Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 197 159 138
Rank change year-on-year -38 -21 -14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 60 94 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 1.32% 1.53%
As % of the General category 1.74% 2.40% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 72 72
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +3.60%
10th Percentile £398 £366 £389
90th Percentile £718 £773 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 3,442 3,911 3,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.92% 54.98% 51.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,624 3,122 2,498
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £324
90th Percentile £688 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 21
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.95% -3.45% -7.90%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.80 £12.37
90th Percentile £34.13 £44.50 £56.87
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -10.95% -3.45% -5.43%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 27 (45.00%) Finance
2 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (28.33%) Banking
4 14 (23.33%) Front Office
5 12 (20.00%) SQL
6 10 (16.67%) Fixed Income
7 9 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (13.33%) Asset Management
8 8 (13.33%) Business Analysis
9 7 (11.67%) TDD
9 7 (11.67%) Equities
9 7 (11.67%) Project Management
9 7 (11.67%) Java
9 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
9 7 (11.67%) SDLC
10 6 (10.00%) C#
10 6 (10.00%) CISSP
10 6 (10.00%) ETL
10 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (10.00%) CISM
10 6 (10.00%) Investment Banking
10 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
10 6 (10.00%) Investment Management
10 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.00%) CRISC
10 6 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (8.33%) Hedge funds
11 5 (8.33%) BDD

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 (5.00%) CMS
2 2 (3.33%) SAS
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
3 1 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.67%) Kentico
3 1 (1.67%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.67%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) IntelliMatch
1 2 (3.33%) Markit EDM
1 2 (3.33%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (1.67%) Actimize
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Endur
2 1 (1.67%) MetaTrader
2 1 (1.67%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Broadband
1 1 (1.67%) LAN
1 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.67%) VPN
1 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.33%) DTS
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.67%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.67%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (3.33%) ERwin
2 2 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) NUnit
3 1 (1.67%) Selenium
3 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 27 (45.00%) Finance
2 17 (28.33%) Banking
3 14 (23.33%) Front Office
4 6 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.67%) Financial Institution
5 4 (6.67%) Retail
6 3 (5.00%) Legal
7 2 (3.33%) International Banking
8 1 (1.67%) Billing
8 1 (1.67%) Games
8 1 (1.67%) Law
8 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Analyst
2 16 (26.67%) Developer
3 13 (21.67%) Business Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Head of Cybersecurity
4 6 (10.00%) Head of Security
5 4 (6.67%) Report Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Java Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Payments Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Payments Business Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Software Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Asset Management Project Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Front Office Business Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Head of Finance
7 2 (3.33%) Head of Payments
7 2 (3.33%) SimCorp Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Software Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) .NET
1 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
1 4 (6.67%) Spring Boot
2 3 (5.00%) HTML
2 3 (5.00%) React
3 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.33%) CSS
3 2 (3.33%) LAMP
3 2 (3.33%) Laravel
3 2 (3.33%) Middleware
3 2 (3.33%) RESTful
3 2 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.67%) HTML5
4 1 (1.67%) Kafka
4 1 (1.67%) REST
4 1 (1.67%) Sass
4 1 (1.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Fixed Income
2 7 (11.67%) Equities
3 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.33%) Derivative
3 5 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (8.33%) Hedge funds
4 3 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.00%) User Experience
5 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.33%) PKI
5 2 (3.33%) Tandem
6 1 (1.67%) Bitcoin
6 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.67%) Fintech
6 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) Online Games
6 1 (1.67%) PMI
6 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Unix
2 2 (3.33%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.67%) AIX
3 1 (1.67%) Android
3 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.67%) Solaris
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 8 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 7 (11.67%) Project Management
4 7 (11.67%) SDLC
4 7 (11.67%) TDD
5 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (10.00%) ETL
5 6 (10.00%) Investment Management
5 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.33%) BDD
6 5 (8.33%) Cash Management
7 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.67%) Data Management
7 4 (6.67%) Defect Management
7 4 (6.67%) Migration
7 4 (6.67%) Scrum
7 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) Java
3 6 (10.00%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) Java 8
4 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.33%) PHP
5 2 (3.33%) Python
6 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.67%) Scala
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) CISM
1 6 (10.00%) CISSP
1 6 (10.00%) CRISC
2 4 (6.67%) Degree
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.33%) ISEB
4 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) MCSE
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) MiFID
1 2 (3.33%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.33%) PMO
1 2 (3.33%) SEPA
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.67%) EMIR
2 1 (1.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.67%) Ansible
2 1 (1.67%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.67%) Mesos
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) Calypso
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle
3 4 (6.67%) SimCorp
4 3 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (3.33%) Bloomberg
5 2 (3.33%) Fidessa
5 2 (3.33%) Murex
6 1 (1.67%) BISAM
6 1 (1.67%) Charles River
6 1 (1.67%) Citrix
6 1 (1.67%) Cognos
6 1 (1.67%) OpenLink
6 1 (1.67%) RIMES
6 1 (1.67%) SAP
6 1 (1.67%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.67%) Sophis
6 1 (1.67%) SunGard
6 1 (1.67%) Vermilion
6 1 (1.67%) VMware