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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 301 258 234
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -24
Contract jobs citing Back Office 388 487 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.92% 0.96%
As % of the General category 2.20% 2.35% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 316 323
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 11
Median hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £70.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £19.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +60.41%
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
17670 20766 20537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 35.62% 39.36% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11931 13458 12773
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 586 500
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.77 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.28% +18.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.77 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.38
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.74%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -40 249 £475 -9.52% 58
South East -15 46 £375 -6.25% 15
West Midlands -16 24 £375 +13.20% 4
North West +9 17 £375 -6.25% 4
South West +3 17 £320 -8.57% 8
Yorkshire +15 14 £328 -12.46% 11
East Midlands -10 11 £77 -74.33% 10
East of England +2 7 £375 -6.25% 5
North East -22 1 £475 - 1
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 326 (39.47%) Finance
2 208 (25.18%) SQL
3 183 (22.15%) Banking
4 167 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
5 163 (19.73%) SQL Server
6 134 (16.22%) Windows
7 129 (15.62%) C#
8 124 (15.01%) .NET
9 119 (14.41%) Front Office
10 103 (12.47%) Project Management
10 103 (12.47%) Java
11 96 (11.62%) Microsoft
12 93 (11.26%) Investment Banking
13 80 (9.69%) MS Excel
14 78 (9.44%) Oracle
15 77 (9.32%) Linux
15 77 (9.32%) TDD
16 75 (9.08%) HTML
17 74 (8.96%) Business Analysis
18 71 (8.60%) VMware
19 68 (8.23%) XML
20 64 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
21 63 (7.63%) ITIL
21 63 (7.63%) Active Directory
22 62 (7.51%) Migration
22 62 (7.51%) Derivative
23 60 (7.26%) Windows Server
24 58 (7.02%) Degree
25 57 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
26 56 (6.78%) Analytical Skills

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 51 (6.17%) Tomcat
2 40 (4.84%) WebSphere
3 34 (4.12%) IIS
4 31 (3.75%) JBoss
5 30 (3.63%) WebLogic
6 29 (3.51%) WebLogic Portal
7 27 (3.27%) MS Exchange
8 24 (2.91%) SharePoint
9 15 (1.82%) Skype for Business
10 12 (1.45%) Apache
11 11 (1.33%) CMS
12 10 (1.21%) Confluence
13 7 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.48%) NServiceBus
15 4 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.36%) ColdFusion MX
Applications
1 80 (9.69%) MS Excel
2 45 (5.45%) MS Office
3 22 (2.66%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.61%) MS Project
5 5 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.12%) InVision
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.97%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.61%) Beauchamp
5 5 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.48%) Endur
7 3 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
7 3 (0.36%) SAP GTS
7 3 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
7 3 (0.36%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.24%) Eikon
8 2 (0.24%) Findur
8 2 (0.24%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.24%) SAP FI-AP
8 2 (0.24%) Sonata
8 2 (0.24%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.06%) Office 365
4 9 (1.09%) SaaS
5 5 (0.61%) IaaS
5 5 (0.61%) PaaS
6 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.24%) Yammer
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.12%) Google Play
8 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.08%) DNS
2 28 (3.39%) SAN
3 26 (3.15%) 4G
4 25 (3.03%) 3G
5 24 (2.91%) DHCP
6 23 (2.78%) Intranet
7 22 (2.66%) TCP/IP
8 16 (1.94%) Internet
8 16 (1.94%) Radio Access Network
9 15 (1.82%) Firewall
10 14 (1.69%) LTE
11 12 (1.45%) 2G
11 12 (1.45%) Diameter Protocol
12 11 (1.33%) LDAP
12 11 (1.33%) VPN
12 11 (1.33%) WAN
13 10 (1.21%) INAP
13 10 (1.21%) LAN
13 10 (1.21%) X.509
14 9 (1.09%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (19.73%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.75%) DB2
3 30 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (2.18%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (1.57%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.21%) Data Mining
11 9 (1.09%) MS Access
12 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.85%) Relational Database
14 6 (0.73%) QlikView
14 6 (0.73%) Redis
15 5 (0.61%) Big Data
15 5 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (3.51%) Log4j
2 21 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (2.42%) Subversion
4 18 (2.18%) JIRA
5 17 (2.06%) Maven
6 16 (1.94%) Git (software)
7 14 (1.69%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.33%) Selenium
9 9 (1.09%) NuGet
10 7 (0.85%) NUnit
10 7 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.61%) Bower
11 5 (0.61%) Moq
11 5 (0.61%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.61%) MSTest
11 5 (0.61%) Rhino Mocks
11 5 (0.61%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.48%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.48%) Vagrant
General
1 326 (39.47%) Finance
2 183 (22.15%) Banking
3 119 (14.41%) Front Office
4 93 (11.26%) Investment Banking
5 47 (5.69%) Retail
6 38 (4.60%) Financial Institution
7 35 (4.24%) Telecoms
8 30 (3.63%) Legal
9 27 (3.27%) Marketing
10 25 (3.03%) Manufacturing
11 22 (2.66%) Publishing
12 15 (1.82%) Advertising
13 6 (0.73%) Billing
14 5 (0.61%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.61%) French Language
14 5 (0.61%) Games
14 5 (0.61%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.48%) Military
15 4 (0.48%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.36%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 211 (25.54%) Analyst
2 168 (20.34%) Developer
3 115 (13.92%) Business Analyst
4 87 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 62 (7.51%) C# Developer
6 57 (6.90%) .NET Developer
7 51 (6.17%) SQL Developer
8 46 (5.57%) Consultant
9 43 (5.21%) Architect
10 37 (4.48%) Support Engineer
11 33 (4.00%) Administrator
12 32 (3.87%) Java Developer
13 29 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
14 27 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
15 23 (2.78%) Applications Support
16 20 (2.42%) Agile Developer
16 20 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
17 19 (2.30%) IT Manager
17 19 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
17 19 (2.30%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (15.01%) .NET
2 75 (9.08%) HTML
3 68 (8.23%) XML
4 55 (6.66%) Web Services
5 45 (5.45%) ASP.NET
6 43 (5.21%) JMS
7 40 (4.84%) CSS
8 33 (4.00%) .NET Framework
8 33 (4.00%) JSP
9 31 (3.75%) Java EE
10 24 (2.91%) WPF
11 19 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (2.18%) jQuery
13 17 (2.06%) Entity Framework
14 16 (1.94%) XSLT
15 14 (1.69%) Unity DI Container
16 13 (1.57%) HTML5
16 13 (1.57%) WinForms
17 12 (1.45%) SOAP
17 12 (1.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.51%) Derivative
2 56 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (6.54%) Fixed Income
4 51 (6.17%) Equities
5 49 (5.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 40 (4.84%) Hedge funds
7 36 (4.36%) Management Information System
8 25 (3.03%) Data Centre
9 18 (2.18%) Statistics
10 17 (2.06%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.82%) Computer Science
12 14 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
12 14 (1.69%) Reference Data
13 13 (1.57%) Equity Derivative
13 13 (1.57%) Fintech
14 12 (1.45%) SWIFT
15 11 (1.33%) Algorithms
15 11 (1.33%) Fat Client
15 11 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 134 (16.22%) Windows
2 77 (9.32%) Linux
3 60 (7.26%) Windows Server
4 46 (5.57%) Unix
5 33 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (2.30%) Windows 7
9 18 (2.18%) CentOS
10 15 (1.82%) Ubuntu
10 15 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.97%) Android
12 7 (0.85%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.48%) Solaris
14 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (12.47%) Project Management
3 77 (9.32%) TDD
4 74 (8.96%) Business Analysis
5 64 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 63 (7.63%) ITIL
7 62 (7.51%) Migration
8 57 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 54 (6.54%) Web Development
10 53 (6.42%) Change Management
11 50 (6.05%) Scrum
12 48 (5.81%) Asset Management
13 45 (5.45%) Investment Management
14 44 (5.33%) Workflow
15 43 (5.21%) Validation
16 41 (4.96%) Configuration Management
16 41 (4.96%) SDLC
17 40 (4.84%) CRM
17 40 (4.84%) Waterfall
18 38 (4.60%) OO
Programming Languages
1 208 (25.18%) SQL
2 129 (15.62%) C#
3 103 (12.47%) Java
4 42 (5.08%) PowerShell
5 37 (4.48%) T-SQL
6 36 (4.36%) JavaScript
7 25 (3.03%) C++
8 24 (2.91%) Python
9 23 (2.78%) Perl
10 21 (2.54%) Bash Shell
11 17 (2.06%) PHP
12 12 (1.45%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.33%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.33%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.33%) VBA
14 10 (1.21%) C
15 7 (0.85%) VB
16 4 (0.48%) AWK
17 3 (0.36%) Go
18 2 (0.24%) sed
Qualifications
1 58 (7.02%) Degree
2 38 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (1.33%) HNC
6 10 (1.21%) CCNP
6 10 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.09%) CCNA
7 9 (1.09%) MCSE
7 9 (1.09%) PMP
8 8 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.97%) MCSA
8 8 (0.97%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.85%) CCIE
9 7 (0.85%) HND
9 7 (0.85%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.51%) QA
2 23 (2.78%) MiFID
3 22 (2.66%) SLA
4 9 (1.09%) EMIR
4 9 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.36%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.24%) COREP
9 1 (0.12%) Basel III
9 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.12%) FATCA
9 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 63 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 55 (6.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.82%) vSphere
4 13 (1.57%) Docker
5 12 (1.45%) XenApp
6 10 (1.21%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.97%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.73%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.36%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.24%) GridGain
12 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (4.60%) SCCM
2 31 (3.75%) SCOM
3 24 (2.91%) Nagios
4 16 (1.94%) Puppet
5 10 (1.21%) WSUS
6 7 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.73%) Amdocs OSS
7 6 (0.73%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.61%) Ansible
8 5 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.48%) DameWare
9 4 (0.48%) Icinga
9 4 (0.48%) logstash
9 4 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.36%) Grafana
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.24%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 96 (11.62%) Microsoft
2 78 (9.44%) Oracle
3 71 (8.60%) VMware
4 38 (4.60%) Cisco
4 38 (4.60%) IBM
5 36 (4.36%) SAP
6 34 (4.12%) Citrix
7 31 (3.75%) Misys
8 21 (2.54%) EMC
9 19 (2.30%) Dell
10 18 (2.18%) Nokia
10 18 (2.18%) Splunk
11 17 (2.06%) Bloomberg
12 16 (1.94%) HP
13 14 (1.69%) Remedy
14 13 (1.57%) Ericsson
14 13 (1.57%) Huawei
14 13 (1.57%) Nokia Networks
15 12 (1.45%) Murex
16 10 (1.21%) Red Hat
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of Westminster
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Durlston Partners
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
World First
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
Rate: From £28,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
Rate: From £28,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £25,700 to £55,750 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £25,700 to £56,600 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £36,500 to £52,600 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 27 days ago
Reading
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago