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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 91 109 98
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs citing Back Office 28 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.15% 0.55% 0.95%
As % of the General category 2.72% 1.37% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 9
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£438 £438 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +53.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £330 £395
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -16.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +4.62%
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
1029 1019 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 42.43% 39.91% 42.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 447 358
Average daily rate £394 £351 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.33% -3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £208 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 34
Average hourly rate £15.75 £20.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.17% +20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £24.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 May 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 29 May 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 -1 9 £488 +23.80% 1
Windsor - 3 £600 -
Slough +3 2 £388 -44.64% 2
Maidenhead - 2 £373 -
Newbury - 1 £275 -
Bracknell - 1 £500 -
Back Office
South East

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 23 (44.23%) Telecoms
2 15 (28.85%) HTTP
3 13 (25.00%) UNIX
3 13 (25.00%) Front Office
3 13 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 11 (21.15%) Project Management
5 9 (17.31%) DNS
5 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
5 9 (17.31%) Windows
5 9 (17.31%) Linux
5 9 (17.31%) Apache
5 9 (17.31%) Java
5 9 (17.31%) Service Management
6 8 (15.38%) Finance
6 8 (15.38%) HTML
6 8 (15.38%) XML
6 8 (15.38%) XHTML
7 7 (13.46%) ITIL
7 7 (13.46%) SMTP
7 7 (13.46%) Firewall
7 7 (13.46%) Billing
7 7 (13.46%) Huawei
7 7 (13.46%) Degree
7 7 (13.46%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (11.54%) Skype
8 6 (11.54%) Migration
8 6 (11.54%) WAN
8 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
8 6 (11.54%) Ericsson
8 6 (11.54%) 3G

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (17.31%) Apache
2 6 (11.54%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Project
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Endur
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.85%) HTTP
2 9 (17.31%) DNS
2 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
3 7 (13.46%) SMTP
3 7 (13.46%) Firewall
4 6 (11.54%) Skype
4 6 (11.54%) WAN
4 6 (11.54%) 3G
4 6 (11.54%) LAN
5 5 (9.62%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (7.69%) 2G
6 4 (7.69%) SNMP
6 4 (7.69%) MPLS
7 3 (5.77%) VPN
7 3 (5.77%) Internet
7 3 (5.77%) VoIP
7 3 (5.77%) ATM
7 3 (5.77%) Wireless
7 3 (5.77%) 4G
7 3 (5.77%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MySQL
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.92%) OLAP
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 23 (44.23%) Telecoms
2 13 (25.00%) Front Office
3 8 (15.38%) Finance
4 7 (13.46%) Billing
5 3 (5.77%) Marketing
6 2 (3.85%) Banking
7 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Analyst
2 7 (13.46%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Service Transition Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Transition Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Service Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Consultant
3 6 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Back Office Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) IP Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Process Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Business Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Business Process Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Web Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Web Support Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) HTML
1 8 (15.38%) XML
1 8 (15.38%) XHTML
2 5 (9.62%) LAMP
3 1 (1.92%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (5.77%) Statistics
2 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.85%) User Experience
3 2 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.92%) PMI
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) UNIX
2 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Android
4 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 11 (21.15%) Project Management
3 9 (17.31%) Service Management
4 7 (13.46%) ITIL
5 6 (11.54%) Migration
5 6 (11.54%) CRM
6 5 (9.62%) ERP
6 5 (9.62%) Business Transformation
7 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.77%) Validation
8 3 (5.77%) Network Design
8 3 (5.77%) Fault Management
8 3 (5.77%) Resource Management
8 3 (5.77%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.85%) Software Licensing
9 2 (3.85%) Data Migration
9 2 (3.85%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) Java
2 5 (9.62%) SQL
3 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.69%) Perl
3 4 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) CCNP
3 1 (1.92%) CISSP
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.92%) CCSA
3 1 (1.92%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Huawei
2 6 (11.54%) Ericsson
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 4 (7.69%) Cisco
4 3 (5.77%) Cramer
4 3 (5.77%) BT
5 2 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (3.85%) OpenLink
5 2 (3.85%) TIBCO
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.92%) SAP
6 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.92%) F5
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