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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 225 197 137
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -60
Contract jobs citing Back Office 228 276 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.03% 1.17% 1.60%
As % of the General category 2.37% 2.48% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 202 280
Median daily rate £450 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -18.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -24.05%
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
9610 11110 10435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.39% 47.07% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6958 8043 7271
Median daily rate £485 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 127 132
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.61 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.20 £52.17 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +24 47 £563 +7.14% 38
Docklands, London +8 2 £500 -13.04% 1
Canary Wharf +4 1 £488 +15.41%
Croydon - 1 £225 -
Southall - 1 £525 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 220 (42.72%) Finance
2 173 (33.59%) Banking
3 116 (22.52%) SQL
4 110 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (20.97%) Investment Banking
5 108 (20.97%) Windows
6 103 (20.00%) Front Office
7 96 (18.64%) SQL Server
8 95 (18.45%) C#
9 85 (16.50%) .NET
10 76 (14.76%) Java
11 65 (12.62%) Business Analysis
12 62 (12.04%) Derivative
13 60 (11.65%) Microsoft
14 58 (11.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 58 (11.26%) Project Management
15 57 (11.07%) Asset Management
16 55 (10.68%) Oracle
17 53 (10.29%) Fixed Income
18 51 (9.90%) Linux
18 51 (9.90%) Investment Management
19 50 (9.71%) MS Excel
20 49 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
21 48 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
21 48 (9.32%) Unix
22 46 (8.93%) Equities
22 46 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
22 46 (8.93%) Scrum
23 43 (8.35%) Wealth Management
23 43 (8.35%) SDLC

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (4.27%) IIS
2 13 (2.52%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.33%) Confluence
4 10 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.75%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.36%) Apache
6 7 (1.36%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.17%) JBoss
8 4 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.58%) CMS
9 3 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.58%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.39%) Jetty
10 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.39%) SAS
10 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 50 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.24%) MS Office
3 12 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.17%) MS Project
6 5 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.97%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.19%) InVision
Business Applications
1 9 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.36%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.36%) Maximo
2 7 (1.36%) Summit
3 6 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.97%) Beauchamp
5 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.58%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.58%) SAP GTS
6 3 (0.58%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.39%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.39%) Hi Portfolio
7 2 (0.39%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.39%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.39%) SunGard GMI
7 2 (0.39%) SunGard Martini
7 2 (0.39%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.55%) Office 365
4 5 (0.97%) SaaS
5 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.39%) Yammer
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) Google Play
6 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.30%) DNS
2 16 (3.11%) Intranet
3 15 (2.91%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.33%) Internet
5 10 (1.94%) Firewall
6 7 (1.36%) DHCP
7 6 (1.17%) SAN
7 6 (1.17%) X.509
8 4 (0.78%) FTP
8 4 (0.78%) HTTP
9 3 (0.58%) LAN
9 3 (0.58%) WAN
10 2 (0.39%) BGP
10 2 (0.39%) MPLS
10 2 (0.39%) NAS
10 2 (0.39%) Network Security
10 2 (0.39%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.39%) VPN
10 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.91%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (2.14%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.75%) Big Data
8 9 (1.75%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.17%) QlikView
12 5 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.78%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.78%) Data Mart
13 4 (0.78%) Impala
13 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.58%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 21 (4.08%) Maven
2 20 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (2.91%) Subversion
4 14 (2.72%) JIRA
5 13 (2.52%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.52%) TeamCity
6 12 (2.33%) NUnit
6 12 (2.33%) Selenium
7 11 (2.14%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.94%) MSTest
9 9 (1.75%) NuGet
10 7 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (1.36%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.97%) Bower
11 5 (0.97%) Mockito
11 5 (0.97%) Moq
11 5 (0.97%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
12 4 (0.78%) Axure RP
General
1 220 (42.72%) Finance
2 173 (33.59%) Banking
3 108 (20.97%) Investment Banking
4 103 (20.00%) Front Office
5 29 (5.63%) Legal
6 24 (4.66%) Retail
7 22 (4.27%) Financial Institution
8 17 (3.30%) Marketing
9 14 (2.72%) Publishing
10 10 (1.94%) Advertising
11 7 (1.36%) General Ledger
12 6 (1.17%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.78%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.78%) Law
13 4 (0.78%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.58%) Automotive
14 3 (0.58%) International Banking
15 2 (0.39%) Games
15 2 (0.39%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 159 (30.87%) Analyst
2 126 (24.47%) Developer
3 108 (20.97%) Business Analyst
4 49 (9.51%) Project Manager
5 39 (7.57%) C# Developer
6 29 (5.63%) Banking Analyst
7 28 (5.44%) Java Developer
8 27 (5.24%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 24 (4.66%) SQL Developer
10 21 (4.08%) Applications Support
10 21 (4.08%) Support Analyst
11 20 (3.88%) .NET Developer
12 19 (3.69%) Web Developer
13 17 (3.30%) C# Web Developer
14 16 (3.11%) Architect
14 16 (3.11%) IT Manager
15 15 (2.91%) Agile Developer
15 15 (2.91%) Agile Java Developer
15 15 (2.91%) IT Project Manager
16 14 (2.72%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (16.50%) .NET
2 36 (6.99%) HTML
3 35 (6.80%) ASP.NET
4 27 (5.24%) XML
5 26 (5.05%) .NET Framework
6 19 (3.69%) JMS
7 17 (3.30%) Web Services
8 15 (2.91%) FIX Protocol
9 12 (2.33%) CSS
9 12 (2.33%) WinForms
10 11 (2.14%) WCF
11 10 (1.94%) WPF
12 9 (1.75%) Middleware
12 9 (1.75%) XSLT
13 8 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (1.55%) J2EE
13 8 (1.55%) REST
13 8 (1.55%) RESTful
13 8 (1.55%) Spring
14 7 (1.36%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.04%) Derivative
2 58 (11.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 53 (10.29%) Fixed Income
4 49 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (8.93%) Equities
6 33 (6.41%) Hedge funds
7 22 (4.27%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.72%) Statistics
9 12 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
10 9 (1.75%) User Experience
11 8 (1.55%) Reference Data
11 8 (1.55%) SWIFT
12 7 (1.36%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.36%) Market Risk
12 7 (1.36%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
14 5 (0.97%) Fintech
14 5 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.97%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (20.97%) Windows
2 51 (9.90%) Linux
3 48 (9.32%) Unix
4 43 (8.35%) Windows Server
5 20 (3.88%) Windows 7
6 18 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.55%) Solaris
8 8 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.17%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.97%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.78%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.58%) CentOS
12 3 (0.58%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.39%) Android
13 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.19%) AIX
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (12.62%) Business Analysis
3 58 (11.26%) Project Management
4 57 (11.07%) Asset Management
5 51 (9.90%) Investment Management
6 48 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 46 (8.93%) Scrum
7 46 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (8.35%) SDLC
8 43 (8.35%) Wealth Management
9 35 (6.80%) ITIL
10 33 (6.41%) TDD
10 33 (6.41%) Waterfall
11 32 (6.21%) OO
12 31 (6.02%) Web Development
13 27 (5.24%) Configuration Management
14 26 (5.05%) Migration
15 24 (4.66%) Unit Testing
16 23 (4.47%) BDD
16 23 (4.47%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 116 (22.52%) SQL
2 95 (18.45%) C#
3 76 (14.76%) Java
4 35 (6.80%) PowerShell
5 22 (4.27%) T-SQL
6 19 (3.69%) Python
7 18 (3.50%) Perl
8 17 (3.30%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.91%) Shell Script
10 14 (2.72%) JavaScript
11 11 (2.14%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.94%) C++
12 10 (1.94%) VBA
13 8 (1.55%) Scala
14 6 (1.17%) C
14 6 (1.17%) PHP
14 6 (1.17%) Tcl
15 4 (0.78%) VB
16 3 (0.58%) Go
16 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (5.24%) Degree
2 11 (2.14%) PMP
3 10 (1.94%) PMI Certification
3 10 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (1.36%) MCSA
5 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.17%) MCSE
7 5 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.58%) CIMA
9 3 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.58%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.19%) CCNP
11 1 (0.19%) CISMP
11 1 (0.19%) ISEB
11 1 (0.19%) MBA
11 1 (0.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.05%) QA
2 25 (4.85%) MiFID
3 11 (2.14%) EMIR
4 6 (1.17%) AIFMD
4 6 (1.17%) SLA
5 3 (0.58%) Basel III
5 3 (0.58%) COREP
5 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.39%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) FATCA
7 1 (0.19%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.14%) Docker
4 10 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.36%) vSphere
6 4 (0.78%) HDFS
7 2 (0.39%) GridGain
7 2 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.19%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (3.88%) SCOM
2 17 (3.30%) SCCM
3 16 (3.11%) Nagios
4 15 (2.91%) Puppet
5 9 (1.75%) WSUS
6 8 (1.55%) Ansible
6 8 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.17%) Control-M
7 6 (1.17%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.78%) Icinga
8 4 (0.78%) logstash
8 4 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.58%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.39%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.39%) Mesos
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.39%) OpenView
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.19%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 60 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 55 (10.68%) Oracle
3 30 (5.83%) VMware
4 20 (3.88%) Murex
5 17 (3.30%) IBM
6 15 (2.91%) Calypso
6 15 (2.91%) Citrix
6 15 (2.91%) Fidessa
7 14 (2.72%) Sybase
8 13 (2.52%) SmartStream
8 13 (2.52%) Splunk
9 12 (2.33%) SAP
10 10 (1.94%) Bloomberg
10 10 (1.94%) Cisco
10 10 (1.94%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.55%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.55%) Symantec
11 8 (1.55%) TIBCO
12 7 (1.36%) HP
12 7 (1.36%) SunGard
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Hydrogen
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Docklands
iKas International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago