Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 318 386 373
Rank change year-on-year +68 -13 -18
Contract jobs citing Back Office 235 370 638
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.57% 0.70%
As % of the General category 1.66% 1.54% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 295 442
Median daily rate £575 £500 £509
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -1.72% -2.16%
10th Percentile £350 £277 £313
90th Percentile £750 £750 £686
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £34.50 £17.86 £31.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.14% -43.06% +49.38%
10th Percentile £30.90 £14.07 £14.87
90th Percentile £38.10 £21.27 £49.27
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £17.86 £18.00
% change year-on-year +93.14% -0.76% -14.29%

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 14,128 24,024 36,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.75% 36.90% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,685 16,107 24,574
Median daily rate £500 £488 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -0.51% +3.16%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.79% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 742 926
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.44% -3.37%
10th Percentile £12.57 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.28 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.16
% change year-on-year +25.00% -0.77% -2.95%

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 25 January 2021.

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
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 25 January 2021. 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 +42 170 £600 +14.29% 52
South East +111 24 £613 +44.12% 3
South West +93 13 £385 -6.67% 1
North of England +70 8 £470 +29.66% 18
Midlands +49 8 £525 -4.11% 10
North West +49 7 £470 -1.05% 13
East of England +48 6 £147 -57.93% 3
West Midlands +38 5 £275 -51.65% 8
East Midlands +38 3 £600 +47.69% 2
Yorkshire +39 1 - - 5
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 95 (40.43%) SQL
1 95 (40.43%) Finance
2 74 (31.49%) Front Office
3 63 (26.81%) Python
4 57 (24.26%) Investment Management
5 56 (23.83%) Asset Management
6 52 (22.13%) Banking
7 49 (20.85%) Hedge funds
8 47 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (19.15%) SQL Server
10 43 (18.30%) Fixed Income
11 41 (17.45%) Azure
12 38 (16.17%) Bloomberg
13 37 (15.74%) Equities
14 36 (15.32%) Markit EDM
15 35 (14.89%) Reference Data
16 34 (14.47%) Eagle PACE
16 34 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (13.62%) Microservices
18 31 (13.19%) Derivative
18 31 (13.19%) Java
19 30 (12.77%) AWS
20 29 (12.34%) .NET
21 27 (11.49%) Pandas
22 26 (11.06%) FactSet
22 26 (11.06%) Reuters
23 25 (10.64%) Migration
24 23 (9.79%) Investment Banking
24 23 (9.79%) C#
24 23 (9.79%) SAP

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 12 (5.11%) Apache
2 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.85%) CMS
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.43%) Confluence
4 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.43%) IIS
4 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.85%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.43%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 36 (15.32%) Markit EDM
2 34 (14.47%) Eagle PACE
3 5 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.28%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.85%) Endur
5 2 (0.85%) Maximo
5 2 (0.85%) Salerio
5 2 (0.85%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.43%) LongView
6 1 (0.43%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.43%) PORTIA
Cloud Services
1 41 (17.45%) Azure
2 30 (12.77%) AWS
3 12 (5.11%) GCP
4 11 (4.68%) Amazon ECS
4 11 (4.68%) Apigee
4 11 (4.68%) AWS Lambda
4 11 (4.68%) Serverless
5 5 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.70%) PaaS
7 3 (1.28%) Office 365
8 2 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) npm
8 2 (0.85%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.85%) SaaS
8 2 (0.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.43%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.43%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.40%) Firewall
2 5 (2.13%) DHCP
2 5 (2.13%) DNS
3 4 (1.70%) SAN
4 1 (0.43%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.43%) Skype
4 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (5.96%) MySQL
2 14 (5.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (5.53%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (4.68%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (2.55%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.70%) DB2
6 4 (1.70%) GIS
6 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.28%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.85%) Big Data
8 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.85%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.85%) Redis
8 2 (0.85%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (8.09%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.53%) Artifactory
4 11 (4.68%) GitLab
5 7 (2.98%) JIRA
5 7 (2.98%) MSBuild
5 7 (2.98%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.70%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.28%) JUnit
7 3 (1.28%) Maven
7 3 (1.28%) Subversion
7 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.85%) Bower
8 2 (0.85%) Grunt
8 2 (0.85%) gulp
8 2 (0.85%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.85%) Protractor
8 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.85%) webpack
General
1 95 (40.43%) Finance
2 74 (31.49%) Front Office
3 52 (22.13%) Banking
4 23 (9.79%) Investment Banking
5 12 (5.11%) Legal
6 10 (4.26%) Marketing
7 7 (2.98%) Public Sector
8 5 (2.13%) Advertising
9 3 (1.28%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.28%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (1.28%) Law
10 2 (0.85%) Billing
10 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.85%) Retail
10 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.85%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.43%) Cantonese Language
11 1 (0.43%) Local Government
11 1 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 85 (36.17%) Analyst
2 48 (20.43%) Business Analyst
2 48 (20.43%) Developer
3 36 (15.32%) Architect
3 36 (15.32%) Data Manager
4 34 (14.47%) Data Analyst
5 28 (11.91%) Finance Manager
6 27 (11.49%) Financial Analyst
7 26 (11.06%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (6.38%) SQL Developer
9 14 (5.96%) .NET Developer
9 14 (5.96%) Market Analyst
9 14 (5.96%) Market Data Analyst
9 14 (5.96%) Market Data Manager
10 13 (5.53%) C# Developer
11 12 (5.11%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (5.11%) Data Architect
11 12 (5.11%) Reference Data Analyst
12 11 (4.68%) AWS Solutions Architect
12 11 (4.68%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.34%) .NET
2 27 (11.49%) Pandas
3 16 (6.81%) Web Services
4 13 (5.53%) CSS
5 12 (5.11%) AngularJS
5 12 (5.11%) gRPC
6 11 (4.68%) HTML
6 11 (4.68%) Middleware
6 11 (4.68%) OAuth
6 11 (4.68%) Swagger
6 11 (4.68%) XML
7 10 (4.26%) jQuery
7 10 (4.26%) REST
8 9 (3.83%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.98%) Entity Framework
10 5 (2.13%) Spring
11 4 (1.70%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.70%) J2EE
11 4 (1.70%) Node.js
12 3 (1.28%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 49 (20.85%) Hedge funds
2 43 (18.30%) Fixed Income
3 37 (15.74%) Equities
4 35 (14.89%) Reference Data
5 31 (13.19%) Derivative
6 18 (7.66%) Data Centre
7 14 (5.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (5.53%) SWIFT
9 10 (4.26%) Cloud Native
10 9 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (2.98%) Market Risk
12 5 (2.13%) NHS
13 4 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (1.70%) Virtual Team
14 3 (1.28%) Credit Risk
14 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
14 3 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
15 2 (0.85%) IVR
15 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.36%) Windows
2 13 (5.53%) Linux
3 8 (3.40%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.98%) Unix
5 6 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.70%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.70%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.28%) Solaris
8 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (24.26%) Investment Management
2 56 (23.83%) Asset Management
3 47 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (13.62%) Microservices
6 25 (10.64%) Migration
7 20 (8.51%) DevOps
7 20 (8.51%) Software Engineering
8 17 (7.23%) Project Management
9 16 (6.81%) Business Analysis
9 16 (6.81%) CRM
10 15 (6.38%) Change Management
11 14 (5.96%) E-Commerce
12 13 (5.53%) B2B
12 13 (5.53%) Product Roadmap
13 12 (5.11%) Mentoring
13 12 (5.11%) Technology Roadmap
14 11 (4.68%) Analytics
15 10 (4.26%) OO
15 10 (4.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 95 (40.43%) SQL
2 63 (26.81%) Python
3 31 (13.19%) Java
4 23 (9.79%) C#
5 13 (5.53%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.83%) TypeScript
7 6 (2.55%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.70%) C
9 4 (1.70%) Kotlin
10 3 (1.28%) C++
10 3 (1.28%) Java 8
11 2 (0.85%) PHP
11 2 (0.85%) RPG
11 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.43%) DataFlex
12 1 (0.43%) Go
12 1 (0.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (4.68%) Sun Certification
2 8 (3.40%) Degree
3 6 (2.55%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.28%) CFA
4 3 (1.28%) CIMA
4 3 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.28%) MCP
4 3 (1.28%) MCSA
4 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.85%) A+ Certification
5 2 (0.85%) CCNP
5 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.85%) MCDST
5 2 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (0.85%) PMP
6 1 (0.43%) CCNA
6 1 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.13%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) PMO
2 2 (0.85%) SEPA
2 2 (0.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 15022
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.43%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (7.23%) Docker
2 10 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.85%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (8.09%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.70%) SCCM
3 3 (1.28%) Control-M
4 2 (0.85%) DameWare
4 2 (0.85%) Grafana
4 2 (0.85%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.85%) MIIS
4 2 (0.85%) Nagios
4 2 (0.85%) SCOM
5 1 (0.43%) Ansible
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (16.17%) Bloomberg
2 26 (11.06%) FactSet
2 26 (11.06%) Reuters
3 23 (9.79%) SAP
4 20 (8.51%) Microsoft
5 19 (8.09%) Oracle
6 12 (5.11%) Google
7 11 (4.68%) Murex
8 8 (3.40%) VMware
9 7 (2.98%) Cisco
10 6 (2.55%) IBM
11 5 (2.13%) Citrix
12 4 (1.70%) Dell
12 4 (1.70%) ESRI
12 4 (1.70%) hybris
12 4 (1.70%) Juniper
13 3 (1.28%) Linedata
13 3 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.28%) SmartStream
13 3 (1.28%) Splunk