The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 44 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs citing Back Office 4 27 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.23% 7.42% 2.58%
As % of the General category 7.02% 36.49% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 22 2
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£363 £330 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +80.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £303 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £450 £189
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%
Back Office
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

General Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
57 74 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 17.48% 20.33% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 53 25
Average daily rate £405 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +94.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 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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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
Taunton -1 2 £363 +11.53%
Street - 2 - -
Back Office
South West

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 12 (80.00%) .NET
1 12 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 10 (66.67%) C#
3 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) Scrum
5 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) K2 blackpearl
6 5 (33.33%) VB.NET
7 4 (26.67%) MVC
7 4 (26.67%) Entity Framework
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (20.00%) WPF
8 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle
9 2 (13.33%) IIS
9 2 (13.33%) MS Project
9 2 (13.33%) ESRI
9 2 (13.33%) ITIL
9 2 (13.33%) Fixed Income
9 2 (13.33%) Equities
9 2 (13.33%) Migration
9 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
9 2 (13.33%) WF
9 2 (13.33%) Data Migration

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 5 (33.33%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
1 12 (80.00%) .NET Developer
2 8 (53.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (26.67%) Entity Framework
5 3 (20.00%) WPF
6 2 (13.33%) WF
7 1 (6.67%) HTML
7 1 (6.67%) REST
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (6.67%) SOAP
7 1 (6.67%) Web Services
7 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Fixed Income
1 2 (13.33%) Equities
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) MVC
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (6.67%) UML
7 1 (6.67%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 1 (6.67%) Workflow
7 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C#
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) ESRI