Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Back Office
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 177 187
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10 +16
Contract jobs citing Back Office 16 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.31% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the General category 0.88% 1.37% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 18
East of England median daily rate £450 £375 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -18.48% +3.66%
10th Percentile £328 £186 £339
90th Percentile £575 £511 £540
England median daily rate £520 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +15.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
East of England median hourly rate - £16.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.67% -
England median hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +103.03% -2.94% -4.23%

Back Office is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1817 1529 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 35.21% 31.35% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1046 904 964
East of England median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +1.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £207 £218
90th Percentile £597 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 120 197
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.30% +27.88% -13.33%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £43.75 £44.05
England median hourly rate £25.50 £24.50 £24.93
% change year-on-year +4.08% -1.71% +13.30%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the East of England

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Back Office in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in the East of England

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in the East of England

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in the East of England

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -15 8 £538 +16.22%
Hertfordshire -9 5 £450 -7.69% 1
Cambridgeshire -26 2 £335 +21.82% 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (50.00%) User Stories
3 8 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
3 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (43.75%) .NET
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (43.75%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (43.75%) Release Management
5 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) Local Government
6 5 (31.25%) X++
7 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (18.75%) Sitecore
7 3 (18.75%) Marketing
7 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
7 3 (18.75%) Front Office
7 3 (18.75%) Electronics
7 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
7 3 (18.75%) Workflow
7 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
7 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (18.75%) SAP
8 2 (12.50%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) Windows

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) GitLab
4 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
4 1 (6.25%) MSI
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) WinDbg
General
1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Local Government
3 3 (18.75%) Electronics
3 3 (18.75%) Front Office
3 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (18.75%) Marketing
3 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Lead Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) PMO Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Senior PMO
6 1 (6.25%) Senior PMO Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Tools Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (6.25%) React
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Fintech
1 1 (6.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 8 (50.00%) User Stories
3 7 (43.75%) Release Management
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
4 3 (18.75%) Workflow
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Change Control
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (6.25%) SDLC
6 1 (6.25%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) X++
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.25%) VCAP
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PMO
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (6.25%) vCloud
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) SAP
2 3 (18.75%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) VMware