Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 116 137 193
Rank change year-on-year +21 +56 -26
Contract jobs citing Back Office 24 31 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.96% 0.81% 0.82%
As % of the General category 1.95% 1.80% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 34
10th Percentile £358 £269 £410
25th Percentile £472 £380 £466
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £460 £550
Median % change year-on-year +22.42% -16.45% -
75th Percentile £647 £625 £602
90th Percentile £775 " £693
Central London median daily rate £550 £460 £550
% change year-on-year +19.70% -16.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 - -

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 1,229 1,721 3,516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.16% 45.17% 52.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1,260 2,668
10th Percentile £363 £306 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £650 £625 £625
90th Percentile £725 £694 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 30 31
10th Percentile £10.45 £12.28 £11.25
25th Percentile £11.88 £12.44 £14.24
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.48 £19.25
Median % change year-on-year +7.30% -9.22% -4.94%
75th Percentile £23.54 £28.90 £30.25
90th Percentile £28.80 £44.11 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.95% -6.50% +2.56%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) Unix
4 5 (20.83%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) Oracle
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Banking
4 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.83%) SWIFT
5 4 (16.67%) .NET
5 4 (16.67%) Python
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (12.50%) SEPA
6 3 (12.50%) Law
6 3 (12.50%) Legal
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 3 (12.50%) Linux
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 3 (12.50%) Azure
6 3 (12.50%) AWS
6 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
6 3 (12.50%) Incident Management

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 2 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) AWS
1 3 (12.50%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) DHCP
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) GIS
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 2 (8.33%) JUnit
1 2 (8.33%) Maven
1 2 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
2 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Law
3 3 (12.50%) Legal
4 2 (8.33%) Advertising
4 2 (8.33%) Public Sector
5 1 (4.17%) Front Office
5 1 (4.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Back Office Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) User Researcher
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Architect
5 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (8.33%) JDBC
3 2 (8.33%) JMS
3 2 (8.33%) Kafka
3 2 (8.33%) MSMQ
3 2 (8.33%) Regular Expression
3 2 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) jQuery
4 1 (4.17%) LDAP
4 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) SWIFT
2 3 (12.50%) Derivative
3 2 (8.33%) Hedge funds
3 2 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Native
4 1 (4.17%) Equities
4 1 (4.17%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Unix
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Scrum
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.33%) Concurrent Programming
4 2 (8.33%) Data Entry
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
4 2 (8.33%) Low Latency
4 2 (8.33%) Microservices
4 2 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (8.33%) Runbook
4 2 (8.33%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) Java 8
3 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) ACCA
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Grafana
1 2 (8.33%) Nagios
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) iManage
3 2 (8.33%) Linedata
3 2 (8.33%) Splunk
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec