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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 160 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -7
Contract jobs citing Back Office 328 498 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.34% 1.98% 1.99%
As % of the General category 2.98% 3.91% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 370 358
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 £275 £355 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £15.75 £20.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.73% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £20.93 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £20.93 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-65.71% -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
11007 12737 13684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.91% 50.69% 52.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7778 8971 9380
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 £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 169 247
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

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 23 September 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
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 23 September 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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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 -30 90 £475 - 37
Ealing - - - -
Carshalton - - - -
Northwood - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 278 (37.77%) Finance
2 269 (36.55%) Banking
3 187 (25.41%) Front Office
4 183 (24.86%) SQL
5 154 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (18.89%) Investment Banking
7 115 (15.63%) Business Analysis
7 115 (15.63%) Windows
8 107 (14.54%) Derivative
9 105 (14.27%) Project Management
10 96 (13.04%) Oracle
11 93 (12.64%) Microsoft
12 91 (12.36%) SQL Server
12 91 (12.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 87 (11.82%) Java
14 86 (11.68%) C#
15 75 (10.19%) .NET
15 75 (10.19%) Scrum
16 70 (9.51%) Workflow
17 65 (8.83%) User Acceptance Testing
18 62 (8.42%) ERP
19 61 (8.29%) TDD
20 60 (8.15%) MS Excel
21 57 (7.74%) HTML
21 57 (7.74%) Fixed Income
22 53 (7.20%) MS Office
23 52 (7.07%) Retail
23 52 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
24 51 (6.93%) Degree
24 51 (6.93%) JavaScript

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 23 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.45%) IIS
3 17 (2.31%) MS Exchange
4 16 (2.17%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (1.09%) Apache
9 5 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
9 5 (0.68%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.68%) nginx
9 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.54%) WebSphere Portal
10 4 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 60 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 53 (7.20%) MS Office
3 24 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 20 (2.72%) MS Project
5 18 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (3.26%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (2.45%) Oracle Retail
3 9 (1.22%) Markit EDM
4 8 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.95%) Endur
6 6 (0.82%) SunGard GMI
7 4 (0.54%) Aligne
7 4 (0.54%) Temenos Globus
8 3 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.41%) Algo Collateral
9 2 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.27%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.27%) TIBCO iProcess
9 2 (0.27%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 2 (0.27%) OpenLink RightAngle
9 2 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.54%) GitHub
3 2 (0.27%) SaaS
3 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) Force.com
4 1 (0.14%) PaaS
4 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.99%) LAN
2 15 (2.04%) WAN
3 10 (1.36%) Firewall
3 10 (1.36%) DNS
4 9 (1.22%) DHCP
5 8 (1.09%) SAN
5 8 (1.09%) VPN
6 6 (0.82%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (0.82%) Internet
6 6 (0.82%) IPv4
6 6 (0.82%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.54%) VoIP
7 4 (0.54%) HTTP
7 4 (0.54%) SSL
7 4 (0.54%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.27%) Network Security
8 2 (0.27%) Intranet
9 1 (0.14%) LDAP
9 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.63%) MySQL
9 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.09%) Data Mining
10 8 (1.09%) MS Access
11 6 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.68%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.27%) Big Data
14 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.27%) KDB
Development Applications
1 26 (3.53%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.49%) Serena SBM
2 11 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.36%) Selenium
3 10 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.22%) JIRA
5 6 (0.82%) Jasmine
5 6 (0.82%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (0.82%) Grunt
5 6 (0.82%) Maven
6 5 (0.68%) JUnit
6 5 (0.68%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.54%) Subversion
7 4 (0.54%) Xcode
8 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.41%) Behat
9 2 (0.27%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.27%) Toad
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 278 (37.77%) Finance
2 269 (36.55%) Banking
3 187 (25.41%) Front Office
4 139 (18.89%) Investment Banking
5 52 (7.07%) Retail
6 18 (2.45%) Legal
7 15 (2.04%) French Language
8 14 (1.90%) Billing
9 12 (1.63%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.22%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.82%) Marketing
11 6 (0.82%) Games
12 4 (0.54%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.54%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.54%) Publishing
13 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.27%) Local Government
13 2 (0.27%) Advertising
14 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 283 (38.45%) Analyst
2 188 (25.54%) Business Analyst
3 141 (19.16%) Developer
4 87 (11.82%) Project Manager
5 55 (7.47%) Applications Support
6 42 (5.71%) Consultant
7 39 (5.30%) Java Developer
8 34 (4.62%) C# Developer
9 33 (4.48%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 33 (4.48%) Banking Business Analyst
9 33 (4.48%) Architect
10 31 (4.21%) Support Analyst
11 26 (3.53%) Senior Developer
12 23 (3.13%) Applications Support Analyst
13 20 (2.72%) Oracle Consultant
14 19 (2.58%) Programme Manager
15 16 (2.17%) Test Manager
16 15 (2.04%) .NET Developer
16 15 (2.04%) IT Project Manager
17 14 (1.90%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (10.19%) .NET
2 57 (7.74%) HTML
3 51 (6.93%) XML
4 30 (4.08%) ASP.NET
5 28 (3.80%) Spring
6 27 (3.67%) CSS
7 24 (3.26%) DOM
8 23 (3.13%) XSLT
9 21 (2.85%) HTML5
10 20 (2.72%) Web Services
11 18 (2.45%) WCF
12 17 (2.31%) J2EE
13 16 (2.17%) jQuery
14 15 (2.04%) CSS3
14 15 (2.04%) NHibernate
14 15 (2.04%) FpML
15 14 (1.90%) JMS
15 14 (1.90%) Hibernate
16 13 (1.77%) ActiveMQ
16 13 (1.77%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 107 (14.54%) Derivative
2 91 (12.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 57 (7.74%) Fixed Income
4 52 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (4.76%) Equities
6 30 (4.08%) Open Source
7 28 (3.80%) Management Information System
8 25 (3.40%) Credit Risk
9 21 (2.85%) Credit Derivative
9 21 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (2.72%) User Experience
11 19 (2.58%) N-Tier
12 18 (2.45%) SWIFT
13 15 (2.04%) Market Risk
14 13 (1.77%) Equity Derivative
15 11 (1.49%) Reference Data
16 9 (1.22%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 8 (1.09%) Computer Science
17 8 (1.09%) Blackberry
18 7 (0.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 115 (15.63%) Windows
2 44 (5.98%) UNIX
3 32 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 26 (3.53%) Windows 7
5 15 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.36%) Linux
7 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.82%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.68%) Solaris
10 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.41%) Windows CE
11 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.14%) OS/400
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (15.63%) Business Analysis
3 105 (14.27%) Project Management
4 75 (10.19%) Scrum
5 70 (9.51%) Workflow
6 65 (8.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 62 (8.42%) ERP
8 61 (8.29%) TDD
9 51 (6.93%) PRINCE2
10 50 (6.79%) Change Management
11 48 (6.52%) OO
12 46 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (5.43%) CRM
13 40 (5.43%) Risk Management
14 37 (5.03%) Data Analysis
15 35 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
16 34 (4.62%) Investment Management
17 32 (4.35%) ITIL
18 31 (4.21%) UML
18 31 (4.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 183 (24.86%) SQL
2 87 (11.82%) Java
3 86 (11.68%) C#
4 51 (6.93%) JavaScript
5 23 (3.13%) Python
6 19 (2.58%) Shell Script
7 18 (2.45%) VB.NET
8 17 (2.31%) PHP
8 17 (2.31%) PL/SQL
9 14 (1.90%) C++
10 13 (1.77%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.77%) Scala
11 12 (1.63%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.36%) VBA
13 9 (1.22%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.09%) VB
15 7 (0.95%) Perl
16 5 (0.68%) C
17 4 (0.54%) Korn
17 4 (0.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 51 (6.93%) Degree
2 38 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 37 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.63%) ISEB
4 12 (1.63%) PMI Certification
5 11 (1.49%) PMP
6 10 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.95%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.82%) MCSE
10 4 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.54%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.14%) MCITP
11 1 (0.14%) MCP
11 1 (0.14%) CIMA
11 1 (0.14%) CBAP
11 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.25%) QA
2 25 (3.40%) EMIR
3 23 (3.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 11 (1.49%) SLA
5 5 (0.68%) MiFID
6 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.27%) COREP
8 2 (0.27%) Basel III
9 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.14%) FATCA
9 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
System Software
1 33 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.82%) ISA Server
3 4 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.27%) XenApp
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.14%) NFS
5 1 (0.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) SRDF
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.22%) SCCM
3 7 (0.95%) DameWare
4 6 (0.82%) OpenView
4 6 (0.82%) OVSD
5 5 (0.68%) Puppet
5 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.68%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.41%) Control-M
8 2 (0.27%) BMC Marimba
8 2 (0.27%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.14%) Nagios
9 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.14%) Kibana
9 1 (0.14%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 96 (13.04%) Oracle
2 93 (12.64%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.21%) SAP
4 22 (2.99%) Murex
5 19 (2.58%) Citrix
6 18 (2.45%) Charles River
6 18 (2.45%) HP
7 17 (2.31%) Sybase
8 16 (2.17%) IBM
9 14 (1.90%) Calypso
10 12 (1.63%) Bloomberg
10 12 (1.63%) Cisco
11 11 (1.49%) Serena
12 10 (1.36%) Reuters
12 10 (1.36%) JBoss
13 9 (1.22%) SunGard
14 8 (1.09%) Tradeweb
14 8 (1.09%) TIBCO
14 8 (1.09%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.09%) Adobe
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £479.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £550 - £750 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago