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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 202 173 185
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +12
Contract jobs citing Back Office 256 313 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.18% 1.40% 1.26%
As % of the General category 2.75% 3.05% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 200 224
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £684 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -47.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £19.60 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.75 £27.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-60.90% +161.90%
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
9318 10272 10764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.93% 45.99% 45.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6701 7182 7959
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 115 117
Median hourly rate £21.03 £24.23 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.20% +12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £13.56 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.69 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +17.10%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 5 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the London region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 59 £525 +4.89% 14
Canary Wharf 0 2 £625 +4.16%
Mayfair - 2 £550 -
Barking - 1 £350 -
Chessington - 1 £280 -
Harrow - 1 £275 -
Westminster - 1 £425 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 253 (50.50%) Finance
2 155 (30.94%) Banking
3 134 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (23.95%) SQL
5 94 (18.76%) C#
6 89 (17.76%) Front Office
7 88 (17.56%) .NET
7 88 (17.56%) Investment Banking
8 82 (16.37%) SQL Server
9 81 (16.17%) Derivative
10 79 (15.77%) Windows
11 71 (14.17%) Java
12 64 (12.77%) Equities
13 63 (12.57%) Business Analysis
14 60 (11.98%) Microsoft
14 60 (11.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 58 (11.58%) Fixed Income
16 54 (10.78%) TDD
16 54 (10.78%) MS Excel
17 48 (9.58%) Scrum
18 46 (9.18%) Linux
18 46 (9.18%) Project Management
18 46 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
19 45 (8.98%) Oracle
20 44 (8.78%) ASP.NET
21 43 (8.58%) Asset Management
22 41 (8.18%) Workflow
22 41 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
22 41 (8.18%) Hedge funds
23 39 (7.78%) Waterfall

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in 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 21 (4.19%) IIS
2 18 (3.59%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.79%) Apache
4 11 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.20%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.00%) Confluence
6 8 (1.60%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.40%) CMS
8 6 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.80%) FileNet
9 4 (0.80%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.60%) JBoss
10 3 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 54 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.79%) MS Office
3 11 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.60%) MS Project
5 5 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.20%) Markit EDM
2 10 (2.00%) Endur
3 6 (1.20%) SimCorp Dimension
3 6 (1.20%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.60%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.60%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.60%) SAP Bank Analyzer
5 3 (0.60%) SAP GTS
6 2 (0.40%) Eikon
6 2 (0.40%) SunGard APT
6 2 (0.40%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.20%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.20%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (2.40%) Office 365
2 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.20%) SaaS
4 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.40%) IaaS
4 2 (0.40%) PaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.79%) DNS
2 17 (3.39%) DHCP
3 12 (2.40%) Firewall
3 12 (2.40%) Internet
3 12 (2.40%) Intranet
3 12 (2.40%) SAN
4 9 (1.80%) X.509
5 8 (1.60%) VPN
6 6 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.00%) LAN
7 5 (1.00%) WAN
8 3 (0.60%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (0.60%) GPRS
8 3 (0.60%) GSM
8 3 (0.60%) LTE
8 3 (0.60%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.60%) SMTP
8 3 (0.60%) SNMP
8 3 (0.60%) UMTS
8 3 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (16.37%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.99%) Oracle Database
6 13 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.20%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.80%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.20%) Big Data
10 6 (1.20%) Redis
11 5 (1.00%) Data Mart
11 5 (1.00%) DB2
12 4 (0.80%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.80%) QlikView
13 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.60%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (4.99%) Subversion
2 16 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.99%) JIRA
4 11 (2.20%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.00%) Cucumber
5 10 (2.00%) Maven
6 6 (1.20%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.00%) MSTest
7 5 (1.00%) NUnit
7 5 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.00%) Selenium
8 4 (0.80%) JUnit
8 4 (0.80%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.80%) TestDirector
8 4 (0.80%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.60%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.60%) Toad
10 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.40%) Gradle
10 2 (0.40%) Log4j
General
1 253 (50.50%) Finance
2 155 (30.94%) Banking
3 89 (17.76%) Front Office
4 88 (17.56%) Investment Banking
5 38 (7.58%) Financial Institution
6 24 (4.79%) Retail
7 23 (4.59%) Publishing
8 19 (3.79%) Legal
9 18 (3.59%) Marketing
10 7 (1.40%) Games
11 6 (1.20%) Aerospace
11 6 (1.20%) Automotive
11 6 (1.20%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.20%) Wholesale Banking
12 5 (1.00%) Advertising
12 5 (1.00%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.80%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.60%) French Language
15 2 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 159 (31.74%) Developer
2 141 (28.14%) Analyst
3 91 (18.16%) Business Analyst
4 54 (10.78%) C# Developer
5 42 (8.38%) Project Manager
6 39 (7.78%) .NET Developer
7 35 (6.99%) Architect
8 28 (5.59%) Java Developer
9 25 (4.99%) Senior Developer
10 24 (4.79%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (4.59%) Administrator
12 22 (4.39%) SQL Developer
12 22 (4.39%) Systems Administrator
13 21 (4.19%) MiFID Business Analyst
14 18 (3.59%) Support Analyst
15 17 (3.39%) Agile Developer
15 17 (3.39%) Applications Support
15 17 (3.39%) Consultant
15 17 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (17.56%) .NET
2 44 (8.78%) ASP.NET
3 38 (7.58%) HTML
4 35 (6.99%) XML
5 27 (5.39%) Web Services
6 25 (4.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (4.19%) WPF
8 18 (3.59%) AngularJS
9 17 (3.39%) .NET Framework
9 17 (3.39%) CSS
10 16 (3.19%) WCF
11 15 (2.99%) FIX Protocol
12 14 (2.79%) JMS
12 14 (2.79%) XSLT
13 13 (2.59%) WinForms
14 10 (2.00%) FpML
14 10 (2.00%) HTML5
14 10 (2.00%) REST
15 9 (1.80%) DHTML
15 9 (1.80%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 81 (16.17%) Derivative
2 64 (12.77%) Equities
3 60 (11.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 58 (11.58%) Fixed Income
5 41 (8.18%) Hedge funds
6 36 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.19%) SWIFT
8 15 (2.99%) Data Centre
9 14 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.79%) Reference Data
10 13 (2.59%) Computer Science
10 13 (2.59%) Data Structures
11 12 (2.40%) Fintech
12 11 (2.20%) Algorithms
12 11 (2.20%) Equity Derivative
12 11 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (1.60%) OTC Derivatives
13 8 (1.60%) VCE vBlock
14 6 (1.20%) Contactless
14 6 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 79 (15.77%) Windows
2 46 (9.18%) Linux
3 28 (5.59%) Unix
4 22 (4.39%) Windows Server
5 20 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.20%) Windows 7
7 10 (2.00%) CentOS
7 10 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.40%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.40%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.20%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.80%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.40%) Solaris
13 1 (0.20%) Android
13 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (12.57%) Business Analysis
3 54 (10.78%) TDD
4 48 (9.58%) Scrum
5 46 (9.18%) Project Management
5 46 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 43 (8.58%) Asset Management
7 41 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (8.18%) Workflow
8 39 (7.78%) Waterfall
9 35 (6.99%) Change Management
9 35 (6.99%) OO
10 32 (6.39%) MVC
11 30 (5.99%) Migration
12 28 (5.59%) Investment Management
12 28 (5.59%) SDLC
13 24 (4.79%) Service Delivery
14 23 (4.59%) Data Management
14 23 (4.59%) Test Scripting
15 22 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 120 (23.95%) SQL
2 94 (18.76%) C#
3 71 (14.17%) Java
4 36 (7.19%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.79%) T-SQL
6 22 (4.39%) C++
7 18 (3.59%) PowerShell
8 17 (3.39%) Python
9 13 (2.59%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.59%) Perl
9 13 (2.59%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.20%) PHP
10 11 (2.20%) VB.NET
11 8 (1.60%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.60%) VB
12 6 (1.20%) C
13 5 (1.00%) ActionScript
13 5 (1.00%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.60%) ABAP
15 2 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (6.39%) Degree
2 9 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (1.40%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.20%) PMP
6 5 (1.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.80%) MCITP
7 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.60%) CISM
8 3 (0.60%) ISEB
8 3 (0.60%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.60%) MCSE
9 2 (0.40%) CISMP
9 2 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.20%) CCNA
10 1 (0.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.99%) MiFID
2 25 (4.99%) QA
3 18 (3.59%) SLA
4 14 (2.79%) EMIR
5 8 (1.60%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.80%) FATCA
6 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.60%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.20%) BS7799
9 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.20%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 32 (6.39%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.60%) Docker
4 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.40%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.20%) Gluster
6 1 (0.20%) iptables
6 1 (0.20%) NFS
6 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (4.39%) SCCM
2 15 (2.99%) SCOM
3 12 (2.40%) Nagios
3 12 (2.40%) Puppet
4 5 (1.00%) Ansible
4 5 (1.00%) DameWare
4 5 (1.00%) WSUS
5 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.20%) Control-M
7 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.20%) MOM
7 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 60 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.98%) Oracle
3 35 (6.99%) VMware
4 22 (4.39%) Cisco
5 17 (3.39%) EMC
6 16 (3.19%) Citrix
7 15 (2.99%) Dell
8 14 (2.79%) Bloomberg
8 14 (2.79%) SmartStream
9 13 (2.59%) Calypso
10 10 (2.00%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.00%) SAP
11 9 (1.80%) Fidessa
11 9 (1.80%) IBM
11 9 (1.80%) Murex
11 9 (1.80%) OpenLink
12 8 (1.60%) GoldenSource
12 8 (1.60%) Sybase
13 7 (1.40%) HP
13 7 (1.40%) Misys
London
Networkers
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £500 to £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day, Benefits Exposure to Angular2 & React
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 300-400 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 26 days ago