The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 111 85 82
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 100 163 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.67% 2.24% 2.31%
As % of the General category 3.25% 3.98% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 129 133
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £340 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £630 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.47% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £23.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-68.57% +15.70%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3081 4099 4191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.49% 56.37% 59.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2358 3046 3134
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 65 58
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £52.00 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 84 (42.64%) Banking
2 83 (42.13%) Finance
3 54 (27.41%) SQL
4 53 (26.90%) Front Office
5 51 (25.89%) Investment Banking
6 44 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (19.29%) Java
8 35 (17.77%) Derivative
9 32 (16.24%) Oracle
10 28 (14.21%) Windows
11 26 (13.20%) Microsoft
12 23 (11.68%) Business Analysis
13 22 (11.17%) Scrum
14 21 (10.66%) Project Management
14 21 (10.66%) UNIX
14 21 (10.66%) SQL Server
14 21 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (8.63%) CRM
15 17 (8.63%) ERP
15 17 (8.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 17 (8.63%) Fixed Income
16 15 (7.61%) Active Directory
17 14 (7.11%) MS Excel
17 14 (7.11%) C#
17 14 (7.11%) MS Office
17 14 (7.11%) XML
17 14 (7.11%) Spring
18 13 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (6.60%) E-Commerce
18 13 (6.60%) OO

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 7 (3.55%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.05%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.05%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (2.54%) Apache
4 4 (2.03%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.03%) IIS
4 4 (2.03%) nginx
5 3 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.02%) AquaLogic
6 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (7.11%) MS Office
1 14 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.06%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.54%) MS Project
4 4 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Global One
1 4 (2.03%) SunGard Martini
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.52%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.02%) Algo Collateral
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.51%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.51%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.51%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.51%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.51%) RMDS
4 1 (0.51%) Khalix
4 1 (0.51%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 1 (0.51%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.54%) LAN
2 4 (2.03%) WAN
2 4 (2.03%) SAN
3 2 (1.02%) Internet
3 2 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.02%) VPN
3 2 (1.02%) DNS
3 2 (1.02%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.02%) SSL
4 1 (0.51%) SMTP
4 1 (0.51%) DHCP
4 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.51%) HTTP
4 1 (0.51%) SNMP
4 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.51%) NAS
4 1 (0.51%) FCoE
4 1 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.51%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.09%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (2.54%) MySQL
6 4 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.52%) DB2
8 2 (1.02%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.02%) FileMaker
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.51%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.51%) HBase
9 1 (0.51%) Big Data
9 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (4.06%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.05%) JIRA
4 4 (2.03%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.03%) Serena SBM
5 3 (1.52%) JUnit
6 2 (1.02%) Xcode
6 2 (1.02%) Maven
6 2 (1.02%) Selenium
6 2 (1.02%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.51%) Mockito
7 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.51%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.51%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.51%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 84 (42.64%) Banking
2 83 (42.13%) Finance
3 53 (26.90%) Front Office
4 51 (25.89%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.55%) Retail
6 6 (3.05%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.54%) Legal
8 3 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.51%) Billing
9 1 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 83 (42.13%) Analyst
2 45 (22.84%) Business Analyst
3 36 (18.27%) Developer
4 22 (11.17%) Project Manager
5 21 (10.66%) Java Developer
6 15 (7.61%) Support Analyst
7 12 (6.09%) Applications Support
8 11 (5.58%) Applications Support Analyst
9 9 (4.57%) Architect
10 8 (4.06%) Consultant
11 7 (3.55%) Programmer
11 7 (3.55%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
12 6 (3.05%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (3.05%) Java Programmer
13 5 (2.54%) Siebel Business Analyst
13 5 (2.54%) Service Desk Analyst
13 5 (2.54%) Service Analyst
13 5 (2.54%) Senior Developer
13 5 (2.54%) Test Manager
13 5 (2.54%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.11%) XML
1 14 (7.11%) Spring
2 11 (5.58%) .NET
3 10 (5.08%) HTML
4 9 (4.57%) JMS
5 7 (3.55%) Middleware
5 7 (3.55%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (3.55%) J2EE
5 7 (3.55%) CSS
6 6 (3.05%) JDBC
6 6 (3.05%) Hibernate
7 5 (2.54%) Web Services
8 4 (2.03%) XSLT
8 4 (2.03%) XSD
8 4 (2.03%) DOM
8 4 (2.03%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.03%) WCF
9 3 (1.52%) HTML5
9 3 (1.52%) LINQ
9 3 (1.52%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.77%) Derivative
2 17 (8.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (8.63%) Fixed Income
3 13 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.58%) Equities
4 11 (5.58%) Equity Derivative
5 10 (5.08%) Open Source
6 7 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.05%) SWIFT
7 6 (3.05%) Credit Risk
8 4 (2.03%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.03%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.52%) User Experience
9 3 (1.52%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.52%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.02%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.02%) Grid Computing
10 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.21%) Windows
2 21 (10.66%) UNIX
3 9 (4.57%) Windows 7
3 9 (4.57%) Linux
4 3 (1.52%) Solaris
5 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X Server
5 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (11.68%) Business Analysis
3 22 (11.17%) Scrum
4 21 (10.66%) Project Management
4 21 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (8.63%) CRM
5 17 (8.63%) ERP
6 13 (6.60%) E-Commerce
6 13 (6.60%) Data Modelling
6 13 (6.60%) OO
7 11 (5.58%) Risk Management
7 11 (5.58%) Multithreading
7 11 (5.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (5.58%) Data Analysis
7 11 (5.58%) Waterfall
7 11 (5.58%) User Stories
8 10 (5.08%) TDD
9 9 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.57%) Kanban
10 8 (4.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (27.41%) SQL
2 38 (19.29%) Java
3 14 (7.11%) C#
4 13 (6.60%) Shell Script
5 12 (6.09%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.58%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.08%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.55%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.05%) Korn
9 6 (3.05%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.05%) PHP
10 5 (2.54%) Python
11 4 (2.03%) Scala
12 3 (1.52%) Perl
12 3 (1.52%) VB
13 2 (1.02%) VBA
13 2 (1.02%) XPath
13 2 (1.02%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.02%) C
13 2 (1.02%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 7 (3.55%) SC Cleared
1 7 (3.55%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.05%) Degree
3 3 (1.52%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.52%) ISEB
4 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.51%) PMP
5 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.51%) MCSE
5 1 (0.51%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.57%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) EMIR
2 3 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (1.52%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.52%) SLA
3 2 (1.02%) Basel III
4 1 (0.51%) MiFID
4 1 (0.51%) GxP
4 1 (0.51%) COREP
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 15 (7.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.51%) SRDF
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.05%) SCCM
2 5 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.03%) Puppet
3 4 (2.03%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.52%) Control-M
5 2 (1.02%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (16.24%) Oracle
2 26 (13.20%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.57%) Siebel
3 9 (4.57%) Citrix
4 7 (3.55%) Sybase
5 6 (3.05%) VMware
6 5 (2.54%) Reuters
6 5 (2.54%) Bloomberg
6 5 (2.54%) SAP
6 5 (2.54%) SunGard
7 4 (2.03%) Cisco
7 4 (2.03%) Serena
7 4 (2.03%) Apple
7 4 (2.03%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.52%) Remedy
8 3 (1.52%) Calypso
8 3 (1.52%) HP
9 2 (1.02%) Cerner
9 2 (1.02%) Informatica
9 2 (1.02%) ION Trading
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