Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 207 210
Rank change year-on-year -86 +3 -29
Contract jobs citing Back Office 400 485 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.88% 1.23% 1.21%
As % of the General category 1.96% 2.73% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 321 347
London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £285
90th Percentile £688 £675 £660
England median daily rate £500 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +7.53% +9.41% -10.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
London median hourly rate £31.00 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.68% -1.41% -68.61%
England median hourly rate £33.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +88.57% -2.78% +38.46%

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 20,405 17,788 19,508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.73% 45.24% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,646 12,644 14,145
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 178 201
London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.54% -3.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £14.35 £11.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £59.85 £59.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £26.93
% change year-on-year +7.10% -7.15% +19.67%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -37 95 £550 +10.00% 32
West London -29 15 £350 -36.36% 13
South London -56 7 £450 -5.26% 4
North London +4 4 £350 - 1
East London -16 2 £650 +8.33% 5
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 168 (42.00%) Finance
2 148 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (28.00%) Banking
4 104 (26.00%) SQL
5 94 (23.50%) Front Office
6 60 (15.00%) Java
7 59 (14.75%) Microsoft
7 59 (14.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 58 (14.50%) Oracle
8 58 (14.50%) SQL Server
9 57 (14.25%) JavaScript
10 56 (14.00%) Investment Banking
11 55 (13.75%) Windows
12 51 (12.75%) C#
13 49 (12.25%) Risk Management
13 49 (12.25%) Fixed Income
14 45 (11.25%) Linux
15 44 (11.00%) .NET
15 44 (11.00%) Scrum
15 44 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
16 39 (9.75%) Business Analysis
17 38 (9.50%) Degree
17 38 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
18 37 (9.25%) Asset Management
19 36 (9.00%) Workflow
20 35 (8.75%) Migration
20 35 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
20 35 (8.75%) TDD
21 34 (8.50%) MiFID
21 34 (8.50%) Project Management

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 10 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.75%) IIS
3 5 (1.25%) Confluence
3 5 (1.25%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.00%) ExpressionEngine
4 4 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.00%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.00%) WordPress
5 3 (0.75%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.75%) MQSeries
5 3 (0.75%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.50%) CMS
6 2 (0.50%) JBoss
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.50%) SAS
6 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.75%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.00%) ION MarketView
2 8 (2.00%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.75%) thinkFolio
4 5 (1.25%) SunGard Martini
5 4 (1.00%) Kondor
5 4 (1.00%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.75%) Bloomberg AIM
6 3 (0.75%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.75%) Summit
7 2 (0.50%) Actimize
7 2 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.50%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.50%) Murex MxG2000
7 2 (0.50%) PolarLake
7 2 (0.50%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.50%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.75%) Office 365
3 4 (1.00%) GitHub
3 4 (1.00%) Mimecast
3 4 (1.00%) Rackspace Cloud
3 4 (1.00%) Yammer
4 3 (0.75%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.75%) PaaS
4 3 (0.75%) SaaS
5 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.25%) G Suite
6 1 (0.25%) IaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.00%) DNS
2 7 (1.75%) Internet
2 7 (1.75%) Intranet
3 5 (1.25%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.00%) DHCP
4 4 (1.00%) SAN
4 4 (1.00%) SMTP
4 4 (1.00%) SSL
5 3 (0.75%) Firewall
5 3 (0.75%) SNMP
6 2 (0.50%) LAN
6 2 (0.50%) SMS
6 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.25%) FTP
7 1 (0.25%) VPN
7 1 (0.25%) WAN
7 1 (0.25%) Wireless
7 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.75%) Big Data
7 6 (1.50%) Apache Hive
7 6 (1.50%) Blockchain
7 6 (1.50%) MySQL
8 5 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.25%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.00%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.00%) Power BI
10 3 (0.75%) HBase
10 3 (0.75%) Impala
10 3 (0.75%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (4.25%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.00%) Selenium
3 11 (2.75%) TeamCity
4 10 (2.50%) JIRA
4 10 (2.50%) Subversion
5 7 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.50%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.50%) Maven
6 6 (1.50%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.25%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.25%) NUnit
7 5 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.00%) git-flow
8 4 (1.00%) GoCD
9 3 (0.75%) Ant
9 3 (0.75%) ERwin
9 3 (0.75%) JUnit
9 3 (0.75%) MSTest
9 3 (0.75%) Protractor
General
1 168 (42.00%) Finance
2 112 (28.00%) Banking
3 94 (23.50%) Front Office
4 56 (14.00%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.50%) Retail
6 14 (3.50%) General Ledger
6 14 (3.50%) Legal
7 11 (2.75%) Financial Institution
8 8 (2.00%) Law
8 8 (2.00%) Marketing
9 5 (1.25%) Private Banking
10 4 (1.00%) Billing
11 3 (0.75%) Advertising
12 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.50%) Publishing
12 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.25%) German Language
13 1 (0.25%) International Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (30.00%) Analyst
2 105 (26.25%) Developer
3 87 (21.75%) Business Analyst
4 32 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 31 (7.75%) Project Manager
6 29 (7.25%) FX Business Analyst
7 23 (5.75%) Senior Developer
8 22 (5.50%) Architect
9 19 (4.75%) .NET Developer
9 19 (4.75%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 19 (4.75%) Java Developer
10 17 (4.25%) Front Office Business Analyst
11 16 (4.00%) Banking Analyst
12 14 (3.50%) Consultant
13 13 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (3.25%) SQL Developer
14 12 (3.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 11 (2.75%) Applications Support
16 10 (2.50%) Financial Analyst
16 10 (2.50%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (11.00%) .NET
2 34 (8.50%) AngularJS
3 24 (6.00%) Web Services
4 23 (5.75%) HTML
5 22 (5.50%) Spring
6 21 (5.25%) XML
7 18 (4.50%) Node.js
8 17 (4.25%) .NET Framework
9 15 (3.75%) CSS
9 15 (3.75%) Entity Framework
9 15 (3.75%) jQuery
9 15 (3.75%) RxJS
10 14 (3.50%) Socket.IO
10 14 (3.50%) WCF
11 11 (2.75%) JSON
12 10 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (2.25%) ASP.NET
14 8 (2.00%) Spring Boot
15 7 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (1.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 49 (12.25%) Fixed Income
3 38 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (6.25%) Equities
5 23 (5.75%) Derivative
6 19 (4.75%) Computer Science
7 15 (3.75%) Hedge funds
8 12 (3.00%) Data Structures
8 12 (3.00%) SWIFT
9 10 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (2.25%) Market Risk
10 9 (2.25%) Robotics
11 8 (2.00%) Algorithms
11 8 (2.00%) Fintech
12 7 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
12 7 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.75%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.50%) Taxonomies
14 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.75%) Windows
2 45 (11.25%) Linux
3 27 (6.75%) Unix
4 13 (3.25%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.50%) Solaris
7 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.25%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (12.25%) Risk Management
3 44 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
3 44 (11.00%) Scrum
4 39 (9.75%) Business Analysis
5 37 (9.25%) Asset Management
6 36 (9.00%) Workflow
7 35 (8.75%) Migration
7 35 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (8.75%) TDD
8 34 (8.50%) Project Management
9 33 (8.25%) Change Management
10 31 (7.75%) Test Automation
11 29 (7.25%) SDLC
11 29 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (6.75%) Waterfall
14 25 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
15 24 (6.00%) Web Development
16 23 (5.75%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 104 (26.00%) SQL
2 60 (15.00%) Java
3 57 (14.25%) JavaScript
4 51 (12.75%) C#
5 21 (5.25%) Bash Shell
6 18 (4.50%) PL/SQL
6 18 (4.50%) TypeScript
7 16 (4.00%) C++
7 16 (4.00%) Python
8 12 (3.00%) Shell Script
9 11 (2.75%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.00%) C
11 7 (1.75%) Perl
11 7 (1.75%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.25%) Java 8
12 5 (1.25%) PHP
13 4 (1.00%) Korn
13 4 (1.00%) VBA
14 3 (0.75%) VBScript
14 3 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 38 (9.50%) Degree
2 9 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.50%) Master's Degree
3 6 (1.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 5 (1.25%) ACCA
4 5 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.00%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.00%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.75%) HP ASE
6 3 (0.75%) MBA
6 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.75%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 3 (0.75%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 2 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.50%) IIBA
8 1 (0.25%) CIMA
8 1 (0.25%) MCSM
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.50%) MiFID
2 15 (3.75%) EMIR
2 15 (3.75%) QA
3 12 (3.00%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (2.00%) GDPR
4 8 (2.00%) SLA
5 5 (1.25%) PMO
6 3 (0.75%) PSD2
7 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.50%) IFRS
7 2 (0.50%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.25%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 17 (4.25%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.00%) Docker
4 2 (0.50%) HDFS
5 1 (0.25%) Firmware
5 1 (0.25%) Gluster
5 1 (0.25%) iptables
5 1 (0.25%) NFS
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.25%) Control-M
3 4 (1.00%) Ansible
3 4 (1.00%) PingFederate
4 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.75%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.75%) OpenView
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.75%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 3 (0.75%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.50%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.50%) SCCM
6 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (14.75%) Microsoft
2 58 (14.50%) Oracle
3 16 (4.00%) IBM
4 14 (3.50%) VMware
5 13 (3.25%) Bloomberg
6 11 (2.75%) ION Trading
6 11 (2.75%) Murex
6 11 (2.75%) SAP
7 10 (2.50%) Charles River
8 9 (2.25%) Sybase
9 6 (1.50%) Citrix
9 6 (1.50%) HP
9 6 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.50%) Wallstreet Suite
10 5 (1.25%) Blue Prism
10 5 (1.25%) Informatica
10 5 (1.25%) SunGard
10 5 (1.25%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.00%) Symantec
11 4 (1.00%) Temenos