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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
UK
Rank 253 248 249
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 395 481 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.95% 0.90%
As % of the General category 2.44% 2.44% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 294 320
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £267 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £20.40 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £31.50 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +71.87%

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
16176 19741 19714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.74% 38.85% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10617 12549 12763
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £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 407 520 454
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.33 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -15 384 £450 +5.88% 104
London +4 260 £475 -2.06% 53
South East +15 69 £400 +32.23% 9
City of London -25 41 £550 +12.82% 20
Berkshire +23 32 £341 -47.50% 2
Reading +9 18 £250 -61.53% 1
Yorkshire +16 13 £340 -9.33% 10
West Midlands -7 12 £425 +5.32% 7
North West +33 11 £488 +13.37% 9
West Yorkshire +24 11 £340 -9.46% 5
Leeds +7 11 £340 -9.46% 3
East of England 0 10 £275 -46.34% 9
West Sussex +11 9 £400 +6.66% 1
Oxfordshire 0 9 £650 +356.14%
Hampshire +18 7 £305 -
Oxford +4 6 £650 +356.14%
Scotland +21 5 £350 +7.69% 4
Peterborough +5 5 £275 -50.00%
Cambridgeshire +3 5 £275 -47.61% 3
Surrey -11 5 £210 -32.25% 4
Wimbledon - 5 £450 -
Cheshire +25 4 £500 +122.22%
Solihull -4 4 - -
Guildford -13 4 £210 -40.00%
South West -19 4 £275 -24.65% 4
Chester - 4 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £525 -
Edinburgh +18 3 £450 +38.46% 1
Lancashire +7 3 - -
Hertfordshire -2 3 £125 -76.74% 2

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 343 (41.48%) Finance
2 210 (25.39%) SQL
3 196 (23.70%) Banking
4 188 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 139 (16.81%) SQL Server
6 138 (16.69%) .NET
7 131 (15.84%) Front Office
8 129 (15.60%) Java
9 126 (15.24%) C#
10 115 (13.91%) Oracle
11 113 (13.66%) Windows
12 93 (11.25%) TDD
13 90 (10.88%) Investment Banking
14 85 (10.28%) Derivative
15 82 (9.92%) Microsoft
16 71 (8.59%) MS Excel
17 69 (8.34%) HTML
18 68 (8.22%) JavaScript
19 65 (7.86%) Business Analysis
20 64 (7.74%) Migration
21 61 (7.38%) Linux
22 60 (7.26%) Fixed Income
23 59 (7.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 58 (7.01%) OO
24 58 (7.01%) Equities
25 56 (6.77%) Change Management
26 55 (6.65%) MVC
26 55 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
27 54 (6.53%) ITIL
27 54 (6.53%) Active Directory

