The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 97 104 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -45
Contract jobs citing Back Office 20 18 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.78% 0.72% 2.72%
As % of the General category 1.82% 1.68% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 17
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£400 £438 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £408 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £548 £835
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.45%
Back Office
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1099 1070 1103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 42.76% 42.54% 45.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 470 416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.30 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Berkshire region.

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015. 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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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
Reading -5 6 £438 -
Newbury - 4 - -
Slough +4 3 £388 - 1
Windsor - 3 £600 -
Maidenhead - 2 £373 -
Back Office
South East

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 17 (34.69%) Telecoms
2 15 (30.61%) HTTP
3 12 (24.49%) Front Office
4 11 (22.45%) Firewall
4 11 (22.45%) Project Management
5 10 (20.41%) TCP/IP
5 10 (20.41%) Windows
5 10 (20.41%) Finance
5 10 (20.41%) Service Management
6 9 (18.37%) Service Delivery
6 9 (18.37%) UNIX
7 8 (16.33%) ITIL
7 8 (16.33%) SNMP
7 8 (16.33%) Cisco
7 8 (16.33%) 3G
8 7 (14.29%) VPN
8 7 (14.29%) DNS
8 7 (14.29%) Java
8 7 (14.29%) Apache
8 7 (14.29%) VoIP
8 7 (14.29%) SMTP
8 7 (14.29%) Validation
8 7 (14.29%) 4G
8 7 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
9 6 (12.24%) Degree
9 6 (12.24%) Migration
9 6 (12.24%) 2G
9 6 (12.24%) Billing
9 6 (12.24%) LAN

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 (14.29%) Apache
2 6 (12.24%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Project
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) HTTP
2 11 (22.45%) Firewall
3 10 (20.41%) TCP/IP
4 8 (16.33%) SNMP
4 8 (16.33%) 3G
5 7 (14.29%) VPN
5 7 (14.29%) DNS
5 7 (14.29%) SMTP
5 7 (14.29%) VoIP
5 7 (14.29%) 4G
5 7 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (12.24%) 2G
6 6 (12.24%) LAN
6 6 (12.24%) WAN
7 5 (10.20%) SDH
7 5 (10.20%) ATM
7 5 (10.20%) Ethernet
7 5 (10.20%) HTTPS
8 4 (8.16%) FTP
8 4 (8.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 17 (34.69%) Telecoms
2 12 (24.49%) Front Office
3 10 (20.41%) Finance
4 6 (12.24%) Billing
5 3 (6.12%) Marketing
6 2 (4.08%) Banking
7 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) Service Manager
3 6 (12.24%) Transition Manager
3 6 (12.24%) Service Transition Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Tester
5 4 (8.16%) IP Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Back Office Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Business Process Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Business Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Process Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) HTML
1 6 (12.24%) XHTML
2 5 (10.20%) LAMP
3 4 (8.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Statistics
3 2 (4.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.04%) iPad
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) PMI
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Windows
2 9 (18.37%) UNIX
3 5 (10.20%) Linux
3 5 (10.20%) Android
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Project Management
2 10 (20.41%) Service Management
3 9 (18.37%) Service Delivery
4 8 (16.33%) ITIL
5 7 (14.29%) Validation
6 6 (12.24%) Migration
7 5 (10.20%) CRM
7 5 (10.20%) ERP
7 5 (10.20%) Business Transformation
8 4 (8.16%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (8.16%) Problem Management
8 4 (8.16%) Test Planning
9 3 (6.12%) Capacity Management
9 3 (6.12%) Fault Management
9 3 (6.12%) Resource Management
9 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.12%) Network Design
10 2 (4.08%) ITSM
10 2 (4.08%) Workflow
10 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) Java
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.16%) Perl
3 4 (8.16%) PHP
4 1 (2.04%) Ruby
4 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) CCNP
3 1 (2.04%) CISSP
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.04%) CCSA
3 1 (2.04%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Cisco
2 5 (10.20%) Huawei
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Ericsson
3 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.12%) BT
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.04%) Cramer
5 1 (2.04%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.04%) F5