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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
England / London
Rank 195 182 152
Rank change year-on-year -13 -30  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 234 301 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.20% 1.36% 1.56%
As % of the General category 2.68% 3.05% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 199 237
Median daily rate £520 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £308 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £17.01 £16.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.64% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.48 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +66.55% +73.07%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 8720 9877 9703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 44.79% 44.63% 46.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6115 7161 6851
Median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 106 114
Median hourly rate £22.75 £22.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +19.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £11.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £55.00 £53.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Back Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -16 24 £495 -1.00% 23
Wimbledon - 2 £550 -
Docklands, London - 1 £613 -
Back Office
England

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 236 (46.09%) Finance
2 162 (31.64%) Banking
3 140 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (24.41%) SQL
5 109 (21.29%) Front Office
6 95 (18.55%) Java
7 85 (16.60%) Windows
8 82 (16.02%) Investment Banking
9 73 (14.26%) .NET
10 72 (14.06%) Derivative
11 68 (13.28%) TDD
12 64 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 63 (12.30%) C#
13 63 (12.30%) Microsoft
14 60 (11.72%) Oracle
15 55 (10.74%) Fixed Income
16 52 (10.16%) Scrum
16 52 (10.16%) OO
17 48 (9.38%) MS Excel
17 48 (9.38%) Equities
18 45 (8.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 43 (8.40%) Degree
20 42 (8.20%) MiFID
20 42 (8.20%) Business Analysis
20 42 (8.20%) Linux
21 41 (8.01%) JavaScript
21 41 (8.01%) T-SQL
21 41 (8.01%) Workflow
22 37 (7.23%) Change Management
23 36 (7.03%) Migration

Back Office
Top Related 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 20 (3.91%) IIS
2 15 (2.93%) Confluence
3 11 (2.15%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.56%) Apache
5 7 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.37%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.17%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.98%) CMS
7 5 (0.98%) JBoss
8 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.78%) FileNet
8 4 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (0.78%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.59%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 48 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.54%) MS Office
3 7 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.78%) MS Project
5 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (4.30%) Endur
2 5 (0.98%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.98%) SAP Retail
3 4 (0.78%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.78%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.59%) SAP Bank Analyzer
4 3 (0.59%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.39%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.39%) SunGard APT
5 2 (0.39%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.20%) Eikon
6 1 (0.20%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.20%) Global One
6 1 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.20%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.20%) Minerva
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.20%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.56%) Office 365
3 2 (0.39%) IaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.20%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.20%) GitHub
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.27%) Firewall
2 19 (3.71%) DNS
3 16 (3.13%) Internet
4 13 (2.54%) TCP/IP
5 12 (2.34%) DHCP
6 11 (2.15%) LAN
6 11 (2.15%) WAN
7 7 (1.37%) SAN
8 6 (1.17%) Diameter Protocol
8 6 (1.17%) GGSN
8 6 (1.17%) GPRS
8 6 (1.17%) GSM
8 6 (1.17%) LTE
8 6 (1.17%) NAS
8 6 (1.17%) Skype
8 6 (1.17%) SMTP
8 6 (1.17%) SNMP
8 6 (1.17%) UMTS
8 6 (1.17%) VoIP
9 4 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (3.32%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (2.54%) DB2
5 13 (2.54%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.95%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (1.95%) Oracle9i Database
8 9 (1.76%) DataStage
9 7 (1.37%) Data Mart
9 7 (1.37%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.17%) MS Access
11 5 (0.98%) IBM InfoSphere
12 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.30%) JIRA
3 17 (3.32%) TeamCity
4 16 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 16 (3.13%) Subversion
5 12 (2.34%) Maven
5 12 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.76%) ERwin
6 9 (1.76%) PowerDesigner
6 9 (1.76%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (1.17%) JUnit
7 6 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (0.98%) HP UFT
8 5 (0.98%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.98%) MSTest
8 5 (0.98%) NUnit
9 4 (0.78%) Selenium
9 4 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.59%) Log4j
11 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
General
1 236 (46.09%) Finance
2 162 (31.64%) Banking
3 109 (21.29%) Front Office
4 82 (16.02%) Investment Banking
5 26 (5.08%) Games
6 25 (4.88%) Retail
7 15 (2.93%) Legal
8 10 (1.95%) Marketing
8 10 (1.95%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.76%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.17%) Wholesale Banking
11 4 (0.78%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.78%) Automotive
11 4 (0.78%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.78%) Publishing
12 3 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.59%) Local Government
12 3 (0.59%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.39%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 174 (33.98%) Analyst
2 173 (33.79%) Developer
3 94 (18.36%) Business Analyst
4 36 (7.03%) Senior Developer
5 32 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 31 (6.05%) Architect
7 30 (5.86%) Java Developer
8 28 (5.47%) Banking Analyst
8 28 (5.47%) Support Analyst
9 27 (5.27%) Consultant
10 26 (5.08%) MiFID Business Analyst
11 23 (4.49%) Project Manager
12 22 (4.30%) Applications Support
13 21 (4.10%) .NET Developer
14 20 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (3.32%) Ruby Developer
16 15 (2.93%) Applications Support Analyst
16 15 (2.93%) OpenLink Developer
16 15 (2.93%) Test Analyst
17 14 (2.73%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (14.26%) .NET
2 35 (6.84%) HTML
3 32 (6.25%) XML
4 28 (5.47%) AngularJS
5 25 (4.88%) CSS
5 25 (4.88%) Web Services
6 22 (4.30%) ASP.NET
6 22 (4.30%) Ruby on Rails
7 16 (3.13%) Spring
8 15 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (2.54%) WCF
10 12 (2.34%) FIX Protocol
10 12 (2.34%) HTML5
10 12 (2.34%) WinForms
11 11 (2.15%) .NET Framework
11 11 (2.15%) WPF
12 10 (1.95%) Node.js
12 10 (1.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 10 (1.95%) XML Messaging
13 9 (1.76%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.06%) Derivative
2 55 (10.74%) Fixed Income
3 48 (9.38%) Equities
4 45 (8.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 36 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (6.05%) SWIFT
7 24 (4.69%) Computer Science
7 24 (4.69%) Hedge funds
8 11 (2.15%) OTC Derivatives
9 10 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.95%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.76%) Contactless
10 9 (1.76%) Reference Data
11 8 (1.56%) Market Risk
12 7 (1.37%) EMV
13 6 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
13 6 (1.17%) Fintech
13 6 (1.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 6 (1.17%) User Experience
14 5 (0.98%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 85 (16.60%) Windows
2 42 (8.20%) Linux
3 26 (5.08%) Unix
4 22 (4.30%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.15%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.98%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.20%) Android
11 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Solaris
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (13.28%) TDD
3 52 (10.16%) OO
3 52 (10.16%) Scrum
4 42 (8.20%) Business Analysis
5 41 (8.01%) Workflow
6 37 (7.23%) Change Management
7 36 (7.03%) Asset Management
7 36 (7.03%) Migration
7 36 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 30 (5.86%) BDD
9 30 (5.86%) Investment Management
10 29 (5.66%) Project Management
11 28 (5.47%) Waterfall
12 27 (5.27%) MVC
13 26 (5.08%) E-Commerce
14 25 (4.88%) Data Modelling
15 24 (4.69%) Analytics
15 24 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 125 (24.41%) SQL
2 95 (18.55%) Java
3 63 (12.30%) C#
4 41 (8.01%) JavaScript
4 41 (8.01%) T-SQL
5 30 (5.86%) PowerShell
6 24 (4.69%) Ruby
7 16 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.93%) C++
9 12 (2.34%) VBScript
10 10 (1.95%) ActionScript
10 10 (1.95%) Objective-C
11 9 (1.76%) VBA
12 7 (1.37%) Python
13 6 (1.17%) C
13 6 (1.17%) VB
14 5 (0.98%) Perl
14 5 (0.98%) PHP
14 5 (0.98%) Scala
15 3 (0.59%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 43 (8.40%) Degree
2 8 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
3 7 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (1.17%) MCSE
4 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.78%) ISEB
6 3 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.59%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.59%) PMP
6 3 (0.59%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.59%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.39%) CCA
7 2 (0.39%) CCNA
7 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.20%) ACCA
8 1 (0.20%) CAPM
8 1 (0.20%) CFA
8 1 (0.20%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.20%) MiFID
2 20 (3.91%) QA
3 19 (3.71%) EMIR
4 17 (3.32%) Dodd-Frank
5 12 (2.34%) SLA
6 9 (1.76%) ISO20022
7 5 (0.98%) FATCA
8 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.39%) PMO
10 1 (0.20%) BS7799
10 1 (0.20%) IFRS
10 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.52%) Docker
3 15 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.17%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.59%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.39%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.39%) XenApp
6 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.20%) Gluster
7 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.20%) iptables
7 1 (0.20%) NFS
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (1.76%) Control-M
2 7 (1.37%) Ansible
2 7 (1.37%) Nagios
3 6 (1.17%) NetBackup
3 6 (1.17%) vMotion
3 6 (1.17%) WMI
4 3 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.39%) Puppet
5 2 (0.39%) SCCM
6 1 (0.20%) DameWare
6 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 60 (11.72%) Oracle
3 19 (3.71%) Murex
4 18 (3.52%) Calypso
4 18 (3.52%) OpenLink
5 17 (3.32%) VMware
6 16 (3.13%) Apigee
7 15 (2.93%) Sybase
8 14 (2.73%) Citrix
9 13 (2.54%) SmartStream
10 11 (2.15%) SAP
11 10 (1.95%) Informatica
11 10 (1.95%) Sophis
12 9 (1.76%) Misys
12 9 (1.76%) Talend
13 8 (1.56%) Bloomberg
14 6 (1.17%) Cognos
14 6 (1.17%) IBM
14 6 (1.17%) Intel
14 6 (1.17%) Intel Security
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
North West London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £46000.00 to £50000.00 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
JM
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 - £650 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday