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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 251 194 152
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -42
Contract jobs citing Back Office 441 541 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 1.10% 1.47%
As % of the General category 2.16% 2.83% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 373 454
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 £259 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.25 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.98% +28.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £13.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £56.55 £88.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.45%
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
20414 19095 20091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.50% 38.66% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13454 12101 12645
Average daily rate £443 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £602 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 515 576
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.59 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.27% -11.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.02% -2.22%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -36 284 £525 +5.00% 123
South East -2 72 £400 -5.88% 13
Yorkshire -17 21 £329 -4.71% 3
South West -32 17 £375 +13.63% 8
West Midlands -5 15 £425 +30.76% 4
East of England +3 10 £463 +85.00% 5
North West -33 10 £413 +106.76% 10
North East -17 8 £325 - 1
East Midlands -7 5 £338 -22.85% 6
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 341 (37.19%) Finance
2 248 (27.04%) SQL
3 247 (26.94%) Banking
4 164 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
5 153 (16.68%) SQL Server
6 151 (16.47%) .NET
7 149 (16.25%) Front Office
8 148 (16.14%) Investment Banking
9 145 (15.81%) Project Management
10 140 (15.27%) Windows
11 138 (15.05%) C#
12 113 (12.32%) Microsoft
13 106 (11.56%) Oracle
14 96 (10.47%) Business Analysis
15 86 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 85 (9.27%) Java
17 79 (8.62%) ASP.NET
18 77 (8.40%) Derivative
19 75 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
20 74 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
21 70 (7.63%) ITIL
21 70 (7.63%) JavaScript
22 67 (7.31%) Active Directory
22 67 (7.31%) Scrum
22 67 (7.31%) Fixed Income
23 66 (7.20%) UNIX
24 65 (7.09%) Asset Management
25 63 (6.87%) HTML
26 61 (6.65%) MS Excel
27 57 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 32 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.40%) JBoss
3 19 (2.07%) IIS
4 16 (1.74%) WebSphere
5 15 (1.64%) MS Exchange
6 11 (1.20%) Apache
6 11 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (0.87%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.65%) Lync
11 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.55%) K2 blackpearl
12 4 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (0.44%) Jadu
12 4 (0.44%) CMS
13 3 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 61 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 54 (5.89%) MS Office
3 25 (2.73%) MS Project
4 15 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 19 (2.07%) SimCorp Dimension
2 15 (1.64%) Markit EDM
3 10 (1.09%) thinkFolio
4 9 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.65%) Cerner Millennium
6 5 (0.55%) Loan IQ
6 5 (0.55%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (0.44%) Algo Collateral
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.33%) ACBS
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.33%) ResourceLink
8 3 (0.33%) TIBCO iProcess
8 3 (0.33%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.22%) Endur
9 2 (0.22%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.98%) Office 365
3 6 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
4 4 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.22%) SaaS
6 1 (0.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.16%) TCP/IP
1 29 (3.16%) Firewall
2 27 (2.94%) LAN
3 26 (2.84%) WAN
3 26 (2.84%) DNS
4 25 (2.73%) Internet
5 21 (2.29%) SAN
5 21 (2.29%) HTTP
6 18 (1.96%) Radio Access Network
7 16 (1.74%) DHCP
7 16 (1.74%) VPN
8 13 (1.42%) 3G
9 11 (1.20%) Ethernet
9 11 (1.20%) 2G
10 10 (1.09%) MPLS
10 10 (1.09%) SNMP
11 9 (0.98%) SS7
11 9 (0.98%) RNC
11 9 (0.98%) GGSN
11 9 (0.98%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (16.68%) SQL Server
2 57 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (5.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (2.40%) Oracle Database
7 19 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
8 18 (1.96%) Relational Database
8 18 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (1.74%) MySQL
10 10 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.76%) MS Access
12 7 (0.76%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.65%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 6 (0.65%) Big Data
13 6 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (2.94%) NUnit
2 25 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (2.18%) JIRA
3 20 (2.18%) Visual Studio
4 18 (1.96%) Subversion
5 16 (1.74%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.31%) JUnit
7 11 (1.20%) CruiseControl
7 11 (1.20%) Mockito
8 10 (1.09%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.09%) ClearCase
8 10 (1.09%) Maven
9 8 (0.87%) Toad
10 7 (0.76%) Rhino Mocks
11 6 (0.65%) HP UFT
11 6 (0.65%) Selenium
12 5 (0.55%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
14 3 (0.33%) Git (software)
14 3 (0.33%) Moq
General
1 341 (37.19%) Finance
2 247 (26.94%) Banking
3 149 (16.25%) Front Office
4 148 (16.14%) Investment Banking
5 47 (5.13%) Retail
6 43 (4.69%) Telecoms
7 24 (2.62%) General Ledger
8 20 (2.18%) Legal
9 17 (1.85%) Marketing
10 15 (1.64%) Billing
11 10 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.98%) Wholesale Banking
12 9 (0.98%) Online Betting
13 8 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
14 7 (0.76%) Law
15 5 (0.55%) French Language
15 5 (0.55%) German Language
16 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.33%) Local Government
17 2 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 331 (36.10%) Analyst
2 212 (23.12%) Business Analyst
3 208 (22.68%) Developer
4 106 (11.56%) Project Manager
5 58 (6.32%) .NET Developer
6 49 (5.34%) SQL Developer
7 43 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
8 38 (4.14%) C# Developer
9 33 (3.60%) Senior Business Analyst
10 32 (3.49%) Consultant
11 31 (3.38%) Support Analyst
12 29 (3.16%) Test Analyst
12 29 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
13 28 (3.05%) Architect
14 25 (2.73%) Support Engineer
14 25 (2.73%) Java Developer
15 22 (2.40%) Applications Support
16 21 (2.29%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 20 (2.18%) Banking Business Analyst
17 20 (2.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (16.47%) .NET
2 79 (8.62%) ASP.NET
3 63 (6.87%) HTML
4 56 (6.11%) Web Services
5 34 (3.71%) XML
6 32 (3.49%) .NET Framework
7 28 (3.05%) jQuery
8 27 (2.94%) WCF
9 23 (2.51%) Spring
10 20 (2.18%) LINQ
10 20 (2.18%) XSLT
11 19 (2.07%) REST
12 18 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (1.96%) DHTML
12 18 (1.96%) Middleware
13 16 (1.74%) CSS
13 16 (1.74%) SOAP
14 15 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
15 14 (1.53%) HTML5
16 13 (1.42%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 77 (8.40%) Derivative
3 75 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (7.31%) Fixed Income
5 55 (6.00%) Equities
6 22 (2.40%) NHS
7 21 (2.29%) Data Centre
8 20 (2.18%) SWIFT
8 20 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.18%) Market Risk
9 18 (1.96%) Reference Data
10 16 (1.74%) User Experience
10 16 (1.74%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.74%) N-Tier
11 15 (1.64%) Blackberry
12 14 (1.53%) Statistics
13 13 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
13 13 (1.42%) Computer Science
13 13 (1.42%) Hedge funds
14 12 (1.31%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 140 (15.27%) Windows
2 66 (7.20%) UNIX
3 43 (4.69%) Linux
4 41 (4.47%) Windows 7
5 25 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.07%) Android
8 12 (1.31%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.98%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.98%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.55%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.44%) Solaris
12 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.33%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.11%) CentOS
15 1 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (17.88%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (15.81%) Project Management
3 96 (10.47%) Business Analysis
4 74 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 70 (7.63%) ITIL
6 67 (7.31%) Scrum
7 65 (7.09%) Asset Management
8 54 (5.89%) Migration
9 52 (5.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 51 (5.56%) OO
11 49 (5.34%) SDLC
12 48 (5.23%) Risk Management
13 47 (5.13%) Workflow
14 46 (5.02%) MVC
14 46 (5.02%) PRINCE2
15 44 (4.80%) TDD
16 43 (4.69%) Change Management
17 38 (4.14%) Investment Management
18 36 (3.93%) Unit Testing
19 35 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 248 (27.04%) SQL
2 138 (15.05%) C#
3 85 (9.27%) Java
4 70 (7.63%) JavaScript
5 32 (3.49%) VB.NET
6 31 (3.38%) PowerShell
7 27 (2.94%) Perl
8 23 (2.51%) PL/SQL
9 19 (2.07%) Python
10 18 (1.96%) VBA
11 17 (1.85%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.42%) C
13 12 (1.31%) VB
14 11 (1.20%) PHP
15 9 (0.98%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.87%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.76%) C++
18 6 (0.65%) VBScript
18 6 (0.65%) R
19 5 (0.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 46 (5.02%) Degree
2 19 (2.07%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.42%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.31%) PMI Certification
5 10 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (0.87%) ISEB
6 8 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (0.76%) PMP
8 6 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.65%) VCP5
9 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.44%) CCNP
11 3 (0.33%) HND
11 3 (0.33%) MCSE
11 3 (0.33%) MCITP
11 3 (0.33%) CIMA
11 3 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.84%) QA
2 23 (2.51%) SLA
3 13 (1.42%) COREP
4 9 (0.98%) EMIR
4 9 (0.98%) MiFID
5 7 (0.76%) CRD IV
5 7 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.65%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.55%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.22%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.22%) Basel III
10 1 (0.11%) FATCA
10 1 (0.11%) P3O
10 1 (0.11%) Basel II
System Software
1 67 (7.31%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.18%) vSphere
4 13 (1.42%) GridGain
5 9 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.98%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.44%) XenApp
7 4 (0.44%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.33%) Firmware
8 3 (0.33%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.11%) Squid
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.11%) Docker
9 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (0.76%) AirWatch
3 6 (0.65%) SCCM
3 6 (0.65%) Control-M
4 5 (0.55%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.44%) ARCserve
5 4 (0.44%) OPNET
5 4 (0.44%) vMotion
5 4 (0.44%) WSUS
6 3 (0.33%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.33%) SCOM
7 2 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.22%) Nagios
7 2 (0.22%) Casper Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.11%) logstash
8 1 (0.11%) Icinga
8 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 113 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 106 (11.56%) Oracle
3 36 (3.93%) VMware
4 31 (3.38%) Citrix
5 30 (3.27%) IBM
6 23 (2.51%) Sybase
7 22 (2.40%) Cisco
8 21 (2.29%) SimCorp
9 20 (2.18%) SAP
10 17 (1.85%) Charles River
11 16 (1.74%) Huawei
11 16 (1.74%) HP
12 14 (1.53%) Murex
13 11 (1.20%) Ericsson
13 11 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (1.09%) Cerner
14 10 (1.09%) Dell
14 10 (1.09%) Pega
15 9 (0.98%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.98%) Bloomberg
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Rate: £17.00 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
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Rate: £289.25 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salt
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £385 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: + Negotiable / Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Deerfoot IT
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
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Rate: £480 - £530 per day
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Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £500 - £525 per day
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