Period
to 19 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 320 276 255
Rank change year-on-year -44 -21 -32
Contract jobs citing Back Office 257 436 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.71% 0.95% 1.04%
As % of the General category 1.63% 2.03% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 273 322
London median daily rate £500 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £327
90th Percentile £688 £718 £725
England median daily rate £475 £500 £520
% change year-on-year -5.00% -3.85% +22.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
London median hourly rate - £23.06 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.15% +61.76%
England median hourly rate £16.20 £14.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year +9.83% -55.97% +103.03%

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 15,723 21,493 22,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.72% 46.67% 49.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,064 15,278 16,424
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £318 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
England median daily rate £493 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +2.60% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 252 227
London median hourly rate £23.00 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +6.82% +9.25%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.44 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.20 £47.20
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.01
% change year-on-year - -0.03% +6.47%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 -13 64 £583 +5.91% 24
South London +35 9 £475 -15.56% 3
West London - 7 £500 - 11
East London +3 3 £533 -7.30% 3
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 165 (64.20%) Finance
2 73 (28.40%) SQL
3 70 (27.24%) Banking
4 66 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (24.51%) C#
6 57 (22.18%) Oracle
7 49 (19.07%) .NET
8 44 (17.12%) Microsoft
9 41 (15.95%) JavaScript
10 38 (14.79%) SQL Server
11 37 (14.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 36 (14.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 34 (13.23%) Degree
14 31 (12.06%) Scrum
15 29 (11.28%) Front Office
15 29 (11.28%) Windows
15 29 (11.28%) React
15 29 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (10.89%) AngularJS
17 26 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (10.12%) Migration
18 25 (9.73%) Web Development
19 24 (9.34%) VB.NET
20 23 (8.95%) Java
21 22 (8.56%) PHP
21 22 (8.56%) Financial Institution
21 22 (8.56%) Oracle Database
22 21 (8.17%) SDLC
22 21 (8.17%) Business Analysis
23 20 (7.78%) 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 5 (1.95%) Confluence
2 4 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.78%) IIS
3 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.39%) CMS
4 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (6.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (5.06%) MS Visio
3 11 (4.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.78%) Figma
5 2 (0.78%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 10 (3.89%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (2.33%) Misys Opics
4 5 (1.95%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (1.17%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.78%) Global One
6 2 (0.78%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.78%) PolarLake
6 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.39%) Actimize
7 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.39%) Endur
7 1 (0.39%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.39%) Kondor
7 1 (0.39%) Magento
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.39%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.67%) Azure
2 11 (4.28%) AWS
3 8 (3.11%) Office 365
4 3 (1.17%) Power Platform
4 3 (1.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 3 (1.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.78%) Serverless
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon Cognito
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.39%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.39%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (1.56%) 4G
3 3 (1.17%) DNS
4 2 (0.78%) DHCP
4 2 (0.78%) Firewall
4 2 (0.78%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.78%) LAN
4 2 (0.78%) SAN
4 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.78%) WAN
5 1 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.39%) HTTP
5 1 (0.39%) Multicast
5 1 (0.39%) NAS
5 1 (0.39%) SNMP
5 1 (0.39%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.39%) VLAN
5 1 (0.39%) VoIP
5 1 (0.39%) VPN
5 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 37 (14.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (14.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (8.56%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.50%) MySQL
7 8 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.56%) Big Data
10 4 (1.56%) Data Mart
10 4 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.56%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.17%) Power BI
12 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.78%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (5.45%) Selenium
1 14 (5.45%) TeamCity
2 13 (5.06%) JIRA
