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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 228 242 192
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -50
Contract jobs citing Back Office 455 422 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 0.92% 1.16%
As % of the General category 2.50% 2.36% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 296 340
Average daily rate £425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £10.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.90% -57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £10.10 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £15.30 £52.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -58.16%
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
18182 17872 18059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.53% 38.78% 40.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11922 11662 11396
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £611 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 412 573
Average hourly rate £31.42 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 281 £500 +5.26% 104
South East +22 75 £310 -14.48% 14
South West +14 32 £351 -12.48% 14
West Midlands +6 21 £400 - 11
Yorkshire -7 14 £375 +7.14% 13
North West -20 8 £410 +36.66% 16
East of England -5 7 £513 +16.47% 4
East Midlands -5 6 £288 -10.15% 3
North East -30 2 £575 +43.75%
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 327 (36.29%) Finance
2 282 (31.30%) Banking
3 188 (20.87%) Investment Banking
4 184 (20.42%) SQL
5 161 (17.87%) Windows
6 155 (17.20%) SQL Server
7 140 (15.54%) Front Office
8 134 (14.87%) .NET
9 132 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
10 122 (13.54%) Microsoft
11 119 (13.21%) C#
12 118 (13.10%) Project Management
13 79 (8.77%) Business Analysis
14 75 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
15 71 (7.88%) Fixed Income
15 71 (7.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 70 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
17 69 (7.66%) Oracle
18 68 (7.55%) Derivative
19 64 (7.10%) MS Excel
20 62 (6.88%) Java
21 58 (6.44%) HTML
22 56 (6.22%) Telecoms
23 55 (6.10%) ITIL
24 53 (5.88%) QA
25 52 (5.77%) .NET Framework
26 51 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 49 (5.44%) Asset Management
28 48 (5.33%) Unix
28 48 (5.33%) Active Directory

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.00%) IIS
3 19 (2.11%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (0.78%) CMS
8 6 (0.67%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.67%) Lync
8 6 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.44%) Confluence
9 4 (0.44%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.44%) JBoss
9 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.44%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.33%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.33%) ColdFusion MX
10 3 (0.33%) MQSeries
Applications
1 64 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 37 (4.11%) MS Office
3 28 (3.11%) Photoshop
4 26 (2.89%) Adobe Illustrator
5 24 (2.66%) MS Visio
6 19 (2.11%) MS Project
7 15 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.11%) Summit
2 17 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (0.89%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.67%) Endur
4 6 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.55%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.44%) Loan IQ
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.44%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.44%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.33%) Findur
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.33%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.33%) Sonata
7 3 (0.33%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.44%) Office 365
2 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.33%) OneDrive
3 3 (0.33%) Yammer
4 2 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.22%) GitHub
4 2 (0.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) PaaS
5 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.11%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.33%) DNS
2 28 (3.11%) TCP/IP
3 24 (2.66%) 3G
4 21 (2.33%) 4G
5 19 (2.11%) Radio Access Network
6 18 (2.00%) 2G
6 18 (2.00%) Firewall
7 17 (1.89%) VoIP
8 16 (1.78%) Internet
8 16 (1.78%) LTE
9 14 (1.55%) Diameter Protocol
10 13 (1.44%) DHCP
11 12 (1.33%) MPLS
11 12 (1.33%) SAN
11 12 (1.33%) SMTP
11 12 (1.33%) SNMP
12 10 (1.11%) VoLTE
13 8 (0.89%) LAN
13 8 (0.89%) VPN
14 7 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 24 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (2.00%) Relational Database
7 17 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.78%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (1.00%) MySQL
13 6 (0.67%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.55%) Big Data
14 5 (0.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 18 (2.00%) JIRA
4 15 (1.66%) Axure RP
5 11 (1.22%) Subversion
6 9 (1.00%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.89%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.89%) MSTest
7 8 (0.89%) Selenium
7 8 (0.89%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.78%) NUnit
9 6 (0.67%) MorphX
9 6 (0.67%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.44%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.44%) Maven
10 4 (0.44%) Moq
11 3 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.33%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.33%) JUnit
12 2 (0.22%) Jasmine
General
1 327 (36.29%) Finance
2 282 (31.30%) Banking
3 188 (20.87%) Investment Banking
4 140 (15.54%) Front Office
5 56 (6.22%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.44%) Retail
7 14 (1.55%) Legal
8 13 (1.44%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.33%) General Ledger
10 10 (1.11%) Billing
10 10 (1.11%) Marketing
11 8 (0.89%) Wholesale Banking
12 7 (0.78%) Local Government
13 6 (0.67%) German Language
13 6 (0.67%) International Banking
14 5 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.55%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.44%) Advertising
15 4 (0.44%) French Language
15 4 (0.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 259 (28.75%) Analyst
2 181 (20.09%) Developer
3 178 (19.76%) Business Analyst
4 89 (9.88%) Project Manager
5 69 (7.66%) Banking Analyst
6 62 (6.88%) .NET Developer
7 58 (6.44%) C# Developer
8 50 (5.55%) Back Office Engineer
9 47 (5.22%) SQL Developer
10 45 (4.99%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 43 (4.77%) Consultant
12 38 (4.22%) C# .NET Developer
13 35 (3.88%) Regulatory Business Analyst
14 31 (3.44%) Applications Support
14 31 (3.44%) Architect
15 30 (3.33%) Administrator
16 28 (3.11%) Designer
16 28 (3.11%) IT Manager
16 28 (3.11%) Report Analyst
16 28 (3.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (14.87%) .NET
2 58 (6.44%) HTML
3 52 (5.77%) .NET Framework
4 43 (4.77%) ASP.NET
5 38 (4.22%) XML
6 37 (4.11%) Web Services
7 34 (3.77%) WCF
8 32 (3.55%) WinForms
9 27 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (2.77%) CSS
11 18 (2.00%) WPF
12 16 (1.78%) J2EE
13 15 (1.66%) Flash
14 14 (1.55%) HTML5
14 14 (1.55%) jQuery
15 13 (1.44%) SOAP
16 12 (1.33%) REST
16 12 (1.33%) Spring
17 11 (1.22%) Ajax
17 11 (1.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.88%) Fixed Income
1 71 (7.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 70 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (7.55%) Derivative
4 47 (5.22%) User Experience
5 43 (4.77%) Equities
6 33 (3.66%) Statistics
7 31 (3.44%) Market Risk
8 27 (3.00%) Hedge funds
9 26 (2.89%) Management Information System
10 19 (2.11%) SWIFT
11 18 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
12 17 (1.89%) Computer Science
13 14 (1.55%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.00%) Blackberry
15 9 (1.00%) Data Centre
15 9 (1.00%) Replication
16 8 (0.89%) Credit Risk
16 8 (0.89%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 161 (17.87%) Windows
2 48 (5.33%) Unix
3 46 (5.11%) Linux
4 45 (4.99%) Windows Server
5 39 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (3.44%) Windows 7
7 23 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.33%) Windows XP
10 10 (1.11%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.78%) Solaris
12 5 (0.55%) AIX
12 5 (0.55%) Android
12 5 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.22%) CentOS
13 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (13.10%) Project Management
3 79 (8.77%) Business Analysis
4 75 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (6.10%) ITIL
6 49 (5.44%) Asset Management
7 45 (4.99%) Change Management
8 44 (4.88%) E-Commerce
9 43 (4.77%) PRINCE2
10 40 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (4.33%) Migration
11 39 (4.33%) Risk Management
11 39 (4.33%) Scrum
12 38 (4.22%) Capacity Management
13 37 (4.11%) CRM
13 37 (4.11%) Investment Management
13 37 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 37 (4.11%) Validation
14 36 (4.00%) SDLC
15 35 (3.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 184 (20.42%) SQL
2 119 (13.21%) C#
3 62 (6.88%) Java
4 39 (4.33%) JavaScript
5 33 (3.66%) T-SQL
6 25 (2.77%) VBA
7 22 (2.44%) VB
7 22 (2.44%) VB.NET
8 16 (1.78%) PL/SQL
8 16 (1.78%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.66%) PowerShell
10 14 (1.55%) Perl
11 9 (1.00%) C++
11 9 (1.00%) Python
12 7 (0.78%) C
13 6 (0.67%) PHP
14 5 (0.55%) VBScript
15 4 (0.44%) Korn
15 4 (0.44%) Ruby
15 4 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 46 (5.11%) Degree
2 23 (2.55%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.00%) CCNP
4 9 (1.00%) PMI Certification
4 9 (1.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.89%) HNC
5 8 (0.89%) ISEB
5 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.78%) CCNA
7 6 (0.67%) CISA
7 6 (0.67%) PMP
7 6 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.55%) CISM
8 5 (0.55%) HND
8 5 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 5 (0.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 4 (0.44%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.88%) QA
2 45 (4.99%) MiFID
3 33 (3.66%) EMIR
4 30 (3.33%) SLA
5 20 (2.22%) AIFMD
6 12 (1.33%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (0.89%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.78%) COREP
9 5 (0.55%) SEPA
10 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.44%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.33%) UCITS
12 2 (0.22%) Basel III
12 2 (0.22%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.22%) FATCA
13 1 (0.11%) FINREP
13 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
13 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 48 (5.33%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.66%) XenApp
4 11 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.89%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.78%) vSphere
7 6 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.55%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.55%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.22%) XenServer
11 1 (0.11%) Firmware
11 1 (0.11%) IAG
11 1 (0.11%) KVM
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.11%) UAG
11 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (1.78%) SCCM
2 6 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.67%) SCOM
3 5 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.44%) Control-M
4 4 (0.44%) Nagios
4 4 (0.44%) Windows Intune
5 3 (0.33%) Puppet
6 2 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (0.22%) OPNET
6 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.22%) WSUS
7 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 122 (13.54%) Microsoft
2 69 (7.66%) Oracle
3 44 (4.88%) Huawei
4 41 (4.55%) Citrix
5 40 (4.44%) VMware
6 36 (4.00%) Calypso
7 35 (3.88%) Murex
8 31 (3.44%) Cisco
9 29 (3.22%) SAP
10 26 (2.89%) Adobe
11 18 (2.00%) Nokia
12 15 (1.66%) HP
12 15 (1.66%) IBM
12 15 (1.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 13 (1.44%) Sybase
14 12 (1.33%) SmartStream
15 10 (1.11%) BT
15 10 (1.11%) Ericsson
16 9 (1.00%) Remedy
16 9 (1.00%) Tableau
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: From £600 to £800 per day (DOE)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £45k - 49k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Capita plc
Rate: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car/benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Hoople Ltd
Rate: £55,000 per annum Circa £55k
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hunter Bond
Posted: Yesterday
London
Savvy Recruitment
Rate: Great day rate on offer. Perm opportunities also.
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AAP3
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
AAP3
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £850.00 - £1300.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bedfordshire
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 16 days ago
London
caspian one
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Caspian one
Rate: £450-£650 per day
Posted: 26 days ago