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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 112 81 71
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -10
Contract jobs citing Back Office 90 165 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.53% 2.28% 2.39%
As % of the General category 3.01% 3.89% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 124 149
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £390 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £20.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-61.42% -2.77%
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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
2988 4244 4749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.65% 58.55% 60.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2213 3158 3573
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 65 69
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.02 £52.05 £52.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 92 (46.00%) Banking
2 84 (42.00%) Finance
3 64 (32.00%) SQL
4 59 (29.50%) Investment Banking
5 56 (28.00%) Front Office
6 47 (23.50%) Java
7 38 (19.00%) Oracle
8 34 (17.00%) Derivative
9 29 (14.50%) UNIX
9 29 (14.50%) Windows
9 29 (14.50%) Scrum
10 26 (13.00%) Microsoft
11 24 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (11.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (11.00%) SQL Server
13 20 (10.00%) OO
13 20 (10.00%) Fixed Income
14 19 (9.50%) Project Management
14 19 (9.50%) C#
14 19 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (8.50%) Equities
15 17 (8.50%) Degree
16 16 (8.00%) Spring
16 16 (8.00%) Active Directory
17 15 (7.50%) HTML
17 15 (7.50%) JavaScript
17 15 (7.50%) ITIL
17 15 (7.50%) XML
17 15 (7.50%) Risk Management
17 15 (7.50%) Data Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (4.50%) Apache
2 8 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.50%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (3.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.50%) IIS
5 5 (2.50%) AquaLogic
5 5 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.50%) nginx
7 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (5.00%) MS Office
1 10 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.50%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.00%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.50%) Temenos T24
3 3 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.50%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (1.50%) Algo Collateral
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.00%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.50%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.50%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.50%) RMDS
5 1 (0.50%) Khalix
5 1 (0.50%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.00%) GitHub
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.00%) LAN
2 4 (2.00%) WAN
3 3 (1.50%) SSL
3 3 (1.50%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.50%) SAN
4 2 (1.00%) DNS
5 1 (0.50%) Firewall
5 1 (0.50%) Wireless
5 1 (0.50%) IPv4
5 1 (0.50%) VoIP
5 1 (0.50%) SMTP
5 1 (0.50%) DHCP
5 1 (0.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.50%) HTTP
5 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.50%) VPN
5 1 (0.50%) Internet
5 1 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.50%) FCoE
5 1 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.50%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.00%) MySQL
7 2 (1.00%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.50%) DTS
8 1 (0.50%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.50%) JIRA
3 6 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.00%) Maven
3 6 (3.00%) JUnit
4 4 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.50%) Serena SBM
5 3 (1.50%) Xcode
6 2 (1.00%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.50%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.50%) Selenium
7 1 (0.50%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.50%) Grunt
7 1 (0.50%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 92 (46.00%) Banking
2 84 (42.00%) Finance
3 59 (29.50%) Investment Banking
4 56 (28.00%) Front Office
5 8 (4.00%) Retail
5 8 (4.00%) Legal
6 7 (3.50%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.50%) Advertising
9 2 (1.00%) Private Banking
9 2 (1.00%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.50%) Law
10 1 (0.50%) Billing
10 1 (0.50%) Marketing
10 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.50%) French Language
10 1 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 81 (40.50%) Analyst
2 45 (22.50%) Developer
3 44 (22.00%) Business Analyst
4 24 (12.00%) Java Developer
5 18 (9.00%) Project Manager
6 15 (7.50%) Support Analyst
7 12 (6.00%) Applications Support
8 10 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
9 9 (4.50%) Architect
10 8 (4.00%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
11 7 (3.50%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.50%) Programmer
12 6 (3.00%) Agile Java Developer
12 6 (3.00%) Scala Developer
12 6 (3.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 6 (3.00%) Python Developer
12 6 (3.00%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.00%) Test Manager
12 6 (3.00%) Programme Manager
12 6 (3.00%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.00%) Spring
2 15 (7.50%) HTML
2 15 (7.50%) XML
3 14 (7.00%) JMS
4 13 (6.50%) J2EE
5 12 (6.00%) .NET
6 11 (5.50%) CSS
7 9 (4.50%) Java EE
8 7 (3.50%) JSP
8 7 (3.50%) jQuery
9 6 (3.00%) JPA
9 6 (3.00%) Apache CXF
9 6 (3.00%) JAX-RS
9 6 (3.00%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (3.00%) JDBC
9 6 (3.00%) Middleware
9 6 (3.00%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.00%) HTML5
10 4 (2.00%) REST
10 4 (2.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.00%) Derivative
2 22 (11.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 20 (10.00%) Fixed Income
4 17 (8.50%) Equities
5 15 (7.50%) Open Source
6 12 (6.00%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.50%) Credit Risk
8 4 (2.00%) Reference Data
8 4 (2.00%) SWIFT
8 4 (2.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.50%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.50%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (1.00%) DTCC
10 2 (1.00%) Statistics
10 2 (1.00%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.00%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.50%) UNIX
1 29 (14.50%) Windows
2 9 (4.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.50%) Solaris
3 5 (2.50%) Linux
4 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.50%) Scrum
2 24 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (10.00%) OO
4 19 (9.50%) Project Management
4 19 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (7.50%) ITIL
5 15 (7.50%) Risk Management
5 15 (7.50%) Data Analysis
5 15 (7.50%) TDD
6 13 (6.50%) Kanban
6 13 (6.50%) Business Analysis
6 13 (6.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (5.50%) Multithreading
8 10 (5.00%) Asset Management
8 10 (5.00%) CRM
8 10 (5.00%) Workflow
8 10 (5.00%) Change Management
8 10 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.50%) UML
9 9 (4.50%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 64 (32.00%) SQL
2 47 (23.50%) Java
3 19 (9.50%) C#
4 15 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.00%) Shell Script
6 11 (5.50%) PL/SQL
7 9 (4.50%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.00%) Python
9 7 (3.50%) PHP
9 7 (3.50%) Korn
10 6 (3.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.00%) Scala
10 6 (3.00%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.50%) Bourne shell
12 4 (2.00%) VB
13 3 (1.50%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.50%) C
13 3 (1.50%) VBA
14 2 (1.00%) XPath
14 2 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (8.50%) Degree
2 10 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 10 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.50%) ISEB
4 4 (2.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.00%) MCSE
6 2 (1.00%) PMP
6 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.50%) QA
2 5 (2.50%) EMIR
2 5 (2.50%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.00%) COREP
3 2 (1.00%) Basel III
3 2 (1.00%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) MiFID
4 1 (0.50%) FATCA
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.50%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.50%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.50%) NFS
3 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.50%) XenApp
3 1 (0.50%) SRDF
3 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.50%) SCCM
2 4 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.50%) Control-M
3 3 (1.50%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.50%) Puppet
3 3 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.00%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.50%) DameWare
5 1 (0.50%) OpenView
5 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.50%) OVSD
Vendors
1 38 (19.00%) Oracle
2 26 (13.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.00%) Citrix
3 10 (5.00%) Bloomberg
4 6 (3.00%) Reuters
5 5 (2.50%) VMware
5 5 (2.50%) Charles River
5 5 (2.50%) Temenos
5 5 (2.50%) Sybase
5 5 (2.50%) jBASE
6 4 (2.00%) HP
6 4 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.00%) Cisco
7 3 (1.50%) Serena
7 3 (1.50%) Calypso
7 3 (1.50%) Fidessa
7 3 (1.50%) Murex
7 3 (1.50%) Apple
7 3 (1.50%) Dell
7 3 (1.50%) SAP
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