Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 393 342
Rank change year-on-year +139 -51 -22
Contract jobs citing Back Office 242 456 721
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.94% 0.58% 0.78%
As % of the General category 2.21% 1.48% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 332 477
Median daily rate £600 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.32% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £363 £300 £306
90th Percentile £750 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £586 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +23.37% -5.00% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Median hourly rate £17.67 £20.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.64% -35.48% -7.46%
10th Percentile £15.46 £16.20 £16.90
90th Percentile £32.50 £22.50 £34.20
UK median hourly rate £17.67 £20.00 £22.88
% change year-on-year -11.64% -12.57% -42.09%

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 10,936 30,721 37,579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.26% 38.90% 40.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,152 19,949 24,879
Median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.92% +4.30% +2.70%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £720 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 858 989
Median hourly rate £31.20 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.64% +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.25 £22.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +34.44% +5.88% -6.02%

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 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020. 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 +138 200 £600 +14.29% 24
South East +145 16 £586 +42.06% 4
North of England +88 12 £423 -0.59% 8
North West +68 8 £448 -5.79% 5
Midlands +72 7 £500 +25.00% 9
West Midlands +48 5 £525 +23.53% 4
South West +103 4 £420 -1.18% 4
Yorkshire +71 3 - - 2
East of England +68 3 £250 -28.57% 2
East Midlands +58 2 £315 -3.08% 5
North East +38 1 £400 +6.67% 1
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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.

1 135 (55.79%) Finance
2 99 (40.91%) SQL
3 86 (35.54%) Python
3 86 (35.54%) Banking
4 81 (33.47%) Asset Management
5 78 (32.23%) Investment Management
6 65 (26.86%) Hedge funds
7 61 (25.21%) SQL Server
8 59 (24.38%) DevOps
9 58 (23.97%) Java
10 55 (22.73%) Azure
11 53 (21.90%) Front Office
12 50 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
12 50 (20.66%) Microservices
13 49 (20.25%) Fixed Income
13 49 (20.25%) Data Warehouse
14 46 (19.01%) Kubernetes
15 44 (18.18%) AWS
16 42 (17.36%) MySQL
17 40 (16.53%) Apache
18 39 (16.12%) PostgreSQL
18 39 (16.12%) Equities
18 39 (16.12%) Google
18 39 (16.12%) GCP
18 39 (16.12%) Mentoring
19 38 (15.70%) AWS Lambda
19 38 (15.70%) gRPC
19 38 (15.70%) Serverless
19 38 (15.70%) Amazon ECS
19 38 (15.70%) Amazon Redshift

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 40 (16.53%) Apache
2 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.24%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.83%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.41%) Appian
5 1 (0.41%) Confluence
5 1 (0.41%) Mule
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.41%) Papyrus
5 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (2.89%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.83%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.41%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (11.16%) Markit EDM
2 26 (10.74%) Eagle PACE
3 10 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.07%) SAP ERP
5 4 (1.65%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (1.65%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (1.24%) SunGard Martini
7 2 (0.83%) Aligne
7 2 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.83%) Magento
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.41%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.41%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.41%) Orchestrade
8 1 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 55 (22.73%) Azure
2 44 (18.18%) AWS
3 39 (16.12%) GCP
4 38 (15.70%) Amazon ECS
4 38 (15.70%) AWS Lambda
4 38 (15.70%) Serverless
5 25 (10.33%) Apigee
6 8 (3.31%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.65%) Office 365
7 4 (1.65%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.24%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.24%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.83%) Force.com
9 2 (0.83%) GitHub
9 2 (0.83%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.41%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.41%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.24%) Firewall
1 3 (1.24%) SSH
2 2 (0.83%) Intranet
2 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.41%) 2G
3 1 (0.41%) 3G
3 1 (0.41%) 4G
3 1 (0.41%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (0.41%) BGP
3 1 (0.41%) DHCP
3 1 (0.41%) DNS
3 1 (0.41%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.41%) Network Security
3 1 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.41%) SAN
3 1 (0.41%) VoIP
3 1 (0.41%) VPN
3 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (25.21%) SQL Server
2 49 (20.25%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (17.36%) MySQL
4 39 (16.12%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (15.70%) Amazon Redshift
6 13 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (4.13%) Relational Database
7 10 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.65%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.24%) Hazelcast
9 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.24%) Power BI
9 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.83%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.83%) MS Access
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 33 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 25 (10.33%) Artifactory
2 25 (10.33%) GitLab
3 13 (5.37%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.31%) JIRA
5 6 (2.48%) MSBuild
6 5 (2.07%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.24%) Maven
8 3 (1.24%) Selenium
8 3 (1.24%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.24%) Subversion
8 3 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.41%) Ant
10 1 (0.41%) CppUnit
10 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 135 (55.79%) Finance
2 86 (35.54%) Banking
3 53 (21.90%) Front Office
4 19 (7.85%) Investment Banking
5 13 (5.37%) Marketing
6 11 (4.55%) Legal
7 6 (2.48%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (1.65%) Billing
8 4 (1.65%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.83%) Advertising
9 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.83%) French Language
9 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.83%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.83%) Law
9 2 (0.83%) Local Government
9 2 (0.83%) Retail
10 1 (0.41%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 86 (35.54%) Analyst
2 44 (18.18%) Developer
3 43 (17.77%) Finance Manager
4 39 (16.12%) Business Analyst
5 36 (14.88%) Architect
6 31 (12.81%) Solutions Architect
7 29 (11.98%) Financial Analyst
8 28 (11.57%) Data Architect
9 26 (10.74%) Data Manager
10 25 (10.33%) AWS Architect
10 25 (10.33%) AWS Solutions Architect
10 25 (10.33%) Cloud Architect
10 25 (10.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 25 (10.33%) Data Analyst
10 25 (10.33%) Java Architect
10 25 (10.33%) Java Solutions Architect
11 14 (5.79%) Market Analyst
11 14 (5.79%) Market Data Analyst
11 14 (5.79%) Market Data Manager
11 14 (5.79%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.70%) gRPC
1 38 (15.70%) Web Services
2 35 (14.46%) .NET
3 26 (10.74%) Pandas
4 25 (10.33%) OAuth
4 25 (10.33%) Swagger
5 12 (4.96%) .NET Framework
6 10 (4.13%) XML
7 9 (3.72%) CSS
7 9 (3.72%) HTML
7 9 (3.72%) Spring
8 8 (3.31%) Entity Framework
8 8 (3.31%) REST
9 7 (2.89%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.48%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.48%) jQuery
11 5 (2.07%) J2EE
11 5 (2.07%) Middleware
12 4 (1.65%) JSON
12 4 (1.65%) Smart Contracts
Miscellaneous
1 65 (26.86%) Hedge funds
2 49 (20.25%) Fixed Income
3 39 (16.12%) Equities
4 30 (12.40%) Derivative
5 26 (10.74%) Reference Data
6 18 (7.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (4.13%) Virtual Team
9 8 (3.31%) SWIFT
10 6 (2.48%) Credit Risk
10 6 (2.48%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.24%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.24%) User Experience
13 2 (0.83%) AS400
13 2 (0.83%) Grid Computing
13 2 (0.83%) Handset
13 2 (0.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 1 (0.41%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.92%) Windows
2 14 (5.79%) Linux
3 12 (4.96%) Unix
4 5 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.65%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.24%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.83%) AIX
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.41%) Android
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
8 1 (0.41%) Solaris
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (33.47%) Asset Management
2 78 (32.23%) Investment Management
3 59 (24.38%) DevOps
4 50 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (20.66%) Microservices
5 39 (16.12%) Mentoring
6 26 (10.74%) Technology Roadmap
7 21 (8.68%) Migration
8 20 (8.26%) CRM
9 19 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (7.02%) Project Management
10 17 (7.02%) Software Engineering
11 16 (6.61%) Data Analysis
12 14 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (5.79%) Performance Management
13 13 (5.37%) Change Management
14 11 (4.55%) Business Analysis
14 11 (4.55%) OO
15 10 (4.13%) ERP
15 10 (4.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 99 (40.91%) SQL
2 86 (35.54%) Python
3 58 (23.97%) Java
4 28 (11.57%) C#
5 13 (5.37%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.31%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.89%) C++
8 6 (2.48%) VBA
9 5 (2.07%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.83%) Perl
11 2 (0.83%) RPG
12 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.41%) DataFlex
12 1 (0.41%) Korn
12 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (10.33%) Sun Certification
2 14 (5.79%) Degree
3 9 (3.72%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.89%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.65%) CCNA
5 4 (1.65%) CFA
5 4 (1.65%) CIMA
5 4 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.24%) PMP
7 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.83%) CCNP
7 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.41%) CCIE
8 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.72%) SLA
2 3 (1.24%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.24%) SEPA
3 2 (0.83%) PMO
3 2 (0.83%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) GxP
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (12.81%) Docker
2 7 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (19.01%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.65%) Ansible
3 2 (0.83%) Terraform
4 1 (0.41%) Grafana
4 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.41%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (16.12%) Google
2 32 (13.22%) Bloomberg
3 28 (11.57%) Oracle
4 26 (10.74%) FactSet
4 26 (10.74%) Reuters
5 14 (5.79%) SAP
6 12 (4.96%) Microsoft
7 8 (3.31%) Murex
8 6 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.07%) Cisco
9 5 (2.07%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.65%) hybris
10 4 (1.65%) IBM
10 4 (1.65%) Sybase
10 4 (1.65%) Tableau
11 3 (1.24%) Charles River
11 3 (1.24%) Citrix
11 3 (1.24%) SmartStream
11 3 (1.24%) SunGard
12 2 (0.83%) Genesys