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 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 281 266 211
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -55
Contract jobs citing Back Office 454 484 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.85% 1.05%
As % of the General category 2.31% 2.12% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 333 390
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £618 £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 £13.65
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%

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
19693 22861 21188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.47% 40.05% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13061 14670 13095
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £383
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 568 546
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.18 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.19 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 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
England -13 445 £375 -16.66% 143
London -25 230 £450 -14.28% 83
South East +11 72 £400 - 18
City of London +21 47 £575 +9.52% 41
West Midlands -13 35 £375 -11.76% 6
Yorkshire +6 28 £350 +6.46% 5
Surrey +8 25 £410 +42.60% 2
Birmingham +7 25 £375 -6.25% 1
North West +16 22 £305 -26.06% 7
Berkshire +1 22 £225 -43.75% 5
East Midlands +12 21 £350 +3.70% 13
West Yorkshire +4 21 £350 +7.27% 5
South West +2 17 £375 - 7
East of England +29 16 £481 +4.05%
Leeds -3 15 £335 +1.51% 4
Northamptonshire - 11 £500 - 1
Reading +8 10 - - 3
Hampshire -4 8 £325 -38.09% 5
Wiltshire +4 7 £325 -16.12% 3
Middlesex - 7 £500 -
Hertfordshire +19 6 £488 -2.50%
Slough +9 6 £225 -41.93% 1
Essex +8 6 £475 +26.66%
Scotland -20 6 £375 +7.14% 4
Leicestershire +11 5 £77 -77.18% 3
Staffordshire +4 5 £305 - 3
Edinburgh -3 5 £350 -5.40% 1
Manchester -4 5 £298 -27.87% 3
Kegworth - 5 £77 -
Cambridgeshire +23 4 £183 -55.75%

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Back Office.

1 338 (36.27%) Finance
2 219 (23.50%) Banking
3 212 (22.75%) SQL
4 174 (18.67%) SQL Server
5 171 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
6 166 (17.81%) Windows
7 159 (17.06%) Front Office
8 142 (15.24%) .NET
9 139 (14.91%) C#
10 120 (12.88%) Investment Banking
11 119 (12.77%) Project Management
12 117 (12.55%) Microsoft
13 113 (12.12%) Java
14 102 (10.94%) Oracle
15 97 (10.41%) Business Analysis
16 83 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
17 80 (8.58%) MS Excel
18 78 (8.37%) ITIL
19 76 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
20 73 (7.83%) Linux
20 73 (7.83%) HTML
21 69 (7.40%) Windows Server
22 67 (7.19%) Active Directory
22 67 (7.19%) Asset Management
23 66 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
23 66 (7.08%) Unix
24 63 (6.76%) TDD
24 63 (6.76%) Derivative
25 62 (6.65%) Scrum
25 62 (6.65%) VMware

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 38 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 31 (3.33%) WebSphere
3 29 (3.11%) SharePoint
4 28 (3.00%) JBoss
5 25 (2.68%) IIS
6 24 (2.58%) MS Exchange
6 24 (2.58%) WebLogic
7 23 (2.47%) WebLogic Portal
8 15 (1.61%) Confluence
9 14 (1.50%) CMS
10 12 (1.29%) Skype for Business
11 10 (1.07%) Apache
12 8 (0.86%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.43%) ColdFusion
16 4 (0.43%) ColdFusion MX
16 4 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 80 (8.58%) MS Excel
2 52 (5.58%) MS Office
3 20 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.54%) MS Project
5 5 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.11%) InVision
Business Applications
1 16 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.75%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.75%) Maximo
4 7 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.75%) Summit
5 5 (0.54%) Beauchamp
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.43%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.32%) Eagle PACE
7 3 (0.32%) Endur
7 3 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.32%) SAP GTS
7 3 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.21%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.50%) Office 365
4 9 (0.97%) SaaS
5 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.21%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.21%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.21%) 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 (3.33%) 4G
