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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 25 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Back Office 8 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 5.10% 11.76% -
As % of the General category 27.59% 54.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £336 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-63.57% -2.77%
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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
29 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 18.47% 21.57% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 2
Average daily rate £420 £350 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +39.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £369 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £382 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.59% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.82 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -24.77%

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 12 September 2014, 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 20 (68.97%) Security Cleared
2 18 (62.07%) SC Cleared
3 15 (51.72%) Windows
4 14 (48.28%) C#
4 14 (48.28%) SQL
4 14 (48.28%) .NET
5 13 (44.83%) ITIL
5 13 (44.83%) Scrum
6 12 (41.38%) Management Information System
6 12 (41.38%) Front Office
6 12 (41.38%) Statistics
6 12 (41.38%) Risk Analysis
6 12 (41.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (41.38%) Service Management
6 12 (41.38%) Service Delivery
6 12 (41.38%) SLA
6 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
6 12 (41.38%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (37.93%) MCP
7 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (37.93%) Unit Testing
8 10 (34.48%) ITSM
8 10 (34.48%) VMware
8 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
8 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
8 10 (34.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
9 9 (31.03%) Workflow
10 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 (6.90%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Summit
1 1 (3.45%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Selenium
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (41.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
1 13 (44.83%) .NET Developer
2 10 (34.48%) SQL Developer
3 9 (31.03%) Network Support
3 9 (31.03%) Support Engineer
4 8 (27.59%) Network Engineer
4 8 (27.59%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (24.14%) Lead Network Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Support Technician
6 4 (13.79%) Senior Technician
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (3.45%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) .NET
2 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
3 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (20.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 6 (20.69%) .NET Framework
5 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (10.34%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 3 (10.34%) Task Parallel Library
6 3 (10.34%) WCF
6 3 (10.34%) WPF
6 3 (10.34%) WF
7 2 (6.90%) LINQ
7 2 (6.90%) jQuery
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (3.45%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Management Information System
1 12 (41.38%) Statistics
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ITIL
1 13 (44.83%) Scrum
2 12 (41.38%) Service Management
2 12 (41.38%) Service Delivery
2 12 (41.38%) Risk Analysis
2 12 (41.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (41.38%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (37.93%) Unit Testing
4 10 (34.48%) ITSM
5 9 (31.03%) Workflow
6 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.24%) MVC
8 3 (10.34%) TDD
8 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.34%) SOA
9 2 (6.90%) Code Coverage
9 2 (6.90%) Change Management
9 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
10 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) C#
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
3 3 (10.34%) C++
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) Security Cleared
2 18 (62.07%) SC Cleared
3 11 (37.93%) MCP
3 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (34.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.45%) MCITP
5 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (41.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 14001
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
1 10 (34.48%) VMware
2 5 (17.24%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle