The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 99 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 29 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.98% 0.57% 0.43%
As % of the General category 2.13% 1.49% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 2
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£400 £445 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £353 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £566 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £24.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-47.73% +65.83%
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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 Scotland region.

General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1362 937 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.14% 37.95% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 446 444
Average daily rate £400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 9 10
Average hourly rate £20.69 £19.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.10% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £27.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office across the Scotland region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Scotland region.

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +2 9 £215 -43.75% 1
Edinburgh 0 9 £425 -24.44% 1
Stirling - 8 - - 1
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 25 (56.82%) Banking
2 21 (47.73%) Finance
3 12 (27.27%) Investment Banking
4 11 (25.00%) SQL
5 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (18.18%) Migration
6 8 (18.18%) Asset Management
6 8 (18.18%) Business Analysis
7 7 (15.91%) Reference Data
8 6 (13.64%) Investment Management
8 6 (13.64%) OO
9 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.36%) Front Office
9 5 (11.36%) Retail
9 5 (11.36%) Fixed Income
9 5 (11.36%) C#
9 5 (11.36%) Java
9 5 (11.36%) ERP
9 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.36%) MiFID
9 5 (11.36%) Data Migration
10 4 (9.09%) EMIR
10 4 (9.09%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
10 4 (9.09%) Data Modelling
10 4 (9.09%) Oracle
10 4 (9.09%) UNIX
10 4 (9.09%) MS Office
11 3 (6.82%) Workflow

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (4.55%) JBoss
1 2 (4.55%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Office
2 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) thinkFolio
2 2 (4.55%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Toad
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 25 (56.82%) Banking
2 21 (47.73%) Finance
3 12 (27.27%) Investment Banking
4 5 (11.36%) Front Office
4 5 (11.36%) Retail
5 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Private Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (61.36%) Analyst
2 19 (43.18%) Business Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
5 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Data Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Data Business Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) ERP Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Operations Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Oracle Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) WPF
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) Spring
2 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Reference Data
2 5 (11.36%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.55%) Derivative
3 2 (4.55%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (4.55%) AS400
3 2 (4.55%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.55%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) UNIX
2 3 (6.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.18%) Asset Management
2 8 (18.18%) Business Analysis
2 8 (18.18%) Migration
3 6 (13.64%) Investment Management
3 6 (13.64%) OO
4 5 (11.36%) ERP
4 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (11.36%) Data Migration
4 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.82%) ETL
6 3 (6.82%) UML
6 3 (6.82%) Workflow
6 3 (6.82%) BPMN
7 2 (4.55%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.55%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (4.55%) Scrum
7 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) C#
2 5 (11.36%) Java
3 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) MiFID
2 4 (9.09%) EMIR
2 4 (9.09%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.27%) FATCA
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Charles River
3 2 (4.55%) Pega
3 2 (4.55%) RIMES
3 2 (4.55%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.27%) Business Objects
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