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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 178 163 147
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -16
Contract jobs citing Back Office 279 310 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.32% 1.46% 1.52%
As % of the General category 2.90% 3.21% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 231 238
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -37.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -63.06%
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
9634 9668 10479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.49% 45.59% 47.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6776 6971 7346
Average daily rate £500 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 103 181
Average hourly rate £26.59 £20.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.90% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 11 February 2016.

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
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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 45 £506 +6.57% 35
Canary Wharf +4 4 £701 +33.42%
Croydon -9 2 £375 -11.76%
Hackney - 2 £325 -
Wembley - 1 £403 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 274 (47.74%) Banking
2 262 (45.64%) Finance
3 189 (32.93%) Investment Banking
4 126 (21.95%) SQL
5 120 (20.91%) Front Office
6 99 (17.25%) SQL Server
7 93 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
8 89 (15.51%) Windows
9 84 (14.63%) C#
10 79 (13.76%) .NET
11 77 (13.41%) Project Management
12 76 (13.24%) Business Analysis
13 71 (12.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 69 (12.02%) Fixed Income
15 62 (10.80%) Derivative
16 61 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
17 51 (8.89%) Microsoft
17 51 (8.89%) QA
18 49 (8.54%) Java
19 45 (7.84%) Oracle
19 45 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
20 43 (7.49%) MiFID
20 43 (7.49%) Asset Management
21 41 (7.14%) Equities
21 41 (7.14%) E-Commerce
22 39 (6.79%) MS Excel
23 37 (6.45%) User Experience
24 36 (6.27%) .NET Framework
25 35 (6.10%) Murex
25 35 (6.10%) Calypso

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 20 (3.48%) IIS
2 7 (1.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.22%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.22%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.70%) CMS
5 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.70%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.52%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.52%) Node.js
6 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.52%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.52%) WordPress
7 2 (0.35%) Confluence
7 2 (0.35%) JBoss
7 2 (0.35%) SAS
7 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
Applications
1 39 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.05%) Photoshop
3 27 (4.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 21 (3.66%) MS Office
5 16 (2.79%) MS Visio
6 15 (2.61%) MS Project
7 11 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (3.14%) Summit
2 14 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.39%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (1.05%) Endur
4 6 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.70%) Loan IQ
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.52%) Findur
6 3 (0.52%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.52%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.52%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.52%) Sonata
6 3 (0.52%) Tercero
6 3 (0.52%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.35%) Global One
7 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.35%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.92%) Office 365
2 3 (0.52%) OneDrive
2 3 (0.52%) Yammer
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) GitHub
4 1 (0.17%) PaaS
4 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.31%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.22%) DNS
2 7 (1.22%) Firewall
2 7 (1.22%) Internet
3 6 (1.05%) DHCP
4 5 (0.87%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.70%) MPLS
5 4 (0.70%) VPN
6 3 (0.52%) Intranet
7 2 (0.35%) GPRS
7 2 (0.35%) GSM
7 2 (0.35%) ISDN
7 2 (0.35%) PBX
7 2 (0.35%) PSTN
7 2 (0.35%) SDH
7 2 (0.35%) SMTP
7 2 (0.35%) SNMP
7 2 (0.35%) UMTS
7 2 (0.35%) VoIP
7 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (17.25%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (4.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (2.26%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.92%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.22%) NoSQL
13 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (0.70%) Big Data
15 4 (0.70%) MySQL
16 3 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
16 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (2.79%) Axure RP
2 15 (2.61%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.92%) Subversion
4 10 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.39%) MSTest
5 8 (1.39%) NUnit
6 7 (1.22%) JIRA
7 5 (0.87%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.52%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.52%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.52%) Maven
8 3 (0.52%) Moq
8 3 (0.52%) Selenium
9 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.35%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.35%) JUnit
9 2 (0.35%) ProC
9 2 (0.35%) Protractor
9 2 (0.35%) VisualAge
9 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 274 (47.74%) Banking
2 262 (45.64%) Finance
3 189 (32.93%) Investment Banking
4 120 (20.91%) Front Office
5 16 (2.79%) Retail
6 12 (2.09%) Legal
6 12 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.92%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.74%) General Ledger
9 8 (1.39%) Wholesale Banking
10 6 (1.05%) International Banking
11 5 (0.87%) Billing
11 5 (0.87%) Law
12 3 (0.52%) Local Government
12 3 (0.52%) Marketing
13 2 (0.35%) Advertising
13 2 (0.35%) French Language
13 2 (0.35%) German Language
13 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 208 (36.24%) Analyst
2 163 (28.40%) Business Analyst
3 108 (18.82%) Developer
4 67 (11.67%) Banking Analyst
5 66 (11.50%) Project Manager
6 44 (7.67%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 42 (7.32%) C# Developer
8 35 (6.10%) Regulatory Business Analyst
9 29 (5.05%) .NET Developer
9 29 (5.05%) Applications Support
10 28 (4.88%) Designer
10 28 (4.88%) Support Analyst
11 27 (4.70%) Report Analyst
11 27 (4.70%) SQL Developer
12 26 (4.53%) UX Designer
13 25 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
14 24 (4.18%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
15 22 (3.83%) Banking Business Analyst
15 22 (3.83%) Photoshop Designer
16 21 (3.66%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (13.76%) .NET
2 36 (6.27%) .NET Framework
3 34 (5.92%) HTML
4 30 (5.23%) ASP.NET
5 27 (4.70%) WinForms
6 25 (4.36%) WCF
6 25 (4.36%) XML
7 19 (3.31%) Web Services
8 18 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (2.79%) Flash
9 16 (2.79%) WPF
10 10 (1.74%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (1.57%) J2EE
11 9 (1.57%) Silverlight
12 8 (1.39%) Ajax
13 7 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 7 (1.22%) CSS
13 7 (1.22%) jQuery
13 7 (1.22%) LINQ
13 7 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 69 (12.02%) Fixed Income
3 62 (10.80%) Derivative
4 45 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (7.14%) Equities
6 37 (6.45%) User Experience
7 29 (5.05%) Market Risk
8 26 (4.53%) Hedge funds
9 19 (3.31%) SWIFT
10 17 (2.96%) Equity Derivative
11 14 (2.44%) Statistics
12 12 (2.09%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.74%) Computer Science
14 8 (1.39%) Credit Risk
14 8 (1.39%) Reference Data
15 7 (1.22%) Blackberry
15 7 (1.22%) Data Structures
16 6 (1.05%) N-Tier
16 6 (1.05%) PDA
17 5 (0.87%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 89 (15.51%) Windows
2 29 (5.05%) Unix
3 20 (3.48%) Linux
4 17 (2.96%) Windows 7
5 12 (2.09%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.39%) Solaris
7 6 (1.05%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.87%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.35%) Android
11 2 (0.35%) CentOS
11 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.17%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (13.41%) Project Management
3 76 (13.24%) Business Analysis
4 61 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (7.49%) Asset Management
6 41 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 34 (5.92%) Change Management
7 34 (5.92%) Risk Management
8 32 (5.57%) Investment Management
8 32 (5.57%) Workflow
9 30 (5.23%) CRM
10 29 (5.05%) OO
10 29 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (4.88%) SDLC
12 27 (4.70%) PRINCE2
13 24 (4.18%) Ethnography
13 24 (4.18%) Wealth Management
14 23 (4.01%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (4.01%) Front End Development
14 23 (4.01%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 126 (21.95%) SQL
2 84 (14.63%) C#
3 49 (8.54%) Java
4 22 (3.83%) T-SQL
5 21 (3.66%) VBA
6 20 (3.48%) JavaScript
7 16 (2.79%) VB
8 13 (2.26%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.09%) VB.NET
10 9 (1.57%) Perl
10 9 (1.57%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.39%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.05%) C++
12 6 (1.05%) Python
13 4 (0.70%) VBScript
13 4 (0.70%) XAML
14 3 (0.52%) C
14 3 (0.52%) Ruby
14 3 (0.52%) Scala
14 3 (0.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 19 (3.31%) Degree
2 9 (1.57%) PMI Certification
3 6 (1.05%) CISA
3 6 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.05%) PMP
4 5 (0.87%) CCNA
4 5 (0.87%) CISM
4 5 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (0.70%) ACCA
5 4 (0.70%) ISEB
6 2 (0.35%) CAPM
6 2 (0.35%) MBA
6 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.17%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (8.89%) QA
2 43 (7.49%) MiFID
3 32 (5.57%) EMIR
4 19 (3.31%) AIFMD
5 12 (2.09%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (1.74%) SLA
7 6 (1.05%) COREP
8 5 (0.87%) SEPA
9 4 (0.70%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.52%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.35%) Basel III
11 2 (0.35%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.35%) FATCA
11 2 (0.35%) UCITS
12 1 (0.17%) BS7799
12 1 (0.17%) ISO20022
12 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.22%) XenApp
3 5 (0.87%) ISA Server
3 5 (0.87%) Terminal Server
4 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.17%) Firmware
5 1 (0.17%) KVM
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.17%) Xen
5 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (0.52%) SCOM
3 2 (0.35%) Nagios
3 2 (0.35%) Puppet
3 2 (0.35%) SCCM
4 1 (0.17%) Control-M
4 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.17%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.84%) Oracle
3 35 (6.10%) Calypso
3 35 (6.10%) Murex
4 27 (4.70%) Adobe
5 18 (3.14%) Citrix
6 14 (2.44%) SAP
6 14 (2.44%) SmartStream
7 12 (2.09%) Sybase
8 11 (1.92%) VMware
9 10 (1.74%) Cisco
9 10 (1.74%) Fidessa
10 8 (1.39%) Bloomberg
10 8 (1.39%) IBM
11 7 (1.22%) Hyperion
11 7 (1.22%) ION Trading
11 7 (1.22%) Sophis
12 6 (1.05%) OpenLink
12 6 (1.05%) Remedy
12 6 (1.05%) Symantec
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Rate: Excellent Rate depending on experience
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
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London
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