Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 136 118 168
Rank change year-on-year -18 +50 -8
Contract jobs citing Back Office 27 20 74
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.79% 0.85% 1.13%
As % of the General category 1.30% 1.44% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 48
10th Percentile £265 £285 £413
25th Percentile £419 £388 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £425 £575
Median % change year-on-year +29.41% -26.09% +4.55%
75th Percentile £606 £563 £650
90th Percentile £668 £642 £700
Central London median daily rate £500 £425 £550
% change year-on-year +17.65% -22.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 - -

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 2,080 1,390 3,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 60.69% 58.90% 59.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,480 987 3,011
10th Percentile £363 £313 £320
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% -
75th Percentile £670 £613 £604
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 51
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.69 £13.07 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.23 £25.22 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.91% +29.33% +4.28%
75th Percentile £32.55 £38.73 £24.47
90th Percentile £37.75 £48.23 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £26.81 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.93% +34.04% +6.95%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (18.52%) Finance
3 5 (18.52%) Project Management
3 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
4 4 (14.81%) Derivative
4 4 (14.81%) Scrum
4 4 (14.81%) Unix
4 4 (14.81%) Windows
4 4 (14.81%) Social Skills
5 3 (11.11%) Public Sector
5 3 (11.11%) Business Case
5 3 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (11.11%) SEPA
5 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (11.11%) CRM
5 3 (11.11%) Law
5 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) JIRA
5 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 3 (11.11%) Banking
5 3 (11.11%) SWIFT
5 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Azure
5 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.11%) Kalman Filter

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:

Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Orchestrade
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.70%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Azure
2 1 (3.70%) AWS
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DHCP
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.41%) WebEx
2 1 (3.70%) 3G
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) SD-WAN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Social Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Law
3 3 (11.11%) Public Sector
4 2 (7.41%) Legal
5 1 (3.70%) Advertising
5 1 (3.70%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (3.70%) General Ledger
5 1 (3.70%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Back Office Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Digital Agile Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Digital Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Digital Transformation
3 3 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Transformation Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Transformation Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Back Office Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Support Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Development Manager
4 2 (7.41%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) .NET Core
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) STL
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Derivative
2 3 (11.11%) SWIFT
3 2 (7.41%) Fixed Income
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
4 1 (3.70%) Equities
4 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.70%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Unix
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (18.52%) Project Management
3 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
4 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) Business Case
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) CRM
5 3 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) Decision-Making
6 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (7.41%) Project Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.41%) User Research
6 2 (7.41%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
1 2 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (7.41%) MOS
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ACCA
2 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (3.70%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.70%) BMC
3 1 (3.70%) FIS
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) iManage
3 1 (3.70%) Murex
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) Remedy
3 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.70%) SunGard
3 1 (3.70%) Symantec
3 1 (3.70%) UiPath
3 1 (3.70%) VMware