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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 237 172 145
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -27
Contract jobs citing Back Office 473 600 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.94% 1.27% 1.39%
As % of the General category 2.45% 3.08% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 409 393
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £191 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £644
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 13
Average hourly rate £24.75 £21.33 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.03% -7.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £13.25 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £34.00 £24.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.98% +33.31%
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
19287 19490 18717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.23% 41.27% 41.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12847 12583 11256
Average daily rate £442 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 530 732
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -28 322 £475 -5.00% 101
South East -19 64 £375 -6.25% 19
South West -21 24 £343 +5.38% 8
North West -9 13 £304 -22.54% 9
North East -15 13 £400 +25.98% 1
Yorkshire -11 10 £350 -6.66% 5
West Midlands -19 10 £130 -56.66% 4
East of England -19 10 £450 +26.76% 3
East Midlands -18 7 £340 +385.71% 4
Midlands - - - -
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 336 (33.77%) Finance
2 263 (26.43%) Banking
3 251 (25.23%) SQL
4 188 (18.89%) Front Office
5 166 (16.68%) Agile Software Development
6 152 (15.28%) SQL Server
7 142 (14.27%) Project Management
8 137 (13.77%) Windows
9 133 (13.37%) .NET
10 125 (12.56%) Oracle
10 125 (12.56%) Microsoft
11 124 (12.46%) Investment Banking
12 121 (12.16%) Business Analysis
13 114 (11.46%) Derivative
13 114 (11.46%) C#
14 96 (9.65%) Retail
15 93 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
16 88 (8.84%) MS Excel
17 81 (8.14%) Java
18 76 (7.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 72 (7.24%) MS Office
20 68 (6.83%) ITIL
20 68 (6.83%) User Acceptance Testing
21 62 (6.23%) ERP
21 62 (6.23%) Scrum
22 61 (6.13%) PRINCE2
23 60 (6.03%) ASP.NET
24 58 (5.83%) Telecoms
24 58 (5.83%) Workflow
25 56 (5.63%) Migration

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 13 (1.31%) IBM Notes
4 12 (1.21%) JBoss
5 11 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.70%) nginx
7 6 (0.60%) Lync
7 6 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.60%) WordPress
7 6 (0.60%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.60%) CMS
8 5 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.50%) IIS
8 5 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.40%) WebSphere Portal
9 4 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
9 4 (0.40%) Apache
9 4 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 88 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 72 (7.24%) MS Office
3 23 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.21%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.51%) MS Project
6 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.81%) Markit EDM
1 18 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.21%) Oracle Retail
3 11 (1.11%) Endur
3 11 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.60%) Global One
6 4 (0.40%) SunGard GMI
6 4 (0.40%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.40%) SunGard Martini
7 3 (0.30%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.30%) Murex MxG2000
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.30%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.30%) OpenLink RightAngle
7 3 (0.30%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.30%) SaaS
1 3 (0.30%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.20%) IaaS
2 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.10%) PaaS
3 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.41%) Internet
1 24 (2.41%) TCP/IP
2 23 (2.31%) Firewall
3 21 (2.11%) SAN
4 18 (1.81%) Ethernet
5 17 (1.71%) DNS
5 17 (1.71%) 3G
6 15 (1.51%) 4G
7 12 (1.21%) LTE
8 11 (1.11%) 2G
8 11 (1.11%) Radio Access Network
9 10 (1.01%) OSPF
10 9 (0.90%) LAN
10 9 (0.90%) WAN
11 8 (0.80%) BGP
12 7 (0.70%) Intranet
12 7 (0.70%) DHCP
12 7 (0.70%) VPN
13 6 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (2.21%) Oracle Database
6 21 (2.11%) MySQL
7 18 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (1.51%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (1.11%) FileMaker
11 10 (1.01%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.90%) MS Access
12 9 (0.90%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.70%) DB2
14 7 (0.70%) OLAP
14 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
16 4 (0.40%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 27 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (2.11%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.21%) Subversion
4 11 (1.11%) Eclipse
4 11 (1.11%) JIRA
5 10 (1.01%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.70%) Selenium
7 6 (0.60%) Maven
8 5 (0.50%) TestDirector
8 5 (0.50%) JUnit
9 4 (0.40%) Serena SBM
10 3 (0.30%) NUnit
10 3 (0.30%) Toad
10 3 (0.30%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.30%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.30%) Mockito
11 2 (0.20%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.20%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.20%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.20%) FitNesse
General
1 336 (33.77%) Finance
2 263 (26.43%) Banking
3 188 (18.89%) Front Office
4 124 (12.46%) Investment Banking
5 96 (9.65%) Retail
6 58 (5.83%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.71%) Legal
8 12 (1.21%) French Language
8 12 (1.21%) Retail Banking
9 11 (1.11%) Billing
10 10 (1.01%) Marketing
11 7 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.60%) Automotive
13 5 (0.50%) Games
14 4 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.40%) Local Government
14 4 (0.40%) Publishing
14 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 348 (34.97%) Analyst
2 203 (20.40%) Business Analyst
3 180 (18.09%) Developer
4 113 (11.36%) Project Manager
5 62 (6.23%) Support Analyst
6 61 (6.13%) .NET Developer
7 51 (5.13%) Applications Support
8 48 (4.82%) Consultant
9 37 (3.72%) Architect
10 35 (3.52%) SQL Developer
11 34 (3.42%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 31 (3.12%) Applications Support Analyst
12 31 (3.12%) Back Office Engineer
13 27 (2.71%) C# Developer
14 26 (2.61%) Support Technician
14 26 (2.61%) Senior Developer
15 25 (2.51%) Banking Business Analyst
16 24 (2.41%) Java Developer
17 22 (2.21%) Data Analyst
18 21 (2.11%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (13.37%) .NET
2 60 (6.03%) ASP.NET
3 53 (5.33%) XML
4 51 (5.13%) HTML
5 40 (4.02%) Web Services
6 31 (3.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (2.31%) jQuery
8 22 (2.21%) .NET Framework
8 22 (2.21%) Spring
9 21 (2.11%) CSS
9 21 (2.11%) WCF
10 19 (1.91%) J2EE
11 18 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 18 (1.81%) DOM
11 18 (1.81%) Hibernate
12 16 (1.61%) XSLT
13 15 (1.51%) WinForms
14 14 (1.41%) FpML
15 13 (1.31%) WPF
16 11 (1.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 114 (11.46%) Derivative
2 93 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (7.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 45 (4.52%) Fixed Income
5 41 (4.12%) Equities
6 32 (3.22%) User Experience
7 31 (3.12%) Blackberry
7 31 (3.12%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.21%) Credit Derivative
8 22 (2.21%) SWIFT
9 19 (1.91%) Credit Risk
10 16 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
11 15 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.41%) Data Integration
13 13 (1.31%) Computer Science
14 12 (1.21%) Open Source
15 11 (1.11%) EPoS
15 11 (1.11%) Market Risk
15 11 (1.11%) Mobile App
16 8 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 137 (13.77%) Windows
2 52 (5.23%) UNIX
3 44 (4.42%) Windows 7
4 32 (3.22%) Windows XP
5 28 (2.81%) Linux
6 24 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.01%) Mac OS X Server
9 5 (0.50%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.50%) Android
10 3 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.20%) Solaris
12 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.10%) HPUX
12 1 (0.10%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (16.68%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (14.27%) Project Management
3 121 (12.16%) Business Analysis
4 68 (6.83%) ITIL
4 68 (6.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 62 (6.23%) ERP
5 62 (6.23%) Scrum
6 61 (6.13%) PRINCE2
7 58 (5.83%) Workflow
8 56 (5.63%) Migration
9 53 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 52 (5.23%) E-Commerce
11 38 (3.82%) Risk Management
12 37 (3.72%) Waterfall
13 36 (3.62%) Data Modelling
13 36 (3.62%) Service Delivery
14 35 (3.52%) CRM
15 34 (3.42%) Data Analysis
16 32 (3.22%) Unit Testing
17 31 (3.12%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 251 (25.23%) SQL
2 114 (11.46%) C#
3 81 (8.14%) Java
4 55 (5.53%) JavaScript
5 35 (3.52%) T-SQL
6 32 (3.22%) VB
7 20 (2.01%) VBA
8 19 (1.91%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.51%) PL/SQL
10 14 (1.41%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.21%) VBScript
11 12 (1.21%) C
12 11 (1.11%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.90%) C++
13 9 (0.90%) PHP
14 8 (0.80%) PowerShell
14 8 (0.80%) Python
14 8 (0.80%) Perl
15 7 (0.70%) Scala
16 6 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 50 (5.03%) Degree
2 47 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 8 (0.80%) PMP
8 8 (0.80%) ISEB
9 7 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.60%) MCSE
11 5 (0.50%) CCNP
11 5 (0.50%) HNC
12 4 (0.40%) HND
12 4 (0.40%) MCP
12 4 (0.40%) CCNA
12 4 (0.40%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.30%) MCITP
13 3 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.02%) QA
2 32 (3.22%) SLA
3 16 (1.61%) EMIR
4 9 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.50%) MiFID
7 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.20%) Basel III
8 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.10%) GxP
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.10%) FATCA
9 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 37 (3.72%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.41%) XenApp
4 7 (0.70%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.40%) vSphere
7 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.30%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.20%) NDS
9 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.10%) GridGain
10 1 (0.10%) Firmware
10 1 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.90%) SCCM
3 8 (0.80%) Control-M
4 7 (0.70%) Vagrant
4 7 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.70%) Puppet
5 3 (0.30%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.20%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.20%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.10%) Kibana
7 1 (0.10%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.10%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.10%) DameWare
7 1 (0.10%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.10%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.10%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 125 (12.56%) Oracle
1 125 (12.56%) Microsoft
2 44 (4.42%) SAP
3 42 (4.22%) Citrix
4 28 (2.81%) Ericsson
5 26 (2.61%) Nokia
6 24 (2.41%) Cisco
6 24 (2.41%) Bloomberg
6 24 (2.41%) VMware
7 21 (2.11%) HP
7 21 (2.11%) NEC
8 19 (1.91%) Murex
9 18 (1.81%) Sybase
10 14 (1.41%) Reuters
10 14 (1.41%) IBM
11 13 (1.31%) Apple
11 13 (1.31%) Huawei
12 12 (1.21%) Lotus
12 12 (1.21%) SunGard
13 11 (1.11%) OpenLink
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Esher, Surrey
Red10
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
AWD Recruitment
Rate: £Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glastonbury, Somerset
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £440 - £540 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Edissero Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago