The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 111 108 92
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing Back Office 15 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.57% 0.51% 0.82%
As % of the General category 1.48% 1.23% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 12
Average daily rate £500 £350 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £333 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £415 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1011 972 1520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.15% 41.49% 54.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 484 793
Average daily rate £396 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.30% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 34
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £7.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Back Office
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -20 9 £563 +18.42% 2
Glasgow +11 2 £383 - 4
Aberdeen +7 2 - -
Midlothian - - - -
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Calypso
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.64%) Charles River
4 3 (13.64%) Banking
4 3 (13.64%) Murex
4 3 (13.64%) Summit
4 3 (13.64%) Derivative
4 3 (13.64%) Marketing
5 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (9.09%) Investment Management
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) COBOL
5 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
5 2 (9.09%) Retail
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (9.09%) AS400
6 1 (4.55%) E-Procurement
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (4.55%) SAP SCM
6 1 (4.55%) Legal

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (4.55%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Summit
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.55%) SAP SCM
2 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.55%) SAP MM
2 1 (4.55%) OpenWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (4.55%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.55%) Front Office
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Junior Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Junior
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) RPG Developer
5 1 (4.55%) AS400 Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Payments Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Derivative
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) AS400
3 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Project Management
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Investment Management
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) E-Procurement
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) Data Management
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Logistics
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) ERP
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (4.55%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) COBOL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) RPG
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Calypso
2 3 (13.64%) Charles River
2 3 (13.64%) Murex
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Cognos
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) HP