Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 233 241
Rank change year-on-year -40 +8 -37
Contract jobs citing Back Office 432 495 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.95% 1.16% 1.12%
As % of the General category 2.13% 2.52% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 330 342
London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -9.52%
10th Percentile £313 £353 £275
90th Percentile £700 £688 £638
England median daily rate £500 £488 £421
% change year-on-year +2.56% +15.86% -6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
London median hourly rate £31.00 £29.25 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.98% +74.63% -71.49%
England median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -21.52% +135.82% +28.85%

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 20,304 19,638 19,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.54% 46.13% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,600 14,039 14,557
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £477 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 185 198
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.16% +9.50% -6.54%
10th Percentile £15.05 £12.87 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.83 £55.38
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.88
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +6.11%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 -17 126 £550 +4.76% 34
East London -7 14 £609 +3.66% 8
South London -42 10 £550 +5.77% 3
North London +5 4 £350 -
West London -35 4 £300 -45.45% 10
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 181 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (41.44%) Finance
3 105 (24.31%) Java
4 98 (22.69%) SQL
4 98 (22.69%) Banking
5 87 (20.14%) Front Office
6 73 (16.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 64 (14.81%) Oracle
8 62 (14.35%) Microsoft
9 59 (13.66%) .NET
10 57 (13.19%) Fixed Income
10 57 (13.19%) Investment Banking
11 55 (12.73%) JavaScript
12 53 (12.27%) SQL Server
13 51 (11.81%) Linux
14 49 (11.34%) Degree
15 48 (11.11%) C#
15 48 (11.11%) Scrum
16 47 (10.88%) Workflow
16 47 (10.88%) TDD
17 45 (10.42%) Asset Management
18 44 (10.19%) Risk Management
19 43 (9.95%) AngularJS
20 42 (9.72%) Test Automation
21 41 (9.49%) Windows
22 39 (9.03%) HTML
23 37 (8.56%) Unix
23 37 (8.56%) XML
23 37 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
23 37 (8.56%) 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 16 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.24%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.01%) SAS
4 12 (2.78%) CMS
5 9 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (1.85%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.93%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.93%) JBoss
9 3 (0.69%) Confluence
9 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.46%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (0.46%) IIS
10 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.24%) ION MarketView
2 13 (3.01%) Actimize
3 9 (2.08%) Endur
4 8 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (1.62%) Markit EDM
5 7 (1.62%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (1.62%) SunGard Martini
6 4 (0.93%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.69%) HiPortfolio
7 3 (0.69%) PolarLake
8 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.46%) Kondor
8 2 (0.46%) Summit
9 1 (0.23%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.23%) Loan IQ
9 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (4.86%) Office 365
4 11 (2.55%) Mimecast
5 7 (1.62%) GitHub
6 6 (1.39%) Yammer
7 3 (0.69%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.69%) PaaS
8 2 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.46%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.46%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.46%) SaaS
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.23%) G Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.47%) DNS
2 14 (3.24%) DHCP
3 12 (2.78%) Firewall
4 8 (1.85%) Unified Communications
5 6 (1.39%) Internet
5 6 (1.39%) Intranet
5 6 (1.39%) SMTP
6 4 (0.93%) Broadband
6 4 (0.93%) Value-Added Service
6 4 (0.93%) VPN
7 3 (0.69%) Network Security
7 3 (0.69%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.46%) Extranet
8 2 (0.46%) LAN
8 2 (0.46%) WAN
8 2 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.23%) SMS
9 1 (0.23%) Wireless
9 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.40%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.85%) Big Data
6 8 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.39%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.16%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.16%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.16%) Power BI
10 4 (0.93%) Amazon Aurora
10 4 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.93%) MySQL
10 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.93%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 21 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.24%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.78%) Maven
5 11 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (2.55%) Subversion
5 11 (2.55%) Visual Studio
6 10 (2.31%) JIRA
7 7 (1.62%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.39%) Selenium
9 5 (1.16%) NUnit
9 5 (1.16%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.69%) Ant
10 3 (0.69%) Hudson
10 3 (0.69%) JUnit
10 3 (0.69%) MSTest
10 3 (0.69%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket
General
1 179 (41.44%) Finance
2 98 (22.69%) Banking
3 87 (20.14%) Front Office
4 57 (13.19%) Investment Banking
5 31 (7.18%) Financial Institution
6 23 (5.32%) General Ledger
7 17 (3.94%) Legal
8 15 (3.47%) Marketing
9 13 (3.01%) Retail
10 6 (1.39%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (1.39%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.93%) Billing
11 4 (0.93%) Law
12 3 (0.69%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.46%) Advertising
13 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.46%) Publishing
14 1 (0.23%) Games
14 1 (0.23%) Local Government
14 1 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (34.49%) Developer
2 134 (31.02%) Analyst
3 81 (18.75%) Business Analyst
4 34 (7.87%) Senior Developer
5 32 (7.41%) Java Developer
6 28 (6.48%) FX Business Analyst
7 26 (6.02%) Project Manager
8 25 (5.79%) C# Developer
9 24 (5.56%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 23 (5.32%) Architect
11 21 (4.86%) .NET Developer
11 21 (4.86%) Consultant
12 18 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
13 17 (3.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 17 (3.94%) Support Analyst
14 16 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
14 16 (3.70%) Front Office Business Analyst
15 15 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
16 13 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
17 12 (2.78%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (13.66%) .NET
2 43 (9.95%) AngularJS
3 39 (9.03%) HTML
4 37 (8.56%) XML
5 30 (6.94%) Spring
6 25 (5.79%) Node.js
7 23 (5.32%) Web Services
8 20 (4.63%) RxJS
9 19 (4.40%) Middleware
9 19 (4.40%) Socket.IO
10 16 (3.70%) ASP.NET
10 16 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (3.70%) Spring Boot
11 13 (3.01%) CSS
11 13 (3.01%) LAMP
11 13 (3.01%) WCF
12 11 (2.55%) jQuery
13 10 (2.31%) Laravel
14 9 (2.08%) .NET Framework
15 8 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 73 (16.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 57 (13.19%) Fixed Income
3 37 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (7.18%) Equities
5 24 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 24 (5.56%) Derivative
6 18 (4.17%) User Experience
7 15 (3.47%) SWIFT
8 13 (3.01%) Hedge funds
9 12 (2.78%) Fintech
10 10 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (2.08%) Mobile App
11 9 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.85%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.62%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.62%) Handset
13 7 (1.62%) Robotics
13 7 (1.62%) Virtual Team
14 6 (1.39%) Credit Derivative
14 6 (1.39%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.81%) Linux
2 41 (9.49%) Windows
3 37 (8.56%) Unix
4 12 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.55%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.31%) Windows Server
7 9 (2.08%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.62%) Solaris
10 4 (0.93%) Android
11 3 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (11.11%) Scrum
3 47 (10.88%) TDD
3 47 (10.88%) Workflow
4 45 (10.42%) Asset Management
5 44 (10.19%) Risk Management
6 42 (9.72%) Test Automation
7 37 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 36 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
9 35 (8.10%) Project Management
10 33 (7.64%) Change Management
11 32 (7.41%) Migration
12 30 (6.94%) E-Commerce
12 30 (6.94%) Open Source
13 29 (6.71%) Web Development
14 28 (6.48%) Investment Management
15 27 (6.25%) Business Analysis
16 26 (6.02%) Electronic Trading
17 24 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 105 (24.31%) Java
2 98 (22.69%) SQL
3 55 (12.73%) JavaScript
4 48 (11.11%) C#
5 23 (5.32%) TypeScript
6 20 (4.63%) C++
6 20 (4.63%) Python
7 19 (4.40%) Bash Shell
8 12 (2.78%) PHP
9 11 (2.55%) C
9 11 (2.55%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.08%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.62%) Scala
11 7 (1.62%) VBA
12 5 (1.16%) Perl
12 5 (1.16%) R
13 4 (0.93%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.93%) VB
14 3 (0.69%) Ruby
14 3 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 49 (11.34%) Degree
2 14 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.85%) Master's Degree
5 6 (1.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 6 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.16%) CHECK Team Member
7 4 (0.93%) ACCA
7 4 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.69%) MBA
8 3 (0.69%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.69%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 3 (0.69%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 2 (0.46%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.46%) IIBA
9 2 (0.46%) ISEB
9 2 (0.46%) MCITP
9 2 (0.46%) MCSD
9 2 (0.46%) MCSE
9 2 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.78%) MiFID
2 9 (2.08%) GDPR
2 9 (2.08%) QA
3 8 (1.85%) PMO
4 7 (1.62%) EMIR
4 7 (1.62%) ISO 20022
4 7 (1.62%) SLA
5 6 (1.39%) PSD2
6 5 (1.16%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.46%) AIFMD
7 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.23%) SEPA
8 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (4.63%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.24%) Docker
3 8 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.69%) HDFS
5 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.23%) Gluster
6 1 (0.23%) iptables
6 1 (0.23%) NFS
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (2.55%) Ansible
2 7 (1.62%) PingFederate
3 5 (1.16%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.69%) Control-M
4 3 (0.69%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (0.69%) Terraform
5 2 (0.46%) WSUS
6 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.23%) Puppet
6 1 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 64 (14.81%) Oracle
2 62 (14.35%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.56%) Bloomberg
4 19 (4.40%) IBM
4 19 (4.40%) SAP
5 14 (3.24%) ION Trading
6 11 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (2.31%) Sybase
7 10 (2.31%) VMware
8 8 (1.85%) HP
9 7 (1.62%) Demandware
9 7 (1.62%) ForgeRock
9 7 (1.62%) Polycom
9 7 (1.62%) Sonus
9 7 (1.62%) SunGard
9 7 (1.62%) Tradeweb
10 6 (1.39%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.39%) Citrix
10 6 (1.39%) Murex
10 6 (1.39%) Symantec