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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 155 121 108
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 312 432 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.40% 1.78% 1.87%
As % of the General category 3.07% 3.88% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 342 288
Average daily rate
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£511 £500 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £95.00 £72.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% +262.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +10.00%
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
10170 11137 11236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.60% 45.98% 51.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7160 7818 7998
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 189 126
Average hourly rate £19.72 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 -14 74 £489 -2.25% 54
Canary Wharf - 3 £500 -
Croydon - 2 £425 -
Ilford - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 264 (44.15%) Finance
2 231 (38.63%) Banking
3 193 (32.27%) SQL
4 135 (22.58%) Front Office
5 117 (19.57%) Investment Banking
6 104 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (16.72%) SQL Server
8 94 (15.72%) Project Management
8 94 (15.72%) Derivative
9 89 (14.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 80 (13.38%) .NET
11 78 (13.04%) C#
11 78 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
12 71 (11.87%) Windows
13 64 (10.70%) Asset Management
13 64 (10.70%) Equities
14 63 (10.54%) Fixed Income
15 62 (10.37%) Java
16 60 (10.03%) Microsoft
17 59 (9.87%) Business Analysis
18 57 (9.53%) Oracle
19 55 (9.20%) Workflow
20 54 (9.03%) ASP.NET
21 50 (8.36%) UNIX
22 49 (8.19%) JavaScript
23 48 (8.03%) ITIL
23 48 (8.03%) SQL Server 2008
24 40 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
25 38 (6.35%) Markit EDM
26 37 (6.19%) HTML

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.84%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.34%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (1.84%) JBoss
6 7 (1.17%) FileNet
7 5 (0.84%) Lync
8 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.67%) WebSphere Process Server
9 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.50%) IIS
9 3 (0.50%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.33%) SAS
10 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 35 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.85%) MS Office
3 13 (2.17%) MS Project
4 11 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 38 (6.35%) Markit EDM
2 18 (3.01%) SimCorp Dimension
3 11 (1.84%) thinkFolio
4 6 (1.00%) Endur
5 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.84%) ResourceLink
5 5 (0.84%) Eagle PACE
6 4 (0.67%) Algo Collateral
6 4 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.50%) OpenLink RightAngle
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.50%) SunGard GMI
7 3 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.50%) Global One
7 3 (0.50%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.33%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.33%) Office 365
3 1 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.84%) SAN
2 11 (1.84%) LAN
3 10 (1.67%) WAN
3 10 (1.67%) Firewall
4 8 (1.34%) Internet
5 6 (1.00%) DNS
6 5 (0.84%) DHCP
6 5 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.84%) Intranet
7 4 (0.67%) NAS
8 3 (0.50%) Junos
8 3 (0.50%) Wireless
8 3 (0.50%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (0.50%) H.323
8 3 (0.50%) MGCP
8 3 (0.50%) Network Security
9 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.33%) VPLS
9 2 (0.33%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (16.72%) SQL Server
2 48 (8.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (5.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.51%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.51%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.51%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.17%) MS Access
10 6 (1.00%) DB2
10 6 (1.00%) Big Data
11 5 (0.84%) Sybase IQ
11 5 (0.84%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.67%) DataStage
13 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.50%) MySQL
13 3 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (2.17%) Visual Studio
1 13 (2.17%) JIRA
2 6 (1.00%) TeamCity
3 5 (0.84%) Subversion
3 5 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.67%) NUnit
4 4 (0.67%) Selenium
4 4 (0.67%) Toad
5 3 (0.50%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.50%) Maven
5 3 (0.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.50%) MSTest
5 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (0.33%) Moq
6 2 (0.33%) Mockito
6 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.33%) Ant
General
1 264 (44.15%) Finance
2 231 (38.63%) Banking
3 135 (22.58%) Front Office
4 117 (19.57%) Investment Banking
5 33 (5.52%) Retail
6 13 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.01%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.17%) Local Government
8 7 (1.17%) Legal
9 6 (1.00%) Marketing
10 5 (0.84%) French Language
10 5 (0.84%) Billing
10 5 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.67%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.67%) Law