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 24 (2.90%) Tomcat
2 21 (2.54%) IIS
3 19 (2.30%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.93%) MS Exchange
5 15 (1.81%) CMS
5 15 (1.81%) WebLogic
6 14 (1.69%) JBoss
7 13 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.57%) WebLogic Portal
8 12 (1.45%) Apache
9 11 (1.33%) Confluence
10 9 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (1.09%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.48%) FileNet
12 4 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (0.48%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.48%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 71 (8.59%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.14%) MS Office
3 14 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.09%) MS Project
6 4 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (1.93%) Endur
2 16 (1.93%) Oracle Payables
3 13 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 9 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
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 6 (0.73%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.48%) SimCorp Dimension
10 4 (0.48%) thinkFolio
11 3 (0.36%) ION MarketView
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle ASCP
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.36%) SAP Bank Analyzer
11 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.06%) Office 365
3 11 (1.33%) SaaS
4 6 (0.73%) IaaS
5 4 (0.48%) PaaS
6 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.44%) DNS
2 29 (3.51%) DHCP
3 24 (2.90%) Firewall
4 23 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 22 (2.66%) SAN
6 21 (2.54%) LAN
6 21 (2.54%) WAN
7 16 (1.93%) 3G
7 16 (1.93%) Internet
8 15 (1.81%) 4G
8 15 (1.81%) Wireshark
9 13 (1.57%) 2G
10 11 (1.33%) Intranet
10 11 (1.33%) VoIP
11 9 (1.09%) VPN
12 6 (0.73%) LTE
13 5 (0.60%) GGSN
13 5 (0.60%) NAS
13 5 (0.60%) SNMP
13 5 (0.60%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 24 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (2.66%) DB2
6 21 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (1.81%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (1.57%) Redis
9 13 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.45%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.85%) Oracle9i Database
15 6 (0.73%) Data Mart
15 6 (0.73%) DataStage
15 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
16 4 (0.48%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 26 (3.14%) Subversion
2 21 (2.54%) Cucumber
3 20 (2.42%) JIRA
4 17 (2.06%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.69%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.69%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.57%) Jenkins
6 13 (1.57%) Log4j
6 13 (1.57%) Selenium
6 13 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.33%) Maven
8 10 (1.21%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.21%) Toad
9 9 (1.09%) WebDriver
10 8 (0.97%) Appium
10 8 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.85%) Grunt
11 7 (0.85%) JBehave
11 7 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 343 (41.48%) Finance
2 196 (23.70%) Banking
3 131 (15.84%) Front Office
4 90 (10.88%) Investment Banking
5 37 (4.47%) Retail
6 29 (3.51%) Financial Institution
7 19 (2.30%) Games
8 18 (2.18%) Marketing
8 18 (2.18%) Publishing
9 15 (1.81%) Legal
10 13 (1.57%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.85%) Billing
12 6 (0.73%) Advertising
12 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.60%) Wholesale Banking
14 4 (0.48%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.48%) Automotive
14 4 (0.48%) French Language
14 4 (0.48%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 243 (29.38%) Analyst
2 241 (29.14%) Developer
3 131 (15.84%) Business Analyst
4 70 (8.46%) .NET Developer
5 65 (7.86%) C# Developer
6 52 (6.29%) Architect
7 50 (6.05%) SQL Developer
8 47 (5.68%) Project Manager
9 45 (5.44%) Consultant
10 39 (4.72%) Senior Developer
11 35 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
12 31 (3.75%) Applications Support
12 31 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
13 30 (3.63%) Java Developer
14 28 (3.39%) Support Analyst
15 25 (3.02%) MiFID Business Analyst
16 24 (2.90%) Banking Analyst
16 24 (2.90%) Senior Business Analyst
16 24 (2.90%) Test Analyst
17 23 (2.78%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (16.69%) .NET
2 69 (8.34%) HTML
3 53 (6.41%) ASP.NET
4 52 (6.29%) CSS
4 52 (6.29%) Web Services
5 50 (6.05%) XML
6 35 (4.23%) .NET Framework
7 34 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 32 (3.87%) AngularJS
9 24 (2.90%) jQuery
10 21 (2.54%) WPF
11 20 (2.42%) HTML5
11 20 (2.42%) JMS
12 17 (2.06%) Entity Framework
12 17 (2.06%) JSP
12 17 (2.06%) REST
12 17 (2.06%) WCF
13 14 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (1.69%) Java EE
14 13 (1.57%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.28%) Derivative
2 60 (7.26%) Fixed Income
3 59 (7.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 58 (7.01%) Equities
5 48 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (5.32%) Hedge funds
7 32 (3.87%) SWIFT
8 24 (2.90%) Computer Science
9 22 (2.66%) Data Centre
9 22 (2.66%) Statistics
10 20 (2.42%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.93%) Data Structures
12 15 (1.81%) Fintech
13 13 (1.57%) Algorithms
14 12 (1.45%) Reference Data
15 11 (1.33%) OTC Derivatives
16 10 (1.21%) Fat Client
16 10 (1.21%) Mobile App
16 10 (1.21%) Thin Client
16 10 (1.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 113 (13.66%) Windows
2 61 (7.38%) Linux
3 34 (4.11%) Unix
4 30 (3.63%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.90%) Windows 7
6 20 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.45%) CentOS
10 11 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.09%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.60%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.60%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.48%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.48%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.36%) Android
14 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.24%) Solaris
16 1 (0.12%) MVS
16 1 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (11.25%) TDD
3 65 (7.86%) Business Analysis
4 64 (7.74%) Migration
5 58 (7.01%) OO
6 56 (6.77%) Change Management
7 55 (6.65%) MVC
7 55 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 54 (6.53%) ITIL
9 53 (6.41%) Project Management
10 51 (6.17%) Workflow
11 50 (6.05%) Scrum
12 40 (4.84%) Asset Management
13 39 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
14 36 (4.35%) Validation
15 33 (3.99%) Data Modelling
15 33 (3.99%) Target Operating Model
15 33 (3.99%) Waterfall
16 32 (3.87%) Service Delivery
17 31 (3.75%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 210 (25.39%) SQL
2 129 (15.60%) Java
3 126 (15.24%) C#
4 68 (8.22%) JavaScript
5 41 (4.96%) T-SQL
6 31 (3.75%) PL/SQL
7 26 (3.14%) C++
8 25 (3.02%) PowerShell
9 19 (2.30%) Python
10 15 (1.81%) Ruby
11 13 (1.57%) Perl
11 13 (1.57%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.45%) PHP
13 9 (1.09%) VBA
14 8 (0.97%) VB
15 7 (0.85%) ActionScript
15 7 (0.85%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.85%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.73%) C
16 6 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (6.05%) Degree
2 28 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (2.30%) CCNA
4 16 (1.93%) CCNP
5 15 (1.81%) Security Cleared
6 14 (1.69%) CCIE
6 14 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (1.45%) MCSE
9 9 (1.09%) SC Cleared
10 8 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.48%) CISSP
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
15 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.47%) QA
2 34 (4.11%) MiFID
3 22 (2.66%) SLA
4 19 (2.30%) EMIR
5 13 (1.57%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (1.09%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.73%) FATCA
7 6 (0.73%) ISO20022
8 4 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.36%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.12%) Basel II
10 1 (0.12%) BS7799
10 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 54 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 34 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.06%) Docker
4 9 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.73%) vSphere
7 5 (0.60%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.36%) XenApp
9 3 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.12%) Gluster
11 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.12%) iptables
11 1 (0.12%) NFS
11 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 31 (3.75%) SCCM
2 16 (1.93%) Nagios
3 15 (1.81%) SCOM
4 8 (0.97%) NetBackup
5 6 (0.73%) Puppet
6 5 (0.60%) Control-M
6 5 (0.60%) DameWare
6 5 (0.60%) Grafana
6 5 (0.60%) vMotion
6 5 (0.60%) WMI
7 3 (0.36%) Ansible
7 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.12%) logstash
9 1 (0.12%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.12%) OpenView
9 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 115 (13.91%) Oracle
2 82 (9.92%) Microsoft
3 49 (5.93%) VMware
4 35 (4.23%) Cisco
5 27 (3.26%) Huawei
6 20 (2.42%) SAP
7 18 (2.18%) Citrix
7 18 (2.18%) Dell
7 18 (2.18%) Misys
8 16 (1.93%) IBM
9 15 (1.81%) Nokia Networks
9 15 (1.81%) SmartStream
10 14 (1.69%) Calypso
10 14 (1.69%) Juniper
10 14 (1.69%) Murex
10 14 (1.69%) Sybase
11 13 (1.57%) Bloomberg
11 13 (1.57%) Ericsson
11 13 (1.57%) Nokia
12 12 (1.45%) HP
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