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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 110 107 92
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing Back Office 14 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.50% 0.61% 0.73%
As % of the General category 1.10% 1.53% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 12
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£425 £500 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +34.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £380 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £550 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.98% +33.31%
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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
1276 979 887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.82% 39.64% 40.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 473 448
Average daily rate £400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 29
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £15.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% +10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £38.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -6 10 £425 -10.14% 1
Glasgow -3 3 £325 -35.00%
Aberdeen - - - - 2
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Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (41.38%) Finance
2 11 (37.93%) Asset Management
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) Workflow
3 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Banking
4 7 (24.14%) Derivative
4 7 (24.14%) Front Office
4 7 (24.14%) Process Management
4 7 (24.14%) HP
4 7 (24.14%) .NET
4 7 (24.14%) Oracle
5 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
5 6 (20.69%) T-SQL
5 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
5 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) Kofax
5 6 (20.69%) Web Development
5 6 (20.69%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (20.69%) Investment Management
6 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 4 (13.79%) Investment Banking
6 4 (13.79%) EMIR
7 3 (10.34%) Markit EDM
7 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Data Management
7 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.34%) AS400
8 2 (6.90%) GAP Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (20.69%) SharePoint
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.90%) JBoss
2 2 (6.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Banking
3 7 (24.14%) Front Office
4 4 (13.79%) Investment Banking
5 2 (6.90%) Advertising
6 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Business Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) SQL Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
5 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.45%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Credit Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) Spring
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Derivative
2 3 (10.34%) AS400
3 2 (6.90%) Fixed Income
3 2 (6.90%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Asset Management
2 8 (27.59%) Workflow
2 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Process Management
4 6 (20.69%) Web Development
4 6 (20.69%) Investment Management
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Data Management
6 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) OOD
7 2 (6.90%) SOA
7 2 (6.90%) OO
7 2 (6.90%) Scrum
7 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Data Management
7 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.45%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) HP
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Kofax
3 2 (6.90%) Bloomberg
3 2 (6.90%) RIMES
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