Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 322 282 269
Rank change year-on-year -40 -13 -30
Contract jobs citing Back Office 725 879 936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.90% 0.89%
As % of the General category 1.93% 2.46% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 608 617
England median daily rate £520 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.56% - -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £270
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £505 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +18.71% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 20
England median hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.03% -2.94% -4.23%
10th Percentile £15.41 £10.08 £13.40
90th Percentile £43.68 £25.53 £37.25
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +139.39% -5.71% -1.41%

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 37642 35711 41369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.70% 36.61% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25237 24010 26934
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 821 871 1122
England median hourly rate £25.50 £24.50 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.08% -1.71% +13.30%
10th Percentile £12.09 £11.38 £11.90
90th Percentile £48.25 £46.75 £47.71
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.47% - +13.64%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -25 495 £550 +10.00% 87
South East -52 88 £400 +6.67% 19
North of England +43 62 £425 +21.43% 9
North West +32 35 £450 +20.00% 6
South West -8 32 £414 +10.33% 2
Midlands -10 32 £413 +10.00% 7
West Midlands 0 28 £425 +13.33% 7
Yorkshire +14 26 £250 -25.37% 3
East of England -6 16 £450 +20.00% 1
East Midlands -22 3 - -
North East +58 1 - -
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 308 (42.48%) Finance
2 204 (28.14%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (22.48%) Banking
4 145 (20.00%) SQL
5 139 (19.17%) Front Office
6 127 (17.52%) SQL Server
7 125 (17.24%) Microsoft
8 107 (14.76%) .NET
9 98 (13.52%) Windows
10 97 (13.38%) C#
11 96 (13.24%) Java
12 83 (11.45%) Project Management
13 78 (10.76%) Investment Banking
14 77 (10.62%) Business Analysis
15 69 (9.52%) Fixed Income
16 66 (9.10%) JavaScript
17 63 (8.69%) Scrum
18 61 (8.41%) TDD
19 58 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 56 (7.72%) Change Management
21 55 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
21 55 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
22 53 (7.31%) MiFID
23 51 (7.03%) Oracle
23 51 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
24 50 (6.90%) XML
24 50 (6.90%) Derivative
25 49 (6.76%) SDLC
26 48 (6.62%) JIRA
26 48 (6.62%) 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 18 (2.48%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.79%) Confluence
4 12 (1.66%) IIS
4 12 (1.66%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.69%) Mule
7 4 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.55%) CMS
7 4 (0.55%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
10 1 (0.14%) MTS
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (4.97%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.21%) ION MarketView
2 14 (1.93%) Temenos T24
3 13 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (1.66%) Unit4 Business World
5 11 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (1.38%) Endur
7 8 (1.10%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.83%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 6 (0.83%) SunGard GMI
9 4 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.55%) Kondor
10 3 (0.41%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.41%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.41%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.41%) Summit
11 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
11 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 23 (3.17%) Office 365
2 13 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
3 10 (1.38%) GitHub
4 8 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.97%) SaaS
6 6 (0.83%) IaaS
7 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.41%) G Suite
8 3 (0.41%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (0.41%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.41%) PaaS
9 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.76%) Firewall
1 20 (2.76%) LAN
2 15 (2.07%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.93%) Internet
4 13 (1.79%) DNS
5 11 (1.52%) DHCP
5 11 (1.52%) SAN
5 11 (1.52%) SMS
6 8 (1.10%) VoIP
7 7 (0.97%) NAS
7 7 (0.97%) WAN
8 6 (0.83%) VLAN
9 5 (0.69%) VPN
10 4 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.41%) DSL
11 3 (0.41%) Extranet
11 3 (0.41%) Intranet
11 3 (0.41%) Network Security
11 3 (0.41%) RTP
11 3 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (17.52%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.66%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.38%) OLAP
7 9 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (0.97%) Big Data
9 7 (0.97%) DB2
9 7 (0.97%) DTS
9 7 (0.97%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.83%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.83%) KDB
10 6 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.83%) Power BI
10 6 (0.83%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.69%) MySQL
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 48 (6.62%) JIRA
2 34 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (4.14%) Maven
4 29 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 26 (3.59%) Cucumber
6 22 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 22 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 21 (2.90%) Selenium
8 17 (2.34%) TeamCity
9 14 (1.93%) Subversion
10 11 (1.52%) Gradle
10 11 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (1.38%) Ant
12 9 (1.24%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.97%) ClearCase
14 6 (0.83%) SoapUI
14 6 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
15 5 (0.69%) Cobertura
15 5 (0.69%) SpecFlow
16 4 (0.55%) JIRA Agile
General
1 308 (42.48%) Finance
2 163 (22.48%) Banking
3 139 (19.17%) Front Office
4 78 (10.76%) Investment Banking
5 34 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 31 (4.28%) Retail
7 23 (3.17%) Financial Institution
8 20 (2.76%) Marketing
9 19 (2.62%) Legal
10 17 (2.34%) Local Government
11 12 (1.66%) Games
12 10 (1.38%) Billing
13 9 (1.24%) Publishing
14 6 (0.83%) Electronics
14 6 (0.83%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.83%) Prime Brokerage
15 5 (0.69%) Advertising
15 5 (0.69%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.55%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 186 (25.66%) Analyst
2 174 (24.00%) Developer
3 118 (16.28%) Business Analyst
4 73 (10.07%) Project Manager
5 42 (5.79%) Architect
6 33 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 31 (4.28%) .NET Developer
7 31 (4.28%) Java Developer
8 30 (4.14%) Consultant
9 29 (4.00%) C# Developer
10 28 (3.86%) SQL Developer
11 21 (2.90%) Support Analyst
12 20 (2.76%) IT Manager
12 20 (2.76%) Junior
12 20 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (2.48%) Desktop Support
13 18 (2.48%) Full Stack Developer
14 17 (2.34%) Back Office Engineer
15 16 (2.21%) Programme Manager
15 16 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (14.76%) .NET
2 50 (6.90%) XML
3 38 (5.24%) HTML
4 34 (4.69%) WPF
5 32 (4.41%) WCF
6 29 (4.00%) AngularJS
6 29 (4.00%) WinForms
7 27 (3.72%) .NET Framework
8 24 (3.31%) HTML5
8 24 (3.31%) SOAP
8 24 (3.31%) Spring
9 21 (2.90%) CSS
9 21 (2.90%) FIX Protocol
9 21 (2.90%) Web Services
10 19 (2.62%) XSLT
11 16 (2.21%) Entity Framework
12 15 (2.07%) Middleware
12 15 (2.07%) Node.js
13 13 (1.79%) REST
13 13 (1.79%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.52%) Fixed Income
2 58 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 51 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (6.90%) Derivative
5 39 (5.38%) Equities
6 20 (2.76%) SWIFT
7 19 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (2.48%) Data Structures
9 17 (2.34%) Management Information System
10 15 (2.07%) NHS
11 14 (1.93%) Computer Science
12 13 (1.79%) Market Risk
13 10 (1.38%) Fintech
13 10 (1.38%) Hedge funds
14 9 (1.24%) OTC Derivatives
14 9 (1.24%) User Experience
15 8 (1.10%) Reference Data
16 7 (0.97%) Equity Derivative
16 7 (0.97%) Swaptions
16 7 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 98 (13.52%) Windows
2 39 (5.38%) Linux
3 38 (5.24%) Unix
4 24 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.21%) Windows 7
6 15 (2.07%) Windows 10
7 12 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.24%) Solaris
9 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.69%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.14%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (28.14%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (11.45%) Project Management
3 77 (10.62%) Business Analysis
4 63 (8.69%) Scrum
5 61 (8.41%) TDD
6 56 (7.72%) Change Management
7 55 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 55 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 49 (6.76%) SDLC
9 48 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (6.48%) PRINCE2
11 46 (6.34%) Test Automation
11 46 (6.34%) Validation
12 41 (5.66%) ERP
13 40 (5.52%) Asset Management
13 40 (5.52%) Data Modelling
13 40 (5.52%) ITIL
13 40 (5.52%) Risk Management
14 39 (5.38%) CRM
15 38 (5.24%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 145 (20.00%) SQL
2 97 (13.38%) C#
3 96 (13.24%) Java
4 66 (9.10%) JavaScript
5 27 (3.72%) T-SQL
6 24 (3.31%) C++
7 20 (2.76%) Python
8 16 (2.21%) VB.NET
9 14 (1.93%) Ruby
10 13 (1.79%) VBA
11 12 (1.66%) Perl
12 11 (1.52%) ActionScript
12 11 (1.52%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.10%) C
13 8 (1.10%) Objective-C
14 7 (0.97%) PHP
14 7 (0.97%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.97%) VB
15 6 (0.83%) X++
16 5 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (3.31%) Degree
2 19 (2.62%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.79%) PMP
5 11 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (1.24%) ISEB
8 7 (0.97%) CCNA
8 7 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.55%) CAPM
11 3 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.41%) CISM
11 3 (0.41%) CISSP
11 3 (0.41%) IIBA
12 2 (0.28%) ACSA
12 2 (0.28%) CISA
12 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.31%) MiFID
2 32 (4.41%) QA
3 30 (4.14%) EMIR
4 16 (2.21%) GDPR
4 16 (2.21%) SLA
5 10 (1.38%) PMO
6 9 (1.24%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.41%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.41%) PSD2
8 3 (0.41%) RMADS
9 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.28%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (6.48%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.83%) XenApp
5 5 (0.69%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.28%) Docker
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.14%) vCloud
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (0.97%) Ansible
1 7 (0.97%) SCCM
2 6 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.83%) Puppet
3 5 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.41%) Control-M
5 3 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.41%) WSUS
6 2 (0.28%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.28%) Terraform
6 2 (0.28%) vRealize
7 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.14%) yum
Vendors
1 125 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 51 (7.03%) Oracle
3 33 (4.55%) Bloomberg
4 25 (3.45%) SAP
5 20 (2.76%) IBM
6 19 (2.62%) ION Trading
6 19 (2.62%) Sybase
6 19 (2.62%) VMware
7 18 (2.48%) Charles River
8 16 (2.21%) Calypso
9 15 (2.07%) Cisco
10 14 (1.93%) Citrix
10 14 (1.93%) Temenos
11 11 (1.52%) hybris
12 10 (1.38%) TIBCO
13 9 (1.24%) Huawei
13 9 (1.24%) Murex
13 9 (1.24%) Remedy
14 8 (1.10%) Fidessa
14 8 (1.10%) OpenLink