2 29 (3.11%) SAN
3 28 (3.00%) 3G
3 28 (3.00%) TCP/IP
4 27 (2.90%) DNS
5 21 (2.25%) Firewall
6 20 (2.15%) LDAP
6 20 (2.15%) Radio Access Network
7 19 (2.04%) LTE
8 18 (1.93%) Internet
9 17 (1.82%) Intranet
10 16 (1.72%) DHCP
11 15 (1.61%) WAN
12 14 (1.50%) Diameter Protocol
12 14 (1.50%) LAN
13 12 (1.29%) 2G
13 12 (1.29%) INAP
14 11 (1.18%) SIGTRAN
15 9 (0.97%) MGW
15 9 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (2.90%) DB2
4 24 (2.58%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.04%) Data Mining
6 18 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (1.72%) NoSQL
7 16 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.29%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.18%) Big Data
12 10 (1.07%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.07%) MS Access
13 9 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.86%) QlikView
14 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (2.79%) JIRA
3 23 (2.47%) Log4j
4 21 (2.25%) Maven
5 19 (2.04%) Subversion
6 15 (1.61%) Selenium
6 15 (1.61%) Visual Studio
7 14 (1.50%) Git (software)
7 14 (1.50%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.29%) NUnit
9 11 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
10 10 (1.07%) MSTest
11 9 (0.97%) NuGet
12 7 (0.75%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.54%) Bower
14 5 (0.54%) Mockito
14 5 (0.54%) Moq
14 5 (0.54%) MSBuild
14 5 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 338 (36.27%) Finance
2 219 (23.50%) Banking
3 159 (17.06%) Front Office
4 120 (12.88%) Investment Banking
5 48 (5.15%) Telecoms
6 47 (5.04%) Retail
7 36 (3.86%) Legal
8 25 (2.68%) Financial Institution
9 23 (2.47%) Manufacturing
10 19 (2.04%) Marketing
10 19 (2.04%) Publishing
11 11 (1.18%) Advertising
12 8 (0.86%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.75%) Billing
14 5 (0.54%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.54%) Law
14 5 (0.54%) Local Government
14 5 (0.54%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.43%) International Banking
15 4 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 261 (28.00%) Analyst
2 197 (21.14%) Developer
3 162 (17.38%) Business Analyst
4 101 (10.84%) Project Manager
5 52 (5.58%) C# Developer
6 46 (4.94%) Architect
7 45 (4.83%) .NET Developer
8 44 (4.72%) SQL Developer
9 42 (4.51%) Consultant
10 41 (4.40%) Support Engineer
11 35 (3.76%) Banking Analyst
11 35 (3.76%) Java Developer
12 31 (3.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 26 (2.79%) Administrator
14 25 (2.68%) Applications Support
15 24 (2.58%) Senior Developer
16 23 (2.47%) Support Analyst
17 22 (2.36%) Business Manager
17 22 (2.36%) Software Developer
18 20 (2.15%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (15.24%) .NET
2 73 (7.83%) HTML
3 59 (6.33%) XML
4 56 (6.01%) Web Services
5 55 (5.90%) ASP.NET
6 46 (4.94%) .NET Framework
7 45 (4.83%) CSS
8 41 (4.40%) JMS
9 27 (2.90%) Java EE
9 27 (2.90%) JSP
10 22 (2.36%) Entity Framework
11 21 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (2.15%) jQuery
13 17 (1.82%) SOAP
13 17 (1.82%) WinForms
14 15 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
14 15 (1.61%) WCF
15 14 (1.50%) XSLT
16 13 (1.39%) WPF
17 12 (1.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (6.76%) Derivative
3 57 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 54 (5.79%) Fixed Income
5 51 (5.47%) Equities
6 40 (4.29%) Management Information System
7 34 (3.65%) Hedge funds
8 27 (2.90%) Statistics
9 19 (2.04%) Data Centre
10 15 (1.61%) NHS
11 14 (1.50%) Computer Science
12 13 (1.39%) Reference Data
13 12 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
13 12 (1.29%) User Experience
14 11 (1.18%) Mobile App
15 10 (1.07%) Inversion of Control
16 9 (0.97%) Mathematics
16 9 (0.97%) SWIFT
17 8 (0.86%) Data Extraction
17 8 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 166 (17.81%) Windows
2 73 (7.83%) Linux
3 69 (7.40%) Windows Server
4 66 (7.08%) Unix
5 37 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (3.11%) Windows 7
7 27 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.61%) Windows XP
9 12 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.18%) CentOS
10 11 (1.18%) Ubuntu
10 11 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.97%) Android
12 8 (0.86%) Solaris
13 7 (0.75%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.75%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.64%) AIX
