Period
to 11 April 2021

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 April 2021 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 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 334 377 383
Rank change year-on-year +43 +6 -9
Contract jobs citing Back Office 264 305 585
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.57% 0.66%
As % of the General category 1.53% 1.54% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 204 417
10th Percentile £309 £275 £320
25th Percentile £425 £340 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +21.05% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £718 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £570 £470 £475
% change year-on-year +21.28% -1.05% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
10th Percentile £16.13 " £14.87
25th Percentile £17.99 £13.49 £21.06
Median hourly rate £23.21 £16.85 £31.37
Median % change year-on-year +37.79% -46.30% +1.19%
75th Percentile " £19.27 £42.56
90th Percentile £31.11 £25.59 £49.27
UK median hourly rate £23.21 £16.85 £21.75
% change year-on-year +37.79% -22.55% -5.91%

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 17,278 19,751 34,937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.38% 36.84% 39.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,835 13,278 23,698
10th Percentile £313 £280 £305
25th Percentile £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £613 £600 £590
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £483
% change year-on-year +4.17% -0.62% +1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 666 629 853
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £12.25
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.18
Median % change year-on-year +11.90% -0.85% -1.49%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £41.50
90th Percentile £53.38 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.41 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.10% +1.95% -

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in England

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Back Office in England.

Daily rate trend for Back Office in England

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Back Office in England over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Back Office in England

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Back Office in England.

Hourly rate trend for Back Office in England

Back Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Back Office in England over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 -1 164 £575 +15.00% 50
South East +61 30 £600 +84.62% 10
Midlands +38 27 £350 -33.81% 17
West Midlands +21 21 £300 -42.86% 12
South West +65 14 £449 +7.16% 5
North of England +35 11 £450 +20.00% 15
East of England +44 7 £147 -57.93% 1
Yorkshire +30 7 £450 +33.33% 7
East Midlands +32 6 £463 -33.93% 5
North West +16 4 £338 -15.63% 6
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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 86 (32.58%) Finance
2 69 (26.14%) SQL
3 64 (24.24%) Front Office
4 55 (20.83%) Azure
5 50 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (18.94%) Python
6 45 (17.05%) Banking
7 31 (11.74%) Oracle
8 30 (11.36%) Microsoft
9 29 (10.98%) .NET
10 28 (10.61%) Test Automation
11 27 (10.23%) C#
11 27 (10.23%) Active Directory
12 26 (9.85%) SQL Server
12 26 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (9.47%) Windows
13 25 (9.47%) Software Engineering
14 24 (9.09%) JIRA
14 24 (9.09%) AWS
14 24 (9.09%) Unix
15 23 (8.71%) SAP
15 23 (8.71%) SWIFT
15 23 (8.71%) Investment Banking
16 22 (8.33%) Bloomberg
17 21 (7.95%) Public Sector
18 20 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
18 20 (7.58%) Scenario Testing
18 20 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (7.58%) Linux
19 19 (7.20%) ITIL

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 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.14%) Apache
2 3 (1.14%) Confluence
3 2 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (0.76%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.76%) CMS
3 2 (0.76%) Documentum
3 2 (0.76%) FileNet
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.38%) IIS
4 1 (0.38%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (2.65%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (4.55%) Markit EDM
2 10 (3.79%) Eagle PACE
3 9 (3.41%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.76%) Endur
5 2 (0.76%) Salerio
5 2 (0.76%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.76%) Sonata
6 1 (0.38%) Maximo
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.38%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.38%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 55 (20.83%) Azure
2 24 (9.09%) AWS
3 7 (2.65%) Azure Functions
3 7 (2.65%) GCP
3 7 (2.65%) Serverless
4 6 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (1.52%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (1.52%) PaaS
6 4 (1.52%) SaaS
7 2 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.76%) npm
7 2 (0.76%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.38%) IaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.38%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.92%) LAN
1 13 (4.92%) PBX
1 13 (4.92%) RTP
1 13 (4.92%) VoIP
1 13 (4.92%) WAN
2 7 (2.65%) DHCP
2 7 (2.65%) DNS
2 7 (2.65%) Firewall
3 5 (1.89%) SAN
4 2 (0.76%) SSH
4 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.38%) 2G
5 1 (0.38%) 3G
5 1 (0.38%) 4G
5 1 (0.38%) Internet
5 1 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.38%) Skype
5 1 (0.38%) WebEx
5 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.89%) GIS
6 4 (1.52%) Data Lake
6 4 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.14%) DB2
7 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.76%) Big Data
8 2 (0.76%) MySQL
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.76%) Redis
8 2 (0.76%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.38%) KDB
9 1 (0.38%) MS Access
9 1 (0.38%) OLAP
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (9.09%) JIRA
2 19 (7.20%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.92%) LoadRunner
4 12 (4.55%) Bitbucket
5 10 (3.79%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.14%) JUnit
6 3 (1.14%) Maven
6 3 (1.14%) Subversion
6 3 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.76%) Ant
7 2 (0.76%) Bower
7 2 (0.76%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.76%) Grunt
7 2 (0.76%) gulp
7 2 (0.76%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 86 (32.58%) Finance
2 64 (24.24%) Front Office
3 45 (17.05%) Banking
4 23 (8.71%) Investment Banking
5 21 (7.95%) Public Sector
6 15 (5.68%) Telecoms
7 10 (3.79%) Retail
8 5 (1.89%) Advertising
9 4 (1.52%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.52%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.52%) Law
9 4 (1.52%) Legal
9 4 (1.52%) Marketing
9 4 (1.52%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.14%) Wholesale Banking
11 2 (0.76%) Billing
11 2 (0.76%) Local Government
12 1 (0.38%) Games
12 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 74 (28.03%) Analyst
2 62 (23.48%) Developer
3 43 (16.29%) Business Analyst
4 29 (10.98%) Architect
5 17 (6.44%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (5.68%) Test Analyst
7 14 (5.30%) SQL Developer
8 13 (4.92%) Data Business Analyst
9 12 (4.55%) Data Manager
9 12 (4.55%) Project Manager
10 11 (4.17%) Data Analyst
11 10 (3.79%) Business Manager
11 10 (3.79%) SQL Analyst
11 10 (3.79%) SQL Data Analyst
12 9 (3.41%) C# Developer
12 9 (3.41%) C++ Developer
12 9 (3.41%) Consultant
12 9 (3.41%) Energy Trading Developer
12 9 (3.41%) Java Developer
12 9 (3.41%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.98%) .NET
2 17 (6.44%) XML
3 12 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
3 12 (4.55%) Middleware
4 9 (3.41%) CSS
5 8 (3.03%) HTML
6 6 (2.27%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.27%) Web Services
7 5 (1.89%) React
7 5 (1.89%) REST
8 4 (1.52%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.52%) CSS3
8 4 (1.52%) HTML5
8 4 (1.52%) Kafka
8 4 (1.52%) Node.js
8 4 (1.52%) Spring
8 4 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.14%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.14%) JMS
9 3 (1.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.71%) SWIFT
2 20 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (6.44%) Data Centre
4 16 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (6.06%) Hedge funds
5 15 (5.68%) Derivative
6 12 (4.55%) Equities
7 11 (4.17%) Reference Data
8 10 (3.79%) Cloud Native
8 10 (3.79%) Market Risk
8 10 (3.79%) NHS
9 9 (3.41%) Fixed Income
10 6 (2.27%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.89%) Tandem
12 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
13 3 (1.14%) OTC Derivatives
13 3 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
13 3 (1.14%) User Experience
14 2 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.47%) Windows
2 24 (9.09%) Unix
3 20 (7.58%) Linux
4 9 (3.41%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.52%) Solaris
6 4 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (10.61%) Test Automation
3 26 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (9.47%) Software Engineering
5 20 (7.58%) Scenario Testing
6 19 (7.20%) ITIL
7 18 (6.82%) Microservices
8 17 (6.44%) Business Analysis
8 17 (6.44%) Functional Testing
8 17 (6.44%) Investment Management
8 17 (6.44%) Migration
8 17 (6.44%) Project Management
9 16 (6.06%) Scrum
10 15 (5.68%) Analytics
10 15 (5.68%) Product Roadmap
11 14 (5.30%) Asset Management
11 14 (5.30%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (5.30%) Unit Testing
11 14 (5.30%) Use Case
12 13 (4.92%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (26.14%) SQL
2 50 (18.94%) Python
3 27 (10.23%) C#
4 18 (6.82%) Java
5 12 (4.55%) C++
6 10 (3.79%) C
6 10 (3.79%) JavaScript
6 10 (3.79%) PL/SQL
6 10 (3.79%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.41%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.52%) Kotlin
9 3 (1.14%) Java 8
9 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.76%) Go
10 2 (0.76%) PHP
11 1 (0.38%) Groovy
11 1 (0.38%) Perl
11 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (6.82%) Degree
2 12 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.27%) MCP
4 6 (2.27%) MCSA
4 6 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.89%) A+ Certification
5 5 (1.89%) CCNP
5 5 (1.89%) MCDST
5 5 (1.89%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (1.89%) PhD
6 4 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.76%) ISEB
8 1 (0.38%) ACCA
8 1 (0.38%) CCNA
8 1 (0.38%) CIMA
8 1 (0.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.41%) QA
2 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.14%) MiFID
2 3 (1.14%) PMO
3 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (0.76%) SEPA
3 2 (0.76%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) EMIR
4 1 (0.38%) FATCA
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 15022
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 27 (10.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.27%) Docker
3 6 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.89%) Terminal Services
4 5 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (3.41%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.89%) DameWare
3 4 (1.52%) Control-M
3 4 (1.52%) SCCM
4 3 (1.14%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.76%) Grafana
5 2 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (0.76%) MIIS
5 2 (0.76%) Nagios
5 2 (0.76%) SCOM
5 2 (0.76%) Terraform
6 1 (0.38%) Ansible
6 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 31 (11.74%) Oracle
2 30 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 23 (8.71%) SAP
4 22 (8.33%) Bloomberg
5 14 (5.30%) SolarWinds
6 12 (4.55%) Cisco
7 9 (3.41%) VMware
8 6 (2.27%) Citrix
9 5 (1.89%) Dell
9 5 (1.89%) IBM
9 5 (1.89%) Juniper
10 4 (1.52%) hybris
10 4 (1.52%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.52%) Murex
10 4 (1.52%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.14%) Databricks
11 3 (1.14%) ESRI
11 3 (1.14%) HP
12 2 (0.76%) Linedata
12 2 (0.76%) TIBCO