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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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 134 118 120
Rank change year-on-year -16 +2 +51
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 3 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.32% 0.15% 0.098%
As % of the General category 0.54% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
10th Percentile £309 - -
25th Percentile £388 - -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £498 - £350
Median % change year-on-year - - +16.67%
75th Percentile £520 - -
90th Percentile £578 - -
England median daily rate £650 £575 £490
% change year-on-year +13.04% +17.35% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £23.21 -
England median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £17.10
% change year-on-year +12.86% +2.37% -15.58%

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 1,472 976 954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 58.69% 48.53% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 466 545
10th Percentile £189 £153 £200
25th Percentile £350 £272 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £582 £537 £519
90th Percentile £675 £606 £588
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 202 83
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £12.60
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.50 £14.38
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.13% -3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £39.89 £24.69 £34.65
90th Percentile £56.00 £48.60 £57.50
England median hourly rate £23.91 £20.94 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.21% +4.68% -

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Back Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Back Office in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Back Office in the East of England

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Back Office in the East of England over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Back Office in the East of England

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Back Office in the East of England.

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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire - 4 £498 - 1
Essex -8 2 £446 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 2
Suffolk - 1 - -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) Front Office
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) WSUS
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (25.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (25.00%) Technology Roadmap
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Indirect Procurement
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Escalation Management
4 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) E-Procurement
4 1 (12.50%) Finance

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 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (12.50%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Front Office
2 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Law
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Buyer
2 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Buyer
2 1 (12.50%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Buyer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior IT Buyer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Platform Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (25.00%) Security Patching
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (25.00%) Technology Roadmap
2 1 (12.50%) Agile
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) E-Procurement
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Facilities Management
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) User Stories
2 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) BT
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) VMware