The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 166 121 108
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 309 483 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.26% 1.91% 1.98%
As % of the General category 2.80% 3.83% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 354 336
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.47% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £23.07
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 - £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £26.92 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-59.13% -18.43%
Back Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
11055 12603 12487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.01% 49.90% 52.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8076 8935 8696
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 153 181
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £51.25 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in London

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office across the London region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in London

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the London region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in London

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the London region.

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in London

Back Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the London region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Back Office Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the London region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -25 99 £475 -5.00% 33
Croydon - 1 £425 - 1
Northwood - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Carshalton - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 248 (37.24%) Finance
2 221 (33.18%) Banking
3 175 (26.28%) Front Office
4 170 (25.53%) SQL
5 135 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
6 131 (19.67%) Investment Banking
7 115 (17.27%) Business Analysis
8 97 (14.56%) Derivative
9 95 (14.26%) Project Management
10 94 (14.11%) Oracle
11 86 (12.91%) Windows
12 82 (12.31%) Microsoft
13 78 (11.71%) SQL Server
14 72 (10.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 72 (10.81%) Java
15 63 (9.46%) C#
15 63 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
16 59 (8.86%) .NET
17 58 (8.71%) Scrum
18 54 (8.11%) Workflow
19 52 (7.81%) ERP
20 51 (7.66%) HTML
20 51 (7.66%) MS Office
21 50 (7.51%) MS Excel
22 45 (6.76%) Fixed Income
22 45 (6.76%) Retail
23 44 (6.61%) XML
23 44 (6.61%) Degree
24 41 (6.16%) JavaScript
24 41 (6.16%) Continuous Integration

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 19 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.10%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.95%) WebSphere
4 11 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (1.50%) IIS
6 9 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.20%) JBoss
7 8 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (1.20%) Apache
8 7 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.05%) nginx
9 6 (0.90%) WordPress
10 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.75%) TIBCO EMS
10 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.60%) CMS
11 4 (0.60%) AquaLogic
11 4 (0.60%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 51 (7.66%) MS Office
2 50 (7.51%) MS Excel
3 26 (3.90%) MS Visio
4 21 (3.15%) MS Project
5 14 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 23 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (2.55%) Oracle Retail
3 7 (1.05%) Endur
4 6 (0.90%) SunGard GMI
4 6 (0.90%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.60%) SunGard Martini
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.60%) Global One
7 3 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.45%) Murex MxG2000
7 3 (0.45%) TIBCO iProcess
7 3 (0.45%) OpenLink RightAngle
8 2 (0.30%) Algo Collateral
8 2 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.30%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 2 (0.30%) Aligne
9 1 (0.15%) SunGard APT
9 1 (0.15%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) Office 365
3 1 (0.15%) GitHub
3 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.40%) LAN
2 12 (1.80%) WAN
3 8 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.20%) DNS
3 8 (1.20%) Internet
4 7 (1.05%) SAN
5 6 (0.90%) DHCP
6 5 (0.75%) Intranet
6 5 (0.75%) Firewall
7 4 (0.60%) VPN
7 4 (0.60%) HTTP
8 3 (0.45%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.45%) SSL
8 3 (0.45%) IPv4
8 3 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.30%) BGP
9 2 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.30%) VoIP
10 1 (0.15%) WLAN
10 1 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (3.15%) MySQL
4 20 (3.00%) Oracle Database
5 15 (2.25%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.65%) FileMaker
7 11 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.05%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.75%) MS Access
12 4 (0.60%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.60%) DB2
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.30%) Big Data
13 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.55%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.80%) JIRA
4 11 (1.65%) Subversion
5 9 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.35%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.05%) JUnit
6 7 (1.05%) Maven
7 6 (0.90%) Selenium
8 5 (0.75%) Serena SBM
9 4 (0.60%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.45%) NUnit
10 3 (0.45%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.45%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.45%) Xcode
10 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.30%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.30%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 248 (37.24%) Finance
2 221 (33.18%) Banking
3 175 (26.28%) Front Office
4 131 (19.67%) Investment Banking
5 45 (6.76%) Retail
6 14 (2.10%) Legal
7 12 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.80%) French Language
8 6 (0.90%) Marketing
8 6 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.75%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.60%) Games
10 4 (0.60%) Local Government
10 4 (0.60%) Billing
10 4 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.45%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 269 (40.39%) Analyst
2 178 (26.73%) Business Analyst
3 127 (19.07%) Developer
4 78 (11.71%) Project Manager
5 42 (6.31%) Applications Support
6 41 (6.16%) Consultant
7 37 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 37 (5.56%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 32 (4.80%) Support Analyst
9 25 (3.75%) Senior Developer
10 24 (3.60%) Banking Business Analyst
11 22 (3.30%) Architect
12 21 (3.15%) .NET Developer
12 21 (3.15%) C# Developer
12 21 (3.15%) Applications Support Analyst
13 17 (2.55%) Oracle Consultant
14 16 (2.40%) Test Manager
15 13 (1.95%) Technical Analyst
16 12 (1.80%) Risk Analyst
16 12 (1.80%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (8.86%) .NET
2 51 (7.66%) HTML
3 44 (6.61%) XML
4 31 (4.65%) Spring
5 29 (4.35%) CSS
6 22 (3.30%) DOM
7 21 (3.15%) Web Services
8 20 (3.00%) ASP.NET
9 18 (2.70%) J2EE
9 18 (2.70%) Hibernate
9 18 (2.70%) HTML5
10 16 (2.40%) jQuery
11 13 (1.95%) FpML
11 13 (1.95%) XSLT
11 13 (1.95%) JMS
12 12 (1.80%) FIX Protocol
12 12 (1.80%) CSS3
13 11 (1.65%) WCF
13 11 (1.65%) JSP
14 10 (1.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (14.56%) Derivative
2 72 (10.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 45 (6.76%) Fixed Income
4 35 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.20%) Equities
6 27 (4.05%) Credit Risk
7 24 (3.60%) SWIFT
8 23 (3.45%) Credit Derivative
9 20 (3.00%) User Experience
10 16 (2.40%) Management Information System
10 16 (2.40%) Market Risk
11 15 (2.25%) Open Source
12 13 (1.95%) Equity Derivative
13 9 (1.35%) Reference Data
13 9 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.20%) Blackberry
15 7 (1.05%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 6 (0.90%) Data Structures
17 5 (0.75%) Mobile App
17 5 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 86 (12.91%) Windows
2 39 (5.86%) UNIX
3 22 (3.30%) Windows 7
4 20 (3.00%) Windows XP
5 18 (2.70%) Linux
6 11 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.50%) Mac OS X Server
8 7 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.30%) Solaris
10 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.15%) OS/400
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (17.27%) Business Analysis
3 95 (14.26%) Project Management
4 63 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 58 (8.71%) Scrum
6 54 (8.11%) Workflow
7 52 (7.81%) ERP
8 41 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (5.71%) PRINCE2
10 37 (5.56%) TDD
11 36 (5.41%) Risk Management
12 33 (4.95%) OO
13 32 (4.80%) Migration
13 32 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 29 (4.35%) Data Analysis
14 29 (4.35%) Data Modelling
14 29 (4.35%) E-Commerce
15 28 (4.20%) Change Management
15 28 (4.20%) Investment Management
16 27 (4.05%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 170 (25.53%) SQL
2 72 (10.81%) Java
3 63 (9.46%) C#
4 41 (6.16%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.55%) Shell Script
6 16 (2.40%) PL/SQL
7 14 (2.10%) Bash Shell
8 13 (1.95%) PHP
9 12 (1.80%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.80%) Python
10 10 (1.50%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.50%) VBA
11 9 (1.35%) Perl
12 8 (1.20%) C++
13 7 (1.05%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.05%) Scala
14 6 (0.90%) Korn
14 6 (0.90%) VBScript
14 6 (0.90%) VB
14 6 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (6.61%) Degree
2 24 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.20%) MCSE
5 8 (1.20%) ISEB
5 8 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.75%) PMP
7 5 (0.75%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.60%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.30%) MCITP
9 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.15%) CCNP
10 1 (0.15%) CCNA
10 1 (0.15%) CIMA
10 1 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.50%) QA
2 11 (1.65%) SLA
3 9 (1.35%) EMIR
4 8 (1.20%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.90%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.45%) Basel III
7 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.30%) MiFID
8 1 (0.15%) GxP
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 28 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.45%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) XenApp
4 1 (0.15%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 19 (2.85%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.20%) SCCM
3 7 (1.05%) Puppet
3 7 (1.05%) Vagrant
3 7 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.60%) DameWare
5 3 (0.45%) OVSD
5 3 (0.45%) OpenView
5 3 (0.45%) Control-M
6 2 (0.30%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.30%) BMC Marimba
7 1 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.15%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.15%) Kibana
7 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.15%) Nagios
7 1 (0.15%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 94 (14.11%) Oracle
2 82 (12.31%) Microsoft
3 29 (4.35%) SAP
4 18 (2.70%) Sybase
5 17 (2.55%) Murex
6 15 (2.25%) HP
7 14 (2.10%) Citrix
7 14 (2.10%) Apple
8 13 (1.95%) SunGard
8 13 (1.95%) Charles River
9 12 (1.80%) Cisco
10 11 (1.65%) Reuters
11 10 (1.50%) Bloomberg
11 10 (1.50%) Siebel
11 10 (1.50%) Calypso
12 9 (1.35%) IBM
12 9 (1.35%) VMware
13 8 (1.20%) ION Trading
13 8 (1.20%) Tradeweb
14 7 (1.05%) OpenLink
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London
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London
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Rate: COMPETITIVE
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London
Salt
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
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London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-450 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Strike IT Services
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £610 per day
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Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
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London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Neg
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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City of London
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Docklands
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