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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 254 230
Rank change year-on-year -34 -24  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 370 510 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.95% 1.01%
As % of the General category 2.15% 2.50% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 341 347
Median daily rate £450 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% -8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £370
% change year-on-year +23.07% -12.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 17
Median hourly rate £29.99 £18.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.09% +42.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.71 £62.15 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.48 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +66.55% +73.07%  

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 17200 20426 21174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.15% 38.12% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11247 13262 12987
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 506 498
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +23.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -30 348 £463 +8.82% 120
London -17 232 £510 +2.00% 68
South East -6 50 £400 +32.78% 16
City of London -28 25 £495 -1.00% 23
North West +23 18 £463 +32.21% 8
Hampshire +23 16 £425 +6.25% 3
Scotland +29 13 £350 -15.15% 2
Yorkshire +22 13 £328 -14.09% 6
South West -11 13 £450 +38.46% 4
West Sussex +14 12 £400 -15.78% 2
Berkshire +17 11 £381 +73.29% 4
Cheshire +33 10 £500 +70.21% 2
Glasgow - 9 £350 - 2
West Midlands +7 8 £285 -29.41% 5
Southampton - 8 £369 -
Chester +18 7 £500 +37.93% 2
West Yorkshire +13 7 £330 -2.22% 3
East Midlands -13 7 £390 +39.28% 6
Reading +9 6 £400 -
East of England -9 6 £455 +40.00% 5
Leeds +10 5 £340 +0.74% 2
Staffordshire +9 5 £243 -
Bristol +3 5 £450 +38.46% 2
Wales +1 5 £350 -16.66%
Gatwick - 5 £400 - 1
Crawley +11 4 £413 -13.15% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +8 4 £285 -
South Yorkshire +7 4 £325 -
South Wales +5 4 £349 -19.82%
Surrey -1 4 £210 -31.70% 4

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 325 (39.73%) Finance
2 205 (25.06%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (22.62%) Banking
4 183 (22.37%) SQL
5 132 (16.14%) Java
6 131 (16.01%) Front Office
7 130 (15.89%) .NET
8 123 (15.04%) Windows
9 114 (13.94%) Oracle
10 113 (13.81%) SQL Server
11 110 (13.45%) C#
12 88 (10.76%) Microsoft
13 86 (10.51%) TDD
14 85 (10.39%) Investment Banking
15 77 (9.41%) JavaScript
16 76 (9.29%) Derivative
17 64 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
18 63 (7.70%) Scrum
18 63 (7.70%) OO
19 59 (7.21%) MS Excel
19 59 (7.21%) MVC
19 59 (7.21%) Retail
20 58 (7.09%) HTML
20 58 (7.09%) Business Analysis
21 57 (6.97%) Migration
22 56 (6.85%) Project Management
22 56 (6.85%) Degree
23 53 (6.48%) CSS
23 53 (6.48%) Linux
23 53 (6.48%) Fixed Income

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 22 (2.69%) IIS
2 16 (1.96%) CMS
3 15 (1.83%) Confluence
3 15 (1.83%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.22%) Apache
5 10 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.98%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.98%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.86%) JBoss
8 7 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (0.86%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.49%) FileNet
10 4 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (0.49%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 59 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.08%) MS Office
3 12 (1.47%) MS Project
4 10 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 22 (2.69%) Endur
2 18 (2.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (1.83%) Oracle Payables
4 14 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (1.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 8 (0.98%) Oracle Cash Management
6 8 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (0.98%) Oracle Retail
7 7 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.73%) SAP Retail
9 5 (0.61%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.49%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.49%) SimCorp Dimension
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle ASCP
11 3 (0.37%) SAP Bank Analyzer
11 3 (0.37%) thinkFolio
12 2 (0.24%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (1.83%) Office 365
1 15 (1.83%) SaaS
2 5 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
2 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.24%) FinancialForce.com
3 2 (0.24%) GitHub
3 2 (0.24%) IaaS
3 2 (0.24%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle CX
4 1 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.28%) Firewall
2 33 (4.03%) DNS
3 25 (3.06%) DHCP
3 25 (3.06%) TCP/IP
4 23 (2.81%) LAN
4 23 (2.81%) WAN
5 20 (2.44%) Internet
6 12 (1.47%) 3G
6 12 (1.47%) SAN
7 11 (1.34%) 4G
7 11 (1.34%) VoIP
7 11 (1.34%) Wireshark
8 9 (1.10%) 2G
9 8 (0.98%) LDAP
9 8 (0.98%) LTE
10 7 (0.86%) GGSN
10 7 (0.86%) GPRS
10 7 (0.86%) GSM
10 7 (0.86%) SNMP
10 7 (0.86%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (13.81%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (3.30%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 19 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.32%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (2.08%) DB2
8 15 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
10 13 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.22%) DataStage
12 10 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (1.22%) Oracle9i Database
13 9 (1.10%) Redis
14 8 (0.98%) Data Mart
15 7 (0.86%) MongoDB
16 6 (0.73%) IBM InfoSphere
16 6 (0.73%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 27 (3.30%) Git (software)
2 24 (2.93%) Cucumber
2 24 (2.93%) TeamCity
3 23 (2.81%) JIRA
4 17 (2.08%) Subversion
5 16 (1.96%) Selenium
6 15 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (1.83%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.59%) Jenkins
8 12 (1.47%) Maven
8 12 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (1.22%) Eclipse
9 10 (1.22%) ERwin
9 10 (1.22%) Grunt
9 10 (1.22%) PowerDesigner
9 10 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
9 10 (1.22%) WebDriver
10 9 (1.10%) Toad
11 8 (0.98%) Appium
General
1 325 (39.73%) Finance
2 185 (22.62%) Banking
3 131 (16.01%) Front Office
4 85 (10.39%) Investment Banking
5 59 (7.21%) Retail
6 27 (3.30%) Games
7 24 (2.93%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.32%) Legal
9 15 (1.83%) Marketing
10 9 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.86%) Billing
11 7 (0.86%) Publishing
12 6 (0.73%) Wholesale Banking
13 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.49%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.49%) Automotive
14 4 (0.49%) French Language
14 4 (0.49%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.49%) Local Government
15 3 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 243 (29.71%) Analyst
2 233 (28.48%) Developer
3 129 (15.77%) Business Analyst
4 60 (7.33%) Architect
5 59 (7.21%) .NET Developer
6 49 (5.99%) C# Developer
7 48 (5.87%) Project Manager
8 40 (4.89%) Consultant
9 38 (4.65%) Senior Developer
10 32 (3.91%) Support Analyst
11 31 (3.79%) SQL Developer
12 30 (3.67%) Banking Analyst
12 30 (3.67%) Java Developer
13 29 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
14 28 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
15 26 (3.18%) Applications Support
16 25 (3.06%) Test Analyst
17 24 (2.93%) MiFID Business Analyst
18 23 (2.81%) C# .NET Developer
18 23 (2.81%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (15.89%) .NET
2 58 (7.09%) HTML
3 53 (6.48%) CSS
4 52 (6.36%) Web Services
4 52 (6.36%) XML
5 47 (5.75%) AngularJS
6 44 (5.38%) ASP.NET
7 34 (4.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (3.30%) HTML5
9 24 (2.93%) .NET Framework
9 24 (2.93%) jQuery
10 23 (2.81%) REST
11 22 (2.69%) Ruby on Rails
11 22 (2.69%) WinForms
12 20 (2.44%) Spring
13 18 (2.20%) SOAP
14 17 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (1.96%) Sass
15 16 (1.96%) WPF
16 15 (1.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 76 (9.29%) Derivative
2 53 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (6.48%) Fixed Income
3 48 (5.87%) Equities
4 43 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 31 (3.79%) SWIFT
6 28 (3.42%) Computer Science
7 22 (2.69%) Hedge funds
8 17 (2.08%) OTC Derivatives
9 16 (1.96%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.59%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.10%) Contactless
12 9 (1.10%) Market Risk
12 9 (1.10%) User Experience
13 8 (0.98%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.98%) Smart Meter
14 7 (0.86%) EMV
14 7 (0.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 123 (15.04%) Windows
2 53 (6.48%) Linux
3 37 (4.52%) Windows Server
4 32 (3.91%) Unix
5 21 (2.57%) Windows 7
6 20 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.61%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.49%) Android
11 2 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.12%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.12%) Solaris
12 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (25.06%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (10.51%) TDD
3 64 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 63 (7.70%) OO
4 63 (7.70%) Scrum
5 59 (7.21%) MVC
6 58 (7.09%) Business Analysis
7 57 (6.97%) Migration
8 56 (6.85%) Project Management
9 52 (6.36%) Change Management
10 49 (5.99%) Workflow
11 47 (5.75%) Asset Management
12 45 (5.50%) ITIL
13 44 (5.38%) User Acceptance Testing
14 39 (4.77%) Data Modelling
15 38 (4.65%) Analytics
16 36 (4.40%) Investment Management
17 34 (4.16%) BDD
17 34 (4.16%) Validation
18 33 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 183 (22.37%) SQL
2 132 (16.14%) Java
3 110 (13.45%) C#
4 77 (9.41%) JavaScript
5 45 (5.50%) T-SQL
6 38 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 29 (3.55%) PL/SQL
8 24 (2.93%) Ruby
9 19 (2.32%) C++
10 13 (1.59%) VBA
11 12 (1.47%) VBScript
12 11 (1.34%) Python
13 10 (1.22%) ActionScript
13 10 (1.22%) Objective-C
13 10 (1.22%) Perl
13 10 (1.22%) PHP
14 9 (1.10%) C
15 8 (0.98%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.86%) VB
16 7 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (6.85%) Degree
2 17 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (1.96%) CCNA
3 16 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.47%) CCNP
5 11 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.34%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.22%) CCIE
7 9 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (1.10%) MCSE
8 8 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.98%) ISEB
9 7 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.61%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.49%) CISSP
12 4 (0.49%) PMP
13 3 (0.37%) CCA
13 3 (0.37%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.89%) MiFID
2 33 (4.03%) QA
3 19 (2.32%) EMIR
3 19 (2.32%) SLA
4 18 (2.20%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (1.22%) ISO20022
6 7 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.73%) FATCA
7 6 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.73%) PMO
8 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.37%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.24%) IFRS
10 1 (0.12%) Basel II
10 1 (0.12%) BS7799
10 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.12%) SEPA
10 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.32%) Docker
4 13 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.86%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.73%) XenApp
7 4 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.37%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.24%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.24%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.24%) vSphere
10 1 (0.12%) Gluster
10 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.12%) iptables
10 1 (0.12%) NFS
10 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (1.71%) SCCM
2 11 (1.34%) Nagios
3 9 (1.10%) Control-M
3 9 (1.10%) NetBackup
4 7 (0.86%) Ansible
5 6 (0.73%) SCOM
5 6 (0.73%) vMotion
5 6 (0.73%) WMI
6 4 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.24%) DameWare
7 2 (0.24%) Grafana
7 2 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.24%) Puppet
7 2 (0.24%) WSUS
8 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.12%) Icinga
8 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.12%) logstash
8 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.12%) Opsview
Vendors
1 114 (13.94%) Oracle
2 88 (10.76%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.91%) VMware
4 25 (3.06%) Huawei
4 25 (3.06%) SAP
5 23 (2.81%) Cisco
6 22 (2.69%) Murex
7 19 (2.32%) Calypso
8 18 (2.20%) Citrix
8 18 (2.20%) OpenLink
9 17 (2.08%) IBM
10 16 (1.96%) Apigee
11 15 (1.83%) Sybase
12 13 (1.59%) SmartStream
13 11 (1.34%) HP
13 11 (1.34%) Informatica
13 11 (1.34%) Nokia Networks
14 10 (1.22%) Juniper
14 10 (1.22%) Talend
14 10 (1.22%) webMethods
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Piksel
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Piksel
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London, Greater London
360 Resourcing
Rate: £46,000 - £50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £220 to £280 per day or FTC at £35K per annum pro rata
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
York/Remote
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £480 - £500 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 25 days ago