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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 268 253 256
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 440 511 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.93% 0.85%
As % of the General category 2.47% 2.39% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 317 331
Median daily rate £454 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £297 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £604 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 8
Median hourly rate £11.00 £21.25 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.23% -14.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.50 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.75 £27.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-60.90% +161.90%

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
17807 21414 21732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.92% 38.85% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11794 13560 13936
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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 £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 578 511
Median hourly rate £22.84 £26.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% +19.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.67 £47.69 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.92 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.01% +14.58%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -16 425 £465 +4.78% 104
London -13 266 £525 +5.00% 60
South East +56 88 £375 - 12
City of London -9 58 £525 +5.00% 19
Berkshire +13 33 £250 -61.53% 3
Reading +15 24 £250 -61.53% 1
Hampshire +37 19 £375 - 3
Oxfordshire +9 16 £375 +7.14% 1
South West -5 15 £388 - 3
Oxford +8 13 £325 +124.13%
West Midlands -14 13 £425 +30.84% 10
Basingstoke - 13 £375 -
West Yorkshire +19 12 £318 -15.33% 2
Leeds +17 12 £318 -15.33% 1
Yorkshire +11 12 £318 -15.33% 7
East of England -5 10 £275 -44.72% 3
North West +4 9 £500 +42.85% 5
West Sussex +7 8 £425 +3.03% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 7 £275 -47.61% 2
Peterborough +4 7 £275 -50.00%
Devon +9 6 £498 -1.48%
Exeter - 6 £498 -
Surrey +7 5 £413 +52.77% 3
North East -20 5 £375 -34.78%
Tyne and Wear -27 5 £375 -34.78%
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 5 £375 -34.78%
Bristol - 5 £331 - 2
Solihull +3 4 - - 1
Scotland -3 4 £450 +50.00% 2
East Midlands -8 4 £438 +45.83% 4

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 369 (42.46%) Finance
2 224 (25.78%) SQL
3 191 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
4 187 (21.52%) Banking
5 161 (18.53%) SQL Server
6 144 (16.57%) .NET
7 132 (15.19%) C#
7 132 (15.19%) Front Office
8 122 (14.04%) Java
9 118 (13.58%) Windows
10 115 (13.23%) Oracle
11 97 (11.16%) Microsoft
12 92 (10.59%) Investment Banking
13 91 (10.47%) TDD
14 85 (9.78%) Project Management
15 84 (9.67%) Derivative
16 77 (8.86%) Business Analysis
16 77 (8.86%) MS Excel
17 75 (8.63%) HTML
18 71 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
19 68 (7.83%) Linux
20 67 (7.71%) Equities
21 66 (7.59%) VMware
22 65 (7.48%) Scrum
23 64 (7.36%) ITIL
24 63 (7.25%) Migration
25 62 (7.13%) JavaScript
25 62 (7.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 61 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
27 60 (6.90%) Web Services

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 (4.49%) Tomcat
2 31 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 25 (2.88%) WebLogic
4 24 (2.76%) JBoss
5 23 (2.65%) IIS
5 23 (2.65%) SharePoint
5 23 (2.65%) WebLogic Portal
6 21 (2.42%) MS Exchange
7 16 (1.84%) Apache
8 12 (1.38%) CMS
8 12 (1.38%) Confluence
9 11 (1.27%) Skype for Business
10 9 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.46%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 77 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.68%) MS Office
3 19 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.04%) MS Project
6 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (1.84%) Oracle Payables
3 14 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (1.50%) Endur
5 11 (1.27%) Markit EDM
6 10 (1.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 10 (1.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 9 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (1.04%) Oracle Receivables
8 8 (0.92%) Oracle Retail
9 7 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.69%) SimCorp Dimension
