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 23 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
23 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 275 265 170
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -95
Contract jobs citing Back Office 401 436 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.87% 1.33%
As % of the General category 2.24% 2.25% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 278 479
Median daily rate £422 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 8
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.75 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -18.75%
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
17924 19374 19383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.58% 38.77% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12145 12389 12430
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 485 544
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.83 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 23 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
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 23 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 -26 241 £475 -9.52% 76
South East +18 83 £425 +13.33% 13
North West +6 28 £305 -6.15% 15
East Midlands +18 16 £140 -65.00% 2
East of England +10 11 £375 +19.04% 5
South West -18 9 £375 +14.32% 12
Yorkshire 0 8 £333 -5.00% 20
North East -47 3 £540 +66.15% 2
West Midlands -22 2 £375 +3.44% 12
Midlands - 1 - - 1
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 287 (33.65%) Finance
2 216 (25.32%) Banking
3 167 (19.58%) Windows
4 164 (19.23%) Front Office
5 162 (18.99%) SQL
6 138 (16.18%) SQL Server
7 128 (15.01%) Investment Banking
8 125 (14.65%) .NET
9 120 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
10 114 (13.36%) Microsoft
11 112 (13.13%) C#
12 103 (12.08%) Project Management
13 84 (9.85%) Business Analysis
14 81 (9.50%) Java
15 77 (9.03%) Oracle
15 77 (9.03%) ITIL
16 76 (8.91%) MS Excel
17 74 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
18 68 (7.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 63 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
19 63 (7.39%) Windows Server
20 61 (7.15%) Unix
21 59 (6.92%) Linux
21 59 (6.92%) HTML
21 59 (6.92%) Derivative
22 56 (6.57%) Telecoms
23 55 (6.45%) Validation
24 54 (6.33%) Asset Management
25 50 (5.86%) SDLC
26 49 (5.74%) Degree

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 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.46%) IIS
3 19 (2.23%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.17%) CMS
5 10 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.06%) Confluence
7 8 (0.94%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.94%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.82%) Apache
8 7 (0.82%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.82%) JBoss
9 6 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.47%) ColdFusion
11 4 (0.47%) ColdFusion MX
12 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 76 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 44 (5.16%) MS Office
3 15 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.41%) MS Project
5 10 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (1.17%) Photoshop
5 10 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 16 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.17%) Summit
4 9 (1.06%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
6 6 (0.70%) Maximo
7 5 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.59%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.59%) SunGard GMI
8 4 (0.47%) Loan IQ
8 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.35%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.23%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.23%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.11%) Office 365
3 12 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.59%) OneDrive
4 5 (0.59%) SaaS
4 5 (0.59%) Yammer
5 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.12%) GitHub
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.63%) TCP/IP
2 30 (3.52%) 4G
3 28 (3.28%) 3G
4 26 (3.05%) DNS
5 21 (2.46%) Diameter Protocol
6 17 (1.99%) Internet
6 17 (1.99%) LTE
6 17 (1.99%) Radio Access Network
7 16 (1.88%) LAN
7 16 (1.88%) SAN
8 15 (1.76%) DHCP
8 15 (1.76%) Firewall
8 15 (1.76%) WAN
9 13 (1.52%) LDAP
9 13 (1.52%) VPN
10 12 (1.41%) 2G
10 12 (1.41%) INAP
10 12 (1.41%) VoIP
11 11 (1.29%) MPLS
12 10 (1.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (1.64%) Data Mining
8 13 (1.52%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.41%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.06%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.06%) MySQL
12 8 (0.94%) Big Data
13 7 (0.82%) DB2
13 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.82%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.70%) MS Access
15 5 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (2.46%) JIRA
2 17 (1.99%) Maven
2 17 (1.99%) Subversion
3 16 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 12 (1.41%) Selenium
6 11 (1.29%) Git (software)
6 11 (1.29%) MSTest
6 11 (1.29%) NUnit
7 8 (0.94%) Axure RP
8 7 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.82%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.70%) JUnit
9 6 (0.70%) Mockito
10 5 (0.59%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.47%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.47%) NuGet
11 4 (0.47%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.35%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 287 (33.65%) Finance
2 216 (25.32%) Banking
3 164 (19.23%) Front Office
4 128 (15.01%) Investment Banking
5 56 (6.57%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.58%) Legal
6 22 (2.58%) Retail
7 15 (1.76%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.52%) General Ledger
9 12 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.17%) Billing
11 9 (1.06%) Advertising
11 9 (1.06%) Marketing
12 8 (0.94%) Local Government
13 6 (0.70%) Law
13 6 (0.70%) Publishing
14 4 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
15 3 (0.35%) German Language
15 3 (0.35%) International Banking
15 3 (0.35%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 235 (27.55%) Analyst
2 167 (19.58%) Developer
3 148 (17.35%) Business Analyst
4 80 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 47 (5.51%) Banking Analyst
6 42 (4.92%) Architect
6 42 (4.92%) SQL Developer
7 37 (4.34%) C# Developer
8 36 (4.22%) Support Engineer
9 33 (3.87%) .NET Developer
