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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 247 157 136
Rank change year-on-year
-90 -21
Contract jobs citing Back Office 441 657 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.84% 1.39% 1.54%
As % of the General category 2.16% 3.31% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 444 446
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £472
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 17
Average hourly rate £19.75 £14.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.89% -35.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.33 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.25 £34.15 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -12.50%
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
20409 19820 19855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.70% 41.85% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13284 12899 11897
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 513 734
Average hourly rate £22.67 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 November 2014.

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 November 2014.

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 November 2014. 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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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 -56 291 £488 -6.25% 88
South East -58 55 £363 -9.37% 16
South West -28 22 £330 +1.53% 7
Yorkshire -7 15 £325 -18.75% 8
North West -1 13 £325 -17.19% 10
North East -22 12 £400 +25.98% 2
East of England -9 11 £450 +18.42% 2
East Midlands -14 10 £340 +385.71% 6
West Midlands -16 10 £130 -62.58% 6
Midlands -4 1 £730 +57.83%
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 332 (34.33%) Finance
2 252 (26.06%) Banking
3 227 (23.47%) SQL
4 191 (19.75%) Front Office
5 175 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
6 143 (14.79%) SQL Server
7 140 (14.48%) Project Management
8 133 (13.75%) .NET
9 130 (13.44%) Windows
10 128 (13.24%) Microsoft
11 127 (13.13%) Investment Banking
12 125 (12.93%) Business Analysis
13 122 (12.62%) Oracle
14 114 (11.79%) C#
15 103 (10.65%) Derivative
16 95 (9.82%) Retail
17 87 (9.00%) MS Excel
18 80 (8.27%) Java
19 78 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
20 73 (7.55%) MS Office
21 70 (7.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 69 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
23 68 (7.03%) Scrum
24 65 (6.72%) PRINCE2
25 62 (6.41%) ERP
26 61 (6.31%) ASP.NET
27 57 (5.89%) ITIL
28 56 (5.79%) HTML
29 55 (5.69%) JavaScript
30 54 (5.58%) Workflow

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 23 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.76%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.55%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.14%) JBoss
4 11 (1.14%) IBM Notes
5 10 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.83%) IIS
7 8 (0.83%) Apache
8 7 (0.72%) CMS
8 7 (0.72%) nginx
9 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.62%) WordPress
9 6 (0.62%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.41%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 87 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 73 (7.55%) MS Office
3 28 (2.90%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.28%) MS Project
5 20 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.34%) Oracle Retail
3 11 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (1.14%) Markit EDM
4 10 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.72%) Endur
6 6 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.62%) Global One
7 5 (0.52%) SunGard GMI
8 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.41%) SunGard Martini
9 3 (0.31%) Murex MxG2000
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.31%) OpenLink RightAngle
9 3 (0.31%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
10 2 (0.21%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.21%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.41%) SaaS
2 3 (0.31%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.21%) IaaS
3 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.10%) Force.com
4 1 (0.10%) PaaS
4 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.79%) TCP/IP
2 25 (2.59%) SAN
3 22 (2.28%) Internet
4 21 (2.17%) Firewall
5 18 (1.86%) 3G
6 16 (1.65%) 4G
6 16 (1.65%) DNS
6 16 (1.65%) Ethernet
6 16 (1.65%) LAN
7 13 (1.34%) WAN
7 13 (1.34%) LTE
8 12 (1.24%) Radio Access Network
8 12 (1.24%) 2G
9 8 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (0.72%) DHCP
10 7 (0.72%) VPN
10 7 (0.72%) Wireless
10 7 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.62%) IP Telephony
11 6 (0.62%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 25 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 25 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (2.28%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.07%) MySQL
5 19 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (1.86%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (1.14%) FileMaker
9 8 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (0.83%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 8 (0.83%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.72%) MS Access
10 7 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.62%) DB2
11 6 (0.62%) OLAP
11 6 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 26 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (1.86%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.65%) JIRA
4 15 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.34%) Subversion
6 10 (1.03%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.52%) TestDirector
7 5 (0.52%) Maven
7 5 (0.52%) Selenium
8 4 (0.41%) Serena SBM
8 4 (0.41%) JUnit
9 3 (0.31%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.31%) NUnit
9 3 (0.31%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.21%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.21%) Mockito
10 2 (0.21%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.21%) Ant
10 2 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.10%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 332 (34.33%) Finance
2 252 (26.06%) Banking
3 191 (19.75%) Front Office
4 127 (13.13%) Investment Banking
5 95 (9.82%) Retail
6 50 (5.17%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.76%) Legal
8 12 (1.24%) Retail Banking
9 11 (1.14%) French Language
10 10 (1.03%) Billing
11 9 (0.93%) Marketing
12 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.52%) Games
15 4 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.41%) Local Government
15 4 (0.41%) Publishing
15 4 (0.41%) Automotive
15 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 326 (33.71%) Analyst
2 198 (20.48%) Business Analyst
3 175 (18.10%) Developer
4 118 (12.20%) Project Manager
5 60 (6.20%) .NET Developer
6 48 (4.96%) Support Analyst
7 47 (4.86%) Consultant
8 42 (4.34%) Applications Support
9 39 (4.03%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 38 (3.93%) Architect
11 31 (3.21%) SQL Developer
12 30 (3.10%) Senior Developer
12 30 (3.10%) Java Developer
13 28 (2.90%) C# Developer
14 26 (2.69%) Support Technician
15 24 (2.48%) Banking Business Analyst
16 23 (2.38%) Applications Support Analyst
17 22 (2.28%) Back Office Engineer
18 18 (1.86%) Test Manager
18 18 (1.86%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (13.75%) .NET
2 61 (6.31%) ASP.NET
3 56 (5.79%) HTML
4 51 (5.27%) XML
5 42 (4.34%) Web Services
6 30 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (2.79%) Spring
8 26 (2.69%) CSS
9 24 (2.48%) WCF
10 22 (2.28%) jQuery
11 19 (1.96%) DOM
11 19 (1.96%) .NET Framework
12 18 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 17 (1.76%) Hibernate
13 17 (1.76%) WPF
14 16 (1.65%) XSLT
15 15 (1.55%) J2EE
15 15 (1.55%) WinForms
16 14 (1.45%) FpML
17 13 (1.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 103 (10.65%) Derivative
2 78 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (7.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 44 (4.55%) Fixed Income
5 34 (3.52%) Equities
6 31 (3.21%) Management Information System
7 29 (3.00%) Blackberry
7 29 (3.00%) User Experience
8 23 (2.38%) Credit Derivative
9 22 (2.28%) SWIFT
10 21 (2.17%) Credit Risk
11 15 (1.55%) Open Source
12 14 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
13 13 (1.34%) Market Risk
14 12 (1.24%) Computer Science
15 11 (1.14%) EPoS
16 10 (1.03%) Mobile App
17 9 (0.93%) Social Media
18 8 (0.83%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 130 (13.44%) Windows
2 45 (4.65%) UNIX
3 44 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 32 (3.31%) Windows XP
5 23 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (2.28%) Linux
7 20 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.03%) Mac OS X Server
9 8 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.72%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.52%) Android
12 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.21%) Solaris
14 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.10%) HPUX
14 1 (0.10%) OS/400
14 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (14.48%) Project Management
3 125 (12.93%) Business Analysis
4 69 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 68 (7.03%) Scrum
6 65 (6.72%) PRINCE2
7 62 (6.41%) ERP
8 57 (5.89%) ITIL
9 54 (5.58%) Workflow
10 53 (5.48%) Migration
10 53 (5.48%) E-Commerce
11 51 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (4.14%) Risk Management
13 39 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (3.93%) Service Delivery
15 37 (3.83%) Change Management
16 36 (3.72%) OO
17 35 (3.62%) Unit Testing
17 35 (3.62%) CRM
17 35 (3.62%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 227 (23.47%) SQL
2 114 (11.79%) C#
3 80 (8.27%) Java
4 55 (5.69%) JavaScript
5 31 (3.21%) T-SQL
6 29 (3.00%) VB
7 18 (1.86%) VBA
7 18 (1.86%) Shell Script
8 16 (1.65%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.55%) VB.NET
10 13 (1.34%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.24%) VBScript
11 12 (1.24%) C
12 10 (1.03%) Python
12 10 (1.03%) Perl
13 9 (0.93%) PHP
13 9 (0.93%) C++
13 9 (0.93%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.52%) VB6
15 4 (0.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 53 (5.48%) Degree
1 53 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 44 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 15 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (1.34%) ISEB
4 13 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.03%) MCSE
6 10 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.83%) PMP
8 6 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.41%) MCP
9 4 (0.41%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.41%) CCNA
9 4 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.31%) CCNP
10 3 (0.31%) HNC
10 3 (0.31%) MCITP
11 2 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.72%) QA
2 30 (3.10%) SLA
3 13 (1.34%) EMIR
4 10 (1.03%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.41%) MiFID
6 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.31%) Basel III
8 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.10%) GxP
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.10%) FATCA
9 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.24%) XenApp
4 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (0.62%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.41%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.31%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.21%) vSphere
8 2 (0.21%) NDS
8 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.21%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.10%) GridGain
9 1 (0.10%) Firmware
9 1 (0.10%) XenServer
9 1 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.14%) SCCM
3 7 (0.72%) Vagrant
3 7 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.72%) Control-M
3 7 (0.72%) Puppet
4 4 (0.41%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.31%) DameWare
5 3 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.21%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.21%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.21%) OVSD
6 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.21%) OpenView
6 2 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.10%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.10%) Kibana
7 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.10%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 128 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 122 (12.62%) Oracle
3 41 (4.24%) SAP
4 37 (3.83%) Citrix
5 27 (2.79%) HP
6 23 (2.38%) Ericsson
6 23 (2.38%) Nokia
6 23 (2.38%) Cisco
7 22 (2.28%) VMware
8 20 (2.07%) Murex
9 19 (1.96%) Sybase
10 15 (1.55%) CheckPoint
10 15 (1.55%) NEC
11 14 (1.45%) Huawei
12 13 (1.34%) Apple
12 13 (1.34%) SunGard
13 12 (1.24%) IBM
14 11 (1.14%) Siebel
15 10 (1.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 10 (1.03%) Symantec
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
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Rate: £700.00 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400 - £440 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £750.00 - £1000.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Up to £600 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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