10 6 (0.69%) thinkFolio
11 5 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
12 3 (0.35%) Eagle PACE
12 3 (0.35%) LatentZero
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle ASCP
12 3 (0.35%) SAP Bank Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.84%) SaaS
4 15 (1.73%) Office 365
5 7 (0.81%) IaaS
6 5 (0.58%) PaaS
7 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.12%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.06%) DNS
2 29 (3.34%) SAN
3 28 (3.22%) DHCP
4 24 (2.76%) TCP/IP
5 20 (2.30%) 3G
5 20 (2.30%) Internet
6 19 (2.19%) 4G
7 18 (2.07%) 2G
7 18 (2.07%) Firewall
8 14 (1.61%) Intranet
8 14 (1.61%) Wireshark
9 13 (1.50%) VoIP
9 13 (1.50%) WAN
10 12 (1.38%) LAN
11 10 (1.15%) LTE
11 10 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
12 9 (1.04%) VPN
12 9 (1.04%) X.509
13 5 (0.58%) GSM
13 5 (0.58%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (18.53%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (3.22%) DB2
3 28 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (2.76%) Oracle Database
5 23 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (1.27%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.15%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.92%) Redis
11 8 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.81%) MS Access
12 7 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.69%) Big Data
13 6 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (2.99%) Subversion
2 23 (2.65%) Log4j
3 21 (2.42%) JIRA
3 21 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 14 (1.61%) Git (software)
6 13 (1.50%) Selenium
7 11 (1.27%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.15%) Jenkins
8 10 (1.15%) Maven
9 9 (1.04%) Toad
10 8 (0.92%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.81%) Grunt
11 7 (0.81%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.69%) Appium
12 6 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.69%) gulp
12 6 (0.69%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.58%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.58%) JBehave
General
1 369 (42.46%) Finance
2 187 (21.52%) Banking
3 132 (15.19%) Front Office
4 92 (10.59%) Investment Banking
5 49 (5.64%) Retail
6 37 (4.26%) Financial Institution
7 26 (2.99%) Publishing
8 20 (2.30%) Marketing
8 20 (2.30%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.84%) Legal
10 15 (1.73%) Games
11 12 (1.38%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.81%) Military
13 6 (0.69%) Advertising
13 6 (0.69%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.69%) Wholesale Banking
14 5 (0.58%) Automotive
14 5 (0.58%) Billing
14 5 (0.58%) French Language
14 5 (0.58%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 232 (26.70%) Developer
2 225 (25.89%) Analyst
3 134 (15.42%) Business Analyst
4 74 (8.52%) .NET Developer
5 72 (8.29%) Project Manager
6 64 (7.36%) C# Developer
7 53 (6.10%) SQL Developer
8 52 (5.98%) Consultant
9 47 (5.41%) Architect
10 34 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
11 32 (3.68%) Administrator
11 32 (3.68%) Java Developer
12 31 (3.57%) Senior Developer
13 30 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
14 28 (3.22%) Support Engineer
15 27 (3.11%) Systems Administrator
16 23 (2.65%) Senior Business Analyst
17 22 (2.53%) Applications Support
18 21 (2.42%) MiFID Business Analyst
19 20 (2.30%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (16.57%) .NET
2 75 (8.63%) HTML
3 60 (6.90%) Web Services
3 60 (6.90%) XML
4 58 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 55 (6.33%) CSS
6 42 (4.83%) .NET Framework
7 36 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 34 (3.91%) JMS
9 29 (3.34%) JSP
10 28 (3.22%) AngularJS
11 26 (2.99%) jQuery
12 24 (2.76%) Java EE
13 23 (2.65%) Entity Framework
13 23 (2.65%) WPF
14 17 (1.96%) WCF
15 15 (1.73%) FIX Protocol
15 15 (1.73%) HTML5
15 15 (1.73%) XSLT
16 14 (1.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 84 (9.67%) Derivative
2 67 (7.71%) Equities
3 62 (7.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 58 (6.67%) Fixed Income
5 55 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (4.60%) Hedge funds
7 29 (3.34%) Management Information System
8 25 (2.88%) Data Centre
9 20 (2.30%) Computer Science
9 20 (2.30%) Statistics
10 16 (1.84%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.84%) SWIFT
11 15 (1.73%) Reference Data
12 14 (1.61%) Fat Client
12 14 (1.61%) Thin Client
13 13 (1.50%) Fintech
14 11 (1.27%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
14 11 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (1.15%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 118 (13.58%) Windows
2 68 (7.83%) Linux
3 43 (4.95%) Windows Server
4 36 (4.14%) Unix
5 31 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (2.53%) Windows 7
6 22 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.84%) CentOS
9 13 (1.50%) Ubuntu
10 11 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.81%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.69%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.46%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.35%) Android
14 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.35%) Solaris
14 3 (0.35%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (10.47%) TDD
3 85 (9.78%) Project Management
4 77 (8.86%) Business Analysis
5 71 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 65 (7.48%) Scrum
7 64 (7.36%) ITIL
8 63 (7.25%) Migration
9 61 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 59 (6.79%) MVC
11 58 (6.67%) Workflow
12 47 (5.41%) Asset Management
13 46 (5.29%) Change Management
14 43 (4.95%) Waterfall
15 41 (4.72%) Web Development
16 40 (4.60%) OO
17 39 (4.49%) ERP
18 37 (4.26%) Validation
19 36 (4.14%) Service Delivery
20 35 (4.03%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 224 (25.78%) SQL
2 132 (15.19%) C#
3 122 (14.04%) Java
4 62 (7.13%) JavaScript
5 41 (4.72%) T-SQL
6 30 (3.45%) PowerShell
7 28 (3.22%) C++
8 25 (2.88%) PL/SQL
9 18 (2.07%) Perl
10 17 (1.96%) Python
11 15 (1.73%) PHP
12 13 (1.50%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.38%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.38%) VBA
14 9 (1.04%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.04%) VB
15 7 (0.81%) C
16 6 (0.69%) ActionScript
16 6 (0.69%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 52 (5.98%) Degree
2 30 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (3.22%) Security Cleared
4 22 (2.53%) CCNA
5 17 (1.96%) CCNP
6 16 (1.84%) CCIE
6 16 (1.84%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.92%) MCSE
10 8 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.69%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.69%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.69%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.69%) PMP
12 5 (0.58%) CISSP
12 5 (0.58%) HNC
12 5 (0.58%) ISEB
13 4 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.49%) QA
2 30 (3.45%) MiFID
3 23 (2.65%) SLA
4 15 (1.73%) EMIR
5 10 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.92%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (0.81%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.69%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.46%) FATCA
10 4 (0.46%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.12%) BS7799
11 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.12%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 59 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 49 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.38%) Docker
4 10 (1.15%) vSphere
5 8 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.81%) XenApp
7 5 (0.58%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.46%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.12%) Gluster
11 1 (0.12%) iptables
11 1 (0.12%) NFS
11 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (4.14%) SCCM
2 25 (2.88%) SCOM
3 18 (2.07%) Nagios
4 11 (1.27%) Puppet
5 8 (0.92%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.58%) DameWare
7 5 (0.58%) Grafana
7 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (0.58%) WSUS
8 4 (0.46%) Amdocs OSS
8 4 (0.46%) Ansible
8 4 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.12%) logstash
11 1 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 115 (13.23%) Oracle
2 97 (11.16%) Microsoft
3 66 (7.59%) VMware
4 49 (5.64%) Cisco
5 32 (3.68%) SAP
6 31 (3.57%) Huawei
6 31 (3.57%) IBM
7 28 (3.22%) Misys
8 25 (2.88%) Citrix
9 23 (2.65%) Dell
10 21 (2.42%) EMC
11 19 (2.19%) Nokia Networks
12 17 (1.96%) Bloomberg
12 17 (1.96%) Ericsson
12 17 (1.96%) Nokia
13 16 (1.84%) HP
14 15 (1.73%) SmartStream
15 14 (1.61%) Calypso
15 14 (1.61%) Juniper
16 12 (1.38%) Murex
London
Monarch Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £225 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 300-400 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 16 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 17 days ago