Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 30 June 2022 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
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 400 391 338
Rank change year-on-year -9 -53 +66
Contract jobs citing Back Office 515 377 290
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.58% 0.71%
As % of the General category 1.02% 1.09% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 268 202
10th Percentile £413 £303 £305
25th Percentile £500 £425 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £550 £484
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% +13.70% +1.84%
75th Percentile £750 £656 £650
90th Percentile £825 £713 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +20.25% +1.88% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 8
10th Percentile £12.21 £13.88 £13.49
25th Percentile £12.61 £15.73 £14.62
Median hourly rate £33.25 £17.50 £17.10
Median % change year-on-year +90.00% +2.37% -16.61%
75th Percentile £63.60 £23.21 £18.33
90th Percentile £69.36 £34.57 £22.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £23.21 £16.85
% change year-on-year +74.49% +37.79% -16.81%

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 50,703 34,506 21,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 57.28% 52.93% 51.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,254 23,097 13,900
10th Percentile £325 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +9.55% +1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,400 1,218 823
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.89 £12.38
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £24.03 £21.03 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.27% +5.13% +1.96%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £40.57
90th Percentile £60.75 £56.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £19.40
% change year-on-year +8.11% -4.64% +5.08%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Back Office.

Daily rate trend for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Back Office over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Back Office.

Hourly rate trend for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Back Office over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -15 455 £650 +13.04% 116
London -10 352 £700 +21.74% 57
Work from Home +13 238 £625 +13.64% 49
UK excluding London -36 102 £490 +20.25% 63
North of England -24 41 £500 +17.65% 21
Yorkshire -16 27 £500 +17.65% 15
South East -25 25 £550 +2.80% 12
Scotland -14 14 £490 +15.12% 3
North West -25 10 £438 +29.63% 6
East of England -11 8 £498 - 6
South West -19 7 £438 -10.03% 5
Midlands -57 6 £404 +15.36% 14
North East - 4 £690 -
East Midlands -12 3 £375 -18.92% 8
West Midlands -55 3 £433 +44.17% 6
Wales -5 1 £350 - 2

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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 with a requirement for Back Office.

1 259 (50.29%) Finance
2 145 (28.16%) Agile
3 127 (24.66%) SQL
4 126 (24.47%) Social Skills
5 96 (18.64%) Banking
6 90 (17.48%) .NET
7 86 (16.70%) Windows
8 76 (14.76%) C#
9 71 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
10 65 (12.62%) Python
10 65 (12.62%) Investment Banking
11 64 (12.43%) Front Office
12 63 (12.23%) Microsoft
13 62 (12.04%) Oracle
14 61 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
15 55 (10.68%) DevOps
16 50 (9.71%) Scrum
17 47 (9.13%) Workflow
18 46 (8.93%) Requirements Gathering
18 46 (8.93%) .NET Core
19 45 (8.74%) Linux
20 44 (8.54%) Retail
21 42 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
21 42 (8.16%) Business Analysis
22 41 (7.96%) Migration
23 40 (7.77%) Fixed Income
23 40 (7.77%) .NET Framework
24 39 (7.57%) CRM
25 37 (7.18%) Test Automation
26 36 (6.99%) Data Warehouse

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (2.52%) Confluence
2 7 (1.36%) Apache Solr
2 7 (1.36%) CMS
2 7 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.17%) IIS
3 6 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.39%) Apache
5 2 (0.39%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.19%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.19%) Documentum
6 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.19%) FileNet
6 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (1.55%) Adobe XD
2 8 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.55%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.55%) Endur
3 8 (1.55%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (1.36%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (1.17%) Oracle Cash Management
5 6 (1.17%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.78%) Bloomberg AIM
8 3 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.39%) CA PPM
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.39%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.19%) Fidessa
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.19%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.21%) Azure
2 31 (6.02%) AWS
3 23 (4.47%) SaaS
4 18 (3.50%) IaaS
5 17 (3.30%) NuGet
5 17 (3.30%) PaaS
6 11 (2.14%) Azure DevOps
6 11 (2.14%) Microsoft 365
7 8 (1.55%) SAP Commerce Cloud
8 7 (1.36%) GitHub
9 6 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.17%) Slack
10 5 (0.97%) Power Platform
10 5 (0.97%) Serverless
11 4 (0.78%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.58%) GCP
12 3 (0.58%) Snowflake
13 2 (0.39%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.27%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.69%) SSH
3 10 (1.94%) LAN
4 8 (1.55%) DHCP
4 8 (1.55%) DNS
4 8 (1.55%) Firewall
5 6 (1.17%) HTTP
5 6 (1.17%) SSL
6 3 (0.58%) Broadband
6 3 (0.58%) Skype
6 3 (0.58%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.58%) WAN
6 3 (0.58%) Wireless
6 3 (0.58%) WLAN
7 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.19%) 2G
8 1 (0.19%) 4G
8 1 (0.19%) 5G
8 1 (0.19%) MQTT
8 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (6.21%) Oracle Database
3 31 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (5.63%) Relational Database
5 27 (5.24%) SQL Server
5 27 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (4.66%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.97%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.78%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.78%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.78%) Power BI
10 4 (0.78%) SAP HANA
10 4 (0.78%) Tableau
11 3 (0.58%) DB2
11 3 (0.58%) MySQL
11 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (6.60%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.21%) JIRA
3 31 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 31 (6.02%) Visual Studio
4 20 (3.88%) TeamCity
5 17 (3.30%) git-flow
6 14 (2.72%) Bitbucket
7 13 (2.52%) Robot Framework
8 11 (2.14%) MSBuild
9 10 (1.94%) Artifactory
10 9 (1.75%) GitLab
10 9 (1.75%) Selenium
11 8 (1.55%) Axure RP
11 8 (1.55%) CppUnit
11 8 (1.55%) Subversion
12 7 (1.36%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (1.17%) SonarQube
13 6 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.97%) SpecFlow
General
1 259 (50.29%) Finance
2 126 (24.47%) Social Skills
3 96 (18.64%) Banking
4 71 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (12.62%) Investment Banking
6 64 (12.43%) Front Office
7 44 (8.54%) Retail
8 25 (4.85%) Legal
9 23 (4.47%) Public Sector
10 19 (3.69%) Marketing
11 14 (2.72%) Presentation Skills
12 12 (2.33%) Billing
12 12 (2.33%) Financial Institution
12 12 (2.33%) Telecoms
13 11 (2.14%) Documentation Skills
14 9 (1.75%) Law
15 6 (1.17%) Organisational Skills
16 5 (0.97%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 154 (29.90%) Analyst
2 110 (21.36%) Developer
3 106 (20.58%) Business Analyst
4 45 (8.74%) C# Developer
5 43 (8.35%) Architect
6 34 (6.60%) Applications Support
6 34 (6.60%) C++ Developer
6 34 (6.60%) C++/C# Developer
7 28 (5.44%) Support Analyst
8 27 (5.24%) .NET Developer
9 26 (5.05%) Project Manager
10 24 (4.66%) Applications Support Analyst
10 24 (4.66%) Commodities Business Analyst
11 22 (4.27%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 19 (3.69%) Consultant
12 19 (3.69%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (3.30%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
14 17 (3.30%) Senior Business Analyst
15 16 (3.11%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (17.48%) .NET
