Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 170 309 268
Rank change year-on-year +139 -41 -22
Contract jobs citing Back Office 198 284 451
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.49% 0.75% 0.99%
As % of the General category 2.98% 1.67% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 206 290
Median daily rate £600 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -
10th Percentile £388 £350 £337
90th Percentile £750 £675 £700
England median daily rate £600 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +26.32% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.50 - £22.88
10th Percentile £15.30 - £15.14
90th Percentile £17.70 - £29.51
England median hourly rate £17.67 £20.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -11.64% -35.48% -21.52%

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 6,645 16,972 21,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 49.94% 44.61% 47.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,587 11,768 15,467
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £328 £325 £320
90th Percentile £750 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 199 253
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -4.06% +4.70%
10th Percentile £17.54 £12.76 £13.33
90th Percentile £53.85 £52.50 £55.42
Median hourly rate £31.39 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +39.51% +2.27% -2.22%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +101 28 £550 - 15
West London +60 3 £495 -1.00% 3
East London +53 2 £375 -29.64% 4
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 125 (63.13%) Finance
2 91 (45.96%) SQL
3 84 (42.42%) Python
4 82 (41.41%) Banking
5 81 (40.91%) Asset Management
6 78 (39.39%) Investment Management
7 65 (32.83%) Hedge funds
8 56 (28.28%) DevOps
9 55 (27.78%) Java
10 52 (26.26%) SQL Server
11 51 (25.76%) Front Office
12 49 (24.75%) Fixed Income
12 49 (24.75%) Azure
13 48 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
14 45 (22.73%) Microservices
14 45 (22.73%) Kubernetes
15 44 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
16 41 (20.71%) MySQL
17 39 (19.70%) Mentoring
17 39 (19.70%) AWS
17 39 (19.70%) Apache
17 39 (19.70%) Equities
18 38 (19.19%) PostgreSQL
18 38 (19.19%) Google
18 38 (19.19%) Web Services
18 38 (19.19%) GCP
18 38 (19.19%) Amazon Redshift
18 38 (19.19%) AWS Lambda
18 38 (19.19%) gRPC
18 38 (19.19%) Serverless

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 39 (19.70%) Apache
2 2 (1.01%) NServiceBus
2 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.51%) Appian
3 1 (0.51%) Confluence
3 1 (0.51%) Mule
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.51%) Papyrus
3 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.51%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (3.54%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.01%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.51%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (13.64%) Markit EDM
2 26 (13.13%) Eagle PACE
3 7 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (2.02%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (2.02%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (1.52%) SAP ERP
5 3 (1.52%) SunGard Martini
6 2 (1.01%) Aligne
6 2 (1.01%) Magento
6 2 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.51%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.51%) Endur
7 1 (0.51%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.51%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.51%) LongView
7 1 (0.51%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.51%) PORTIA
7 1 (0.51%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.51%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.51%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 49 (24.75%) Azure
2 39 (19.70%) AWS
3 38 (19.19%) Amazon ECS
3 38 (19.19%) AWS Lambda
3 38 (19.19%) GCP
3 38 (19.19%) Serverless
4 25 (12.63%) Apigee
5 5 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.02%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.52%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.52%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.01%) Force.com
8 2 (1.01%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (1.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.51%) GitHub
9 1 (0.51%) Office 365
9 1 (0.51%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.51%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.52%) SSH
2 2 (1.01%) Intranet
3 1 (0.51%) DHCP
3 1 (0.51%) DNS
3 1 (0.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (26.26%) SQL Server
2 48 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (20.71%) MySQL
4 38 (19.19%) Amazon Redshift
4 38 (19.19%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (4.55%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.52%) Hazelcast
8 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.52%) Power BI
8 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.01%) Data Mart
9 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.01%) MS Access
10 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.51%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (15.66%) Jenkins
2 25 (12.63%) Artifactory
2 25 (12.63%) GitLab
3 11 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.04%) JIRA
5 4 (2.02%) MSBuild
5 4 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.52%) Maven
6 3 (1.52%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.01%) Selenium
7 2 (1.01%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.01%) Subversion
7 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.51%) Ant
8 1 (0.51%) CppUnit
8 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 125 (63.13%) Finance
2 82 (41.41%) Banking
3 51 (25.76%) Front Office
4 19 (9.60%) Investment Banking
5 12 (6.06%) Marketing
6 9 (4.55%) Legal
7 6 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Advertising
8 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.01%) French Language
8 2 (1.01%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.01%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.01%) Local Government
8 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.51%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.51%) Cantonese Language
9 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.51%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 80 (40.40%) Analyst
2 40 (20.20%) Finance Manager
3 37 (18.69%) Business Analyst
4 34 (17.17%) Developer
5 30 (15.15%) Architect
6 28 (14.14%) Data Architect
6 28 (14.14%) Financial Analyst
6 28 (14.14%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (13.13%) Data Manager
8 25 (12.63%) AWS Architect
8 25 (12.63%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 25 (12.63%) Cloud Architect
8 25 (12.63%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 25 (12.63%) Data Analyst
8 25 (12.63%) Java Architect
8 25 (12.63%) Java Solutions Architect
9 14 (7.07%) Market Analyst
9 14 (7.07%) Market Data Analyst
9 14 (7.07%) Market Data Manager
10 13 (6.57%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.19%) gRPC
1 38 (19.19%) Web Services
2 26 (13.13%) .NET
2 26 (13.13%) Pandas
3 25 (12.63%) OAuth
3 25 (12.63%) Swagger
4 8 (4.04%) .NET Framework
4 8 (4.04%) XML
5 6 (3.03%) HTML
5 6 (3.03%) REST
5 6 (3.03%) Spring
6 5 (2.53%) CSS
6 5 (2.53%) Entity Framework
7 4 (2.02%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.02%) JSON
7 4 (2.02%) Smart Contracts
8 3 (1.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (1.52%) FpML
8 3 (1.52%) jQuery
8 3 (1.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 65 (32.83%) Hedge funds
2 49 (24.75%) Fixed Income
3 39 (19.70%) Equities
4 30 (15.15%) Derivative
5 26 (13.13%) Reference Data
6 18 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (4.04%) SWIFT
8 8 (4.04%) Virtual Team
9 6 (3.03%) Credit Risk
9 6 (3.03%) Market Risk
10 4 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.01%) Grid Computing
11 2 (1.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 2 (1.01%) User Experience
12 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.51%) Mashup
12 1 (0.51%) NHS
12 1 (0.51%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.59%) Windows
2 13 (6.57%) Linux
3 10 (5.05%) Unix
4 4 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.51%) AIX
6 1 (0.51%) Android
6 1 (0.51%) CentOS
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (40.91%) Asset Management
2 78 (39.39%) Investment Management
3 56 (28.28%) DevOps
4 45 (22.73%) Microservices
5 44 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (19.70%) Mentoring
7 25 (12.63%) Technology Roadmap
8 18 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (8.59%) CRM
10 16 (8.08%) Data Analysis
10 16 (8.08%) Migration
10 16 (8.08%) Software Engineering
11 14 (7.07%) Project Management
12 13 (6.57%) Performance Management
13 12 (6.06%) Change Management
14 10 (5.05%) Business Analysis
14 10 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (5.05%) Workflow
14 10 (5.05%) Workshop Facilitation
15 9 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 91 (45.96%) SQL
2 84 (42.42%) Python
3 55 (27.78%) Java
4 21 (10.61%) C#
5 9 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.54%) C++
6 7 (3.54%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.03%) VBA
8 4 (2.02%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.01%) Perl
10 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.51%) DataFlex
10 1 (0.51%) Korn
10 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (12.63%) Sun Certification
2 12 (6.06%) Degree
3 7 (3.54%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.02%) CFA
5 4 (2.02%) CIMA
6 2 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.01%) PMP
7 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) SEPA
1 3 (1.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.01%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (15.15%) Docker
2 4 (2.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 45 (22.73%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.52%) Ansible
3 1 (0.51%) Grafana
3 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (19.19%) Google
2 32 (16.16%) Bloomberg
3 26 (13.13%) FactSet
3 26 (13.13%) Reuters
4 21 (10.61%) Oracle
5 8 (4.04%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.04%) Murex
6 6 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (3.03%) SAP
7 4 (2.02%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.02%) Sybase
7 4 (2.02%) Tableau
8 3 (1.52%) Charles River
8 3 (1.52%) IBM
8 3 (1.52%) SmartStream
8 3 (1.52%) SunGard
9 2 (1.01%) Genesys
9 2 (1.01%) Siebel
9 2 (1.01%) SimCorp
9 2 (1.01%) Sitecore