The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 121 138 141
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 12 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.48% 0.39% 0.32%
As % of the General category 1.48% 1.29% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 6
Median daily rate £475 £500 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +58.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £365 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £530 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.19% +14.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-2.89% +27.77%
Back Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
809 931 983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 32.31% 30.17% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 458 552
Median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £242 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 92 81
Median hourly rate £27.25 £24.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.54% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office across the East of England region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the East of England region.

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cambridgeshire +21 4 £183 -55.75%
Essex +8 4 £463 +23.33% 1
Hertfordshire +3 4 £501 +0.25% 1
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Front Office
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) MS Office
5 5 (20.83%) Workflow
5 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 4 (16.67%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.50%) Wireframes
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 3 (12.50%) BPR
7 3 (12.50%) User Stories
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.50%) Time Management
7 3 (12.50%) VMware
7 3 (12.50%) TDD
7 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
8 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
8 2 (8.33%) iPad
8 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
8 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (8.33%) Windows
8 2 (8.33%) Sage
8 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.33%) IIS
8 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
8 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.17%) OLAP
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Xcode
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Front Office
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 4 (16.67%) Applications Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Finance Business Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Operations Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Workflow Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.17%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.33%) iPad
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) CMDB
2 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) e-Learning
2 1 (4.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (20.83%) Workflow
2 4 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 3 (12.50%) BPR
3 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
3 3 (12.50%) TDD
3 3 (12.50%) Time Management
3 3 (12.50%) User Stories
3 3 (12.50%) Wireframes
4 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Content Management
5 1 (4.17%) Data Transformation
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.17%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
1 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Apple Swift
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
2 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CCNA
1 1 (4.17%) CCNP
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) HND
1 1 (4.17%) MCP
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (4.17%) Nagios
1 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Sage
4 1 (4.17%) Altiris
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) CODA
4 1 (4.17%) Google
4 1 (4.17%) Sun