Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 388 272 413
Rank change year-on-year -116 +141 -55
Contract jobs citing Back Office 369 238 471
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.90% 0.58%
As % of the General category 1.08% 1.69% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 176 339
10th Percentile £325 £363 £300
25th Percentile £425 £475 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £600 £475
Median % change year-on-year -5.83% +26.32% -5.00%
75th Percentile £700 £738 £588
90th Percentile £785 £750 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £593 £475
% change year-on-year -7.25% +24.84% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
10th Percentile £15.73 £15.37 "
25th Percentile £16.33 £15.92 £16.20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.35 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.89% -13.28% -35.48%
75th Percentile £21.75 £18.02 £21.75
90th Percentile £80.00 £25.21 £22.50
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.42% -13.28% -12.57%

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 34,053 14,090 42,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.62% 53.49% 51.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,154 9,614 27,674
10th Percentile £308 £275 £265
25th Percentile £413 £384 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £510 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,222 494 1,361
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.66 £10.98
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.36
Median % change year-on-year -15.56% +16.22% +7.56%
75th Percentile £42.24 £43.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £59.69 £52.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.18
% change year-on-year -13.64% +14.70% +9.60%

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 17 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Back Office in England over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 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 -109 287 £600 - 62
South East -77 31 £448 -6.77% 13
North of England -68 14 £425 -5.03% 26
South West -39 8 £295 -29.85% 10
Yorkshire -40 7 £425 - 12
North West -54 6 £688 +52.78% 14
Midlands -74 6 £340 -33.66% 16
West Midlands -61 4 £340 -35.24% 12
East Midlands -39 2 £394 +25.00% 4
East of England -41 2 £450 +28.57% 3
North East -16 1 £210 -47.50%
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 153 (41.46%) Finance
2 132 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (24.39%) Social Skills
4 70 (18.97%) Banking
5 68 (18.43%) SQL
6 65 (17.62%) Azure
7 59 (15.99%) Front Office
8 51 (13.82%) Degree
9 47 (12.74%) Microsoft
10 45 (12.20%) Java
11 43 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
12 42 (11.38%) Python
13 41 (11.11%) Oracle
13 41 (11.11%) AWS
14 40 (10.84%) C#
15 39 (10.57%) Scrum
15 39 (10.57%) Git (software)
15 39 (10.57%) DevOps
16 38 (10.30%) Analytics
16 38 (10.30%) Windows
17 35 (9.49%) Investment Banking
18 34 (9.21%) Project Management
19 31 (8.40%) CRM
19 31 (8.40%) Test Automation
19 31 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
20 30 (8.13%) Business Analysis
21 29 (7.86%) .NET
22 28 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
22 28 (7.59%) GCP
23 27 (7.32%) ETRM

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 11 (2.98%) Confluence
2 8 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.90%) Apache
4 6 (1.63%) Apache Airflow
4 6 (1.63%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.63%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.54%) CMS
5 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.27%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.27%) JBoss
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.25%) Photoshop
3 11 (2.98%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.54%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.90%) SunGard Martini
2 6 (1.63%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (1.63%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.81%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.54%) Endur
6 2 (0.54%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.54%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.54%) Orchestrade
6 2 (0.54%) Sonata
6 2 (0.54%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.27%) Magento
7 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 65 (17.62%) Azure
2 41 (11.11%) AWS
3 28 (7.59%) GCP
4 22 (5.96%) Serverless
5 21 (5.69%) Azure Functions
6 15 (4.07%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (2.98%) Microsoft 365
8 7 (1.90%) AWS CodeCommit
9 5 (1.36%) OneDrive
9 5 (1.36%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.36%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.08%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.08%) SaaS
11 3 (0.81%) Azure Stack
11 3 (0.81%) Azure Storage
12 2 (0.54%) Amazon Cognito
12 2 (0.54%) Azure Logic Apps
12 2 (0.54%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.54%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.63%) DHCP
2 6 (1.63%) DNS
2 6 (1.63%) DOCSIS
3 5 (1.36%) SAN
4 4 (1.08%) 3G
4 4 (1.08%) Firewall
4 4 (1.08%) LAN
4 4 (1.08%) VoIP
4 4 (1.08%) WAN
5 2 (0.54%) Broadband
5 2 (0.54%) IPv4
5 2 (0.54%) MQTT
5 2 (0.54%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.54%) RTP
5 2 (0.54%) SD-WAN
5 2 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.54%) Wireless
5 2 (0.54%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.88%) Relational Database
2 11 (2.98%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.71%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.44%) Data Mart
4 9 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (1.63%) GIS
6 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.36%) Blockchain
7 5 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.36%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.81%) Power BI
10 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.54%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.54%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 39 (10.57%) Git (software)
2 24 (6.50%) JIRA
3 11 (2.98%) Axure RP
3 11 (2.98%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.90%) CppUnit
5 7 (1.90%) ESLint
5 7 (1.90%) Jasmine
5 7 (1.90%) Karma Test Runner
5 7 (1.90%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.63%) Bitbucket
6 6 (1.63%) Subversion
7 5 (1.36%) Artifactory
7 5 (1.36%) Robot Framework
7 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.81%) JUnit
9 3 (0.81%) Maven
9 3 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 153 (41.46%) Finance
2 90 (24.39%) Social Skills
3 70 (18.97%) Banking
4 59 (15.99%) Front Office
5 43 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (9.49%) Investment Banking
7 18 (4.88%) Presentation Skills
8 15 (4.07%) Retail
8 15 (4.07%) Telecoms
9 14 (3.79%) Public Sector
10 8 (2.17%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
12 6 (1.63%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.63%) Influencing Skills
12 6 (1.63%) Legal
13 5 (1.36%) General Ledger
13 5 (1.36%) Marketing
14 3 (0.81%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.81%) Games
15 2 (0.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 104 (28.18%) Analyst
2 86 (23.31%) Developer
3 75 (20.33%) Business Analyst
4 33 (8.94%) Architect
5 26 (7.05%) Project Manager
6 15 (4.07%) Back Office Business Analyst
6 15 (4.07%) Designer
7 14 (3.79%) Banking Analyst
7 14 (3.79%) Java Developer
7 14 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (3.52%) Senior Business Analyst
8 13 (3.52%) Senior Developer
9 11 (2.98%) C++ Developer
9 11 (2.98%) UI Designer
9 11 (2.98%) UI/UX Designer
9 11 (2.98%) UX Designer
10 10 (2.71%) .NET Developer
10 10 (2.71%) Python Developer
11 9 (2.44%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.86%) .NET
2 24 (6.50%) React
3 20 (5.42%) AngularJS
3 20 (5.42%) XML
4 14 (3.79%) JSON
5 13 (3.52%) Spring
6 12 (3.25%) Kafka
7 11 (2.98%) .NET Core
7 11 (2.98%) .NET Framework
7 11 (2.98%) Node.js
7 11 (2.98%) REST
7 11 (2.98%) RESTful
8 10 (2.71%) HTML
8 10 (2.71%) jQuery
9 9 (2.44%) STL
9 9 (2.44%) Web Services
10 8 (2.17%) CSS
11 7 (1.90%) Backbone.js
11 7 (1.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 7 (1.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 22 (5.96%) User Experience
2 16 (4.34%) Tandem
3 14 (3.79%) Fixed Income
4 13 (3.52%) Derivative
5 11 (2.98%) Algorithms
6 10 (2.71%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.17%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.90%) Legacy Systems
8 7 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.90%) Reference Data
9 6 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.63%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (1.36%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.36%) Handset
10 5 (1.36%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.30%) Windows
2 18 (4.88%) Unix
3 14 (3.79%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.71%) Windows 10
5 9 (2.44%) Linux
6 5 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (0.81%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.54%) Android
8 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.54%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (10.57%) DevOps
2 39 (10.57%) Scrum
3 38 (10.30%) Analytics
4 34 (9.21%) Project Management
5 31 (8.40%) CRM
5 31 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (8.40%) Test Automation
6 30 (8.13%) Business Analysis
7 28 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (7.32%) ETRM
9 26 (7.05%) Microservices
9 26 (7.05%) Workflow
10 24 (6.50%) Waterfall
11 23 (6.23%) Software Engineering
12 22 (5.96%) Coaching
12 22 (5.96%) Data Engineering
12 22 (5.96%) Machine Learning
12 22 (5.96%) Migration
13 21 (5.69%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 68 (18.43%) SQL
2 45 (12.20%) Java
3 42 (11.38%) Python
4 40 (10.84%) C#
5 22 (5.96%) C++
5 22 (5.96%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.25%) Java 8
7 9 (2.44%) Perl
8 4 (1.08%) C
9 3 (0.81%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.81%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.54%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.54%) Go
10 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.27%) VB
11 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (13.82%) Degree
2 16 (4.34%) PhD
3 15 (4.07%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.79%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (2.71%) ISEB
5 10 (2.71%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.90%) CCNA
6 7 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.08%) PMP
7 4 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.54%) ACCA
8 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.54%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.54%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.27%) CCIE Security
9 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.98%) QA
2 5 (1.36%) Accessibility
2 5 (1.36%) SLA
3 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.81%) EMIR
4 3 (0.81%) PMO
5 2 (0.54%) GDPR
5 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.54%) MiFID
5 2 (0.54%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.54%) SEPA
6 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.27%) FATCA
6 1 (0.27%) NCSC
System Software
1 22 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.98%) Docker
3 3 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (4.07%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.71%) SCCM
3 8 (2.17%) Ansible
4 5 (1.36%) BladeLogic
4 5 (1.36%) Terraform
5 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.27%) Control-M
5 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.27%) Kibana
5 1 (0.27%) Nessus
5 1 (0.27%) SCOM
5 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (12.74%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.11%) Oracle
3 17 (4.61%) SAP
4 16 (4.34%) Murex
5 11 (2.98%) Adobe
5 11 (2.98%) VMware
6 10 (2.71%) Citrix
6 10 (2.71%) Databricks
6 10 (2.71%) Google
6 10 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (2.44%) Cisco
7 9 (2.44%) Sybase
8 8 (2.17%) FIS
8 8 (2.17%) IBM
9 7 (1.90%) SunGard
10 6 (1.63%) hybris
11 5 (1.36%) CommVault
12 4 (1.08%) Bloomberg
12 4 (1.08%) Workday
13 3 (0.81%) UiPath