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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 273 307 189
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -118
Contract jobs citing Back Office 432 362 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 0.71% 1.20%
As % of the General category 2.44% 1.82% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 258 414
Median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 12
Median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.16 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £56.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
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
17716 19872 18965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.40% 39.08% 38.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12067 13074 12189
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 487 538
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.61 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.16%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +7 222 £475 -5.00% 82
South East +51 98 £413 +3.12% 17
North West +5 24 £315 -5.97% 12
East Midlands +25 22 £325 -27.77% 4
West Midlands -13 21 £375 -4.76% 12
South West +6 16 £375 - 9
Yorkshire +4 16 £350 +6.06% 13
East of England +16 10 £488 +30.00% 4
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 307 (34.23%) Finance
2 211 (23.52%) Banking
3 186 (20.74%) SQL
4 174 (19.40%) Windows
5 162 (18.06%) Front Office
6 154 (17.17%) SQL Server
7 152 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
8 124 (13.82%) Microsoft
9 118 (13.15%) .NET
9 118 (13.15%) Investment Banking
10 115 (12.82%) C#
11 108 (12.04%) Project Management
12 102 (11.37%) Java
13 94 (10.48%) Oracle
14 92 (10.26%) Business Analysis
15 89 (9.92%) MS Excel
16 86 (9.59%) ITIL
17 77 (8.58%) Windows Server
18 76 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
19 73 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
20 70 (7.80%) HTML
21 68 (7.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 65 (7.25%) Linux
23 63 (7.02%) Derivative
24 61 (6.80%) Unix
25 60 (6.69%) Asset Management
26 58 (6.47%) Active Directory
27 56 (6.24%) Web Services
28 55 (6.13%) Validation
28 55 (6.13%) Investment Management

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 36 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.79%) Tomcat
3 24 (2.68%) IIS
3 24 (2.68%) WebSphere
4 21 (2.34%) JBoss
4 21 (2.34%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.90%) WebLogic
6 15 (1.67%) WebLogic Portal
7 14 (1.56%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.23%) CMS
8 11 (1.23%) Confluence
9 8 (0.89%) Apache
9 8 (0.89%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.45%) ColdFusion MX
Applications
1 89 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 49 (5.46%) MS Office
3 19 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (1.00%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.89%) MS Project
6 8 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 21 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.89%) Summit
5 7 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
6 6 (0.67%) Maximo
6 6 (0.67%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.56%) Beauchamp
7 5 (0.56%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.33%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.33%) SAP GTS
9 3 (0.33%) Sonata
9 3 (0.33%) SunGard GMI
10 2 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.23%) Office 365
3 14 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.67%) SaaS
5 5 (0.56%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.56%) Yammer
6 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.11%) GitHub
7 1 (0.11%) Google Play
7 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.57%) 4G
2 29 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 28 (3.12%) 3G
4 27 (3.01%) DNS
5 25 (2.79%) SAN
6 20 (2.23%) LTE
7 19 (2.12%) DHCP
8 16 (1.78%) Diameter Protocol
8 16 (1.78%) Intranet
8 16 (1.78%) LAN
9 15 (1.67%) Radio Access Network
9 15 (1.67%) WAN
10 14 (1.56%) Firewall
10 14 (1.56%) Internet
11 13 (1.45%) 2G
11 13 (1.45%) LDAP
12 12 (1.34%) INAP
13 11 (1.23%) MPLS
14 10 (1.11%) SIGTRAN
14 10 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.12%) DB2
3 19 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (1.67%) Data Mining
8 14 (1.56%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.56%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.56%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (1.23%) Big Data
10 11 (1.23%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.11%) MS Access
11 10 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.00%) MySQL
12 9 (1.00%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (2.56%) JIRA
2 20 (2.23%) Maven
3 19 (2.12%) Subversion
3 19 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (1.67%) Log4j
5 14 (1.56%) Selenium
6 13 (1.45%) Git (software)
6 13 (1.45%) Visual Studio
7 12 (1.34%) NUnit
7 12 (1.34%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.23%) MSTest
9 8 (0.89%) NuGet
10 7 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.67%) Axure RP
11 6 (0.67%) Mockito
11 6 (0.67%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.56%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.56%) Moq
12 5 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 307 (34.23%) Finance
2 211 (23.52%) Banking
3 162 (18.06%) Front Office
4 118 (13.15%) Investment Banking
5 51 (5.69%) Telecoms
6 34 (3.79%) Retail
7 33 (3.68%) Legal
8 24 (2.68%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.90%) Marketing
10 16 (1.78%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.23%) Advertising
11 11 (1.23%) General Ledger
12 10 (1.11%) Billing
13 9 (1.00%) Publishing
14 6 (0.67%) Local Government
15 5 (0.56%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.56%) Law
16 3 (0.33%) Automotive
16 3 (0.33%) Electronics
16 3 (0.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 257 (28.65%) Analyst
2 170 (18.95%) Developer
3 162 (18.06%) Business Analyst
4 86 (9.59%) Project Manager
5 45 (5.02%) Architect
6 40 (4.46%) Banking Analyst
7 39 (4.35%) Consultant
7 39 (4.35%) SQL Developer
8 38 (4.24%) C# Developer
9 36 (4.01%) Support Engineer
10 33 (3.68%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 32 (3.57%) .NET Developer
12 31 (3.46%) Java Developer
13 29 (3.23%) Support Analyst
14 27 (3.01%) Applications Support
15 24 (2.68%) Administrator
16 22 (2.45%) Business Manager
16 22 (2.45%) IT Manager
17 21 (2.34%) IT Analyst
17 21 (2.34%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (13.15%) .NET
2 70 (7.80%) HTML
3 56 (6.24%) Web Services
4 52 (5.80%) XML
5 37 (4.12%) ASP.NET
5 37 (4.12%) CSS
6 32 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 31 (3.46%) JMS
8 19 (2.12%) Java EE
8 19 (2.12%) SOAP
9 18 (2.01%) JSP
10 15 (1.67%) WinForms
11 14 (1.56%) FIX Protocol
11 14 (1.56%) jQuery
12 12 (1.34%) XSLT
13 11 (1.23%) J2EE
13 11 (1.23%) Middleware
13 11 (1.23%) Spring
14 10 (1.11%) SPML
14 10 (1.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (7.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 63 (7.02%) Derivative
4 53 (5.91%) Fixed Income
5 40 (4.46%) Management Information System
6 37 (4.12%) Equities
7 36 (4.01%) Statistics
8 33 (3.68%) Hedge funds
9 17 (1.90%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.90%) User Experience
10 15 (1.67%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
11 13 (1.45%) SWIFT
12 11 (1.23%) Mathematics
13 10 (1.11%) Data Extraction
13 10 (1.11%) Market Risk
13 10 (1.11%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.11%) Reference Data
14 8 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.89%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 174 (19.40%) Windows
2 77 (8.58%) Windows Server
3 65 (7.25%) Linux
4 61 (6.80%) Unix
5 40 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (4.01%) Windows 7
7 31 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.67%) Windows XP
9 14 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.34%) Solaris
11 8 (0.89%) Android
11 8 (0.89%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.67%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.67%) CentOS
12 6 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.67%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.33%) AIX
13 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (12.04%) Project Management
3 92 (10.26%) Business Analysis
4 86 (9.59%) ITIL
5 73 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 60 (6.69%) Asset Management
7 55 (6.13%) Investment Management
7 55 (6.13%) Validation
8 54 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 51 (5.69%) TDD
10 50 (5.57%) Change Management
10 50 (5.57%) SDLC
10 50 (5.57%) Web Development
11 49 (5.46%) Network Design
11 49 (5.46%) Scrum
12 47 (5.24%) Configuration Management
13 46 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
14 45 (5.02%) CRM
14 45 (5.02%) Migration
15 42 (4.68%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 186 (20.74%) SQL
2 115 (12.82%) C#
3 102 (11.37%) Java
4 47 (5.24%) PowerShell
5 29 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 27 (3.01%) T-SQL
7 25 (2.79%) Perl
8 20 (2.23%) Python
9 18 (2.01%) C++
10 16 (1.78%) Bash Shell
11 15 (1.67%) PHP
11 15 (1.67%) Shell Script
12 14 (1.56%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.45%) VBA
14 10 (1.11%) C
15 7 (0.78%) Scala
15 7 (0.78%) VB
15 7 (0.78%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.45%) ActionScript
16 4 (0.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 45 (5.02%) Degree
2 34 (3.79%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.90%) HNC
4 16 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (1.67%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.45%) HND
7 12 (1.34%) PMI Certification
8 11 (1.23%) CCNP
8 11 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.23%) PMP
9 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.00%) CCNA
10 9 (1.00%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.00%) MCSE
10 9 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (0.78%) MCSA
12 6 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.56%) ISEB
13 5 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.79%) QA
2 26 (2.90%) MiFID
3 21 (2.34%) SLA
4 12 (1.34%) EMIR
5 8 (0.89%) COREP
5 8 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.78%) AIFMD
7 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.45%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.33%) Basel III
9 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.33%) FINREP
9 3 (0.33%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.22%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.11%) FATCA
11 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 58 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 41 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.78%) Hyper-V
3 16 (1.78%) XenApp
4 13 (1.45%) vSphere
5 10 (1.11%) Docker
5 10 (1.11%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.45%) HDFS
7 4 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.33%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.22%) GridGain
9 2 (0.22%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.11%) KVM
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (3.12%) SCCM
2 20 (2.23%) SCOM
3 15 (1.67%) Nagios
4 12 (1.34%) Puppet
5 7 (0.78%) Amdocs OSS
5 7 (0.78%) Ansible
5 7 (0.78%) Control-M
5 7 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.78%) WSUS
6 5 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.45%) Icinga
7 4 (0.45%) logstash
7 4 (0.45%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.33%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.33%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.22%) Mesos
9 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 124 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 94 (10.48%) Oracle
3 49 (5.46%) VMware
4 36 (4.01%) IBM
5 34 (3.79%) SAP
6 33 (3.68%) Citrix
7 29 (3.23%) Cisco
8 24 (2.68%) Huawei
8 24 (2.68%) Murex
9 23 (2.56%) Remedy
10 20 (2.23%) Nokia
11 18 (2.01%) Misys
11 18 (2.01%) Tableau
12 17 (1.90%) HP
12 17 (1.90%) Splunk
13 16 (1.78%) Calypso
14 15 (1.67%) Nokia Networks
14 15 (1.67%) Sybase
15 14 (1.56%) Adobe
16 13 (1.45%) SmartStream
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Initial 3 month contract, market rates, great team
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £600 to £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Montash
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Rate: £50000 - £54000 per annum + FIXED TERM
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
X4 Group
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Volt
Rate: £220.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Capita plc
Rate: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: From £28,000 to £57,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: £25,070 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: From £28,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 18 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £327.50 - £360.25 per day
Posted: 5 days ago