The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 75 65 54
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 10 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.69% 0.59% 1.14%
As % of the General category 1.23% 1.25% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
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£425 £448 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% +8.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £380 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £550 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £22.92 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-30.17% +43.21%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

General Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
812 560 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 55.65% 47.14% 49.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 267 196
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office across the Edinburgh region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Edinburgh region.

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office.

1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) Asset Management
3 7 (41.18%) Front Office
3 7 (41.18%) Derivative
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Investment Management
5 4 (23.53%) EMIR
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) Banking
6 3 (17.65%) AS400
6 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) RIMES
7 2 (11.76%) Confluence
7 2 (11.76%) Markit EDM
7 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.76%) Workflow
7 2 (11.76%) Data Management
7 2 (11.76%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
7 2 (11.76%) JIRA
7 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Data Management
7 2 (11.76%) Bloomberg
7 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Advertising
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) JBoss
1 2 (11.76%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Front Office
3 4 (23.53%) Banking
4 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
5 2 (11.76%) Advertising
6 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Project Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Credit Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Derivative
2 3 (17.65%) AS400
3 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
3 2 (11.76%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Asset Management
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Investment Management
3 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
3 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Workflow
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) Matrix Management
5 1 (5.88%) WFM
5 1 (5.88%) BPMN
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) EMIR
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Bloomberg
1 2 (11.76%) RIMES
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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