Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 230 191 152
Rank change year-on-year -39 -39 -11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 65 102 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.73% 1.11% 1.38%
As % of the General category 1.60% 2.17% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 74 67
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £410 £367 £325
90th Percentile £675 £725 £710
London median daily rate £538 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £52.50 £31.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +69.35% +77.14% -

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 4,054 4,698 3,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.74% 50.99% 49.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,944 3,657 2,787
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £684 £713 £675
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 32
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.90% -15.13%
10th Percentile £12.14 £13.30 £13.37
90th Percentile £40.20 £53.00 £30.04
London median hourly rate £24.60 £25.56 £23.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% +11.12% +0.72%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -18 55 £550 - 16
Back Office
London

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 39 (60.00%) Finance
2 24 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.92%) Banking
3 20 (30.77%) SQL
3 20 (30.77%) .NET
4 17 (26.15%) C#
5 15 (23.08%) Financial Institution
5 15 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (16.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 11 (16.92%) Java
6 11 (16.92%) VB.NET
7 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 10 (15.38%) SDLC
8 9 (13.85%) T-SQL
9 8 (12.31%) OO
9 8 (12.31%) Project Management
9 8 (12.31%) Migration
9 8 (12.31%) TDD
9 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (10.77%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (10.77%) CRISC
10 7 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (10.77%) Scrum
10 7 (10.77%) Front Office
10 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.77%) CISSP
10 7 (10.77%) CISM
10 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (9.23%) Greenfield Project

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 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
3 1 (1.54%) Confluence
3 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.54%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.54%) Kentico
3 1 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.08%) Actimize
3 1 (1.54%) Endur
3 1 (1.54%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.54%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.54%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) LAN
1 2 (3.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 15 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.08%) Big Data
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.54%) KDB
5 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.62%) NUnit
3 2 (3.08%) JIRA
3 2 (3.08%) Moq
3 2 (3.08%) MSTest
3 2 (3.08%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 39 (60.00%) Finance
2 24 (36.92%) Banking
3 15 (23.08%) Financial Institution
4 7 (10.77%) Front Office
5 3 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.62%) Legal
6 1 (1.54%) Advertising
6 1 (1.54%) Billing
6 1 (1.54%) Games
6 1 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (1.54%) Retail
6 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (40.00%) Developer
2 14 (21.54%) .NET Developer
3 12 (18.46%) SQL Developer
3 12 (18.46%) SSIS Developer
4 11 (16.92%) Analyst
4 11 (16.92%) VB.NET Developer
5 10 (15.38%) C# Developer
6 8 (12.31%) Business Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) Project Manager
7 7 (10.77%) Head of Cybersecurity
7 7 (10.77%) Head of Security
8 6 (9.23%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (9.23%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Head of Payments
9 3 (4.62%) Java Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Fraud Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Implementation Consultant
10 2 (3.08%) Technical Manager
10 2 (3.08%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.77%) .NET
2 11 (16.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 5 (7.69%) React
3 5 (7.69%) RESTful
3 5 (7.69%) Spring Boot
4 4 (6.15%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.62%) Web Services
6 2 (3.08%) Ajax
6 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.08%) Kafka
6 2 (3.08%) Middleware
6 2 (3.08%) XML
7 1 (1.54%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.54%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.54%) IDoc
7 1 (1.54%) Velocity
7 1 (1.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.23%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.62%) Fintech
4 3 (4.62%) PKI
5 2 (3.08%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.08%) Digital Wallet
5 2 (3.08%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.08%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.08%) Tandem
6 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.54%) BYOD
6 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.54%) Derivative
6 1 (1.54%) Equities
6 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.54%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.38%) SDLC
3 8 (12.31%) Migration
3 8 (12.31%) OO
3 8 (12.31%) Project Management
3 8 (12.31%) TDD
4 7 (10.77%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (10.77%) Scrum
5 6 (9.23%) BDD
5 6 (9.23%) Microservices
5 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (9.23%) Wealth Management
6 5 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 5 (7.69%) CRM
6 5 (7.69%) OOP
7 4 (6.15%) Change Management
7 4 (6.15%) Investment Management
7 4 (6.15%) Test Automation
7 4 (6.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.77%) SQL
2 17 (26.15%) C#
3 11 (16.92%) Java
3 11 (16.92%) VB.NET
4 9 (13.85%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.15%) Java 8
7 2 (3.08%) Python
7 2 (3.08%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.54%) ABAP
8 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.54%) SAPscript
8 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) CISM
1 7 (10.77%) CISSP
1 7 (10.77%) CRISC
2 4 (6.15%) Degree
3 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.08%) PSD2
3 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.54%) EMIR
3 1 (1.54%) MiFID
3 1 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.54%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.62%) SAP
3 2 (3.08%) Citrix
3 2 (3.08%) VMware
4 1 (1.54%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.54%) Calypso
4 1 (1.54%) Cognos
4 1 (1.54%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.54%) HP
4 1 (1.54%) iManage
4 1 (1.54%) Murex
4 1 (1.54%) OpenLink
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle
4 1 (1.54%) Progress
4 1 (1.54%) RIMES
4 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.54%) Workday