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to

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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 302 278 250
Rank change year-on-year -24 -28 +67
Contract jobs citing Back Office 314 203 197
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.81% 0.83% 0.99%
As % of the General category 1.35% 1.45% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 140 132
10th Percentile £475 £408 £332
25th Percentile £567 £495 £397
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £575 £521
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% +10.36% -3.07%
75th Percentile £750 £675 £650
90th Percentile £813 £728 £750
England median daily rate £625 £570 £475
% change year-on-year +9.65% +20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
10th Percentile - £14.52 £15.60
25th Percentile - £15.30 £16.50
Median hourly rate £26.00 £15.87 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +63.86% -11.85% -65.71%
75th Percentile - £16.69 £18.64
90th Percentile - £17.93 £19.02
England median hourly rate £23.68 £17.50 £17.10
% change year-on-year +35.29% +2.37% -16.61%

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 23,295 13,963 11,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 60.34% 57.26% 55.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,837 9,894 7,880
10th Percentile £381 £350 £313
25th Percentile £475 £430 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £700 £650 £627
90th Percentile £800 £725 £725
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 161 186
10th Percentile £18.85 £14.75 £13.24
25th Percentile £25.68 £18.75 £17.25
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +36.36% +19.57% +15.00%
75th Percentile £49.94 £47.50 £38.75
90th Percentile £66.28 £65.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £21.63 £22.00 £19.90
% change year-on-year -1.70% +10.55% +6.13%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -14 44 £700 +45.45% 19
South London -10 2 £525 +21.39% 1
East London -6 1 £590 - 5
Back Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 170 (54.14%) Finance
2 109 (34.71%) Agile
3 90 (28.66%) SQL
4 84 (26.75%) Social Skills
5 73 (23.25%) .NET
6 64 (20.38%) Banking
7 60 (19.11%) C#
8 51 (16.24%) Windows
9 47 (14.97%) Analytical Skills
10 45 (14.33%) Investment Banking
11 43 (13.69%) Front Office
12 42 (13.38%) Python
13 41 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
14 38 (12.10%) Scrum
15 37 (11.78%) SDLC
16 35 (11.15%) DevOps
17 33 (10.51%) TDD
18 32 (10.19%) Use Case
19 31 (9.87%) Microsoft
20 30 (9.55%) Unix
20 30 (9.55%) Linux
20 30 (9.55%) Oracle
21 29 (9.24%) Fixed Income
21 29 (9.24%) Workflow
22 28 (8.92%) CI/CD
23 27 (8.60%) .NET Core
23 27 (8.60%) Software Engineering
23 27 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
23 27 (8.60%) Degree
24 26 (8.28%) .NET Framework

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 8 (2.55%) IIS
2 5 (1.59%) CMS
3 4 (1.27%) Confluence
4 3 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.96%) Jupyter
4 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.64%) Apache
5 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (2.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (2.55%) Adobe XD
1 8 (2.55%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.32%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.91%) Endur
2 2 (0.64%) Bloomberg AIM
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.64%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.32%) Temenos Globus
3 1 (0.32%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.41%) Azure
2 16 (5.10%) NuGet
3 13 (4.14%) PaaS
4 12 (3.82%) IaaS
5 10 (3.18%) SaaS
6 8 (2.55%) AWS
6 8 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.91%) GitHub
8 5 (1.59%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (0.96%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.96%) Azure Monitor
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.64%) GCP
10 2 (0.64%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.32%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.32%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.32%) Serverless
11 1 (0.32%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.10%) SSH
2 10 (3.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.64%) 2G
3 2 (0.64%) 3G
3 2 (0.64%) 4G
3 2 (0.64%) 5G
3 2 (0.64%) Skype
3 2 (0.64%) Wireless
4 1 (0.32%) DHCP
4 1 (0.32%) DNS
4 1 (0.32%) Intranet
4 1 (0.32%) LAN
4 1 (0.32%) SSL
4 1 (0.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (6.37%) SQL Server
5 16 (5.10%) Oracle Database
5 16 (5.10%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.82%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (1.59%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.27%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.27%) MySQL
8 4 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.27%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.96%) Tableau
10 2 (0.64%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.64%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.32%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.32%) Power BI
11 1 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (7.01%) Jenkins
2 19 (6.05%) JIRA
3 18 (5.73%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.82%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.18%) Selenium
5 10 (3.18%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.87%) Cucumber
6 9 (2.87%) Robot Framework
7 8 (2.55%) Axure RP
7 8 (2.55%) git-flow
7 8 (2.55%) MSBuild
7 8 (2.55%) SonarQube
7 8 (2.55%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.91%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.59%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.27%) Artifactory
10 4 (1.27%) GitLab
11 2 (0.64%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.64%) SoapUI
General
1 170 (54.14%) Finance
2 84 (26.75%) Social Skills
3 64 (20.38%) Banking
4 47 (14.97%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (14.33%) Investment Banking
6 43 (13.69%) Front Office
7 25 (7.96%) Retail
8 14 (4.46%) Legal
9 13 (4.14%) Financial Institution
10 12 (3.82%) Presentation Skills
11 8 (2.55%) Documentation Skills
12 7 (2.23%) Public Sector
13 6 (1.91%) Marketing
14 4 (1.27%) Billing
14 4 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (1.27%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.96%) Advertising
16 2 (0.64%) Law
16 2 (0.64%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
16 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (33.12%) Analyst
2 82 (26.11%) Developer
3 71 (22.61%) Business Analyst
4 30 (9.55%) C# Developer
5 28 (8.92%) .NET Developer
6 27 (8.60%) Applications Support
7 23 (7.32%) Commodities Business Analyst
8 21 (6.69%) Applications Support Analyst
8 21 (6.69%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 21 (6.69%) Support Analyst
9 19 (6.05%) C++ Developer
9 19 (6.05%) C++/C# Developer
10 14 (4.46%) Senior Developer
11 12 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (3.50%) Designer
12 11 (3.50%) Java Developer
12 11 (3.50%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.18%) Architect
13 10 (3.18%) IT Business Analyst
13 10 (3.18%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (23.25%) .NET
2 27 (8.60%) .NET Core
3 26 (8.28%) .NET Framework
4 20 (6.37%) JSON
5 16 (5.10%) HTML
6 15 (4.78%) CSS
7 14 (4.46%) XML
8 11 (3.50%) Kafka
9 10 (3.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 10 (3.18%) STL
10 8 (2.55%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (2.55%) React
10 8 (2.55%) REST
11 7 (2.23%) RESTful
12 6 (1.91%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (1.59%) ASP.NET
14 4 (1.27%) GraphQL
14 4 (1.27%) gRPC
14 4 (1.27%) Spring Boot
14 4 (1.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.24%) Fixed Income
2 21 (6.69%) Derivative
2 21 (6.69%) Management Information System
3 20 (6.37%) Hedge funds
4 15 (4.78%) User Experience
5 14 (4.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (4.46%) SWIFT
6 10 (3.18%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.87%) Cloud Native
7 9 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.87%) Renewable Energy
8 8 (2.55%) Equities
8 8 (2.55%) OTC Derivatives
9 6 (1.91%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.59%) Marketing Technology
11 4 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.96%) NHS
12 3 (0.96%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.64%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.64%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 51 (16.24%) Windows
2 30 (9.55%) Linux
2 30 (9.55%) Unix
3 21 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.64%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.32%) Android
5 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (34.71%) Agile
2 41 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (12.10%) Scrum
4 37 (11.78%) SDLC
5 35 (11.15%) DevOps
6 33 (10.51%) TDD
7 32 (10.19%) Use Case
8 29 (9.24%) Workflow
9 28 (8.92%) CI/CD
10 27 (8.60%) Software Engineering
11 26 (8.28%) Business Analysis
11 26 (8.28%) Release Management
11 26 (8.28%) Test Automation
12 23 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (6.69%) Requirements Gathering
14 20 (6.37%) Analytics
14 20 (6.37%) CRM
14 20 (6.37%) Data Analysis
14 20 (6.37%) User Stories
15 19 (6.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 90 (28.66%) SQL
2 60 (19.11%) C#
3 42 (13.38%) Python
4 19 (6.05%) C++
5 18 (5.73%) Java
5 18 (5.73%) JavaScript
6 16 (5.10%) Shell Script
7 10 (3.18%) C
8 9 (2.87%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.55%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.23%) Korn
10 7 (2.23%) Perl
11 6 (1.91%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.91%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.59%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.96%) VBA
14 2 (0.64%) ABAP
15 1 (0.32%) Go
15 1 (0.32%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 27 (8.60%) Degree
2 6 (1.91%) PMP
3 4 (1.27%) ISEB
3 4 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (1.27%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.96%) APMG
4 3 (0.96%) IIBA
4 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.64%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.64%) MiFID
2 18 (5.73%) EMIR
3 15 (4.78%) QA
4 8 (2.55%) IFRS
5 5 (1.59%) IFRS 17
6 4 (1.27%) ITGC
6 4 (1.27%) PMO
6 4 (1.27%) SLA
7 3 (0.96%) GDPR
7 3 (0.96%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.32%) Basel III
8 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 12 (3.82%) Docker
2 9 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (7.32%) Ansible
2 13 (4.14%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.55%) Netcool
3 8 (2.55%) Puppet
3 8 (2.55%) Terraform
4 2 (0.64%) SCCM
5 1 (0.32%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.32%) Control-M
5 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.55%) Oracle
3 21 (6.69%) Red Hat
4 18 (5.73%) Splunk
5 10 (3.18%) SAP
6 9 (2.87%) Adobe
7 8 (2.55%) AppDynamics
7 8 (2.55%) New Relic
8 7 (2.23%) OpenLink
9 6 (1.91%) Charles River
10 4 (1.27%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.96%) Calypso
11 3 (0.96%) Citrix
11 3 (0.96%) Databricks
11 3 (0.96%) Murex
12 2 (0.64%) Blue Prism
12 2 (0.64%) Ericsson
12 2 (0.64%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.64%) Workday