Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 333 320 295
Rank change year-on-year -13 -25 -6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 720 723 864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.79% 0.88%
As % of the General category 2.07% 1.98% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 448 587
England median daily rate £500 £509 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% +21.99% -7.22%
10th Percentile £310 £298 £250
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £413
% change year-on-year - +21.21% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 16
England median hourly rate £23.06 £33.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.16% +103.03% -
10th Percentile £15.17 £10.18 £10.13
90th Percentile £29.85 £43.68 £21.25
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £39.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -62.66% +139.39% -2.94%

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 34,801 36,437 35,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.93% 39.88% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,184 24,404 24,180
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 799 912
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £23.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.62% +9.64% +3.88%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £23.15 £26.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -10.96% +9.47% -

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 18 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor 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 18 October 2018. 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 -23 453 £550 - 77
South East +9 114 £413 -2.94% 34
Midlands +2 50 £488 +21.88% 19
North of England -44 43 £390 -8.24% 21
South West -3 42 £488 +25.81% 4
North West -12 32 £380 -10.59% 10
West Midlands -18 27 £500 +24.22% 12
East Midlands +22 22 £475 - 7
East of England -13 17 £440 -12.00% 5
Yorkshire -35 10 £425 +70.00% 10
North East -6 1 £513 +99.03% 1
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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.

1 312 (43.33%) Finance
2 244 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (24.44%) SQL
4 146 (20.28%) Java
5 120 (16.67%) .NET
6 119 (16.53%) Microsoft
7 103 (14.31%) Windows
7 103 (14.31%) Front Office
8 102 (14.17%) Banking
9 100 (13.89%) Oracle
10 99 (13.75%) SQL Server
11 95 (13.19%) JavaScript
12 92 (12.78%) C#
13 86 (11.94%) HTML
14 71 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
15 68 (9.44%) XML
15 68 (9.44%) Asset Management
15 68 (9.44%) Test Automation
15 68 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
16 64 (8.89%) Fixed Income
17 63 (8.75%) Workflow
17 63 (8.75%) Linux
18 62 (8.61%) Migration
19 61 (8.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 61 (8.47%) Degree
20 60 (8.33%) Project Management
20 60 (8.33%) Web Services
20 60 (8.33%) Active Directory
21 59 (8.19%) Unix
22 57 (7.92%) Service Management

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 25 (3.47%) CMS
2 22 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.22%) SAS
5 12 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.67%) IIS
5 12 (1.67%) JBoss
6 11 (1.53%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (0.97%) Confluence
8 7 (0.97%) EPiServer
9 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.56%) Anypoint
10 4 (0.56%) Mule
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.42%) Apache
11 3 (0.42%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (2.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (2.64%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 21 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.36%) Actimize
3 13 (1.81%) HiPortfolio
4 10 (1.39%) Eikon
5 9 (1.25%) Endur
5 9 (1.25%) ION MarketView
5 9 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.69%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.56%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.56%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.56%) SAP PS
10 3 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.42%) SunGard Martini
10 3 (0.42%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 68 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.47%) Office 365
4 11 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (1.53%) GitHub
5 10 (1.39%) Mimecast
6 8 (1.11%) SaaS
7 5 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.69%) Yammer
8 4 (0.56%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.56%) PaaS
9 3 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.28%) Boomi
10 2 (0.28%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.28%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.31%) DNS
2 22 (3.06%) DHCP
3 18 (2.50%) Firewall
4 16 (2.22%) Internet
5 8 (1.11%) LAN
5 8 (1.11%) Wireshark
6 7 (0.97%) Intranet
6 7 (0.97%) Unified Communications
6 7 (0.97%) VPN
7 6 (0.83%) FTP
7 6 (0.83%) HTTP
7 6 (0.83%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.83%) Value-Added Service
8 5 (0.69%) Broadband
8 5 (0.69%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.69%) SMTP
8 5 (0.69%) SSL
9 4 (0.56%) NFC
9 4 (0.56%) SAN
10 3 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (3.61%) MySQL
5 19 (2.64%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (1.81%) NoSQL
7 13 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (1.67%) DTS
9 11 (1.53%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.39%) Power BI
10 10 (1.39%) QlikView
11 9 (1.25%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.97%) Big Data
13 7 (0.97%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 31 (4.31%) JIRA
3 30 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 23 (3.19%) Selenium
5 21 (2.92%) Maven
5 21 (2.92%) TeamCity
6 18 (2.50%) Cucumber
7 16 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (2.08%) Visual Studio
9 14 (1.94%) Subversion
10 11 (1.53%) Hudson
11 10 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (1.25%) JUnit
12 9 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (1.11%) Axure RP
13 8 (1.11%) ERwin
13 8 (1.11%) NUnit
14 7 (0.97%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.97%) Gradle
15 6 (0.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 312 (43.33%) Finance
2 103 (14.31%) Front Office
3 102 (14.17%) Banking
4 51 (7.08%) Investment Banking
5 34 (4.72%) Financial Institution
6 28 (3.89%) Marketing
7 26 (3.61%) Retail
8 19 (2.64%) Legal
9 17 (2.36%) Publishing
9 17 (2.36%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.81%) Law
11 11 (1.53%) General Ledger
11 11 (1.53%) Local Government
12 7 (0.97%) Advertising
12 7 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.97%) Online Betting
13 6 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.69%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.56%) Billing
15 4 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 233 (32.36%) Developer
2 201 (27.92%) Analyst
3 103 (14.31%) Business Analyst
4 49 (6.81%) Architect
5 42 (5.83%) .NET Developer
6 39 (5.42%) Java Developer
7 33 (4.58%) Consultant
7 33 (4.58%) Project Manager
7 33 (4.58%) Support Analyst
8 29 (4.03%) PHP Developer
9 28 (3.89%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 27 (3.75%) Senior Developer
11 25 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
12 23 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
13 21 (2.92%) C# Developer
14 20 (2.78%) Programme Manager
14 20 (2.78%) Support Engineer
14 20 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
15 16 (2.22%) Software Developer
15 16 (2.22%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (16.67%) .NET
2 86 (11.94%) HTML
3 68 (9.44%) XML
4 60 (8.33%) Web Services
5 54 (7.50%) CSS
6 46 (6.39%) AngularJS
7 35 (4.86%) ASP.NET
7 35 (4.86%) jQuery
8 34 (4.72%) Spring
9 26 (3.61%) Middleware
9 26 (3.61%) REST
10 25 (3.47%) WCF
11 22 (3.06%) HTML5
12 21 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (2.92%) LAMP
13 19 (2.64%) JSON
14 18 (2.50%) Spring Boot
15 17 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (2.22%) Node.js
16 16 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.89%) Fixed Income
2 61 (8.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 57 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (5.97%) Equities
5 40 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 40 (5.56%) User Experience
6 33 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (3.75%) Derivative
8 22 (3.06%) Data Centre
9 21 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (2.50%) Robotics
11 17 (2.36%) Hedge funds
12 16 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
13 15 (2.08%) SWIFT
14 12 (1.67%) Blackberry
14 12 (1.67%) Mobile App
15 11 (1.53%) Fintech
15 11 (1.53%) Management Information System
16 10 (1.39%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 103 (14.31%) Windows
2 63 (8.75%) Linux
3 59 (8.19%) Unix
4 39 (5.42%) Windows Server
5 23 (3.19%) Solaris
6 22 (3.06%) Windows 7
7 17 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.94%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.69%) Android
11 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.42%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (33.89%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
3 68 (9.44%) Asset Management
3 68 (9.44%) Test Automation
4 63 (8.75%) Workflow
5 62 (8.61%) Migration
6 60 (8.33%) Project Management
7 57 (7.92%) Scrum
7 57 (7.92%) Service Management
8 56 (7.78%) TDD
9 51 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (6.67%) Web Development
11 45 (6.25%) Risk Management
12 44 (6.11%) Change Management
12 44 (6.11%) DevOps
13 43 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
14 40 (5.56%) Business Analysis
15 39 (5.42%) Waterfall
16 38 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
17 37 (5.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 176 (24.44%) SQL
2 146 (20.28%) Java
3 95 (13.19%) JavaScript
4 92 (12.78%) C#
5 43 (5.97%) PHP
6 36 (5.00%) Python
7 22 (3.06%) Shell Script
8 19 (2.64%) Perl
9 18 (2.50%) T-SQL
10 17 (2.36%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.81%) Korn
12 12 (1.67%) C++
13 11 (1.53%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.53%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.39%) C
14 10 (1.39%) VBScript
15 9 (1.25%) Scala
16 8 (1.11%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.11%) VBA
17 6 (0.83%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 61 (8.47%) Degree
2 20 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.81%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (0.97%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 6 (0.83%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.83%) MCSE
7 6 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.69%) CHECK Team Member
8 5 (0.69%) MCITP
9 4 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (0.56%) CCSP
9 4 (0.56%) CISA
9 4 (0.56%) CISM
9 4 (0.56%) CISSP
9 4 (0.56%) CLAS
9 4 (0.56%) CREST Certified
9 4 (0.56%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.69%) SLA
2 23 (3.19%) QA
3 12 (1.67%) PMO
4 10 (1.39%) MiFID
5 8 (1.11%) GDPR
6 7 (0.97%) ISO 20022
7 6 (0.83%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.83%) IFRS
8 5 (0.69%) EMIR
8 5 (0.69%) PSD2
9 4 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.56%) ISAE 3402
9 4 (0.56%) ISO 22301
9 4 (0.56%) ISO 31000
9 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 60 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.06%) Docker
2 22 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.92%) Virtual Desktop
4 19 (2.64%) XenApp
5 16 (2.22%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.83%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.56%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.42%) HDFS
10 2 (0.28%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.28%) Gluster
10 2 (0.28%) iptables
10 2 (0.28%) NFS
10 2 (0.28%) XenServer
11 1 (0.14%) Firmware
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (2.92%) SCCM
2 13 (1.81%) Oracle ZFS
3 12 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (1.53%) Ansible
5 10 (1.39%) WSUS
6 9 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (1.11%) SCOM
8 7 (0.97%) Terraform
9 6 (0.83%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.83%) PingFederate
10 5 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.56%) Nessus
11 4 (0.56%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 3 (0.42%) Control-M
12 3 (0.42%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.42%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.42%) Puppet
13 2 (0.28%) HP SIM
13 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 119 (16.53%) Microsoft
2 100 (13.89%) Oracle
3 36 (5.00%) SAP
4 34 (4.72%) IBM
5 31 (4.31%) Bloomberg
6 27 (3.75%) VMware
7 25 (3.47%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (3.33%) Reuters
9 23 (3.19%) Citrix
10 21 (2.92%) HP
11 18 (2.50%) UiPath
12 17 (2.36%) McAfee
13 15 (2.08%) FactSet
14 13 (1.81%) Cisco
15 12 (1.67%) Polycom
15 12 (1.67%) Sybase
15 12 (1.67%) TIBCO
16 11 (1.53%) Automation Anywhere
16 11 (1.53%) Sony
16 11 (1.53%) Wallstreet Suite