Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 340 335 292
Rank change year-on-year -5 -43 -18
Contract jobs citing Back Office 729 707 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.74% 0.88%
As % of the General category 2.09% 1.88% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 480 572
England median daily rate £500 £525 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +18.31% -1.39%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £688 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £520 £433
% change year-on-year -3.85% +20.23% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 13
England median hourly rate £21.44 £25.06 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.46% +51.86% -5.71%
10th Percentile £12.81 £14.21 £10.05
90th Percentile £29.46 £42.13 £26.50
UK median hourly rate £11.50 £25.06 £16.50
% change year-on-year -54.11% +51.86% -15.38%

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 34,887 37,531 34,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.18% 39.49% 36.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,333 25,126 23,405
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 750 817 855
England median hourly rate £23.83 £26.44 £24.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.89% +8.18% -2.24%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.28 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.35 £45.57
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -9.62% +6.12% -2.49%

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 11 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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 -19 432 £550 - 75
South East +33 128 £413 +3.13% 23
North of England -11 63 £428 +0.59% 29
Midlands +3 43 £500 +21.21% 13
North West -14 43 £414 -8.06% 20
South West -19 41 £463 +8.82% 14
West Midlands -24 25 £500 +17.65% 6
East of England +8 21 £350 -26.32% 6
East Midlands +23 18 £500 - 6
Yorkshire -19 14 £500 +100.00% 8
North East +1 6 £425 - 1
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 314 (43.07%) Finance
2 256 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (22.63%) SQL
4 155 (21.26%) Java
5 135 (18.52%) .NET
6 132 (18.11%) Microsoft
7 108 (14.81%) Front Office
8 104 (14.27%) SQL Server
9 100 (13.72%) Banking
10 98 (13.44%) Oracle
11 95 (13.03%) C#
12 93 (12.76%) Windows
13 90 (12.35%) JavaScript
14 85 (11.66%) Asset Management
15 81 (11.11%) HTML
16 78 (10.70%) Web Services
17 75 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
18 71 (9.74%) Microsoft Azure
19 70 (9.60%) Test Automation
20 69 (9.47%) TDD
21 66 (9.05%) XML
22 63 (8.64%) Workflow
22 63 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
23 62 (8.50%) CRM
24 60 (8.23%) Scrum
25 59 (8.09%) Linux
26 58 (7.96%) Service Management
26 58 (7.96%) Project Management
26 58 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
27 56 (7.68%) Analytical Skills

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 24 (3.29%) CMS
2 23 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.88%) IIS
4 15 (2.06%) Confluence
5 14 (1.92%) SAS
6 13 (1.78%) JBoss
7 12 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (1.65%) MS Exchange
7 12 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (1.23%) SAP Portal
9 6 (0.82%) EPiServer
9 6 (0.82%) Mule
9 6 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.69%) NetWeaver
11 4 (0.55%) Anypoint
11 4 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.14%) GIMP
7 1 (0.14%) Mingle
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 41 (5.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.33%) Endur
3 14 (1.92%) Actimize
3 14 (1.92%) HiPortfolio
4 10 (1.37%) Eikon
5 9 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (1.10%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.69%) ION MarketView
8 5 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.55%) HFM
9 4 (0.55%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.55%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.55%) Maximo
9 4 (0.55%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.55%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.55%) SAP PS
10 3 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.41%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 71 (9.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (3.29%) Office 365
4 22 (3.02%) Dynamics 365
5 16 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (1.92%) GitHub
7 12 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (1.65%) Serverless
8 9 (1.23%) Yammer
9 7 (0.96%) Boomi
9 7 (0.96%) SaaS
10 6 (0.82%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.69%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.55%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.84%) DNS
2 19 (2.61%) DHCP
3 13 (1.78%) Firewall
4 9 (1.23%) LAN
4 9 (1.23%) VPN
5 8 (1.10%) NFC
6 7 (0.96%) Internet
6 7 (0.96%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.82%) Value-Added Service
8 5 (0.69%) Broadband
8 5 (0.69%) WAN
9 3 (0.41%) Extranet
9 3 (0.41%) Intranet
10 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.27%) WLAN
11 1 (0.14%) CTI
11 1 (0.14%) HTTP
11 1 (0.14%) SAN
11 1 (0.14%) SMS
11 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (14.27%) SQL Server
2 54 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (6.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (3.84%) MySQL
5 20 (2.74%) QlikView
6 15 (2.06%) NoSQL
6 15 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (1.65%) DTS
10 11 (1.51%) MongoDB
11 10 (1.37%) Power BI
11 10 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.96%) Big Data
13 7 (0.96%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.96%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 50 (6.86%) Git (software)
2 40 (5.49%) JIRA
3 31 (4.25%) Jenkins
4 30 (4.12%) TeamCity
5 24 (3.29%) Selenium
6 22 (3.02%) Maven
7 18 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (2.33%) Cucumber
9 14 (1.92%) Visual Studio
10 12 (1.65%) Hudson
10 12 (1.65%) Subversion
11 9 (1.23%) Axure RP
11 9 (1.23%) Gradle
11 9 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (1.10%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.10%) JUnit
12 8 (1.10%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.96%) Ant
13 7 (0.96%) JMeter
General
1 314 (43.07%) Finance
2 108 (14.81%) Front Office
3 100 (13.72%) Banking
4 45 (6.17%) Investment Banking
5 30 (4.12%) Retail
6 29 (3.98%) Financial Institution
7 28 (3.84%) Marketing
8 20 (2.74%) Publishing
9 17 (2.33%) Telecoms
10 16 (2.19%) Legal
11 11 (1.51%) General Ledger
12 10 (1.37%) Law
12 10 (1.37%) Local Government
12 10 (1.37%) Manufacturing
13 8 (1.10%) Online Betting
14 6 (0.82%) Advertising
15 4 (0.55%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.55%) Electronics
15 4 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 247 (33.88%) Developer
2 194 (26.61%) Analyst
3 88 (12.07%) Business Analyst
4 67 (9.19%) Architect
5 45 (6.17%) .NET Developer
6 42 (5.76%) Java Developer
7 34 (4.66%) Senior Developer
8 32 (4.39%) Consultant
9 31 (4.25%) PHP Developer
10 30 (4.12%) Support Analyst
11 29 (3.98%) Project Manager
12 26 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
13 23 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
14 22 (3.02%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 21 (2.88%) Support Engineer
16 19 (2.61%) Analyst Developer
16 19 (2.61%) SQL Analyst
16 19 (2.61%) Technical Analyst
17 18 (2.47%) C# Developer
17 18 (2.47%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (18.52%) .NET
2 81 (11.11%) HTML
3 78 (10.70%) Web Services
4 66 (9.05%) XML
5 55 (7.54%) CSS
6 39 (5.35%) AngularJS
7 37 (5.08%) ASP.NET
8 35 (4.80%) Spring
9 32 (4.39%) REST
10 30 (4.12%) jQuery
10 30 (4.12%) WCF
11 29 (3.98%) SOAP
12 25 (3.43%) JSON
12 25 (3.43%) Middleware
13 24 (3.29%) Spring Boot
14 21 (2.88%) HTML5
14 21 (2.88%) LAMP
15 20 (2.74%) .NET Framework
16 19 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
17 17 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (7.54%) Fixed Income
3 49 (6.72%) Equities
4 44 (6.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 41 (5.62%) User Experience
6 40 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (4.25%) Data Centre
8 27 (3.70%) Derivative
9 24 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (3.02%) Hedge funds
11 17 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (2.06%) Management Information System
13 15 (2.06%) Mobile App
14 14 (1.92%) Fintech
14 14 (1.92%) Robotics
15 12 (1.65%) Blackberry
16 10 (1.37%) Public Cloud
17 8 (1.10%) Mainframe
17 8 (1.10%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 93 (12.76%) Windows
2 59 (8.09%) Linux
3 55 (7.54%) Unix
4 53 (7.27%) Windows Server
5 33 (4.53%) Solaris
6 14 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.78%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.78%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.82%) Android
10 5 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.27%) AIX
13 1 (0.14%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (11.66%) Asset Management
3 75 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
4 70 (9.60%) Test Automation
5 69 (9.47%) TDD
6 63 (8.64%) Workflow
7 62 (8.50%) CRM
8 60 (8.23%) Scrum
9 58 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
9 58 (7.96%) Project Management
9 58 (7.96%) Service Management
10 53 (7.27%) Migration
11 46 (6.31%) DevOps
12 45 (6.17%) ETL
13 42 (5.76%) Mentoring
13 42 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 42 (5.76%) Web Development
14 41 (5.62%) Computer Science
14 41 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
14 41 (5.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 165 (22.63%) SQL
2 155 (21.26%) Java
3 95 (13.03%) C#
4 90 (12.35%) JavaScript
5 41 (5.62%) PHP
6 33 (4.53%) Python
7 18 (2.47%) Shell Script
8 16 (2.19%) Scala
9 15 (2.06%) Perl
10 14 (1.92%) ABAP
10 14 (1.92%) Korn
10 14 (1.92%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.78%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.78%) TypeScript
12 11 (1.51%) Clojure
13 10 (1.37%) VBScript
14 9 (1.23%) Java 8
15 8 (1.10%) C++
15 8 (1.10%) VBA
16 7 (0.96%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 52 (7.13%) Degree
2 21 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (2.47%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.23%) MCSE
7 8 (1.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 8 (1.10%) CCSP
7 8 (1.10%) CISA
7 8 (1.10%) CISM
7 8 (1.10%) CISSP
7 8 (1.10%) CLAS
7 8 (1.10%) CREST Certified
7 8 (1.10%) IISP
7 8 (1.10%) MCITP
8 5 (0.69%) CHECK Team Member
9 4 (0.55%) ISEB
10 3 (0.41%) CCNA
10 3 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.21%) QA
1 38 (5.21%) SLA
2 15 (2.06%) PMO
3 11 (1.51%) GDPR
4 9 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.10%) ISAE 3402
5 8 (1.10%) ISO 22301
5 8 (1.10%) ISO 31000
5 8 (1.10%) ISO 9001
5 8 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 8 (1.10%) MiFID
5 8 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.96%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.69%) IFRS
8 3 (0.41%) COBIT
8 3 (0.41%) EMIR
8 3 (0.41%) PSD2
8 3 (0.41%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.98%) Docker
3 14 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.37%) XenApp
7 9 (1.23%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.10%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.10%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.96%) vSphere
10 4 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.41%) HDFS
12 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.27%) XenServer
13 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.14%) Firmware
13 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.14%) vCloud
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (1.92%) Kubernetes
1 14 (1.92%) Oracle ZFS
2 11 (1.51%) Ansible
2 11 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (1.37%) SCCM
4 8 (1.10%) Nessus
4 8 (1.10%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 7 (0.96%) Terraform
5 7 (0.96%) WSUS
6 6 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.82%) SCOM
7 5 (0.69%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.27%) Control-M
8 2 (0.27%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.27%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 132 (18.11%) Microsoft
2 98 (13.44%) Oracle
3 47 (6.45%) SAP
4 39 (5.35%) Reuters
5 38 (5.21%) Bloomberg
6 37 (5.08%) IBM
7 21 (2.88%) HP
8 20 (2.74%) UiPath
9 19 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (2.47%) McAfee
11 17 (2.33%) Tableau
11 17 (2.33%) VMware
12 15 (2.06%) Cisco
12 15 (2.06%) Citrix
12 15 (2.06%) Google
13 14 (1.92%) FactSet
14 12 (1.65%) TIBCO
15 10 (1.37%) BMC
15 10 (1.37%) Remedy
15 10 (1.37%) Sony