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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 149 113 96
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -17
Contract jobs citing Back Office 355 496 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.46% 1.98% 1.97%
As % of the General category 3.25% 3.91% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 365 355
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.93 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -1.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £20.93 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.65 £20.93 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-61.42% -2.77%
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
10916 12688 13551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.87% 50.72% 52.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7583 8959 9276
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 £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 171 232
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -31 90 £475 - 53
Docklands, London +6 5 £600 +13.74%
Sidcup - 1 - -
Ealing - - - -
Carshalton - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 300 (38.31%) Finance
2 294 (37.55%) Banking
3 202 (25.80%) SQL
4 196 (25.03%) Front Office
5 160 (20.43%) Investment Banking
6 121 (15.45%) Business Analysis
7 120 (15.33%) Derivative
8 114 (14.56%) Windows
9 108 (13.79%) Project Management
10 107 (13.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 102 (13.03%) Java
11 102 (13.03%) Oracle
12 92 (11.75%) SQL Server
13 89 (11.37%) Microsoft
13 89 (11.37%) Scrum
14 84 (10.73%) C#
15 77 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
16 74 (9.45%) Workflow
16 74 (9.45%) .NET
17 72 (9.20%) Fixed Income
18 65 (8.30%) User Acceptance Testing
19 64 (8.17%) TDD
20 61 (7.79%) HTML
20 61 (7.79%) PRINCE2
20 61 (7.79%) Degree
21 60 (7.66%) UNIX
21 60 (7.66%) Change Management
22 58 (7.41%) MS Excel
22 58 (7.41%) ERP
23 56 (7.15%) JavaScript

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.30%) IIS
3 17 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.66%) Apache
5 13 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (1.02%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.77%) AquaLogic
10 5 (0.64%) nginx
10 5 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.64%) TIBCO EMS
10 5 (0.64%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.51%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 58 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 49 (6.26%) MS Office
3 25 (3.19%) MS Visio
4 20 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (2.43%) MS Project
6 9 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 22 (2.81%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (2.17%) Oracle Retail
3 10 (1.28%) Markit EDM
4 9 (1.15%) Endur
5 8 (1.02%) Temenos T24
5 8 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.89%) SunGard GMI
6 7 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.51%) Temenos Globus
8 3 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.38%) Algo Collateral
9 2 (0.26%) OpenLink RightAngle
9 2 (0.26%) Aligne
9 2 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
9 2 (0.26%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.26%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.51%) GitHub
3 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.26%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) PaaS
4 1 (0.13%) IaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.07%) LAN
2 17 (2.17%) WAN
3 12 (1.53%) Firewall
4 7 (0.89%) DNS
5 6 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.77%) VPN
5 6 (0.77%) IPv4
5 6 (0.77%) SAN
5 6 (0.77%) DHCP
5 6 (0.77%) Internet
5 6 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (0.64%) Network Security
7 4 (0.51%) HTTP
7 4 (0.51%) VoIP
7 4 (0.51%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.51%) SSL
8 2 (0.26%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.13%) FCoE
9 1 (0.13%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (2.68%) Oracle Database
4 19 (2.43%) Relational Database
5 18 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (1.66%) MySQL
9 12 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.15%) MS Access
12 8 (1.02%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.64%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
15 3 (0.38%) Data Mart
16 2 (0.26%) SQLPlus
16 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (3.32%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.43%) JIRA
3 12 (1.53%) Selenium
3 12 (1.53%) Maven
4 11 (1.40%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.15%) JUnit
5 9 (1.15%) Serena SBM
6 8 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.77%) Grunt
7 6 (0.77%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (0.77%) Jasmine
8 5 (0.64%) Subversion
9 4 (0.51%) Xcode
9 4 (0.51%) FitNesse
9 4 (0.51%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.51%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.38%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.38%) Behat
11 2 (0.26%) JBehave
11 2 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 300 (38.31%) Finance
2 294 (37.55%) Banking
3 196 (25.03%) Front Office
4 160 (20.43%) Investment Banking
5 49 (6.26%) Retail
6 19 (2.43%) Legal
7 17 (2.17%) Billing
8 15 (1.92%) French Language
9 14 (1.79%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.53%) Telecoms
11 11 (1.40%) Retail Banking
12 8 (1.02%) Publishing
13 6 (0.77%) Games
13 6 (0.77%) Marketing
14 4 (0.51%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.38%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.38%) Advertising
16 1 (0.13%) Law
16 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 294 (37.55%) Analyst
2 197 (25.16%) Business Analyst
3 148 (18.90%) Developer
4 85 (10.86%) Project Manager
5 55 (7.02%) Applications Support
6 43 (5.49%) Java Developer
7 42 (5.36%) Consultant
8 36 (4.60%) Architect
9 35 (4.47%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 33 (4.21%) C# Developer
11 32 (4.09%) Banking Business Analyst
12 31 (3.96%) Support Analyst
13 26 (3.32%) Senior Developer
14 23 (2.94%) Programme Manager
15 21 (2.68%) Applications Support Analyst
16 19 (2.43%) Oracle Consultant
17 18 (2.30%) Test Manager
18 15 (1.92%) Support Engineer
18 15 (1.92%) Technical Analyst
19 14 (1.79%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (9.45%) .NET
2 61 (7.79%) HTML
3 54 (6.90%) XML
4 33 (4.21%) Spring
5 32 (4.09%) CSS
6 30 (3.83%) ASP.NET
7 28 (3.58%) J2EE
8 22 (2.81%) DOM
8 22 (2.81%) XSLT
8 22 (2.81%) HTML5
9 21 (2.68%) jQuery
10 20 (2.55%) Web Services
11 18 (2.30%) JMS
11 18 (2.30%) WCF
12 17 (2.17%) FpML
12 17 (2.17%) Hibernate
13 16 (2.04%) Middleware
13 16 (2.04%) JSP
13 16 (2.04%) CSS3
14 15 (1.92%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 120 (15.33%) Derivative
2 107 (13.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 72 (9.20%) Fixed Income
4 48 (6.13%) Equities
5 30 (3.83%) Open Source
6 28 (3.58%) Management Information System
7 27 (3.45%) Credit Risk
8 25 (3.19%) Credit Derivative
9 18 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (2.17%) SWIFT
10 17 (2.17%) N-Tier
11 15 (1.92%) Market Risk
11 15 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
12 11 (1.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 11 (1.40%) Reference Data
13 8 (1.02%) Computer Science
13 8 (1.02%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.89%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.89%) Statistics
14 7 (0.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 114 (14.56%) Windows
2 60 (7.66%) UNIX
3 33 (4.21%) Windows XP
4 27 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 16 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (2.04%) Linux
6 8 (1.02%) Solaris
7 7 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.77%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.77%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.38%) Windows CE
11 2 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.13%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (15.45%) Business Analysis
2 108 (13.79%) Project Management
3 89 (11.37%) Scrum
4 77 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (9.45%) Workflow
6 65 (8.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 64 (8.17%) TDD
8 61 (7.79%) PRINCE2
9 60 (7.66%) Change Management
10 58 (7.41%) ERP
11 49 (6.26%) OO
11 49 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (6.00%) Risk Management
13 41 (5.24%) ITIL
14 39 (4.98%) Data Analysis
15 38 (4.85%) CRM
15 38 (4.85%) Investment Management
16 34 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (4.21%) Migration
18 31 (3.96%) UML
Programming Languages
1 202 (25.80%) SQL
2 102 (13.03%) Java
3 84 (10.73%) C#
4 56 (7.15%) JavaScript
5 23 (2.94%) Python
6 22 (2.81%) Shell Script
7 19 (2.43%) PL/SQL
8 18 (2.30%) PHP
9 17 (2.17%) VB.NET
10 12 (1.53%) VBA
10 12 (1.53%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.53%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.40%) C++
12 10 (1.28%) Scala
13 8 (1.02%) Korn
13 8 (1.02%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.02%) Perl
13 8 (1.02%) C
14 6 (0.77%) VB
15 5 (0.64%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 61 (7.79%) Degree
2 38 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.17%) PMI Certification
5 16 (2.04%) ISEB
5 16 (2.04%) PMP
6 13 (1.66%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.89%) MCSE
9 6 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.51%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.26%) MCP
12 1 (0.13%) CIMA
12 1 (0.13%) MCITP
12 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.13%) CBAP
12 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.26%) QA
2 30 (3.83%) EMIR
3 28 (3.58%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (1.15%) SLA
5 6 (0.77%) MiFID
6 4 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.26%) COREP
8 2 (0.26%) Basel III
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.13%) GCP
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.13%) FATCA
9 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 31 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.77%) ISA Server
3 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.26%) XenApp
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.13%) SRDF
5 1 (0.13%) vSphere
5 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.02%) SCCM
3 7 (0.89%) DameWare
4 6 (0.77%) OVSD
4 6 (0.77%) OpenView
5 5 (0.64%) Puppet
5 5 (0.64%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.38%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.38%) Control-M
8 2 (0.26%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.26%) BMC Marimba
9 1 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.13%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.13%) Kibana
9 1 (0.13%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.13%) Nagios
9 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 102 (13.03%) Oracle
2 89 (11.37%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.83%) SAP
4 23 (2.94%) Murex
5 19 (2.43%) Charles River
6 18 (2.30%) Sybase
7 17 (2.17%) HP
7 17 (2.17%) Citrix
8 15 (1.92%) Bloomberg
9 14 (1.79%) Calypso
10 13 (1.66%) IBM
11 11 (1.40%) Cisco
11 11 (1.40%) CheckPoint
11 11 (1.40%) Reuters
12 10 (1.28%) Business Objects
12 10 (1.28%) JBoss
13 9 (1.15%) OpenLink
13 9 (1.15%) Serena
14 8 (1.02%) TIBCO
14 8 (1.02%) jBASE
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