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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 212 185 161
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -24
Contract jobs citing Back Office 246 299 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.09% 1.29% 1.36%
As % of the General category 2.60% 2.76% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 204 244
Median daily rate £475 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -6.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £19.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +60.41%
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
9478 10833 11098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.00% 46.72% 45.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6811 7666 7883
Median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 130 148
Median hourly rate £19.77 £22.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.14% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.69 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £44.10 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £29.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-30.50% +12.38%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +4 42 £450 -12.19% 19
Canary Wharf +1 3 £488 -35.00%
Barking - 3 £350 -
Docklands, London +7 1 £475 -22.13%
Hammersmith +1 1 £388 +13.97%
Mayfair - 1 £550 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £325 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 220 (47.11%) Finance
2 148 (31.69%) Banking
3 113 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (23.55%) SQL
5 92 (19.70%) C#
6 87 (18.63%) Investment Banking
7 86 (18.42%) Windows
8 80 (17.13%) SQL Server
9 72 (15.42%) .NET
10 70 (14.99%) Front Office
11 64 (13.70%) Java
12 60 (12.85%) Derivative
13 56 (11.99%) Business Analysis
13 56 (11.99%) Linux
13 56 (11.99%) Project Management
14 53 (11.35%) Fixed Income
15 50 (10.71%) MS Excel
16 49 (10.49%) Microsoft
16 49 (10.49%) Equities
17 47 (10.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 43 (9.21%) VMware
19 41 (8.78%) Asset Management
20 39 (8.35%) Oracle
20 39 (8.35%) User Acceptance Testing
20 39 (8.35%) Investment Management
20 39 (8.35%) Hedge funds
21 38 (8.14%) Windows Server
21 38 (8.14%) Financial Institution
22 37 (7.92%) Unix
22 37 (7.92%) Active Directory

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 27 (5.78%) IIS
2 21 (4.50%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.57%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.57%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.14%) Apache
6 7 (1.50%) Confluence
7 4 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.64%) CMS
8 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.64%) JBoss
8 3 (0.64%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 50 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.71%) MS Office
3 15 (3.21%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.07%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.21%) InVision
6 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.71%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.07%) Beauchamp
2 5 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.64%) SAP GTS
4 3 (0.64%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.64%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.43%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.43%) Eikon
5 2 (0.43%) Endur
5 2 (0.43%) HiPortfolio
5 2 (0.43%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.43%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.21%) Maximo
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.21%) Primavera
6 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.14%) Office 365
4 5 (1.07%) SaaS
5 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.21%) Google Play
6 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.64%) DNS
2 19 (4.07%) Intranet
3 13 (2.78%) SAN
4 12 (2.57%) DHCP
4 12 (2.57%) Internet
5 11 (2.36%) Firewall
6 10 (2.14%) X.509
7 9 (1.93%) VPN
8 6 (1.28%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.64%) FTP
9 3 (0.64%) HTTP
9 3 (0.64%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.43%) LAN
10 2 (0.43%) NAS
10 2 (0.43%) Network Security
10 2 (0.43%) WAN
11 1 (0.21%) ADSL
11 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.21%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (17.13%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 17 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.36%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.50%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.07%) QlikView
10 5 (1.07%) Redis
11 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.64%) MS Access
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (0.64%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (3.85%) Subversion
2 16 (3.43%) Maven
3 15 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 13 (2.78%) TeamCity
5 9 (1.93%) NuGet
6 8 (1.71%) Selenium
7 7 (1.50%) JIRA
7 7 (1.50%) NUnit
8 6 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.07%) Bower
9 5 (1.07%) Moq
9 5 (1.07%) MSBuild
9 5 (1.07%) MSTest
9 5 (1.07%) Rhino Mocks
9 5 (1.07%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.86%) JUnit
10 4 (0.86%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.64%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 220 (47.11%) Finance
2 148 (31.69%) Banking
3 87 (18.63%) Investment Banking
4 70 (14.99%) Front Office
5 38 (8.14%) Financial Institution
6 29 (6.21%) Legal
7 25 (5.35%) Retail
8 22 (4.71%) Marketing
9 21 (4.50%) Publishing
10 12 (2.57%) Advertising
11 6 (1.28%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.86%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.86%) French Language
12 4 (0.86%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.86%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.64%) Automotive
13 3 (0.64%) Games
13 3 (0.64%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.64%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.64%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (26.98%) Analyst
2 115 (24.63%) Developer
3 77 (16.49%) Business Analyst
4 52 (11.13%) C# Developer
5 50 (10.71%) Project Manager
6 32 (6.85%) .NET Developer
7 27 (5.78%) SQL Developer
8 26 (5.57%) Architect
8 26 (5.57%) Java Developer
9 22 (4.71%) Administrator
10 21 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
11 20 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
12 17 (3.64%) Applications Support
12 17 (3.64%) Linux Administrator
12 17 (3.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 16 (3.43%) Agile Developer
13 16 (3.43%) Agile Java Developer
13 16 (3.43%) IT Manager
14 15 (3.21%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 14 (3.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (15.42%) .NET
2 35 (7.49%) XML
3 34 (7.28%) ASP.NET
4 32 (6.85%) HTML
5 21 (4.50%) WPF
6 16 (3.43%) XSLT
7 15 (3.21%) .NET Framework
8 14 (3.00%) JMS
9 13 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (2.78%) WinForms
10 12 (2.57%) Web Services
11 11 (2.36%) FIX Protocol
12 10 (2.14%) FpML
12 10 (2.14%) HTML5
12 10 (2.14%) WCF
13 9 (1.93%) DHTML
14 8 (1.71%) REST
15 7 (1.50%) CSS
15 7 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
15 7 (1.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.85%) Derivative
2 53 (11.35%) Fixed Income
3 49 (10.49%) Equities
4 47 (10.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 39 (8.35%) Hedge funds
6 35 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (3.21%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.78%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
8 13 (2.78%) Fintech
9 12 (2.57%) Data Structures
9 12 (2.57%) Reference Data
10 11 (2.36%) Algorithms
10 11 (2.36%) Computer Science
10 11 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (2.36%) SWIFT
11 8 (1.71%) VCE vBlock
12 6 (1.28%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
12 6 (1.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 86 (18.42%) Windows
2 56 (11.99%) Linux
3 38 (8.14%) Windows Server
4 37 (7.92%) Unix
5 21 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (3.00%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.14%) CentOS
10 9 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.71%) Windows 10
12 7 (1.50%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.28%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.64%) Android
14 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.64%) Solaris
14 3 (0.64%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (11.99%) Business Analysis
2 56 (11.99%) Project Management
3 41 (8.78%) Asset Management
4 39 (8.35%) Investment Management
4 39 (8.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 37 (7.92%) TDD
6 36 (7.71%) OO
7 35 (7.49%) SDLC
8 33 (7.07%) Change Management
8 33 (7.07%) Migration
8 33 (7.07%) Scrum
9 32 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (6.42%) Waterfall
11 29 (6.21%) ITIL
11 29 (6.21%) Wealth Management
12 26 (5.57%) Workflow
13 24 (5.14%) Data Management
14 21 (4.50%) CRM
14 21 (4.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 110 (23.55%) SQL
2 92 (19.70%) C#
3 64 (13.70%) Java
4 30 (6.42%) PowerShell
5 25 (5.35%) JavaScript
6 23 (4.93%) Python
7 22 (4.71%) T-SQL
8 18 (3.85%) Bash Shell
8 18 (3.85%) C++
9 16 (3.43%) Perl
10 12 (2.57%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.36%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.36%) VB.NET
12 10 (2.14%) PHP
13 8 (1.71%) C
14 5 (1.07%) VB
15 4 (0.86%) AWK
16 3 (0.64%) Go
17 2 (0.43%) Korn
17 2 (0.43%) sed
Qualifications
1 35 (7.49%) Degree
2 11 (2.36%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.71%) PMP
4 7 (1.50%) MCSE
4 7 (1.50%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.07%) MCSA
5 5 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.86%) MCITP
6 4 (0.86%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.64%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.43%) CISM
8 2 (0.43%) CISMP
9 1 (0.21%) CIMA
9 1 (0.21%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.93%) QA
2 22 (4.71%) MiFID
3 15 (3.21%) SLA
4 8 (1.71%) EMIR
5 7 (1.50%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.43%) COREP
7 2 (0.43%) FATCA
7 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.21%) Basel III
8 1 (0.21%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.21%) SEPA
System Software
1 37 (7.92%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.36%) Docker
4 8 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.28%) vSphere
6 2 (0.43%) GridGain
6 2 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.43%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (6.21%) SCCM
2 25 (5.35%) SCOM
3 19 (4.07%) Nagios
4 15 (3.21%) Puppet
5 10 (2.14%) WSUS
6 5 (1.07%) Ansible
6 5 (1.07%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.86%) DameWare
7 4 (0.86%) Icinga
7 4 (0.86%) logstash
8 3 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.43%) Control-M
9 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.21%) Casper Suite
10 1 (0.21%) MOM
10 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 43 (9.21%) VMware
3 39 (8.35%) Oracle
4 21 (4.50%) Cisco
5 17 (3.64%) Citrix
5 17 (3.64%) EMC
6 15 (3.21%) Dell
7 14 (3.00%) Bloomberg
8 10 (2.14%) Murex
8 10 (2.14%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.14%) Splunk
9 9 (1.93%) Calypso
9 9 (1.93%) HP
10 8 (1.71%) GoldenSource
10 8 (1.71%) SAP
11 7 (1.50%) Fidessa
11 7 (1.50%) IBM
12 6 (1.28%) Sybase
13 5 (1.07%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.07%) SunGard
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