Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 271 212 322
Rank change year-on-year -59 +110 -16
Contract jobs citing Back Office 222 201 305
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.85% 1.13% 0.76%
As % of the General category 1.48% 1.97% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 136 213
10th Percentile £413 £336 £380
25th Percentile £505 £400 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
75th Percentile £688 £728 £625
90th Percentile £763 £750 £688
England median daily rate £563 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +18.42% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
10th Percentile £14.52 £15.60 "
25th Percentile £15.30 £16.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £15.87 £18.00 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year -11.85% -65.71% +69.35%
75th Percentile £16.69 £18.64 £53.75
90th Percentile £17.93 £19.02 "
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.10 £20.50
% change year-on-year +2.37% -16.61% -33.87%

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 14,959 10,189 22,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.42% 57.09% 56.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,571 7,234 15,872
10th Percentile £350 £320 £319
25th Percentile £444 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £625
90th Percentile £725 £725 £700
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.20% +2.00% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 151 286
10th Percentile £14.78 £13.75 £11.50
25th Percentile £20.00 £18.13 £15.25
Median hourly rate £29.31 £25.09 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.83% +19.48% -1.18%
75th Percentile £47.50 £42.98 £34.44
90th Percentile £64.90 £56.00 £51.25
England median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.25% +2.56% +5.41%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -12 34 £513 +17.14% 24
East London +11 2 - - 1
South London - 1 £433 - 1
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 102 (45.95%) Finance
2 65 (29.28%) SQL
3 63 (28.38%) Banking
4 58 (26.13%) Front Office
5 53 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (22.52%) Social Skills
7 46 (20.72%) Python
8 38 (17.12%) C#
8 38 (17.12%) Azure
9 37 (16.67%) Investment Banking
10 34 (15.32%) .NET
11 29 (13.06%) Oracle
11 29 (13.06%) Test Automation
12 28 (12.61%) Unix
13 25 (11.26%) C++
14 24 (10.81%) XML
14 24 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (10.36%) Git (software)
15 23 (10.36%) Windows
16 21 (9.46%) CRM
16 21 (9.46%) SWIFT
16 21 (9.46%) JIRA
17 20 (9.01%) Business Analysis
17 20 (9.01%) Scrum
18 19 (8.56%) Project Management
18 19 (8.56%) Bloomberg
18 19 (8.56%) Unit Testing
19 18 (8.11%) Degree
19 18 (8.11%) DevOps
19 18 (8.11%) Derivative

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 (3.15%) Apache
1 7 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.70%) Apache Airflow
2 6 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.70%) Confluence
3 1 (0.45%) CMS
3 1 (0.45%) Jupyter
3 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (2.70%) MS Visio
1 6 (2.70%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.05%) Markit EDM
2 8 (3.60%) SunGard Martini
3 7 (3.15%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.90%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.45%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.45%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.45%) Magento
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.45%) Salerio
5 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.12%) Azure
2 11 (4.95%) Azure Functions
2 11 (4.95%) Serverless
3 8 (3.60%) AWS
4 5 (2.25%) Azure Data Factory
4 5 (2.25%) GCP
5 3 (1.35%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (1.35%) SaaS
6 1 (0.45%) AWS CodeCommit
6 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.45%) Google Workspace
6 1 (0.45%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.45%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.60%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.90%) SSH
3 1 (0.45%) 3G
3 1 (0.45%) DHCP
3 1 (0.45%) DNS
3 1 (0.45%) Internet
3 1 (0.45%) LAN
3 1 (0.45%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.45%) SD-WAN
3 1 (0.45%) WAN
3 1 (0.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.86%) Relational Database
2 8 (3.60%) NoSQL
2 8 (3.60%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.60%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.25%) GIS
3 5 (2.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.90%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.45%) KDB
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.45%) Power BI
5 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (10.36%) Git (software)
2 21 (9.46%) JIRA
3 15 (6.76%) Bitbucket
4 14 (6.31%) Artifactory
5 10 (4.50%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (3.60%) CppUnit
6 8 (3.60%) Visual Studio
7 7 (3.15%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.15%) Subversion
8 6 (2.70%) Axure RP
9 5 (2.25%) Robot Framework
9 5 (2.25%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.35%) Tricentis qTest
11 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.45%) ESLint
11 1 (0.45%) Gradle
11 1 (0.45%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.45%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 102 (45.95%) Finance
2 63 (28.38%) Banking
3 58 (26.13%) Front Office
4 50 (22.52%) Social Skills
5 37 (16.67%) Investment Banking
6 24 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.60%) Organisational Skills
8 7 (3.15%) Public Sector
8 7 (3.15%) Retail
9 5 (2.25%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.80%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.80%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.80%) Legal
11 3 (1.35%) Advertising
11 3 (1.35%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.90%) Law
12 2 (0.90%) Local Government
12 2 (0.90%) Marketing
12 2 (0.90%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (30.63%) Analyst
2 65 (29.28%) Developer
3 46 (20.72%) Business Analyst
4 20 (9.01%) C++ Developer
5 16 (7.21%) Banking Analyst
5 16 (7.21%) Project Manager
6 13 (5.86%) Data Analyst
7 12 (5.41%) Data Business Analyst
7 12 (5.41%) SQL Developer
8 10 (4.50%) Architect
8 10 (4.50%) Back Office Business Analyst
8 10 (4.50%) C# Developer
8 10 (4.50%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.05%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.05%) Energy Trading Developer
9 9 (4.05%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.60%) Business Manager
10 8 (3.60%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
10 8 (3.60%) Lead Developer
11 7 (3.15%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.32%) .NET
2 24 (10.81%) XML
3 14 (6.31%) FIX Protocol
4 11 (4.95%) STL
5 8 (3.60%) .NET Core
5 8 (3.60%) .NET Framework
5 8 (3.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 8 (3.60%) JSON
6 7 (3.15%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.15%) Kafka
6 7 (3.15%) React
7 6 (2.70%) REST
7 6 (2.70%) Spring
8 5 (2.25%) gRPC
9 4 (1.80%) RESTful
10 3 (1.35%) CSS
10 3 (1.35%) HTML
10 3 (1.35%) Node.js
10 3 (1.35%) WCF
10 3 (1.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.46%) SWIFT
2 18 (8.11%) Derivative
3 14 (6.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (5.41%) Equities
5 11 (4.95%) Fixed Income
5 11 (4.95%) Hedge funds
6 9 (4.05%) User Experience
7 8 (3.60%) Reference Data
8 7 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (2.70%) Management Information System
10 5 (2.25%) Market Risk
10 5 (2.25%) Tandem
11 4 (1.80%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.90%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.90%) EPoS
12 2 (0.90%) NHS
12 2 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.61%) Unix
2 23 (10.36%) Windows
3 16 (7.21%) Linux
4 5 (2.25%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (13.06%) Test Automation
3 21 (9.46%) CRM
4 20 (9.01%) Business Analysis
4 20 (9.01%) Scrum
5 19 (8.56%) Project Management
5 19 (8.56%) Unit Testing
6 18 (8.11%) DevOps
7 17 (7.66%) Scenario Testing
8 15 (6.76%) Analytics
8 15 (6.76%) Software Engineering
8 15 (6.76%) Workflow
9 14 (6.31%) Data Science
9 14 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (5.41%) Data Engineering
11 12 (5.41%) ETRM
11 12 (5.41%) Investment Management
11 12 (5.41%) Machine Learning
11 12 (5.41%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (29.28%) SQL
2 46 (20.72%) Python
3 38 (17.12%) C#
4 25 (11.26%) C++
5 14 (6.31%) Java
6 11 (4.95%) C
7 10 (4.50%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.25%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.80%) Java 8
10 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.90%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (8.11%) Degree
2 8 (3.60%) ISEB
3 6 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (2.25%) PhD
4 5 (2.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) ACCA
5 1 (0.45%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.45%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.05%) QA
2 5 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.25%) MiFID
3 3 (1.35%) GDPR
3 3 (1.35%) SEPA
4 2 (0.90%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.90%) EMIR
4 2 (0.90%) FATCA
4 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.90%) SLA
5 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 15022
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.35%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.25%) BladeLogic
2 4 (1.80%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.35%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.90%) Ansible
4 2 (0.90%) SCCM
5 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.45%) Control-M
5 1 (0.45%) Grafana
5 1 (0.45%) Nagios
5 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (13.06%) Oracle
2 19 (8.56%) Bloomberg
3 17 (7.66%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.60%) FIS
4 8 (3.60%) SunGard
5 7 (3.15%) Databricks
6 6 (2.70%) Adobe
6 6 (2.70%) SAP
7 4 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.35%) Avaloq
8 3 (1.35%) Charles River
8 3 (1.35%) HP
8 3 (1.35%) hybris
8 3 (1.35%) IBM
8 3 (1.35%) Splunk
9 2 (0.90%) Murex
9 2 (0.90%) Pega
9 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.45%) Calypso
10 1 (0.45%) Cisco