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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 38 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 4 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.32% 2.61% 0.87%
As % of the General category 3.81% 12.12% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate £400 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.14% +18.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -63.06%
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
105 66 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 34.65% 21.57% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 46 46
Average daily rate £365 £490 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.51% +78.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £698 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 4
Average hourly rate £43.17 £37.20 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.04% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £35.42 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £42.90 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 3 £400 -
Taunton +7 1 £400 +4.84%
Back Office
South West

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (66.67%) C#
2 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (55.56%) SQL
4 8 (44.44%) HTML
4 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) IIS
6 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 5 (27.78%) CSS
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 5 (27.78%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (27.78%) MVC
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
7 5 (27.78%) Scrum
7 5 (27.78%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
7 5 (27.78%) MorphX
7 5 (27.78%) WCF
7 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (27.78%) HTML5
7 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (27.78%) User Experience
7 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (27.78%) Data Structures
7 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (22.22%) TypeScript

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (33.33%) IIS
2 5 (27.78%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MorphX
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
2 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Consultant
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Support Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (44.44%) HTML
3 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
4 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (27.78%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) HTML5
4 5 (27.78%) WCF
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (27.78%) Data Structures
1 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (27.78%) User Experience
2 4 (22.22%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) MVC
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Release Management
4 4 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) UML
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) Refactoring
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) TypeScript
5 2 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle