Period
to 17 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 288 179 324
Rank change year-on-year -109 +145 -48
Contract jobs citing Back Office 287 193 294
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.86% 1.43% 0.75%
As % of the General category 1.48% 2.41% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 146 213
10th Percentile £375 £400 £350
25th Percentile £494 £475 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £600 £525
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% -7.49%
75th Percentile £713 £750 £625
90th Percentile £800 " £675
England median daily rate £565 £600 £475
% change year-on-year -5.83% +26.32% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £15.87 £16.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -3.83% - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.89% -13.28% -35.48%

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 19,333 8,022 21,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.80% 59.41% 55.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,679 5,735 15,230
10th Percentile £360 £320 £313
25th Percentile £455 £420 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +1.49%
75th Percentile £674 £650 £613
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 104 275
10th Percentile £14.05 £15.00 £12.76
25th Percentile £18.75 £19.39 £16.04
Median hourly rate £29.50 £28.95 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.92% +37.83% +10.53%
75th Percentile £48.17 £45.38 £30.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £54.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.36
% change year-on-year -15.56% +16.22% +7.56%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in London

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Back Office in London.

Daily rate trend for Back Office in London

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Back Office in London over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Back Office in London

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Back Office in London.

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 17 September 2021. 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 -40 39 £475 -17.39% 19
East London -10 3 £726 +93.60% 3
South London - 1 £433 - 3
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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.

1 131 (45.64%) Finance
2 105 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (26.13%) Social Skills
4 63 (21.95%) Banking
5 59 (20.56%) SQL
6 56 (19.51%) Azure
7 53 (18.47%) Front Office
8 43 (14.98%) Degree
9 42 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
10 39 (13.59%) Java
10 39 (13.59%) Python
11 36 (12.54%) C#
12 35 (12.20%) Scrum
12 35 (12.20%) Investment Banking
12 35 (12.20%) Git (software)
13 34 (11.85%) Analytics
14 32 (11.15%) AWS
15 31 (10.80%) Test Automation
16 30 (10.45%) Business Analysis
16 30 (10.45%) DevOps
17 29 (10.10%) Microsoft
18 28 (9.76%) Oracle
18 28 (9.76%) CRM
19 27 (9.41%) ETRM
20 25 (8.71%) .NET
21 23 (8.01%) Workflow
22 22 (7.67%) C++
22 22 (7.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 22 (7.67%) Data Engineering
22 22 (7.67%) Serverless

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 8 (2.79%) Confluence
2 7 (2.44%) Apache
3 6 (2.09%) Apache Airflow
3 6 (2.09%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) JBoss
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (4.18%) Photoshop
2 11 (3.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.35%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.44%) SunGard Martini
2 5 (1.74%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.70%) Endur
3 2 (0.70%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.70%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.70%) Orchestrade
3 2 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.70%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.35%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.35%) Aligne
4 1 (0.35%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.35%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.35%) Magento
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 56 (19.51%) Azure
2 32 (11.15%) AWS
3 22 (7.67%) Serverless
4 21 (7.32%) Azure Functions
4 21 (7.32%) GCP
5 15 (5.23%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (2.44%) AWS CodeCommit
7 5 (1.74%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (1.39%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.05%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.05%) SaaS
10 2 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.70%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.70%) Google Workspace
11 1 (0.35%) Azure Logic Apps
11 1 (0.35%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.35%) Boomi
11 1 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.35%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.05%) DOCSIS
3 2 (0.70%) DHCP
3 2 (0.70%) DNS
3 2 (0.70%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.70%) SD-WAN
3 2 (0.70%) WAN
4 1 (0.35%) 3G
4 1 (0.35%) Broadband
4 1 (0.35%) Internet
4 1 (0.35%) IPv4
4 1 (0.35%) IPv6
4 1 (0.35%) LAN
4 1 (0.35%) MQTT
4 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.35%) VoIP
4 1 (0.35%) WebEx
4 1 (0.35%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.27%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.83%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.14%) Data Mart
4 8 (2.79%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.79%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (2.09%) GIS
6 5 (1.74%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.05%) Blockchain
8 3 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.70%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.70%) Power BI
10 1 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.35%) Redis
10 1 (0.35%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 35 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.62%) JIRA
3 11 (3.83%) Axure RP
4 10 (3.48%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.79%) Oracle APEX
6 7 (2.44%) CppUnit
6 7 (2.44%) ESLint
6 7 (2.44%) Jasmine
6 7 (2.44%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (2.44%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.44%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.09%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.09%) Subversion
8 5 (1.74%) Artifactory
8 5 (1.74%) Robot Framework
9 4 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.70%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.70%) Maven
10 2 (0.70%) Selenium
10 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 131 (45.64%) Finance
2 75 (26.13%) Social Skills
3 63 (21.95%) Banking
4 53 (18.47%) Front Office
5 42 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (12.20%) Investment Banking
7 18 (6.27%) Presentation Skills
8 14 (4.88%) Retail
9 10 (3.48%) Public Sector
10 7 (2.44%) Organisational Skills
11 6 (2.09%) Legal
12 4 (1.39%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.39%) Marketing
12 4 (1.39%) Telecoms
13 3 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
14 2 (0.70%) Advertising
14 2 (0.70%) Games
14 2 (0.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 2 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 92 (32.06%) Analyst
2 71 (24.74%) Developer
3 68 (23.69%) Business Analyst
4 26 (9.06%) Architect
5 14 (4.88%) Back Office Business Analyst
5 14 (4.88%) Banking Analyst
5 14 (4.88%) Designer
5 14 (4.88%) Project Manager
5 14 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (4.53%) Java Developer
6 13 (4.53%) Senior Business Analyst
6 13 (4.53%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (3.83%) C++ Developer
7 11 (3.83%) UI Designer
7 11 (3.83%) UI/UX Designer
7 11 (3.83%) UX Designer
8 10 (3.48%) Python Developer
8 10 (3.48%) Senior Developer
9 9 (3.14%) Murex Developer
9 9 (3.14%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.71%) .NET
2 19 (6.62%) XML
3 18 (6.27%) React
4 17 (5.92%) AngularJS
5 14 (4.88%) JSON
6 11 (3.83%) Kafka
7 10 (3.48%) .NET Core
7 10 (3.48%) .NET Framework
7 10 (3.48%) jQuery
7 10 (3.48%) Spring
8 9 (3.14%) REST
8 9 (3.14%) RESTful
8 9 (3.14%) STL
9 8 (2.79%) Node.js
9 8 (2.79%) Web Services
10 7 (2.44%) Backbone.js
10 7 (2.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (2.44%) Jest
10 7 (2.44%) Vue.js
11 6 (2.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (7.32%) User Experience
3 16 (5.57%) Tandem
4 14 (4.88%) Fixed Income
5 13 (4.53%) Derivative
6 11 (3.83%) Algorithms
7 10 (3.48%) Hedge funds
8 7 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.44%) Reference Data
8 7 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (2.09%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.74%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (1.74%) Legacy Systems
10 5 (1.74%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.39%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.39%) Equities
11 4 (1.39%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.05%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.27%) Windows
2 17 (5.92%) Unix
3 5 (1.74%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.05%) Linux
5 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.35%) Android
6 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (12.20%) Scrum
3 34 (11.85%) Analytics
4 31 (10.80%) Test Automation
5 30 (10.45%) Business Analysis
5 30 (10.45%) DevOps
6 28 (9.76%) CRM
7 27 (9.41%) ETRM
8 23 (8.01%) Workflow
9 22 (7.67%) Data Engineering
9 22 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (7.32%) Migration
10 21 (7.32%) Software Engineering
11 20 (6.97%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 20 (6.97%) Machine Learning
12 19 (6.62%) Data Science
12 19 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (6.27%) Project Delivery
14 17 (5.92%) Project Management
14 17 (5.92%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 59 (20.56%) SQL
2 39 (13.59%) Java
2 39 (13.59%) Python
3 36 (12.54%) C#
4 22 (7.67%) C++
5 19 (6.62%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.83%) Java 8
7 9 (3.14%) Perl
8 3 (1.05%) C
8 3 (1.05%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.35%) Ruby
10 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.35%) VB
10 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (14.98%) Degree
2 16 (5.57%) PhD
3 14 (4.88%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (3.48%) ISEB
5 5 (1.74%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.70%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.35%) ACCA
8 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.35%) MOS
8 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.48%) QA
2 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.05%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.05%) EMIR
4 2 (0.70%) GDPR
4 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.70%) MiFID
4 2 (0.70%) SEPA
4 2 (0.70%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.35%) FATCA
5 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (3.14%) Docker
2 4 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (3.83%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.09%) Ansible
3 5 (1.74%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.35%) Control-M
5 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.35%) Kibana
5 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (10.10%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.76%) Oracle
3 16 (5.57%) Murex
4 11 (3.83%) Adobe
5 9 (3.14%) SAP
5 9 (3.14%) Sybase
6 8 (2.79%) Databricks
6 8 (2.79%) FIS
7 7 (2.44%) SunGard
8 5 (1.74%) Google
8 5 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.39%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.39%) IBM
9 4 (1.39%) Workday
10 3 (1.05%) Avaloq
10 3 (1.05%) Charles River
10 3 (1.05%) VMware
11 2 (0.70%) Cisco
11 2 (0.70%) Citrix
11 2 (0.70%) Northgate