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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
UK / England
Rank 271 250 223
Rank change year-on-year -21 -27  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 349 461 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.94% 1.01%
As % of the General category 2.19% 2.49% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 301 308
Median daily rate £463 £430 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.55% -9.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 16
Median hourly rate £29.99 £18.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.09% +42.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.71 £31.10 £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.48 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +66.55% +73.07%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 15907 18489 18673
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 38.06% 37.84% 39.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10436 12210 11741
Median daily rate £465 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 466 447
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.38 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.04% +24.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Back Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -9 234 £520 +4.00% 65
South East +13 52 £400 +32.78% 20
North West +25 18 £463 +32.21% 6
Yorkshire +17 13 £328 -14.09% 5
South West -13 11 £450 +38.46% 6
West Midlands 0 8 £285 -29.41% 8
East Midlands -7 6 £278 -12.59% 4
East of England -12 6 £455 +40.00% 6
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 314 (39.95%) Finance
2 198 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (23.41%) Banking
4 180 (22.90%) SQL
5 129 (16.41%) Front Office
6 123 (15.65%) Java
7 122 (15.52%) Windows
8 121 (15.39%) .NET
9 105 (13.36%) SQL Server
10 103 (13.10%) Oracle
11 102 (12.98%) C#
12 87 (11.07%) Microsoft
12 87 (11.07%) Investment Banking
13 84 (10.69%) TDD
14 77 (9.80%) Derivative
15 75 (9.54%) JavaScript
16 64 (8.14%) OO
17 60 (7.63%) MS Excel
17 60 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
17 60 (7.63%) Scrum
18 59 (7.51%) Migration
19 58 (7.38%) Business Analysis
20 57 (7.25%) Degree
21 56 (7.12%) Project Management
22 55 (7.00%) Linux
22 55 (7.00%) HTML
22 55 (7.00%) Fixed Income
23 54 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
24 52 (6.62%) Change Management
25 51 (6.49%) MVC

Back Office
Top Related 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 21 (2.67%) IIS
2 15 (1.91%) CMS
2 15 (1.91%) Confluence
3 14 (1.78%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.27%) Apache
5 10 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (0.89%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.89%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.64%) JBoss
9 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.51%) FileNet
9 4 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (0.51%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 60 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.04%) MS Office
3 10 (1.27%) MS Project
3 10 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 22 (2.80%) Endur
2 18 (2.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (1.91%) Oracle Payables
4 14 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (1.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 8 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.76%) SAP Retail
9 5 (0.64%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.51%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle ASCP
11 3 (0.38%) SAP Bank Analyzer
11 3 (0.38%) thinkFolio
12 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
12 2 (0.25%) SunGard APT
12 2 (0.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.91%) SaaS
2 14 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.78%) Office 365
3 5 (0.64%) IaaS
3 5 (0.64%) IBM Blueworks
3 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.25%) FinancialForce.com
4 2 (0.25%) GitHub
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle CX
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.45%) Firewall
2 33 (4.20%) DNS
3 25 (3.18%) DHCP
3 25 (3.18%) TCP/IP
4 23 (2.93%) LAN
4 23 (2.93%) WAN
5 20 (2.54%) Internet
6 12 (1.53%) 3G
7 11 (1.40%) 4G
7 11 (1.40%) SAN
7 11 (1.40%) Wireshark
8 10 (1.27%) VoIP
9 9 (1.15%) 2G
10 8 (1.02%) LDAP
10 8 (1.02%) LTE
11 7 (0.89%) GGSN
11 7 (0.89%) GPRS
11 7 (0.89%) GSM
11 7 (0.89%) SNMP
11 7 (0.89%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (3.44%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.29%) NoSQL
4 18 (2.29%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (1.78%) DB2
6 14 (1.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 13 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
9 10 (1.27%) Redis
10 9 (1.15%) DataStage
11 7 (0.89%) Data Mart
11 7 (0.89%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.76%) MS Access
13 5 (0.64%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 26 (3.31%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.93%) Cucumber
2 23 (2.93%) TeamCity
3 22 (2.80%) JIRA
4 16 (2.04%) Subversion
5 15 (1.91%) Selenium
5 15 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (1.91%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.65%) Jenkins
7 12 (1.53%) Maven
7 12 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.27%) Eclipse
8 10 (1.27%) Grunt
8 10 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
9 9 (1.15%) ERwin
9 9 (1.15%) PowerDesigner
9 9 (1.15%) Toad
9 9 (1.15%) WebDriver
10 8 (1.02%) Appium
General
1 314 (39.95%) Finance
2 184 (23.41%) Banking
3 129 (16.41%) Front Office
4 87 (11.07%) Investment Banking
5 49 (6.23%) Retail
6 27 (3.44%) Games
7 24 (3.05%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.16%) Legal
9 15 (1.91%) Marketing
10 9 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.89%) Billing
12 6 (0.76%) Publishing
12 6 (0.76%) Wholesale Banking
13 5 (0.64%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.51%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.51%) Automotive
14 4 (0.51%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.51%) Local Government
15 3 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.38%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 229 (29.13%) Developer
2 227 (28.88%) Analyst
3 123 (15.65%) Business Analyst
4 58 (7.38%) Architect
5 52 (6.62%) .NET Developer
6 51 (6.49%) C# Developer
7 42 (5.34%) Project Manager
8 38 (4.83%) Senior Developer
9 37 (4.71%) Consultant
10 31 (3.94%) Java Developer
10 31 (3.94%) SQL Developer
11 30 (3.82%) Banking Analyst
12 29 (3.69%) Support Analyst
13 26 (3.31%) MiFID Business Analyst
13 26 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
14 25 (3.18%) Test Analyst
15 24 (3.05%) Applications Support
15 24 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
16 23 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
17 17 (2.16%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (15.39%) .NET
2 55 (7.00%) HTML
3 50 (6.36%) CSS
4 48 (6.11%) XML
5 47 (5.98%) AngularJS
6 45 (5.73%) Web Services
7 38 (4.83%) ASP.NET
8 27 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (3.05%) .NET Framework
9 24 (3.05%) HTML5
9 24 (3.05%) jQuery
10 23 (2.93%) REST
11 22 (2.80%) Ruby on Rails
12 20 (2.54%) Spring
13 19 (2.42%) WinForms
14 18 (2.29%) SOAP
15 17 (2.16%) WPF
16 16 (2.04%) Sass
17 14 (1.78%) WCF
18 13 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.80%) Derivative
2 55 (7.00%) Fixed Income
3 54 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (6.11%) Equities
5 45 (5.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 31 (3.94%) SWIFT
7 29 (3.69%) Computer Science
8 24 (3.05%) Hedge funds
9 16 (2.04%) Data Centre
9 16 (2.04%) OTC Derivatives
10 15 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.91%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.27%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.15%) Contactless
12 9 (1.15%) Reference Data
13 8 (1.02%) Market Risk
13 8 (1.02%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.89%) EMV
14 7 (0.89%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 122 (15.52%) Windows
2 55 (7.00%) Linux
3 34 (4.33%) Windows Server
4 32 (4.07%) Unix
5 23 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.54%) Windows 7
7 17 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.64%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.51%) Android
11 2 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.13%) Solaris
12 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (10.69%) TDD
3 64 (8.14%) OO
4 60 (7.63%) Scrum
4 60 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 59 (7.51%) Migration
6 58 (7.38%) Business Analysis
7 56 (7.12%) Project Management
8 52 (6.62%) Change Management
9 51 (6.49%) MVC
10 47 (5.98%) ITIL
11 46 (5.85%) Workflow
12 44 (5.60%) Asset Management
13 43 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
14 37 (4.71%) Analytics
14 37 (4.71%) Data Modelling
15 34 (4.33%) BDD
15 34 (4.33%) Investment Management
15 34 (4.33%) Validation
16 33 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 180 (22.90%) SQL
2 123 (15.65%) Java
3 102 (12.98%) C#
4 75 (9.54%) JavaScript
5 44 (5.60%) T-SQL
6 34 (4.33%) PowerShell
7 29 (3.69%) PL/SQL
8 24 (3.05%) Ruby
9 19 (2.42%) C++
10 12 (1.53%) Python
10 12 (1.53%) VBA
10 12 (1.53%) VBScript
11 10 (1.27%) ActionScript
11 10 (1.27%) Objective-C
11 10 (1.27%) Perl
11 10 (1.27%) PHP
12 9 (1.15%) C
13 8 (1.02%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.89%) VB
14 7 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (7.25%) Degree
2 16 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (1.91%) CCNA
3 15 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.53%) CCNP
5 10 (1.27%) CCIE
5 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (1.02%) MCSE
8 7 (0.89%) ISEB
8 7 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.51%) CISSP
11 3 (0.38%) GIAC
11 3 (0.38%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.38%) PMP
11 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.34%) MiFID
2 31 (3.94%) QA
3 19 (2.42%) EMIR
3 19 (2.42%) SLA
4 17 (2.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (1.15%) ISO20022
6 6 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.76%) PMO
7 5 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.64%) FATCA
8 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.13%) BS7799
10 1 (0.13%) IFRS
10 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.13%) SEPA
10 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 43 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.29%) Docker
4 12 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.89%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.64%) vSphere
6 5 (0.64%) XenApp
7 3 (0.38%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.13%) Gluster
9 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.13%) iptables
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (1.78%) SCCM
2 9 (1.15%) Control-M
2 9 (1.15%) Nagios
2 9 (1.15%) NetBackup
3 7 (0.89%) Ansible
4 6 (0.76%) SCOM
4 6 (0.76%) vMotion
4 6 (0.76%) WMI
5 4 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.25%) DameWare
7 2 (0.25%) Grafana
7 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.25%) Puppet
7 2 (0.25%) WSUS
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.13%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.13%) OpenView
8 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 103 (13.10%) Oracle
2 87 (11.07%) Microsoft
3 34 (4.33%) VMware
4 25 (3.18%) Huawei
4 25 (3.18%) SAP
5 22 (2.80%) Cisco
6 19 (2.42%) Murex
7 18 (2.29%) Calypso
7 18 (2.29%) OpenLink
8 17 (2.16%) Citrix
9 16 (2.04%) Apigee
10 15 (1.91%) IBM
10 15 (1.91%) Sybase
11 13 (1.65%) SmartStream
12 11 (1.40%) Nokia Networks
13 10 (1.27%) HP
13 10 (1.27%) Informatica
13 10 (1.27%) Juniper
13 10 (1.27%) Talend
13 10 (1.27%) webMethods
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £220 to £280 per day or FTC at £35K per annum pro rata
Posted: 15 hours ago
North West London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £46000.00 to £50000.00 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
JM
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 - £650 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
York/Remote
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £480 - £500 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 21 days ago