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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 118 138
Rank change year-on-year -4 +20  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 14 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.60% 0.47% 0.33%
As % of the General category 2.06% 1.38% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 10
Median daily rate £563 £481 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +28.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £209 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £508 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% +13.33%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 679 872 920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.22% 34.21% 30.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 445 524
Median daily rate £488 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £205 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £599 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 93 77
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.52% -41.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £12.40 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Back Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
Essex -10 7 £563 +18.42%
Hertfordshire -8 2 £248 -49.23% 2
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 £900 -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 9 (45.00%) ERP
3 8 (40.00%) CRM
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Local Government
4 7 (35.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (35.00%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (35.00%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (15.00%) QA
6 3 (15.00%) Selenium
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (10.00%) JBehave
7 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
7 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (10.00%) Appium
7 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Eclipse

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (35.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (35.00%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle CX
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Appium
2 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.00%) JBehave
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) gulp
3 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) JMeter
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Composer
General
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Local Government
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
3 1 (5.00%) German Language
3 1 (5.00%) Interactive Media
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Dynamics AX Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Business Change Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Business Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Change Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Development Director
3 2 (10.00%) Development Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Development Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Operations Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Software Development Director
3 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) HTML5
1 1 (5.00%) Sass
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ERP
2 8 (40.00%) CRM
3 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
7 1 (5.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ACCA
1 1 (5.00%) CIMA
1 1 (5.00%) PMP
1 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Xerox