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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 93 117 103
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Contract jobs citing Back Office 21 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.93% 0.39% 0.96%
As % of the General category 2.60% 0.93% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £400 £401 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% -17.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £400 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £420 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.19% +14.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-2.89% +27.77%
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
809 1080 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 35.91% 41.93% 42.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 577 462
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 18
Median hourly rate £19.61 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.95% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +26 12 - - 1
Slough +11 5 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £375 -
Bracknell - 1 £425 -
Back Office
South East

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 28 (45.16%) Network Design
1 28 (45.16%) 4G
2 26 (41.94%) 3G
3 23 (37.10%) Front Office
3 23 (37.10%) Fault Management
3 23 (37.10%) Functional Testing
4 22 (35.48%) Capacity Management
4 22 (35.48%) Configuration Management
5 21 (33.87%) Telecoms
6 19 (30.65%) Service Delivery
7 18 (29.03%) Nokia
8 16 (25.81%) Validation
8 16 (25.81%) LTE
9 15 (24.19%) Radio Access Network
10 14 (22.58%) People Management
11 13 (20.97%) Statistics
11 13 (20.97%) Project Management
11 13 (20.97%) HNC
12 12 (19.35%) Huawei
12 12 (19.35%) High Availability
13 11 (17.74%) SPML
13 11 (17.74%) Diameter Protocol
13 11 (17.74%) SIGTRAN
13 11 (17.74%) 2G
13 11 (17.74%) LDAP
14 10 (16.13%) SOAP
14 10 (16.13%) INAP
14 10 (16.13%) Change Management
14 10 (16.13%) Integration Testing
14 10 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.61%) IIS
1 1 (1.61%) K2 blackpearl
1 1 (1.61%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (9.68%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (45.16%) 4G
2 26 (41.94%) 3G
3 16 (25.81%) LTE
4 15 (24.19%) Radio Access Network
5 11 (17.74%) 2G
5 11 (17.74%) Diameter Protocol
5 11 (17.74%) LDAP
5 11 (17.74%) SIGTRAN
6 10 (16.13%) INAP
7 9 (14.52%) MGW
8 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
8 7 (11.29%) Wireless
9 4 (6.45%) Wireshark
10 3 (4.84%) DHCP
10 3 (4.84%) Ethernet
10 3 (4.84%) Firewall
10 3 (4.84%) SAN
10 3 (4.84%) VLAN
11 2 (3.23%) HTTP
11 2 (3.23%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (8.06%) MS Access
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (37.10%) Front Office
2 21 (33.87%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Billing
5 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Support Engineer
2 6 (9.68%) Service Desk Engineer
3 5 (8.06%) Mobile Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Packet Switch Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) RAN Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Service Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Service Transition Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Switch Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Telecoms Engineer
4 4 (6.45%) Transition Manager
5 3 (4.84%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (4.84%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) 4G Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Back Office Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Deskside Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Deskside Support Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) IP Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) IP Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) SPML
2 10 (16.13%) SOAP
3 1 (1.61%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.61%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Statistics
2 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.84%) iPad
5 2 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Android
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.16%) Network Design
2 23 (37.10%) Fault Management
2 23 (37.10%) Functional Testing
3 22 (35.48%) Capacity Management
3 22 (35.48%) Configuration Management
4 19 (30.65%) Service Delivery
5 16 (25.81%) Validation
6 14 (22.58%) People Management
7 13 (20.97%) Project Management
8 12 (19.35%) High Availability
9 10 (16.13%) Change Management
9 10 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (16.13%) Integration Testing
10 8 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (9.68%) ITIL
12 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (8.06%) Dashboard Development
13 4 (6.45%) ITIL V3
13 4 (6.45%) Service Management
14 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (20.97%) HNC
2 8 (12.90%) HND
3 7 (11.29%) Degree
4 4 (6.45%) CCNP
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.23%) CCIE
6 2 (3.23%) CCNA
6 2 (3.23%) CCSA
6 2 (3.23%) CCSE
6 2 (3.23%) CISSP
7 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (3.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Nokia
2 12 (19.35%) Huawei
3 9 (14.52%) Ericsson
3 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
4 8 (12.90%) Nokia Networks
5 6 (9.68%) Citrix
5 6 (9.68%) Cramer
5 6 (9.68%) Nortel
5 6 (9.68%) Remedy
5 6 (9.68%) Tellabs
6 5 (8.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 5 (8.06%) Arqiva
6 5 (8.06%) BT
6 5 (8.06%) Cisco
6 5 (8.06%) NetCracker
6 5 (8.06%) Siemens
6 5 (8.06%) Telindus
6 5 (8.06%) Virgin Media
6 5 (8.06%) ZTE
7 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint