Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 189 170 159
Rank change year-on-year -19 -11 +9
Contract jobs citing Back Office 80 130 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.00% 1.44% 1.52%
As % of the General category 2.16% 2.82% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 78 76
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £533
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.29% +1.43%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £353
90th Percentile £694 £708 £725
London median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Central London median hourly rate - - £41.00
London median hourly rate - £22.88 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -16.82% +64.18%

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 3,708 4,610 4,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 46.41% 51.09% 54.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,785 3,459 3,378
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 75 49
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.60% -6.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.09 £12.80
90th Percentile £44.75 £35.75 £36.09
London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.93 £21.95
% change year-on-year -4.06% +4.46% +9.75%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -35 68 £583 +4.25% 29
West End of London +22 3 £475 -13.64%
City of Westminster -6 1 - -
Back Office
London

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 50 (62.50%) Finance
2 25 (31.25%) C#
3 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (25.00%) Banking
5 19 (23.75%) SDLC
6 17 (21.25%) SQL
7 16 (20.00%) Financial Institution
8 15 (18.75%) .NET
9 14 (17.50%) Java
9 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
9 14 (17.50%) Scrum
10 13 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (15.00%) Kanban
11 12 (15.00%) RESTful
12 11 (13.75%) Degree
12 11 (13.75%) Front Office
12 11 (13.75%) OO
13 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 10 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (12.50%) Business Analysis
13 10 (12.50%) Investment Management
13 10 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (11.25%) React
14 9 (11.25%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (11.25%) Data Mapping
14 9 (11.25%) Multithreading
14 9 (11.25%) Web Development
14 9 (11.25%) Hedge funds
14 9 (11.25%) Asset Management
14 9 (11.25%) Middleware

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 (3.75%) Confluence
2 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.25%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Actimize
1 5 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Bloomberg AIM
2 1 (1.25%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.25%) Exchequer
2 1 (1.25%) Global One
2 1 (1.25%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.25%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) AWS
1 3 (3.75%) Azure
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (1.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 1 (1.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.25%) 4G
2 1 (1.25%) DHCP
2 1 (1.25%) DNS
2 1 (1.25%) Intranet
2 1 (1.25%) LAN
2 1 (1.25%) Multicast
2 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.25%) VLAN
2 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.50%) MySQL
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.25%) Big Data
6 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.25%) KDB
6 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) JIRA
1 5 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.75%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.25%) Hudson
4 1 (1.25%) Moq
4 1 (1.25%) MSTest
4 1 (1.25%) NUnit
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 50 (62.50%) Finance
2 20 (25.00%) Banking
3 16 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 11 (13.75%) Front Office
5 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.50%) Retail
6 2 (2.50%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.25%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.25%) Local Government
7 1 (1.25%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (1.25%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (35.00%) Developer
2 26 (32.50%) Analyst
3 19 (23.75%) Business Analyst
4 14 (17.50%) C# Developer
5 10 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 8 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
7 7 (8.75%) .NET Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Consultant
8 6 (7.50%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Architect
9 5 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (6.25%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 5 (6.25%) Fraud Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Fraud Business Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Implementation Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Implementation Consultant
9 5 (6.25%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
9 5 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.75%) .NET
2 12 (15.00%) RESTful
3 9 (11.25%) Middleware
3 9 (11.25%) React
3 9 (11.25%) Web Services
4 7 (8.75%) AngularJS
5 6 (7.50%) XML
6 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (5.00%) Gherkin
7 4 (5.00%) Spring
8 3 (3.75%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (3.75%) Hibernate
8 3 (3.75%) Spring Boot
8 3 (3.75%) Swagger
8 3 (3.75%) WCF
9 2 (2.50%) .NET Core
9 2 (2.50%) Ajax
9 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.50%) SOAP
10 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Greenfield Project
1 9 (11.25%) Hedge funds
2 6 (7.50%) Derivative
3 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.25%) Equities
4 4 (5.00%) Fixed Income
4 4 (5.00%) SWIFT
5 3 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.50%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.25%) BYOD
7 1 (1.25%) Digital Signage
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.25%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.25%) Tandem
7 1 (1.25%) User Experience
7 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) Unix
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.75%) SDLC
3 14 (17.50%) Scrum
4 12 (15.00%) Kanban
5 11 (13.75%) OO
6 10 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 10 (12.50%) Investment Management
6 10 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (11.25%) Asset Management
7 9 (11.25%) Data Mapping
7 9 (11.25%) Multithreading
7 9 (11.25%) OOP
7 9 (11.25%) Web Development
8 8 (10.00%) Microservices
8 8 (10.00%) SOLID
9 7 (8.75%) BDD
9 7 (8.75%) CQRS
9 7 (8.75%) Unit Testing
9 7 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (8.75%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.25%) C#
2 17 (21.25%) SQL
3 14 (17.50%) Java
4 8 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 7 (8.75%) TypeScript
6 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.25%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.75%) Python
9 2 (2.50%) Java 8
9 2 (2.50%) Scala
10 1 (1.25%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.25%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) PSD2
2 2 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.50%) MiFID
2 2 (2.50%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) EMIR
3 1 (1.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (2.50%) Citrix
3 2 (2.50%) Cognos
3 2 (2.50%) Murex
3 2 (2.50%) SAP
3 2 (2.50%) Sybase
4 1 (1.25%) Apple
4 1 (1.25%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.25%) BT
4 1 (1.25%) Charles River
4 1 (1.25%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.25%) EMC
4 1 (1.25%) GoldenSource
4 1 (1.25%) Informatica
4 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.25%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.25%) Tableau
4 1 (1.25%) VMware
4 1 (1.25%) Workday