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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 88 72 73
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 5 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.89% 0.17%
As % of the General category 0.64% 1.60% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 2
Average daily rate £325 £455 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +13.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £390 £315
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -58.16%
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
785 752 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 55.09% 55.87% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 382 255
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £536 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.86 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.21% +15.55%

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 9 February 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 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Workflow
2 7 (38.89%) Six Sigma
2 7 (38.89%) Lean Six Sigma
2 7 (38.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 6 (33.33%) DMAIC
4 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
4 4 (22.22%) Asset Management
5 3 (16.67%) MiFID
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Banking
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (11.11%) MS Office
6 2 (11.11%) Windows
6 2 (11.11%) LAN
6 2 (11.11%) WAN
6 2 (11.11%) SLA
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Retail
6 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 2 (11.11%) Firmware
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (11.11%) Retail Banking
6 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Wealth Management

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
1 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Front Office
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Consultant
1 7 (38.89%) Lean Consultant
1 7 (38.89%) Six Sigma Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Process Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) MiFID Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Regulatory Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Server Support
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Lean Six Sigma
1 7 (38.89%) Six Sigma
1 7 (38.89%) Workflow
2 6 (33.33%) DMAIC
3 4 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Wealth Management
6 1 (5.56%) Coaching
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) MiFID
2 2 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (5.56%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (5.56%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) Firmware
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Pega