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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 214 180 168
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -12
Contract jobs citing Back Office 471 546 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.99% 1.19% 1.23%
As % of the General category 2.54% 3.00% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 365 331
Average daily rate
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£473 £425 £505
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.17% -15.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £156 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.93% +19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.66 £14.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £35.00 £23.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £27.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-53.15% +85.00%
Back Office
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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
18531 18225 17068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.91% 39.84% 41.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11837 11263 10619
Average daily rate £440 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 593 555
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 2015.

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
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 27 February 2015. 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 -14 326 £500 - 106
South East -24 65 £370 +28.69% 22
South West -20 25 £350 -15.15% 11
North West +3 19 £300 +100.00% 17
Yorkshire -33 13 £350 - 6
East of England -1 9 £425 +41.66%
West Midlands -14 7 £300 -4.76% 9
East Midlands -21 7 £300 +328.57% 6
North East -2 3 £400 +14.28% 2
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 317 (35.30%) Finance
2 241 (26.84%) Banking
3 240 (26.73%) SQL
4 165 (18.37%) Front Office
5 152 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (16.93%) SQL Server
6 134 (14.92%) .NET
7 127 (14.14%) Windows
7 127 (14.14%) Project Management
8 118 (13.14%) Investment Banking
9 117 (13.03%) Microsoft
10 115 (12.81%) C#
11 99 (11.02%) Oracle
12 98 (10.91%) Derivative
13 93 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
14 85 (9.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 84 (9.35%) Java
16 83 (9.24%) Business Analysis
17 71 (7.91%) Retail
18 66 (7.35%) ITIL
19 65 (7.24%) ASP.NET
20 62 (6.90%) UNIX
21 60 (6.68%) MS Excel
21 60 (6.68%) Workflow
22 59 (6.57%) JavaScript
23 58 (6.46%) E-Commerce
24 57 (6.35%) HTML
24 57 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
25 55 (6.12%) MS Office
26 53 (5.90%) Fixed Income

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 24 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 15 (1.67%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.34%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.34%) IBM Notes
5 11 (1.22%) Apache
6 10 (1.11%) JBoss
7 9 (1.00%) Lync
8 7 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.78%) FileNet
8 7 (0.78%) CMS
9 5 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.56%) WordPress
10 4 (0.45%) WebSphere Process Server
11 3 (0.33%) IIS
11 3 (0.33%) SAS
11 3 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.33%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 60 (6.68%) MS Excel
2 55 (6.12%) MS Office
3 16 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.78%) MS Project
4 14 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 28 (3.12%) Markit EDM
2 8 (0.89%) Endur
2 8 (0.89%) thinkFolio
3 7 (0.78%) Global One
3 7 (0.78%) ResourceLink
3 7 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.45%) SunGard Martini
5 4 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.33%) SunGard GMI
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.33%) Murex MxG2000
6 3 (0.33%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.33%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 3 (0.33%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.33%) SaaS
1 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.11%) Office 365
3 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 25 (2.78%) SAN
2 25 (2.78%) Firewall
3 18 (2.00%) DNS
4 17 (1.89%) Internet
5 16 (1.78%) LAN
5 16 (1.78%) WAN
5 16 (1.78%) Ethernet
5 16 (1.78%) HTTP
6 15 (1.67%) OSPF
7 13 (1.45%) BGP
8 11 (1.22%) MPLS
9 9 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
9 9 (1.00%) Intranet
10 8 (0.89%) 3G
10 8 (0.89%) DHCP
10 8 (0.89%) HSRP
11 6 (0.67%) Wireless
11 6 (0.67%) 2G
12 5 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (16.93%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (2.45%) MySQL
7 17 (1.89%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.56%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (1.22%) FileMaker
11 10 (1.11%) DB2
11 10 (1.11%) MS Access
12 9 (1.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 9 (1.00%) Data Mining
13 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.67%) OLAP
14 6 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.56%) Big Data
16 4 (0.45%) Hadoop
16 4 (0.45%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 19 (2.12%) Visual Studio
2 17 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.56%) Subversion
3 14 (1.56%) JIRA
4 8 (0.89%) Selenium
4 8 (0.89%) NUnit
4 8 (0.89%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.67%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.56%) TestDirector
7 4 (0.45%) Maven
7 4 (0.45%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.45%) MSTest
7 4 (0.45%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.45%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.33%) Serena SBM
8 3 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (0.33%) Mockito
8 3 (0.33%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.33%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.33%) Toad
General
1 317 (35.30%) Finance
2 241 (26.84%) Banking
3 165 (18.37%) Front Office
4 118 (13.14%) Investment Banking
5 71 (7.91%) Retail
6 51 (5.68%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.78%) Legal
8 14 (1.56%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.45%) Marketing
10 9 (1.00%) Local Government
11 7 (0.78%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.67%) Billing
13 5 (0.56%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.56%) Automotive
14 4 (0.45%) Law
14 4 (0.45%) Publishing
15 3 (0.33%) French Language
16 2 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 312 (34.74%) Analyst
2 190 (21.16%) Developer
2 190 (21.16%) Business Analyst
3 98 (10.91%) Project Manager
4 65 (7.24%) Support Analyst
5 56 (6.24%) .NET Developer
6 52 (5.79%) Applications Support
7 38 (4.23%) SQL Developer
8 33 (3.67%) C# Developer
8 33 (3.67%) Applications Support Analyst
9 31 (3.45%) Consultant
10 29 (3.23%) Back Office Engineer
11 28 (3.12%) Architect
12 26 (2.90%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 24 (2.67%) Java Developer
14 22 (2.45%) Senior Developer
15 21 (2.34%) Support Engineer
16 20 (2.23%) Banking Business Analyst
17 19 (2.12%) Systems Analyst
18 18 (2.00%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (14.92%) .NET
2 65 (7.24%) ASP.NET
3 57 (6.35%) HTML
4 44 (4.90%) Web Services
5 43 (4.79%) XML
6 36 (4.01%) jQuery
7 26 (2.90%) CSS
7 26 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (2.78%) WCF
8 25 (2.78%) .NET Framework
9 16 (1.78%) J2EE
10 15 (1.67%) XSLT
11 14 (1.56%) XHTML
11 14 (1.56%) LINQ
12 13 (1.45%) Spring
12 13 (1.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (1.34%) RESTful
13 12 (1.34%) Hibernate
14 11 (1.22%) Middleware
14 11 (1.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 98 (10.91%) Derivative
2 93 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (9.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 53 (5.90%) Fixed Income
5 52 (5.79%) Equities
6 28 (3.12%) User Experience
7 23 (2.56%) Blackberry
8 19 (2.12%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
10 15 (1.67%) Credit Derivative
10 15 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.67%) Data Integration
11 13 (1.45%) Contract for Difference
12 12 (1.34%) Computer Science
12 12 (1.34%) N-Tier
13 10 (1.11%) Credit Risk
13 10 (1.11%) SWIFT
13 10 (1.11%) Mobile App
14 9 (1.00%) iPad
14 9 (1.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 127 (14.14%) Windows
2 62 (6.90%) UNIX
3 49 (5.46%) Linux
4 33 (3.67%) Windows 7
5 21 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (2.00%) Windows XP
7 14 (1.56%) Android
8 10 (1.11%) Mac OS X Server
8 10 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.89%) Windows 8
9 8 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.56%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.11%) Solaris
13 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (14.14%) Project Management
3 83 (9.24%) Business Analysis
4 66 (7.35%) ITIL
5 60 (6.68%) Workflow
6 58 (6.46%) E-Commerce
7 57 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 52 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 50 (5.57%) PRINCE2
10 49 (5.46%) Migration
11 46 (5.12%) Asset Management
11 46 (5.12%) Waterfall
12 45 (5.01%) Scrum
13 42 (4.68%) Risk Management
14 39 (4.34%) MVC
15 35 (3.90%) OO
15 35 (3.90%) TDD
15 35 (3.90%) Investment Management
15 35 (3.90%) Web Development
16 33 (3.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 240 (26.73%) SQL
2 115 (12.81%) C#
3 84 (9.35%) Java
4 59 (6.57%) JavaScript
5 30 (3.34%) T-SQL
6 26 (2.90%) VB
7 25 (2.78%) VBA
8 19 (2.12%) VB.NET
9 14 (1.56%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.56%) C++
10 13 (1.45%) C
11 12 (1.34%) VBScript
12 11 (1.22%) Perl
13 9 (1.00%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.89%) Python
14 8 (0.89%) Scala
15 7 (0.78%) PHP
16 6 (0.67%) VB6
17 4 (0.45%) Korn
17 4 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (3.45%) Degree
2 26 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.11%) VCP4
6 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.89%) CCNP
8 6 (0.67%) MCSE
9 5 (0.56%) HNC
9 5 (0.56%) CCNA
9 5 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.56%) IBM Certification
10 4 (0.45%) ISEB
10 4 (0.45%) HND
11 3 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.33%) MCITP
11 3 (0.33%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.56%) QA
2 17 (1.89%) SLA
2 17 (1.89%) EMIR
3 8 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (0.89%) MiFID
4 5 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.22%) COREP
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) FATCA
7 1 (0.11%) Basel III
7 1 (0.11%) GxP
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.34%) XenApp
4 9 (1.00%) vSphere
5 4 (0.45%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.45%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.22%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.11%) Firmware
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.11%) GridGain
7 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.45%) Control-M
3 8 (0.89%) SCCM
4 2 (0.22%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.22%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.22%) Puppet
4 2 (0.22%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.22%) WSUS
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.11%) Nagios
5 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.11%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 117 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 99 (11.02%) Oracle
3 32 (3.56%) Citrix
4 27 (3.01%) Ericsson
4 27 (3.01%) VMware
5 26 (2.90%) Cisco
6 24 (2.67%) Murex
6 24 (2.67%) Bloomberg
7 21 (2.34%) IBM
7 21 (2.34%) Sybase
7 21 (2.34%) SAP
8 19 (2.12%) Nokia
9 18 (2.00%) NEC
10 16 (1.78%) Apple
11 13 (1.45%) Reuters
11 13 (1.45%) F5
12 11 (1.22%) Lotus
13 10 (1.11%) Siebel
13 10 (1.11%) SunGard
14 9 (1.00%) Symantec
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Market Drayton
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £20 - £26 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £575 - £610 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
NICE systems
Posted: 11 days ago