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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 282 257 215
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -42
Contract jobs citing Back Office 470 524 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.90% 1.03%
As % of the General category 2.36% 2.23% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 359 380
Median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £274 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 12
Median hourly rate £17.25 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £13.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £78.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +7.81%

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
19886 23512 21422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.48% 40.23% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13209 14984 13191
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 633 527
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.30 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.47% +7.95%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 0 459 £406 -9.72% 142
London -18 250 £450 -12.40% 87
South East +3 63 £365 -8.75% 9
City of London +13 47 £513 +7.89% 36
West Midlands -9 40 £375 -6.25% 5
Birmingham +10 28 £419 +4.68%
Yorkshire +7 28 £350 +6.06% 11
Berkshire +21 24 £375 -6.36% 2
South West +8 22 £363 - 7
Surrey +4 22 £378 -1.62% 1
North West +23 20 £325 -17.46% 10
East Midlands +13 20 £463 +39.62% 9
West Yorkshire +8 18 £350 +6.06% 7
Reading +24 14 - - 2
East of England +15 14 £475 -5.00% 3
Leeds +2 13 £350 +4.47% 5
Northamptonshire +9 12 £500 - 1
Manchester -9 9 £375 -3.22% 5
Scotland -6 8 £325 -7.14% 1
South Yorkshire - 8 £380 - 3
Wiltshire +9 7 £251 -37.37% 2
Hampshire -11 7 £325 -36.58% 2
Sheffield - 7 £373 - 1
Slough +14 6 £225 -
Staffordshire +7 6 £303 - 1
Hertfordshire +6 6 £488 -2.50% 1
Bristol -1 6 £288 -42.50% 2
Redhill - 6 - -
Edinburgh -5 5 £338 -8.78% 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £300 -

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 339 (38.22%) Finance
2 207 (23.34%) SQL
3 193 (21.76%) Banking
4 168 (18.94%) SQL Server
4 168 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
5 147 (16.57%) Windows
6 138 (15.56%) Front Office
7 133 (14.99%) .NET
8 131 (14.77%) C#
9 114 (12.85%) Project Management
10 107 (12.06%) Java
11 98 (11.05%) Microsoft
12 97 (10.94%) Oracle
13 93 (10.48%) Investment Banking
14 85 (9.58%) Business Analysis
15 76 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 75 (8.46%) Linux
17 74 (8.34%) VMware
18 73 (8.23%) TDD
18 73 (8.23%) HTML
19 72 (8.12%) MS Excel
20 69 (7.78%) ITIL
20 69 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
21 67 (7.55%) Active Directory
22 64 (7.22%) Windows Server
23 63 (7.10%) Asset Management
24 61 (6.88%) Unix
25 60 (6.76%) Migration
25 60 (6.76%) Derivative
26 59 (6.65%) Web Development

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 46 (5.19%) Tomcat
2 36 (4.06%) WebSphere
3 32 (3.61%) JBoss
4 31 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 29 (3.27%) IIS
6 28 (3.16%) WebLogic
7 27 (3.04%) WebLogic Portal
8 26 (2.93%) MS Exchange
9 15 (1.69%) Skype for Business
10 13 (1.47%) CMS
11 12 (1.35%) Confluence
12 10 (1.13%) Apache
13 7 (0.79%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 72 (8.12%) MS Excel
2 47 (5.30%) MS Office
3 18 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.23%) MS Project
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.11%) InVision
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.90%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.79%) Maximo
6 7 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.56%) Beauchamp
8 4 (0.45%) Endur
8 4 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.45%) Summit
8 4 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.34%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.34%) SAP GTS
9 3 (0.34%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.23%) Eikon
10 2 (0.23%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.69%) Office 365
4 8 (0.90%) SaaS
5 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.34%) PaaS
6 2 (0.23%) IaaS
6 2 (0.23%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.23%) Yammer
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.11%) Google Play
7 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.51%) DNS
2 32 (3.61%) SAN
3 28 (3.16%) 4G
4 26 (2.93%) 3G
4 26 (2.93%) TCP/IP
5 23 (2.59%) DHCP
6 22 (2.48%) Firewall
7 20 (2.25%) Intranet
8 19 (2.14%) Radio Access Network
9 16 (1.80%) LTE
10 14 (1.58%) Diameter Protocol
10 14 (1.58%) Internet
10 14 (1.58%) WAN
11 13 (1.47%) LAN
11 13 (1.47%) LDAP
12 12 (1.35%) INAP
12 12 (1.35%) VPN
13 11 (1.24%) 2G
13 11 (1.24%) SIGTRAN
14 9 (1.01%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (18.94%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (3.49%) DB2
3 26 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (2.37%) Oracle Database
7 15 (1.69%) Data Mining
7 15 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (1.35%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.24%) MS Access
11 9 (1.01%) Big Data
11 9 (1.01%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.90%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.90%) QlikView
13 6 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.68%) MySQL
13 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (3.04%) Log4j
2 24 (2.71%) Maven
2 24 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (2.37%) JIRA
4 17 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 17 (1.92%) Subversion
5 13 (1.47%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.24%) Selenium
7 9 (1.01%) NuGet
7 9 (1.01%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.90%) NUnit
9 7 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.79%) SonarQube
10 6 (0.68%) MSTest
10 6 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.56%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.56%) Mockito
11 5 (0.56%) Moq
11 5 (0.56%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 339 (38.22%) Finance
2 193 (21.76%) Banking
3 138 (15.56%) Front Office
4 93 (10.48%) Investment Banking
5 47 (5.30%) Retail
6 40 (4.51%) Telecoms
7 35 (3.95%) Legal
8 29 (3.27%) Financial Institution
9 25 (2.82%) Marketing
10 23 (2.59%) Publishing
11 22 (2.48%) Manufacturing
12 14 (1.58%) Advertising
13 9 (1.01%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.68%) Billing
14 6 (0.68%) Games
15 5 (0.56%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.56%) Military
16 4 (0.45%) French Language
16 4 (0.45%) Local Government
16 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 235 (26.49%) Analyst
2 185 (20.86%) Developer
3 136 (15.33%) Business Analyst
4 103 (11.61%) Project Manager
5 53 (5.98%) C# Developer
6 50 (5.64%) .NET Developer
6 50 (5.64%) SQL Developer
7 42 (4.74%) Consultant
8 38 (4.28%) Architect
8 38 (4.28%) Java Developer
8 38 (4.28%) Support Engineer
9 30 (3.38%) Administrator
10 25 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
11 24 (2.71%) Banking Analyst
12 22 (2.48%) Data Analyst
12 22 (2.48%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 21 (2.37%) Applications Support
14 20 (2.25%) Business Manager
14 20 (2.25%) C# .NET Developer
14 20 (2.25%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (14.99%) .NET
2 73 (8.23%) HTML
3 59 (6.65%) XML
4 55 (6.20%) Web Services
5 46 (5.19%) JMS
6 45 (5.07%) ASP.NET
7 42 (4.74%) CSS
8 32 (3.61%) .NET Framework
9 31 (3.49%) Java EE
9 31 (3.49%) JSP
10 20 (2.25%) jQuery
11 16 (1.80%) XSLT
12 15 (1.69%) WPF
13 14 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (1.58%) Entity Framework
13 14 (1.58%) SOAP
13 14 (1.58%) Unity DI Container
14 12 (1.35%) WinForms
15 11 (1.24%) Middleware
15 11 (1.24%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 69 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (6.76%) Derivative
3 45 (5.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 44 (4.96%) Fixed Income
4 44 (4.96%) Management Information System
5 43 (4.85%) Equities
6 38 (4.28%) Hedge funds
7 24 (2.71%) Data Centre
8 20 (2.25%) Statistics
9 14 (1.58%) Inversion of Control
10 13 (1.47%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
10 13 (1.47%) Reference Data
11 10 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.13%) Visualisation
12 9 (1.01%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.01%) Fat Client
12 9 (1.01%) Mathematics
12 9 (1.01%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 147 (16.57%) Windows
2 75 (8.46%) Linux
3 64 (7.22%) Windows Server
4 61 (6.88%) Unix
5 34 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (2.93%) Windows 7
7 24 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (1.69%) CentOS
10 14 (1.58%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.35%) Windows XP
12 11 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.01%) Android
14 6 (0.68%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.68%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.68%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.56%) AIX
16 4 (0.45%) Solaris
16 4 (0.45%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (12.85%) Project Management
3 85 (9.58%) Business Analysis
4 76 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 73 (8.23%) TDD
6 69 (7.78%) ITIL
7 63 (7.10%) Asset Management
8 60 (6.76%) Migration
9 59 (6.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (6.65%) Web Development
10 56 (6.31%) Scrum
11 54 (6.09%) Investment Management
12 53 (5.98%) Validation
13 48 (5.41%) Configuration Management
14 46 (5.19%) Change Management
14 46 (5.19%) Waterfall
15 44 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
15 44 (4.96%) CRM
16 43 (4.85%) SDLC
16 43 (4.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 207 (23.34%) SQL
2 131 (14.77%) C#
3 107 (12.06%) Java
4 51 (5.75%) PowerShell
5 36 (4.06%) T-SQL
6 29 (3.27%) JavaScript
7 26 (2.93%) Python
8 25 (2.82%) Perl
9 24 (2.71%) C++
10 22 (2.48%) Bash Shell
11 21 (2.37%) VBA
12 16 (1.80%) PHP
13 14 (1.58%) Shell Script
14 13 (1.47%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.24%) VB
16 9 (1.01%) C
16 9 (1.01%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.68%) Scala
18 5 (0.56%) AWK
19 3 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (6.09%) Degree
2 35 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.47%) HNC
6 12 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.24%) CCNA
7 11 (1.24%) PMP
7 11 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.01%) HND
8 9 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.01%) MCSA
8 9 (1.01%) MCSE
8 9 (1.01%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.79%) CCNP
9 7 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.82%) QA
2 18 (2.03%) MiFID
3 17 (1.92%) SLA
4 8 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.68%) EMIR
6 5 (0.56%) COREP
7 4 (0.45%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.34%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.34%) FINREP
8 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.34%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.23%) Basel III
9 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 67 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 59 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.14%) vSphere
4 15 (1.69%) XenApp
5 13 (1.47%) Docker
6 12 (1.35%) Hyper-V
7 10 (1.13%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.68%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.34%) HDFS
9 3 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.34%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.23%) GridGain
10 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.23%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (3.83%) SCCM
2 27 (3.04%) SCOM
3 22 (2.48%) Nagios
4 17 (1.92%) Puppet
5 10 (1.13%) WSUS
6 8 (0.90%) Ansible
6 8 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.68%) Amdocs OSS
7 6 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.56%) Control-M
8 5 (0.56%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.45%) Icinga
9 4 (0.45%) logstash
10 3 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.34%) Grafana
10 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.23%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 98 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 97 (10.94%) Oracle
3 74 (8.34%) VMware
4 49 (5.52%) IBM
5 44 (4.96%) Cisco
6 43 (4.85%) Citrix
7 39 (4.40%) SAP
8 27 (3.04%) Misys
9 23 (2.59%) EMC
10 22 (2.48%) Remedy
11 21 (2.37%) Splunk
12 18 (2.03%) Nokia
13 17 (1.92%) HP
14 16 (1.80%) Bloomberg
14 16 (1.80%) Murex
15 15 (1.69%) Sybase
16 14 (1.58%) Dell
17 13 (1.47%) Symantec
18 12 (1.35%) Huawei
19 11 (1.24%) Tableau
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Chester, Cheshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
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London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Exeter, Devon
Lorien Resourcing
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City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Flintshire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
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London
Nigel Frank International
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City, London
Thebes IT
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London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £434.99 per day
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Holborn, London, UK
Reed Business Information
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Posted: 9 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
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Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
Rate: From £28,000 to £47,000 per annum
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Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
Rate: From £28,000 to £47,000 per annum
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London
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Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
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Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
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