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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
London / City of London
Rank 117 113 102
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 31 46 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.06% 1.43% 1.75%
As % of the General category 2.09% 2.56% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 38 75
Median daily rate £498 £531 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.35% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £673 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+18.46% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +161.90%

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
1485 1795 2641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.91% 55.97% 51.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1179 1427 2044
Median daily rate £520 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 15
Median hourly rate £19.60 £32.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.76% +79.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £55.00 £24.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +44.44%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 60 (63.83%) Finance
2 47 (50.00%) Banking
3 39 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (39.36%) SQL
5 32 (34.04%) .NET
6 27 (28.72%) SQL Server
7 26 (27.66%) TDD
7 26 (27.66%) Investment Banking
8 25 (26.60%) C#
9 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
10 19 (20.21%) Front Office
10 19 (20.21%) Derivative
11 18 (19.15%) MS Excel
12 16 (17.02%) T-SQL
12 16 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (17.02%) Scrum
13 15 (15.96%) Subversion
13 15 (15.96%) Web Services
13 15 (15.96%) Windows
13 15 (15.96%) MVC
14 14 (14.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 14 (14.89%) ASP.NET
14 14 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (13.83%) Waterfall
16 12 (12.77%) Oracle
16 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (11.70%) Java
17 11 (11.70%) Financial Institution
17 11 (11.70%) Workflow
18 10 (10.64%) Hedge funds

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 9 (9.57%) IIS
2 4 (4.26%) FileNet
2 4 (4.26%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.13%) Apache
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.06%) JBoss
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 18 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
2 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Endur
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) Eikon
2 1 (1.06%) Minerva
2 1 (1.06%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.06%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.06%) SAP Bank Analyzer
2 1 (1.06%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.06%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) Firewall
2 1 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.06%) FTP
2 1 (1.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.06%) LAN
2 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.06%) WAN
2 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.45%) Data Mart
5 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (5.32%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.13%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.06%) MS Access
9 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.06%) SAP BW
9 1 (1.06%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (15.96%) Subversion
2 8 (8.51%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.32%) Maven
3 5 (5.32%) MSTest
3 5 (5.32%) NUnit
4 4 (4.26%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.13%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.13%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.06%) EasyMock
7 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.06%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.06%) JIRA
7 1 (1.06%) JUnit
7 1 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 60 (63.83%) Finance
2 47 (50.00%) Banking
3 26 (27.66%) Investment Banking
4 19 (20.21%) Front Office
5 11 (11.70%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.19%) Retail
7 2 (2.13%) French Language
7 2 (2.13%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.06%) Advertising
8 1 (1.06%) International Banking
8 1 (1.06%) Local Government
8 1 (1.06%) Marketing
8 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (51.06%) Developer
2 25 (26.60%) Analyst
3 13 (13.83%) Business Analyst
3 13 (13.83%) Senior Developer
4 12 (12.77%) .NET Developer
5 11 (11.70%) C# Developer
6 8 (8.51%) SQL Developer
7 7 (7.45%) Applications Support
8 6 (6.38%) Senior SQL Developer
8 6 (6.38%) Senior SQL Server Developer
8 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (5.32%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.32%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.26%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.19%) Agile Developer
11 3 (3.19%) Endur Developer
11 3 (3.19%) OpenLink Developer
11 3 (3.19%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (34.04%) .NET
2 15 (15.96%) Web Services
3 14 (14.89%) ASP.NET
3 14 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (10.64%) AngularJS
5 9 (9.57%) HTML
6 7 (7.45%) WCF
7 6 (6.38%) RESTful
8 5 (5.32%) .NET Framework
8 5 (5.32%) JMS
8 5 (5.32%) XML
9 4 (4.26%) HTML5
9 4 (4.26%) WPF
10 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (3.19%) CSS
10 3 (3.19%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (2.13%) Ajax
11 2 (2.13%) MSMQ
11 2 (2.13%) Silverlight
11 2 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.21%) Derivative
2 14 (14.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (10.64%) Hedge funds
4 7 (7.45%) Fixed Income
5 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.32%) Equities
6 3 (3.19%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (3.19%) Fintech
7 2 (2.13%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.13%) Contactless
7 2 (2.13%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.13%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.13%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.06%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (1.06%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.06%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.06%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.96%) Windows
2 8 (8.51%) Unix
3 6 (6.38%) Linux
3 6 (6.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.06%) Solaris
5 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.66%) TDD
3 16 (17.02%) Scrum
4 15 (15.96%) MVC
5 13 (13.83%) Waterfall
6 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (11.70%) Workflow
8 9 (9.57%) AOP
9 7 (7.45%) Business Analysis
9 7 (7.45%) Multithreading
9 7 (7.45%) OO
9 7 (7.45%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (7.45%) Regression Testing
9 7 (7.45%) Service Delivery
9 7 (7.45%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.32%) Data Modelling
11 5 (5.32%) Extreme Programming
11 5 (5.32%) OOP
11 5 (5.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 37 (39.36%) SQL
2 25 (26.60%) C#
3 16 (17.02%) T-SQL
4 11 (11.70%) Java
5 6 (6.38%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.26%) VBScript
7 3 (3.19%) C++
8 1 (1.06%) ABAP
8 1 (1.06%) C
8 1 (1.06%) Korn
8 1 (1.06%) Perl
8 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.06%) Ruby
8 1 (1.06%) Scala
8 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.13%) Degree
1 2 (2.13%) ISEB
1 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.06%) CCNA
2 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) MiFID
2 2 (2.13%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.13%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) SEPA
3 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.06%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) Gluster
2 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.06%) iptables
2 1 (1.06%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.06%) NFS
2 1 (1.06%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.06%) XenApp
2 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Control-M
2 1 (1.06%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.06%) Puppet
2 1 (1.06%) SCCM
2 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.77%) Oracle
3 6 (6.38%) Cognos
4 5 (5.32%) SmartStream
5 4 (4.26%) Lotus
5 4 (4.26%) Murex
5 4 (4.26%) OpenLink
6 3 (3.19%) VMware
7 2 (2.13%) Cisco
7 2 (2.13%) Fidessa
7 2 (2.13%) SAP
7 2 (2.13%) Sybase
8 1 (1.06%) Apple
8 1 (1.06%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.06%) Calypso
8 1 (1.06%) Citrix
8 1 (1.06%) EMC
8 1 (1.06%) HP
8 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £480.00 - £510.00 per day
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