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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 212 185 121
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -64
Contract jobs citing Back Office 242 271 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.11% 1.22% 1.90%
As % of the General category 2.54% 2.64% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 187 335
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 £278 £319 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.75 £95.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.36% +375.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -18.75%
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
9523 10248 10294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.79% 46.06% 45.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7099 7283 7343
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 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 128 137
Median hourly rate £22.38 £21.65 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +20.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £11.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £51.74 £40.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +30 52 £550 +4.76% 39
Croydon -12 1 £225 -
Southall - 1 £525 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £350 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 213 (40.73%) Finance
2 196 (37.48%) Banking
3 125 (23.90%) Investment Banking
4 120 (22.94%) Front Office
5 111 (21.22%) SQL
6 97 (18.55%) SQL Server
7 96 (18.36%) Windows
8 91 (17.40%) C#
9 85 (16.25%) .NET
10 83 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
11 66 (12.62%) Java
12 65 (12.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 62 (11.85%) Business Analysis
14 55 (10.52%) Oracle
14 55 (10.52%) Derivative
15 54 (10.33%) Microsoft
16 50 (9.56%) Project Management
17 49 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
18 48 (9.18%) Asset Management
18 48 (9.18%) MS Excel
18 48 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
19 46 (8.80%) SDLC
20 43 (8.22%) Fixed Income
21 42 (8.03%) Investment Management
22 40 (7.65%) Unix
23 38 (7.27%) HTML
24 34 (6.50%) ITIL
24 34 (6.50%) Wealth Management
24 34 (6.50%) Hedge funds
25 33 (6.31%) Linux

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 16 (3.06%) IIS
2 11 (2.10%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.53%) Confluence
3 8 (1.53%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.34%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.34%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.15%) JBoss
5 6 (1.15%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.57%) Apache
8 3 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.57%) Node.js
8 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.38%) CMS
9 2 (0.38%) SAS
9 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (9.18%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.78%) MS Office
3 11 (2.10%) MS Project
4 10 (1.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.91%) Photoshop
5 9 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 12 (2.29%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.91%) Summit
3 9 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.34%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (1.34%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (1.34%) Unit4 Business World
5 6 (1.15%) Maximo
5 6 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.76%) SunGard GMI
7 3 (0.57%) Beauchamp
7 3 (0.57%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.57%) SAP ERP
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%) Rolfe and Nolan
8 2 (0.38%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.91%) Office 365
3 5 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.96%) OneDrive
3 5 (0.96%) Yammer
4 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.38%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Google Play
5 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.91%) Intranet
3 9 (1.72%) Internet
4 7 (1.34%) DNS
4 7 (1.34%) Firewall
5 4 (0.76%) DHCP
5 4 (0.76%) FTP
6 3 (0.57%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.57%) HTTP
6 3 (0.57%) LAN
6 3 (0.57%) MPLS
6 3 (0.57%) SAN
6 3 (0.57%) VPN
6 3 (0.57%) WAN
7 2 (0.38%) BGP
7 2 (0.38%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.38%) Network Security
7 2 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.38%) Wireless
7 2 (0.38%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (18.55%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.49%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.72%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.53%) Big Data
9 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.15%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.96%) MySQL
11 4 (0.76%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.76%) Impala
12 3 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.57%) DB2
12 3 (0.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (3.25%) Maven
2 14 (2.68%) JIRA
2 14 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (2.49%) Subversion
4 12 (2.29%) NUnit
4 12 (2.29%) Visual Studio
5 11 (2.10%) MSTest
6 9 (1.72%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.72%) Selenium
7 7 (1.34%) Axure RP
7 7 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (1.15%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.96%) Mockito
10 4 (0.76%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.76%) JUnit
10 4 (0.76%) NuGet
10 4 (0.76%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.57%) Moq
11 3 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
11 3 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 213 (40.73%) Finance
2 196 (37.48%) Banking
3 125 (23.90%) Investment Banking
4 120 (22.94%) Front Office
5 16 (3.06%) Legal
5 16 (3.06%) Retail
6 13 (2.49%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.10%) General Ledger
8 9 (1.72%) Advertising
9 7 (1.34%) Marketing
9 7 (1.34%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.96%) Billing
11 4 (0.76%) Law
