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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 181 159 112
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -47
Contract jobs citing Back Office 291 349 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.23% 1.46% 1.98%
As % of the General category 2.61% 3.25% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 260 365
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£500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £62.50 £17.50 £20.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+257.14% -16.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -61.42%
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
11145 10736 12688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.99% 44.85% 50.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7958 7447 8961
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 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 150 171
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.65 £37.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 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
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 28 August 2015.

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 28 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 -17 64 £475 - 38
Docklands, London -4 7 £593 -1.25%
Canary Wharf -6 4 £422 -26.53%
Croydon -20 1 £425 -
Hammersmith - 1 £340 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 250 (45.45%) Finance
2 241 (43.82%) Banking
3 150 (27.27%) SQL
4 148 (26.91%) Investment Banking
5 105 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (19.09%) Front Office
6 93 (16.91%) Project Management
6 93 (16.91%) SQL Server
7 84 (15.27%) Business Analysis
8 83 (15.09%) C#
9 80 (14.55%) .NET
10 77 (14.00%) Windows
11 73 (13.27%) Java
12 69 (12.55%) Derivative
13 66 (12.00%) Microsoft
14 64 (11.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 61 (11.09%) Fixed Income
16 57 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
17 56 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
17 56 (10.18%) Asset Management
18 55 (10.00%) Oracle
19 52 (9.45%) Equities
20 49 (8.91%) Change Management
21 48 (8.73%) MS Excel
22 46 (8.36%) SDLC
23 42 (7.64%) Scrum
24 41 (7.45%) UNIX
25 39 (7.09%) OO
26 38 (6.91%) Data Analysis
27 37 (6.73%) JavaScript

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 21 (3.82%) JBoss
2 19 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.09%) WebSphere
4 16 (2.91%) IIS
5 13 (2.36%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.09%) Lync
9 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.91%) Jadu
9 5 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.55%) Apache
11 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.55%) Node.js
11 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 48 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.45%) MS Office
3 17 (3.09%) MS Project
4 12 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 19 (3.45%) SimCorp Dimension
2 12 (2.18%) Markit EDM
3 10 (1.82%) thinkFolio
4 7 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.09%) Findur
6 5 (0.91%) Summit
6 5 (0.91%) LatentZero
6 5 (0.91%) Loan IQ
6 5 (0.91%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.55%) Algo Collateral
8 3 (0.55%) ACBS
8 3 (0.55%) Cerner Millennium
8 3 (0.55%) TIBCO iProcess
8 3 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.36%) RMDS
9 2 (0.36%) Eikon
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.45%) Office 365
2 7 (1.27%) IBM Blueworks
3 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.27%) Firewall
2 17 (3.09%) LAN
3 16 (2.91%) WAN
4 14 (2.55%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.36%) SAN
6 7 (1.27%) Internet
6 7 (1.27%) DNS
6 7 (1.27%) DHCP
7 6 (1.09%) VPN
8 5 (0.91%) HTTP
9 3 (0.55%) LDAP
9 3 (0.55%) Intranet
9 3 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.55%) MPLS
9 3 (0.55%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.55%) WLAN
10 2 (0.36%) Multicast
10 2 (0.36%) Wireless
10 2 (0.36%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (2.18%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.82%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.09%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.91%) Sybase IQ
13 4 (0.73%) MS Access
13 4 (0.73%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.73%) Ingres
13 4 (0.73%) DB2
13 4 (0.73%) Big Data
13 4 (0.73%) SQLite
14 3 (0.55%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 23 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (3.27%) Subversion
3 17 (3.09%) NUnit
4 16 (2.91%) Cucumber
5 13 (2.36%) CruiseControl
5 13 (2.36%) JUnit
6 12 (2.18%) ClearCase
6 12 (2.18%) Mockito
7 11 (2.00%) Visual Studio
7 11 (2.00%) Maven
7 11 (2.00%) JIRA
8 6 (1.09%) HP UFT
9 5 (0.91%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.73%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.73%) Moq
11 3 (0.55%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.55%) Introscope
11 3 (0.55%) VisualAge
11 3 (0.55%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 3 (0.55%) FitNesse
General
1 250 (45.45%) Finance
2 241 (43.82%) Banking
3 148 (26.91%) Investment Banking
4 105 (19.09%) Front Office
5 21 (3.82%) Legal
6 19 (3.45%) General Ledger
6 19 (3.45%) Retail
7 10 (1.82%) Wholesale Banking
7 10 (1.82%) Corporate Banking
8 8 (1.45%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.27%) Marketing
10 6 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.91%) Law
12 4 (0.73%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.73%) Billing
13 3 (0.55%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.36%) Advertising
14 2 (0.36%) French Language
15 1 (0.18%) Publishing
15 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 239 (43.45%) Analyst
2 168 (30.55%) Business Analyst
3 116 (21.09%) Developer
4 72 (13.09%) Project Manager
5 42 (7.64%) Senior Analyst
6 34 (6.18%) Senior Business Analyst
7 26 (4.73%) C# Developer
8 25 (4.55%) Banking Business Analyst
9 23 (4.18%) Java Developer
9 23 (4.18%) Consultant
10 21 (3.82%) Support Analyst
10 21 (3.82%) Architect
10 21 (3.82%) Test Analyst
10 21 (3.82%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 17 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (2.91%) .NET Developer
13 15 (2.73%) SQL Developer
13 15 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (2.18%) Support Engineer
14 12 (2.18%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (14.55%) .NET
2 34 (6.18%) HTML
2 34 (6.18%) ASP.NET
3 32 (5.82%) Web Services
4 23 (4.18%) WCF
5 22 (4.00%) Spring
6 21 (3.82%) XML
7 18 (3.27%) .NET Framework
8 15 (2.73%) FIX Protocol
8 15 (2.73%) J2EE
8 15 (2.73%) XSLT
9 14 (2.55%) DHTML
10 13 (2.36%) REST
11 11 (2.00%) LINQ
11 11 (2.00%) jQuery
12 10 (1.82%) WPF
12 10 (1.82%) Middleware
13 9 (1.64%) WinForms
14 8 (1.45%) FpML
14 8 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 69 (12.55%) Derivative
2 64 (11.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 61 (11.09%) Fixed Income
4 57 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (9.45%) Equities
6 26 (4.73%) Market Risk
7 24 (4.36%) SWIFT
8 16 (2.91%) Data Structures
8 16 (2.91%) Equity Derivative
9 15 (2.73%) Reference Data
10 14 (2.55%) Credit Risk
11 12 (2.18%) Management Information System
11 12 (2.18%) Data Centre
12 11 (2.00%) Hedge funds
12 11 (2.00%) Blackberry
13 9 (1.64%) Contract for Difference
13 9 (1.64%) Computer Science
14 8 (1.45%) DTCC
14 8 (1.45%) N-Tier
15 6 (1.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 77 (14.00%) Windows
2 41 (7.45%) UNIX
3 25 (4.55%) Linux
4 18 (3.27%) Windows 7
5 14 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.45%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.91%) Android
10 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.55%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.36%) Solaris
12 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.18%) Debian
13 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (16.91%) Project Management
3 84 (15.27%) Business Analysis
4 56 (10.18%) Asset Management
4 56 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (8.91%) Change Management
6 46 (8.36%) SDLC
7 42 (7.64%) Scrum
8 39 (7.09%) OO
9 38 (6.91%) Data Analysis
10 36 (6.55%) Risk Management
11 34 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 30 (5.45%) PRINCE2
13 29 (5.27%) Investment Management
14 28 (5.09%) Workflow
15 27 (4.91%) ITIL
15 27 (4.91%) OOD
16 26 (4.73%) TDD
17 25 (4.55%) Migration
17 25 (4.55%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 150 (27.27%) SQL
2 83 (15.09%) C#
3 73 (13.27%) Java
4 37 (6.73%) JavaScript
5 19 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 18 (3.27%) Perl
7 16 (2.91%) Python
8 15 (2.73%) PowerShell
9 11 (2.00%) VBA
9 11 (2.00%) C
9 11 (2.00%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.09%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.91%) PHP
12 5 (0.91%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.91%) R
13 4 (0.73%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.55%) Ruby
14 3 (0.55%) Korn
14 3 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (4.55%) Degree
2 8 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (1.09%) VCP5
3 6 (1.09%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.73%) ISEB
5 4 (0.73%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.55%) CCNP
6 3 (0.55%) PMP
6 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.55%) CCNA
6 3 (0.55%) CIMA
7 2 (0.36%) ACCA
7 2 (0.36%) MCSE
7 2 (0.36%) MCITP
7 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.36%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.82%) QA
2 13 (2.36%) MiFID
3 12 (2.18%) EMIR
3 12 (2.18%) COREP
4 7 (1.27%) CRD IV
4 7 (1.27%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (1.09%) AIFMD
5 6 (1.09%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.91%) SLA
7 3 (0.55%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.55%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.36%) Basel III
8 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.18%) FATCA
9 1 (0.18%) P3O
9 1 (0.18%) Basel II
System Software
1 21 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.91%) vSphere
2 16 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.55%) GridGain
4 6 (1.09%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.18%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.18%) Docker
7 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (1.27%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.09%) Control-M
4 5 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.55%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.55%) ARCserve
5 3 (0.55%) vMotion
6 2 (0.36%) Casper Suite
6 2 (0.36%) WSUS
7 1 (0.18%) SCCM
7 1 (0.18%) Nagios
7 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.18%) logstash
7 1 (0.18%) Icinga
7 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 66 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 55 (10.00%) Oracle
3 26 (4.73%) IBM
4 25 (4.55%) Sybase
5 21 (3.82%) Citrix
5 21 (3.82%) SimCorp
6 19 (3.45%) VMware
7 15 (2.73%) Murex
7 15 (2.73%) Charles River
8 13 (2.36%) HP
8 13 (2.36%) Pega
9 11 (2.00%) Cisco
10 10 (1.82%) NetApp
11 9 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.45%) TIBCO
12 8 (1.45%) Dell
13 7 (1.27%) Reuters
13 7 (1.27%) Dell Compellent
14 6 (1.09%) DevExpress
14 6 (1.09%) Bloomberg
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600 - £800 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Advantage XPO
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + Travel expenses
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago