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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
UK
Rank 263 249 235
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 387 486 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.95% 0.95%
As % of the General category 2.30% 2.46% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 306 337
Median daily rate £431 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.67% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £325 £390
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 3
Median hourly rate £17.01 £27.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.16% +161.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.50 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.49 £59.10 £15.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £27.50 £9.10
% change year-on-year
-33.63% +202.36%

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
16848 19741 20056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 38.59% 38.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11055 12710 12655
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 504 432
Median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £44.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £32.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.61% +45.55%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -10 370 £438 +2.94% 125
London +1 253 £475 -5.00% 81
South East -6 54 £388 +28.63% 13
City of London -16 32 £500 -9.09% 25
Berkshire +19 23 £363 -9.37% 4
West Midlands -6 14 £368 -8.06% 5
North West +25 13 £488 +18.90% 4
Reading +4 12 £400 -5.88% 3
Scotland +22 11 £350 +13.82% 1
Yorkshire +7 11 £388 +3.33% 2
Hampshire +19 10 £400 - 1
West Sussex -7 10 £400 -5.88%
West Yorkshire +16 9 £375 - 2
East of England +3 9 £275 -46.34% 5
Cheshire +29 8 £500 +70.21%
South West -14 8 £450 +38.46% 9
Chester +11 7 £500 +37.93%
Leeds +3 7 £400 +6.66% 1
Glasgow - 7 £350 -
Wimbledon - 7 £500 -
East Midlands +6 6 £301 +4.78% 5
Surrey -13 6 £210 -31.98% 3
Guildford -7 5 £210 -40.00% 1
Southampton - 5 £375 - 1
Crawley +14 4 £413 -2.94%
Cambridgeshire +10 4 £275 - 2
Peterborough +5 4 £275 -
Solihull 0 4 - -
Birmingham -1 4 £488 +50.00% 1
Edinburgh +17 3 £342 - 1

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 326 (39.52%) Finance
2 196 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (22.79%) SQL
4 187 (22.67%) Banking
5 135 (16.36%) Java
6 129 (15.64%) Front Office
7 127 (15.39%) .NET
7 127 (15.39%) SQL Server
8 124 (15.03%) Windows
9 113 (13.70%) Oracle
10 112 (13.58%) C#
11 93 (11.27%) Microsoft
11 93 (11.27%) TDD
12 84 (10.18%) Derivative
13 83 (10.06%) Investment Banking
14 74 (8.97%) JavaScript
15 69 (8.36%) MS Excel
16 64 (7.76%) HTML
16 64 (7.76%) OO
16 64 (7.76%) Business Analysis
17 59 (7.15%) Fixed Income
18 58 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
19 57 (6.91%) Linux
20 56 (6.79%) Web Services
20 56 (6.79%) ITIL
20 56 (6.79%) Change Management
21 55 (6.67%) MVC
21 55 (6.67%) Scrum
22 54 (6.55%) Active Directory
23 53 (6.42%) Migration

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 26 (3.15%) IIS
2 20 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.94%) CMS
4 15 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.70%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.58%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.33%) Apache
7 11 (1.33%) Confluence
8 10 (1.21%) JBoss
8 10 (1.21%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.97%) WebLogic Portal
11 7 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.85%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.48%) FileNet
12 4 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (0.48%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 69 (8.36%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.55%) MS Office
3 13 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.33%) MS Project
5 5 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (1.94%) Endur
2 16 (1.94%) Oracle Payables
3 14 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 9 (1.09%) Oracle Cash Management
5 9 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
7 7 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.48%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.48%) SimCorp Dimension
10 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle ASCP
10 3 (0.36%) SAP Bank Analyzer
10 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.36%) SAP Retail
10 3 (0.36%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.30%) Office 365
2 15 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.58%) SaaS
