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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 79 73 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.57% 1.04% 0.59%
As % of the General category 0.96% 2.27% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Average daily rate
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£395 £563 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.77% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £550 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £568 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £330 £395
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -16.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +4.62%
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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
835 573 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 59.90% 46.02% 48.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 303 192
Average daily rate £375 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 7
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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 (77.78%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Migration
2 9 (50.00%) Banking
3 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (33.33%) Retail
4 6 (33.33%) Data Migration
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) ERP
6 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
6 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
7 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
7 3 (16.67%) ETL
7 3 (16.67%) ISEB
8 2 (11.11%) Project Management
8 2 (11.11%) Business Process Mapping
8 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (5.56%) BPMN
9 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Confluence
9 1 (5.56%) Scrum
9 1 (5.56%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (5.56%) Private Banking
9 1 (5.56%) Marketing
9 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (5.56%) WFM

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
1 1 (5.56%) JBoss
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Banking
3 6 (33.33%) Retail
4 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Private Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Business Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Project Manager
3 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Payments Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) ERP Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Data Migration Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) ERP Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Deployment Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Migration
2 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) ERP
5 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
6 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 3 (16.67%) ETL
7 2 (11.11%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) BPMN
8 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Scrum
8 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (5.56%) WFM
8 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
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