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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 112 83 72
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 94 166 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.60% 2.35% 2.45%
As % of the General category 3.09% 4.19% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 127 127
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£475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £346 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £657 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £23.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -12.50%
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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
3047 3962 3640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.93% 56.06% 57.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2383 3004 2762
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 61 51
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £38.00 £45.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 75 (40.76%) Banking
2 69 (37.50%) Finance
3 47 (25.54%) SQL
4 46 (25.00%) Front Office
5 44 (23.91%) Investment Banking
6 41 (22.28%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (18.48%) Derivative
8 27 (14.67%) Java
9 25 (13.59%) Oracle
9 25 (13.59%) Windows
10 24 (13.04%) SQL Server
11 23 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 22 (11.96%) Business Analysis
13 21 (11.41%) Project Management
14 19 (10.33%) UNIX
15 18 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (9.24%) C#
16 17 (9.24%) Scrum
17 16 (8.70%) CRM
18 15 (8.15%) MS Excel
18 15 (8.15%) E-Commerce
19 14 (7.61%) Data Modelling
19 14 (7.61%) .NET
19 14 (7.61%) MS Office
20 13 (7.07%) Fixed Income
20 13 (7.07%) ERP
20 13 (7.07%) Active Directory
20 13 (7.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 13 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
21 12 (6.52%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 6 (3.26%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.72%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (2.72%) nginx
3 4 (2.17%) IIS
3 4 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.09%) Apache
5 2 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.61%) MS Office
3 8 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.72%) MS Project
5 4 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) SunGard Martini
1 4 (2.17%) Global One
2 3 (1.63%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.54%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.54%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.54%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.54%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.54%) Khalix
4 1 (0.54%) Algo Collateral
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.54%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.17%) SAN
1 4 (2.17%) LAN
2 3 (1.63%) WAN
3 2 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.09%) Internet
3 2 (1.09%) DNS
3 2 (1.09%) VPN
4 1 (0.54%) Firewall
4 1 (0.54%) Wireless
4 1 (0.54%) BGP
4 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.54%) SSL
4 1 (0.54%) DHCP
4 1 (0.54%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.54%) SNMP
4 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.54%) SMTP
4 1 (0.54%) VoIP
4 1 (0.54%) OSPF
4 1 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.98%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.17%) MySQL
5 4 (2.17%) DB2
5 4 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.09%) FileMaker
7 2 (1.09%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.54%) Ingres
8 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.54%) DTS
Development Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.80%) JIRA
3 6 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.63%) Serena SBM
6 2 (1.09%) Selenium
6 2 (1.09%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.54%) Xcode
7 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.54%) Toad
7 1 (0.54%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.54%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.54%) Ant
7 1 (0.54%) JUnit
7 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.54%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.54%) Subversion
7 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.54%) Mockito
General
1 75 (40.76%) Banking
2 69 (37.50%) Finance
3 46 (25.00%) Front Office
4 44 (23.91%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.35%) Legal
6 6 (3.26%) Retail
6 6 (3.26%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.63%) Law
8 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.54%) Publishing
8 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) French Language
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 78 (42.39%) Analyst
2 39 (21.20%) Business Analyst
3 33 (17.93%) Developer
4 24 (13.04%) Project Manager
5 19 (10.33%) Support Analyst
6 16 (8.70%) Java Developer
7 14 (7.61%) Applications Support
8 13 (7.07%) Applications Support Analyst
9 8 (4.35%) Architect
10 6 (3.26%) Agile Business Analyst
11 5 (2.72%) Programmer
11 5 (2.72%) Service Analyst
11 5 (2.72%) Programme Manager
11 5 (2.72%) Test Manager
11 5 (2.72%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.72%) Consultant
11 5 (2.72%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.72%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.72%) Siebel Analyst
11 5 (2.72%) Siebel Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.61%) .NET
2 12 (6.52%) XML
3 11 (5.98%) Spring
4 7 (3.80%) FIX Protocol
5 6 (3.26%) HTML
5 6 (3.26%) Web Services
5 6 (3.26%) ASP.NET
5 6 (3.26%) JMS
5 6 (3.26%) Middleware
6 5 (2.72%) CSS
6 5 (2.72%) WCF
7 4 (2.17%) J2EE
7 4 (2.17%) JDBC
7 4 (2.17%) XSD
7 4 (2.17%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.17%) WinForms
8 3 (1.63%) FpML
8 3 (1.63%) XSLT
8 3 (1.63%) LINQ
8 3 (1.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.48%) Derivative
2 13 (7.07%) Fixed Income
2 13 (7.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.98%) Equities
4 9 (4.89%) Equity Derivative
5 8 (4.35%) Open Source
6 6 (3.26%) SWIFT
6 6 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.17%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.17%) Credit Risk
7 4 (2.17%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.17%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.09%) User Experience
8 2 (1.09%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.09%) PDA
8 2 (1.09%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.09%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.59%) Windows
2 19 (10.33%) UNIX
3 12 (6.52%) Linux
4 11 (5.98%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X Server
5 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.09%) Solaris
6 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.28%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (11.96%) Business Analysis
3 21 (11.41%) Project Management
4 18 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (9.24%) Scrum
6 16 (8.70%) CRM
7 15 (8.15%) E-Commerce
8 14 (7.61%) Data Modelling
9 13 (7.07%) ERP
10 12 (6.52%) OO
11 11 (5.98%) User Stories
11 11 (5.98%) Waterfall
12 10 (5.43%) Asset Management
13 9 (4.89%) TDD
13 9 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (4.89%) Multithreading
14 8 (4.35%) Test Strategy
14 8 (4.35%) ITIL
14 8 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (3.80%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 47 (25.54%) SQL
2 27 (14.67%) Java
3 17 (9.24%) C#
4 10 (5.43%) Shell Script
5 9 (4.89%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.89%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.26%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.26%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.72%) PHP
9 4 (2.17%) Korn
9 4 (2.17%) VBA
9 4 (2.17%) Perl
10 3 (1.63%) Python
10 3 (1.63%) VB
10 3 (1.63%) C
11 2 (1.09%) Scala
11 2 (1.09%) XPath
11 2 (1.09%) C++
12 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 8 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.63%) ISEB
2 3 (1.63%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.09%) CCNP
4 1 (0.54%) CCNA
4 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.54%) PMP
4 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.54%) MCSE
4 1 (0.54%) Degree
4 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) QA
2 3 (1.63%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.63%) SLA
3 2 (1.09%) Basel III
4 1 (0.54%) GxP
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.54%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.54%) EMIR
4 1 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 13 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.26%) SCCM
2 5 (2.72%) Vagrant
2 5 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.72%) Puppet
2 5 (2.72%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.63%) Control-M
4 2 (1.09%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (13.59%) Oracle
2 23 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.43%) Siebel
4 8 (4.35%) Citrix
5 7 (3.80%) VMware
5 7 (3.80%) Sybase
6 6 (3.26%) Reuters
6 6 (3.26%) Bloomberg
7 5 (2.72%) SaltStack
8 4 (2.17%) Cisco
8 4 (2.17%) SunGard
9 3 (1.63%) Remedy
9 3 (1.63%) Serena
9 3 (1.63%) HP
9 3 (1.63%) Apple
9 3 (1.63%) SAP
10 2 (1.09%) DevExpress
10 2 (1.09%) ION Trading
10 2 (1.09%) thinkFolio
10 2 (1.09%) Cerner
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