The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 211 134 135
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 522 781 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.00% 1.62% 1.49%
As % of the General category 2.57% 3.81% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 492 469
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £257 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 16
Average hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.42% +8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.55 £88.00 £53.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-65.71% -2.77%
Back Office
UK

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

General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
20321 20514 23481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.89% 42.53% 44.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12663 13063 14186
Average daily rate £438 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 508 549 688
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £26.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -15.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in England

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in England

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in England

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in England

Back Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Back Office Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -44 334 £500 - 100
South East -66 70 £375 +13.20% 20
South West -28 37 £400 +9.58% 9
Yorkshire +8 25 £325 -18.75% 8
North West +7 21 £325 -35.00% 18
West Midlands -32 16 £325 -2.98% 1
East of England -29 11 £350 -6.66% 7
East Midlands -13 8 £531 +658.92% 1
Midlands -1 1 £730 -
North East -34 1 - - 2
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office.

1 361 (32.64%) Finance
2 287 (25.95%) Banking
3 247 (22.33%) SQL
4 233 (21.07%) Front Office
5 210 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
6 178 (16.09%) Windows
7 168 (15.19%) .NET
8 167 (15.10%) SQL Server
9 166 (15.01%) C#
10 153 (13.83%) Microsoft
11 148 (13.38%) Project Management
12 142 (12.84%) Investment Banking
13 139 (12.57%) Oracle
14 126 (11.39%) Business Analysis
15 121 (10.94%) Scrum
16 110 (9.95%) Derivative
17 109 (9.86%) Java
18 101 (9.13%) Retail
19 96 (8.68%) Security Cleared
20 94 (8.50%) MS Excel
21 93 (8.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 90 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
23 88 (7.96%) Workflow
24 83 (7.50%) SC Cleared
25 80 (7.23%) TDD
26 79 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
27 77 (6.96%) ERP
28 75 (6.78%) PRINCE2
29 74 (6.69%) ITIL
29 74 (6.69%) Degree

