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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 168 150 111
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -39
Contract jobs citing Back Office 296 355 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.26% 1.51% 1.97%
As % of the General category 2.68% 3.38% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 269 363
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£520 £500 £519
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £20.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +6.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £17.36
% change year-on-year
-29.78% +35.40%
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
11060 10508 12397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 47.18% 44.77% 51.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7926 7307 8688
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 £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 145 185
Average hourly rate £22.43 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.25 £37.65 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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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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 -33 72 £475 -5.00% 54
Docklands, London 0 7 £575 -6.12%
Canary Wharf -7 4 £422 -26.53%
Croydon - 1 £425 -
Paddington - 1 £475 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 269 (46.06%) Finance
2 243 (41.61%) Banking
3 163 (27.91%) SQL
4 150 (25.68%) Investment Banking
5 121 (20.72%) Front Office
6 112 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (17.12%) Project Management
8 99 (16.95%) SQL Server
9 90 (15.41%) C#
10 89 (15.24%) .NET
11 86 (14.73%) Business Analysis
12 81 (13.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 73 (12.50%) Windows
14 71 (12.16%) Derivative
15 69 (11.82%) Microsoft
16 68 (11.64%) Java
17 62 (10.62%) Fixed Income
18 60 (10.27%) Oracle
18 60 (10.27%) Asset Management
18 60 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
19 50 (8.56%) Equities
19 50 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
20 49 (8.39%) ASP.NET
21 47 (8.05%) JavaScript
21 47 (8.05%) MS Excel
22 46 (7.88%) User Acceptance Testing
23 45 (7.71%) Change Management
24 43 (7.36%) Scrum
25 42 (7.19%) Risk Management
25 42 (7.19%) SDLC

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 23 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.25%) JBoss
3 16 (2.74%) WebSphere
4 15 (2.57%) IIS
5 13 (2.23%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (1.37%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.03%) Lync
9 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.86%) Jadu
9 5 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.51%) Apache
11 3 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 47 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.79%) MS Office
3 19 (3.25%) MS Project
4 13 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 19 (3.25%) SimCorp Dimension
2 15 (2.57%) Markit EDM
3 8 (1.37%) thinkFolio
3 8 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.86%) Eagle PACE
4 5 (0.86%) Loan IQ
5 4 (0.68%) Algo Collateral
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.51%) ACBS
6 3 (0.51%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.51%) TIBCO iProcess
6 3 (0.51%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.51%) Findur
6 3 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.34%) Summit
7 2 (0.34%) RMDS
7 2 (0.34%) Eikon
8 1 (0.17%) TRIRIGA
8 1 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.37%) Office 365
1 8 (1.37%) IBM Blueworks
2 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.25%) LAN
2 18 (3.08%) WAN
3 17 (2.91%) Firewall
4 14 (2.40%) SAN
5 12 (2.05%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.37%) Internet
7 7 (1.20%) DNS
7 7 (1.20%) DHCP
8 6 (1.03%) VPN
9 5 (0.86%) HTTP
10 4 (0.68%) MPLS
11 3 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.51%) Wireless
11 3 (0.51%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.51%) Network Security
11 3 (0.51%) LDAP
11 3 (0.51%) WLAN
11 3 (0.51%) Intranet
11 3 (0.51%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.51%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
7 16 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (2.23%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.88%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.20%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.86%) Big Data
13 5 (0.86%) MS Access
13 5 (0.86%) Sybase IQ
13 5 (0.86%) DB2
13 5 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.68%) Ingres
14 4 (0.68%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.68%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (3.42%) Subversion
1 20 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (3.08%) JIRA
3 17 (2.91%) NUnit
4 15 (2.57%) Cucumber
5 13 (2.23%) CruiseControl
5 13 (2.23%) JUnit
6 12 (2.05%) ClearCase
6 12 (2.05%) Mockito
7 11 (1.88%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.71%) Maven
9 8 (1.37%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.03%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.68%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.68%) Moq
12 3 (0.51%) Introscope
12 3 (0.51%) Rational Rose
12 3 (0.51%) FitNesse
13 2 (0.34%) VisualAge
13 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 269 (46.06%) Finance
2 243 (41.61%) Banking
3 150 (25.68%) Investment Banking
4 121 (20.72%) Front Office
5 24 (4.11%) General Ledger
6 22 (3.77%) Retail
7 21 (3.60%) Legal
8 10 (1.71%) Wholesale Banking
8 10 (1.71%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
10 8 (1.37%) Marketing
11 7 (1.20%) Law
12 6 (1.03%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.68%) Billing
14 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.51%) French Language
15 2 (0.34%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.34%) Advertising
16 1 (0.17%) Publishing
16 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 257 (44.01%) Analyst
2 184 (31.51%) Business Analyst
3 130 (22.26%) Developer
4 68 (11.64%) Project Manager
5 40 (6.85%) Senior Analyst
6 32 (5.48%) Senior Business Analyst
7 29 (4.97%) C# Developer
8 24 (4.11%) Architect
9 23 (3.94%) Test Analyst
9 23 (3.94%) Java Developer
9 23 (3.94%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 22 (3.77%) Banking Business Analyst
10 22 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
10 22 (3.77%) Support Analyst
11 20 (3.42%) SQL Developer
12 19 (3.25%) .NET Developer
12 19 (3.25%) Consultant
13 16 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (2.57%) Applications Support
15 11 (1.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (15.24%) .NET
2 49 (8.39%) ASP.NET
3 39 (6.68%) HTML
4 37 (6.34%) Web Services
5 22 (3.77%) WCF
6 21 (3.60%) Spring
7 18 (3.08%) XSLT
7 18 (3.08%) DHTML
8 16 (2.74%) jQuery
9 15 (2.57%) .NET Framework
9 15 (2.57%) FIX Protocol
9 15 (2.57%) XML
9 15 (2.57%) Middleware
10 13 (2.23%) J2EE
11 12 (2.05%) LINQ
11 12 (2.05%) REST
12 11 (1.88%) HTML5
12 11 (1.88%) FpML
13 9 (1.54%) RESTful
14 8 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 71 (12.16%) Derivative
3 62 (10.62%) Fixed Income
4 60 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (8.56%) Equities
6 22 (3.77%) Market Risk
7 21 (3.60%) SWIFT
8 16 (2.74%) Reference Data
9 15 (2.57%) Data Structures
10 14 (2.40%) Management Information System
11 13 (2.23%) N-Tier
11 13 (2.23%) Credit Risk
12 12 (2.05%) Equity Derivative
12 12 (2.05%) Contract for Difference
12 12 (2.05%) Hedge funds
12 12 (2.05%) Data Centre
13 10 (1.71%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 9 (1.54%) Computer Science
15 8 (1.37%) DTCC
16 7 (1.20%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 73 (12.50%) Windows
2 41 (7.02%) UNIX
3 23 (3.94%) Linux
4 16 (2.74%) Windows 7
5 14 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.86%) Android
8 5 (0.86%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.51%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Debian
12 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (17.12%) Project Management
3 86 (14.73%) Business Analysis
4 60 (10.27%) Asset Management
5 50 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (7.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 45 (7.71%) Change Management
8 43 (7.36%) Scrum
9 42 (7.19%) Risk Management
9 42 (7.19%) SDLC
10 38 (6.51%) OO
11 37 (6.34%) Workflow
12 34 (5.82%) Investment Management
13 33 (5.65%) Data Analysis
13 33 (5.65%) ITIL
13 33 (5.65%) PRINCE2
14 26 (4.45%) OOD
14 26 (4.45%) Migration
14 26 (4.45%) Web Development
15 24 (4.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 163 (27.91%) SQL
2 90 (15.41%) C#
3 68 (11.64%) Java
4 47 (8.05%) JavaScript
5 23 (3.94%) VB.NET
6 16 (2.74%) Python
7 15 (2.57%) VBA
7 15 (2.57%) Perl
8 13 (2.23%) PL/SQL
8 13 (2.23%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.71%) C
9 10 (1.71%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.20%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.03%) R
12 5 (0.86%) VB
12 5 (0.86%) C++
12 5 (0.86%) PHP
13 4 (0.68%) VBScript
13 4 (0.68%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (4.45%) Degree
2 8 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (1.03%) PMI Certification
3 6 (1.03%) VCP5
4 5 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (0.86%) ISEB
5 4 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.51%) MCITP
6 3 (0.51%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.51%) PMP
6 3 (0.51%) CIMA
6 3 (0.51%) CCNP
6 3 (0.51%) MCSE
7 2 (0.34%) MCSA
7 2 (0.34%) CCNA
7 2 (0.34%) ACCA
7 2 (0.34%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.25%) QA
2 14 (2.40%) COREP
3 10 (1.71%) MiFID
4 9 (1.54%) EMIR
5 7 (1.20%) CRD IV
6 6 (1.03%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (1.03%) SLA
6 6 (1.03%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.51%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.51%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.34%) Basel III
9 1 (0.17%) Basel II
9 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.17%) FATCA
9 1 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.57%) vSphere
4 14 (2.40%) GridGain
5 6 (1.03%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) Docker
8 1 (0.17%) HDFS
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.17%) XenApp
8 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (1.03%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.03%) Control-M
4 4 (0.68%) ARCserve
4 4 (0.68%) vMotion
5 3 (0.51%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.34%) SCCM
6 2 (0.34%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.17%) logstash
7 1 (0.17%) Icinga
7 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.17%) Nagios
7 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 60 (10.27%) Oracle
3 24 (4.11%) IBM
4 23 (3.94%) Sybase
5 21 (3.60%) SimCorp
6 18 (3.08%) VMware
7 16 (2.74%) Citrix
8 15 (2.57%) Charles River
9 14 (2.40%) Murex
10 12 (2.05%) HP
11 11 (1.88%) Pega
12 10 (1.71%) Cisco
13 9 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.37%) TIBCO
14 8 (1.37%) Dell
14 8 (1.37%) Reuters
14 8 (1.37%) NetApp
15 7 (1.20%) Bloomberg
15 7 (1.20%) Tradeweb
15 7 (1.20%) Dell Compellent
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £289.25 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £480 - £530 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago