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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 88 77 76
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 6 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.39% 0.62% 0.71%
As % of the General category 0.62% 1.13% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Average daily rate £450 £438 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -21.21%
Back Office
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
964 796 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 62.84% 55.05% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 423 282
Average daily rate £446 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.56% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 10
Average hourly rate £31.00 £10.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+210.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £9.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

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 29 April 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (45.45%) Banking
4 4 (36.36%) Retail
4 4 (36.36%) Retail Banking
5 3 (27.27%) Wealth Management
5 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
6 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
6 2 (18.18%) Workflow
6 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
7 1 (9.09%) SOA
7 1 (9.09%) ISEB
7 1 (9.09%) Process Management
7 1 (9.09%) DMAIC
7 1 (9.09%) Legal
7 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 1 (9.09%) EMIR

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
3 4 (36.36%) Retail
3 4 (36.36%) Retail Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Business Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Payments Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Lean Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Process Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Wealth Management
4 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
4 2 (18.18%) Lean Six Sigma
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 1 (9.09%) DMAIC
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
1 1 (9.09%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (9.09%) EMIR
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Pega