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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 115 80 74
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 89 170 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.51% 2.36% 2.47%
As % of the General category 2.94% 4.04% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 130 152
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£485 £473 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £373 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £625 £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 £12.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-65.71% -2.77%
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
3026 4212 4723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.40% 58.50% 60.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2245 3113 3498
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 69 76
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.16 £58.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 78 (42.16%) Banking
2 77 (41.62%) Finance
3 56 (30.27%) SQL
4 55 (29.73%) Front Office
5 48 (25.95%) Investment Banking
6 43 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (20.54%) Java
8 32 (17.30%) Oracle
9 31 (16.76%) Derivative
10 27 (14.59%) Windows
11 26 (14.05%) Microsoft
12 22 (11.89%) Scrum
12 22 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (11.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 21 (11.35%) UNIX
14 20 (10.81%) OO
15 19 (10.27%) SQL Server
16 18 (9.73%) C#
17 17 (9.19%) Project Management
18 16 (8.65%) Active Directory
19 15 (8.11%) XML
19 15 (8.11%) TDD
19 15 (8.11%) Open Source
20 14 (7.57%) Spring
20 14 (7.57%) Business Analysis
20 14 (7.57%) Fixed Income
21 13 (7.03%) MS Excel
21 13 (7.03%) Data Analysis
21 13 (7.03%) Kanban
22 12 (6.49%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (3.78%) MS Exchange
1 7 (3.78%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.24%) Apache
2 6 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.24%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (2.70%) IIS
3 5 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.62%) nginx
5 3 (1.62%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (1.62%) AquaLogic
6 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.49%) MS Office
3 6 (3.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.62%) MS Project
5 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (3.78%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.62%) Algo Collateral
2 3 (1.62%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.08%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.54%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 1 (0.54%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.54%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.54%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.54%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.54%) RMDS
4 1 (0.54%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.16%) GitHub
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.24%) LAN
2 4 (2.16%) SAN
2 4 (2.16%) WAN
3 3 (1.62%) DNS
3 3 (1.62%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.62%) SSL
4 2 (1.08%) Internet
4 2 (1.08%) VPN
4 2 (1.08%) DHCP
5 1 (0.54%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.54%) HTTP
5 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.54%) SMTP
5 1 (0.54%) VoIP
5 1 (0.54%) IPv4
5 1 (0.54%) Firewall
5 1 (0.54%) Wireless
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.54%) NAS
5 1 (0.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.95%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.24%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.08%) MySQL
7 2 (1.08%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.54%) DTS
8 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.70%) JIRA
4 4 (2.16%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.62%) JUnit
5 3 (1.62%) Xcode
5 3 (1.62%) Serena SBM
5 3 (1.62%) Maven
6 2 (1.08%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.54%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.54%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.54%) Grunt
7 1 (0.54%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.54%) Selenium
General
1 78 (42.16%) Banking
2 77 (41.62%) Finance
3 55 (29.73%) Front Office
4 48 (25.95%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.78%) Legal
5 7 (3.78%) Retail
6 4 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.62%) Advertising
8 2 (1.08%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.08%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.54%) Law
9 1 (0.54%) French Language
9 1 (0.54%) Billing
9 1 (0.54%) Marketing
9 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (41.08%) Analyst
2 40 (21.62%) Developer
2 40 (21.62%) Business Analyst
3 21 (11.35%) Java Developer
3 21 (11.35%) Project Manager
4 13 (7.03%) Support Analyst
5 11 (5.95%) Applications Support
6 10 (5.41%) Architect
6 10 (5.41%) Applications Support Analyst
7 8 (4.32%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
8 7 (3.78%) Programmer
8 7 (3.78%) Scala Developer
9 6 (3.24%) Agile Java Developer
9 6 (3.24%) Java Programmer
9 6 (3.24%) Consultant
9 6 (3.24%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.70%) Programme Manager
10 5 (2.70%) Service Analyst
10 5 (2.70%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (2.70%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.11%) XML
2 14 (7.57%) Spring
3 12 (6.49%) HTML
3 12 (6.49%) .NET
4 11 (5.95%) JMS
5 8 (4.32%) CSS
6 6 (3.24%) Java EE
6 6 (3.24%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (3.24%) Middleware
6 6 (3.24%) JDBC
7 5 (2.70%) J2EE
8 4 (2.16%) WCF
8 4 (2.16%) jQuery
8 4 (2.16%) REST
8 4 (2.16%) CSS3
8 4 (2.16%) HTML5
8 4 (2.16%) Hibernate
8 4 (2.16%) FpML
8 4 (2.16%) Web Services
8 4 (2.16%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.76%) Derivative
2 21 (11.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (8.11%) Open Source
4 14 (7.57%) Fixed Income
5 12 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (5.95%) Equities
6 11 (5.95%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (3.24%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.70%) Credit Risk
9 4 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.16%) SWIFT
9 4 (2.16%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.62%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.62%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.62%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.62%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.62%) User Experience
11 2 (1.08%) DTCC
11 2 (1.08%) Statistics
11 2 (1.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.59%) Windows
2 21 (11.35%) UNIX
3 8 (4.32%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.16%) Linux
5 3 (1.62%) Solaris
5 3 (1.62%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.24%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (11.89%) Scrum
2 22 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (10.81%) OO
4 17 (9.19%) Project Management
5 15 (8.11%) TDD
6 14 (7.57%) Business Analysis
7 13 (7.03%) Data Analysis
7 13 (7.03%) Kanban
8 12 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.95%) Risk Management
9 11 (5.95%) CRM
9 11 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (5.41%) Multithreading
10 10 (5.41%) ERP
11 9 (4.86%) Workflow
11 9 (4.86%) UML
11 9 (4.86%) BDD
11 9 (4.86%) Asset Management
12 8 (4.32%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (30.27%) SQL
2 38 (20.54%) Java
3 18 (9.73%) C#
4 12 (6.49%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.49%) Shell Script
5 10 (5.41%) PL/SQL
6 9 (4.86%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.78%) PHP
7 7 (3.78%) Python
7 7 (3.78%) Scala
8 6 (3.24%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.24%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.70%) Korn
10 4 (2.16%) VB
11 3 (1.62%) VBA
11 3 (1.62%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.62%) Bourne shell
12 2 (1.08%) XPath
12 2 (1.08%) Perl
12 2 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 10 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.32%) Degree
3 5 (2.70%) ISEB
4 3 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.62%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.24%) QA
2 5 (2.70%) EMIR
2 5 (2.70%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.62%) SLA
4 2 (1.08%) Basel III
4 2 (1.08%) COREP
5 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.54%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.54%) FATCA
5 1 (0.54%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (8.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) NFS
3 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.54%) XenApp
3 1 (0.54%) SRDF
3 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (3.78%) SCCM
2 4 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.62%) Control-M
3 3 (1.62%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.62%) Puppet
4 2 (1.08%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.54%) OpenView
5 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.54%) DameWare
5 1 (0.54%) OVSD
Vendors
1 32 (17.30%) Oracle
2 26 (14.05%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.95%) Citrix
4 9 (4.86%) Bloomberg
5 5 (2.70%) Reuters
5 5 (2.70%) VMware
6 4 (2.16%) Charles River
6 4 (2.16%) SAP
6 4 (2.16%) Sybase
6 4 (2.16%) HP
6 4 (2.16%) Cisco
7 3 (1.62%) Calypso
7 3 (1.62%) Fidessa
7 3 (1.62%) Murex
7 3 (1.62%) Apple
7 3 (1.62%) Siebel
7 3 (1.62%) Serena
7 3 (1.62%) thinkFolio
7 3 (1.62%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.08%) SimCorp
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