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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 134 111 114
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 14 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.73% 0.53%
As % of the General category 1.01% 1.50% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 5
Median daily rate £400 £400 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £133 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -21.21%
Back Office
UK

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
1390 1468 998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.47% 48.90% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 766 498
Median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 36 14
Median hourly rate £35.10 £20.69 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.65% +88.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £10.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £65.70 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £24.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.00%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -12 7 £400 -5.88%
Glasgow +4 2 £130 -39.80% 3
Aberdeen - 1 £425 -
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Migration
3 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (28.00%) VB
4 7 (28.00%) .NET
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle
5 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (24.00%) VMware
5 6 (24.00%) Banking
5 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (24.00%) vSphere
6 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 5 (20.00%) Wealth Management
6 5 (20.00%) Retail
6 5 (20.00%) Retail Banking
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.00%) HP
7 4 (16.00%) EMC
7 4 (16.00%) Citrix
7 4 (16.00%) SAN
7 4 (16.00%) AIX
7 4 (16.00%) Cisco
7 4 (16.00%) IBM
7 4 (16.00%) SQL
7 4 (16.00%) Unix
7 4 (16.00%) Firewall
7 4 (16.00%) Workflow
7 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
8 3 (12.00%) VB6
8 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (4.00%) SAP HCM
1 1 (4.00%) SAP HR
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
1 4 (16.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (12.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
3 5 (20.00%) Retail
3 5 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Payments Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) VB Developer
4 3 (12.00%) VB6 Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Lean Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) AIX
1 4 (16.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Migration
2 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (20.00%) Wealth Management
4 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (16.00%) Workflow
5 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (12.00%) Investment Management
5 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.00%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (8.00%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (8.00%) Process Management
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
6 2 (8.00%) SOA
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (4.00%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) VB
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (12.00%) VB6
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB
1 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (8.00%) Dodd-Frank
1 2 (8.00%) EMIR
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (24.00%) vSphere
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
1 6 (24.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
3 4 (16.00%) EMC
3 4 (16.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) Pega
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) Veeam