 £47.50 £49.84
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% -1.96% +13.33%

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 June 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 June 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 -25 31 £335 -6.23% 7
Hampshire -30 17 £525 +44.83% 11
West Sussex 0 16 £341 -14.69% 4
Berkshire -32 15 £330 -13.44% 6
Buckinghamshire +9 14 £315 -6.94%
Surrey -39 9 £350 -17.65% 8
Kent +13 3 £335 -29.47%
Oxfordshire +1 2 £400 +14.29% 1
East Sussex - 1 £363 -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 27 (35.06%) Finance
2 22 (28.57%) Windows
3 18 (23.38%) Active Directory
4 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (19.48%) Linux
6 14 (18.18%) SQL
7 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
7 13 (16.88%) Configuration Management
8 12 (15.58%) Middleware
8 12 (15.58%) TeamCity
8 12 (15.58%) XenApp
8 12 (15.58%) DevOps
9 11 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 11 (14.29%) IBM
9 11 (14.29%) Citrix
9 11 (14.29%) ITIL
10 10 (12.99%) VMware
10 10 (12.99%) XenDesktop
10 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (11.69%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (11.69%) Amazon S3
11 9 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (11.69%) WebSphere
11 9 (11.69%) Migration
11 9 (11.69%) JBoss
11 9 (11.69%) Python
11 9 (11.69%) Java
11 9 (11.69%) WebLogic
11 9 (11.69%) Amazon ELB
11 9 (11.69%) Amazon RDS

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 (11.69%) JBoss
1 9 (11.69%) WebLogic
1 9 (11.69%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.79%) CMS
2 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.49%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.60%) SAP BPC
1 2 (2.60%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.60%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.60%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (2.60%) SAP PS
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (11.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 9 (11.69%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (11.69%) Amazon ELB
1 9 (11.69%) Amazon S3
1 9 (11.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 7 (9.09%) Office 365
3 3 (3.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) Firewall
1 7 (9.09%) WAN
2 6 (7.79%) IMAP
2 6 (7.79%) LAN
2 6 (7.79%) POP3
2 6 (7.79%) SMTP
2 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.79%) VLAN
3 2 (2.60%) 3G
3 2 (2.60%) 4G
3 2 (2.60%) DHCP
3 2 (2.60%) DNS
3 2 (2.60%) MGW
3 2 (2.60%) Wireless
4 1 (1.30%) CTI
4 1 (1.30%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (1.30%) Internet
4 1 (1.30%) ISUP
4 1 (1.30%) Megaco
4 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.90%) GIS
3 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.90%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.90%) Redis
3 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.90%) SAP BW
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (15.58%) TeamCity
2 11 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 8 (10.39%) JIRA
4 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (3.90%) ReSharper
5 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (2.60%) Axure RP
6 2 (2.60%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.30%) LSMW
7 1 (1.30%) Selenium
7 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (35.06%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Front Office
2 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.90%) Advertising
3 3 (3.90%) Billing
4 2 (2.60%) Law
4 2 (2.60%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Online Betting
4 2 (2.60%) Publishing
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Business Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Cloud Engineer
2 9 (11.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (11.69%) Java Engineer
3 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (7.79%) Developer
3 6 (7.79%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (6.49%) Consultant
4 5 (6.49%) IT Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
5 4 (5.19%) Citrix Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Citrix Support
5 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
5 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (5.19%) Messaging Specialist
5 4 (5.19%) Service Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Change Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) Middleware
2 6 (7.79%) .NET
2 6 (7.79%) MAPI
3 5 (6.49%) AngularJS
3 5 (6.49%) CSS
3 5 (6.49%) HTML
3 5 (6.49%) HTML5
4 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (3.90%) EDI
4 3 (3.90%) jQuery
4 3 (3.90%) Sass
5 2 (2.60%) CSS3
5 2 (2.60%) Express
5 2 (2.60%) LDAP
5 2 (2.60%) Node.js
5 2 (2.60%) Web Services
6 1 (1.30%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.79%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.19%) Digital Media
3 4 (5.19%) User Experience
4 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.60%) IVR
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) Robotics
5 2 (2.60%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.30%) CMDB
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Contactless
6 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.57%) Windows
2 15 (19.48%) Linux
3 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.49%) Unix
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.90%) Solaris
7 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.88%) Configuration Management
3 12 (15.58%) DevOps
4 11 (14.29%) ITIL
5 9 (11.69%) Migration
5 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (10.39%) High Availability
6 8 (10.39%) Scrum
7 7 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (7.79%) BDD
8 6 (7.79%) E-Commerce
8 6 (7.79%) Incident Management
8 6 (7.79%) Service Management
8 6 (7.79%) TDD
8 6 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (7.79%) User Stories
9 5 (6.49%) Business Analysis
9 5 (6.49%) Change Management
9 5 (6.49%) CRM
9 5 (6.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.18%) SQL
2 9 (11.69%) Java
2 9 (11.69%) Python
3 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.79%) C#
4 6 (7.79%) VBA
5 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.90%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.60%) Korn
7 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.60%) VBScript
8 1 (1.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Degree
2 5 (6.49%) MCP
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.19%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.30%) HNC
4 1 (1.30%) HND
4 1 (1.30%) ISEB
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) PMO
2 6 (7.79%) SLA
3 4 (5.19%) QA
4 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.30%) EMIR
4 1 (1.30%) IFRS
4 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (23.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.58%) XenApp
3 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.99%) XenDesktop
4 8 (10.39%) Docker
4 8 (10.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) Ansible
1 9 (11.69%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (10.39%) SCCM
3 5 (6.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.60%) Control-M
4 2 (2.60%) SCOM
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.29%) Citrix
2 11 (14.29%) IBM
3 10 (12.99%) VMware
4 6 (7.79%) Oracle
4 6 (7.79%) Polycom
5 5 (6.49%) SAP
5 5 (6.49%) Symantec
6 3 (3.90%) Verint
7 2 (2.60%) Ariba
7 2 (2.60%) BMC
7 2 (2.60%) Cisco
7 2 (2.60%) ComArch
7 2 (2.60%) HP
7 2 (2.60%) Nokia
7 2 (2.60%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (2.60%) Remedy
7 2 (2.60%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.30%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.30%) Misys