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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
UK / England
Rank 250 235 247
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing Back Office 384 456 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.94% 0.98% 0.89%
As % of the General category 2.55% 2.52% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 280 292
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £20.40 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £31.50 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +71.87%

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
15055 18088 17942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.91% 38.86% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9960 11718 11900
Median daily rate £451 £450 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 474 428
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.78 £45.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +4 260 £475 -2.06% 53
South East +15 69 £400 +32.23% 9
Yorkshire +16 13 £340 -9.33% 10
West Midlands -7 12 £425 +5.32% 7
North West +33 11 £488 +13.37% 9
East of England 0 10 £275 -46.34% 9
South West -19 4 £275 -24.65% 4
East Midlands +1 2 £438 +18.64% 2
Midlands - 1 - -
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 337 (41.92%) Finance
2 206 (25.62%) SQL
3 193 (24.00%) Banking
4 185 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (16.92%) .NET
6 135 (16.79%) SQL Server
7 130 (16.17%) Front Office
8 124 (15.42%) C#
9 119 (14.80%) Java
10 111 (13.81%) Windows
11 103 (12.81%) Oracle
12 91 (11.32%) TDD
13 90 (11.19%) Investment Banking
14 85 (10.57%) Derivative
15 82 (10.20%) Microsoft
16 71 (8.83%) MS Excel
17 67 (8.33%) JavaScript
18 66 (8.21%) HTML
19 65 (8.08%) Business Analysis
20 64 (7.96%) Migration
21 60 (7.46%) Fixed Income
21 60 (7.46%) Linux
22 59 (7.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 58 (7.21%) OO
23 58 (7.21%) Equities
24 56 (6.97%) Change Management
25 54 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
25 54 (6.72%) MVC
26 53 (6.59%) ITIL
26 53 (6.59%) Active Directory

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 22 (2.74%) Tomcat
2 21 (2.61%) IIS
3 17 (2.11%) WebSphere
4 15 (1.87%) CMS
4 15 (1.87%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.62%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.49%) Apache
6 12 (1.49%) JBoss
6 12 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.37%) Confluence
7 11 (1.37%) WebLogic Portal
8 9 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (1.12%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.50%) FileNet
10 4 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (0.50%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.50%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 71 (8.83%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.23%) MS Office
3 14 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.12%) MS Project
6 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (1.99%) Endur
3 15 (1.87%) Oracle Payables
4 13 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (1.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 9 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (1.00%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.75%) Markit EDM
10 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.50%) SimCorp Dimension
11 4 (0.50%) thinkFolio
12 3 (0.37%) ION MarketView
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle ASCP
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
12 3 (0.37%) SAP Bank Analyzer
12 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
13 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.11%) Office 365
3 11 (1.37%) SaaS
4 6 (0.75%) IaaS
5 4 (0.50%) PaaS
6 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.60%) DNS
2 29 (3.61%) DHCP
3 24 (2.99%) Firewall
4 23 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.61%) LAN
5 21 (2.61%) SAN
5 21 (2.61%) WAN
6 16 (1.99%) 3G
7 15 (1.87%) 4G
7 15 (1.87%) Internet
7 15 (1.87%) Wireshark
8 13 (1.62%) 2G
9 11 (1.37%) Intranet
10 10 (1.24%) VoIP
11 9 (1.12%) VPN
12 6 (0.75%) LTE
13 5 (0.62%) GGSN
13 5 (0.62%) NAS
13 5 (0.62%) SNMP
13 5 (0.62%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (3.36%) Oracle Database
4 24 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (2.49%) DB2
7 16 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (1.87%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (1.62%) Redis
9 13 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.49%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
15 6 (0.75%) Data Mart
15 6 (0.75%) DataStage
15 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
16 4 (0.50%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 25 (3.11%) Subversion
2 21 (2.61%) Cucumber
3 20 (2.49%) JIRA
4 16 (1.99%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.74%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.62%) Jenkins
6 13 (1.62%) Selenium
6 13 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.62%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.37%) Log4j
7 11 (1.37%) Maven
8 10 (1.24%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.24%) Toad
9 9 (1.12%) WebDriver
10 8 (1.00%) Appium
10 8 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.87%) Grunt
11 7 (0.87%) JBehave
11 7 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 337 (41.92%) Finance
2 193 (24.00%) Banking
3 130 (16.17%) Front Office
4 90 (11.19%) Investment Banking
5 29 (3.61%) Financial Institution
5 29 (3.61%) Retail
6 19 (2.36%) Games
7 18 (2.24%) Marketing
7 18 (2.24%) Publishing
8 15 (1.87%) Legal
9 12 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.75%) Advertising
11 5 (0.62%) Billing
11 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.62%) Wholesale Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.50%) Automotive
12 4 (0.50%) French Language
12 4 (0.50%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 239 (29.73%) Developer
