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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 134 122 85
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -37
Contract jobs citing Back Office 61 85 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.16% 1.45% 2.30%
As % of the General category 2.19% 2.84% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 72 128
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£463 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £200 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £648 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.21% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £20.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -61.42%
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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
2784 2990 4289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.90% 50.83% 58.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2175 2215 3189
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 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 64
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.02 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 67 (53.17%) Finance
2 57 (45.24%) Banking
3 35 (27.78%) Investment Banking
4 34 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (26.19%) Front Office
6 31 (24.60%) SQL
7 22 (17.46%) SQL Server
8 20 (15.87%) Project Management
8 20 (15.87%) Derivative
9 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
10 18 (14.29%) Windows
11 16 (12.70%) C#
11 16 (12.70%) Fixed Income
11 16 (12.70%) SWIFT
12 15 (11.90%) Change Management
12 15 (11.90%) Java
12 15 (11.90%) Oracle
12 15 (11.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (11.11%) .NET
14 13 (10.32%) Risk Management
14 13 (10.32%) Equities
14 13 (10.32%) Business Analysis
15 12 (9.52%) Scrum
15 12 (9.52%) OO
16 11 (8.73%) Linux
16 11 (8.73%) UML
16 11 (8.73%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (7.94%) SDLC
17 10 (7.94%) UNIX
17 10 (7.94%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 8 (6.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.17%) JBoss
3 3 (2.38%) IIS
3 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.79%) Jadu
4 1 (0.79%) Confluence
4 1 (0.79%) Lync
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 9 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.56%) MS Project
3 3 (2.38%) MS Office
3 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) RMDS
1 2 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.59%) Eikon
2 1 (0.79%) ACBS
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.79%) Kondor+
2 1 (0.79%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.79%) SAP PLM
2 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) PaaS
2 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.76%) LAN
1 6 (4.76%) Firewall
2 4 (3.17%) WAN
3 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.59%) SAN
4 2 (1.59%) Internet
4 2 (1.59%) WLAN
5 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.79%) NAS
5 1 (0.79%) MPLS
5 1 (0.79%) VPN
5 1 (0.79%) HTTP
5 1 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.59%) DTS
5 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.59%) Big Data
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.79%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.76%) Subversion
2 6 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 5 (3.97%) JUnit
3 5 (3.97%) ClearCase
3 5 (3.97%) NUnit
3 5 (3.97%) CruiseControl
4 4 (3.17%) Maven
4 4 (3.17%) JIRA
4 4 (3.17%) Mockito
5 3 (2.38%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.59%) VisualAge
6 2 (1.59%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (1.59%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.59%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.79%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (0.79%) Ant
General
1 67 (53.17%) Finance
2 57 (45.24%) Banking
3 35 (27.78%) Investment Banking
4 33 (26.19%) Front Office
5 5 (3.97%) Retail
5 5 (3.97%) Wholesale Banking
6 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.17%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.59%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.79%) Local Government
9 1 (0.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (51.59%) Analyst
2 40 (31.75%) Business Analyst
3 21 (16.67%) Developer
4 12 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.94%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.35%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.76%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Architect
9 4 (3.17%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.17%) QA Analyst
9 4 (3.17%) Middle Office Analyst
9 4 (3.17%) Banking Business Analyst
9 4 (3.17%) Lead Business Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (2.38%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (2.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.11%) .NET
2 9 (7.14%) Web Services
2 9 (7.14%) XML
3 8 (6.35%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (5.56%) Spring
5 5 (3.97%) J2EE
5 5 (3.97%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.97%) REST
6 4 (3.17%) Swing
6 4 (3.17%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.17%) HTML
6 4 (3.17%) WinForms
6 4 (3.17%) WCF
7 3 (2.38%) LINQ
7 3 (2.38%) JSON
7 3 (2.38%) XSD
7 3 (2.38%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.59%) XHR
8 2 (1.59%) DOM
8 2 (1.59%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.87%) Derivative
2 16 (12.70%) Fixed Income
2 16 (12.70%) SWIFT
3 15 (11.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (10.32%) Equities
5 9 (7.14%) Market Risk
6 5 (3.97%) Credit Risk
6 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.97%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.97%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.38%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.59%) PMI
9 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.59%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.59%) Wiki
9 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.59%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.29%) Windows
2 11 (8.73%) Linux
3 10 (7.94%) UNIX
4 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) Debian
6 1 (0.79%) Android
6 1 (0.79%) Solaris
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (15.87%) Project Management
3 15 (11.90%) Change Management
4 13 (10.32%) Risk Management
4 13 (10.32%) Business Analysis
5 12 (9.52%) Scrum
5 12 (9.52%) OO
6 11 (8.73%) UML
6 11 (8.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (7.94%) SDLC
8 9 (7.14%) Use Case
8 9 (7.14%) TDD
8 9 (7.14%) OOD
8 9 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.35%) Asset Management
9 8 (6.35%) Data Analysis
9 8 (6.35%) Test Scripting
10 7 (5.56%) Data Modelling
10 7 (5.56%) PRINCE2
10 7 (5.56%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.60%) SQL
2 16 (12.70%) C#
3 15 (11.90%) Java
4 8 (6.35%) C
5 7 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.76%) Python
7 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.17%) Perl
9 3 (2.38%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.38%) VBScript
9 3 (2.38%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.38%) VBA
10 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.59%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.59%) R
10 2 (1.59%) Korn
11 1 (0.79%) Groovy
11 1 (0.79%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.76%) Degree
2 3 (2.38%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.59%) MCITP
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.79%) PMP
4 1 (0.79%) MCSE
4 1 (0.79%) MCSA
4 1 (0.79%) CCNP
4 1 (0.79%) CCNA
4 1 (0.79%) ISEB
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) QA
2 4 (3.17%) COREP
3 2 (1.59%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.79%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.79%) EMIR
4 1 (0.79%) SLA
4 1 (0.79%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.76%) GridGain
3 4 (3.17%) vSphere
4 3 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.79%) Firmware
5 1 (0.79%) XenApp
5 1 (0.79%) XenServer
5 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.79%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) Tivoli
1 4 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (2.38%) Control-M
3 1 (0.79%) WSUS
3 1 (0.79%) SCCM
3 1 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.90%) Oracle
3 9 (7.14%) HP
4 7 (5.56%) VMware
5 6 (4.76%) Citrix
6 5 (3.97%) Cisco
6 5 (3.97%) IBM
7 3 (2.38%) Sybase
7 3 (2.38%) NetApp
7 3 (2.38%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.59%) SAP
8 2 (1.59%) Remedy
8 2 (1.59%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.59%) Reuters
8 2 (1.59%) Dell
8 2 (1.59%) EMC
9 1 (0.79%) Murex
9 1 (0.79%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.79%) Symantec
9 1 (0.79%) BMC
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