Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 361 326 397
Rank change year-on-year -35 +71 -12
Contract jobs citing Back Office 305 292 513
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.75% 0.62%
As % of the General category 1.17% 1.46% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 201 360
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £340 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +18.42% - -
75th Percentile £650 £650 £588
90th Percentile £713 £750 £669
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +15.79% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
10th Percentile £15.04 £13.49 £18.40
25th Percentile £15.87 £14.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.10 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.37% -16.61% -33.87%
75th Percentile £23.21 £18.33 £38.38
90th Percentile " £22.43 £47.60
UK median hourly rate £16.75 £17.10 £23.00
% change year-on-year -2.02% -25.67% -25.81%

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 26,134 19,978 43,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.31% 51.22% 52.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,608 13,243 28,525
10th Percentile £306 £263 £290
25th Percentile £403 £382 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.70%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £581
90th Percentile £700 £694 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 988 769 1,261
10th Percentile £11.83 £12.34 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £19.32
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +3.52% +4.40%
75th Percentile £41.85 £38.75 £39.00
90th Percentile £55.25 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.40 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +6.98% +6.67% +4.17%

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 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021. 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 -63 222 £575 +4.55% 49
Midlands -1 27 £350 -26.32% 10
South East -1 23 £540 +72.52% 20
West Midlands -2 22 £300 -36.84% 5
North of England -6 12 £425 +6.25% 15
Yorkshire +7 8 £425 +30.77% 4
South West +8 5 £473 +8.00% 10
East Midlands +5 5 £463 +46.83% 5
North West -7 4 £338 -25.00% 11
East of England +13 3 - - 2
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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.

1 119 (39.02%) Finance
2 77 (25.25%) SQL
3 69 (22.62%) Banking
4 68 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (22.30%) Social Skills
5 62 (20.33%) Front Office
6 53 (17.38%) Azure
7 51 (16.72%) Python
8 44 (14.43%) C#
9 42 (13.77%) .NET
10 37 (12.13%) Oracle
11 36 (11.80%) Microsoft
11 36 (11.80%) Investment Banking
12 34 (11.15%) Windows
13 32 (10.49%) JIRA
14 31 (10.16%) Test Automation
15 29 (9.51%) Unix
15 29 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (9.18%) DevOps
17 26 (8.52%) XML
18 25 (8.20%) C++
19 24 (7.87%) Active Directory
19 24 (7.87%) Git (software)
20 23 (7.54%) CRM
20 23 (7.54%) Scrum
21 22 (7.21%) SWIFT
21 22 (7.21%) Public Sector
22 21 (6.89%) Business Analysis
22 21 (6.89%) Java
22 21 (6.89%) Project Management

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 9 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.30%) Apache
2 7 (2.30%) Confluence
3 6 (1.97%) Apache Airflow
3 6 (1.97%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.66%) Documentum
4 2 (0.66%) FileNet
5 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.33%) CMS
5 1 (0.33%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (2.30%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.64%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.33%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.28%) Markit EDM
2 8 (2.62%) Eagle PACE
2 8 (2.62%) SunGard Martini
3 6 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.31%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.66%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.66%) Sonata
7 2 (0.66%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.33%) Advent Geneva
8 1 (0.33%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.33%) Endur
8 1 (0.33%) Magento
8 1 (0.33%) Salerio
8 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 53 (17.38%) Azure
2 17 (5.57%) AWS
3 11 (3.61%) Azure Functions
3 11 (3.61%) Serverless
4 9 (2.95%) GCP
5 5 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (1.31%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (0.98%) Power Platform
7 3 (0.98%) SaaS
8 2 (0.66%) Amazon Cognito
8 2 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.66%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) AWS CodeCommit
9 1 (0.33%) Azure Logic Apps
9 1 (0.33%) Google Workspace
9 1 (0.33%) IaaS
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.59%) LAN
1 14 (4.59%) WAN
2 13 (4.26%) PBX
2 13 (4.26%) RTP
2 13 (4.26%) VoIP
3 8 (2.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.31%) 3G
5 3 (0.98%) DHCP
5 3 (0.98%) DNS
5 3 (0.98%) Firewall
6 2 (0.66%) SSH
7 1 (0.33%) 2G
7 1 (0.33%) 4G
7 1 (0.33%) Internet
7 1 (0.33%) Network Security
7 1 (0.33%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.33%) SAN
7 1 (0.33%) WebEx
7 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (4.92%) Relational Database
2 15 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.62%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.62%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.62%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.64%) GIS
5 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.66%) MS Access
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.66%) Power BI
6 2 (0.66%) Redis
7 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.33%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (10.49%) JIRA
2 24 (7.87%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.92%) Bitbucket
4 14 (4.59%) Artifactory
5 13 (4.26%) LoadRunner
6 10 (3.28%) Oracle APEX
7 9 (2.95%) Visual Studio
8 8 (2.62%) CppUnit
9 7 (2.30%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.30%) Subversion
10 5 (1.64%) Axure RP
10 5 (1.64%) Robot Framework
10 5 (1.64%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.98%) Tricentis qTest
11 3 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.66%) Ant
12 2 (0.66%) GitLab
13 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.33%) JUnit
13 1 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 119 (39.02%) Finance
2 69 (22.62%) Banking
3 68 (22.30%) Social Skills
4 62 (20.33%) Front Office
5 36 (11.80%) Investment Banking
6 29 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (7.21%) Public Sector
8 16 (5.25%) Telecoms
9 10 (3.28%) Retail
10 8 (2.62%) Organisational Skills
11 7 (2.30%) Legal
12 6 (1.97%) Financial Institution
13 5 (1.64%) General Ledger
13 5 (1.64%) Law
13 5 (1.64%) Presentation Skills
13 5 (1.64%) Retail Banking
14 4 (1.31%) Aerospace
14 4 (1.31%) Marketing
15 3 (0.98%) Advertising
16 2 (0.66%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 101 (33.11%) Analyst
2 78 (25.57%) Developer
3 59 (19.34%) Business Analyst
4 20 (6.56%) C++ Developer
4 20 (6.56%) Project Manager
5 16 (5.25%) Architect
5 16 (5.25%) Banking Analyst
6 15 (4.92%) Test Analyst
7 14 (4.59%) Data Analyst
7 14 (4.59%) SQL Developer
8 13 (4.26%) Data Business Analyst
9 12 (3.93%) .NET Developer
9 12 (3.93%) Support Analyst
10 11 (3.61%) Back Office Business Analyst
10 11 (3.61%) C# Developer
10 11 (3.61%) Consultant
10 11 (3.61%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 9 (2.95%) Business Manager
12 9 (2.95%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.77%) .NET
2 26 (8.52%) XML
3 14 (4.59%) FIX Protocol
4 12 (3.93%) .NET Core
5 11 (3.61%) STL
6 10 (3.28%) .NET Framework
6 10 (3.28%) React
7 9 (2.95%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 8 (2.62%) JSON
9 7 (2.30%) gRPC
9 7 (2.30%) Kafka
9 7 (2.30%) Middleware
9 7 (2.30%) REST
10 6 (1.97%) RESTful
10 6 (1.97%) Spring
11 5 (1.64%) J2EE
11 5 (1.64%) Node.js
12 4 (1.31%) CSS
12 4 (1.31%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.21%) SWIFT
2 19 (6.23%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (5.90%) Derivative
4 14 (4.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (4.26%) Hedge funds
6 12 (3.93%) Equities
7 11 (3.61%) Fixed Income
8 9 (2.95%) Reference Data
9 8 (2.62%) User Experience
10 6 (1.97%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.97%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.64%) NHS
11 5 (1.64%) Tandem
12 4 (1.31%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.98%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.98%) EPoS
14 2 (0.66%) Cloud Native
14 2 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.66%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.15%) Windows
2 29 (9.51%) Unix
3 20 (6.56%) Linux
4 8 (2.62%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.30%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.98%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.66%) Solaris
8 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (10.16%) Test Automation
3 28 (9.18%) DevOps
4 23 (7.54%) CRM
4 23 (7.54%) Scrum
5 21 (6.89%) Business Analysis
5 21 (6.89%) Project Management
6 20 (6.56%) Unit Testing
7 19 (6.23%) Software Engineering
8 18 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (5.57%) Analytics
9 17 (5.57%) Functional Testing
9 17 (5.57%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (5.57%) Scenario Testing
10 15 (4.92%) ERP
10 15 (4.92%) ITIL
10 15 (4.92%) Project Delivery
11 14 (4.59%) Data Science
11 14 (4.59%) Migration
11 14 (4.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 77 (25.25%) SQL
2 51 (16.72%) Python
3 44 (14.43%) C#
4 25 (8.20%) C++
5 21 (6.89%) Java
6 13 (4.26%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.61%) C
8 6 (1.97%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.64%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.31%) Java 8
10 4 (1.31%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.66%) Go
12 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (6.23%) Degree
2 9 (2.95%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.62%) ISEB
4 6 (1.97%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (1.64%) PhD
6 4 (1.31%) CCNP
6 4 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.98%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.98%) MCDST
7 3 (0.98%) MCP
7 3 (0.98%) MCSA
7 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.98%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (0.98%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.66%) ACCA
9 1 (0.33%) CCIE
9 1 (0.33%) CCNA
9 1 (0.33%) CIMA
9 1 (0.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.61%) QA
2 5 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.64%) MiFID
3 4 (1.31%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.98%) GDPR
4 3 (0.98%) SEPA
4 3 (0.98%) SLA
5 2 (0.66%) EMIR
5 2 (0.66%) FATCA
5 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 15022
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.30%) Docker
3 5 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.98%) Terminal Services
4 3 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.33%) Firmware
6 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.62%) SCCM
3 5 (1.64%) BladeLogic
3 5 (1.64%) Terraform
4 4 (1.31%) Ansible
5 3 (0.98%) DameWare
5 3 (0.98%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.98%) SCOM
6 2 (0.66%) Control-M
6 2 (0.66%) MIIS
7 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.33%) Grafana
7 1 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.33%) Nagios
7 1 (0.33%) Nessus
7 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (12.13%) Oracle
2 36 (11.80%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.56%) Bloomberg
4 18 (5.90%) SAP
5 15 (4.92%) SolarWinds
6 8 (2.62%) FIS
6 8 (2.62%) SunGard
7 7 (2.30%) Databricks
7 7 (2.30%) VMware
8 6 (1.97%) Adobe
8 6 (1.97%) Cisco
8 6 (1.97%) hybris
9 5 (1.64%) IBM
9 5 (1.64%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.31%) Citrix
10 4 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.31%) Splunk
11 3 (0.98%) Charles River
11 3 (0.98%) Remedy