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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 154 164 124
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -40
Contract jobs citing Back Office 655 549 882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.32% 1.28% 1.59%
As % of the General category 3.37% 2.97% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 355 554
Average daily rate £450 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £287 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £678 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 17
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.38 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +1.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £12.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.05 £28.00 £35.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19457 18491 25037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.15% 42.99% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12317 11467 15154
Average daily rate £425 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 583 746
Average hourly rate £23.93 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.29% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -7 436 £500 -4.76% 38
South East -4 63 £350 -12.50% 13
South West +9 39 £325 -7.14% 5
Yorkshire +4 33 £350 -14.63% 4
East of England -2 27 £328 -27.11% 1
East Midlands +7 25 £70 -92.22% 1
North West -18 12 £340 +41.66% 2
West Midlands -19 12 £315 -25.88% 8
North East - 4 £350 -
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 415 (34.24%) Finance
2 383 (31.60%) Banking
3 261 (21.53%) SQL
4 223 (18.40%) Windows
5 208 (17.16%) Front Office
6 197 (16.25%) Investment Banking
7 177 (14.60%) SQL Server
8 165 (13.61%) Microsoft
9 153 (12.62%) .NET
10 149 (12.29%) Project Management
11 148 (12.21%) C#
12 132 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
13 130 (10.73%) MS Office
14 128 (10.56%) Java
15 126 (10.40%) Business Analysis
16 125 (10.31%) Scrum
17 123 (10.15%) Derivative
18 115 (9.49%) User Acceptance Testing
19 113 (9.32%) Oracle
20 112 (9.24%) MS Excel
21 94 (7.76%) Change Management
22 93 (7.67%) PRINCE2
22 93 (7.67%) Active Directory
22 93 (7.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 88 (7.26%) Migration
24 87 (7.18%) TDD
25 81 (6.68%) Workflow
26 80 (6.60%) Fixed Income
27 78 (6.44%) Retail
28 77 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 46 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 38 (3.14%) IIS
3 28 (2.31%) MS Exchange
4 21 (1.73%) Apache
5 16 (1.32%) CMS
6 14 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (0.91%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.74%) Lync
9 9 (0.74%) IBM Notes
10 8 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.66%) Confluence
11 6 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
11 6 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.50%) SAS
12 5 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (0.41%) Documentum
13 4 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 130 (10.73%) MS Office
2 112 (9.24%) MS Excel
3 46 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (3.55%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.73%) MS Project
6 5 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.083%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (1.16%) Summit
2 13 (1.07%) Temenos T24
3 8 (0.66%) Endur
4 7 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.58%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.58%) Eikon
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.50%) Cerner Millennium
5 6 (0.50%) RMDS
5 6 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.33%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.33%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.58%) SaaS
3 3 (0.25%) PaaS
3 3 (0.25%) GitHub
3 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.17%) IaaS
5 1 (0.083%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.083%) Office 365
5 1 (0.083%) Force.com
5 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.05%) DNS
2 31 (2.56%) LAN
3 27 (2.23%) WAN
3 27 (2.23%) Internet
4 24 (1.98%) Firewall
5 20 (1.65%) DHCP
5 20 (1.65%) TCP/IP
6 19 (1.57%) Intranet
7 18 (1.49%) SAN
8 17 (1.40%) VPN
9 16 (1.32%) ATM
10 15 (1.24%) SDH
11 11 (0.91%) DWDM
12 10 (0.83%) GGSN
12 10 (0.83%) SGSN
12 10 (0.83%) Network Security
12 10 (0.83%) MGW
13 9 (0.74%) HTTP
14 7 (0.58%) NAS
14 7 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (2.23%) Relational Database
6 22 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (1.65%) MySQL
8 18 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (1.49%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (0.99%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.83%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.58%) SQLPlus
14 6 (0.50%) MS Access
14 6 (0.50%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.41%) EDRMS
15 5 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.41%) HBase
Development Applications
1 36 (2.97%) JIRA
2 29 (2.39%) Visual Studio
3 26 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (1.82%) Subversion
5 21 (1.73%) Jenkins
6 17 (1.40%) Git (software)
7 15 (1.24%) Selenium
8 9 (0.74%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.74%) JUnit
9 7 (0.58%) RequisitePro
9 7 (0.58%) FitNesse
9 7 (0.58%) Behat
9 7 (0.58%) Jasmine
10 6 (0.50%) Grunt
10 6 (0.50%) ClearCase
10 6 (0.50%) Maven
10 6 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (0.50%) Serena SBM
10 6 (0.50%) NUnit
10 6 (0.50%) CruiseControl
General
1 415 (34.24%) Finance
2 383 (31.60%) Banking
3 208 (17.16%) Front Office
4 197 (16.25%) Investment Banking
5 78 (6.44%) Retail
6 50 (4.13%) Telecoms
7 44 (3.63%) Legal
8 42 (3.47%) Billing
9 41 (3.38%) Financial Institution
10 30 (2.48%) International Banking
11 22 (1.82%) Marketing
12 15 (1.24%) Advertising
13 13 (1.07%) General Ledger
14 12 (0.99%) Publishing
15 8 (0.66%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.50%) Local Government
17 5 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
17 5 (0.41%) French Language
17 5 (0.41%) German Language
18 4 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 451 (37.21%) Analyst
2 265 (21.86%) Business Analyst
3 199 (16.42%) Developer
4 155 (12.79%) Project Manager
5 60 (4.95%) Architect
6 58 (4.79%) Service Analyst
6 58 (4.79%) Service Desk Analyst
7 47 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
7 47 (3.88%) Support Engineer
8 44 (3.63%) .NET Developer
9 39 (3.22%) Support Analyst
10 37 (3.05%) Test Analyst
11 35 (2.89%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 32 (2.64%) Consultant
12 32 (2.64%) Java Developer
13 31 (2.56%) C# Developer
13 31 (2.56%) Programme Manager
14 30 (2.48%) Banking Business Analyst
15 27 (2.23%) Applications Support
16 25 (2.06%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (12.62%) .NET
2 71 (5.86%) XML
3 69 (5.69%) HTML
4 68 (5.61%) Web Services
5 61 (5.03%) ASP.NET
6 42 (3.47%) J2EE
7 36 (2.97%) CSS
8 34 (2.81%) Middleware
9 29 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (2.23%) WCF
11 26 (2.15%) XSLT
12 24 (1.98%) jQuery
13 22 (1.82%) .NET Framework
14 21 (1.73%) HTML5
15 19 (1.57%) Spring
15 19 (1.57%) SOAP
16 17 (1.40%) JSP
17 14 (1.16%) WPF
18 11 (0.91%) Java EE
18 11 (0.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 123 (10.15%) Derivative
2 93 (7.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 80 (6.60%) Fixed Income
4 70 (5.78%) Equities
5 61 (5.03%) Management Information System
6 29 (2.39%) Open Source
7 25 (2.06%) Reference Data
8 24 (1.98%) NHS
8 24 (1.98%) Statistics
9 23 (1.90%) Equity Derivative
9 23 (1.90%) Credit Derivative
10 22 (1.82%) Blackberry
11 21 (1.73%) Credit Risk
11 21 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.57%) Market Risk
13 15 (1.24%) SWIFT
14 14 (1.16%) N-Tier
15 11 (0.91%) PMI
15 11 (0.91%) EPoS
15 11 (0.91%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 223 (18.40%) Windows
2 76 (6.27%) Windows XP
3 74 (6.11%) UNIX
4 67 (5.53%) Windows 7
5 57 (4.70%) Linux
6 23 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.65%) Solaris
8 20 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.16%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.66%) Android
10 8 (0.66%) Windows 2000
10 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.25%) Windows CE
12 3 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.083%) CentOS
13 1 (0.083%) SUSE
13 1 (0.083%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (12.29%) Project Management
2 132 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (10.40%) Business Analysis
4 125 (10.31%) Scrum
5 115 (9.49%) User Acceptance Testing
6 94 (7.76%) Change Management
7 93 (7.67%) PRINCE2
8 88 (7.26%) Migration
9 87 (7.18%) TDD
10 81 (6.68%) Workflow
11 77 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 69 (5.69%) ITIL
13 67 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
14 66 (5.45%) CRM
15 57 (4.70%) OO
16 53 (4.37%) Asset Management
17 48 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (3.88%) ERP
19 45 (3.71%) Service Delivery
20 43 (3.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 261 (21.53%) SQL
2 148 (12.21%) C#
3 128 (10.56%) Java
4 74 (6.11%) JavaScript
5 27 (2.23%) C++
5 27 (2.23%) PHP
6 26 (2.15%) VB
6 26 (2.15%) C
7 21 (1.73%) T-SQL
8 19 (1.57%) Perl
8 19 (1.57%) VB.NET
9 17 (1.40%) PL/SQL
10 15 (1.24%) Python
11 12 (0.99%) VBA
12 11 (0.91%) Korn
13 10 (0.83%) Ruby
14 9 (0.74%) VB6
15 8 (0.66%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.58%) Scala
17 5 (0.41%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 67 (5.53%) Degree
2 55 (4.54%) Security Cleared
3 45 (3.71%) SC Cleared
4 40 (3.30%) ISEB
5 30 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (2.31%) PMI Certification
7 25 (2.06%) MCP
8 19 (1.57%) PMP
9 18 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 17 (1.40%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.33%) CCNA
12 4 (0.33%) HNC
12 4 (0.33%) HND
12 4 (0.33%) MCSE
12 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.33%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.25%) MCITP
13 3 (0.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.70%) QA
1 57 (4.70%) EMIR
2 54 (4.46%) Dodd-Frank
3 27 (2.23%) SLA
4 15 (1.24%) MiFID
5 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.25%) GAAP
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.17%) FATCA
8 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.083%) P3O
9 1 (0.083%) COREP
9 1 (0.083%) FINREP
9 1 (0.083%) WAI
9 1 (0.083%) GCP
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 93 (7.67%) Active Directory
2 32 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.74%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.66%) vSphere
5 7 (0.58%) NFS
6 6 (0.50%) XenApp
6 6 (0.50%) SRDF
7 5 (0.41%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.083%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.083%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.083%) Varnish
10 1 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.083%) KVM
10 1 (0.083%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.083%) Samba
Systems Management
1 31 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.66%) NSN NetAct
2 8 (0.66%) OpenView
3 7 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
4 6 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (0.50%) SCCM
5 5 (0.41%) SCOM
5 5 (0.41%) DameWare
5 5 (0.41%) OVSD
5 5 (0.41%) Control-M
5 5 (0.41%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.17%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.17%) Puppet
7 2 (0.17%) Nagios
7 2 (0.17%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.083%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.083%) WSUS
Vendors
1 165 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 113 (9.32%) Oracle
3 49 (4.04%) VMware
4 47 (3.88%) Remedy
5 45 (3.71%) Cisco
6 42 (3.47%) Citrix
7 32 (2.64%) HP
8 29 (2.39%) Murex
9 28 (2.31%) Bloomberg
10 26 (2.15%) SAP
11 25 (2.06%) Calypso
12 23 (1.90%) Fidessa
13 21 (1.73%) Sybase
14 20 (1.65%) Charles River
15 18 (1.49%) CheckPoint
16 17 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
16 17 (1.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 16 (1.32%) Siebel
18 15 (1.24%) IBM
18 15 (1.24%) Zend
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Yoh Company
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £270 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Posted: 2 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day dep on exp
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £480 - £545 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago