Period
to 8 March 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 8 March 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
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 272 269 293
Rank change year-on-year -3 +24 -7
Contract jobs citing Back Office 151 228 365
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.76% 0.84% 0.84%
As % of the General category 1.62% 1.94% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 176 247
Median daily rate £588 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.90% -2.33% -2.27%
10th Percentile £413 £336 £380
90th Percentile £750 £800 £725
England median daily rate £575 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £19.27 £41.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.05% +52.49%
England median hourly rate £23.21 £19.27 £31.37
% change year-on-year +20.45% -38.57% +49.38%

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 9,321 11,742 20,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.67% 43.11% 46.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,747 8,434 14,534
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £350 £319 £325
90th Percentile £725 £725 £700
England median daily rate £500 £490 £500
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 142 202
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.05 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.64% +0.24% -4.55%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.42 £12.79
90th Percentile £61.75 £53.20 £46.90
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.11 £20.29
% change year-on-year +19.34% -0.86% -6.52%

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 8 March 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 8 March 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 +51 25 £588 +27.86% 21
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 8 March 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 65 (43.05%) Finance
2 54 (35.76%) SQL
3 44 (29.14%) Python
4 43 (28.48%) Front Office
4 43 (28.48%) Banking
5 29 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (17.22%) .NET
7 25 (16.56%) Investment Management
8 24 (15.89%) Azure
9 23 (15.23%) C#
10 22 (14.57%) Asset Management
11 21 (13.91%) Git (software)
11 21 (13.91%) Hedge funds
12 20 (13.25%) Investment Banking
12 20 (13.25%) Oracle
12 20 (13.25%) Unix
12 20 (13.25%) Bloomberg
13 19 (12.58%) Software Engineering
14 18 (11.92%) SQL Server
14 18 (11.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 17 (11.26%) SWIFT
15 17 (11.26%) Test Automation
16 16 (10.60%) Java
17 14 (9.27%) Linux
17 14 (9.27%) Project Management
17 14 (9.27%) Microservices
17 14 (9.27%) Scenario Testing
18 13 (8.61%) Artifactory
18 13 (8.61%) Analytics
18 13 (8.61%) AWS

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 5 (3.31%) Apache
2 2 (1.32%) CMS
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.66%) Confluence
3 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.66%) IIS
3 1 (0.66%) Jupyter
3 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (7.95%) Markit EDM
2 10 (6.62%) Eagle PACE
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.32%) Endur
4 2 (1.32%) Salerio
4 2 (1.32%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.66%) LongView
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.66%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.66%) PORTIA
5 1 (0.66%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.66%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.66%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.89%) Azure
2 13 (8.61%) AWS
3 8 (5.30%) GCP
3 8 (5.30%) Serverless
4 5 (3.31%) Amazon ECS
4 5 (3.31%) Apigee
4 5 (3.31%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.99%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (1.99%) Azure Functions
6 2 (1.32%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (1.32%) npm
7 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.66%) DHCP
1 1 (0.66%) DNS
1 1 (0.66%) Internet
1 1 (0.66%) Skype
1 1 (0.66%) SSH
1 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.31%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (3.31%) MySQL
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.99%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.32%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.32%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.66%) Big Data
8 1 (0.66%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.66%) GIS
8 1 (0.66%) KDB
8 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (13.91%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.61%) Artifactory
3 11 (7.28%) JIRA
4 10 (6.62%) Bitbucket
4 10 (6.62%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.31%) GitLab
6 4 (2.65%) MSBuild
6 4 (2.65%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.99%) Maven
7 3 (1.99%) Subversion
8 2 (1.32%) Bower
8 2 (1.32%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.32%) Grunt
8 2 (1.32%) gulp
8 2 (1.32%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.32%) JUnit
8 2 (1.32%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.32%) Protractor
8 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.32%) webpack
General
1 65 (43.05%) Finance
2 43 (28.48%) Banking
2 43 (28.48%) Front Office
3 20 (13.25%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.97%) Legal
4 6 (3.97%) Retail
5 5 (3.31%) Advertising
6 4 (2.65%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.65%) Wholesale Banking
7 3 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.99%) Marketing
7 3 (1.99%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.32%) Law
9 1 (0.66%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.66%) Cantonese Language
9 1 (0.66%) French Language
9 1 (0.66%) German Language
9 1 (0.66%) Greek Language
9 1 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (29.14%) Developer
2 43 (28.48%) Analyst
3 30 (19.87%) Business Analyst
4 16 (10.60%) SQL Developer
5 14 (9.27%) C# Developer
6 11 (7.28%) Business Manager
6 11 (7.28%) Data Analyst
6 11 (7.28%) Data Business Analyst
6 11 (7.28%) Data Manager
6 11 (7.28%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.62%) .NET Developer
7 10 (6.62%) Architect
7 10 (6.62%) SQL Analyst
7 10 (6.62%) SQL Data Analyst
8 8 (5.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (5.30%) C++ Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.64%) Energy Trading Developer
9 7 (4.64%) Quantitative Developer
10 6 (3.97%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.22%) .NET
2 12 (7.95%) XML
3 10 (6.62%) FIX Protocol
4 8 (5.30%) AngularJS
4 8 (5.30%) Web Services
5 7 (4.64%) REST
6 6 (3.97%) CSS
6 6 (3.97%) gRPC
6 6 (3.97%) HTML
7 5 (3.31%) OAuth
7 5 (3.31%) Swagger
8 4 (2.65%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.65%) Entity Framework
8 4 (2.65%) jQuery
8 4 (2.65%) Spring
9 3 (1.99%) Kafka
9 3 (1.99%) Node.js
10 2 (1.32%) CSS3
10 2 (1.32%) LESS
10 2 (1.32%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.91%) Hedge funds
2 18 (11.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (11.26%) SWIFT
4 11 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.28%) Derivative
4 11 (7.28%) Equities
4 11 (7.28%) Fixed Income
4 11 (7.28%) Reference Data
5 8 (5.30%) Market Risk
6 4 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.99%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.99%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.99%) Tandem
8 2 (1.32%) User Experience
9 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.66%) NHS
9 1 (0.66%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.25%) Unix
2 14 (9.27%) Linux
3 8 (5.30%) Windows
4 4 (2.65%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.32%) Solaris
6 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (16.56%) Investment Management
3 22 (14.57%) Asset Management
4 19 (12.58%) Software Engineering
5 17 (11.26%) Test Automation
6 14 (9.27%) Microservices
6 14 (9.27%) Project Management
6 14 (9.27%) Scenario Testing
7 13 (8.61%) Analytics
7 13 (8.61%) Business Analysis
8 12 (7.95%) Migration
8 12 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (7.28%) Test Strategy
9 11 (7.28%) Unit Testing
10 10 (6.62%) Fund Management
10 10 (6.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (5.96%) CRM
11 9 (5.96%) E-Commerce
11 9 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (5.96%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.76%) SQL
2 44 (29.14%) Python
3 23 (15.23%) C#
4 16 (10.60%) Java
5 11 (7.28%) C++
6 9 (5.96%) PL/SQL
7 8 (5.30%) C
7 8 (5.30%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.65%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.99%) Java 8
10 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.66%) Go
11 1 (0.66%) Groovy
11 1 (0.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (4.64%) Degree
2 5 (3.31%) Sun Certification
3 3 (1.99%) PhD
4 2 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.32%) PMP
5 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.64%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) MiFID
2 2 (1.32%) PMO
3 1 (0.66%) GDPR
3 1 (0.66%) ISO 15022
3 1 (0.66%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) SEPA
3 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.97%) Docker
2 3 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (3.97%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.99%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.32%) Control-M
3 2 (1.32%) Grafana
3 2 (1.32%) Nagios
3 2 (1.32%) SCCM
3 2 (1.32%) SCOM
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (13.25%) Bloomberg
1 20 (13.25%) Oracle
2 7 (4.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.64%) Murex
2 7 (4.64%) SAP
3 5 (3.31%) Google
4 3 (1.99%) HP
4 3 (1.99%) Linedata
4 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.99%) VMware
5 2 (1.32%) Calypso
5 2 (1.32%) hybris
5 2 (1.32%) IBM
5 2 (1.32%) iManage
5 2 (1.32%) OpenLink
5 2 (1.32%) Splunk
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco
6 1 (0.66%) Genesys
6 1 (0.66%) SmartStream
6 1 (0.66%) SunGard