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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 227 161 167
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 476 653 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.94% 1.30% 1.28%
As % of the General category 2.45% 3.32% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 467 364
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £633 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £14.68 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £66.05 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +10.00%
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
19427 19694 18797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.44% 39.16% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12261 12468 11658
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 549 590
Average hourly rate £22.43 £23.68 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -5.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.97 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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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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 -47 302 £525 +5.00% 98
South East -6 64 £375 +7.14% 14
South West -9 26 £323 -0.76% 14
North West -10 21 £330 -2.94% 13
West Midlands -5 18 £338 +7.14% 8
East Midlands -8 12 £345 +392.85% 5
Yorkshire -38 12 £363 +3.57% 6
East of England +6 11 £345 +5.18% 3
North East -5 3 - - 1
South Coast - 1 - -
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 335 (37.60%) Finance
2 270 (30.30%) SQL
3 234 (26.26%) Banking
4 157 (17.62%) SQL Server
5 149 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
6 144 (16.16%) .NET
7 143 (16.05%) Front Office
8 132 (14.81%) Project Management
9 124 (13.92%) C#
10 113 (12.68%) Windows
11 112 (12.57%) Microsoft
12 110 (12.35%) Investment Banking
13 98 (11.00%) Oracle
14 97 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
15 91 (10.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 91 (10.21%) Derivative
16 77 (8.64%) ASP.NET
17 76 (8.53%) Java
18 75 (8.42%) JavaScript
19 70 (7.86%) ITIL
20 69 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
21 66 (7.41%) Equities
21 66 (7.41%) Asset Management
21 66 (7.41%) Business Analysis
22 64 (7.18%) HTML
22 64 (7.18%) UNIX
23 63 (7.07%) Workflow
24 61 (6.85%) Fixed Income
25 60 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
26 57 (6.40%) Retail

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.91%) WebSphere
2 17 (1.91%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.57%) JBoss
4 12 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (1.23%) Apache
6 10 (1.12%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.01%) Lync
8 7 (0.79%) FileNet
9 6 (0.67%) CMS
9 6 (0.67%) IIS
10 5 (0.56%) K2 blackpearl
10 5 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.45%) WebSphere Process Server
11 4 (0.45%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.34%) Node.js
12 3 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 57 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 42 (4.71%) MS Office
3 19 (2.13%) MS Project
4 13 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (4.26%) Markit EDM
2 19 (2.13%) SimCorp Dimension
3 11 (1.23%) thinkFolio
4 8 (0.90%) Endur
5 7 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.56%) Eagle PACE
6 5 (0.56%) ResourceLink
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.45%) Algo Collateral
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.45%) Cerner Millennium
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
8 3 (0.34%) OpenLink RightAngle
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.34%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.34%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.34%) SaaS
3 2 (0.22%) Office 365
3 2 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.25%) Firewall
2 26 (2.92%) SAN
3 22 (2.47%) Internet
4 19 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 17 (1.91%) DNS
5 17 (1.91%) HTTP
6 15 (1.68%) LAN
7 14 (1.57%) WAN
8 13 (1.46%) Ethernet
8 13 (1.46%) MPLS
8 13 (1.46%) OSPF
9 12 (1.35%) BGP
10 9 (1.01%) DHCP
10 9 (1.01%) 3G
10 9 (1.01%) Wireless
11 8 (0.90%) HSRP
12 7 (0.79%) Radio Access Network
12 7 (0.79%) UMTS
12 7 (0.79%) GSM
12 7 (0.79%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (17.62%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (1.80%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (1.57%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.12%) MySQL
10 9 (1.01%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 9 (1.01%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.79%) MS Access
12 6 (0.67%) DB2
12 6 (0.67%) OLAP
12 6 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.67%) Big Data
13 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.56%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.56%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 21 (2.36%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.68%) JIRA
3 12 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.01%) NUnit
5 8 (0.90%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.79%) Selenium
7 6 (0.67%) Subversion
7 6 (0.67%) Toad
7 6 (0.67%) MSTest
8 5 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (0.56%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (0.45%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.34%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.34%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.34%) Maven
11 2 (0.22%) Log4Net
11 2 (0.22%) Ant
General
1 335 (37.60%) Finance
2 234 (26.26%) Banking
3 143 (16.05%) Front Office
4 110 (12.35%) Investment Banking
5 57 (6.40%) Retail
6 54 (6.06%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.68%) Marketing
8 13 (1.46%) General Ledger
9 11 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.12%) Billing
11 8 (0.90%) Legal
12 7 (0.79%) Local Government
13 6 (0.67%) French Language
14 5 (0.56%) German Language
14 5 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.45%) Automotive
15 4 (0.45%) Law
15 4 (0.45%) Online Betting
16 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 318 (35.69%) Analyst
2 199 (22.33%) Developer
3 189 (21.21%) Business Analyst
4 84 (9.43%) Project Manager
5 58 (6.51%) Support Analyst
6 55 (6.17%) .NET Developer
7 49 (5.50%) Applications Support
8 44 (4.94%) SQL Developer
9 43 (4.83%) C# Developer
10 32 (3.59%) Applications Support Analyst
11 31 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
12 30 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
13 26 (2.92%) Senior Business Analyst
14 22 (2.47%) Support Engineer
14 22 (2.47%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 21 (2.36%) Back Office Engineer
15 21 (2.36%) Consultant
15 21 (2.36%) Java Developer
15 21 (2.36%) Architect
16 18 (2.02%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (16.16%) .NET
2 77 (8.64%) ASP.NET
3 64 (7.18%) HTML
4 38 (4.26%) Web Services
4 38 (4.26%) XML
5 34 (3.82%) jQuery
6 31 (3.48%) .NET Framework
7 30 (3.37%) WCF
8 27 (3.03%) XSLT
9 22 (2.47%) DHTML
10 21 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (2.02%) CSS
11 18 (2.02%) LINQ
12 13 (1.46%) WPF
12 13 (1.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (1.46%) HTML5
12 13 (1.46%) Entity Framework
12 13 (1.46%) RESTful
13 11 (1.23%) FpML
13 11 (1.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 97 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (10.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 91 (10.21%) Derivative
3 66 (7.41%) Equities
4 61 (6.85%) Fixed Income
5 25 (2.81%) User Experience
6 21 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.02%) Contract for Difference
7 18 (2.02%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.91%) NHS
8 17 (1.91%) Blackberry
9 16 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
10 15 (1.68%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.68%) N-Tier
11 14 (1.57%) Data Integration
12 12 (1.35%) Credit Derivative
12 12 (1.35%) Reference Data
13 11 (1.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 10 (1.12%) Hedge funds
15 9 (1.01%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 113 (12.68%) Windows
2 64 (7.18%) UNIX
3 47 (5.27%) Linux
4 26 (2.92%) Windows 7
5 21 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (1.80%) Android
7 9 (1.01%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.79%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.11%) CentOS
11 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.11%) Solaris
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (14.81%) Project Management
3 70 (7.86%) ITIL
4 69 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 66 (7.41%) Asset Management
5 66 (7.41%) Business Analysis
6 63 (7.07%) Workflow
7 49 (5.50%) Migration
7 49 (5.50%) Web Development
8 47 (5.27%) PRINCE2
9 46 (5.16%) MVC
10 42 (4.71%) Investment Management
11 41 (4.60%) E-Commerce
11 41 (4.60%) Scrum
11 41 (4.60%) Risk Management
12 40 (4.49%) Waterfall
13 39 (4.38%) OO
14 38 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
15 36 (4.04%) Unit Testing
16 35 (3.93%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 270 (30.30%) SQL
2 124 (13.92%) C#
3 76 (8.53%) Java
4 75 (8.42%) JavaScript
5 33 (3.70%) VB.NET
6 23 (2.58%) VBA
7 20 (2.24%) T-SQL
8 19 (2.13%) VB
9 16 (1.80%) PL/SQL
10 12 (1.35%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.23%) PowerShell
11 11 (1.23%) C++
11 11 (1.23%) Perl
12 9 (1.01%) C
13 7 (0.79%) PHP
13 7 (0.79%) Python
14 6 (0.67%) VBScript
14 6 (0.67%) Scala
15 4 (0.45%) VB6
16 3 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (3.59%) Degree
2 20 (2.24%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (1.12%) CCNP
7 8 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.67%) ISEB
9 6 (0.67%) CCNA
10 5 (0.56%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.56%) MCSE
10 5 (0.56%) HNC
10 5 (0.56%) IBM Certification
11 4 (0.45%) PMP
11 4 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.45%) HND
11 4 (0.45%) VCP5
12 3 (0.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.15%) QA
2 20 (2.24%) EMIR
3 12 (1.35%) SLA
3 12 (1.35%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (1.12%) MiFID
5 7 (0.79%) COREP
6 5 (0.56%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.34%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.22%) FATCA
8 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.11%) AIFMD
System Software
1 40 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.91%) vSphere
4 8 (0.90%) XenApp
5 5 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.34%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.11%) GridGain
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (1.68%) Control-M
2 10 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.79%) SCCM
4 6 (0.67%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.22%) WSUS
6 1 (0.11%) vMotion
6 1 (0.11%) Puppet
6 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.11%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.11%) Nagios
6 1 (0.11%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 112 (12.57%) Microsoft
2 98 (11.00%) Oracle
3 29 (3.25%) VMware
4 27 (3.03%) IBM
5 25 (2.81%) Cisco
6 24 (2.69%) Bloomberg
6 24 (2.69%) SAP
7 23 (2.58%) Murex
8 21 (2.36%) SimCorp
8 21 (2.36%) Sybase
9 20 (2.24%) Citrix
10 19 (2.13%) Ericsson
11 16 (1.80%) Reuters
12 14 (1.57%) Huawei
13 13 (1.46%) F5
13 13 (1.46%) Nokia
14 12 (1.35%) Business Objects
15 11 (1.23%) Charles River
16 10 (1.12%) TIBCO
16 10 (1.12%) LANDesk
Stoke on Trent
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £525 - £600 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £370 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Network ITR
Rate: 350 to 400 per day GBP
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
South East London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £501 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Greater Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago