Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 290 303 289
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14 -75
Contract jobs citing Back Office 194 349 427
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.78% 0.82% 0.92%
As % of the General category 1.79% 1.77% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 251 313
Median daily rate £500 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +7.84%
10th Percentile £307 £380 £313
90th Percentile £800 £700 £688
England median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £19.27 £41.94 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.05% +35.27% +79.68%
England median hourly rate £16.85 £31.37 £31.00
% change year-on-year -46.30% +1.19% +37.78%

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 10,866 19,723 22,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.61% 46.16% 47.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,524 13,903 15,857
Median daily rate £525 £525 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.90% +0.10%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £725 £700 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 224 293
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.30 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.37% +8.21% +1.63%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.42
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.59% +4.28%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +65 43 £454 -17.45% 16
East London +53 6 £446 -22.03% 2
South London - 2 £475 -
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 91 (46.91%) Finance
2 61 (31.44%) Banking
3 53 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (24.23%) SQL
5 41 (21.13%) C#
6 36 (18.56%) Java
7 34 (17.53%) .NET
8 32 (16.49%) Front Office
9 25 (12.89%) Scrum
9 25 (12.89%) Asset Management
10 24 (12.37%) JavaScript
10 24 (12.37%) Oracle
10 24 (12.37%) Azure
11 23 (11.86%) Microsoft
12 22 (11.34%) Web Services
12 22 (11.34%) Degree
13 21 (10.82%) Windows
13 21 (10.82%) Python
13 21 (10.82%) Business Analysis
13 21 (10.82%) Fixed Income
14 20 (10.31%) Derivative
15 19 (9.79%) Investment Management
15 19 (9.79%) Hedge funds
15 19 (9.79%) Spring
15 19 (9.79%) Project Delivery
16 18 (9.28%) Equities
16 18 (9.28%) Bloomberg
16 18 (9.28%) AngularJS
16 18 (9.28%) Computer Science
17 17 (8.76%) DevOps

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 (5.15%) CMS
2 5 (2.58%) Apache
2 5 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.58%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.06%) GlassFish
3 4 (2.06%) JCAPS
3 4 (2.06%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.03%) Confluence
4 2 (1.03%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.52%) IIS
5 1 (0.52%) nginx
5 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.06%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (2.06%) InDesign
2 4 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.06%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.06%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.03%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (7.22%) Markit EDM
1 14 (7.22%) PolarLake
2 11 (5.67%) Eagle PACE
3 6 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.58%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (2.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (2.06%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (1.55%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.52%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.52%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.52%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.52%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.52%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.37%) Azure
2 8 (4.12%) AWS
3 6 (3.09%) PaaS
3 6 (3.09%) Power Platform
4 5 (2.58%) IaaS
4 5 (2.58%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.58%) SaaS
5 4 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (2.06%) Google Docs
5 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Flow
5 4 (2.06%) Office 365
6 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.03%) Force.com
6 2 (1.03%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.52%) GitHub
7 1 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.09%) DHCP
1 6 (3.09%) DNS
2 5 (2.58%) Intranet
3 4 (2.06%) FTP
3 4 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.55%) 4G
4 3 (1.55%) Firewall
4 3 (1.55%) WAN
5 2 (1.03%) Internet
5 2 (1.03%) LAN
5 2 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.52%) BGP
6 1 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.52%) IGMP
6 1 (0.52%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.52%) OSPF
6 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.52%) VoIP
6 1 (0.52%) VPN
6 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.67%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.64%) Oracle Database
4 9 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.58%) MySQL
6 4 (2.06%) Power BI
7 3 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.55%) GIS
7 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.55%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.03%) Big Data
8 2 (1.03%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.52%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.52%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (7.73%) JIRA
2 11 (5.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (4.64%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (4.12%) Maven
5 7 (3.61%) Gradle
6 4 (2.06%) Ant
6 4 (2.06%) JUnit
6 4 (2.06%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.06%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.03%) webpack
9 1 (0.52%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.52%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.52%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.52%) Selenium
9 1 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.52%) Subversion
9 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
General
1 91 (46.91%) Finance
2 61 (31.44%) Banking
3 32 (16.49%) Front Office
4 17 (8.76%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.12%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.61%) Marketing
7 5 (2.58%) Legal
8 3 (1.55%) Games
8 3 (1.55%) Prime Brokerage
8 3 (1.55%) Retail
8 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.03%) Advertising
9 2 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.03%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.03%) Local Government
9 2 (1.03%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.52%) French Language
10 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (29.90%) Developer
2 34 (17.53%) Analyst
3 26 (13.40%) Business Analyst
4 25 (12.89%) C# Developer
5 15 (7.73%) Architect
5 15 (7.73%) Author
5 15 (7.73%) Technical Author
6 12 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (5.15%) SQL Developer
8 9 (4.64%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (4.12%) Programme Manager
9 8 (4.12%) SSIS Developer
10 7 (3.61%) Consultant
10 7 (3.61%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.61%) SAP Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Technical Writer
10 7 (3.61%) Web Applications Architect
10 7 (3.61%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.53%) .NET
2 22 (11.34%) Web Services
3 19 (9.79%) Spring
4 18 (9.28%) AngularJS
5 13 (6.70%) RESTful
6 11 (5.67%) JSON
7 10 (5.15%) CSS
7 10 (5.15%) HTML
7 10 (5.15%) React
7 10 (5.15%) WinForms
8 9 (4.64%) ADO.NET
8 9 (4.64%) J2EE
8 9 (4.64%) Middleware
9 7 (3.61%) Spring Batch
9 7 (3.61%) XML
10 6 (3.09%) HTML5
10 6 (3.09%) jQuery
10 6 (3.09%) REST
11 5 (2.58%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.58%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.82%) Fixed Income
2 20 (10.31%) Derivative
3 19 (9.79%) Hedge funds
4 18 (9.28%) Equities
5 14 (7.22%) Reference Data
6 11 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (4.64%) Credit Risk
8 8 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (3.61%) Mobile App
9 7 (3.61%) User Experience
10 5 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.55%) EPoS
12 3 (1.55%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
13 2 (1.03%) PKI
13 2 (1.03%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.82%) Windows
2 11 (5.67%) Linux
3 7 (3.61%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.09%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.06%) Unix
6 2 (1.03%) Android
6 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.03%) Solaris
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.89%) Asset Management
2 25 (12.89%) Scrum
3 21 (10.82%) Business Analysis
4 19 (9.79%) Investment Management
4 19 (9.79%) Project Delivery
5 18 (9.28%) Computer Science
6 17 (8.76%) Content Management
6 17 (8.76%) DevOps
6 17 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (8.25%) CRM
7 16 (8.25%) Data Modelling
7 16 (8.25%) Test Automation
7 16 (8.25%) Web Development
8 15 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (7.22%) Microservices
10 13 (6.70%) Analytics
10 13 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (6.70%) SDLC
10 13 (6.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.23%) SQL
2 41 (21.13%) C#
3 36 (18.56%) Java
4 24 (12.37%) JavaScript
5 21 (10.82%) Python
6 13 (6.70%) R
6 13 (6.70%) VB.NET
7 11 (5.67%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.12%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.61%) PHP
9 7 (3.61%) VBA
10 5 (2.58%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.58%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.06%) C++
12 3 (1.55%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.55%) Clojure
12 3 (1.55%) Groovy
12 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.55%) Scala
13 2 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (11.34%) Degree
2 7 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.03%) MCSA
4 2 (1.03%) MCSE
4 2 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.52%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.67%) QA
2 3 (1.55%) MiFID
3 2 (1.03%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.52%) COBIT
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) EMIR
4 1 (0.52%) GDPR
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) PMO
4 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.55%) Docker
5 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.09%) Kubernetes
1 6 (3.09%) SCCM
1 6 (3.09%) SCOM
2 5 (2.58%) WSUS
3 1 (0.52%) Ansible
3 1 (0.52%) Endace
3 1 (0.52%) Terraform
3 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (12.37%) Oracle
2 23 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 18 (9.28%) Bloomberg
4 15 (7.73%) SAP
5 10 (5.15%) Adobe
5 10 (5.15%) hybris
6 9 (4.64%) Reuters
7 8 (4.12%) Sybase
7 8 (4.12%) VMware
8 7 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (3.09%) Tableau
10 5 (2.58%) IBM
11 4 (2.06%) Google
12 3 (1.55%) BT
12 3 (1.55%) CA Agile Central
12 3 (1.55%) EMC
12 3 (1.55%) Fidessa
13 2 (1.03%) Apttus
13 2 (1.03%) Conga
13 2 (1.03%) MuleSoft