The first 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Berkshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 101 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -4
Contract jobs citing Back Office 19 69 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 2.83% 2.99%
As % of the General category 1.76% 6.04% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 18
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£438 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.12% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £232 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £833 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+1.45% -44.17%
General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1078 1143 1607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.02% 46.84% 51.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 441 492
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £207 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 25
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 £16.00 £16.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £41.25 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
Back Office
South East

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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
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 -12 9 £438 +68.26% 1
Bracknell -5 2 - -
Back Office
South East

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (32.61%) Telecoms
2 12 (26.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 11 (23.91%) Finance
3 11 (23.91%) Retail
3 11 (23.91%) Oracle
4 10 (21.74%) DNS
4 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
5 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
6 8 (17.39%) GGSN
6 8 (17.39%) SGSN
6 8 (17.39%) MGW
7 7 (15.22%) Project Management
8 6 (13.04%) Cisco
8 6 (13.04%) CRM
8 6 (13.04%) Broadband
8 6 (13.04%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (10.87%) Huawei
9 5 (10.87%) Billing
9 5 (10.87%) PRINCE
9 5 (10.87%) 3G
10 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
10 4 (8.70%) Juniper
10 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
10 4 (8.70%) Change Management
10 4 (8.70%) BT
10 4 (8.70%) 4G
10 4 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (8.70%) Business Transformation
11 3 (6.52%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (6.52%) Network Monitoring

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (2.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.17%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) DNS
2 8 (17.39%) GGSN
2 8 (17.39%) SGSN
2 8 (17.39%) MGW
3 6 (13.04%) Broadband
4 5 (10.87%) 3G
5 4 (8.70%) 4G
5 4 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.52%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (6.52%) ATM
6 3 (6.52%) DWDM
6 3 (6.52%) SDH
6 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.35%) DHCP
7 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.35%) Firewall
7 2 (4.35%) 2G
7 2 (4.35%) LTE
7 2 (4.35%) VoLTE
8 1 (2.17%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (32.61%) Telecoms
2 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Retail
3 5 (10.87%) Billing
4 2 (4.35%) Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Law
5 1 (2.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Project Manager
1 8 (17.39%) Support Engineer
1 8 (17.39%) CS Core Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) IP Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.17%) Junior
6 1 (2.17%) Developer
6 1 (2.17%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.17%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.17%) Administrator
6 1 (2.17%) Project Leader
6 1 (2.17%) Data Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
1 2 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) MAPI
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.17%) Visualforce
2 1 (2.17%) WebCenter
2 1 (2.17%) J2EE
2 1 (2.17%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) PMI
1 1 (2.17%) EPoS
1 1 (2.17%) Firmware
1 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.17%) Handset
1 1 (2.17%) Clustering
1 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
1 2 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
2 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
3 7 (15.22%) Project Management
4 6 (13.04%) CRM
5 5 (10.87%) PRINCE
6 4 (8.70%) Change Management
6 4 (8.70%) Business Transformation
7 3 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.35%) BPR
8 2 (4.35%) Change Control
8 2 (4.35%) Logistics
8 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.35%) ITSM
8 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.17%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.17%) Workflow
9 1 (2.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
1 1 (2.17%) VB
1 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
1 1 (2.17%) VB6
1 1 (2.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) HNC
1 2 (4.35%) HND
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (2.17%) MCP
2 1 (2.17%) CCNP
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.17%) OCA
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) NDS
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.17%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (23.91%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) Cisco
4 5 (10.87%) Huawei
5 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.70%) BT
5 4 (8.70%) Juniper
6 2 (4.35%) BMC
6 2 (4.35%) Ericsson
6 2 (4.35%) Nokia
7 1 (2.17%) Apple
7 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.17%) Remedy
7 1 (2.17%) NEC
7 1 (2.17%) ATG
7 1 (2.17%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.17%) Endeca
7 1 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (2.17%) Nortel
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 21 hours ago