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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 98 104 74
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -30
Contract jobs citing Back Office 31 17 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.09% 0.69% 2.03%
As % of the General category 2.49% 1.44% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 9
Average daily rate £463 £285 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £285 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £285 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1246 1181 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.66% 48.05% 50.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 398 450
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £463 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 57 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 24 £350 - 1
Slough +12 4 £700 -
Newbury - - - - 1
Back Office
South East

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 14 (26.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 13 (25.00%) DNS
4 11 (21.15%) ATM
4 11 (21.15%) Service Delivery
4 11 (21.15%) Configuration Management
5 10 (19.23%) GGSN
5 10 (19.23%) SGSN
5 10 (19.23%) MGW
6 9 (17.31%) Retail
7 8 (15.38%) Huawei
7 8 (15.38%) Linux
7 8 (15.38%) Oracle
7 8 (15.38%) Cisco
8 7 (13.46%) DWDM
8 7 (13.46%) SQL
8 7 (13.46%) UNIX
8 7 (13.46%) SDH
8 7 (13.46%) BT
8 7 (13.46%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (11.54%) CRM
10 5 (9.62%) Broadband
10 5 (9.62%) MySQL
10 5 (9.62%) Juniper
10 5 (9.62%) Finance
10 5 (9.62%) 3G
10 5 (9.62%) Billing
10 5 (9.62%) NSN NetAct
11 4 (7.69%) Greenplum
11 4 (7.69%) Velocent

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (1.92%) IBM Notes
1 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Metrica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) DNS
2 11 (21.15%) ATM
3 10 (19.23%) GGSN
3 10 (19.23%) SGSN
3 10 (19.23%) MGW
4 7 (13.46%) DWDM
4 7 (13.46%) SDH
5 5 (9.62%) Broadband
5 5 (9.62%) 3G
6 3 (5.77%) Ethernet
6 3 (5.77%) MPLS
6 3 (5.77%) 4G
6 3 (5.77%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.85%) Network Security
7 2 (3.85%) Firewall
7 2 (3.85%) Wireless
7 2 (3.85%) UMTS
7 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) MySQL
2 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
General
1 20 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 9 (17.31%) Retail
3 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 5 (9.62%) Billing
4 3 (5.77%) Front Office
5 2 (3.85%) Marketing
6 1 (1.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Support Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) CS Core Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Transmission Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) IP Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Architect
6 4 (7.69%) OSS Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) OSS Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (5.77%) Programme Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Coordinator
7 3 (5.77%) Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Back Office Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) RAN Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) XML
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) HTML
2 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 2 (3.85%) Kohana
3 2 (3.85%) Smarty
3 2 (3.85%) Symfony
3 2 (3.85%) CodeIgniter
3 2 (3.85%) YUI
3 2 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) J2EE
4 1 (1.92%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.92%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.92%) PMI
1 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
1 1 (1.92%) Firmware
1 1 (1.92%) Clustering
1 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Linux
2 7 (13.46%) UNIX
3 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.85%) Windows
5 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Service Delivery
1 11 (21.15%) Configuration Management
2 7 (13.46%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (11.54%) CRM
4 3 (5.77%) Project Management
4 3 (5.77%) Change Management
4 3 (5.77%) Business Transformation
5 2 (3.85%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (3.85%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.85%) Six Sigma
5 2 (3.85%) BPR
5 2 (3.85%) Network Planning
5 2 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.85%) Supplier Management
5 2 (3.85%) Migration
5 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.85%) OOP
6 1 (1.92%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) Perl
3 3 (5.77%) Korn
4 2 (3.85%) C#
4 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (1.92%) VB
5 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.92%) VB6
5 1 (1.92%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (1.92%) HNC
3 1 (1.92%) HND
3 1 (1.92%) ISEB
3 1 (1.92%) CCNP
3 1 (1.92%) OCA
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (1.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) NDS
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.92%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (15.38%) Huawei
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) Cisco
3 7 (13.46%) BT
4 5 (9.62%) Juniper
5 4 (7.69%) Greenplum
5 4 (7.69%) Velocent
6 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.77%) Cerion
7 2 (3.85%) Zend
7 2 (3.85%) F5
7 2 (3.85%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.92%) Apple
8 1 (1.92%) BMC
8 1 (1.92%) Nokia