Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 221 203
Rank change year-on-year -24 -18 -12
Contract jobs citing Back Office 490 522 604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.05% 1.15% 1.28%
As % of the General category 2.26% 2.67% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 367 420
London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £331 £305 £300
90th Percentile £725 £680 £675
England median daily rate £514 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +20.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.76% +1.49% -39.09%
10th Percentile £21.39 £15.75 £14.25
90th Percentile £40.41 £24.25 £50.75
England median hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +103.03% -2.94% -4.23%

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 21688 19548 22129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.32% 43.16% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15694 14054 15718
London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
England median daily rate £475 £450 £432
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.17% +1.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 202 241
London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.79% +14.16%
10th Percentile £13.60 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £56.81 £52.17
England median hourly rate £25.31 £24.44 £24.23
% change year-on-year +3.56% +0.87% +12.70%

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 17 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 November 2017. 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 0 123 £550 +4.76% 22
South London -7 11 £545 +45.33%
West London -11 7 £325 +18.18% 4
East London -10 5 £226 -53.04% 1
North London -10 2 - -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 230 (46.94%) Finance
2 156 (31.84%) Banking
3 146 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (23.67%) Front Office
5 110 (22.45%) SQL
6 85 (17.35%) Microsoft
7 83 (16.94%) SQL Server
8 82 (16.73%) Java
9 80 (16.33%) Investment Banking
10 74 (15.10%) Fixed Income
11 68 (13.88%) C#
12 65 (13.27%) .NET
13 64 (13.06%) Business Analysis
14 61 (12.45%) Project Management
15 60 (12.24%) Windows
15 60 (12.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 52 (10.61%) Derivative
16 52 (10.61%) MiFID
17 50 (10.20%) JavaScript
18 49 (10.00%) Scrum
19 45 (9.18%) XML
19 45 (9.18%) JIRA
20 43 (8.78%) TDD
21 42 (8.57%) Oracle
21 42 (8.57%) Change Management
21 42 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
22 41 (8.37%) Equities
23 40 (8.16%) Data Modelling
24 38 (7.76%) SDLC
25 37 (7.55%) Analytical Skills

