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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 112 103 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -20
Contract jobs citing Back Office 17 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.61% 0.45% 0.98%
As % of the General category 1.48% 1.04% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 12
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£475 £438 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £310 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-61.42% -2.77%
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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
1149 1060 1354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.11% 43.23% 50.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 475 627
Average daily rate £400 £380 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £10.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.75 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £88.13 £20.50 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 -6 8 £450 +350.00% 2
Edinburgh -10 8 £588 +34.28% 4
Aberdeen - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
Back Office
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Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 11 (27.50%) Oracle
2 11 (27.50%) Asset Management
3 10 (25.00%) Investment Management
3 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) HP
4 9 (22.50%) Migration
5 8 (20.00%) Workflow
5 8 (20.00%) Project Management
5 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (20.00%) Derivative
6 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
7 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
7 6 (15.00%) .NET
7 6 (15.00%) Calypso
7 6 (15.00%) Kofax
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (15.00%) Front Office
7 6 (15.00%) Process Management
7 6 (15.00%) Web Development
8 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (12.50%) Data Management
8 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 4 (10.00%) ETL
9 4 (10.00%) Markit EDM
9 4 (10.00%) EMIR
9 4 (10.00%) Degree
10 3 (7.50%) Wealth Management

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.50%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Markit EDM
2 3 (7.50%) Summit
3 1 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.50%) OpenWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) PBX
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
1 1 (2.50%) Wireless
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (2.50%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Front Office
3 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) French Language
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Project Manager
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
7 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Junior
8 2 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Junior Business Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Product Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Project Support Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Systems Accountant
9 1 (2.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Test Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Financial Business Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) RPG Developer
9 1 (2.50%) AS400 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Derivative
2 3 (7.50%) AS400
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Asset Management
2 10 (25.00%) Investment Management
3 9 (22.50%) Migration
4 8 (20.00%) Project Management
4 8 (20.00%) Workflow
5 6 (15.00%) Web Development
5 6 (15.00%) Process Management
6 5 (12.50%) Data Management
6 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 4 (10.00%) ETL
8 3 (7.50%) Wealth Management
8 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
9 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Time Management
9 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
9 2 (5.00%) Financial Modelling
9 2 (5.00%) Financial Analysis
10 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.00%) COBOL
4 1 (2.50%) RPG
4 1 (2.50%) RPG IV
4 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) CCNP
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) EMIR
2 2 (5.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.50%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Oracle
2 10 (25.00%) HP
3 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.00%) Calypso
4 6 (15.00%) Kofax
5 3 (7.50%) Charles River
5 3 (7.50%) Murex
6 1 (2.50%) Cognos
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
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