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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 266 191 155
Rank change year-on-year
-75 -36
Contract jobs citing Back Office 430 608 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 1.15% 1.38%
As % of the General category 1.97% 2.98% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 406 465
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +7.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £16.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £59.50 £21.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +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
21863 20425 21265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.84% 38.60% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14045 12713 12943
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 555 635
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.70 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
- -3.05%

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 6 July 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
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 6 July 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 -96 385 £450 - 182
London -68 259 £500 - 118
City of London -35 65 £525 +5.00% 59
South East -13 50 £400 -8.83% 17
Scotland +1 20 £395 -12.22% 7
Berkshire +1 16 £413 -5.71% 1
West Midlands -9 15 £425 +30.76% 1
Yorkshire -16 15 £329 -2.59% 6
Hampshire +11 14 £500 +11.11%
Wales - 14 £425 - 6
South West -38 13 £325 - 12
South Wales - 13 £425 - 6
East of England 0 12 £388 +0.97% 6
West Yorkshire -17 12 £325 -3.70% 5
Edinburgh +3 10 £400 -27.27% 5
Leeds -12 10 £326 -23.23% 5
North West -31 10 £361 +11.15% 10
West Sussex -5 9 £400 -9.09% 5
North East -16 9 £325 -27.77%
Newport - 9 £413 -
Canary Wharf -1 8 £461 -19.79%
Glasgow +2 7 £350 -12.50% 2
Docklands, London -3 6 £540 -4.00%
Manchester -19 6 £388 +13.97% 5
Crawley - 6 £413 -
Darlington - 6 £325 -
Durham - 6 £325 -
Birmingham +5 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +3 5 £288 -32.35% 3
Reading -1 5 £475 +8.57% 1

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 384 (38.67%) Finance
2 284 (28.60%) SQL
3 277 (27.90%) Banking
4 186 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
5 181 (18.23%) SQL Server
6 177 (17.82%) .NET
7 159 (16.01%) Front Office
8 154 (15.51%) C#
8 154 (15.51%) Investment Banking
9 142 (14.30%) Windows
10 138 (13.90%) Project Management
11 135 (13.60%) Microsoft
12 114 (11.48%) Java
13 109 (10.98%) Oracle
14 102 (10.27%) Business Analysis
15 100 (10.07%) ASP.NET
16 88 (8.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 86 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
18 80 (8.06%) Scrum
19 77 (7.75%) Asset Management
20 75 (7.55%) Fixed Income
21 74 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
22 73 (7.35%) Derivative
23 72 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
23 72 (7.25%) UNIX
23 72 (7.25%) JavaScript
24 71 (7.15%) HTML
24 71 (7.15%) Web Services
25 68 (6.85%) ITIL
25 68 (6.85%) MS Excel

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 40 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 33 (3.32%) JBoss
3 32 (3.22%) WebSphere
4 26 (2.62%) IIS
5 22 (2.22%) FileNet
6 18 (1.81%) MS Exchange
7 15 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (1.31%) Apache
9 11 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.70%) Lync
12 7 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.60%) CMS
14 5 (0.50%) K2 blackpearl
15 4 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
15 4 (0.40%) WebSphere Process Server
16 3 (0.30%) Liferay
Applications
1 68 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 57 (5.74%) MS Office
3 24 (2.42%) MS Project
4 18 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 22 (2.22%) Markit EDM
2 19 (1.91%) SimCorp Dimension
3 12 (1.21%) thinkFolio
4 11 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.50%) Cerner Millennium
5 5 (0.50%) Eagle PACE
5 5 (0.50%) Loan IQ
6 4 (0.40%) Algo Collateral
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.30%) ACBS
8 2 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.20%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.20%) Endur
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.21%) Office 365
2 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.50%) IBM Blueworks
4 4 (0.40%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.20%) SaaS
5 2 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.02%) Firewall
2 27 (2.72%) LAN
2 27 (2.72%) TCP/IP
2 27 (2.72%) SAN
3 26 (2.62%) Internet
3 26 (2.62%) WAN
4 21 (2.11%) HTTP
5 20 (2.01%) DNS
6 15 (1.51%) VPN
7 14 (1.41%) DHCP
8 11 (1.11%) 3G
9 10 (1.01%) MPLS
10 9 (0.91%) Ethernet
10 9 (0.91%) 2G
10 9 (0.91%) Radio Access Network
11 8 (0.81%) RNC
11 8 (0.81%) UMTS
11 8 (0.81%) GSM
11 8 (0.81%) SNMP
12 7 (0.70%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (18.23%) SQL Server
2 72 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (2.72%) Oracle Database
7 26 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (2.22%) Relational Database
9 21 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 19 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (1.51%) MySQL
12 11 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.70%) MS Access
14 7 (0.70%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.60%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 6 (0.60%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
16 5 (0.50%) DB2
16 5 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (3.22%) Visual Studio
1 32 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (2.82%) NUnit
2 28 (2.82%) Subversion
3 24 (2.42%) JIRA
4 18 (1.81%) Cucumber
5 12 (1.21%) JUnit
6 11 (1.11%) Toad
6 11 (1.11%) Mockito
7 10 (1.01%) Selenium
7 10 (1.01%) Maven
7 10 (1.01%) CruiseControl
8 9 (0.91%) ClearCase
8 9 (0.91%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.91%) Rhino Mocks
9 6 (0.60%) HP UFT
9 6 (0.60%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.50%) MSTest
11 3 (0.30%) Moq
11 3 (0.30%) FitNesse
General
1 384 (38.67%) Finance
2 277 (27.90%) Banking
3 159 (16.01%) Front Office
4 154 (15.51%) Investment Banking
5 60 (6.04%) Retail
6 50 (5.04%) Telecoms
7 23 (2.32%) General Ledger
8 18 (1.81%) Marketing
8 18 (1.81%) Legal
9 16 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.41%) Billing
11 8 (0.81%) Wholesale Banking
11 8 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.70%) Local Government
13 6 (0.60%) French Language
13 6 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.60%) Law
14 5 (0.50%) German Language
14 5 (0.50%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 344 (34.64%) Analyst
2 247 (24.87%) Developer
3 228 (22.96%) Business Analyst
4 111 (11.18%) Project Manager
5 68 (6.85%) .NET Developer
6 52 (5.24%) SQL Developer
7 41 (4.13%) C# Developer
7 41 (4.13%) Support Analyst
8 37 (3.73%) Applications Support
8 37 (3.73%) Java Developer
8 37 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
9 32 (3.22%) Architect
10 30 (3.02%) Senior Business Analyst
10 30 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
11 29 (2.92%) Consultant
12 26 (2.62%) Support Engineer
13 24 (2.42%) Test Analyst
13 24 (2.42%) Applications Support Analyst
14 22 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (2.22%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (17.82%) .NET
2 100 (10.07%) ASP.NET
3 71 (7.15%) HTML
3 71 (7.15%) Web Services
4 55 (5.54%) .NET Framework
5 44 (4.43%) XML
6 38 (3.83%) jQuery
7 34 (3.42%) Spring
8 32 (3.22%) CSS
9 31 (3.12%) WCF
10 30 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (2.72%) LINQ
12 23 (2.32%) XSLT
13 22 (2.22%) SOAP
14 21 (2.11%) Entity Framework
14 21 (2.11%) REST
14 21 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (1.91%) Middleware
16 18 (1.81%) DHTML
16 18 (1.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 75 (7.55%) Fixed Income
3 74 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (7.35%) Derivative
5 57 (5.74%) Equities
6 24 (2.42%) User Experience
7 23 (2.32%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.22%) Reference Data
9 21 (2.11%) SWIFT
10 20 (2.01%) Computer Science
11 19 (1.91%) NHS
11 19 (1.91%) Data Centre
12 17 (1.71%) Market Risk
13 16 (1.61%) N-Tier
13 16 (1.61%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.51%) Blackberry
15 14 (1.41%) Contract for Difference
16 13 (1.31%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 13 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 142 (14.30%) Windows
2 72 (7.25%) UNIX
3 45 (4.53%) Linux
4 34 (3.42%) Windows 7
5 28 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.71%) Android
8 10 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.01%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.81%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.40%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.30%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.30%) Solaris
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.10%) Debian
14 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (13.90%) Project Management
3 102 (10.27%) Business Analysis
4 86 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 80 (8.06%) Scrum
6 77 (7.75%) Asset Management
7 68 (6.85%) Migration
7 68 (6.85%) ITIL
8 65 (6.55%) Workflow
9 63 (6.34%) MVC
10 62 (6.24%) OO
11 58 (5.84%) SDLC
12 56 (5.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 55 (5.54%) TDD
14 54 (5.44%) Investment Management
15 48 (4.83%) Risk Management
16 47 (4.73%) PRINCE2
17 45 (4.53%) Unit Testing
18 42 (4.23%) Analytics
19 40 (4.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 284 (28.60%) SQL
2 154 (15.51%) C#
3 114 (11.48%) Java
4 72 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 32 (3.22%) VB.NET
6 26 (2.62%) PL/SQL
7 24 (2.42%) T-SQL
7 24 (2.42%) PowerShell
8 22 (2.22%) VBA
9 17 (1.71%) Perl
10 15 (1.51%) C
11 14 (1.41%) Python
12 13 (1.31%) VB
13 12 (1.21%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.91%) PHP
15 8 (0.81%) C++
15 8 (0.81%) VBScript
16 6 (0.60%) R
17 4 (0.40%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (5.34%) Degree
2 33 (3.32%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (1.11%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.01%) ISEB
7 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (0.91%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.60%) PMP
9 6 (0.60%) VCP5
10 5 (0.50%) MCITP
10 5 (0.50%) IBM Certification
10 5 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.50%) CCNP
11 3 (0.30%) CCNA
11 3 (0.30%) MCSE
11 3 (0.30%) MCSA
11 3 (0.30%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.72%) QA
2 16 (1.61%) SLA
3 13 (1.31%) MiFID
4 12 (1.21%) COREP
4 12 (1.21%) EMIR
5 11 (1.11%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.70%) CRD IV
6 7 (0.70%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.40%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.20%) FATCA
9 2 (0.20%) Basel III
10 1 (0.10%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.10%) P3O
10 1 (0.10%) Basel II
System Software
1 52 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.11%) vSphere
4 12 (1.21%) GridGain
5 8 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.81%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.60%) XenApp
7 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.40%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.30%) Firmware
9 1 (0.10%) vCloud
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.10%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.10%) Squid
9 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (1.11%) Control-M
2 10 (1.01%) SCCM
3 9 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.81%) AirWatch
5 7 (0.70%) SCOM
5 7 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.40%) ARCserve
6 4 (0.40%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.40%) vMotion
7 3 (0.30%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.30%) WSUS
7 3 (0.30%) Casper Suite
8 2 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.20%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.20%) Nagios
9 1 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.10%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 135 (13.60%) Microsoft
2 109 (10.98%) Oracle
3 33 (3.32%) VMware
4 32 (3.22%) IBM
5 28 (2.82%) Sybase
5 28 (2.82%) Citrix
6 23 (2.32%) Murex
7 22 (2.22%) Cisco
8 21 (2.11%) SimCorp
9 20 (2.01%) Charles River
9 20 (2.01%) SAP
9 20 (2.01%) Business Objects
10 17 (1.71%) Huawei
11 14 (1.41%) HP
12 11 (1.11%) Dell
12 11 (1.11%) Bloomberg
13 10 (1.01%) Reuters
13 10 (1.01%) Tradeweb
13 10 (1.01%) Ericsson
13 10 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £525 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
LA International
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + immediate start
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 10 days ago
South West London
Parliamentary Digital Service
Rate: From £28,718 to £35,713 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Sidmouth, Devon
Strata
Posted: 11 days ago