The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 280 296 197
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -99
Contract jobs citing Back Office 454 416 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.74% 1.17%
As % of the General category 2.30% 1.88% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 287 429
Median daily rate £400 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 13
Median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.16 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £56.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.64% -15.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19752 22183 20491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.78% 39.59% 38.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13155 14240 12852
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £379
% change year-on-year
- +5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 538 560
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.76%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office within the UK.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office within the UK.

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Back Office
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Back Office Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Back Office
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +30 438 £400 -11.11% 138
London -11 223 £500 - 76
South East +43 98 £413 +6.10% 13
City of London +33 50 £600 +14.28% 30
Berkshire +21 42 £225 -50.00% 2
East Midlands +26 22 £363 -19.44% 4
Reading +11 22 - -
North West -1 22 £325 -2.98% 8
West Midlands -19 22 £375 -11.76% 7
Yorkshire +10 21 £350 +6.46% 14
Surrey +11 18 £395 - 1
Birmingham +6 18 £375 +11.11% 1
South West +1 16 £375 +7.14% 11
West Yorkshire -9 14 £350 +7.69% 12
Scotland -19 13 £400 +1.26% 1
East of England +14 11 £488 +30.00% 3
Northamptonshire - 11 £500 -
Oxfordshire +20 10 £650 -31.57%
Leeds -1 10 £350 +7.27% 11
Slough +12 9 £225 -41.93% 1
West Sussex -13 8 £413 -
Middlesex - 8 £469 -
Crawley +3 7 £413 -
Hampshire 0 7 £325 - 6
Hertfordshire +18 6 £488 +11.42% 1
Edinburgh -13 6 £400 - 1
Essex +9 5 £475 +26.66% 1
Wiltshire -2 5 £325 -16.12% 5
Bristol +8 4 £435 +8.75%
Oxford +5 4 £625 -34.21%

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for Back Office.

1 331 (34.55%) Finance
2 216 (22.55%) Banking
3 203 (21.19%) SQL
4 179 (18.68%) SQL Server
5 177 (18.48%) Windows
6 162 (16.91%) Front Office
7 158 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
8 147 (15.34%) .NET
9 138 (14.41%) C#
10 132 (13.78%) Microsoft
11 118 (12.32%) Investment Banking
12 115 (12.00%) Project Management
13 105 (10.96%) Java
14 104 (10.86%) Oracle
14 104 (10.86%) Business Analysis
15 90 (9.39%) MS Excel
16 88 (9.19%) ITIL
17 86 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
18 83 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
19 76 (7.93%) Windows Server
20 71 (7.41%) HTML
21 68 (7.10%) Active Directory
22 67 (6.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 66 (6.89%) Asset Management
24 65 (6.78%) Linux
25 64 (6.68%) Unix
25 64 (6.68%) Derivative
26 63 (6.58%) Validation
27 60 (6.26%) TDD
28 59 (6.16%) Scrum

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills 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 39 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.82%) Tomcat
3 24 (2.51%) WebSphere
4 23 (2.40%) IIS
4 23 (2.40%) MS Exchange
5 22 (2.30%) JBoss
6 18 (1.88%) WebLogic
7 16 (1.67%) WebLogic Portal
8 13 (1.36%) CMS
8 13 (1.36%) Skype for Business
9 11 (1.15%) Confluence
10 8 (0.84%) Apache
10 8 (0.84%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.42%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 90 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 50 (5.22%) MS Office
3 20 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.94%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.84%) MS Project
7 7 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.10%) InVision
Business Applications
1 21 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.84%) Summit
5 7 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.63%) Maximo
6 6 (0.63%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.52%) Beauchamp
7 5 (0.52%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.31%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.31%) SAP GTS
9 3 (0.31%) Sonata
9 3 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
10 2 (0.21%) Faxination
10 2 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.98%) Office 365
3 14 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.63%) SaaS
5 4 (0.42%) OneDrive
5 4 (0.42%) Yammer
6 2 (0.21%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.10%) GitHub
7 1 (0.10%) Google Play
7 1 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.24%) 4G
2 30 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 29 (3.03%) SAN
4 28 (2.92%) 3G
5 27 (2.82%) DNS
6 20 (2.09%) LDAP
6 20 (2.09%) LTE
7 19 (1.98%) DHCP
8 18 (1.88%) Firewall
9 16 (1.67%) Intranet
10 15 (1.57%) Diameter Protocol
10 15 (1.57%) Radio Access Network
11 14 (1.46%) Internet
11 14 (1.46%) LAN
11 14 (1.46%) WAN
12 13 (1.36%) 2G
13 12 (1.25%) INAP
13 12 (1.25%) MPLS
14 10 (1.04%) VPN
14 10 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (18.68%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (2.40%) Data Mining
4 23 (2.40%) Oracle Database
4 23 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (2.09%) DB2
7 17 (1.77%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.46%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (1.15%) Big Data
11 11 (1.15%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.04%) MS Access
12 10 (1.04%) MySQL
13 6 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 30 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (2.30%) JIRA
2 22 (2.30%) Visual Studio
3 21 (2.19%) Maven
4 19 (1.98%) Selenium
4 19 (1.98%) Subversion
5 18 (1.88%) Git (software)
6 16 (1.67%) Log4j
7 12 (1.25%) NUnit
7 12 (1.25%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.15%) MSTest
8 11 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (0.84%) NuGet
10 7 (0.73%) Axure RP
10 7 (0.73%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.63%) Mockito
11 6 (0.63%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.52%) Moq
12 5 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 331 (34.55%) Finance
2 216 (22.55%) Banking
3 162 (16.91%) Front Office
4 118 (12.32%) Investment Banking
5 51 (5.32%) Telecoms
6 39 (4.07%) Retail
7 33 (3.44%) Legal
8 24 (2.51%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.88%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.77%) Marketing
11 11 (1.15%) Advertising
11 11 (1.15%) Billing
12 10 (1.04%) General Ledger
12 10 (1.04%) Publishing
13 6 (0.63%) Local Government
14 5 (0.52%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.52%) Law
14 5 (0.52%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.42%) French Language
16 3 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 275 (28.71%) Analyst
2 197 (20.56%) Developer
3 178 (18.58%) Business Analyst
4 95 (9.92%) Project Manager
5 48 (5.01%) Architect
6 47 (4.91%) .NET Developer
7 46 (4.80%) SQL Developer
8 44 (4.59%) C# Developer
9 41 (4.28%) Banking Analyst
9 41 (4.28%) Consultant
10 37 (3.86%) Support Engineer
11 34 (3.55%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 33 (3.44%) Java Developer
13 29 (3.03%) Senior Developer
14 27 (2.82%) Applications Support
14 27 (2.82%) Support Analyst
15 26 (2.71%) Business Manager
16 25 (2.61%) IT Manager
17 24 (2.51%) Administrator
18 23 (2.40%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (15.34%) .NET
2 71 (7.41%) HTML
3 56 (5.85%) Web Services
4 54 (5.64%) .NET Framework
5 52 (5.43%) XML
6 46 (4.80%) ASP.NET
7 38 (3.97%) CSS
8 33 (3.44%) JMS
9 26 (2.71%) Entity Framework
10 23 (2.40%) jQuery
11 20 (2.09%) Java EE
11 20 (2.09%) WinForms
12 19 (1.98%) JSP
12 19 (1.98%) SOAP
13 18 (1.88%) WCF
14 15 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (1.57%) REST
15 14 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
16 12 (1.25%) Spring
16 12 (1.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (6.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 64 (6.68%) Derivative
4 55 (5.74%) Fixed Income
5 41 (4.28%) Management Information System
6 39 (4.07%) Equities
7 34 (3.55%) Statistics
8 33 (3.44%) Hedge funds
9 20 (2.09%) Data Centre
10 19 (1.98%) User Experience
11 17 (1.77%) NHS
12 15 (1.57%) Computer Science
13 14 (1.46%) SWIFT
14 13 (1.36%) Equity Derivative
15 11 (1.15%) Mathematics
15 11 (1.15%) Mobile App
15 11 (1.15%) Reference Data
16 10 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
17 9 (0.94%) Data Extraction
17 9 (0.94%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 177 (18.48%) Windows
2 76 (7.93%) Windows Server
3 65 (6.78%) Linux
4 64 (6.68%) Unix
5 40 (4.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (3.86%) Windows 7
7 30 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.57%) Windows XP
9 13 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.15%) Solaris
11 9 (0.94%) Android
11 9 (0.94%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.73%) AIX
12 7 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.63%) CentOS
13 6 (0.63%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.63%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (12.00%) Project Management
