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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 267 311
Rank change year-on-year +15 +44  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 405 438 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.94% 0.89% 0.73%
As % of the General category 2.38% 2.44% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 292 263
England median daily rate £498 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.37% -11.11%  
10th Percentile £311 £250 £264
90th Percentile £653 £630 £636
UK median daily rate £488 £400 £445
% change year-on-year +21.87% -10.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 6
England median hourly rate £39.50 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.82% +11.66%  
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.50 £10.91
90th Percentile £43.30 £23.75 £59.75
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £16.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +144.77% +11.66%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17005 17952 19938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 39.33% 36.42% 39.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18271 18472 20558
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
90th Percentile £663 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 634 675
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11%  
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.54 £48.53 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +17.77% -  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 257 £525 +7.69% 73
South East -23 58 £425 +3.03% 18
North of England +50 34 £350 +7.69% 11
Midlands -9 21 £225 -40.00% 12
South West +5 20 £399 +6.33% 7
Yorkshire +15 15 £325 -7.14% 3
East Midlands -11 15 £223 -38.62% 5
East of England -4 13 £563 +15.38% 5
North West +16 12 £475 +46.15% 8
West Midlands +7 7 £363 -3.33% 7
North East - 7 £325 -
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 308 (40.63%) Finance
2 200 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (22.30%) SQL
4 167 (22.03%) Banking
5 130 (17.15%) Front Office
6 109 (14.38%) Microsoft
7 105 (13.85%) Windows
8 103 (13.59%) Java
9 94 (12.40%) Investment Banking
10 90 (11.87%) C#
10 90 (11.87%) SQL Server
10 90 (11.87%) Project Management
11 84 (11.08%) .NET
12 78 (10.29%) Oracle
13 66 (8.71%) Retail
14 65 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 64 (8.44%) TDD
16 61 (8.05%) JavaScript
16 61 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
17 59 (7.78%) Change Management
18 58 (7.65%) Business Analysis
19 57 (7.52%) Derivative
20 55 (7.26%) Fixed Income
21 54 (7.12%) OO
21 54 (7.12%) Degree
22 49 (6.46%) Linux
23 48 (6.33%) Migration
23 48 (6.33%) Risk Management
24 47 (6.20%) XML
24 47 (6.20%) Test Automation

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 23 (3.03%) IIS
2 16 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.98%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.85%) Confluence
5 13 (1.72%) CMS
6 6 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.66%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.26%) Apache
10 2 (0.26%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.26%) JBoss
10 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.13%) Documentum
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (2.64%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.85%) Endur
2 11 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.79%) SAP Retail
7 5 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.53%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 4 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.53%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.53%) SunGard GMI
8 4 (0.53%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.40%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.40%) Pega PRPC
9 3 (0.40%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.40%) Summit
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (1.98%) Office 365
2 12 (1.58%) SaaS
3 8 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
3 8 (1.06%) IBM Blueworks
4 7 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.40%) PaaS
6 2 (0.26%) GitHub
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.13%) IaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.28%) Firewall
2 27 (3.56%) DNS
3 22 (2.90%) DHCP
3 22 (2.90%) LAN
4 15 (1.98%) Internet
5 14 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (1.45%) LDAP
8 10 (1.32%) WAN
9 9 (1.19%) SAN
10 8 (1.06%) 3G
10 8 (1.06%) 4G
10 8 (1.06%) Diameter Protocol
10 8 (1.06%) NAS
10 8 (1.06%) VoIP
11 7 (0.92%) LTE
12 5 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.66%) Megaco
12 5 (0.66%) MGW
12 5 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (11.87%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (2.51%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.37%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (1.58%) DB2
8 11 (1.45%) Big Data
8 11 (1.45%) DataStage
8 11 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 11 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.32%) Redis
10 9 (1.19%) IBM InfoSphere
10 9 (1.19%) Oracle9i Database
11 8 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.92%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.92%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (3.43%) Git (software)
2 25 (3.30%) JIRA
3 23 (3.03%) TeamCity
4 17 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (2.11%) Visual Studio
6 12 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (1.45%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.45%) ERwin
7 11 (1.45%) PowerDesigner
7 11 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
8 10 (1.32%) Selenium
9 9 (1.19%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.06%) Maven
11 6 (0.79%) Subversion
12 5 (0.66%) JUnit
12 5 (0.66%) Protractor
13 4 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.53%) HP UFT
13 4 (0.53%) NUnit
13 4 (0.53%) SoapUI
General
1 308 (40.63%) Finance
2 167 (22.03%) Banking
3 130 (17.15%) Front Office
4 94 (12.40%) Investment Banking
5 66 (8.71%) Retail
6 45 (5.94%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.37%) Games
8 14 (1.85%) Legal
8 14 (1.85%) Marketing
9 12 (1.58%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.06%) Local Government
10 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.92%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.79%) Billing
12 6 (0.79%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.79%) Wholesale Banking
13 5 (0.66%) Prime Brokerage
13 5 (0.66%) Publishing
14 4 (0.53%) Advertising
14 4 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 212 (27.97%) Analyst
2 155 (20.45%) Developer
3 120 (15.83%) Business Analyst
4 69 (9.10%) Project Manager
5 47 (6.20%) Architect
6 45 (5.94%) C# Developer
7 38 (5.01%) Consultant
8 37 (4.88%) .NET Developer
9 28 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (3.56%) Support Analyst
11 23 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
12 22 (2.90%) Senior Developer
13 21 (2.77%) Banking Analyst
13 21 (2.77%) Java Developer
13 21 (2.77%) SQL Developer
14 19 (2.51%) Applications Support
14 19 (2.51%) IT Manager
15 18 (2.37%) Data Analyst
16 17 (2.24%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 17 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (11.08%) .NET
2 47 (6.20%) XML
3 37 (4.88%) AngularJS
4 35 (4.62%) HTML
5 30 (3.96%) Web Services
6 28 (3.69%) CSS
7 23 (3.03%) HTML5
8 19 (2.51%) WPF
9 18 (2.37%) jQuery
9 18 (2.37%) Spring
10 17 (2.24%) ASP.NET
10 17 (2.24%) SOAP
11 15 (1.98%) Node.js
11 15 (1.98%) REST
12 14 (1.85%) Ruby on Rails
12 14 (1.85%) WCF
12 14 (1.85%) WinForms
13 13 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
14 12 (1.58%) Sass
14 12 (1.58%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (7.52%) Derivative
3 55 (7.26%) Fixed Income
4 46 (6.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 37 (4.88%) Equities
6 24 (3.17%) Market Risk
7 22 (2.90%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.51%) Management Information System
9 17 (2.24%) Hedge funds
9 17 (2.24%) SWIFT
10 15 (1.98%) OTC Derivatives
11 13 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.58%) Algorithms
13 11 (1.45%) Data Centre
13 11 (1.45%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.45%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.32%) Fintech
15 8 (1.06%) User Experience
16 7 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
16 7 (0.92%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 105 (13.85%) Windows
2 49 (6.46%) Linux
3 45 (5.94%) Unix
4 32 (4.22%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.45%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
8 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.66%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.66%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.40%) Android
10 3 (0.40%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.26%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (11.87%) Project Management
3 65 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 64 (8.44%) TDD
5 59 (7.78%) Change Management
6 58 (7.65%) Business Analysis
7 54 (7.12%) OO
8 48 (6.33%) Migration
8 48 (6.33%) Risk Management
9 47 (6.20%) Test Automation
10 45 (5.94%) ITIL
10 45 (5.94%) Scrum
11 42 (5.54%) User Acceptance Testing
12 40 (5.28%) Data Modelling
13 39 (5.15%) Workflow
14 38 (5.01%) SDLC
15 37 (4.88%) E-Commerce
15 37 (4.88%) Investment Management
15 37 (4.88%) PRINCE2
15 37 (4.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 169 (22.30%) SQL
2 103 (13.59%) Java
3 90 (11.87%) C#
4 61 (8.05%) JavaScript
5 34 (4.49%) PowerShell
6 32 (4.22%) T-SQL
7 27 (3.56%) Python
8 22 (2.90%) Ruby
9 18 (2.37%) C
10 16 (2.11%) C++
11 15 (1.98%) VBA
12 11 (1.45%) VB.NET
12 11 (1.45%) VBScript
13 9 (1.19%) Scala
14 8 (1.06%) Objective-C
14 8 (1.06%) Perl
15 7 (0.92%) ActionScript
15 7 (0.92%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.79%) PHP
16 6 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (7.12%) Degree
2 22 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.37%) PMI Certification
3 18 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.72%) PMP
5 10 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.19%) ISEB
7 6 (0.79%) CAPM
7 6 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (0.53%) CCNA
9 4 (0.53%) HNC
9 4 (0.53%) HND
9 4 (0.53%) IIBA
9 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.28%) MiFID
2 32 (4.22%) QA
3 25 (3.30%) SLA
4 24 (3.17%) EMIR
5 11 (1.45%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (1.45%) ISO 20022
6 10 (1.32%) PMO
7 5 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.66%) GDPR
8 4 (0.53%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.40%) RMADS
10 2 (0.26%) IFRS
10 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.13%) FATCA
11 1 (0.13%) SEPA
11 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.72%) Docker
4 10 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.19%) XenApp
6 8 (1.06%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.40%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.26%) KVM
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.26%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.26%) Xen
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (1.45%) Ansible
2 10 (1.32%) Puppet
3 9 (1.19%) Control-M
3 9 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.92%) SCCM
5 6 (0.79%) WSUS
6 4 (0.53%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.40%) Nagios
7 3 (0.40%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.40%) vMotion
7 3 (0.40%) WMI
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.13%) DameWare
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.13%) yum
Vendors
1 109 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 78 (10.29%) Oracle
3 42 (5.54%) SAP
4 24 (3.17%) Calypso
5 23 (3.03%) Murex
6 20 (2.64%) Cisco
6 20 (2.64%) VMware
7 18 (2.37%) IBM
8 15 (1.98%) Bloomberg
8 15 (1.98%) Sybase
9 13 (1.72%) Citrix
9 13 (1.72%) Informatica
10 11 (1.45%) Apigee
10 11 (1.45%) HP
10 11 (1.45%) Sophis
10 11 (1.45%) Talend
11 10 (1.32%) OpenLink
12 9 (1.19%) Huawei
12 9 (1.19%) Pega
13 7 (0.92%) Juniper
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