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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 100 99 112
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 43 93 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.39% 1.83% 1.63%
As % of the General category 2.50% 3.53% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 77 69
Average daily rate £531 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £290 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £600 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £18.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+161.90% -62.16%
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
1721 2635 3244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 55.80% 51.94% 54.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1350 2053 2414
Average daily rate £525 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 50
Average hourly rate £39.75 £17.87 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.50% -14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.99 £13.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

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 13 February 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 13 February 2016, 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 57 (54.29%) Banking
2 53 (50.48%) Finance
3 43 (40.95%) Investment Banking
4 29 (27.62%) Front Office
5 28 (26.67%) SQL
6 21 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 17 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (15.24%) C#
8 16 (15.24%) .NET
9 13 (12.38%) Fixed Income
9 13 (12.38%) Windows
9 13 (12.38%) WCF
10 12 (11.43%) Project Management
10 12 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (10.48%) Derivative
12 10 (9.52%) Investment Management
12 10 (9.52%) T-SQL
12 10 (9.52%) MVC
12 10 (9.52%) Risk Management
13 9 (8.57%) Oracle
13 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET
13 9 (8.57%) SOA
13 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
13 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (7.62%) Anti-Money Laundering
14 8 (7.62%) Business Analysis
15 7 (6.67%) Equities

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.95%) IIS
2 1 (0.95%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.81%) MS Project
2 4 (3.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.86%) MS Office
4 2 (1.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (2.86%) SAP HCM
1 3 (2.86%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.90%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.95%) Advent Geneva
3 1 (0.95%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.95%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.95%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) Firewall
1 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.90%) DHCP
2 2 (1.90%) DNS
2 2 (1.90%) Multicast
2 2 (1.90%) VPN
3 1 (0.95%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) VLAN
3 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.90%) SAP BI
8 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.95%) DB2
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Subversion
2 3 (2.86%) MSTest
2 3 (2.86%) NUnit
3 2 (1.90%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.95%) JIRA
4 1 (0.95%) JUnit
4 1 (0.95%) Maven
4 1 (0.95%) Selenium
4 1 (0.95%) VisualAge
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 57 (54.29%) Banking
2 53 (50.48%) Finance
3 43 (40.95%) Investment Banking
4 29 (27.62%) Front Office
5 5 (4.76%) General Ledger
6 4 (3.81%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.81%) Wholesale Banking
7 3 (2.86%) Billing
7 3 (2.86%) Retail
8 2 (1.90%) Advertising
8 2 (1.90%) International Banking
9 1 (0.95%) Law
9 1 (0.95%) Legal
9 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (35.24%) Analyst
2 26 (24.76%) Business Analyst
3 20 (19.05%) Developer
4 14 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 13 (12.38%) Project Manager
6 11 (10.48%) .NET Developer
6 11 (10.48%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (9.52%) SQL Developer
8 8 (7.62%) Banking Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) ASP Developer
9 6 (5.71%) Banking Business Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 6 (5.71%) Silverlight Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.76%) Liquidity Business Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Report Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Business Project Manager
11 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.24%) .NET
2 13 (12.38%) WCF
3 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (6.67%) WPF
5 6 (5.71%) Ajax
5 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 6 (5.71%) MSMQ
5 6 (5.71%) Silverlight
5 6 (5.71%) XML
6 5 (4.76%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.86%) HTML
7 3 (2.86%) MDX
7 3 (2.86%) RESTful
7 3 (2.86%) Web Services
7 3 (2.86%) WinForms
8 2 (1.90%) J2EE
8 2 (1.90%) JSP
8 2 (1.90%) Spring
9 1 (0.95%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.38%) Fixed Income
2 12 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (10.48%) Derivative
4 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.67%) Equities
5 5 (4.76%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.86%) Data Extraction
6 3 (2.86%) User Experience
7 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.90%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.90%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.90%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (1.90%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.95%) AS400
8 1 (0.95%) CMDB
8 1 (0.95%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.38%) Windows
2 5 (4.76%) Linux
3 4 (3.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.86%) Unix
5 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.90%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.95%) AIX
6 1 (0.95%) Android
6 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (11.43%) Project Management
2 12 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (9.52%) Investment Management
4 10 (9.52%) MVC
4 10 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 9 (8.57%) SOA
6 8 (7.62%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 8 (7.62%) Business Analysis
7 7 (6.67%) IT Audit
7 7 (6.67%) MVVM
8 6 (5.71%) Data Analysis
8 6 (5.71%) ERP
8 6 (5.71%) ITIL
8 6 (5.71%) Logistics
8 6 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
8 6 (5.71%) Test Scripting
8 6 (5.71%) User Stories
8 6 (5.71%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.67%) SQL
2 16 (15.24%) C#
3 10 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.81%) Java
4 4 (3.81%) VB
4 4 (3.81%) VBA
5 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.90%) Python
7 1 (0.95%) C++
7 1 (0.95%) RPG
7 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.95%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (3.81%) CISA
1 4 (3.81%) CISM
2 3 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (0.95%) ACCA
3 1 (0.95%) CCNA
3 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.95%) PMP
3 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) QA
2 5 (4.76%) COREP
3 4 (3.81%) SLA
4 3 (2.86%) SEPA
5 2 (1.90%) MiFID
5 2 (1.90%) Solvency II
5 2 (1.90%) UCITS
6 1 (0.95%) Basel III
6 1 (0.95%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.95%) EMIR
6 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.90%) XenApp
3 1 (0.95%) Firmware
3 1 (0.95%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.95%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.90%) SCCM
2 1 (0.95%) Control-M
2 1 (0.95%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
1 9 (8.57%) Oracle
2 4 (3.81%) Calypso
2 4 (3.81%) ION Trading
2 4 (3.81%) Remedy
3 3 (2.86%) Cisco
3 3 (2.86%) Hyperion
3 3 (2.86%) Misys
3 3 (2.86%) SAP
4 2 (1.90%) Adobe
4 2 (1.90%) Altiris
4 2 (1.90%) Bloomberg
4 2 (1.90%) Citrix
4 2 (1.90%) HP
4 2 (1.90%) Infor
4 2 (1.90%) Juniper
4 2 (1.90%) OpenLink
4 2 (1.90%) Sun
4 2 (1.90%) Sybase
4 2 (1.90%) VMware
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