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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 190 169 118
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -51
Contract jobs citing Back Office 281 298 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.22% 1.33% 1.88%
As % of the General category 2.78% 2.93% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 214 345
Average daily rate £500 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £304 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.75 £95.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.36% +31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £95.00 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £95.00 £114.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -21.21%
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
10126 10187 10673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.01% 45.47% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7511 7198 7494
Average daily rate £500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 119 177
Average hourly rate £22.25 £19.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the London region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 45 £550 +10.00% 37
Canary Wharf -1 2 £701 +40.10%
Southall - 1 £525 -
Chiswick - 1 £350 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 240 (42.55%) Finance
2 232 (41.13%) Banking
3 154 (27.30%) Investment Banking
4 124 (21.99%) SQL
4 124 (21.99%) Front Office
5 106 (18.79%) SQL Server
6 98 (17.38%) Windows
7 96 (17.02%) C#
8 95 (16.84%) .NET
9 87 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (13.12%) Business Analysis
11 71 (12.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 69 (12.23%) Java
13 61 (10.82%) Project Management
14 59 (10.46%) Derivative
15 58 (10.28%) Oracle
16 55 (9.75%) Fixed Income
17 54 (9.57%) Microsoft
18 52 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
19 48 (8.51%) Asset Management
19 48 (8.51%) MS Excel
20 47 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
21 42 (7.45%) Investment Management
21 42 (7.45%) HTML
22 40 (7.09%) SDLC
23 39 (6.91%) ASP.NET
24 36 (6.38%) Unix
25 35 (6.21%) Hedge funds
26 34 (6.03%) Equities
26 34 (6.03%) Scrum

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 19 (3.37%) IIS
2 11 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.42%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.24%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.24%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.06%) Confluence
6 5 (0.89%) JBoss
6 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.89%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.35%) CMS
8 2 (0.35%) Jetty
8 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.35%) SAS
8 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 48 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.61%) MS Office
3 19 (3.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (3.37%) Photoshop
4 12 (2.13%) MS Project
5 9 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.60%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.48%) Summit
2 12 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.42%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (1.24%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (1.24%) Unit4 Business World
5 6 (1.06%) Maximo
5 6 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.71%) Loan IQ
6 4 (0.71%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.53%) Endur
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.53%) SunGard GMI
8 2 (0.35%) Academy Housing
8 2 (0.35%) Global One
8 2 (0.35%) Misys Opics
8 2 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.35%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.48%) Office 365
3 5 (0.89%) OneDrive
3 5 (0.89%) Yammer
4 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.35%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.37%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.77%) Internet
3 9 (1.60%) Firewall
4 6 (1.06%) Intranet
5 5 (0.89%) DNS
5 5 (0.89%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.71%) DHCP
7 3 (0.53%) FTP
7 3 (0.53%) MPLS
7 3 (0.53%) VPN
8 2 (0.35%) BGP
8 2 (0.35%) HTTP
8 2 (0.35%) ISDN
8 2 (0.35%) LAN
8 2 (0.35%) PBX
8 2 (0.35%) PSTN
8 2 (0.35%) SAN
8 2 (0.35%) SDH
8 2 (0.35%) WAN
8 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 20 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (2.48%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (1.95%) NoSQL
5 11 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.60%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.42%) Big Data
8 8 (1.42%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.89%) MySQL
10 5 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.71%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.71%) Impala
11 4 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (2.48%) JIRA
1 14 (2.48%) Maven
2 13 (2.30%) Subversion
3 12 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.95%) Axure RP
4 11 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.60%) MSTest
5 9 (1.60%) NUnit
6 7 (1.24%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (1.24%) Selenium
7 5 (0.89%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.89%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.71%) JUnit
8 4 (0.71%) Mockito
9 3 (0.53%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.35%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.35%) ProC
General
1 240 (42.55%) Finance
2 232 (41.13%) Banking
3 154 (27.30%) Investment Banking
4 124 (21.99%) Front Office
5 16 (2.84%) Financial Institution
5 16 (2.84%) Legal
6 15 (2.66%) Retail
7 13 (2.30%) General Ledger
8 9 (1.60%) Advertising
9 7 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.89%) Billing
10 5 (0.89%) Law
11 4 (0.71%) Wholesale Banking
12 3 (0.53%) International Banking
12 3 (0.53%) Publishing
13 2 (0.35%) Local Government
13 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.35%) Marketing
14 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (32.98%) Analyst
2 137 (24.29%) Business Analyst
3 123 (21.81%) Developer
4 57 (10.11%) Project Manager
5 53 (9.40%) Banking Analyst
6 40 (7.09%) C# Developer
7 36 (6.38%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 28 (4.96%) Applications Support
8 28 (4.96%) Support Analyst
9 26 (4.61%) SQL Developer
10 24 (4.26%) .NET Developer
10 24 (4.26%) IT Manager
10 24 (4.26%) Regulatory Business Analyst
11 22 (3.90%) Architect
11 22 (3.90%) Report Analyst
11 22 (3.90%) Web Developer
12 21 (3.72%) Banking Business Analyst
12 21 (3.72%) C# Web Developer
13 18 (3.19%) Designer
13 18 (3.19%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (16.84%) .NET
2 42 (7.45%) HTML
3 39 (6.91%) ASP.NET
4 32 (5.67%) .NET Framework
5 24 (4.26%) XML
6 23 (4.08%) Web Services
7 18 (3.19%) WCF
8 16 (2.84%) WinForms
9 15 (2.66%) FIX Protocol
10 13 (2.30%) CSS
11 12 (2.13%) Flash
12 10 (1.77%) JMS
12 10 (1.77%) REST
12 10 (1.77%) RESTful
13 9 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (1.60%) J2EE
13 9 (1.60%) Middleware
14 8 (1.42%) SOAP
14 8 (1.42%) Spring
15 7 (1.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 59 (10.46%) Derivative
3 55 (9.75%) Fixed Income
4 47 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (6.21%) Hedge funds
6 34 (6.03%) Equities
7 23 (4.08%) Management Information System
7 23 (4.08%) User Experience
8 21 (3.72%) Market Risk
9 19 (3.37%) Statistics
10 15 (2.66%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.77%) Equity Derivative
11 10 (1.77%) SWIFT
12 7 (1.24%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.24%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.24%) PDA
12 7 (1.24%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.89%) Data Extraction
13 5 (0.89%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 98 (17.38%) Windows
2 36 (6.38%) Unix
3 25 (4.43%) Linux
4 22 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 17 (3.01%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.77%) Solaris
7 7 (1.24%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.89%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.35%) AIX
11 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.18%) CentOS
12 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (13.12%) Business Analysis
3 61 (10.82%) Project Management
4 52 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (8.51%) Asset Management
6 42 (7.45%) Investment Management
7 40 (7.09%) SDLC
8 34 (6.03%) Scrum
9 33 (5.85%) ITIL
9 33 (5.85%) OO
9 33 (5.85%) Web Development
10 32 (5.67%) Wealth Management
11 31 (5.50%) E-Commerce
11 31 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (5.14%) TDD
13 28 (4.96%) PRINCE2
14 27 (4.79%) Risk Management
15 25 (4.43%) Data Modelling
15 25 (4.43%) SOA
15 25 (4.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 124 (21.99%) SQL
2 96 (17.02%) C#
3 69 (12.23%) Java
4 23 (4.08%) PowerShell
5 21 (3.72%) JavaScript
6 20 (3.55%) VBA
7 13 (2.30%) Python
7 13 (2.30%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.95%) Perl
8 11 (1.95%) VB
9 10 (1.77%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.24%) C++
10 7 (1.24%) Scala
10 7 (1.24%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.89%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.89%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.71%) C
12 4 (0.71%) Tcl
12 4 (0.71%) VBScript
13 2 (0.35%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 22 (3.90%) Degree
2 9 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (1.42%) PMI Certification
4 7 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (1.24%) PMP
5 6 (1.06%) CISA
5 6 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.89%) ACCA
6 5 (0.89%) CCNA
6 5 (0.89%) CISM
6 5 (0.89%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.53%) CIMA
7 3 (0.53%) MBA
7 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.35%) MCSA
8 2 (0.35%) MCSE
8 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.85%) QA
2 32 (5.67%) MiFID
3 24 (4.26%) EMIR
4 14 (2.48%) AIFMD
5 12 (2.13%) SLA
6 7 (1.24%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.89%) COREP
8 3 (0.53%) FATCA
8 3 (0.53%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.35%) Basel III
9 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.35%) ISO20022
9 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.18%) BS7799
10 1 (0.18%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.18%) SEPA
10 1 (0.18%) UCITS
System Software
1 19 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.24%) XenApp
3 5 (0.89%) ISA Server
3 5 (0.89%) Terminal Server
4 4 (0.71%) HDFS
4 4 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.35%) Docker
5 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.35%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) GridGain
6 1 (0.18%) KVM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (0.89%) Control-M
2 5 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.71%) Puppet
4 3 (0.53%) Ansible
4 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.53%) SCCM
4 3 (0.53%) SCOM
4 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.35%) Mesos
5 2 (0.35%) OpenView
6 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.18%) Nagios
6 1 (0.18%) OVSD
Vendors
1 58 (10.28%) Oracle
2 54 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.85%) Murex
4 27 (4.79%) Calypso
5 20 (3.55%) Adobe
6 19 (3.37%) SmartStream
7 16 (2.84%) SAP
8 15 (2.66%) Citrix
9 14 (2.48%) Sybase
10 13 (2.30%) IBM
11 11 (1.95%) Fidessa
11 11 (1.95%) VMware
12 10 (1.77%) Cisco
12 10 (1.77%) ION Trading
13 9 (1.60%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.42%) TIBCO
14 8 (1.42%) Trayport
15 7 (1.24%) Bloomberg
15 7 (1.24%) SunGard
15 7 (1.24%) Symantec
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £580.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £550 per day + travel expenses
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
DCV Technologies
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + Excellent rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago