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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 101 83 70
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 97 161 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.67% 2.27% 2.44%
As % of the General category 3.27% 3.89% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 126 150
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £388 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £678
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.93 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+1.45% -44.17%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2968 4139 4697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.97% 58.24% 59.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2229 3108 3567
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 75 59
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.93 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% +2.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £48.00 £49.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 87 (40.65%) Banking
2 86 (40.19%) Finance
3 63 (29.44%) SQL
4 59 (27.57%) Front Office
5 56 (26.17%) Investment Banking
6 52 (24.30%) Java
7 39 (18.22%) Oracle
7 39 (18.22%) Derivative
8 31 (14.49%) Windows
9 30 (14.02%) Scrum
10 24 (11.21%) UNIX
10 24 (11.21%) Microsoft
11 22 (10.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 21 (9.81%) OO
12 21 (9.81%) Equities
12 21 (9.81%) Fixed Income
12 21 (9.81%) Project Management
12 21 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (9.81%) Degree
12 21 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (8.41%) Spring
13 18 (8.41%) SQL Server
13 18 (8.41%) Active Directory
14 17 (7.94%) HTML
14 17 (7.94%) ITIL
15 16 (7.48%) XML
15 16 (7.48%) Risk Management
15 16 (7.48%) TDD
16 15 (7.01%) Asset Management
16 15 (7.01%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (4.67%) Apache
1 10 (4.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.21%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.80%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (2.80%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.80%) IIS
4 5 (2.34%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.34%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (2.34%) AquaLogic
4 5 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.93%) nginx
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (5.14%) MS Office
1 11 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.80%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.87%) MS Project
4 3 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (3.74%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.34%) Temenos T24
3 4 (1.87%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (1.40%) Algo Collateral
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.93%) RMDS
5 2 (0.93%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.93%) Advent Geneva
6 1 (0.47%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 1 (0.47%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.47%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.47%) Khalix
6 1 (0.47%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.47%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.87%) GitHub
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.21%) LAN
2 7 (3.27%) WAN
3 5 (2.34%) SAN
4 4 (1.87%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.87%) SSL
5 3 (1.40%) NAS
5 3 (1.40%) FCoE
5 3 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (1.40%) Multicast
6 2 (0.93%) DNS
6 2 (0.93%) HTTP
7 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.47%) VPN
7 1 (0.47%) VoIP
7 1 (0.47%) SMTP
7 1 (0.47%) DHCP
7 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.47%) IPv4
7 1 (0.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.67%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (2.34%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.93%) MySQL
7 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.93%) HBase
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.47%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (4.21%) JIRA
2 8 (3.74%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.80%) Maven
3 6 (2.80%) JUnit
4 5 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.87%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.87%) Xcode
6 2 (0.93%) Serena SBM
6 2 (0.93%) Selenium
7 1 (0.47%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.47%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.47%) Behat
7 1 (0.47%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.47%) Grunt
7 1 (0.47%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 87 (40.65%) Banking
2 86 (40.19%) Finance
3 59 (27.57%) Front Office
4 56 (26.17%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.21%) Legal
6 8 (3.74%) Retail
7 7 (3.27%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.40%) Advertising
9 3 (1.40%) Billing
10 2 (0.93%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.93%) Marketing
11 1 (0.47%) German Language
11 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (40.65%) Analyst
2 53 (24.77%) Business Analyst
3 42 (19.63%) Developer
4 24 (11.21%) Java Developer
5 21 (9.81%) Project Manager
6 14 (6.54%) Architect
7 13 (6.07%) Support Analyst
8 11 (5.14%) Applications Support
9 9 (4.21%) Applications Support Analyst
10 8 (3.74%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
11 7 (3.27%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 7 (3.27%) Test Manager
12 6 (2.80%) Test Analyst
12 6 (2.80%) Programme Manager
12 6 (2.80%) Programmer
12 6 (2.80%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.80%) Java Programmer
12 6 (2.80%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 6 (2.80%) Python Developer
12 6 (2.80%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.41%) Spring
2 17 (7.94%) HTML
3 16 (7.48%) XML
4 14 (6.54%) JMS
5 13 (6.07%) J2EE
6 11 (5.14%) .NET
6 11 (5.14%) CSS
7 9 (4.21%) Java EE
8 8 (3.74%) Hibernate
9 7 (3.27%) Middleware
9 7 (3.27%) JSP
9 7 (3.27%) jQuery
10 6 (2.80%) JPA
10 6 (2.80%) Apache CXF
10 6 (2.80%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (2.80%) JAX-RS
10 6 (2.80%) JDBC
11 5 (2.34%) Web Services
11 5 (2.34%) XSLT
12 4 (1.87%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.22%) Derivative
2 22 (10.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 21 (9.81%) Fixed Income
3 21 (9.81%) Equities
4 15 (7.01%) Open Source
5 14 (6.54%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.34%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.87%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.87%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.40%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.40%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.40%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.93%) NHS
9 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.93%) Statistics
9 2 (0.93%) DTCC
9 2 (0.93%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.49%) Windows
2 24 (11.21%) UNIX
3 8 (3.74%) Windows 7
4 7 (3.27%) Solaris
4 7 (3.27%) Linux
5 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.02%) Scrum
2 21 (9.81%) Project Management
2 21 (9.81%) OO
2 21 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (7.94%) ITIL
4 16 (7.48%) Risk Management
4 16 (7.48%) TDD
5 15 (7.01%) Asset Management
6 14 (6.54%) Kanban
6 14 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (6.07%) Business Analysis
8 12 (5.61%) Data Analysis
8 12 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.14%) Migration
10 10 (4.67%) Workflow
10 10 (4.67%) Change Management
10 10 (4.67%) UML
10 10 (4.67%) BDD
11 9 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 63 (29.44%) SQL
2 52 (24.30%) Java
3 15 (7.01%) JavaScript
3 15 (7.01%) C#
4 14 (6.54%) Shell Script
5 11 (5.14%) PL/SQL
6 9 (4.21%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.74%) Python
8 7 (3.27%) PHP
8 7 (3.27%) Korn
9 6 (2.80%) Scala
10 5 (2.34%) Bourne shell
10 5 (2.34%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.34%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.87%) VB
11 4 (1.87%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.40%) VBA
13 2 (0.93%) C
14 1 (0.47%) Perl
14 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (9.81%) Degree
2 10 (4.67%) SC Cleared
2 10 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.34%) ISEB
4 4 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (1.87%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.40%) MCSE
6 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.93%) PMP
6 2 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.47%) MCITP
7 1 (0.47%) MCSA
7 1 (0.47%) MCP
7 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.21%) EMIR
1 9 (4.21%) Dodd-Frank
2 6 (2.80%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) COREP
3 2 (0.93%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) MiFID
4 1 (0.47%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.47%) Basel III
4 1 (0.47%) FATCA
4 1 (0.47%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.40%) NFS
2 3 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.40%) XenApp
2 3 (1.40%) SRDF
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.47%) vSphere
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.27%) SCCM
2 4 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.40%) Control-M
4 2 (0.93%) Puppet
4 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.93%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.47%) DameWare
5 1 (0.47%) OVSD
5 1 (0.47%) OpenView
5 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (18.22%) Oracle
2 24 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.14%) Citrix
4 10 (4.67%) Bloomberg
5 6 (2.80%) Charles River
5 6 (2.80%) Reuters
5 6 (2.80%) Cisco
5 6 (2.80%) Sybase
6 5 (2.34%) Temenos
6 5 (2.34%) Calypso
6 5 (2.34%) HP
6 5 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.34%) jBASE
6 5 (2.34%) VMware
7 4 (1.87%) Apple
7 4 (1.87%) SAP
8 3 (1.40%) IBM
8 3 (1.40%) Dell
8 3 (1.40%) EMC
8 3 (1.40%) Intel
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