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 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 254 289 297
Rank change year-on-year +35 +8  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 435 447 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.84% 0.73%
As % of the General category 2.36% 2.29% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 299 285
Median daily rate £475 £400 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -8.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £603 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 6
Median hourly rate £41.75 £16.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +147.40% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.95 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.25 £23.50 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% +21.42%  

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 18457 19514 22162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.26% 36.76% 39.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12102 13037 14216
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 459 538
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.05 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 June 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 June 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 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
England +26 407 £475 +18.75% 139
London +10 252 £525 +10.52% 75
South East -4 62 £425 +3.03% 22
City of London -4 50 £523 -12.91% 26
Berkshire +2 25 £438 +94.44% 3
South West +10 21 £399 +6.33% 6
Hampshire +20 19 £315 -3.07% 12
Yorkshire +26 16 £325 -7.14% 6
Reading +9 16 £250 -
East Midlands -14 16 £225 -30.76% 3
Wales +9 14 £420 +20.00%
East of England -1 14 £563 +15.38% 4
North West +12 13 £475 +50.79% 12
Surrey 0 11 £500 +21.95% 4
Scotland +32 10 £450 +20.00% 1
South Yorkshire - 9 £338 - 1
South Wales +1 8 £450 +28.57%
Manchester +16 7 £475 +115.90% 9
West Yorkshire +10 7 £246 -29.64% 2
Bristol -1 7 £340 -21.83% 4
Essex -13 7 £563 +18.42% 1
North East - 7 £325 - 1
Edinburgh +16 6 £340 -15.00% 1
Dorset +13 6 - -
Southampton +10 6 £295 - 4
Nottingham +3 6 £223 -23.27% 1
Nottinghamshire -2 6 £223 -36.42% 1
Newport - 6 £500 -
West Midlands +7 5 £363 -3.33% 10
Derbyshire -12 5 - - 1

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

1 318 (39.65%) Finance
2 209 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (21.32%) Banking
4 168 (20.95%) SQL
5 125 (15.59%) Front Office
6 115 (14.34%) Microsoft
7 108 (13.47%) Windows
8 104 (12.97%) Java
9 97 (12.09%) SQL Server
10 95 (11.85%) C#
11 93 (11.60%) Project Management
12 92 (11.47%) Investment Banking
13 91 (11.35%) .NET
14 80 (9.98%) Oracle
15 68 (8.48%) Retail
16 65 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
17 63 (7.86%) JavaScript
18 62 (7.73%) Change Management
18 62 (7.73%) TDD
19 60 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
20 59 (7.36%) Business Analysis
20 59 (7.36%) Derivative
21 57 (7.11%) Fixed Income
22 56 (6.98%) Degree
23 54 (6.73%) OO
24 50 (6.23%) Migration
25 49 (6.11%) Linux
25 49 (6.11%) Test Automation
26 48 (5.99%) XML
26 48 (5.99%) Workflow

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 23 (2.87%) IIS
2 16 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 16 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.87%) CMS
4 13 (1.62%) Confluence
5 6 (0.75%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.62%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.25%) Apache
8 2 (0.25%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.25%) JBoss
8 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 21 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.62%) Endur
2 12 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.75%) SAP Retail
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.50%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 4 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.50%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.50%) SunGard GMI
8 4 (0.50%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.37%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.37%) Pega PRPC
9 3 (0.37%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.37%) Summit
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.87%) Office 365
3 12 (1.50%) SaaS
4 8 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.00%) IBM Blueworks
5 6 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.37%) PaaS
7 2 (0.25%) GitHub
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.12%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.12%) IaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.12%) Slack
8 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.74%) Firewall
2 29 (3.62%) DNS
3 23 (2.87%) LAN
4 22 (2.74%) DHCP
5 15 (1.87%) Internet
6 14 (1.75%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.50%) WAN
8 11 (1.37%) LDAP
8 11 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.12%) NAS
9 9 (1.12%) SAN
10 8 (1.00%) 3G
10 8 (1.00%) 4G
10 8 (1.00%) Diameter Protocol
11 7 (0.87%) LTE
11 7 (0.87%) VoIP
12 5 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.62%) ISUP
12 5 (0.62%) Megaco
12 5 (0.62%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (2.49%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.37%) Oracle Database
4 19 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.50%) DB2
7 12 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (1.37%) DataStage
8 11 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
8 11 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.25%) Big Data
9 10 (1.25%) Oracle9i Database
9 10 (1.25%) Redis
10 9 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
11 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.87%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (3.24%) Git (software)
2 25 (3.12%) JIRA
3 21 (2.62%) TeamCity
4 17 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (2.00%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.37%) Cucumber
6 11 (1.37%) ERwin
6 11 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (1.37%) PowerDesigner
6 11 (1.37%) Talend Open Studio
7 10 (1.25%) Selenium
8 7 (0.87%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.87%) Maven
9 5 (0.62%) HP UFT
9 5 (0.62%) JUnit
9 5 (0.62%) Protractor
9 5 (0.62%) Subversion
10 4 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.50%) NUnit
10 4 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 318 (39.65%) Finance
2 171 (21.32%) Banking
3 125 (15.59%) Front Office
4 92 (11.47%) Investment Banking
5 68 (8.48%) Retail
6 44 (5.49%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.24%) Legal
8 17 (2.12%) Games
9 16 (2.00%) Marketing
10 11 (1.37%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.00%) Local Government
11 8 (1.00%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.87%) Billing
12 7 (0.87%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.75%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.75%) Publishing
13 6 (0.75%) Wholesale Banking
14 5 (0.62%) Prime Brokerage
15 4 (0.50%) Advertising
15 4 (0.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 224 (27.93%) Analyst
2 162 (20.20%) Developer
3 124 (15.46%) Business Analyst
4 71 (8.85%) Project Manager
5 57 (7.11%) Architect
6 44 (5.49%) C# Developer
7 43 (5.36%) .NET Developer
8 41 (5.11%) Consultant
9 37 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
10 29 (3.62%) Support Analyst
11 25 (3.12%) Banking Analyst
12 24 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
13 22 (2.74%) Applications Support
13 22 (2.74%) SQL Developer
14 21 (2.62%) Java Developer
14 21 (2.62%) Senior Developer
15 20 (2.49%) Senior Analyst
16 19 (2.37%) Data Analyst
16 19 (2.37%) IT Manager
17 17 (2.12%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (11.35%) .NET
2 48 (5.99%) XML
3 39 (4.86%) HTML
4 35 (4.36%) AngularJS
5 34 (4.24%) Web Services
6 33 (4.11%) CSS
7 25 (3.12%) HTML5
8 24 (2.99%) ASP.NET
9 18 (2.24%) jQuery
9 18 (2.24%) Spring
9 18 (2.24%) WinForms
9 18 (2.24%) WPF
10 17 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (2.00%) SOAP
12 15 (1.87%) Node.js
12 15 (1.87%) REST
12 15 (1.87%) Ruby on Rails
13 13 (1.62%) FIX Protocol
13 13 (1.62%) WCF
14 12 (1.50%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (7.36%) Derivative
3 57 (7.11%) Fixed Income
4 46 (5.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 39 (4.86%) Equities
6 23 (2.87%) Computer Science
7 22 (2.74%) Market Risk
8 21 (2.62%) Management Information System
9 19 (2.37%) SWIFT
10 17 (2.12%) Hedge funds
11 16 (2.00%) OTC Derivatives
12 14 (1.75%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.50%) Algorithms
15 11 (1.37%) Data Structures
16 10 (1.25%) Data Centre
17 9 (1.12%) Fintech
17 9 (1.12%) User Experience
18 7 (0.87%) Reference Data
18 7 (0.87%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 108 (13.47%) Windows
2 49 (6.11%) Linux
3 44 (5.49%) Unix
4 34 (4.24%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (1.87%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (0.62%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.50%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.25%) Android
13 2 (0.25%) CentOS
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (11.60%) Project Management
3 65 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 62 (7.73%) Change Management
4 62 (7.73%) TDD
5 59 (7.36%) Business Analysis
6 54 (6.73%) OO
7 50 (6.23%) Migration
8 49 (6.11%) Test Automation
9 48 (5.99%) Workflow
10 47 (5.86%) Scrum
11 46 (5.74%) Data Modelling
11 46 (5.74%) ITIL
11 46 (5.74%) Risk Management
11 46 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 39 (4.86%) Investment Management
12 39 (4.86%) PRINCE2
13 36 (4.49%) E-Commerce
13 36 (4.49%) MVC
13 36 (4.49%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 168 (20.95%) SQL
2 104 (12.97%) Java
3 95 (11.85%) C#
4 63 (7.86%) JavaScript
5 36 (4.49%) PowerShell
6 34 (4.24%) T-SQL
7 28 (3.49%) Python
8 22 (2.74%) Ruby
9 19 (2.37%) C
10 15 (1.87%) C++
10 15 (1.87%) VBA
11 11 (1.37%) VB.NET
11 11 (1.37%) VBScript
12 9 (1.12%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.12%) Scala
13 8 (1.00%) Perl
14 7 (0.87%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.75%) ActionScript
15 6 (0.75%) PHP
15 6 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (6.98%) Degree
2 32 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.37%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.24%) PMI Certification
5 13 (1.62%) PMP
6 11 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.25%) ISEB
8 7 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (0.75%) CAPM
9 6 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.50%) HNC
11 4 (0.50%) HND
11 4 (0.50%) IIBA
11 4 (0.50%) MCSE
12 3 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.99%) MiFID
2 32 (3.99%) QA
3 27 (3.37%) SLA
4 24 (2.99%) EMIR
5 12 (1.50%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (1.37%) ISO 20022
6 11 (1.37%) PMO
7 9 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.50%) GDPR
8 4 (0.50%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.37%) RMADS
10 2 (0.25%) FATCA
10 2 (0.25%) IFRS
10 2 (0.25%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.12%) SEPA
11 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 46 (5.74%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.62%) Docker
4 11 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.25%) XenApp
6 7 (0.87%) 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 11 (1.37%) SCCM
2 10 (1.25%) Ansible
3 9 (1.12%) Control-M
3 9 (1.12%) Puppet
4 8 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.75%) WSUS
6 5 (0.62%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.50%) Nagios
7 4 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.50%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.50%) vMotion
7 4 (0.50%) WMI
8 3 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.25%) DameWare
10 1 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.12%) Opsview
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.12%) yum
Vendors
1 115 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 80 (9.98%) Oracle
3 44 (5.49%) SAP
4 24 (2.99%) Calypso
4 24 (2.99%) Murex
5 20 (2.49%) Cisco
5 20 (2.49%) VMware
6 18 (2.24%) IBM
7 16 (2.00%) Citrix
7 16 (2.00%) Sybase
8 15 (1.87%) Bloomberg
9 13 (1.62%) Informatica
10 11 (1.37%) HP
10 11 (1.37%) Sophis
10 11 (1.37%) Talend
11 10 (1.25%) Apigee
11 10 (1.25%) OpenLink
12 9 (1.12%) Pega
13 8 (1.00%) Huawei
14 7 (0.87%) F5
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £454.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Posted: 17 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £28,000 to £57,000 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago