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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 103 79 73
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 98 172 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.66% 2.37% 2.41%
As % of the General category 3.22% 4.08% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 132 151
Average daily rate
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£485 £475 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £353 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.51% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.93 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-65.71% +1.44%
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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
3039 4214 4684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.45% 58.09% 60.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2268 3106 3466
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 73 69
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.22 £54.50 £53.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 79 (40.72%) Banking
2 78 (40.21%) Finance
3 57 (29.38%) SQL
4 49 (25.26%) Front Office
4 49 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (24.74%) Investment Banking
6 38 (19.59%) Java
7 32 (16.49%) Oracle
7 32 (16.49%) Derivative
8 31 (15.98%) Windows
9 29 (14.95%) Microsoft
10 23 (11.86%) Scrum
11 22 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (10.31%) OO
12 20 (10.31%) Business Analysis
13 19 (9.79%) UNIX
13 19 (9.79%) SQL Server
13 19 (9.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 17 (8.76%) Project Management
14 17 (8.76%) Active Directory
14 17 (8.76%) ERP
14 17 (8.76%) C#
14 17 (8.76%) CRM
15 16 (8.25%) XML
16 15 (7.73%) Fixed Income
16 15 (7.73%) TDD
16 15 (7.73%) Open Source
17 14 (7.22%) MS Office
17 14 (7.22%) Data Modelling
18 13 (6.70%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 7 (3.61%) MS Exchange
1 7 (3.61%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.09%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.58%) IIS
3 5 (2.58%) Apache
4 4 (2.06%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.55%) nginx
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.03%) AquaLogic
6 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (7.22%) MS Office
2 13 (6.70%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.55%) MS Project
5 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.55%) Algo Collateral
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.03%) Global One
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.03%) SunGard Martini
3 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.52%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.52%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.52%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.52%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 1 (0.52%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.52%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.52%) RMDS
4 1 (0.52%) Khalix
4 1 (0.52%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.52%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.09%) LAN
2 4 (2.06%) WAN
2 4 (2.06%) SAN
3 3 (1.55%) DNS
3 3 (1.55%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.55%) SSL
4 2 (1.03%) VPN
4 2 (1.03%) Internet
4 2 (1.03%) DHCP
5 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.52%) HTTP
5 1 (0.52%) SNMP
5 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.52%) SMTP
5 1 (0.52%) VoIP
5 1 (0.52%) Firewall
5 1 (0.52%) Wireless
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.19%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (2.06%) MySQL
6 3 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.03%) FileMaker
7 2 (1.03%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.52%) DTS
8 1 (0.52%) DB2
8 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.52%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (5.15%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.09%) JIRA
4 4 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.06%) Serena SBM
5 3 (1.55%) JUnit
5 3 (1.55%) Xcode
6 2 (1.03%) Maven
6 2 (1.03%) Selenium
6 2 (1.03%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.52%) Mockito
7 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.52%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.52%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.52%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.52%) Grunt
General
1 79 (40.72%) Banking
2 78 (40.21%) Finance
3 49 (25.26%) Front Office
4 48 (24.74%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.61%) Retail
6 6 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.09%) Legal
7 4 (2.06%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.03%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.03%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Marketing
10 1 (0.52%) French Language
10 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Billing
10 1 (0.52%) Advertising
10 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 83 (42.78%) Analyst
2 44 (22.68%) Business Analyst
3 39 (20.10%) Developer
4 21 (10.82%) Java Developer
5 19 (9.79%) Project Manager
6 15 (7.73%) Support Analyst
7 12 (6.19%) Applications Support
8 11 (5.67%) Applications Support Analyst
9 10 (5.15%) Architect
10 8 (4.12%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Scala Developer
11 7 (3.61%) Consultant
11 7 (3.61%) Programmer
12 6 (3.09%) Java Programmer
12 6 (3.09%) Agile Java Developer
13 5 (2.58%) Agile Business Analyst
13 5 (2.58%) Python Developer
13 5 (2.58%) Siebel Analyst
13 5 (2.58%) Siebel Business Analyst
13 5 (2.58%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.25%) XML
2 13 (6.70%) Spring
3 12 (6.19%) HTML
4 11 (5.67%) .NET
5 10 (5.15%) JMS
6 8 (4.12%) CSS
7 6 (3.09%) JDBC
7 6 (3.09%) J2EE
7 6 (3.09%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (3.09%) Middleware
8 5 (2.58%) Web Services
9 4 (2.06%) XSLT
9 4 (2.06%) FpML
9 4 (2.06%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.06%) Java EE
9 4 (2.06%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.06%) DOM
9 4 (2.06%) WCF
9 4 (2.06%) HTML5
9 4 (2.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.49%) Derivative
2 19 (9.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (7.73%) Fixed Income
3 15 (7.73%) Open Source
4 12 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.67%) Equities
5 11 (5.67%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (2.58%) Credit Risk
6 5 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.06%) SWIFT
7 4 (2.06%) Reference Data
7 4 (2.06%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.06%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.06%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.55%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.55%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.55%) User Experience
9 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.98%) Windows
2 19 (9.79%) UNIX
3 10 (5.15%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.58%) Linux
5 3 (1.55%) Solaris
5 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X Server
6 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (11.86%) Scrum
3 22 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (10.31%) Business Analysis
4 20 (10.31%) OO
5 17 (8.76%) CRM
5 17 (8.76%) ERP
5 17 (8.76%) Project Management
6 15 (7.73%) TDD
7 14 (7.22%) Data Modelling
8 13 (6.70%) E-Commerce
8 13 (6.70%) Kanban
9 12 (6.19%) Data Analysis
9 12 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (5.67%) Multithreading
10 11 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (5.67%) Risk Management
10 11 (5.67%) Waterfall
10 11 (5.67%) User Stories
11 9 (4.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 57 (29.38%) SQL
2 38 (19.59%) Java
3 17 (8.76%) C#
4 12 (6.19%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.19%) Shell Script
5 10 (5.15%) PL/SQL
6 9 (4.64%) Bash Shell
7 8 (4.12%) Python
8 7 (3.61%) PowerShell
8 7 (3.61%) Scala
8 7 (3.61%) PHP
9 6 (3.09%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.06%) VB
10 4 (2.06%) Korn
11 3 (1.55%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.03%) XPath
12 2 (1.03%) C
12 2 (1.03%) VBA
12 2 (1.03%) Perl
12 2 (1.03%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 10 (5.15%) SC Cleared
1 10 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.09%) Degree
3 5 (2.58%) ISEB
4 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.52%) PMP
6 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.52%) MCSE
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.61%) QA
2 5 (2.58%) EMIR
2 5 (2.58%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.55%) SLA
4 2 (1.03%) COREP
4 2 (1.03%) Basel III
5 1 (0.52%) FATCA
5 1 (0.52%) GxP
5 1 (0.52%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.52%) MiFID
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 17 (8.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.52%) XenApp
3 1 (0.52%) SRDF
3 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.61%) SCCM
2 4 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.55%) Puppet
3 3 (1.55%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.55%) Control-M
4 2 (1.03%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.52%) DameWare
5 1 (0.52%) OVSD
5 1 (0.52%) OpenView
5 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (16.49%) Oracle
2 29 (14.95%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.15%) Citrix
4 9 (4.64%) Siebel
5 8 (4.12%) Bloomberg
6 5 (2.58%) Reuters
6 5 (2.58%) Apple
6 5 (2.58%) SAP
6 5 (2.58%) VMware
7 4 (2.06%) Serena
7 4 (2.06%) Sybase
7 4 (2.06%) Cisco
7 4 (2.06%) HP
8 3 (1.55%) Calypso
8 3 (1.55%) SunGard
8 3 (1.55%) Remedy
8 3 (1.55%) thinkFolio
8 3 (1.55%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.03%) BI-SAM
9 2 (1.03%) DevExpress
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