Period
to 5 December 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Back Office
London > Central London
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 190 183 157
Rank change year-on-year -7 -26 -3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 59 114 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.81% 1.22% 1.46%
As % of the General category 1.80% 2.43% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 70 87
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £363
90th Percentile £675 £725 £762
London median daily rate £500 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - £23.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -16.15% +61.76%

Back Office is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,269 4,691 4,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 44.97% 50.27% 55.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,429 3,510 3,738
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +1.94% +5.64%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £694 £676 £700
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 63 51
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -10.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.45 £13.31
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.09 £45.75
London median hourly rate £24.08 £23.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.47% +6.82% +10.00%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in Central London

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Back Office in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in Central London

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in Central London over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in Central London

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in Central London

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Central 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 Central London region over the 6 months to 5 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -5 52 £590 +7.27% 12
West End of London +28 1 - -
City of Westminster +3 1 - -
Back Office
London

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 33 (55.93%) Finance
2 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (28.81%) Scrum
4 16 (27.12%) Kanban
5 14 (23.73%) C#
6 12 (20.34%) Front Office
7 11 (18.64%) Degree
7 11 (18.64%) Java
7 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
7 11 (18.64%) SDLC
8 10 (16.95%) Asset Management
9 9 (15.25%) SQL
9 9 (15.25%) Web Services
9 9 (15.25%) OOP
9 9 (15.25%) OO
9 9 (15.25%) React
9 9 (15.25%) SOLID
9 9 (15.25%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (15.25%) Multithreading
9 9 (15.25%) Investment Management
9 9 (15.25%) Hedge funds
10 8 (13.56%) RESTful
10 8 (13.56%) Domain-Driven Design
10 8 (13.56%) CQRS
10 8 (13.56%) AngularJS
10 8 (13.56%) Test Automation
10 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
10 8 (13.56%) TypeScript
10 8 (13.56%) Microservices

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 3 (5.08%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.39%) Global One
3 1 (1.69%) Bloomberg AIM
3 1 (1.69%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (1.69%) Exchequer
3 1 (1.69%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.69%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (1.69%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Azure
2 3 (5.08%) AWS
2 3 (5.08%) Office 365
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (6.78%) 4G
3 1 (1.69%) DHCP
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
3 1 (1.69%) Intranet
3 1 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.39%) MySQL
5 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 33 (55.93%) Finance
2 12 (20.34%) Front Office
3 6 (10.17%) Banking
4 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
4 4 (6.78%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Developer
2 14 (23.73%) Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Business Analyst
4 9 (15.25%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.78%) EPoS Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) IT Support
7 3 (5.08%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Applications Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) React
1 9 (15.25%) Web Services
2 8 (13.56%) AngularJS
2 8 (13.56%) RESTful
3 4 (6.78%) .NET
3 4 (6.78%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.08%) Spring
4 3 (5.08%) Swagger
4 3 (5.08%) XML
5 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.39%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (3.39%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.39%) HTML
5 2 (3.39%) HTML5
5 2 (3.39%) Middleware
5 2 (3.39%) SOAP
6 1 (1.69%) Ajax
6 1 (1.69%) FIXML
6 1 (1.69%) J2EE
6 1 (1.69%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Greenfield Project
1 9 (15.25%) Hedge funds
2 6 (10.17%) Derivative
2 6 (10.17%) Equities
3 4 (6.78%) EPoS
3 4 (6.78%) Fixed Income
3 4 (6.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.08%) SWIFT
5 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.69%) Digital Signage
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.69%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.69%) Tandem
6 1 (1.69%) User Experience
6 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Unix
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
1 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.81%) Scrum
3 16 (27.12%) Kanban
4 11 (18.64%) SDLC
5 10 (16.95%) Asset Management
6 9 (15.25%) Investment Management
6 9 (15.25%) Multithreading
6 9 (15.25%) OO
6 9 (15.25%) OOP
6 9 (15.25%) SOLID
7 8 (13.56%) Business Analysis
7 8 (13.56%) CQRS
7 8 (13.56%) Domain-Driven Design
7 8 (13.56%) Microservices
7 8 (13.56%) Test Automation
7 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
7 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (13.56%) Web Development
8 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) C#
2 11 (18.64%) Java
3 9 (15.25%) SQL
4 8 (13.56%) TypeScript
5 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.69%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.69%) Java 8
6 1 (1.69%) Python
6 1 (1.69%) Scala
6 1 (1.69%) SOQL
6 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.39%) EMIR
1 2 (3.39%) MiFID
1 2 (3.39%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) BT
2 4 (6.78%) EMC
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Bloomberg
4 2 (3.39%) Sybase
5 1 (1.69%) Cadence
5 1 (1.69%) Charles River
5 1 (1.69%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.69%) Cognos
5 1 (1.69%) FactSet
5 1 (1.69%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.69%) Informatica
5 1 (1.69%) Murex
5 1 (1.69%) Reuters
5 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.69%) SimCorp
5 1 (1.69%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.69%) Symantec
5 1 (1.69%) Tableau