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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 100 43 68
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +25
Contract jobs citing Back Office 23 102 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.93% 4.00% 2.13%
As % of the General category 2.19% 8.01% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 24 15
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£488 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.53% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £743 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.27% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-50.76% -3.70%
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
1049 1274 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 42.62% 49.90% 50.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 505 489
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 22
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £39.60 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Back Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 August 2014. 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
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -16 9 £488 +61.15% 3
Slough +2 2 - -
Bracknell -8 2 - -
Back Office
South East

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 15 (36.59%) Telecoms
2 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 9 (21.95%) Oracle
4 8 (19.51%) Project Management
5 7 (17.07%) 3G
5 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
5 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
5 7 (17.07%) Retail
6 6 (14.63%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (14.63%) DNS
6 6 (14.63%) 4G
7 5 (12.20%) MGW
7 5 (12.20%) PRINCE
7 5 (12.20%) CRM
7 5 (12.20%) Broadband
7 5 (12.20%) Huawei
7 5 (12.20%) GGSN
7 5 (12.20%) SGSN
8 4 (9.76%) Degree
8 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
8 4 (9.76%) Billing
8 4 (9.76%) Service Management
8 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
8 4 (9.76%) ITIL
8 4 (9.76%) Cisco
8 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
8 4 (9.76%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
9 3 (7.32%) LTE

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (4.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) 3G
2 6 (14.63%) DNS
2 6 (14.63%) 4G
3 5 (12.20%) MGW
3 5 (12.20%) GGSN
3 5 (12.20%) SGSN
3 5 (12.20%) Broadband
4 4 (9.76%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (7.32%) LTE
5 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.32%) 2G
6 2 (4.88%) DWDM
6 2 (4.88%) ATM
6 2 (4.88%) SAN
6 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.88%) SDH
6 2 (4.88%) VoLTE
7 1 (2.44%) FWSM
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (36.59%) Telecoms
2 10 (24.39%) Finance
3 7 (17.07%) Retail
4 4 (9.76%) Billing
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Project Manager
2 5 (12.20%) CS Core Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) IP Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Incident Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Programme Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Transition Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Service Transition Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Project Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Junior
6 1 (2.44%) Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) MAPI
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.44%) Visualforce
2 1 (2.44%) J2EE
2 1 (2.44%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.44%) SOAP
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.88%) iPad
2 1 (2.44%) PMI
2 1 (2.44%) EPoS
2 1 (2.44%) Firmware
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) Handset
2 1 (2.44%) Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) UNIX
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
1 2 (4.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Project Management
2 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
2 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
3 5 (12.20%) PRINCE
3 5 (12.20%) CRM
4 4 (9.76%) ITIL
4 4 (9.76%) Service Management
4 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.32%) Business Transformation
5 3 (7.32%) Change Management
6 2 (4.88%) ITSM
6 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.88%) BPR
6 2 (4.88%) Change Control
6 2 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.44%) Usability Testing
7 1 (2.44%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
1 1 (2.44%) VB
1 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
1 1 (2.44%) VB6
1 1 (2.44%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.88%) HNC
3 2 (4.88%) HND
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.44%) OCA
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) NDS
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.44%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (21.95%) Oracle
3 5 (12.20%) Huawei
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.32%) Ericsson
5 3 (7.32%) Nokia
5 3 (7.32%) Juniper
5 3 (7.32%) BT
6 2 (4.88%) BMC
6 2 (4.88%) Remedy
7 1 (2.44%) F5
7 1 (2.44%) NEC
7 1 (2.44%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.44%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) Nortel
7 1 (2.44%) Avaya