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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 218 225 127
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -98
Contract jobs citing Back Office 222 234 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.04% 1.00% 1.75%
As % of the General category 2.36% 2.16% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 172 309
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £640 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £16.75 £95.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.36% +245.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
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
9415 10845 10521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.09% 46.41% 45.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6957 7821 7433
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 118 137
Median hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £52.17 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.16%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +21 49 £600 +14.28% 32
Docklands, London +4 1 £525 +25.00%
Croydon - 1 £225 - 1
Southall - 1 £525 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 219 (41.87%) Finance
2 184 (35.18%) Banking
3 115 (21.99%) Investment Banking
4 113 (21.61%) Front Office
5 111 (21.22%) SQL
6 106 (20.27%) Windows
7 99 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
8 96 (18.36%) SQL Server
9 93 (17.78%) C#
10 83 (15.87%) .NET
11 73 (13.96%) Java
12 68 (13.00%) Business Analysis
13 66 (12.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 60 (11.47%) Derivative
15 59 (11.28%) Microsoft
16 58 (11.09%) Oracle
17 54 (10.33%) MS Excel
17 54 (10.33%) Project Management
18 52 (9.94%) Asset Management
19 51 (9.75%) Fixed Income
20 50 (9.56%) Investment Management
20 50 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
21 49 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
22 47 (8.99%) Unix
22 47 (8.99%) SDLC
23 43 (8.22%) Linux
23 43 (8.22%) Windows Server
24 42 (8.03%) User Acceptance Testing
25 41 (7.84%) Wealth Management
26 39 (7.46%) Scrum

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 20 (3.82%) IIS
2 14 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.91%) Confluence
4 9 (1.72%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.53%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.53%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.34%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.15%) JBoss
7 6 (1.15%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.76%) Apache
9 4 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.38%) CMS
11 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.38%) SAS
11 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.35%) MS Office
3 11 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (1.72%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.53%) MS Project
6 7 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 10 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.53%) Summit
4 7 (1.34%) Unit4 Business World
5 6 (1.15%) Maximo
5 6 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.96%) Beauchamp
6 5 (0.96%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.57%) SAP GTS
8 2 (0.38%) Hi Portfolio
8 2 (0.38%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.38%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.38%) Misys Opics
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.38%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.38%) SunGard GMI
8 2 (0.38%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.91%) Office 365
3 7 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.96%) OneDrive
4 5 (0.96%) Yammer
5 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.38%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Google Play
6 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.06%) Intranet
2 15 (2.87%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.29%) DNS
4 8 (1.53%) Internet
5 7 (1.34%) DHCP
6 6 (1.15%) Firewall
6 6 (1.15%) SAN
7 4 (0.76%) FTP
8 3 (0.57%) HTTP
8 3 (0.57%) LAN
8 3 (0.57%) MPLS
8 3 (0.57%) Network Security
8 3 (0.57%) VPN
8 3 (0.57%) WAN
8 3 (0.57%) X.509
9 2 (0.38%) BGP
9 2 (0.38%) NAS
9 2 (0.38%) PBX
9 2 (0.38%) PSTN
9 2 (0.38%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (18.36%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.68%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.49%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.49%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.91%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.72%) Big Data
9 8 (1.53%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.76%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.76%) Data Mart
12 4 (0.76%) MySQL
12 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.76%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (3.82%) Maven
2 16 (3.06%) Subversion
3 15 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (2.68%) JIRA
5 13 (2.49%) Git (software)
6 12 (2.29%) NUnit
7 11 (2.10%) MSTest
7 11 (2.10%) TeamCity
7 11 (2.10%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.91%) Selenium
9 8 (1.53%) NuGet
10 7 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (1.15%) Axure RP
11 6 (1.15%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.96%) Mockito
12 5 (0.96%) Moq
12 5 (0.96%) Rhino Mocks
13 4 (0.76%) Bower
13 4 (0.76%) MSBuild
13 4 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 219 (41.87%) Finance
2 184 (35.18%) Banking
3 115 (21.99%) Investment Banking
4 113 (21.61%) Front Office
5 26 (4.97%) Legal
6 16 (3.06%) Retail
7 14 (2.68%) Financial Institution
8 13 (2.49%) Marketing
9 10 (1.91%) Advertising
9 10 (1.91%) General Ledger
10 7 (1.34%) Publishing
11 6 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.15%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.76%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.76%) Law
13 3 (0.57%) Automotive
13 3 (0.57%) Billing
13 3 (0.57%) International Banking
14 2 (0.38%) Games
15 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 175 (33.46%) Analyst
2 123 (23.52%) Business Analyst
3 118 (22.56%) Developer
4 46 (8.80%) Project Manager
5 37 (7.07%) Banking Analyst
6 35 (6.69%) C# Developer
7 33 (6.31%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 26 (4.97%) Java Developer
9 25 (4.78%) Applications Support
9 25 (4.78%) Support Analyst
10 22 (4.21%) SQL Developer
11 19 (3.63%) Web Developer
12 18 (3.44%) .NET Developer
12 18 (3.44%) Architect
13 17 (3.25%) C# Web Developer
13 17 (3.25%) IT Analyst
13 17 (3.25%) IT Manager
13 17 (3.25%) Report Analyst
14 15 (2.87%) Applications Support Analyst
14 15 (2.87%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (15.87%) .NET
2 37 (7.07%) HTML
3 31 (5.93%) ASP.NET
4 26 (4.97%) XML
5 25 (4.78%) .NET Framework
6 22 (4.21%) Web Services
7 16 (3.06%) JMS
8 14 (2.68%) FIX Protocol
9 12 (2.29%) WinForms
10 11 (2.10%) CSS
11 9 (1.72%) Spring
11 9 (1.72%) WCF
12 8 (1.53%) J2EE
12 8 (1.53%) Middleware
12 8 (1.53%) RESTful
12 8 (1.53%) WPF
12 8 (1.53%) XSLT
13 7 (1.34%) Flash
13 7 (1.34%) REST
13 7 (1.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 60 (11.47%) Derivative
3 51 (9.75%) Fixed Income
4 50 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (6.50%) Equities
6 33 (6.31%) Hedge funds
7 23 (4.40%) Management Information System
8 17 (3.25%) Statistics
9 13 (2.49%) Equity Derivative
9 13 (2.49%) User Experience
10 12 (2.29%) SWIFT
11 10 (1.91%) Market Risk
12 9 (1.72%) Mathematics
13 7 (1.34%) Reference Data
14 6 (1.15%) Computer Science
14 6 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
15 5 (0.96%) Data Integration
15 5 (0.96%) Mobile App
16 4 (0.76%) PDA
16 4 (0.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 106 (20.27%) Windows
2 47 (8.99%) Unix
3 43 (8.22%) Linux
3 43 (8.22%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.82%) Windows 7
5 15 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.29%) Solaris
7 10 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.15%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.76%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.57%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.38%) Android
12 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.19%) AIX
13 1 (0.19%) CentOS
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (13.00%) Business Analysis
3 54 (10.33%) Project Management
4 52 (9.94%) Asset Management
5 50 (9.56%) Investment Management
6 49 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (8.99%) SDLC
8 42 (8.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 41 (7.84%) Wealth Management
10 39 (7.46%) Scrum
11 37 (7.07%) ITIL
12 32 (6.12%) OO
13 30 (5.74%) TDD
13 30 (5.74%) Web Development
14 29 (5.54%) Waterfall
15 28 (5.35%) Electronic Trading
16 27 (5.16%) Migration
17 25 (4.78%) Configuration Management
17 25 (4.78%) PRINCE2
18 24 (4.59%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (21.22%) SQL
2 93 (17.78%) C#
3 73 (13.96%) Java
4 34 (6.50%) PowerShell
5 17 (3.25%) Python
5 17 (3.25%) T-SQL
6 15 (2.87%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.87%) Perl
7 13 (2.49%) Bash Shell
8 12 (2.29%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.91%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.91%) VBA
10 8 (1.53%) C++
11 7 (1.34%) Scala
12 5 (0.96%) C
13 4 (0.76%) Tcl
14 3 (0.57%) PHP
14 3 (0.57%) VB
14 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.38%) AWK
Qualifications
1 25 (4.78%) Degree
2 11 (2.10%) PMI Certification
3 10 (1.91%) PMP
4 9 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.34%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.15%) MCSA
6 6 (1.15%) MCSE
6 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.76%) ACCA
7 4 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.57%) CIMA
9 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.38%) CISA
9 2 (0.38%) CISM
9 2 (0.38%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) ISEB
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.19%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.54%) QA
2 26 (4.97%) MiFID
3 12 (2.29%) EMIR
4 8 (1.53%) SLA
5 7 (1.34%) AIFMD
6 5 (0.96%) COREP
7 4 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.57%) Basel III
8 3 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.38%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.19%) BS7799
10 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.19%) FATCA
10 1 (0.19%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.91%) Docker
4 8 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.34%) vSphere
6 4 (0.76%) HDFS
7 2 (0.38%) GridGain
7 2 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.38%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) KVM
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (2.87%) SCOM
2 13 (2.49%) SCCM
3 12 (2.29%) Nagios
4 11 (2.10%) Puppet
5 7 (1.34%) Ansible
5 7 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.15%) WSUS
7 5 (0.96%) Control-M
7 5 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.76%) Icinga
8 4 (0.76%) logstash
8 4 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.76%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.38%) Mesos
10 2 (0.38%) OpenView
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 59 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 58 (11.09%) Oracle
3 24 (4.59%) Murex
4 21 (4.02%) VMware
5 16 (3.06%) Calypso
6 14 (2.68%) IBM
6 14 (2.68%) Sybase
7 12 (2.29%) Fidessa
7 12 (2.29%) SAP
7 12 (2.29%) SmartStream
7 12 (2.29%) Splunk
8 11 (2.10%) Adobe
9 10 (1.91%) Citrix
9 10 (1.91%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.53%) Bloomberg
10 8 (1.53%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.53%) Symantec
10 8 (1.53%) TIBCO
10 8 (1.53%) Trayport
11 7 (1.34%) HP
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