Period
to 20 October 2019

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 20 October 2019 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
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 393 337 323
Rank change year-on-year -56 -14 -22
Contract jobs citing Back Office 440 719 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.77% 0.78%
As % of the General category 1.48% 1.91% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 471 447
England median daily rate £475 £500 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -2.91% +21.18%
10th Percentile £291 £310 £298
90th Percentile £675 £675 £680
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 12
England median hourly rate £18.35 £23.06 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.42% -31.16% +103.03%
10th Percentile £16.20 £15.17 £10.18
90th Percentile £22.63 £29.85 £43.68
UK median hourly rate £18.35 £14.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year +24.41% -62.66% +139.39%

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 29,645 37,593 39,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.46% 40.19% 43.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,281 24,866 26,598
England median daily rate £495 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 877 1,014 971
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.63 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% -3.87% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.77% -6.68% +9.09%

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 20 October 2019.

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
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 20 October 2019. 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 -20 279 £525 -4.55% 69
South East -26 55 £413 - 25
North of England +39 37 £425 +11.84% 20
East of England +37 30 £350 -20.45% 6
Midlands +20 24 £400 -17.95% 15
North West +5 19 £500 +31.58% 13
West Midlands +22 17 £475 -5.00% 9
South West -36 14 £444 -8.97% 19
Yorkshire +43 13 £300 -14.29% 5
East Midlands +13 7 £325 -31.58% 6
North East +20 5 £375 -26.83% 2
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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.

1 224 (50.91%) Finance
2 111 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (24.32%) SQL
4 93 (21.14%) Banking
5 81 (18.41%) C#
6 80 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 75 (17.05%) Oracle
8 74 (16.82%) .NET
9 67 (15.23%) Windows
10 58 (13.18%) JavaScript
10 58 (13.18%) Migration
11 56 (12.73%) SQL Server
12 52 (11.82%) Degree
13 47 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 47 (10.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 45 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
15 43 (9.77%) Java
16 41 (9.32%) Front Office
17 38 (8.64%) Active Directory
17 38 (8.64%) Azure
18 37 (8.41%) React
19 35 (7.95%) Windows Server
20 34 (7.73%) SDLC
21 33 (7.50%) ITIL
21 33 (7.50%) Scrum
22 32 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
23 30 (6.82%) PHP
23 30 (6.82%) Waterfall
23 30 (6.82%) User Experience
24 29 (6.59%) AngularJS

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 18 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.36%) Confluence
3 5 (1.14%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.14%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.91%) IIS
4 4 (0.91%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.45%) CMS
6 2 (0.45%) Mule
6 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.23%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.23%) Apache
7 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.23%) JBoss
7 1 (0.23%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.32%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.45%) Figma
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.45%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 18 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (2.05%) SimCorp Dimension
4 7 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.36%) Misys Opics
6 4 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.91%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.68%) Actimize
7 3 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.68%) Global One
7 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.68%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.45%) Endur
8 2 (0.45%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.45%) PolarLake
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.64%) Azure
2 25 (5.68%) AWS
3 23 (5.23%) Office 365
4 13 (2.95%) Power Platform
5 9 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Flow
6 5 (1.14%) PowerApps
7 3 (0.68%) GitHub
7 3 (0.68%) IBM Blueworks
7 3 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 3 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.45%) PaaS
8 2 (0.45%) SaaS
8 2 (0.45%) Serverless
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.23%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.23%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.64%) DNS
2 14 (3.18%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.73%) DHCP
3 12 (2.73%) LAN
3 12 (2.73%) SAN
4 11 (2.50%) WAN
5 7 (1.59%) Intranet
6 6 (1.36%) 4G
7 5 (1.14%) Internet
7 5 (1.14%) MPLS
7 5 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.14%) Wireless
8 4 (0.91%) Firewall
8 4 (0.91%) VPN
9 3 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.45%) LTE
10 2 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.45%) RNC
10 2 (0.45%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 47 (10.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 47 (10.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (5.68%) Oracle Database
5 15 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.05%) MySQL
9 8 (1.82%) DTS
9 8 (1.82%) Power BI
9 8 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.14%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.14%) SAP BW
11 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (5.00%) JIRA
2 18 (4.09%) Selenium
2 18 (4.09%) TeamCity
3 12 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (1.36%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.14%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.68%) Ant
7 3 (0.68%) Maven
7 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.45%) Cobertura
8 2 (0.45%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.45%) Gradle
8 2 (0.45%) Hudson
8 2 (0.45%) Subversion
9 1 (0.23%) Bazaar
9 1 (0.23%) JUnit
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 224 (50.91%) Finance
2 93 (21.14%) Banking
3 41 (9.32%) Front Office
4 27 (6.14%) Financial Institution
5 15 (3.41%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.41%) Retail
5 15 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.95%) Publishing
7 10 (2.27%) Legal
7 10 (2.27%) Marketing
8 8 (1.82%) Billing
8 8 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.91%) Public Sector
10 3 (0.68%) Automotive
10 3 (0.68%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.23%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 132 (30.00%) Developer
2 79 (17.95%) Analyst
3 51 (11.59%) C# Developer
4 45 (10.23%) Architect
5 43 (9.77%) Business Analyst
6 30 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 28 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (6.36%) SQL Developer
8 27 (6.14%) .NET Developer
9 24 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
9 24 (5.45%) PHP Developer
10 23 (5.23%) SSIS Developer
11 18 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (4.09%) Support Engineer
12 17 (3.86%) Programme Manager
13 15 (3.41%) PHP Laravel Developer
14 14 (3.18%) Applications Support
14 14 (3.18%) DBA
15 13 (2.95%) Consultant
15 13 (2.95%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (16.82%) .NET
2 37 (8.41%) React
3 29 (6.59%) AngularJS
3 29 (6.59%) Web Services
4 27 (6.14%) Laravel
5 26 (5.91%) JSON
6 24 (5.45%) XML
7 19 (4.32%) .NET Framework
8 18 (4.09%) WinForms
9 17 (3.86%) Middleware
10 16 (3.64%) WCF
11 15 (3.41%) ADO.NET
11 15 (3.41%) jQuery
12 14 (3.18%) Entity Framework
13 13 (2.95%) KnockoutJS
14 11 (2.50%) HTML
14 11 (2.50%) RESTful
15 10 (2.27%) ASP.NET
15 10 (2.27%) REST
16 8 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.82%) User Experience
2 28 (6.36%) Mobile App
3 26 (5.91%) Management Information System
4 20 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.55%) Equities
5 18 (4.09%) Data Centre
6 17 (3.86%) Derivative
6 17 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (3.41%) Fixed Income
8 15 (3.41%) Hedge funds
9 14 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (3.18%) SWIFT
10 10 (2.27%) Reinsurance
11 9 (2.05%) Clustering
12 7 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.36%) PKI
14 5 (1.14%) EPoS
14 5 (1.14%) Robotics
14 5 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (15.23%) Windows
2 35 (7.95%) Windows Server
3 20 (4.55%) Windows 10
4 17 (3.86%) Unix
5 16 (3.64%) Linux
6 15 (3.41%) Windows 7
6 15 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.50%) CentOS
8 9 (2.05%) Solaris
8 9 (2.05%) Ubuntu
8 9 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.59%) HPUX
11 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.45%) Android
12 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.23%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (13.18%) Migration
3 45 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (7.73%) SDLC
5 33 (7.50%) ITIL
5 33 (7.50%) Scrum
6 30 (6.82%) Waterfall
7 29 (6.59%) Computer Science
8 28 (6.36%) CRM
9 26 (5.91%) Web Development
10 25 (5.68%) Asset Management
10 25 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (5.68%) Visualisation
11 24 (5.45%) Data Visualisation
11 24 (5.45%) Investment Management
11 24 (5.45%) OOP
12 23 (5.23%) Business Analysis
12 23 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (5.23%) Project Delivery
12 23 (5.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 107 (24.32%) SQL
2 81 (18.41%) C#
3 58 (13.18%) JavaScript
4 43 (9.77%) Java
5 30 (6.82%) PHP
6 29 (6.59%) T-SQL
6 29 (6.59%) VB.NET
7 23 (5.23%) PowerShell
8 14 (3.18%) PL/SQL
8 14 (3.18%) Python
9 10 (2.27%) TypeScript
10 8 (1.82%) ABAP
10 8 (1.82%) SAPscript
10 8 (1.82%) VBA
11 6 (1.36%) C++
12 5 (1.14%) C
12 5 (1.14%) Perl
13 4 (0.91%) Scala
13 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 52 (11.82%) Degree
2 25 (5.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (4.32%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.09%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.59%) ISEB
7 6 (1.36%) CCNA
7 6 (1.36%) CCNP
8 5 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.91%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.91%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.45%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.45%) MCITP
11 2 (0.45%) MCP
11 2 (0.45%) MCSE
11 2 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.09%) SLA
2 17 (3.86%) MiFID
3 13 (2.95%) QA
4 5 (1.14%) PMO
4 5 (1.14%) PSD2
5 4 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.68%) EMIR
6 3 (0.68%) SEPA
7 1 (0.23%) GDPR
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.41%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.05%) vSphere
5 7 (1.59%) ISA Server
5 7 (1.59%) XenApp
6 3 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (0.68%) Docker
6 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.68%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.45%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.23%) Firmware
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.23%) NFS
8 1 (0.23%) Samba
8 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (3.41%) SCCM
2 11 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (1.82%) vCenter Server
4 4 (0.91%) SCOM
5 3 (0.68%) WSUS
6 2 (0.45%) Ansible
6 2 (0.45%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.45%) Nagios
6 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.23%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.23%) Control-M
7 1 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.23%) Kibana
7 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.23%) Netcool
7 1 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 80 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 75 (17.05%) Oracle
3 24 (5.45%) SAP
4 23 (5.23%) VMware
5 15 (3.41%) HP
6 14 (3.18%) Symantec
7 10 (2.27%) Cisco
8 9 (2.05%) Bloomberg
8 9 (2.05%) Citrix
8 9 (2.05%) IBM
8 9 (2.05%) NetApp
8 9 (2.05%) SimCorp
9 8 (1.82%) MuleSoft
9 8 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.82%) Temenos
10 7 (1.59%) 3PAR
10 7 (1.59%) Murex
10 7 (1.59%) Nimble Storage
10 7 (1.59%) Remedy
10 7 (1.59%) Sun