Period
to 19 September 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 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 141 152
Rank change year-on-year -27 +11 -17
Contract jobs citing Back Office 67 121 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.07% 1.73% 1.35%
As % of the General category 2.19% 3.27% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 72 63
City of London median daily rate £583 £568 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.64% +4.13% -0.91%
10th Percentile £411 £307 £338
90th Percentile £694 £725 £725
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £533
% change year-on-year - +3.29% +1.43%
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 3,056 3,705 3,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.82% 52.91% 56.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,324 2,859 3,075
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £522
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.57% +8.19%
10th Percentile £338 £322 £325
90th Percentile £688 £699 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 68 41
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -10.19% +5.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £56.88 £37.09 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.83
% change year-on-year +10.53% -8.77% +4.14%

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 September 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 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 City of London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 48 (71.64%) Finance
2 25 (37.31%) C#
3 21 (31.34%) Banking
4 20 (29.85%) SDLC
5 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (23.88%) Financial Institution
6 16 (23.88%) SQL
7 15 (22.39%) .NET
8 14 (20.90%) Java
9 13 (19.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
10 12 (17.91%) RESTful
11 11 (16.42%) OO
11 11 (16.42%) Front Office
12 10 (14.93%) Scrum
12 10 (14.93%) Degree
12 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (13.43%) Web Development
13 9 (13.43%) OOP
13 9 (13.43%) Multithreading
13 9 (13.43%) Investment Management
13 9 (13.43%) React
13 9 (13.43%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (11.94%) SOLID
14 8 (11.94%) Microservices
14 8 (11.94%) Kanban
14 8 (11.94%) Hedge funds
14 8 (11.94%) Web Services
14 8 (11.94%) T-SQL
14 8 (11.94%) Microsoft

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 (4.48%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.49%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Actimize
1 5 (7.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.49%) Global One
2 1 (1.49%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Azure
2 2 (2.99%) AWS
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.49%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) LAN
1 2 (2.99%) WAN
2 1 (1.49%) Multicast
2 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
1 13 (19.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.49%) Big Data
4 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.49%) KDB
4 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) JIRA
1 5 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.49%) Hudson
4 1 (1.49%) Moq
4 1 (1.49%) MSTest
4 1 (1.49%) NUnit
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 48 (71.64%) Finance
2 21 (31.34%) Banking
3 16 (23.88%) Financial Institution
4 11 (16.42%) Front Office
5 3 (4.48%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.49%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (1.49%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (40.30%) Developer
2 19 (28.36%) Analyst
3 17 (25.37%) Business Analyst
4 14 (20.90%) C# Developer
5 10 (14.93%) SQL Developer
6 8 (11.94%) SSIS Developer
7 7 (10.45%) .NET Developer
7 7 (10.45%) Consultant
8 6 (8.96%) Project Manager
8 6 (8.96%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (7.46%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 5 (7.46%) Fraud Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) Fraud Business Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) Implementation Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) Implementation Consultant
9 5 (7.46%) Java Developer
9 5 (7.46%) VB.NET Developer
10 4 (5.97%) Architect
11 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.39%) .NET
2 12 (17.91%) RESTful
3 9 (13.43%) React
4 8 (11.94%) Web Services
5 7 (10.45%) AngularJS
6 6 (8.96%) Middleware
6 6 (8.96%) XML
7 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (5.97%) Spring
9 3 (4.48%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (4.48%) Hibernate
9 3 (4.48%) Spring Boot
9 3 (4.48%) WCF
10 2 (2.99%) .NET Core
10 2 (2.99%) Ajax
10 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
11 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Core
11 1 (1.49%) HTML
11 1 (1.49%) J2EE
11 1 (1.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (11.94%) Hedge funds
3 6 (8.96%) Derivative
4 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.46%) Equities
5 4 (5.97%) Fixed Income
5 4 (5.97%) SWIFT
6 3 (4.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.49%) BYOD
8 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.49%) Reinsurance
8 1 (1.49%) Tandem
8 1 (1.49%) User Experience
8 1 (1.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) Unix
3 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) SDLC
2 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.42%) OO
4 10 (14.93%) Scrum
5 9 (13.43%) Investment Management
5 9 (13.43%) Multithreading
5 9 (13.43%) OOP
5 9 (13.43%) Web Development
6 8 (11.94%) Asset Management
6 8 (11.94%) Business Analysis
6 8 (11.94%) Kanban
6 8 (11.94%) Microservices
6 8 (11.94%) SOLID
7 7 (10.45%) CQRS
7 7 (10.45%) Data Mapping
7 7 (10.45%) Domain-Driven Design
7 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
7 7 (10.45%) Unit Testing
7 7 (10.45%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) C#
2 16 (23.88%) SQL
3 14 (20.90%) Java
4 8 (11.94%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.45%) TypeScript
6 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.46%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.48%) Python
8 2 (2.99%) Java 8
8 2 (2.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) PSD2
2 2 (2.99%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.99%) MiFID
2 2 (2.99%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) Citrix
3 2 (2.99%) Cognos
3 2 (2.99%) Sybase
4 1 (1.49%) Apple
4 1 (1.49%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.49%) GoldenSource
4 1 (1.49%) Informatica
4 1 (1.49%) Murex
4 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.49%) Sun
4 1 (1.49%) Tableau
4 1 (1.49%) VMware
4 1 (1.49%) Workday