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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 234 164 160
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -4
Contract jobs citing Back Office 415 565 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 1.27% 1.30%
As % of the General category 2.32% 3.08% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 375 350
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £150 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £626 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 12
Average hourly rate £60.75 £22.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.03% +1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £13.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £31.90 £29.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £24.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-59.18% +53.12%
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
17923 18326 16425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.81% 41.17% 40.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11785 11631 9979
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
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 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 563 646
Average hourly rate £25.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -40 289 £475 -5.00% 96
South East -24 55 £369 -7.81% 13
South West -22 21 £401 +27.14% 10
East of England +9 12 £440 +46.66% 4
North East +2 12 £400 +25.98% 1
North West -2 10 £300 -11.76% 12
Yorkshire -20 10 £350 - 4
East Midlands -17 4 £320 +357.14% 7
West Midlands -11 3 £450 +25.87% 4
Midlands - - - -
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 313 (34.10%) Finance
2 251 (27.34%) Banking
3 240 (26.14%) SQL
4 170 (18.52%) Front Office
5 145 (15.80%) SQL Server
6 143 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
7 140 (15.25%) Windows
8 125 (13.62%) .NET
8 125 (13.62%) Project Management
9 118 (12.85%) Microsoft
9 118 (12.85%) Investment Banking
10 109 (11.87%) C#
11 105 (11.44%) Oracle
12 95 (10.35%) Business Analysis
12 95 (10.35%) Derivative
13 86 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
14 85 (9.26%) Retail
15 77 (8.39%) Java
15 77 (8.39%) MS Excel
16 70 (7.63%) ITIL
16 70 (7.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 66 (7.19%) MS Office
18 59 (6.43%) Telecoms
19 57 (6.21%) UNIX
20 55 (5.99%) ASP.NET
21 53 (5.77%) Migration
21 53 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
21 53 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
22 52 (5.66%) Fixed Income
22 52 (5.66%) ERP

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 26 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.85%) WebSphere
3 13 (1.42%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.31%) IBM Notes
5 8 (0.87%) Lync
5 8 (0.87%) JBoss
6 7 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (0.76%) FileNet
7 6 (0.65%) WordPress
7 6 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.54%) Apache
8 5 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.54%) CMS
8 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.44%) nginx
9 4 (0.44%) WebSphere Process Server
9 4 (0.44%) IIS
10 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 77 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 66 (7.19%) MS Office
3 23 (2.51%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (1.63%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (2.72%) Markit EDM
2 13 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.20%) Oracle Retail
4 9 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.87%) Endur
6 7 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.65%) Global One
8 5 (0.54%) ResourceLink
8 5 (0.54%) SunGard GMI
9 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.44%) SunGard Martini
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.33%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.33%) Murex MxG2000
10 3 (0.33%) LatentZero
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.33%) OpenLink RightAngle
10 3 (0.33%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 3 (0.33%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.33%) SaaS
1 3 (0.33%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.22%) IaaS
3 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.11%) PaaS
3 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.27%) Firewall
2 24 (2.61%) SAN
3 23 (2.51%) Internet
3 23 (2.51%) TCP/IP
4 20 (2.18%) DNS
5 18 (1.96%) Ethernet
6 15 (1.63%) 3G
7 14 (1.53%) OSPF
8 12 (1.31%) 4G
8 12 (1.31%) LAN
8 12 (1.31%) WAN
8 12 (1.31%) BGP
9 11 (1.20%) 2G
9 11 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
10 10 (1.09%) LTE
10 10 (1.09%) Wireless
11 9 (0.98%) MPLS
11 9 (0.98%) Intranet
12 8 (0.87%) HSRP
13 7 (0.76%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (15.80%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (2.18%) Oracle Database
6 16 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (1.74%) MySQL
7 12 (1.31%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (1.20%) FileMaker
9 10 (1.09%) Data Mining
9 10 (1.09%) MS Access
10 9 (0.98%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 8 (0.87%) DB2
12 7 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.65%) OLAP
14 5 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.54%) Big Data
15 4 (0.44%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (1.31%) Subversion
2 12 (1.31%) Visual Studio
3 9 (0.98%) Eclipse
4 8 (0.87%) JIRA
5 7 (0.76%) NUnit
5 7 (0.76%) Selenium
6 6 (0.65%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.54%) TestDirector
8 4 (0.44%) Maven
8 4 (0.44%) Serena SBM
9 3 (0.33%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.33%) Toad
9 3 (0.33%) JUnit
9 3 (0.33%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.33%) MSTest
9 3 (0.33%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.33%) Mockito
9 3 (0.33%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 313 (34.10%) Finance
2 251 (27.34%) Banking
3 170 (18.52%) Front Office
4 118 (12.85%) Investment Banking
5 85 (9.26%) Retail
6 59 (6.43%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.74%) Legal
8 10 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.87%) French Language
10 7 (0.76%) Marketing
