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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 102 99 105
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 20 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.70% 0.93% 0.65%
As % of the General category 1.36% 2.40% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 13
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£390 £550 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £345 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £563 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £330 £395
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -16.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +4.62%
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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
1474 1000 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 51.39% 38.68% 43.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 520 555
Average daily rate £375 £388 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £8.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £26.75 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 May 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 29 May 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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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 0 8 £350 -6.66% 1
Edinburgh -6 8 £395 -29.77% 4
Stirling -4 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £348 -
Back Office
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Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 26 (56.52%) Banking
2 22 (47.83%) Finance
3 11 (23.91%) Investment Banking
4 10 (21.74%) Migration
4 10 (21.74%) SQL
4 10 (21.74%) Business Analysis
5 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (17.39%) Investment Management
7 7 (15.22%) Data Migration
7 7 (15.22%) Reference Data
7 7 (15.22%) Retail
7 7 (15.22%) Asset Management
7 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.87%) MiFID
9 5 (10.87%) ERP
10 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
10 4 (8.70%) ETL
10 4 (8.70%) Oracle
10 4 (8.70%) C#
10 4 (8.70%) Java
10 4 (8.70%) MS Office
10 4 (8.70%) UNIX
10 4 (8.70%) OO
10 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
10 4 (8.70%) Retail Banking
10 4 (8.70%) EMIR
10 4 (8.70%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (6.52%) Non-Functional Testing

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1 (2.17%) Confluence
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (2.17%) JBoss
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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Toad
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 26 (56.52%) Banking
2 22 (47.83%) Finance
3 11 (23.91%) Investment Banking
4 7 (15.22%) Retail
5 4 (8.70%) Retail Banking
6 3 (6.52%) Front Office
7 1 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (2.17%) Private Banking
7 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) Analyst
2 24 (52.17%) Business Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.87%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Payments Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) IT Business Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) ERP Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.35%) Data Business Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Data Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) WPF
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) REST
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.17%) Java EE
3 1 (2.17%) XSLT
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.17%) SOAP
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Reference Data
2 3 (6.52%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.35%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) UNIX
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Migration
1 10 (21.74%) Business Analysis
2 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (17.39%) Investment Management
4 7 (15.22%) Data Migration
4 7 (15.22%) Asset Management
4 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (10.87%) ERP
7 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.70%) ETL
7 4 (8.70%) OO
7 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (6.52%) SDLC
8 3 (6.52%) BPMN
8 3 (6.52%) UML
9 2 (4.35%) Project Management
9 2 (4.35%) Process Management
9 2 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) C#
2 4 (8.70%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) 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
4 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
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