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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 107 115 101
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 26 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.81% 0.65% 0.49%
As % of the General category 1.48% 1.61% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.45%
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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
1756 1121 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 54.91% 40.66% 44.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 537 534
Average daily rate £375 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 17 37
Average hourly rate £30.00 £11.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £10.50 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.02 £32.40 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.02% -2.22%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 -5 10 £370 -32.72% 5
Glasgow +10 8 £350 -12.50% 2
Dundee - 1 £348 - 1
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 24 (47.06%) Finance
2 23 (45.10%) Banking
3 14 (27.45%) Migration
4 12 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (23.53%) SQL
5 11 (21.57%) Retail
6 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
7 8 (15.69%) Investment Banking
7 8 (15.69%) Retail Banking
7 8 (15.69%) Investment Management
7 8 (15.69%) Data Migration
8 7 (13.73%) Oracle
9 6 (11.76%) SAP
9 6 (11.76%) Asset Management
9 6 (11.76%) Billing
9 6 (11.76%) SAP IS-U
10 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (9.80%) UNIX
10 5 (9.80%) Data Modelling
11 4 (7.84%) ETL
11 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
11 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
11 4 (7.84%) OO
11 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
11 4 (7.84%) MiFID
11 4 (7.84%) Reference Data
11 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
11 4 (7.84%) EMIR
11 4 (7.84%) Dodd-Frank

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Office
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (11.76%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (5.88%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Toad
General
1 24 (47.06%) Finance
2 23 (45.10%) Banking
3 11 (21.57%) Retail
4 8 (15.69%) Investment Banking
4 8 (15.69%) Retail Banking
5 6 (11.76%) Billing
6 3 (5.88%) Front Office
7 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.96%) Games
8 1 (1.96%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Analyst
2 21 (41.18%) Business Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.76%) Consultant
4 6 (11.76%) SAP Consultant
4 6 (11.76%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Payments Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Data Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Database Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) ERP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.96%) SOAP
2 1 (1.96%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) XSLT
2 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.96%) Java EE
2 1 (1.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Reference Data
2 3 (5.88%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.92%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) UNIX
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Migration
2 12 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
4 8 (15.69%) Investment Management
4 8 (15.69%) Data Migration
5 6 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 5 (9.80%) Data Modelling
6 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.84%) ETL
7 4 (7.84%) OO
8 3 (5.88%) ERP
8 3 (5.88%) Validation
8 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Requirements Management
8 3 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (5.88%) SDLC
9 2 (3.92%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (3.92%) Project Management
10 1 (1.96%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.92%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) ISEB
1 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) MiFID
1 4 (7.84%) EMIR
1 4 (7.84%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.96%) FATCA
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle
2 6 (11.76%) SAP
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) Charles River
5 1 (1.96%) Pega
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