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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 138 106 80
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -26
Contract jobs citing Back Office 67 97 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.16% 1.66% 2.38%
As % of the General category 2.21% 3.27% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 75 120
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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 £324 £359 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £621
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £95.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +4.62%
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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
3035 2965 4010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.72% 50.77% 57.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2368 2256 3062
Average daily rate £500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 72
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £39.54 £47.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -6.12%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 71 (49.31%) Finance
2 60 (41.67%) Banking
3 43 (29.86%) Investment Banking
4 36 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (24.31%) SQL
6 30 (20.83%) Front Office
7 24 (16.67%) Derivative
7 24 (16.67%) .NET
7 24 (16.67%) Windows
8 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
9 22 (15.28%) Java
10 21 (14.58%) Oracle
11 20 (13.89%) Linux
12 19 (13.19%) C#
12 19 (13.19%) Project Management
13 17 (11.81%) Equities
14 15 (10.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (10.42%) Microsoft
15 14 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (9.72%) Change Management
16 13 (9.03%) Risk Management
16 13 (9.03%) Asset Management
16 13 (9.03%) PRINCE2
16 13 (9.03%) UNIX
16 13 (9.03%) Web Services
16 13 (9.03%) SWIFT
16 13 (9.03%) SDLC
17 11 (7.64%) SharePoint
17 11 (7.64%) Business Analysis
17 11 (7.64%) Fixed Income

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 11 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.86%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.17%) FileNet
3 6 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.78%) WebSphere Process Server
5 3 (2.08%) IIS
5 3 (2.08%) JBoss
6 1 (0.69%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.69%) Jadu
6 1 (0.69%) Confluence
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.69%) Lync
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) MS Project
2 5 (3.47%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.39%) Endur
2 2 (1.39%) RMDS
2 2 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.39%) Eikon
3 1 (0.69%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.69%) ACBS
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.69%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.69%) HFM
3 1 (0.69%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.69%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.69%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.86%) SAN
2 6 (4.17%) Firewall
3 4 (2.78%) NAS
3 4 (2.78%) LAN
4 3 (2.08%) WAN
5 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.39%) Internet
6 1 (0.69%) MPLS
6 1 (0.69%) VPN
6 1 (0.69%) CTI
6 1 (0.69%) HTTP
6 1 (0.69%) VoIP
6 1 (0.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.08%) Big Data
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.39%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.39%) DTS
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.69%) Essbase
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) DB2
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Cucumber
2 6 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.47%) Subversion
3 5 (3.47%) JIRA
4 4 (2.78%) JUnit
5 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.08%) ClearCase
5 3 (2.08%) NUnit
5 3 (2.08%) CruiseControl
5 3 (2.08%) Maven
5 3 (2.08%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.08%) Mockito
6 2 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.39%) Selenium
6 2 (1.39%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.39%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.69%) JMeter
7 1 (0.69%) Toad
7 1 (0.69%) Ant
7 1 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 71 (49.31%) Finance
2 60 (41.67%) Banking
3 43 (29.86%) Investment Banking
4 30 (20.83%) Front Office
5 7 (4.86%) General Ledger
5 7 (4.86%) Financial Institution
6 6 (4.17%) Retail
7 4 (2.78%) Local Government
8 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.39%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.69%) French Language
10 1 (0.69%) German Language
10 1 (0.69%) Legal
10 1 (0.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 60 (41.67%) Analyst
2 36 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 32 (22.22%) Developer
4 19 (13.19%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.94%) Support Analyst
6 8 (5.56%) Applications Support
7 7 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (4.86%) Administrator
7 7 (4.86%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.86%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (3.47%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) Architect
8 5 (3.47%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.47%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
8 5 (3.47%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.47%) FileNet Administrator
9 4 (2.78%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.08%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.08%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.67%) .NET
2 13 (9.03%) Web Services
3 10 (6.94%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.86%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (3.47%) XML
6 4 (2.78%) HTML
6 4 (2.78%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.78%) WCF
6 4 (2.78%) jQuery
6 4 (2.78%) RESTful
6 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.08%) LINQ
7 3 (2.08%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.08%) WinForms
7 3 (2.08%) Spring
8 2 (1.39%) Ajax
8 2 (1.39%) Swing
8 2 (1.39%) FpML
8 2 (1.39%) CSS
8 2 (1.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.67%) Derivative
2 17 (11.81%) Equities
3 15 (10.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (9.03%) SWIFT
5 11 (7.64%) Fixed Income
6 9 (6.25%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.47%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (3.47%) Market Risk
9 4 (2.78%) Credit Risk
10 3 (2.08%) User Experience
10 3 (2.08%) Data Centre
10 3 (2.08%) PMI
10 3 (2.08%) Blackberry
10 3 (2.08%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.39%) Handset
11 2 (1.39%) CLARiiON
11 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.39%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.67%) Windows
2 20 (13.89%) Linux
3 13 (9.03%) UNIX
4 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.69%) Debian
7 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (13.19%) Project Management
3 14 (9.72%) Change Management
3 14 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (9.03%) Risk Management
4 13 (9.03%) PRINCE2
4 13 (9.03%) Asset Management
4 13 (9.03%) SDLC
5 11 (7.64%) Business Analysis
6 10 (6.94%) TDD
6 10 (6.94%) OO
6 10 (6.94%) CRM
7 9 (6.25%) Scrum
7 9 (6.25%) ITIL
7 9 (6.25%) Waterfall
7 9 (6.25%) Analytics
8 8 (5.56%) Data Modelling
8 8 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.86%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.31%) SQL
2 22 (15.28%) Java
3 19 (13.19%) C#
4 7 (4.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.86%) VBScript
5 6 (4.17%) VBA
6 5 (3.47%) C
7 4 (2.78%) Perl
8 3 (2.08%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.08%) VB
8 3 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.39%) Python
10 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.69%) Ruby
10 1 (0.69%) Groovy
10 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.69%) C++
10 1 (0.69%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.86%) Degree
2 4 (2.78%) PMI Certification
2 4 (2.78%) IBM Certification
2 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.39%) MCSA
4 2 (1.39%) MCT
4 2 (1.39%) CCNP
4 2 (1.39%) CCNA
4 2 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.39%) MCITP
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.69%) ISEB
5 1 (0.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) QA
1 6 (4.17%) COREP
2 2 (1.39%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.69%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (3.47%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.47%) GridGain
2 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.39%) vSphere
4 1 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.08%) Control-M
1 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.69%) WSUS
2 1 (0.69%) SCCM
2 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (14.58%) Oracle
2 15 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.56%) IBM
4 6 (4.17%) Kofax
4 6 (4.17%) VMware
5 5 (3.47%) Dell
6 4 (2.78%) EMC
6 4 (2.78%) Citrix
6 4 (2.78%) HP
6 4 (2.78%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (2.08%) Cisco
7 3 (2.08%) Murex
7 3 (2.08%) Sybase
8 2 (1.39%) SAP
8 2 (1.39%) Reuters
8 2 (1.39%) OpenLink
9 1 (0.69%) Sophis
9 1 (0.69%) SimCorp
9 1 (0.69%) Wall Street Systems
9 1 (0.69%) Pega
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