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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 109 121
Rank change year-on-year -10 +12  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 7 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.33% 0.60% 0.34%
As % of the General category 1.12% 1.98% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 6
Median daily rate £500 £325 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -22.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £264 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 £613 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £370
% change year-on-year +23.07% -12.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £150.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.98 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +77.66% +73.07%  

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 627 756 786
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.49% 30.48% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 392 457
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 60 46
Median hourly rate £31.50 £19.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.78% -41.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £275 -21.42% 3
Hertfordshire -6 2 £500 -21.56% 1
East Anglia - 2 £900 -
Suffolk - 1 £410 -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Selenium
2 9 (47.37%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) Automation Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
3 8 (42.11%) Appium
3 8 (42.11%) Eclipse
3 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 8 (42.11%) QA
3 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
3 8 (42.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
3 8 (42.11%) TDD
4 7 (36.84%) JBehave
4 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
5 5 (26.32%) Defect Management
5 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
6 4 (21.05%) Banking
7 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
7 3 (15.79%) BDD
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Front Office
8 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
8 2 (10.53%) ERP
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 1 (5.26%) CCNP
9 1 (5.26%) CCNA

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 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle CX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Selenium
2 8 (42.11%) Appium
2 8 (42.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (42.11%) Eclipse
2 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
2 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
3 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
3 7 (36.84%) JBehave
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Front Office
4 1 (5.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) QA Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Software Development Director
4 1 (5.26%) Application Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Application Development Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Finance Manager
4 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Automation Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
3 8 (42.11%) TDD
3 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Defect Management
4 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) ERP
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.26%) BPR
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL
7 1 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
7 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ACCA
1 1 (5.26%) CCNA
1 1 (5.26%) CCNP
1 1 (5.26%) CIMA
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Xerox