Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 280 285 277
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 -70
Contract jobs citing Back Office 245 398 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.81% 0.89% 0.94%
As % of the General category 1.88% 1.91% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 246 333
London median daily rate £521 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.27% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £338 £363 £325
90th Percentile £750 £731 £725
England median daily rate £500 £513 £523
% change year-on-year -2.44% -1.91% +16.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
London median hourly rate - £41.94 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.49% +64.18%
England median hourly rate £17.86 £31.37 £25.06
% change year-on-year -43.06% +25.19% +51.86%

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 12,999 20,832 22,509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.13% 46.81% 48.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,141 14,746 16,293
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
England median daily rate £488 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -1.52% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 248 246
London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.07 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% +9.41% -
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.79 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.85 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.76 £22.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -1.09% - +4.76%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 +20 48 £500 -9.09% 33
South London +43 8 £475 -17.39% 2
East London +35 5 £517 +11.78% 3
West London +22 1 - - 7
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 (53.47%) Finance
2 67 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (26.53%) Banking
4 63 (25.71%) SQL
5 57 (23.27%) C#
6 45 (18.37%) .NET
7 43 (17.55%) JavaScript
8 41 (16.73%) Oracle
8 41 (16.73%) Microsoft
9 38 (15.51%) SQL Server
9 38 (15.51%) Windows
10 37 (15.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 35 (14.29%) Java
12 34 (13.88%) Scrum
12 34 (13.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 33 (13.47%) AngularJS
14 32 (13.06%) DevOps
15 31 (12.65%) Front Office
16 30 (12.24%) Degree
17 28 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
18 26 (10.61%) Web Development
19 25 (10.20%) React
20 24 (9.80%) Project Delivery
20 24 (9.80%) Business Analysis
20 24 (9.80%) Investment Management
20 24 (9.80%) Test Automation
20 24 (9.80%) Azure
21 23 (9.39%) Hedge funds
22 22 (8.98%) Python
22 22 (8.98%) Computer Science

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 7 (2.86%) CMS
1 7 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.04%) Confluence
3 4 (1.63%) Apache
3 4 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.82%) IIS
4 2 (0.82%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.82%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.82%) Figma
4 2 (0.82%) Sketch
5 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (4.49%) PolarLake
2 10 (4.08%) Markit EDM
3 8 (3.27%) Eagle PACE
4 6 (2.45%) Misys Opics
5 5 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.82%) Global One
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.82%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.82%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.82%) Social Studio
8 1 (0.41%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.41%) Endur
8 1 (0.41%) Exchequer
8 1 (0.41%) Kondor
8 1 (0.41%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.41%) SAP FI-GL
8 1 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.80%) Azure
2 11 (4.49%) AWS
3 8 (3.27%) Office 365
4 5 (2.04%) IaaS
4 5 (2.04%) PaaS
4 5 (2.04%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Flow
5 4 (1.63%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.82%) Force.com
6 2 (0.82%) PowerApps
6 2 (0.82%) SaaS
6 2 (0.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (0.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.82%) Serverless
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon Cognito
7 1 (0.41%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.27%) DNS
2 7 (2.86%) DHCP
2 7 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (2.04%) 4G
4 3 (1.22%) Firewall
4 3 (1.22%) WAN
5 2 (0.82%) Internet
5 2 (0.82%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.82%) LAN
5 2 (0.82%) SAN
5 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.41%) BGP
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.41%) Intranet
6 1 (0.41%) Multicast
6 1 (0.41%) NAS
6 1 (0.41%) OSPF
6 1 (0.41%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.51%) SQL Server
2 37 (15.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (13.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (6.94%) Oracle Database
5 16 (6.53%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (5.31%) MySQL
7 7 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (2.45%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.04%) Data Mart
9 5 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.22%) Big Data
10 3 (1.22%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.22%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.22%) Power BI
11 2 (0.82%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 19 (7.76%) JIRA
2 16 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (5.71%) Selenium
3 14 (5.71%) TeamCity
4 12 (4.90%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (2.86%) Gradle
6 7 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.86%) Maven
7 4 (1.63%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.22%) Postman
9 1 (0.41%) Bazaar
9 1 (0.41%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.41%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.41%) NUnit
9 1 (0.41%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.41%) Subversion
9 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
General
1 131 (53.47%) Finance
2 65 (26.53%) Banking
3 31 (12.65%) Front Office
4 20 (8.16%) Financial Institution
5 13 (5.31%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.67%) Retail
7 6 (2.45%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.45%) Marketing
8 5 (2.04%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.22%) Games
9 3 (1.22%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.82%) Advertising
11 1 (0.41%) German Language
11 1 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.41%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (39.18%) Developer
2 39 (15.92%) C# Developer
3 35 (14.29%) Analyst
4 25 (10.20%) SQL Developer
5 24 (9.80%) .NET Developer
6 23 (9.39%) Business Analyst
6 23 (9.39%) SSIS Developer
7 22 (8.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 20 (8.16%) Architect
9 14 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (5.71%) Support Engineer
10 13 (5.31%) Applications Support
10 13 (5.31%) PHP Developer
10 13 (5.31%) PHP Laravel Developer
11 12 (4.90%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 12 (4.90%) VB.NET Developer
12 10 (4.08%) Programme Manager
12 10 (4.08%) Project Manager
13 8 (3.27%) SAP Engineer
14 7 (2.86%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (18.37%) .NET
2 33 (13.47%) AngularJS
3 25 (10.20%) React
4 20 (8.16%) Web Services
5 18 (7.35%) JSON
6 17 (6.94%) .NET Framework
6 17 (6.94%) jQuery
7 16 (6.53%) Laravel
8 15 (6.12%) RESTful
9 14 (5.71%) Entity Framework
9 14 (5.71%) KnockoutJS
9 14 (5.71%) Spring
10 13 (5.31%) HTML
10 13 (5.31%) WCF
11 11 (4.49%) CSS
12 9 (3.67%) HTML5
13 8 (3.27%) Node.js
13 8 (3.27%) WinForms
14 7 (2.86%) ADO.NET
14 7 (2.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.39%) Hedge funds
2 18 (7.35%) Derivative
2 18 (7.35%) Equities
2 18 (7.35%) User Experience
3 17 (6.94%) Fixed Income
4 15 (6.12%) Mobile App
5 13 (5.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (4.49%) Reference Data
7 7 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.86%) SWIFT
8 6 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.04%) EPoS
9 5 (2.04%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.22%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.82%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.82%) PKI
12 1 (0.41%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.51%) Windows
2 15 (6.12%) Windows 10
3 13 (5.31%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.86%) Linux
4 7 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 7 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.82%) Android
5 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.82%) CentOS
5 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.82%) Unix
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Solaris
6 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (13.88%) Scrum
3 32 (13.06%) DevOps
4 28 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (10.61%) Web Development
6 24 (9.80%) Business Analysis
6 24 (9.80%) Investment Management
6 24 (9.80%) Project Delivery
6 24 (9.80%) Test Automation
7 22 (8.98%) Computer Science
8 21 (8.57%) Asset Management
9 19 (7.76%) Data Modelling
9 19 (7.76%) Kanban
10 18 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (7.35%) CRM
11 17 (6.94%) MVC
11 17 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (6.53%) E-Commerce
12 16 (6.53%) Migration
12 16 (6.53%) OO
Programming Languages
1 63 (25.71%) SQL
2 57 (23.27%) C#
3 43 (17.55%) JavaScript
4 35 (14.29%) Java
5 22 (8.98%) Python
6 19 (7.76%) PHP
6 19 (7.76%) VB.NET
7 16 (6.53%) PowerShell
8 13 (5.31%) PL/SQL
9 11 (4.49%) R
10 10 (4.08%) T-SQL
10 10 (4.08%) VBA
11 9 (3.67%) TypeScript
12 8 (3.27%) C++
13 5 (2.04%) Perl
14 4 (1.63%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.63%) Scala
15 3 (1.22%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.22%) Clojure
15 3 (1.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 30 (12.24%) Degree
2 15 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.82%) MCSA
4 2 (0.82%) MCSE
4 2 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.41%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.12%) MiFID
2 13 (5.31%) QA
3 6 (2.45%) SLA
4 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.82%) EMIR
4 2 (0.82%) PMO
4 2 (0.82%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.41%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.22%) Docker
5 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.41%) KVM
6 1 (0.41%) NFS
6 1 (0.41%) Samba
6 1 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (2.45%) SCCM
2 5 (2.04%) SCOM
2 5 (2.04%) WSUS
3 4 (1.63%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.82%) Ansible
5 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.41%) Cacti
5 1 (0.41%) Control-M
5 1 (0.41%) Endace
5 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.41%) Nagios
5 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.41%) Puppet
5 1 (0.41%) Terraform
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.41%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 41 (16.73%) Microsoft
1 41 (16.73%) Oracle
2 16 (6.53%) Bloomberg
3 14 (5.71%) hybris
4 13 (5.31%) SAP
5 11 (4.49%) Reuters
6 8 (3.27%) VMware
7 7 (2.86%) Murex
7 7 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.86%) Sybase
8 6 (2.45%) Infor
8 6 (2.45%) Misys
8 6 (2.45%) Sun
8 6 (2.45%) Trayport
9 5 (2.04%) Adobe
9 5 (2.04%) BT
9 5 (2.04%) EMC
10 4 (1.63%) Temenos
11 3 (1.22%) Avaloq
11 3 (1.22%) Red Hat