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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 306 254 233
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -21
Contract jobs citing Back Office 395 542 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.93% 0.92%
As % of the General category 2.08% 2.34% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 351 332
Median daily rate £425 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 11
Median hourly rate £11.00 £18.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.72% +35.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £46.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £19.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +60.41%

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
19026 23180 22159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.61% 39.89% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12700 14667 13428
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £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 495 644 521
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

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 September 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
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 September 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 -33 386 £425 -5.55% 116
London -44 247 £475 -9.52% 59
South East -21 44 £388 -3.12% 16
City of London 0 41 £450 -5.26% 20
West Midlands -8 24 £375 +13.20% 4
Surrey -2 19 £413 -10.81% 2
North West +13 18 £375 -6.25% 4
South West +1 17 £320 -8.57% 7
Berkshire +10 15 £400 - 5
Birmingham +1 15 £425 +19.29% 1
Yorkshire +9 14 £328 -4.85% 11
Reading +28 12 - - 4
East Midlands -5 12 £77 -74.33% 9
West Yorkshire +14 9 £250 -33.33% 7
Manchester -13 8 £388 +10.71% 4
Bristol +5 7 £275 -54.16% 1
East of England -6 7 £375 -6.25% 4
Redhill - 7 £413 -
Leeds +7 6 £288 -25.61% 4
Staffordshire - 6 £303 - 1
Scotland -10 5 £109 -68.97% 4
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £300 -
Cambridgeshire +31 4 £183 -
Cambridge +19 4 £183 -
Wiltshire +10 4 - - 2
South Yorkshire +9 4 £360 +60.00% 3
Leicestershire +3 4 £77 -77.18% 4
Guildford -5 4 £250 -6.54%
Sheffield - 4 £360 - 3
Kegworth - 4 £77 -

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 340 (39.81%) Finance
2 212 (24.82%) SQL
3 191 (22.37%) Banking
4 170 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
5 162 (18.97%) SQL Server
6 140 (16.39%) Windows
7 130 (15.22%) C#
8 128 (14.99%) .NET
9 122 (14.29%) Front Office
10 107 (12.53%) Project Management
11 104 (12.18%) Java
12 100 (11.71%) Microsoft
13 95 (11.12%) Investment Banking
14 86 (10.07%) Oracle
15 81 (9.48%) MS Excel
16 80 (9.37%) Linux
17 78 (9.13%) VMware
17 78 (9.13%) TDD
18 77 (9.02%) Business Analysis
19 75 (8.78%) HTML
20 69 (8.08%) XML
20 69 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
21 66 (7.73%) Active Directory
22 64 (7.49%) ITIL
22 64 (7.49%) Derivative
23 63 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
23 63 (7.38%) Migration
24 62 (7.26%) Windows Server
25 60 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
26 58 (6.79%) Degree

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 52 (6.09%) Tomcat
2 40 (4.68%) WebSphere
3 34 (3.98%) IIS
4 31 (3.63%) JBoss
5 30 (3.51%) WebLogic
6 29 (3.40%) WebLogic Portal
7 28 (3.28%) MS Exchange
8 26 (3.04%) SharePoint
9 15 (1.76%) Skype for Business
10 13 (1.52%) CMS
11 12 (1.41%) Apache
12 10 (1.17%) Confluence
13 7 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.47%) NServiceBus
15 4 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.35%) ColdFusion MX
Applications
1 81 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 46 (5.39%) MS Office
3 22 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.59%) MS Project
5 5 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.12%) InVision
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.94%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.59%) Beauchamp
5 5 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.47%) Endur
7 3 (0.35%) Eagle PACE
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.35%) SAP GTS
7 3 (0.35%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.23%) Eikon
8 2 (0.23%) Faxination
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.23%) Sonata
8 2 (0.23%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.99%) Office 365
4 9 (1.05%) SaaS
5 5 (0.59%) IaaS
5 5 (0.59%) PaaS
6 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.23%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.23%) Yammer
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.12%) Google Play
8 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.92%) DNS
2 33 (3.86%) SAN
3 25 (2.93%) 4G
4 24 (2.81%) 3G
4 24 (2.81%) Intranet
5 23 (2.69%) DHCP
6 22 (2.58%) TCP/IP
7 19 (2.22%) Firewall
8 17 (1.99%) Internet
9 16 (1.87%) Radio Access Network
10 14 (1.64%) LTE
11 13 (1.52%) VPN
12 12 (1.41%) Diameter Protocol
12 12 (1.41%) WAN
13 11 (1.29%) 2G
13 11 (1.29%) LAN
13 11 (1.29%) LDAP
14 10 (1.17%) INAP
14 10 (1.17%) X.509
15 9 (1.05%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.63%) DB2
3 29 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (2.81%) Oracle Database
6 24 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (1.52%) NoSQL
8 13 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.29%) Data Mining
10 9 (1.05%) MS Access
11 8 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.82%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.70%) QlikView
13 6 (0.70%) Redis
14 5 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (3.40%) Log4j
2 21 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (2.34%) Subversion
4 18 (2.11%) JIRA
5 17 (1.99%) Maven
6 16 (1.87%) Git (software)
7 14 (1.64%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.29%) Selenium
9 9 (1.05%) NuGet
10 7 (0.82%) NUnit
10 7 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.59%) Bower
11 5 (0.59%) Moq
11 5 (0.59%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.59%) MSTest
11 5 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
11 5 (0.59%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.59%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.47%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 340 (39.81%) Finance
2 191 (22.37%) Banking
3 122 (14.29%) Front Office
4 95 (11.12%) Investment Banking
5 48 (5.62%) Retail
6 37 (4.33%) Financial Institution
7 36 (4.22%) Telecoms
8 30 (3.51%) Legal
9 27 (3.16%) Marketing
10 26 (3.04%) Manufacturing
11 23 (2.69%) Publishing
12 15 (1.76%) Advertising
13 8 (0.94%) Billing
14 6 (0.70%) French Language
15 5 (0.59%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.59%) Games
15 5 (0.59%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.59%) Military
16 4 (0.47%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.35%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 221 (25.88%) Analyst
2 173 (20.26%) Developer
3 124 (14.52%) Business Analyst
4 89 (10.42%) Project Manager
5 61 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 56 (6.56%) .NET Developer
7 52 (6.09%) SQL Developer
8 49 (5.74%) Consultant
9 47 (5.50%) Architect
10 37 (4.33%) Support Engineer
11 33 (3.86%) Administrator
11 33 (3.86%) Java Developer
12 28 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
13 27 (3.16%) Systems Administrator
14 24 (2.81%) Applications Support
15 20 (2.34%) Agile Developer
15 20 (2.34%) Senior Analyst
15 20 (2.34%) Service Analyst
16 19 (2.22%) Support Analyst
16 19 (2.22%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (14.99%) .NET
2 75 (8.78%) HTML
3 69 (8.08%) XML
4 55 (6.44%) Web Services
5 44 (5.15%) ASP.NET
6 43 (5.04%) JMS
7 40 (4.68%) CSS
8 34 (3.98%) .NET Framework
9 33 (3.86%) JSP
10 31 (3.63%) Java EE
11 23 (2.69%) WPF
12 19 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (2.22%) jQuery
13 17 (1.99%) Entity Framework
13 17 (1.99%) XSLT
14 14 (1.64%) Unity DI Container
15 13 (1.52%) HTML5
15 13 (1.52%) WinForms
16 12 (1.41%) SOAP
16 12 (1.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.49%) Derivative
2 60 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (6.09%) Fixed Income
4 51 (5.97%) Equities
5 48 (5.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 39 (4.57%) Hedge funds
7 36 (4.22%) Management Information System
8 27 (3.16%) Data Centre
9 18 (2.11%) Data Structures
9 18 (2.11%) Statistics
10 15 (1.76%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.76%) Reference Data
11 14 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
12 13 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
12 13 (1.52%) Fintech
13 12 (1.41%) Fat Client
13 12 (1.41%) Thin Client
14 11 (1.29%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (1.29%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 140 (16.39%) Windows
2 80 (9.37%) Linux
3 62 (7.26%) Windows Server
4 53 (6.21%) Unix
5 36 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (2.34%) Windows 7
9 18 (2.11%) CentOS
10 15 (1.76%) Ubuntu
10 15 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.94%) Android
12 7 (0.82%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.59%) AIX
13 5 (0.59%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.59%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.47%) Solaris
15 3 (0.35%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (12.53%) Project Management
3 78 (9.13%) TDD
4 77 (9.02%) Business Analysis
5 69 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 64 (7.49%) ITIL
7 63 (7.38%) Migration
8 58 (6.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 55 (6.44%) Change Management
10 53 (6.21%) Web Development
11 51 (5.97%) Asset Management
11 51 (5.97%) Scrum
12 45 (5.27%) Investment Management
12 45 (5.27%) Workflow
13 44 (5.15%) Validation
14 41 (4.80%) Configuration Management
14 41 (4.80%) CRM
14 41 (4.80%) Waterfall
15 40 (4.68%) SDLC
16 39 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 212 (24.82%) SQL
2 130 (15.22%) C#
3 104 (12.18%) Java
4 43 (5.04%) PowerShell
5 37 (4.33%) T-SQL
6 35 (4.10%) JavaScript
7 26 (3.04%) C++
8 24 (2.81%) Python
9 23 (2.69%) Perl
10 21 (2.46%) Bash Shell
11 18 (2.11%) PHP
12 14 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.41%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.29%) C
14 11 (1.29%) VB
14 11 (1.29%) VB.NET
14 11 (1.29%) VBA
15 5 (0.59%) AWK
16 3 (0.35%) Go
17 2 (0.23%) sed
Qualifications
1 58 (6.79%) Degree
2 39 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (1.29%) HNC
7 10 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.17%) MCSE
8 9 (1.05%) CCNA
8 9 (1.05%) CCNP
8 9 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.05%) PMP
9 8 (0.94%) MCSA
9 8 (0.94%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.82%) HND
10 7 (0.82%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.70%) CCIE
12 5 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.51%) QA
2 23 (2.69%) MiFID
3 22 (2.58%) SLA
4 9 (1.05%) EMIR
4 9 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.70%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.47%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.23%) COREP
9 2 (0.23%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.12%) Basel III
10 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.12%) FATCA
10 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 66 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 63 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.46%) vSphere
4 13 (1.52%) Docker
4 13 (1.52%) XenApp
5 10 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.70%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.35%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.23%) GridGain
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.23%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (4.57%) SCCM
2 30 (3.51%) SCOM
3 24 (2.81%) Nagios
4 16 (1.87%) Puppet
5 10 (1.17%) WSUS
6 7 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.70%) Amdocs OSS
8 5 (0.59%) Ansible
8 5 (0.59%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.47%) DameWare
9 4 (0.47%) Icinga
9 4 (0.47%) logstash
9 4 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.35%) Grafana
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.23%) Control-M
Vendors
1 100 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 86 (10.07%) Oracle
3 78 (9.13%) VMware
4 43 (5.04%) Cisco
5 42 (4.92%) IBM
6 39 (4.57%) Citrix
7 38 (4.45%) SAP
8 30 (3.51%) Misys
9 25 (2.93%) EMC
10 21 (2.46%) HP
11 18 (2.11%) Bloomberg
11 18 (2.11%) Dell
11 18 (2.11%) Splunk
12 17 (1.99%) Nokia
13 15 (1.76%) Remedy
14 12 (1.41%) Ericsson
14 12 (1.41%) Huawei
14 12 (1.41%) Nokia Networks
15 11 (1.29%) Murex
15 11 (1.29%) Symantec
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Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
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City of Westminster
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City of Westminster
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South West London
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London
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Central London / West End
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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South West London
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Winchester, Hampshire
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Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
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