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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 155 128 106
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -22
Contract jobs citing Back Office 293 362 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.42% 1.66% 2.05%
As % of the General category 3.09% 3.42% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 252 310
Average daily rate
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£480 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £285 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £105.00 £20.00 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+425.00% -13.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £24.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-58.16% +53.12%
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
9493 10595 9594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.90% 48.47% 48.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6842 7480 6731
Average daily rate £475 £498 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.52% +4.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 166 165
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.84% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.63 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £80.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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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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 -23 80 £475 -5.00% 51
Croydon - 1 £425 -
Twickenham - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 239 (40.10%) Finance
2 223 (37.42%) Banking
3 168 (28.19%) SQL
4 147 (24.66%) Front Office
5 110 (18.46%) Investment Banking
6 99 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
7 96 (16.11%) Project Management
8 92 (15.44%) Windows
9 90 (15.10%) Derivative
10 79 (13.26%) SQL Server
11 77 (12.92%) Business Analysis
12 71 (11.91%) Microsoft
13 70 (11.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 64 (10.74%) Oracle
15 62 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
16 56 (9.40%) .NET
16 56 (9.40%) Java
17 54 (9.06%) C#
18 52 (8.72%) Fixed Income
19 51 (8.56%) UNIX
20 48 (8.05%) Workflow
21 47 (7.89%) MS Excel
22 44 (7.38%) MS Office
23 42 (7.05%) Retail
24 41 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
25 40 (6.71%) Equities
25 40 (6.71%) ITIL
26 38 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
26 38 (6.38%) Waterfall
27 33 (5.54%) QA

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 17 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.52%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.68%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.17%) FileNet
4 7 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (1.17%) JBoss
5 6 (1.01%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.01%) WordPress
6 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.84%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.67%) CMS
7 4 (0.67%) WebSphere Process Server
7 4 (0.67%) Lync
7 4 (0.67%) nginx
8 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.34%) IIS
9 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 47 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 44 (7.38%) MS Office
3 20 (3.36%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (2.18%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (4.36%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.34%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (1.01%) Global One
3 6 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.67%) Endur
4 4 (0.67%) SunGard Martini
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.50%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 3 (0.50%) Aligne
5 3 (0.50%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.50%) SunGard GMI
5 3 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.50%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.50%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.34%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.34%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 2 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.17%) IaaS
1 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.68%) Internet
2 9 (1.51%) SAN
3 8 (1.34%) LAN
3 8 (1.34%) WAN
3 8 (1.34%) Intranet
4 7 (1.17%) DNS
5 6 (1.01%) DHCP
5 6 (1.01%) Firewall
6 4 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.34%) VPN
7 2 (0.34%) FTP
7 2 (0.34%) VoIP
7 2 (0.34%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.17%) NAS
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.17%) Network Security
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.17%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.17%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.52%) MySQL
4 14 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 13 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (1.85%) FileMaker
8 10 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.51%) Data Mining
9 9 (1.51%) MS Access
10 8 (1.34%) DB2
10 8 (1.34%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.67%) Big Data
13 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.50%) DataStage
14 2 (0.34%) KDB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.85%) Subversion
2 9 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.34%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.01%) JIRA
4 6 (1.01%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.84%) Selenium
5 5 (0.84%) NUnit
5 5 (0.84%) TestDirector
6 4 (0.67%) Serena SBM
6 4 (0.67%) Maven
7 3 (0.50%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.50%) Mockito
7 3 (0.50%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.50%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.50%) JUnit
7 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.50%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.50%) Toad
8 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 239 (40.10%) Finance
2 223 (37.42%) Banking
3 147 (24.66%) Front Office
4 110 (18.46%) Investment Banking
5 42 (7.05%) Retail
6 14 (2.35%) Legal
7 12 (2.01%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.17%) French Language
9 7 (1.17%) Local Government
10 5 (0.84%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.84%) Marketing
11 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.50%) Billing
12 3 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.50%) Games
12 3 (0.50%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 256 (42.95%) Analyst
2 162 (27.18%) Business Analyst
3 104 (17.45%) Developer
4 72 (12.08%) Project Manager
5 54 (9.06%) Support Analyst
6 52 (8.72%) Applications Support
7 30 (5.03%) Applications Support Analyst
8 24 (4.03%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 22 (3.69%) Consultant
9 22 (3.69%) C# Developer
10 21 (3.52%) Banking Business Analyst
11 19 (3.19%) Senior Developer
11 19 (3.19%) Data Analyst
11 19 (3.19%) Java Developer
12 16 (2.68%) .NET Developer
13 15 (2.52%) Technical Business Analyst
14 14 (2.35%) Systems Analyst
14 14 (2.35%) Technical Analyst
15 11 (1.85%) Architect
16 10 (1.68%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (9.40%) .NET
2 27 (4.53%) HTML
3 24 (4.03%) ASP.NET
4 22 (3.69%) XML
5 19 (3.19%) Web Services
6 15 (2.52%) J2EE
7 13 (2.18%) CSS
8 11 (1.85%) WCF
9 10 (1.68%) XSLT
9 10 (1.68%) Spring
9 10 (1.68%) jQuery
10 9 (1.51%) Hibernate
11 8 (1.34%) SOAP
11 8 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (1.34%) FIX Protocol
12 7 (1.17%) WPF
12 7 (1.17%) FpML
12 7 (1.17%) DOM
13 6 (1.01%) JMS
13 6 (1.01%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 90 (15.10%) Derivative
2 70 (11.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 62 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (8.72%) Fixed Income
5 40 (6.71%) Equities
6 27 (4.53%) User Experience
7 18 (3.02%) Credit Derivative
8 14 (2.35%) SWIFT
9 13 (2.18%) Equity Derivative
10 12 (2.01%) Blackberry
10 12 (2.01%) Management Information System
10 12 (2.01%) Credit Risk
11 11 (1.85%) Data Integration
12 10 (1.68%) Contract for Difference
12 10 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.34%) Market Risk
14 7 (1.17%) GIS
15 6 (1.01%) Open Source
16 5 (0.84%) Social Media
16 5 (0.84%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 92 (15.44%) Windows
2 51 (8.56%) UNIX
3 33 (5.54%) Linux
4 22 (3.69%) Windows 7
5 14 (2.35%) Windows XP
6 11 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.68%) Mac OS X Server
8 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.50%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.17%) Android
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (16.61%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (16.11%) Project Management
3 77 (12.92%) Business Analysis
4 48 (8.05%) Workflow
5 41 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 40 (6.71%) ITIL
7 38 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (6.38%) Waterfall
8 33 (5.54%) Migration
9 31 (5.20%) E-Commerce
10 30 (5.03%) Asset Management
11 29 (4.87%) Investment Management
12 28 (4.70%) Data Modelling
12 28 (4.70%) PRINCE2
13 27 (4.53%) ERP
13 27 (4.53%) Scrum
14 26 (4.36%) TDD
15 25 (4.19%) Data Analysis
16 22 (3.69%) Requirements Analysis
17 21 (3.52%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (28.19%) SQL
2 56 (9.40%) Java
3 54 (9.06%) C#
4 23 (3.86%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.52%) T-SQL
6 13 (2.18%) VBA
7 12 (2.01%) C++
7 12 (2.01%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.34%) C
8 8 (1.34%) VB.NET
8 8 (1.34%) VBScript
9 6 (1.01%) Python
9 6 (1.01%) Perl
10 5 (0.84%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.84%) PHP
10 5 (0.84%) VB
11 4 (0.67%) Korn
11 4 (0.67%) Scala
12 3 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (2.85%) Degree
2 7 (1.17%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.84%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (0.84%) IBM Certification
5 4 (0.67%) CCNP
5 4 (0.67%) CCNA
6 3 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.50%) ISEB
6 3 (0.50%) MCSE
7 2 (0.34%) PMP
7 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.34%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.34%) MCITP
8 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.54%) QA
2 14 (2.35%) EMIR
3 10 (1.68%) SLA
4 6 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.67%) MiFID
6 2 (0.34%) Basel III
6 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 19 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.84%) vSphere
4 4 (0.67%) XenApp
5 1 (0.17%) GridGain
5 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (2.18%) Control-M
2 12 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.67%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.67%) Puppet
3 4 (0.67%) SCCM
4 1 (0.17%) Kibana
4 1 (0.17%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.17%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.17%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 71 (11.91%) Microsoft
2 64 (10.74%) Oracle
3 24 (4.03%) Bloomberg
4 23 (3.86%) Murex
5 21 (3.52%) Sybase
6 16 (2.68%) IBM
6 16 (2.68%) Citrix
6 16 (2.68%) VMware
7 15 (2.52%) SAP
8 13 (2.18%) Reuters
9 11 (1.85%) Apple
9 11 (1.85%) Cisco
10 10 (1.68%) SunGard
10 10 (1.68%) Siebel
11 9 (1.51%) thinkFolio
12 7 (1.17%) Kofax
12 7 (1.17%) Calypso
12 7 (1.17%) Fidessa
13 6 (1.01%) HP
13 6 (1.01%) ION Trading
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Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600.00 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
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London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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London
iKonnect
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
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Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
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Venturi
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Rate: £500 - £517 per day
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Rate: 425 Per Day
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London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
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