3 12 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.39%) Bazaar
6 1 (0.39%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.39%) Hudson
6 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.39%) NUnit
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.39%) Subversion
6 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 165 (64.20%) Finance
2 70 (27.24%) Banking
3 29 (11.28%) Front Office
4 22 (8.56%) Financial Institution
5 13 (5.06%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.89%) Retail
7 8 (3.11%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.17%) Legal
9 3 (1.17%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.78%) Marketing
10 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.39%) German Language
11 1 (0.39%) Local Government
11 1 (0.39%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 97 (37.74%) Developer
2 54 (21.01%) Analyst
3 46 (17.90%) C# Developer
4 34 (13.23%) Business Analyst
5 28 (10.89%) Architect
6 26 (10.12%) SQL Developer
7 24 (9.34%) .NET Developer
8 22 (8.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 22 (8.56%) SSIS Developer
9 18 (7.00%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (6.61%) Project Manager
11 16 (6.23%) PHP Developer
11 16 (6.23%) PHP Laravel Developer
12 15 (5.84%) Applications Support
13 13 (5.06%) Support Engineer
14 12 (4.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
14 12 (4.67%) VB.NET Developer
15 8 (3.11%) Applications Engineer
15 8 (3.11%) Applications Support Engineer
15 8 (3.11%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (19.07%) .NET
2 29 (11.28%) React
3 28 (10.89%) AngularJS
4 19 (7.39%) Laravel
5 18 (7.00%) .NET Framework
6 16 (6.23%) JSON
7 14 (5.45%) Entity Framework
7 14 (5.45%) jQuery
8 13 (5.06%) KnockoutJS
8 13 (5.06%) WCF
9 12 (4.67%) ADO.NET
9 12 (4.67%) Web Services
9 12 (4.67%) WinForms
10 11 (4.28%) RESTful
11 9 (3.50%) XML
12 8 (3.11%) HTML
13 6 (2.33%) .NET Core
13 6 (2.33%) CSS
13 6 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
13 6 (2.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.78%) User Experience
2 19 (7.39%) Mobile App
3 18 (7.00%) Equities
4 16 (6.23%) Derivative
5 15 (5.84%) Hedge funds
6 14 (5.45%) Fixed Income
6 14 (5.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (5.06%) SWIFT
8 10 (3.89%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.56%) EPoS
11 3 (1.17%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.17%) Robotics
12 2 (0.78%) NHS
12 2 (0.78%) PKI
12 2 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.39%) Digital Signage
13 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.28%) Windows
2 11 (4.28%) Windows 10
3 9 (3.50%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.72%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.95%) Linux
5 5 (1.95%) Unix
6 3 (1.17%) CentOS
6 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.39%) Solaris
8 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (12.06%) Scrum
3 29 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (10.12%) Migration
5 25 (9.73%) Web Development
6 21 (8.17%) Business Analysis
6 21 (8.17%) SDLC
7 20 (7.78%) Asset Management
7 20 (7.78%) Computer Science
7 20 (7.78%) DevOps
7 20 (7.78%) Investment Management
7 20 (7.78%) Kanban
8 18 (7.00%) Test Automation
8 18 (7.00%) Visualisation
9 17 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (6.61%) CRM
9 17 (6.61%) OOP
10 16 (6.23%) Data Visualisation
10 16 (6.23%) OO
10 16 (6.23%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (28.40%) SQL
2 63 (24.51%) C#
3 41 (15.95%) JavaScript
4 24 (9.34%) VB.NET
5 23 (8.95%) Java
6 22 (8.56%) PHP
7 16 (6.23%) T-SQL
8 14 (5.45%) PL/SQL
9 13 (5.06%) PowerShell
10 12 (4.67%) Python
11 11 (4.28%) TypeScript
12 8 (3.11%) VBA
13 6 (2.33%) C++
14 5 (1.95%) Perl
15 3 (1.17%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.17%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.78%) PHP 5
16 2 (0.78%) R
16 2 (0.78%) Ruby
16 2 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (13.23%) Degree
2 17 (6.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.23%) MiFID
2 9 (3.50%) QA
3 6 (2.33%) SLA
4 3 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.17%) EMIR
4 3 (1.17%) PMO
4 3 (1.17%) PSD2
5 2 (0.78%) SEPA
5 2 (0.78%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.39%) COBIT
6 1 (0.39%) GDPR
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.39%) Docker
4 1 (0.39%) KVM
4 1 (0.39%) NFS
4 1 (0.39%) Samba
4 1 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) Ansible
1 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.39%) Cacti
1 1 (0.39%) Control-M
1 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.39%) Nagios
1 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.39%) Puppet
1 1 (0.39%) SCCM
1 1 (0.39%) Terraform
1 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
1 1 (0.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 57 (22.18%) Oracle
2 44 (17.12%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.89%) Bloomberg
3 10 (3.89%) SAP
4 8 (3.11%) Temenos
5 7 (2.72%) Murex
6 6 (2.33%) Infor
6 6 (2.33%) Misys
6 6 (2.33%) Reuters
6 6 (2.33%) Sun
6 6 (2.33%) Trayport
7 5 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.95%) SimCorp
7 5 (1.95%) Sybase
8 4 (1.56%) BT
8 4 (1.56%) EMC
8 4 (1.56%) hybris
8 4 (1.56%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.17%) Avaloq
9 3 (1.17%) Tableau