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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 258 167 163
Rank change year-on-year
-91 -4
Contract jobs citing Back Office 444 652 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 1.25% 1.35%
As % of the General category 2.12% 3.23% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 455 404
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £644 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £395
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -16.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 18
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +7.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £16.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £59.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +4.62%

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
20939 20206 19785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.07% 38.63% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13277 12738 11879
Average daily rate £435 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 564 644
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.72 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.84%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the UK over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -91 396 £450 - 169
London -63 246 £525 +5.00% 103
City of London -32 60 £525 +5.00% 47
South East +1 58 £375 -16.66% 14
Berkshire +16 27 £438 - 5
South West -35 22 £328 +0.92% 9
Scotland -12 20 £390 -8.23% 7
Wales - 18 £430 - 6
West Midlands -6 17 £394 +21.15% 2
South Wales - 16 £425 - 5
Yorkshire -25 15 £335 -4.28% 8
Newport - 12 £428 - 1
West Sussex -6 11 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire -26 10 £328 -6.42% 5
Reading +3 9 £488 +23.80% 1
Edinburgh -2 8 £395 -28.18% 4
Glasgow -6 8 £350 -6.66% 1
Leeds -9 8 £323 -26.28% 4
East Midlands -10 8 £400 +471.42% 12
Hampshire +4 7 £325 +1.56% 2
East of England -4 7 £315 -40.00% 8
North East -7 7 £325 -27.77%
Somerset -20 7 £400 +23.07% 2
Staffordshire -1 6 £475 +46.15%
Surrey -2 6 - - 4
Taunton -5 6 £364 +12.00% 1
North West -35 6 £335 +3.07% 13
Durham - 6 £325 -
Darlington - 6 £325 -
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £294 -18.96%

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office.

1 341 (35.82%) Finance
2 280 (29.41%) SQL
3 259 (27.21%) Banking
4 179 (18.80%) SQL Server
5 173 (18.17%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (16.18%) .NET
7 150 (15.76%) Front Office
8 140 (14.71%) Windows
9 134 (14.08%) C#
10 132 (13.87%) Investment Banking
11 130 (13.66%) Project Management
12 124 (13.03%) Microsoft
13 103 (10.82%) Oracle
14 100 (10.50%) Java
15 92 (9.66%) ASP.NET
16 89 (9.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 84 (8.82%) Business Analysis
18 76 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
19 75 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
20 74 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
21 73 (7.67%) Derivative
22 72 (7.56%) Asset Management
22 72 (7.56%) ITIL
23 70 (7.35%) JavaScript
24 69 (7.25%) Workflow
25 68 (7.14%) Migration
25 68 (7.14%) HTML
26 67 (7.04%) UNIX
27 65 (6.83%) Scrum
28 63 (6.62%) Fixed Income

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.26%) WebSphere
3 24 (2.52%) MS Exchange
4 23 (2.42%) JBoss
5 22 (2.31%) FileNet
6 20 (2.10%) IIS
7 15 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (1.37%) Lync
9 12 (1.26%) Apache
10 8 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.74%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.63%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.63%) CMS
13 5 (0.53%) K2 blackpearl
13 5 (0.53%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.42%) WebSphere Process Server
14 4 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 60 (6.30%) MS Excel
2 55 (5.78%) MS Office
3 20 (2.10%) MS Project
4 18 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 31 (3.26%) Markit EDM
2 19 (2.00%) SimCorp Dimension
3 11 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (1.05%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.53%) Loan IQ
5 5 (0.53%) Eagle PACE
5 5 (0.53%) Cerner Millennium
6 4 (0.42%) Endur
6 4 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.42%) Algo Collateral
7 3 (0.32%) ACBS
7 3 (0.32%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.32%) SunGard GMI
7 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.32%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.16%) Office 365
2 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.42%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.21%) SaaS
4 2 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.47%) Firewall
2 32 (3.36%) SAN
3 27 (2.84%) LAN
4 26 (2.73%) WAN
5 25 (2.63%) DNS
6 24 (2.52%) Internet
7 22 (2.31%) TCP/IP
8 18 (1.89%) HTTP
9 17 (1.79%) MPLS
10 14 (1.47%) DHCP
11 12 (1.26%) BGP
11 12 (1.26%) OSPF
11 12 (1.26%) VPN
12 10 (1.05%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.95%) 3G
14 8 (0.84%) Wireless
14 8 (0.84%) HSRP
15 7 (0.74%) Radio Access Network
15 7 (0.74%) RNC
15 7 (0.74%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 74 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (2.42%) Oracle Database
8 20 (2.10%) Relational Database
9 18 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
10 15 (1.58%) MySQL
11 13 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.74%) MS Access
13 6 (0.63%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.63%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 5 (0.53%) Big Data
14 5 (0.53%) Sybase IQ
14 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (0.42%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (3.26%) Visual Studio
2 19 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (2.00%) JIRA
3 16 (1.68%) NUnit
4 15 (1.58%) Subversion
5 12 (1.26%) Toad
6 10 (1.05%) Selenium
7 9 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.95%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
9 6 (0.63%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.53%) MSTest
10 5 (0.53%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (0.32%) FitNesse
11 3 (0.32%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.32%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.32%) Moq
11 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.32%) Introscope
General
1 341 (35.82%) Finance
2 259 (27.21%) Banking
3 150 (15.76%) Front Office
4 132 (13.87%) Investment Banking
5 58 (6.09%) Retail
6 57 (5.99%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.68%) General Ledger
8 14 (1.47%) Marketing
9 13 (1.37%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.26%) Billing
11 9 (0.95%) Legal
12 7 (0.74%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.74%) Local Government
12 7 (0.74%) French Language
13 6 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.53%) German Language
15 4 (0.42%) Law
16 3 (0.32%) Wholesale Banking
16 3 (0.32%) Online Betting
17 2 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 338 (35.50%) Analyst
2 222 (23.32%) Business Analyst
3 220 (23.11%) Developer
4 94 (9.87%) Project Manager
5 66 (6.93%) .NET Developer
6 52 (5.46%) SQL Developer
7 48 (5.04%) Support Analyst
8 44 (4.62%) Applications Support
9 38 (3.99%) C# Developer
10 35 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
11 33 (3.47%) Java Developer
12 30 (3.15%) C# .NET Developer
13 29 (3.05%) Senior Business Analyst
14 26 (2.73%) Applications Support Analyst
15 25 (2.63%) Support Engineer
16 24 (2.52%) Consultant
17 23 (2.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 21 (2.21%) Back Office Engineer
18 21 (2.21%) Architect
19 19 (2.00%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (16.18%) .NET
2 92 (9.66%) ASP.NET
3 68 (7.14%) HTML
4 57 (5.99%) Web Services
5 51 (5.36%) .NET Framework
6 41 (4.31%) XML
7 34 (3.57%) jQuery
8 32 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 31 (3.26%) CSS
10 26 (2.73%) WCF
11 23 (2.42%) Spring
11 23 (2.42%) XSLT
12 20 (2.10%) LINQ
13 19 (2.00%) Entity Framework
14 18 (1.89%) DHTML
15 17 (1.79%) HTML5
16 16 (1.68%) Middleware
16 16 (1.68%) RESTful
16 16 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
16 16 (1.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 76 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (7.67%) Derivative
4 63 (6.62%) Fixed Income
5 57 (5.99%) Equities
6 27 (2.84%) User Experience
7 23 (2.42%) Reference Data
8 22 (2.31%) Computer Science
9 20 (2.10%) Management Information System
10 19 (2.00%) Blackberry
10 19 (2.00%) Data Centre
11 18 (1.89%) NHS
12 16 (1.68%) Data Structures
12 16 (1.68%) N-Tier
12 16 (1.68%) SWIFT
13 14 (1.47%) Contract for Difference
14 11 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 11 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
14 11 (1.16%) Data Integration
14 11 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 140 (14.71%) Windows
2 67 (7.04%) UNIX
3 47 (4.94%) Linux
4 35 (3.68%) Windows 7
5 26 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.89%) Android
8 11 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.95%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.95%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.32%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.21%) Solaris
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.11%) CentOS
14 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (18.17%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (13.66%) Project Management
3 84 (8.82%) Business Analysis
4 75 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 72 (7.56%) Asset Management
5 72 (7.56%) ITIL
6 69 (7.25%) Workflow
7 68 (7.14%) Migration
8 65 (6.83%) Scrum
9 59 (6.20%) MVC
10 51 (5.36%) Investment Management
11 50 (5.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 50 (5.25%) SDLC
12 48 (5.04%) Risk Management
13 47 (4.94%) OO
14 45 (4.73%) TDD
15 44 (4.62%) PRINCE2
16 41 (4.31%) Unit Testing
17 37 (3.89%) Analytics
18 36 (3.78%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 280 (29.41%) SQL
2 134 (14.08%) C#
3 100 (10.50%) Java
4 70 (7.35%) JavaScript
5 30 (3.15%) T-SQL
5 30 (3.15%) VB.NET
6 20 (2.10%) PL/SQL
7 18 (1.89%) VBA
8 17 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.47%) VB
9 14 (1.47%) C
10 11 (1.16%) Python
10 11 (1.16%) Perl
10 11 (1.16%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.05%) C++
12 9 (0.95%) PHP
12 9 (0.95%) VBScript
13 5 (0.53%) Scala
14 4 (0.42%) R
14 4 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (5.04%) Degree
2 34 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.95%) PMI Certification
7 9 (0.95%) CCNP
7 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.95%) ISEB
8 6 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.63%) VCP5
9 5 (0.53%) MCITP
9 5 (0.53%) HND
9 5 (0.53%) IBM Certification
10 4 (0.42%) PMP
10 4 (0.42%) CCNA
10 4 (0.42%) HNC
11 3 (0.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.78%) QA
2 17 (1.79%) EMIR
3 15 (1.58%) SLA
4 13 (1.37%) MiFID
5 12 (1.26%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.84%) COREP
7 6 (0.63%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.42%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.32%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.21%) FATCA
11 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.11%) AIFMD
System Software
1 52 (5.46%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.31%) vSphere
4 8 (0.84%) XenApp
5 7 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.74%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.32%) GridGain
6 3 (0.32%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.21%) Firmware
7 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.11%) vCloud
8 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (1.37%) Control-M
2 9 (0.95%) SCCM
3 8 (0.84%) AirWatch
4 7 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.63%) SCOM
6 4 (0.42%) ARCserve
6 4 (0.42%) vMotion
7 3 (0.32%) Casper Suite
7 3 (0.32%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.32%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.21%) Nagios
8 2 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.21%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (0.21%) WSUS
9 1 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.11%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 124 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 103 (10.82%) Oracle
3 38 (3.99%) VMware
4 28 (2.94%) Citrix
5 27 (2.84%) Cisco
5 27 (2.84%) IBM
6 25 (2.63%) Sybase
7 21 (2.21%) SimCorp
7 21 (2.21%) Murex
8 20 (2.10%) Bloomberg
9 18 (1.89%) SAP
10 17 (1.79%) Huawei
11 16 (1.68%) F5
12 15 (1.58%) Business Objects
12 15 (1.58%) Reuters
12 15 (1.58%) Charles River
12 15 (1.58%) Ericsson
13 11 (1.16%) HP
13 11 (1.16%) Dell
14 10 (1.05%) Tradeweb
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Clarius Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £555 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Coal IT Services
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago