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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 292 256 172
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -84
Contract jobs citing Back Office 434 482 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.86% 1.29%
As % of the General category 2.19% 2.20% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 310 484
Median daily rate £415 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.27% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.50 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -21.21%

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
19853 21886 20707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.97% 39.08% 38.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13230 13766 13125
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £281 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 549 558
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.44 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.20% -2.00%

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 29 May 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 May 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 May 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 0 420 £419 -11.84% 168
London -19 241 £475 -9.52% 83
South East +31 89 £425 +13.33% 16
City of London +31 53 £550 +4.76% 35
Berkshire +5 41 £225 -48.57% 1
North West +19 28 £305 -8.95% 16
Reading +8 24 - - 1
East Midlands +18 17 £203 -49.37% 5
South West -13 14 £375 +14.32% 9
East of England +14 13 £375 +19.04% 1
Surrey 0 12 £425 - 4
Scotland -29 12 £400 +8.10% 5
Oxfordshire - 12 £638 - 2
Yorkshire +4 10 £333 -0.74% 25
Crawley 0 10 £413 - 4
West Sussex -26 10 £413 +10.00% 5
West Yorkshire +3 9 £335 +2.29% 19
Leeds +5 7 £330 +2.32% 16
Middlesex - 7 £438 -
Birmingham +1 6 £394 +16.66% 2
Wiltshire 0 6 £350 -6.66% 5
Manchester -7 6 £175 -45.73% 3
Edinburgh -7 6 £450 +13.92% 3
West Midlands -20 6 £394 +8.62% 9
Oxford - 6 £600 -
Hertfordshire +15 5 £349 -7.00% 1
Kegworth - 5 £77 -
Northampton - 5 £310 -
Leicestershire - 5 £77 - 2
Northamptonshire - 5 £310 - 1

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 315 (33.76%) Finance
2 223 (23.90%) Banking
3 186 (19.94%) SQL
4 173 (18.54%) Windows
5 167 (17.90%) SQL Server
6 164 (17.58%) Front Office
7 150 (16.08%) .NET
8 133 (14.26%) C#
9 129 (13.83%) Investment Banking
10 127 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
11 125 (13.40%) Microsoft
12 108 (11.58%) Project Management
13 97 (10.40%) Oracle
14 95 (10.18%) Business Analysis
15 87 (9.32%) Java
15 87 (9.32%) ITIL
16 84 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
17 77 (8.25%) MS Excel
17 77 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
18 67 (7.18%) Validation
18 67 (7.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 65 (6.97%) Windows Server
20 64 (6.86%) Unix
21 63 (6.75%) HTML
22 60 (6.43%) Linux
22 60 (6.43%) Active Directory
23 59 (6.32%) Derivative
23 59 (6.32%) Asset Management
24 58 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
25 57 (6.11%) Telecoms

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 32 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.25%) IIS
3 18 (1.93%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.50%) Tomcat
4 14 (1.50%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.29%) CMS
6 11 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.18%) JBoss
7 10 (1.07%) Confluence
7 10 (1.07%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.75%) Apache
8 7 (0.75%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
10 5 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 77 (8.25%) MS Excel
2 46 (4.93%) MS Office
3 16 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.29%) MS Project
6 10 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (1.07%) Photoshop
6 10 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 19 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (1.07%) Summit
5 9 (0.96%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
8 6 (0.64%) Maximo
9 5 (0.54%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.43%) SunGard GMI
11 3 (0.32%) Beauchamp
11 3 (0.32%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.32%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.04%) Office 365
3 13 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.54%) OneDrive
4 5 (0.54%) SaaS
4 5 (0.54%) Yammer
5 2 (0.21%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.11%) GitHub
6 1 (0.11%) Google Play
6 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.54%) TCP/IP
2 31 (3.32%) 4G
3 28 (3.00%) 3G
4 26 (2.79%) DNS
5 20 (2.14%) Diameter Protocol
5 20 (2.14%) LDAP
5 20 (2.14%) SAN
6 19 (2.04%) Firewall
7 17 (1.82%) Internet
7 17 (1.82%) LAN
7 17 (1.82%) LTE
7 17 (1.82%) WAN
8 15 (1.61%) Radio Access Network
9 14 (1.50%) DHCP
10 13 (1.39%) VPN
11 12 (1.29%) 2G
11 12 (1.29%) INAP
11 12 (1.29%) Intranet
12 11 (1.18%) MPLS
12 11 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (17.90%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (2.57%) Data Mining
5 22 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.61%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.50%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (1.29%) MySQL
11 11 (1.18%) DB2
11 11 (1.18%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (0.96%) Big Data
12 9 (0.96%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.64%) OLAP
13 6 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (2.36%) JIRA
2 22 (2.36%) Visual Studio
3 18 (1.93%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.93%) Selenium
4 17 (1.82%) Maven
4 17 (1.82%) Subversion
5 12 (1.29%) MSTest
5 12 (1.29%) NUnit
6 11 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (0.96%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.75%) Axure RP
9 6 (0.64%) Mockito
9 6 (0.64%) NuGet
9 6 (0.64%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.54%) JUnit
10 5 (0.54%) Log4j
10 5 (0.54%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.43%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 315 (33.76%) Finance
2 223 (23.90%) Banking
3 164 (17.58%) Front Office
4 129 (13.83%) Investment Banking
5 57 (6.11%) Telecoms
6 29 (3.11%) Retail
7 24 (2.57%) Legal
8 16 (1.71%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.61%) Billing
9 15 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.50%) Marketing
11 13 (1.39%) General Ledger
12 10 (1.07%) Advertising
13 8 (0.86%) Local Government
14 6 (0.64%) Publishing
14 6 (0.64%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.54%) Law
16 3 (0.32%) Electronics
16 3 (0.32%) International Banking
16 3 (0.32%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 258 (27.65%) Analyst
2 196 (21.01%) Developer
3 163 (17.47%) Business Analyst
4 92 (9.86%) Project Manager
5 47 (5.04%) Banking Analyst
6 45 (4.82%) .NET Developer
6 45 (4.82%) Architect
6 45 (4.82%) SQL Developer
7 43 (4.61%) C# Developer
8 36 (3.86%) Senior Developer
9 35 (3.75%) Support Engineer
10 34 (3.64%) Consultant
10 34 (3.64%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 31 (3.32%) IT Manager
12 29 (3.11%) Applications Support
12 29 (3.11%) Support Analyst
13 28 (3.00%) Back Office Engineer
14 26 (2.79%) Business Manager
15 25 (2.68%) Administrator
15 25 (2.68%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (16.08%) .NET
2 63 (6.75%) HTML
3 50 (5.36%) .NET Framework
4 47 (5.04%) ASP.NET
5 44 (4.72%) Web Services
6 42 (4.50%) XML
7 27 (2.89%) CSS
8 21 (2.25%) Entity Framework
8 21 (2.25%) WinForms
9 20 (2.14%) WCF
10 19 (2.04%) jQuery
10 19 (2.04%) SOAP
11 17 (1.82%) JMS
12 16 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
13 15 (1.61%) REST
14 12 (1.29%) J2EE
14 12 (1.29%) Middleware
15 11 (1.18%) Flash
15 11 (1.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 84 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (7.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 59 (6.32%) Derivative
4 49 (5.25%) Fixed Income
5 41 (4.39%) Statistics
6 40 (4.29%) Management Information System
7 35 (3.75%) Equities
7 35 (3.75%) Hedge funds
8 23 (2.47%) Computer Science
9 20 (2.14%) Data Centre
10 19 (2.04%) User Experience
11 16 (1.71%) Market Risk
12 14 (1.50%) NHS
13 13 (1.39%) SWIFT
14 12 (1.29%) Data Extraction
15 11 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
16 10 (1.07%) Blackberry
16 10 (1.07%) Mobile App
17 9 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 173 (18.54%) Windows
2 65 (6.97%) Windows Server
3 64 (6.86%) Unix
4 60 (6.43%) Linux
5 35 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (3.64%) Windows 7
7 26 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.93%) Windows XP
9 13 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.18%) Solaris
10 11 (1.18%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.96%) AIX
11 9 (0.96%) Android
12 8 (0.86%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.64%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.43%) CentOS
14 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.43%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (11.58%) Project Management
3 95 (10.18%) Business Analysis
4 87 (9.32%) ITIL
5 77 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 67 (7.18%) Validation
7 59 (6.32%) Asset Management
8 58 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
9 56 (6.00%) Migration
10 53 (5.68%) SDLC
11 51 (5.47%) Investment Management
12 50 (5.36%) Scrum
13 48 (5.14%) Change Management
13 48 (5.14%) Network Design
14 47 (5.04%) OO
15 45 (4.82%) Configuration Management
15 45 (4.82%) TDD
16 43 (4.61%) Service Delivery
17 42 (4.50%) Capacity Management
18 41 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 186 (19.94%) SQL
2 133 (14.26%) C#
3 87 (9.32%) Java
4 37 (3.97%) PowerShell
5 30 (3.22%) JavaScript
6 28 (3.00%) T-SQL
7 24 (2.57%) Perl
8 21 (2.25%) PL/SQL
9 19 (2.04%) VBA
10 18 (1.93%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.93%) VB
11 17 (1.82%) Python
12 16 (1.71%) C++
13 14 (1.50%) PHP
14 13 (1.39%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.29%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.86%) C
17 7 (0.75%) Scala
18 4 (0.43%) ActionScript
18 4 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 52 (5.57%) Degree
2 36 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (1.71%) HNC
5 15 (1.61%) HND
6 14 (1.50%) CCNP
7 13 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.29%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (1.07%) CCNA
9 10 (1.07%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.96%) PMP
11 8 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (0.75%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 6 (0.64%) CISA
13 6 (0.64%) ISEB
13 6 (0.64%) MCSE
13 6 (0.64%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.22%) QA
2 23 (2.47%) MiFID
2 23 (2.47%) SLA
3 17 (1.82%) EMIR
4 15 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (1.07%) AIFMD
6 8 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.75%) COREP
8 5 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.43%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.32%) FINREP
10 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.21%) Basel III
11 2 (0.21%) ISO20022
11 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.11%) FATCA
System Software
1 60 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.61%) XenApp
4 14 (1.50%) vSphere
5 13 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.07%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.86%) Docker
8 4 (0.43%) HDFS
9 3 (0.32%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.21%) GridGain
10 2 (0.21%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.21%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.11%) KVM
11 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.11%) Xen
11 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (2.14%) SCCM
2 12 (1.29%) Nagios
2 12 (1.29%) SCOM
3 10 (1.07%) Puppet
4 8 (0.86%) Control-M
5 6 (0.64%) Ansible
5 6 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.43%) Amdocs OSS
7 4 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.32%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.32%) Icinga
8 3 (0.32%) logstash
8 3 (0.32%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.32%) Windows Intune
8 3 (0.32%) WSUS
9 2 (0.21%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.21%) Mesos
9 2 (0.21%) OpenView
Vendors
1 125 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 97 (10.40%) Oracle
3 41 (4.39%) VMware
4 35 (3.75%) Cisco
5 34 (3.64%) Citrix
6 33 (3.54%) Huawei
7 30 (3.22%) IBM
8 27 (2.89%) SAP
9 25 (2.68%) Murex
10 21 (2.25%) Nokia
10 21 (2.25%) Remedy
11 19 (2.04%) Calypso
12 18 (1.93%) HP
13 17 (1.82%) Sybase
13 17 (1.82%) Tableau
14 16 (1.71%) Adobe
15 15 (1.61%) Nokia Networks
15 15 (1.61%) SmartStream
16 12 (1.29%) BT
16 12 (1.29%) Splunk
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