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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 127 138 121
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs citing Back Office 51 64 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.47% 1.19% 1.55%
As % of the General category 2.79% 2.24% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 49 76
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £320 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.13% +14.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-2.89% +27.77%
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
1829 2862 2942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.59% 53.24% 50.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1477 2224 2178
Median daily rate £498 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 28
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.14 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £40.00 £31.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.83 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-22.57% +14.80%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 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 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 59 (56.73%) Finance
2 37 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (34.62%) Banking
4 27 (25.96%) C#
5 25 (24.04%) Derivative
6 21 (20.19%) Java
6 21 (20.19%) SQL
6 21 (20.19%) Investment Banking
7 19 (18.27%) TDD
7 19 (18.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (17.31%) SQL Server
9 17 (16.35%) JMS
9 17 (16.35%) BDD
10 16 (15.38%) Project Management
11 15 (14.42%) .NET
11 15 (14.42%) Maven
11 15 (14.42%) Unit Testing
11 15 (14.42%) SDLC
12 14 (13.46%) Investment Management
13 13 (12.50%) Front Office
13 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (11.54%) Waterfall
14 12 (11.54%) Oracle
14 12 (11.54%) Windows
14 12 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (11.54%) Asset Management
15 11 (10.58%) Business Analysis
15 11 (10.58%) Wealth Management
15 11 (10.58%) Marketing
15 11 (10.58%) Unix

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.69%) IIS
2 6 (5.77%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.92%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.96%) CMS
6 1 (0.96%) Confluence
6 1 (0.96%) JBoss
6 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Office
2 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Maximo
1 6 (5.77%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (5.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.85%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.96%) Endur
3 1 (0.96%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.96%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.96%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.96%) Sophis RISQUE
3 1 (0.96%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.92%) Office 365
2 2 (1.92%) OneDrive
2 2 (1.92%) Yammer
3 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) Intranet
2 2 (1.92%) FTP
2 2 (1.92%) HTTP
3 1 (0.96%) DNS
3 1 (0.96%) SAN
3 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.88%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.92%) QlikView
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.96%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.96%) GIS
4 1 (0.96%) KDB
4 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (14.42%) Maven
2 7 (6.73%) Subversion
3 6 (5.77%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.88%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.92%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.92%) NuGet
7 1 (0.96%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.96%) Bower
7 1 (0.96%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.96%) JUnit
7 1 (0.96%) Mockito
7 1 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.96%) Selenium
7 1 (0.96%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.96%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.96%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (56.73%) Finance
2 36 (34.62%) Banking
3 21 (20.19%) Investment Banking
4 13 (12.50%) Front Office
5 11 (10.58%) Advertising
5 11 (10.58%) Marketing
6 6 (5.77%) Financial Institution
6 6 (5.77%) Legal
7 2 (1.92%) French Language
7 2 (1.92%) Publishing
7 2 (1.92%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.96%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.96%) German Language
8 1 (0.96%) Law
8 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (29.81%) Analyst
2 30 (28.85%) Developer
3 23 (22.12%) Business Analyst
4 21 (20.19%) Project Manager
5 18 (17.31%) Java Developer
6 13 (12.50%) Agile Developer
6 13 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
7 11 (10.58%) Applications Support
8 8 (7.69%) C# Developer
8 8 (7.69%) IT Manager
8 8 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
9 7 (6.73%) Banking Project Manager
9 7 (6.73%) Intranet Manager
9 7 (6.73%) Intranet Project Manager
9 7 (6.73%) SDLC Manager
9 7 (6.73%) SDLC Project Manager
10 6 (5.77%) .NET Developer
11 5 (4.81%) Banking Analyst
11 5 (4.81%) Support Analyst
12 4 (3.85%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.35%) JMS
2 15 (14.42%) .NET
3 9 (8.65%) XML
4 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 7 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (6.73%) WPF
6 5 (4.81%) J2EE
6 5 (4.81%) Web Services
7 4 (3.85%) EJB
7 4 (3.85%) Middleware
7 4 (3.85%) WCF
8 3 (2.88%) Ajax
8 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 3 (2.88%) FpML
8 3 (2.88%) MSMQ
8 3 (2.88%) Silverlight
8 3 (2.88%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (2.88%) XML Messaging
9 2 (1.92%) JDBC
9 2 (1.92%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.04%) Derivative
2 19 (18.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.65%) Management Information System
5 8 (7.69%) Fixed Income
6 7 (6.73%) Fintech
7 6 (5.77%) Equities
7 6 (5.77%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (4.81%) Hedge funds
9 3 (2.88%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.92%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.92%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.92%) Statistics
11 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.96%) OTC Derivatives
11 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.96%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.54%) Windows
2 11 (10.58%) Unix
3 6 (5.77%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.81%) Linux
5 2 (1.92%) Solaris
5 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.27%) TDD
3 17 (16.35%) BDD
4 16 (15.38%) Project Management
5 15 (14.42%) SDLC
5 15 (14.42%) Unit Testing
6 14 (13.46%) Investment Management
7 12 (11.54%) Asset Management
7 12 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (11.54%) Waterfall
8 11 (10.58%) Business Analysis
8 11 (10.58%) Migration
8 11 (10.58%) Wealth Management
9 9 (8.65%) Data Management
10 8 (7.69%) Performance Management
10 8 (7.69%) Risk Management
10 8 (7.69%) Scrum
11 7 (6.73%) MVC
11 7 (6.73%) Test Planning
12 6 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.96%) C#
2 21 (20.19%) Java
2 21 (20.19%) SQL
3 6 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.77%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.88%) C++
5 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.92%) Go
5 2 (1.92%) Python
6 1 (0.96%) COBOL
6 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.96%) VBA
6 1 (0.96%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (2.88%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) PMP
2 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) ACCA
3 1 (0.96%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) MiFID
2 3 (2.88%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.96%) COREP
4 1 (0.96%) EMIR
4 1 (0.96%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.88%) Docker
2 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.92%) vSphere
3 1 (0.96%) GridGain
3 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Ansible
1 2 (1.92%) Nagios
1 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.92%) Puppet
2 1 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.96%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.96%) Icinga
2 1 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.96%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.96%) logstash
2 1 (0.96%) Mesos
2 1 (0.96%) MOM
2 1 (0.96%) SCCM
2 1 (0.96%) SCOM
2 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (11.54%) Oracle
2 8 (7.69%) IBM
2 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.73%) SAP
4 5 (4.81%) Murex
5 3 (2.88%) Calypso
5 3 (2.88%) ION Trading
5 3 (2.88%) Splunk
6 2 (1.92%) Sun
6 2 (1.92%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.92%) VMware
7 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.96%) Citrix
7 1 (0.96%) HP
7 1 (0.96%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.96%) Sophis
7 1 (0.96%) Sybase
7 1 (0.96%) Symantec
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