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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 119 143 108
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -35
Contract jobs citing Back Office 47 73 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.38% 1.23% 1.62%
As % of the General category 2.57% 2.35% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 60 75
Median daily rate £575 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £331 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -24.05%
Back Office
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
1830 3113 2952
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.81% 52.59% 50.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 2435 2218
Median daily rate £498 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £635 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.13% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 28
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £25.85 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016, 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 55 (58.51%) Finance
2 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.98%) Banking
3 23 (24.47%) C#
4 21 (22.34%) Derivative
5 18 (19.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (19.15%) Java
5 18 (19.15%) Investment Banking
6 17 (18.09%) TDD
7 16 (17.02%) JMS
7 16 (17.02%) BDD
8 15 (15.96%) SQL
8 15 (15.96%) SQL Server
8 15 (15.96%) Project Management
9 14 (14.89%) .NET
9 14 (14.89%) Maven
9 14 (14.89%) Unit Testing
9 14 (14.89%) Investment Management
9 14 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (13.83%) SDLC
11 12 (12.77%) Asset Management
11 12 (12.77%) Windows
11 12 (12.77%) Front Office
12 11 (11.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (11.70%) Wealth Management
13 10 (10.64%) Migration
13 10 (10.64%) Intranet
13 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
13 10 (10.64%) Waterfall
14 9 (9.57%) Unix

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 3 (3.19%) IIS
1 3 (3.19%) WebSphere
1 3 (3.19%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.06%) CMS
3 1 (1.06%) Confluence
3 1 (1.06%) JBoss
3 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Office
2 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Maximo
1 6 (6.38%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (6.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (4.26%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.06%) Endur
3 1 (1.06%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.06%) Loan IQ
3 1 (1.06%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.06%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.06%) Sophis RISQUE
3 1 (1.06%) Summit
3 1 (1.06%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.13%) Office 365
2 2 (2.13%) OneDrive
2 2 (2.13%) Yammer
3 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.06%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.64%) Intranet
2 2 (2.13%) DNS
2 2 (2.13%) FTP
2 2 (2.13%) HTTP
2 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.06%) DHCP
3 1 (1.06%) Multicast
3 1 (1.06%) SAN
3 1 (1.06%) VLAN
3 1 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.13%) QlikView
5 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.06%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.06%) GIS
5 1 (1.06%) KDB
5 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Maven
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.19%) Subversion
4 3 (3.19%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.13%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.13%) MSBuild
5 2 (2.13%) NuGet
5 2 (2.13%) NUnit
6 1 (1.06%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.06%) Bower
6 1 (1.06%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.06%) Mockito
6 1 (1.06%) MSTest
6 1 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.06%) Selenium
6 1 (1.06%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.06%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (58.51%) Finance
2 31 (32.98%) Banking
3 18 (19.15%) Investment Banking
4 12 (12.77%) Front Office
5 9 (9.57%) Advertising
6 8 (8.51%) Marketing
7 4 (4.26%) Legal
8 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.13%) General Ledger
8 2 (2.13%) Publishing
8 2 (2.13%) Retail
9 1 (1.06%) German Language
9 1 (1.06%) Law
9 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (28.72%) Analyst
2 26 (27.66%) Developer
3 22 (23.40%) Business Analyst
4 19 (20.21%) Project Manager
5 17 (18.09%) Java Developer
6 12 (12.77%) Agile Developer
6 12 (12.77%) Agile Java Developer
7 7 (7.45%) Banking Project Manager
7 7 (7.45%) IT Manager
7 7 (7.45%) IT Project Manager
7 7 (7.45%) SDLC Manager
7 7 (7.45%) SDLC Project Manager
8 6 (6.38%) Applications Support
8 6 (6.38%) Intranet Manager
8 6 (6.38%) Intranet Project Manager
9 5 (5.32%) Banking Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) C# Developer
9 5 (5.32%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) Supply Chain Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.02%) JMS
2 14 (14.89%) .NET
3 7 (7.45%) XML
4 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET
5 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (5.32%) J2EE
5 5 (5.32%) Web Services
6 4 (4.26%) EJB
6 4 (4.26%) Middleware
7 3 (3.19%) FpML
7 3 (3.19%) WCF
7 3 (3.19%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (3.19%) WPF
7 3 (3.19%) XML Messaging
8 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.13%) JDBC
8 2 (2.13%) JSP
8 2 (2.13%) ODBC
8 2 (2.13%) Servlets
8 2 (2.13%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.34%) Derivative
2 18 (19.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 14 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.57%) Management Information System
5 7 (7.45%) Fixed Income
6 6 (6.38%) Equities
7 5 (5.32%) Fintech
8 4 (4.26%) Statistics
9 3 (3.19%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
10 2 (2.13%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (2.13%) Social Media
10 2 (2.13%) SWIFT
11 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
11 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
11 1 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (1.06%) Private Cloud
11 1 (1.06%) User Experience
11 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.77%) Windows
2 9 (9.57%) Unix
3 7 (7.45%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.32%) Linux
5 3 (3.19%) Solaris
6 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.09%) TDD
3 16 (17.02%) BDD
4 15 (15.96%) Project Management
5 14 (14.89%) Investment Management
5 14 (14.89%) Unit Testing
6 13 (13.83%) SDLC
7 12 (12.77%) Asset Management
8 11 (11.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (11.70%) Wealth Management
9 10 (10.64%) Migration
9 10 (10.64%) Waterfall
10 9 (9.57%) Business Analysis
11 8 (8.51%) Performance Management
11 8 (8.51%) Scrum
12 7 (7.45%) SOA
12 7 (7.45%) Test Planning
13 6 (6.38%) ERP
13 6 (6.38%) Risk Management
13 6 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.47%) C#
2 18 (19.15%) Java
3 15 (15.96%) SQL
4 7 (7.45%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.32%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.19%) Python
7 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.13%) Go
8 1 (1.06%) C++
8 1 (1.06%) COBOL
8 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.06%) VBA
8 1 (1.06%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (3.19%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) ACCA
3 1 (1.06%) CIMA
3 1 (1.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) MiFID
2 3 (3.19%) QA
3 2 (2.13%) COREP
3 2 (2.13%) EMIR
4 1 (1.06%) Basel III
4 1 (1.06%) CRD IV
4 1 (1.06%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.19%) Docker
3 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.13%) vSphere
4 1 (1.06%) GridGain
4 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Ansible
1 2 (2.13%) Nagios
1 2 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.13%) Puppet
1 2 (2.13%) SCCM
2 1 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.06%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.06%) Icinga
2 1 (1.06%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.06%) logstash
2 1 (1.06%) Mesos
2 1 (1.06%) MOM
2 1 (1.06%) SCOM
2 1 (1.06%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.57%) Oracle
3 8 (8.51%) IBM
4 6 (6.38%) SAP
5 3 (3.19%) Murex
5 3 (3.19%) Splunk
6 2 (2.13%) Calypso
6 2 (2.13%) ION Trading
6 2 (2.13%) Sun
6 2 (2.13%) SunGard
6 2 (2.13%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.13%) Twitter
6 2 (2.13%) VMware
7 1 (1.06%) Altiris
7 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.06%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.06%) Citrix
7 1 (1.06%) HP
7 1 (1.06%) Juniper
7 1 (1.06%) Sophis
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