Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 280 286
Rank change year-on-year -86 +6 -19
Contract jobs citing Back Office 618 740 854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.89% 0.88%
As % of the General category 1.78% 2.30% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 471 556
England median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% -10.05%
10th Percentile £286 £294 £225
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £454 £420
% change year-on-year +10.13% +8.10% -7.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 24
England median hourly rate £33.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.57% -2.78% +38.46%
10th Percentile £31.00 £10.05 £10.33
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.74 £33.25
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +24.00% +35.14% +42.31%

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 34,651 32,126 36,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.64% 38.54% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,857 21,200 24,446
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £297 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 789 829 905
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -6.82% +19.24%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.29 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.60 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +6.38% -9.09% +22.22%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in England

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in England

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in England

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor 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 22 May 2018. 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 -72 402 £550 +10.00% 97
South East -44 81 £375 -6.25% 22
Midlands -4 50 £380 +33.33% 16
North of England -40 38 £350 -6.67% 24
South West +11 27 £400 -11.11% 12
North West -29 27 £369 -22.37% 18
East Midlands +4 24 £400 +30.08% 8
West Midlands -20 24 £320 +12.28% 8
East of England -11 17 £425 -15.00% 10
Yorkshire -21 11 £205 -38.81% 4
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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.

1 233 (37.70%) Finance
2 195 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (26.86%) SQL
4 119 (19.26%) Banking
5 111 (17.96%) SQL Server
6 108 (17.48%) Windows
7 107 (17.31%) C#
8 106 (17.15%) .NET
9 104 (16.83%) Front Office
10 101 (16.34%) Microsoft
11 80 (12.94%) JavaScript
12 79 (12.78%) Java
13 76 (12.30%) Oracle
14 66 (10.68%) Linux
15 65 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
16 60 (9.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 55 (8.90%) Risk Management
17 55 (8.90%) Scrum
17 55 (8.90%) Investment Banking
18 51 (8.25%) Test Automation
18 51 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
19 50 (8.09%) Migration
20 49 (7.93%) Fixed Income
21 48 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
21 48 (7.77%) Business Analysis
21 48 (7.77%) Change Management
21 48 (7.77%) SDLC
22 47 (7.61%) Project Management
22 47 (7.61%) TDD
22 47 (7.61%) Degree

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 19 (3.07%) MS Exchange
2 18 (2.91%) IIS
3 14 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.78%) JBoss
5 11 (1.78%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.78%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.13%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.81%) Apache
9 5 (0.81%) Confluence
10 4 (0.65%) ExpressionEngine
10 4 (0.65%) Mule
10 4 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.65%) WordPress
11 3 (0.49%) CMS
11 3 (0.49%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.29%) ION MarketView
2 8 (1.29%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.13%) thinkFolio
4 5 (0.81%) SunGard Martini
5 4 (0.65%) Kondor
5 4 (0.65%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.65%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.65%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.49%) Bloomberg AIM
6 3 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.49%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.49%) Summit
7 2 (0.32%) Actimize
7 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.32%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.72%) Office 365
4 13 (2.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 12 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
5 12 (1.94%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (1.46%) GitHub
9 6 (0.97%) SaaS
10 5 (0.81%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.81%) Yammer
11 4 (0.65%) Rackspace Cloud
12 3 (0.49%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.49%) PaaS
13 2 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.32%) npm
13 2 (0.32%) NuGet
13 2 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
14 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.53%) Internet
2 22 (3.56%) Firewall
3 19 (3.07%) TCP/IP
4 18 (2.91%) DNS
5 16 (2.59%) LAN
6 12 (1.94%) Wireshark
7 11 (1.78%) DHCP
7 11 (1.78%) SMTP
7 11 (1.78%) SSL
8 9 (1.46%) Unified Communications
9 8 (1.29%) VLAN
9 8 (1.29%) WAN
10 7 (1.13%) HTTP
10 7 (1.13%) Intranet
10 7 (1.13%) SAN
10 7 (1.13%) VPN
11 6 (0.97%) FTP
11 6 (0.97%) IMAP
11 6 (0.97%) POP3
12 5 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (17.96%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (3.07%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.46%) MySQL
7 9 (1.46%) Power BI
8 8 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.13%) Big Data
9 7 (1.13%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.97%) Apache Hive
10 6 (0.97%) Blockchain
10 6 (0.97%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.81%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.81%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.65%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 32 (5.18%) Selenium
2 28 (4.53%) Git (software)
2 28 (4.53%) JIRA
3 27 (4.37%) Jenkins
4 25 (4.05%) TeamCity
5 13 (2.10%) Cucumber
5 13 (2.10%) Visual Studio
6 12 (1.94%) Subversion
7 11 (1.78%) Maven
8 9 (1.46%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (1.29%) Ant
9 8 (1.29%) JMeter
10 5 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.81%) Gradle
10 5 (0.81%) MSI
10 5 (0.81%) NUnit
10 5 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.81%) WinDbg
11 4 (0.65%) Artifactory
General
1 233 (37.70%) Finance
2 119 (19.26%) Banking
3 104 (16.83%) Front Office
4 55 (8.90%) Investment Banking
5 31 (5.02%) Retail
6 16 (2.59%) Legal
7 14 (2.27%) General Ledger
7 14 (2.27%) Marketing
8 12 (1.94%) Law
9 11 (1.78%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.29%) Advertising
11 7 (1.13%) Billing
12 6 (0.97%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.65%) Publishing
13 4 (0.65%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.32%) German Language
15 2 (0.32%) Local Government
15 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.32%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 162 (26.21%) Analyst
2 159 (25.73%) Developer
3 104 (16.83%) Business Analyst
4 51 (8.25%) C# Developer
5 44 (7.12%) Project Manager
6 42 (6.80%) .NET Developer
7 35 (5.66%) Architect
8 30 (4.85%) FX Business Analyst
9 29 (4.69%) Senior Developer
10 28 (4.53%) SQL Developer
11 26 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
12 24 (3.88%) Consultant
13 23 (3.72%) Java Developer
14 21 (3.40%) Software Developer
15 20 (3.24%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 17 (2.75%) Front Office Business Analyst
17 16 (2.59%) Applications Support
17 16 (2.59%) Banking Analyst
18 15 (2.43%) Full Stack Developer
18 15 (2.43%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (17.15%) .NET
2 46 (7.44%) AngularJS
3 39 (6.31%) HTML
3 39 (6.31%) Web Services
4 36 (5.83%) XML
5 29 (4.69%) .NET Framework
6 28 (4.53%) CSS
7 27 (4.37%) REST
8 25 (4.05%) jQuery
8 25 (4.05%) Spring
9 24 (3.88%) WinForms
10 22 (3.56%) ASP.NET
11 21 (3.40%) Entity Framework
12 20 (3.24%) Node.js
13 19 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (2.59%) Middleware
14 16 (2.59%) WCF
15 15 (2.43%) HTML5
15 15 (2.43%) RxJS
15 15 (2.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 51 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (7.93%) Fixed Income
4 25 (4.05%) Equities
5 23 (3.72%) Derivative
6 20 (3.24%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (2.59%) Hedge funds
9 14 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.27%) SWIFT
10 13 (2.10%) Data Structures
10 13 (2.10%) User Experience
11 11 (1.78%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.62%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.62%) Robotics
13 9 (1.46%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.46%) Market Risk
14 8 (1.29%) Fintech
15 7 (1.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 108 (17.48%) Windows
2 66 (10.68%) Linux
3 36 (5.83%) Unix
4 30 (4.85%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.56%) Windows 7
6 20 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.59%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.46%) Solaris
10 7 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.81%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.81%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
3 55 (8.90%) Risk Management
3 55 (8.90%) Scrum
4 51 (8.25%) Test Automation
5 50 (8.09%) Migration
6 48 (7.77%) Business Analysis
6 48 (7.77%) Change Management
6 48 (7.77%) SDLC
6 48 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (7.61%) Project Management
7 47 (7.61%) TDD
8 40 (6.47%) Asset Management
9 39 (6.31%) E-Commerce
9 39 (6.31%) ITIL
10 38 (6.15%) MVC
10 38 (6.15%) Waterfall
10 38 (6.15%) Workflow
11 36 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 35 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 166 (26.86%) SQL
2 107 (17.31%) C#
3 80 (12.94%) JavaScript
4 79 (12.78%) Java
5 32 (5.18%) Python
6 31 (5.02%) T-SQL
7 26 (4.21%) PL/SQL
8 25 (4.05%) Bash Shell
9 23 (3.72%) TypeScript
10 20 (3.24%) PowerShell
11 17 (2.75%) VB.NET
12 16 (2.59%) C++
13 14 (2.27%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.62%) C
14 10 (1.62%) VBA
15 9 (1.46%) VBScript
16 8 (1.29%) Perl
17 6 (0.97%) Korn
17 6 (0.97%) Scala
17 6 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (7.61%) Degree
2 19 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.13%) Master's Degree
5 6 (0.97%) MCP
5 6 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.97%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 5 (0.81%) ACCA
6 5 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.65%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.65%) CCNA
7 4 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.65%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.65%) HP ASE
7 4 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.49%) ISEB
8 3 (0.49%) MBA
8 3 (0.49%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 3 (0.49%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.50%) MiFID
2 25 (4.05%) QA
3 16 (2.59%) EMIR
4 13 (2.10%) SLA
5 12 (1.94%) Dodd-Frank
5 12 (1.94%) PMO
6 8 (1.29%) GDPR
7 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.49%) PSD2
8 2 (0.32%) IFRS
8 2 (0.32%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.32%) RMADS
9 1 (0.16%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 45 (7.28%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.24%) Docker
4 13 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (1.62%) XenApp
5 10 (1.62%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.97%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.32%) Firmware
8 2 (0.32%) Gluster
8 2 (0.32%) HDFS
8 2 (0.32%) iptables
8 2 (0.32%) KVM
8 2 (0.32%) NFS
8 2 (0.32%) XenServer
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (3.40%) SCCM
2 16 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.10%) Ansible
4 7 (1.13%) Control-M
4 7 (1.13%) HP ALM
5 6 (0.97%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.81%) PingFederate
6 5 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.49%) OpenView
8 3 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.49%) SCOM
8 3 (0.49%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 3 (0.49%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.49%) WSUS
9 2 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.32%) Grafana
9 2 (0.32%) Opsview
9 2 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 101 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 76 (12.30%) Oracle
3 28 (4.53%) IBM
3 28 (4.53%) VMware
4 21 (3.40%) SAP
5 18 (2.91%) HP
6 17 (2.75%) Citrix
7 13 (2.10%) Bloomberg
8 11 (1.78%) ION Trading
8 11 (1.78%) Murex
8 11 (1.78%) Polycom
9 10 (1.62%) Charles River
9 10 (1.62%) Symantec
10 9 (1.46%) Blue Prism
10 9 (1.46%) CA Agile Central
10 9 (1.46%) Cisco
10 9 (1.46%) Sybase
11 8 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.13%) hybris
13 6 (0.97%) Wallstreet Suite