14 6 (0.64%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.54%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (12.77%) Project Management
3 97 (10.41%) Business Analysis
4 83 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 78 (8.37%) ITIL
6 67 (7.19%) Asset Management
7 66 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 63 (6.76%) TDD
9 62 (6.65%) Scrum
10 59 (6.33%) Web Development
11 58 (6.22%) Investment Management
12 53 (5.69%) Validation
13 52 (5.58%) Migration
14 48 (5.15%) OO
14 48 (5.15%) SDLC
15 47 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
15 47 (5.04%) Wealth Management
16 45 (4.83%) Change Management
16 45 (4.83%) Configuration Management
17 44 (4.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 212 (22.75%) SQL
2 139 (14.91%) C#
3 113 (12.12%) Java
4 50 (5.36%) PowerShell
5 38 (4.08%) T-SQL
6 29 (3.11%) JavaScript
7 26 (2.79%) Perl
8 21 (2.25%) C++
8 21 (2.25%) Python
9 20 (2.15%) Bash Shell
9 20 (2.15%) PL/SQL
10 19 (2.04%) Shell Script
11 18 (1.93%) VBA
12 16 (1.72%) PHP
13 11 (1.18%) C
13 11 (1.18%) VB
14 8 (0.86%) Scala
15 6 (0.64%) Tcl
16 5 (0.54%) AWK
17 4 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (5.58%) Degree
2 41 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (1.61%) HNC
5 13 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.39%) PMP
6 12 (1.29%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.18%) HND
7 11 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (1.07%) CCNA
8 10 (1.07%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.07%) MCSA
8 10 (1.07%) MCSE
8 10 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (0.97%) CCNP
10 7 (0.75%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.22%) QA
2 26 (2.79%) MiFID
3 14 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (1.50%) SLA
4 12 (1.29%) EMIR
5 6 (0.64%) AIFMD
6 5 (0.54%) COREP
6 5 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.43%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.32%) FINREP
8 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.21%) Basel III
9 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.11%) FATCA
10 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 67 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 52 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.93%) vSphere
4 14 (1.50%) XenApp
5 13 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.18%) Docker
7 9 (0.97%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.43%) HDFS
11 3 (0.32%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.32%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.21%) GridGain
12 2 (0.21%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (2.90%) SCCM
2 24 (2.58%) SCOM
3 22 (2.36%) Nagios
4 16 (1.72%) Puppet
5 10 (1.07%) WSUS
6 8 (0.86%) Ansible
6 8 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.75%) Amdocs OSS
7 7 (0.75%) Control-M
8 6 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.54%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.43%) Icinga
10 4 (0.43%) logstash
11 3 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.32%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.32%) Grafana
11 3 (0.32%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.21%) OpenView
Vendors
1 117 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 102 (10.94%) Oracle
3 62 (6.65%) VMware
4 47 (5.04%) IBM
5 41 (4.40%) Citrix
6 39 (4.18%) SAP
7 35 (3.76%) Cisco
8 23 (2.47%) Misys
8 23 (2.47%) Remedy
9 21 (2.25%) Splunk
10 20 (2.15%) Murex
11 18 (1.93%) HP
12 17 (1.82%) Nokia
13 16 (1.72%) Huawei
14 15 (1.61%) Bloomberg
14 15 (1.61%) Fidessa
14 15 (1.61%) SmartStream
15 14 (1.50%) Calypso
15 14 (1.50%) Sybase
15 14 (1.50%) Symantec
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Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
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London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day
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London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
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London
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Stafford, Staffordshire
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City, London
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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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