Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 158 143
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15 +26
Contract jobs citing Back Office 119 93 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.70% 1.37% 1.50%
As % of the General category 3.33% 2.47% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 64 71
City of London median daily rate £568 £540 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.09% -1.82% +4.76%
10th Percentile £312 £338 £340
90th Percentile £725 £725 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £533 £525
% change year-on-year +3.29% +1.43% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
City of London median hourly rate - £41.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +144.78% -71.49%
Central London median hourly rate - £41.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +144.78% -71.49%

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 3,575 3,763 3,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 51.15% 55.43% 53.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,765 3,002 2,990
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £308
90th Percentile £699 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 24
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +2.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.71 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £33.25 £48.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.78% +2.50% -4.76%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018, 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 73 (61.34%) Finance
2 45 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (31.09%) Java
4 26 (21.85%) Financial Institution
4 26 (21.85%) HTML
5 25 (21.01%) Oracle
5 25 (21.01%) Front Office
6 24 (20.17%) SQL Server
6 24 (20.17%) Unix
7 19 (15.97%) Asset Management
7 19 (15.97%) Web Development
8 18 (15.13%) Investment Management
8 18 (15.13%) Middleware
8 18 (15.13%) XML
8 18 (15.13%) User Experience
9 17 (14.29%) Degree
10 16 (13.45%) Actimize
10 16 (13.45%) GAP Analysis
10 16 (13.45%) Fixed Income
11 15 (12.61%) SAP
11 15 (12.61%) SQL
11 15 (12.61%) SAS
11 15 (12.61%) IBM
11 15 (12.61%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
12 14 (11.76%) .NET
13 13 (10.92%) Project Management
13 13 (10.92%) Banking
14 12 (10.08%) Computer Science
14 12 (10.08%) Linux

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 15 (12.61%) SAS
2 10 (8.40%) CMS
3 7 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.84%) Apache
4 1 (0.84%) IIS
4 1 (0.84%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.84%) MTS
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 16 (13.45%) Actimize
2 8 (6.72%) ION MarketView
3 7 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.68%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.84%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.84%) Kondor
5 1 (0.84%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.84%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.84%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.52%) Office 365
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) Broadband
1 3 (2.52%) LAN
1 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.52%) VPN
1 3 (2.52%) WAN
2 2 (1.68%) Intranet
3 1 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.84%) Firewall
3 1 (0.84%) Internet
3 1 (0.84%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.84%) Wireless
3 1 (0.84%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.52%) Data Lake
3 3 (2.52%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.52%) Power BI
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.84%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.84%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.84%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.68%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.68%) Selenium
2 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.84%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.84%) Maven
3 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.84%) Subversion
3 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 73 (61.34%) Finance
2 26 (21.85%) Financial Institution
3 25 (21.01%) Front Office
4 13 (10.92%) Banking
5 9 (7.56%) Investment Banking
6 7 (5.88%) General Ledger
6 7 (5.88%) Legal
7 5 (4.20%) Marketing
8 4 (3.36%) Retail
9 1 (0.84%) Advertising
9 1 (0.84%) Billing
9 1 (0.84%) Law
9 1 (0.84%) Local Government
9 1 (0.84%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (32.77%) Developer
2 27 (22.69%) Analyst
3 23 (19.33%) Business Analyst
4 14 (11.76%) Consultant
5 10 (8.40%) PHP Developer
5 10 (8.40%) Project Manager
5 10 (8.40%) Systems Analyst
6 9 (7.56%) Fraud Analyst
6 9 (7.56%) Fraud Business Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Architect
7 7 (5.88%) Cloud Developer
7 7 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (5.88%) Salesforce Developer
7 7 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.88%) Web Developer
8 6 (5.04%) Change Manager
8 6 (5.04%) Demandware Developer
8 6 (5.04%) Implementation Analyst
8 6 (5.04%) Implementation Consultant
8 6 (5.04%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.85%) HTML
2 18 (15.13%) Middleware
2 18 (15.13%) XML
3 14 (11.76%) .NET
4 10 (8.40%) AngularJS
4 10 (8.40%) LAMP
4 10 (8.40%) Laravel
5 9 (7.56%) Web Services
6 8 (6.72%) Spring
7 7 (5.88%) jQuery
7 7 (5.88%) Node.js
7 7 (5.88%) RxJS
7 7 (5.88%) Socket.IO
8 6 (5.04%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (4.20%) Kendo UI
10 4 (3.36%) Django
11 3 (2.52%) WinForms
12 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
12 2 (1.68%) JMS
13 1 (0.84%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.13%) User Experience
2 16 (13.45%) Fixed Income
3 12 (10.08%) Computer Science
4 11 (9.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (8.40%) Mobile App
6 9 (7.56%) Equities
7 5 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.20%) Derivative
8 4 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.52%) PMI
9 3 (2.52%) Smartphone
9 3 (2.52%) Tandem
10 2 (1.68%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (1.68%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.68%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.84%) iPad
11 1 (0.84%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.17%) Unix
2 12 (10.08%) Linux
3 6 (5.04%) Windows
4 4 (3.36%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.36%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.52%) Android
5 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.52%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.52%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.68%) Solaris
7 1 (0.84%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.97%) Asset Management
2 19 (15.97%) Web Development
3 18 (15.13%) Investment Management
4 16 (13.45%) GAP Analysis
5 15 (12.61%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 13 (10.92%) Project Management
7 11 (9.24%) Data Visualisation
7 11 (9.24%) MVC
7 11 (9.24%) TDD
7 11 (9.24%) Unit Testing
7 11 (9.24%) Visualisation
8 10 (8.40%) Change Management
8 10 (8.40%) Risk Management
8 10 (8.40%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (7.56%) Change Control
9 9 (7.56%) Electronic Trading
9 9 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (6.72%) Open Source
10 8 (6.72%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.09%) Java
2 15 (12.61%) SQL
3 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.40%) PHP
5 9 (7.56%) Python
6 8 (6.72%) C#
6 8 (6.72%) TypeScript
7 7 (5.88%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.20%) R
9 2 (1.68%) Perl
9 2 (1.68%) VBScript
10 1 (0.84%) AWK
10 1 (0.84%) Ruby
10 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.84%) Tcl
10 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) Degree
2 11 (9.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.52%) MBA
3 3 (2.52%) MCSE
3 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.52%) PMI Certification
3 3 (2.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 3 (2.52%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) PMO
1 3 (2.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) AIFMD
2 2 (1.68%) EMIR
2 2 (1.68%) GDPR
2 2 (1.68%) MiFID
2 2 (1.68%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.84%) GCP
3 1 (0.84%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.84%) PSD2
3 1 (0.84%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (5.04%) Docker
2 3 (2.52%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.84%) Gluster
3 1 (0.84%) iptables
3 1 (0.84%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) Ansible
2 2 (1.68%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.84%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.84%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.84%) Mesos
3 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.84%) Puppet
3 1 (0.84%) SCCM
3 1 (0.84%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (21.01%) Oracle
2 15 (12.61%) IBM
2 15 (12.61%) SAP
3 10 (8.40%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.72%) ION Trading
5 7 (5.88%) Demandware
5 7 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (5.04%) Bloomberg
7 4 (3.36%) FactSet
8 3 (2.52%) Citrix
9 2 (1.68%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.68%) Calypso
9 2 (1.68%) Charles River
9 2 (1.68%) Cisco
9 2 (1.68%) HP
9 2 (1.68%) Sybase
10 1 (0.84%) Avaloq
10 1 (0.84%) MarketAxess
10 1 (0.84%) Tradeweb
10 1 (0.84%) VMware