Period
to 22 March 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 March 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 308 282 213
Rank change year-on-year -26 -69 -16
Contract jobs citing Back Office 353 439 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.82% 0.94% 1.26%
As % of the General category 1.89% 2.10% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 317 353
London median daily rate £550 £550 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £380 £313 £321
90th Percentile £710 £693 £685
England median daily rate £500 £500 £451
% change year-on-year - +10.99% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
London median hourly rate £41.94 £31.00 £17.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.27% +82.30% -46.02%
10th Percentile £33.36 £22.34 £16.25
90th Percentile £51.51 £34.20 £28.75
England median hourly rate £31.37 £21.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year +48.97% -6.41% -

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 18,636 20,893 17,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.31% 44.78% 44.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,210 15,012 12,659
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 243 187
London median hourly rate £24.11 £23.38 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.14% -6.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.48 £15.00 £11.29
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £67.50
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.30 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.51% +5.20% -1.96%

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 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

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

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 22 March 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 -42 66 £550 - 11
West London +13 13 £263 -30.00%
North London +1 10 £450 -
East London -36 7 £572 -4.67% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 161 (45.61%) Finance
2 110 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (30.31%) SQL
4 98 (27.76%) Banking
5 70 (19.83%) Front Office
6 61 (17.28%) .NET
7 58 (16.43%) Asset Management
8 57 (16.15%) Java
9 53 (15.01%) Oracle
10 50 (14.16%) C#
11 48 (13.60%) Microsoft
12 47 (13.31%) SQL Server
13 39 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
14 38 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
14 38 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
15 37 (10.48%) Fixed Income
16 35 (9.92%) Migration
16 35 (9.92%) Equities
17 33 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
18 32 (9.07%) Investment Banking
19 31 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
19 31 (8.78%) Project Management
19 31 (8.78%) JavaScript
19 31 (8.78%) CRM
20 30 (8.50%) Web Services
20 30 (8.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 30 (8.50%) SDLC
21 29 (8.22%) Test Automation
21 29 (8.22%) ETL
21 29 (8.22%) Scrum

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 (3.12%) Confluence
2 10 (2.83%) IIS
2 10 (2.83%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.55%) GlassFish
3 9 (2.55%) JCAPS
3 9 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.55%) WebLogic
3 9 (2.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (1.98%) CMS
5 4 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.85%) Kentico
6 3 (0.85%) SAP Portal
6 3 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.85%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.57%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.57%) SAS
7 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.57%) Tornado
Applications
1 17 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.55%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.57%) GIMP
6 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (3.97%) Endur
3 6 (1.70%) HiPortfolio
4 4 (1.13%) Eikon
5 3 (0.85%) IntelliMatch
5 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.85%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.57%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.57%) Retail-J
6 2 (0.57%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.28%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.28%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.28%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.28%) Summit
7 1 (0.28%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
3 12 (3.40%) Dynamics 365
3 12 (3.40%) Serverless
4 8 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.70%) Amazon Kinesis
5 6 (1.70%) Office 365
6 5 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.42%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.85%) Yammer
8 2 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.57%) GitHub
9 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.83%) FTP
2 4 (1.13%) DNS
3 3 (0.85%) HTTP
3 3 (0.85%) Internet
3 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.57%) Extranet
4 2 (0.57%) Intranet
4 2 (0.57%) LAN
4 2 (0.57%) WAN
5 1 (0.28%) AMQP
5 1 (0.28%) DHCP
5 1 (0.28%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.31%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (7.93%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (4.82%) Oracle Database
6 13 (3.68%) Relational Database
7 12 (3.40%) QlikView
8 10 (2.83%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.70%) DTS
9 6 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (1.42%) Big Data
10 5 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.13%) KDB
11 4 (1.13%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 19 (5.38%) JIRA
2 15 (4.25%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.68%) Selenium
3 13 (3.68%) TeamCity
4 12 (3.40%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.12%) Maven
5 11 (3.12%) NUnit
6 10 (2.83%) JUnit
7 9 (2.55%) Ant
8 7 (1.98%) SpecFlow
8 7 (1.98%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 6 (1.70%) ERwin
9 6 (1.70%) Subversion
10 5 (1.42%) Appium
10 5 (1.42%) LoadRunner
10 5 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.42%) Rational Performance Tester
10 5 (1.42%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.13%) Moq
General
1 161 (45.61%) Finance
2 98 (27.76%) Banking
3 70 (19.83%) Front Office
4 32 (9.07%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.82%) Retail
6 11 (3.12%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.55%) Wholesale Banking
8 8 (2.27%) Legal
9 5 (1.42%) Law
9 5 (1.42%) Marketing
9 5 (1.42%) Private Banking
10 4 (1.13%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.85%) Billing
12 2 (0.57%) International Banking
12 2 (0.57%) Local Government
12 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.57%) Military
12 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.28%) Advertising
13 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 107 (30.31%) Developer
2 105 (29.75%) Analyst
3 64 (18.13%) Business Analyst
4 28 (7.93%) Architect
5 27 (7.65%) Project Manager
6 21 (5.95%) C# Developer
7 20 (5.67%) .NET Developer
8 18 (5.10%) Banking Analyst
8 18 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (4.82%) Java Developer
10 15 (4.25%) Data Analyst
11 14 (3.97%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 14 (3.97%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.40%) Endur Developer
12 12 (3.40%) OpenLink Developer
12 12 (3.40%) Test Analyst
13 11 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (2.83%) Asset Management Analyst
14 10 (2.83%) Financial Analyst
14 10 (2.83%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (17.28%) .NET
2 30 (8.50%) Web Services
3 26 (7.37%) XML
4 23 (6.52%) Spring
5 16 (4.53%) J2EE
6 14 (3.97%) ASP.NET
6 14 (3.97%) HTML
7 13 (3.68%) JSON
7 13 (3.68%) Middleware
7 13 (3.68%) REST
7 13 (3.68%) Spring Boot
8 11 (3.12%) ADO.NET
8 11 (3.12%) AngularJS
9 10 (2.83%) .NET Framework
9 10 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (2.83%) JMS
9 10 (2.83%) React
9 10 (2.83%) WPF
10 9 (2.55%) Java EE
10 9 (2.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (10.48%) Fixed Income
3 35 (9.92%) Equities
4 27 (7.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (5.67%) Derivative
5 20 (5.67%) Mobile App
6 18 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (5.10%) Hedge funds
7 16 (4.53%) Fintech
8 12 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.27%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.70%) OTC Derivatives
11 5 (1.42%) Exotic Derivative
11 5 (1.42%) Swaptions
11 5 (1.42%) User Experience
12 4 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.13%) PKI
12 4 (1.13%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.67%) Unix
2 10 (2.83%) Windows
3 8 (2.27%) Linux
4 6 (1.70%) Solaris
4 6 (1.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.28%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (16.43%) Asset Management
3 39 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (9.92%) Migration
5 33 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (8.78%) CRM
6 31 (8.78%) Project Management
7 30 (8.50%) SDLC
8 29 (8.22%) ETL
8 29 (8.22%) Scrum
8 29 (8.22%) Test Automation
9 27 (7.65%) TDD
10 26 (7.37%) Business Analysis
11 23 (6.52%) Workflow
12 22 (6.23%) Data Analysis
13 20 (5.67%) Microservices
14 19 (5.38%) OO
15 18 (5.10%) Data Modelling
16 17 (4.82%) Investment Management
16 17 (4.82%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (30.31%) SQL
2 57 (16.15%) Java
3 50 (14.16%) C#
4 31 (8.78%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.67%) T-SQL
6 17 (4.82%) VB.NET
7 16 (4.53%) Shell Script
8 13 (3.68%) Clojure
9 11 (3.12%) Java 8
10 10 (2.83%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.55%) Scala
11 9 (2.55%) XPath
12 8 (2.27%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.98%) Kotlin
14 6 (1.70%) Korn
14 6 (1.70%) Python
14 6 (1.70%) Ruby
15 4 (1.13%) C
16 3 (0.85%) C++
17 2 (0.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 27 (7.65%) Degree
2 10 (2.83%) CISM
2 10 (2.83%) CISSP
2 10 (2.83%) CRISC
3 8 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.70%) OCPJP
5 6 (1.70%) Sun Certification
6 4 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.13%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.85%) ISEB
8 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.28%) ACCA
9 1 (0.28%) APMP
9 1 (0.28%) CCNP
9 1 (0.28%) CIMA
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.37%) QA
2 9 (2.55%) SLA
3 8 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.27%) PMO
4 7 (1.98%) PSD2
5 4 (1.13%) MiFID
5 4 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.85%) SEPA
7 2 (0.57%) EMIR
7 2 (0.57%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (6.23%) Docker
2 9 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.70%) IAG
4 4 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.28%) HDFS
5 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (5.95%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.55%) Control-M
3 7 (1.98%) HP ALM
4 6 (1.70%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (1.13%) Ansible
5 4 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.57%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.57%) StatsD
6 2 (0.57%) Terraform
7 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.28%) Puppet
7 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (15.01%) Oracle
2 48 (13.60%) Microsoft
3 24 (6.80%) Reuters
4 15 (4.25%) Bloomberg
5 14 (3.97%) HP
5 14 (3.97%) SAP
6 12 (3.40%) Tableau
7 9 (2.55%) Northgate
7 9 (2.55%) Oneserve
8 8 (2.27%) IBM
8 8 (2.27%) OpenLink
9 7 (1.98%) Google
10 6 (1.70%) Calypso
10 6 (1.70%) Sun
11 5 (1.42%) Blue Prism
11 5 (1.42%) SimCorp
11 5 (1.42%) UiPath
11 5 (1.42%) Wallstreet Suite
12 4 (1.13%) FactSet
12 4 (1.13%) Speakerbus