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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 222 218
Rank change year-on-year +27 -4  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 255 226 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.23% 1.04% 1.04%
As % of the General category 2.67% 2.36% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 150 175
Median daily rate £525 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £250 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £693 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.75 £95.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +144.77% -82.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £16.13 £87.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.48 £102.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £16.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +153.73% +19.64%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 9542 9580 10709
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 45.95% 44.13% 46.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11621 11146 12521
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £688 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 156 164
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £10.00 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.38 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 51 £525 -12.50% 22
Bromley - 5 £535 -
Docklands, London +1 3 £605 +15.23%
Canary Wharf - 3 £561 -
Moorgate - 3 - -
Heathrow +5 1 - -
Croydon -4 1 £350 +55.55%
Westminster - 1 £525 - 1
Chiswick - 1 - - 1
Mayfair - 1 £800 -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 222 (45.59%) Finance
2 151 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (29.77%) Banking
4 126 (25.87%) SQL
5 110 (22.59%) Front Office
6 89 (18.28%) Investment Banking
7 82 (16.84%) Java
8 66 (13.55%) Windows
9 62 (12.73%) Microsoft
10 60 (12.32%) SQL Server
11 56 (11.50%) Oracle
12 55 (11.29%) Fixed Income
13 54 (11.09%) C#
14 51 (10.47%) Derivative
15 50 (10.27%) .NET
15 50 (10.27%) Project Management
16 46 (9.45%) Risk Management
16 46 (9.45%) TDD
17 44 (9.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 42 (8.62%) OO
18 42 (8.62%) Degree
19 40 (8.21%) MiFID
20 39 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
20 39 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (7.80%) Migration
22 37 (7.60%) Equities
23 36 (7.39%) Retail
23 36 (7.39%) Business Analysis
23 36 (7.39%) Scrum
23 36 (7.39%) Workflow

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 22 (4.52%) IIS
2 12 (2.46%) Confluence
3 8 (1.64%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.82%) CMS
5 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.82%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.41%) Apache
6 2 (0.41%) JBoss
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 26 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.08%) MS Visio
3 12 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (2.87%) Endur
2 5 (1.03%) SAP Retail
3 4 (0.82%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (0.82%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.82%) SunGard GMI
3 4 (0.82%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.62%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.62%) Summit
5 2 (0.41%) Actimize
5 2 (0.41%) Global One
5 2 (0.41%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.41%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.41%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.21%) Misys Opics
6 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.26%) Office 365
3 10 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.41%) PaaS
5 2 (0.41%) SaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.21%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.21%) GitHub
6 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.34%) Firewall
2 11 (2.26%) DNS
2 11 (2.26%) Internet
2 11 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (2.05%) LAN
4 9 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.44%) DHCP
6 6 (1.23%) NAS
6 6 (1.23%) SAN
6 6 (1.23%) WAN
7 5 (1.03%) VLAN
8 4 (0.82%) Skype
8 4 (0.82%) SSL
9 3 (0.62%) CTI
9 3 (0.62%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.62%) VoIP
10 2 (0.41%) DMZ
10 2 (0.41%) SMTP
10 2 (0.41%) SNMP
10 2 (0.41%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (3.08%) Oracle Database
4 14 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (2.67%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.46%) DB2
6 12 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.26%) DataStage
8 10 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.85%) Big Data
9 9 (1.85%) IBM InfoSphere
9 9 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (1.85%) Oracle9i Database
10 8 (1.64%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.44%) MS Access
11 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.82%) Data Mart
13 4 (0.82%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (4.52%) JIRA
2 21 (4.31%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.29%) TeamCity
4 13 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.26%) ERwin
5 11 (2.26%) PowerDesigner
5 11 (2.26%) Talend Open Studio
6 8 (1.64%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.64%) Maven
7 6 (1.23%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.23%) Subversion
7 6 (1.23%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.03%) Protractor
9 4 (0.82%) JUnit
9 4 (0.82%) NUnit
10 3 (0.62%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.62%) EasyMock
10 3 (0.62%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 222 (45.59%) Finance
2 145 (29.77%) Banking
3 110 (22.59%) Front Office
4 89 (18.28%) Investment Banking
5 36 (7.39%) Retail
6 17 (3.49%) Games
7 13 (2.67%) Legal
8 12 (2.46%) Financial Institution
9 10 (2.05%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.44%) Marketing
10 7 (1.44%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.23%) Wholesale Banking
12 5 (1.03%) Prime Brokerage
13 4 (0.82%) Advertising
13 4 (0.82%) Publishing
14 3 (0.62%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.62%) Military
15 2 (0.41%) Billing
15 2 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.21%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 161 (33.06%) Analyst
2 110 (22.59%) Developer
3 97 (19.92%) Business Analyst
4 45 (9.24%) Project Manager
5 31 (6.37%) Architect
6 30 (6.16%) Consultant
7 25 (5.13%) C# Developer
8 23 (4.72%) Support Analyst
9 21 (4.31%) Banking Analyst
10 19 (3.90%) Java Developer
10 19 (3.90%) Senior Developer
11 18 (3.70%) .NET Developer
11 18 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (3.49%) Applications Support
12 17 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (3.29%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 15 (3.08%) SQL Developer
15 13 (2.67%) Senior Business Analyst
16 12 (2.46%) Applications Support Analyst
16 12 (2.46%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.27%) .NET
2 31 (6.37%) XML
3 23 (4.72%) AngularJS
4 22 (4.52%) HTML
5 15 (3.08%) Spring
6 14 (2.87%) HTML5
6 14 (2.87%) Ruby on Rails
7 13 (2.67%) FIX Protocol
7 13 (2.67%) WCF
8 12 (2.46%) CSS
8 12 (2.46%) Node.js
8 12 (2.46%) XML Messaging
9 11 (2.26%) XML Schema
10 10 (2.05%) Web Services
10 10 (2.05%) WPF
11 7 (1.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 6 (1.23%) CSS3
12 6 (1.23%) Ext JS
12 6 (1.23%) WebSockets
13 5 (1.03%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.29%) Fixed Income
2 51 (10.47%) Derivative
3 44 (9.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 39 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (7.60%) Equities
6 24 (4.93%) Market Risk
7 21 (4.31%) Computer Science
8 18 (3.70%) Hedge funds
9 17 (3.49%) SWIFT
10 12 (2.46%) Management Information System
11 11 (2.26%) Algorithms
11 11 (2.26%) Data Structures
11 11 (2.26%) OTC Derivatives
12 10 (2.05%) Fintech
13 7 (1.44%) Data Centre
13 7 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
13 7 (1.44%) Reference Data
14 6 (1.23%) Contactless
15 5 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 66 (13.55%) Windows
2 34 (6.98%) Linux
3 30 (6.16%) Unix
4 23 (4.72%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.62%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.21%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (10.27%) Project Management
3 46 (9.45%) Risk Management
3 46 (9.45%) TDD
4 42 (8.62%) OO
5 39 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (7.80%) Migration
7 36 (7.39%) Business Analysis
7 36 (7.39%) Change Management
7 36 (7.39%) Data Modelling
7 36 (7.39%) Scrum
7 36 (7.39%) Workflow
8 35 (7.19%) Test Automation
9 34 (6.98%) Investment Management
10 31 (6.37%) PRINCE2
11 29 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (5.75%) SDLC
13 27 (5.54%) E-Commerce
14 25 (5.13%) Asset Management
14 25 (5.13%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 126 (25.87%) SQL
2 82 (16.84%) Java
3 54 (11.09%) C#
4 35 (7.19%) JavaScript
5 33 (6.78%) PowerShell
6 27 (5.54%) T-SQL
7 20 (4.11%) Python
7 20 (4.11%) Ruby
8 15 (3.08%) C
8 15 (3.08%) C++
9 12 (2.46%) VBA
10 10 (2.05%) VBScript
11 8 (1.64%) Perl
12 7 (1.44%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.23%) ActionScript
13 6 (1.23%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.03%) R
14 5 (1.03%) Scala
15 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (8.62%) Degree
2 16 (3.29%) PMI Certification
3 11 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.26%) PMP
4 7 (1.44%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.23%) CAPM
5 6 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (1.23%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.82%) IIBA
7 4 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.82%) MCSE
7 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.62%) ISEB
9 2 (0.41%) CCA
9 2 (0.41%) CISA
9 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.41%) CISSP
9 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.21%) MiFID
2 24 (4.93%) EMIR
2 24 (4.93%) QA
3 15 (3.08%) SLA
4 11 (2.26%) Dodd-Frank
4 11 (2.26%) ISO 20022
5 5 (1.03%) GDPR
5 5 (1.03%) PMO
6 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.21%) FATCA
7 1 (0.21%) IFRS
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) SEPA
System Software
1 17 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.26%) Docker
2 11 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.62%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.41%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.41%) XenApp
5 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (2.26%) Ansible
2 9 (1.85%) Control-M
3 8 (1.64%) Puppet
4 7 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.82%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.82%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.82%) vMotion
5 4 (0.82%) WMI
6 3 (0.62%) Nagios
6 3 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.21%) yum
Vendors
1 62 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 56 (11.50%) Oracle
3 24 (4.93%) Calypso
4 22 (4.52%) Murex
5 21 (4.31%) SAP
6 16 (3.29%) Sybase
7 15 (3.08%) Bloomberg
8 12 (2.46%) VMware
9 11 (2.26%) Apigee
9 11 (2.26%) Citrix
9 11 (2.26%) Informatica
9 11 (2.26%) Sophis
9 11 (2.26%) Talend
10 10 (2.05%) OpenLink
11 7 (1.44%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.44%) Cisco
11 7 (1.44%) Fidessa
11 7 (1.44%) ION Trading
11 7 (1.44%) Juniper
11 7 (1.44%) SunGard
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