The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 23 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Back Office 3 0 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 2.34% - 5.74%
As % of the General category 3.30% - 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 13
Average daily rate
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£500 - £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

General Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
91 111 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 71.09% 70.70% 79.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 79 239
Average daily rate £520 £500 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £250 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £630 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office.

1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Equities
3 3 (60.00%) Fixed Income
3 3 (60.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (60.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Front Office
4 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (40.00%) C
4 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (20.00%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (20.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) Cash Management
5 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (20.00%) Network Security
5 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) .NET

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) Rational Rose
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Fixed Income
1 3 (60.00%) Equities
2 1 (20.00%) Derivative
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Cash Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Business Objects
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix