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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 267 241 169
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -72
Contract jobs citing Back Office 440 472 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.86% 0.93% 1.36%
As % of the General category 2.33% 2.42% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 305 484
Median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 10
Median hourly rate £15.88 £13.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.11% -29.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.42 £14.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £21.40 £66.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -21.21%
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
18848 19509 19456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.98% 38.49% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12686 12335 12343
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £636 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 485 544
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.43 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.02% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £24.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.00%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the England region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -18 277 £500 -4.76% 75
South East +7 84 £425 +13.33% 15
North West +5 29 £325 -1.51% 15
East Midlands +13 16 £205 -43.83% 2
East of England +12 14 £318 -7.97% 2
South West -17 9 £375 +15.38% 12
Yorkshire -5 7 £378 +0.66% 18
North East -32 4 £540 - 2
West Midlands -26 3 £388 +14.81% 6
Midlands - 1 - -
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 311 (34.79%) Finance
2 238 (26.62%) Banking
3 174 (19.46%) SQL
4 167 (18.68%) Windows
5 160 (17.90%) Front Office
6 151 (16.89%) Investment Banking
7 144 (16.11%) SQL Server
8 136 (15.21%) .NET
9 123 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
10 120 (13.42%) Microsoft
11 117 (13.09%) C#
12 112 (12.53%) Project Management
13 90 (10.07%) Business Analysis
14 85 (9.51%) Java
15 80 (8.95%) Oracle
16 78 (8.72%) ITIL
17 75 (8.39%) MS Excel
18 74 (8.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 74 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
19 64 (7.16%) HTML
19 64 (7.16%) Derivative
20 62 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
21 58 (6.49%) Fixed Income
21 58 (6.49%) Unix
22 57 (6.38%) Telecoms
23 54 (6.04%) Degree
23 54 (6.04%) Windows Server
24 53 (5.93%) Validation
24 53 (5.93%) Linux
25 52 (5.82%) Asset Management

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.46%) IIS
3 17 (1.90%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.23%) CMS
7 9 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.89%) Confluence
8 8 (0.89%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.78%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.67%) JBoss
10 6 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.56%) Apache
11 5 (0.56%) ColdFusion
11 5 (0.56%) ColdFusion MX
11 5 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.34%) MQSeries
Applications
1 75 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 45 (5.03%) MS Office
3 18 (2.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (2.01%) Photoshop
4 16 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (1.45%) MS Project
7 9 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.57%) Summit
3 13 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (1.01%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (0.89%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.67%) Maximo
8 6 (0.67%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.45%) Loan IQ
9 4 (0.45%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.45%) SunGard GMI
10 3 (0.34%) Endur
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.22%) Global One
11 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (2.46%) Office 365
3 11 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.56%) OneDrive
4 5 (0.56%) SaaS
4 5 (0.56%) Yammer
5 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.11%) GitHub
6 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.80%) TCP/IP
2 30 (3.36%) 4G
3 28 (3.13%) 3G
4 25 (2.80%) DNS
5 19 (2.13%) Diameter Protocol
5 19 (2.13%) Internet
6 18 (2.01%) Firewall
7 17 (1.90%) Radio Access Network
8 16 (1.79%) SAN
9 15 (1.68%) LAN
9 15 (1.68%) LTE
10 14 (1.57%) DHCP
10 14 (1.57%) WAN
11 12 (1.34%) 2G
11 12 (1.34%) LDAP
11 12 (1.34%) VoIP
12 11 (1.23%) INAP
12 11 (1.23%) VPN
13 10 (1.12%) MPLS
13 10 (1.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (16.11%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (1.68%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (1.34%) Data Mining
9 11 (1.23%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.01%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.01%) MySQL
11 8 (0.89%) Big Data
11 8 (0.89%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.78%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.67%) DB2
13 6 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (2.46%) JIRA
2 16 (1.79%) Maven
2 16 (1.79%) Subversion
3 15 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.34%) Visual Studio
5 11 (1.23%) Axure RP
5 11 (1.23%) Selenium
6 9 (1.01%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.01%) MSTest
6 9 (1.01%) NUnit
7 7 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.67%) JUnit
8 6 (0.67%) Mockito
8 6 (0.67%) MorphX
9 5 (0.56%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.45%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.45%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.34%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.34%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.34%) SonarQube
General
1 311 (34.79%) Finance
2 238 (26.62%) Banking
3 160 (17.90%) Front Office
4 151 (16.89%) Investment Banking
5 57 (6.38%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.68%) Legal
7 21 (2.35%) Retail
8 18 (2.01%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.68%) General Ledger
10 11 (1.23%) Billing
11 10 (1.12%) Advertising
12 9 (1.01%) Local Government
13 8 (0.89%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.67%) Law
14 6 (0.67%) Marketing
14 6 (0.67%) Publishing
15 4 (0.45%) Wholesale Banking
16 3 (0.34%) German Language
16 3 (0.34%) International Banking
16 3 (0.34%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 243 (27.18%) Analyst
2 180 (20.13%) Developer
3 158 (17.67%) Business Analyst
4 89 (9.96%) Project Manager
5 53 (5.93%) Banking Analyst
6 45 (5.03%) Architect
7 42 (4.70%) SQL Developer
8 40 (4.47%) C# Developer
9 38 (4.25%) .NET Developer
10 36 (4.03%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 36 (4.03%) Support Engineer
11 32 (3.58%) Back Office Engineer
12 31 (3.47%) IT Manager
12 31 (3.47%) Support Analyst
13 30 (3.36%) Applications Support
14 29 (3.24%) Administrator
15 28 (3.13%) Senior Developer
16 26 (2.91%) Consultant
17 24 (2.68%) Regulatory Business Analyst
18 22 (2.46%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (15.21%) .NET
2 64 (7.16%) HTML
3 42 (4.70%) ASP.NET
4 40 (4.47%) Web Services
5 37 (4.14%) .NET Framework
6 35 (3.91%) XML
7 26 (2.91%) CSS
8 21 (2.35%) WinForms
9 19 (2.13%) SOAP
10 15 (1.68%) FIX Protocol
10 15 (1.68%) Flash
11 13 (1.45%) jQuery
11 13 (1.45%) WCF
12 12 (1.34%) J2EE
12 12 (1.34%) Middleware
13 11 (1.23%) JMS
13 11 (1.23%) REST
14 10 (1.12%) RESTful
14 10 (1.12%) Spring
15 9 (1.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
1 74 (8.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 64 (7.16%) Derivative
3 58 (6.49%) Fixed Income
4 41 (4.59%) Statistics
5 37 (4.14%) Equities
6 34 (3.80%) Hedge funds
6 34 (3.80%) Management Information System
7 32 (3.58%) User Experience
8 28 (3.13%) Computer Science
9 20 (2.24%) Market Risk
10 18 (2.01%) Data Centre
11 16 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.34%) Blackberry
12 12 (1.34%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.12%) Data Extraction
13 10 (1.12%) SWIFT
14 9 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
14 9 (1.01%) Mathematics
14 9 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 167 (18.68%) Windows
2 58 (6.49%) Unix
3 54 (6.04%) Windows Server
4 53 (5.93%) Linux
5 33 (3.69%) Windows 7
6 30 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (2.35%) Windows XP
9 13 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.23%) Solaris
10 11 (1.23%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.67%) Android
13 5 (0.56%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.45%) AIX
15 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.11%) CentOS
16 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (12.53%) Project Management
3 90 (10.07%) Business Analysis
4 78 (8.72%) ITIL
5 62 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 53 (5.93%) Validation
7 52 (5.82%) Asset Management
8 50 (5.59%) Change Management
9 48 (5.37%) SDLC
10 46 (5.15%) Investment Management
11 45 (5.03%) Network Design
11 45 (5.03%) Scrum
12 42 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
12 42 (4.70%) Migration
13 41 (4.59%) Capacity Management
13 41 (4.59%) CRM
13 41 (4.59%) OO
13 41 (4.59%) Service Delivery
14 39 (4.36%) PRINCE2
15 38 (4.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 174 (19.46%) SQL
2 117 (13.09%) C#
3 85 (9.51%) Java
4 35 (3.91%) JavaScript
5 30 (3.36%) PowerShell
6 25 (2.80%) T-SQL
6 25 (2.80%) VBA
7 21 (2.35%) Perl
8 18 (2.01%) C++
9 16 (1.79%) Python
9 16 (1.79%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.68%) VB
11 13 (1.45%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.34%) PHP
12 12 (1.34%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.89%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.78%) C
14 7 (0.78%) Scala
15 4 (0.45%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (6.04%) Degree
2 22 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.79%) HNC
5 13 (1.45%) CCNP
5 13 (1.45%) HND
6 12 (1.34%) CCNA
7 10 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (0.89%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.78%) PMP
10 7 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.67%) CISA
11 6 (0.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 5 (0.56%) ACCA
12 5 (0.56%) CISM
13 4 (0.45%) ISEB
13 4 (0.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.91%) QA
2 30 (3.36%) MiFID
3 26 (2.91%) SLA
4 22 (2.46%) EMIR
5 14 (1.57%) AIFMD
6 9 (1.01%) COREP
7 6 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.45%) FINREP
10 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.34%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.34%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.22%) Basel III
11 2 (0.22%) FATCA
11 2 (0.22%) ISO20022
11 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 45 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.68%) XenApp
4 11 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.89%) vSphere
5 8 (0.89%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.56%) ISA Server
6 5 (0.56%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.45%) HDFS
8 3 (0.34%) Docker
9 2 (0.22%) GridGain
9 2 (0.22%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.11%) Xen
10 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (2.01%) SCCM
2 8 (0.89%) Control-M
3 7 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (0.78%) SCOM
4 6 (0.67%) Puppet
5 5 (0.56%) Nagios
6 4 (0.45%) Amdocs OSS
6 4 (0.45%) Ansible
6 4 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.34%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.34%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.22%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.22%) Mesos
8 2 (0.22%) OpenView
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 120 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 80 (8.95%) Oracle
3 39 (4.36%) Huawei
4 35 (3.91%) Cisco
5 33 (3.69%) Murex
6 31 (3.47%) SAP
7 30 (3.36%) Citrix
7 30 (3.36%) VMware
8 27 (3.02%) Calypso
9 23 (2.57%) Nokia
10 22 (2.46%) Adobe
11 21 (2.35%) IBM
12 20 (2.24%) SmartStream
13 18 (2.01%) Remedy
14 17 (1.90%) Tableau
15 16 (1.79%) Sybase
16 15 (1.68%) HP
16 15 (1.68%) Nokia Networks
17 14 (1.57%) BT
18 11 (1.23%) Fidessa
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