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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 243 163 153
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -10
Contract jobs citing Back Office 429 644 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.87% 1.34% 1.41%
As % of the General category 2.24% 3.44% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 465 396
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £461
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £268 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -16.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +1.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £59.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +1.45%
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
19116 18701 18013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.70% 38.98% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12283 12045 11163
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 517 605
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -62 271 £525 +5.00% 93
South East +5 59 £375 -18.91% 17
South West -28 22 £328 +0.92% 8
West Midlands -9 15 £363 +11.53% 4
Yorkshire -30 15 £335 -4.28% 4
East Midlands -14 10 £400 +471.42% 6
North West -33 10 £335 +0.75% 14
North East -3 9 £325 -27.77% 1
East of England -17 8 £315 -30.00% 6
South Coast - 1 - -
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 322 (36.47%) Finance
2 263 (29.78%) SQL
3 240 (27.18%) Banking
4 159 (18.01%) SQL Server
5 155 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
6 144 (16.31%) Front Office
7 133 (15.06%) .NET
8 131 (14.84%) Project Management
9 124 (14.04%) Windows
10 120 (13.59%) Investment Banking
11 119 (13.48%) C#
12 108 (12.23%) Microsoft
13 98 (11.10%) Oracle
14 94 (10.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 80 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
16 78 (8.83%) Java
17 76 (8.61%) Derivative
18 74 (8.38%) Business Analysis
18 74 (8.38%) ASP.NET
19 72 (8.15%) ITIL
20 67 (7.59%) Asset Management
21 66 (7.47%) UNIX
22 65 (7.36%) JavaScript
23 64 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
23 64 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
24 60 (6.80%) Equities
24 60 (6.80%) Workflow
25 59 (6.68%) Fixed Income
26 57 (6.46%) HTML
27 55 (6.23%) MS Excel

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 29 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 20 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 15 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (1.36%) Apache
5 12 (1.36%) Lync
6 11 (1.25%) IIS
7 10 (1.13%) JBoss
8 8 (0.91%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.79%) FileNet
10 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.57%) K2 blackpearl
11 5 (0.57%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.45%) CMS
12 4 (0.45%) WebSphere Process Server
12 4 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.34%) Node.js
Applications
1 55 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 43 (4.87%) MS Office
3 21 (2.38%) MS Project
4 15 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 33 (3.74%) Markit EDM
2 19 (2.15%) SimCorp Dimension
3 10 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.79%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.68%) Endur
6 5 (0.57%) ResourceLink
6 5 (0.57%) Loan IQ
6 5 (0.57%) Eagle PACE
6 5 (0.57%) Cerner Millennium
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.45%) Algo Collateral
8 3 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.34%) LatentZero
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.23%) RMDS
9 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.45%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.34%) Office 365
4 2 (0.23%) SaaS
4 2 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.51%) Firewall
2 28 (3.17%) SAN
3 25 (2.83%) LAN
4 24 (2.72%) WAN
4 24 (2.72%) DNS
5 21 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.38%) Internet
6 18 (2.04%) HTTP
7 17 (1.93%) MPLS
8 13 (1.47%) DHCP
9 12 (1.36%) BGP
9 12 (1.36%) OSPF
10 11 (1.25%) VPN
10 11 (1.25%) Ethernet
11 9 (1.02%) 3G
12 8 (0.91%) Wireless
12 8 (0.91%) HSRP
13 7 (0.79%) Radio Access Network
13 7 (0.79%) SMTP
13 7 (0.79%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (18.01%) SQL Server
2 64 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (2.04%) Oracle Database
7 16 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.13%) MySQL
10 9 (1.02%) MS Access
11 7 (0.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 7 (0.79%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.68%) Big Data
12 6 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.57%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (2.49%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.70%) NUnit
3 14 (1.59%) JIRA
4 10 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.02%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.91%) Toad
6 8 (0.91%) Selenium
7 7 (0.79%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.79%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (0.57%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.57%) MSTest
8 5 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (0.45%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.34%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.34%) Moq
10 3 (0.34%) Mockito
10 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.34%) Subversion
10 3 (0.34%) Maven
General
1 322 (36.47%) Finance
2 240 (27.18%) Banking
3 144 (16.31%) Front Office
4 120 (13.59%) Investment Banking
5 52 (5.89%) Telecoms
6 49 (5.55%) Retail
7 15 (1.70%) Marketing
7 15 (1.70%) General Ledger
7 15 (1.70%) Billing
8 13 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.91%) Legal
10 7 (0.79%) Local Government
11 6 (0.68%) French Language
12 5 (0.57%) German Language
12 5 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.45%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
14 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.34%) Law
15 2 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 322 (36.47%) Analyst
2 202 (22.88%) Business Analyst
3 193 (21.86%) Developer
4 87 (9.85%) Project Manager
5 54 (6.12%) Support Analyst
6 53 (6.00%) .NET Developer
7 50 (5.66%) Applications Support
8 47 (5.32%) SQL Developer
9 37 (4.19%) C# Developer
10 33 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
11 32 (3.62%) Applications Support Analyst
12 29 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
13 27 (3.06%) Senior Business Analyst
14 23 (2.60%) Support Engineer
14 23 (2.60%) Consultant
15 22 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (2.49%) Back Office Engineer
16 21 (2.38%) Java Developer
17 20 (2.27%) Banking Business Analyst
18 19 (2.15%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (15.06%) .NET
2 74 (8.38%) ASP.NET
3 57 (6.46%) HTML
4 43 (4.87%) Web Services
5 33 (3.74%) .NET Framework
6 32 (3.62%) XML
7 28 (3.17%) jQuery
8 25 (2.83%) WCF
9 21 (2.38%) XSLT
10 19 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (2.15%) CSS
11 18 (2.04%) DHTML
12 16 (1.81%) LINQ
13 14 (1.59%) Middleware
13 14 (1.59%) Entity Framework
14 12 (1.36%) RESTful
14 12 (1.36%) WPF
14 12 (1.36%) HTML5
15 11 (1.25%) JSON
15 11 (1.25%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 94 (10.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 80 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (8.61%) Derivative
4 60 (6.80%) Equities
5 59 (6.68%) Fixed Income
6 24 (2.72%) User Experience
7 19 (2.15%) Data Centre
8 18 (2.04%) Blackberry
8 18 (2.04%) NHS
8 18 (2.04%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.81%) N-Tier
9 16 (1.81%) Reference Data
9 16 (1.81%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.70%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.70%) Contract for Difference
11 14 (1.59%) Data Integration
12 12 (1.36%) Equity Derivative
13 11 (1.25%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.25%) SWIFT
13 11 (1.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 124 (14.04%) Windows
2 66 (7.47%) UNIX
3 51 (5.78%) Linux
4 30 (3.40%) Windows 7
5 25 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.93%) Android
8 9 (1.02%) Windows 8
8 9 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.02%) Windows XP
9 8 (0.91%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.34%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.23%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.11%) CentOS
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (14.84%) Project Management
3 74 (8.38%) Business Analysis
4 72 (8.15%) ITIL
5 67 (7.59%) Asset Management
6 64 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 60 (6.80%) Workflow
8 54 (6.12%) Migration
9 50 (5.66%) Scrum
10 47 (5.32%) Risk Management
11 45 (5.10%) PRINCE2
11 45 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 45 (5.10%) SDLC
12 44 (4.98%) Investment Management
13 43 (4.87%) OO
14 42 (4.76%) MVC
15 39 (4.42%) TDD
16 38 (4.30%) Waterfall
17 36 (4.08%) E-Commerce
18 35 (3.96%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 263 (29.78%) SQL
2 119 (13.48%) C#
3 78 (8.83%) Java
4 65 (7.36%) JavaScript
5 30 (3.40%) VB.NET
6 27 (3.06%) T-SQL
7 18 (2.04%) PL/SQL
7 18 (2.04%) VBA
8 16 (1.81%) VB
9 14 (1.59%) PowerShell
10 12 (1.36%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.25%) Python
11 11 (1.25%) Perl
12 10 (1.13%) C
13 9 (1.02%) C++
14 8 (0.91%) VBScript
15 7 (0.79%) PHP
16 6 (0.68%) Scala
17 4 (0.45%) R
18 3 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (4.08%) Degree
2 19 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.47%) SC Cleared
3 13 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.02%) PMI Certification
6 8 (0.91%) CCNP
7 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.68%) VCP5
8 5 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.57%) ISEB
8 5 (0.57%) IBM Certification
8 5 (0.57%) HND
9 4 (0.45%) HNC
9 4 (0.45%) PMP
10 3 (0.34%) MCITP
10 3 (0.34%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.34%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.19%) QA
2 17 (1.93%) EMIR
3 14 (1.59%) SLA
4 10 (1.13%) MiFID
5 9 (1.02%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.79%) COREP
7 6 (0.68%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.34%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.34%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.11%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.11%) FATCA
System Software
1 50 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.38%) vSphere
4 7 (0.79%) XenApp
4 7 (0.79%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.34%) GridGain
7 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (1.47%) Control-M
2 8 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.91%) SCCM
3 7 (0.79%) AirWatch
4 6 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.45%) ARCserve
5 4 (0.45%) vMotion
6 3 (0.34%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.23%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.23%) Casper Suite
7 2 (0.23%) WSUS
8 1 (0.11%) SCOM
8 1 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.11%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 108 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 98 (11.10%) Oracle
3 36 (4.08%) VMware
4 28 (3.17%) IBM
5 27 (3.06%) Sybase
6 25 (2.83%) Cisco
6 25 (2.83%) Bloomberg
7 24 (2.72%) Citrix
8 21 (2.38%) SimCorp
8 21 (2.38%) Murex
9 20 (2.27%) SAP
10 17 (1.93%) Huawei
10 17 (1.93%) Ericsson
10 17 (1.93%) Reuters
11 16 (1.81%) F5
12 13 (1.47%) Business Objects
13 12 (1.36%) Charles River
14 11 (1.25%) Nokia
14 11 (1.25%) HP
15 10 (1.13%) Dell
London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 50 minutes ago
Bradford, Yorkshire
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £650 - £700 a Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Camping and Caravanning Club
Rate: £19,000 - £23,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day +
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £570.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
North London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200.00 - £210.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £615 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Slough
The People Network
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 19 days ago