Period
to 23 January 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 157 169 166
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 -23
Contract jobs citing Back Office 39 83 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.79% 1.22% 1.25%
As % of the General category 1.78% 2.28% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 47 68
City of London median daily rate £500 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +14.89%
10th Percentile £242 £344 £398
90th Percentile £645 £725 £775
Central London median daily rate £500 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,191 3,633 4,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 44.29% 53.19% 56.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,642 2,761 3,205
City of London median daily rate £520 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £309 £290 £325
90th Percentile £700 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 45 49
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -10.95% -3.45%
10th Percentile £12.45 £13.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.09 £34.05
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £21.23
% change year-on-year +12.30% -11.90% -2.41%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in the City of London

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in the City of London

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in the City of London

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in the City of London

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
London Bridge - 1 £475 -
Back Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 23 (58.97%) Finance
2 13 (33.33%) Scrum
2 13 (33.33%) Kanban
3 12 (30.77%) Degree
3 12 (30.77%) SDLC
4 11 (28.21%) C#
5 10 (25.64%) Java
5 10 (25.64%) OOP
5 10 (25.64%) OO
5 10 (25.64%) Multithreading
5 10 (25.64%) Hedge funds
5 10 (25.64%) AngularJS
5 10 (25.64%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (23.08%) React
6 9 (23.08%) Web Services
6 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 9 (23.08%) Front Office
7 8 (20.51%) Web Development
7 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
7 8 (20.51%) TypeScript
7 8 (20.51%) SOLID
7 8 (20.51%) Web Application Development
7 8 (20.51%) CQRS
7 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
7 8 (20.51%) Domain-Driven Design
7 8 (20.51%) RESTful
7 8 (20.51%) Microservices
8 6 (15.38%) Banking
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (5.13%) CMS
1 2 (5.13%) Confluence
1 2 (5.13%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Global One
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Exchequer
2 1 (2.56%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Azure
2 3 (7.69%) Office 365
3 2 (5.13%) IaaS
3 2 (5.13%) PaaS
4 1 (2.56%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (10.26%) 4G
3 3 (7.69%) DHCP
3 3 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (2.56%) BGP
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) IGMP
4 1 (2.56%) Intranet
4 1 (2.56%) Multicast
4 1 (2.56%) OSPF
4 1 (2.56%) RIP
4 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) VLAN
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (58.97%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) Front Office
3 6 (15.38%) Banking
4 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
6 2 (5.13%) Retail
7 1 (2.56%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) C# Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) EPoS Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Release Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) AngularJS
2 9 (23.08%) React
2 9 (23.08%) Web Services
3 8 (20.51%) RESTful
4 2 (5.13%) HTML
4 2 (5.13%) HTML5
4 2 (5.13%) XML
5 1 (2.56%) .NET
5 1 (2.56%) Ajax
5 1 (2.56%) Apache Flex
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.56%) FIXML
5 1 (2.56%) React Native
5 1 (2.56%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Greenfield Project
1 10 (25.64%) Hedge funds
2 4 (10.26%) EPoS
2 4 (10.26%) Equities
3 3 (7.69%) Derivative
3 3 (7.69%) Fixed Income
3 3 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) PKI
4 2 (5.13%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.56%) Digital Signage
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.56%) User Experience
5 1 (2.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
1 5 (12.82%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Kanban
1 13 (33.33%) Scrum
2 12 (30.77%) SDLC
3 10 (25.64%) Multithreading
3 10 (25.64%) OO
3 10 (25.64%) OOP
4 8 (20.51%) CQRS
4 8 (20.51%) Domain-Driven Design
4 8 (20.51%) Microservices
4 8 (20.51%) SOLID
4 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
4 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Web Application Development
4 8 (20.51%) Web Development
5 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
6 4 (10.26%) Change Management
6 4 (10.26%) Investment Management
6 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.69%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) C#
2 10 (25.64%) Java
3 8 (20.51%) TypeScript
4 4 (10.26%) SQL
5 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.56%) EMIR
1 1 (2.56%) GDPR
1 1 (2.56%) MiFID
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
1 2 (5.13%) SCOM
1 2 (5.13%) WSUS
2 1 (2.56%) Ansible
2 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.56%) Endace
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) BT
2 4 (10.26%) EMC
3 2 (5.13%) Bloomberg
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) Arista
4 1 (2.56%) Cadence
4 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) ESET
4 1 (2.56%) FactSet
4 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Reuters
4 1 (2.56%) SimCorp
4 1 (2.56%) Sybase
4 1 (2.56%) Symantec