The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 115 110 86
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -24
Contract jobs citing Back Office 441 403 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.82% 1.87% 2.15%
As % of the General category 3.97% 3.64% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 280 431
Average daily rate £500 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £315 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £72.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+262.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £19.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £114.50 £28.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
11112 11076 14904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.93% 51.27% 53.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7820 7859 10105
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 £288 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 122 241
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £21.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Back Office
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -13 123 £500 +5.26% 47
Docklands, London -2 3 £525 -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 346 (41.69%) Banking
2 321 (38.67%) Finance
3 206 (24.82%) Investment Banking
4 195 (23.49%) SQL
5 166 (20.00%) Front Office
6 130 (15.66%) Derivative
7 129 (15.54%) Windows
8 122 (14.70%) Business Analysis
9 120 (14.46%) Project Management
9 120 (14.46%) SQL Server
10 106 (12.77%) Microsoft
11 101 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
12 96 (11.57%) Scrum
13 93 (11.20%) Java
13 93 (11.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 90 (10.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 83 (10.00%) Oracle
15 83 (10.00%) MS Excel
16 81 (9.76%) Fixed Income
17 80 (9.64%) C#
18 76 (9.16%) MS Office
19 74 (8.92%) .NET
19 74 (8.92%) Change Management
20 73 (8.80%) Equities
21 72 (8.67%) PRINCE2
22 71 (8.55%) Migration
22 71 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
23 70 (8.43%) TDD
24 65 (7.83%) Workflow
25 59 (7.11%) XML

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.89%) IIS
3 19 (2.29%) MS Exchange
4 18 (2.17%) Apache
5 13 (1.57%) CMS
6 12 (1.45%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.33%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.96%) Confluence
8 8 (0.96%) IBM Notes
8 8 (0.96%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (0.60%) SAS
11 5 (0.60%) Documentum
11 5 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (0.60%) Lync
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 83 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 76 (9.16%) MS Office
3 43 (5.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (4.94%) MS Visio
5 22 (2.65%) MS Project
6 5 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (1.57%) Temenos T24
2 12 (1.45%) Summit
3 8 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.96%) Endur
4 7 (0.84%) Eikon
5 6 (0.72%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.72%) Cerner Millennium
5 6 (0.72%) RMDS
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 5 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.48%) Temenos Globus
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.36%) SaaS
2 3 (0.36%) GitHub
3 2 (0.24%) PaaS
3 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.12%) Force.com
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.25%) LAN
2 26 (3.13%) Internet
3 24 (2.89%) WAN
4 18 (2.17%) Firewall
4 18 (2.17%) DNS
5 16 (1.93%) DHCP
6 15 (1.81%) Intranet
7 13 (1.57%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.20%) SAN
9 9 (1.08%) HTTP
10 8 (0.96%) Network Security
11 7 (0.84%) NAS
11 7 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (0.72%) FCoE
12 6 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (0.72%) Multicast
12 6 (0.72%) LDAP
13 5 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.60%) VPN
13 5 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (2.89%) Relational Database
5 21 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (2.05%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.33%) MySQL
9 7 (0.84%) Data Mining
9 7 (0.84%) SQLPlus
10 5 (0.60%) MS Access
10 5 (0.60%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.60%) EDRMS
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.60%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.60%) HBase
11 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (3.49%) JIRA
2 14 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.57%) Selenium
4 12 (1.45%) Subversion
5 9 (1.08%) Cucumber
6 8 (0.96%) JUnit
7 7 (0.84%) RequisitePro
7 7 (0.84%) FitNesse
7 7 (0.84%) Behat
8 6 (0.72%) Jasmine
8 6 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (0.72%) ClearCase
8 6 (0.72%) Serena SBM
8 6 (0.72%) NUnit
8 6 (0.72%) Maven
8 6 (0.72%) CruiseControl
9 5 (0.60%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.60%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 346 (41.69%) Banking
2 321 (38.67%) Finance
3 206 (24.82%) Investment Banking
4 166 (20.00%) Front Office
5 42 (5.06%) Financial Institution
6 41 (4.94%) Legal
7 31 (3.73%) Retail
8 22 (2.65%) Billing
9 20 (2.41%) Marketing
10 19 (2.29%) Telecoms
10 19 (2.29%) Advertising
11 13 (1.57%) General Ledger
12 12 (1.45%) Publishing
13 5 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.48%) French Language
15 3 (0.36%) Games
15 3 (0.36%) Local Government
15 3 (0.36%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 339 (40.84%) Analyst
2 243 (29.28%) Business Analyst
3 138 (16.63%) Developer
4 125 (15.06%) Project Manager
5 42 (5.06%) Architect
6 37 (4.46%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 29 (3.49%) Java Developer
8 27 (3.25%) Test Analyst
8 27 (3.25%) Support Analyst
8 27 (3.25%) C# Developer
8 27 (3.25%) Banking Business Analyst
9 23 (2.77%) Applications Support
10 22 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
11 21 (2.53%) Test Manager
11 21 (2.53%) Support Engineer
12 20 (2.41%) Tester
12 20 (2.41%) Programme Manager
12 20 (2.41%) Consultant
13 17 (2.05%) IT Project Manager
14 16 (1.93%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (8.92%) .NET
2 59 (7.11%) XML
3 52 (6.27%) HTML
4 32 (3.86%) J2EE
5 29 (3.49%) Web Services
6 27 (3.25%) ASP.NET
7 26 (3.13%) Middleware
8 21 (2.53%) CSS
8 21 (2.53%) WCF
9 18 (2.17%) XSLT
10 17 (2.05%) Spring
11 16 (1.93%) HTML5
11 16 (1.93%) .NET Framework
11 16 (1.93%) jQuery
12 15 (1.81%) JSP
12 15 (1.81%) WPF
13 10 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (1.20%) LINQ
14 9 (1.08%) Hibernate
14 9 (1.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 130 (15.66%) Derivative
2 90 (10.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 81 (9.76%) Fixed Income
4 73 (8.80%) Equities
5 32 (3.86%) Management Information System
6 27 (3.25%) Open Source
7 26 (3.13%) Reference Data
8 22 (2.65%) Equity Derivative
8 22 (2.65%) Credit Derivative
9 20 (2.41%) Credit Risk
10 19 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (2.17%) Market Risk
12 16 (1.93%) Blackberry
13 15 (1.81%) SWIFT
14 14 (1.69%) NHS
15 13 (1.57%) N-Tier
16 12 (1.45%) Hedge funds
17 9 (1.08%) PMI
18 8 (0.96%) Computer Science
18 8 (0.96%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 129 (15.54%) Windows
2 51 (6.14%) UNIX
3 34 (4.10%) Linux
4 32 (3.86%) Windows 7
5 24 (2.89%) Windows XP
6 20 (2.41%) Solaris
7 14 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.33%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.84%) Android
10 6 (0.72%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.36%) Windows CE
13 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.12%) SUSE
14 1 (0.12%) CentOS
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (14.70%) Business Analysis
2 120 (14.46%) Project Management
3 101 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (11.57%) Scrum
5 93 (11.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 74 (8.92%) Change Management
7 72 (8.67%) PRINCE2
8 71 (8.55%) Migration
8 71 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 70 (8.43%) TDD
10 65 (7.83%) Workflow
11 56 (6.75%) Asset Management
12 46 (5.54%) OO
13 41 (4.94%) Investment Management
14 40 (4.82%) CRM
15 38 (4.58%) Test Scripting
16 35 (4.22%) ERP
16 35 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
16 35 (4.22%) Risk Management
17 34 (4.10%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 195 (23.49%) SQL
2 93 (11.20%) Java
3 80 (9.64%) C#
4 48 (5.78%) JavaScript
5 23 (2.77%) PHP
6 17 (2.05%) PL/SQL
7 13 (1.57%) Python
8 11 (1.33%) C++
8 11 (1.33%) VBA
8 11 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.33%) VB
9 10 (1.20%) C
10 8 (0.96%) Perl
11 7 (0.84%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.72%) Scala
13 5 (0.60%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.60%) Korn
14 4 (0.48%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.36%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 54 (6.51%) Degree
2 29 (3.49%) SC Cleared
2 29 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.25%) ISEB
4 26 (3.13%) PMI Certification
5 18 (2.17%) PMP
6 17 (2.05%) ISTQB
7 13 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.48%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.48%) MCSE
10 3 (0.36%) MCP
11 2 (0.24%) MCITP
11 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.24%) ACCA
11 2 (0.24%) ECDL
11 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.24%) CCNA
11 2 (0.24%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.11%) EMIR
2 57 (6.87%) Dodd-Frank
3 51 (6.14%) QA
4 15 (1.81%) MiFID
5 6 (0.72%) SLA
6 4 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.48%) GAAP
7 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.36%) FATCA
8 1 (0.12%) GCP
8 1 (0.12%) COREP
8 1 (0.12%) FINREP
8 1 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 33 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.08%) VMware ESX
3 7 (0.84%) NFS
4 6 (0.72%) SRDF
4 6 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.60%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.60%) XenApp
5 5 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.12%) Samba
8 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.12%) KVM
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.12%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 32 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.72%) SCCM
3 5 (0.60%) OVSD
3 5 (0.60%) DameWare
3 5 (0.60%) OpenView
3 5 (0.60%) Control-M
3 5 (0.60%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.36%) SCOM
6 2 (0.24%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.24%) Puppet
6 2 (0.24%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.24%) Nagios
7 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.12%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.12%) Cacti
7 1 (0.12%) WSUS
7 1 (0.12%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 106 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 83 (10.00%) Oracle
3 30 (3.61%) Murex
4 28 (3.37%) Citrix
5 27 (3.25%) Bloomberg
5 27 (3.25%) Calypso
6 26 (3.13%) HP
7 23 (2.77%) Fidessa
8 21 (2.53%) Cisco
9 20 (2.41%) Sybase
10 19 (2.29%) Charles River
11 18 (2.17%) VMware
12 17 (2.05%) PeopleSoft
13 16 (1.93%) Siebel
14 14 (1.69%) SAP
14 14 (1.69%) IBM
14 14 (1.69%) CheckPoint
14 14 (1.69%) Cerner
15 13 (1.57%) Reuters
15 13 (1.57%) Cognos
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £370 - £405 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Brickendon Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £395 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Applitracker
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago