Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 147 149
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +16
Contract jobs citing Back Office 105 87 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.48% 1.35% 1.35%
As % of the General category 2.83% 2.52% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 58 69
City of London median daily rate £550 £523 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +10.00%
10th Percentile £373 £338 £327
90th Percentile £725 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £488
% change year-on-year +4.76% +7.69% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
City of London median hourly rate - £41.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +144.78% -71.49%
Central London median hourly rate - £41.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +144.78% -71.49%

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 3,715 3,459 3,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.46% 53.70% 53.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,907 2,738 3,038
City of London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £310
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 39 28
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.00 £19.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -17.92% -1.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.10
90th Percentile £35.77 £30.93 £37.95
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -15.00% -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 18 July 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 18 July 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 51 (48.57%) Finance
2 45 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (28.57%) Java
4 29 (27.62%) Front Office
5 28 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 23 (21.90%) SQL
7 20 (19.05%) HTML
8 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
8 19 (18.10%) Banking
9 18 (17.14%) Oracle
9 18 (17.14%) Fixed Income
10 17 (16.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (15.24%) Asset Management
12 15 (14.29%) .NET
12 15 (14.29%) XML
12 15 (14.29%) Unix
13 14 (13.33%) Linux
13 14 (13.33%) C#
13 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 14 (13.33%) Financial Institution
13 14 (13.33%) Web Development
13 14 (13.33%) Electronic Trading
13 14 (13.33%) AngularJS
14 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (11.43%) Web Services
15 11 (10.48%) Scrum
15 11 (10.48%) Legal
15 11 (10.48%) ION Trading
15 11 (10.48%) Change Control

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 9 (8.57%) SAS
2 5 (4.76%) CMS
3 3 (2.86%) IIS
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.95%) Apache
5 1 (0.95%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.95%) MTS
5 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (9.52%) ION MarketView
2 9 (8.57%) Actimize
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.90%) Temenos T24
4 2 (1.90%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.95%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.95%) Kondor
5 1 (0.95%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.95%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.95%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.90%) Office 365
4 1 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) Intranet
2 1 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.95%) Firewall
2 1 (0.95%) Internet
2 1 (0.95%) SMS
2 1 (0.95%) SNMP
2 1 (0.95%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.95%) Wireless
2 1 (0.95%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.95%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.95%) IDOL
6 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.95%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (3.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.86%) MSTest
2 3 (2.86%) NUnit
2 3 (2.86%) Selenium
3 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.95%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.95%) JIRA
4 1 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.95%) Subversion
4 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (48.57%) Finance
2 29 (27.62%) Front Office
3 19 (18.10%) Banking
4 14 (13.33%) Financial Institution
5 11 (10.48%) Legal
6 10 (9.52%) Investment Banking
7 6 (5.71%) General Ledger
8 5 (4.76%) Marketing
9 4 (3.81%) Law
9 4 (3.81%) Retail
10 1 (0.95%) Advertising
10 1 (0.95%) Billing
10 1 (0.95%) German Language
10 1 (0.95%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (34.29%) Developer
2 27 (25.71%) Analyst
3 24 (22.86%) Business Analyst
4 10 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 8 (7.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (7.62%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.67%) Cloud Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Consultant
6 7 (6.67%) FX Business Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Salesforce Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Change Manager
7 6 (5.71%) Demandware Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Fraud Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Fraud Business Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) PHP Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Asset Management Project Manager
9 3 (2.86%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.05%) HTML
2 15 (14.29%) .NET
2 15 (14.29%) XML
3 14 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 12 (11.43%) Web Services
5 9 (8.57%) Middleware
5 9 (8.57%) Node.js
5 9 (8.57%) RxJS
5 9 (8.57%) Socket.IO
5 9 (8.57%) Spring
6 7 (6.67%) jQuery
7 6 (5.71%) .NET Framework
7 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
8 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (4.76%) Kendo UI
9 4 (3.81%) LAMP
9 4 (3.81%) Laravel
10 3 (2.86%) Entity Framework
10 3 (2.86%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.14%) Fixed Income
2 17 (16.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (10.48%) User Experience
4 9 (8.57%) Equities
5 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.81%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.81%) Derivative
6 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.86%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.86%) PMI
7 3 (2.86%) Tandem
8 2 (1.90%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.95%) DTCC
9 1 (0.95%) Eurex
9 1 (0.95%) iPad
9 1 (0.95%) iPhone
9 1 (0.95%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.29%) Unix
2 14 (13.33%) Linux
3 8 (7.62%) Windows
4 5 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.90%) Solaris
5 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (15.24%) Asset Management
3 14 (13.33%) Electronic Trading
3 14 (13.33%) Web Development
4 12 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (10.48%) Change Control
5 11 (10.48%) Scrum
6 10 (9.52%) Change Management
6 10 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
6 10 (9.52%) Open Source
7 9 (8.57%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 9 (8.57%) Defect Management
7 9 (8.57%) Investment Management
7 9 (8.57%) Line Management
7 9 (8.57%) MVC
7 9 (8.57%) System Testing
7 9 (8.57%) TDD
8 8 (7.62%) Data Modelling
8 8 (7.62%) Project Management
8 8 (7.62%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.57%) Java
2 23 (21.90%) SQL
3 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
4 14 (13.33%) C#
5 11 (10.48%) TypeScript
6 10 (9.52%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.71%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.76%) R
9 4 (3.81%) PHP
10 3 (2.86%) Python
11 2 (1.90%) Perl
11 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.90%) VBScript
12 1 (0.95%) Korn
12 1 (0.95%) Ruby
12 1 (0.95%) Tcl
12 1 (0.95%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) Degree
2 4 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.86%) MBA
3 3 (2.86%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 3 (2.86%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (0.95%) HP ASE
4 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) MiFID
2 3 (2.86%) GDPR
3 2 (1.90%) AIFMD
3 2 (1.90%) EMIR
3 2 (1.90%) QA
4 1 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.95%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.95%) PMO
4 1 (0.95%) PSD2
4 1 (0.95%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.86%) Docker
3 1 (0.95%) Gluster
3 1 (0.95%) iptables
3 1 (0.95%) NFS
3 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) HP ALM
1 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.95%) Ansible
2 1 (0.95%) Control-M
2 1 (0.95%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.95%) OpenView
2 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.95%) Puppet
2 1 (0.95%) SCCM
2 1 (0.95%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (17.14%) Oracle
2 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.48%) ION Trading
4 10 (9.52%) IBM
5 9 (8.57%) SAP
6 7 (6.67%) Demandware
6 7 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (3.81%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.86%) Bloomberg
8 3 (2.86%) Charles River
8 3 (2.86%) HP
8 3 (2.86%) Sybase
8 3 (2.86%) VMware
9 2 (1.90%) Cisco
9 2 (1.90%) Citrix
9 2 (1.90%) iManage
9 2 (1.90%) Murex
9 2 (1.90%) Temenos
10 1 (0.95%) FXall
10 1 (0.95%) Sonatype