Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 152 153
Rank change year-on-year -18 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 56 110 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.95% 1.57% 1.37%
As % of the General category 2.05% 2.97% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 64 66
City of London median daily rate £590 £559 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -2.83% +9.52%
10th Percentile £248 £366 £388
90th Percentile £688 £721 £788
Central London median daily rate £583 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +5.91% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £41.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £41.00

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 2,730 3,698 3,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 46.37% 52.75% 56.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,076 2,868 3,214
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £325 £306 £325
90th Percentile £700 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £520
% change year-on-year -2.38% +0.96% +6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 59 43
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -9.41% +2.41%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.31 £13.06
90th Percentile £33.25 £37.09 £34.14
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £21.23
% change year-on-year +9.09% -9.31% +2.29%

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 19 November 2019.

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 35 (62.50%) Finance
2 15 (26.79%) C#
2 15 (26.79%) SDLC
3 14 (25.00%) Scrum
3 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (23.21%) Java
4 13 (23.21%) Degree
4 13 (23.21%) Kanban
5 12 (21.43%) Front Office
6 11 (19.64%) OOP
6 11 (19.64%) OO
6 11 (19.64%) Multithreading
6 11 (19.64%) React
6 11 (19.64%) SOLID
6 11 (19.64%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (17.86%) Microservices
7 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
7 10 (17.86%) TypeScript
7 10 (17.86%) Unit Testing
7 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
7 10 (17.86%) Domain-Driven Design
7 10 (17.86%) RESTful
7 10 (17.86%) Hedge funds
7 10 (17.86%) CQRS
7 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 10 (17.86%) Web Development
8 9 (16.07%) Asset Management
8 9 (16.07%) Web Services
9 8 (14.29%) SQL
9 8 (14.29%) Web Application Development

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 3 (5.36%) Confluence
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (10.71%) MS Visio
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.57%) Global One
2 1 (1.79%) Actimize
2 1 (1.79%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.79%) Exchequer
2 1 (1.79%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.79%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Azure
1 3 (5.36%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) AWS
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (7.14%) 4G
3 1 (1.79%) DHCP
3 1 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (1.79%) Intranet
3 1 (1.79%) Multicast
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.79%) Hudson
2 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (62.50%) Finance
2 12 (21.43%) Front Office
3 7 (12.50%) Banking
4 5 (8.93%) Financial Institution
5 4 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.57%) Retail
6 2 (3.57%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.79%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Developer
2 13 (23.21%) Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Business Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) C# Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Architect
5 4 (7.14%) EPoS Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.36%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) IT Support
6 3 (5.36%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.57%) Applications Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) React
2 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
2 10 (17.86%) RESTful
3 9 (16.07%) Web Services
4 3 (5.36%) .NET
4 3 (5.36%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (5.36%) Spring
4 3 (5.36%) XML
5 2 (3.57%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.57%) HTML
5 2 (3.57%) HTML5
5 2 (3.57%) Middleware
6 1 (1.79%) Ajax
6 1 (1.79%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.79%) FIXML
6 1 (1.79%) J2EE
6 1 (1.79%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.79%) SOAP
6 1 (1.79%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (17.86%) Hedge funds
3 6 (10.71%) Derivative
4 5 (8.93%) Equities
5 4 (7.14%) EPoS
5 4 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (5.36%) Fixed Income
6 3 (5.36%) SWIFT
7 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.79%) Digital Signage
8 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.79%) Reinsurance
8 1 (1.79%) Tandem
8 1 (1.79%) User Experience
8 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Unix
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
1 3 (5.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) SDLC
2 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) Scrum
3 13 (23.21%) Kanban
4 11 (19.64%) Multithreading
4 11 (19.64%) OO
4 11 (19.64%) OOP
4 11 (19.64%) SOLID
5 10 (17.86%) CQRS
5 10 (17.86%) Domain-Driven Design
5 10 (17.86%) Microservices
5 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
5 10 (17.86%) Unit Testing
5 10 (17.86%) Web Development
6 9 (16.07%) Asset Management
7 8 (14.29%) Investment Management
7 8 (14.29%) Web Application Development
8 7 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 6 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) C#
2 13 (23.21%) Java
3 10 (17.86%) TypeScript
4 8 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.79%) Java 8
6 1 (1.79%) Python
6 1 (1.79%) Scala
6 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) EMIR
2 1 (1.79%) GDPR
2 1 (1.79%) MiFID
2 1 (1.79%) PSD2
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) BT
2 4 (7.14%) EMC
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle
4 2 (3.57%) Bloomberg
4 2 (3.57%) Sybase
5 1 (1.79%) Cadence
5 1 (1.79%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.79%) Cognos
5 1 (1.79%) ESET
5 1 (1.79%) FactSet
5 1 (1.79%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.79%) Informatica
5 1 (1.79%) Murex
5 1 (1.79%) Reuters
5 1 (1.79%) SimCorp
5 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec
5 1 (1.79%) Tableau