Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 147 97 161
Rank change year-on-year -50 +64 -13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 35 24 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.91% 1.35% 1.11%
As % of the General category 1.52% 2.21% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 43
10th Percentile £355 £378 £242
25th Percentile £425 £416 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £590
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -13.14% +7.27%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £638
90th Percentile £718 £621 £685
Central London median daily rate £544 £575 £575
% change year-on-year -5.43% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 - -

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 2,305 1,087 3,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.73% 61.34% 55.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,725 768 2,573
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £568 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.10% +2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £675 £619 £613
90th Percentile £770 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £560 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 36
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.00 £12.26
25th Percentile £18.25 £17.13 £13.63
Median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year +10.87% +9.97% +11.84%
75th Percentile £35.00 £37.94 £21.56
90th Percentile £42.35 £46.00 £26.50
Central London median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.87% +9.52% +12.30%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Back Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Back Office in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Back Office in the City of London

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Back Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Back Office in the City of London

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Back Office in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Back Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) Banking
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.86%) Investment Banking
4 7 (20.00%) Front Office
4 7 (20.00%) Azure
4 7 (20.00%) Social Skills
5 6 (17.14%) CRM
5 6 (17.14%) SQL
6 5 (14.29%) .NET
6 5 (14.29%) Project Management
6 5 (14.29%) Derivative
6 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (14.29%) Scrum
6 5 (14.29%) Fixed Income
6 5 (14.29%) Public Sector
6 5 (14.29%) DevOps
7 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (11.43%) Equities
7 4 (11.43%) Change Management
7 4 (11.43%) Asset Management
7 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.43%) JIRA
7 4 (11.43%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (11.43%) Wealth Management
7 4 (11.43%) Oracle
7 4 (11.43%) C#

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 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Orchestrade
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.86%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (2.86%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Azure
2 1 (2.86%) AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (2.86%) NuGet
2 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) 3G
1 1 (2.86%) DHCP
1 1 (2.86%) DNS
1 1 (2.86%) FIX Connectivity
1 1 (2.86%) LAN
1 1 (2.86%) SD-WAN
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.86%) WAN
1 1 (2.86%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) GIS
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) JMeter
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.86%) Postman
3 1 (2.86%) Robot Framework
3 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.86%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Banking
3 8 (22.86%) Investment Banking
4 7 (20.00%) Front Office
4 7 (20.00%) Social Skills
5 5 (14.29%) Public Sector
6 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (5.71%) Law
7 2 (5.71%) Legal
8 1 (2.86%) Advertising
8 1 (2.86%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
8 1 (2.86%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Project Manager
3 5 (14.29%) Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Digital Agile Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Digital Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Digital Transformation
5 3 (8.57%) Digital Transformation Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Digital Transformation Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) IT Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Scrum Master
5 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Transformation Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Transformation Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Back Office Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support
6 2 (5.71%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (8.57%) Velocity
3 3 (8.57%) Web Services
4 2 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.86%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.86%) LDAP
5 1 (2.86%) Middleware
5 1 (2.86%) SOAP
5 1 (2.86%) STL
5 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Derivative
1 5 (14.29%) Fixed Income
2 4 (11.43%) Equities
3 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.86%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.14%) CRM
3 5 (14.29%) DevOps
3 5 (14.29%) Project Management
3 5 (14.29%) Scrum
3 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (11.43%) Asset Management
4 4 (11.43%) Change Management
4 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
4 4 (11.43%) Wealth Management
5 3 (8.57%) Burndown Charts
5 3 (8.57%) Business Case
5 3 (8.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Requirements Gathering
6 2 (5.71%) Project Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) Project Governance
6 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) ACCA
2 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.86%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
1 1 (2.86%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) Docker
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Ansible
2 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (2.86%) BMC
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) FIS
4 1 (2.86%) GoldenSource
4 1 (2.86%) iManage
4 1 (2.86%) Murex
4 1 (2.86%) Remedy
4 1 (2.86%) SimCorp
4 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.86%) SunGard
4 1 (2.86%) UiPath
4 1 (2.86%) VMware