Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 342 306 296
Rank change year-on-year -36 -10 -25
Contract jobs citing Back Office 696 754 875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.86% 0.87%
As % of the General category 2.00% 2.16% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 485 595
England median daily rate £500 £485 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +15.07% -6.33%
10th Percentile £281 £304 £225
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £413
% change year-on-year +5.26% +15.15% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 17
England median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.52% +135.82% +28.85%
10th Percentile £18.66 £10.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £33.80 £43.75 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £41.75 £16.75
% change year-on-year -25.75% +149.25% +19.64%

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 34,808 34,986 37,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.26% 39.70% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,042 23,213 24,996
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 779 769 866
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +4.03%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -45 434 £550 +4.76% 93
South East -26 97 £413 +6.45% 22
Midlands +9 62 £475 +5.56% 20
North of England -51 41 £350 - 21
South West -5 38 £388 -5.49% 19
East Midlands +14 31 £456 +48.37% 7
West Midlands -11 29 £475 +5.56% 13
North West -18 29 £369 -18.06% 7
East of England -15 23 £350 -34.88% 11
Yorkshire -31 12 £205 -36.92% 12
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 265 (38.07%) Finance
2 258 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (24.71%) SQL
4 144 (20.69%) Java
5 127 (18.25%) .NET
6 124 (17.82%) Microsoft
7 112 (16.09%) Banking
8 106 (15.23%) C#
9 104 (14.94%) Front Office
10 103 (14.80%) SQL Server
11 100 (14.37%) Windows
12 99 (14.22%) JavaScript
13 91 (13.07%) Oracle
14 81 (11.64%) Test Automation
15 77 (11.06%) Workflow
16 73 (10.49%) Linux
16 73 (10.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 70 (10.06%) Scrum
17 70 (10.06%) Degree
18 68 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
19 64 (9.20%) XML
20 63 (9.05%) TDD
21 62 (8.91%) HTML
21 62 (8.91%) AngularJS
22 60 (8.62%) Migration
23 59 (8.48%) Fixed Income
24 58 (8.33%) Investment Banking
25 56 (8.05%) Web Services
26 55 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
27 54 (7.76%) Git (software)

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 23 (3.30%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.73%) CMS
4 13 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.87%) SAS
5 12 (1.72%) JBoss
5 12 (1.72%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.58%) IIS
6 11 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (1.44%) WebLogic
7 10 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.01%) EPiServer
9 6 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.72%) Apache
11 4 (0.57%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.57%) Mule
12 3 (0.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 15 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.01%) ION MarketView
3 13 (1.87%) Actimize
4 9 (1.29%) Endur
4 9 (1.29%) Oracle General Ledger
4 9 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (1.01%) Markit EDM
5 7 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (1.01%) SunGard Martini
6 4 (0.57%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.43%) HiPortfolio
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.43%) PolarLake
7 3 (0.43%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.29%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.59%) Office 365
4 12 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 12 (1.72%) GitHub
4 12 (1.72%) SaaS
5 11 (1.58%) Amazon ELB
5 11 (1.58%) Amazon S3
5 11 (1.58%) Mimecast
6 10 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (0.86%) Yammer
9 5 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.72%) PaaS
10 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.43%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.29%) NuGet
11 2 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.88%) DNS
2 23 (3.30%) DHCP
3 22 (3.16%) Firewall
4 21 (3.02%) Internet
5 13 (1.87%) LAN
6 10 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.29%) Unified Communications
8 8 (1.15%) HTTP
8 8 (1.15%) SSL
8 8 (1.15%) Wireshark
9 7 (1.01%) SMTP
9 7 (1.01%) VPN
9 7 (1.01%) Wireless
10 6 (0.86%) FTP
10 6 (0.86%) Intranet
11 5 (0.72%) Broadband
11 5 (0.72%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.57%) SAN
12 4 (0.57%) Value-Added Service
12 4 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (14.80%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 22 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (1.87%) RDBMS
6 12 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.72%) NoSQL
7 11 (1.58%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.58%) MySQL
7 11 (1.58%) Power BI
7 11 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.15%) Big Data
9 8 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.01%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.86%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.86%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 54 (7.76%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.89%) Jenkins
3 33 (4.74%) Selenium
4 31 (4.45%) JIRA
5 27 (3.88%) TeamCity
6 21 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (2.87%) Cucumber
8 18 (2.59%) Maven
8 18 (2.59%) Subversion
8 18 (2.59%) Visual Studio
9 12 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (1.72%) JMeter
10 11 (1.58%) NUnit
11 9 (1.29%) Hudson
11 9 (1.29%) JUnit
12 8 (1.15%) Ant
12 8 (1.15%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.15%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.01%) Gradle
13 7 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
General
1 265 (38.07%) Finance
2 112 (16.09%) Banking
3 104 (14.94%) Front Office
4 58 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 32 (4.60%) Financial Institution
6 31 (4.45%) Marketing
7 29 (4.17%) Retail
8 24 (3.45%) General Ledger
9 21 (3.02%) Legal
10 14 (2.01%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.72%) Publishing
12 10 (1.44%) Advertising
13 9 (1.29%) Law
13 9 (1.29%) Local Government
14 7 (1.01%) Billing
14 7 (1.01%) Online Betting
14 7 (1.01%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
15 6 (0.86%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.57%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 221 (31.75%) Developer
2 193 (27.73%) Analyst
3 100 (14.37%) Business Analyst
4 44 (6.32%) Java Developer
5 42 (6.03%) Architect
6 40 (5.75%) .NET Developer
7 39 (5.60%) Senior Developer
8 37 (5.32%) C# Developer
8 37 (5.32%) Project Manager
9 30 (4.31%) Consultant
10 28 (4.02%) FX Business Analyst
11 26 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
12 24 (3.45%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 23 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
14 22 (3.16%) Support Analyst
15 18 (2.59%) C# .NET Developer
15 18 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
15 18 (2.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 18 (2.59%) Software Developer
16 17 (2.44%) Front Office Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (18.25%) .NET
2 64 (9.20%) XML
3 62 (8.91%) AngularJS
3 62 (8.91%) HTML
4 56 (8.05%) Web Services
5 37 (5.32%) ASP.NET
6 36 (5.17%) Spring
7 34 (4.89%) CSS
8 31 (4.45%) Middleware
9 30 (4.31%) Node.js
10 25 (3.59%) REST
11 23 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (3.16%) WCF
13 21 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (2.87%) HTML5
14 20 (2.87%) RxJS
15 19 (2.73%) Socket.IO
16 18 (2.59%) jQuery
17 17 (2.44%) Spring Boot
18 16 (2.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 59 (8.48%) Fixed Income
3 55 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (5.03%) User Experience
5 33 (4.74%) Computer Science
6 32 (4.60%) Equities
7 26 (3.74%) Derivative
8 20 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.73%) Robotics
10 18 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (2.30%) SWIFT
12 14 (2.01%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (1.87%) Hedge funds
14 12 (1.72%) Algorithms
14 12 (1.72%) Fintech
15 9 (1.29%) Mainframe
15 9 (1.29%) Management Information System
16 8 (1.15%) Data Structures
17 7 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 100 (14.37%) Windows
2 73 (10.49%) Linux
3 43 (6.18%) Unix
4 37 (5.32%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.02%) Windows 7
5 21 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.58%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.29%) Solaris
8 4 (0.57%) Android
9 3 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (11.64%) Test Automation
3 77 (11.06%) Workflow
4 70 (10.06%) Scrum
5 68 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
6 63 (9.05%) TDD
7 60 (8.62%) Migration
8 52 (7.47%) Risk Management
9 51 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (7.18%) Change Management
11 49 (7.04%) Asset Management
12 48 (6.90%) DevOps
13 47 (6.75%) Project Management
14 45 (6.47%) Change Control
14 45 (6.47%) E-Commerce
15 41 (5.89%) MVC
16 39 (5.60%) Business Analysis
16 39 (5.60%) Data Modelling
16 39 (5.60%) User Acceptance Testing
17 38 (5.46%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (24.71%) SQL
2 144 (20.69%) Java
3 106 (15.23%) C#
4 99 (14.22%) JavaScript
5 41 (5.89%) Python
6 31 (4.45%) TypeScript
7 26 (3.74%) T-SQL
8 23 (3.30%) PHP
9 21 (3.02%) Bash Shell
9 21 (3.02%) C++
10 15 (2.16%) Perl
10 15 (2.16%) PowerShell
11 14 (2.01%) VB.NET
12 13 (1.87%) VBScript
13 11 (1.58%) C
13 11 (1.58%) Scala
13 11 (1.58%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.29%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.15%) VBA
16 7 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (10.06%) Degree
2 20 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 8 (1.15%) Master's Degree
6 7 (1.01%) Security Cleared
7 6 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.72%) CHECK Team Member
8 5 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.72%) MCITP
8 5 (0.72%) MCSE
8 5 (0.72%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.57%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.43%) ACCA
10 3 (0.43%) CCNA
10 3 (0.43%) ISEB
10 3 (0.43%) MBA
10 3 (0.43%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 3 (0.43%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 2 (0.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.74%) SLA
2 23 (3.30%) QA
3 12 (1.72%) MiFID
3 12 (1.72%) PMO
4 11 (1.58%) GDPR
5 8 (1.15%) EMIR
6 7 (1.01%) ISO 20022
7 6 (0.86%) PSD2
8 5 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.57%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.29%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.29%) COBIT
11 2 (0.29%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.29%) RMADS
11 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 49 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 29 (4.17%) Docker
3 21 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.73%) XenApp
5 16 (2.30%) XenDesktop
6 11 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (1.15%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.43%) HDFS
9 3 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.29%) Firmware
10 2 (0.29%) Gluster
10 2 (0.29%) iptables
10 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.29%) NFS
10 2 (0.29%) XenServer
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (3.45%) SCCM
2 19 (2.73%) Ansible
3 14 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.15%) SCOM
5 8 (1.15%) WSUS
6 7 (1.01%) PingFederate
7 6 (0.86%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.72%) Terraform
9 4 (0.57%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.43%) Control-M
10 3 (0.43%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.29%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.29%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.29%) Nagios
11 2 (0.29%) Nessus
11 2 (0.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 124 (17.82%) Microsoft
2 91 (13.07%) Oracle
3 39 (5.60%) IBM
4 29 (4.17%) SAP
5 26 (3.74%) VMware
6 25 (3.59%) Bloomberg
7 23 (3.30%) Citrix
7 23 (3.30%) HP
8 19 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (2.16%) McAfee
10 14 (2.01%) ION Trading
10 14 (2.01%) TIBCO
11 13 (1.87%) Polycom
12 12 (1.72%) CA Agile Central
12 12 (1.72%) Cisco
12 12 (1.72%) UiPath
13 11 (1.58%) Automation Anywhere
14 10 (1.44%) BMC
14 10 (1.44%) Remedy
14 10 (1.44%) Sybase