12 3 (0.57%) International Banking
12 3 (0.57%) Publishing
13 2 (0.38%) Games
13 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (32.31%) Analyst
2 118 (22.56%) Business Analyst
3 116 (22.18%) Developer
4 48 (9.18%) Project Manager
5 45 (8.60%) Banking Analyst
6 34 (6.50%) C# Developer
6 34 (6.50%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 27 (5.16%) Applications Support
8 26 (4.97%) Support Analyst
9 23 (4.40%) SQL Developer
10 22 (4.21%) IT Manager
11 20 (3.82%) Java Developer
12 19 (3.63%) Web Developer
13 18 (3.44%) .NET Developer
13 18 (3.44%) Regulatory Business Analyst
14 17 (3.25%) C# Web Developer
14 17 (3.25%) IT Analyst
15 16 (3.06%) Architect
15 16 (3.06%) Banking Business Analyst
15 16 (3.06%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (16.25%) .NET
2 38 (7.27%) HTML
3 32 (6.12%) ASP.NET
4 28 (5.35%) .NET Framework
5 24 (4.59%) XML
6 20 (3.82%) Web Services
7 15 (2.87%) FIX Protocol
8 13 (2.49%) WinForms
9 12 (2.29%) CSS
9 12 (2.29%) JMS
10 11 (2.10%) WCF
11 10 (1.91%) RESTful
12 8 (1.53%) Flash
12 8 (1.53%) J2EE
12 8 (1.53%) Middleware
12 8 (1.53%) REST
12 8 (1.53%) Spring
13 7 (1.34%) jQuery
13 7 (1.34%) SOAP
14 6 (1.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 55 (10.52%) Derivative
3 48 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (8.22%) Fixed Income
5 34 (6.50%) Hedge funds
6 31 (5.93%) Equities
7 25 (4.78%) Management Information System
8 19 (3.63%) Statistics
9 16 (3.06%) Market Risk
10 13 (2.49%) User Experience
11 12 (2.29%) SWIFT
12 11 (2.10%) Equity Derivative
13 10 (1.91%) Computer Science
14 7 (1.34%) Mathematics
15 5 (0.96%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.96%) Data Extraction
15 5 (0.96%) Data Integration
15 5 (0.96%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.96%) PDA
16 4 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 96 (18.36%) Windows
2 40 (7.65%) Unix
3 33 (6.31%) Linux
3 33 (6.31%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.44%) Windows 7
5 11 (2.10%) Solaris
6 10 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.15%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.96%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.38%) AIX
10 2 (0.38%) Android
10 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (11.85%) Business Analysis
3 50 (9.56%) Project Management
4 49 (9.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (9.18%) Asset Management
6 46 (8.80%) SDLC
7 42 (8.03%) Investment Management
8 34 (6.50%) ITIL
8 34 (6.50%) Wealth Management
9 32 (6.12%) OO
9 32 (6.12%) Scrum
10 30 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (5.54%) Web Development
12 28 (5.35%) TDD
13 25 (4.78%) Electronic Trading
13 25 (4.78%) PRINCE2
14 24 (4.59%) Configuration Management
14 24 (4.59%) Release Management
15 23 (4.40%) Data Management
15 23 (4.40%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 111 (21.22%) SQL
2 91 (17.40%) C#
3 66 (12.62%) Java
4 27 (5.16%) PowerShell
5 18 (3.44%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.87%) T-SQL
7 14 (2.68%) Perl
7 14 (2.68%) Python
8 13 (2.49%) VBA
9 12 (2.29%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.91%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.72%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.34%) Scala
13 6 (1.15%) C++
14 5 (0.96%) VB
15 4 (0.76%) Tcl
16 3 (0.57%) C
16 3 (0.57%) PHP
16 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (3.82%) Degree
2 9 (1.72%) PMI Certification
3 8 (1.53%) PMP
3 8 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.15%) CISA
6 5 (0.96%) ACCA
6 5 (0.96%) CISM
6 5 (0.96%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.57%) CIMA
7 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.57%) MCSA
7 3 (0.57%) MCSE
7 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.38%) CCNA
8 2 (0.38%) MBA
8 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.78%) QA
2 23 (4.40%) MiFID
3 16 (3.06%) EMIR
4 10 (1.91%) AIFMD
4 10 (1.91%) SLA
5 4 (0.76%) COREP
6 3 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.38%) Basel III
7 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.38%) ISO20022
7 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.38%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.19%) BS7799
8 1 (0.19%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.19%) FATCA
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.15%) Docker
4 4 (0.76%) HDFS
4 4 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.76%) vSphere
4 4 (0.76%) XenApp
5 2 (0.38%) GridGain
5 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.19%) KVM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (1.72%) SCOM
2 8 (1.53%) Puppet
3 7 (1.34%) Nagios
3 7 (1.34%) SCCM
4 5 (0.96%) Ansible
4 5 (0.96%) Control-M
4 5 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.57%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.38%) Icinga
6 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.38%) logstash
6 2 (0.38%) Mesos
6 2 (0.38%) OpenView
6 2 (0.38%) WSUS
7 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.19%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 55 (10.52%) Oracle
2 54 (10.33%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.78%) Murex
4 19 (3.63%) Calypso
5 15 (2.87%) SmartStream
5 15 (2.87%) Sybase
5 15 (2.87%) VMware
6 13 (2.49%) IBM
7 12 (2.29%) Adobe
7 12 (2.29%) Citrix
7 12 (2.29%) SAP
8 11 (2.10%) Fidessa
9 9 (1.72%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.53%) SunGard
10 8 (1.53%) TIBCO
10 8 (1.53%) Trayport
11 7 (1.34%) Bloomberg
11 7 (1.34%) Hyperion
11 7 (1.34%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.34%) Symantec
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Development and Infrastructure
Rate: £500 - 650 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive day rate 6 month initial contract
Posted: 6 days ago
City. London
Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: 375-425 GBP/day negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
West London
Playtech
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum You will be paid a monthly salary fo
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