Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 169 165
Rank change year-on-year +52 -4 -7
Contract jobs citing Back Office 31 65 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.03% 1.02% 1.26%
As % of the General category 2.25% 1.97% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 38 70
Median daily rate £440 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £269 £409 £372
90th Percentile £625 £700 £725
Central London median daily rate £452 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -17.82% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 1,376 3,297 3,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 45.93% 51.56% 54.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 2,477 2,960
Median daily rate £514 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £303 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £688 £700
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 58
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +10.67% +18.67%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.29
90th Percentile £47.75 £58.30 £34.80
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year +75.00% +3.23% +21.17%

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 2 June 2020.

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

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the City of London region over the 6 months to 2 June 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £475 -
Back Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 23 (74.19%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Degree
3 7 (22.58%) Java
4 6 (19.35%) Web Services
4 6 (19.35%) C#
4 6 (19.35%) Scrum
4 6 (19.35%) Kanban
5 5 (16.13%) Multithreading
5 5 (16.13%) Azure
5 5 (16.13%) Hedge funds
5 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) OOP
5 5 (16.13%) OO
5 5 (16.13%) Windows
5 5 (16.13%) RESTful
5 5 (16.13%) Web Application Development
5 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
5 5 (16.13%) SDLC
5 5 (16.13%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (12.90%) Microservices
6 4 (12.90%) React
6 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
6 4 (12.90%) ERP
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.90%) Banking
6 4 (12.90%) Content Management
7 3 (9.68%) Google
7 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
7 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture

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 (6.45%) CMS
1 2 (6.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (9.68%) InDesign
1 3 (9.68%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP ERP
1 2 (6.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Azure
2 3 (9.68%) Google Docs
3 2 (6.45%) AWS
3 2 (6.45%) IaaS
3 2 (6.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) DHCP
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) BGP
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.23%) IGMP
2 1 (3.23%) Multicast
2 1 (3.23%) OSPF
2 1 (3.23%) RIP
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) GIS
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (74.19%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Front Office
3 2 (6.45%) General Ledger
3 2 (6.45%) Public Sector
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) French Language
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Author
3 5 (16.13%) C# Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Technical Author
4 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) PHP Developer
5 3 (9.68%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Documentation Author
6 2 (6.45%) Documentation Writer
6 2 (6.45%) Finance Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) SAP Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) SAP Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) SAP Financial Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Web Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Web Services
2 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
2 5 (16.13%) RESTful
3 4 (12.90%) React
4 3 (9.68%) Laravel
5 2 (6.45%) .NET
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (16.13%) Hedge funds
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.68%) User Experience
4 2 (6.45%) Derivative
4 2 (6.45%) PKI
5 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) Market Risk
5 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Kanban
1 6 (19.35%) Scrum
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) Multithreading
2 5 (16.13%) OO
2 5 (16.13%) OOP
2 5 (16.13%) SDLC
2 5 (16.13%) Web Application Development
3 4 (12.90%) Content Management
3 4 (12.90%) ERP
3 4 (12.90%) Microservices
4 3 (9.68%) CQRS
4 3 (9.68%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (9.68%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
4 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Use Case
4 3 (9.68%) Visualisation
4 3 (9.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) PHP
3 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) TypeScript
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) GDPR
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
1 3 (9.68%) SCOM
2 2 (6.45%) WSUS
3 1 (3.23%) Ansible
3 1 (3.23%) Endace
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Adobe
2 3 (9.68%) Google
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Arista
4 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) Fidessa
4 1 (3.23%) Fortinet