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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 31 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Back Office 18 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.20% 2.59% -
As % of the General category 21.69% 11.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £244 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-61.42% -2.77%
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
83 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 23.99% 22.41% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 29 20
Average daily rate £348 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £193 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% -22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 46 (79.31%) Security Cleared
2 40 (68.97%) SC Cleared
3 35 (60.34%) .NET
4 33 (56.90%) C#
5 32 (55.17%) SQL Server
6 31 (53.45%) Scrum
7 30 (51.72%) SQL
7 30 (51.72%) Unit Testing
8 24 (41.38%) ASP.NET
9 23 (39.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (36.21%) Windows
11 19 (32.76%) ITIL
12 17 (29.31%) Statistics
12 17 (29.31%) Front Office
12 17 (29.31%) MCP
12 17 (29.31%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (27.59%) Windows 7
13 16 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 16 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (27.59%) Risk Analysis
13 16 (27.59%) T-SQL
13 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
13 16 (27.59%) VMware
13 16 (27.59%) Management Information System
14 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (25.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 14 (24.14%) Service Management
15 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (22.41%) SLA
16 13 (22.41%) Service Delivery

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (12.07%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Summit
1 1 (1.72%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (55.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.17%) Selenium
3 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (29.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 32 (55.17%) Developer
1 32 (55.17%) .NET Developer
2 19 (32.76%) SQL Developer
3 13 (22.41%) Network Support
4 11 (18.97%) Support Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) Network Engineer
6 7 (12.07%) Lead Network Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Technician
7 4 (6.90%) Support Technician
8 2 (3.45%) Agile .NET Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Applications Support Specialist
9 1 (1.72%) SAP Basis Manager
9 1 (1.72%) SAP Manager
9 1 (1.72%) Deployment Specialist
9 1 (1.72%) Applications Specialist
9 1 (1.72%) Support Specialist
9 1 (1.72%) Applications Support
9 1 (1.72%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (60.34%) .NET
2 24 (41.38%) ASP.NET
3 23 (39.66%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 9 (15.52%) .NET Framework
6 7 (12.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (5.17%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 3 (5.17%) Task Parallel Library
7 3 (5.17%) WCF
7 3 (5.17%) WPF
7 3 (5.17%) WF
7 3 (5.17%) LINQ
7 3 (5.17%) jQuery
8 2 (3.45%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (1.72%) SAP XI
9 1 (1.72%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.31%) Statistics
2 16 (27.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.21%) Windows
2 16 (27.59%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) Scrum
2 30 (51.72%) Unit Testing
3 19 (32.76%) ITIL
4 17 (29.31%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (27.59%) Risk Analysis
6 14 (24.14%) Service Management
7 13 (22.41%) Service Delivery
8 12 (20.69%) ITSM
9 10 (17.24%) Workflow
10 9 (15.52%) MVC
10 9 (15.52%) Automated Testing
11 8 (13.79%) TDD
11 8 (13.79%) SOA
12 7 (12.07%) Code Coverage
13 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
14 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
14 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
14 2 (3.45%) Release Management
14 2 (3.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (56.90%) C#
2 30 (51.72%) SQL
3 16 (27.59%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.17%) C++
4 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.72%) R
Qualifications
1 46 (79.31%) Security Cleared
2 40 (68.97%) SC Cleared
3 17 (29.31%) MCP
4 15 (25.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.72%) SAP Certification
6 1 (1.72%) MCITP
6 1 (1.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
1 16 (27.59%) VMware
2 5 (8.62%) HP
3 2 (3.45%) Citrix
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) SAP