Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 162 137
Rank change year-on-year +14 -25 +11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 113 97 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.61% 1.37% 1.63%
As % of the General category 3.14% 2.45% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 67 79
City of London median daily rate £550 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +4.90%
10th Percentile £368 £363 £373
90th Percentile £720 £770 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 3,604 3,957 3,509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 51.32% 55.82% 53.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,799 3,190 2,843
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £488
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 37 20
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.81 £11.23
90th Percentile £26.30 £37.82 £48.21
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.38% -4.76%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018, 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 72 (63.72%) Finance
2 41 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (27.43%) Java
4 25 (22.12%) Front Office
5 24 (21.24%) Financial Institution
5 24 (21.24%) Oracle
5 24 (21.24%) SQL Server
6 23 (20.35%) HTML
7 22 (19.47%) Unix
8 21 (18.58%) Banking
9 17 (15.04%) Web Development
9 17 (15.04%) XML
9 17 (15.04%) Middleware
9 17 (15.04%) Fixed Income
9 17 (15.04%) User Experience
10 16 (14.16%) GAP Analysis
10 16 (14.16%) SAS
11 15 (13.27%) SQL
11 15 (13.27%) Actimize
11 15 (13.27%) Computer Science
11 15 (13.27%) Asset Management
12 14 (12.39%) Degree
12 14 (12.39%) Investment Management
12 14 (12.39%) SAP
12 14 (12.39%) IBM
12 14 (12.39%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 14 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (11.50%) Project Management
13 13 (11.50%) .NET
14 12 (10.62%) 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 16 (14.16%) SAS
2 11 (9.73%) CMS
3 7 (6.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.88%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.88%) MTS
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (13.27%) Actimize
2 7 (6.19%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (6.19%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (4.42%) ION MarketView
4 2 (1.77%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (1.77%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.77%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.88%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.88%) Kondor
5 1 (0.88%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.88%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.65%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Broadband
1 3 (2.65%) LAN
1 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.65%) VPN
1 3 (2.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.65%) Data Lake
4 3 (2.65%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.65%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.65%) Power BI
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.77%) DTS
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.88%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.88%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.88%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.77%) ERwin
2 2 (1.77%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.88%) Maven
3 1 (0.88%) Selenium
3 1 (0.88%) Subversion
3 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (63.72%) Finance
2 25 (22.12%) Front Office
3 24 (21.24%) Financial Institution
4 21 (18.58%) Banking
5 9 (7.96%) Investment Banking
6 7 (6.19%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.65%) Legal
7 3 (2.65%) Retail
8 2 (1.77%) International Banking
8 2 (1.77%) Marketing
9 1 (0.88%) Local Government
9 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (32.74%) Developer
2 30 (26.55%) Analyst
3 25 (22.12%) Business Analyst
4 14 (12.39%) Consultant
5 11 (9.73%) PHP Developer
6 10 (8.85%) Systems Analyst
7 9 (7.96%) Architect
8 8 (7.08%) Fraud Analyst
8 8 (7.08%) Fraud Business Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Project Manager
9 7 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.31%) Implementation Analyst
10 6 (5.31%) Implementation Consultant
11 5 (4.42%) Cloud Developer
11 5 (4.42%) Demandware Developer
11 5 (4.42%) Salesforce Developer
11 5 (4.42%) Web Developer
12 4 (3.54%) Django Developer
12 4 (3.54%) Oracle Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.54%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.35%) HTML
2 17 (15.04%) Middleware
2 17 (15.04%) XML
3 13 (11.50%) .NET
4 11 (9.73%) LAMP
4 11 (9.73%) Laravel
5 7 (6.19%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.31%) Spring
6 6 (5.31%) Web Services
7 5 (4.42%) jQuery
8 4 (3.54%) Django
8 4 (3.54%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (3.54%) Node.js
8 4 (3.54%) RxJS
8 4 (3.54%) Socket.IO
9 3 (2.65%) Kendo UI
10 2 (1.77%) .NET Core
10 2 (1.77%) Angular 2
10 2 (1.77%) REST
10 2 (1.77%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.04%) Fixed Income
1 17 (15.04%) User Experience
2 15 (13.27%) Computer Science
3 11 (9.73%) Mobile App
4 10 (8.85%) Equities
5 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (7.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (7.08%) Derivative
7 4 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (3.54%) Hedge funds
8 3 (2.65%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.77%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.77%) Tandem
10 1 (0.88%) Bitcoin
10 1 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 1 (0.88%) PMI
10 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.47%) Unix
2 8 (7.08%) Linux
3 4 (3.54%) Windows
4 3 (2.65%) Android
4 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.65%) Mac OS
4 3 (2.65%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.65%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.77%) Solaris
6 1 (0.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.04%) Web Development
3 16 (14.16%) GAP Analysis
4 15 (13.27%) Asset Management
5 14 (12.39%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 14 (12.39%) Investment Management
5 14 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (11.50%) Project Management
7 12 (10.62%) MVC
7 12 (10.62%) Unit Testing
8 11 (9.73%) Data Visualisation
8 11 (9.73%) TDD
8 11 (9.73%) Visualisation
9 9 (7.96%) Risk Management
10 8 (7.08%) Change Management
11 7 (6.19%) Business Analysis
11 7 (6.19%) ERP
11 7 (6.19%) ETL
11 7 (6.19%) SOA
11 7 (6.19%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.43%) Java
2 15 (13.27%) SQL
3 11 (9.73%) PHP
4 9 (7.96%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.19%) C#
5 7 (6.19%) Python
6 4 (3.54%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.54%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.65%) R
8 1 (0.88%) AWK
8 1 (0.88%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.88%) Tcl
8 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.88%) VBA
8 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) Degree
2 12 (10.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.65%) MCSE
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.77%) ISEB
4 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) PMO
2 3 (2.65%) SLA
3 2 (1.77%) MiFID
3 2 (1.77%) SEPA
4 1 (0.88%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.88%) GDPR
4 1 (0.88%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.88%) PSD2
4 1 (0.88%) QA
4 1 (0.88%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) Docker
2 3 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) Ansible
2 1 (0.88%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.88%) Mesos
2 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (21.24%) Oracle
2 14 (12.39%) IBM
2 14 (12.39%) SAP
3 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.42%) Bloomberg
4 5 (4.42%) Demandware
4 5 (4.42%) ION Trading
4 5 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.54%) Calypso
5 4 (3.54%) SimCorp
6 3 (2.65%) Citrix
6 3 (2.65%) FactSet
6 3 (2.65%) HP
7 2 (1.77%) Charles River
7 2 (1.77%) Murex
7 2 (1.77%) Sybase
8 1 (0.88%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.88%) Misys
8 1 (0.88%) Remedy
8 1 (0.88%) SunGard