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 3 months to 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 267 301 263
Rank change year-on-year +34 -38  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 417 429 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.80% 0.86%
As % of the General category 2.31% 2.16% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 283 295
Median daily rate £475 £418 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.77% -12.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 16
Median hourly rate £42.50 £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +220.75% +1.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £18.00 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.73 £11.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +280.21% -11.53%  

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 with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18045 19861 21183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.00% 36.94% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11800 13228 13266
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £630 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 457 533
Median hourly rate £26.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.41% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +4.16%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Back Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Back Office.

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office over the 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Back Office in the UK

Back Office
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 May 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
England +35 387 £475 +12.89% 118
London +6 232 £535 +12.63% 69
South East -20 49 £413 -2.94% 12
City of London -20 40 £500 -9.09% 13
North West +25 22 £475 +55.73% 8
South West +11 20 £430 +14.66% 7
Hampshire +31 19 £363 -2.68% 2
Yorkshire +27 18 £325 -2.25% 7
Wales +17 16 £438 +25.00%
East Midlands -9 16 £225 +12.50% 6
East of England +1 14 £563 +50.00% 3
Berkshire -2 13 £625 +177.77% 2
South Yorkshire - 11 £325 - 1
South Wales +14 9 £465 +32.85%
West Midlands +26 8 £363 -7.93% 5
Manchester +14 8 £375 +114.28% 4
North East +53 7 £325 -39.81% 1
West Yorkshire +29 7 £272 -18.73% 5
Bristol +4 7 £388 -10.91% 7
Essex -7 7 £563 +15.38%
Newport - 7 £500 -
Cheshire +31 6 £500 +81.81% 1
Scotland +31 6 £375 -6.25% 2
West Sussex +18 6 £388 -6.06%
Nottingham +8 6 £223 -23.27% 3
Nottinghamshire +4 6 £223 -36.42% 3
Reading +1 6 - - 1
Surrey -8 6 £500 +17.64% 2
Derbyshire -13 6 - - 2
Chesterfield - 6 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 with a requirement for Back Office.

1 310 (38.61%) Finance
2 214 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (21.79%) Banking
4 168 (20.92%) SQL
5 120 (14.94%) Java
6 117 (14.57%) Front Office
7 114 (14.20%) Windows
8 103 (12.83%) Microsoft
9 98 (12.20%) .NET
10 95 (11.83%) C#
11 94 (11.71%) SQL Server
12 90 (11.21%) Oracle
13 88 (10.96%) Investment Banking
14 82 (10.21%) Project Management
15 73 (9.09%) TDD
16 71 (8.84%) JavaScript
17 65 (8.09%) OO
18 64 (7.97%) Retail
19 63 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
20 61 (7.60%) Change Management
20 61 (7.60%) Derivative
21 59 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
22 56 (6.97%) Business Analysis
23 55 (6.85%) Degree
23 55 (6.85%) Fixed Income
24 53 (6.60%) Test Automation
25 52 (6.48%) Linux
26 51 (6.35%) Migration
27 50 (6.23%) Workflow
28 49 (6.10%) Data Modelling

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 21 (2.62%) IIS
2 17 (2.12%) CMS
2 17 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.87%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.74%) Confluence
5 7 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (0.87%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.75%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.37%) JBoss
9 3 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.25%) Apache
10 2 (0.25%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 39 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (2.49%) Endur
2 12 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.75%) ION MarketView
5 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.75%) SAP Retail
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.50%) SunGard GMI
7 4 (0.50%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.37%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle ASCP
9 2 (0.25%) Global One
9 2 (0.25%) Loan IQ
9 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.49%) Office 365
4 10 (1.25%) SaaS
5 7 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.62%) IBM Blueworks
7 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.37%) PaaS
8 2 (0.25%) GitHub
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.12%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.12%) IaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.12%) Slack
9 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.48%) Firewall
2 32 (3.99%) DNS
3 24 (2.99%) DHCP
4 21 (2.62%) LAN
5 17 (2.12%) Internet
6 16 (1.99%) TCP/IP
7 15 (1.87%) WAN
8 11 (1.37%) Diameter Protocol
9 10 (1.25%) LDAP
9 10 (1.25%) LTE
10 9 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (1.00%) GGSN
11 8 (1.00%) NAS
11 8 (1.00%) SAN
12 7 (0.87%) 3G
12 7 (0.87%) GPRS
12 7 (0.87%) GSM
12 7 (0.87%) SNMP
12 7 (0.87%) UMTS
12 7 (0.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (2.49%) Oracle Database
3 20 (2.49%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.24%) NoSQL
4 18 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (1.87%) DB2
6 15 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.62%) DataStage
8 12 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
8 12 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.25%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.25%) Oracle9i Database
10 10 (1.25%) Redis
11 9 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
12 7 (0.87%) Big Data
13 6 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 29 (3.61%) Git (software)
2 27 (3.36%) JIRA
3 22 (2.74%) TeamCity
4 17 (2.12%) Visual Studio
5 14 (1.74%) Cucumber
6 13 (1.62%) ERwin
6 13 (1.62%) PowerDesigner
6 13 (1.62%) Talend Open Studio
6 13 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (1.25%) Maven
8 10 (1.25%) Selenium
9 9 (1.12%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.75%) JUnit
10 6 (0.75%) Protractor
10 6 (0.75%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.62%) Grunt
11 5 (0.62%) gulp
11 5 (0.62%) HP UFT
General
1 310 (38.61%) Finance
2 175 (21.79%) Banking
3 117 (14.57%) Front Office
4 88 (10.96%) Investment Banking
5 64 (7.97%) Retail
6 36 (4.48%) Telecoms
7 25 (3.11%) Games
8 20 (2.49%) Legal
9 17 (2.12%) Marketing
10 9 (1.12%) Local Government
11 8 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.00%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.87%) Billing
12 7 (0.87%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.75%) Prime Brokerage
13 6 (0.75%) Publishing
13 6 (0.75%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.75%) Wholesale Banking
14 4 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 237 (29.51%) Analyst
2 179 (22.29%) Developer
3 120 (14.94%) Business Analyst
4 64 (7.97%) Project Manager
5 58 (7.22%) Architect
6 45 (5.60%) C# Developer
7 42 (5.23%) .NET Developer
8 37 (4.61%) Consultant
8 37 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (3.99%) Support Analyst
10 29 (3.61%) Applications Support
10 29 (3.61%) Banking Analyst
11 26 (3.24%) Senior Developer
12 25 (3.11%) Test Analyst
13 23 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
13 23 (2.86%) SQL Developer
14 21 (2.62%) Java Developer
15 20 (2.49%) Data Analyst
16 18 (2.24%) Applications Support Analyst
16 18 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (12.20%) .NET
2 48 (5.98%) XML
3 42 (5.23%) HTML
4 37 (4.61%) CSS
5 36 (4.48%) AngularJS
6 32 (3.99%) Web Services
7 25 (3.11%) Spring
8 24 (2.99%) HTML5
9 23 (2.86%) ASP.NET
10 22 (2.74%) Ruby on Rails
11 18 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (2.24%) jQuery
11 18 (2.24%) WinForms
12 17 (2.12%) WPF
13 16 (1.99%) Node.js
13 16 (1.99%) REST
14 14 (1.74%) Sass
14 14 (1.74%) SOAP
14 14 (1.74%) XML Messaging
15 13 (1.62%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.60%) Derivative
2 59 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (6.85%) Fixed Income
4 46 (5.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 37 (4.61%) Equities
6 28 (3.49%) SWIFT
7 25 (3.11%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.37%) OTC Derivatives
9 17 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (2.12%) Market Risk
10 16 (1.99%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.74%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.49%) Algorithms
13 11 (1.37%) User Experience
14 10 (1.25%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.12%) Data Centre
15 9 (1.12%) Fintech
16 7 (0.87%) Contactless
16 7 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 114 (14.20%) Windows
2 52 (6.48%) Linux
3 44 (5.48%) Unix
4 31 (3.86%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (1.99%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (0.62%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.62%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.25%) Android
12 2 (0.25%) CentOS
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (10.21%) Project Management
3 73 (9.09%) TDD
4 65 (8.09%) OO
5 63 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 61 (7.60%) Change Management
7 56 (6.97%) Business Analysis
8 53 (6.60%) Test Automation
9 51 (6.35%) Migration
10 50 (6.23%) Workflow
11 49 (6.10%) Data Modelling
12 48 (5.98%) User Acceptance Testing
13 46 (5.73%) Scrum
14 40 (4.98%) E-Commerce
15 38 (4.73%) Investment Management
16 37 (4.61%) MVC
17 36 (4.48%) Analytics
17 36 (4.48%) ERP
18 35 (4.36%) ITIL
19 32 (3.99%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (20.92%) SQL
2 120 (14.94%) Java
3 95 (11.83%) C#
4 71 (8.84%) JavaScript
5 36 (4.48%) PowerShell
6 35 (4.36%) T-SQL
7 28 (3.49%) Ruby
8 27 (3.36%) Python
9 18 (2.24%) C
10 16 (1.99%) C++
11 15 (1.87%) VBA
12 12 (1.49%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.49%) VBScript
13 11 (1.37%) VB.NET
14 10 (1.25%) Scala
15 8 (1.00%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.87%) ActionScript
16 7 (0.87%) PHP
17 6 (0.75%) Perl
17 6 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (6.85%) Degree
2 27 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.25%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (1.00%) ISEB
6 8 (1.00%) PMP
7 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.75%) MCSE
9 5 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.50%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.37%) ACCA
11 3 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.37%) CAPM
11 3 (0.37%) CCA
11 3 (0.37%) CIMA
11 3 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.37%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.86%) MiFID
2 29 (3.61%) QA
3 21 (2.62%) SLA
4 20 (2.49%) EMIR
5 14 (1.74%) Dodd-Frank
6 13 (1.62%) ISO20022
7 11 (1.37%) PMO
8 9 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.50%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.37%) FATCA
10 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.25%) GDPR
11 2 (0.25%) IFRS
11 2 (0.25%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.12%) Basel II
12 1 (0.12%) RMADS
12 1 (0.12%) SEPA
12 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.12%) Docker
4 12 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.12%) XenApp
6 5 (0.62%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.50%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.37%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.25%) KVM
9 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.25%) Xen
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.49%) SCCM
2 10 (1.25%) Control-M
3 7 (0.87%) Ansible
3 7 (0.87%) Nagios
3 7 (0.87%) NetBackup
4 6 (0.75%) Puppet
4 6 (0.75%) vCenter Server
4 6 (0.75%) vMotion
4 6 (0.75%) WMI
5 5 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.62%) WSUS
6 4 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.25%) DameWare
7 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.12%) Opsview
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 103 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 90 (11.21%) Oracle
3 40 (4.98%) SAP
4 26 (3.24%) Murex
5 23 (2.86%) VMware
6 19 (2.37%) Calypso
6 19 (2.37%) Sybase
7 18 (2.24%) Citrix
8 16 (1.99%) Cisco
8 16 (1.99%) IBM
9 15 (1.87%) Bloomberg
9 15 (1.87%) Informatica
9 15 (1.87%) OpenLink
10 14 (1.74%) Apigee
11 13 (1.62%) Talend
12 10 (1.25%) HP
13 9 (1.12%) Huawei
13 9 (1.12%) Pega
13 9 (1.12%) Sophis
14 8 (1.00%) hybris
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £355 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Rullion
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £540 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £28,000 to £57,000 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 7 days ago