Period
to 1 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 1 April 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 373 372 366
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 -92
Contract jobs citing Back Office 315 594 635
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.67% 0.68%
As % of the General category 1.53% 1.71% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 425 454
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £269 £316 £294
90th Percentile £763 £675 £688
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £17.25 £31.37 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.02% +24.91% +0.46%
10th Percentile £13.49 £14.87 £13.19
90th Percentile £26.64 £49.27 £33.40
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £21.75 £20.17
% change year-on-year -20.70% +7.82% -19.31%

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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 20,554 34,785 38,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.74% 39.49% 41.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,142 23,165 25,444
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £285
90th Percentile £690 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £480 £483 £475
% change year-on-year -0.52% +1.58% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 753 921 994
Median hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.13% +2.27% +2.33%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.70 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £24.10 £22.22 £21.90
% change year-on-year +8.49% +1.44% +2.36%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in England

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Back Office in England

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Back Office in England over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Back Office in England

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Back Office in England

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 1 April 2020. 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
London +21 203 £500 -4.76% 71
South East +66 40 £350 -15.66% 13
North of England +22 33 £363 - 14
Midlands +52 17 £533 +6.50% 18
West Midlands +44 16 £529 +17.50% 11
North West +12 16 £280 -25.33% 5
Yorkshire +39 14 £350 - 3
South West +8 13 £438 -7.89% 4
East of England +29 8 £350 +7.69% 6
North East +18 3 £400 - 6
East Midlands +29 1 £700 +34.62% 6
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 135 (42.86%) Finance
2 78 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (20.63%) Banking
4 63 (20.00%) SQL
5 53 (16.83%) C#
6 48 (15.24%) .NET
7 45 (14.29%) Java
8 43 (13.65%) Azure
9 41 (13.02%) JavaScript
10 39 (12.38%) Microsoft
11 38 (12.06%) Windows
11 38 (12.06%) Front Office
12 32 (10.16%) Oracle
13 30 (9.52%) Degree
14 28 (8.89%) Web Services
15 27 (8.57%) Asset Management
16 26 (8.25%) SAP
16 26 (8.25%) SQL Server
16 26 (8.25%) DevOps
17 25 (7.94%) Scrum
18 24 (7.62%) Migration
18 24 (7.62%) Project Management
18 24 (7.62%) Microservices
19 23 (7.30%) Active Directory
19 23 (7.30%) Business Analysis
20 22 (6.98%) Computer Science
20 22 (6.98%) Python
21 21 (6.67%) Fixed Income
21 21 (6.67%) Derivative
21 21 (6.67%) Test Automation

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 15 (4.76%) CMS
2 11 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.59%) Apache
3 5 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.27%) GlassFish
4 4 (1.27%) JCAPS
4 4 (1.27%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (0.95%) Confluence
5 3 (0.95%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.63%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.63%) Headless CMS
6 2 (0.63%) IIS
6 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.63%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.27%) InDesign
4 4 (1.27%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.63%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (4.44%) Markit EDM
1 14 (4.44%) PolarLake
2 11 (3.49%) Eagle PACE
3 9 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (2.86%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (1.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (1.27%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (1.27%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.95%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.63%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.32%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.32%) SAP FI-GL
8 1 (0.32%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.65%) Azure
2 17 (5.40%) AWS
3 9 (2.86%) Power Platform
4 7 (2.22%) Office 365
4 7 (2.22%) SaaS
5 6 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.90%) GitHub
5 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Flow
5 6 (1.90%) PaaS
6 5 (1.59%) IaaS
6 5 (1.59%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.59%) Oracle CX
7 4 (1.27%) Google Docs
7 4 (1.27%) PowerApps
7 4 (1.27%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.95%) Serverless
9 2 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.63%) npm
9 2 (0.63%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.86%) DNS
2 8 (2.54%) DHCP
3 6 (1.90%) Intranet
3 6 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (1.59%) Internet
4 5 (1.59%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (1.59%) WAN
5 4 (1.27%) Firewall
5 4 (1.27%) FTP
5 4 (1.27%) LAN
5 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.95%) 4G
6 3 (0.95%) Network Security
7 2 (0.63%) SAN
7 2 (0.63%) Skype
7 2 (0.63%) SSL
7 2 (0.63%) VSAN
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.32%) Multicast
8 1 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.17%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.86%) GIS
8 7 (2.22%) MySQL
9 5 (1.59%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.59%) Power BI
10 4 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.27%) Data Mart
11 3 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.95%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.95%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.63%) Big Data
12 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.32%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 17 (5.40%) JIRA
2 15 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.81%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.86%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.54%) Maven
7 7 (2.22%) Gradle
8 4 (1.27%) Ant
8 4 (1.27%) JUnit
8 4 (1.27%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.27%) webpack
9 3 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.63%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.63%) kappa
10 2 (0.63%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.63%) Protractor
10 2 (0.63%) Selenium
10 2 (0.63%) Subversion
11 1 (0.32%) Cypress.io
General
1 135 (42.86%) Finance
2 65 (20.63%) Banking
3 38 (12.06%) Front Office
4 18 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 16 (5.08%) Public Sector
6 11 (3.49%) Financial Institution
7 10 (3.17%) Legal
8 9 (2.86%) Telecoms
9 8 (2.54%) Law
9 8 (2.54%) Marketing
10 6 (1.90%) Billing
11 5 (1.59%) Games
12 4 (1.27%) Retail
13 3 (0.95%) Advertising
13 3 (0.95%) Prime Brokerage
14 2 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.63%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.63%) Local Government
14 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (26.98%) Developer
2 66 (20.95%) Analyst
3 36 (11.43%) Business Analyst
4 26 (8.25%) C# Developer
5 21 (6.67%) Architect
6 16 (5.08%) Programme Manager
7 15 (4.76%) Author
7 15 (4.76%) Technical Author
8 14 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.81%) .NET Developer
10 11 (3.49%) IT Support
10 11 (3.49%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.49%) SQL Developer
11 10 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (3.17%) Consultant
12 9 (2.86%) PHP Developer
12 9 (2.86%) SSIS Developer
12 9 (2.86%) Support Analyst
13 8 (2.54%) Senior Developer
13 8 (2.54%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.24%) .NET
2 28 (8.89%) Web Services
3 21 (6.67%) React
4 20 (6.35%) AngularJS
5 19 (6.03%) Spring
6 15 (4.76%) RESTful
7 13 (4.13%) REST
8 12 (3.81%) CSS
8 12 (3.81%) HTML
8 12 (3.81%) JSON
9 10 (3.17%) WinForms
9 10 (3.17%) XML
10 9 (2.86%) .NET Core
10 9 (2.86%) ADO.NET
10 9 (2.86%) J2EE
10 9 (2.86%) Laravel
10 9 (2.86%) Middleware
10 9 (2.86%) Node.js
11 7 (2.22%) Spring Batch
11 7 (2.22%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.67%) Derivative
1 21 (6.67%) Fixed Income
2 20 (6.35%) Hedge funds
3 19 (6.03%) Equities
4 18 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.44%) Reference Data
6 13 (4.13%) Mobile App
7 12 (3.81%) User Experience
8 11 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (2.54%) Credit Risk
10 8 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.59%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.27%) Cloud Native
12 4 (1.27%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.95%) EPoS
13 3 (0.95%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 38 (12.06%) Windows
2 17 (5.40%) Windows 10
3 14 (4.44%) Linux
3 14 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.17%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.27%) Unix
7 3 (0.95%) Android
7 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.32%) HPUX
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (8.57%) Asset Management
3 26 (8.25%) DevOps
4 25 (7.94%) Scrum
5 24 (7.62%) Microservices
5 24 (7.62%) Migration
5 24 (7.62%) Project Management
6 23 (7.30%) Business Analysis
7 22 (6.98%) Computer Science
8 21 (6.67%) Project Delivery
8 21 (6.67%) Test Automation
9 20 (6.35%) Investment Management
9 20 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (6.03%) CRM
11 18 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (5.40%) Content Management
12 17 (5.40%) Data Management
12 17 (5.40%) Data Modelling
12 17 (5.40%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 63 (20.00%) SQL
2 53 (16.83%) C#
3 45 (14.29%) Java
4 41 (13.02%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.98%) Python
6 16 (5.08%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.44%) VB.NET
8 13 (4.13%) R
9 11 (3.49%) PHP
10 8 (2.54%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.22%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.22%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.90%) VBA
13 4 (1.27%) C
13 4 (1.27%) C++
13 4 (1.27%) Ruby
14 3 (0.95%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.95%) Groovy
14 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (9.52%) Degree
2 11 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.95%) CCNA
4 3 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.63%) MCSA
5 2 (0.63%) MCSE
5 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.32%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.32%) ECDL
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PMP
6 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.08%) QA
2 14 (4.44%) SLA
3 5 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.59%) PSD2
4 4 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.27%) MiFID
5 2 (0.63%) EMIR
5 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.63%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.32%) GDPR
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.32%) PMO
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (7.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.90%) Docker
3 6 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.95%) Firmware
4 3 (0.95%) vSphere
4 3 (0.95%) XenApp
5 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.63%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (3.49%) SCCM
2 9 (2.86%) SCOM
3 8 (2.54%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.59%) WSUS
5 3 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.63%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.63%) vRealize
7 1 (0.32%) Ansible
7 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.32%) Endace
7 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.32%) Kibana
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.32%) Netcool
7 1 (0.32%) Puppet
7 1 (0.32%) Terraform
7 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.16%) Oracle
3 26 (8.25%) SAP
4 20 (6.35%) Bloomberg
5 14 (4.44%) VMware
6 10 (3.17%) Adobe
6 10 (3.17%) hybris
6 10 (3.17%) Reuters
7 8 (2.54%) Citrix
7 8 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.22%) IBM
8 7 (2.22%) Sybase
9 6 (1.90%) Cisco
10 5 (1.59%) Google
10 5 (1.59%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.59%) Tableau
11 4 (1.27%) Murex
12 3 (0.95%) EMC
12 3 (0.95%) Fidessa
12 3 (0.95%) Symantec