Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Back Office
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 173 153
Rank change year-on-year +5 -20 +4
Contract jobs citing Back Office 21 11 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.42% 0.25% 0.81%
As % of the General category 0.97% 0.67% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 25
Scotland median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% -22.22%
10th Percentile £161 £100 £279
90th Percentile £584 £440 £433
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +139.39% -5.71% -1.41%

Back Office is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2173 1632 3255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 43.93% 37.60% 52.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1114 892 1570
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 62
Scotland median hourly rate £28.80 £29.25 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -4.10% +48.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.84 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.90 £45.93
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in Scotland

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Back Office in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in Scotland

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in Scotland

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -4 13 £400 +18.52% 2
Glasgow -6 5 £390 +259.12%
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £120 -
Back Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Rapid Prototyping
3 4 (19.05%) User Experience
3 4 (19.05%) Prototyping
4 3 (14.29%) Legal
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (9.52%) LAN
5 2 (9.52%) WAN
5 2 (9.52%) Office 365
5 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
5 2 (9.52%) Wealth Management
5 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (9.52%) PMO
6 1 (4.76%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (4.76%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (4.76%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 1 (4.76%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
6 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (4.76%) Marketing

Back Office
Co-occurring 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) BGP
2 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
2 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Intranet
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Billing
4 1 (4.76%) Front Office
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
2 11 (52.38%) Business Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) User Experience Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Life and Pensions Business Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Pensions Business Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Research Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Operations Business Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Operations Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Derivative
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.76%) Equities
3 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.76%) OTC Derivatives
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Prototyping
2 4 (19.05%) Rapid Prototyping
2 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Wealth Management
5 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Insight
5 1 (4.76%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
5 1 (4.76%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
5 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.76%) Usability Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CCNA
1 1 (4.76%) CCNP
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PMO
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco