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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 249 207 144
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -63
Contract jobs citing Back Office 463 526 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.87% 1.05% 1.58%
As % of the General category 2.20% 2.71% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 358 484
Average daily rate
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£440 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -56.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.50 £28.25 £89.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -61.42%
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
21050 19417 20534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.61% 38.59% 42.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13759 12255 13046
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 586 497 537
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.23 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -22 291 £500 - 103
South East -5 82 £400 -5.32% 10
South West -16 25 £375 -6.25% 14
North West -37 16 £388 +19.23% 18
East of England +6 13 £500 +58.73% 4
West Midlands -10 13 £400 +23.07% 5
Yorkshire -38 12 £333 +2.30% 9
East Midlands -3 8 £319 -40.00% 3
North East -23 3 - - 2
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 316 (36.11%) Finance
2 252 (28.80%) Banking
3 246 (28.11%) SQL
4 153 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (17.26%) SQL Server
6 149 (17.03%) Investment Banking
7 145 (16.57%) Windows
8 139 (15.89%) .NET
9 137 (15.66%) Project Management
10 131 (14.97%) Front Office
11 125 (14.29%) C#
12 110 (12.57%) Microsoft
13 96 (10.97%) Business Analysis
14 94 (10.74%) Oracle
15 83 (9.49%) Java
15 83 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
16 72 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
17 70 (8.00%) Derivative
18 67 (7.66%) Scrum
19 65 (7.43%) Fixed Income
19 65 (7.43%) Active Directory
20 64 (7.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 63 (7.20%) ITIL
22 62 (7.09%) UNIX
23 61 (6.97%) MS Excel
23 61 (6.97%) Asset Management
24 57 (6.51%) SDLC
25 56 (6.40%) ASP.NET
26 54 (6.17%) MS Office
26 54 (6.17%) Equities

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.74%) IIS
2 24 (2.74%) JBoss
3 19 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 18 (2.06%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.80%) Lync
7 7 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.57%) Jadu
9 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.46%) Apache
10 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.34%) CMS
10 3 (0.34%) Node.js
10 3 (0.34%) Confluence
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 61 (6.97%) MS Excel
2 54 (6.17%) MS Office
3 25 (2.86%) MS Project
4 16 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 19 (2.17%) SimCorp Dimension
2 12 (1.37%) thinkFolio
2 12 (1.37%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.69%) Findur
5 5 (0.57%) Summit
5 5 (0.57%) LatentZero
5 5 (0.57%) Loan IQ
5 5 (0.57%) Eagle PACE
6 4 (0.46%) Cerner Millennium
6 4 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.34%) ACBS
7 3 (0.34%) TIBCO iProcess
7 3 (0.34%) Algo Collateral
7 3 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.23%) RMDS
8 2 (0.23%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.23%) assyst
8 2 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.26%) Office 365
3 8 (0.91%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.23%) PaaS
5 1 (0.11%) SaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.20%) DNS
1 28 (3.20%) Firewall
2 25 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 25 (2.86%) LAN
3 24 (2.74%) WAN
4 23 (2.63%) Radio Access Network
5 22 (2.51%) Internet
6 18 (2.06%) DHCP
7 17 (1.94%) SAN
8 15 (1.71%) VPN
9 14 (1.60%) 3G
10 13 (1.49%) HTTP
11 11 (1.26%) 2G
12 10 (1.14%) SNMP
12 10 (1.14%) GGSN
12 10 (1.14%) SGSN
12 10 (1.14%) SS7
13 9 (1.03%) Ethernet
13 9 (1.03%) UMTS
13 9 (1.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (17.26%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 21 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 21 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (2.17%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
9 15 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (1.60%) MySQL
11 12 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.69%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 5 (0.57%) Sybase IQ
14 5 (0.57%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.46%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 33 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (3.20%) NUnit
3 19 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 18 (2.06%) Subversion
5 17 (1.94%) JIRA
6 16 (1.83%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.49%) CruiseControl
7 13 (1.49%) JUnit
8 12 (1.37%) ClearCase
8 12 (1.37%) Mockito
9 11 (1.26%) Maven
10 9 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
11 8 (0.91%) Toad
12 7 (0.80%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.69%) Rhino Mocks
13 6 (0.69%) HP UFT
13 6 (0.69%) Selenium
14 4 (0.46%) Moq
14 4 (0.46%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.46%) Jenkins
General
1 316 (36.11%) Finance
2 252 (28.80%) Banking
3 149 (17.03%) Investment Banking
4 131 (14.97%) Front Office
5 40 (4.57%) Retail
6 39 (4.46%) Telecoms
7 23 (2.63%) Legal
8 19 (2.17%) General Ledger
9 15 (1.71%) Billing
10 11 (1.26%) Marketing
11 10 (1.14%) Wholesale Banking
11 10 (1.14%) Corporate Banking
11 10 (1.14%) Online Betting
12 8 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.80%) Law
14 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.46%) German Language
16 3 (0.34%) French Language
16 3 (0.34%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 312 (35.66%) Analyst
2 198 (22.63%) Business Analyst
3 191 (21.83%) Developer
4 107 (12.23%) Project Manager
5 52 (5.94%) .NET Developer
6 46 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 43 (4.91%) Consultant
8 41 (4.69%) SQL Developer
9 35 (4.00%) Senior Business Analyst
10 34 (3.89%) C# Developer
11 28 (3.20%) Support Analyst
11 28 (3.20%) Test Analyst
12 27 (3.09%) Architect
13 25 (2.86%) Banking Business Analyst
13 25 (2.86%) Back Office Engineer
14 24 (2.74%) Support Engineer
14 24 (2.74%) Java Developer
15 23 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
16 21 (2.40%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 20 (2.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (15.89%) .NET
2 56 (6.40%) ASP.NET
3 49 (5.60%) HTML
3 49 (5.60%) Web Services
4 41 (4.69%) .NET Framework
5 36 (4.11%) XML
6 28 (3.20%) WCF
7 25 (2.86%) Spring
8 21 (2.40%) jQuery
9 19 (2.17%) REST
10 18 (2.06%) WPF
11 17 (1.94%) LINQ
11 17 (1.94%) SOAP
11 17 (1.94%) J2EE
11 17 (1.94%) XSLT
12 15 (1.71%) FIX Protocol
13 14 (1.60%) DHTML
14 13 (1.49%) Middleware
15 12 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (8.00%) Derivative
3 65 (7.43%) Fixed Income
4 64 (7.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 54 (6.17%) Equities
6 26 (2.97%) Market Risk
7 25 (2.86%) SWIFT
8 23 (2.63%) Data Centre
9 18 (2.06%) Statistics
10 17 (1.94%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.94%) Blackberry
10 17 (1.94%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.83%) NHS
11 16 (1.83%) Equity Derivative
12 15 (1.71%) User Experience
12 15 (1.71%) Reference Data
13 14 (1.60%) Credit Risk
14 12 (1.37%) Computer Science
15 11 (1.26%) Mathematics
15 11 (1.26%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 145 (16.57%) Windows
2 62 (7.09%) UNIX
3 40 (4.57%) Windows 7
4 39 (4.46%) Linux
5 29 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.49%) Windows XP
8 10 (1.14%) Android
9 9 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.57%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.46%) Solaris
13 4 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.34%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.23%) AIX
15 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.11%) SUSE
16 1 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (15.66%) Project Management
3 96 (10.97%) Business Analysis
4 83 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 67 (7.66%) Scrum
6 63 (7.20%) ITIL
7 61 (6.97%) Asset Management
8 57 (6.51%) SDLC
9 52 (5.94%) Migration
10 50 (5.71%) Change Management
11 47 (5.37%) OO
12 45 (5.14%) PRINCE2
13 43 (4.91%) TDD
14 40 (4.57%) Data Analysis
14 40 (4.57%) User Acceptance Testing
15 39 (4.46%) Risk Management
15 39 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
16 38 (4.34%) Workflow
17 36 (4.11%) MVC
18 33 (3.77%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 246 (28.11%) SQL
2 125 (14.29%) C#
3 83 (9.49%) Java
4 53 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 35 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 33 (3.77%) Perl
7 24 (2.74%) VB.NET
8 23 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 21 (2.40%) Python
10 19 (2.17%) T-SQL
11 17 (1.94%) C
12 13 (1.49%) VBA
13 12 (1.37%) Korn
14 9 (1.03%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.03%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.91%) C++
15 8 (0.91%) PHP
16 7 (0.80%) VB
17 5 (0.57%) R
18 4 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (5.37%) Degree
2 17 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.37%) PMI Certification
4 11 (1.26%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (0.80%) PMP
7 6 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.69%) ISEB
7 6 (0.69%) VCP5
8 5 (0.57%) HND
9 4 (0.46%) CCNP
9 4 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.34%) CIMA
10 3 (0.34%) CCNA
10 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.31%) QA
2 27 (3.09%) SLA
3 13 (1.49%) MiFID
4 12 (1.37%) EMIR
4 12 (1.37%) COREP
5 7 (0.80%) CRD IV
5 7 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.69%) AIFMD
6 6 (0.69%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.57%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.23%) Basel III
10 1 (0.11%) Basel II
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.11%) FATCA
10 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 65 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 31 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.74%) vSphere
4 14 (1.60%) GridGain
5 13 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.14%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.80%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.46%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.46%) XenApp
9 4 (0.46%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.34%) Firmware
11 1 (0.11%) NDS
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.11%) Squid
11 1 (0.11%) IAG
11 1 (0.11%) UAG
11 1 (0.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (1.03%) OPNET
2 8 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (0.80%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.69%) Control-M
4 6 (0.69%) WSUS
5 5 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.46%) SCCM
7 3 (0.34%) SCOM
7 3 (0.34%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.34%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.34%) vMotion
7 3 (0.34%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.23%) Casper Suite
8 2 (0.23%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.11%) Puppet
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 110 (12.57%) Microsoft
2 94 (10.74%) Oracle
3 44 (5.03%) Citrix
4 41 (4.69%) VMware
5 36 (4.11%) IBM
6 25 (2.86%) Sybase
7 24 (2.74%) Cisco
8 21 (2.40%) SAP
8 21 (2.40%) HP
8 21 (2.40%) SimCorp
9 18 (2.06%) Huawei
10 16 (1.83%) Charles River
11 15 (1.71%) Murex
12 14 (1.60%) Pega
13 12 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.26%) Red Hat
15 10 (1.14%) NetApp
16 9 (1.03%) Ericsson
16 9 (1.03%) Greenplum
16 9 (1.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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Rate: £600 - £800 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day
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Plymouth
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Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: Up to £600 per day
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Next Ventures Limited
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Posted: 10 days ago
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