2 233 (28.98%) Analyst
3 125 (15.55%) Business Analyst
4 69 (8.58%) .NET Developer
5 65 (8.08%) C# Developer
6 52 (6.47%) Architect
7 50 (6.22%) SQL Developer
8 47 (5.85%) Project Manager
9 39 (4.85%) Consultant
9 39 (4.85%) Senior Developer
10 35 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
11 31 (3.86%) Applications Support
12 30 (3.73%) Java Developer
13 28 (3.48%) Support Analyst
14 26 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
15 25 (3.11%) MiFID Business Analyst
16 24 (2.99%) Banking Analyst
16 24 (2.99%) Test Analyst
17 23 (2.86%) Support Engineer
18 20 (2.49%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (16.92%) .NET
2 66 (8.21%) HTML
3 52 (6.47%) ASP.NET
4 50 (6.22%) Web Services
5 49 (6.09%) CSS
6 47 (5.85%) XML
7 35 (4.35%) .NET Framework
8 33 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 32 (3.98%) AngularJS
10 23 (2.86%) jQuery
11 21 (2.61%) WPF
12 20 (2.49%) HTML5
13 18 (2.24%) JMS
14 17 (2.11%) Entity Framework
14 17 (2.11%) REST
14 17 (2.11%) WCF
15 15 (1.87%) JSP
16 13 (1.62%) Ruby on Rails
16 13 (1.62%) SOAP
16 13 (1.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.57%) Derivative
2 60 (7.46%) Fixed Income
3 59 (7.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 58 (7.21%) Equities
5 46 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (5.47%) Hedge funds
7 32 (3.98%) SWIFT
8 24 (2.99%) Computer Science
9 22 (2.74%) Data Centre
9 22 (2.74%) Statistics
10 20 (2.49%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.87%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.87%) Fintech
12 13 (1.62%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.49%) Reference Data
14 11 (1.37%) OTC Derivatives
15 9 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
15 9 (1.12%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.12%) Thin Client
16 8 (1.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 111 (13.81%) Windows
2 60 (7.46%) Linux
3 34 (4.23%) Unix
4 28 (3.48%) Windows Server
5 23 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 20 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.49%) CentOS
10 11 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.12%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.62%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.50%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.50%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.37%) Android
14 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.25%) Solaris
16 1 (0.12%) MVS
16 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (23.01%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (11.32%) TDD
3 65 (8.08%) Business Analysis
4 64 (7.96%) Migration
5 58 (7.21%) OO
6 56 (6.97%) Change Management
7 54 (6.72%) MVC
7 54 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 53 (6.59%) ITIL
9 52 (6.47%) Project Management
10 51 (6.34%) Workflow
11 50 (6.22%) Scrum
12 40 (4.98%) Asset Management
13 38 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
14 36 (4.48%) Validation
15 33 (4.10%) Data Modelling
15 33 (4.10%) Target Operating Model
15 33 (4.10%) Waterfall
16 32 (3.98%) Service Delivery
17 31 (3.86%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (25.62%) SQL
2 124 (15.42%) C#
3 119 (14.80%) Java
4 67 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 41 (5.10%) T-SQL
6 31 (3.86%) PL/SQL
7 26 (3.23%) C++
8 23 (2.86%) PowerShell
9 19 (2.36%) Python
10 15 (1.87%) Ruby
11 13 (1.62%) Perl
11 13 (1.62%) VB.NET
12 11 (1.37%) PHP
13 9 (1.12%) VBA
14 8 (1.00%) VB
15 7 (0.87%) ActionScript
15 7 (0.87%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.87%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.75%) C
16 6 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (6.22%) Degree
2 27 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (2.24%) CCNA
4 16 (1.99%) CCNP
5 15 (1.87%) Security Cleared
6 14 (1.74%) CCIE
7 13 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (1.37%) MCSE
9 9 (1.12%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.50%) CISSP
14 3 (0.37%) CLAS
14 3 (0.37%) GIAC
14 3 (0.37%) MCITP
14 3 (0.37%) SANS
15 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.23%) MiFID
2 33 (4.10%) QA
3 22 (2.74%) SLA
4 19 (2.36%) EMIR
5 13 (1.62%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (1.12%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.75%) ISO20022
8 5 (0.62%) FATCA
9 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.12%) BS7799
11 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 53 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 33 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.99%) Docker
4 8 (1.00%) VMware ESX
4 8 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.75%) vSphere
6 5 (0.62%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.37%) XenApp
8 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.12%) Gluster
10 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.12%) iptables
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.12%) NFS
10 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 30 (3.73%) SCCM
2 15 (1.87%) Nagios
2 15 (1.87%) SCOM
3 8 (1.00%) NetBackup
4 6 (0.75%) Puppet
5 5 (0.62%) Control-M
5 5 (0.62%) DameWare
5 5 (0.62%) Grafana
5 5 (0.62%) vMotion
5 5 (0.62%) WMI
6 3 (0.37%) Ansible
6 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.12%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.12%) OpenView
8 1 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (12.81%) Oracle
2 82 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 48 (5.97%) VMware
4 34 (4.23%) Cisco
5 27 (3.36%) Huawei
6 19 (2.36%) SAP
7 18 (2.24%) Citrix
7 18 (2.24%) Dell
8 16 (1.99%) Misys
9 15 (1.87%) Nokia Networks
9 15 (1.87%) SmartStream
10 14 (1.74%) Calypso
10 14 (1.74%) IBM
10 14 (1.74%) Juniper
10 14 (1.74%) Murex
10 14 (1.74%) Sybase
11 13 (1.62%) Bloomberg
11 13 (1.62%) Ericsson
11 13 (1.62%) Nokia
12 12 (1.49%) EMC
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