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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 115 109 108
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.35% 0.89% 0.57%
As % of the General category 0.80% 1.60% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 6
Median daily rate £325 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £310 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £438 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +12.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +7.81%
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
1002 1817 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.20% 55.60% 40.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 904 511
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £30.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.09% +90.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £78.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +11.11%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 -1 5 £338 -3.57% 1
Glasgow +3 3 £109 -68.97%
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (30.00%) vSphere
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (20.00%) VB
4 4 (20.00%) .NET
4 4 (20.00%) AIX
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) IBM
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) Unix
4 4 (20.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) EMC
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) SAN
4 4 (20.00%) Retail
4 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
6 2 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (10.00%) Wealth Management
6 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) 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 (5.00%) CMS
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Faxination
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
1 4 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Intranet
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Retail
4 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Front Office
5 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Payments Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Charles River Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Relationships Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum Master
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) SAP PI
2 1 (5.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) AIX
1 4 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Wealth Management
5 1 (5.00%) ATDD
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.00%) Feature Driven Development
5 1 (5.00%) Kanban
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Process Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Quantitative Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (5.00%) User Stories
5 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (30.00%) vSphere
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (20.00%) EMC
3 4 (20.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) IBM
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) CA
4 1 (5.00%) Charles River
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) Veeam