The first 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the City of London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 104 82 69
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 94 165 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.62% 2.32% 2.55%
As % of the General category 3.19% 3.98% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 128 158
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £17.46 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £15.77 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.23% -36.92%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2951 4143 4694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.94% 58.28% 59.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2217 3124 3566
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 77 61
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.93 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% -0.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £48.00 £48.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Back Office
London

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 86 (41.15%) Banking
2 82 (39.23%) Finance
3 64 (30.62%) SQL
4 57 (27.27%) Front Office
5 54 (25.84%) Investment Banking
6 51 (24.40%) Java
7 40 (19.14%) Derivative
8 39 (18.66%) Oracle
9 30 (14.35%) Windows
10 27 (12.92%) Scrum
11 24 (11.48%) UNIX
11 24 (11.48%) Microsoft
12 23 (11.00%) Fixed Income
13 21 (10.05%) Equities
13 21 (10.05%) OO
13 21 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (10.05%) Degree
13 21 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (9.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 20 (9.57%) Project Management
15 18 (8.61%) Active Directory
15 18 (8.61%) SQL Server
15 18 (8.61%) Spring
16 17 (8.13%) TDD
16 17 (8.13%) HTML
16 17 (8.13%) ITIL
17 16 (7.66%) XML
17 16 (7.66%) C#
18 15 (7.18%) JavaScript
18 15 (7.18%) Asset Management

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 10 (4.78%) Apache
1 10 (4.78%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.31%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.87%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (2.87%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.39%) IIS
4 5 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.39%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (2.39%) AquaLogic
4 5 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.96%) nginx
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (4.78%) MS Office
1 10 (4.78%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.39%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.44%) MS Project
4 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (3.83%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.39%) Temenos T24
3 4 (1.91%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.96%) Advent Geneva
4 2 (0.96%) Algo Collateral
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.96%) RMDS
4 2 (0.96%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.48%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.48%) Khalix
5 1 (0.48%) Summit
5 1 (0.48%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.48%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.48%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 1 (0.48%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.91%) GitHub
2 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.31%) LAN
2 7 (3.35%) WAN
3 5 (2.39%) SAN
4 4 (1.91%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.91%) SSL
5 3 (1.44%) NAS
5 3 (1.44%) FCoE
5 3 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (1.44%) Multicast
6 2 (0.96%) DNS
6 2 (0.96%) HTTP
7 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.48%) VPN
7 1 (0.48%) VoIP
7 1 (0.48%) SMTP
7 1 (0.48%) DHCP
7 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.48%) IPv4
7 1 (0.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.78%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (2.39%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.96%) MySQL
7 2 (0.96%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.96%) HBase
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.48%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (3.83%) JIRA
1 8 (3.83%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.87%) Maven
2 6 (2.87%) JUnit
3 5 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.91%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.91%) Xcode
5 2 (0.96%) Serena SBM
5 2 (0.96%) Selenium
6 1 (0.48%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.48%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.48%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.48%) Behat
6 1 (0.48%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.48%) Grunt
6 1 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 86 (41.15%) Banking
2 82 (39.23%) Finance
3 57 (27.27%) Front Office
4 54 (25.84%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.83%) Legal
6 7 (3.35%) Retail
6 7 (3.35%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.39%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.44%) Advertising
8 3 (1.44%) Billing
9 2 (0.96%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.96%) Marketing
10 1 (0.48%) German Language
10 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (41.63%) Analyst
2 52 (24.88%) Business Analyst
3 43 (20.57%) Developer
4 25 (11.96%) Java Developer
5 20 (9.57%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.22%) Architect
6 13 (6.22%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.26%) Applications Support
8 9 (4.31%) Applications Support Analyst
9 7 (3.35%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 7 (3.35%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
10 6 (2.87%) Agile Java Developer
10 6 (2.87%) Scala Developer
10 6 (2.87%) Python Developer
10 6 (2.87%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.87%) Java Programmer
10 6 (2.87%) Programmer
10 6 (2.87%) Test Manager
10 6 (2.87%) Test Analyst
11 5 (2.39%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.61%) Spring
2 17 (8.13%) HTML
3 16 (7.66%) XML
4 14 (6.70%) JMS
5 13 (6.22%) J2EE
6 11 (5.26%) .NET
6 11 (5.26%) CSS
7 9 (4.31%) Java EE
8 8 (3.83%) Middleware
8 8 (3.83%) Hibernate
9 7 (3.35%) JSP
9 7 (3.35%) jQuery
10 6 (2.87%) JPA
10 6 (2.87%) Apache CXF
10 6 (2.87%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (2.87%) JAX-RS
10 6 (2.87%) JDBC
11 5 (2.39%) Web Services
11 5 (2.39%) XSLT
12 4 (1.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.14%) Derivative
2 23 (11.00%) Fixed Income
3 21 (10.05%) Equities
4 20 (9.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (7.18%) Open Source
6 13 (6.22%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.39%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.91%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.44%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.44%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.44%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.96%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.96%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.96%) NHS
10 2 (0.96%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.96%) Statistics
10 2 (0.96%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.35%) Windows
2 24 (11.48%) UNIX
3 8 (3.83%) Windows 7
4 7 (3.35%) Solaris
4 7 (3.35%) Linux
5 4 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.92%) Scrum
2 21 (10.05%) OO
2 21 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (9.57%) Project Management
4 17 (8.13%) ITIL
4 17 (8.13%) TDD
5 15 (7.18%) Asset Management
6 14 (6.70%) Risk Management
7 13 (6.22%) Business Analysis
7 13 (6.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (5.74%) Kanban
8 12 (5.74%) Data Analysis
8 12 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.26%) Migration
10 10 (4.78%) Workflow
10 10 (4.78%) Change Management
10 10 (4.78%) UML
10 10 (4.78%) Data Management
10 10 (4.78%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 64 (30.62%) SQL
2 51 (24.40%) Java
3 16 (7.66%) C#
4 15 (7.18%) JavaScript
5 14 (6.70%) Shell Script
6 11 (5.26%) PL/SQL
7 9 (4.31%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.83%) Python
9 7 (3.35%) PHP
9 7 (3.35%) Korn
10 6 (2.87%) Scala
11 5 (2.39%) Bourne shell
11 5 (2.39%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.91%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.91%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.44%) VBA
13 3 (1.44%) VB
14 2 (0.96%) Perl
14 2 (0.96%) C
15 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (10.05%) Degree
2 10 (4.78%) SC Cleared
2 10 (4.78%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.91%) ISEB
4 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.44%) MCSE
4 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.96%) PMP
5 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.48%) MCITP
6 1 (0.48%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.48%) MCP
6 1 (0.48%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.31%) EMIR
1 9 (4.31%) Dodd-Frank
2 5 (2.39%) QA
3 2 (0.96%) COREP
3 2 (0.96%) SLA
4 1 (0.48%) MiFID
4 1 (0.48%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.48%) Basel III
4 1 (0.48%) FATCA
4 1 (0.48%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (8.61%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.44%) NFS
2 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.44%) XenApp
2 3 (1.44%) SRDF
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
4 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.35%) SCCM
2 3 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.44%) Control-M
3 2 (0.96%) Puppet
3 2 (0.96%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.96%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (0.48%) DameWare
4 1 (0.48%) OVSD
4 1 (0.48%) OpenView
4 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (18.66%) Oracle
2 24 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.26%) Citrix
4 10 (4.78%) Bloomberg
5 7 (3.35%) Sybase
6 6 (2.87%) Cisco
6 6 (2.87%) Charles River
6 6 (2.87%) Reuters
7 5 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.39%) Temenos
7 5 (2.39%) Calypso
7 5 (2.39%) jBASE
7 5 (2.39%) VMware
8 4 (1.91%) HP
8 4 (1.91%) Apple
9 3 (1.44%) NetApp
9 3 (1.44%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.44%) Dell
9 3 (1.44%) EMC
9 3 (1.44%) Intel
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Rate: £180 - £220 per day
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