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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 127 98 82
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -16
Contract jobs citing Back Office 68 117 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.23% 1.87% 2.24%
As % of the General category 2.35% 3.51% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 95 98
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£525 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £278 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £328 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.51% -18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £95.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +1.45%
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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
2889 3338 3577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.46% 53.25% 56.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2241 2499 2720
Average daily rate £475 £485 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £320
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 38 46 48
Average hourly rate £19.72 £21.75 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +10.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £47.50 £40.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.74 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.88%

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 5 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 5 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 62 (40.00%) Finance
2 54 (34.84%) Banking
3 50 (32.26%) SQL
4 35 (22.58%) Investment Banking
5 33 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (20.00%) Derivative
7 29 (18.71%) SQL Server
7 29 (18.71%) Front Office
8 28 (18.06%) Linux
9 25 (16.13%) Java
10 24 (15.48%) Windows
11 23 (14.84%) Oracle
12 22 (14.19%) UNIX
13 21 (13.55%) .NET
14 17 (10.97%) C#
14 17 (10.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (10.32%) Project Management
15 16 (10.32%) Equities
15 16 (10.32%) Asset Management
16 15 (9.68%) PRINCE2
16 15 (9.68%) ITIL
17 12 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (7.74%) Equity Derivative
17 12 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (7.10%) Change Management
18 11 (7.10%) ASP.NET
18 11 (7.10%) Web Services
19 10 (6.45%) CRM
19 10 (6.45%) SharePoint
19 10 (6.45%) Bloomberg

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.52%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.87%) FileNet
3 6 (3.87%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (3.23%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.58%) WebSphere Process Server
5 4 (2.58%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.65%) Jadu
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.65%) Lync
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.65%) Node.js
6 1 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (2.58%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.58%) MS Project
2 2 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.29%) MS Office
2 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.94%) Endur
3 3 (1.94%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.29%) Eikon
4 2 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.29%) RMDS
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.65%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.65%) HFM
5 1 (0.65%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.65%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.65%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.65%) SunGard Stream Ubix
5 1 (0.65%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.16%) SAN
2 6 (3.87%) Firewall
3 5 (3.23%) Internet
4 4 (2.58%) NAS
5 2 (1.29%) LAN
5 2 (1.29%) WAN
6 1 (0.65%) HTTP
6 1 (0.65%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.87%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.94%) DB2
5 3 (1.94%) Big Data
6 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.29%) DTS
6 2 (1.29%) MySQL
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.65%) MS Access
7 1 (0.65%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (2.58%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.94%) Toad
2 3 (1.94%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.94%) JIRA
3 2 (1.29%) Selenium
3 2 (1.29%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.29%) Subversion
3 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.65%) Ant
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.65%) GDB
4 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.65%) FitNesse
General
1 62 (40.00%) Finance
2 54 (34.84%) Banking
3 35 (22.58%) Investment Banking
4 29 (18.71%) Front Office
5 9 (5.81%) Retail
6 6 (3.87%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.87%) General Ledger
7 4 (2.58%) Legal
7 4 (2.58%) Local Government
8 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.29%) Law
10 1 (0.65%) Advertising
10 1 (0.65%) Publishing
10 1 (0.65%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.65%) French Language
10 1 (0.65%) German Language
Job Titles
1 67 (43.23%) Analyst
2 34 (21.94%) Developer
3 31 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 24 (15.48%) Support Analyst
5 22 (14.19%) Project Manager
6 20 (12.90%) Applications Support
7 15 (9.68%) Applications Support Analyst
8 9 (5.81%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.87%) Administrator
9 6 (3.87%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.23%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.23%) FileNet Administrator
11 4 (2.58%) Business Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.58%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (1.94%) Web Developer
12 3 (1.94%) IT Project Manager
12 3 (1.94%) Senior Java Developer
12 3 (1.94%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.55%) .NET
2 11 (7.10%) ASP.NET
2 11 (7.10%) Web Services
3 8 (5.16%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (3.87%) HTML
5 5 (3.23%) RESTful
5 5 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.58%) jQuery
7 3 (1.94%) XML
7 3 (1.94%) CSS
7 3 (1.94%) WCF
7 3 (1.94%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.29%) LINQ
8 2 (1.29%) JPA
8 2 (1.29%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.29%) CSS3
8 2 (1.29%) HTML5
8 2 (1.29%) WinForms
8 2 (1.29%) Ajax
8 2 (1.29%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.00%) Derivative
2 17 (10.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (10.32%) Equities
4 12 (7.74%) Equity Derivative
4 12 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.87%) SWIFT
6 5 (3.23%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.23%) Fixed Income
6 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.58%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.94%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.94%) PMI
8 3 (1.94%) PDA
8 3 (1.94%) Handset
8 3 (1.94%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.94%) Celerra
9 2 (1.29%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.29%) Open Source
9 2 (1.29%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.06%) Linux
2 24 (15.48%) Windows
3 22 (14.19%) UNIX
4 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.87%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.29%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
7 1 (0.65%) Debian
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (10.32%) Project Management
2 16 (10.32%) Asset Management
3 15 (9.68%) PRINCE2
3 15 (9.68%) ITIL
4 12 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (7.10%) Change Management
6 10 (6.45%) CRM
6 10 (6.45%) MVC
6 10 (6.45%) TDD
7 9 (5.81%) Business Analysis
7 9 (5.81%) Risk Management
7 9 (5.81%) Waterfall
7 9 (5.81%) Analytics
8 8 (5.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (5.16%) Investment Management
9 7 (4.52%) OO
9 7 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.87%) Wealth Management
10 6 (3.87%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (32.26%) SQL
2 25 (16.13%) Java
3 17 (10.97%) C#
4 9 (5.81%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.16%) VBA
6 7 (4.52%) VBScript
7 6 (3.87%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.87%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.58%) VB
9 3 (1.94%) C
9 3 (1.94%) C++
9 3 (1.94%) Perl
10 2 (1.29%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.65%) Uniface
11 1 (0.65%) PHP
11 1 (0.65%) COBOL
11 1 (0.65%) VB6
11 1 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (4.52%) Degree
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.58%) IBM Certification
3 3 (1.94%) CCNP
3 3 (1.94%) CCNA
3 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.94%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.29%) MCITP
4 2 (1.29%) MCSA
4 2 (1.29%) MCT
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.65%) MCSE
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.87%) QA
2 5 (3.23%) COREP
3 2 (1.29%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.65%) EMIR
4 1 (0.65%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.94%) vSphere
3 2 (1.29%) GridGain
4 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.87%) Control-M
2 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (14.84%) Oracle
2 10 (6.45%) Bloomberg
2 10 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.16%) IBM
3 8 (5.16%) Reuters
4 6 (3.87%) Kofax
4 6 (3.87%) VMware
5 5 (3.23%) Fidessa
5 5 (3.23%) EMC
6 4 (2.58%) Sybase
6 4 (2.58%) Cisco
6 4 (2.58%) Murex
6 4 (2.58%) Dell
7 3 (1.94%) OpenLink
7 3 (1.94%) Citrix
8 2 (1.29%) HP
9 1 (0.65%) Symantec
9 1 (0.65%) Remedy
9 1 (0.65%) McAfee
9 1 (0.65%) Charles River
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