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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 101 98 115
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs citing Back Office 59 65 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.83% 1.90% 1.70%
As % of the General category 3.57% 3.45% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 72
Median daily rate £525 £501 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £273 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.75 £27.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-60.90% +161.90%
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
1652 1884 3000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.19% 54.99% 51.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1462 2342
Median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 22
Median hourly rate £20.34 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% +16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.84 £14.10 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.35 £50.00 £27.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.69 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +17.10%

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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016, 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 70 (66.04%) Finance
2 55 (51.89%) Banking
3 52 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (34.91%) SQL
5 35 (33.02%) .NET
6 34 (32.08%) C#
7 32 (30.19%) Investment Banking
8 30 (28.30%) TDD
8 30 (28.30%) SQL Server
9 27 (25.47%) Derivative
10 22 (20.75%) Microsoft
11 20 (18.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (18.87%) MVC
12 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET
12 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (16.04%) Scrum
14 16 (15.09%) Front Office
14 16 (15.09%) Workflow
14 16 (15.09%) Web Services
14 16 (15.09%) Java
14 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
14 16 (15.09%) Subversion
15 15 (14.15%) Financial Institution
16 14 (13.21%) T-SQL
16 14 (13.21%) Windows
16 14 (13.21%) Waterfall
17 13 (12.26%) Business Analysis
17 13 (12.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 12 (11.32%) AOP
18 12 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing

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 10 (9.43%) IIS
2 6 (5.66%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.66%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.77%) FileNet
3 4 (3.77%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.89%) Apache
4 2 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.94%) CMS
5 1 (0.94%) Confluence
5 1 (0.94%) JBoss
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Endur
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Minerva
2 1 (0.94%) SAP Bank Analyzer
2 1 (0.94%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.94%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (0.94%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) Intranet
2 1 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.94%) DNS
2 1 (0.94%) Firewall
2 1 (0.94%) FTP
2 1 (0.94%) HTTP
2 1 (0.94%) SAN
2 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.66%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.72%) Data Mart
4 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.94%) KDB
7 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.94%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 16 (15.09%) Subversion
2 8 (7.55%) Maven
3 7 (6.60%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.77%) MSTest
5 4 (3.77%) NUnit
6 3 (2.83%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.83%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.94%) Bower
8 1 (0.94%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.94%) JIRA
8 1 (0.94%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.94%) NuGet
8 1 (0.94%) Selenium
8 1 (0.94%) SonarQube
General
1 70 (66.04%) Finance
2 55 (51.89%) Banking
3 32 (30.19%) Investment Banking
4 16 (15.09%) Front Office
5 15 (14.15%) Financial Institution
6 7 (6.60%) Marketing
7 4 (3.77%) Legal
8 3 (2.83%) French Language
8 3 (2.83%) Retail
8 3 (2.83%) Spanish Language
9 2 (1.89%) Advertising
10 1 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (51.89%) Developer
2 25 (23.58%) Analyst
3 15 (14.15%) .NET Developer
4 14 (13.21%) Applications Support
4 14 (13.21%) C# Developer
5 13 (12.26%) Business Analyst
6 11 (10.38%) Senior Developer
7 10 (9.43%) Java Developer
8 9 (8.49%) Project Manager
9 8 (7.55%) SQL Developer
10 7 (6.60%) Agile Developer
10 7 (6.60%) Agile Java Developer
10 7 (6.60%) Support Analyst
11 6 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (4.72%) Applications Support Analyst
13 4 (3.77%) ASP Developer
13 4 (3.77%) Intranet Project Manager
13 4 (3.77%) Senior C# Developer
13 4 (3.77%) Senior SQL Server Developer
13 4 (3.77%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (33.02%) .NET
2 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET
2 19 (17.92%) ASP.NET MVC
3 16 (15.09%) Web Services
4 11 (10.38%) JMS
5 10 (9.43%) AngularJS
5 10 (9.43%) HTML
5 10 (9.43%) XML
6 9 (8.49%) WCF
7 8 (7.55%) WPF
8 5 (4.72%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 5 (4.72%) HTML5
8 5 (4.72%) RESTful
9 4 (3.77%) Ajax
9 4 (3.77%) MSMQ
9 4 (3.77%) Silverlight
10 3 (2.83%) CSS
10 3 (2.83%) EJB
10 3 (2.83%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.47%) Derivative
2 20 (18.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (11.32%) Hedge funds
4 10 (9.43%) Fixed Income
5 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (7.55%) Equities
7 7 (6.60%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (4.72%) Fintech
9 3 (2.83%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.83%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.83%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.89%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.94%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.94%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) Windows
2 11 (10.38%) Unix
3 5 (4.72%) Linux
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.94%) Solaris
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (28.30%) TDD
3 20 (18.87%) MVC
4 17 (16.04%) Scrum
5 16 (15.09%) Workflow
6 14 (13.21%) Waterfall
7 13 (12.26%) Business Analysis
8 12 (11.32%) AOP
8 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (9.43%) BDD
9 10 (9.43%) Unit Testing
10 9 (8.49%) Project Management
11 8 (7.55%) Regression Testing
11 8 (7.55%) Test Scripting
12 7 (6.60%) Data Management
12 7 (6.60%) Migration
12 7 (6.60%) Multithreading
12 7 (6.60%) OO
12 7 (6.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (34.91%) SQL
2 34 (32.08%) C#
3 16 (15.09%) Java
4 14 (13.21%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.66%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.72%) C++
7 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.94%) ABAP
8 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.94%) COBOL
8 1 (0.94%) Go
8 1 (0.94%) Korn
8 1 (0.94%) Perl
8 1 (0.94%) Python
8 1 (0.94%) Ruby
8 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.94%) VBScript
8 1 (0.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (2.83%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) ISEB
2 2 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) QA
2 3 (2.83%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.89%) MiFID
3 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.94%) EMIR
4 1 (0.94%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Docker
2 1 (0.94%) Gluster
2 1 (0.94%) iptables
2 1 (0.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.94%) Ansible
2 1 (0.94%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.94%) MOM
2 1 (0.94%) Nagios
2 1 (0.94%) SCCM
2 1 (0.94%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle
3 5 (4.72%) Cognos
3 5 (4.72%) Murex
3 5 (4.72%) SmartStream
4 4 (3.77%) Lotus
4 4 (3.77%) OpenLink
5 3 (2.83%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.89%) Calypso
6 2 (1.89%) HP
6 2 (1.89%) IBM
6 2 (1.89%) SAP
6 2 (1.89%) Sun
6 2 (1.89%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco
7 1 (0.94%) Citrix
7 1 (0.94%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.94%) Sybase
City, London
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago