Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 255 234
Rank change year-on-year -12 -21 -14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 456 482 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.99% 1.07% 1.10%
As % of the General category 2.21% 2.30% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 313 329
London median daily rate £550 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.82% -7.14%
10th Percentile £337 £363 £300
90th Percentile £700 £725 £650
England median daily rate £500 £509 £418
% change year-on-year -1.82% +21.99% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
London median hourly rate £23.06 £34.25 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.67% +106.02% -0.75%
10th Percentile £15.17 £27.53 £15.75
90th Percentile £29.85 £41.58 £17.46
England median hourly rate £23.06 £39.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -41.62% +139.39% -

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 20,614 20,922 19,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.63% 46.51% 43.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,730 15,143 14,006
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 177 206
London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -7.92%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.14 £10.63
90th Percentile £56.75 £47.20 £56.87
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -11.32% +11.58% +4.03%

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 17 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 October 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 -21 134 £550 - 23
East London -5 19 £575 +19.54% 1
South London -25 9 £563 +8.17% 2
North London +4 6 £400 - 2
West London -19 2 £510 +385.71% 10
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 219 (48.03%) Finance
2 163 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (23.25%) SQL
4 102 (22.37%) Java
5 95 (20.83%) Banking
6 89 (19.52%) Front Office
7 75 (16.45%) Oracle
8 67 (14.69%) Asset Management
9 63 (13.82%) Fixed Income
10 62 (13.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 60 (13.16%) SQL Server
12 59 (12.94%) Microsoft
13 55 (12.06%) Unix
14 53 (11.62%) Windows
15 52 (11.40%) .NET
16 51 (11.18%) Project Management
17 50 (10.96%) Investment Banking
18 48 (10.53%) HTML
19 46 (10.09%) Linux
20 44 (9.65%) Equities
21 41 (8.99%) XML
22 40 (8.77%) TDD
22 40 (8.77%) Degree
22 40 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
23 39 (8.55%) JavaScript
23 39 (8.55%) Risk Management
24 38 (8.33%) Migration
25 37 (8.11%) Scrum
25 37 (8.11%) Test Automation
25 37 (8.11%) Analytical Skills

