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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 99 118 115
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 28 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.93% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the General category 1.93% 1.39% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £531 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +51.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £375 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £569 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +10.00%
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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
1452 1010 1011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 48.00% 38.21% 41.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 505 503
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £283 £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 36 14 16
Average hourly rate £20.69 £11.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.09% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.35 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.40 £25.00 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh +3 10 £425 -24.44% 2
Glasgow +5 9 £325 -13.33% 1
Stirling - 6 - -
Back Office
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Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (52.17%) Finance
1 24 (52.17%) Banking
2 12 (26.09%) SQL
3 11 (23.91%) Migration
3 11 (23.91%) Investment Banking
4 10 (21.74%) Business Analysis
4 10 (21.74%) Asset Management
5 9 (19.57%) Investment Management
6 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (15.22%) Reference Data
8 6 (13.04%) Data Migration
8 6 (13.04%) Retail
8 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.87%) Front Office
9 5 (10.87%) Fixed Income
9 5 (10.87%) ERP
9 5 (10.87%) C#
9 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
9 5 (10.87%) MiFID
10 4 (8.70%) EMIR
10 4 (8.70%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (8.70%) Oracle
10 4 (8.70%) MS Office
10 4 (8.70%) UNIX
10 4 (8.70%) OO
10 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
10 4 (8.70%) ETL
11 3 (6.52%) Workflow

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (4.35%) Confluence
1 2 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) thinkFolio
2 2 (4.35%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Toad
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 24 (52.17%) Finance
1 24 (52.17%) Banking
2 11 (23.91%) Investment Banking
3 6 (13.04%) Retail
4 5 (10.87%) Front Office
5 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.17%) Private Banking
6 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (67.39%) Analyst
2 22 (47.83%) Business Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Data Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) ERP Project Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Data Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) WPF
2 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Reference Data
2 5 (10.87%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.35%) Derivative
3 2 (4.35%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (4.35%) User Experience
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.35%) AS400
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) UNIX
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Migration
2 10 (21.74%) Business Analysis
2 10 (21.74%) Asset Management
3 9 (19.57%) Investment Management
4 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.04%) Data Migration
5 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.87%) ERP
6 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.70%) OO
7 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.70%) ETL
8 3 (6.52%) Workflow
8 3 (6.52%) UML
8 3 (6.52%) BPMN
9 2 (4.35%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Data Management
9 2 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (4.35%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) C#
3 3 (6.52%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.52%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) MiFID
2 4 (8.70%) EMIR
2 4 (8.70%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.17%) FATCA
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Charles River
3 2 (4.35%) Pega
3 2 (4.35%) RIMES
3 2 (4.35%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
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