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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 114 116 129
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 10 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.44% 0.61% 0.35%
As % of the General category 1.42% 1.87% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 7
Median daily rate £275 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £375 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £538 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.75 £27.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-60.90% +161.90%
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
704 857 942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.88% 32.81% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 457 581
Median daily rate £418 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 87 69
Median hourly rate £28.94 £25.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.60% -21.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.30 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £28.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +9 7 £275 -47.61%
Hertfordshire -9 2 £125 -74.74% 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Back Office
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 10 (50.00%) Finance
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Front Office
3 7 (35.00%) TDD
3 7 (35.00%) Java
3 7 (35.00%) Selenium
3 7 (35.00%) Automation Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (30.00%) QA
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (30.00%) Appium
4 6 (30.00%) MS Office
4 6 (30.00%) Eclipse
4 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) JBehave
5 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (20.00%) Banking
7 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Workflow
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.00%) Time Management
7 3 (15.00%) BDD

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 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Sage 200
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.00%) OLAP
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) Appium
2 6 (30.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (30.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (25.00%) JBehave
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Front Office
3 4 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 4 (20.00%) Applications Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Automation Testing
2 7 (35.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) BDD
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Time Management
5 3 (15.00%) Workflow
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL
7 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.00%) BPR
7 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.00%) CRM
7 1 (5.00%) Pair Programming
7 1 (5.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) CCNP
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Sage
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) CODA
3 1 (5.00%) Sun
3 1 (5.00%) Xerox