Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 132 201 202
Rank change year-on-year +69 +1 -46
Contract jobs citing Back Office 40 79 94
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.03% 0.93% 1.03%
As % of the General category 2.24% 1.93% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 52 73
Median daily rate £452 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.82% - +10.55%
10th Percentile £264 £409 £367
90th Percentile £625 £675 £720
London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £18.00 £52.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -65.71% +69.35% +79.68%

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 1,789 4,097 4,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.86% 48.22% 52.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,222 3,000 3,673
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +4.95% +0.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 66
Median hourly rate £33.76 £20.00 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.81% +3.23% +21.09%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £41.59 £42.71 £37.86
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £24.92
% change year-on-year +60.92% -12.72% +15.24%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Back Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Back Office in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Back Office in Central London

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Back Office in Central London over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Back Office in Central London

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Back Office in Central London.

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 24 May 2020. 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 +50 31 £440 -20.09% 6
Southwark - 1 £475 -
Back Office
London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 29 (72.50%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (22.50%) Degree
4 7 (17.50%) C#
4 7 (17.50%) Java
4 7 (17.50%) SQL
4 7 (17.50%) Windows
5 6 (15.00%) ERP
5 6 (15.00%) Web Services
5 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (15.00%) Scrum
5 6 (15.00%) Kanban
5 6 (15.00%) AngularJS
6 5 (12.50%) Web Application Development
6 5 (12.50%) Azure
6 5 (12.50%) Hedge funds
6 5 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 5 (12.50%) Use Case
6 5 (12.50%) RESTful
6 5 (12.50%) SDLC
6 5 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (12.50%) SAP
6 5 (12.50%) Linux
6 5 (12.50%) OOP
6 5 (12.50%) OO
7 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (10.00%) BPR
7 4 (10.00%) VMware
7 4 (10.00%) Banking
7 4 (10.00%) Computer Science

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 2 (5.00%) CMS
1 2 (5.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (7.50%) InDesign
1 3 (7.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) SAP ERP
1 4 (10.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (5.00%) SAP MM
2 2 (5.00%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Azure
2 3 (7.50%) Google Docs
3 2 (5.00%) AWS
3 2 (5.00%) IaaS
3 2 (5.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.50%) Office 365
4 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) DHCP
1 2 (5.00%) DNS
1 2 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) 4G
2 1 (2.50%) BGP
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.50%) IGMP
2 1 (2.50%) Multicast
2 1 (2.50%) OSPF
2 1 (2.50%) RIP
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
2 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
1 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.50%) webpack
General
1 29 (72.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.00%) Front Office
3 2 (5.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (5.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.50%) French Language
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (2.50%) Publishing
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Business Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) C# Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Author
5 5 (12.50%) Technical Author
6 4 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) SAP Business Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) PHP Developer
7 3 (7.50%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Writer
8 2 (5.00%) Unix Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (15.00%) Web Services
2 5 (12.50%) RESTful
3 4 (10.00%) React
4 3 (7.50%) .NET
4 3 (7.50%) Laravel
5 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Core
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.50%) CSS
6 1 (2.50%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.50%) HTML
6 1 (2.50%) NHibernate
6 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (12.50%) Hedge funds
2 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.50%) User Experience
4 2 (5.00%) Derivative
4 2 (5.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.50%) EPoS
5 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.50%) Pricing Data
5 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Solaris
4 2 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.00%) ERP
2 6 (15.00%) Kanban
2 6 (15.00%) Scrum
3 5 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 5 (12.50%) OO
3 5 (12.50%) OOP
3 5 (12.50%) SDLC
3 5 (12.50%) Use Case
3 5 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 4 (10.00%) BPR
4 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.00%) Content Management
4 4 (10.00%) Decision-Making
4 4 (10.00%) Microservices
4 4 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (10.00%) Web Development
5 3 (7.50%) CQRS
5 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) C#
1 7 (17.50%) Java
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.50%) PHP
2 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.50%) TypeScript
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) GDPR
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
1 3 (7.50%) SCOM
2 2 (5.00%) WSUS
3 1 (2.50%) Ansible
3 1 (2.50%) Endace
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) SAP
3 4 (10.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) Adobe
4 3 (7.50%) Google
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) Sun
5 2 (5.00%) Sybase
6 1 (2.50%) Arista
6 1 (2.50%) BT
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) EMC
6 1 (2.50%) Fidessa
6 1 (2.50%) Fortinet