Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 263 234
Rank change year-on-year -19 -29 -35
Contract jobs citing Back Office 432 489 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.92% 1.03% 1.13%
As % of the General category 2.09% 2.23% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 345 355
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £350 £359 £313
90th Percentile £725 £725 £683
England median daily rate £500 £525 £444
% change year-on-year -4.76% +18.31% -1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
London median hourly rate £31.37 £27.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.07% +59.42% +2.99%
England median hourly rate £21.44 £25.06 £16.50
% change year-on-year -14.46% +51.86% -5.71%

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 20,628 21,893 19,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.80% 46.10% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,745 15,792 13,686
London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 189 197
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £20.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +13.44% -7.84%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.15 £11.29
90th Percentile £66.23 £47.57 £52.75
England median hourly rate £23.83 £26.44 £24.44
% change year-on-year -9.89% +8.18% -2.24%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -28 115 £550 - 15
East London -15 22 £572 +63.43% 2
North London +3 10 £450 -
South London -24 8 £575 +5.50%
West London -15 1 - - 18
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 220 (50.93%) Finance
2 149 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (24.54%) SQL
4 103 (23.84%) Java
5 93 (21.53%) Front Office
6 89 (20.60%) Banking
7 81 (18.75%) Asset Management
8 68 (15.74%) SQL Server
9 67 (15.51%) Oracle
10 65 (15.05%) .NET
11 55 (12.73%) Microsoft
11 55 (12.73%) Fixed Income
12 49 (11.34%) Equities
12 49 (11.34%) Unix
13 47 (10.88%) Project Management
14 44 (10.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 44 (10.19%) TDD
14 44 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
15 43 (9.95%) Investment Banking
16 42 (9.72%) Windows
17 41 (9.49%) XML
18 39 (9.03%) Web Services
18 39 (9.03%) Reuters
19 38 (8.80%) Bloomberg
19 38 (8.80%) HTML
19 38 (8.80%) Linux
19 38 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
20 37 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
21 36 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 35 (8.10%) ETL

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 (3.94%) CMS
2 14 (3.24%) SAS
3 11 (2.55%) Confluence
4 10 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (2.31%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.08%) IIS
6 7 (1.62%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.69%) SAP Portal
8 2 (0.46%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.46%) JBoss
8 2 (0.46%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.46%) MTS
8 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.23%) Tornado
Applications
1 25 (5.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (3.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (3.47%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.23%) GIMP
7 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (3.94%) Endur
2 14 (3.24%) Actimize
2 14 (3.24%) HiPortfolio
3 10 (2.31%) Eikon
4 7 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.62%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (1.62%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (1.16%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.93%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.93%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.69%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.46%) Kondor
8 2 (0.46%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.46%) PolarLake
8 2 (0.46%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.46%) SunGard Martini
9 1 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
Cloud Services
1 44 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.55%) Office 365
4 9 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
4 9 (2.08%) Serverless
5 8 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.62%) GitHub
7 6 (1.39%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.16%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.69%) Yammer
11 2 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.46%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.94%) DNS
2 9 (2.08%) Firewall
3 8 (1.85%) DHCP
4 6 (1.39%) Value-Added Service
5 5 (1.16%) Broadband
5 5 (1.16%) VPN
6 4 (0.93%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.69%) LAN
7 3 (0.69%) WAN
8 2 (0.46%) Extranet
8 2 (0.46%) Internet
8 2 (0.46%) Intranet
8 2 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.23%) HTTP
9 1 (0.23%) Network Security
9 1 (0.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (3.94%) QlikView
5 13 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (2.31%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.08%) MySQL
8 8 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (1.85%) Power BI
9 7 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.62%) Big Data
9 7 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.62%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.62%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (1.39%) Data Lake
10 6 (1.39%) DTS
10 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (5.32%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.94%) JIRA
3 14 (3.24%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.24%) TeamCity
4 13 (3.01%) Maven
5 12 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.62%) Subversion
8 6 (1.39%) ERwin
8 6 (1.39%) Hudson
9 5 (1.16%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.93%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.69%) PhpStorm
11 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.46%) Gradle
12 2 (0.46%) JUnit
12 2 (0.46%) YourKit
General
1 220 (50.93%) Finance
2 93 (21.53%) Front Office
3 89 (20.60%) Banking
4 43 (9.95%) Investment Banking
5 27 (6.25%) Financial Institution
6 19 (4.40%) Retail
7 10 (2.31%) General Ledger
7 10 (2.31%) Law
7 10 (2.31%) Legal
8 9 (2.08%) Marketing
9 4 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.93%) Local Government
10 3 (0.69%) International Banking
10 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.69%) Private Banking
10 3 (0.69%) Publishing
10 3 (0.69%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.46%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 148 (34.26%) Developer
2 147 (34.03%) Analyst
3 73 (16.90%) Business Analyst
4 30 (6.94%) .NET Developer
5 29 (6.71%) Java Developer
6 27 (6.25%) Architect
7 26 (6.02%) Senior Developer
8 25 (5.79%) Support Analyst
9 22 (5.09%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 22 (5.09%) Project Manager
10 20 (4.63%) Consultant
11 19 (4.40%) Analyst Developer
11 19 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
11 19 (4.40%) SQL Analyst
11 19 (4.40%) Technical Analyst
12 18 (4.17%) Data Analyst
12 18 (4.17%) PHP Developer
13 17 (3.94%) Banking Analyst
14 16 (3.70%) Endur Developer
14 16 (3.70%) OpenLink Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (15.05%) .NET
2 41 (9.49%) XML
3 39 (9.03%) Web Services
4 38 (8.80%) HTML
5 29 (6.71%) Spring
6 26 (6.02%) AngularJS
7 22 (5.09%) Spring Boot
8 21 (4.86%) ASP.NET
9 19 (4.40%) Middleware
10 17 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (3.94%) REST
11 16 (3.70%) WCF
12 15 (3.47%) JSON
13 14 (3.24%) CSS
13 14 (3.24%) J2EE
14 13 (3.01%) .NET Framework
14 13 (3.01%) Laravel
15 12 (2.78%) J2SE
16 11 (2.55%) jQuery
16 11 (2.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.73%) Fixed Income
2 49 (11.34%) Equities
3 44 (10.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 34 (7.87%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (6.25%) Derivative
6 22 (5.09%) Hedge funds
7 20 (4.63%) User Experience
8 17 (3.94%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (3.01%) Fintech
9 13 (3.01%) Mobile App
10 10 (2.31%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.85%) SWIFT
12 7 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (1.16%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.69%) Market Risk
14 3 (0.69%) OTC Derivatives
15 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.46%) Reinsurance
15 2 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (11.34%) Unix
2 42 (9.72%) Windows
3 38 (8.80%) Linux
4 20 (4.63%) Solaris
5 10 (2.31%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.31%) Windows 7
5 10 (2.31%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.16%) Android
6 5 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.93%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.69%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.46%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) OS/400
10 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (18.75%) Asset Management
3 47 (10.88%) Project Management
4 44 (10.19%) TDD
5 38 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (8.10%) ETL
7 34 (7.87%) Scrum
7 34 (7.87%) Test Automation
8 33 (7.64%) Workflow
9 32 (7.41%) Data Modelling
10 31 (7.18%) Risk Management
11 30 (6.94%) Data Visualisation
11 30 (6.94%) MVC
11 30 (6.94%) Visualisation
12 29 (6.71%) Investment Management
13 28 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (6.48%) Unit Testing
13 28 (6.48%) Web Development
14 27 (6.25%) Data Analysis
15 26 (6.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 106 (24.54%) SQL
2 103 (23.84%) Java
3 34 (7.87%) JavaScript
4 32 (7.41%) C#
5 21 (4.86%) Python
6 18 (4.17%) PHP
6 18 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 16 (3.70%) Scala
8 14 (3.24%) Korn
9 11 (2.55%) Clojure
10 7 (1.62%) C++
10 7 (1.62%) Kotlin
10 7 (1.62%) VBA
11 6 (1.39%) Perl
11 6 (1.39%) Ruby
12 5 (1.16%) Java 8
12 5 (1.16%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.69%) R
13 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (5.56%) Degree
2 18 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.16%) CHECK Team Member
5 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.93%) ISEB
7 3 (0.69%) MCSE
8 2 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.46%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.46%) MCITP
8 2 (0.46%) MCSA
8 2 (0.46%) MCSD
8 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.23%) APMG
9 1 (0.23%) CCNP
9 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.86%) SLA
2 16 (3.70%) QA
3 11 (2.55%) PMO
4 8 (1.85%) MiFID
5 4 (0.93%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.69%) EMIR
6 3 (0.69%) GDPR
6 3 (0.69%) PSD2
6 3 (0.69%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.46%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.46%) SEPA
8 1 (0.23%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.23%) IFRS
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (5.56%) Docker
2 21 (4.86%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.01%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.69%) HDFS
5 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (3.24%) Oracle ZFS
2 13 (3.01%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.55%) Ansible
4 10 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.62%) Terraform
6 5 (1.16%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.46%) Control-M
7 2 (0.46%) WSUS
8 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.23%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.23%) Mesos
8 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.23%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.23%) StatsD
Vendors
1 67 (15.51%) Oracle
2 55 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 39 (9.03%) Reuters
4 38 (8.80%) Bloomberg
5 18 (4.17%) SAP
6 17 (3.94%) Tableau
7 14 (3.24%) FactSet
7 14 (3.24%) IBM
8 11 (2.55%) UiPath
9 10 (2.31%) Northgate
9 10 (2.31%) Sony
9 10 (2.31%) Speakerbus
9 10 (2.31%) Wallstreet Suite
10 9 (2.08%) Calypso
10 9 (2.08%) Oneserve
10 9 (2.08%) OpenLink
10 9 (2.08%) Sybase
11 7 (1.62%) Google
11 7 (1.62%) HP
12 6 (1.39%) ION Trading