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.90%) MS Exchange
3 20 (1.81%) IIS
4 17 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 14 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (0.90%) Apache
8 8 (0.72%) K2 blackpearl
8 8 (0.72%) IBM Notes
8 8 (0.72%) CMS
9 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.45%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 94 (8.50%) MS Excel
2 71 (6.42%) MS Office
3 31 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.53%) MS Project
5 22 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (1.81%) Oracle Retail
3 14 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.81%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.72%) Endur
7 6 (0.54%) SunGard GMI
8 5 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.36%) Temenos Globus
9 4 (0.36%) Aligne
10 3 (0.27%) Algo Collateral
10 3 (0.27%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
10 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.18%) ZaiNet
11 2 (0.18%) RMDS
11 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.18%) OpenLink RightAngle
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.54%) SaaS
3 4 (0.36%) GitHub
4 3 (0.27%) IaaS
4 3 (0.27%) PaaS
5 2 (0.18%) Force.com
5 2 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.18%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.090%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.26%) SAN
2 24 (2.17%) Firewall
2 24 (2.17%) LAN
3 20 (1.81%) Internet
4 19 (1.72%) DNS
5 18 (1.63%) TCP/IP
6 17 (1.54%) WAN
7 15 (1.36%) 3G
8 13 (1.18%) 4G
9 12 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (1.08%) DHCP
10 11 (0.99%) 2G
10 11 (0.99%) LTE
11 10 (0.90%) VPN
12 9 (0.81%) Ethernet
13 8 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
13 8 (0.72%) ATM
14 6 (0.54%) MGW
14 6 (0.54%) IPv4
14 6 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (2.35%) Oracle Database
4 21 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (1.63%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (1.36%) MySQL
7 15 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.90%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.81%) MS Access
10 9 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.54%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (0.18%) WebFOCUS
15 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 25 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.27%) Selenium
5 11 (0.99%) JIRA
6 10 (0.90%) Serena SBM
7 7 (0.63%) Grunt
7 7 (0.63%) Jasmine
7 7 (0.63%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.63%) Maven
8 6 (0.54%) JUnit
8 6 (0.54%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (0.45%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.36%) Subversion
10 4 (0.36%) Xcode
11 3 (0.27%) Behat
12 2 (0.18%) FitNesse
12 2 (0.18%) Toad
12 2 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
13 1 (0.090%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 361 (32.64%) Finance
2 287 (25.95%) Banking
3 233 (21.07%) Front Office
4 142 (12.84%) Investment Banking
5 101 (9.13%) Retail
6 37 (3.35%) Telecoms
7 24 (2.17%) Billing
8 19 (1.72%) Legal
8 19 (1.72%) Retail Banking
9 17 (1.54%) French Language
10 10 (0.90%) Marketing
10 10 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.81%) Games
12 8 (0.72%) General Ledger
12 8 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.36%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Advertising
13 4 (0.36%) Publishing
14 3 (0.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 335 (30.29%) Analyst
2 220 (19.89%) Developer
3 211 (19.08%) Business Analyst
4 133 (12.03%) Project Manager
5 74 (6.69%) .NET Developer
6 59 (5.33%) Applications Support
6 59 (5.33%) Consultant
7 49 (4.43%) Architect
8 40 (3.62%) Java Developer
9 39 (3.53%) Support Analyst
10 35 (3.16%) C# Developer
11 34 (3.07%) Banking Business Analyst
11 34 (3.07%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 32 (2.89%) Senior Developer
12 32 (2.89%) SQL Developer
13 30 (2.71%) Support Engineer
14 24 (2.17%) Programme Manager
15 23 (2.08%) Applications Support Analyst
15 23 (2.08%) Oracle Consultant
16 22 (1.99%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (15.19%) .NET
2 69 (6.24%) ASP.NET
3 64 (5.79%) HTML
4 57 (5.15%) XML
5 48 (4.34%) Web Services
6 36 (3.25%) DOM
6 36 (3.25%) .NET Framework
6 36 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (2.98%) WCF
7 33 (2.98%) CSS
8 29 (2.62%) Spring
9 26 (2.35%) jQuery
10 24 (2.17%) J2EE
11 23 (2.08%) XSLT
11 23 (2.08%) HTML5
12 19 (1.72%) WinForms
12 19 (1.72%) WPF
13 18 (1.63%) Middleware
14 16 (1.45%) CSS3
15 15 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 110 (9.95%) Derivative
2 93 (8.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 79 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (5.33%) Fixed Income
5 57 (5.15%) Management Information System
6 37 (3.35%) Equities
7 35 (3.16%) Open Source
8 26 (2.35%) Credit Risk
9 25 (2.26%) Blackberry
10 24 (2.17%) Statistics
10 24 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (2.08%) User Experience
12 21 (1.90%) Credit Derivative
13 20 (1.81%) N-Tier
14 18 (1.63%) SWIFT
15 15 (1.36%) Market Risk
16 14 (1.27%) Computer Science
16 14 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
17 11 (0.99%) Reference Data
18 9 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 178 (16.09%) Windows
2 62 (5.61%) Windows 7
3 55 (4.97%) UNIX
4 45 (4.07%) Windows XP
5 28 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.08%) Linux
8 11 (0.99%) Windows 2000
9 8 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.54%) Solaris
11 5 (0.45%) Android
12 4 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.27%) Windows CE
13 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.090%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.090%) Debian
14 1 (0.090%) OS/400
14 1 (0.090%) HPUX
14 1 (0.090%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (13.38%) Project Management
3 126 (11.39%) Business Analysis
4 121 (10.94%) Scrum
5 90 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 88 (7.96%) Workflow
7 80 (7.23%) TDD
8 77 (6.96%) ERP
9 75 (6.78%) PRINCE2
10 74 (6.69%) ITIL
11 69 (6.24%) Change Management
12 64 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
13 61 (5.52%) OO
14 58 (5.24%) CRM
15 57 (5.15%) Unit Testing
16 50 (4.52%) Risk Management
16 50 (4.52%) Migration
17 46 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
18 44 (3.98%) E-Commerce
18 44 (3.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 247 (22.33%) SQL
2 166 (15.01%) C#
3 109 (9.86%) Java
4 65 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 32 (2.89%) VB
6 28 (2.53%) T-SQL
7 27 (2.44%) VB.NET
8 26 (2.35%) C++
9 24 (2.17%) Python
10 23 (2.08%) Shell Script
11 20 (1.81%) PL/SQL
12 19 (1.72%) PHP
13 17 (1.54%) C
14 14 (1.27%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.18%) Scala
16 11 (0.99%) VBA
17 9 (0.81%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.72%) Perl
19 7 (0.63%) VBScript
20 5 (0.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 96 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 83 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 74 (6.69%) Degree
4 26 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.81%) MCP
6 17 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 16 (1.45%) PMI Certification
8 15 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (1.36%) ISEB
9 13 (1.18%) PMP
10 12 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.63%) MCSE
11 7 (0.63%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 4 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.36%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.18%) MCITP
14 2 (0.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 2 (0.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.61%) QA
2 38 (3.44%) SLA
3 26 (2.35%) EMIR
4 24 (2.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.45%) MiFID
6 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.18%) Basel III
7 2 (0.18%) COREP
8 1 (0.090%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.090%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.090%) FATCA
8 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.090%) WAI
System Software
1 52 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.63%) XenApp
4 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (0.54%) ISA Server
4 6 (0.54%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.18%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.18%) vSphere
6 2 (0.18%) NDS
6 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.090%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.090%) NFS
7 1 (0.090%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.090%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 15 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.08%) SCCM
3 7 (0.63%) DameWare
4 6 (0.54%) OpenView
4 6 (0.54%) OVSD
5 5 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.45%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.45%) Puppet
6 4 (0.36%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.27%) Control-M
8 2 (0.18%) BMC Marimba
8 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.18%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.090%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.090%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.090%) Kibana
9 1 (0.090%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 153 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 139 (12.57%) Oracle
3 48 (4.34%) SAP
4 42 (3.80%) VMware
5 31 (2.80%) Citrix
6 30 (2.71%) HP
7 24 (2.17%) Cisco
8 23 (2.08%) Murex
9 21 (1.90%) CheckPoint
10 18 (1.63%) IBM
10 18 (1.63%) Charles River
11 16 (1.45%) Sybase
12 15 (1.36%) Nokia
12 15 (1.36%) Calypso
13 13 (1.18%) Huawei
14 12 (1.08%) Bloomberg
15 11 (0.99%) JBoss
16 10 (0.90%) Reuters
16 10 (0.90%) SunGard
16 10 (0.90%) Serena
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Salary £28,000 - £30,000 plus Bonus Potential
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago