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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 3 July 2022 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 155 143 110
Rank change year-on-year -12 -33 +66
Contract jobs citing Back Office 42 25 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.97% 0.78% 1.10%
As % of the General category 1.66% 1.31% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 25
10th Percentile £464 £258 £268
25th Percentile £547 £416 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £550 £425
Median % change year-on-year +22.73% +29.41% -22.73%
75th Percentile £711 £609 £600
90th Percentile £788 £754 £642
Central London median daily rate £638 £513 £450
% change year-on-year +24.39% +13.89% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +48.57% - -
Central London median hourly rate £26.00 £15.75 -
% change year-on-year +65.08% - -

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 2,533 1,913 1,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.42% 59.87% 57.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,822 1,358 1,134
10th Percentile £340 £363 £304
25th Percentile £470 £463 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £510
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% -2.86%
75th Percentile £700 £660 £613
90th Percentile £800 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £574 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +4.32% +10.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 33
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £25.94 £12.56 £14.00
Median hourly rate £42.87 £23.23 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +84.59% +16.13% +4.58%
75th Percentile £52.25 £31.74 £38.68
90th Percentile £61.45 £37.75 £46.94
Central London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +112.50% -4.76% +5.00%

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022, 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 29 (69.05%) Finance
2 15 (35.71%) SQL
3 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (33.33%) Social Skills
4 12 (28.57%) Windows
4 12 (28.57%) Linux
5 10 (23.81%) Python
5 10 (23.81%) Front Office
6 9 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (21.43%) Workflow
7 8 (19.05%) Banking
7 8 (19.05%) ETL
8 7 (16.67%) Java
8 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 7 (16.67%) Retail
8 7 (16.67%) AWS
9 6 (14.29%) Cash Management
9 6 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (14.29%) Agile
9 6 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (14.29%) Brio
9 6 (14.29%) Investment Banking
9 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (14.29%) Oracle
9 6 (14.29%) XML
9 6 (14.29%) XSD
9 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (14.29%) SSL

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 6 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (7.14%) Endur
3 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) AWS
2 2 (4.76%) Azure
3 1 (2.38%) iPaaS
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.38%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) SSL
2 4 (9.52%) SSH
3 3 (7.14%) Skype
4 1 (2.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 6 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.14%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.38%) Data Vault
6 1 (2.38%) EDRMS
6 1 (2.38%) SAP HANA
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.38%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
1 2 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (4.76%) Selenium
1 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
1 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
1 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.76%) Zephyr
2 1 (2.38%) Appium
2 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.38%) IntelliJ
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) Maven
2 1 (2.38%) REST Assured
2 1 (2.38%) TestComplete
2 1 (2.38%) TestNG
2 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (69.05%) Finance
2 14 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (33.33%) Social Skills
3 10 (23.81%) Front Office
4 8 (19.05%) Banking
5 7 (16.67%) Retail
6 6 (14.29%) Investment Banking
7 5 (11.90%) Legal
8 3 (7.14%) Financial Institution
9 2 (4.76%) Advertising
9 2 (4.76%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (2.38%) Local Government
10 1 (2.38%) Public Sector
10 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Business Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Applications Support
4 6 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Java Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Commodities Business Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Designer
6 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Business Data Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) FX Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) Kafka
1 6 (14.29%) Node.js
1 6 (14.29%) SAML
1 6 (14.29%) XML
1 6 (14.29%) XSD
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (7.14%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.38%) Derivative
5 1 (2.38%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Linux
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Workflow
2 8 (19.05%) ETL
3 6 (14.29%) Accounts Receivable
3 6 (14.29%) Agile
3 6 (14.29%) Cash Management
3 6 (14.29%) Data Matching
4 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 4 (9.52%) Innovative Thinking
4 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (7.14%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (7.14%) Time Management
5 3 (7.14%) Use Case
5 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 10 (23.81%) Python
3 7 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.76%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
1 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (4.76%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) PMO
2 3 (7.14%) EMIR
2 3 (7.14%) GDPR
2 3 (7.14%) MiFID
2 3 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) IFRS
3 1 (2.38%) IFRS 17
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Actuate
1 6 (14.29%) Brio
1 6 (14.29%) F5
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle
1 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 5 (11.90%) Splunk
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.14%) OpenLink
5 1 (2.38%) BMC
5 1 (2.38%) Remedy
5 1 (2.38%) SAP