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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 268 268 209
Rank change year-on-year
0 -59
Contract jobs citing Back Office 444 442 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 0.85% 1.10%
As % of the General category 2.47% 2.16% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 311 378
Median daily rate £375 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £11.12 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £56.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
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
17952 20419 19137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.04% 39.47% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12123 13471 12148
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £384
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 518 515
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +7.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £49.44 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -

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 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -29 229 £450 -14.28% 83
South East +8 72 £400 - 18
West Midlands -3 36 £375 -11.76% 6
Yorkshire +6 27 £350 +6.46% 5
North West +11 22 £305 -26.06% 7
East Midlands +19 21 £350 +3.70% 13
South West -6 17 £375 - 7
East of England +23 16 £481 +4.05%
North East -45 1 £475 +46.15% 4
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 329 (37.05%) Finance
2 209 (23.54%) Banking
3 200 (22.52%) SQL
4 169 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
5 160 (18.02%) SQL Server
6 159 (17.91%) Windows
7 155 (17.45%) Front Office
8 124 (13.96%) C#
9 123 (13.85%) .NET
10 118 (13.29%) Investment Banking
11 117 (13.18%) Project Management
12 109 (12.27%) Java
13 105 (11.82%) Microsoft
14 93 (10.47%) Oracle
15 89 (10.02%) Business Analysis
16 80 (9.01%) MS Excel
17 76 (8.56%) ITIL
17 76 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 71 (8.00%) HTML
19 70 (7.88%) Linux
19 70 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
20 68 (7.66%) Windows Server
21 65 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
22 64 (7.21%) Asset Management
23 63 (7.09%) TDD
24 62 (6.98%) Derivative
25 61 (6.87%) Unix
26 60 (6.76%) Scrum
27 58 (6.53%) Active Directory
27 58 (6.53%) 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 37 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 30 (3.38%) WebSphere
3 28 (3.15%) JBoss
3 28 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.70%) IIS
4 24 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 24 (2.70%) WebLogic
5 23 (2.59%) WebLogic Portal
6 15 (1.69%) Confluence
7 13 (1.46%) Skype for Business
8 12 (1.35%) CMS
9 10 (1.13%) Apache
10 8 (0.90%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.45%) ColdFusion
13 4 (0.45%) ColdFusion MX
13 4 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 80 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 52 (5.86%) MS Office
3 20 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.56%) MS Project
5 5 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.11%) InVision
Business Applications
1 15 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.79%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.79%) Maximo
4 7 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.79%) Summit
5 5 (0.56%) Beauchamp
6 4 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.45%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
7 3 (0.34%) Endur
7 3 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.34%) SAP GTS
7 3 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.23%) Hi Portfolio
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.69%) Office 365
4 9 (1.01%) SaaS
5 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.23%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.23%) Yammer
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.11%) GitHub
6 1 (0.11%) Google Play
6 1 (0.11%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.49%) 4G
2 28 (3.15%) 3G
3 27 (3.04%) DNS
3 27 (3.04%) TCP/IP
4 25 (2.82%) SAN
5 20 (2.25%) Radio Access Network
6 19 (2.14%) LTE
7 18 (2.03%) Firewall
7 18 (2.03%) Internet
8 17 (1.91%) DHCP
9 16 (1.80%) Intranet
9 16 (1.80%) WAN
10 15 (1.69%) LAN
11 14 (1.58%) Diameter Protocol
12 13 (1.46%) LDAP
13 12 (1.35%) 2G
13 12 (1.35%) INAP
14 11 (1.24%) SIGTRAN
15 9 (1.01%) MGW
15 9 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (18.02%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (3.04%) DB2
4 18 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (1.80%) NoSQL
5 16 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.69%) Data Mining
6 15 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.58%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (1.35%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.24%) Big Data
11 10 (1.13%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.13%) MS Access
12 8 (0.90%) QlikView
12 8 (0.90%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.79%) MySQL
14 6 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (2.93%) JIRA
2 23 (2.59%) Log4j
3 22 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (2.36%) Maven
5 19 (2.14%) Subversion
6 15 (1.69%) Selenium
7 14 (1.58%) Git (software)
7 14 (1.58%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.35%) NUnit
9 11 (1.24%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.13%) MSTest
11 9 (1.01%) NuGet
12 7 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (0.79%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.56%) Bower
14 5 (0.56%) Mockito
14 5 (0.56%) Moq
14 5 (0.56%) MSBuild
14 5 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 329 (37.05%) Finance
2 209 (23.54%) Banking
3 155 (17.45%) Front Office
4 118 (13.29%) Investment Banking
5 48 (5.41%) Telecoms
6 41 (4.62%) Retail
7 36 (4.05%) Legal
8 25 (2.82%) Financial Institution
9 23 (2.59%) Manufacturing
10 19 (2.14%) Marketing
11 18 (2.03%) Publishing
12 11 (1.24%) Advertising
13 8 (0.90%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.79%) Billing
15 5 (0.56%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.56%) Law
15 5 (0.56%) Local Government
16 4 (0.45%) International Banking
17 3 (0.34%) Automotive
17 3 (0.34%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 246 (27.70%) Analyst
2 178 (20.05%) Developer
3 148 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 96 (10.81%) Project Manager
5 47 (5.29%) C# Developer
6 42 (4.73%) Architect
7 40 (4.50%) .NET Developer
7 40 (4.50%) Consultant
7 40 (4.50%) SQL Developer
7 40 (4.50%) Support Engineer
8 34 (3.83%) Java Developer
9 33 (3.72%) Banking Analyst
10 30 (3.38%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 26 (2.93%) Administrator
