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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 111 91 85
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 82 128 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.62% 2.14% 2.19%
As % of the General category 3.11% 3.82% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 91 112
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £24.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-58.16% +53.12%
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
2635 3354 3240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.08% 56.08% 56.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2048 2542 2514
Average daily rate £475 £500 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 47 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.49 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -13.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £10.60 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £42.50 £49.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 27 January 2015.

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 January 2015, 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 71 (39.23%) Banking
2 70 (38.67%) Finance
3 55 (30.39%) SQL
4 41 (22.65%) Front Office
4 41 (22.65%) Investment Banking
5 34 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (17.13%) Derivative
7 30 (16.57%) SQL Server
8 29 (16.02%) UNIX
8 29 (16.02%) Windows
9 27 (14.92%) Java
10 25 (13.81%) Linux
11 22 (12.15%) Oracle
11 22 (12.15%) Business Analysis
12 18 (9.94%) Project Management
13 17 (9.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 16 (8.84%) .NET
14 16 (8.84%) CRM
14 16 (8.84%) Waterfall
15 15 (8.29%) E-Commerce
15 15 (8.29%) Microsoft
16 13 (7.18%) Data Modelling
16 13 (7.18%) ERP
16 13 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (6.63%) ITIL
17 12 (6.63%) C#
17 12 (6.63%) Bloomberg
18 11 (6.08%) MS Excel
18 11 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
18 11 (6.08%) User Stories

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (4.97%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.87%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.31%) FileNet
3 6 (3.31%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.21%) WebSphere Process Server
4 4 (2.21%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.66%) nginx
6 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.10%) IIS
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.55%) Node.js
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.52%) MS Office
3 7 (3.87%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.21%) SunGard Martini
2 4 (2.21%) Global One
3 3 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.55%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.55%) Endur
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.55%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.55%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.55%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.55%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.31%) Internet
1 6 (3.31%) SAN
2 3 (1.66%) Firewall
3 1 (0.55%) LAN
3 1 (0.55%) WAN
3 1 (0.55%) DHCP
3 1 (0.55%) SNMP
3 1 (0.55%) VPN
3 1 (0.55%) DNS
3 1 (0.55%) OSPF
3 1 (0.55%) BGP
3 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.55%) Network Security
3 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.97%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.76%) DB2
4 5 (2.76%) MySQL
5 3 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.66%) Big Data
5 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.10%) FileMaker
6 2 (1.10%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.55%) Ingres
7 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.55%) DTS
7 1 (0.55%) MS Access
7 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.66%) Toad
2 3 (1.66%) Serena SBM
2 3 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.66%) JIRA
2 3 (1.66%) Selenium
3 2 (1.10%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.10%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.55%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.55%) Ant
4 1 (0.55%) JUnit
4 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.55%) Subversion
4 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.55%) GDB
4 1 (0.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 71 (39.23%) Banking
2 70 (38.67%) Finance
3 41 (22.65%) Front Office
3 41 (22.65%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.87%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.31%) Retail
5 6 (3.31%) Legal
6 5 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.66%) Law
7 3 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Local Government
8 1 (0.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (43.09%) Analyst
2 38 (20.99%) Business Analyst
3 33 (18.23%) Developer
4 28 (15.47%) Support Analyst
5 26 (14.36%) Project Manager
6 22 (12.15%) Applications Support
7 16 (8.84%) Applications Support Analyst
8 11 (6.08%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Administrator
9 7 (3.87%) Consultant
10 6 (3.31%) Agile Business Analyst
11 5 (2.76%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.76%) Siebel Business Analyst
11 5 (2.76%) IT Project Manager
11 5 (2.76%) FileNet Administrator
11 5 (2.76%) Siebel Analyst
12 4 (2.21%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (2.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (2.21%) .NET Developer
12 4 (2.21%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.84%) .NET
2 9 (4.97%) Web Services
3 7 (3.87%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (3.31%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.76%) Middleware
5 5 (2.76%) XML
5 5 (2.76%) Spring
6 4 (2.21%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.21%) J2EE
6 4 (2.21%) HTML
7 3 (1.66%) CSS
8 2 (1.10%) Ajax
8 2 (1.10%) RESTful
8 2 (1.10%) WCF
8 2 (1.10%) JMS
8 2 (1.10%) XSD
9 1 (0.55%) CGI
9 1 (0.55%) JavaBeans
9 1 (0.55%) DOM
9 1 (0.55%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.13%) Derivative
2 17 (9.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.52%) Equity Derivative
4 10 (5.52%) Fixed Income
4 10 (5.52%) Equities
5 6 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.31%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.76%) SWIFT
7 4 (2.21%) PDA
7 4 (2.21%) Open Source
7 4 (2.21%) Data Integration
7 4 (2.21%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.66%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.66%) Handset
8 3 (1.66%) Celerra
8 3 (1.66%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.10%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.10%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.02%) UNIX
1 29 (16.02%) Windows
2 25 (13.81%) Linux
3 10 (5.52%) Windows 7
4 7 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X Server
5 2 (1.10%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (12.15%) Business Analysis
3 18 (9.94%) Project Management
4 16 (8.84%) CRM
4 16 (8.84%) Waterfall
5 15 (8.29%) E-Commerce
6 13 (7.18%) Data Modelling
6 13 (7.18%) ERP
7 12 (6.63%) ITIL
8 11 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (6.08%) User Stories
9 10 (5.52%) Asset Management
10 9 (4.97%) Document Management
10 9 (4.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (4.97%) Investment Management
11 8 (4.42%) Scrum
11 8 (4.42%) Workflow
12 7 (3.87%) PRINCE2
12 7 (3.87%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (30.39%) SQL
2 27 (14.92%) Java
3 12 (6.63%) C#
4 8 (4.42%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.87%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.31%) VBA
6 6 (3.31%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.21%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.21%) VBScript
7 4 (2.21%) Perl
7 4 (2.21%) C
8 3 (1.66%) C++
8 3 (1.66%) PHP
9 2 (1.10%) Korn
9 2 (1.10%) Scala
9 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.10%) VB
10 1 (0.55%) Uniface
10 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (2.21%) IBM Certification
1 4 (2.21%) CCNP
2 3 (1.66%) CCNA
2 3 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (1.66%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.66%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.66%) Degree
3 1 (0.55%) ISEB
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.55%) PMP
3 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.55%) MCT
3 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.42%) QA
2 3 (1.66%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.55%) GxP
3 1 (0.55%) Basel III
3 1 (0.55%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.66%) vSphere
4 1 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.66%) Control-M
1 3 (1.66%) Puppet
1 3 (1.66%) Vagrant
1 3 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (12.15%) Oracle
2 15 (8.29%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.63%) Bloomberg
4 10 (5.52%) Siebel
5 8 (4.42%) Reuters
6 7 (3.87%) VMware
7 6 (3.31%) Kofax
7 6 (3.31%) Sybase
7 6 (3.31%) IBM
7 6 (3.31%) Fidessa
8 5 (2.76%) Cisco
8 5 (2.76%) Citrix
9 4 (2.21%) Murex
9 4 (2.21%) EMC
9 4 (2.21%) SunGard
10 3 (1.66%) SAP
10 3 (1.66%) Serena
10 3 (1.66%) SaltStack
11 2 (1.10%) Apple
11 2 (1.10%) Calypso
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