9 33 (3.87%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 32 (3.75%) Back Office Engineer
11 29 (3.40%) IT Manager
11 29 (3.40%) Support Analyst
12 28 (3.28%) Applications Support
12 28 (3.28%) Senior Developer
13 27 (3.17%) Administrator
13 27 (3.17%) Consultant
14 23 (2.70%) IT Analyst
15 22 (2.58%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (14.65%) .NET
2 59 (6.92%) HTML
3 41 (4.81%) Web Services
4 37 (4.34%) ASP.NET
4 37 (4.34%) XML
5 34 (3.99%) .NET Framework
6 24 (2.81%) CSS
7 19 (2.23%) SOAP
8 18 (2.11%) WinForms
9 15 (1.76%) FIX Protocol
9 15 (1.76%) jQuery
10 13 (1.52%) JMS
11 12 (1.41%) Flash
11 12 (1.41%) Middleware
12 11 (1.29%) REST
12 11 (1.29%) RESTful
12 11 (1.29%) WCF
13 10 (1.17%) J2EE
13 10 (1.17%) SPML
13 10 (1.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (7.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 59 (6.92%) Derivative
4 49 (5.74%) Fixed Income
5 41 (4.81%) Statistics
6 35 (4.10%) Management Information System
7 33 (3.87%) Equities
7 33 (3.87%) Hedge funds
8 23 (2.70%) Computer Science
9 18 (2.11%) User Experience
10 16 (1.88%) Data Centre
10 16 (1.88%) Market Risk
11 11 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.29%) SWIFT
12 10 (1.17%) Blackberry
12 10 (1.17%) Data Extraction
12 10 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
13 9 (1.06%) Mathematics
13 9 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.82%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 167 (19.58%) Windows
2 63 (7.39%) Windows Server
3 61 (7.15%) Unix
4 59 (6.92%) Linux
5 34 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (3.75%) Windows 7
7 25 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (2.34%) Windows XP
9 14 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.41%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.29%) Solaris
12 6 (0.70%) Android
12 6 (0.70%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.59%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.47%) AIX
14 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.23%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.12%) CentOS
16 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (12.08%) Project Management
3 84 (9.85%) Business Analysis
4 77 (9.03%) ITIL
5 63 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 55 (6.45%) Validation
7 54 (6.33%) Asset Management
8 50 (5.86%) SDLC
9 49 (5.74%) Change Management
10 46 (5.39%) Investment Management
10 46 (5.39%) Network Design
11 43 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
12 42 (4.92%) Configuration Management
13 41 (4.81%) Capacity Management
13 41 (4.81%) Migration
13 41 (4.81%) Scrum
14 40 (4.69%) Service Delivery
15 37 (4.34%) OO
15 37 (4.34%) User Acceptance Testing
16 36 (4.22%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 162 (18.99%) SQL
2 112 (13.13%) C#
3 81 (9.50%) Java
4 33 (3.87%) PowerShell
5 31 (3.63%) JavaScript
6 25 (2.93%) T-SQL
7 23 (2.70%) Perl
8 21 (2.46%) VBA
9 17 (1.99%) Shell Script
10 16 (1.88%) C++
10 16 (1.88%) Python
11 15 (1.76%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.64%) PHP
13 12 (1.41%) VB
14 11 (1.29%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.17%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.82%) C
16 7 (0.82%) Scala
17 4 (0.47%) ActionScript
17 4 (0.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 49 (5.74%) Degree
2 25 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (1.88%) HNC
5 15 (1.76%) HND
6 14 (1.64%) CCNP
7 10 (1.17%) CCNA
8 9 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.94%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.82%) PMP
11 6 (0.70%) CISA
11 6 (0.70%) MCSE
11 6 (0.70%) SC Cleared
11 6 (0.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 5 (0.59%) ACCA
12 5 (0.59%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.63%) QA
2 25 (2.93%) MiFID
2 25 (2.93%) SLA
3 18 (2.11%) EMIR
4 10 (1.17%) AIFMD
5 7 (0.82%) COREP
6 6 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.47%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.35%) FINREP
9 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.23%) Basel III
10 2 (0.23%) FATCA
10 2 (0.23%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.12%) BS7799
11 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
System Software
1 49 (5.74%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.64%) XenApp
4 12 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.17%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.06%) vSphere
7 6 (0.70%) Docker
8 4 (0.47%) HDFS
9 2 (0.23%) GridGain
9 2 (0.23%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.23%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.23%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.23%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.12%) Xen
10 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (2.58%) SCCM
2 12 (1.41%) SCOM
3 10 (1.17%) Nagios
4 9 (1.06%) Puppet
5 8 (0.94%) Control-M
6 5 (0.59%) Ansible
6 5 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.35%) Amdocs OSS
8 3 (0.35%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.35%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.35%) Windows Intune
8 3 (0.35%) WSUS
9 2 (0.23%) Icinga
9 2 (0.23%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.23%) logstash
9 2 (0.23%) Mesos
9 2 (0.23%) OpenView
Vendors
1 114 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 77 (9.03%) Oracle
3 37 (4.34%) Huawei
4 34 (3.99%) VMware
5 33 (3.87%) Cisco
6 28 (3.28%) Citrix
7 26 (3.05%) Murex
7 26 (3.05%) SAP
8 24 (2.81%) Nokia
9 22 (2.58%) IBM
10 20 (2.34%) Calypso
10 20 (2.34%) Remedy
11 17 (1.99%) Sybase
11 17 (1.99%) Tableau
12 16 (1.88%) HP
12 16 (1.88%) SmartStream
13 15 (1.76%) Adobe
14 14 (1.64%) Nokia Networks
15 13 (1.52%) BT
16 11 (1.29%) Fidessa
Wiltshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive day rate 6 month initial contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £601 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £11.30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Simon James IT
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City. London
Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: 375-425 GBP/day negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Development and Infrastructure
Rate: £500 - 650 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
Playtech
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum You will be paid a monthly salary fo
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: Up to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: From £28,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago