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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 134 91 76
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -15
Contract jobs citing Back Office 65 114 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.17% 1.91% 2.52%
As % of the General category 2.22% 3.63% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 91 117
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£525 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £95.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +4.62%
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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
2922 3142 3633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.77% 52.67% 56.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2283 2405 2764
Average daily rate £488 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 66
Average hourly rate £19.72 £18.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% -15.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £49.75 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%

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 May 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 May 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 (42.76%) Finance
2 59 (38.82%) Banking
3 47 (30.92%) SQL
4 40 (26.32%) Investment Banking
5 32 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (20.39%) Front Office
7 29 (19.08%) Derivative
8 27 (17.76%) SQL Server
8 27 (17.76%) Linux
9 24 (15.79%) Windows
10 23 (15.13%) Java
11 22 (14.47%) Oracle
12 21 (13.82%) UNIX
13 20 (13.16%) .NET
13 20 (13.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 17 (11.18%) Equities
15 15 (9.87%) Project Management
15 15 (9.87%) C#
15 15 (9.87%) SDLC
16 14 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (9.21%) Asset Management
17 13 (8.55%) Microsoft
18 12 (7.89%) PRINCE2
19 11 (7.24%) ASP.NET
19 11 (7.24%) Web Services
19 11 (7.24%) ITIL
19 11 (7.24%) Change Management
19 11 (7.24%) Risk Management
19 11 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
19 11 (7.24%) SWIFT

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.61%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.95%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.95%) FileNet
3 6 (3.95%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.63%) WebSphere Process Server
5 3 (1.97%) IIS
6 1 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.66%) Jadu
6 1 (0.66%) Confluence
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.66%) Lync
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.66%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (2.63%) MS Project
1 4 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.97%) Endur
4 2 (1.32%) RMDS
4 2 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.32%) Eikon
5 1 (0.66%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.66%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.66%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.66%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.66%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.66%) SunGard Stream Ubix
5 1 (0.66%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.66%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.26%) SAN
2 6 (3.95%) Firewall
3 5 (3.29%) Internet
4 4 (2.63%) NAS
5 3 (1.97%) LAN
5 3 (1.97%) WAN
6 1 (0.66%) HTTP
6 1 (0.66%) VPN
6 1 (0.66%) MPLS
6 1 (0.66%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.97%) Big Data
4 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.32%) DTS
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.32%) MySQL
5 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.32%) DB2
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.66%) Essbase
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.66%) QlikView
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.97%) Toad
2 3 (1.97%) JIRA
2 3 (1.97%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.32%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.32%) Selenium
3 2 (1.32%) FitNesse
3 2 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.32%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.66%) Ant
4 1 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 65 (42.76%) Finance
2 59 (38.82%) Banking
3 40 (26.32%) Investment Banking
4 31 (20.39%) Front Office
5 6 (3.95%) General Ledger
5 6 (3.95%) Retail
5 6 (3.95%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.63%) Local Government
7 2 (1.32%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.66%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Advertising
8 1 (0.66%) French Language
8 1 (0.66%) German Language
Job Titles
1 71 (46.71%) Analyst
2 34 (22.37%) Business Analyst
3 30 (19.74%) Developer
4 22 (14.47%) Support Analyst
5 19 (12.50%) Applications Support
6 18 (11.84%) Project Manager
7 14 (9.21%) Applications Support Analyst
8 8 (5.26%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) Administrator
10 5 (3.29%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.29%) FileNet Administrator
11 4 (2.63%) Business Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.63%) Architect
11 4 (2.63%) Senior Developer
12 3 (1.97%) Support Engineer
12 3 (1.97%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.16%) .NET
2 11 (7.24%) ASP.NET
2 11 (7.24%) Web Services
3 8 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (3.29%) HTML
4 5 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (2.63%) jQuery
5 4 (2.63%) RESTful
6 3 (1.97%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.97%) XML
6 3 (1.97%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.32%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.32%) HTML5
7 2 (1.32%) CSS3
7 2 (1.32%) Swing
7 2 (1.32%) CSS
7 2 (1.32%) JPA
7 2 (1.32%) Ajax
7 2 (1.32%) WCF
7 2 (1.32%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.08%) Derivative
2 20 (13.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (11.18%) Equities
4 11 (7.24%) SWIFT
4 11 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.58%) Equity Derivative
6 9 (5.92%) Fixed Income
7 5 (3.29%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.29%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (2.63%) Market Risk
8 4 (2.63%) Data Integration
8 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.97%) Handset
9 3 (1.97%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.97%) PMI
9 3 (1.97%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.97%) Celerra
9 3 (1.97%) PDA
9 3 (1.97%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.76%) Linux
2 24 (15.79%) Windows
3 21 (13.82%) UNIX
4 8 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.29%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.66%) Solaris
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.66%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (9.87%) Project Management
2 15 (9.87%) SDLC
3 14 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (9.21%) Asset Management
4 12 (7.89%) PRINCE2
5 11 (7.24%) ITIL
5 11 (7.24%) Risk Management
5 11 (7.24%) Change Management
6 10 (6.58%) CRM
6 10 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (5.92%) Business Analysis
7 9 (5.92%) Analytics
7 9 (5.92%) Waterfall
8 8 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (5.26%) TDD
8 8 (5.26%) Investment Management
8 8 (5.26%) MVC
9 7 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 47 (30.92%) SQL
2 23 (15.13%) Java
3 15 (9.87%) C#
4 8 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.61%) VBScript
5 7 (4.61%) VBA
6 6 (3.95%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.29%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.63%) C
9 3 (1.97%) VB
10 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.32%) C++
10 2 (1.32%) Perl
10 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.66%) Scala
11 1 (0.66%) R
11 1 (0.66%) PHP
11 1 (0.66%) COBOL
11 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.66%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (5.26%) Degree
2 4 (2.63%) IBM Certification
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.97%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.97%) CCNP
3 3 (1.97%) CCNA
3 3 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.32%) MCITP
4 2 (1.32%) MCSA
4 2 (1.32%) MCT
5 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.66%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.61%) QA
2 5 (3.29%) COREP
3 2 (1.32%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.66%) EMIR
4 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.97%) vSphere
4 2 (1.32%) GridGain
5 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.95%) Control-M
2 3 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (14.47%) Oracle
2 13 (8.55%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.58%) Bloomberg
4 8 (5.26%) IBM
4 8 (5.26%) Reuters
5 7 (4.61%) VMware
6 6 (3.95%) Kofax
7 5 (3.29%) Fidessa
7 5 (3.29%) EMC
8 4 (2.63%) Dell
8 4 (2.63%) Cisco
8 4 (2.63%) Murex
9 3 (1.97%) Sybase
9 3 (1.97%) HP
9 3 (1.97%) Citrix
9 3 (1.97%) OpenLink
10 1 (0.66%) Sophis
10 1 (0.66%) SimCorp
10 1 (0.66%) Wall Street Systems
10 1 (0.66%) Pega
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