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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 135 102 84
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -18
Contract jobs citing Back Office 72 96 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.25% 1.67% 2.29%
As % of the General category 2.35% 3.30% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 78 126
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£475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £20.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £17.36
% change year-on-year
-29.78% +35.40%
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
3069 2909 4112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.11% 50.48% 58.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2383 2185 3078
Average daily rate £500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 77
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £20.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £11.05 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015, 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 71 (50.71%) Finance
2 59 (42.14%) Banking
3 41 (29.29%) Investment Banking
4 33 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (23.57%) Front Office
4 33 (23.57%) SQL
5 23 (16.43%) Derivative
6 22 (15.71%) SQL Server
7 20 (14.29%) Project Management
8 19 (13.57%) C#
9 18 (12.86%) .NET
10 17 (12.14%) Oracle
10 17 (12.14%) Windows
10 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
10 17 (12.14%) Fixed Income
11 16 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (11.43%) SWIFT
12 15 (10.71%) Java
13 14 (10.00%) Equities
13 14 (10.00%) Change Management
14 13 (9.29%) Risk Management
15 12 (8.57%) Scrum
15 12 (8.57%) Business Analysis
16 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (7.14%) Asset Management
17 10 (7.14%) TDD
17 10 (7.14%) Linux
17 10 (7.14%) UML
17 10 (7.14%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.86%) JBoss
4 3 (2.14%) IIS
5 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.43%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.71%) Jadu
6 1 (0.71%) Confluence
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.71%) Lync
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) MS Project
1 7 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.14%) MS Office
3 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.43%) Eikon
2 2 (1.43%) RMDS
3 1 (0.71%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.71%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.71%) ACBS
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.71%) Kondor+
3 1 (0.71%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.71%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.71%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.71%) Endur
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) PaaS
1 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) LAN
2 5 (3.57%) Firewall
3 4 (2.86%) WAN
4 3 (2.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.43%) SAN
5 2 (1.43%) Internet
5 2 (1.43%) WLAN
6 1 (0.71%) MPLS
6 1 (0.71%) NAS
6 1 (0.71%) CTI
6 1 (0.71%) VPN
6 1 (0.71%) HTTP
6 1 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.43%) DTS
4 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.43%) Big Data
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.71%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.71%) Essbase
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.71%) QlikView
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.00%) Subversion
3 6 (4.29%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.57%) JIRA
4 5 (3.57%) JUnit
4 5 (3.57%) ClearCase
4 5 (3.57%) NUnit
4 5 (3.57%) CruiseControl
5 4 (2.86%) Mockito
6 3 (2.14%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.14%) HP UFT
6 3 (2.14%) Maven
7 2 (1.43%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.43%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.71%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (0.71%) Ant
8 1 (0.71%) Moq
8 1 (0.71%) Selenium
8 1 (0.71%) JMeter
General
1 71 (50.71%) Finance
2 59 (42.14%) Banking
3 41 (29.29%) Investment Banking
4 33 (23.57%) Front Office
5 8 (5.71%) General Ledger
6 6 (4.29%) Retail
7 4 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.86%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.71%) French Language
9 1 (0.71%) German Language
9 1 (0.71%) Legal
9 1 (0.71%) Billing
9 1 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 68 (48.57%) Analyst
2 44 (31.43%) Business Analyst
3 27 (19.29%) Developer
4 14 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (5.00%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.29%) Senior Developer
7 6 (4.29%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
8 5 (3.57%) Architect
8 5 (3.57%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.57%) Support Engineer
9 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.86%) .NET Developer
9 4 (2.86%) Middle Office Analyst
9 4 (2.86%) Lead Business Analyst
10 3 (2.14%) Banking Business Analyst
10 3 (2.14%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (2.14%) IT Project Manager
10 3 (2.14%) QA Analyst
10 3 (2.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.86%) .NET
2 9 (6.43%) ASP.NET
2 9 (6.43%) Web Services
3 8 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (5.00%) XML
5 5 (3.57%) HTML
5 5 (3.57%) Spring
6 4 (2.86%) J2EE
6 4 (2.86%) REST
7 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.14%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.14%) WinForms
7 3 (2.14%) Swing
7 3 (2.14%) WCF
7 3 (2.14%) jQuery
8 2 (1.43%) JPA
8 2 (1.43%) RESTful
8 2 (1.43%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.43%) FpML
8 2 (1.43%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.43%) Derivative
2 17 (12.14%) Fixed Income
3 16 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (11.43%) SWIFT
4 14 (10.00%) Equities
5 8 (5.71%) Market Risk
6 6 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.57%) Credit Risk
7 5 (3.57%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (2.86%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.14%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.14%) PMI
9 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.43%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.43%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.43%) User Experience
10 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.14%) Windows
2 10 (7.14%) Linux
3 8 (5.71%) UNIX
4 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.71%) Debian
7 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (14.29%) Project Management
3 14 (10.00%) Change Management
4 13 (9.29%) Risk Management
5 12 (8.57%) Scrum
5 12 (8.57%) Business Analysis
6 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (7.14%) SDLC
7 10 (7.14%) TDD
7 10 (7.14%) Asset Management
7 10 (7.14%) UML
7 10 (7.14%) OO
8 9 (6.43%) CRM
8 9 (6.43%) PRINCE2
9 8 (5.71%) Data Modelling
9 8 (5.71%) Use Case
9 8 (5.71%) BDD
10 7 (5.00%) Test Scripting
10 7 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.57%) SQL
2 19 (13.57%) C#
3 15 (10.71%) Java
4 7 (5.00%) C
5 6 (4.29%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.57%) Python
6 5 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.86%) VBA
7 4 (2.86%) VBScript
7 4 (2.86%) Perl
8 3 (2.14%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.14%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.43%) R
9 2 (1.43%) VB
9 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.43%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.71%) Ruby
10 1 (0.71%) Korn
10 1 (0.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (5.00%) Degree
2 4 (2.86%) PMI Certification
2 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.14%) MCITP
4 2 (1.43%) MCSE
4 2 (1.43%) MCSA
5 1 (0.71%) MCT
5 1 (0.71%) CCNP
5 1 (0.71%) CCNA
5 1 (0.71%) ISEB
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.71%) PMP
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.71%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.71%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) QA
1 7 (5.00%) COREP
2 2 (1.43%) CRD IV
2 2 (1.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) MiFID
3 1 (0.71%) EMIR
3 1 (0.71%) AIFMD
System Software
1 9 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.29%) GridGain
3 5 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.14%) vSphere
5 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.43%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.71%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.14%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.14%) Control-M
3 2 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.71%) WSUS
4 1 (0.71%) SCCM
4 1 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (12.14%) Oracle
1 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.71%) HP
3 6 (4.29%) VMware
4 4 (2.86%) Citrix
4 4 (2.86%) Cisco
4 4 (2.86%) IBM
5 3 (2.14%) Sybase
6 2 (1.43%) SAP
6 2 (1.43%) Dell
6 2 (1.43%) EMC
6 2 (1.43%) NetApp
6 2 (1.43%) Reuters
6 2 (1.43%) MobileIron
7 1 (0.71%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (0.71%) Symantec
7 1 (0.71%) Remedy
7 1 (0.71%) McAfee
7 1 (0.71%) Charles River
7 1 (0.71%) OpenLink
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