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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 82 79 63
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing Back Office 10 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.62% 0.77%
As % of the General category 0.91% 1.34% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
Average daily rate
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£370 £550 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.72% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £550 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £550 £730
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £23.50 £17.36
% change year-on-year
-27.65% +35.40%
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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
1102 596 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 67.82% 46.53% 55.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 312 251
Average daily rate £384 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.46% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 20
Average hourly rate £11.43 £10.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.55 £20.70 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.37 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -5.04%

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
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 5 August 2015, 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 14 (82.35%) Finance
1 14 (82.35%) Banking
2 12 (70.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (64.71%) Migration
4 10 (58.82%) Retail
5 8 (47.06%) Business Analysis
5 8 (47.06%) Retail Banking
6 5 (29.41%) Data Migration
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 3 (17.65%) ETL
8 3 (17.65%) ISEB
8 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
8 3 (17.65%) Requirements Management
8 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) Validation
8 3 (17.65%) Investment Management
9 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
9 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (11.76%) Project Management
10 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
10 1 (5.88%) .NET
10 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
10 1 (5.88%) OOP
10 1 (5.88%) OO
10 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
10 1 (5.88%) C#
10 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (5.88%) Private Banking
10 1 (5.88%) Resource Management

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (82.35%) Finance
1 14 (82.35%) Banking
2 10 (58.82%) Retail
3 8 (47.06%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Banking Business Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Payments Business Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Deployment Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (64.71%) Migration
3 8 (47.06%) Business Analysis
4 5 (29.41%) Data Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Validation
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Requirements Management
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) ETL
5 3 (17.65%) Investment Management
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) OOP
7 1 (5.88%) OO
7 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
7 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft