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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 98 112 109
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 25 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.98% 0.53% 0.91%
As % of the General category 2.55% 1.22% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
Average daily rate £650 £350 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +68.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £236 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £830 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -58.16%
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
982 1149 1158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 38.65% 43.41% 44.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 513 550
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 39
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £39.50 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 21 £650 +13.04% 2
Bracknell -3 2 - -
Back Office
South East

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (45.71%) Huawei
2 13 (37.14%) Front Office
3 12 (34.29%) Validation
3 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
3 12 (34.29%) Statistics
3 12 (34.29%) Capacity Management
4 10 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
4 10 (28.57%) Problem Management
4 10 (28.57%) SNMP
4 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 10 (28.57%) DNS
4 10 (28.57%) VoIP
4 10 (28.57%) SMTP
5 9 (25.71%) Cisco
6 6 (17.14%) Firewall
7 5 (14.29%) Fault Management
7 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 5 (14.29%) BT
7 5 (14.29%) Network Design
7 5 (14.29%) 3G
7 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 4 (11.43%) OSPF
8 4 (11.43%) BGP
8 4 (11.43%) 4G
9 3 (8.57%) Degree
9 3 (8.57%) Finance
9 3 (8.57%) Line Management
9 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
9 3 (8.57%) Nokia
9 3 (8.57%) CCNP

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
1 10 (28.57%) DNS
1 10 (28.57%) SMTP
1 10 (28.57%) SNMP
1 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 10 (28.57%) VoIP
2 6 (17.14%) Firewall
3 5 (14.29%) 3G
4 4 (11.43%) 4G
4 4 (11.43%) BGP
4 4 (11.43%) OSPF
5 2 (5.71%) LTE
5 2 (5.71%) MGW
6 1 (2.86%) 2G
6 1 (2.86%) DHCP
6 1 (2.86%) MPLS
6 1 (2.86%) Network Security
6 1 (2.86%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (2.86%) SDH
6 1 (2.86%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.86%) OLAP
2 1 (2.86%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (2.86%) QlikView
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 13 (37.14%) Front Office
2 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Back Office Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) IP Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Team Leader
4 3 (8.57%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Integration Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Network Support
5 2 (5.71%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (5.71%) Programme Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Systems Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Service Transition Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Integration Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Transition Manager
6 1 (2.86%) IP Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Statistics
2 2 (5.71%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Capacity Management
1 12 (34.29%) Validation
2 10 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 5 (14.29%) Fault Management
3 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Network Design
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) Line Management
4 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.71%) Migration
5 2 (5.71%) People Management
5 2 (5.71%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Service Management
5 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
1 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) CCNP
1 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) CCNA
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.86%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Huawei
2 9 (25.71%) Cisco
3 5 (14.29%) BT
4 3 (8.57%) Juniper
4 3 (8.57%) Nokia
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.86%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.86%) F5
6 1 (2.86%) GENBAND
6 1 (2.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.86%) Nortel
6 1 (2.86%) Tableau
6 1 (2.86%) VMware