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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 100 102 97
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 90 100 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.75% 1.72% 1.77%
As % of the General category 3.43% 3.17% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 74 87
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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 £266 £215 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £18.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £27.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-53.15% +85.00%
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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
2627 3159 3295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.15% 54.46% 57.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2024 2305 2576
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 50 38
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.38 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.15% -5.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £14.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.61 £42.50 £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 65 (35.71%) Finance
1 65 (35.71%) Banking
2 55 (30.22%) SQL
3 43 (23.63%) Investment Banking
4 40 (21.98%) Front Office
5 39 (21.43%) Derivative
6 35 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (17.03%) Java
8 30 (16.48%) SQL Server
9 28 (15.38%) UNIX
9 28 (15.38%) Windows
9 28 (15.38%) Linux
10 23 (12.64%) Oracle
11 22 (12.09%) .NET
12 18 (9.89%) Project Management
12 18 (9.89%) Business Analysis
13 17 (9.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (8.24%) C#
14 15 (8.24%) ITIL
14 15 (8.24%) Waterfall
15 14 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
15 14 (7.69%) E-Commerce
15 14 (7.69%) Data Modelling
15 14 (7.69%) Equities
16 13 (7.14%) Asset Management
16 13 (7.14%) CRM
16 13 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (6.59%) User Stories
17 12 (6.59%) Web Services
17 12 (6.59%) Bloomberg

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.30%) FileNet
3 6 (3.30%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.20%) WebSphere Process Server
4 4 (2.20%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.10%) nginx
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.55%) Node.js
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.55%) IIS
7 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (4.40%) MS Office
1 8 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.20%) SunGard Martini
2 4 (2.20%) Global One
3 3 (1.65%) Endur
4 2 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.10%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 1 (0.55%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.55%) HFM
5 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.55%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.55%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.55%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.55%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.55%) SunGard Stream Ubix
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.55%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.55%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.40%) SAN
2 6 (3.30%) Internet
3 3 (1.65%) Firewall
3 3 (1.65%) NAS
4 2 (1.10%) LAN
4 2 (1.10%) WAN
5 1 (0.55%) DHCP
5 1 (0.55%) SNMP
5 1 (0.55%) VPN
5 1 (0.55%) DNS
5 1 (0.55%) OSPF
5 1 (0.55%) BGP
5 1 (0.55%) CTI
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.55%) Network Security
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.30%) DB2
3 6 (3.30%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.75%) MySQL
5 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.65%) Big Data
5 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.10%) FileMaker
6 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.55%) Essbase
7 1 (0.55%) Ingres
7 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Toad
1 3 (1.65%) JIRA
1 3 (1.65%) Selenium
2 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.10%) Serena SBM
2 2 (1.10%) Subversion
2 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.10%) WebDriver
2 2 (1.10%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.55%) GDB
3 1 (0.55%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.55%) Mockito
3 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.55%) Ant
3 1 (0.55%) JUnit
3 1 (0.55%) Checkstyle
3 1 (0.55%) TestDirector
General
1 65 (35.71%) Finance
1 65 (35.71%) Banking
2 43 (23.63%) Investment Banking
3 40 (21.98%) Front Office
4 6 (3.30%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.75%) Legal
5 5 (2.75%) Retail
6 4 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.65%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.65%) Local Government
8 2 (1.10%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Publishing
9 1 (0.55%) French Language
9 1 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 72 (39.56%) Analyst
2 39 (21.43%) Developer
3 34 (18.68%) Business Analyst
4 30 (16.48%) Support Analyst
5 27 (14.84%) Project Manager
6 23 (12.64%) Applications Support
7 18 (9.89%) Applications Support Analyst
8 13 (7.14%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.30%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.30%) IT Project Manager
9 6 (3.30%) Administrator
9 6 (3.30%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.30%) Consultant
9 6 (3.30%) Agile Business Analyst
10 5 (2.75%) FileNet Administrator
10 5 (2.75%) Siebel Analyst
10 5 (2.75%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.75%) Siebel Business Analyst
11 4 (2.20%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (2.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.09%) .NET
2 12 (6.59%) Web Services
3 10 (5.49%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.30%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (3.30%) HTML
5 5 (2.75%) Spring
5 5 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (2.75%) CSS
6 4 (2.20%) J2EE
6 4 (2.20%) XML
6 4 (2.20%) jQuery
6 4 (2.20%) Middleware
6 4 (2.20%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.20%) RESTful
7 3 (1.65%) Ajax
7 3 (1.65%) WCF
8 2 (1.10%) LINQ
8 2 (1.10%) HTML5
8 2 (1.10%) CSS3
8 2 (1.10%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.43%) Derivative
2 17 (9.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 14 (7.69%) Equities
3 14 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
4 13 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.95%) Fixed Income
6 6 (3.30%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.75%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.75%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.20%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.20%) PDA
8 4 (2.20%) Open Source
8 4 (2.20%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.65%) Celerra
9 3 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.65%) Handset
9 3 (1.65%) CLARiiON
10 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.38%) UNIX
1 28 (15.38%) Windows
1 28 (15.38%) Linux
2 9 (4.95%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.65%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (9.89%) Business Analysis
2 18 (9.89%) Project Management
3 15 (8.24%) ITIL
3 15 (8.24%) Waterfall
4 14 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 14 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 13 (7.14%) CRM
5 13 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 12 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (6.59%) User Stories
7 11 (6.04%) MVC
7 11 (6.04%) ERP
7 11 (6.04%) PRINCE2
7 11 (6.04%) TDD
8 10 (5.49%) Investment Management
9 8 (4.40%) Analytics
9 8 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 55 (30.22%) SQL
2 31 (17.03%) Java
3 15 (8.24%) C#
4 10 (5.49%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.40%) VBA
6 7 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.30%) VBScript
8 5 (2.75%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.20%) C++
9 4 (2.20%) VB
10 3 (1.65%) Perl
10 3 (1.65%) C
11 2 (1.10%) PHP
11 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.10%) Korn
11 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.10%) Scala
11 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.55%) Python
12 1 (0.55%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 4 (2.20%) CCNP
1 4 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (2.20%) IBM Certification
1 4 (2.20%) Degree
2 3 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (1.65%) CCNA
3 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.10%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.55%) MCITP
4 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.55%) PMP
4 1 (0.55%) MCSE
4 1 (0.55%) MCSA
4 1 (0.55%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.30%) QA
2 3 (1.65%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.65%) SLA
3 2 (1.10%) COREP
4 1 (0.55%) GxP
4 1 (0.55%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.55%) EMIR
4 1 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.65%) vSphere
4 1 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.65%) Control-M
2 2 (1.10%) Puppet
2 2 (1.10%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.55%) SCCM
3 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (12.64%) Oracle
2 12 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.59%) Bloomberg
3 10 (5.49%) Siebel
4 8 (4.40%) Reuters
4 8 (4.40%) VMware
5 7 (3.85%) Sybase
6 6 (3.30%) Fidessa
6 6 (3.30%) IBM
6 6 (3.30%) Kofax
7 5 (2.75%) Cisco
8 4 (2.20%) SunGard
8 4 (2.20%) EMC
9 3 (1.65%) Citrix
9 3 (1.65%) Dell
9 3 (1.65%) Murex
9 3 (1.65%) OpenLink
10 2 (1.10%) Serena
10 2 (1.10%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.10%) SAP
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