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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 124 128 114
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 42 61 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.25% 1.34% 1.67%
As % of the General category 2.41% 2.53% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 76
Median daily rate £450 £513 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £336 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £605 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £19.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +60.41%
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
1742 2408 3037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.69% 52.90% 51.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1857 2260
Median daily rate £496 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 30
Median hourly rate £19.92 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.34% +16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.67 £40.00 £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £29.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-30.50% +12.38%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 52 (57.78%) Finance
2 39 (43.33%) Banking
3 35 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (27.78%) C#
5 23 (25.56%) SQL
5 23 (25.56%) Investment Banking
6 22 (24.44%) Derivative
7 18 (20.00%) Java
8 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
8 17 (18.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (18.89%) TDD
9 16 (17.78%) .NET
10 15 (16.67%) Project Management
11 14 (15.56%) BDD
12 13 (14.44%) JMS
13 12 (13.33%) Unit Testing
14 11 (12.22%) Investment Management
14 11 (12.22%) Maven
14 11 (12.22%) Marketing
14 11 (12.22%) Business Analysis
14 11 (12.22%) Windows
14 11 (12.22%) Migration
14 11 (12.22%) Front Office
14 11 (12.22%) SDLC
15 10 (11.11%) Intranet
15 10 (11.11%) XML
15 10 (11.11%) Data Management
15 10 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (10.00%) WPF
16 9 (10.00%) Subversion

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 9 (10.00%) IIS
2 7 (7.78%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.11%) CMS
6 1 (1.11%) Confluence
6 1 (1.11%) JBoss
6 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.44%) MS Office
2 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Endur
2 1 (1.11%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.11%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (1.11%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (1.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.11%) Office 365
2 1 (1.11%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.11%) Intranet
2 2 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.11%) DNS
3 1 (1.11%) FTP
3 1 (1.11%) SAN
3 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.22%) QlikView
4 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) KDB
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Maven
2 9 (10.00%) Subversion
3 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.22%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.22%) NuGet
5 1 (1.11%) Bower
5 1 (1.11%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.11%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.11%) JUnit
5 1 (1.11%) Mockito
5 1 (1.11%) NUnit
5 1 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.11%) Selenium
5 1 (1.11%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.11%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.11%) Vagrant
General
1 52 (57.78%) Finance
2 39 (43.33%) Banking
3 23 (25.56%) Investment Banking
4 11 (12.22%) Front Office
4 11 (12.22%) Marketing
5 9 (10.00%) Financial Institution
6 8 (8.89%) Advertising
7 5 (5.56%) Legal
8 3 (3.33%) French Language
8 3 (3.33%) Spanish Language
9 2 (2.22%) Retail
10 1 (1.11%) General Ledger
10 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (31.11%) Developer
2 25 (27.78%) Analyst
3 18 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 16 (17.78%) Business Analyst
5 14 (15.56%) Java Developer
6 13 (14.44%) Applications Support
7 10 (11.11%) Agile Developer
7 10 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
7 10 (11.11%) C# Developer
8 7 (7.78%) .NET Developer
8 7 (7.78%) Banking Project Manager
8 7 (7.78%) Intranet Manager
8 7 (7.78%) Intranet Project Manager
9 6 (6.67%) IT Manager
9 6 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
10 5 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
10 5 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (5.56%) SDLC Manager
10 5 (5.56%) SDLC Project Manager
10 5 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.78%) .NET
2 13 (14.44%) JMS
3 10 (11.11%) XML
4 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (10.00%) WPF
5 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (5.56%) WCF
7 4 (4.44%) Ajax
7 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 4 (4.44%) J2EE
7 4 (4.44%) MSMQ
7 4 (4.44%) Silverlight
7 4 (4.44%) Web Services
8 3 (3.33%) EJB
8 3 (3.33%) FpML
8 3 (3.33%) HTML
8 3 (3.33%) HTML5
8 3 (3.33%) Middleware
8 3 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (2.22%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.44%) Derivative
2 17 (18.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (10.00%) Fixed Income
4 8 (8.89%) Equities
4 8 (8.89%) Fintech
5 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.78%) Equity Derivative
5 7 (7.78%) Hedge funds
6 3 (3.33%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.33%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.33%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (2.22%) Statistics
7 2 (2.22%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.11%) Swaptions
8 1 (1.11%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.22%) Windows
2 9 (10.00%) Unix
3 5 (5.56%) Linux
3 5 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.11%) Solaris
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.89%) TDD
3 15 (16.67%) Project Management
4 14 (15.56%) BDD
5 12 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 11 (12.22%) Business Analysis
6 11 (12.22%) Investment Management
6 11 (12.22%) Migration
6 11 (12.22%) SDLC
7 10 (11.11%) Data Management
7 10 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 9 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 8 (8.89%) AOP
9 8 (8.89%) MVC
9 8 (8.89%) Wealth Management
10 7 (7.78%) Scrum
11 6 (6.67%) Asset Management
12 5 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.78%) C#
2 23 (25.56%) SQL
3 18 (20.00%) Java
4 7 (7.78%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.44%) C++
7 2 (2.22%) Go
8 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.11%) COBOL
8 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.11%) Python
8 1 (1.11%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (3.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.22%) PMP
2 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) ACCA
3 1 (1.11%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) MiFID
2 3 (3.33%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.33%) QA
3 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.11%) COREP
4 1 (1.11%) EMIR
4 1 (1.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.22%) Docker
2 1 (1.11%) GridGain
2 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Nagios
1 2 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (1.11%) Ansible
2 1 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.11%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.11%) Icinga
2 1 (1.11%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.11%) logstash
2 1 (1.11%) MOM
2 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.11%) SCOM
2 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle
3 4 (4.44%) Murex
4 3 (3.33%) Calypso
4 3 (3.33%) ION Trading
5 2 (2.22%) IBM
5 2 (2.22%) Splunk
5 2 (2.22%) Sun
5 2 (2.22%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.11%) Citrix
6 1 (1.11%) HP
6 1 (1.11%) OpenLink
6 1 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.11%) SAP
6 1 (1.11%) SimCorp
6 1 (1.11%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.11%) Sophis
6 1 (1.11%) Symantec
6 1 (1.11%) VMware
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