11 6 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.65%) Local Government
11 6 (0.65%) Billing
12 5 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.54%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.54%) Automotive
13 4 (0.44%) Games
14 3 (0.33%) Publishing
14 3 (0.33%) Law
14 3 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 312 (33.99%) Analyst
2 181 (19.72%) Business Analyst
3 173 (18.85%) Developer
4 99 (10.78%) Project Manager
5 63 (6.86%) Support Analyst
6 58 (6.32%) .NET Developer
7 54 (5.88%) Applications Support
8 36 (3.92%) Consultant
8 36 (3.92%) SQL Developer
9 34 (3.70%) Back Office Engineer
10 29 (3.16%) C# Developer
11 28 (3.05%) Architect
11 28 (3.05%) Applications Support Analyst
12 26 (2.83%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 23 (2.51%) Support Technician
14 22 (2.40%) Banking Business Analyst
14 22 (2.40%) Senior Developer
14 22 (2.40%) Data Analyst
15 21 (2.29%) Transmission Engineer
16 19 (2.07%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (13.62%) .NET
2 55 (5.99%) ASP.NET
3 46 (5.01%) HTML
4 42 (4.58%) Web Services
4 42 (4.58%) XML
5 27 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (2.83%) jQuery
7 23 (2.51%) .NET Framework
8 22 (2.40%) WCF
9 18 (1.96%) CSS
10 16 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 16 (1.74%) J2EE
11 14 (1.53%) WinForms
12 12 (1.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (1.31%) WPF
12 12 (1.31%) XSLT
13 11 (1.20%) DOM
14 10 (1.09%) Spring
14 10 (1.09%) Hibernate
15 9 (0.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (10.35%) Derivative
2 86 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (7.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 52 (5.66%) Fixed Income
5 40 (4.36%) Equities
6 31 (3.38%) Blackberry
7 27 (2.94%) User Experience
8 25 (2.72%) Management Information System
9 19 (2.07%) Credit Derivative
10 15 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.63%) SWIFT
11 14 (1.53%) Data Integration
11 14 (1.53%) Credit Risk
12 13 (1.42%) Computer Science
12 13 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
13 10 (1.09%) Open Source
13 10 (1.09%) Market Risk
14 9 (0.98%) EPoS
14 9 (0.98%) Contract for Difference
14 9 (0.98%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 140 (15.25%) Windows
2 57 (6.21%) UNIX
3 41 (4.47%) Windows 7
4 37 (4.03%) Linux
5 31 (3.38%) Windows XP
6 27 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.09%) Mac OS X Server
10 5 (0.54%) Windows 2000
10 5 (0.54%) Android
11 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.11%) OS/400
13 1 (0.11%) HPUX
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (13.62%) Project Management
3 95 (10.35%) Business Analysis
4 70 (7.63%) ITIL
5 53 (5.77%) Migration
5 53 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 52 (5.66%) ERP
7 51 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 51 (5.56%) Workflow
8 49 (5.34%) Scrum
8 49 (5.34%) E-Commerce
9 46 (5.01%) Waterfall
10 35 (3.81%) Service Delivery
10 35 (3.81%) Data Modelling
11 34 (3.70%) Investment Management
11 34 (3.70%) CRM
11 34 (3.70%) Asset Management
12 32 (3.49%) Risk Management
13 31 (3.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 240 (26.14%) SQL
2 109 (11.87%) C#
3 77 (8.39%) Java
4 46 (5.01%) JavaScript
5 36 (3.92%) T-SQL
6 32 (3.49%) VB
7 20 (2.18%) VBA
8 15 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.42%) VB.NET
9 13 (1.42%) VBScript
9 13 (1.42%) C
10 12 (1.31%) C++
11 8 (0.87%) Perl
12 7 (0.76%) Scala
13 6 (0.65%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.65%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.65%) VB6
13 6 (0.65%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.65%) Python
14 5 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (4.14%) Degree
2 34 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (0.87%) ISEB
6 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (0.87%) CCNP
7 7 (0.76%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.65%) CCNA
9 5 (0.54%) HNC
9 5 (0.54%) IBM Certification
9 5 (0.54%) PMP
10 4 (0.44%) HND
10 4 (0.44%) MCSE
11 3 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.33%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.81%) QA
2 27 (2.94%) SLA
3 15 (1.63%) EMIR
4 7 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.54%) MiFID
6 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.22%) Basel III
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.11%) FATCA
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (3.38%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.85%) XenApp
4 8 (0.87%) vSphere
5 7 (0.76%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.44%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.33%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.11%) Firmware
10 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.11%) XenServer
10 1 (0.11%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 17 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.42%) Control-M
3 8 (0.87%) SCCM
4 4 (0.44%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.44%) Puppet
5 3 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.22%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.22%) WSUS
6 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.11%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.11%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.11%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.11%) Kibana
7 1 (0.11%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 118 (12.85%) Microsoft
2 105 (11.44%) Oracle
3 42 (4.58%) Citrix
4 33 (3.59%) SAP
5 31 (3.38%) Cisco
6 30 (3.27%) VMware
7 29 (3.16%) Ericsson
8 27 (2.94%) Murex
9 24 (2.61%) Nokia
9 24 (2.61%) Bloomberg
10 22 (2.40%) Sybase
11 20 (2.18%) IBM
11 20 (2.18%) NEC
12 17 (1.85%) HP
13 13 (1.42%) Reuters
13 13 (1.42%) Huawei
13 13 (1.42%) F5
14 12 (1.31%) Symantec
14 12 (1.31%) SunGard
14 12 (1.31%) Apple
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550.00 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £485 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £517 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 425 Per Day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + initial 6 month term
Posted: 9 days ago
Bradford
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago