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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 153 126 113
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 315 414 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.38% 1.74% 1.89%
As % of the General category 3.06% 3.55% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 293 289
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.25 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% +0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.65 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £25.85 £24.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £22.92 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-30.17% +43.21%
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
10281 11662 10231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.18% 49.00% 48.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7561 8252 7071
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 159 178
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.70 £43.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 -26 99 £473 -5.50% 22
Bermondsey - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Orpington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 250 (39.31%) Finance
2 230 (36.16%) Banking
3 175 (27.52%) SQL
4 169 (26.57%) Front Office
5 118 (18.55%) Investment Banking
6 115 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
7 112 (17.61%) Derivative
8 105 (16.51%) Business Analysis
9 101 (15.88%) Project Management
10 84 (13.21%) Windows
11 79 (12.42%) Oracle
12 75 (11.79%) SQL Server
13 72 (11.32%) Microsoft
14 71 (11.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 63 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
16 60 (9.43%) C#
17 59 (9.28%) .NET
18 54 (8.49%) User Acceptance Testing
19 53 (8.33%) Java
20 51 (8.02%) Retail
20 51 (8.02%) Workflow
21 50 (7.86%) MS Office
22 48 (7.55%) MS Excel
23 45 (7.08%) UNIX
23 45 (7.08%) Fixed Income
24 41 (6.45%) ERP
25 39 (6.13%) Equities
26 38 (5.97%) ITIL
27 36 (5.66%) XML
28 35 (5.50%) PRINCE2

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.42%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.26%) JBoss
4 7 (1.10%) nginx
5 6 (0.94%) WordPress
5 6 (0.94%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.79%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.79%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.63%) TIBCO EMS
7 4 (0.63%) CMS
8 3 (0.47%) IIS
8 3 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.16%) SAS
10 1 (0.16%) Apache
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 50 (7.86%) MS Office
2 48 (7.55%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.89%) MS Project
6 5 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (2.99%) Markit EDM
2 17 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
4 9 (1.42%) Endur
5 6 (0.94%) Global One
6 5 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.63%) SunGard Martini
7 4 (0.63%) SunGard GMI
8 3 (0.47%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.47%) Murex MxG2000
8 3 (0.47%) ResourceLink
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.47%) OpenLink RightAngle
8 3 (0.47%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 3 (0.47%) Aligne
9 2 (0.31%) TIBCO iProcess
9 2 (0.31%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 2 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.16%) Office 365
2 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.26%) Internet
2 7 (1.10%) Intranet
3 6 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.79%) LAN
4 5 (0.79%) WAN
4 5 (0.79%) DNS
5 4 (0.63%) DHCP
6 3 (0.47%) VPN
6 3 (0.47%) SAN
7 2 (0.31%) VoIP
7 2 (0.31%) Firewall
8 1 (0.16%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.16%) Network Security
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.16%) MGW
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.16%) Extranet
8 1 (0.16%) OSPF
8 1 (0.16%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.52%) Oracle Database
4 15 (2.36%) MySQL
4 15 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (1.73%) Data Mining
7 11 (1.73%) FileMaker
8 9 (1.42%) MS Access
9 7 (1.10%) DB2
9 7 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.63%) Big Data
11 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.47%) DataStage
13 2 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.31%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (1.73%) Subversion
3 9 (1.42%) JIRA
3 9 (1.42%) Eclipse
3 9 (1.42%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.79%) TestDirector
5 5 (0.79%) Selenium
6 4 (0.63%) Maven
6 4 (0.63%) Serena SBM
7 3 (0.47%) NUnit
7 3 (0.47%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.47%) Toad
7 3 (0.47%) JUnit
7 3 (0.47%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.47%) Mockito
8 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.31%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 250 (39.31%) Finance
2 230 (36.16%) Banking
3 169 (26.57%) Front Office
4 118 (18.55%) Investment Banking
5 51 (8.02%) Retail
6 15 (2.36%) Legal
7 11 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.57%) French Language
9 8 (1.26%) Marketing
10 5 (0.79%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.63%) Games
11 4 (0.63%) Billing
11 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.47%) Law
12 3 (0.47%) Local Government
12 3 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 285 (44.81%) Analyst
2 183 (28.77%) Business Analyst
3 103 (16.19%) Developer
4 74 (11.64%) Project Manager
5 51 (8.02%) Support Analyst
6 47 (7.39%) Applications Support
7 33 (5.19%) Consultant
8 30 (4.72%) Applications Support Analyst
8 30 (4.72%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 23 (3.62%) Senior Developer
10 22 (3.46%) Banking Business Analyst
11 21 (3.30%) C# Developer
12 20 (3.14%) Data Analyst
12 20 (3.14%) Java Developer
13 19 (2.99%) .NET Developer
14 15 (2.36%) Technical Analyst
14 15 (2.36%) Technical Business Analyst
15 14 (2.20%) Architect
16 12 (1.89%) Programme Manager
16 12 (1.89%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (9.28%) .NET
2 36 (5.66%) XML
3 33 (5.19%) HTML
4 25 (3.93%) ASP.NET
5 16 (2.52%) J2EE
5 16 (2.52%) Web Services
5 16 (2.52%) DOM
6 15 (2.36%) XSLT
7 14 (2.20%) FpML
7 14 (2.20%) Spring
8 12 (1.89%) CSS
8 12 (1.89%) Hibernate
9 10 (1.57%) WCF
9 10 (1.57%) SOAP
10 9 (1.42%) WPF
10 9 (1.42%) jQuery
10 9 (1.42%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (1.10%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.10%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 112 (17.61%) Derivative
2 71 (11.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 63 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (7.08%) Fixed Income
5 39 (6.13%) Equities
6 29 (4.56%) User Experience
7 22 (3.46%) SWIFT
8 21 (3.30%) Credit Derivative
9 18 (2.83%) Credit Risk
10 16 (2.52%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (1.89%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.73%) Blackberry
12 11 (1.73%) Market Risk
12 11 (1.73%) Data Integration
13 10 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.26%) Contract for Difference
15 7 (1.10%) Open Source
15 7 (1.10%) Reference Data
16 6 (0.94%) Data Structures
17 5 (0.79%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 84 (13.21%) Windows
2 45 (7.08%) UNIX
3 26 (4.09%) Linux
4 24 (3.77%) Windows 7
5 16 (2.52%) Windows XP
6 10 (1.57%) Mac OS X Server
7 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.31%) Solaris
11 1 (0.16%) OS/400
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (16.51%) Business Analysis
3 101 (15.88%) Project Management
4 54 (8.49%) User Acceptance Testing
5 51 (8.02%) Workflow
6 41 (6.45%) ERP
7 38 (5.97%) ITIL
8 35 (5.50%) PRINCE2
8 35 (5.50%) E-Commerce
8 35 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (5.35%) Migration
10 33 (5.19%) Waterfall
11 32 (5.03%) Scrum
11 32 (5.03%) Data Modelling
12 30 (4.72%) Data Analysis
13 28 (4.40%) Asset Management
14 26 (4.09%) Risk Management
15 24 (3.77%) TDD
15 24 (3.77%) Investment Management
16 23 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 175 (27.52%) SQL
2 60 (9.43%) C#
3 53 (8.33%) Java
4 26 (4.09%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.36%) Shell Script
6 13 (2.04%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.57%) C++
7 10 (1.57%) VBA
8 8 (1.26%) Python
8 8 (1.26%) PHP
8 8 (1.26%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.26%) C
8 8 (1.26%) VB.NET
8 8 (1.26%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.26%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.94%) Perl
9 6 (0.94%) VBScript
9 6 (0.94%) VB
10 5 (0.79%) Korn
11 4 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (4.09%) Degree
2 10 (1.57%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.26%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.79%) PMP
6 5 (0.79%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.63%) ISEB
7 4 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.63%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.47%) MCSE
9 2 (0.31%) CCNP
9 2 (0.31%) CCNA
9 2 (0.31%) MCITP
9 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.16%) MCP
10 1 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.50%) QA
2 15 (2.36%) EMIR
3 11 (1.73%) SLA
4 8 (1.26%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.63%) MiFID
6 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.31%) Basel III
8 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.16%) GxP
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 22 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.47%) vSphere
4 1 (0.16%) GridGain
4 1 (0.16%) XenApp
4 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.42%) Control-M
3 7 (1.10%) Puppet
3 7 (1.10%) Vagrant
3 7 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.79%) SCCM
5 2 (0.31%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.16%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.16%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.16%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 79 (12.42%) Oracle
2 72 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.93%) SAP
4 23 (3.62%) Bloomberg
5 16 (2.52%) Sybase
5 16 (2.52%) Citrix
6 15 (2.36%) Murex
7 13 (2.04%) Reuters
8 11 (1.73%) VMware
8 11 (1.73%) SunGard
8 11 (1.73%) Apple
9 10 (1.57%) Siebel
9 10 (1.57%) OpenLink
9 10 (1.57%) thinkFolio
10 8 (1.26%) ION Trading
10 8 (1.26%) Cisco
10 8 (1.26%) IBM
10 8 (1.26%) Calypso
11 7 (1.10%) Fidessa
11 7 (1.10%) HP
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Rate: on application
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Edissero Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London / West End
AWD Recruitment
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £479.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
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City of London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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