Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 396 325 400
Rank change year-on-year -71 +75 -17
Contract jobs citing Back Office 411 237 369
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.68% 0.56%
As % of the General category 1.08% 1.30% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 178 281
10th Percentile £319 £363 £275
25th Percentile £463 £475 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £575 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% -
75th Percentile £700 £656 £600
90th Percentile £775 £750 £700
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
10th Percentile £13.97 £30.90 -
25th Percentile £16.63 £32.25 £13.49
Median hourly rate £18.00 £34.50 £15.23
Median % change year-on-year -47.83% +126.60% -51.47%
75th Percentile £19.75 £36.75 £19.35
90th Percentile £21.50 £38.10 £20.79
UK median hourly rate £18.26 £34.50 £15.23
% change year-on-year -47.07% +126.60% -15.42%

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 38,039 18,231 32,695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 54.45% 52.21% 49.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,451 12,476 21,499
10th Percentile £310 £275 £250
25th Percentile £425 £379 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,236 737 1,283
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.33 £12.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.47 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -14.78% +25.51% +1.08%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £34.01
90th Percentile £56.63 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £18.72
% change year-on-year -16.67% +28.21% +1.19%

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 28 January 2022.

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
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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -72 288 £625 +4.17% 80
North of England -21 46 £413 -12.18% 30
South East -59 34 £440 -28.16% 12
Yorkshire -10 26 £475 - 11
North West -36 13 £300 -36.17% 18
Midlands -64 13 £420 -23.64% 22
West Midlands -52 12 £420 -20.00% 16
South West -56 9 £290 -24.68% 8
North East - 7 £600 - 1
East Midlands -30 1 - - 6
East of England -51 1 £525 +256.54% 5
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 201 (48.91%) Finance
2 138 (33.58%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (20.92%) Social Skills
4 76 (18.49%) Banking
5 71 (17.27%) Front Office
6 62 (15.09%) SQL
7 59 (14.36%) Azure
8 57 (13.87%) Microsoft
8 57 (13.87%) DevOps
9 53 (12.90%) CI/CD
10 52 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
11 45 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
11 45 (10.95%) Active Directory
12 44 (10.71%) Oracle
13 42 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 42 (10.22%) Investment Banking
14 41 (9.98%) Degree
14 41 (9.98%) C#
15 40 (9.73%) Scrum
16 39 (9.49%) Retail
16 39 (9.49%) SDLC
17 38 (9.25%) Microservices
17 38 (9.25%) TDD
18 36 (8.76%) .NET
19 35 (8.52%) Python
19 35 (8.52%) Kubernetes
20 34 (8.27%) Windows
20 34 (8.27%) SQL Server
21 33 (8.03%) CRM
22 32 (7.79%) Java

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 17 (4.14%) IIS
2 4 (0.97%) CMS
2 4 (0.97%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.97%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.73%) Confluence
3 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.49%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (0.49%) Jupyter
4 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.24%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.24%) Documentum
5 1 (0.24%) FileNet
5 1 (0.24%) JBoss
5 1 (0.24%) SAS
5 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (2.19%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.95%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (1.95%) Adobe XD
2 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.73%) Endur
4 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.49%) Aligne
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.49%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.24%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.24%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 59 (14.36%) Azure
2 31 (7.54%) AWS
3 20 (4.87%) PaaS
4 18 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (4.14%) NuGet
6 16 (3.89%) IaaS
7 13 (3.16%) GCP
8 12 (2.92%) Microsoft 365
9 9 (2.19%) Serverless
10 8 (1.95%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (1.95%) Azure Functions
10 8 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (1.46%) SaaS
12 5 (1.22%) OneDrive
12 5 (1.22%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.97%) Azure Machine Learning
14 3 (0.73%) Azure Stack
14 3 (0.73%) Azure Storage
14 3 (0.73%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.68%) DNS
2 10 (2.43%) SAN
3 6 (1.46%) DHCP
3 6 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.97%) FTP
4 4 (0.97%) iSCSI
4 4 (0.97%) LAN
4 4 (0.97%) VoIP
4 4 (0.97%) WAN
4 4 (0.97%) Wireless
5 3 (0.73%) 3G
5 3 (0.73%) 4G
5 3 (0.73%) 5G
5 3 (0.73%) Internet
5 3 (0.73%) RTP
6 2 (0.49%) 2G
6 2 (0.49%) Firewall
6 2 (0.49%) Intranet
6 2 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.70%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.22%) GIS
4 5 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.97%) MySQL
6 3 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.73%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.73%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.73%) Data Mart
6 3 (0.73%) DB2
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.73%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.73%) Tableau
7 2 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.49%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.24%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.24%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (5.11%) Jenkins
2 20 (4.87%) Cucumber
2 20 (4.87%) Selenium
3 18 (4.38%) Git (software)
4 17 (4.14%) Robot Framework
4 17 (4.14%) SonarQube
4 17 (4.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (2.92%) JIRA
6 11 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (2.19%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (1.95%) Axure RP
9 5 (1.22%) Postman
9 5 (1.22%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.97%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.73%) JUnit
11 3 (0.73%) Liquibase
11 3 (0.73%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.49%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.49%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (0.49%) Mockito
General
1 201 (48.91%) Finance
2 86 (20.92%) Social Skills
3 76 (18.49%) Banking
4 71 (17.27%) Front Office
5 45 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (10.22%) Investment Banking
7 39 (9.49%) Retail
8 27 (6.57%) Public Sector
9 14 (3.41%) Presentation Skills
10 13 (3.16%) Influencing Skills
11 11 (2.68%) Financial Institution
12 10 (2.43%) Marketing
13 9 (2.19%) Telecoms
14 8 (1.95%) Legal
15 5 (1.22%) Billing
16 4 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.73%) Advertising
17 3 (0.73%) Local Government
17 3 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
17 3 (0.73%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (27.01%) Analyst
2 83 (20.19%) Business Analyst
3 79 (19.22%) Developer
4 34 (8.27%) Architect
5 24 (5.84%) Consultant
6 23 (5.60%) Senior Analyst
6 23 (5.60%) Senior Business Analyst
7 21 (5.11%) Python Developer
8 18 (4.38%) .NET Developer
8 18 (4.38%) Project Manager
9 17 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (3.41%) C# Developer
10 14 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.16%) Banking Analyst
11 13 (3.16%) Designer
12 12 (2.92%) IT Analyst
13 11 (2.68%) Support Analyst
14 10 (2.43%) Energy Trading Business Analyst
15 9 (2.19%) Functional Consultant
15 9 (2.19%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.76%) .NET
2 21 (5.11%) HTML
2 21 (5.11%) JSON
3 20 (4.87%) CSS
4 17 (4.14%) React
5 14 (3.41%) Middleware
6 9 (2.19%) FIX Protocol
6 9 (2.19%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (2.19%) Web Services
7 7 (1.70%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.70%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.46%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.46%) REST
9 5 (1.22%) Kafka
9 5 (1.22%) Spring Boot
9 5 (1.22%) Swagger
9 5 (1.22%) Velocity
9 5 (1.22%) XML
10 4 (0.97%) HTML5
10 4 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.60%) Cloud Native
1 23 (5.60%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (4.62%) Fixed Income
3 17 (4.14%) Hedge funds
4 15 (3.65%) Derivative
4 15 (3.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (3.41%) EPoS
5 14 (3.41%) User Experience
6 12 (2.92%) Equities
7 10 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.43%) NHS
8 9 (2.19%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.19%) Reference Data
8 9 (2.19%) Tandem
9 8 (1.95%) PMI
10 7 (1.70%) Legacy Systems
10 7 (1.70%) SWIFT
11 6 (1.46%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.22%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.27%) Windows
2 31 (7.54%) Unix
3 26 (6.33%) Linux
4 17 (4.14%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.46%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.73%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (33.58%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (13.87%) DevOps
3 53 (12.90%) CI/CD
4 52 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 40 (9.73%) Scrum
7 39 (9.49%) SDLC
8 38 (9.25%) Microservices
8 38 (9.25%) TDD
9 33 (8.03%) CRM
10 29 (7.06%) Business Analysis
10 29 (7.06%) Migration
11 27 (6.57%) ETRM
12 26 (6.33%) ITIL
12 26 (6.33%) Requirements Gathering
12 26 (6.33%) Software Engineering
12 26 (6.33%) Use Case
13 25 (6.08%) Project Management
14 24 (5.84%) Data Modelling
14 24 (5.84%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 62 (15.09%) SQL
2 41 (9.98%) C#
3 35 (8.52%) Python
4 32 (7.79%) Java
5 25 (6.08%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.92%) C
7 8 (1.95%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.70%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.70%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.46%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.73%) Java 8
12 2 (0.49%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.49%) Perl
12 2 (0.49%) Ruby
12 2 (0.49%) Scala
12 2 (0.49%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.49%) VB
12 2 (0.49%) VBA
13 1 (0.24%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 41 (9.98%) Degree
2 15 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.19%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.95%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 8 (1.95%) PhD
6 7 (1.70%) CISA
6 7 (1.70%) CISM
7 5 (1.22%) MCSE
7 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.97%) CISSP
8 4 (0.97%) CRISC
8 4 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.97%) PMP
8 4 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.49%) CCNA
9 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.14%) QA
2 9 (2.19%) GDPR
3 8 (1.95%) EMIR
3 8 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.95%) MiFID
3 8 (1.95%) SLA
4 5 (1.22%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.97%) Accessibility
5 4 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.97%) IFRS
6 3 (0.73%) Basel III
6 3 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.73%) ISO 20022
6 3 (0.73%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) COREP
7 1 (0.24%) FATCA
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (10.95%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.79%) Docker
3 10 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.46%) vSphere
5 4 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (8.52%) Kubernetes
2 23 (5.60%) Terraform
3 22 (5.35%) Ansible
4 18 (4.38%) Puppet
5 14 (3.41%) Netcool
6 5 (1.22%) SCCM
7 4 (0.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (0.97%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.97%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.97%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.49%) Control-M
8 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.49%) Kibana
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.24%) logstash
Vendors
1 57 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 44 (10.71%) Oracle
3 24 (5.84%) VMware
4 16 (3.89%) Murex
4 16 (3.89%) Splunk
5 15 (3.65%) AppDynamics
6 14 (3.41%) New Relic
7 13 (3.16%) SAP
8 11 (2.68%) Citrix
9 10 (2.43%) IBM
10 8 (1.95%) Adobe
11 7 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.70%) Veeam
12 6 (1.46%) Blue Prism
12 6 (1.46%) Google
13 5 (1.22%) Commvault
13 5 (1.22%) Databricks
13 5 (1.22%) OpenLink
14 4 (0.97%) NetApp
14 4 (0.97%) Veritas