3 104 (10.86%) Business Analysis
4 88 (9.19%) ITIL
5 83 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 66 (6.89%) Asset Management
7 63 (6.58%) Validation
8 60 (6.26%) TDD
9 59 (6.16%) Scrum
10 57 (5.95%) Investment Management
11 56 (5.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 55 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
12 55 (5.74%) Migration
13 52 (5.43%) SDLC
13 52 (5.43%) Web Development
14 47 (4.91%) Change Management
14 47 (4.91%) Network Design
14 47 (4.91%) OO
15 46 (4.80%) Unit Testing
15 46 (4.80%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 203 (21.19%) SQL
2 138 (14.41%) C#
3 105 (10.96%) Java
4 47 (4.91%) PowerShell
5 31 (3.24%) T-SQL
6 29 (3.03%) JavaScript
7 25 (2.61%) Perl
8 20 (2.09%) Python
9 18 (1.88%) PL/SQL
10 17 (1.77%) C++
10 17 (1.77%) VBA
11 16 (1.67%) Bash Shell
12 15 (1.57%) PHP
12 15 (1.57%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.25%) VB
14 10 (1.04%) C
15 8 (0.84%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.73%) Scala
17 4 (0.42%) ActionScript
17 4 (0.42%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 48 (5.01%) Degree
2 45 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (1.77%) HNC
6 14 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (1.36%) HND
7 13 (1.36%) PMI Certification
8 12 (1.25%) CCNP
8 12 (1.25%) PMP
9 11 (1.15%) CCNA
9 11 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.04%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.04%) MCSE
10 10 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.73%) MCSA
13 6 (0.63%) ISEB
13 6 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.55%) QA
2 26 (2.71%) MiFID
3 20 (2.09%) SLA
4 17 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 13 (1.36%) EMIR
6 10 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.73%) AIFMD
7 7 (0.73%) COREP
8 5 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.42%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.42%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.42%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.31%) Basel III
10 3 (0.31%) FINREP
11 2 (0.21%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.10%) FATCA
12 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 68 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 50 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.09%) vSphere
4 17 (1.77%) XenApp
5 14 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.04%) Docker
6 10 (1.04%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.42%) HDFS
9 4 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.31%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.21%) GridGain
11 2 (0.21%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.10%) Xen
12 1 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (2.92%) SCCM
2 21 (2.19%) SCOM
3 15 (1.57%) Nagios
4 12 (1.25%) Puppet
5 8 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.73%) Amdocs OSS
6 7 (0.73%) Ansible
6 7 (0.73%) Control-M
6 7 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.73%) WSUS
7 5 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.42%) Icinga
8 4 (0.42%) logstash
8 4 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.31%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.31%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.21%) OpenView
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 132 (13.78%) Microsoft
2 104 (10.86%) Oracle
3 58 (6.05%) VMware
4 40 (4.18%) IBM
5 38 (3.97%) Citrix
5 38 (3.97%) SAP
6 35 (3.65%) Cisco
7 24 (2.51%) Murex
8 23 (2.40%) Huawei
9 22 (2.30%) HP
9 22 (2.30%) Remedy
10 20 (2.09%) Nokia
11 19 (1.98%) Misys
12 18 (1.88%) Tableau
13 17 (1.77%) Splunk
14 15 (1.57%) Adobe
14 15 (1.57%) Calypso
14 15 (1.57%) Nokia Networks
14 15 (1.57%) Sybase
15 14 (1.46%) Bloomberg
Bracknell, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Accrington, Lancashire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £40,000 - £60,000, plus a very attractive bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Initial 3 month contract, market rates, great team
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Mint
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Spectrum IT
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 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: 6 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: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: From £28,000 to £57,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: £25,070 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: From £28,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 22 days ago