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 17 (3.73%) CMS
2 16 (3.51%) SAS
3 14 (3.07%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.85%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.75%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.88%) Confluence
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.66%) IIS
9 3 (0.66%) JBoss
9 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.66%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.44%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.22%) Kentico
11 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 24 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (4.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (3.95%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (3.73%) Actimize
2 13 (2.85%) HiPortfolio
3 10 (2.19%) Eikon
4 9 (1.97%) Endur
4 9 (1.97%) ION MarketView
5 7 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (1.10%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.66%) SunGard Martini
9 2 (0.44%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.44%) Kondor
9 2 (0.44%) MetaTrader
9 2 (0.44%) PolarLake
9 2 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (4.17%) Office 365
4 10 (2.19%) Mimecast
5 6 (1.32%) GitHub
6 5 (1.10%) Yammer
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.44%) PaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.04%) DNS
2 14 (3.07%) DHCP
3 12 (2.63%) Firewall
4 7 (1.54%) Intranet
5 6 (1.32%) Internet
5 6 (1.32%) Unified Communications
5 6 (1.32%) Value-Added Service
6 5 (1.10%) Broadband
6 5 (1.10%) SMTP
6 5 (1.10%) VPN
7 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.66%) LAN
8 3 (0.66%) Network Security
8 3 (0.66%) WAN
9 2 (0.44%) Extranet
9 2 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.22%) FTP
10 1 (0.22%) HTTP
10 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.85%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (1.97%) MySQL
5 9 (1.97%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.97%) QlikView
5 9 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.54%) Big Data
7 7 (1.54%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.32%) Data Lake
8 6 (1.32%) DTS
8 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (1.10%) Data Mart
9 5 (1.10%) Power BI
10 4 (0.88%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 16 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.07%) Maven
3 13 (2.85%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.63%) JIRA
5 11 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (1.75%) ERwin
7 8 (1.75%) Subversion
8 6 (1.32%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.32%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.32%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.10%) Hudson
9 5 (1.10%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.88%) Selenium
11 3 (0.66%) JUnit
11 3 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.66%) PhpStorm
12 2 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.44%) YourKit
General
1 219 (48.03%) Finance
2 95 (20.83%) Banking
3 89 (19.52%) Front Office
4 50 (10.96%) Investment Banking
5 33 (7.24%) Financial Institution
6 16 (3.51%) Retail
7 13 (2.85%) Law
7 13 (2.85%) Legal
7 13 (2.85%) Marketing
8 10 (2.19%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
10 5 (1.10%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.66%) International Banking
11 3 (0.66%) Local Government
11 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.66%) Publishing
12 2 (0.44%) Advertising
12 2 (0.44%) Billing
12 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 155 (33.99%) Analyst
2 142 (31.14%) Developer
3 91 (19.96%) Business Analyst
4 29 (6.36%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 28 (6.14%) Project Manager
6 27 (5.92%) Java Developer
6 27 (5.92%) Support Analyst
7 24 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 23 (5.04%) Consultant
9 22 (4.82%) Architect
9 22 (4.82%) Senior Developer
10 19 (4.17%) PHP Developer
10 19 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
11 16 (3.51%) Banking Analyst
11 16 (3.51%) FX Business Analyst
12 15 (3.29%) Analyst Developer
12 15 (3.29%) Programme Manager
12 15 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
12 15 (3.29%) Technical Business Analyst
13 14 (3.07%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (11.40%) .NET
2 48 (10.53%) HTML
3 41 (8.99%) XML
4 30 (6.58%) AngularJS
5 28 (6.14%) Spring
5 28 (6.14%) Web Services
6 24 (5.26%) Middleware
7 19 (4.17%) CSS
8 18 (3.95%) jQuery
9 16 (3.51%) ASP.NET
9 16 (3.51%) Spring Boot
10 14 (3.07%) LAMP
11 13 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (2.85%) Laravel
11 13 (2.85%) WCF
12 11 (2.41%) Node.js
13 10 (2.19%) FIX Protocol
14 9 (1.97%) RxJS
14 9 (1.97%) Socket.IO
15 8 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 63 (13.82%) Fixed Income
2 62 (13.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 44 (9.65%) Equities
4 37 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (6.14%) Computer Science
6 27 (5.92%) Derivative
6 27 (5.92%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (4.61%) User Experience
8 17 (3.73%) Hedge funds
9 16 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (3.29%) SWIFT
11 11 (2.41%) Fintech
11 11 (2.41%) Mobile App
12 10 (2.19%) Blackberry
13 7 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (1.32%) Handset
15 5 (1.10%) Data Structures
15 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (1.10%) Robotics
15 5 (1.10%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 55 (12.06%) Unix
2 53 (11.62%) Windows
3 46 (10.09%) Linux
4 19 (4.17%) Solaris
5 11 (2.41%) Windows 10
5 11 (2.41%) Windows 7
5 11 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.10%) Android
8 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.44%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (14.69%) Asset Management
3 51 (11.18%) Project Management
4 40 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (8.77%) TDD
5 39 (8.55%) Risk Management
6 38 (8.33%) Migration
7 37 (8.11%) Scrum
7 37 (8.11%) Test Automation
8 36 (7.89%) Workflow
9 35 (7.68%) Web Development
10 33 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (7.24%) Data Modelling
11 32 (7.02%) Business Analysis
12 30 (6.58%) Change Management
13 28 (6.14%) Investment Management
14 27 (5.92%) ETL
15 25 (5.48%) MVC
15 25 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (5.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 106 (23.25%) SQL
2 102 (22.37%) Java
3 39 (8.55%) JavaScript
4 32 (7.02%) C#
5 22 (4.82%) Python
5 22 (4.82%) Shell Script
6 21 (4.61%) PHP
7 13 (2.85%) Korn
8 11 (2.41%) C++
8 11 (2.41%) TypeScript
9 10 (2.19%) C
10 9 (1.97%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.75%) Scala
12 7 (1.54%) Perl
12 7 (1.54%) VBA
13 4 (0.88%) R
13 4 (0.88%) VBScript
14 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (8.77%) Degree
2 17 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.19%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.97%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.32%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.10%) CHECK Team Member
7 5 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.88%) ISEB
8 4 (0.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.66%) MCSE
9 3 (0.66%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) IIBA
10 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.44%) MCITP
10 2 (0.44%) MCSA
10 2 (0.44%) MCSD
10 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.39%) SLA
2 13 (2.85%) QA
3 10 (2.19%) MiFID
4 9 (1.97%) PMO
5 7 (1.54%) ISO 20022
6 5 (1.10%) EMIR
6 5 (1.10%) GDPR
6 5 (1.10%) PSD2
7 4 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.66%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.44%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.22%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.22%) IFRS
10 1 (0.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 28 (6.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.07%) Docker
3 13 (2.85%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.66%) HDFS
6 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.22%) Gluster
7 1 (0.22%) iptables
7 1 (0.22%) NFS
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (2.85%) Oracle ZFS
2 10 (2.19%) Ansible
2 10 (2.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.32%) PingFederate
3 6 (1.32%) Terraform
4 5 (1.10%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.66%) Control-M
5 3 (0.66%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.44%) WSUS
7 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.22%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.22%) Mesos
7 1 (0.22%) Puppet
7 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 75 (16.45%) Oracle
2 59 (12.94%) Microsoft
3 31 (6.80%) Bloomberg
4 24 (5.26%) Reuters
5 21 (4.61%) SAP
6 20 (4.39%) IBM
7 15 (3.29%) FactSet
8 12 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.63%) Sybase
9 11 (2.41%) Sony
9 11 (2.41%) Wallstreet Suite
10 10 (2.19%) ION Trading
10 10 (2.19%) Speakerbus
11 9 (1.97%) HP
11 9 (1.97%) Tableau
11 9 (1.97%) UiPath
12 8 (1.75%) Calypso
12 8 (1.75%) VMware
13 7 (1.54%) Blue Prism
13 7 (1.54%) Demandware