The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton 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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 22 24 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing Back Office 2 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 2.78% 5.66% 8.93%
As % of the General category 16.67% 31.03% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
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£363 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -61.42%
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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 Taunton region.

General Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
12 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 16.67% 18.24% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 5
Average daily rate £425 £414 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% +27.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £509 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) C#
3 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (75.00%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (50.00%) MVC
5 3 (37.50%) WPF
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) K2 blackpearl
6 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (25.00%) WF
6 2 (25.00%) ESRI
6 2 (25.00%) IIS
7 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (12.50%) Workflow
7 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
7 1 (12.50%) TDD
7 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (12.50%) SOAP
7 1 (12.50%) Web Services

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Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 2 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (37.50%) WPF
5 2 (25.00%) WF
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) REST
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) ESRI
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle