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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 99 86 62
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -24
Contract jobs citing Back Office 123 123 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.91% 1.97% 2.63%
As % of the General category 3.57% 3.50% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 90 160
Average daily rate £500 £475 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3450 3516 4918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.46% 56.42% 60.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2548 2719 3655
Average daily rate £485 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 43 74
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £13.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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.

1 114 (44.19%) Banking
2 98 (37.98%) Finance
3 64 (24.81%) SQL
4 62 (24.03%) Investment Banking
5 45 (17.44%) Java
6 42 (16.28%) Front Office
6 42 (16.28%) Derivative
7 41 (15.89%) Business Analysis
8 39 (15.12%) Oracle
9 38 (14.73%) SQL Server
10 37 (14.34%) Scrum
11 36 (13.95%) Windows
11 36 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (13.57%) Microsoft
13 30 (11.63%) Fixed Income
13 30 (11.63%) Project Management
14 28 (10.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 28 (10.85%) Equities
15 27 (10.47%) HTML
15 27 (10.47%) TDD
15 27 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
16 25 (9.69%) C#
16 25 (9.69%) XML
17 24 (9.30%) Asset Management
18 23 (8.91%) Migration
19 22 (8.53%) MS Excel
20 21 (8.14%) JavaScript
20 21 (8.14%) .NET
21 19 (7.36%) Advertising
21 19 (7.36%) Financial Institution

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (6.20%) IIS
2 9 (3.49%) Apache
3 8 (3.10%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.71%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.33%) CMS
6 5 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (1.94%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (1.55%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.16%) Lync
8 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.16%) AquaLogic
8 3 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.39%) Documentum
Applications
1 22 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.98%) MS Office
3 7 (2.71%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.55%) MS Project
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (2.33%) Temenos T24
2 5 (1.94%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.94%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (1.94%) Eikon
2 5 (1.94%) RMDS
3 4 (1.55%) Oracle iProcurement
3 4 (1.55%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.55%) Summit
3 4 (1.55%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (1.55%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (1.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (1.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.78%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 2 (0.78%) Advent Geneva
5 2 (0.78%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.16%) GitHub
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.43%) Internet
2 10 (3.88%) Intranet
3 8 (3.10%) LAN
4 7 (2.71%) WAN
5 6 (2.33%) FCoE
5 6 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (2.33%) NAS
5 6 (2.33%) SAN
5 6 (2.33%) Multicast
6 5 (1.94%) CHAP
6 5 (1.94%) DHCP
6 5 (1.94%) HTTP
6 5 (1.94%) DNS
7 3 (1.16%) Firewall
7 3 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.16%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.16%) SSL
8 1 (0.39%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.94%) HBase
3 5 (1.94%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.94%) RDBMS
3 5 (1.94%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.55%) SQLPlus
5 2 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.39%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.39%) OLAP
6 1 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.26%) JIRA
2 5 (1.94%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (1.55%) Maven
3 4 (1.55%) JUnit
3 4 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.16%) Xcode
5 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.78%) Subversion
5 2 (0.78%) ProC
5 2 (0.78%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.78%) Behat
6 1 (0.39%) Grunt
6 1 (0.39%) PhpStorm
6 1 (0.39%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.39%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.39%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.39%) Selenium
6 1 (0.39%) FitNesse
General
1 114 (44.19%) Banking
2 98 (37.98%) Finance
3 62 (24.03%) Investment Banking
4 42 (16.28%) Front Office
5 19 (7.36%) Advertising
5 19 (7.36%) Financial Institution
6 13 (5.04%) Legal
7 7 (2.71%) General Ledger
8 6 (2.33%) Retail
9 5 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.94%) Billing
10 1 (0.39%) Law
10 1 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Marketing
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 113 (43.80%) Analyst
2 89 (34.50%) Business Analyst
3 46 (17.83%) Developer
4 40 (15.50%) Project Manager
5 18 (6.98%) Architect
6 16 (6.20%) Java Developer
7 11 (4.26%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 10 (3.88%) IT Project Manager
8 10 (3.88%) Test Manager
9 9 (3.49%) Support Engineer
9 9 (3.49%) Banking Business Analyst
10 8 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (3.10%) Support Analyst
11 7 (2.71%) Test Analyst
11 7 (2.71%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.33%) Applications Support
12 6 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (1.94%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (1.94%) Operations Analyst
13 5 (1.94%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.47%) HTML
2 25 (9.69%) XML
3 21 (8.14%) .NET
4 13 (5.04%) Middleware
5 12 (4.65%) J2EE
6 8 (3.10%) Spring
7 7 (2.71%) XSLT
7 7 (2.71%) CSS
7 7 (2.71%) JMS
8 6 (2.33%) jQuery
8 6 (2.33%) Java EE
8 6 (2.33%) JSP
8 6 (2.33%) Web Services
8 6 (2.33%) Hibernate
9 5 (1.94%) Rendezvous
9 5 (1.94%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.55%) Apache CXF
10 4 (1.55%) JPA
10 4 (1.55%) WCF
10 4 (1.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.28%) Derivative
2 30 (11.63%) Fixed Income
3 28 (10.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 28 (10.85%) Equities
4 8 (3.10%) Open Source
4 8 (3.10%) Equity Derivative
5 7 (2.71%) SWIFT
6 6 (2.33%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.94%) iPad
8 4 (1.55%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.55%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.16%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 3 (1.16%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.16%) iPhone
10 2 (0.78%) Social Media
10 2 (0.78%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.95%) Windows
2 18 (6.98%) UNIX
3 11 (4.26%) Linux
3 11 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 10 (3.88%) Solaris
5 6 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.16%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.16%) Android
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.89%) Business Analysis
2 37 (14.34%) Scrum
3 36 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (11.63%) Project Management
5 27 (10.47%) TDD
5 27 (10.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (9.30%) Asset Management
7 23 (8.91%) Migration
8 18 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (6.98%) OO
8 18 (6.98%) Data Analysis
9 17 (6.59%) Workflow
10 14 (5.43%) ITIL
11 13 (5.04%) PRINCE2
12 12 (4.65%) Change Management
13 11 (4.26%) Data Management
13 11 (4.26%) Waterfall
14 10 (3.88%) Investment Management
14 10 (3.88%) CRM
14 10 (3.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 64 (24.81%) SQL
2 45 (17.44%) Java
3 25 (9.69%) C#
4 21 (8.14%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.10%) Python
6 5 (1.94%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.94%) C
6 5 (1.94%) Scala
7 4 (1.55%) C++
7 4 (1.55%) Perl
7 4 (1.55%) PHP
7 4 (1.55%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.16%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.16%) VB
8 3 (1.16%) Korn
8 3 (1.16%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.78%) Lisp
9 2 (0.78%) VBA
9 2 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (6.98%) Degree
2 7 (2.71%) ISEB
3 6 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.55%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.16%) MCSE
5 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.78%) MCITP
6 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.78%) PMP
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.78%) MCSA
7 1 (0.39%) ECDL
7 1 (0.39%) MCP
7 1 (0.39%) CCNA
7 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.43%) EMIR
2 13 (5.04%) Dodd-Frank
3 10 (3.88%) QA
4 3 (1.16%) GAAP
4 3 (1.16%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.78%) SLA
6 1 (0.39%) FATCA
6 1 (0.39%) COREP
6 1 (0.39%) P3O
6 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.33%) SRDF
2 6 (2.33%) NFS
3 5 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.16%) XenApp
5 2 (0.78%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.55%) SCCM
3 2 (0.78%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.39%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.39%) DameWare
4 1 (0.39%) Control-M
4 1 (0.39%) OpenView
4 1 (0.39%) OVSD
4 1 (0.39%) SCOM
4 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (15.12%) Oracle
2 35 (13.57%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.04%) Bloomberg
4 11 (4.26%) Sybase
4 11 (4.26%) Murex
4 11 (4.26%) Calypso
5 10 (3.88%) Citrix
5 10 (3.88%) Cisco
6 9 (3.49%) Reuters
6 9 (3.49%) HP
6 9 (3.49%) Fidessa
7 7 (2.71%) NetApp
8 6 (2.33%) EMC
8 6 (2.33%) Intel
8 6 (2.33%) Temenos
8 6 (2.33%) IBM
8 6 (2.33%) Apple
8 6 (2.33%) VMware
9 5 (1.94%) 29West
9 5 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £395 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago