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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
London / City of London
Rank 114 89 117
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +28
Contract jobs citing Back Office 41 61 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.42% 1.99% 1.52%
As % of the General category 2.72% 3.52% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 67
Median daily rate £550 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +71.87%

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
1505 1734 2655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.00% 56.43% 51.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 1348 2094
Median daily rate £525 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £646 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 19
Median hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +67.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.73 £20.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.73 £55.00 £28.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 (62.50%) Finance
2 50 (52.08%) Banking
3 43 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (39.58%) SQL
5 32 (33.33%) .NET
6 29 (30.21%) C#
7 28 (29.17%) SQL Server
7 28 (29.17%) Investment Banking
8 27 (28.13%) TDD
9 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
9 21 (21.88%) Derivative
10 18 (18.75%) Front Office
11 17 (17.71%) MVC
11 17 (17.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (17.71%) MS Excel
11 17 (17.71%) Subversion
12 16 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (16.67%) T-SQL
12 16 (16.67%) ASP.NET
12 16 (16.67%) Scrum
13 15 (15.63%) Web Services
13 15 (15.63%) Windows
14 14 (14.58%) Workflow
14 14 (14.58%) Financial Institution
15 13 (13.54%) Waterfall
16 12 (12.50%) Hedge funds
16 12 (12.50%) Oracle
16 12 (12.50%) AOP
17 11 (11.46%) Continuous Integration

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 11 (11.46%) IIS
2 5 (5.21%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.17%) FileNet
3 4 (4.17%) IBM Notes
3 4 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.08%) Apache
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.04%) JBoss
5 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (17.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Endur
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Minerva
2 1 (1.04%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Bank Analyzer
2 1 (1.04%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.04%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Firewall
2 2 (2.08%) Intranet
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.04%) FTP
3 1 (1.04%) LAN
3 1 (1.04%) WAN
3 1 (1.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.25%) Data Mart
3 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.21%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.04%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 17 (17.71%) Subversion
2 7 (7.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.21%) Maven
3 5 (5.21%) MSTest
3 5 (5.21%) NUnit
4 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.13%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.13%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.08%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.04%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.04%) JIRA
6 1 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 60 (62.50%) Finance
2 50 (52.08%) Banking
3 28 (29.17%) Investment Banking
4 18 (18.75%) Front Office
5 14 (14.58%) Financial Institution
6 4 (4.17%) Marketing
7 3 (3.13%) French Language
7 3 (3.13%) Spanish Language
8 2 (2.08%) Advertising
8 2 (2.08%) Legal
8 2 (2.08%) Retail
9 1 (1.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (52.08%) Developer
2 26 (27.08%) Analyst
3 14 (14.58%) C# Developer
4 13 (13.54%) .NET Developer
4 13 (13.54%) Senior Developer
5 12 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 11 (11.46%) Applications Support
7 9 (9.38%) SQL Developer
8 7 (7.29%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.21%) Senior SQL Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Senior SQL Server Developer
9 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Agile Developer
10 4 (4.17%) ASP Developer
10 4 (4.17%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
10 4 (4.17%) Murex Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (33.33%) .NET
2 16 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 16 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (15.63%) Web Services
4 10 (10.42%) AngularJS
4 10 (10.42%) HTML
5 9 (9.38%) WCF
6 7 (7.29%) WPF
7 6 (6.25%) JMS
7 6 (6.25%) RESTful
7 6 (6.25%) XML
8 5 (5.21%) .NET Framework
8 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 5 (5.21%) HTML5
9 4 (4.17%) Ajax
9 4 (4.17%) MSMQ
9 4 (4.17%) Silverlight
10 3 (3.13%) CSS
11 2 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.88%) Derivative
2 17 (17.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (12.50%) Hedge funds
4 9 (9.38%) Fixed Income
5 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.25%) Equities
6 5 (5.21%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (5.21%) Fintech
7 3 (3.13%) Algorithms
7 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
7 3 (3.13%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.08%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (1.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.04%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.63%) Windows
2 10 (10.42%) Unix
3 6 (6.25%) Linux
4 5 (5.21%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.04%) Solaris
6 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (28.13%) TDD
3 17 (17.71%) MVC
4 16 (16.67%) Scrum
5 14 (14.58%) Workflow
6 13 (13.54%) Waterfall
7 12 (12.50%) AOP
8 11 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.38%) Business Analysis
10 8 (8.33%) Multithreading
10 8 (8.33%) OO
10 8 (8.33%) Regression Testing
11 7 (7.29%) Data Modelling
11 7 (7.29%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
11 7 (7.29%) Test Scripting
12 6 (6.25%) BDD
12 6 (6.25%) Data Management
12 6 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (5.21%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (39.58%) SQL
2 29 (30.21%) C#
3 16 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 11 (11.46%) Java
5 6 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.17%) C++
7 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.13%) VBScript
8 1 (1.04%) ABAP
8 1 (1.04%) Korn
8 1 (1.04%) Perl
8 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.04%) Ruby
8 1 (1.04%) Scala
8 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.08%) ISEB
1 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.04%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) MiFID
3 1 (1.04%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.04%) Docker
1 1 (1.04%) Gluster
1 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.04%) iptables
1 1 (1.04%) NFS
1 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Control-M
2 1 (1.04%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.04%) Puppet
2 1 (1.04%) SCCM
2 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.50%) Oracle
3 6 (6.25%) Cognos
3 6 (6.25%) Murex
4 5 (5.21%) SmartStream
5 4 (4.17%) Lotus
5 4 (4.17%) OpenLink
6 2 (2.08%) Calypso
6 2 (2.08%) ION Trading
6 2 (2.08%) SAP
6 2 (2.08%) VMware
7 1 (1.04%) Apigee
7 1 (1.04%) Cisco
7 1 (1.04%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.04%) HP
7 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.04%) SimCorp
7 1 (1.04%) Sybase
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