12 24 (2.70%) Applications Support
13 22 (2.48%) Support Analyst
14 20 (2.25%) IT Manager
15 19 (2.14%) Business Manager
15 19 (2.14%) Data Analyst
15 19 (2.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (13.85%) .NET
2 71 (8.00%) HTML
3 57 (6.42%) XML
4 55 (6.19%) Web Services
5 44 (4.95%) ASP.NET
5 44 (4.95%) CSS
6 41 (4.62%) JMS
7 34 (3.83%) .NET Framework
8 27 (3.04%) Java EE
8 27 (3.04%) JSP
9 19 (2.14%) jQuery
10 16 (1.80%) SOAP
11 13 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
11 13 (1.46%) WCF
11 13 (1.46%) WinForms
12 12 (1.35%) WPF
12 12 (1.35%) XSLT
13 11 (1.24%) Middleware
13 11 (1.24%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.98%) Derivative
3 55 (6.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 54 (6.08%) Fixed Income
5 49 (5.52%) Equities
6 40 (4.50%) Management Information System
7 34 (3.83%) Hedge funds
8 27 (3.04%) Statistics
9 19 (2.14%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.46%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.46%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (1.35%) Reference Data
11 12 (1.35%) User Experience
12 11 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
14 9 (1.01%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.90%) Data Extraction
15 8 (0.90%) Replication
15 8 (0.90%) SWIFT
16 7 (0.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 159 (17.91%) Windows
2 70 (7.88%) Linux
3 68 (7.66%) Windows Server
4 61 (6.87%) Unix
5 35 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (3.15%) Windows 7
6 28 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.69%) Windows XP
8 12 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.24%) CentOS
9 11 (1.24%) Ubuntu
9 11 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.01%) Android
11 7 (0.79%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.79%) Solaris
11 7 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.56%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.23%) AIX
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (13.18%) Project Management
3 89 (10.02%) Business Analysis
4 76 (8.56%) ITIL
4 76 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 65 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 64 (7.21%) Asset Management
7 63 (7.09%) TDD
8 60 (6.76%) Scrum
9 58 (6.53%) Investment Management
10 57 (6.42%) Web Development
11 49 (5.52%) Validation
12 47 (5.29%) Migration
12 47 (5.29%) SDLC
13 45 (5.07%) Configuration Management
13 45 (5.07%) Wealth Management
14 44 (4.95%) Change Management
15 43 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (4.84%) Waterfall
16 41 (4.62%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 200 (22.52%) SQL
2 124 (13.96%) C#
3 109 (12.27%) Java
4 49 (5.52%) PowerShell
5 38 (4.28%) T-SQL
6 28 (3.15%) JavaScript
7 25 (2.82%) Perl
8 20 (2.25%) Bash Shell
8 20 (2.25%) C++
8 20 (2.25%) Python
9 18 (2.03%) VBA
10 16 (1.80%) PHP
10 16 (1.80%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.58%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.24%) C
13 8 (0.90%) Scala
14 7 (0.79%) VB
15 5 (0.56%) Tcl
16 4 (0.45%) ActionScript
16 4 (0.45%) AWK
Qualifications
1 51 (5.74%) Degree
2 36 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (1.69%) HNC
5 13 (1.46%) PMP
6 12 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.24%) HND
8 10 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.13%) MCSA
8 10 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (1.01%) CCNA
9 9 (1.01%) CCNP
9 9 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.01%) MCSE
10 7 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.79%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.27%) QA
2 25 (2.82%) MiFID
3 15 (1.69%) SLA
4 12 (1.35%) EMIR
5 8 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.68%) AIFMD
7 5 (0.56%) COREP
7 5 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.45%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.34%) FINREP
9 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.34%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.23%) Basel III
10 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.11%) FATCA
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 58 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 45 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.58%) XenApp
4 13 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.46%) vSphere
5 11 (1.24%) Docker
6 9 (1.01%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.45%) HDFS
9 4 (0.45%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.34%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.23%) GridGain
11 2 (0.23%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (3.15%) SCCM
2 24 (2.70%) SCOM
3 22 (2.48%) Nagios
4 16 (1.80%) Puppet
5 10 (1.13%) WSUS
6 8 (0.90%) Ansible
6 8 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.79%) Amdocs OSS
7 7 (0.79%) Control-M
8 6 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.56%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.45%) Icinga
10 4 (0.45%) logstash
11 3 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.34%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.34%) Grafana
11 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 105 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 93 (10.47%) Oracle
3 56 (6.31%) VMware
4 43 (4.84%) IBM
5 38 (4.28%) Citrix
6 37 (4.17%) SAP
7 31 (3.49%) Cisco
8 23 (2.59%) Misys
8 23 (2.59%) Remedy
9 21 (2.36%) Murex
9 21 (2.36%) Splunk
10 17 (1.91%) Nokia
11 16 (1.80%) Huawei
12 14 (1.58%) Bloomberg
12 14 (1.58%) Calypso
12 14 (1.58%) HP
12 14 (1.58%) SmartStream
12 14 (1.58%) Sybase
13 13 (1.46%) Fidessa
13 13 (1.46%) Symantec
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
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Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
Rate: From £28,000 to £57,000 per annum
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London
Senitor Associates
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London
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IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
Rate: From £28,000 to £48,000 per annum
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Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
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IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
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Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
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Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £36,500 to £52,600 per annum
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West Yorkshire
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Square One Resources
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