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 14 (2.86%) Confluence
2 13 (2.65%) IIS
3 10 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.84%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.61%) CMS
7 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.20%) JBoss
8 1 (0.20%) MTS
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (5.31%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.27%) ION MarketView
2 13 (2.65%) Temenos T24
3 10 (2.04%) Endur
4 8 (1.63%) Markit EDM
5 7 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (1.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 6 (1.22%) SunGard GMI
7 4 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.82%) Kondor
8 3 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.61%) Summit
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.41%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.41%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.41%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.20%) Bloomberg AIM
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (2.65%) Office 365
2 9 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.22%) IaaS
4 5 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (1.02%) SaaS
5 3 (0.61%) G Suite
5 3 (0.61%) GitHub
5 3 (0.61%) iPaaS
5 3 (0.61%) PaaS
6 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.84%) LAN
2 7 (1.43%) Internet
3 6 (1.22%) DHCP
3 6 (1.22%) DNS
3 6 (1.22%) Firewall
4 5 (1.02%) SAN
4 5 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.82%) NAS
5 4 (0.82%) VLAN
5 4 (0.82%) VPN
5 4 (0.82%) WebEx
5 4 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.61%) Extranet
6 3 (0.61%) Intranet
7 2 (0.41%) DMZ
7 2 (0.41%) DSL
7 2 (0.41%) SSH
7 2 (0.41%) WAN
8 1 (0.20%) CTI
8 1 (0.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.04%) OLAP
7 9 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.43%) Big Data
8 7 (1.43%) DB2
8 7 (1.43%) DTS
8 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (1.22%) KDB
9 6 (1.22%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.22%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.02%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.82%) Kdb+
11 4 (0.82%) MySQL
11 4 (0.82%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 45 (9.18%) JIRA
2 24 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (4.29%) Maven
4 20 (4.08%) Cucumber
5 17 (3.47%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 14 (2.86%) Subversion
7 12 (2.45%) Git (software)
8 11 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (2.04%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.63%) Selenium
11 7 (1.43%) ClearCase
12 5 (1.02%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.82%) JIRA Agile
14 3 (0.61%) Ant
14 3 (0.61%) NUnit
15 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
15 2 (0.41%) ERwin
15 2 (0.41%) PowerDesigner
General
1 230 (46.94%) Finance
2 156 (31.84%) Banking
3 116 (23.67%) Front Office
4 80 (16.33%) Investment Banking
5 22 (4.49%) Financial Institution
6 15 (3.06%) Legal
7 14 (2.86%) Retail
8 13 (2.65%) Games
8 13 (2.65%) Marketing
9 5 (1.02%) Billing
9 5 (1.02%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.82%) Advertising
10 4 (0.82%) Prime Brokerage
10 4 (0.82%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.82%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.61%) International Banking
11 3 (0.61%) Military
11 3 (0.61%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.61%) Wholesale Banking
12 2 (0.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 137 (27.96%) Analyst
2 134 (27.35%) Developer
3 95 (19.39%) Business Analyst
4 55 (11.22%) Project Manager
5 32 (6.53%) Architect
6 27 (5.51%) Consultant
7 26 (5.31%) Java Developer
8 25 (5.10%) C# Developer
8 25 (5.10%) Senior Developer
8 25 (5.10%) SQL Developer
9 23 (4.69%) .NET Developer
10 17 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (3.47%) Support Analyst
11 16 (3.27%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (2.86%) Desktop Support
13 13 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
13 13 (2.65%) SSIS Developer
14 12 (2.45%) Senior Business Analyst
15 11 (2.24%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (13.27%) .NET
2 45 (9.18%) XML
3 28 (5.71%) AngularJS
4 25 (5.10%) WCF
5 24 (4.90%) HTML
6 22 (4.49%) .NET Framework
7 21 (4.29%) HTML5
8 19 (3.88%) FIX Protocol
8 19 (3.88%) XSLT
9 17 (3.47%) Web Services
10 16 (3.27%) Entity Framework
10 16 (3.27%) Spring
11 14 (2.86%) Middleware
11 14 (2.86%) Node.js
11 14 (2.86%) WPF
12 13 (2.65%) XSD
13 11 (2.24%) SOAP
14 10 (2.04%) JMS
15 9 (1.84%) CSS
15 9 (1.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 74 (15.10%) Fixed Income
2 60 (12.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 52 (10.61%) Derivative
4 41 (8.37%) Equities
5 37 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.88%) Data Structures
7 17 (3.47%) SWIFT
8 16 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (2.86%) NHS
10 12 (2.45%) Market Risk
11 11 (2.24%) Computer Science
11 11 (2.24%) Hedge funds
11 11 (2.24%) Management Information System
12 10 (2.04%) Fintech
12 10 (2.04%) OTC Derivatives
13 8 (1.63%) Reference Data
14 7 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
14 7 (1.43%) Swaptions
14 7 (1.43%) User Experience
15 6 (1.22%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 60 (12.24%) Windows
2 29 (5.92%) Unix
3 27 (5.51%) Linux
4 16 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.45%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.84%) Solaris
7 6 (1.22%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.20%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (13.06%) Business Analysis
3 61 (12.45%) Project Management
4 49 (10.00%) Scrum
5 43 (8.78%) TDD
6 42 (8.57%) Change Management
6 42 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 40 (8.16%) Data Modelling
8 38 (7.76%) SDLC
9 37 (7.55%) Risk Management
10 36 (7.35%) Asset Management
11 35 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (7.14%) Validation
12 30 (6.12%) Investment Management
13 29 (5.92%) Workflow
14 28 (5.71%) MVC
14 28 (5.71%) PRINCE2
14 28 (5.71%) Test Automation
14 28 (5.71%) Waterfall
15 27 (5.51%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (22.45%) SQL
2 82 (16.73%) Java
3 68 (13.88%) C#
4 50 (10.20%) JavaScript
5 26 (5.31%) C++
6 20 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 19 (3.88%) Python
8 14 (2.86%) VBA
9 13 (2.65%) Ruby
10 12 (2.45%) ActionScript
10 12 (2.45%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.24%) Perl
12 9 (1.84%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.63%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.22%) C
15 5 (1.02%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.02%) R
16 4 (0.82%) AWK
16 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (3.88%) Degree
2 9 (1.84%) PMI Certification
2 9 (1.84%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.63%) PMP
3 8 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.82%) CAPM
6 4 (0.82%) ISEB
7 3 (0.61%) IIBA
8 2 (0.41%) CISA
8 2 (0.41%) CISM
8 2 (0.41%) CISSP
8 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (10.61%) MiFID
2 29 (5.92%) EMIR
3 17 (3.47%) QA
4 8 (1.63%) SLA
5 7 (1.43%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (1.22%) GDPR
7 5 (1.02%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.82%) PMO
9 3 (0.61%) AIFMD
9 3 (0.61%) PSD2
10 2 (0.41%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.41%) Docker
5 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (1.63%) Ansible
2 7 (1.43%) Puppet
2 7 (1.43%) SCCM
3 5 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.61%) Control-M
6 2 (0.41%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.41%) Terraform
7 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.20%) yum
Vendors
1 85 (17.35%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.57%) Oracle
3 31 (6.33%) Bloomberg
4 20 (4.08%) Sybase
5 19 (3.88%) ION Trading
6 17 (3.47%) Charles River
7 16 (3.27%) Calypso
8 13 (2.65%) Temenos
9 10 (2.04%) IBM
9 10 (2.04%) TIBCO
9 10 (2.04%) VMware
10 9 (1.84%) Fidessa
11 8 (1.63%) Murex
11 8 (1.63%) OpenLink
11 8 (1.63%) SAP
12 7 (1.43%) Citrix
12 7 (1.43%) SunGard
13 6 (1.22%) Reuters
14 5 (1.02%) CQG
14 5 (1.02%) Meraki