4 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.61%) IaaS
6 4 (0.48%) PaaS
7 2 (0.24%) GitHub
7 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.12%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.36%) DNS
2 33 (4.00%) Firewall
3 29 (3.52%) TCP/IP
4 25 (3.03%) DHCP
5 23 (2.79%) LAN
5 23 (2.79%) WAN
6 22 (2.67%) Internet
7 16 (1.94%) 3G
8 15 (1.82%) 4G
8 15 (1.82%) Wireshark
9 14 (1.70%) SAN
10 13 (1.58%) 2G
11 12 (1.45%) VoIP
12 9 (1.09%) Intranet
13 8 (0.97%) LTE
14 7 (0.85%) GGSN
14 7 (0.85%) GPRS
14 7 (0.85%) GSM
14 7 (0.85%) SNMP
14 7 (0.85%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (15.39%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (3.27%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (2.42%) NoSQL
6 17 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.94%) DB2
8 15 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
10 13 (1.58%) Relational Database
11 12 (1.45%) Redis
12 11 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (1.21%) Oracle9i Database
14 7 (0.85%) Data Mart
15 6 (0.73%) DataStage
15 6 (0.73%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.73%) MS Access
15 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 26 (3.15%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.79%) Subversion
2 23 (2.79%) TeamCity
3 20 (2.42%) Cucumber
4 18 (2.18%) JIRA
5 15 (1.82%) Visual Studio
6 14 (1.70%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.70%) Maven
7 13 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (1.58%) Selenium
8 10 (1.21%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.21%) Toad
9 9 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.09%) WebDriver
10 8 (0.97%) Appium
10 8 (0.97%) Log4j
11 7 (0.85%) Grunt
11 7 (0.85%) JBehave
11 7 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 326 (39.52%) Finance
2 187 (22.67%) Banking
3 129 (15.64%) Front Office
4 83 (10.06%) Investment Banking
5 47 (5.70%) Retail
6 26 (3.15%) Games
7 19 (2.30%) Financial Institution
7 19 (2.30%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.18%) Legal
9 13 (1.58%) Marketing
10 10 (1.21%) Publishing
11 7 (0.85%) Billing
12 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.61%) Advertising
13 5 (0.61%) French Language
13 5 (0.61%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.48%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.48%) Automotive
14 4 (0.48%) Local Government
14 4 (0.48%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 237 (28.73%) Analyst
1 237 (28.73%) Developer
2 131 (15.88%) Business Analyst
3 64 (7.76%) .NET Developer
4 59 (7.15%) Architect
5 57 (6.91%) C# Developer
6 48 (5.82%) Project Manager
7 44 (5.33%) Consultant
8 38 (4.61%) Senior Developer
9 37 (4.48%) SQL Developer
10 31 (3.76%) Support Analyst
11 30 (3.64%) Applications Support
11 30 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
11 30 (3.64%) Java Developer
12 29 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
13 26 (3.15%) MiFID Business Analyst
14 25 (3.03%) Banking Analyst
14 25 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
15 24 (2.91%) Senior Business Analyst
16 23 (2.79%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (15.39%) .NET
2 64 (7.76%) HTML
3 56 (6.79%) Web Services
4 52 (6.30%) CSS
5 49 (5.94%) ASP.NET
5 49 (5.94%) XML
6 37 (4.48%) AngularJS
7 34 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 28 (3.39%) .NET Framework
9 24 (2.91%) HTML5
10 22 (2.67%) jQuery
11 21 (2.55%) REST
12 20 (2.42%) Ruby on Rails
13 19 (2.30%) WinForms
14 18 (2.18%) WPF
15 17 (2.06%) WCF
16 16 (1.94%) SOAP
17 15 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
17 15 (1.82%) Spring
18 14 (1.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 84 (10.18%) Derivative
2 59 (7.15%) Fixed Income
3 52 (6.30%) Equities
4 51 (6.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 47 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (4.00%) Hedge funds
6 33 (4.00%) SWIFT
7 29 (3.52%) Computer Science
8 20 (2.42%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.45%) OTC Derivatives
12 11 (1.33%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.33%) Fintech
12 11 (1.33%) Reference Data
13 10 (1.21%) Contactless
13 10 (1.21%) User Experience
14 9 (1.09%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 124 (15.03%) Windows
2 57 (6.91%) Linux
3 40 (4.85%) Windows Server
4 32 (3.88%) Unix
5 25 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 25 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.61%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.61%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.48%) CentOS
9 4 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.48%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.48%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.24%) Android
10 2 (0.24%) Solaris
10 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) MVS
11 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (11.27%) TDD
3 64 (7.76%) Business Analysis
3 64 (7.76%) OO
4 58 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (6.79%) Change Management
5 56 (6.79%) ITIL
6 55 (6.67%) MVC
6 55 (6.67%) Scrum
7 53 (6.42%) Migration
8 51 (6.18%) Project Management
9 43 (5.21%) Workflow
10 40 (4.85%) Asset Management
11 39 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 33 (4.00%) Analytics
12 33 (4.00%) Functional Testing
12 33 (4.00%) Target Operating Model
13 32 (3.88%) Configuration Management
14 31 (3.76%) Service Delivery
14 31 (3.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 188 (22.79%) SQL
2 135 (16.36%) Java
3 112 (13.58%) C#
4 74 (8.97%) JavaScript
5 44 (5.33%) T-SQL
6 34 (4.12%) PowerShell
7 29 (3.52%) PL/SQL
8 22 (2.67%) C++
9 21 (2.55%) Ruby
10 14 (1.70%) Python
11 12 (1.45%) PHP
12 11 (1.33%) Perl
13 10 (1.21%) VBScript
14 9 (1.09%) VBA
15 8 (0.97%) C
16 7 (0.85%) ActionScript
16 7 (0.85%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.85%) VB
17 6 (0.73%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (5.94%) Degree
2 23 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (2.42%) CCNA
4 16 (1.94%) CCNP
5 15 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.70%) CCIE
7 13 (1.58%) MCSE
8 12 (1.45%) Security Cleared
9 9 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.85%) SC Cleared
12 6 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.48%) CISSP
13 4 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.36%) CLAS
14 3 (0.36%) GIAC
14 3 (0.36%) MCITP
14 3 (0.36%) SANS
15 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.73%) MiFID
2 33 (4.00%) QA
3 22 (2.67%) SLA
4 19 (2.30%) EMIR
5 15 (1.82%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.97%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.73%) FATCA
7 6 (0.73%) ISO20022
8 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.36%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.24%) SEPA
10 1 (0.12%) Basel II
10 1 (0.12%) BS7799
10 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 54 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.79%) Docker
4 11 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.73%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.73%) vSphere
6 4 (0.48%) XenApp
6 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.36%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.24%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.24%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.12%) Gluster
9 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.12%) iptables
9 1 (0.12%) NFS
9 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 23 (2.79%) SCCM
2 13 (1.58%) Nagios
3 9 (1.09%) NetBackup
3 9 (1.09%) SCOM
4 8 (0.97%) Control-M
5 7 (0.85%) Ansible
6 6 (0.73%) vMotion
6 6 (0.73%) WMI
7 5 (0.61%) DameWare
8 4 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.48%) Puppet
9 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.24%) Grafana
10 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.24%) WSUS
11 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.12%) Icinga
11 1 (0.12%) NSN NetAct
11 1 (0.12%) OpenView
Vendors
1 113 (13.70%) Oracle
2 93 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 40 (4.85%) VMware
4 29 (3.52%) Huawei
5 27 (3.27%) Cisco
6 25 (3.03%) SAP
7 19 (2.30%) Citrix
8 16 (1.94%) Apigee
8 16 (1.94%) Sybase
9 15 (1.82%) Calypso
9 15 (1.82%) IBM
9 15 (1.82%) Nokia Networks
9 15 (1.82%) SmartStream
10 14 (1.70%) Juniper
11 13 (1.58%) Ericsson
11 13 (1.58%) HP
11 13 (1.58%) Misys
11 13 (1.58%) Murex
11 13 (1.58%) Nokia
12 12 (1.45%) OpenLink
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Caspian One Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 8 to 12 month day rate contract
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vadis People
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £46000.00 to £50000.00 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £475 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £12.00 - £12.02 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Glocomms
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Contingency Team
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Contingency Team
Posted: 3 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Contingency Team
Posted: 6 days ago