Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 200 197
Rank change year-on-year -82 -3 -13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 441 531 582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.94% 1.28% 1.32%
As % of the General category 2.07% 2.93% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 359 377
London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £315 £310 £305
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.76% -10.53% -30.91%
10th Percentile £21.39 £15.75 £14.25
90th Percentile £34.01 £28.75 £155.00
England median hourly rate £25.06 £16.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +51.86% -22.35% +28.79%

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 21,255 18,112 20,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.27% 43.83% 46.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,365 12,913 14,373
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £291
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 195 226
London median hourly rate £22.01 £24.44 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.95% +8.62% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.53 £11.28 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.48 £64.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +15.74%

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 February 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
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 February 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 -31 109 £550 +4.76% 32
West London -22 18 £400 - 6
South London -39 12 £495 +10.00% 2
North London -1 2 - -
East London -9 2 £475 -24.00% 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 215 (48.75%) Finance
2 141 (31.97%) Banking
3 130 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (24.04%) SQL
5 95 (21.54%) Front Office
6 72 (16.33%) SQL Server
7 71 (16.10%) Windows
8 68 (15.42%) Microsoft
9 64 (14.51%) Java
10 59 (13.38%) C#
11 58 (13.15%) .NET
12 57 (12.93%) Business Analysis
13 55 (12.47%) Investment Banking
14 54 (12.24%) MiFID
15 53 (12.02%) JavaScript
16 51 (11.56%) Project Management
17 49 (11.11%) Scrum
18 48 (10.88%) Oracle
19 46 (10.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 46 (10.43%) User Acceptance Testing
20 44 (9.98%) Fixed Income
21 41 (9.30%) TDD
22 40 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
23 35 (7.94%) Risk Management
23 35 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
24 33 (7.48%) Equities
24 33 (7.48%) .NET Framework
25 32 (7.26%) Derivative
25 32 (7.26%) Linux
26 31 (7.03%) Active Directory

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 13 (2.95%) IIS
2 9 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.91%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.68%) CMS
6 3 (0.68%) Confluence
6 3 (0.68%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.45%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (0.45%) WordPress
8 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.23%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.23%) MTS
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.63%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.95%) Temenos T24
2 12 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.59%) ION MarketView
3 7 (1.59%) Kondor
4 5 (1.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 5 (1.13%) Markit EDM
4 5 (1.13%) SunGard GMI
5 4 (0.91%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.68%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.68%) Summit
7 2 (0.45%) Bloomberg AIM
7 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.45%) Murex MxG2000
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.45%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.45%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.45%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.49%) Office 365
3 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.36%) IaaS
5 5 (1.13%) GitHub
5 5 (1.13%) SaaS
6 3 (0.68%) G Suite
6 3 (0.68%) iPaaS
6 3 (0.68%) PaaS
7 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.45%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.04%) Internet
2 6 (1.36%) LAN
3 5 (1.13%) VPN
4 4 (0.91%) SAN
4 4 (0.91%) WebEx
5 3 (0.68%) DNS
5 3 (0.68%) SNMP
5 3 (0.68%) SSL
5 3 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.45%) Firewall
7 1 (0.23%) HTTP
7 1 (0.23%) Intranet
7 1 (0.23%) Network Security
7 1 (0.23%) Skype
7 1 (0.23%) SMS
7 1 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.59%) Blockchain
6 6 (1.36%) MySQL
6 6 (1.36%) Sybase ASE
7 5 (1.13%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.13%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.91%) DB2
8 4 (0.91%) KDB
8 4 (0.91%) Kdb+
8 4 (0.91%) OLAP
8 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.68%) Big Data
9 3 (0.68%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 29 (6.58%) JIRA
2 19 (4.31%) Maven
2 19 (4.31%) Selenium
3 17 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 15 (3.40%) TeamCity
5 12 (2.72%) Jenkins
5 12 (2.72%) Subversion
5 12 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (2.04%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.36%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.68%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.68%) Gradle
10 3 (0.68%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (0.68%) Protractor
10 3 (0.68%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.45%) git-flow
11 2 (0.45%) GoCD
11 2 (0.45%) MSTest
General
1 215 (48.75%) Finance
2 141 (31.97%) Banking
3 95 (21.54%) Front Office
4 55 (12.47%) Investment Banking
5 24 (5.44%) Retail
6 17 (3.85%) Legal
7 12 (2.72%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.36%) Prime Brokerage
9 5 (1.13%) Billing
9 5 (1.13%) General Ledger
9 5 (1.13%) Law
9 5 (1.13%) Marketing
9 5 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.91%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.68%) Advertising
11 3 (0.68%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.68%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.45%) Games
12 2 (0.45%) Publishing
12 2 (0.45%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (31.29%) Analyst
2 110 (24.94%) Developer
3 98 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 38 (8.62%) Project Manager
5 31 (7.03%) C# Developer
6 29 (6.58%) SQL Developer
7 26 (5.90%) .NET Developer
8 21 (4.76%) Architect
9 20 (4.54%) SSIS Developer
10 19 (4.31%) Consultant
11 18 (4.08%) Support Analyst
12 17 (3.85%) Senior Developer
13 15 (3.40%) Applications Support
13 15 (3.40%) Banking Analyst
13 15 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (3.40%) Desktop Support
13 15 (3.40%) Java Developer
14 13 (2.95%) FX Business Analyst
15 11 (2.49%) Asset Management Business Analyst
15 11 (2.49%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.15%) .NET
2 33 (7.48%) .NET Framework
3 29 (6.58%) Entity Framework
4 28 (6.35%) AngularJS
5 22 (4.99%) Spring
5 22 (4.99%) XML
6 21 (4.76%) WCF
7 18 (4.08%) HTML
8 16 (3.63%) KnockoutJS
9 14 (3.17%) Web Services
10 13 (2.95%) HTML5
11 11 (2.49%) CSS
11 11 (2.49%) jQuery
11 11 (2.49%) JSON
11 11 (2.49%) Middleware
11 11 (2.49%) Spring Boot
12 10 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
13 9 (2.04%) JMS
13 9 (2.04%) Rendezvous
14 8 (1.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 44 (9.98%) Fixed Income
3 35 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (7.48%) Equities
5 32 (7.26%) Derivative
6 21 (4.76%) Computer Science
7 18 (4.08%) Data Structures
8 17 (3.85%) SWIFT
9 14 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (2.27%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.81%) Fintech
11 8 (1.81%) Market Risk
12 7 (1.59%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.59%) NHS
12 7 (1.59%) Reference Data
13 6 (1.36%) OTC Derivatives
14 5 (1.13%) Blackberry
14 5 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
14 5 (1.13%) Robotics
14 5 (1.13%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 71 (16.10%) Windows
2 32 (7.26%) Linux
3 29 (6.58%) Unix
4 18 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 17 (3.85%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.72%) Solaris
7 10 (2.27%) Windows 10
7 10 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.23%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (12.93%) Business Analysis
3 51 (11.56%) Project Management
4 49 (11.11%) Scrum
5 46 (10.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 41 (9.30%) TDD
7 40 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (7.94%) Risk Management
9 31 (7.03%) Asset Management
9 31 (7.03%) Change Management
9 31 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (6.35%) SDLC
11 23 (5.22%) MVC
11 23 (5.22%) User Stories
11 23 (5.22%) Workflow
12 22 (4.99%) Test Automation
12 22 (4.99%) Waterfall
13 21 (4.76%) Migration
14 20 (4.54%) Investment Management
15 19 (4.31%) OO
Programming Languages
1 106 (24.04%) SQL
2 64 (14.51%) Java
3 59 (13.38%) C#
4 53 (12.02%) JavaScript
5 21 (4.76%) Python
6 19 (4.31%) T-SQL
7 16 (3.63%) C++
7 16 (3.63%) PL/SQL
8 14 (3.17%) Shell Script
9 11 (2.49%) Perl
10 10 (2.27%) VBA
11 9 (2.04%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.81%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.59%) Ruby
14 5 (1.13%) PHP
14 5 (1.13%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.91%) Korn
15 4 (0.91%) Scala
16 3 (0.68%) AWK
16 3 (0.68%) Go
Qualifications
1 24 (5.44%) Degree
2 6 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (0.91%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.68%) HP ASE
4 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.45%) ACCA
5 2 (0.45%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.45%) ISEB
5 2 (0.45%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.23%) CCNA
6 1 (0.23%) CIMA
6 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.23%) MCP
6 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (12.24%) MiFID
2 21 (4.76%) EMIR
3 16 (3.63%) QA
4 10 (2.27%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (2.04%) SLA
6 5 (1.13%) GDPR
6 5 (1.13%) PMO
6 5 (1.13%) PSD2
7 3 (0.68%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.45%) IFRS
8 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.45%) WCAG
9 1 (0.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 31 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.13%) Docker
4 2 (0.45%) Firmware
4 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.81%) SCCM
2 7 (1.59%) Control-M
3 6 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.13%) Ansible
5 3 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.68%) OpenView
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.68%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 3 (0.68%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.45%) Terraform
7 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 68 (15.42%) Microsoft
2 48 (10.88%) Oracle
3 26 (5.90%) Bloomberg
4 17 (3.85%) Charles River
5 16 (3.63%) IBM
6 14 (3.17%) Sybase
6 14 (3.17%) VMware
7 13 (2.95%) Temenos
8 12 (2.72%) TIBCO
9 11 (2.49%) ION Trading
10 10 (2.27%) Murex
11 8 (1.81%) Citrix
11 8 (1.81%) SAP
12 7 (1.59%) Fidessa
12 7 (1.59%) SunGard
13 6 (1.36%) HP
13 6 (1.36%) Wallstreet Suite
14 5 (1.13%) CQG
14 5 (1.13%) FIS
14 5 (1.13%) SimCorp