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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 166 112 109
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 321 486 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.30% 1.92% 1.95%
As % of the General category 2.90% 3.83% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 363 342
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 £360 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £672 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.36% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £23.89
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 - £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-68.57% +6.06%
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
11075 12674 13032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.95% 50.03% 52.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8002 8962 9035
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £637
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 161 213
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £23.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £46.00 £51.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 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 21 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 21 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 -23 100 £475 -1.29% 38
Bermondsey - - - -
Carshalton - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 261 (37.72%) Finance
2 249 (35.98%) Banking
3 184 (26.59%) SQL
4 177 (25.58%) Front Office
5 136 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
6 133 (19.22%) Investment Banking
7 115 (16.62%) Business Analysis
8 98 (14.16%) Oracle
9 97 (14.02%) Derivative
10 94 (13.58%) Project Management
11 89 (12.86%) Windows
12 87 (12.57%) SQL Server
13 85 (12.28%) Microsoft
14 81 (11.71%) Java
15 77 (11.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 74 (10.69%) C#
17 68 (9.83%) .NET
18 62 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
19 60 (8.67%) HTML
19 60 (8.67%) Scrum
20 54 (7.80%) ERP
21 53 (7.66%) Retail
22 52 (7.51%) Workflow
22 52 (7.51%) MS Excel
23 50 (7.23%) JavaScript
24 49 (7.08%) MS Office
25 48 (6.94%) Degree
26 46 (6.65%) XML
26 46 (6.65%) Fixed Income
27 43 (6.21%) UNIX

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 18 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.17%) WebSphere
3 13 (1.88%) IIS
4 10 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (1.16%) Apache
7 6 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.87%) JBoss
7 6 (0.87%) nginx
8 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.72%) WordPress
8 5 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
9 4 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.58%) WebSphere Portal
9 4 (0.58%) AquaLogic
9 4 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 52 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 49 (7.08%) MS Office
3 25 (3.61%) MS Visio
4 21 (3.03%) MS Project
5 13 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 25 (3.61%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (2.60%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (0.87%) SunGard GMI
4 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.72%) Endur
4 5 (0.72%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.58%) Global One
5 4 (0.58%) SunGard Martini
6 2 (0.29%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.29%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.29%) Algo Collateral
6 2 (0.29%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 2 (0.29%) Aligne
6 2 (0.29%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.14%) Office 365
3 1 (0.14%) GitHub
3 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.46%) LAN
2 12 (1.73%) WAN
3 9 (1.30%) Internet
4 8 (1.16%) DNS
4 8 (1.16%) SAN
5 7 (1.01%) DHCP
6 6 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.87%) Firewall
7 5 (0.72%) VPN
8 4 (0.58%) IPv4
8 4 (0.58%) HTTP
8 4 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.58%) Intranet
9 3 (0.43%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.43%) SSL
10 2 (0.29%) BGP
10 2 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.14%) MGW
11 1 (0.14%) NAS
11 1 (0.14%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (3.03%) MySQL
4 19 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 18 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (2.31%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.59%) FileMaker
9 11 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.87%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.72%) DB2
11 5 (0.72%) MS Access
12 4 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.29%) WebFOCUS
13 2 (0.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (2.31%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.59%) JIRA
4 10 (1.45%) Subversion
5 9 (1.30%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.30%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.01%) JUnit
6 7 (1.01%) Maven
7 6 (0.87%) Selenium
8 5 (0.72%) Serena SBM
9 4 (0.58%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.43%) NUnit
10 3 (0.43%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.43%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.43%) Xcode
10 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.29%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.29%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.29%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 261 (37.72%) Finance
2 249 (35.98%) Banking
3 177 (25.58%) Front Office
4 133 (19.22%) Investment Banking
5 53 (7.66%) Retail
6 14 (2.02%) Legal
7 12 (1.73%) French Language
8 11 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.59%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.87%) Marketing
11 5 (0.72%) Games
12 4 (0.58%) Local Government
12 4 (0.58%) Billing
12 4 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.43%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.43%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Publishing
15 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 271 (39.16%) Analyst
2 182 (26.30%) Business Analyst
3 136 (19.65%) Developer
4 79 (11.42%) Project Manager
5 46 (6.65%) Applications Support
6 43 (6.21%) Consultant
7 41 (5.92%) Java Developer
8 35 (5.06%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 32 (4.62%) Support Analyst
10 30 (4.34%) C# Developer
10 30 (4.34%) Banking Business Analyst
11 24 (3.47%) Senior Developer
11 24 (3.47%) Architect
12 22 (3.18%) Applications Support Analyst
13 21 (3.03%) .NET Developer
14 19 (2.75%) Oracle Consultant
15 16 (2.31%) Test Manager
16 14 (2.02%) Technical Analyst
17 12 (1.73%) Risk Analyst
17 12 (1.73%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (9.83%) .NET
2 60 (8.67%) HTML
3 46 (6.65%) XML
4 31 (4.48%) Spring
5 29 (4.19%) ASP.NET
6 28 (4.05%) CSS
7 24 (3.47%) DOM
8 23 (3.32%) XSLT
9 22 (3.18%) Web Services
10 19 (2.75%) J2EE
11 17 (2.46%) Hibernate
11 17 (2.46%) HTML5
12 15 (2.17%) jQuery
13 14 (2.02%) FpML
14 13 (1.88%) JMS
15 12 (1.73%) DHTML
15 12 (1.73%) WCF
16 11 (1.59%) JSP
16 11 (1.59%) CSS3
17 10 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 97 (14.02%) Derivative
2 77 (11.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 46 (6.65%) Fixed Income
4 43 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.05%) Credit Risk
6 26 (3.76%) Equities
7 23 (3.32%) Credit Derivative
8 22 (3.18%) SWIFT
9 19 (2.75%) User Experience
10 18 (2.60%) Management Information System
11 17 (2.46%) Market Risk
12 16 (2.31%) Open Source
13 13 (1.88%) Equity Derivative
14 10 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.30%) Reference Data
16 7 (1.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 7 (1.01%) Computer Science
16 7 (1.01%) Visualisation
17 6 (0.87%) Data Structures
17 6 (0.87%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 89 (12.86%) Windows
2 43 (6.21%) UNIX
3 21 (3.03%) Windows XP
3 21 (3.03%) Linux
4 20 (2.89%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.45%) Mac OS X Server
7 7 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.58%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.43%) Solaris
9 3 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) OS/400
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (16.62%) Business Analysis
3 94 (13.58%) Project Management
4 62 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 60 (8.67%) Scrum
6 54 (7.80%) ERP
7 52 (7.51%) Workflow
8 40 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (5.49%) Risk Management
9 38 (5.49%) TDD
10 35 (5.06%) Data Analysis
10 35 (5.06%) PRINCE2
11 34 (4.91%) Migration
12 33 (4.77%) OO
13 32 (4.62%) Change Management
14 31 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (4.34%) E-Commerce
16 29 (4.19%) ITIL
16 29 (4.19%) Data Modelling
17 28 (4.05%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (26.59%) SQL
2 81 (11.71%) Java
3 74 (10.69%) C#
4 50 (7.23%) JavaScript
5 21 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 17 (2.46%) VB.NET
7 15 (2.17%) PL/SQL
7 15 (2.17%) Python
8 14 (2.02%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.73%) PHP
9 12 (1.73%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.45%) VBA
11 9 (1.30%) C++
11 9 (1.30%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.16%) Scala
12 8 (1.16%) Perl
13 6 (0.87%) VBScript
13 6 (0.87%) VB
13 6 (0.87%) Korn
14 5 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (6.94%) Degree
2 27 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.16%) ISEB
5 8 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.01%) MCSE
6 7 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.72%) PMP
8 5 (0.72%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.58%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.29%) MCITP
11 1 (0.14%) MCP
11 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.14%) CIMA
11 1 (0.14%) CCNP
11 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.48%) QA
2 12 (1.73%) SLA
3 11 (1.59%) EMIR
4 10 (1.45%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (1.01%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.29%) Basel III
7 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.29%) MiFID
8 1 (0.14%) GxP
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.14%) COREP
System Software
1 26 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.58%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.14%) NFS
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) SRDF
5 1 (0.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 18 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.16%) SCCM
3 6 (0.87%) Puppet
3 6 (0.87%) Vagrant
3 6 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.72%) DameWare
5 4 (0.58%) OVSD
5 4 (0.58%) OpenView
6 3 (0.43%) Control-M
7 2 (0.29%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.29%) BMC Marimba
8 1 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.14%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.14%) Kibana
8 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.14%) Nagios
8 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 98 (14.16%) Oracle
2 85 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.48%) SAP
4 21 (3.03%) Sybase
5 16 (2.31%) Murex
5 16 (2.31%) HP
6 14 (2.02%) Citrix
6 14 (2.02%) Apple
6 14 (2.02%) Charles River
7 13 (1.88%) SunGard
7 13 (1.88%) Cisco
8 11 (1.59%) IBM
8 11 (1.59%) Reuters
9 10 (1.45%) Bloomberg
9 10 (1.45%) Siebel
9 10 (1.45%) Calypso
10 9 (1.30%) VMware
11 8 (1.16%) ION Trading
11 8 (1.16%) Tradeweb
11 8 (1.16%) TIBCO
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £450 per day OR PERM
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Salt
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Neg
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £410 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Docklands
CPS Group
Rate: £399 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £615 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
North London
DP Connect
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago