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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 40 32 45
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs citing Back Office 11 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.92% 5.41% 0.98%
As % of the General category 11.96% 24.21% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 1
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£328 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +10.00%
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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 Somerset region.

General Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
92 95 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 24.40% 22.35% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 70 15
Average daily rate £550 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.56% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £255 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £531 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +188.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £40.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £40.00 £17.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 20 (86.96%) .NET
2 17 (73.91%) SQL Server
3 16 (69.57%) SQL
4 15 (65.22%) C#
4 15 (65.22%) Unit Testing
5 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (56.52%) ASP.NET
6 12 (52.17%) Scrum
7 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
8 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
9 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
10 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
10 5 (21.74%) VB.NET
10 5 (21.74%) K2 blackpearl
10 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 4 (17.39%) Entity Framework
11 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
11 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
11 4 (17.39%) Finance
12 3 (13.04%) WPF
12 3 (13.04%) SAP
12 3 (13.04%) MVC
13 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
13 2 (8.70%) ESRI
13 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (8.70%) OOP
13 2 (8.70%) VB
13 2 (8.70%) Oracle
13 2 (8.70%) WF

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (21.74%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (73.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 17 (73.91%) .NET Developer
3 10 (43.48%) SQL Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Database Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) WPF Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) .NET
2 13 (56.52%) ASP.NET
3 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
4 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (17.39%) Entity Framework
6 3 (13.04%) WPF
7 2 (8.70%) WF
8 1 (4.35%) CSS
8 1 (4.35%) Web Services
8 1 (4.35%) XML
8 1 (4.35%) XSL
8 1 (4.35%) XSLT
8 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Unit Testing
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (52.17%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.04%) MVC
6 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.70%) Workflow
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) OOP
6 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
6 2 (8.70%) Information Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) BDD
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL
7 1 (4.35%) UML
7 1 (4.35%) Use Case
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.35%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 15 (65.22%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) VB.NET
4 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) VB
5 2 (8.70%) X++
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Certification
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) SAP
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) ESRI
4 1 (4.35%) hybris