Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 382 362 349
Rank change year-on-year -20 -13 -67
Contract jobs citing Back Office 380 644 659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.71% 0.71%
As % of the General category 1.55% 1.77% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 424 476
England median daily rate £500 £510 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% -2.39% +16.11%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £688
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £513
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
England median hourly rate £20.50 £31.37 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.65% +25.19% +51.86%
10th Percentile £19.25 £14.87 £14.21
90th Percentile £21.75 £49.27 £42.13
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year +13.89% -28.17% +51.86%

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 24,540 36,328 39,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.01% 39.88% 42.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,987 24,085 26,363
England median daily rate £488 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £279 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £670
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £464
% change year-on-year - +2.37% +3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 809 978 981
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.00

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 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 +9 253 £525 -4.55% 64
South East +11 44 £425 - 26
North of England +8 35 £388 -6.06% 14
East of England +41 20 £350 +7.69% 3
Midlands +40 18 £533 +3.90% 15
North West +3 18 £513 +28.13% 8
Yorkshire +48 14 £325 -23.53% 4
West Midlands +49 13 £569 +10.98% 11
South West -10 11 £413 -17.50% 9
East Midlands +13 5 £325 -35.96% 4
North East +16 3 £375 -11.76% 2
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 185 (48.68%) Finance
2 112 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (24.47%) SQL
4 80 (21.05%) Banking
5 66 (17.37%) JavaScript
5 66 (17.37%) Windows
6 65 (17.11%) Microsoft
7 62 (16.32%) C#
8 59 (15.53%) .NET
9 57 (15.00%) Oracle
10 54 (14.21%) Azure
11 45 (11.84%) Degree
12 44 (11.58%) SQL Server
12 44 (11.58%) Java
13 43 (11.32%) Front Office
14 42 (11.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 39 (10.26%) Migration
15 39 (10.26%) React
16 37 (9.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 36 (9.47%) Active Directory
18 35 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
19 34 (8.95%) AngularJS
19 34 (8.95%) Web Services
19 34 (8.95%) Computer Science
20 33 (8.68%) Scrum
20 33 (8.68%) DevOps
21 32 (8.42%) User Experience
22 31 (8.16%) AWS
22 31 (8.16%) Project Delivery
22 31 (8.16%) PHP

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 22 (5.79%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.63%) CMS
3 7 (1.84%) Confluence
4 6 (1.58%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.05%) Apache
5 4 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.05%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.79%) IIS
7 2 (0.53%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.53%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.53%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.26%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (3.42%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.53%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.53%) Figma
5 2 (0.53%) Sketch
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.89%) PolarLake
3 10 (2.63%) Markit EDM
4 8 (2.11%) Eagle PACE
5 6 (1.58%) Misys Opics
5 6 (1.58%) SimCorp Dimension
6 5 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (1.05%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.53%) Global One
8 2 (0.53%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.53%) Social Studio
9 1 (0.26%) Endur
9 1 (0.26%) Kondor
9 1 (0.26%) Loan IQ
9 1 (0.26%) Magento
9 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 54 (14.21%) Azure
2 31 (8.16%) AWS
3 23 (6.05%) Office 365
4 13 (3.42%) Power Platform
5 9 (2.37%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Flow
6 7 (1.84%) PowerApps
7 5 (1.32%) IaaS
8 4 (1.05%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.05%) Serverless
9 3 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.79%) PaaS
9 3 (0.79%) SaaS
10 2 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.53%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.53%) npm
10 2 (0.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.53%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.53%) DNS
2 18 (4.74%) DHCP
3 8 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.58%) Firewall
5 5 (1.32%) 4G
5 5 (1.32%) Intranet
5 5 (1.32%) SAN
5 5 (1.32%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.05%) WAN
6 4 (1.05%) Wireless
7 3 (0.79%) Internet
7 3 (0.79%) LAN
7 3 (0.79%) Skype
7 3 (0.79%) VSAN
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.53%) HTTP
8 2 (0.53%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.53%) SNMP
8 2 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 42 (11.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (9.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (4.74%) Oracle Database
6 13 (3.42%) MySQL
7 9 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.84%) GIS
8 7 (1.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 7 (1.84%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (1.58%) Power BI
9 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.32%) Big Data
10 5 (1.32%) Data Mart
10 5 (1.32%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (5.79%) JIRA
2 17 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (3.95%) Selenium
4 14 (3.68%) TeamCity
4 14 (3.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (3.16%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.84%) Gradle
7 7 (1.84%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.84%) Maven
8 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.79%) Postman
10 2 (0.53%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.53%) kappa
10 2 (0.53%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.53%) Protractor
10 2 (0.53%) Subversion
10 2 (0.53%) webpack
11 1 (0.26%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.26%) NUnit
General
1 185 (48.68%) Finance
2 80 (21.05%) Banking
3 43 (11.32%) Front Office
4 21 (5.53%) Financial Institution
5 16 (4.21%) Investment Banking
6 13 (3.42%) Marketing
7 11 (2.89%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.63%) Retail
9 9 (2.37%) Publishing
10 8 (2.11%) Billing
10 8 (2.11%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.32%) Games
11 5 (1.32%) Law
11 5 (1.32%) Legal
11 5 (1.32%) Public Sector
12 3 (0.79%) Advertising
13 2 (0.53%) Automotive
13 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.26%) German Language
14 1 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 120 (31.58%) Developer
2 59 (15.53%) Analyst
3 39 (10.26%) C# Developer
4 31 (8.16%) Business Analyst
5 30 (7.89%) Architect
6 25 (6.58%) PHP Developer
6 25 (6.58%) Programme Manager
6 25 (6.58%) SQL Developer
7 24 (6.32%) .NET Developer
8 23 (6.05%) SSIS Developer
9 22 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
10 21 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
11 20 (5.26%) Project Manager
12 16 (4.21%) Support Engineer
13 15 (3.95%) PHP Laravel Developer
14 13 (3.42%) Applications Support
15 12 (3.16%) C# VB.NET Developer
15 12 (3.16%) VB.NET Developer
16 10 (2.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 10 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (15.53%) .NET
2 39 (10.26%) React
3 34 (8.95%) AngularJS
3 34 (8.95%) Web Services
4 28 (7.37%) Laravel
5 23 (6.05%) JSON
6 17 (4.47%) .NET Framework
6 17 (4.47%) jQuery
7 16 (4.21%) RESTful
8 15 (3.95%) HTML
9 14 (3.68%) Entity Framework
9 14 (3.68%) KnockoutJS
9 14 (3.68%) Spring
10 13 (3.42%) CSS
10 13 (3.42%) WCF
11 10 (2.63%) XML
12 9 (2.37%) HTML5
12 9 (2.37%) REST
12 9 (2.37%) WinForms
13 8 (2.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.42%) User Experience
2 29 (7.63%) Mobile App
3 22 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.79%) Derivative
3 22 (5.79%) Hedge funds
4 21 (5.53%) Equities
5 20 (5.26%) Fixed Income
6 19 (5.00%) Management Information System
7 15 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (2.89%) Reference Data
10 10 (2.63%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.84%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.84%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.32%) EPoS
12 5 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (1.05%) PKI
13 4 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.79%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 66 (17.37%) Windows
2 28 (7.37%) Windows Server
3 27 (7.11%) Windows 10
4 17 (4.47%) Windows 7
5 12 (3.16%) Linux
6 11 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.84%) HPUX
8 5 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.53%) Android
9 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.53%) CentOS
9 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.53%) Unix
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Solaris
10 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (10.26%) Migration
3 35 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (8.95%) Computer Science
5 33 (8.68%) DevOps
5 33 (8.68%) Scrum
6 31 (8.16%) Project Delivery
6 31 (8.16%) Test Automation
7 28 (7.37%) Business Analysis
7 28 (7.37%) CRM
8 27 (7.11%) ITIL
8 27 (7.11%) Visualisation
8 27 (7.11%) Web Development
9 26 (6.84%) Investment Management
10 25 (6.58%) Asset Management
10 25 (6.58%) Data Visualisation
11 24 (6.32%) Project Management
11 24 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (6.32%) Waterfall
12 22 (5.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 93 (24.47%) SQL
2 66 (17.37%) JavaScript
3 62 (16.32%) C#
4 44 (11.58%) Java
5 31 (8.16%) PHP
6 25 (6.58%) PowerShell
7 24 (6.32%) Python
8 20 (5.26%) VB.NET
9 17 (4.47%) T-SQL
10 13 (3.42%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.89%) R
11 11 (2.89%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.37%) VBA
13 7 (1.84%) C
13 7 (1.84%) C++
14 5 (1.32%) Perl
14 5 (1.32%) Ruby
15 4 (1.05%) Scala
16 3 (0.79%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 45 (11.84%) Degree
2 27 (7.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.58%) ISEB
4 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.79%) MCSE
6 3 (0.79%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.53%) CCNA
7 2 (0.53%) MCSA
7 2 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.26%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.00%) QA
2 15 (3.95%) MiFID
2 15 (3.95%) SLA
3 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.79%) PMO
4 2 (0.53%) EMIR
4 2 (0.53%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (9.47%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.58%) Docker
5 6 (1.58%) XenApp
6 4 (1.05%) vSphere
7 3 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.79%) Firmware
7 3 (0.79%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.53%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.26%) KVM
9 1 (0.26%) NFS
9 1 (0.26%) Samba
9 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (4.47%) SCCM
2 9 (2.37%) SCOM
3 8 (2.11%) WSUS
4 6 (1.58%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.79%) vRealize
7 2 (0.53%) Ansible
7 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.53%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.53%) Nagios
8 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.26%) Cacti
8 1 (0.26%) Control-M
8 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.26%) Netcool
8 1 (0.26%) Puppet
8 1 (0.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 65 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 57 (15.00%) Oracle
3 22 (5.79%) VMware
4 20 (5.26%) SAP
5 16 (4.21%) Bloomberg
6 14 (3.68%) hybris
7 11 (2.89%) Citrix
7 11 (2.89%) Reuters
8 10 (2.63%) MuleSoft
8 10 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (2.37%) Sybase
10 8 (2.11%) Symantec
11 7 (1.84%) 3PAR
11 7 (1.84%) Cisco
11 7 (1.84%) IBM
11 7 (1.84%) Murex
11 7 (1.84%) Nimble Storage
12 6 (1.58%) HP
12 6 (1.58%) Misys
12 6 (1.58%) Sun