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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 27 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Back Office 21 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.29% 2.96% -
As % of the General category 22.58% 13.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 0
Average daily rate
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£328 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.02% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.47% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-68.57% +15.70%
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
93 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 27.84% 21.67% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 27 17
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.07% +9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £175 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £493 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £28.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 - £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 - £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 2014. 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
Bath - 1 £500 - 1
Back Office
South West

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 40 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 38 (79.17%) .NET
3 37 (77.08%) SC Cleared
4 36 (75.00%) C#
5 35 (72.92%) SQL Server
6 34 (70.83%) Scrum
7 33 (68.75%) SQL
8 32 (66.67%) Unit Testing
9 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (56.25%) ASP.NET
11 26 (54.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (39.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 18 (37.50%) T-SQL
14 16 (33.33%) Automated Testing
15 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
15 10 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (18.75%) MVC
17 8 (16.67%) Windows
17 8 (16.67%) SOA
17 8 (16.67%) SAN
17 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (16.67%) TDD
18 7 (14.58%) K2 blackpearl
18 7 (14.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 7 (14.58%) Code Coverage
19 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
19 6 (12.50%) HP
19 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
20 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
20 4 (8.33%) SLA

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 7 (14.58%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Summit
1 1 (2.08%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (72.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.25%) Selenium
3 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 34 (70.83%) Developer
2 33 (68.75%) .NET Developer
3 23 (47.92%) SQL Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Support Technician
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Technician
6 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Applications Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Support Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.08%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Applications Support Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) SAP Basis Manager
8 1 (2.08%) SAP Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Deployment Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (79.17%) .NET
2 27 (56.25%) ASP.NET
3 26 (54.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (39.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
6 7 (14.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (6.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 3 (6.25%) Task Parallel Library
7 3 (6.25%) WCF
7 3 (6.25%) WPF
7 3 (6.25%) WF
7 3 (6.25%) LINQ
7 3 (6.25%) jQuery
8 2 (4.17%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (2.08%) Web Services
9 1 (2.08%) SAP XI
9 1 (2.08%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.17%) Statistics
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
1 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) Scrum
2 32 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 9 (18.75%) MVC
6 8 (16.67%) SOA
6 8 (16.67%) TDD
7 7 (14.58%) Code Coverage
8 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 4 (8.33%) ITIL
10 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
10 3 (6.25%) Change Management
10 3 (6.25%) Service Management
11 2 (4.17%) Risk Analysis
11 2 (4.17%) Release Management
11 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
12 1 (2.08%) Dependency Injection
12 1 (2.08%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 36 (75.00%) C#
2 33 (68.75%) SQL
3 18 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.25%) C++
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 37 (77.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) MCP
3 1 (2.08%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) SAP Certification
3 1 (2.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (4.17%) Citrix
2 2 (4.17%) NetApp
2 2 (4.17%) VMware
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) SAP