2 46 (8.93%) .NET Core
3 40 (7.77%) .NET Framework
4 35 (6.80%) XML
5 33 (6.41%) JSON
6 27 (5.24%) REST
7 22 (4.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 22 (4.27%) STL
8 19 (3.69%) CSS
9 18 (3.50%) HTML
9 18 (3.50%) Spring
10 13 (2.52%) Kafka
11 12 (2.33%) Node.js
11 12 (2.33%) RESTful
12 11 (2.14%) AngularJS
12 11 (2.14%) SOAP
13 10 (1.94%) React
14 9 (1.75%) gRPC
14 9 (1.75%) Web Services
15 8 (1.55%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.77%) Fixed Income
2 26 (5.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 25 (4.85%) Management Information System
4 23 (4.47%) Derivative
5 22 (4.27%) User Experience
6 21 (4.08%) SWIFT
7 18 (3.50%) Hedge funds
8 14 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (2.52%) Data Structures
9 13 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.94%) OTC Derivatives
11 9 (1.75%) Cloud Native
11 9 (1.75%) Market Risk
12 8 (1.55%) Credit Risk
12 8 (1.55%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.55%) Renewable Energy
13 7 (1.36%) NHS
14 6 (1.17%) Data Centre
14 6 (1.17%) Equities
14 6 (1.17%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 86 (16.70%) Windows
2 45 (8.74%) Linux
3 32 (6.21%) Unix
4 25 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.55%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.39%) HPUX
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.19%) Android
8 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (28.16%) Agile
2 61 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
3 55 (10.68%) DevOps
4 50 (9.71%) Scrum
5 47 (9.13%) Workflow
6 46 (8.93%) Requirements Gathering
7 42 (8.16%) Business Analysis
7 42 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (7.96%) Migration
9 39 (7.57%) CRM
10 37 (7.18%) Test Automation
11 36 (6.99%) Use Case
12 35 (6.80%) User Stories
13 34 (6.60%) SDLC
14 33 (6.41%) CI/CD
15 31 (6.02%) ERP
16 30 (5.83%) Multithreading
16 30 (5.83%) Regression Testing
16 30 (5.83%) Software Engineering
17 29 (5.63%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 127 (24.66%) SQL
2 76 (14.76%) C#
3 65 (12.62%) Python
4 36 (6.99%) Java
5 34 (6.60%) C++
6 28 (5.44%) JavaScript
7 20 (3.88%) Shell Script
8 17 (3.30%) TypeScript
9 10 (1.94%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.75%) C
11 8 (1.55%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.36%) Korn
12 7 (1.36%) Perl
12 7 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.97%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.58%) Go
14 3 (0.58%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.58%) VBA
15 2 (0.39%) ABAP
15 2 (0.39%) ES6
Qualifications
1 35 (6.80%) Degree
2 9 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (1.36%) PMP
4 5 (0.97%) ISEB
4 5 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (0.97%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.78%) IIBA
6 3 (0.58%) APMG
6 3 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.39%) MCSA
7 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.39%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.19%) CCNA
8 1 (0.19%) CCNP
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.05%) MiFID
2 22 (4.27%) QA
3 20 (3.88%) EMIR
4 8 (1.55%) IFRS
5 7 (1.36%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.36%) ITGC
5 7 (1.36%) SLA
6 6 (1.17%) PMO
7 5 (0.97%) GDPR
7 5 (0.97%) IFRS 17
8 3 (0.58%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.58%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.39%) NIST
9 2 (0.39%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.19%) Basel III
10 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.72%) Docker
3 8 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (6.41%) Ansible
2 18 (3.50%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.94%) Terraform
4 7 (1.36%) BladeLogic
5 6 (1.17%) Netcool
5 6 (1.17%) Puppet
6 5 (0.97%) SCCM
7 3 (0.58%) Control-M
8 2 (0.39%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.39%) WSUS
9 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.19%) Grafana
9 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 63 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 62 (12.04%) Oracle
3 29 (5.63%) SAP
4 26 (5.05%) Red Hat
5 17 (3.30%) Splunk
6 10 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.75%) Adobe
7 9 (1.75%) Cisco
8 8 (1.55%) Charles River
8 8 (1.55%) OpenLink
8 8 (1.55%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.55%) VMware
8 8 (1.55%) Workday
9 7 (1.36%) Citrix
10 6 (1.17%) Actuate
10 6 (1.17%) AppDynamics
10 6 (1.17%) Bloomberg
10 6 (1.17%) F5
10 6 (1.17%) HP
10 6 (1.17%) New Relic