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 266 (44.48%) Analyst
2 176 (29.43%) Business Analyst
3 128 (21.40%) Developer
4 62 (10.37%) Project Manager
5 54 (9.03%) Support Analyst
6 46 (7.69%) Applications Support
7 35 (5.85%) C# Developer
8 30 (5.02%) Applications Support Analyst
9 29 (4.85%) Senior Analyst
10 26 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
11 25 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (3.85%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 20 (3.34%) Java Developer
14 19 (3.18%) .NET Developer
15 16 (2.68%) Data Analyst
15 16 (2.68%) Banking Business Analyst
16 14 (2.34%) SQL Developer
17 13 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 13 (2.17%) Senior Developer
18 12 (2.01%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (13.38%) .NET
2 54 (9.03%) ASP.NET
3 37 (6.19%) HTML
4 27 (4.52%) Web Services
5 24 (4.01%) XSLT
6 22 (3.68%) DHTML
7 21 (3.51%) WCF
8 17 (2.84%) .NET Framework
8 17 (2.84%) jQuery
9 15 (2.51%) XML
10 14 (2.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (2.17%) LINQ
12 11 (1.84%) Middleware
12 11 (1.84%) FpML
13 10 (1.67%) Spring
13 10 (1.67%) J2EE
13 10 (1.67%) RESTful
14 9 (1.51%) FIX Protocol
14 9 (1.51%) CSS
15 8 (1.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 94 (15.72%) Derivative
2 89 (14.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 78 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (10.70%) Equities
5 63 (10.54%) Fixed Income
6 21 (3.51%) User Experience
7 18 (3.01%) Contract for Difference
8 16 (2.68%) Equity Derivative
8 16 (2.68%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.51%) Data Structures
10 14 (2.34%) SWIFT
11 13 (2.17%) N-Tier
11 13 (2.17%) Credit Derivative
12 12 (2.01%) Blackberry
12 12 (2.01%) Data Integration
13 11 (1.84%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 10 (1.67%) Reference Data
15 6 (1.00%) Open Source
15 6 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 71 (11.87%) Windows
2 50 (8.36%) UNIX
3 34 (5.69%) Linux
4 15 (2.51%) Windows 7
5 12 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.84%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.50%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.17%) Android
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (15.72%) Project Management
3 64 (10.70%) Asset Management
4 59 (9.87%) Business Analysis
5 55 (9.20%) Workflow
6 48 (8.03%) ITIL
7 40 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (6.02%) Investment Management
9 32 (5.35%) Data Management
9 32 (5.35%) MVC
10 31 (5.18%) Risk Management
10 31 (5.18%) PRINCE2
10 31 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 30 (5.02%) Waterfall
12 29 (4.85%) OO
12 29 (4.85%) E-Commerce
12 29 (4.85%) Migration
13 27 (4.52%) Requirements Analysis
14 26 (4.35%) Web Development
15 25 (4.18%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 193 (32.27%) SQL
2 78 (13.04%) C#
3 62 (10.37%) Java
4 49 (8.19%) JavaScript
5 23 (3.85%) VB.NET
6 15 (2.51%) T-SQL
7 14 (2.34%) VBA
8 13 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.84%) C++
9 11 (1.84%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.17%) C
10 7 (1.17%) Python
10 7 (1.17%) VB
11 6 (1.00%) Perl
12 5 (0.84%) VBScript
13 3 (0.50%) Korn
13 3 (0.50%) Scala
14 2 (0.33%) R
14 2 (0.33%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (2.68%) Degree
2 9 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 9 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.84%) CCNP
5 5 (0.84%) CCNA
5 5 (0.84%) IBM Certification
6 4 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.67%) MCSE
6 4 (0.67%) VCP5
7 3 (0.50%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.50%) ISEB
8 2 (0.33%) MCSA
8 2 (0.33%) MCT
8 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.33%) MCITP
8 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.33%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.69%) QA
2 19 (3.18%) EMIR
3 11 (1.84%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (1.51%) MiFID
5 7 (1.17%) COREP
6 6 (1.00%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.00%) SLA
7 5 (0.84%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.50%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.17%) FATCA
9 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.17%) Basel III
9 1 (0.17%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.84%) vSphere
4 4 (0.67%) XenApp
5 3 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (2.34%) Control-M
2 8 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.50%) SCCM
4 1 (0.17%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
4 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 60 (10.03%) Microsoft
2 57 (9.53%) Oracle
3 24 (4.01%) Murex
3 24 (4.01%) Bloomberg
4 22 (3.68%) Sybase
4 22 (3.68%) IBM
5 20 (3.34%) SimCorp
6 17 (2.84%) VMware
7 16 (2.68%) Reuters
8 13 (2.17%) Citrix
9 10 (1.67%) Business Objects
9 10 (1.67%) Cisco
9 10 (1.67%) Charles River
9 10 (1.67%) Tradeweb
10 9 (1.51%) SAP
11 8 (1.34%) Dell
11 8 (1.34%) TIBCO
12 7 (1.17%) OpenLink
12 7 (1.17%) Kofax
13 6 (1.00%) EMC
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £360 - £365 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £275 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £501 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
BAE Systems
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 days ago