Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 333 274 267
Rank change year-on-year -59 -7 -3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 646 785 914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.90% 0.92%
As % of the General category 1.82% 2.42% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 503 570
England median daily rate £500 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.05% -3.89%
10th Percentile £300 £266 £270
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 23
England median hourly rate £25.06 £16.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.86% -26.67% +36.36%
10th Percentile £14.21 £10.13 £14.25
90th Percentile £42.13 £28.75 £97.65
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +51.52% -26.67% +36.36%

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 35,546 32,495 38,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.44% 37.09% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,778 21,595 25,172
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 832 850 1,033
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.66% +16.79%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.20 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.31 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.23% -9.09% +20.35%

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 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -65 434 £550 +10.00% 81
South East -66 78 £419 +4.69% 21
North of England +41 55 £390 -2.50% 32
Midlands +9 41 £380 -7.88% 35
North West +24 36 £425 -10.53% 20
West Midlands +20 33 £380 -10.59% 27
South West +13 25 £400 -5.88% 16
Yorkshire -1 18 £288 -11.94% 10
East of England -22 10 £475 +72.73% 12
East Midlands -2 7 £340 -6.21% 8
North East +40 1 - - 2
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 276 (42.72%) Finance
2 171 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (22.14%) Banking
4 141 (21.83%) SQL
5 117 (18.11%) SQL Server
6 110 (17.03%) .NET
7 106 (16.41%) Front Office
8 104 (16.10%) C#
8 104 (16.10%) Windows
9 99 (15.33%) Microsoft
10 77 (11.92%) Java
11 74 (11.46%) JavaScript
11 74 (11.46%) Project Management
12 67 (10.37%) Business Analysis
13 58 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 57 (8.82%) MiFID
15 55 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
16 53 (8.20%) Scrum
16 53 (8.20%) Oracle
17 52 (8.05%) Investment Banking
18 51 (7.89%) TDD
18 51 (7.89%) Change Management
19 47 (7.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 47 (7.28%) Active Directory
20 44 (6.81%) Fixed Income
20 44 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
21 43 (6.66%) Continuous Integration
21 43 (6.66%) .NET Framework
22 41 (6.35%) JIRA
23 40 (6.19%) Migration

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 20 (3.10%) IIS
2 18 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.08%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.77%) Mule
7 4 (0.62%) CMS
7 4 (0.62%) Confluence
8 3 (0.46%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.31%) ExpressionEngine
9 2 (0.31%) JBoss
9 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.31%) WordPress
10 1 (0.15%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.15%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.01%) Temenos T24
3 11 (1.70%) Unit4 Business World
4 7 (1.08%) ION MarketView
4 7 (1.08%) Kondor
5 5 (0.77%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 5 (0.77%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.77%) SunGard GMI
6 4 (0.62%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.62%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.62%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.46%) Eagle PACE
7 3 (0.46%) Endur
7 3 (0.46%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.46%) Summit
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.31%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.41%) Office 365
2 15 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.86%) GitHub
4 11 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.93%) IaaS
6 5 (0.77%) SaaS
7 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.46%) G Suite
7 3 (0.46%) iPaaS
7 3 (0.46%) PaaS
8 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.41%) Internet
2 20 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.32%) LAN
4 14 (2.17%) Firewall
5 9 (1.39%) DNS
5 9 (1.39%) VLAN
5 9 (1.39%) WAN
6 8 (1.24%) VPN
7 7 (1.08%) SMS
8 5 (0.77%) DHCP
8 5 (0.77%) IMAP
8 5 (0.77%) POP3
8 5 (0.77%) SAN
8 5 (0.77%) SMTP
8 5 (0.77%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.62%) VoIP
9 4 (0.62%) WebEx
10 3 (0.46%) RTP
10 3 (0.46%) SNMP
10 3 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (18.11%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.24%) MySQL
6 7 (1.08%) Blockchain
6 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.93%) Sybase ASE
8 5 (0.77%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.77%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.77%) Power BI
8 5 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.62%) DB2
9 4 (0.62%) KDB
9 4 (0.62%) Kdb+
9 4 (0.62%) OLAP
9 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.62%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 41 (6.35%) JIRA
2 27 (4.18%) Maven
3 26 (4.02%) Selenium
4 25 (3.87%) Git (software)
5 23 (3.56%) TeamCity
6 22 (3.41%) Jenkins
7 17 (2.63%) Visual Studio
8 14 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (2.01%) Cucumber
10 12 (1.86%) Subversion
11 10 (1.55%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.55%) Gradle
12 8 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (1.08%) Ant
14 6 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
15 5 (0.77%) Cobertura
15 5 (0.77%) MSI
15 5 (0.77%) WinDbg
16 3 (0.46%) SoapUI
16 3 (0.46%) VersionOne
General
1 276 (42.72%) Finance
2 143 (22.14%) Banking
3 106 (16.41%) Front Office
4 52 (8.05%) Investment Banking
5 34 (5.26%) Retail
6 20 (3.10%) Legal
7 13 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.86%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.86%) Marketing
9 10 (1.55%) Local Government
10 8 (1.24%) Billing
11 7 (1.08%) Advertising
11 7 (1.08%) Publishing
12 6 (0.93%) Prime Brokerage
13 5 (0.77%) Law
14 4 (0.62%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.46%) Games
15 3 (0.46%) Portuguese Language
15 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.46%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 165 (25.54%) Analyst
2 159 (24.61%) Developer
3 114 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 53 (8.20%) Project Manager
5 47 (7.28%) C# Developer
6 46 (7.12%) .NET Developer
7 41 (6.35%) SQL Developer
8 40 (6.19%) Architect
9 28 (4.33%) Consultant
10 27 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
11 25 (3.87%) Senior Developer
12 22 (3.41%) Support Analyst
13 21 (3.25%) SSIS Developer
14 19 (2.94%) Desktop Support
15 18 (2.79%) Applications Support
15 18 (2.79%) Full Stack Developer
16 17 (2.63%) Java Developer
17 16 (2.48%) Software Developer
17 16 (2.48%) VB.NET Developer
18 15 (2.32%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (17.03%) .NET
2 43 (6.66%) .NET Framework
3 37 (5.73%) HTML
4 32 (4.95%) AngularJS
4 32 (4.95%) Entity Framework
5 31 (4.80%) XML
6 29 (4.49%) WinForms
7 28 (4.33%) CSS
8 27 (4.18%) Spring
9 26 (4.02%) jQuery
10 25 (3.87%) WCF
10 25 (3.87%) WPF
11 21 (3.25%) HTML5
12 19 (2.94%) SOAP
13 18 (2.79%) REST
14 17 (2.63%) ASP.NET
14 17 (2.63%) Web Services
15 16 (2.48%) KnockoutJS
16 14 (2.17%) JSON
16 14 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 44 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (6.81%) Fixed Income
3 33 (5.11%) Equities
4 32 (4.95%) Derivative
5 20 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.10%) SWIFT
6 18 (2.79%) Data Structures
6 18 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (1.86%) Data Centre
7 12 (1.86%) User Experience
8 10 (1.55%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.55%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.39%) Fintech
10 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.24%) NHS
11 7 (1.08%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.08%) Market Risk
11 7 (1.08%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.93%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 104 (16.10%) Windows
2 39 (6.04%) Linux
3 31 (4.80%) Unix
3 31 (4.80%) Windows Server
4 25 (3.87%) Windows 10
4 25 (3.87%) Windows 7
5 20 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (2.32%) Solaris
7 12 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.08%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.77%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.31%) Android
13 1 (0.15%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (11.46%) Project Management
3 67 (10.37%) Business Analysis
4 58 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 53 (8.20%) Scrum
7 51 (7.89%) Change Management
7 51 (7.89%) TDD
8 43 (6.66%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (6.19%) Migration
10 39 (6.04%) ITIL
10 39 (6.04%) SDLC
11 38 (5.88%) ERP
11 38 (5.88%) MVC
11 38 (5.88%) Test Automation
12 37 (5.73%) Risk Management
12 37 (5.73%) User Stories
13 33 (5.11%) Waterfall
14 32 (4.95%) CRM
15 31 (4.80%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (21.83%) SQL
2 104 (16.10%) C#
3 77 (11.92%) Java
4 74 (11.46%) JavaScript
5 30 (4.64%) T-SQL
6 27 (4.18%) Python
7 22 (3.41%) VB.NET
8 18 (2.79%) PL/SQL
9 16 (2.48%) Shell Script
10 15 (2.32%) C++
10 15 (2.32%) PowerShell
10 15 (2.32%) VBA
11 11 (1.70%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.70%) Perl
12 9 (1.39%) Ruby
13 8 (1.24%) VB
14 7 (1.08%) PHP
15 6 (0.93%) C
15 6 (0.93%) Korn
16 5 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (4.64%) Degree
2 11 (1.70%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.77%) MCP
6 4 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.62%) CCNA
6 4 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.62%) PMP
6 4 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.62%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.46%) CCNP
7 3 (0.46%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.46%) HP ASE
7 3 (0.46%) ISEB
8 2 (0.31%) ACCA
8 2 (0.31%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.31%) MCITP
8 2 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (8.82%) MiFID
2 25 (3.87%) QA
3 24 (3.72%) EMIR
4 14 (2.17%) GDPR
5 13 (2.01%) SLA
6 12 (1.86%) PMO
7 11 (1.70%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.93%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.77%) PSD2
10 3 (0.46%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.31%) IFRS
11 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.31%) WCAG
12 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 47 (7.28%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.62%) Docker
4 4 (0.62%) XenApp
4 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.31%) Firmware
6 2 (0.31%) KVM
6 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.31%) XenServer
7 1 (0.15%) HDFS
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (2.01%) SCCM
2 9 (1.39%) Control-M
3 7 (1.08%) Ansible
4 6 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (0.46%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.46%) OpenView
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.46%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 3 (0.46%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.31%) Terraform
7 2 (0.31%) vRealize
8 1 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 99 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.20%) Oracle
3 26 (4.02%) Bloomberg
4 23 (3.56%) SAP
5 22 (3.41%) IBM
6 21 (3.25%) VMware
7 18 (2.79%) Charles River
8 16 (2.48%) Citrix
9 14 (2.17%) Sybase
10 13 (2.01%) HP
10 13 (2.01%) Temenos
11 12 (1.86%) TIBCO
12 11 (1.70%) ION Trading
13 10 (1.55%) hybris
13 10 (1.55%) Murex
14 8 (1.24%) Cisco
14 8 (1.24%) Symantec
15 7 (1.08%) Fidessa
16 6 (0.93%) Reuters
16 6 (0.93%) SunGard