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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 68 64 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 7 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.57% 0.60% 0.95%
As % of the General category 1.14% 1.10% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
Average daily rate
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£475 £550 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £438 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
-9.58% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-65.71% +1.44%
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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
613 639 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 50.29% 54.34% 70.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 249 365
Average daily rate £425 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £12.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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%) Asset Management
2 8 (47.06%) Derivative
2 8 (47.06%) Investment Management
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) EMIR
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Front Office
6 4 (23.53%) Data Management
6 4 (23.53%) Migration
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle
6 4 (23.53%) ETL
6 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 4 (23.53%) Markit EDM
6 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (23.53%) HP
7 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) Calypso
8 2 (11.76%) MS Office
8 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
8 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
8 2 (11.76%) Legal
8 2 (11.76%) Advertising
8 2 (11.76%) Time Management
8 2 (11.76%) Financial Modelling
8 2 (11.76%) Banking
8 2 (11.76%) Financial Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Markit EDM
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (5.88%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Front Office
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Legal
3 2 (11.76%) Advertising
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Project Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Accountant
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Derivative
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Asset Management
2 8 (47.06%) Investment Management
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Data Management
4 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 4 (23.53%) ETL
4 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Time Management
5 2 (11.76%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (11.76%) Financial Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.88%) CRM
6 1 (5.88%) ERP
6 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) EMIR
2 2 (11.76%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
1 4 (23.53%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Calypso
3 1 (5.88%) Cognos
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Murex
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