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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 116 118
Rank change year-on-year -21 +2  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 25 43 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.81% 1.27% 1.43%
As % of the General category 1.60% 2.36% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 59
Median daily rate £495 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £710 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £370
% change year-on-year +23.07% -12.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.98 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +77.66% +73.07%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1559 1825 2679
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 50.75% 53.91% 52.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1488 2073
Median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 17
Median hourly rate £20.54 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.71% +25.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.61 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.86 £55.00 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Back Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 54 (62.79%) Finance
2 41 (47.67%) Banking
3 34 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (34.88%) SQL
4 30 (34.88%) .NET
5 24 (27.91%) TDD
6 23 (26.74%) SQL Server
6 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
7 22 (25.58%) C#
8 20 (23.26%) Investment Banking
9 17 (19.77%) Front Office
9 17 (19.77%) MS Excel
10 16 (18.60%) Scrum
11 15 (17.44%) T-SQL
11 15 (17.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (17.44%) Derivative
12 14 (16.28%) Web Services
12 14 (16.28%) Windows
12 14 (16.28%) MVC
13 13 (15.12%) Waterfall
14 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (13.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET
14 12 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (12.79%) Subversion
15 11 (12.79%) Workflow
16 10 (11.63%) Java
16 10 (11.63%) AngularJS
17 9 (10.47%) Oracle
18 8 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008

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 5 (5.81%) IIS
2 4 (4.65%) FileNet
2 4 (4.65%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.33%) Apache
3 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.16%) Confluence
4 1 (1.16%) JBoss
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (19.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Endur
2 1 (1.16%) Eikon
2 1 (1.16%) Minerva
2 1 (1.16%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.16%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Bank Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) Firewall
2 2 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.16%) FTP
3 1 (1.16%) Internet
3 1 (1.16%) LAN
3 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) WAN
3 1 (1.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.74%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (8.14%) Data Mart
5 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (5.81%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.16%) MS Access
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.16%) SAP BW
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.16%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Subversion
2 8 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.81%) Maven
3 5 (5.81%) MSTest
3 5 (5.81%) NUnit
3 5 (5.81%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.33%) JIRA
5 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.33%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.16%) EasyMock
6 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.16%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.16%) JUnit
6 1 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 54 (62.79%) Finance
2 41 (47.67%) Banking
3 20 (23.26%) Investment Banking
4 17 (19.77%) Front Office
5 6 (6.98%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.33%) Advertising
6 2 (2.33%) Marketing
6 2 (2.33%) Retail
7 1 (1.16%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Games
7 1 (1.16%) International Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Local Government
7 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (53.49%) Developer
2 20 (23.26%) Analyst
3 11 (12.79%) Senior Developer
4 10 (11.63%) .NET Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Business Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Senior SQL Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Senior SQL Server Developer
6 6 (6.98%) SQL Developer
6 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Wintel Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Agile Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Back Office Business Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Endur Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (3.49%) OpenLink Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Senior Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.88%) .NET
2 14 (16.28%) Web Services
3 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET
3 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (11.63%) AngularJS
5 7 (8.14%) HTML
6 6 (6.98%) RESTful
7 5 (5.81%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.81%) JMS
7 5 (5.81%) WCF
8 4 (4.65%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (3.49%) CSS
10 2 (2.33%) HTML5
10 2 (2.33%) jQuery
10 2 (2.33%) XML
11 1 (1.16%) EJB 3.0
11 1 (1.16%) JPA
11 1 (1.16%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (1.16%) REST
11 1 (1.16%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Derivative
2 12 (13.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (6.98%) Hedge funds
4 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.65%) Fixed Income
6 3 (3.49%) Contactless
6 3 (3.49%) Equities
6 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.16%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.16%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.16%) Fintech
7 1 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (1.16%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.16%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.16%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.16%) Social Gaming
7 1 (1.16%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Windows
2 7 (8.14%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.98%) Linux
4 5 (5.81%) Unix
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.16%) Android
6 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.16%) Solaris
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (27.91%) TDD
3 16 (18.60%) Scrum
4 14 (16.28%) MVC
5 13 (15.12%) Waterfall
6 12 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (12.79%) Workflow
8 7 (8.14%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (8.14%) Service Delivery
8 7 (8.14%) Test Scripting
9 5 (5.81%) BDD
9 5 (5.81%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.81%) Multithreading
9 5 (5.81%) OO
9 5 (5.81%) OOP
9 5 (5.81%) Regression Testing
9 5 (5.81%) SOA
9 5 (5.81%) Trend Analysis
9 5 (5.81%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.88%) SQL
2 22 (25.58%) C#
3 15 (17.44%) T-SQL
4 10 (11.63%) Java
5 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.81%) VBScript
7 2 (2.33%) C
7 2 (2.33%) C++
7 2 (2.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.16%) ABAP
8 1 (1.16%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.16%) Korn
8 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.16%) Perl
8 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.16%) Scala
8 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.49%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) ISEB
2 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.16%) CCNA
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) MiFID
2 3 (3.49%) QA
3 2 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.33%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.16%) EMIR
4 1 (1.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) Gluster
2 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.16%) iptables
2 1 (1.16%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.16%) NFS
2 1 (1.16%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) XenApp
2 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Control-M
2 1 (1.16%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.16%) Puppet
2 1 (1.16%) SCCM
2 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.47%) Oracle
3 6 (6.98%) Cognos
4 5 (5.81%) SmartStream
5 4 (4.65%) Lotus
5 4 (4.65%) OpenLink
6 3 (3.49%) Fidessa
6 3 (3.49%) Murex
6 3 (3.49%) VMware
7 2 (2.33%) Apple
7 2 (2.33%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.33%) Cisco
7 2 (2.33%) Sybase
8 1 (1.16%) AppSense
8 1 (1.16%) Citrix
8 1 (1.16%) EMC
8 1 (1.16%) Google
8 1 (1.16%) HP
8 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.16%) SAP
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