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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 23 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Back Office 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 6.73% 3.92% -
As % of the General category 53.85% 18.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£328 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.98% +33.31%
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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
13 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 12.50% 21.57% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 0
Average daily rate £350 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (73.33%) SC Cleared
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 9 (60.00%) .NET
4 8 (53.33%) C#
5 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 5 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (33.33%) HP
6 5 (33.33%) SAN
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (20.00%) ITIL
8 3 (20.00%) SLA
9 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 2 (13.33%) VB
9 2 (13.33%) Oracle
9 2 (13.33%) Change Management
9 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
9 2 (13.33%) Front Office

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) assyst
1 1 (6.67%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Front Office
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Support Technician
4 4 (26.67%) Senior Technician
5 3 (20.00%) Database Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (13.33%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) Code Coverage
4 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) SC Cleared
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) ISO 14001
2 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft