The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 186 150 123
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -27
Contract jobs citing Back Office 546 675 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.11% 1.45% 1.58%
As % of the General category 2.85% 3.37% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 450 514
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 12
Average hourly rate £20.25 £15.77 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.40% -30.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.20 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.55 £20.89 £62.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+1.45% -36.92%
General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19134 20055 23521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.76% 43.11% 44.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12145 12617 14349
Average daily rate £438 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 581 684
Average hourly rate £20.55 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Back Office
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 -27 370 £500 -4.76% 102
South East -54 57 £425 +6.25% 11
South West +1 48 £330 -9.58% 10
North West +13 26 £262 +162.25% 5
West Midlands -8 22 £325 -1.51% 1
Yorkshire +2 10 £338 -10.00% 3
East of England -29 9 £250 -43.82% 4
East Midlands -6 5 £438 +548.14% 6
North East -14 1 - -
Midlands - - - -
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 407 (33.92%) Finance
2 321 (26.75%) Banking
3 287 (23.92%) SQL
4 230 (19.17%) Front Office
5 183 (15.25%) .NET
6 182 (15.17%) SQL Server
7 176 (14.67%) C#
8 167 (13.92%) Windows
9 160 (13.33%) Investment Banking
10 155 (12.92%) Project Management
11 150 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 150 (12.50%) Scrum
12 131 (10.92%) Java
13 127 (10.58%) Oracle
14 123 (10.25%) Derivative
15 115 (9.58%) Business Analysis
16 114 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
17 103 (8.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 102 (8.50%) Security Cleared
19 98 (8.17%) Workflow
20 97 (8.08%) Retail
20 97 (8.08%) User Acceptance Testing
21 94 (7.83%) TDD
21 94 (7.83%) Change Management
21 94 (7.83%) PRINCE2
22 89 (7.42%) MS Excel
23 85 (7.08%) SC Cleared
24 79 (6.58%) Degree
24 79 (6.58%) ASP.NET
25 78 (6.50%) JavaScript

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 31 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 23 (1.92%) IIS
3 16 (1.33%) Apache
4 15 (1.25%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.75%) CMS
8 8 (0.67%) IBM Notes
8 8 (0.67%) K2 blackpearl
9 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.58%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (0.50%) AquaLogic
10 6 (0.50%) SAS
10 6 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.42%) MQSeries
Applications
1 89 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 75 (6.25%) MS Office
3 30 (2.50%) MS Project
3 30 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (1.42%) Oracle Retail
2 14 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.83%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.67%) Temenos T24
5 7 (0.58%) Endur
6 6 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.42%) SunGard GMI
8 4 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.33%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.33%) Summit
8 4 (0.33%) Temenos Globus
9 3 (0.25%) RMDS
9 3 (0.25%) Algo Collateral
9 3 (0.25%) Advent Geneva
9 3 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
9 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.50%) SaaS
3 4 (0.33%) GitHub
4 3 (0.25%) PaaS
5 2 (0.17%) IaaS
5 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.17%) Force.com
6 1 (0.083%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.083%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.50%) LAN
2 25 (2.08%) WAN
3 20 (1.67%) DNS
4 19 (1.58%) Firewall
5 17 (1.42%) SAN
6 12 (1.00%) VPN
7 11 (0.92%) DHCP
7 11 (0.92%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.83%) Internet
9 9 (0.75%) Network Security
9 9 (0.75%) MGW
10 8 (0.67%) GGSN
10 8 (0.67%) SGSN
10 8 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (0.58%) SSL
12 6 (0.50%) IPv4
12 6 (0.50%) 3G
12 6 (0.50%) SDH
12 6 (0.50%) Broadband
12 6 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (15.17%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 25 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (1.58%) MySQL
6 19 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 18 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (1.08%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.58%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.58%) MS Access
11 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.50%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.25%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 27 (2.25%) Visual Studio
1 27 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 22 (1.83%) JIRA
4 21 (1.75%) Selenium
5 12 (1.00%) Maven
6 11 (0.92%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.75%) JUnit
8 8 (0.67%) Serena SBM
8 8 (0.67%) Subversion
9 7 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.58%) Grunt
9 7 (0.58%) Jasmine
10 6 (0.50%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (0.42%) Behat
11 5 (0.42%) Xcode
11 5 (0.42%) FitNesse
12 3 (0.25%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
13 2 (0.17%) Toad
General
1 407 (33.92%) Finance
2 321 (26.75%) Banking
3 230 (19.17%) Front Office
4 160 (13.33%) Investment Banking
5 97 (8.08%) Retail
6 42 (3.50%) Telecoms
7 39 (3.25%) Billing
8 22 (1.83%) Legal
9 19 (1.58%) Marketing
10 18 (1.50%) Retail Banking
11 17 (1.42%) Financial Institution
12 14 (1.17%) International Banking
13 13 (1.08%) French Language
14 9 (0.75%) Publishing
15 8 (0.67%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.50%) Games
16 6 (0.50%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.33%) Advertising
17 4 (0.33%) German Language
18 3 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 383 (31.92%) Analyst
2 238 (19.83%) Developer
3 232 (19.33%) Business Analyst
4 146 (12.17%) Project Manager
5 69 (5.75%) .NET Developer
6 65 (5.42%) Architect
7 50 (4.17%) Consultant
8 48 (4.00%) Applications Support
9 46 (3.83%) Java Developer
10 42 (3.50%) SQL Developer
11 39 (3.25%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 38 (3.17%) Support Engineer
13 37 (3.08%) Support Analyst
14 36 (3.00%) C# Developer
