Period
to 22 July 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 22 July 2019 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 316 280 226
Rank change year-on-year -36 -54 +1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 293 434 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.72% 0.94% 1.17%
As % of the General category 1.69% 2.11% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 292 316
London median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +7.69%
10th Percentile £380 £313 £350
90th Percentile £688 £688 £681
England median daily rate £475 £496 £488
% change year-on-year -4.28% +1.79% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
London median hourly rate - £31.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +77.14% +2.19%
England median hourly rate £18.10 £31.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -41.61% -21.52% +132.35%

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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17,308 20,581 19,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 42.48% 44.62% 46.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,030 14,814 13,822
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 221 199
London median hourly rate £21.18 £24.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.75% +12.94% +1.19%
10th Percentile £12.80 £14.50 £11.49
90th Percentile £53.15 £53.75 £49.00
England median hourly rate £32.00 £26.93 £24.23
% change year-on-year +18.83% +11.17% -3.10%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in London

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Back Office in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in London

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in London over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in London

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in London

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 22 July 2019. 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
Central London -12 87 £550 - 37
West London +32 16 £344 +14.58% 14
East London +1 3 £533 -12.91% 4
South London +12 1 £675 +107.69% 3
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 156 (53.24%) Finance
2 95 (32.42%) Banking
3 92 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (28.33%) SQL
5 68 (23.21%) C#
6 58 (19.80%) .NET
7 52 (17.75%) Oracle
8 46 (15.70%) Microsoft
9 45 (15.36%) Front Office
10 44 (15.02%) Migration
11 38 (12.97%) SDLC
12 36 (12.29%) Java
13 34 (11.60%) CRM
13 34 (11.60%) Data Warehouse
13 34 (11.60%) Asset Management
14 33 (11.26%) T-SQL
15 32 (10.92%) Scrum
15 32 (10.92%) Degree
16 30 (10.24%) SQL Server
17 28 (9.56%) OO
18 27 (9.22%) VB.NET
18 27 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
19 26 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (8.87%) Business Analysis
20 25 (8.53%) Mobile App
20 25 (8.53%) Middleware
20 25 (8.53%) Investment Banking
21 24 (8.19%) Fixed Income
21 24 (8.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 24 (8.19%) JavaScript

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 11 (3.75%) WebSphere
2 8 (2.73%) GlassFish
2 8 (2.73%) JCAPS
2 8 (2.73%) WebLogic
2 8 (2.73%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.02%) Apache
5 3 (1.02%) Confluence
6 2 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (3.07%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.34%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 23 (7.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.71%) Actimize
5 3 (1.02%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (1.02%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (1.02%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.68%) Endur
7 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.34%) Global One
7 1 (0.34%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.34%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.34%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.37%) Office 365
4 4 (1.37%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.68%) SaaS
5 2 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.34%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.07%) FTP
2 5 (1.71%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.37%) HTTP
4 3 (1.02%) LAN
4 3 (1.02%) WAN
5 2 (0.68%) Extranet
6 1 (0.34%) AMQP
6 1 (0.34%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.60%) Data Warehouse
2 30 (10.24%) SQL Server
3 21 (7.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (5.80%) Oracle Database
4 17 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.75%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.05%) Big Data
7 4 (1.37%) Power BI
8 3 (1.02%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.68%) GIS
9 2 (0.68%) KDB
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.34%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.34%) MySQL
10 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.34%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (4.78%) NUnit
1 14 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (4.44%) JIRA
3 11 (3.75%) Selenium
4 10 (3.41%) Visual Studio
5 9 (3.07%) JUnit
6 8 (2.73%) Ant
6 8 (2.73%) Maven
7 7 (2.39%) Moq
7 7 (2.39%) MSTest
7 7 (2.39%) SpecFlow
7 7 (2.39%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 3 (1.02%) Appium
8 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.02%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.02%) Rational Performance Tester
8 3 (1.02%) Subversion
8 3 (1.02%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.02%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.68%) Hudson
General
1 156 (53.24%) Finance
2 95 (32.42%) Banking
3 45 (15.36%) Front Office
4 25 (8.53%) Investment Banking
5 22 (7.51%) Financial Institution
6 11 (3.75%) Retail
7 8 (2.73%) Legal
8 4 (1.37%) Marketing
8 4 (1.37%) Private Banking
8 4 (1.37%) Wholesale Banking
9 3 (1.02%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 84 (28.67%) Developer
2 78 (26.62%) Analyst
3 59 (20.14%) Business Analyst
4 40 (13.65%) C# Developer
5 33 (11.26%) Project Manager
6 27 (9.22%) Architect
7 20 (6.83%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (6.14%) SQL Developer
9 16 (5.46%) Consultant
10 14 (4.78%) Banking Analyst
10 14 (4.78%) SSIS Developer
11 13 (4.44%) .NET Developer
11 13 (4.44%) Java Developer
12 12 (4.10%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 11 (3.75%) VB.NET Developer
14 9 (3.07%) Product Owner
14 9 (3.07%) Systems Analyst
15 7 (2.39%) FX Business Analyst
15 7 (2.39%) Tester
15 7 (2.39%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (19.80%) .NET
2 25 (8.53%) Middleware
3 23 (7.85%) XML
4 17 (5.80%) Spring
5 16 (5.46%) ADO.NET
5 16 (5.46%) Web Services
6 13 (4.44%) RESTful
7 12 (4.10%) React
8 11 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 11 (3.75%) WinForms
9 10 (3.41%) J2EE
10 9 (3.07%) JMS
11 8 (2.73%) ASP.NET
11 8 (2.73%) DOM
11 8 (2.73%) Java EE
11 8 (2.73%) JDBC
12 7 (2.39%) AngularJS
12 7 (2.39%) SAX
13 6 (2.05%) SAP Smart Forms
13 6 (2.05%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.53%) Mobile App
3 24 (8.19%) Fixed Income
3 24 (8.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 21 (7.17%) Derivative
5 19 (6.48%) Equities
6 14 (4.78%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (4.44%) Hedge funds
8 12 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (3.75%) Management Information System
9 11 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (3.75%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.71%) User Experience
11 4 (1.37%) Exotic Derivative
11 4 (1.37%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (1.37%) PKI
11 4 (1.37%) Robotics
11 4 (1.37%) Swaptions
12 3 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (1.02%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.41%) Unix
1 10 (3.41%) Windows Server
2 7 (2.39%) Windows
3 6 (2.05%) Linux
4 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (15.02%) Migration
3 38 (12.97%) SDLC
4 34 (11.60%) Asset Management
4 34 (11.60%) CRM
5 32 (10.92%) Scrum
6 28 (9.56%) OO
7 27 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (8.87%) Business Analysis
9 22 (7.51%) OOP
9 22 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (7.51%) Wealth Management
10 21 (7.17%) Project Management
11 19 (6.48%) Investment Management
12 18 (6.14%) Data Migration
12 18 (6.14%) Information Management
12 18 (6.14%) Test Automation
13 16 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (5.46%) DevOps
14 15 (5.12%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 83 (28.33%) SQL
2 68 (23.21%) C#
3 36 (12.29%) Java
4 33 (11.26%) T-SQL
5 27 (9.22%) VB.NET
6 24 (8.19%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.41%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.07%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.73%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.73%) Python
10 7 (2.39%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.39%) XPath
11 6 (2.05%) ABAP
11 6 (2.05%) Java 8
11 6 (2.05%) SAPscript
12 4 (1.37%) PHP
13 3 (1.02%) Scala
14 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.34%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 32 (10.92%) Degree
2 3 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.02%) OCPJP
2 3 (1.02%) Sun Certification
3 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.34%) ACCA
4 1 (0.34%) APMP
4 1 (0.34%) CIMA
4 1 (0.34%) CISM
4 1 (0.34%) CISSP
4 1 (0.34%) CRISC
4 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.34%) PMP
4 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.41%) QA
2 8 (2.73%) PSD2
3 5 (1.71%) SEPA
4 4 (1.37%) MiFID
5 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.68%) EMIR
5 2 (0.68%) SLA
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (2.05%) Docker
2 3 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) IAG
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (2.39%) Control-M
1 7 (2.39%) HP ALM
2 4 (1.37%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.02%) Ansible
4 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.68%) Puppet
5 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (17.75%) Oracle
2 46 (15.70%) Microsoft
3 18 (6.14%) SAP
4 10 (3.41%) HP
5 9 (3.07%) IBM
6 5 (1.71%) Workday
7 4 (1.37%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.37%) Reuters
7 4 (1.37%) Sun
7 4 (1.37%) Temenos
8 3 (1.02%) Intapp
8 3 (1.02%) Kofax
8 3 (1.02%) SimCorp
8 3 (1.02%) SnapLogic
8 3 (1.02%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.68%) Apple
9 2 (0.68%) Citrix
9 2 (0.68%) Nintex
9 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.68%) VMware