Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 399 378 291
Rank change year-on-year -21 -87 -7
Contract jobs citing Back Office 499 609 742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.67% 0.88%
As % of the General category 1.68% 1.79% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 409 458
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £313 £285 £299
90th Percentile £673 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £465
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 15
England median hourly rate £20.50 £31.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.87% -21.52% +125.71%
10th Percentile £18.40 £18.66 £11.60
90th Percentile £47.60 £33.80 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year -25.81% -22.98% +130.00%

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 29,763 34,116 32,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.91% 37.47% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,479 22,530 21,556
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 654 797 807
England median hourly rate £32.24 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.99% +4.00% -4.31%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.45 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.42 £51.75 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -4.76%

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 19 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in England over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 June 2019. 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 -15 305 £525 -4.55% 30
South East +2 62 £413 +18.28% 6
North of England +38 48 £360 +2.86% 4
Midlands -2 36 £425 +11.84% 3
South West -27 30 £475 +18.75% 4
West Midlands +9 28 £450 +38.46% 1
North West +10 25 £363 +0.90% 2
Yorkshire +23 17 £300 +46.34% 1
East of England +3 14 £300 -25.00% 4
East Midlands +8 8 £325 -18.75% 2
North East - 6 £338 - 1
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 196 (39.28%) Finance
2 140 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (24.65%) SQL
4 121 (24.25%) Banking
5 102 (20.44%) C#
6 93 (18.64%) .NET
6 93 (18.64%) Microsoft
7 74 (14.83%) Java
8 71 (14.23%) SQL Server
9 68 (13.63%) Oracle
10 59 (11.82%) Migration
11 53 (10.62%) Front Office
12 52 (10.42%) T-SQL
13 51 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
14 47 (9.42%) Degree
15 46 (9.22%) CRM
16 45 (9.02%) Data Warehouse
16 45 (9.02%) VB.NET
16 45 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 45 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
17 43 (8.62%) Scrum
17 43 (8.62%) SAP
18 40 (8.02%) SDLC
19 39 (7.82%) XML
19 39 (7.82%) JavaScript
19 39 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
20 38 (7.62%) Windows
21 36 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
22 34 (6.81%) Business Analysis
22 34 (6.81%) Continuous Integration

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 16 (3.21%) SharePoint
1 16 (3.21%) WebSphere
2 11 (2.20%) WebLogic
3 10 (2.00%) GlassFish
3 10 (2.00%) JCAPS
3 10 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (1.80%) IIS
5 6 (1.20%) CMS
6 5 (1.00%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.80%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.80%) Confluence
7 4 (0.80%) Mule
7 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.60%) Apache
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.40%) JBoss
9 2 (0.40%) Kentico
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.20%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 33 (6.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.20%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.00%) Actimize
3 5 (1.00%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.80%) SAP PS
5 3 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.60%) Endur
5 3 (0.60%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.40%) Retail-J
6 2 (0.40%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.40%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.20%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.81%) Power Platform
3 20 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (3.61%) Office 365
5 14 (2.81%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (2.00%) SaaS
7 9 (1.80%) IBM Blueworks
8 7 (1.40%) Microsoft Flow
8 7 (1.40%) PowerApps
9 6 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.80%) GitHub
11 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.40%) Basecamp
11 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.40%) PaaS
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.20%) Boomi
12 1 (0.20%) Slack
12 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.61%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.20%) FTP
3 10 (2.00%) LAN
3 10 (2.00%) WAN
4 7 (1.40%) SAN
5 6 (1.20%) Internet
5 6 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (1.00%) MPLS
6 5 (1.00%) VPN
7 4 (0.80%) HTTP
7 4 (0.80%) Intranet
7 4 (0.80%) NFC
8 3 (0.60%) DHCP
8 3 (0.60%) DNS
8 3 (0.60%) Firewall
8 3 (0.60%) Wireless
9 2 (0.40%) 2G
9 2 (0.40%) Extranet
9 2 (0.40%) GSM
9 2 (0.40%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 45 (9.02%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (5.21%) Oracle Database
6 23 (4.61%) Power BI
7 13 (2.61%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.60%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.40%) DTS
9 7 (1.40%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.80%) Big Data
12 3 (0.60%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.60%) KDB
12 3 (0.60%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 26 (5.21%) JIRA
2 19 (3.81%) Selenium
3 17 (3.41%) Maven
4 16 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (3.21%) Visual Studio
5 14 (2.81%) Ant
5 14 (2.81%) NUnit
6 11 (2.20%) JUnit
6 11 (2.20%) TeamCity
7 10 (2.00%) Git (software)
8 9 (1.80%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.40%) Moq
9 7 (1.40%) MSTest
9 7 (1.40%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.40%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 6 (1.20%) AccuRev
10 6 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.20%) Subversion
10 6 (1.20%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 196 (39.28%) Finance
2 121 (24.25%) Banking
3 53 (10.62%) Front Office
4 27 (5.41%) Legal
5 26 (5.21%) Financial Institution
6 25 (5.01%) Retail
7 23 (4.61%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.00%) Marketing
8 10 (2.00%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.80%) Online Betting
10 8 (1.60%) Publishing
11 7 (1.40%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.40%) Wholesale Banking
12 6 (1.20%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.80%) Billing
14 3 (0.60%) Automotive
14 3 (0.60%) Games
15 2 (0.40%) Electronics
15 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 153 (30.66%) Developer
2 107 (21.44%) Analyst
3 73 (14.63%) Business Analyst
4 56 (11.22%) C# Developer
5 38 (7.62%) Architect
6 35 (7.01%) Project Manager
7 29 (5.81%) Consultant
8 27 (5.41%) .NET Developer
9 23 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
9 23 (4.61%) SQL Developer
10 22 (4.41%) Java Developer
11 17 (3.41%) Banking Analyst
11 17 (3.41%) VB.NET Developer
12 16 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
13 14 (2.81%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 14 (2.81%) SSIS Developer
14 12 (2.40%) C# VB.NET Developer
14 12 (2.40%) Hybris Developer
14 12 (2.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (18.64%) .NET
2 39 (7.82%) XML
3 28 (5.61%) Middleware
3 28 (5.61%) Spring
4 27 (5.41%) Web Services
5 23 (4.61%) WinForms
6 21 (4.21%) ADO.NET
6 21 (4.21%) RESTful
7 18 (3.61%) DOM
8 17 (3.41%) WPF
9 16 (3.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 16 (3.21%) REST
10 14 (2.81%) SOAP
11 13 (2.61%) ASP.NET
11 13 (2.61%) HTML
11 13 (2.61%) jQuery
12 12 (2.40%) AngularJS
12 12 (2.40%) J2EE
12 12 (2.40%) Java EE
13 11 (2.20%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.61%) Mobile App
3 30 (6.01%) Management Information System
4 24 (4.81%) Fixed Income
5 23 (4.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 20 (4.01%) Data Centre
7 17 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (3.21%) Derivative
9 14 (2.81%) Equities
10 13 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (2.40%) Driving Licence
12 11 (2.20%) Robotics
13 10 (2.00%) Hedge funds
13 10 (2.00%) Tandem
14 9 (1.80%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.80%) SWIFT
15 8 (1.60%) Clustering
15 8 (1.60%) EPoS
15 8 (1.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.62%) Windows
2 33 (6.61%) Windows Server
3 23 (4.61%) Linux
4 19 (3.81%) Unix
5 12 (2.40%) Solaris
6 11 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.40%) CentOS
8 7 (1.40%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (11.82%) Migration
3 51 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (9.22%) CRM
5 45 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (8.62%) Scrum
7 40 (8.02%) SDLC
8 39 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (6.81%) Business Analysis
9 34 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (6.61%) Asset Management
11 32 (6.41%) Analytics
12 27 (5.41%) DevOps
12 27 (5.41%) OO
12 27 (5.41%) Project Management
13 26 (5.21%) ITIL
14 25 (5.01%) Computer Science
14 25 (5.01%) Data Migration
14 25 (5.01%) Test Automation
14 25 (5.01%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (24.65%) SQL
2 102 (20.44%) C#
3 74 (14.83%) Java
4 52 (10.42%) T-SQL
5 45 (9.02%) VB.NET
6 39 (7.82%) JavaScript
7 20 (4.01%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.40%) ABAP
9 11 (2.20%) Python
9 11 (2.20%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.80%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.80%) XPath
11 7 (1.40%) Java 8
11 7 (1.40%) SAPscript
12 6 (1.20%) R
13 4 (0.80%) C
13 4 (0.80%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.80%) VBScript
14 3 (0.60%) Scala
14 3 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (9.42%) Degree
2 16 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.40%) CISSP
6 11 (2.20%) CISM
7 8 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.40%) CRISC
9 6 (1.20%) CCNA
9 6 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.00%) CLAS
10 5 (1.00%) OCPJP
10 5 (1.00%) PMP
10 5 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.00%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (0.80%) CCNP
11 4 (0.80%) CCSP
11 4 (0.80%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.80%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.81%) QA
2 10 (2.00%) PSD2
2 10 (2.00%) SLA
3 8 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.60%) PMO
4 5 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.00%) GDPR
4 5 (1.00%) IFRS
4 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.00%) SEPA
5 4 (0.80%) ISAE 3402
5 4 (0.80%) ISO 22301
5 4 (0.80%) ISO 31000
5 4 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (0.80%) MiFID
5 4 (0.80%) NIST
5 4 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.60%) COBIT
7 2 (0.40%) EMIR
System Software
1 25 (5.01%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.40%) Docker
3 12 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.20%) vSphere
5 8 (1.60%) ISA Server
6 6 (1.20%) IAG
6 6 (1.20%) XenApp
7 5 (1.00%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (1.80%) Control-M
1 9 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (1.60%) HP ALM
2 8 (1.60%) SCCM
3 7 (1.40%) Ansible
3 7 (1.40%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.40%) vCenter Server
4 4 (0.80%) IBM Guardium
4 4 (0.80%) Nessus
4 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.80%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 2 (0.40%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (0.40%) Puppet
5 2 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 93 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 68 (13.63%) Oracle
3 43 (8.62%) SAP
4 31 (6.21%) IBM
5 27 (5.41%) HP
6 18 (3.61%) VMware
7 13 (2.61%) hybris
8 11 (2.20%) Cisco
9 10 (2.00%) Pega
10 9 (1.80%) Symantec
10 9 (1.80%) webMethods
11 8 (1.60%) Citrix
11 8 (1.60%) Workday
12 7 (1.40%) NetApp
12 7 (1.40%) Remedy
12 7 (1.40%) Sun
13 6 (1.20%) Verint
14 5 (1.00%) Intapp
14 5 (1.00%) SnapLogic
15 4 (0.80%) Centrify