15 32 (2.67%) Senior Developer
15 32 (2.67%) Programme Manager
15 32 (2.67%) Banking Business Analyst
16 29 (2.42%) Service Analyst
16 29 (2.42%) Service Desk Analyst
17 24 (2.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (15.25%) .NET
2 79 (6.58%) ASP.NET
3 72 (6.00%) HTML
4 62 (5.17%) XML
5 55 (4.58%) Web Services
6 43 (3.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 42 (3.50%) CSS
8 37 (3.08%) Spring
8 37 (3.08%) .NET Framework
9 36 (3.00%) J2EE
10 31 (2.58%) WCF
10 31 (2.58%) jQuery
11 28 (2.33%) XSLT
12 26 (2.17%) DOM
13 25 (2.08%) HTML5
14 22 (1.83%) Middleware
15 20 (1.67%) Hibernate
16 18 (1.50%) JMS
16 18 (1.50%) CSS3
17 16 (1.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 123 (10.25%) Derivative
2 103 (8.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 73 (6.08%) Fixed Income
4 63 (5.25%) Management Information System
5 60 (5.00%) Equities
6 36 (3.00%) Open Source
7 28 (2.33%) Statistics
8 24 (2.00%) Credit Risk
9 22 (1.83%) Credit Derivative
10 20 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.58%) Equity Derivative
11 19 (1.58%) N-Tier
12 15 (1.25%) SWIFT
13 14 (1.17%) Computer Science
13 14 (1.17%) Blackberry
14 13 (1.08%) Market Risk
15 11 (0.92%) Reference Data
15 11 (0.92%) NHS
16 10 (0.83%) Mainframe
16 10 (0.83%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 167 (13.92%) Windows
2 58 (4.83%) UNIX
3 56 (4.67%) Windows 7
4 46 (3.83%) Windows XP
5 27 (2.25%) Linux
6 17 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.83%) Solaris
9 9 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.58%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.25%) Windows CE
12 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.25%) Android
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.083%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.083%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (12.92%) Project Management
2 150 (12.50%) Scrum
3 115 (9.58%) Business Analysis
4 114 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (8.17%) Workflow
6 97 (8.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 94 (7.83%) TDD
7 94 (7.83%) Change Management
7 94 (7.83%) PRINCE2
8 76 (6.33%) ITIL
9 70 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
10 68 (5.67%) CRM
11 67 (5.58%) OO
12 58 (4.83%) Migration
12 58 (4.83%) Unit Testing
13 57 (4.75%) ERP
14 56 (4.67%) Risk Management
15 52 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 50 (4.17%) Data Analysis
17 47 (3.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 287 (23.92%) SQL
2 176 (14.67%) C#
3 131 (10.92%) Java
4 78 (6.50%) JavaScript
5 31 (2.58%) VB.NET
6 29 (2.42%) T-SQL
7 28 (2.33%) C++
8 27 (2.25%) PHP
9 24 (2.00%) Python
10 23 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 21 (1.75%) C
11 21 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 20 (1.67%) VB
13 12 (1.00%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.92%) VBA
15 10 (0.83%) Scala
16 9 (0.75%) Perl
17 8 (0.67%) Korn
18 6 (0.50%) PowerShell
19 5 (0.42%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 102 (8.50%) Security Cleared
2 85 (7.08%) SC Cleared
3 79 (6.58%) Degree
4 32 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (2.25%) ISEB
6 25 (2.08%) MCP
7 22 (1.83%) PMI Certification
8 19 (1.58%) PMP
8 19 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 17 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (1.17%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.75%) MCSE
12 8 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.33%) MCITP
14 4 (0.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 3 (0.25%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
16 2 (0.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.58%) QA
2 38 (3.17%) EMIR
3 36 (3.00%) Dodd-Frank
4 24 (2.00%) SLA
5 7 (0.58%) MiFID
6 5 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.17%) COREP
8 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.083%) WAI
9 1 (0.083%) GCP
9 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.083%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.083%) FATCA
9 1 (0.083%) P3O
9 1 (0.083%) Basel III
System Software
1 66 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.50%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.33%) vSphere
5 3 (0.25%) XenApp
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.25%) NFS
5 3 (0.25%) SRDF
6 2 (0.17%) NDS
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.083%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.083%) Varnish
7 1 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.083%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.083%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 16 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.83%) SCCM
3 9 (0.75%) OpenView
4 7 (0.58%) DameWare
5 6 (0.50%) OVSD
6 4 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.25%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.25%) Control-M
7 3 (0.25%) Puppet
7 3 (0.25%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.17%) BMC Marimba
8 2 (0.17%) Nagios
8 2 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.083%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.083%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.083%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.083%) Cacti
9 1 (0.083%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 150 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 127 (10.58%) Oracle
3 40 (3.33%) VMware
4 36 (3.00%) SAP
5 29 (2.42%) Cisco
6 25 (2.08%) HP
7 21 (1.75%) Citrix
8 20 (1.67%) Charles River
9 18 (1.50%) CheckPoint
9 18 (1.50%) Sybase
10 17 (1.42%) Calypso
10 17 (1.42%) Remedy
11 16 (1.33%) Bloomberg
11 16 (1.33%) Murex
12 14 (1.17%) Fidessa
12 14 (1.17%) IBM
12 14 (1.17%) Business Objects
13 12 (1.00%) Juniper
13 12 (1.00%) Zend
13 12 (1.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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East Midlands
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Rate: £450 - £475 per day
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Rate: £495.00 per day
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Surrey
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Rate: £650 - £700 per day
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Essex
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Leeds
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Rate: £325 - £355 per day
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