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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
UK / Scotland
Rank 94 121 98
Rank change year-on-year +27 -23  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 13 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.74% 0.35% 1.02%
As % of the General category 1.82% 0.70% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 14
Median daily rate £350 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £370 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £513 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.48 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +66.55% +73.07%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 713 1281 1312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 40.63% 49.50% 45.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 650 670
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 26
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £20.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +93.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £22.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.69 £49.20 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Back Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Glasgow - 9 £350 - 1
Edinburgh +17 3 £342 -24.00%
Back Office
UK

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
2 7 (43.75%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (43.75%) MVC
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 5 (31.25%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) WinForms
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (18.75%) Apache Cordova
5 3 (18.75%) Banking
5 3 (18.75%) HTML5
5 3 (18.75%) CSS3
5 3 (18.75%) PhoneGap
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) Legal
6 2 (12.50%) JMS
6 2 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (12.50%) IBM
6 2 (12.50%) Misys
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) DB2
6 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
6 2 (12.50%) XML

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 2 (12.50%) JBoss
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Log4j
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (6.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) .NET Developer
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Azure Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Project Implementation Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
1 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
1 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (25.00%) WinForms
4 3 (18.75%) Apache Cordova
4 3 (18.75%) CSS3
4 3 (18.75%) HTML5
4 3 (18.75%) PhoneGap
5 2 (12.50%) Java EE
5 2 (12.50%) JMS
5 2 (12.50%) JSP
5 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) MVC
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile Development
2 2 (12.50%) TDD
2 2 (12.50%) Wealth Management
2 2 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Prototyping
3 1 (6.25%) Quantitative Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (6.25%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Basel II
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.25%) FATCA
1 1 (6.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
1 2 (12.50%) Misys
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix